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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345418000 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROCESSING

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345420000 Solid modelling 437
345426000 Lighting/shading 303
345424000 Voxel 141
345427000 Space transformation 120
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20100156891INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, PROVIDING INFORMATION UPDATING METHOD, INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, INFORMATION UPDATING SERVER, INFORMATION UPDATING SEVER CONTROL METHOD AND INFORMATION MEMORIZING MEDIUM - Provided is an information providing system that is capable of precisely grasping actual situations of use of provided information and effectively updating the provided information. A space management server (06-24-2010
20100156897System and Method For Adaptive Scalable Dynamic Conversion, Quality and Processing Optimization, Enhancement, Correction, Mastering, And Other Advantageous Processing of Three Dimensional Media Content - The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing 3D content-centric solutions that greatly improve the quality and impact of 3D media content, while decreasing the required levels of computing power, and lowering the complexity of the necessary 3D media playback and display solutions, thus maximizing the 3D experience produced therefrom. The novel system and method accomplish these goals by providing modular unifying scalable 3D content-centered solutions, preferably implemented in a configurable infrastructure, that improve the quality and impact of any 3D media content, while decreasing the required levels of computing power, and lowering the complexity of the necessary playback and display solutions. The inventive system and method advantageously enable automatic, semi-automatic or user-controlled selective performance of 3D content processing and/or settings/parameter configuration at one or more components of the infrastructure (from 3D content capture to 3D content media display), and in at least one embodiment thereof, the inventive system and method are capable of determining and implementing selective or optimal storage, transmittal, and application(s) of 3D content processing/settings/parameter/profile configuration(s) prior to, or during, display of corresponding 3D content media to one or more viewers thereof.06-24-2010
20100156896METHOD OF CREATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL AND OBJECT RECOGNIZING DEVICE - This invention aims to ensure accuracy of a three-dimensional model to be registered. With information a of three-dimensional information a, b, c restored by measuring an actual model of a work, which is a target of three-dimensional recognition, from different directions as a reference, other three-dimensional information b, c are coordinate transformed so as to be aligned with the reference three-dimensional information, and three-dimensional information d including all of three-dimensional information b′, c′ after the transformation and the reference three-dimensional information a is created. The three-dimensional information d is temporarily registered as the three-dimensional model. A difference amount among the integrated three-dimensional information a, b′, c′ is calculated, and an evaluation index based on the difference value is displayed with an image view of a contour pattern represented by the three-dimensional model. A user checks the accuracy of the three-dimensional model on this display screen from a degree of variation of the contour line representing the same site and a value of the evaluation index, and determines whether or not to actually register the three-dimensional model d.06-24-2010
20130044102METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for outputting a 3D image and a display apparatus using the same are provided. The method for outputting a 3D image includes generating a left eye image and a right eye image using an input image, decreasing resolution of the left eye image and the right eye image by a predetermined positive number of times and outputting the left eye image and the right eye image by increasing an output frequency by the positive number of times. Accordingly, a 60 Hz timing controller used for a general display apparatus may be used and thus, a flickering effect and a cross-talk effect may be prevented.02-21-2013
20130044104Methods and Apparatus for Displaying an Image with Enhanced Depth Effect - Methods and apparatus for displaying an image with enhanced image depth arc disclosed. In one method, a range of depth values of picture elements (pixels) of an image is divided into multiple depth layers, and pixels in the different depth layers are displayed in a phased manner relative to the frame start time. For each image frame, objects with increasing depth in a scene arc displayed with increasing delays relative to the image frame start time. The resulting illusion of depth is believed to be attributable to the edge-detection response of the human visual system. which reacts strongly to the alternating illumination on each side of an object's edge. In some implementations, the display device includes multiple pixel units that arc individually activated dependent upon corresponding pixel depth data.02-21-2013
20130044105Three Dimensional Display Compute System - System and method for video holographic display. Information is received regarding a 2D hogel array with multiple hogel apertures, specifying number, size, and/or spacing of the hogel apertures. Information regarding a 3D scene is received, including a scaling factor mapping the 3D scene to a 3D display volume. Due to gradual variation of radiation patterns from hogel to hogel, a full set of color radiation intensity patterns for the entire hogel array may be generated by interpolating the color radiation intensity patterns from a sparse subset of the hogels without having to compute all of the patterns. The full set of color radiation intensity patterns may then be used to holographically display the 3D scene.02-21-2013
20130044106SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF OBJECT PROCESSING IN VIRTUAL WORLDS - Systems and methods of virtual world interaction, operation, implementation, instantiation, creation, and other functions related to virtual worlds (note that where the term “virtual world” is used herein, it is to be understood as referring to virtual world systems, virtual environments reflecting real, simulated, fantasy, or other structures, and includes information systems that utilize interaction within a 3D environment). Various embodiments facilitate interoperation between and within virtual worlds, and may provide consistent structures for operating virtual worlds. The disclosed embodiments may further enable individuals to build new virtual worlds within a framework, and allow third party users to better interact with those worlds.02-21-2013
20130044103APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - Disclosed is an apparatus for displaying stereoscopic images. The apparatus for displaying stereoscopic images includes a stereoscopic image-generating part, a main display part, a sub-display part, and a translucent reflective structure part. The stereoscopic image-generating part splits a single image to generate a first stereoscopic image to be directly viewed by a user and a second stereoscopic image to be reflected and viewed by the user. The main display part directly displays the first stereoscopic image to a gaze of a user. The sub-display part displays the second stereoscopic image. The translucent reflective structure part reflects the second stereoscopic image displayed on the sub-display part.02-21-2013
20130044100PORTABLE DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED USER INTERFACE FOR MICROFLUIDIC DISPLAY - A portable device for providing an integrated user interface for microfluidic display is provided. The device includes a touchscreen and a microfluidic display being substantially transparent and superimposed over the touchscreen. A surface of the microfluidic display deforms in accordance with a touchscreen input item.02-21-2013
20130044101Three-Dimensional Image Display Device and Driving Method Thereof - Disclosed are a 3D image display device and a driving method thereof. The 3D image display device includes a panel, a barrier panel, an image collector, and a timing controller. The panel includes a plurality of left-eye pixels and right-eye pixels. The barrier panel is disposed at a front surface of the panel, and includes a light transmitting area and a light blocking area. The image collector collects images of an object. The timing controller sets and stores a view map with the images in a view map correction mode and, in a 3D viewing mode, determines which of a plurality of viewing zones for a 3D image the object is located in and generates a barrier control signal for driving the barrier panel according to the determined result.02-21-2013
20090135178METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL SPACE - A system, method and computer program product for constructing virtual space. The system includes an image processing unit for processing images, a data receiving unit for receiving data over a network, an image acquisition unit for obtaining image information from an image database, a control unit for obtaining the image information, and a display unit for displaying the images rendered. The method and computer program product for processing images include the steps of receiving data over a network, acquiring image information from an image database, obtaining the image information and displaying the images rendered.05-28-2009
20100079450RECONSTRUCTION OF SHAPES OF NEAR SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC OBJECTS - A system processes 2D images of 2D or 3D objects, creating a model of the object that is consistent with the image and as veridical as the perception of the 2D image by humans. Vertices of the object that are hidden in the image are recovered by using planarity and symmetry constraints. The 3D shape is recovered by maximizing 3D compactness of the recovered object and minimizing its surface area. In some embodiments, these two criteria are weighted by using the geometric mean.04-01-2010
20080278481PHOTO GENERATED 3-D NAVIGABLE STOREFRONT - Presented are techniques for creating a photo-generated navigable storefront. Such techniques include receiving a images and processing the images through an image matching algorithm. Such images may include, for example, photos taken with a camera. Additionally, the images are tagged with identifier tags in order to associate related or nearby images together. Furthermore, product/service information may be associated with an image such that a selection of a particular image causes the product/service information to be displayed.11-13-2008
20110199370Image Processing Method for Feature Retention and the System of the Same - The present invention discloses an image processing method for feature retention associated with averaging processes. The image processing method comprises: scaling and aligning a plurality of image data for acquiring feature information; determining a plurality of two-dimensional feature label points according to the feature information for generating at least one Bezier curve; utilizing the at least one Bezier curve to generate at least one Bezier tube and performing Bezier tube fitting for generating result of Bezier tube fitting; deforming the plurality of image data according to the Bezier tube or the result of Bezier tube fitting for generating a plurality of deformed image data; and averaging the plurality of deformed image data for generating feature-preserved average image data. The present invention also provides an image processing system, a computer readable storage medium, and a computer program product, for implementing the image processing method.08-18-2011
20090219282METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DATASTREAM INCLUDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON MULTIVIEW IMAGE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING DATASTREAM BY USING THE SAME - Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a datastream into which multiview image information is inserted. The method of decoding a multiview image datastream includes extracting multiview image information including information on at least one view image of a multiview image, from at least one elementary stream of the multiview image datastream; extracting a multiview image parameter regarding the multiview image based on the number of elementary streams and a correlation between view images of the multiview image; and restoring the multiview image by using the extracted multiview image parameter and the extracted multiview image information.09-03-2009
20100164951SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORIENTATING SCAN CLOUD DATA RELATIVE TO BASE REFERENCE DATA - A system for orientating scan cloud data of a surface relative to base reference data is provided. The orientating system includes an input source generator adapted to provide the scan cloud data, a tilt-correction means for orientating the point cloud data relative to the base reference data, and a data editing means for filtering spurious point data from the accumulated point cloud data, wherein the base reference data represents at least geometrical parameters of a base reference, the base reference being substantially distinct from the target surface. A system for identifying features in scan could data of a surface is also provided. The identifying system includes an input source generator adapted to provide the scan cloud data, and a partitioning means for partitioning the point cloud data into discrete segments corresponding to different geometric sections of the surface.07-01-2010
20100164947PRE-FETCHING VIRTUAL CONTENT IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - An invention that pre-fetches virtual content in a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is a pre-fetching tool, including a ranking component configured to rank each of a plurality of members belonging to a social network of an avatar according to predefined ranking criteria. The pre-fetching tool further includes a pre-fetching component configured to pre-fetch a virtual content within a proximity of each of the plurality of members belonging to the social network of the avatar based on the ranking.07-01-2010
20120162224FREE VIEW GENERATION IN RAY-SPACE - The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate more efficient free view generation in Ray-Space by way of a Radon transform. The architecture can render virtual views based upon original image data by employing Ray-Space interpolation techniques. In particular, the architecture can apply the Radon transform to a feature epipolar plane image (FEPI) to extract more suitable slope or direction candidates. In addition, the architecture can facilitate improved block-based matching techniques in order to determine an optimal linear interpretation direction.06-28-2012
20120162220THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL CREATION SYSTEM - A three-dimensional model creation system stores view information and camera information for cameras with which each client is provided, in a server for each client. Furthermore, when a three-dimensional model is created from a captured pair of images, each client sends the pair images to the server, and the server creates a three-dimensional model on the basis of camera information stored in advance and the received pair images.06-28-2012
20120162210CREATION OF A PLAYABLE SCENE WITH AN AUTHORING SYSTEM - The invention is directed to a process for creating a playable scene with an authoring system, the process comprising the steps of: (a) displaying a three-dimensional authoring scene comprising representations of objects displayed thereon, one of the representations of objects being a three-dimensional experience scene; (b) displacing, upon user action, some of the representations of objects displayed in the authoring scene to the experience scene; and (c) organizing, upon user action, the displaced representations of objects in the experience scene.06-28-2012
20120162209METHOD OF DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - A method of displaying a three-dimensional image is disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a left-eye gray level image array and a right-eye gray level image array; converting the left-eye gray level image array and the right-eye gray level image array into a left-eye luminance image array and a right-eye luminance image array respectively; receiving a left-eye compensation array; adjusting the right-eye luminance image array in accordance with the left-eye luminance array and the left-eye compensation array; converting the adjusted right-eye luminance image array into an adjusted right-eye gray level image array; displaying the adjusted right-eye gray level image array.06-28-2012
20120162207SYSTEM AND TERMINAL DEVICE FOR SHARING MOVING VIRTUAL IMAGES AND METHOD THEREOF - Methods and apparatuses for sharing a virtual image. An apparatus includes a virtual image creating unit which creates a moving virtual image, a virtual image registration requesting unit which requests a virtual image sharing server to register the virtual image created by the virtual image creating unit, and a virtual image sharing unit which receives the virtual image having the moving coordinates, which corresponds to current position information of the terminal device, from the virtual image sharing server.06-28-2012
20120162203STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided are a stereoscopic image display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The method of manufacturing a stereoscopic image display device and the stereoscopic image display device manufactured by the method may minimize a phenomenon capable of degrading a stereoscopic image quality such as crosstalk, have wide viewing angle and excellent contrast characteristics and realize excellent quality of the stereoscopic image.06-28-2012
20120162201STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY APPARATUS - A stereoscopic display apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: a display unit which includes left eye image areas displaying a left eye image and right eye image areas displaying a right eye image and a parallax barrier which keeps a predetermined distance from the display unit to face the display unit and includes slits transmitting light emitted from the display unit and barriers blocking the light emitted from the display unit, wherein the slits and the barriers are alternately formed at the parallax barrier. The apparatus may further include a vibrator which is combined with at least a part of the parallax barrier and expands and contracts in a direction in which the display unit emits the light.06-28-2012
20120162193METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIVIEW IMAGE GENERATION USING DEPTH MAP INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for multiview image generation using depth map information is described. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises converting a input image and an input depth map into a projected image and a projected depth map using values from physical pixel locations that map to projected pixel locations, wherein the projected image and the projected depth map are associated with a particular view of the input image, inpainting the projected image and the projected depth map and producing an output image in a direction of the particular view using the inpainted projected image and the inpainted projected depth map.06-28-2012
20100091013METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE ABOUT MAKING CONTENTS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION - A contents server for providing a contents creating service is disclosed. When the contents server receives a request for first contents from a terminal, it provides the first contents to the terminal. When the contents server receives second contents using the first contents from the terminal, it gives a point to a producer of the first contents. Thus, contents of a different person can be easily used for creating contents, and a producer of used contents can be properly compensated.04-15-2010
20100060633METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING DIFFERENTIAL RADIOGRAPHY - The present invention relates to a characterisation system (03-11-2010
20100020066THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Three-dimensional imaging techniques are used for a visualization method and apparatus. In a preferred embodiment, terrain data is displayed as a series of pixels—areas of terrain elevation data. Individual pixels are analyzed to determine whether they are locally smooth or “warpable” relative to their surrounding neighbor pixels. Those pixels that are locally relatively “smooth,” i.e., those satisfying a given set of criteria, are joined with adjacent neighbor pixels by a process referred to herein as “warping” to create “smooth,” gap-free surfaces. A preferred embodiment includes drawing or generating lines between the centers of two pairs of adjacent pixels to determine a slopes m01-28-2010
20090195539METHOD OF PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE IN MOBILE DEVICE - A processing method of interfacing a 3D image and a camera image is provided. In the processing method, a specific image pattern defined by a user is recognized, the recognized pattern is traced within an image, and a camera image and a 3D image are interfaced based on the tracing result. A 3D object is animated and rendered using a 3D graphic engine. The rendered image of the 3D object and the camera image are integrated and displayed.08-06-2009
20090195538METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HAPTIC INTERACTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY - The present invention relates to a method and system for haptic interaction in augmented reality. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and system for haptic interaction in augmented reality that can effectively remove noise from real images captured by an image capturing device and minimize discontinuity of force generated in the haptic interaction so as to stably and smoothly perform the haptic interaction in the augmented reality.08-06-2009
20090195537GRAPHICS REMOTING ARCHITECTURE - Systems and methods to implement a graphics remoting architecture for rendering graphics images at remote clients are disclosed. In one implementation, when a D3D application hosted on a remote server is used by a remote client, the graphics associated with the D3D application are created and rendered at the remote client. For this, the D3D commands and D3D objects corresponding to the graphics are abstracted into data streams at the remote server. The data streams are then sent to the remote client. At the remote client, the D3D commands and D3D objects are extracted from the data streams and executed to create the graphics images. The graphics images are then rendered and displayed using output devices at the remote client.08-06-2009
20090195536System for three-dimensional rendering of electrical test and measurement signals - The system for three-dimensional rendering of signals has a computer system having acquired, streaming, or previously stored data in its memory representing multiple channels of signals in which each channel has a value which varies over a domain, e.g., time or frequency, and a display coupled to the computer. For each channel, the computer system segments the data of the channel into segments, orders the segments, renders on the display each of the segments, in which each of the rendered segments are aligned in such order along a three-dimensional perspective with gaps between adjacently rendered segments, and lines are rendered extending from each line of each one of the rendered segments to form a three-dimensional plane in the gap to the next successive one of the rendered ordered segments to form a three-dimensional continuous or discontinuous surface characterizing the channel. The surfaces of each of the channels are aligned on the display, and may be of different color, shading, and translucency, whereby channels of overlaid surfaces are viewable on the display.08-06-2009
20080303810SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING LOFT SURFACES USING 3D SCAN DATA - A mechanism for automatically calculating loft surfaces from raw 3D scan data represented as a mesh or point cloud model is discussed. Users enter parameters related to the loft surface calculation via a provided user interface. User input and/or programmatically calculated parameters may include U-V direction, guide curve identification, and the amount of allowable deviation error between the calculated loft surface and the 3D scan data. Profile curves meeting the given parameters are then generated and a loft surface is calculated using the generated profile curves for a selected region. The user may select geometrically separated regions in order to create a single loft surface that connects the separate regions.12-11-2008
201201697303D IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND 3D IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - Provided is a 3D image display method by which a viewer can more comfortably view a 3D image using an image stream for 3D viewing. The 3D image display method is a method used in a 3D image display device for displaying a 3D image from an image stream for 3D viewing including an image for a left eye and an image for a right eye, using a screen and 3D viewing glasses. The method comprises a step for acquiring, as glasses information, either the position and/or the inclination of the 3D viewing glasses with respect to the screen (S07-05-2012
20120169728Direct Ray Tracing of 3D Scenes - Determining intersections between rays and triangles is at the heart of most Computer Generated 3D images. The present disclosure describes a new method for determining the intersections between a set of rays and a set of triangles. The method is unique as it processes arbitrary rays and arbitrary primitives, and provides the lower complexity typical to ray-tracing algorithms without making use of a spatial subdivision data structure which would require additional memory storage. Such low memory usage is particularly beneficial to all computer systems creating 3D images where the available on-board memory is limited and critical, and must be minimized. Also, a pivot-based streaming novelty allows minimizing conditional branching inherent to normal ray-tracing techniques by handling large streams of rays. In most cases, our method displays much faster times for solving similar intersection problems than preceding state of the art methods on similar systems.07-05-2012
201001491753D ENHANCEMENT OF VIDEO REPLAY - A method for 3-D enhancement of video playback. The method includes receiving a plurality of video streams from a corresponding plurality of video capture devices and processing image data comprising each of the video streams using a 3-D surface reconstruction algorithm to create a 3-D surface map representative of the image data. The 3-D surface map is manipulated to create a virtual camera position. Video is then rendered in accordance with the 3-D surface map and in accordance with the virtual camera position.06-17-2010
20100149177GENERATION OF NORMALIZED 2D IMAGERY AND ID SYSTEMS VIA 2D TO 3D LIFTING OF MULTIFEATURED OBJECTS - A method of generating a normalized image of a target head from at least one source 2D image of the head. The method involves estimating a 3D shape of the target head and projecting the estimated 3D target head shape lit by normalized lighting into an image plane corresponding to a normalized pose. The estimation of the 3D shape of the target involves searching a library of 3D avatar models, and may include matching unlabeled feature points in the source image to feature points in the models, and the use of a head's plane of symmetry. Normalizing source imagery before providing it as input to traditional 2D identification systems enhances such systems' accuracy and allows systems to operate effectively with oblique poses and non-standard source lighting conditions.06-17-2010
20110187705METHOD FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A stereoscopic image displaying method provides a data driving signal related to a right-eye image and a left-eye image. During a plurality of frame periods, the data driving signal switches polarities every m frame periods, wherein m is an integer larger than 1. The right-eye image is outputted during the odd-numbered frame periods among the plurality of frame periods, while the left-eye image is outputted during the even-numbered frame periods among the plurality of frame periods.08-04-2011
20130044109CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A control method and apparatus for stereoscopic display is provided. The method includes: obtaining the position change information of glasses of a user (s02-21-2013
20130044107SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANAGED SCRIPT EXECUTION - Systems and methods of virtual world interaction, operation, implementation, instantiation, creation, and other functions related to virtual worlds (note that where the term “virtual world” is used herein, it is to be understood as referring to virtual world systems, virtual environments reflecting real, simulated, fantasy, or other structures, and includes information systems that utilize interaction within a 3D environment). Various embodiments facilitate interoperation between and within virtual worlds, and may provide consistent structures for operating virtual worlds. The disclosed embodiments may further enable individuals to build new virtual worlds within a framework, and allow third party users to better interact with those worlds.02-21-2013
20100001998Apparatus and method for determining an absolute pose of a manipulated object in a real three-dimensional environment with invariant features - An apparatus and method for optically inferring an absolute pose of a manipulated object in a real three-dimensional environment from on-board the object with the aid of an on-board optical measuring arrangement. At least one invariant feature located in the environment is used by the arrangement for inferring the absolute pose. The inferred absolute pose is expressed with absolute pose data (φ,θ,ψ,x,y,z) that represents Euler rotated object coordinates expressed in world coordinates (X01-07-2010
20130044108IMAGE RENDERING DEVICE, IMAGE RENDERING METHOD, AND IMAGE RENDERING PROGRAM FOR RENDERING STEREOSCOPIC PANORAMIC IMAGES - An image rendering device realizes stereoscopic viewing of a joint background image. A DIBR unit 02-21-2013
20130207969SYSTEM FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL RENDERING OF ELECTRICAL TEST AND MEASUREMENT SIGNALS - The system for three-dimensional rendering of signals has a computer system having acquired, streaming, or previously stored data in its memory representing multiple channels of signals in which each channel has a value which varies over a domain, e.g., time or frequency, and a display coupled to the computer. For each channel, the computer system segments the data of the channel into segments, orders the segments, renders on the display each of the segments, in which each of the rendered segments are aligned in such order along as three-dimensional perspective with gaps between adjacently rendered segments, and lines are rendered extending from each line of each one of the rendered segments to form a three-dimensional plane in the gap to the next successive one of the rendered ordered segments to form a three-dimensional continuous or discontinuous surface characterizing the channel. The surfaces of each of the channels are aligned on the display, and may be of different color, shading, and translucency, whereby channels of overlaid surfaces are viewable on the display.08-15-2013
20080259074Multi-spectral reconstruction method based on adaptive finite element - A multi-spectral reconstruction method based on adaptive finite element comprising the following steps: discretizing the diffusion equation in the object domain on the single spectral; establishing the relationship between the boundary measurement data and the unknown source variables on single spectral based on a posteriori permissible source region selection method, and forming the objective function based on the multi-spectral characteristics and the regularization method; optimizing the objective function and determining if the reconstruction shall be stopped or not; and if the reconstruction shall not be stopped, refining the mesh adaptively by using a posteriori measure method, and then returning to the first step to continue the reconstruction process. This method uses kinds of a priori information and the multi-spectral information, combined with the adaptive finite element method, proposes a posteriori permissible source region strategy, improves the reconstruction quality and speed of BLT availably, and reduces the ill-posedness of this imaging modality.10-23-2008
20080259073SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGES - Embodiments use point clouds to form a three dimensional image of an object. The point cloud of the object may be formed from analysis of two dimensional images of the object. Various techniques may be used on the point cloud to form a 3D model of the object which is then used to create a stereoscopic representation of the object.10-23-2008
20080259072SMOOTH GRAY-LEVEL BASED SURFACE INTERPOLATION FOR AN ISOTROPIC DATA SETS - A method of determining a distance of a source point to a surface of an object in three-dimensional space, wherein the object is represented by a decision rule and a plurality of volume elements arranged in slices comprising rows and columns, wherein each volume element carries at least one value, and wherein the decision rule determines membership of each volume element to the object in accordance with the at least one value of the volume element, the method comprising: determining a contour of a representation of the object within each slice; locating on the contour of each slice a homing point closest to the source point; fitting a curve to the located homing points; determining a distance from the source point to the fitted curve; and equating the determined distance as the distance of the source point to the surface of the object.10-23-2008
20090027382Method and system for direct rendering of multi-volume data - A method for performing direct rendering of a multi-volume data, having the steps of determining whether a volume of the multi-volume data is one of active and inactive via interaction with a ray for the multi-volume data, recording in triplicate a starting point and an end point of the ray for an eyespace, repeating the determining whether the volume is one of active and inactive via interaction with a ray for the multi-volume data and the recording in triplicate a starting point and an end point of the ray for an eyespace for all volumes of the multi-volume data, providing triples from all volumes to an array, sorting the array to create a sorted triples list array, breaking the ray into a plurality of segments using the sorted triples list array, determining which volumes are active for each of the segments via an active volume list, and sampling each segment of the ray to acquire an accumulated result.01-29-2009
20110193863THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY SYSTEM - A three dimensional display system comprises a display (08-11-2011
20110193861METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A three-dimensional sense adjusting unit displays three-dimensional images to a user. If a displayed reaches a limit of parallax, the user responds to the three-dimensional sense adjusting unit. According to acquired appropriate parallax information, a parallax control unit generates parallax images to realize the appropriate parallax in the subsequent stereo display. The control of parallaxes is realized by optimally setting camera parameters by going back to three-dimensional data. Functions to realize the appropriate parallax are made into and presented by a library.08-11-2011
20110193859Apparatus and method for generating octree based 3D map - A method of generating a 3D complex octree map. A plurality of points each having 3D location information are detected from a range image. A space having the detected plurality of points is represented using grids. If points in a grid forms a plane, the grid is not subdivided and planar information about the plane is stored. A space not forming a plane is subdivided, thereby enhancing the storage efficiency.08-11-2011
20110193858METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES USING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for displaying images using an electronic device sets a virtual three dimension (3D) image of an object, and stores the virtual 3D image in a storage device of the electronic device. The method further obtains a movement direction and a movement angle of the electronic device by a G-Sensor of the electronic device, rotates the virtual 3D image of the object according to the movement direction and the movement angle of the electronic device, and displays the rotated image of the object on a display device of the electronic device.08-11-2011
20110193857METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RENDERING A COLLECTION OF WIDGETS ON A MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY - A system renders a collection of widgets on a mobile device display by identifying a first appearance and a second appearance associated with a respective rendering of a first and second collection of widgets on the mobile device display. The system transitions from the rendering of the first collection to the second. The system receives notification to transition the collection of widgets on the mobile device display from a two-dimensional presentation to a three-dimensional presentation. The system renders a native widget on the mobile device display utilizing a native interface by identifying a non-native widget requiring a non-native interface to operate on the mobile device display. The system provides a proxy widget to host the non-native widget allowing the non-native widget to operate on the mobile device display utilizing the native interface.08-11-2011
20120176369COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein an information processing program, an information processing method, an information processing apparatus, and an information processing system which are capable of alleviating a user's uncomfortableness are provided. When a game process is performed by a game apparatus having an LCD on which a display image can be displayed by switching between a planar view display and a stereoscopically visible display, angular velocities of rotations about axes of the game apparatus are detected by using an angular velocity sensor provided in the game apparatus. When at least one of the detected angular velocities of the rotations about the respective axes is greater than or equal to a predetermined angular velocity threshold value, the stereoscopically visible display is switched to the planar view display.07-12-2012
20130076741THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A light path control element capable of electrically controlling the path of light output from a backlight source is provided. During display of a left-eye image, a light path allowing the left-eye image (L) to reach the left eye is formed by adjusting the voltage applied to the light path control element. In synchronization with switching of the display image from the left-eye image (L) to a right-eye image (R), the control of the voltage applied to the light path control element is switched to form a light path allowing the right-eye image (R) to reach the right eye.03-28-2013
201300767383D DISPLAY METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC DISPLAY RANGE AND DISPLAY MODE DETERMINATION - A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system containing a user position detection module and a 3D display panel. The method includes determining a viewing range of the 3D display panel based on characteristic information of the 3D display panel, and determining a detection range of the user position detection module. The method also includes determining a display range of the 3D display system as an overlapping area between the viewing range of the 3D display panel and the detection range of the user position detection system. Further, the method includes determining a display mode based on the display range of the 3D display system, and displaying contents to a user using the determined display mode.03-28-2013
20130076739METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - A method for transmitting a three-dimensional (3D) image is provided. The 3D image is transmitted via an image transmission interface according to a 2D image data format. The method includes steps of: receiving a 2D image data and an image depth data; down-sampling the 2D image data to generate an image sampling data; and transmitting the 3D image comprising the image sampling data and at least one part of the image depth data via the image transmission interface.03-28-2013
20130076742REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AMPLIFIER APPARATUS, AND IMAGE SYSTEM - A reproducing device capable of superimposing a reproducing device image onto a stereoscopic image which can be viewed stereoscopically to generate and output a stereoscopic image signal. The reproducing device includes: an acquisition unit operable to obtain information about device image depth, the device image depth being stereoscopic vision depth that a device connected to the reproducing device and capable of superimposing a device image onto the stereoscopic image gives to the device image when the device superimposes the device image onto the stereoscopic image; a superimposing unit operable to give reproducing device image depth to the reproducing device image based on the information about device image depth obtained by the acquisition unit and superimpose the reproducing device image onto the stereoscopic image to generate the stereoscopic image signal; and a transmission unit operable to transmit the stereoscopic image signal to the device.03-28-2013
20130076740Holographic Enterprise Network - A solution for implementing a holographic enterprise network is provided. The solution can provide an interface between an operations center and a three dimensional (3D) virtual simulator system capable of rendering holographic images of the operations center. A holographic enterprise interface can translate standard enterprise data associated with the operations center and 3D holographic data. Parallel communications between the holographic enterprise interface and a 3D data processing infrastructure having a holographic bus also can be managed.03-28-2013
20130076735IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for controlling the same are provided. The method includes displaying at least one of a left-eye object or a right-eye object when the image display apparatus has entered a 3-dimensional (3D) mode, displaying a movement amount object indicating the amount of movement of pixel arrangement of the at least one of the left-eye object or the right-eye object, receiving a pixel arrangement movement amount input through the movement amount object, and changing at least one pixel of the displayed left-eye object to a pixel of the right-eye object and displaying the changed pixel or changing at least one pixel of the displayed right-eye object to a pixel of the left-eye object and displaying the changed pixel according to the pixel arrangement movement amount input. This increases user convenience when stereoscopic images are displayed in an autostereoscopic manner.03-28-2013
20130076737APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING 3D IMAGE - An apparatus and method for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image are provided. The apparatus includes an image correction unit which separates R, G, and B unit frame images from an input unit frame image and converts lines of each of the R, G, and B unit frame images into lines of black pixels; a display panel which sequentially outputs the R, G, and B unit frame images each having the lines of black pixels; and a polarizing element which outputs the R, G, and B unit frame images output by the display panel as left- and right-eye images for a user by polarizing on one side of each of the lines of black pixels in each of the R, G, and B unit frame images differently from the other side of each of the lines of black pixels in each of the R, G, and B unit frame images.03-28-2013
20130076734SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING VARIABLE SIZE BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece are disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The binding elements may include 3D binding models as well as 2D textures on 3D surfaces to simulate 3D models.03-28-2013
20130076733IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit, an area acquiring unit, a separating unit, a processing unit, and a synthesizing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a depth value of an object in an input image. The area acquiring unit acquires boundary coordinates of the object. The separating unit separates the input image into a first component as a component with gradation of the object and a second component as a component other than the first component. The processing unit converts the first component in accordance with the depth value to generate a processed component. The synthesizing unit synthesizes the processed component and the second component to generate a synthesized component.03-28-2013
20130076736IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A method for operating an image display apparatus is disclosed. The method includes displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image, receiving a depth change input for changing a depth value of at least a part of the 3D image, changing the depth value according to the depth change input, and displaying a 3D image based on the changed depth value.03-28-2013
20130076730SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING VARIABLE SIZE BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The modularity further enables different product description formats to be supported by only altering the job ticket adaptation layer, and that different graphics rendering engines can be supported by altering only the rendering layer.03-28-2013
20130076729SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING RING-TYPE BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The modularity further enables different product description formats to be supported by only altering the job ticket adaption layer, and that different graphics rendering engines can be supported by altering only the rendering layer.03-28-2013
20130076728SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING SEGMENTED MODELS OF BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The modularity further enables different product description formats to be supported by only altering the job ticket adaption layer, and that different graphics rendering engines can be supported by altering only the rendering layer.03-28-2013
20130076727SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING TEXTURE TO SIMULATE BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The binding elements may further include 3D binding models as well as 2D textures on 3D surfaces to simulate 3D models. The modularity further enables different product description formats to be supported by only altering the job ticket adaptation layer, and that different graphics rendering engines can be supported by altering only the rendering layer.03-28-2013
20110292044DEPTH MAP CODING USING VIDEO INFORMATION - Several implementations relate to depth map coding. In one implementation, it is determined that differences between collocated video blocks are small enough to be interchanged. Based on that determination, a depth block corresponding to a first of the video blocks is coded using an indicator that instructs a decoder to use a collocated depth block, corresponding to a second of the video blocks, in place of the depth block. In another implementation, a video signal includes a coding of at least a single indicator that instructs a decoder to decode both a depth block and a corresponding video block using collocated blocks, from other pictures, in place of the depth block and the corresponding video block. In another implementation, the depth block and the corresponding video block are decoded, based on the single indicator, using the collocated blocks in place of the depth block and the corresponding video block.12-01-2011
20100118026METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VISUALIZING A QUANTITY OF A MATERIAL USED IN A PHYSICAL OBJECT HAVING A PLURALITY OF PHYSICAL ELEMENTS - A method, apparatus, article of manufacture for illustrating progress in achieving a goal of a system modeled by a computer program. In one embodiment, the invention is evidenced by a method comprising the steps of displaying a widget wherein the widget comprises a center portion representing a category of data represented by the computer program and the category of data includes n data points that must be fulfilled to achieve the goal and an outer portion, comprising a segment representing each one of the n data points; and updating the widget to represent each of the n data points that has been fulfilled by delineating each segment representing a fulfilled data point requirement from each segment representing a non-fulfilled data point requirement.05-13-2010
20090207167Method and System for Remote Three-Dimensional Stereo Image Display - An information handling system (IHS) for three-dimensional (3D) image processing may include a stereo image frame buffer that stores two images of a frame, the stereo image frame buffer including a three dimensional rendering surface. A fetcher fetches the two images from the stereo image frame buffer. An encoder encodes the two fetched images. A packager packages the two encoded images of the frame into a single data block for transmission to a remote viewer. A remote IHS receives the single data block via a network. The remote IHS may include a de-packager that receives a single data block that includes two encoded images of a frame. The de-packager de-packages the single data block into two encoded images. A decoder decodes the two encoded images of the frame. A sender sends the two decoded images to left and right buffers, respectively, of a three dimensional stereo rendering surface for display by the remote IHS which acts as a remote viewer.08-20-2009
20130083013DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided are a display device, a film for controlling a viewing angle and an optical filter. When the illustrative display device, film for controlling a viewing angle or optical filter is used, a 3D image may be observed at a wide viewing angle without loss of brightness.04-04-2013
201300830173D LAYERING OF MAP METADATA - Techniques and tools are described for rendering views of a map in which map metadata elements are layered in 3D space through which a viewer navigates. Layering of metadata elements such as text labels in 3D space facilitates parallax and smooth motion effects for zoom-in, zoom-out and scrolling operations during map navigation. A computing device can determine a viewer position that is associated with a view altitude in 3D space, then render for display a map view based upon the viewer position and metadata elements layered at different metadata altitudes in 3D space. For example, the computing device places text labels in 3D space above features associated with the respective labels, at the metadata altitudes indicated for the respective labels. The computing device creates a map view from points of the placed labels and points of a surface layer of the map that are visible from the viewer position.04-04-2013
20130083003PERSONAL AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM - The technology described herein incudes a see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display device for providing customized experiences for a user. The system can be used in various entertainment, sports, shopping and theme-park situations to provide a mixed reality experience.04-04-2013
20100073367Image processing program and image processing device - A video game device calculates an angle of an object 03-25-2010
20100073366MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - To estimate a position and orientation of an image pickup device relative to an object to be observed, a model generation apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth image representing a distance between a certain point and an object to be observed per pixel with three-dimensional information representing a shape of the object to be observed, a point group generation unit configured to generate three-dimensional point group data representing the shape of the object to be observed based on the depth image, and a model generation unit configured to generate a three-dimensional model representing the shape of the object to be observed as surface information based on the three-dimensional point group data.03-25-2010
20100073365SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RADIAL FUNCTIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT MODELS - A system, method, and computer program product for determining a radial function and distribution of a three-dimensional object model. One method includes retrieving a three-dimensional object model in a CAD system and sampling random points on the surface of the object model. The method also includes determining a normal vector corresponding to each of the random points and determining a radial function corresponding to each normal vector and respective random point. The method also includes determining, by the CAD system, a radial distribution corresponding to at least two of the radial functions and storing the radial distribution and average values of the radial functions in the CAD system.03-25-2010
20100073363SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME ENVIRONMENT TRACKING AND COORDINATION - A configurable real-time environment tracking and command module (RTM) is provided to coordinate one or more than one devices or objects in a physical environment. A virtual environment is created to correlate with various objects and attributes within the physical environment. The RTM is able to receive data about attributes of physical objects and accordingly update the attributes of correlated virtual objects in the virtual environment. The RTM is also able to provide data extracted from the virtual environment to one or more than devices, such as robotic cameras, in real-time. An interface to the RTM allows multiple devices to interact with the RTM, thereby coordinating the devices.03-25-2010
20100073362Method And System For Scene Adaptive Dynamic 3-D Color Management - A video processing system may determine a scene in an image and may adaptively adjust one or more of three dimensional color components of the image based on the determined scene. The three dimensional color components may comprise luma, hue and/or saturation. Statistics for the three dimensional color components may be collected and utilized to determine content and/or scene type within the image. Embedded textual information may also be utilized. Configuration parameters for processing the image may be adapted based on the statistics and/or the knowledge of the content and/or scene type. Hues, saturation levels and/or luma levels may be adjusted based on the statistics, scene type and/or content. The three dimensional color components may be dynamically adapted for at least a portion of the image. The statistics may comprise distributions of saturation over hue and/or luma, distributions of hue over saturation and/or luma, and/or distributions of luma.03-25-2010
20100073361INTERACTIVE DESIGN, SYNTHESIS AND DELIVERY OF 3D CHARACTER MOTION DATA THROUGH THE WEB - Systems and methods are described for animating 3D characters using synthetic motion data generated by generative models in response to a high level description of a desired sequence of motion provided by an animator. In a number of embodiments, an animation system is accessible via a server system that utilizes the ability of generative models to generate synthetic motion data across a continuum to enable multiple animators to effectively reuse the same set of previously recorded motion capture data to produce a wide variety of desired animation sequences. In several embodiments, an animator can upload a custom model of a 3D character and the synthetic motion data generated by the generative model is retargeted to animate the custom 3D character. One embodiment of the invention includes a server system configured to communicate with a database containing motion data including repeated sequences of motion, where the differences between the repeated sequences of motion are described using at least one high level characteristic. In addition, the server system is connected to a communication network, the server system is configured to train a generative model using the motion data, the server system is configured to generate a user interface that is accessible via the communication network, the server system is configured to receive a high level description of a desired sequence of motion via the user interface, the server system is configured to use the generative model to generate synthetic motion data based on the high level description of the desired sequence of motion, and wherein the server system is configured to transmit a stream via the communication network including information that can be used to display a 3D character animated using the synthetic motion data.03-25-2010
20100073359APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING A WAYPOINT - A display system for use on a vehicle is presented. The display system comprises a cursor control device, at least one electronic display for displaying a first image comprising a three-dimensional conformal view of a terrain and a first movable cursor, and a processor that is coupled to the cursor control device and the at least one electronic display. The processor is configured to move the first movable cursor on the first image in response to input from the cursor control device and to determine a latitude and longitude that correspond to the position of the first movable cursor.03-25-2010
20100073364Conversion method and apparatus with depth map generation - A conversion method and apparatus with a generating of a depth map for two dimensional (2D)-to-three dimensional (3D) conversion. A depth order may be restored based on a line tracing and an edge map generated from an input image, and a stereo image may be generated using depth information.03-25-2010
20100073360INPUT DEVICE FOR GRAPHICS - An input device for editing a 3D model displayed in a screen is provided. The input device includes a signal transceiver module and a telescopic sensing component. The signal transceiver module communicates with a graphic system to obtain information of the 3D model. The signal transceiver module includes a first and a second transceiver respectively disposed at a first and a second location of the input device for obtaining a plurality of spatial information of the input device. An expansion of the telescopic sensing component reflects the force of the input device applied to the screen, and the length of the input device is adjusted according to the force. The signal transceiver module transmits the expansion and the spatial information to the graphic system to allow the graphic system to generate a virtual object in the 3D model for simulating the state of the input device merging into the screen.03-25-2010
20130076732SIMPLIFYING A POLYGON - Processes, machines, and computer-readable media are provided for expanding and simplifying a polygon or reducing and simplifying a polygon. Polygon expanding or reducing logic receives information that represents a polygon having a set of vertices. The polygon expanding or reducing logic determines another polygon having another set of vertices, such that the other polygon encompasses or is encompassed by the polygon, by determining, for each vertex of the set of vertices, a new set of vertices that are derived from the vertex and are at least a particular distance outside or inside the polygon. The vertex reducing logic determines whether an intermediate vertex is within the particular distance of a proposed segment between two other vertices of the other set of vertices, even though the intermediate vertex is not on the proposed segment, and, if so, removing the intermediate vertex from the other set of vertices.03-28-2013
20130083011REPRESENTING A LOCATION AT A PREVIOUS TIME PERIOD USING AN AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY - Technology is described for representing a physical location at a previous time period with three dimensional (3D) virtual data displayed by a near-eye, augmented reality display of a personal audiovisual (A/V) apparatus. The personal A/V apparatus is identified as being within the physical location, and one or more objects in a display field of view of the near-eye, augmented reality display are automatically identified based on a three dimensional mapping of objects in the physical location. User input, which may be natural user interface (NUI) input, indicates a previous time period, and one or more 3D virtual objects associated with the previous time period are displayed from a user perspective associated with the display field of view. An object may be erased from the display field of view, and a camera effect may be applied when changing between display fields of view.04-04-2013
20130083012NAVIGATION AND FILTERING WITH LAYERS AND DEPTHS FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION GRAPHICS - Management systems, methods, and mediums. A method includes identifying a set of layers and a zoom factor based on a depth of a graphic to be displayed. The set of layers comprise symbols for objects corresponding to devices in a building managed by the management system. The method includes identifying a number of visible objects from the objects of the symbols in the identified set of layers based on the zoom factor. The method includes identifying a state of a device represented by a visual object in the number of visible objects from the management system communicably coupled with the devices. Additionally, the method includes generating a display for the depth. The display includes the identified set of layers, a symbol for each of the number of visible objects in the identified set of layers, and a graphical indication of the state of the device.04-04-2013
20130083005Method and Apparatus for Accessing a Virtual Object - An approach is introduced for providing, by an apparatus, a virtual object that represents an item. The virtual object is perceivable to a user by at least one of the following ways: audibly, visibly or by haptic feedback. The item may be accessed by another apparatus when the postion of the other apparatus corresponds to a perceived position of the virtual object. Once the item has been accessed, it can be copied and edited by the other apparatus.04-04-2013
20130083016Generating Flower Images and Shapes with Compositional Pattern Producing Networks - Various embodiments are disclosed for generating an image from a Compositional Pattern Producing Network (CPPN). One such method includes receiving, in the CPPN, a series of polar coordinates {r,θ}; outputting, by the CPPN, a series of pixel values, each of the pixel values corresponding to one of the polar coordinates; and displaying the pixel values at the corresponding polar coordinates to produce the image.04-04-2013
20130083015OCCLUSION OF VECTOR IMAGE DATA - Systems and methods for rendering an image related to a target area is provided. Image data and an associated depthmap of the target area are received. Vector image data corresponding to the image data of the target area are further received. A height value for each of a plurality of pixels of the image data is determined based on the associated depthmap. A mask for the image data is created based on the determined height value for each of the plurality of pixels of the image data, and applied to the vector image data. An image of the target area comprising the received image data and the masked vector image data is rendered for display.04-04-2013
20130083014DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A display apparatus and an image processing method are disclosed. The display apparatus including: a signal receiver which receives an image signal including left and right eye images; a signal processor which processes the image signal into a displayable form; a display panel which displays the processed left and right eye image; a polarizer which is provided in a front surface of the display panel, and transmits the left eye image as a first polarized light and transmits the right eye image as a second polarized light; and a controller which controls the signal processor to compensate for color distortion of the first and second polarized lights which pass through the polarizer. With this configuration, the quality of an image that is seen by a user can be improved and color distortion issues can be resolved in a 3D display apparatus.04-04-2013
20130083010THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - In one embodiment, a three-dimensional image processing apparatus includes: an imaging module configured to image a field including a front of a display, the display configured to display a three-dimensional image; a detection module configured to detect a face from an image imaged by the imaging module; and a controller configured to exclude a face detected by the detection module from a target for forming a visual field being a field where the three-dimensional image is recognizable as a three-dimensional body.04-04-2013
20130083007CHANGING EXPERIENCE USING PERSONAL A/V SYSTEM - A system for generating an augmented reality environment in association with one or more attractions or exhibits is described. In some cases, a see-through head-mounted display device (HMD) may acquire one or more virtual objects from a supplemental information provider associated with a particular attraction. The one or more virtual objects may be based on whether an end user of the HMD is waiting in line for the particular attraction or is on (or in) the particular attraction. The supplemental information provider may vary the one or more virtual objects based on the end user's previous experiences with the particular attraction. The HMD may adapt the one or more virtual objects based on physiological feedback from the end user (e.g., if a child is scared). The supplemental information provider may also provide and automatically update a task list associated with the particular attraction.04-04-2013
201300830063D DISPLAY APPARATUS PREVENTING IMAGE OVERLAPPING - A three-dimensional display device includes a display unit configured to display images, and an intermediate image generating unit configured to generate M images corresponding to a maximum disparity in response to input two-dimensional (2D) images and disparity information of the respective 2D images, wherein the intermediate image generating unit selects N images from among the M images, and provides the selected images to the display unit.04-04-2013
20130083004Real-Time 3D Dose Visualization System - A method of presenting a progress of a treatment planning includes determining dose information based on a treatment model, determining objective information that is associated with the treatment model, using the dose information and the objective information to determine a three-dimensional graphic that indicates with how well an objective of the treatment planning is met, wherein the three-dimensional graphic is determined using a processor, and displaying the three-dimensional graphic in a screen.04-04-2013
20130083002METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONDITIONAL DISPLAY OF A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PAIR - Apparatus and methods for conditional display of a stereoscopic image pair on a display device are disclosed. Particularly, some implementations include receiving a first image and a second image, determining a vertical disparity between the first image and the second images, and displaying a stereoscopic image pair if the vertical disparity is below a threshold. Some implementations provide for correcting the vertical disparity by generating at least one corrected image, and generating the stereoscopic image pair based on the corrected image. Some implementations may evaluate the quality of the stereoscopic image pair, and display either a two dimensional image or the stereoscopic image pair based on the evaluation.04-04-2013
20110310095THREE DIMENSIONAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND PROCESSING METHOD - A three dimensional processing circuit and processing method is disclosed. In the present invention, a key depth is obtained to change an OSD location by analyzing the key image information in the 3D image. Therefore, the disadvantages of the conventional 3D processing circuit and processing method are fixed so as to decrease fatigue of user's eyes.12-22-2011
20110310094APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING IMAGE - An image manipulation apparatus for displaying a three-dimensional image of an object displayed on a display apparatus in correspondence with orientation of a mobile apparatus includes: an orientation information processor configured to generate orientation displacement information corresponding to orientation of the mobile apparatus; a renderer configured to generate a rendering image of the three-dimensional image using the three-dimensional image of the object and the orientation displacement information; and a transmitter configured to transmit the rendering image to the display apparatus. An image manipulation method of displaying a three-dimensional image of an object displayed on a display apparatus in correspondence with orientation of a mobile apparatus includes: generating orientation displacement information corresponding to orientation of the mobile apparatus; generating a rendering image of the three-dimensional image using the three-dimensional image and the orientation displacement information; and transmitting the rendering image to the display apparatus.12-22-2011
20110310093DISPLAY APPARATUS AND 3D IMAGE ACQUISITION-EXAMINATION METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus providing a three-dimensional (3D) image acquisition-examination mode is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display unit to display a 3D examination test shape for examining a degree of 3D image acquisition, a user interface unit to allow a user to input a degree of the user's acquisition to the 3D examination test shape, and a control unit controlling to display an output according to the degree of the user's acquisition input through the user interface unit.12-22-2011
20130083009EXERCISING APPLICATIONS FOR PERSONAL AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM - The technology described herein includes a see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display device for providing customized experiences for a user. The personal A/V apparatus serves as an exercise program that is always with the user, provides motivation for the user, visually tells the user how to exercise, and lets the user exercise with other people who are not present.04-04-2013
20100134486Automated Display and Manipulation of Photos and Video Within Geographic Software - A system and method to create geographically located data and metadata from photos, video and user input. In one form, a user with a cell phone/camera can create and share a depiction of a real world location in 3D along with tagging and annotation of elements within the scene to aid in search indexing and sharing. In another form, these processes are used to automate the large scale collection and tagging of real world locations and information in 3D.06-03-2010
20130038609Generating a Three-Dimensional Model Using a Portable Electronic Device Recording - Systems and methods are provided for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components can detect the device movement and adjust the displayed portion of the three-dimensional model to reflect the movement of the device. By walking with the device in the user's real environment, a user can virtually navigate a representation of a three-dimensional environment. In some embodiments, a user can record an object or environment using an electronic device, and tag the recorded images or video with movement information describing the movement of the device during the recording. The recorded information can then be processed with the movement information to generate a three-dimensional model of the recorded environment or object.02-14-2013
20130038607TIME LINE OPERATION CONTROL DEVICE, TIME LINE OPERATION CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM AND IMAGE PROCESSOR - There is provided a time line operation control device including a time line holding section that holds a time line which is a prescription of a time-series changing control, a meta time line holding section that holds a meta time line prescribing a progression path on the time line, and a control section that progresses time on the time line representing a position on the time line in accordance with the progression path on the time line prescribed in the meta time line to thereby control the time line operation in accordance with the progression.02-14-2013
20130038610IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A user who views a display image through shutter glasses (02-14-2013
20130038608THREE DIMENSIONAL GLASSES AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - Three-dimensional glasses include a first driving portion that receives a sync signal from an image display apparatus on which a three-dimensional image is displayed, and generates and outputs a timing signal using the received sync signal; a second driving portion that receives an input voltage and outputs the input voltage using the timing signal; a storage portion that stores information for pairing with the image display apparatus and outputs the stored information on request of the first driving portion; and a lens portion having left and right eye glasses that alternately perform on and off operation based on the output voltage of the second driving portion, wherein the second driving portion and the storage portion are configured of a single chip.02-14-2013
20130038603APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SENSORY VIBRATION - In an image display apparatus for outputting a vibration with a sense of realism and an realistic sense and a method for adjusting an intensity of vibration for implementing a vibration with sense of realism and an realistic sense, a user of the image display apparatus can directly recognize (experience) a situation happened on a space formed by a screen by virtue of the vibration with the sense or presence and the realistic sense, output in association with an effect of a displayed image, and also can feel more the sense of realism and the realistic sense from the situation in the game or a virtual reality.02-14-2013
20090079730Method and apparatus for generating 3D image using 2D photograph images - Provided is a method and apparatus for generating a 3D image including: generating a 2D panorama image showing the whole scene by combining a plurality of 2D images, each of which partially showing the scene; and generating a 3D image by folding the 2D panorama image on the basis of image information on the 2D panorama image.03-26-2009
20130033492SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLACING OBJECTS ACROSS A SURFACE OF A GRAPHICS OBJECT - One embodiment of the invention sets forth a technique for placing objects across a surface of a graphics object. The technique includes establishing a first plurality of grid points over the surface of the graphics object, wherein each grid point in the plurality of grid points is located either inside or outside the surface, establishing a second plurality of grid points that includes only grid points in the first plurality of grid points that are located inside the surface, marking each grid point in the second plurality of grid points as an eligible area or an ineligible area onto which objects can be placed, selecting from the second plurality of grid points a grid point that is marked as an eligible area, and placing an object onto the selected grid point.02-07-2013
20130033491Method and Apparatus for Full Resolution 3D Display - Method and apparatus for displaying full resolution, high definition (HD) three-dimensional (3D) images in a liquid crystal display (LCD) device by alternating polarization (or spectrum) of pixels present in a 4K LCD device. A first method comprises spatially dividing pixels by alternating polarization of pixels present in a 4K LCD device utilizing vertical, horizontal and checkerboard interlacing techniques. Another method comprises spatially alternating two sets of narrow band-pass color filters RGB02-07-2013
20130033490Method, System and Computer Program Product for Reorienting a Stereoscopic Image - For reorienting a stereoscopic image of first and second views, a depth map is generated in response to disparities of features between the first and second views. The depth map assigns depths to pixels of the stereoscopic image. In response to the depth map and the second view, a replacement of the first view is synthesized.02-07-2013
20130033489MULTIGRID PRESSURE SOLVER FOR FLUID SIMULATION - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth multigrid generation technique which enables accurate simulations of large scale three dimensional (3D) fluid volumes. A model of the fluid to be simulated is represented using a cell grid. The generated multigrid provides a hierarchy of increasingly coarser representations of the model that are used by a pressure solver. Eulerian simulation techniques require solving a linear system to determine pressure values for each cell within the cell grid. Different levels of the multigrid are then used to compute the pressure values for different regions of the model, maintaining accuracy near the surface of the fluid while simplifying the computations. The accurate pressure values ensure that the simulation produces detailed features of the water movement. Additionally, the multigrid pressure solver may be optimized for execution by a graphics processor.02-07-2013
20130033486Computer System For Animating 3D Models Using Offset Transforms - The present invention relates to a novel 3D animation system for animating models. The system uses offset transforms to make it possible to make animation components that can be added individually to the animation system. The animation components simplify the process of animating 3D models performed conventionally. For example, the user can apply various animation components to the 3D object to make it move for a specific time, rather than the conventional process of specifying the precise position of a 3D object at specific frames.02-07-2013
20130033487IMAGE TRANSFORMING DEVICE AND METHOD - Provided are image transforming device and method. The image transforming method includes: receiving a selection of first and second images which are separately captured; extracting a matching point between the first and second images; calculating a first transformation parameter of the first image and a second transformation parameter of the second image by using the matching point; and applying the first transformation parameter to the first image to generate a left eye image and the second transformation parameter to the second image to generate a right eye image. Therefore, a 3-dimensional (3D) image is generated by using a separately captured image.02-07-2013
20130033482Method and apparatus for preparing image representative data - Apparatus for processing a digital mesh representing a three-dimensional subject automatically filters out portions of a predetermined color to simplify further processing.02-07-2013
20130033488DISPLAY METHOD, DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC SYSTEM, AND LIGHTING UNIT - A lighting unit includes: a plurality of two-dimensionally-arrayed light emitting sections; and a drive section that drives the plurality of light emitting sections on an individual basis.02-07-2013
20130038599SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION SICKNESS MINIMIZATION USING INTEGRATION OF ATTENDED AND UNATTENDED DATASTREAMS - A system for substantially simultaneous data presentation is provided having a processor and memory with instructions for execution by the processor for: receiving attended data, including data for a user to attends to by paying attention to the data; receiving unattended data, which includes data that the user does not have to attend to in order to sense and process it; and generating presentation data. The presentation is suitable for presentation by a presentation device for substantially simultaneous presentation of the attended data and the unattended data in a manner in which the unattended data at least partially overlaps the attended data and the unattended data does not interfere with the attended data by replacing, erasing, or suppressing the attended data, and vice versa. The presented unattended data gives unconscious cues that the user can sense and provide information to the user while attending to the presented attended data, without attending to the presented unattended data.02-14-2013
20130038598Image Processor, Display System, and Method for Producing Three Dimension Images - An image processor which produces three dimension images according to a shift signal includes a receive circuit, a pixel select circuit, a pixel arrange circuit, and a shift circuit, in which the receive circuit receives the left eye pictures and the right eye pictures, the pixel select circuit selects pixel information from the left eye pictures and the right eye pictures, the pixel arrange circuit arranges the selected pixel information onto a lot of positions for right eye or left eye of the viewer, and the shift circuit shifts the arranged pixel information when the shift signal is asserted.02-14-2013
20130038601SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING AN OBJECT IN VIRTUAL WORLD - A system and method of controlling characteristics of an avatar in a virtual world may generate avatar control information based on avatar information of the virtual world and a sensor control command expressing a user intent using a sensor-based input device.02-14-2013
20130038600System and Method of Processing 3D Stereoscopic Image - A 3D stereoscopic image processing system comprises a receiver unit and an image processing unit. The receiver unit is adapted to receive a pair of stereoscopic images. The image processing unit is adapted to compute a first depth map from the pair of stereoscopic images, determine extreme depth values from a window selected in the depth map, determine a filter map based on the extreme depth values, and compute a second depth map by combining the filter map with the first depth map. In other embodiments, a method of processing stereoscopic images is provided, comprising computing a first depth map from a pair of stereoscopic images, generating a filter map associated with the first depth map, and combining the first depth map with the filter map to derive a second depth map.02-14-2013
20100045666Anchored Navigation In A Three Dimensional Environment On A Mobile Device - This invention relates to anchored navigation in a three dimensional environment on a mobile device. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method navigates a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment on a mobile device having a touch screen. A first user input is received indicating that a first object is approximately stationary on a touch screen of the mobile device. A second user input is received indicating that a second object has moved on the touch screen. An orientation of the virtual camera of the virtual camera is changed according to the second user input.02-25-2010
20100045665Method and device for creating at least two key frames corresponding to a three-dimensional object - The invention relates to a method and a device for creating at least two key images each including an image representing at least one three-dimensional object in a three-dimensional environment, and the exposure of the object in said environment from the viewpoint of the associated image, said method being characterised in that it comprises the following steps: acquiring a first image representing the object in a a predetermined initial position; creating a first key image from the first acquired image and the relative exposure of the least one second image representing said object, the viewpoint of at least one said second image being different from the viewpoint of said first image; determining the relative exposure of the object in its environment based on the difference between the viewpoints of the first image and at least one said second image, each of said viewpoints being determined relative to a position and an orientation; and creating a second key image based on said at least one acquired second image and the relative exposure of the object in its environment.02-25-2010
20100045664IMAGE PROCESSOR, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSOR AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is an image processor which makes it easier for a person other than a programmer, for example, a designer of a shape and the like of a collided object, to participate in behavior control performed on a mobile object in the case where the mobile object collides against the collided object. A behavior control information storage unit (02-25-2010
20100045663METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING VISUAL CONTENT FOREGROUNDS - A method and apparatus for identifying visual content foregrounds, the method comprises steps of: determining a 3-D opening-by-reconstruction modest structure element (B02-25-2010
20100045662METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING AND INTERACTIVELY DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - A method is provided whereby the user can view and interact with live, realtime 3D content using just a web browser, requiring no extra downloads or third party 3D plugins. The invention uses W3C standard bitmap formats, typically JPEG or PNG, as the delivery vehicle for server side rendered 3D content. The invention provides a 3D rendering application that runs on a web server and responds to commands from the user's web browser to manipulate, re-render and deliver new 3D rendered scenes back to the users' browser. The invention preferably uses Ajax—Asynchronous Javascript and XML to create the client side Web 3D scene manipulation tool set.02-25-2010
20100045661Method and system for converting a two-dimensional (2-D) graphic user interface (GUI) into a GUI with a three-dimensional (3-D) effect - A method for converting a two-dimensional (2-D) graphic user interface (GUI) into a GUI with a three-dimensional (3-D) effect includes: defining a GUI display region on a screen, the GUI display region being defined by first and second curved lines that are spaced apart from each other in a first direction, and first and second boundary lines that intersect the first and second curved lines, distances between pairs of points respectively on the first and second curved lines and aligned in the first direction varying in a second direction different from the first direction; performing projection transformation computational processing upon content of the 2-D GUI to result in transformed content; and presenting the transformed content in the GUI display region, the transformed content presenting a 3-D effect. A system that performs the method is also disclosed.02-25-2010
20100045660Recommendations for Object Use in Virtual Environment - Techniques are disclosed for helping users determine the “best” places to use and acquire inventory objects within a virtual environment, as well as to notify users of useful inventory items when an avatar is at a particular location in the virtual environment. An object index may be used to store data describing attributes of virtual objects, and a user index may be used to store data describing interactions users engage in with virtual objects.02-25-2010
20100045668Apparatus and Method for 3D Packet Scale Down with Proxy Server in Mobile Environment - A mobile network capable of 3-Dimensional (3D) packet scale down includes a server, mobile station and proxy server. The proxy server includes an apparatus and method for 3-Dimensional (3D) packet scale down. The method includes receiving a 3D packet from a main server, generating a set of unit figures constituting a 3D image using a parameter of the received 3D packet, and increasing a size of a partial unit figure in the generated set of the unit figures, and generating a set of the same size as the generated set of the unit figures, by figures of less number than the generated set of the unit figures.02-25-2010
20130033485CHANGING BETWEEN DISPLAY DEVICE VIEWING MODES - Embodiments that relate facilitating the viewing of images on a mobile device are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a mobile device including a display screen and an image display system configured to selectively switch between a first viewing mode in which an image comprising a first amount of visual information is displayed at a first apparent distance from the display screen and a second viewing mode in which an image comprising a second, different amount of visual information is displayed at a second apparent distance from the display screen. The mobile device further includes a controller in communication with the image display system, wherein the controller is configured to switch between the first viewing mode and the second viewing mode.02-07-2013
20130033484SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE MARKERLESS PAPER DOCUMENTS IN 3D SPACE WITH MOBILE CAMERAS AND PROJECTORS - Systems and methods directed to fine-grained interaction with ordinary markerless paper documents and projectors at flexible poses in 3D space. Systems and methods allow for the projection of images onto non-flat variable surfaces by utilizing depth detection techniques in order to project an image or video properly onto a variable surface.02-07-2013
20130033483ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - An electronic device for displaying a three-dimensional image and a method of using the same, and more particularly, to an electronic device for displaying a three-dimensional image and a method of using the same that can provide a user interface for controlling positions of a three-dimensional icon and a virtual layer including the same according to a user gesture are provided. The electronic device for displaying a three-dimensional image includes a camera for photographing a gesture action in three-dimensional space; a display unit for displaying a virtual layer including at least one object with a first depth at three-dimensional virtual space; and a controller for selectively performing one of a first action of changing a depth in which the virtual layer is displayed to a second depth and a second action of changing a position of the object, according to the gesture action based on a gesture input mode.02-07-2013
20130076731SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING VARIABLE SIZE MECHANICAL BINDING ELEMENTS IN VIRTUAL RENDERING OF A PRINT PRODUCTION PIECE - A system and method for a pre-print, three-dimensional virtual rendering of a print piece is disclosed. A plurality of modular/pipelined architectural layers are managed, operated, and organized by a controller. A product definition is provided to a job ticket adaptation layer where it is transformed into a physical model. The physical model is then transformed into a display model via the product model layer. The display model is transformed into a scene that can be displayed on a graphical user interface as a three dimensional virtual rendering by a rendering layer, where the rendering includes one or more binding elements to satisfy the product definition. The modularity further enables different product description formats to be supported by only altering the job ticket adaptation layer, and that different graphics rendering engines can be supported by altering only the rendering layer.03-28-2013
20090174703PARTICLE-BASED METHOD OF GENERATING AND ANIMATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VEGETATION - A computer-based method for generating vegetation such as 3D models of trees. The method includes providing in memory a template with model growth rules. A computer processor positions a seed particle in a location in digital 3D space. The base particle is associated with a set of attributes stored in the memory, such as attributes or values provided in the template. A generator module generates the tree model (e.g. a particle system) using a particle-based growth process starting with the seed. The particle growth includes iteratively generating additional particles and also includes gathering environmental data regarding the 3D space for the particles. Then, the method includes determining a move direction for each particle based on the growth rules evaluated with the environmental data The particles are moved to new positions using the move direction, and these steps are continued through time steps to create the tree model.07-09-2009
20090040215Interpreting Sign Language Gestures - Embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses relating to identifying hand gestures. In one embodiment, a hand gesture is identified by capturing an image including an image object of the hand gesture, generating a numerical signature based on the image object, and identifying the hand gesture from reference numerical signatures associated with reference hand gestures.02-12-2009
20120206451Method for Enhancing Depth Images of Scenes Using Trellis Structures - An image for a virtual view of a scene is generated based on a set of texture images and a corresponding set of depth images acquired of the scene. A set of candidate depths associated with each pixel of a selected image is determined. For each candidate depth, a cost that estimates a synthesis quality of the virtual image is determined. The candidate depth with a least cost is selected to produce an optimal depth for the pixel. Then, the virtual image is synthesized based on the optimal depth of each pixel and the texture images. The method also applies first and second depth enhancement before, and during view synthesis to correct errors or suppress noise due to the estimation or acquisition of the dense depth images and sparse depth features.08-16-2012
20120206439METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PREVIEW OF A FINISHED DOCUMENT - A method and system for providing three-dimensional preview of a finished document based on a key feature analysis. The document can be analyzed by a document analysis algorithm configured in association with a document visualization module in order to identify a number of key features associated with the document. A viewing script can be created with respect to the key features of the document in order to drive a visualization engine. A document-specific visual animation of the key features can be visually displayed based on the viewing script at a user interface in order to preview the finished document. A list of critical features with respect to the document can be selected and previewed by a user via a set of media controls displayed at the user interface.08-16-2012
20130038602MULTI-VIEW DISPLAY DEVICE - A multi-view display device display images based on received image signals, received request signals, and transmits timing control signals. When the device receives request signals with distinct channel information during a given period, the device displays a first image signal and transmits a first timing control signal that includes one of the distinct channel information during a first period of an image frame, and displays a second image signal and transmits a second timing control signal that includes the other of the distinct channel information during another second period of the image frame. User controllers having glasses are activated or deactivated to view or obscure the displayed images based on receipt of the timing control signals.02-14-2013
20130038611IMAGE CONVERSION DEVICE - The image conversion apparatus converts non-stereoscopic image data into stereoscopic image data configured by left-eye image data and right-eye image data. The image conversion apparatus includes an input unit that inputs a non-stereoscopic image, and a conversion unit that generates and outputs the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data based on the non-stereoscopic image data input through the input unit. When a stereoscopic image configured by the left-eye image and the right-eye image is displayed on a display apparatus capable of displaying a stereoscopic image, the conversion unit generates the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data to cause a user to visually recognize the stereoscopic image so that a predetermined portion in a horizontal direction in the displayed stereoscopic image is present at a position farthest from the user in a direction vertical to a display surface of the display apparatus, and a portion other than the predetermined portion is present at a position closer to the user toward left and right ends of the stereoscopic image.02-14-2013
20130038605SELECTIVE FLOW VISUALIZATION OF TRACED PARTICLES - A method for tracing a plurality of virtual particles through a flow filed includes receiving a flow field. A flow domain is divided into cells. Virtual particles are defined within the flow domain and values are collected for flow properties at each cell. A histogram is generated for each cell representing the collected flow properties for that corresponding cell. The histogram includes, for each of the one or more flow properties, a plurality of bins defining ranges of property values and a count of virtual particles within that cell that exhibit those properties. The histograms for the plurality of cells are advected with respect to the flow field over time. A graphical representation of the plurality of particles within the flow domain is rendered based on the advected histograms for the plurality of cells using a graphics processor.02-14-2013
20130038606IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus including a left eye image input unit configured to input a left eye image (L image) which is a left eye image signal applied to three-dimensional image display, a right eye image input unit configured to input a right eye image (R image) which is a right eye image signal applied to three-dimensional image display, a parallax information generating unit configured to generate parallax information from the left eye image (L image) and the right eye image (R image), and a virtual view point image generating unit configured to receive the left eye image (L image), the right eye image (R image), and the parallax information, and generate virtual view point images including a view point image other than view points of the received LR images.02-14-2013
20130038604Sending Three-Dimensional Images over a Network - A benefit is obtained for sending digital information over a network. The digital information is representative of three-dimensional images which include photographic images. The receiving computer renders the images from the received digital information, and a viewer at the receiving computer can interactively choose a viewpoint or perspective to view the images on a display of the receiving computer. The benefit to the sender can be monetary compensation and/or increased recognition of the sender, for example.02-14-2013
20100103168METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING IMAGE - A method of processing images, the method including determining whether metadata for generating a depth map corresponding to a predetermined title exists for each of a plurality of titles recorded in a disk by using metadata for disk management, and including converting two-dimensional (2D) images in the predetermined title to three-dimensional (3D) images by using the metadata for generating the depth map if metadata for generating the depth map corresponding to the predetermined title exists.04-29-2010
20100103166Method of Visualizing MR Images - In a method and a device MR images having various contrasts are scanned and then values for some or all of the parameters T04-29-2010
20100103164Apparatus and method of processing three dimensional graphic data using texture factor - A method and apparatus of processing three-dimensional (3D) graphic data using a texture factor. The method of processing 3D graphic data includes configuring a polygon including a plurality of vertexes, calculating a texture factor of an object texture corresponding to the polygon, the texture factor being associated with a degree by which the object texture is identified on an actual screen, and determining a texture filtering mode with respect to the object texture based on the calculated texture factor.04-29-2010
20100097372SYNTHETIC ACCELERATION SHAPES FOR USE IN RAY TRACING - A synthetic acceleration shape bound primitives composing a 3-D scene, and is defined using a group of fundamental shapes arranged to bound the primitives, and for which intersection results for group members yield an ultimate intersection testing result for the synthetic shape, using a logical operator. For example, two or more spheres are used to bound an object so that each of the spheres is larger than a minimum necessary to bound the object, and a volume defined by an intersection between the shapes defines a smaller volume in which the object is bounded. A ray is found to potentially intersect the object only if it intersects both spheres. In another example, an element may be defined by a volumetric union of component elements. Indicators can determine how groups of shapes should be interpreted. Synthetic shapes can be treated as a single element in a graph or hierarchical arrangement of acceleration elements.04-22-2010
20100110069System for rendering virtual see-through scenes - A system for displaying an image on a display includes a display for displaying an image thereon. A three dimensional representation of an image is obtained. The three dimensional representation is rendered as a two dimensional representation on the display. An imaging device is associated with the display. The location of a viewer is determined with respect to the display. The rendering on the display is based upon the determining the location of the viewer with respect to the display.05-06-2010
20100110071PSEUDO-REALISTIC RENDERING OF BIM DATA RESPONSIVE TO POSITIONAL INDICATOR - An electronically implemented method of on-site visualization of building information model data, the method constituted of: loading a 3D scene comprising building information model data; receiving real time positional information comprising geographic coordinate information and orientation information; rendering a pseudo-realistic image of the loaded 3D scene responsive to the real time positional information; and displaying the rendered pseudo-realistic image. Preferably the method further provides for displaying engineering information of the building information model responsive to the real time positional information. Preferably, the pseudo-realistic image provides shadowing responsive to real time chronographic information and the received real time positional information.05-06-2010
201001100703D IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A three-dimensional (3D) image generator and 3D image generation method scale a depth map or a two-dimensional (2D) image, perform a cross filtering to sharpen a blurred region on the depth map based on location information of the depth map and 2D image, and thus obtain a clearer depth map and provide a more graphical 3D image using the depth map.05-06-2010
20100321384Method, Arrangement and Computer Program for Visualising a Biochemical Pathway - The present invention relates to a method of visualising a biochemical pathway, wherein said pathway represents a plurality of reaction stages linked by reaction steps. Said reaction stages are represented by nodes of said pathway. Said reaction steps are represented by links in between said nodes of said pathway. Node attributes of said nodes are retrieved from a database. Said method comprises the steps of: receiving at least one node attribute type indicating node attributes of a same nature; forming a plurality of collections of one or more nodes of said nodes, said one or more nodes of each collection having same node attributes of said received attribute type; and visualising said pathway on display means in at least three dimensions, wherein collections are distinguishably visualised from each other in at least one grouping dimension of said at least three dimensions.12-23-2010
20120262452IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, VISION AID AND STEREO IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM USING THE SAME - An image display device where the display mode can be appropriately switched depending on whether a vision aid is in contact with or close to a portion of a user's body is provided. An image display device (10-18-2012
20130135291Volumetric Data Exploration Using Multi-Point Input Controls - A three-dimensional data set is accessed. A two-dimensional plane is defined that intersects a space defined by the three-dimensional data set. The two-dimensional plane defines a two-dimensional data set within the three-dimensional data set and divides the three-dimensional data set into first and second subsets. A three-dimensional view based on the three-dimensional data set is rendered on such that at least a portion of the first subset of the three-dimensional data set is removed and at least a portion of the two-dimensional data set is displayed. A two-dimensional view of a first subset of the two-dimensional data set also is rendered. Controls are provided that enable visual navigation through the three-dimensional data set by engaging points on the multi-touch display device that correspond to either the three-dimensional view based on the three-dimensional data set and/or the two-dimensional view of the first subset of the two-dimensional data set.05-30-2013
20130135287METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MEDICAL IMAGE DATASETS - A method and system are provided for creating and simultaneously displaying medical scan images, from each of first (05-30-2013
20090141020Systems and methods for rapid three-dimensional modeling with real facade texture - Methods are described for automatically generating a three-dimensional model of a structure including real façade textures obtained from geo-referenced oblique images. The geographical position of at least one real façade texture is located. Geo-referenced images containing the real façade texture are located. A base image having the real façade texture is selected from the geo-referenced images by analyzing image raster content. The real façade texture of the base image is applied to the three-dimensional model. Systems for generating the three-dimensional model are also described herein.06-04-2009
20130083008ENRICHED EXPERIENCE USING PERSONAL A/V SYSTEM - A system for generating an augmented reality environment in association with one or more attractions or exhibits is described. In some cases, a see-through head-mounted display device (HMD) may acquire one or more virtual objects from a supplemental information provider associated with a particular attraction. The one or more virtual objects may be based on whether an end user of the HMD is waiting in line for the particular attraction or is on (or in) the particular attraction. The supplemental information provider may vary the one or more virtual objects based on the end user's previous experiences with the particular attraction. The HMD may adapt the one or more virtual objects based on physiological feedback from the end user (e.g., if a child is scared). The supplemental information provider may also provide and automatically update a task list associated with the particular attraction.04-04-2013
20130027396DEVICE AND METHOD FOR 2D TO 3D CONVERSION - A device and method are provided for two dimension (2D) to three dimension (3D) conversion. A 2D to 3D conversion device receives a 2D image data. The 2D to 3D conversion device assigns position data of a predetermined window. The 2D to 3D conversion device generates a depth map including a depth data of the 2D image data according to the 2D image data and the position data of the predetermined window. The 2D to 3D conversion device converts the 2D image data into a 3D image data according to the depth data of the depth map and the position data of the predetermined window.01-31-2013
20130027395DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a display device includes a display unit, a detecting unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a publication. The detecting unit detects an object that performs an operation of turning a page of the publication. The control unit causes the display unit to display a display object associated with a page, of pages of the publication, to be displayed according to the operation detected by the detecting unit.01-31-2013
20130027394APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MULTI-VIEW RENDERING - Provided is an apparatus and method of multi-view rendering. A method of multi-view rendering includes rendering one or more 3D objects based on a first viewpoint, transforming pixel values of pixels of the first viewpoint, which are obtained by the rendering of the 3D objects, into pixel values of pixels based on a second viewpoint that is different from the first viewpoint, detecting an occlusion region that is a remaining region other than a region represented by the pixel values obtained by the transforming of the pixel values in an image based on the second viewpoint, and rendering the detected occlusion region based on the second viewpoint.01-31-2013
20130027392IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a technology that enables control selection as to which of a raster image for three-dimensional display, which is generated based on a raster image drawn in a memory, and the raster image drawn in the memory is to be displayed without forcing a user to do complicated work. A drawing unit draws a raster image generated based on data serving as a basis of the raster image into the memory. A pseudo-three-dimensional rendering control unit performs control as to which of the raster image drawn in the memory and a raster image for three-dimensional display based on the raster image drawn in the memory is to be displayed on a display device, in accordance with the drawing of the raster image based on the data serving as the basis of the raster image into the memory.01-31-2013
20130027391STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE SYSTEM - A stereoscopic image system is provided. The stereoscopic image system comprises: a depth detection unit, for receiving a two-dimensional image and a corresponding depth image, and generating a depth level map according to the two-dimensional image and the corresponding depth image; a stereoscopic image generator, for generating a stereoscopic image pair corresponding to the two-dimensional image according to the two-dimensional image and the depth level map; and a stereoscopic image adjusting apparatus, for generating a depth level range map according to the depth level map, and performing a pixel shifting process and an interpolation process to objects within a plurality of depth levels in the stereoscopic image pair to generate an output stereoscopic image pair according to the stereoscopic image pair and the depth level range map.01-31-2013
20130027393INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes an image generation unit configured to generate a viewpoint image in a case where a watch point set in a three-dimensional virtual space is viewed from a predetermined virtual viewpoint, a detection unit configured to detect a movement of an operator, and a viewpoint displacement unit configured to displace the virtual viewpoint with the set watch point as a reference on the basis of the detected movement of the operator.01-31-2013
20130027390STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic image display device and method for driving the same are disclosed. The stereoscopic image display device comprises: a display panel including data lines and gate lines; an image converter that calculates disparity values based on depth values of the depth map extracting from 2D image data, calculates gain disparities by multiplying each of the disparity values by a predetermined gain value, generates left-eye image data and right-eye image data by shifting the 2D image data according to each of the gain disparities, and converts the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data into the 3D image data according to a 3D format; a data driver that converts the 3D image data to data voltage and supplies data voltage to the data lines; and a gate driver that sequentially supplies gate pulses to the gate lines.01-31-2013
20130027389MAKING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INTO THREE DIMENSIONS - A 2D (two dimensional) image can be received that comprises at least one image layer. A depth value can be added to the image layer in the 2D image. The 2D image can be made into 3D (three dimensional) by using the added depth value.01-31-2013
20130027386RENDERING AND DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT REPRESENTATION - A touch screen controller is configured for use in an electronic system. The electronic system comprises: the touch screen controller, a host processing system physically distinct from the touch screen controller, a display screen, and a proximity sensor element. The touch screen controller comprises proximity sensor control circuitry, a rendering module, and display refresh circuitry. The proximity sensor control circuitry is configured to operate the proximity sensor element to sense input objects in a sensing region of the electronic system. The rendering module is configured to render three-dimensional object representations for display on the display screen. The display refresh circuitry is configured to update the display screen with an image received from and processed by the host processing system and with the three-dimensional object representation rendered by the rendering module.01-31-2013
20130027388APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DOWNSIZING SURFACE ELEVATION DATA - Provided is an apparatus and method for downsizing surface elevation data. The method includes receiving surface elevation data consisting of a plurality of cells, sequentially searching all the cells in a predetermined direction, comparing data of a cell having a predetermined reference elevation value or more with data of nearby cells, setting the cell as a boundary region when there is a nearby cell having different elevation data than the cell, grouping cells having the same data centered on the cell set as the boundary region, and performing triangulation on the basis of the grouping results. Since pieces of the same elevation data among pieces of high-resolution surface elevation data used in an outdoor environment are grouped as one, it is possible to carry out efficient analysis and improve analysis speed.01-31-2013
20130027385SEMANTIC-DRIVEN PROFILE CURVE INTERPOLATION FOR SWEPT-SURFACE EXTRUSION - A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to transition between two different profile curves in a swept surface extrusion. Each curve has section sequences that include consecutive sections, which in turn include constant attributes, which in turn include graphic attributes and semantic attributes. The section sequences define a semantic pattern for each profile curve. A globally optimal match is computed between the sections of the different curves. Adapted curves are generated that are structurally identical but geometrically resemble their respective original curves. An actual profile curve is computed for a given position on an extrusion line using a one-to-one vertex position morphing based on the adapted curves. The swept surface extrusion is performed and the result is displayed.01-31-2013
20130027387Stereoscopic Display Device and Control Method Thereof - A stereoscopic display device and a control method thereof are disclosed. A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel of the stereoscopic display device is configured to display left-eye frames and right-eye frames alternately. Each of the left-eye frames includes a left-eye sub-frame and a black sub-frame that are displayed by a first display region and a second display region alternatively. Each of the right-eye frames includes a right-eye sub-frame and a black sub-frame that are displayed by the first display region and the second display region alternately. The backlight module includes a first backlight and a second backlight. The first backlight and the second backlight are turned on alternately in such a way that the first backlight illuminates the first display region when the first display region displays one of the left-eye sub-frames and the right-eye sub-frames and the second backlight illuminates the second display region when the second display region displays one of the left-eye sub-frames and the right-eye sub-frames. In this way, uniformity in brightness of the stereoscopic display device can be improved.01-31-2013
20100066732Image View Synthesis Using a Three-Dimensional Reference Model - A novel image view may be synthesized using a three-dimensional reference model. In an example embodiment, a device-implemented method for synthesizing a novel image view includes acts of registering, selecting, applying and synthesizing. An image is registered to at least one reference model. A source block of visual data from the image is selected with regard to a destination block of the reference model based on a source depth associated with the source block and a destination depth associated with the destination block. The destination position of the destination block of the reference model is not visible in the image. The source block of visual data from the image is applied to the destination block of the reference model to produce an image-augmented model. A novel image view is synthesized using the image-augmented model.03-18-2010
20090021513Method of Customizing 3D Computer-Generated Scenes - An automated method of rapidly producing customized 3D graphics images in which various user images and video are merged into 3D computer graphics scenes, producing hybrid images that appear to have been created by a computationally intensive 3D rendering process, but which in fact have been created by a much less computationally intensive series of 2D image operations. To do this, a 3D graphics computer model is rendered into a 3D graphics image using a customized renderer designed to automatically report on some of the renderer's intermediate rendering operations, and store this intermediate data in the form of metafilm. User images and video may then be automatically combined with the metafilm, producing a 3D rendered quality final image with orders of magnitude fewer computing operations. The process can be used to inexpensively introduce user content into sophisticated images and videos suitable for many internet, advertising, cell phone, and other applications.01-22-2009
20100328306LARGE FORMAT HIGH RESOLUTION INTERACTIVE DISPLAY - An interactive display device of a preferred embodiment includes a display surface and a touch interface associated with the display surface. A first LCD layer generates a dynamic parallax barrier and a second LCD layer generates stereoscopic images in cooperation with the first LCD layer. A light source backlights the first and second LCD layers. A preferred method for controlling an interactive stereoscopic display device provides two-dimensional content to be displayed by the second LCD layer, three-dimensional content to be displayed by the second LCD layer, and generates a description that overlays two-dimensional content to be rendered monoscopically onto three-dimensional content to be rendered stereoscopically. Parallax barrier content is displayed on the first LCD layer. A preferred method for displaying images overlays monoscopic and stereoscopic image data into combined image data and displays the combined image data to the second LCD layer. Dynamic parallax barriers are displayed on the first LCD layer in cooperation with the second LCD layer. User interaction with the display device is sensed, and the combined image data is altered in response to user interaction.12-30-2010
20100328305Method and System for Producing Interactive, Three-Dimensional Renderings of Selected Body Organs Having Hollow Lumens to Enable Simulated Movement Through the Lumen - A method and system are provided for effecting interactive, three-dimensional renderings of selected body organs for purposes of medical observation and diagnosis. A series of CT images of the selected body organs are acquired. The series of CT images is stacked to form a three-dimensional volume file. To facilitate interactive three-dimensional rendering, the three-dimensional volume file may be subjected to an optional dataset reduction procedure to reduce pixel resolution and/or to divide the three-dimensional volume file into selected subvolumes. From a selected volume or subvolume, the image of a selected body organ is segmented or isolated. A wireframe model of the segmented organ image is then generated to enable interactive, three-dimensional rendering of the selected organ.12-30-2010
20120182296METHOD AND INTERFACE FOR MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION - Provided are a mechanism and an interface for man-machine interaction, especially a mechanism and an interface for man-machine interaction applicable to multi-touch. A mode and a method for constructing a graphic interface in the environment of touching operation are provided, thus sufficiently using the advantages of multi-touch devices and inputting more plentiful operation instruction information through less operation. The solution mainly describes how to use multi-touch to provide more plentiful input information and how to express operation commands with more complex structures through less steps, and how to enable the interface to be more smart, to accord with ergonomic and to be more easy to use multiple parts of a hand to operate at the same time.07-19-2012
20120182295Personal Portable Communication Devices with Deployable Display Systems for Three Dimensional Visual Representations and/or Privacy and Methods of Use - A personal portable communication device includes a deployable display system movable from a stored position to an extended position for use in three-dimensional representations of display data and/or privacy in viewing display data.07-19-2012
20120182294FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM USING CRANIOFACIAL SUPERIMPOSITION BASED ON SOFT COMPUTING - This invention relates to a method and an automatic system for assisting a forensic anthropologist in the task of identification by means of craniofacial superimposition. First, the system automatically builds a three-dimensional model from a device providing partial views of the skull. Said model is then superimposed onto a photograph of the disappeared person, modelling the inherent uncertainty to the pairing of two separate objects: a skull and a face. Finally, the system emits a recommendation from the result of the identification process to the forensic anthropologist.07-19-2012
20120182293METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR GENERATING REPRESENTATIONS OF ANISOTROPIC PROPERTIES AND A CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM AND A CORRESPONDING COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A method and an arrangement for generating representations of anisotropic properties as well as a related computer program and a related machine-readable storage medium are provided, for use in material science for representing textures, or in diffractometry, for example for quickly generating stereographic or gnomonic projections of anisotropic properties (pole figures, orientation density distributions, EBSD [Electron Backscatter Diffraction] patterns or the like). For this purpose, in the method for generating representations of anisotropic properties, it is proposed to carry out the following steps: determining a radial distribution of at least one anisotropic property; generating a sphere or polyhedron model, the surface of which respectively includes at least partly a reproduction of the radial distribution; generating the representations of anisotropic properties by projection of at least a part of the radial distribution reproduced on the sphere or polyhedron surface into a plane using a computer graphics program.07-19-2012
20120182292APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - According to an embodiment, a stereoscopic image displaying apparatus is configured to display a multi-viewpoint image. An acquirer acquires person data including a position of each of at least one person viewing a stereoscopic image, a calculator calculates a weight from (1) the person data and (2) display parameters, the weight representing a stereoscopic degree inferred, for each of the at least one person, from a multi-viewpoint image to be displayed in accordance with the display parameters, a determiner selects the display parameter based on the weights, and generates a multi-viewpoint image that accords with the display parameters selected, and a displaying device displays the generated image.07-19-2012
20120182291COMPUTER BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL SYMPTOMS ANALYSIS, VISUALIZATION AND SOCIAL NETWORK - A computer system and related method for analysis of medical symptoms on a body of a living being is provided. The system comprises a first portion of computer readable medium which stores digital representation of a plurality of tissue layers in the body. The system also includes a processor unit and a second portion of computer readable medium. The second portion of the computer readable medium stores instructions executable by the processor unit to perform the steps of displaying at least one tissue layer from the plurality of the tissue layers on a display device, receiving a first input indicating a locale on the displayed at least one tissue layer, receiving a second input associating a medical symptom description to the indicated locale, and including information about the medical symptom description and the associated locale in the digital representation of the body. Related methods are also provided.07-19-2012
20120182290STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An autostereoscopic image display device in which an image of each viewpoint can be observed in each one of a plurality of observation areas, wherein one or both of a pair of images having relationship of a reverse view near an end portion of the observation area are displayed by using first image data and added image data acquired by weighting values of the first image data and second image data based on relationship of parallax between the second image data different from the first image data and the first image data and adding the weighted values.07-19-2012
20120182289ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING ORIENTATION OF PRODUCT MODEL IN MACHINE COORDINATE SYSTEM - An electronic device and method creates a part coordinate system of a three-dimensional (3D) product model based on dimensional information in a two-dimensional (2D) drawing of the product, determines transformation matrices of the part coordinate system relative to a machine coordinate system of the measuring machine, and automatically adjusts the orientation of the product model in the machine coordinate system, to align the part coordinate system with the machine coordinate system.07-19-2012
20120182288METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION PRESENTATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting information associated with display of text. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a graphical representation of at least one of text and diagram data on a display, displaying a graphical element, by the device, to provide an indication of information associated with the graphical representation, and detecting a triggering input during display of the graphical representation, wherein the triggering input is based on displacement of the device. The method may further include updating the display to present information associated with the graphical representation of the at least one of text and diagram data. Methods and devices may also be provided to allow for display of diagram data and information in a layered format, wherein information may be displayed separately or in addition to a graphical display.07-19-2012
20120182287STEREO IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD - A stereo image displaying method adapted to a polarizing panel is provided. The stereo image displaying method includes the following steps. An original first eye image and the original second eye image are received. Each of the odd pixel data rows of the original first eye image is interpolation operated with at least one of two adjacent even pixel data rows of original the first eye image to serve as one of a plurality of pixel data rows of a first eye image of a display frame. Each of the even pixel data rows of the original second eye image is interpolation operated with at least one of two adjacent odd pixel data rows of the original second eye image to serve as one of a plurality of pixel data rows of a second eye image of the display frame. The display frame is applied on the polarizing panel.07-19-2012
20120182286SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING 2D DATA FILES INTO 3D DATA FILES - A data conversion system comprises a storage device for storing a user accessible digital data, and a conversion device for converting the user-accessible digital data into a 3D data object in a 3D environment. The 3D data object is capable of being created or modified by a user in the 3D environment; and a change made in the 3D data object by the user in the 3D environment is capable of being saved as the user-accessible digital data in the non-3D environment, the user-accessible digital data being capable of being further modified by the user in the non-3D environment.07-19-2012
20130050206TRACKABLE PROJECTION SURFACES USING HIDDEN MARKER TRACKING - Techniques for presenting display frames projected using a handheld projector. Embodiments detect a marker embedded in a display surface. A first display frame is projected onto the display surface from the handheld projector, where the first display frame projects, on the display surface, one or more animated objects positioned relative to the detected marker embedded in the display surface. Embodiments generate one or more subsequent display frames projected from the handheld projector, where at least a first one of the animated objects in the one or more subsequent display frames is positioned relative to the detected marker embedded in the display surface.02-28-2013
20130050205VISUALIZING A CUSTOM PRODUCT IN SITU - Techniques are described for visualizing a product at the actual location in the environment at which the product is to be used or displayed. An embodiment of the approaches described herein may be used in the context of a computer-based system that can receive and store digital images, receive a request to manufacture a custom framed product including an identification of an image to be framed and a type of mat and/or frame, and display a preview image of the custom framed product that simulates the actual appearance of the product as closely as possible. With such a system, the preview image may be highly realistic under idealized lighting and display conditions.02-28-2013
20130050204NAVIGATION DEVICE, METHOD OF OUTPUTTING A MAP, AND METHOD OF GENERATING A DATABASE - A navigation device comprises a processing device and a database. The database may store first data defining, for a plurality of objects, respectively a three-dimensional representation of the object. The database may store second data including, for at least a subset of the plurality of objects, an icon representation of the respective object, coordinates of the respective object and a pointer to a portion of the first data which is associated with the respective object. The processing device is coupled to the database and is configured to control an optical output device to display an object based on the first data or based on the second data.02-28-2013
20130050203DEVICES AND METHODS FOR 3-D IMAGE PROCESSING - A 3-D image processing device for processing a 3-D image data, wherein the 3-D image data has a base frame and a dependent frame, including: an image detection unit, detecting the 3-D image data to obtain the base frame and the dependent frame; an image compensation unit, generating a compensation dependent frame by performing image compensation for the dependent frame based on the base frame; and a display device, displaying a 3-D compensation image data according to the base frame and the compensation dependent frame, wherein the base frame and the dependent frame constitute a visual 3-D image, and the base frame has more image details than the dependent frame.02-28-2013
20130050202DISPLAY DEVICE - According to an aspect, a display device includes a display unit, a detecting, and a control unit. The display unit has a display surface and is configured to three-dimensionally display a display object in a space on a back face side of the display surface. The detecting unit detects an action of an object in the space on the back face side. When the detecting unit detects a predetermined action of the object in the space on the back face side, the control unit changes the display object in the space on the back face side according to the predetermined action.02-28-2013
20130050201METHOD OF IMAGE DEPTH ESTIMATION AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method and an apparatus of image depth estimation are provided. The method includes the following steps. First, a hue value of each pixel in an image is calculated by comparing all color components of each pixel in the image. The hue value of each pixel in the image is associated with a corresponding value, wherein the corresponding value is a first numerical value or a second numerical value. Then, according to the corresponding value of each pixel in the image, a depth value of each pixel in the image is calculated, in which the depth value is used to convert the image into a three-dimensional (3D) image to be displayed on a 3D display apparatus.02-28-2013
20130050200OBJECT SEARCH DEVICE, VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE AND OBJECT SEARCH METHOD - An object search device has an object searching unit configured to search for an object in a screen frame, an object position correcting unit configured to correct a position of an object area comprising the searched object so that the searched object is located at a center of the object area, an object area correcting unit configured to adjust the area size of the object area so that a background area not including the searched object in the object area is reduced, and a coordinate detector configured to detect a coordinate position of the searched object based on the object area corrected by the object area correcting unit.02-28-2013
20130050199INPUT, DISPLAY AND MONITORING OF CONTACT CENTER OPERATION IN A VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENT - A system and method are provided. A virtual reality environment rendering module provides a virtual reality environment representative of one or more of a contact center, a predictive dialer, and a media collaboration session. The virtual reality environment includes monitored virtual objects associated with a plurality of monitored entities and a monitor virtual object associated with a human monitor. The monitored object moves relative to a coordinate system defining the virtual reality environment. In response to detection of a trigger event, an information manager provides, to the human monitor, information associated with a selected monitored entity corresponding to a selected monitored virtual object.02-28-2013
20130050194INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, UTILIZING AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNIQUE - An exemplary embodiment provides an information processing program. The information processing program includes image obtaining instructions, search target detection instructions, event occurrence instructions, virtual image generation instructions, and display control instructions. The search target detection instructions cause a computer to detect a search target from an image of a subject. The event occurrence instructions cause the computer to cause an event to occur in a virtual space in accordance with variation in number of search targets. The virtual image generation instructions cause the computer to generate a virtual image by shooting the event with a virtual camera arranged in the virtual space. The display control instructions cause a display to display the virtual image such that the virtual image is visually recognized by a user as superimposed on the image of the subject or on the subject seen through a screen of the display.02-28-2013
20130050193THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A three-dimensional display apparatus includes a display panel, a display driver, an active polarizing layer, and an active polarizer. The display driver controls the display panel to display input image data categorized into data containing pixels in a first state, a second state, and a third state. The active polarizing layer is located on the display panel. The active polarizer controls the polarization direction of the active polarizing layer to enable the image displayed on the display panel to have the polarization direction after passing through the active polarizing layer. The active polarizing layer has first, second, and third polarization directions respectively corresponding to the pixels in the first state, the second state, and the third state in the display panel.02-28-2013
20130050184HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY - A system and method for generating a simulated three-dimensional object is disclosed. An initial image of a three-dimensional object is generated at an initial reference position on X, Y and Z axes. A number of displacement images of the object is generated at each of a number of angular offsets about one or more of the X, Y, or Z axes. Each of the displacement images are displayed on an electronic display in a sequence according to a direction around one or more of the X, Y, or Z axes. The electronic display is then rotated around the one or more of the X, Y, or Z axes at a speed synchronized to the spaced angles of displacement of the plurality of images.02-28-2013
20130050183System and Method of Rendering Stereoscopic Images - A method of rendering stereoscopic images comprises providing a first image of a scene having a first pixel resolution, and a second image of the same scene having a second pixel resolution different from the first pixel resolution, forming an image frame that assembles the first image of the first pixel resolution with the second image of the second pixel resolution, and transmitting the image frame to an image processing unit. In other embodiments, a system of rendering stereoscopic images is also described.02-28-2013
20130069942METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONVERTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE USING DEPTH MAP INFORMATION - One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and a apparatus for converting a three-dimensional image using depth map information. The apparatus comprise a depth map estimation unit which estimates the depth map information for each pixel present in each frame of input image data, a depth map application unit which moves each pixel by the depth map information in the X-axis direction, a 3D image interpolation unit which, when a blank pixel occurs in the frame due to the movement, forms an interpolated pixel in the blank pixel by applying a weight to adjacent pixels of the blank pixel, and a 3D image rendering processing unit which renders a left-eye image and a right-eye image to which the interpolated pixel is applied.03-21-2013
20130069941NAVIGATIONAL AID HAVING IMPROVED PROCESSING OF DISPLAY DATA - A technique for processing display data on a screen for a navigational aid between a current position point and a destination point by comparing the distance from the current position with a threshold distance, processing display data, controlling a command of the display on the screen, respectively from the bottom to the top of the screen: a first 3-D representation, according to a perspective defined with a first angle of view in relation to a selected plane, of a panorama separated from the current position point by a distance that is less than said threshold distance; and a second representation, according to a perspective defined with a second angle of view in relation to said selected plane, of a panorama separated from the current position point by a distance that is greater than said threshold distance, the first angle being smaller than the second angle.03-21-2013
20130069940Systems And Methods For Projecting Images Onto An Object - In one embodiment, a method for projecting images on a subject includes determining a pose and position of the subject, adjusting a three-dimensional model of an anatomical structure of the subject to match the determined pose and position, and projecting an image of the anatomical structure onto the subject in registration with the actual anatomical structure of the subject to illustrate the location of the structure on or within the subject.03-21-2013
20130069937ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTENTS GENERATION METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a contents generation method thereof are provided. A first mode and a second mode are provided. In the first mode, a position of at least one object is determined in response to depth information of the at least one object and the at least one object is displayed at the determined position. In the second mode, contents including the at least one object are displayed as a stereoscopic image. Conversion between the first mode and the second mode is controlled on the basis of a motion of the electronic device.03-21-2013
20130069939CHARACTER IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FOOTSKATE CLEANUP IN REAL TIME ANIMATION - Provided are an apparatus and method for cleaning up footskate in real-time character animation that is generated using a depth camera. According to an aspect, a character image processing apparatus determines, when a character image frame is received, whether a character's foot included in the character image frame reaches a predetermined ground; sets a first character image frame in which a character's foot reaches the predetermined ground as a reference constraint frame; and designates the character's foot position in the reference constraint frame as a reference foot position. Then, the character image processing apparatus extracts any constraint frames in which the character's foot has to reach the predetermined ground from among character image frames received sequentially following the reference constraint frame, and adjusts a posture of the character in each constraint frame based on the reference foot position.03-21-2013
20130069938MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is disclosed, which enables a user to change and view a 2D image and/or a 3D image on a display unit by changing a view angle without manipulation of an input unit. The present invention includes a display panel configured to display a plurality of output images, a multi-view angle panel provided in front of the display panel to provide a user with a prescribed one of a plurality of the output images in accordance with a plurality of preset view angles, and a controller partitioning the display panel into a plurality of display regions, the controller partitioning a plurality of the output images into a plurality of partitioned images to correspond to the number of a plurality of the display regions, the controller controlling the display panel to display a plurality of the partitioned images on a plurality of the display regions.03-21-2013
20130069936FEATURE-BASED DATA STRUCTURE FOR DIGITAL MANIKIN - A feature-based data structure of a digital manikin for describing the exterior features of a body comprises a plurality of feature points of the body, a plurality of girth lines, and a plurality of meridian lines. The girth lines pass through the feature points. Each of the meridian lines is formed by connecting the corresponding feature points respectively out of the girth lines. The girth lines of an arm of the body include an arm-hole girth, an elbow girth, and a palm base girth. The arm-hole girth passes through the shoulder end point, the front arm pit, and the rear arm pit. The elbow girth passes through the concave and convex points on the elbow girth. The palm base girth means the location where the size variation of the cross-sectional profile from the fore arm to the palm is the largest.03-21-2013
20130069935DEPTH GENERATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A depth generation method adapted for a 2D to 3D image conversion device is provided. The depth generation method includes the following steps. Motion vectors in an image frame are obtained by motion estimation. A global motion vector of the image frame is obtained. Motion differences between the motion vectors of each block and the global motion vector are calculated. A depth-from-motions of each block is obtained based on the motion differences. Furthermore, a depth generation apparatus using the same is also provided.03-21-2013
20130069931CORRELATING MOVEMENT INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES - A system is described herein which receives internal-assessed (IA) movement information from a mobile device. The system also receives external-assessed (EA) movement information from at least one monitoring system which captures a scene containing the mobile device. The system then compares the IA movement information with the EA movement information with respect to each candidate object in the scene. If the IA movement information matches the EA movement information for a particular candidate object, the system concludes that the candidate object is associated with the mobile device. For example, the object may correspond to a hand that holds the mobile device. The system can use the correlation results produced in the above-indicated manner to perform various environment-specific actions.03-21-2013
20130069934System and Method of Rendering Stereoscopic Images - In some embodiments, a method of rendering a stereoscopic image based on a two-dimensional image frame and a depth map comprises generating a saliency map of the two-dimensional image frame, determining a region where is located an object of focus from the saliency map, modifying the depth map such that a range of depth values in the depth map that is associated the object of focus is redistributed toward a depth level of a display screen, and generating a virtual stereoscopic image frame based on the modified depth map and the two-dimensional image frame. In other embodiments, systems of rendering stereoscopic images are also described.03-21-2013
20130069933TRANSPARENT MULTI-VIEW MASK FOR 3D DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A multi-view mask apparatus for creating a three-dimensional (3D) display. The apparatus includes a relay lens assembly that is non-inverting of images passed through the relay lens assembly including images of background objects. The apparatus includes a mask display device concurrently displaying first and second mask content via the relay lens assembly. The first mask content is viewable from a first point of view (POV) and the second mask content is viewable from a second POV or the first mask content is apparent from a first light source direction and the second mask content is apparent from a second light source direction. The relay lens assembly includes four lenticular sheets arranged into first and second pairs with adjacent back sides. The mask display device is disposed in one pair between two lenticular sheets and operated to display the first and second mask content as interlaced images under the lenticules.03-21-2013
20130069932ADJUSTABLE DEPTH LAYERS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A system and method for generating a three-dimensional image using depth layers is provided. A plurality of depth layers may be generated from the image, where each depth layer has a height, a width, and a thickness. Certain regions of the image may be assigned to one of the plurality of depth layers. A depth map may be generated based on the depth layers. Further, a disparity map may be generated based on both the depth map and the depth layers. A stereo view of the image may then be rendered based on the disparity map.03-21-2013
20100001994METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING USING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY - Provided is a communication method using a three-dimensional (3D) image display device. In the communication method, motion information is determined using a motion image obtained by photographing a user's motion indicating the user's request in relation to an opposite party, distance information indicating the distance between the user who is moving and the 3D image display device is determined, and then, the user's request is determined based on the motion information and the distance information.01-07-2010
20130088488METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, TELEVISION SET AND STEREOSCOPIC GLASSES - The invention discloses a method, apparatus and system for adjusting a stereoscopic image, a television set and stereoscopic glasses, wherein the method includes: receiving and displaying, by a display terminal, a three-dimensional stereoscopic image; transmitting, by a distance sensor, a sensing signal and obtaining a sighting distance between the display terminal and a user according to the sensing signal; and adjusting the size of the three-dimensional stereoscopic image according to the sighting distance. In the invention, stereoscopic geometrical distortion can be alleviated or even eliminated to thereby improve real experience feelings of watching the 3D stereoscopic display.04-11-2013
20130088487AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY WITH PLANAR PASS-THROUGH - A method and system for presenting both autostereoscopic images and planar images in a single display is disclosed. The design comprises processing the planar images received in the form of planar image data. The processing comprises at least one from a group comprising selectively employing bleed-through processing to enhance the planar image data when viewed through a lens sheet comprising slanted lenticules, selectively introducing blurring into the planar image data, and selectively employing anti-alias processing to the planar image data. Certain super pixels may be computed that differ from standard pixels, and lenticules in the data sheet may be slanted at desired angles. The physical lenticules may cause bleed-through that may be processed. Resolution may be computed after processing, and the resolution implemented for display. Mode switching between planar and autostereoscopic imaging may be provided in the form of Metadata or visible flags.04-11-2013
201300884863D IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND 3D IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD PERFORMED IN THE SAME - Provided are a three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus and a 3D image display method performed in the same. The 3D image display apparatus using a line light source includes a light source substrate formed by disposing a plurality of point light sources on a plane, a lenticular lens sheet spaced a predetermined interval from the light source substrate, a control unit configured to control the plurality of point light sources of the light source substrate to form line light sources spaced a predetermined interval from the lenticular lens sheet, and a display panel spaced a predetermined interval from the line light sources formed by the control unit.04-11-2013
20130088485Method of storing or transmitting auto-stereoscopic images - A method of preparing a file representing a multi-view image for 3D auto-stereoscopic viewing whereby the individual view images are reduced to a resolution equivalent to that observed for an individual view. The resolution reduction is achieved by selecting the individual sub-pixels that would be remain after applying a mask to full-resolution images. The images are tiled into a single image and compressed for storage or transmission. In order to display the tiled image, a software operation splices together the individual images from the tiled image to produce a rendered image suitable for coupling with a lenticular lense for 3D viewing.04-11-2013
20100134489IMAGE SYNTHESIS APPARATUS AND METHOD SUPPORTING MEASURED MATERIALS PROPERTIES - An image synthesis apparatus supporting measured materials properties includes an input unit for receiving from a user selected information on material information processing, sampling and rendering; a material information processing unit for converting measured material data into raw material data, performing material model fitting on the raw material data to generate material information and performing material mixing on the material information to generate mixed material information, wherein the model fitting and the material mixing is performed according to the selected information; and a sampling unit for sampling the raw material data to generate sampling information. The apparatus further includes a materials properties rendering unit for rendering scene information contained in the selected information, the mixed material information and the sampling information to generate surface material information; and an output unit for visualizing the material information and the surface material information.06-03-2010
20100134488REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS - A remote control system and a remote control apparatus allow a human operator to remotely control a mobile body easily even if the system uses a low-speed communications link. The remote control system includes a remote control apparatus, in which a CPU selects old information based on both old information and the latest mobile body information from a mobile body, and determines a virtual view point V. The CPU generates a three-dimensional environmental image K and the virtual view point V based on the selected old information, and also generates a mobile body model M, a reference point B and a clipping center point based on the latest mobile body information and data regarding a mobile body model M, in a global coordinate system GC. The CPU calculates an angle of view based on a distance d between the virtual viewpoint V and the reference point B, makes a perspective projection of the three-dimensional environmental image K and the mobile body model M from the virtual view point V toward the clipping center point to obtain a projected image, makes a clip from the projected image based on the angle of view thereby making a composite image, and converts the composite image into a display image of a predetermined size. The resulting display image is displayed on a monitor.06-03-2010
20100134485RENDERING AVATAR DETAILS - The rendering of avatars in a virtual universe is selectively controlled by the avatar owner. Avatar ranking by several criteria, operating either jointly or independently, is employed to control avatar rendering in ways intended to reduce computational loading while not significantly impacting the virtual universe experience.06-03-2010
20130088489METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A VIRTUAL OUTPUT IMAGE FROM DATA OBTAINED BY AN ARRAY OF IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICES - In a method and system for providing virtual output images from an array of image capturing devices image data (Ii(s,t), I2(s,t)) is taken from the devices (Ci, C2). This image data is processed by convolving the image data with a function, e.g. the path (S) and thereafter deconvolving them, either after or before summation (SUM), with an inverse point spread function (IPSF) or a filter (HP) equivalent thereto to produce all-focus image data (I04-11-2013
20090303233Systems and Methods for Imaging a Three-Dimensional Volume of Geometrically Irregular Grid Data Representing a Grid Volume - Systems and methods for imaging a 3D volume of geometrically irregular grid data. The systems and methods utilize various types of probes and displays to render the geometrically irregular grid data, in real-time, and analyze the geometrically irregular grid data.12-10-2009
20090303232DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display panel that displays at least one of a two dimensional (2D) image and a three dimensional (3D) image, and a driver that is driven so as to display an image on the display panel. The driver includes a 3D image conversion unit that converts the 3D image into a protective image if a length of a period during which the 3D image is displayed on the display panel is longer than a length of a first period.12-10-2009
20090303230Surface parameterization method12-10-2009
20120218262ANIMATION OF PHOTO-IMAGES VIA FITTING OF COMBINED MODELS - An image animation method implementable in software includes: fitting a fitting model to at least an object in the image, and animating the object in accordance with a corresponding animation model, where the fitting model is at least as rigid as the animation model, and the animation model is no more rigid than the fitting model.08-30-2012
20120218263METHOD FOR REPRESENTING VIRTUAL INFORMATION IN A VIEW OF A REAL ENVIRONMENT - A method for representing virtual information in a view of a real environment comprises the following steps: providing at least one virtual object (08-30-2012
20120218260METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - Methods and systems for providing three dimensional graphics to remote computing machines and appliances that include an agent executing on a local computing machine to intercept a plurality of graphics commands generated by a three dimensional application executing on a local computing machine. A first portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a first codec, while a second portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a second codec. The agent creates a frame comprising the first portion and the second portion of the plurality of graphics commands, compresses the frame, and transmits the frame to a remote computing machine.08-30-2012
20120218259COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided are a computer-readable storage medium having stored therein an image processing program executed by a computer of an image processing apparatus capable of outputting an image in a stereoscopically visible manner, the program causing the computer to function as sections configured for: acquiring setting information about a virtual stereo camera configured for imaging of a virtual space to provide images for right and left eyes in a stereoscopically visible manner; designating the position of a first object in the space, including a depth-directional position defining the imaging direction; using the information and the depth-directional position to calculate a displacement for a stereoscopically visible image of the object; and translating from a position, the object associated with the above-designated position, along a plane perpendicular to the depth direction, to generate images for right and left eyes each of which includes an image of the translated object, based on the displacement.08-30-2012
20120218258DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus that displays a three dimensional image configured by a plurality of viewpoint images, the display apparatus comprising: an image display unit having a plurality of pixels arranged in horizontal and vertical directions; and an image control unit that controls the image display unit, wherein each of the plurality of pixels includes a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in the vertical direction, and the image control unit controls the image display unit so as to sequentially display a plurality of the viewpoint images along the horizontal direction, using a plurality of pixel units, provided that each of the pixel units is regarded as a single unit configured by a plurality of pixels neighboring the horizontal direction.08-30-2012
20120218257MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, VIRTUAL INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING VIRTUAL INFORMATION DISPLAY PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a detecting unit, an imaging unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The control unit calculates, based on a first image in which a marker is taken by the imaging unit, a reference position that is a relative position of the real marker when seen from the mobile electronic device. When causing the display unit to display a second image taken by the imaging unit, the control unit calculates a predicted position that is a position at which the marker is predicted to exist in taking the second image, based on a position of the mobile electronic device acquired based on a result detected by the detecting unit in taking the first image, a position of the mobile electronic device acquired based on a result detected by the detecting unit in taking the second image, and the reference position.08-30-2012
20120218256RECOMMENDED DEPTH VALUE FOR OVERLAYING A GRAPHICS OBJECT ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO - A method of generating a recommended depth value for use in displaying a graphics item over a three dimensional video is described. The method includes at a headend: receiving a three dimensional video including video frames; analyzing a sequence of said video frames in turn to produce a sequence of depth maps, each depth map in the sequence of depth maps being associated with timing data relating that depth map to a corresponding video frame in the sequence of video frames, each depth map including depth values, each depth value representing a depth of a pixel location in its corresponding video frame; selecting a region of depth maps in the sequence of depth maps; analyzing said region of the depth maps in the sequence of depth maps to identify a furthest forward depth value for said region in the sequence of depth maps; and transmitting the furthest forward depth value as the recommended depth value for the region to a display device and region information describing the region.08-30-2012
20120218253ADJUSTING 3D EFFECTS FOR WEARABLE VIEWING DEVICES - Various embodiments are disclosed that relate to displaying 3D effects for one or more wearable 3D viewing devices. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method which comprises, for each of one or more wearable 3D viewing devices, detecting a property of the wearable 3D viewing device, and for a 3D effect to be presented to users of the one or more wearable 3D viewing devices, adjusting presentation of the 3D effect based on the detected properties.08-30-2012
20110007070INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate, based on data on gradation included in two-dimensional graphics data, position information about color reference points of the gradation and shape information about an object to which the gradation is applied, and a conversion unit configured to convert the two-dimensional graphics data into three-dimensional graphics data by calculating a rectangle encircling the object based on the calculated shape information, dividing the rectangle into a plurality of triangles as three-dimensional polygons, and designating colors of the color reference points with respect to vertices of each three-dimensional polygon based on position information about each three-dimensional polygon and the position information about the calculated color reference points.01-13-2011
20130057546PANORAMIC EXPANSION IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING PANORAMIC EXPANSION IMAGE - A panoramic image display device divides a panoramic expansion image into at least two panoramic images and displays the panoramic images. The panoramic expansion image display device including: a clipping reference position setting unit that sets a clipping reference position for the panoramic expansion image; an object detection unit that detects an object as a display target from the panoramic expansion image; a clipping position determination unit that determines a clipping position of the panoramic image according to a relationship between a detected object position and the clipping reference position; and a display image generation unit that displays the panoramic image clipped from the panoramic expansion image at the clipping position.03-07-2013
20130057544AUTOMATIC 3D CLOTHING TRANSFER METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - Disclosed here is An automatic 3D clothing transfer method comprising the processes of: (a) inputting the first avatar wearing the input clothing and the second avatar which will wear the input clothing; (b) making the input clothing as skin on the first avatar so that the input clothing deforms to the shape change of the first avatar; (c) fitting the first avatar wearing the input clothing as skin to the shape of the second avatar; (d) deforming the input clothing to the fitted shape of the first avatar based on the skinning result of process (b); (e) separating the input clothing from the fitted first avatar and move it onto the second avatar; and (f) draping the clothing without any intersections in the second avatar wearing the separated input clothing. The present invention enables us to automatically drape any 3D clothing on games, movies, TVs and web sites onto any 3D avatar. Further, it provides an automatic 3D clothing transfer method and device, which allows for making the clothing compatible among different sizes, shapes, and topologies of avatars provided by individual online shopping service, thus, for constructing a automatic clothing transfer platform.03-07-2013
20130057543SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - Systems and methods are disclosed for generating stereoscopic images for a user based on one or more images captured by one or more scene-facing cameras or detectors and the position of the user's eyes or other parts relative to a component of the system as determined from one or more images captured by one or more user-facing detectors. The image captured by the scene-facing detector is modified based on the user's eye or other position. The resulting image represents the scene as seen from the perspective of the eye of the user. The resulting image may be further modified by augmenting the image with additional images, graphics, or other data. Stereoscopic mechanisms may also be adjusted or configured based on the location or the user's eyes or other parts.03-07-2013
20130057545DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD AND - Reproducibility of a depth of a stereoscopic moving image is improved.03-07-2013
20130057541IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating the image display apparatus includes entering a 3-dimensional (3D) mode, receiving color data and depth data of a 2-dimensional (2D) on screen display (OSD) according to the 3D mode, converting the 2D OSD into a 3D OSD using the color data and the depth data, and displaying a 3D image including the converted 3D OSD on a display.03-07-2013
20130057542IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An image processing apparatus projecting 3D image data to 2D planar image data includes: an accumulation unit that accumulates the 3D image data having position coordinates and pixel values; an acquisition unit that acquires a display parameter, including a zoom parameter for changing image size, for the 2D image data to be created; a creation unit that creates the 2D image data from the 3D image data with the display parameter by determining a half view angle of the 3D image data and performing inverse projection transformation on the 2D image data while changing, in accordance with a change in the half view angle caused by the change in image size specified by the zoom parameter, an inverse projection transformation method applied to position coordinates used to create the 2D image data; and a display unit that displays the created 2D image data as a 2D planar image.03-07-2013
20130057539Barrier Panel and Three Dimensional Image Display Device Using the Same - A barrier panel is disclosed which includes: upper and lower substrates opposite to each other; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the upper and lower substrates; a plurality of upper electrodes formed parallel to one another in a direction on the upper substrate; and a plurality of lower electrodes formed on the lower substrate in another direction parallel to the upper electrode, wherein the upper and lower electrodes are alternately disposed.03-07-2013
20130057538Method for providing a rendering of the respiratory tract of a human or animal patient during or after an intervention - A method for rendering a respiratory tract of a patient during an intervention is proposed. During the intervention, a catheter is introduced into the respiratory tract. A 3D image data record is obtained both using an X-ray angiography apparatus and also using a computed tomography system respectively. These 3D image data records are combined to obtain a rendering, in which both the advantages of the good mapping of structures by the computed tomography unit and those of the current rendering respectively, for example in respect of the position of the catheter, by the X-ray angiography apparatus are utilized. Optionally a further combination with images from an endoscope is also possible.03-07-2013
20130057537DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH IMAGE CONVERSION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a display system includes: calculating a focus measure for an original image; calculating a segment mean based on the focus measure for a segment; generating an ordered segment based on the segment mean; generating a segment depth based on the ordered segment; and generating a three-dimensional image with the segment depth for displaying on a device.03-07-2013
20130057536Method for relieving eye strain using animation - The invention presents a method using animation to relax the eyes and help the eyes to do exercises for the ciliary muscles and lens, and enhance the regulating function of the lens. The method does not require any dedicated device except a display screen to play the animation. The method can also interact with the users to provide entertainment.03-07-2013
20130057540METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL STEREO DRAWING - Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable storage media for stereo drawing that enable the creation of stereoscopic image pairs. A stereo drawing system may present 3D shape(s) via a user interface (UI). The user can position and rotate a 3D shape, for example via direct manipulation technology such as motion tracking technology. A drawing surface may be mapped to an input device via which input strokes may be applied to the surface. The input strokes are mapped locally onto the surface, thereby allowing the user to draw onto a well-defined shape in 3D space. The stereo drawing system maps what is drawn onto the drawing surface; the geometry of the drawing surface provides depth information so that stereoscopic image pairs can be automatically generated.03-07-2013
20080231630Web Enabled Three-Dimensional Visualization - A method for presenting a perspective view of a real urban environment, augmented with associated geo-coded content, and presented on a display of a terminal device. The method comprises the steps of: connecting the terminal device to a server via a network; communicating user identification, user present-position information and at least one user command, from the terminal device to the server; processing a high-fidelity, large-scale, three-dimensional (3D) model of an urban environment, and associated geo-coded content by the server; communicating the 3D model and associated geo-coded content from said server to said terminal device, and processing said data layers and said associated geo-coded content, in the terminal device to form a perspective view of the real urban environment augmented with the associated geo-coded content. The 3D model comprises a data layer of 3D building models; a data layer of terrain skin model; and a data layer of 3D street-level-culture models. The processed data layers and the associated geo-coded content correspond to the user present-position, the user identification information, and the user command.09-25-2008
20090091567IMAGE ENHANCEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FIDUCIAL-LESS TRACKING OF TREATMENT TARGETS - A method and system are presented for enhancing one or more images of an object, so as to increase the visibility within the images of one or more structures within the object. The object may be an anatomical region of a patient, and may include one or more reference structures, for example skeletal structures or vertebral structures, and one or more treatment targets, for example tumors or lesions. An operator, for example a top-hat filter operator, selects at least a first neighborhood and a second neighborhood within the images. The operator selects within each neighborhood one or more pixels having an optimal pixel value, and eliminates the remaining pixels in these neighborhoods. When the operator is applied to the selected neighborhoods, only the pixels having the greatest pixel values remain in the selected neighborhoods, and the remaining pixels are eliminated in the selected neighborhoods. As a result, desired features can be located and enhanced in the images.04-09-2009
20090091565ADVERTISING WITH AN INFLUENTIAL PARTICIPANT IN A VIRTUAL WORLD - Technologies are described herein for advertising with an influential participant in a virtual world. A facilitator rating is determined for each of a plurality of participants in the virtual world. The facilitator rating may indicate an influence of each of the plurality of participants on other participants in the virtual world. One or more participants are identified from the plurality of participants based on the facilitator rating. The one or more participants are utilized to provide an advertisement in the virtual world.04-09-2009
20090091563CHARACTER ANIMATION FRAMEWORK - An extensible character animation framework is provided that enables video game design teams to develop reusable animation controllers that are customizable for specific applications. According to embodiments, the animation framework enables animators to construct complex animations by creating hierarchies of animation controllers, and the complex animation is created by blending the animation outputs of each of the animation controllers in the hierarchy. The extensible animation framework also provides animators with the ability to customize various attributes of a character being animated and to view the changes to the animation in real-time in order to provide immediate feedback to the animators without requiring that the animators manually rebuild the animation data each time that the animators make a chance to the animation data.04-09-2009
200900273803-D visualization - An apparatus, computer program, method, system, and graphical display are provided for analyzing and imaging 3-D or multi-dimensional data volumes using linked 2-D parametric surfaces. At least two 2-D parametric surfaces are each derived from a multi-dimensional data volume. The 2-D parametric surfaces are displayed. The 2-D parametric surfaces are linked to each other. A user interface enables rotation, translation, or scaling of the planes. The linked planes are operated upon in unison. The 2-D parametric surfaces are redisplayed. A subset area may be defined to restrain the area of additional computations.01-29-2009
20120306873MONITORING USER ATTENTION IN A COMPUTER-SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT - Provided are methods, data processing systems and computer program product for monitoring user activity and monitoring the effectiveness of objects within a virtual environment such as an immersive, computer-simulated 3D environment. An embodiment of the invention monitors the attention given to a virtual object by one or more avatars, by associating a viewing region with each object that requires attention monitoring, and detecting when an avatar is within the viewing region of the object simultaneously with the object being within an attention region (typically a clipped field of view) of the avatar. The viewing region is a 3D volume within which a surface of the virtual object is deemed to be effectively viewable.12-06-2012
20120306872Stereoscopic Display Device and Stereoscopic Display Method - A stereoscopic display device for displaying left-eye and right-eye images in alternation on a display to show the images as a stereoscopic image. The stereoscopic display device includes: an average picture-signal level calculation section configured to calculate an average picture-signal levels of the left-eye images and the right-eye images, respectively; a drive parameter calculation section configured to calculate drive parameters, corresponding to the respective average picture-signal levels calculated by the average picture signal-level calculation section, for showing the image stereoscopically; a selection section configured to select one of either the drive parameter corresponding to the average picture-signal level of the left-eye image or the drive parameter corresponding to the average picture-signal level of the right-eye image, calculated by the drive parameter calculation section; and a control section configured to display the left-eye and right-eye images on the display, based on the drive parameter selected by the selection section.12-06-2012
20120306871Method and apparatus for redrawing widget - A method for redrawing a Widget is provided, which specifically includes: creating a three-dimensional container, and inserting a Widget with plane coordinates and a Z coordinate into the 3D container; informing the three-dimensional container when the Widget is changed; determining, by the three-dimensional container, whether the Z coordinate of the changed Widget is equal to a Z coordinate of another Widget, if yes, performing a redrawing according to a Widget redrawing flow on the same plane, otherwise, redrawing the changed Widget and completing the redrawing. An apparatus for redrawing a Widget is further provided. By means of the above method and apparatus, Widgets in different layers can be redrawn without a redundant redrawing operation, so that a refresh efficiency of a display interface is improved12-06-2012
20120306870THREE DIMENSIONAL COORDINATE LOCATION DEVICE, METHOD FOR SAME, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a 3-dimensional coordinate specifying device which can accurately specify a set or sets of optional coordinates in a 3-dimensional space by a simple manipulation. The 3-dimensional coordinate specifying device includes a standard plane setting section 12-06-2012
20120306869GAME DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE NON-VOLATILE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - The present disclosure provides a game device and/or the like that can adequately display a stereoscopic image that is easy to view. An acquirer specifies, for example, the object to collide with first on a line which extends from the current viewpoint in the line-of-sight direction, and acquires the depth position of that object. A setter sets the left and right virtual cameras arranged based on the current viewpoint. An image generator generates images photographed respectively from the left and right virtual cameras set. A synthesizer synthesizes a marker image in each game image based on the depth position of the object acquired by the acquirer. Then, a display controller controls the display of a stereoscopic image based on each game image in which the marker image is synthesized.12-06-2012
20120306868STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN AN IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM, IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM - When a game process is performed by an exemplary game apparatus having an LCD for displaying a stereoscopically visible image, angular velocities of rotations about axes of the game apparatus are detected by using an angular velocity sensor provided in the game apparatus. A stereoscopic effect of a stereoscopically displayed image is adjusted in accordance with a magnitude of a rotation angle of the game apparatus in a roll direction calculated based on the angular velocities of the rotations about axes of the game apparatus.12-06-2012
20120306867INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - When a data transfer process is started, a state in which a plurality of character objects lift an icon object in a three-dimensional virtual space, and carry the icon object from a start point toward a completion point in the three-dimensional virtual space, according to a degree of progress of the data transfer process, is displayed. At this time, a display range is sequentially shifted according to the degree of progress of the data transfer process so as to constantly display the icon object on a screen.12-06-2012
201203068663D-IMAGE CONVERSION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR ADJUSTING DEPTH INFORMATION OF THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A 3D-image conversion apparatus, a method of adjusting depth information of the same, and a storage method thereof are provided. The three-dimensional (3D) image conversion apparatus includes a depth information generator which generates depth information with regard to an input image; an object detector which detects an object having parallax exceeding a preset range in a left-eye image and a right-eye image corresponding to the input image based on the generated depth information; a depth information adjuster which adjusts depth information of the object by adjusting the parallax of the detected object to be within a preset range; and a rendering unit which renders the input image according to the adjusted depth information.12-06-2012
20120306865APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR 3D IMAGE CONVERSION AND A STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - An apparatus and method for three-dimensional (3D) image conversion and a storage medium thereof. The method implemented by a three-dimensional (3D) image conversion apparatus includes: receiving an input image including a plurality of frames; identifying a first frame selected among the plurality of frames; acquiring first depth information of a first object selected in the first frame; identifying a second frame selected among the plurality of frames; acquiring second depth information of a second object selected in the second frame; acquiring third depth information of a third object selected in a third frame, using at least one of depth information between the first depth information and the second depth information; generating fourth depth information based on the first depth information, the second depth information and the third depth information; and rendering the input image based on the fourth depth information.12-06-2012
20120306863IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A three-dimensional moving image and an ultrasonic moving image showing a body part making periodic motion are obtained, and, from the moving images, a characteristic part having a shape that changes with the periodic motion is extracted. Phases of the periodic motion captured in the moving images are obtained. For at least one of the moving images, the phases are obtained based on the shape of the extracted characteristic part. For each phase, the positions of the characteristic part shown in the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic moving image are associated with each other based on the extracted characteristic part and the obtained phases. Comparison images are generated by aligning, for each phase, the positions of the characteristic part shown in the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic moving image with each other based on the associated positions of the characteristic part and the phases, and displayed.12-06-2012
20120306859TERMINAL FOR SUPPORTING MULTI-DISPLAY MODE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A terminal for supporting multi-display modes and a driving method thereof are provided. The method for driving a terminal, having first and second emitters for supporting multi-display modes, includes confirming a preset value of currently set multi-display modes, controlling emissions of the first and second emitters according to the preset value of the multi-display modes, and outputting a screen on a display unit through the first and second controlled emitters.12-06-2012
20120306858ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - An organic light emitting display and method of driving the display are disclosed. The display is driven with an ith frame and an (i+1)th frame, wherein the (i+1)th frame has a shorter duration than the ith frame. The driving signals for the display are adjusted so that the apparent brightness of the frames is substantially equal.12-06-2012
20120306857COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM OF GENERATING A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - One embodiment of a present invention causes a computer to execute controlling a position of an object in the virtual space, determining an area where the object is positioned from among a plurality of areas set in the virtual space, setting a stereoscopic parameter which is used for rendering a stereoscopic image according to the determined area, generating a stereoscopic image including the object based on the set stereoscopic parameter, and displaying the generated stereoscopic image on the display device.12-06-2012
20120306856RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY, DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY - An exemplary embodiment provides a program for controlling a display capable of providing stereoscopic display. The program includes image output instructions for outputting an image for left eye and an image for right eye to the display, parallax calculation instructions for calculating parallax produced when an object is displayed on the display, and movement-and-display instructions for carrying out at least one of movement of a displayed object out of an effective display range and movement of a not-displayed object into the effective display range in accordance with the calculated parallax.12-06-2012
20120306855STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM - A computer of an example display control apparatus configured to perform a stereoscopic display and a planar-view display on a display unit, the computer being caused to function as: stereoscopic display control means; display switching means; and planar visible object display control means. The stereoscopic display control means performs a stereoscopic display of a virtual space on the display unit. The display switching means switches the stereoscopic display of the virtual space on the display unit performed by the stereoscopic display control means to a planar-view display thereof, in accordance with predetermined switching conditions. The planar visible object display control means displays a planar visible object on the display unit after the stereoscopic display is switched by the display switching means to the planar-view display.12-06-2012
20120306854STORAGE MEDIUM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An example of a game apparatus as an image processing apparatus includes a CPU, and the CPU controls a movement, etc. of a player object according to an instruction from a player. In a case that the player object exists within an area in which an enemy object is made to appear, and a set condition is satisfied, an enemy setting tag is set. At this time, the CPU sets the enemy setting tag at a position moved away from a predetermined distance along a course in a moving direction of the player object. That is, an arrangement position of the enemy object is decided. Then, the CPU sets the enemy object according to the enemy setting tag.12-06-2012
20120306853ADDING ATTRIBUTES TO VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF REAL-WORLD OBJECTS - A method, medium, and virtual object for providing a virtual representation with an attribute are described. The virtual representation is generated based on a digitization of a real-world object. Properties of the virtual representation, such as colors, shape similarities, volume, surface area, and the like are identified and an amount or degree of exhibition of those properties by the virtual representation is determined. The properties are employed to identify attributes associated with the virtual representation, such as temperature, weight, or sharpness of an edge, among other attributes of the virtual object. A degree of exhibition of the attributes is also determined based on the properties and their degrees of exhibition. Thereby, the virtual representation is provided with one or more attributes that instruct presentation and interactions of the virtual representation in a virtual world.12-06-2012
20120306851MESH SEQUENCE FILE FORMAT - Technologies are described herein for generating a binary transition file. Multiple animation structures may be generated in the binary transition file. The animation structures may define a sequence of three-dimensional meshes. A header portion may also be generated in the binary transition file. The header portion may define slides that are applied to the three-dimensional meshes to produce a transition between the slides. A presentation program application may be modified with the binary transition file, thereby adapting the presentation program application to provide the transition.12-06-2012
20120306850DISTRIBUTED ASYNCHRONOUS LOCALIZATION AND MAPPING FOR AUGMENTED REALITY - A system and method for providing an augmented reality environment in which the environmental mapping process is decoupled from the localization processes performed by one or more mobile devices is described. In some embodiments, an augmented reality system includes a mapping system with independent sensing devices for mapping a particular real-world environment and one or more mobile devices. Each of the one or more mobile devices utilizes a separate asynchronous computing pipeline for localizing the mobile device and rendering virtual objects from a point of view of the mobile device. This distributed approach provides an efficient way for supporting mapping and localization processes for a large number of mobile devices, which are typically constrained by form factor and battery life limitations.12-06-2012
20120306849METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INDICATING THE DEPTH OF A 3D CURSOR IN A VOLUME-RENDERED IMAGE - A method and system include displaying a volume-rendered image and displaying a 3D cursor in the volume-rendered image. The method and system include controlling a depth of the 3D cursor with respect to a view plane with a user interface and automatically adjusting a color of the 3D cursor based on the depth of the 3D cursor with respect to the view plane.12-06-2012
20120188226METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A method for displaying stereoscopic images is provided. A parallax bound and a plurality of depth ranges are calculated according to at least one environmental parameter. The user may select a depth range among the plurality of depth ranges. A depth of a stereoscopic image is adjusted according to the parallax bound and the selected depth range. Stereoscopic images are then displayed on a screen of a 3D display device according to the adjusted depth.07-26-2012
20110012900METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING POINTS OF INTEREST BETWEEN IMAGES WITH NON-PARALLEL VIEWING DIRECTIONS - A method for identifying within a working image of a scene a point of interest designated within a designation image of a scene, the designation image being taken along a first viewing direction and the working image being taken along a second viewing direction, the second viewing direction being significantly non-parallel to the first viewing direction, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining a designation image of the scene; obtaining a working image of the scene; correlating said designation image and said working image with each other, directly or by correlating each of said designation image and said working image with a common reference image, so as to derive an interrelation between said designation image and said working image; and employing said interrelation between said designation image and said working image to derive a location within said working image of a point of interest designated within said designation image, characterized in that the method further comprises: obtaining a secondary designation image taken along a viewing direction displaced from, but similar to, the first viewing direction; and co-processing said designation image and said secondary designation image to derive range information relating to a plurality of pixels in said designation image, thereby defining a partial relative three-dimensional model of a portion of the scene relative to the viewing direction of said designation image, wherein said partial relative three-dimensional model is used in said step of correlating.01-20-2011
20110012899IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing method, an image processing device and a program which can improve sharpness are provided. An image processing device 01-20-2011
20110012898Global Registration of Multiple 3D Point Sets Via Optimization on a Manifold - A method for registering multiple 3D point sets by determining optimal relative positions and orientations of the 3D point sets. Initial values are determined for the rotation matrices corresponding to the relative orientations of reference frames of the 3D point sets. A registration error cost function is optimized on a product manifold of all of the rotation matrices to determine optimal values of the rotation matrices. The optimal values of the rotation matrices are used to determine optimal values for translation vectors corresponding to the relative positions of the reference frames of the 3D point sets. The 3D point sets are registered on a common reference frame using the optimal rotation matrices and the optimal translation vectors.01-20-2011
20110012897Methods and apparatus for displaying images - In one aspect, a method of displaying data is provided. The method comprises obtaining projection data of an object by exposing an object to radiation at a plurality of view angles and detecting at least some of the radiation exiting the object to form the projection data, operating a computer to reconstruct the projection data at a reconstruction resolution to form image data comprising a plurality of voxels representing locations within the object, each of the plurality of voxels being assigned an associated intensity indicative of a density of the subject matter at the respective location, determining a maximum resolution for display, above which variation in intensity between adjacent voxels is not supported by information in the projection data, the maximum resolution being less than the reconstruction resolution, and displaying the image data at or below the maximum resolution.01-20-2011
20110012896IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, 3D GLASSES, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display apparatus, three-dimensional (3D) glasses, and a method for operating the image display apparatus are disclosed. The method includes displaying a two-dimensional (2D) image on a display, sensing whether a user wears 3D glasses, and displaying a 3D image on the display, if it is sensed that the user wears the 3D glasses.01-20-2011
20110012895Processing Hogel Data - Methods and systems for processing hogel data including providing a set of hogel data, providing one or more properties of a hogel light modulator, and processing the set of hogel data according to the one or more properties of the hogel display.01-20-2011
20100097373CATHETER LOCATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE - This invention relates to a method of catheter and radiating coil location in a human body and in particular to the determination over time of the location of the tip of a catheter as it is inserted and during its use in the body. In particular when a radiating coil is used in conjunction with a catheter, a coil locating device can be used to determine the distance the coil is from the device and hence its depth in the body of a patient. To assist a clinician using the coil-locating device, a display is provided that shows both a reference image of a part or portion of a body (non-subject body) and an image of the coil located on the display with reference to the reference image. This is achieved by locating the coil-locating device on or over a predetermined landmark on the patient's body. The coil and its associated signal wires can be incorporated into a stylet, guide wire or a catheter. The coil locating device has a preferable triangular shape in plan view that allows it uppermost apex to be orientated towards the head of the patient and for an axis of the device to be aligned with the mid sagittal plane of the patient. Preferable landmarks on a human body include the xiphoid sternal junction and the caudal/mid sagittal aspect of the jugular sternal notch.04-22-2010
20090267940METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CURVED MULTI-SLICE DISPLAY - A method of generating a curved multi-slice display (10-29-2009
20090267939INPUT DEVICE OF COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING COMPUTER SYSTEM - An input device of a computer system and a method for operating the computer system are provided. In the method for operating the computer system, a motion state of the input device in three-dimensional space is detected first. Then, a predetermined code is generated at an operation terminal or a main body terminal of the computer system according to the motion state of the input device. Afterwards, the predetermined code is converted to a corresponding object code, and the object code is sent to the main body terminal of the computer system to make the computer system operate according to the object code.10-29-2009
20090267938THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) VIRTUAL WORLD WORMHOLES - A three dimensional (3D) virtual world wormhole includes hosting a 3D virtual world, and creating a wormhole at a selected location in the 3D virtual world for automatic transport of an avatar from the selected location to a selected destination in the 3D virtual world. Policies may be defined for the wormhole where the wormhole operates in accordance with the defined policies. An avatar may be automatically transported from the location to any one of a plurality of destinations based on a current capacity of each of the plurality of destinations.10-29-2009
20090267937FLOATING TRANSITIONS - A computer implemented method and apparatus for floating object transitions. In one embodiment, tracking data identifying a location of an avatar in relation to a range of an object in a virtual universe is received. The range comprises a viewable field. In response to the tracking data indicating an occurrence of a trigger condition, a set of flotation rules associated with the trigger condition is identified. An optimal location and orientation of the object is identified for each flotation action in a set of flotation actions associated with the set of flotation rules. The set of flotation actions are initiated to float the object above a surface. The object changes the location and orientation of the object in accordance with the set of flotation actions associated with the set of flotation rules.10-29-2009
20120223944STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Provided is a stereoscopic image processing apparatus allowing a manufacturer of image data to grasp parallax of a subject in display data easily and accurately. The stereoscopic image processing apparatus includes units: acquiring two pieces of image data having horizontal parallax; composing the two pieces of image data to generate display data; deriving parallax of a predetermined object in the two pieces of image data and generates parallax information representing the parallax; holding the generated parallax information in relation to time information assigned to each piece of the image data; generating parallax time image data representing the parallax represented by the parallax information and time represented by the time information as a two-dimensional image; causing the generated parallax time image data and the display data to overlap each other; and displaying the display data overlapping the parallax time image data on a display unit.09-06-2012
20120223943DISPLAYING DATA FOR A PHYSICAL RETAIL ENVIRONMENT ON A VIRTUAL ILLUSTRATION OF THE PHYSICAL RETAIL ENVIRONMENT - Three dimensional models representing retail store elements (gondolas, kiosks, etc.) are identified and tracked for location and orientation on a surface representing a retail store space. Each retail store element is associated with particular retail products or retail product groups. A point of view with respect to the models may be identified and an image of the retail store space and elements displayed on a human-scale display from the identified point of view. As the store elements and/or point of view are changed, the displayed image is updated to provide an immersive experience.09-06-2012
20120223942IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - An image display system and method. A pixel of the system has a latch circuit and a display circuit. According to a scan line signal, the latch circuit receives and temporarily stores a data line signal. The display circuit works according to a reset signal and a set signal. According to the reset signal, the display circuit resets a voltage level of a control terminal of liquid crystal materials of the pixel. According to the set signal, the display circuit receives the data line signal stored in the latch circuit, to adjust the control terminal of the liquid crystal materials and thereby the liquid crystal materials are rotated and the expected image of the pixel is displayed accordingly. The active interval of the reset signal is arranged after a last scan line signal is disabled and prior to the enabling of the set signal.09-06-2012
20120223941IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a display including a light ray controller and a light-emitting panel, an image acquisition unit, an interpolation process unit, and a sub-pixel rearrangement process unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a first image. The interpolation process unit performs an interpolation process for the first image to generate a second image. The interpolation process calculates a color of a first phase which is determined from a display specification including at least one of a size, tilt, and arrangement interval of the light ray controller, a pitch of sub pixels of the light emitting panel, and an arrangement of color filters. The sub-pixel rearrangement process unit generates a third image by rearranging colors in the second image for each sub-pixel. The light-emitting panel illuminates the third image.09-06-2012
20120223940SPRITE STRIP RENDERER - Techniques are disclosed for generating 2D images of a 3D avatar in a virtual world. In one embodiment, a request is received specifying customizations to the 3D avatar. The 2D images are generated based on the request, each 2D image representing the 3D avatar from a different viewing angle in the virtual world. Advantageously, the 2D images may be sent to a client for display, without requiring the client to render the 3D avatar.09-06-2012
20120223939RENDERING STRATEGY FOR MONOSCOPIC, STEREOSCOPIC AND MULTI-VIEW COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY, SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR THE SAME - Provided are a rendering method for monoscopic, stereoscopic, and multi-view computer generated imagery, a rendering system, and a recording medium thereof. When rendering an image sequence having a plurality of consecutive frames, standard frames are initially selected and rendered, and then normal frames between the selected standard frames are rendered by receiving rendering information of a preceding frame in time in a channel and rendering information of a subsequent frame as transfer functions, thereby reducing rendering time and rendering error. If the image sequence is a multi-channel image sequence for stereoscopic and multi-view imagery, rendering information of a simultaneous frame in a neighboring channel can be additionally received as a transfer function, thus allowing more efficient rendering.09-06-2012
20120223938METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER CONTROL OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DEPTH WITHIN THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY SPACE - A system and method for providing user control of the projection of two-dimensional (2D) image information within the three-dimensional (3D) display space of a 3D-capable display device. Advantageously, the system and method disclosed herein allow a user to view 3D video even when the source video includes 2D content, by allowing the user to adjust the z-axis position of the 2D content, thereby causing the 2D content to be projected at a user-specified image depth within 3D space. The user can adjust the z-axis position of the 2D content in real time while contemporaneously viewing the imagery, e.g., via a remote control, and such adjustment can be stored for later use when similar or other 2D content is being viewed.09-06-2012
20120223937METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF THE SURFACE OF A VIEWED OBJECT - A method and device for displaying a three-dimensional view of the surface of a viewed object is disclosed, wherein a subset of the three-dimensional data from the entire image of the viewed object in a region of interest is determined and displayed to provide enhanced detail in the region of interest.09-06-2012
20120223936SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING A 3-D ENVIRONMENT USING A MULTI-INPUT INTERFACE - A system and method for 3-D environment manipulation is disclosed. A vector extrapolator is configured to extrapolate an input into a 3-D space to establish a 3-D vector extrapolation. A perspective locator is configured to relocate a viewing perspective based on the 3-D vector extrapolation.09-06-2012
20120223935METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING INTERACTION WITH A THREE-DIMENSIONAL USER INTERFACE - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating interaction with a three-dimensional user interface. A method may include receiving an indication of a hovering gesture input to a touch display. The method may further include determining, based at least in part on the received indication, a position of the hovering gesture input. The method may additionally include determining a relation of the determined position to a three-dimensional user interface displayed by the touch display. The method may also include causing, based at least in part on the determined relation, a modification of a displayed element of the three-dimensional user interface. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.09-06-2012
20110063290SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING 3-DIMENSION MAP USING TEXTURE MAPPING - A display system and method using texture mapping is provided. The display system, including: a texture maintenance unit maintaining a texture generated based on a characteristic of an object; a texture selection unit selecting a texture based on an object to be displayed; and a texture application unit repeatedly applying the selected texture to at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3D) texture corresponding to the object to be displayed.03-17-2011
20110063289DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - The invention relates to a device for displaying images, in particular three-dimensional images, in a reconstruction space using spatial points that are points of intersection of at least two intersecting light beam bundles. The device comprises an image display unit having image pixels for displaying image information and a beam alignment unit. The beam alignment unit emits the light beam bundle issuing from the image display unit in pre-defined directions so that at the points of intersection thereof at least one spatial point can be produced in the reconstruction space. The light beam bundles leaving the at least one spatial point are directed exclusively to at least one virtual viewing window provided in a viewing plane. The maximum extent of the virtual viewing window corresponds to the diameter of the pupils of the eyes of the observer and, said viewing window tracking the observer during lateral and/or axial movement.03-17-2011
20110063288Transfer function for volume rendering - Described herein is a technology for facilitating visualization of image data. In one implementation, rendering is performed by a computer system to generate a three-dimensional representation of a region of interest from the image data based on a transfer function. In one implementation, the transfer function causes the computer system to render voxels representing a material that is likely to occlude the region of interest from a desired viewpoint as at least partially transparent. In addition, one or more features within the region of interest may be visually distinguished according to a color scheme.03-17-2011
20110063287 Information Presentation in Virtual 3D - A method, system and program product for assisting a presentation owner in creating and presenting information to audience users in a virtual 3D cyclorama-like environment. A presentation object tool provides behavior in the cyclorama object to assist the presentation owner in resolving graphic objects into the cyclorama and in placing information onto the graphic objects. The presenter object tool also provides behavior in the graphic objects to allow the presentation owner to expand a graphic object into a larger viewing size, to increment and decrement the placement of graphic objects within the cyclorama's presentation space, and to place an expanded graphic object into a home viewing position for presentation to audience users.03-17-2011
20130162634IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING MULTI-LAYER REPRESENTATION - A method and apparatus for processing an image using a multi-layer representation is provided. A multi-layer representation for a reference view including information about a scene may be generated based on at least one input view. The multi-layer representation may be expanded to obtain information about a portion occluded by the at least one common input view. Output views viewed at different viewpoints may be generated using the expanded multi-layer representation.06-27-2013
20130063421THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY - A three-dimensional (3D) image display includes a display panel including regions arranged in a first direction and an image converting unit that converts a two-dimensional (2D) image displayed on the display panel into a 3D image. Each of a first region and a second region includes columns sequentially arranged in the first direction and a first pixel pattern or a second pixel pattern is included in each of the columns. The first and second pixel patterns each include first, second, third, and fourth color cells arranged in a second direction different from the first direction. The arrangement of the first to fourth color cells in the first pixel pattern is different from the arrangement of the first to fourth color cells in the second pixel pattern. The first and second pixel patterns are alternately arranged in corresponding columns of the first and second regions.03-14-2013
20130063425VISUALIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A visualization process visualizes a visualization range of a three-dimensional model based on physical values of regions of the model. The visualization process may include setting the visualization range, projecting the physical values corresponding to the visualization range onto a visualization plane, designating a coloring range for the projected physical values within the visualization range based on the physical values, defining color information that determines a relationship of the physical values and colors based on the coloring range, and coloring the visualization range based on the color information and the coloring range.03-14-2013
20130063430APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DEPTH INFORMATION - An apparatus for generating depth information includes: a receiver which receives a two-dimensional (2D) image signal including a plurality of frames; a user input unit; a user interface (UI) generator which generates a tool UI to input guide information for generating depth information; a display unit which displays a frame for which depth information is generated among the plurality of frames, and the generated tool UI; and a depth information generator which generates depth information corresponding to the guide information input by the user input unit through the tool UI.03-14-2013
20130063433METHOD AND SYSTEM OF RENDERING WELL LOG VALUES - Rendering well log values. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods that involve: sending to a graphics processing unit (GPU) of a computer system vertices that define a panel, the sending by a main processor of the computer system, the main processor distinct from the GPU; sending a program to the GPU, the sending of the program by the main processor; sending a first set of well log values to the GPU, the sending of the first set of well log values by the main processor; executing the program by the GPU which program determines a first curve from the first set of well log values by the program executed by the GPU; and displaying on a display device of the computer system the first curve within the panel.03-14-2013
20130063432VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM FOR VIEWING CURRENT AND PREVIOUSLY STORED OR CALCULATED MOTION DATA - Virtual reality system for viewing current and previously stored or calculated motion data. System obtains data from motion capture elements, analyzes data and stores data in database for use in virtual reality applications and/or data mining, which may be charged for. Enables unique displays associated with the user, such as 3D overlays onto images of the user to visually depict the captured motion data. Ratings, compliance, ball flight path data can be calculated and displayed, for example on a map or timeline or both. Enables performance related equipment fitting and purchase. Includes active and passive identifier capabilities.03-14-2013
20130063431THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A three dimensional (3D) image display apparatus is provided, which includes a display which outputs a 3D image, a barrier which opens a first area to pass a light in a first direction of a 3D image pixel constituting the 3D image, and which closes a second area to block a light in a second direction of the 3D image pixel, and a controller which controls an operation of the barrier so that the first area becomes narrower than the second area.03-14-2013
20130063424IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - Provided is an image processing device including a congruence degree detecting unit which detects a degree of congruence of each of multiple scenes with respect to an input image made of a two-dimensional image, a depth image generating unit which generates, with respect to the input image, depth images each obtained by a technique corresponding to each of the scenes, a blending unit which blends the depth images, which are generated by the depth image generating unit and each generated by a technique corresponding to each of the scenes, at a blending ratio based on the degree of congruence of each of the scenes, to generate a blended depth image, and a three-dimensional image generating unit which generates a three-dimensional image, which can be viewed three-dimensionally, made of a left-eye image and a right-eye image generated by shifting each pixel of the input image using the blended depth image.03-14-2013
20130063427IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - An image display control system and method are provided. The image display control system includes a feature information acquiring unit that acquires feature information indicating a three-dimensional shape and a position of a feature. The image display system also includes a birds-eye view data creating unit that creates a birds-eye view and a panoramic view data creating unit that creates a panoramic view. The birds-eye view shows scenery to be acquired when viewing in a travel direction of a navigation terminal downward from a view position that is set at an upper point above a current position of the navigation terminal and the panoramic view shows scenery to be acquired when viewing a predetermined directional area including the travel direction of the navigation terminal at the current position. The image display control system also includes an image display control unit that displays the panoramic view above the birds-eye view.03-14-2013
20130063423USER INTERFACE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention discloses a unique user interface of an electronic device. The user interface comprises a first interface and a second interface. The said first interface has a displaying mode and an operating mode. The displaying mode is capable of automatically and continuously displaying a first polyhedron icon by rotating thereto in a certain sequence. The operating mode is capable of rotating the polyhedron icon in accordance with the order of the user. The second interface is capable of displaying the polyhedron by unfolding it so as to display the displaying surfaces thereof. Furthermore, the present invention has an output mode. in the output mode, a plurality of reserved intervals are added on the periphery of the development drawing of polyhedron icon so as to provide a non-digital, physical 3D polyhedron by cutting, adhering and folding the reserved intervals.03-14-2013
20130063419STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - A stereoscopic image display device includes an image dividing module dividing an input image including a two dimensional (2D) image and a depth information image into a plurality of divisions, wherein each of the divisions includes a portion of the 2d image and a portion of the depth information image corresponding to the portion of the 2D image, an image rendering module rendering the divisions to output a plurality of rendered images, and a display panel assembly combining the plurality of rendered images.03-14-2013
20130063422DISPLAY APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A display device includes a display panel including pixels, a frame rate convertor to separate an input image signal into left and right-eye image signals and output the left-eye image signal as first and second left-eye image signals and the right-eye image signal as first and second right-eye image signals, a timing controller to convert the first and second left-eye image signals into first and second left-eye output image signals according to locations of the display panel where the first and second left-eye image signals are displayed and the first and second right-eye image signals into first and second right-eye output image signals according to locations of the display panel where the first and second right-eye image signals are displayed, and a data driver to drive the pixels in response to the first and second left-eye output image signals and the first and second right-eye output image signals.03-14-2013
20130063420Stereoscopic Image Display Method, Stereoscopic Image Driving Method, and Stereoscopic Image Display System - A stereoscopic image display method for a liquid crystal display panel is disclosed. The stereoscopic image display method includes providing a stereoscopic image including a first image frame and a second image frame, displaying the first image frame on a plurality of first scan lines of a liquid crystal display panel and displaying a plurality of first black pixel data on a plurality of second scan lines of the liquid crystal display panel during a first frame period, and displaying the second image frame on the plurality of second scan lines of the liquid crystal display panel and displaying a plurality of second black pixel data on the plurality of first scan lines of the liquid crystal display panel during a second frame period.03-14-2013
20130063417OBJECT ALIGNMENT FROM A 2-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - The present disclosure provides methods, machine readable media, and systems for object alignment from a 2-dimensional (2-0) image of the object. One or more embodiments include defining a 2-D shape in the 2-D image and a 3-dimensional (3-D) shape in a 3-D model of the object, mapping a number of corresponding points on the 2-D and 3-D shapes, defining the 2-D and 3-D shapes with a number of triangles, wherein a number of vertices of the number of triangles correspond to the number of points, subdividing the number of triangles defining the 2-D and 3-D shapes into a plurality of subdivided triangles that include a plurality of new vertices, and reconstructuring a 3-D image from the 2-D image by assigning a number of z-coordinates from the plurality of subdivided triangles of the 3-D shape to the plurality of subdivided triangles of the 2-D shape to create a 3-D reconstructured shape.03-14-2013
20130063418TECHNIQUES FOR PROCESSING IMAGE DATA GENERATED FROM THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHIC MODELS - 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) frames in a manner consistent with changes in rendering the underlying 3D geometry.03-14-2013
20130063428METHOD OF DISPLAYING AN IMAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method of displaying an image, the method includes providing a source data frame and at least one copy data frame repeating the source data frame to a display panel and, selectively providing boosted light of a first luminance level to the display panel during a first period and normal light of a second luminance level to the display panel during a second period, based on the source data frame and the copy data frame, the second luminance level being smaller than the first luminance level, the second period being longer than the first period.03-14-2013
20130063429SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL WORLD DATA - A system for delivering three-dimensional virtual content to a user. The system can include a three-dimensional virtual world hosted by a three-dimensional virtual world host, a client associated with a virtual plot of land within the three-dimensional virtual world, and a referencing database hosted by the three-dimensional virtual world host. A user can request three-dimensional virtual content relating to the virtual plot of land from the three-dimensional virtual world host, the three-dimensional virtual world host can respond by supplying the user with identifier data from the referencing database for the client associated with the virtual plot of land, the user can contact the client using the identifier data and request the three-dimensional virtual content, and the client can transmit the requested three-dimensional virtual content to the user.03-14-2013
20130162639Method And System For Generating Augmented Reality With A Display Of A Motor Vehicle - A method and system for generating augmented reality with a display of a vehicle is provided. The method comprises recording an image of an environment of the vehicle in the form of image data, determining a virtual space in three dimensions from the image data, and detecting a real object in the image data. The method further comprises determining a first coordinate range of the real object in the three dimensional virtual space, adding a virtual element to the three dimensional virtual space, and controlling the virtual element in the three dimensional virtual space based on a user input. The method further comprises outputting the environment and the controlled virtual element in combined form in an output image, modifying the output image when the first coordinate range of the real object and a second coordinate range of the controlled virtual element form an intersection area, and displaying the output image.06-27-2013
20130162636DEPTH ESTIMATION DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, DEPTH ESTIMATION DATA GENERATING METHOD, AND DEPTH ESTIMATION DATA GENERATING PROGRAM, AND PSEUDO THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS, PSEUDO THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND PSEUDO THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE GENERATING PROGRAM - An average value, minimum value, and maximum value data detecting unit detects an average value, a minimum value, and a maximum value in one frame of a red (R) signal. A difference value calculating unit calculates a difference value by subtracting the average value from the R signal. A processing unit estimates the average value to be a level of a background image occupying a large area of a screen, and generates a signal indicating a minimum value (concavity) at the average value and a maximum value (convexity) at the maximum or minimum value as a compensated object signal. An adding unit adds the compensated object signal to a composed image of basic depth models to generate depth estimation data for generating an image in a different viewpoint from a non-3D image, the image in the different viewpoint and the non-3D image constituting the pseudo 3D image.06-27-2013
20130162625Displayed Image Improvement - A image processing system for displaying a source image includes a memory for storing a source image having a high resolution digital format, a display screen having a low resolution digital format, and a media acceleration hardware unit adapted to increase color depth values from the source image and generate a plurality of temporally shifted images from the source image by sequentially shifting an origin point for a frame applied to the source image and scaling source image pixel values from each frame, thereby generating the plurality of shifted images having the second, relatively low resolution for display at the display screen.06-27-2013
20090256836HYBRID RENDERING OF IMAGE DATA UTILIZING STREAMING GEOMETRY FRONTEND INTERCONNECTED TO PHYSICAL RENDERING BACKEND THROUGH DYNAMIC ACCELERATED DATA STRUCTURE GENERATOR - A circuit arrangement and method provide a hybrid rendering architecture capable of interfacing a streaming geometry frontend with a physical rendering backend using a dynamic accelerated data structure (ADS) generator. The dynamic ADS generator effectively parallelizes the generation of the ADS, such that an ADS may be built using a plurality of parallel threads of execution. By doing so, both the frontend and backend rendering processes are amendable to parallelization, and enabling if so desired real time rendering using physical rendering techniques such as ray tracing and photon mapping. Furthermore, conventional streaming geometry frontends such as OpenGL and DirectX compatible frontends can readily be adapted for use with physical rendering backends, thereby enabling developers to continue to develop with known API's, yet still obtain the benefits of physical rendering techniques.10-15-2009
20090244060Method and apparatus for visualizing an image data record of an organ enclosing a cavity, in particular a CT image data record of a colon - A visualization of an image data record of an organ enclosing a cavity, in particular a CT image data record of a colon, that is reliable and has a low level of computational complexity, is performed according to a method. In at least one embodiment of the method a virtual viewer position outside the organ tissue is defined; an interface between the organ tissue and the cavity is defined with the aid of the image data record; from the middle of the cavity local gradients, that specify the rise in the absorption behavior between a gas contained in the cavity and the organ tissue, are determined; starting from the viewer position, a search beam is defined and an angle between the search beam and the gradients is determined; and a transparency value is allocated to the organ tissue as a function of the angle during visualization.10-01-2009
20090237398DETERMINING A NODE PATH THROUGH A NODE GRAPH - Determining a node path through a node graph includes modifying the node graph in accordance with a predetermined platform performance, performing a path finding process through the node graph to obtain the node path, determining if the platform performance has changed, adjusting the node graph to compensate for a change in the platform performance, and re-performing the path finding process through the adjusted node graph to obtain the node path.09-24-2009
20090237397APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL SHAPES - Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for searching for 3-dimensional shapes. The apparatus includes, an input means, an acquisition module, a storage means, a comparison and search module, an output means, and control means. The input means receives 3-dimensional image data. The acquisition module acquires a 2-dimensional image data group about the shape of an object represented by the 3-dimensional image data. The comparison and search module compares the respective data of the acquired 2-dimensional image data group with the respective data of the 2-dimensional image data groups that are previously stored in the storage means, and searches for 3-dimensional image data. The control means controls the modules and the means.09-24-2009
20090237396SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING AND SYNCHRONIZING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SITE MODEL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGERY - An imaging system includes a 3D database for storing data relating to three-dimensional site model images having a vantage point position and orientation when displayed. A 2D database stores data relating to a two-dimensional image that corresponds to the vantage point position and orientation for the three-dimensional site model image. Both the three-dimensional site model image and two-dimensional imagery are displayed typically on a common display A processor operative with the two-dimensional and three-dimensional databases and will create and display the three-dimensional site model image and two-dimensional imagery from data retrieved from the 2D and 3D databases and correlates and synchronizes the three-dimensional site model image and two-dimensional imagery to establish and maintain a spatial orientation between the images as a user interacts with the system.09-24-2009
20130127837IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - By adjusting parameters of single-eye 3D information on the basis of the visual-sense characteristic of a human being, it is possible to present a 3D image more hardly causing the human being to have a feeling of discomfort and a feeling of displeasure. An input-value-adjustment-quantity determination section determines an adjustment quantity of an input value on the basis of an evaluation function to serve as an adjustment quantity corresponding to a determined depth adjustment quantity. An adjustment-gain computation block computes a gain value of each of spatial-frequency components of an input 3D image on the basis of the adjustment quantity of the input value. An image adjustment block adjusts the spatial-frequency components in accordance with the gain values computed for the spatial-frequency components respectively. The present application can be applied to typically an image processing apparatus for adjusting depths of the input 3D image.05-23-2013
20090046097Method of making animated video - A method of making an animated movie includes the steps of casting one or more animated characters as performers in a play of the animated video; creating one or more scenes of the animated video; canvassing the animated character in the scene to form a motion picture, and outputting the motion picture in a realtime playback manner. The motion picture is canvassed by the steps creating a timeline of the scene; setting a light effect of the scene; setting a shooting angle of the animated character in the scene; and setting a movement of the animated character in the scene in responsive to the timeline.02-19-2009
20090046094METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING AVATAR MOVEMENT IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - The present invention provides a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer useable program code to offer to move an avatar in a virtual universe. A computer predicts a location selection to form a prediction. The computer renders a first viewport in a computer display, based on the prediction. The first viewport includes a first user-control; a first coordinate; and a first attitude. The computer renders a second viewport comprising a second user-control, a second coordinate and a second attitude wherein at least one object is rendered in a computer display from a perspective distinct from a perspective of the first viewport. The computer receives an instruction corresponding to the first user-control.02-19-2009
20090046093MAP DISPLAY DEVICE AND MAP DISPLAY METHOD - A map display device and a map display method, in which a building in a map is formed as a pseudo three-dimensional figure and arithmetic processing to display the figure as a bird's-eye view is simplified. The map display device 02-19-2009
20100045667Navigation In a Three Dimensional Environment Using An Orientation Of A Mobile Device - This invention relates to navigation in a three dimensional environment using an orientation of a mobile device. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method navigates a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment on a mobile device. The method includes: receiving orientation information of the mobile device; and orienting the virtual camera in the three dimensional environment according to the orientation information.02-25-2010
20090027384Method of Identifying Pattern in a Series of Data - In a method and device for generating and/or displaying 3D images the depth of content (d) of an image or a part of an image is temporarily increased to a high level (h) where after the depth of content is decreased to a low level (01-29-2009
20090027379IMAGING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an imaging system for displaying image data representative of a structure investigated by scan image data acquisition means. The imaging system comprises display rendering means for processing scan data representative of the configuration of the structure and rendering a display comprising a 3D image of the structure superposed with a scan image representative of the extent of the scan region.01-29-2009
20090021514HANDLING RASTER IMAGE 3D OBJECTS - A raster image 3D platform provides methods and systems to facilitate image capture, position detection, and association of the image and position to create a raster image 3D object for modeling and simulation. The 3D object model, when combined with rendered 3D model, can be used in 3D simulation for design and planning purposes. Metadata can be combined with the raster image object to record important aspects of the object such as position, direction, environment, and the like that can be applied to a simulation of the object.01-22-2009
20120229452DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE USING THE SAME - A display apparatus includes a display panel, a lens plate and a lens driver. The display panel includes a plurality of unit pixels. The display panel is driven by dividing a single frame into N sub frames. N is a natural number. The lens plate is on the display panel. The lens plate includes a plurality of lenses which convert a two dimensional (“2D”) image displayed on the display panel into a three dimensional (“3D”) image. The lens driver disposes the lenses at a first position during a first sub frame. The lens driver moves the lenses to a second position from the first position and disposes the lenses at the second position during a second sub frame. The second position is shifted by 1/N of a width of the unit pixel from the first position.09-13-2012
20120229451 METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAY AND BROWSING OF E-BOOKS - An electronic reader device configured to receive at least one set of source data for processing in a manner so as to display at least one electronic reading material. The electronic reader device includes a processing portion and a display portion coupled to the processing portion. The processing portion can be configured to process at least one set of source data in a manner so as to produce graphic data. Graphic data can be communicated to the display portion which can be configured to display graphic data as display data in a stereoscopic display mode. The display data can correspond to a graphic representation. In the stereoscopic display mode, the graphic representation is associable with a three dimensional imaging based graphic representation such that the display data correspond to a graphic representation where at least one portion of the at least one electronic reading material is visually perceivable to be projecting from the display portion.09-13-2012
20120229450MOBILE TERMINAL AND 3D OBJECT CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a 3D object control method thereof for controlling the depth or rotation of a 3D object using a 3D manipulation portion displayed around the 3D object. According to the present invention, a circular- or ring-shaped 3D manipulation portion may be touched to intuitively control the rotation and enlargement/reduction of the 3D object, thereby providing usefulness and convenience for the user, capable of editing the 3D object while directly viewing the transformed form and depth of the 3D object.09-13-2012
20120229449FILE STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT IN 3D AUTHORING SYSTEM - The present disclosure is directed to improved techniques for encoding 3D media objects in a 3D authoring system. In an exemplary embodiment, encoding involves having a plurality of virtual files each representative of different 3D media objects renderable by a computer, each virtual file having a data structure including (i) first data defining a first set properties of a 3D media object which during a rendering session are not impacted by a change to a second set of properties (ii) second data defining the second set of properties of the 3D media object; and (iii) linking data to link the virtual file, during the rendering session, to other virtual files of other 3D media objects having similar data structures.09-13-2012
20120229448COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - It is determined, based on attitude data, whether or not a direction of a predetermined axis set in a portable display device is within a first range. When the result of the determination is that the direction of the predetermined axis is within the first range, an action of a first object arranged in a virtual world is controlled based on the direction of the predetermined axis. When it is determined that the direction of the predetermined axis is outside the first range, at least an action of a second object arranged in the virtual world is controlled based on the direction of the predetermined axis. Then, a first image showing the virtual world including at least the first object and the second object is displayed on the portable display device.09-13-2012
20120229447APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - In one or more embodiments described herein, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory having computer program code stored thereon, the computer program code and at least one memory being configured to, when run on the at least one processor, perform detection of physical tilting of a display. The display is configured to provide user visual output associated with at least one running application. The at least one running application also has a virtual keyboard associated therewith provided on the display. The computer program code and at least one memory are also configured to, when run on the at least one processor, provide, in response to detection of said physical tilting of said display, corresponding graphical tilting of an onscreen area of a display to reveal a previously off-screen area of the user visual output associated with the at least one running application.09-13-2012
20120229446METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TOPIC BASED VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS AND EXPERTISE DETECTION - A method and system for creating a topic-based 3D virtual environment. The inventive method and system provides a 3D virtual environment that includes images, scenery, and content that relate to the topic of discussion in the virtual environment. If the virtual “meeting” should be adjourned or ended, the system saves the data, discussions that occurred during the meeting, and all the scenery and content related to the virtual meeting so that the meeting can be continued with all of the content and imagery in place. A virtual environment template containing this information is loaded and used for subsequent virtual meetings discussing the same topic.09-13-2012
20090009511IMAGE-DATA DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE-DATA OUTPUT DEVICE, AND IMAGE-DATA DISPLAY METHOD - An image-data display system includes: a display-related-information acquiring unit that acquires a display size of an object image including a plane projection image of a three-dimensional object; an output-image-data generating unit that acquires instruction image data indicative of two positions in the plane projection image displayed in the object image, a length between the two positions being actual size when the object image is displayed according to the display size; and a display device that displays the object image according to the display size, and executes display processing based on the instruction image data.01-08-2009
20120069014SPATIAL EXPLORATION FIELD OF VIEW PREVIEW MECHANISM - Indicators operable to preview or show the position and relative zoom level of a field of view within a virtual space. Virtual space exploration took typically make use of a field of view for limiting a user's view of the virtual space and zooming in on a portion of the virtual space. A spherical indicator is provided to show the current position of the field of view within the virtual space, as well as provide an indication of level of zoom. A local field of view indication is also provided to show the current position of the field of view, as well as provide an indication of level of zoom, with respect to a nearby object within the virtual space. Such indicators may be useful in exploring outer space as well as landscapes and any other spaces.03-22-2012
20120069002IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - An image display apparatus includes a display unit capable of performing a stereoscopic view display of a first image utilizing a disparity of human being, an image processing unit performing processing which changes a depth range in the stereoscopic view display on the first image, and a display controlling unit making the display unit to display the first image on which the processing is performed.03-22-2012
20100085354MULTI-MEDIA PROCESSOR, HAND-HELD ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A hand-held electrical communication device including a host processor, a multi-media processor and a display unit is provided. The host processor is used for outputting a graphic rendering command. The multi-media processor is used for adjusting an original image frame as an adjusted image frame, processing a dynamic image of the adjusted image frame as a processed dynamic image frame, processing a static image of the adjusted image frame as a processed static image frame, or drawing a graphic frame according to the graphic rendering command. The multi-media processor scales the adjusted image frame, the processed dynamic image frame, the processed static image frame or the graphic frame. The display unit is controlled by the host processor to display the scaled adjusted image frame, the scaled processed dynamic image frame, the scaled processed static image frame or the scaled graphic frame.04-08-2010
20100085355Image Generating Apparatus, Image Processing Method, Information Recording Medium, and Program - A duplicate generating section (04-08-2010
20110018871MEDICAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND MEDICAL IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - A medical image display device provided with storage means for storing a sliced image of an object to be examined obtained by a medical image diagnostic apparatus, extraction means for extracting a center line passing through the region of a hollow organ of the object and the center thereof from the sliced image stored by the storage means, and 3-dimensional image generation means for generating a virtual 3-dimensional image of the inner wall of the hollow organ seen from a viewpoint while sequentially moving the viewpoint from one end to the other end of the center line is provided, with means for changing the direction in which the virtual 3-dimensional image seen from the viewpoint is generated to the direction of bending curvature of the hollow organ according to the bending curvature thereof.01-27-2011
20110018867Video game machine, gaming image display method, gaming image dispaly program and network game system - A video game machine includes a monitor that permits three-dimensional viewing, a virtual camera controller for moving first and second virtual cameras while maintaining a positional relationship in which the two virtual cameras are separated from each other, an image display controller for synthesizing first and second image data acquired by the two virtual cameras upon leading the image data to a display memory, and reading out data content thereof, a game-related image storage block for storing panel images including objects and textures, and a specifier which issues a command for presenting a panel image. The image display controller maps a texture corresponding to an object read out in accordance with the command given from the specifier twice in two storage locations of the display memory that are offset from each other. A player is provided with a gaming image generated with a reduced 3D processing burden, yet creating compelling reality and enjoyable sensation in game playing.01-27-2011
20110018862Gaze Intent Estimation for Retargeting of Characters - Any image capturing system, and a method to use same, that includes one or more image capturing devices that have known and fixed positions relative to one another and the eye of a subject, wherein the image capturing devices capture a plurality of images of eye of a subject during a performance is disclosed. The images of the eye, along with the known and fixed relative positions of the image capturing devices are used define eye-lines for the eye of the subject. The eye-lines can then be used to manually or automatically retarget the eye of a rendered or animated figure based on the performance of the subject to retarget the gaze intent of the rendered or animated figure within a scene.01-27-2011
20120113115IDENTIFICATION OF 3D FORMAT AND GRAPHICS RENDERING ON 3D DISPLAYS - In one embodiment, a 3D display has an image processor including an overlay detector connected to a display controller. The image processor receives a 3D-compatible image stream from a 2D legacy device that may superimpose overlays, e.g., a 2D captions, over 3D-compatible images. The overlay detector automatically determines whether a received image comprises a caption overlay and, if so, provides the location and dimensions of the overlay to the display controller. The display controller processes the overlaid 3D-compatible image to isolate the caption characters of the caption overlay and generates, for a viewer of the 3D display, different left-eye and right-eye images, each including overlaid caption characters that substantially match the characters of the caption overlay. The result is the appearance, to the viewer, of a substantially flat and coherent caption overlay over a 3D image.05-10-2012
20120113114METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING PERSPECTIVE IMAGE - A method and device for generating a perspective image are provided, which are related to multimedia technology. The method comprises the following steps: acquiring the length, height and vanishing point of a required perspective image and the length and height of an original image; for each pixel point (x′, y′) in the perspective image, determining the coordinate (x, y) of a pixel point in the original image corresponding to said pixel point; copying the pixel point at the coordinate (x, y) in the original image to the position corresponding to the coordinate (x′, y′) in said perspective image. The invention utilizes a principle that perspective image is smaller than original image, and employs a form of inverse transform, thereby the calculated pixel points are reduced, and compared with forward calculation, the calculation is greatly reduced, which improves the speed of perspective image generating and saves central processing unit (CPU) resources.05-10-2012
20120113113METHOD OF PROCESSING DATA FOR 3D IMAGES AND AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM - A method of processing 3-dimensional (3D) images and an audio/video (A/V) system are disclosed herein. The A/V system includes a source device providing one of a 2D image signal and a 3D image signal through a digital interface, and a sink device processing and displaying one of the 2D image signal and the 3D image signal provided through the digital interface. Herein, the sink device transmits identification information indicating whether or not the sink device supports 3D images from to the source device. And, when the sink device is verified to be 3D-supportable based upon the identification information, the source device transmits the 3D image signal to the sink device.05-10-2012
20120113112SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-DIRECTIONAL VISUAL BROWSING - Systems and methods for multi-directional visual browsing on an electronic device are described. In example embodiments, a primary result and a peripheral result are determined. A display layout based on attributes associated with the primary result and the peripheral result is generated. The display layout is then formatted into instructions, which will cause a device to render the display layout. The instructions are transmitted to the client device.05-10-2012
20120113111ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM AND IMAGE DATA DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - An ultrasonic diagnosis system that generates virtual endoscopic image data on a lumen of an organ of an object based on volume data acquired by three-dimensional scanning of the object, includes: a unit that sets a three-dimensional region of interest for the volume data; a unit that sets a center line of the lumen of the organ in the volume data based on the acquired volume data; a unit that detects a reference point at which a reference plane of the three-dimensional region of interest and the center line intersect with each other; a unit that sets a viewpoint and a view direction based on the reference point; a virtual endoscopic image data generating unit that processes the volume data based on the viewpoint and the view direction to generate the virtual endoscopic image data; and a display unit that displays the generated virtual endoscopic image data.05-10-2012
20120113110METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECONSTRUCTING TORRENT CONTENT METADATA - The present invention relates to a method for generating a 3 Dimensional model of a certain object. This method first includes the step of determining an object depth representation of the object and the step of generating a texture of the object. Subsequently, a 3-Dimensional model is generated by applying displacement mapping on said object depth representation of said object and subsequently applying said texture onto said 3-dimensional model of said object generated using said displacement mapping.05-10-2012
20120113109METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING FOR IMAGE DATA - A method and apparatus are provided for searching for image data by generating a search query including depth information of an image in order to search for the image data; and searching for image data by comparing the depth information included in the search query with depth information of the image data to be searched.05-10-2012
20120113108ULTRASOUND IMAGE PROCESSING TO RENDER THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - Methods for processing two-dimensional ultrasound images from an intracardiac ultrasound imaging catheter provide improved image quality and enable generating three-dimensional composite images of the heart. Two-dimensional ultrasound images are obtained and stored in conjunction with correlating information, such as time or an electrocardiogram. Images related to particular conditions or configurations of the heart can be processed in combination to reduce image noise and increase resolution. Images may be processed to recognize structure edges, and the location of structure edges used to generate cartoon rendered images of the structure. Structure locations may be averaged over several images to remove noise, distortions and blurring from movement.05-10-2012
20120113107IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR THEREOF - Disclosed are an image display device and a driving method thereof. The image display device separates left-eye image data and right-eye image data from an input image signal, analyzes the left-eye image data and right-eye image data to acquire brightness of a left-eye image and brightness of a right-eye image, acquires a viewing distance between a viewer and a screen which displays the left-eye image and right-eye image, adjusts a moved distance of a pixel in the left-eye image and right-eye image on the basis of at least one of the brightness of the left-eye image and right-eye image and the viewing distance, and divides and displays a left-eye image and right-eye image with respective adjusted depths thereof, in time or space.05-10-2012
20120113105MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING 3D IMAGE THEREIN - A mobile terminal includes a memory configured to store at least one 2-dimensional (2D) image and at least one 3-dimensional (3D) image. A display unit is configured to display the images. A controller is configured to control the display unit to display a list including the at least one 2D image and the at least one 3D image when a command for displaying the list is input, and to control at least one image being one of the 2D image or the 3D image distinguishably displayed from another of the 2D image or the 3D image.05-10-2012
20120113104TABLE TYPE INTERACTIVE 3D SYSTEM - A table type 3D video display device and a table type interactive user interface are disclosed. More particularly, a method for providing services such as games, education, shopping, virtual experience, or the like, of a 3D type is disclosed. The interactive 3D system of the present invention includes a table type 3D display module 05-10-2012
20120113103APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING 3D APPLICATION PROGRAM USING REMOTE RENDERING - An apparatus for executing a three-dimensional (3D) application program using remote rendering, the apparatus includes: a client apparatus for requesting execution of software and receiving rendering information generated from the execution of software to process the same; and a server apparatus for executing the software by the request from the client apparatus to transmit the rendering information generated from the executed software to the client apparatus.05-10-2012
201201131023D-IMAGE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to an aspect of the present invention, an apparatus which enables viewing of a 3D image, by controlling an impulse-type image to alternately display a left-eye image and a right-eye image in a time-division manner, and by alternately opening/closing a left shutter and a right shutter of shutter eyeglasses in synchronism with switch between the left-eye image and the right-eye image, and the apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image signal for displaying an image as a 3D-image, and an image processing unit configured to generate a luminance signal for displaying the right-eye image and the left-eye image from the image signal, and outputs the signal to the image display, and the apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the image processing unit to display a same image in the first sub-frame and the second sub-frame.05-10-2012
20120113101Three-Dimensional Image Display Apparatus, Method and Program - According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional image display apparatus includes a display unit and a generating unit. The display unit includes a two-dimensional image display device includes a display surface with a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and a plurality of light ray control elements provided on the display surface of the two-dimensional image display device corresponding to the pixels. The generating unit generates an optimal elemental image by determining a value of at least one pixel from a weighted sum of values of at least two pixels of a generated image or an input image, and weights calculated based on light ray distributions indicating directions and scattering degrees of light rays from the light ray control elements. The display unit displays the optimal elemental image.05-10-2012
20120113100IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - In the display panel (05-10-2012
20120113099IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) image, calculating an Average Picture Level (APL) of the 3D image, and changing of a depth of the 3D image according to the calculated APL.05-10-2012
20120113096MEDICAL 3D VISUALIZATION - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for use in displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image representation of one or more three dimensional surface structures. More specifically, the present invention provides a method and apparatus by which data corresponding to one or more three dimensional object surfaces may be rendered to create a 3D display. In particular, this invention involves a method for rendering 3D object data into a plurality of 2D image segments or “image tiles” for use in displaying an auto-stereoscopic 3D image.05-10-2012
20120113094IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREOF - According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus creates a depth map representing distribution of depths of pixels in an image. The apparatus includes an area detecting unit configured to detect an area of a vertical object included in an image; a base depth adding unit configured to add a base depth to the image, the base depth being a basic distribution of depths of pixels in the image; and, a depth map creating unit configured to acquire at least one depth of a vicinity of a ground contact position of the vertical object from the base depth added to the image, and create the depth map by setting the acquired depth onto the base depth as a depth of the area of the vertical object.05-10-2012
20120113093MODIFICATION OF PERCEIVED DEPTH BY STEREO IMAGE SYNTHESIS - A method for modifying a pair of stereoscopic images for presentation on a display includes receiving the pair of stereoscopic images. Modifying different regions of at least one image of the pair of stereoscopic images in a manner such that the disparity of the different regions is changed. The modifying is selectable by a viewer among at least three different amounts of the disparity.05-10-2012
20120113092AUTOMATIC VARIABLE VIRTUAL FOCUS FOR AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAYS - The technology provides an augmented reality display system for displaying a virtual object to be in focus when viewed by a user. In one embodiment, the focal region of the user is tracked, and a virtual object within the user focal region is displayed to appear in the focal region. As the user changes focus between virtual objects, they appear to naturally move in and out of focus as real objects in a physical environment would. The change of focus for the virtual object images is caused by changing a focal region of light processing elements in an optical path of a microdisplay assembly of the augmented reality display system. In some embodiments, a range of focal regions are swept through at a sweep rate by adjusting the elements in the optical path of the microdisplay assembly.05-10-2012
20120235996METHOD FOR DISTINGUISHING A 3D IMAGE FROM A 2D IMAGE AND FOR IDENTIFYING THE PRESENCE OF A 3D IMAGE FORMAT BY FEATURE CORRESPONDENCE DETERMINATION - A method identifies the presence of a three-dimensional (3D) image format in received image through the use of feature matching and correspondence. The received image is sampled using a candidate 3D format to generate two sub-images from the received image. Initially, these sub-images are compared to determine whether these sub-images are similar with respect to structure. If the sub-images are not similar, a new 3D format is selected and the method is repeated. If the sub-images are similar, features are detected in the two sub-images and a correspondence is formed between features that match in the two sub-images. Positional differences are computed between corresponding features. The amount and uniformity of the positional differences are then used to determine whether the format is 2D or 3D and, if 3D, which of the 3D formats was used for the received image.09-20-2012
20120235995METHOD OF TEXTURE MAPPING FOR THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAY OF A THREE- DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - The present invention relates to a Method for browsing a 3 Dimensional Virtual Environment by a client device of a user. This 3-Dimensional Virtual Environment being deployed on an application server where the 3-Dimensional Virtual Environment comprises a 3-Dimensional object with a texture displayed on the 3-Dimensional object. The user is represented in the 3-Dimensional Virtual Environment by an avatar. The method further comprises the step of determining a distance between the object and the avatar by the application server, further determining a reference of a texture for applying on the object based on the distance and a reference of the object subsequently determining the texture for applying onto the object based on the reference of the texture.09-20-2012
20120235994Viewing Three Dimensional Digital Slides - Systems and methods for retrieving, manipulating, and viewing 3D image objects from 3D virtual microscope slide images (“3D digital slides”) are provided. An image library module provides access to the imagery data in a 3D digital slide and constructs 3D image objects that are coextensive with the 3D digital slide or a 3D sub-portion thereof. From within the 3D image object, cross layer planar views spanning various depths of the 3D digital slide are constructed as well as 3D prisms and other shaped image areas. The image library module allows a 3D image object to be sliced into horizontal and vertical views, skewed cross layer views and regular and irregular shaped 3D image areas for viewing by a user.09-20-2012
20120235993Display Orientation Adjustment Device And Adjustment Program For Medical Three-Dimensional Image - A display orientation adjustment device for a medical three-dimensional image, capable of adjusting a display orientation of a medical three-dimensional image. When an observation direction changing operation is performed by a user, a control unit rotatively moves the whole display image by a predetermined amount in a direction corresponding to the observation direction changing operation around a specified screen display axis. When a frontal orientation adjusting operation by rotative movement is performed, the control unit rotatively moves a head image by a predetermined amount in a direction corresponding to the adjusting operation around a specified reference axis (specified reference axis for rotative movement). The control unit corrects medical three-dimensional image data on a reference coordinate system on a working memory based on the specified reference axis and specified rotative movement direction and rotative movement amount.09-20-2012
20120235992STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A stereoscopic image processing apparatus includes an input/output interface operable to obtain a stereoscopic image including images at least at two view points, a parallax information detector operable to obtain parallax information about a parallax value for at least one of an upper region including an upper end and a lower region including a lower end of the obtained stereoscopic image, a display method setting unit operable to set a display method of an image on the region for which the parallax information is obtained, based on the parallax information about the region, an signal processor operable to process the image of the stereoscopic image on the region for which the parallax information is obtained, based on the set display method, and an signal processor operable to output a new stereoscopic image obtained based on the processed result.09-20-2012
20120235991THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A stereo display including a display panel unit, a phase modulator unit, a backlight unit and a control unit is described. The display panel unit sequentially displays a right eye image and a left eye image according to an image synchronizing control signal. The phase modulator unit is disposed at one side of the display panel unit and is sequentially switched to be a right eye phase and a left eye phase. The backlight unit is disposed at the other side of the display panel unit and is turned on and turned off repeatedly. The control unit is electrically connected to the display panel, the phase modulator unit and the backlight unit and controls the phase modulator unit and the back light unit according to the image synchronizing control signal.09-20-2012
20120235990IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AS WELL AS IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - The image processing apparatus includes a monitor for displaying an image based on a right viewpoint image and left viewpoint image, or multi-viewpoint images, with the displayed image being used by a user for specifying an indispensable output area which the user wants to be included in a 3D image synthesized by merging the right viewpoint image and left viewpoint image, or multi-viewpoint images, together, and outputted; an input device for inputting information on the indispensable output area as specified by the user referring to the image as displayed on the monitor; a control unit for causing the indispensable output area to be indicated in the image as displayed on the monitor; and an output device for outputting the right viewpoint image and left viewpoint image, or multi-viewpoint images, and information on the indispensable output area.09-20-2012
20120235989MULTIVIEWABLE STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A multiviewable stereoscopic image display device and a method for driving the same are provided. The stereoscopic image display device includes: a display panel that displays a 2D image in the 2D mode and displays a 3D image in the 3D mode; a control unit that receives first to m-th image data (m is a natural number greater than 2), and in the 3D mode time-divides and sequentially outputs the left-eye image data of each of the first to m-th image data, and then time-divides and sequentially outputs the right-eye image data of each of the first to m-th image data; and first to m-th liquid crystal shutter glasses that open and close the left-eye shutter and the right-eye shutter in synchronization with each of the first to m-th liquid crystal shutter glass control signals generated from the control unit.09-20-2012
20120235987MULTI DIMENSIONAL TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND TOUCH INPUT METHOD THEREOF - A multi-dimensional touch display device includes a multi-dimensional display device and a touch sensing device. The multi-dimensional display device is used to provide stereoscopic images with different depths. The touch sensing device connected to the multi-dimensional display device has a plurality of sensing surfaces for determining a planar coordinate and a depth of a touch input point.09-20-2012
20130162624METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO MODIFICATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRESENTATION OF A USER-INTERACTION OPPORTUNITY - A control circuit provides a three-dimensional presentation of one or more user-interaction opportunities and then detects a user's likely interaction with that user-interaction opportunity. Upon detecting this likely interaction the control circuit automatically flattens the user-interaction opportunity to facilitate the user's interaction with the user-interaction opportunity.06-27-2013
20130162626Method and Apparatus of a Marking Objects in Images Displayed on a Portable Unit - Location markers are placed on objects presented on a display screen. The location markers can be letters, numbers, or shapes placed near the desired objects to be viewed. After magnification, those earlier determined location markers of the display screen are located off-screen. However, arrows are labeled and point to the off-screen markers. The user moves the background image in the direction of the arrow to find that object. This innovative technique allows the user to mark locations, magnify the image of the map, and find all marked locations (without reverting to a lower magnification) by following pointers that direct the user to locations that are currently out of view of the screen. Furthermore, the user can find all marked locations without getting lost.06-27-2013
20130162627Method and Apparatus for Identifying a 3-D Object from a 2-D Display of a Portable Unit - A background map remains stationary relative to a portable unit while the portable unit moves within a plane parallel to the screen of the portable unit allowing the user to assess the relative distance between a source location and a destination. In addition, the orientation or movement at an angle that provides further information about the content of the image. A stationary three dimensional (3-D) background image can be viewed by moving the handheld unit within the 3-D space. The map would be three dimensional and would correspond in scale to the two axes displayed on the screen of the portable unit while the third dimensional or axis can be viewed by moving the device perpendicular to the plane of the screen of the portable device forming a rectangular cuboid.06-27-2013
20130162628SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RAPID FILM PRE-VISUALIZATION - A system, method and apparatus for rapid film pre-visualization are provided, including a motion capture component interfacing with wearable motion capture sensors; a virtual digital rendering component configured to receive the captured motion and re-create such motion in a three dimensional virtual space; a display component configured to display an output of the virtual digital rendering component; and a controller component, configured to interface with the virtual digital rendering component and allow a user to navigate within the three dimensional virtual space to control the visual aspects of one or more shots within the three dimensional virtual space.06-27-2013
20130162629METHOD FOR GENERATING DEPTH MAPS FROM MONOCULAR IMAGES AND SYSTEMS USING THE SAME - Methods for generating depth maps from monocular still image or monocular video and systems using the same are provided. First, an initial depth map is estimated or arbitrary defined. For video inputs, motion information can be used, for still image the initial background can be arbitrary set by default, chosen by the user or can be estimated. Estimation of the initial depth map can be based on a contrast map or a blur map. The initial depth map defines initial depth values for the respective pixels of the monocular image or monocular motion picture frames. The respective pixels of the original image or video frame data are mapped to the initial depth map according to positions of the pixels, in order to obtain corresponding initial depth values. An image data space of the image is subdivided into a plurality of sub-image spaces, and the initial depth value of each of the pixels of the image is filtered according to the initial depth values of the pixels located in the same sub-image space, in order to obtain depth information for the pixels.06-27-2013
20130162630METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CONTENTS USING PIXEL MAPPING - A method and apparatus for displaying a stereoscopic image using pixel mapping are provided. The method for displaying the stereoscopic image generates pixel mapping data obtained by mapping a viewpoint position of an observer with pixel information on a screen corresponding to the viewpoint position of the observer using barrier information and panel information, and displays stereoscopic image contents in a pixel area on the screen corresponding to the discerned viewpoint position of the observer based on the generated pixel mapping data. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent distortion of the stereoscopic image by preventing mutually different viewpoints from being mixed.06-27-2013
20130162631METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DETERMINING PERSPECTIVE MODEL FOR DEPTH MAP GENERATION BY UTILIZING REGION-BASED ANALYSIS AND/OR TEMPORAL SMOOTHING - A method for generating a target perspective model referenced for depth map generation includes at least following steps: receiving a first input image; utilizing a region-based analysis unit for analyzing a plurality of regions in the first input image to extract image characteristics of the regions; and determining the target perspective model according to at least the image characteristics. Another method for generating a target perspective model referenced for depth map generation includes: receiving a first input image; determining a first perspective model in response to the first input image; and utilizing a perspective model generation unit for generating the target perspective model by a weighted sum of the first perspective model and at least one second perspective model.06-27-2013
20130162632Computer-Aided System for 360 Heads Up Display of Safety/Mission Critical Data - A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating an immersive omnidirectional HUD (Heads Up Display) system with 6 degrees of freedom movement with user immersion and user inputs & outputs. The system includes the display, haptic glove, haptic suit, vestibular interface, temperature emulation, smell emulation, and omnidirectional sound, the workstation, the application software, and inputs containing the safety/mission critical information (Current User Position, Total Collision Avoidance System—TCAS, Global Positioning System—GPS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging—MRI Images, CAT scan images. Weather data. Military troop data, real-time space type markings etc.). The workstation software processes the incoming safety/mission critical data and converts it into a three dimensional space for the user to immerse into the environment. Selecting any of the images may display available information about the selected item or may enhance the image, or moving hand or body will generate enhanced environmental perception & awareness, as well as inputs and outputs. Predicted position vectors may be displayed as well as 3D terrain.06-27-2013
20130162633APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING A TEXTURE WRAPPING ONTO THE SURFACE OF A VIRTUAL OBJECT - The invention provides techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum distortion and allow interactive manipulation of the mapped texture. The techniques feature an energy minimization scheme in which distances between points on the surface of the three-dimensional virtual object serve as set lengths for springs connecting points of a planar mesh. The planar mesh is adjusted to minimize spring energy, and then used to define a patch upon which a two-dimensional texture is superimposed. Points on the surface of the virtual object are then mapped to corresponding points of the texture. The invention also features a haptic/graphical user interface element that allows a user to interactively and intuitively adjust texture mapped within the arbitrary, user-defined region.06-27-2013
20130162637SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHIC CONTENT - Disclosed is a system for producing a digital holographic (DH) content, which includes: a 3D image information acquiring unit configured to acquire 3D information on real and virtual objects; a computer-generated hologram (CGH) processing unit configured to generate the digital holographic content by mathematical modeling from the 3D information acquired from the 3D image information acquiring unit; a DH content editing unit configured to edit the generated digital holographic content; a DH image restoring unit configured to visualize the generated digital holographic content in a 3D image; and a digital holographic content process managing unit configured to manage a parameter and a processing time of each functioning unit so as to process each processing process of each of the 3D image information acquiring unit, the computer-generated hologram processing unit, the digital holographic content editing unit, and the digital hologram image restoring unit.06-27-2013
20130162638TIME CODE DISPLAY DEVICE AND TIME CODE DISPLAY METHOD - A time code display device includes a time code extraction unit that extracts a left image time code from a left image signal that constitutes a stereoscopic image and a right image time code from a right image signal that constitutes the stereoscopic image; a time code comparison unit that compares the left image time code with the right image time code and outputs a comparison result including information on agreement or disagreement between the left and right image time codes; and a display determination unit that determines to display the left and right image time codes in the same manner when the comparison result indicates agreement therebetween, determines to display the left and right image time codes in different manners when the comparison result indicates disagreement therebetween, and displays the left and right image time codes on a display unit.06-27-2013
20110043519System and Method for Displaying Three-Dimensional Map Based on Road Information - A system and method of displaying a three-dimensional (3D) map based on road information. A display system, including: a culling area determination unit to determine a culling area based on road information; a data conversion unit to convert data of at least a portion of objects displayed on the culling area; and a display unit to display at least the portion of the objects based on the converted data.02-24-2011
20120032949STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic image display includes a display panel, an active black stripe controller, which analyzes an information of a 3D depth between left eye image data and right eye image data, obtains a 3D depth value, compares the 3D depth value with a predetermined threshold value, and assigns data copied from the left eye image data and the right eye image data as data to be written to second division subpixels of pixels of the display panel when the 3D depth value is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold value, a data driving circuit which converts digital data received from the active black stripe controller into a data voltage and supplies the data voltage to data lines of the display panel, and a gate driving circuit sequentially supplying a gate pulse to gate lines of the display panel.02-09-2012
20100164948Apparatus and method of enhancing ray tracing speed - A method and an apparatus of enhancing a ray tracing speed. The method of enhancing a ray tracing speed may group a secondary ray based on a direction of the secondary ray in a 3D space, and may perform packet tracing based on the grouped secondary ray.07-01-2010
20090079732NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE - A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system locks a cursor to a model point in a scene during panning and controls panning speed relative to a bounding box size of the scene.03-26-2009
20120007851METHOD FOR DISPLAY OF IMAGES UTILIZING CURVED PLANAR REFORMATION TECHNIQUES - Examples of methods, systems, and computer readable media for aligned display of rendered images are described which may align a direction of display of two or more images rendered using different techniques. The different techniques may include volume rendering and curved planar reformation techniques. The aligned display may facilitate understanding of features in the images.01-12-2012
20120154383IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a first generation module, a second generation module, and processor. The first generation module is configured to generate 3D image data. The second generation module is configured to generate 3D graphics data. The processor is configured to make the 3D image data fall within a first display range which has a first depth range in a depth direction, and makes the 3D graphics data fall within a second display range which has a second depth range which does not overlap the first display range in the depth direction.06-21-2012
20090146996IMAGE GENERATION USING LOW-DISCREPANCY SEQUENCES - A computer graphics system generates a pixel value for a pixel in an image and displays a human-perceptible image on an LCD, CRT or other display device based on an electrical output generated in response to the pixel value, the pixel being representative of a point in a scene as recorded on an image plane of a simulated camera, the computer graphics system being configured to generate the pixel value for an image using a selected ray-tracing methodology in which simulated rays are shot from respective ones of a plurality of subpixels in the pixel, each subpixel having coordinates in the image plane. The computer graphics system comprises a sample point generator and a function evaluator.06-11-2009
20080278478VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER - A system, method, program product and service for implementing a virtual network operations center. A system is disclosed that includes: a system for rendering three dimensional (3D) models in an observation space, in which the 3D models mirror actual components in an associated operations center. Also included is a system for rendering a virtual display in the observation space, wherein the virtual display provides a message board for operators viewing the observation space, a cueing system for generating cues within the 3D models; and a communications hub for providing bidirectional communications with the associated operations center.11-13-2008
20110141108DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING INSTRUCTED POSITION DURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY, AS WELL AS PROGRAM - An instructed position, which includes an instruction area for receiving a predetermined instruction and is displayable two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally, on a display means where an instruction image is displayed is detected. Upon setting on the display means a control range corresponding to the instruction area displayed on the display means such that the control range is changed between during the two-dimensional display and during the three-dimensional display, information of a tentative instructed position is obtained by receiving an instruction directed to the instruction area during the three-dimensional display. A horizontal shift on the display means of the tentative instructed position during the three-dimensional display relative to a position of the instruction area during the two-dimensional display is calculated. The control range is changed based on the horizontal shift to make the control range coincide with a visually recognized instruction area through stereoscopic viewing during the three-dimensional display.06-16-2011
20110279452MAP DISPLAY APPARATUS - A map display apparatus is disclosed, which includes a display for display of a 3D map on a map display screen and a controller for displaying the 3D map in first or second 3D state, and switches a display state of the 3D map from the first 3D state to the second 3D state in response to satisfaction of a predetermined switching condition in the first 3D state. In the first 3D state, a road is drawn in an upper/lower direction of the map display screen and front view object images, each being is an image of an object facing onto the road and viewed from the road, are arranged facing onto the road. In the second 3D state, at least some of the front view object images are rotated more toward position of being perpendicular to a line of sight e than in the first 3D state.11-17-2011
20110279447Rendering Transparent Geometry - Methods and systems for rendering 3D scenes, including rendering a portion of the 3D scene to a corresponding pixel to determine a pixel value, determining a designated-next multisample of the corresponding pixel, and storing the pixel value at the designated-next multisample in response to determining that a depth value of the portion of the 3D scene is less than a depth value stored at the designated-next multisample.11-17-2011
20110279450THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A three dimensional (3D) image display apparatus is provided. The 3D image display apparatus includes an image input unit which receives a 3D image, an image processing unit which divides the input 3D image into a left-eye image and a right-eye image and processes the left and right-eye images, an image output unit which comprises one sheet of polarization film which is capable of switching a direction of polarization, to provide a different direction of polarization with respect to the left and right-eye images being displayed, by switching the direction of polarization of the polarization film, and a control unit which controls the image output unit so that the left and right-eye images processed at the image processing unit are time-divided and displayed alternately. As a result, 3D images are represented conveniently.11-17-2011
201102794513D IMAGE CONTROL APPARATUS AND 3D IMAGE CONTROL METHOD - A crosstalk image signal is generated by multiplying an image signal in a subsequent display period of a correction target image signal by a coefficient which is set corresponding to a vertical position on a display screen of a display apparatus in a descending order from the top, or multiplying an image signal in a previous display period of the correction target image signal by a coefficient which is set corresponding to the vertical position on the display screen in a descending order from the bottom. Then the crosstalk image signal is subtracted from the correction target image signal.11-17-2011
20110279449METHOD FOR CALCULATING OCULAR DISTANCE - A method for calculating an ocular distance is presented. The method includes the following steps. A three-dimensional (3D) image display device generates one or more second display points and displays one or more virtual reference points. One or more calibration points are obtained, and these calibration points are generated through interaction by a user using an interaction component with the reference points. An ocular distance of the user is calculated according to a relative position between the display points, the calibration points, and the user.11-17-2011
20110279445METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING LOCATION-BASED CONTENT - An approach is provided for rendering content associated with a location-based service. Content is retrieved that is associated with a point on an object identified in the location-based service. The object can be represented by, but is not limited to, a three-dimensional or two-dimensional model or models or by an augmented reality view. A model of the object is retrieved. Rendering of the content is caused, at least in part, on one or more surfaces of the object model in a user interface of the location-based service.11-17-2011
20090189892METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING A DIRTY REGION WITHIN A FRAME ENCOMPASSING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - Methods and systems for detecting a dirty region within a frame encompassing three dimensional graphics and three dimensional graphics primitives. The methods and systems include executing an application on a local computing machine, the application generating three dimensional graphics, and issuing at least one function call. An agent also executes on the local computing machine to intercept the issued function call; identify, in response to intercepting the function call, at least one location within a frame that contains three dimensional graphics commands generated by the application, where the identified location corresponding to a drawing region; determine a change in a portion of the three dimensional graphics commands associated with the identified location; and extract the changed portion. The agent may also identify a plurality of locations and a plurality of changed three dimensional graphics commands at those locations.07-30-2009
20120287123Point-of-View Object Selection - Example methods and systems may be implemented by a wearable computer to utilize optical-flow analysis to recognize a predetermined user-action, such as selecting an object. An example method may involve a wearable computing device: (a) receiving video data from a video camera of a wearable computing device: (b) determining optical flow for the video data; (c) determining that an optical-flow differential exists at an area within the optical flow for the video data; and (d) responsive to determining that the optical-flow differential exists at the area: (i) identifying an object that is located at the area where the optical-flow differential exists; (ii) performing a search on the object; and (iii) causing a graphical display to display information that corresponds to results from the search.11-15-2012
20120287122VIRTUAL APPAREL FITTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The various embodiments herein provide a virtual apparel fitting system and a method for displaying the plurality of apparels virtually on the user. The virtual apparel fitting system includes an image capturing device and a digital screen. The image capturing device captures an image of a user and the digital screen recognizes one or more physical statistics of the user from the captured image. Further the user selects a plurality of apparels from the apparel library and the plurality of apparels are displayed virtually on the captured image of the user in the digital screen with a prediction on the accurate size and fit of the plurality of apparels on the user.11-15-2012
20130135288Using a Three-Dimensional Model to Render a Cursor - In some implementations, a cursor can be rendered based on a three-dimensional model. In some implementations, the three-dimensional cursor can be manipulated to change the orientation of the three-dimensional cursor based on the context of the cursor. In some implementations, parameters associated with the three-dimensional model can be manipulated based on the context of the three-dimensional cursor to change the appearance of the cursor.05-30-2013
20090153551METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING POSE OF 3-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS - A method for transferring a pose from an original digital character to a newly-created digital character, includes: deriving constraints from a pose of the original character; modeling pose characteristics of each joint of the newly-created character as a probability distribution function having an input variable of a rotation angle of corresponding joint; and modeling pose characteristics of all joints of the newly-created character as a joint probability distribution function having input variables of rotation angles of corresponding joints. The method further includes extracting, based on the joint probability distribution function, the rotation angles of all joints of the newly-created character to thereby create a pose of the newly-created character, the rotation angles satisfying the constraints.06-18-2009
20130162640DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes an image processor processing a three-dimensional (3D) image including a left-eye image and a right-eye image; a display unit alternately displaying the left-eye image and the right-eye image of the 3D image processed by the image processor; and a controller determining representative values of images in reference regions of the left-eye image and the right-eye image, the reference regions referring to corresponding positions of the left-eye and right-eye images, and displaying the determined representative values of the reference regions on at least one of the left-eye image and the right-eye image.06-27-2013
20130021323Displaying Three-Dimensional Image Data - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for displaying three-dimensional image data. For example, the position of one or more markers can be tracked. Then, image may be displayed based at least in part on the position of the one or more markers.01-24-2013
20080231628Utilizing Ray Tracing for Enhanced Artificial Intelligence Path-Finding - Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatus to use ray-tracing to perform artificial intelligence path-finding. Embodiments of the invention may cast a ray into a three-dimensional scene to determine a path from a starting point to an ending point. The ray may have a trajectory which originates at the starting point and proceeds towards the ending point. The artificial intelligence system may perform ray-tracing using a spatial index to determine if the ray intersects any objects within the three-dimensional scene. If the ray reaches the ending point without intersecting any objects, the path of the ray from the starting point to the ending point is the determined path. However, if the ray intersects an object, the artificial intelligence system may cast additional rays into the three-dimensional scene and perform ray tracing with the additional rays to determine a path from the start point to the end point.09-25-2008
20100007660Pattern inversion for improved resolution in 3D imaging - A system and method for improving resolution of a 3-D image by pattern inversion is disclosed. An image of a marker pattern transmitted from the surface of a 3-D object is captured with a sensor and analyzed using a 3-D image analysis method. The respective light and dark areas in the image are then inverted. The inverted image is then analyzed using a 3-D image analysis method, whereby the inversion allows for analysis of a greater portion of the image, resulting in a higher resolution 3-D image than without inversion.01-14-2010
20100007659METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A TOMOSYNTHETIC 3D X-RAY IMAGE - In a method and device for generating a tomosynthetic 3D x-ray image, a number of digital x-ray images of an examination subject are acquired at respectively different projection angles, within a limited angle range, using an x-ray source and a digital x-ray detector. At an initial position for a selected projection angle, a spatially-fixed reference point is projected onto a partial region of the acquisition surface of the x-ray detector. For each further projection angle, a corresponding partial region on the acquisition surface is automatically determined. The tomosynthetic 3D image is reconstruction exclusively using image data from the respective partial regions.01-14-2010
20110279446METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RENDERING A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF OBJECTS AND CONTENT RELATED THERETO FOR LOCATION-BASED SERVICES ON MOBILE DEVICE - A method including causing, at least in part, rendering of a perspective view showing one or more objects in a field of view. The method further including retrieving content associated with an object of the one or more objects in the field of view, and causing, at least in part, rendering of a graphic representation relating to the content on a surface of the object visible in the perspective view in a user interface for a location-based service of a mobile device.11-17-2011
20090284523METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR ACCELERATING INTERSECTION TESTING IN RAY-TRACING RENDERING - For ray tracing scenes composed of primitives, systems and methods accelerate intersection testing by testing rays against elements of geometry acceleration data (GAD) arranged in a graph of nodes, where pairs of nodes are connected by edges, and each element bounds a varying granularity selection of the primitives. Upon detection of intersections between rays and elements, references to the rays are added to respective collections associated with the elements. Further processing of those rays is deferred until rays of a given collection are determined ready, and then rays from such a ready collection are tested for intersection with elements of GAD connected by edges to the element associated with the ready collection. When a primitive is bounded by no higher granularity GAD element, it is tested for intersection, and indications of intersection are output. Some examples encourage production of many secondary rays and collect such rays for parallelized testing, regardless of traversal order, camera ray association, or a time when each ray was spawned.11-19-2009
20090002363Imparting Three-Dimensional Characteristics in a Two-Dimensional Space - Processes and techniques for imparting three-dimensional visual characteristics to images in a two-dimensional space are described. In one implementation, a graphical image is received in a two-dimensional space (e.g., a user interface on a computing device). A shape palette is presented to a user, the shape palette comprising a visual representation of three-dimensional visual information. Based on user markup of the shape palette, three-dimensional visual information is extracted from the shape palette and correlated with the graphical image. The three-dimensional visual information is processed to render the graphical image with three-dimensional visual characteristics.01-01-2009
20090309875DRAWING GENERATION DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR ELECTRIC CABLE HOUSING COMPONENTS - To make possible using three-dimensional data of electric cable housing components to automatically generate and output a drawing that is simple and useful as two-dimensional data for clearly representing the relationship between upper and lower components. Determination controller 12-17-2009
20090309874Method for Display of Pre-Rendered Computer Aided Diagnosis Results - A method for displaying pre-rendered medical images on a workstation includes receiving three-dimensional medical image data. A region of suspicion is automatically identified within the three-dimensional medical image data. A rendering workstation is used to pre-render the three-dimensional medical image data into a sequence of two-dimensional images in which the identified region of suspicion is featured from a vantage point that is automatically selected to maximize diagnostic value of the two-dimensional images for determining whether the region of suspicion is an actual abnormality. The sequence of pre-rendered two-dimensional images is then stored in a PACS, where it can then be displayed on a viewing workstation.12-17-2009
20130009943MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR SUPPORTING REAL-TIME 3D IMAGE RENDERING ON AN AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A multi-core processor system may support 3D image rendering on an autostereoscopic display. The 3D image rendering includes pre-processing of depth map and 3D image wrapping tasks. The pre-processing of depth map may include a foreground prior depth image smoothing technique, which may perform a depth gradient detection and a smoothing task. The depth gradient detection task may detect areas with large depth gradient and the smoothing task may transform the large depth gradient into a linearly changing shape using low-strength, low-pass filtering techniques. The 3D image wrapping may include vectorizing the code for 3D image wrapping of row pixels using an efficient single instruction multiple data (SIMD) technique. After vectorizing, an API such as OpenMP may be used to parallelize the 3D image wrapping procedure. The 3D image wrapping using OpenMP may be performed on rows of the 3D image and on images of the multiple view images.01-10-2013
20080291198METHOD OF PERFORMING 3D GRAPHICS GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATION USING PARALLEL PROCESSOR - Provided is a method of performing three-dimensional (3D) graphics geometric transformation using a parallel processor having a plurality of Processing Elements (PEs). The method includes performing model/view transformation and projection transformation on a first group of vertex vectors using the parallel processor; calculating a value used for quaternion correction of the first group of vertex vectors using a general-use processor, and simultaneously performing model/view transformation and projection transformation on a second group of vertex vectors; performing quaternion correction and screen mapping on the first group of vertex vectors, and simultaneously calculating a value used for quaternion correction of the second group of vertex vectors using the general-use processor; and performing quaternion correction and screen mapping on the second group of vertex vectors.11-27-2008
20100302236EXTENSIBLE MAP WITH PLUGGABLE MODES - An extensible map module allows facilitates development of new map styles and presentation elements. Projection and presentation functions are at least partially separated, so that new styles or modes can be developed without impacting existing presentation element features. Similarly, new presentation elements can be developed independently from a particular mode or style implementation.12-02-2010
20120086705METHODS FOR CREATING AND DISPLAYING TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGES ON A DIGITAL CANVAS - A trajectory is drawn on a digital canvas with a pointing device, wherein the trajectory comprises a plurality of spaced points, and each spaced point has a plurality of characteristics, including a geometric profile, a depth, and a color if a color trajectory or an intensity if a monochromatic trajectory. One or more of the plurality of characteristics is adjusted by manually controlling a speed of the drawing, and a faster drawing speed results in spacing between two successive points that is greater than that resulting from a slower speed. A line is generated by interpolating the space between the points. A picture is created with a number of trajectories and/or lines. A three-dimensional image may be created from the picture by creating, then integrating a set of multi-view images from the picture. The picture in progress and/or as completed may be displayed, for example, on a three-dimensional display.04-12-2012
201200867073-DIMENSION DISPLAY DEVICE - A phase switch component driven synchronously is configured at a light emitting side of a display panel of a display. A plurality of parallel electrodes is disposed on a conductive film of the phase switch component, each corresponding to one of a plurality of rows of display pixel driven by gate drivers of the display panel. When the display panel sequentially drives the pixel electrodes of each row of display pixel, by line scanning way, to output frames of 3-dimension images, the phase switch component is synchronously driven to switch the phase of liquid crystals by each parallel electrodes and alters the frames to be polarized lights capable of being received by a left part and a right part of 3D glasses respectively.04-12-2012
20110141104STEREOSCOPIC COLOR MANAGEMENT - Stereoscopic color management of images with plural views. Image data for each view is defined in a component input device color space. Image data in the component input device color spaces is converted to a nominal source color space using plural input transforms each corresponding to one of the plural views. A rendering transform is used to convert image data for each view in the nominal source color space to a nominal destination color space. The nominal source color space, nominal destination color space and rendering transform are the same for all views. The image data for each view in the nominal destination color space is ultimately converted to a component output device color space associated with a stereoscopic output device respective of the view using a respective output transform.06-16-2011
20120287120ADAPTIVE TIMING CONTROLLER AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - An adaptive timing controller, including a receiver, a frame buffer, a data format check circuit and a data converting unit, is provided. The receiver is used for receiving image data of an image frame. The frame buffer is used for temporarily storing the image data. The data format check circuit is used for detecting display types of the image data and a 3D display panel. The data converting unit is sued for rearranging the image data into rearranged image data corresponding to the display type of the 3D display panel.11-15-2012
20120287121METHOD FOR DESIGNING A GEOMETRICAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELED OBJECT - It is proposed a computer-implemented method for designing a three-dimensional modeled object, wherein the method comprises the steps of: 11-15-2012
20120287118INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - In a first information processing apparatus, data in a first format is stored. Further, the data in the first format is transformed into a code image by using a predetermined encoding mode. Moreover, code image data in a second format is generated by combining the code image with the data in the first format. In a second information processing apparatus, predetermined information processing is performed based on the data in the first format. In a third information processing apparatus, the code image is displayed, by a first display device, based on the code image data in the second format.11-15-2012
20120287116Anchors For Displaying Image Sprites, Sub-Regions And 3D Images - Systems, methods and computer program products for displaying image sprites, sub-regions and three dimensional images includes (but is not limited to) receiving a composite image file containing multiple individual images and an index of the multiple individual images, parsing a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the composite image file as a function of the index of the multiple individual images, extracting a desired individual image from the composite image file as a function of the index and displaying the extracted individual image.11-15-2012
20120287115METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGE FRAMES - A method for generating image frames includes setting a 3D display mode of the image frames, configuring at least one parameter of the image frames, and displaying the image frames according to the 3D display mode and the at least one parameter of the image frames. When an input command is received while displaying the image frames, the input command is determined to correspond to parameters of the image frames or not. If the input command does not correspond to parameters of image frames, the parameters of image frames are reconfigured according to the input command.11-15-2012
20090207166VISUALIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA - The present invention provides a visualization method and apparatus for multidimensional data. According to an embodiment, there is provided a visualization method for multidimensional data including a plurality of parameters to be viewed which are related to a given object, including: displaying the plurality of parameters to be viewed which are related to a given object in different layers along a Z axis of a 3-D coordinate system, wherein each of the plurality of parameters is displayed in a 2-D plane; determining one of the 2-D planes as an interested plane; and in response to focusing on an object instance of the object by a user, linking and displaying locations of the object instance on other planes.08-20-2009
20100156898SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LESION-SPECIFIC CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM QUANTIFICATION - Methods and systems utilizing the data provided by a non-contrast-enhanced CAC scan that is left unused by the “whole-heart” Agatston or volume scores. Agatston and volume scores summarize overall coronary calcium burden, but do not show the number of vessels involved, the geographic distribution of the lesions, the size and shape of the individual lesions and the distance of the lesions from the coronary ostium. The methods and systems described herein extract and use the enhanced information provided by 3-D CAC scan data and significantly increases its clinical predictive value by providing vessel and lesion specific CAC scores which are superior to the whole-heart Agatston and volume scores in predicting obstructive Coronary artery disease (CAD).06-24-2010
20130162635Image Codec Engine - A method implemented in a graphics engine for decoding image blocks to derive an original image is provided. The method comprises receiving at least one encoded image data block at a block decoder, the at least one encoded image data block comprising a plurality of codewords and a bitmap. The method further comprises determining a block type based on the plurality of codewords and selecting a decoder unit among a plurality of decoder units in accordance with the block type.06-27-2013
20120287119TIMING CONTROLLER WITH FREQUENCY MODULATION, CONVERTER WITH FREQUENCY MODULATION FOR SCANNING-BASED BACKLIGHT UNIT MODULE, AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR 3D DISPLAY - Timing controller with frequency modulation, converter with frequency modulation for scanning-based backlight unit module, and control system for 3D display. A timing controller with frequency modulation performs display frequency modulation of a first frame rate of a first display signal and outputs a second display signal at a second frame rate greater than or substantially equal to the first frame rate for presentation by a 3D display in a 3D mode or a 2D mode, selectively. A converter with frequency modulation performs scanning frequency modulation of a first scanning frequency of a first control signal generated from the converter and outputs a second control signal at a second scanning frequency greater than or substantially equal to the first scanning frequency, selectively, for controlling the scanning-based backlight unit module of the 3D display.11-15-2012
20110169818Reducing viewing discomfort - A method for displaying a pair of stereoscopic images on a display includes receiving a pair of images forming the pair of stereoscopic images, one being a left image and one being a right image. Then estimating a disparity between the left image and the right image based upon a matching of a left region of the left image with a right region of said the image. Based upon the estimated disparity adjusting the disparity between the left image and the right image. Based upon the adjusted disparity modifying at least one of the right image and said the image to be displayed upon the display.07-14-2011
201102987933D X-RAY IMAGING OF CORONARY VESSELS WITH ECG GATING AND MOTION CORRECTION - A method for three-dimensional visualization of a moving structure by a rotation angiography method is described. A series of projection images is recorded by an image acquisition unit from different recording angles during a rotation cycle. A three-dimensional image data can be reconstructed from the projection images. A continuous rotation cycle is proposed to be performed with simultaneous recording of at least one ECG. A three-dimensional reconstructed reference image is generated through a first correction of the motion of the moving structure by affine transformations. A three-dimensional image data of the moving structure is reconstructed from the data acquired in the continuous rotation cycle when using the reconstructed reference image while performing an estimation and correction of the motion by elastic deformations.12-08-2011
20110298794CIRCULAR POLARIZED CONTACT LENSES AND METHODS THEREOF - An apparatus and method for three-dimensional viewing that includes a first contact lens and a second contact lens of a pair. The first contact lens of the pair has a circular polarization filter in a clockwise direction or counterclockwise direction. The second contact lens of the pair has a circular polarization filter in the other one of the clockwise direction or the counterclockwise direction.12-08-2011
20110298797GRAPHIC IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Provided are a method and apparatus for processing a graphic stream. The method may include determining whether a graphic picture is reproducible as a three-dimensional (3D) image by assigning different depth values according to graphic objects or by assigning the same depth value to the graphic picture, using 3D capability information.12-08-2011
20110298796THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMMERSIVE SYSTEM FOR REPRESENTING AN AUTOMATION CONTROL ENVIRONMENT - A computer-implemented system for representing a production environment comprises a modeling module that creates a three-dimensional model of at least a portion of a production environment. The system also includes a view module that renders a graphical depiction of at least a portion of the three-dimensional model from a reference point that is based at least in part upon a location. Methods of using the system are also provided.12-08-2011
20110298792STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a stereoscopic image display device and a method for manufacturing the same, which facilitates to improve picture quality and to realize wide viewing angle and high luminance of stereoscopic images by improving crosstalk of left-eye image and right-eye image, wherein the stereoscopic image display device comprises a display panel including lower and upper substrates which are bonded to each other, and are provided with a left-eye displaying area (LDA) for displaying a left-eye image of stereoscopic image, and a right-eye displaying area (RDA) for displaying a right-eye image of stereoscopic image; a light-guiding member formed in the upper substrate and overlapped with an interface between the left-eye displaying area (LDA) and the right-eye displaying area (RDA); and an optical-axis changing member formed on the upper substrate, wherein the optical-axis changing member includes a left-eye retarder corresponding to the left-eye displaying area, and a right-eye retarder corresponding to the right-eye displaying area.12-08-2011
20110298791INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY IMAGE CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed herein is an information display device, including: an image display section adapted to display binocular parallax images; a display image control section adapted to control the binocular parallax images displayed on the image display section; and a position information acquisition section adapted to acquire position information representing the three-dimensional position of a target existing in the three-dimensional space on the display surface of the image display section, wherein the display image control section controls the binocular parallax images displayed on the image display section according to the three-dimensional position of the target represented by the position information acquired by the position information acquisition section.12-08-2011
20110298789METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DITHERED IMAGE DATA FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY - A method and apparatus capable of reducing or preventing dithering noises in 3D dither for displaying stereoscopic or 3D images are provided. The method entails generating image data in which two consecutive frames have the same dithered image data.12-08-2011
20110285697THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY - A three-dimensional (“11-24-2011
20120105443System and Method for Generating A Three-Dimensional Patient Display - A system and method for generating a three-dimension view of patient information is disclosed. The present invention includes a user interface that is displayed on a client device, such as a tablet, laptop or personal computer. The user enters information about the patient into the program. The patient module generates a diagnosis in response to the received information.05-03-2012
20110285707DIFFUSION-BASED INTERACTIVE EXTRUSION OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES INTO THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS - Methods and systems for creating three-dimensional models from two-dimensional images are provided. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of creating a polygon-based three-dimensional (3D) model from a two-dimensional (2D) pixel-based image involves creating an inflatable polygon-based 3D image and extruding the inflatable polygon-based 3D image. The inflatable polygon-based 3D image is created based on a 2D pixel-based input image by representing pixels making up the 2D pixel-based input image as polygons. The inflatable polygon-based 3D image is extruded by generating z-coordinate values for reference points associated with the polygons based upon a biased diffusion process.11-24-2011
20110285704SPATIALLY-CORRELATED MULTI-DISPLAY HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - A human-machine interface involves plural spatially-coherent visual presentation surfaces at least some of which are movable by a person. Plural windows or portholes into a virtual space, at least some of which are handheld and movable, are provided by using handheld and other display devices. Aspects of multi-dimensional spatiality of the moveable window (e.g., relative to another window) are determined and used to generate images. As one example, the moveable window can present a first person perspective “porthole” view into the virtual space, this porthole view changing based on aspects of the moveable window's spatiality in multi-dimensional space relative to a stationary window. A display can present an image of a virtual space, and an additional, moveable display can present an additional image of the same virtual space. Technology is used to determine aspects of the spatiality of the display devices in the physical world, and use the determined spatiality to affect the images displayed on the displays. For example, determined spatiality of the movable display relative to another display can be used to provide relative spatiality of images the two displays present to enhance the user's immersive perception. The movable display can context-switch between pointer functionality and spatial functionality depending on whether it is pointing toward a stationary display.11-24-2011
20110285706THREE-DEMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A 3D image processing apparatus includes: a main screen image processing unit which generates a main screen processed image by performing a format conversion process on a main screen image; a sub screen image processing unit which generates a sub screen processed image by performing a format conversion process on a sub screen image; and a synthesizing unit which generates a synthesized image by synthesizing the main screen processed image and the sub screen processed image. Furthermore, the main screen image processing unit generates a left screen output image by performing the format conversion process on a left screen input image that is a left half of a 3D image, and the sub screen image processing unit generates a right screen output image by performing the format conversion process on a right screen input image that is a right half of a 3D image.11-24-2011
201102857052D/3D SWITCHABLE COLOR DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH NARROW BAND EMITTERS - A 2D/3D switchable display system having a selector for selecting a two-dimensional (2D) or a three-dimensional (3D) image processing path; a first processor for processing image data through the two-dimensional image processing path; a second processor, independent of the first processor, for processing image data through the three dimensional image processing path; a first set of at least three emitters having corresponding first wavelengths; a second set of at least three emitters having corresponding second wavelengths; and a controller that during a 2D operation activates both first and second sets of emitters to present a single image, while during a 3D operation activates the first set of emitters to present a first image having one half of stereo image information and activates the second set of emitters to present a second image having a second half of stereo image information.11-24-2011
20110285702VISUALIZING A TIME-VARIANT PARAMETER IN A BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE - The invention relates to a system and a method for visualizing a time-variant parameter at a plurality of positions in a biological structure, wherein a visualization display is configured to display a first representation showing a first visualization parameter at a plurality of time intervals, determined in a first volume between a first and a second boundary of the structure, and to display a second representation showing first and second visualization parameters determined in the first and in a second volume extending between the first and the second boundary of the structure. By providing the user with this combination of the two representations, a higher resolution of data may be processed and meaningfully visualized for intermediate volumes between the first and the second boundary. This is based on the insight that it is desirable to view data between boundaries of a structure as well as at different positions through the structure. However, without simple means of visualization, processing a higher resolution of data is not feasible. This is especially useful when performance differences may be present between the structure at the first and the second boundary. For example, perfusion measurements within the myocardium are different for the endocardial and epicardial layers. Therefore, the relative position of the measurements relative to these layers yields valuable data in the evaluation of perfusion. This increases the information which the healthcare professional can extract from imaging data without complicating the representations required to visualize it.11-24-2011
20110285698Method and arrangement for three-dimensionally recognizable representation - The invention relates to methods and arrangements for unaided three-dimensionally recognizable representation by a method for three-dimensionally recognizable representation, in which individual image elements (α11-24-2011
201102857033D AVATAR SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING BACKGROUND IMAGE - Disclosed are a system and a method for providing an avatar service with the background having the reality. A 3-D avatar service is provided under a 2-D background image and a user feels as if the 2-D background image is realized as a 3-D space. Thus, the user feels the reality as if the avatar exists in the 3-D space based on the 2-D images photographed by a camera without performing the 3-D rendering.11-24-2011
20110285701Stereo-Matching Processor Using Belief Propagation - In accordance with at least some embodiments of the present disclosure, a processor for performing stereo matching of a first image and a second image is described. The processor may include a first pipeline stage configured to generate data costs associated with a first tile selected from the first image, wherein the data costs is generated based on pixels in the first tile and corresponding pixels in the second image. The processor may include a second pipeline stage configured to generate disparity values associated with the first tile and an outbound message from the first tile to one of neighboring tiles in the first image, wherein the disparity values and the outbound message are generated based on the data costs and inbound messages from the neighboring tiles to the first tile. The processor may further include a third pipeline stage configured to store the disparity values and the outbound message in a memory, wherein the outbound message is used by the second pipeline stage as one of the inbound messages during processing of a second tile selected from the first image.11-24-2011
20110285700DEVICE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY USING VIEWING ZONE ENLARGEMENT - The present invention relates to a autostereoscopic image display device capable of observing a natural three-dimensional image without crosstalk or pseudo-stereoscopic zone between optimal viewpoints and without using special glasses. The three-dimensional image display device of the present invention includes: a display panel configured to display image information of at least two viewpoints; an optical substrate that is separately disposed from the display panel at a predetermined distance, the optical substrate being configured to form at least one intermediate viewing zone between left and right viewing zones included in base viewing zones corresponding to two viewpoints, which are observed when a position of an observer moves horizontally; and a control unit configured to provide the image information corresponding to the respective viewpoints at the base viewing zones and remove image information from the at least one intermediate viewing zone.11-24-2011
20110285699USING 3D TECHNOLOGY TO INDEPENDENTLY VIEW MULTIPLE SERIES OF IMAGES BY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF VIEWERS - A system and method of using 3D technology wherein multiple series of images are displayed on a single display module. A group of viewers can select a single series of images to view from the multiple series of images displayed independent of other groups of viewers. One technique uses temporal separation to display multiple series of images, and a viewer uses eyewear to restrict viewing to one series of images of the multiple series of images displayed. An alternate technique uses spatial separation to display multiple series of images, and the lateral position of the viewer determines the one series of images viewed from the multiple series of images displayed.11-24-2011
20110285696Direct 3-D Drawing by Employing Camera View Constraints - An interactive 3-D drawing method supports 3-D modeling of real-world scenes captured in the form of multiple images taken from different locations and angles. The method enables the user manipulate a 3-D drawing primitive without changing its appearance on a selected input image.11-24-2011
20110285695Pictorial Representation in Virtual Endoscopy - The invention relates to a method for the pictorial representation of a three-dimensional measured data record representing part of a hollow body, comprising the following steps: processing of a first subset of the two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional measured data record for an image reproduction in a first two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation of an inner surface of the part of the hollow body, processing of a second subset of the three-dimensional measured data record for an image reproduction in a second two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation of the part of the hollow body, representation of the processed first subset of the three-dimensional measured data record in the form of the first two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation in a representation plane and representation of the processed second subset of three-dimensional measured data record in the form of the second two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation in the representation plane. data of the second subset of the three-dimensional measured data record for one or several planes in a predetermined distance perpendicular to the surface structure represented in the first two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation are represented color-coded on the surface structure of the inside of the hollow body which is represented in the entire first two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional intraluminal pictorial representation.11-24-2011
20120098825DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY - There is provided a driving method for a display, which includes a display unit and a phase modulation unit. The display unit includes a plurality of pixel rows and generates image signals having a polarization direction. The phase modulation unit includes two oppositely disposed electrodes and an LC layer sandwiched between the two electrodes. The driving method changes a potential difference provided on the two electrodes of the phase modulation unit to control the twist of the LC layer thereby changing the polarization direction of the image signals generated by the display unit and passing through the phase modulation unit.04-26-2012
20120098823Display apparatus and method - Provided is a display apparatus that may estimate a degree of visual fatigue corresponding to an input 3-dimensional (3D) image, using a visual fatigue model to estimate the degree of visual fatigue of a user. The display apparatus may reduce the degree of visual fatigue of the user by rescaling a depth level of the input 3D image based on the degree of visual fatigue.04-26-2012
20110298788PERFORMING VECTOR MULTIPLICATION - A method includes receiving packed data corresponding to pixel components to be processed at a graphics pipeline. The method includes unpacking the packed data to generate floating point numbers that correspond to the pixel components. The method also includes routing each of the floating point numbers to a separate lane of the graphics pipeline. Each of the floating point numbers are to be processed by multiplier units of the graphics pipeline.12-08-2011
20110298787LAYER COMPOSITION, RENDERING, AND ANIMATION USING MULTIPLE EXECUTION THREADS - Architecture that creates an independent system which takes as input standard 2D layers and composites and renders the layers in 3D. Hardware accelerated graphics effects can be added to these layers, and additionally, the layers can be animated independently. Layer types provided include CPU, bitmap, GPU, and Direct2D. The layers are organized in trees and the layer manager handles the layers composition, rendering, and animations on hardware or software devices. Layers have properties such as visibility, 3D coordinates, for example. Animations and transitions can be provided at the layer and layer property level.12-08-2011
201102920383D VIDEO CONVERSION - According to an embodiment of the present invention, a primary stream of video frames derived from 3D video game console can be packed into time multiplexed format in which left eye and right eye images are packed into a single frame. The stream of frames can be coupled into first and second image processors. The first image processor zooms and vertically shifts the left eye image from each frame in the primary stream to produce a first output stream of left eye images. The second image processor zooms and vertically shifts the right eye image from each frame in the primary stream to produce a second output stream of left eye images. The first and second output streams can be fed into a 3D video recording device and stored in a dual image video format. Alternatively, the first and second output streams can be fed into a dual image video projection device for real-time projection of 3D video from the game console.12-01-2011
20110292036DEPTH SENSOR WITH APPLICATION INTERFACE - A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a body of a humanoid subject. The depth map includes a matrix of pixels, each pixel corresponding to a respective location in the scene and having a respective pixel depth value indicative of a distance from a reference plane to the respective location. The depth map is processed in a digital processor to extract a skeleton of at least a part of the body, the skeleton including multiple joints having respective coordinates. An application program interface (API) indicates at least the coordinates of the joints.12-01-2011
20110292031MANIPULABLE HUMAN INTERACTIVE PROOFS - A manipulable human interactive proof (HIP) displays at most a portion of verification information. A user performs at least one manipulation on the HIP display to obtain full verification information.12-01-2011
20110292045THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OUTPUT DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD - A three-dimensional image output device includes: a viewpoint image acquiring device for acquiring a plurality of viewpoint images obtained by photographing a same subject from a plurality of viewpoints; a parallax information acquiring device for acquiring parallax amounts in a plurality of sets of feature points at which features substantially correspond to one another from the acquired plurality of viewpoint images; a parallax amount adjusting device for adjusting the parallax amount in each of the acquired feature points, and performing adjustment of assigning different weights to the parallax amounts in accordance with values of the parallax amounts; a parallax image generating device for generating a parallax image corresponding to the parallax amount of each of the feature points after the adjustment; and a parallax image output device for outputting a plurality of parallax images including the generated parallax image.12-01-2011
20110292043Depth Map Coding to Reduce Rendered Distortion - Several implementations relate to depth map coding. In one implementation, a depth coding rate, that results from coding one or more portions of a depth map using a particular coding mode, is determined. The depth map can be used to render video for a different view than that of the depth map. A depth map distortion, that results from coding the one or more portions of the depth map using the particular coding mode, is determined. A value of distortion for the rendered video, based on the depth map distortion and on a particular relationship between the depth map distortion and values of distortion for the rendered video, is determined. It is determined whether to use the particular coding mode to code the one or more portions of the depth map, and the determination is based on the value of distortion for the rendered video and the depth coding rate.12-01-2011
201102920423D DIGITAL PAINTING - The present invention provides method and system for 12-01-2011
20110292041STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel for scanning an image alternately at a first frame frequency and a second frame frequency, different from the first frame frequency, an image signal input unit for inputting an image signal to the display panel, a backlight unit for emitting light to the display panel, and a shutter controller for selectively controlling an opening and closing of a left eye shutter and a right eye shutter of shutter glasses.12-01-2011
20110292040STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEM - A stereoscopic display system includes: a display panel; a backlight; and shutter eyeglasses including a left-eye shutter and a right-eye shutter. The backlight is off during a period in which the left-eye and right-eye shutters both are open.12-01-2011
20110292039VISUALIZATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - This method includes: generating data of a mask surface with respect to visualization data arranged in a virtual three-dimensional space, for calculation values at respective calculation points; identifying, from a first data storage storing, as time-series data, positions of the calculation points and calculation values at the calculation points, a first point whose position is closest to a predetermined point on the mask surface; reading out, from the first data storage, a position of the identified first point in each time; arranging the mask surface in each time based on a direction of a user's sight line and the read position in each time so as to make the mask surface perpendicular to the direction of the user's sight line and have the predetermined point on the mask surface arranged at the read position; and drawing polygon data of the visualization data and the mask surface in time series.12-01-2011
201102920373D MODEL COMPARISON - Techniques for comparing 3D models are provided. A method for comparing 3D models includes obtaining a first skeleton of a first 3D model, obtaining a second skeleton of a second 3D model, and calculating similarity between the first and the second 3D models based on distance, angle, and inter-position related global constraints of the first and the second skeletons.12-01-2011
20110292035IMAGE OUTPUT CONTROL APPARATUS AND IMAGE OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image output control apparatus includes a detector and a controller. The detector is configured to detect a capability of an image display apparatus. The controller is configured to execute control to output one of a 2D image and a 3D image to the image display apparatus based on the capability detected by the detector.12-01-2011
20110292032MULTILEVEL DISPLAY CONTROL LIST IN TILE BASED 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are provided for rendering a 3 dimensional computer graphics image. The image is divided into plurality of rectangular tiles which are arranged in a multi level structure comprising a plurality of levels of progressively larger groupings of tiles. Image data is divided into a plurality of primitive blocks and these are assigned to groupings of tiles within the multi level structure in dependence on the groupings each one intersects. Control stream data is derived for rendering the image and this comprises references to primitive blocks for each grouping of tiles within each level of the multi level structure, the references corresponding to the primitive blocks assigned to each grouping and control stream data is used to render the primitive data into tiles within the groupings of tiles for display. This is done such that for primitive blocks which intersect a plurality of tiles within a grouping, control stream data is written for the grouping of tiles rather than for each tile within the grouping.12-01-2011
20110292034REAL TIME CONCURRENT DESIGN OF SHAPE, TEXTURE, AND MOTION FOR 3D CHARACTER ANIMATION - Systems and methods for automatically generating animation-ready 3D character models based upon model parameter, clothing selections, and texture-region color component selections are described. One embodiment of the invention includes an application server configured to receive the user defined model parameters and the at least one texture selection via a user interface. In addition, the application server includes a generative model and the application server is configured to generate a 3D mesh based upon the user defined model parameters using the generative model and to apply texture to the generated mesh based upon the at least one texture selection.12-01-2011
20110134117GRAPHICS RENDERING APPARATUS, GRAPHICS RENDERING METHOD, GRAPHICS RENDERING PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREIN GRAPHICS RENDERING PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To aim to provide a graphics rendering apparatus comprising: a scaling coefficient determination unit operable to determine, based on polygon data representing a polygon onto which a texture is to be mapped, a scaling coefficient that is a basis for scaling first vector data from which the texture is to be generated; a vector data conversion unit operable to generate second vector data by scaling the first vector data based on the scaling coefficient; a texture generation unit operable to generate a texture based on the second vector data; and a texture mapping unit operable to map the texture generated by the texture generation unit onto the polygon.06-09-2011
20110134113SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING POSITIONS BETWEEN IMAGING MODALITIES AND TRANSFORMING A DISPLAYED THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CORRESPONDING TO A POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A PROBE - Systems and methods are provided for transforming a displayed three-dimensional image corresponding to a position and orientation of a field of view of an imaging probe. A three dimensional image of a tissue in a first co-ordinate space can be displayed. A field of view of an imaging probe in a second co-ordinate space can be configured, where the imaging probe has a plurality of transmitters removably connected to it, the transmitters operable to determine the position and orientation of the field of view relative to the positions of the transmitters in the second co-ordinate space. The first and second co-ordinate spaces can be co-registered, and the position and orientation of the field of view in the second co-ordinate space can be transformed to the first co-ordinate space. The three-dimensional image can be displayed to correspond to the transformed position and orientation of the field of view.06-09-2011
20110298790IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image signal processing device including: a central area control processing unit that enlarges or reduces a central image segment of a stereoscopic image signal by a magnification factor according to a desired stereoscopic effect; a surrounding area control processing unit that reduction-processes a surrounding image segment of the stereoscopic image signal by a corresponding magnification factor when the central area control processing unit enlarges the central image segment, and enlargement-processes a surrounding image segment of the stereoscopic image signal by a corresponding magnification factor when the central area control processing unit reduces the central image segment; and a transition area control processing unit that performs, in an image segment that transitions between the central image segment and the surrounding image segment, a process of connecting a gap between the enlargement and reduction factors of the central image segment and the surrounding image segment using non-linear scaling.12-08-2011
20110292033HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A hand-held electronic device (12-01-2011
20090002364METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE ALTERATION OF THE SHAPE OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - A method for determining the alteration of the shape of a three-dimensional object from at least one two-dimensional image of the object, wherein the original three-dimensional model shape of the object is known—or is ascertained from the at least one two-dimensional image of the object. The three-dimensional model shape is rotated such that at least one two-dimensional projection of the three-dimensional model shape matches or resembles at least one partial area or contour of the at least one two-dimensional image of the object, and the area or areas are ascertained in which the at least one two-dimensional image of the object deviates from the two-dimensional projection(s) of the three-dimensional model shape, wherein the deviating two-dimensional area or areas are identified as deformed areas and, after the deformed area or areas have been back-projected onto the three-dimensional model shape, the three-dimensional deformation of the three-dimensional object is ascertained.01-01-2009
201000910123 MENU DISPLAY - A device and method of rendering visual information combine image information like video and secondary image information, like graphics. The image information and the secondary image information are processed for generating output information to be rendered in a three-dimensional space. The output information is arranged for display on a 3D stereoscopic display having a true display depth range (04-15-2010
20090278843COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CARTONS WITH CURVED CREASES - A method, a computer readable medium with instructions to execute a method, and a carton designed using a method. The method includes accepting a specification of a carton made up of a substrate and having at least one curved crease. The method further includes for a curved crease, accepting a folding angle at any point of the crease; and automatically calculating at least one shape of the folded carton in order to determine a three-dimensional model of the folded carton.11-12-2009
20090189887DIMENSIONS AND COMPUTER AIDED MODELING - An object to be dimensioned may have such a small dimension that the dimension text will not fit within a space defined by extension lines. A dimensioning method is provided that exaggerates extension lines (07-30-2009
20090122057METHOD FOR INCREASING SPEED IN VIRTUAL THREE DIMENSIONAL APPLICATION - A method for increasing speed in virtual 3D application is applied to a game console, which includes a processor and is used for outputting scan lines of a frame. The method includes the steps of: providing registers corresponding to the scan lines; and interrupting the processor in a vertical blank period. The step of interrupting includes: calculating 3D operating parameters corresponding to the scan lines according to an operation provided to the game console by a user; storing the 3D operating parameters into the registers; and calculating outputted scan lines according to the scan lines and the corresponding 3D operating parameters. Since the registers respectively corresponding to the scan lines are provided, the number of times of interrupting the processor can be decreased and the efficiency can be greatly increased.05-14-2009
20110205225Method and a system for generating a synthesized image of a hair - The invention relates to a method of generating a synthesized image of a hair, comprising the following steps: 08-25-2011
20080316201Systems and Methods for Displaying Three-Dimensional Images - Systems and methods for displaying three-dimensional (3D) images are described. In particular, the systems can include a display block made from a transparent material with optical elements three-dimensionally disposed therein. Each optical element becomes luminous when illuminated by a light ray. The systems can also include a computing device configured to generate two-dimensional (2D) images formatted to create 3D images when projected on the display block, by a video projector coupled to the computing device. The video projector is configured to project the 2D images on the block to create the 3D images by causing a set of the passive optical elements to become luminous. Various other systems and methods are described for displaying 3D images.12-25-2008
20110216061METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE INFORMATION AND AUTOSTERIOSCOPIC SCREEN - A method for displaying image information on an autostereoscopic screen that is suitable for simultaneous display of a plurality of views visible respectively from at least one of a plurality of laterally offset viewing zones. A first stereoscopic half-image and a second stereoscopic half-image, which are perceptible simultaneously and together produce a stereoimage, are reproduced on the screen such that the first stereoscopic half-image is visible from two laterally offset and respectively continuous regions, while the second stereoscopic half-image is visible from a stereozone which is situated between the two mentioned regions and is smaller than each of these two regions.09-08-2011
20110216060Maintaining Multiple Views on a Shared Stable Virtual Space - Methods, apparatus, and computer programs for controlling a view of a virtual scene with a portable device are presented. In one method, a signal is received and the portable device is synchronized to make the location of the portable device a reference point in a three-dimensional (3D) space. A virtual scene, which includes virtual reality elements, is generated in the 3D space around the reference point. Further, the method determines the current position in the 3D space of the portable device with respect to the reference point and creates a view of the virtual scene. The view represents the virtual scene as seen from the current position of the portable device and with a viewing angle based on the current position of the portable device. Additionally, the created view is displayed in the portable device, and the view of the virtual scene is changed as the portable device is moved by the user within the 3D space. In another method, multiple players shared the virtual reality and interact among each other view the objects in the virtual reality.09-08-2011
20110261053PLUG-IN ARCHITECTURE FOR WINDOW MANAGEMENT AND DESKTOP COMPOSITING EFFECTS - The system and method described herein relates to a plug-in architecture that enables accelerated rendering and compositing of one or more graphical effects instantiated by one or more separate visual effect plug-ins. The plug-in architecture enables setting up visual effects, accepting graphical output requests, customizing visual effects, and/or allowing enhanced graphics rendering for desktop usage, among other things. The invention provides a modular approach to customizing and rendering visual effects. The plug-in architecture enables plug-ins to be exchanged, modified, removed, and added, among other things.10-27-2011
20110261049METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR DATA VISUALIZATION AND RELATED APPLICATIONS - In a data visualization system, a method of creating a visual representation of data, the method including the steps of providing instructions to an end user to assist the end user in: constructing multiple graphical representations of data, where each graphical representation is one of a predefined type and includes multiple layers of elements that contribute to the end user's understanding of the data; arranging multiple graphical representations of different types within the visual representation in a manner that enables the end user to understand and focus on the data being represented; and displaying the visual representation.10-27-2011
20110261050Intermediate View Synthesis and Multi-View Data Signal Extraction - An intermediate view synthesis apparatus for synthesizing an intermediate view image from a first image corresponding to a first view and a second image corresponding to a second view different from the first view, the first and second images including depth information, wherein the second image being is divided-up into a non-boundary portion, and a foreground/background boundary region, wherein the intermediate view synthesis apparatus is configured to project and merge the first image and the second image into the intermediate view to obtain an intermediate view image, with treating the foreground/background boundary region subordinated relative to the non-boundary portion. A multi-view data signal extraction apparatus for extracting a multiview data signal from a multi-view representation including a first image corresponding to a first view and a second image corresponding to a second view being different from the first view is also described, the first and second images including depth information.10-27-2011
20110261048ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - A system and method for displaying a three dimensional (3D) image on a touch screen of an electronic device detects an initial touch point and an end touch point of a touch motion, when the touch screen is touched. Then the method creates a coordinate system for the touch screen, and calculates a motion direction and a motion angle of the touch motion according to coordinates of the initial touch point and the end touch point in the coordinate system. Additionally, the method adjusts a display orientation of the 3D image displayed on the touch screen according to the motion direction and the motion angle, and displays the adjusted 3D image on the touch screen.10-27-2011
20090189894METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING A REMOTING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHERE TO RENDER THREE DIMENSIONAL DATA - Methods and systems for rendering three dimensional graphical data by intercepting a three dimensional graphics stream comprising three dimensional graphics commands generated by an application executing on a first computing machine, and then analyzing the characteristics associated with a remoting system to determine a location for rendering three dimensional data from the three dimensional graphics commands. The remoting system may comprise at least the first computing machine having a graphics rendering component, a second computing machine having a graphics rendering component and a network. Based on the analysis, a rendering location is determined and the application is induced to reinitialize a context for determining where to render three dimensional data. The three dimensional data is then rendered from the three dimensional graphics commands at the rendering location.07-30-2009
20090189893METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTING A HASH FROM A THREE DIMENSIONAL DATA SET LOADED INTO A RESOURCE - Methods and system for computing a hash from a three dimensional data set loaded into a three dimensional resource, these methods and systems first determining that an application, executing in a distributed computing environment, locked a three dimensional resource. A identification of a first three dimensional data set loaded into the three dimensional resource by the application is then made. The first three dimensional data set can have a size that is determined in part by a transaction carried out by the application. The performance of an operation on the three dimensional resource by the application is then detected, a first hash is computed on the loaded first set of three dimensional data using a hash function, and the first hash is stored in a repository. Prior to computing the first hash, a portion of the first three dimensional data set can be eliminated, where the portion of the three dimensional data set results from a repetitious transaction.07-30-2009
20090189891METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - Methods and systems for providing three dimensional graphics to remote computing machines and appliances that include an agent executing on a local computing machine to intercept a plurality of graphics commands generated by a three dimensional application executing on a local computing machine. A first portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a first codec, while a second portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a second codec. The agent creates a frame comprising the first portion and the second portion of the plurality of graphics commands, compresses the frame, and transmits the frame to a remote computing machine.07-30-2009
20090189890METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING RESOURCE UTILIZATION BY DELAYING RENDERING OF THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - Methods and systems for improving resource utilization when remoting three dimensional graphics commands that are generated by an application executing on a local computing machine. An agent that executes on a local computing machine intercepts a first call to a drawing library. The application generates this first call to request information from the drawing library. The agent further transmits a first frame that is generated by the application, to a remote computing machine, and prevents a return of the first call to the requesting application until the agent receives a notification indicating either the first frame was transmitted to the remote computing device or the first frame was rendered. Upon receiving such a notification, the agent permits the return of the first call to the requesting application.07-30-2009
20090189889Method and apparatus for visualizing 3D image data from tomographic imaging modalities - At least one embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for visualizing 3D image data from tomographic imaging modalities using a rendering technique in which every pixel is calculated by integrating or summing along respectively one ray through a volume surrounded by the 3D image data. In the method, a peeling function is additionally introduced into the integration or summation, by which, in the integration or summation, the 3D image data on the respective ray only contributes with its full data value to reducing the optical transparency beyond a prescribable value of an optical skin depth. The peeling function is selected such that, in a transition region before the prescribable value of the optical skin depth is reached, the 3D image data on the ray still contributes to reducing the optical transparency with a fraction of its full data value such that there is a smooth profile, generated by the peeling function, when an outer layer is peeled off. The method and the associated apparatus make it possible to avoid image artifacts such as pixel flickering during volume visualization.07-30-2009
20120188232SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SELECTED GARMENTS ON A COMPUTER-SIMULATED MANNEQUIN - A method and system for providing a computer-simulated environment for displaying a selected mannequin wearing a combination of selected garments. In one aspect, three-dimensional scenes containing mannequin and garment objects are created within a three-dimensional modeling environment, and a simulation is performed using a cloth simulator within the modeling environment to model the construction, draping, and collision of the garment with the mannequin. Rendering frames corresponding to a variety of garments, mannequins, garment dimensions, garment styles, wearing patterns, viewing angles, and other parameters, are then generated from which images can be rendered and displayed in accordance with user requests.07-26-2012
20120026162DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING APPARATUS, DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING PROGRAM, AND DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING METHOD - Providing a diagnosis assisting apparatus that allows, in a diagnostic screen of a tubular tissue, easy understanding of the positional relationship between a curved cutting surface represented by a CPR image and the tubular tissue. Extracting a tubular tissue region representing a tubular tissue from volume data obtained by imaging and setting a core line to the tubular tissue, generating a CPR image which includes the core line and a longitudinal section of the tubular tissue region, obtaining the longitudinal section from the CPR image generation means, generating a pseudo three-dimensional image that includes a mark representing the obtained longitudinal section, as well as the tubular tissue in the extracted tubular tissue region based on the volume data, and displaying the pseudo three-dimensional image.02-02-2012
20120026157MULTI-VIEW DISPLAY SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a multi-view display system. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a display screen to display multiple views simultaneously, and a controller to control the views presented on the display screen. The apparatus is configurable by the controller to provide multiple view settings, the view settings including a first setting in which the apparatus provides a single view to each viewer of the display screen and a second setting in which the apparatus provides a first view to a first viewer of the display screen and a second view to a second viewer of the display screen. A first filtering element filters views presented to viewers of the display screen such that an intended view is displayed to one or more viewers.02-02-2012
20110193862METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EARLY Z TEST IN TITLE-BASED THREE-DIMENSIONAL RENDERING - A method and system for an early Z test in a tile-based three-dimensional rendering is provided. In the method and system for an early Z test, a portion which is not displayed to a user is removed prior to performing a rasterization process, and thereby performing the 3D rendering efficiently. The method includes segmenting a scene into tiles for performing a rendering with respect to a triangle; selecting a first tile of the tiles, which has a tile Z value less than a minimum Z value of the triangle; and performing the rendering with respect to the triangle in remaining tiles excluding the selected first tile of the tiles.08-11-2011
20090051682METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE IMAGES WHICH CONTAIN VIRTUAL OBJECTS - Methods and apparatus for production of composite images, videos, or films which exhibit virtual objects. More particularly, methods and apparatus for rendering, scaling, and/or locating, virtual objects within composite images, videos, or films employing marker objects as reference objects.02-26-2009
20100321380Image Processing Method and Associated Apparatus for Rendering Three-dimensional Effect Using Two-dimensional Image - An image processing method for rendering a three-dimensional by transforming a first quadrilateral image to a second quadrilateral image is provided, with at least one of the first and second quadrilateral images being a trapezoidal image. The image processing method includes providing the first quadrilateral image, generating coordinates of four vertices associated with the second quadrilateral image according to the first quadrilateral image and the three-dimensional effect; determining a relative height and a relative width according to a height and a width of the first quadrilateral image and the coordinates of the four vertices; and generating a plurality of pixel values of the second quadrilateral image with reference to a plurality of pixel values of the first quadrilateral image according to the relative height and the relative width.12-23-2010
20100001993GEOMETRIC AND TEXTURE MODIFICATIONS OF OBJECTS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE BASED ON REAL WORLD USER CHARACTERISTICS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for modifying objects in a virtual universe. A user priority controller determines a real world identity of a set of users controlling a set of avatars within a viewable field of an object in a virtual universe. The user priority controller receives user information describing characteristics of the set of users based on the real world identity of each user in the set of users. The user priority controller generates a temporary and dynamic rule to control modification of the object based on the user information. The user priority controller modifies the object in accordance with the temporary and dynamic rule to increase visibility of the object to an avatar in the set of avatars. The temporary and dynamic rule initiates implementation of geometric and texture modifications to modify the object in accordance with the temporary and dynamic rule.01-07-2010
20130215101ANAMORPHIC DISPLAY - An anamorphic display device is provided herein. The display device produces anamorphically-displayed elements via a visual three-dimensional illusion for two-dimensional content element of a viewing surface. Context-aware circuitry may determine a viewpoint, and the viewpoint can be used to determine an angle where viewing ray intersects the viewing surface. A geometric algorithm is used to reconstruct the two-dimensional content element appropriately on the viewing surface. The observer can observe the three-dimensional illusion of the two-dimensional content element out of the plane viewing surface in the observer's perspective at the viewpoint, as if the original two-dimensional content element were placed in the three-dimensional space. This allows easier viewing of material at off angles.08-22-2013
201200867063D IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A method of driving a 3D image display device includes according to an embodiment receiving 3D data and separating a 3D input frame including the 3D data into a left-eye data frame and a right-eye data frame; doubling the left-eye data frame into the original left-eye data frame and a copied left-eye data frame and doubling the right-eye data frame into the original right-eye data frame and a copied right-eye data frame; and modulating the original left-eye data frame to a first modulated left-eye data frame based on the copied right-eye data frame arranged prior to the original left-eye data frame, modulating the copied left-eye data frame, and the copied right-eye data frame.04-12-2012
20120139906HYBRID REALITY FOR 3D HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - A three dimensional (3D) mixed reality system combines a real 3D image or video, captured by a 3D camera for example, with a virtual 3D image rendered by a computer or other machine to render a 3D mixed-reality image or video. A 3D camera can acquire two separate images (a left and a right) of a common scene, and superimpose the two separate images to create a real image with a 3D depth effect. The 3D mixed-reality system can determine a distance to a zero disparity plane for the real 3D image, determine one or more parameters for a projection matrix based on the distance to the zero disparity plane, render a virtual 3D object based on the projection matrix, combine the real image and the virtual 3D object to generate a mixed-reality 3D image.06-07-2012
20090128547APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING 3D IMAGE - A three-dimensional image display apparatus having improved resolution and an expanded elementary three-dimensional space is disclosed. The three-dimensional image display apparatus includes a display device (05-21-2009
20090315882REDUCING THE NUMBER OF VERTICES IN A CLUSTERED DELAUNAY MESH - What is disclosed is a system and method for reducing the number of vertices obtained when building an image gamut from a large number of image pixels. In one embodiment, a color image comprising a plurality of image pixels is received and the color data points measured. An n-dimensional Delaunay triangulation is defined wherein vertices of the triangulation comprise clusters of the measured data points. Cluster analysis is performed on the color data points to determine which existing cluster will receive a new point or if a new cluster should be created. The point clusters are added to the triangulation. For point clusters within the triangulation, a representative point is defined which serves as a normal vertex for the point cluster. The vertex is then added into the triangulation and a gamut generated. The gamut can be used to model a gamut of the color image or a color device.12-24-2009
20090153549System and method for producing multi-angle views of an object-of-interest from images in an image dataset - Disclosed are a system and method for creating multi-angle views of an object-of-interest from images stored in a dataset. A user specifies the location of an object-of-interest. As the user virtually navigates through the locality represented by the image dataset, his current virtual position is determined. Using the user's virtual position and the location of the object-of-interest, images in the image dataset are selected and interpolated or stitched together, if necessary, to present to the user a view from his current virtual position looking toward the object-of-interest. The object-of-interest remains in the view no matter where the user virtually travels. From the same image dataset, another user can select a different object-of-interest and virtually navigate in a similar manner, with his own object-of-interest always in view. The object-of-interest also can be “virtual,” added by computer-animation techniques to the image dataset. For some image datasets, the user can virtually navigate through time as well as through space.06-18-2009
20090153553Method and apparatus for creating 3D face model by using multi-view image information - A method for creating a 3D face model by using multi-view image information, includes: creating a mesh structure for expressing an appearance of a 3D face model by using a first multi-view image obtained by capturing an expressionless face of a performer; and locating joints of a hierarchical structure in the mesh structure, by using a second multi-view image obtained by capturing an expression performance of the performer. Further, the method includes creating a 3D face model that is animated to enable reproduction of a natural expression of the performer, by setting dependency between the joints and the mesh structure.06-18-2009
201201399103D DISPLAY APPARATUS AND 3D DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus and method controlling thereof are provided. The 3D display apparatus includes: a reception unit which receives a 3D image signal from another 3D display apparatus; a conversion unit which converts a disparity of the 3D image signal based on transmitter information of the other 3D display apparatus and receiver information of the 3D display apparatus, and generates an output 3D image signal having depth information which is proportional to depth information of the 3D image signal; and a display unit which outputs the output 3D image signal.06-07-2012
20090153554Method and system for producing 3D facial animation - A method for producing a 3D facial animation using a single facial video stream, includes producing a representative joint focused on a major expression producing element in a 3D standard facial model, producing a statistical feature-point model of various facial expressions of different people in the 3D standard facial model, moving each feature-point of the statistical feature-point model by tracking a change in facial expressions of the video stream, calculating a transformation coefficient of the representative joint corresponding to a variation of the feature-point of the 3D standard facial model, and producing a 3D facial animation by applying the calculated transformation coefficient to transform the representative joint.06-18-2009
20090153548METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SLICE ALIGNMENT IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SYSTEMS - A method and system for slice alignment in multiple image views are provided. The method includes determining an adjustment of one of a plurality of image views to align an imaged object with at least one alignment marker. The method further includes updating the plurality of image views based on the adjustment. The updating includes at least one of rotating and translating the image views with respect to an intersection of the at least one alignment marker with another alignment marker.06-18-2009
20090153552SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING INDIVIDUALIZED 3D HEAD MODELS - Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a substantially life-like, individualized three-dimensional (3D) head model. In one example, the method includes reconstructing a 3D face mask from the input image data of an individual's head or face. Detected facial landmarks of the reconstructed face mask are aligned with corresponding facial landmarks of a generic head model, and the remainder of the head is reconstructed by generating a blend fit head model from a weighted combination of basis head models. The blend fit model is then deformed to more accurately reflect the facial and/or head geometry of the individual. The method may further include associating an animation rig with the individualized 3D head model that allows for simulated movement of the 3D head model in, for example, personalized media content.06-18-2009
20090153550Virtual object rendering system and method - There is provided a virtual object rendering system comprising a camera, at least one sensor for sensing perspective data corresponding to a camera perspective, a communication interface configured to send the perspective data to a virtual object rendering computer, and the virtual object rendering computer having one or more virtual objects, the virtual object rendering computer configured to determine the camera perspective from the perspective data, and to perform the virtual object rendering by redrawing the one or more virtual objects to align the one or more virtual objects with the camera perspective. The virtual object rendering computer may be further configured to produce a merged image of the one or more redrawn virtual objects and a camera image received from the camera.06-18-2009
20090146995GENERATING AND RENDERING THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - A method, and apparatus, and a computer-readable medium encoded with instructions to carry out a method. The method is of rendering a model of a surface of wrinkly material such as paper or foil, e.g., a model of packaging on a display device. The method includes accepting a description of the different parts of the surface of the packaging, and how and where any of the parts are connected, discretizing to form a mesh, modelling the physics of the mesh, running a simulation to find a stable end-state for the mesh, modifying the mesh to visually smooth the mesh in a way that is perceived as typical for flexible packaging material; and rendering the model on a display device. The modifying the mesh is to visually smooth the mesh includes modifying during the rendering or modifying prior to the rendering.06-11-2009
20110261052METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROWSING VISUAL CONTENT DISPLAYED IN A VIRTUAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - The invention provides a method for constructing a zoom path between a predetermined viewing point P10-27-2011
20110109618METHOD OF DISPLAYING NAVIGATION DATA IN 3D - A computer arrangement including a processor and memory accessible for the processor is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the memory includes a computer program including data and instructions arranged to allow the processor to: a) obtain an image to be displayed, b) obtain depth information relating to the image, c) use depth information to identify at least one region in the image, and d) select display mode for at least one identified region.05-12-2011
20110001750DISPLAY APPARATUS AND GRAPHIC DISPLAY METHOD - A display apparatus and a graphic display method are provided. A display apparatus includes a graphic processing unit which converts data received from an external device into graphics, and a display unit which displays a graphics. Accordingly, the display apparatus can display a high quality 3-dimensional image.01-06-2011
20110169821METHOD FOR CORRECTING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE GENERATING DEVICE - An object of the invention to provide a method for maintaining display quality as much as possible and reducing a crosstalk amount. A method for correcting stereoscopic images according to the present invention has (a) at least one of a step of detecting a range of crosstalk and a crosstalk amount occurring on a left image or a right image as black-side correction data, and a step of detecting the range of crosstalk and the crosstalk amount as white-side correction data, based on crosstalk characteristic data, (b) at least one of a step of making the black-side correction data into lower-limit data, and a step of making the white-side correction data into upper-limit data; and (c) a step of gamma-converting the left image or the right image based on at least one of the lower-limit data and the upper-limit data.07-14-2011
201101698203D IMAGE SPECIAL EFFECT DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CREATING 3D IMAGE SPECIAL EFFECT - A 3D image special effects device for creating special effects on a 3D image including a first image and a second image having disparity. The 3D image special effects device includes: a range specification receiving unit capable of receiving an input of a specified range of the first image on which the special effects are created; a first block division unit capable of dividing the specified range into a plurality of first image blocks; a first special effects unit capable of creating the special effects on each of the plurality of the first image blocks; a block matching unit capable of determining an image which corresponds to an image of the each of the plurality of the first image blocks from the second image, and deriving a parallax vector which represents directionality and a magnitude of parallax between the first image blocks and the corresponding image; a second block division unit capable of determining a plurality of second image blocks on the second image in accordance with the parallax vector, the second image blocks corresponding to the plurality of first image blocks; and a second special effects unit capable of creating the special effects on the determined plurality of second image blocks.07-14-2011
20110169819Typed data graph visualization system in three dimensions - A visualization system presents inter-connected three-dimensional models representing components of a data graph to a user on a display. A visualization graph is created from the association of a user-specified data graph, which may not include graphical information, to three-dimensional models through a type graph. Arrangement of three-dimensional models into discrete units is determined from local relations between components of the data graph.07-14-2011
20110169826UNIVERSAL COLLABORATIVE PSEUDO-REALISTIC VIEWER - A computer-readable medium containing instructions for controlling an electronic device to perform a method of visualization, the method constituted of: loading a 3 dimensional (3D) scene comprising visual model data; rendering a first pseudo-realistic image of the loaded 3D scene responsive to a first view positional indicator; transmitting the rendered first pseudo-realistic image to at least two remote computing platforms; receiving from any of the at least two remote computing platform a scene control command; rendering a second pseudo-realistic image of the loaded 3D scene responsive to the received scene control command; and transmitting the rendered second pseudo-realistic image to the at least two remote computing platforms.07-14-2011
20080309662Example Based 3D Reconstruction - A method includes reconstructing the 3D shape of an object appearing in an input image using at least one example objects of a collection of example 3D objects and their colors.12-18-2008
20100277469TACTILE VIRTUAL WORLD - A system for providing a tactile virtual world or environment wherein, in particular, a virtual reality environment provides an interactive 3-D interface for synthesizing the feeling of experiencing a 3-D environment. The invention also provides a method for implementing actual physical applications that can simulate real 3-D environments; for example, such as a physical training exercise or artificial 3-D environments, or simulating the interacting with molecules or complex data sets.11-04-2010
20110148858VIEW SYNTHESIS WITH HEURISTIC VIEW MERGING - Several implementations relate to view synthesis with heuristic view merging for 3D Video (3DV) applications. According to one aspect, a first candidate pixel from a first warped reference view and a second candidate pixel from a second warped reference view are assessed based on at least one of a backward synthesis process to assess a quality of the first and second candidate pixels, a hole distribution around the first and second candidate pixels, or on an amount of energy around the first and second candidate pixels above a specified frequency. The assessing occurs as part of merging at least the first and second warped reference views into a signal synthesized view. Based on the assessing, a result is determined for a given target pixel in the single synthesized view. The result may be determining a value for the given target pixel, or marking the given target pixel as a hole.06-23-2011
20100118027METHOD AND MEASURING ARRANGEMENT FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES OF MEASURING OBJECTS BY MEANS OF INVASIVE RADIATION - Three-dimensional images of objects are produced from two-dimensional projection images. Invasive radiation is emitted from a radiation source, and a first set of projection images of the object is captured by a detection device. The projection images are captured at various directions of the object referenced to the radiation source and/or the detection device. A first three-dimensional image of the object is reconstructed from the first set of projection images, the first three-dimensional image is evaluated and depending on a result of the evaluation, a position and/or direction of the object in relation to the radiation source and/or in relation to the detection device is modified, and/or an operational mode of the measuring arrangement for obtaining subsequent projection images of the measuring object is adjusted. After the evaluation of the first three-dimensional image, a second set of projection images of the object is captured by the detection device.05-13-2010
20100118028Method and Mechanism for Programmable Filtering of Texture Map Data in 3D Graphics Subsystems - A system, method and apparatus to provide flexible texture filtering. A programmable texture filtering module is introduced into the graphics processing pipeline of a graphic coprocessor and graphic processor integrated with the host. A program from a defined instruction set may then be loaded into texture processing cores to process texture data consistent with the program.05-13-2010
20110193860Method and Apparatus for Converting an Overlay Area into a 3D Image - Apparatuses and methods for converting an overlay area of a two-dimensional (2D) monoscopic image into a three-dimensional (3D) image are provided. A depth map representing a perspective based on an input monoscopic image is generated to provide depth values of the input monoscopic image. At least one overlay area and at least one background image included in the input monoscopic image are then detected, and a depth value of one or more or both of the overlay area and the background image are corrected to a desired value. A stereoscopic image is generated based on the corrected depth value, such that the resulting stereoscopic image prevents inconsistent viewing depths between an overlay area and the background image in order to prevent viewer fatigue.08-11-2011
20090273598Methods and apparatuses for automatically converting objects in CAD drawing from two-dimensions to three-dimensions - Methods, apparatuses/systems, and software for converting graphic objects representing two-dimensional beams or columns within a drawing into three-dimensional beams or columns by locating all attribute labels within the drawing containing beam or column information, locating all two-dimensional graphic objects corresponding to the attribute labels, converting the attribute labels to simple text without Unicode formatting, and converting each two-dimensional graphic object into a three-dimensional graphic object based on the corresponding simple text.11-05-2009
20120133641HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An upper LCD capable of displaying an image which is stereoscopically visible with naked eyes is provided on an upper housing of a hand-held electronic device. A 3D adjustment switch for adjusting a parallax of a stereoscopic image is provided on the upper housing. When a slider of the 3D adjustment switch is within a predetermined range between an uppermost position and a position slightly above a lowermost position, the stereoscopic effect of the stereoscopic image is adjusted based on the position of the slider. When the slider of the 3D adjustment switch is at the lowermost position, a planar image corresponding to the stereoscopic image is displayed on the upper LCD.05-31-2012
20100079449SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING DYNAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL APPEARING IMAGERY ON A TWO-DIMENSIONAL USER INTERFACE - System and method for rendering dynamic three-dimensional appearing imagery on a two-dimensional user interface screen of a portable computing device in dependence on a user's view-point of the screen. The method includes processing, on a portable computing device, data defining a plurality of user view-points of a user interface screen of the portable computing device. The method next includes rendering a first image of a constructed scene on the user interface screen based on a first determined user's view-point of the user interface screen of the portable computing device. The method then includes rendering a different image of the constructed scene on the user interface screen based on a subsequently determined user's view-point of the user interface screen and thereby presenting the illusion of a three-dimensional image of the constructed scene on the user interface screen.04-01-2010
20120293489NONLINEAR DEPTH REMAPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A nonlinear depth remapping method includes the following steps: firstly, an initial depth map associated with at least one image is received, with the image comprising a plurality of pixels and the initial depth map carrying an initial depth value of each pixel. Then, an exponential function is utilized to adjust the initial depth values, so as to generate an adjusted depth map.11-22-2012
20120293500DISPLAY UNIT, BARRIER DEVICE, AND METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY UNIT - A display unit includes: a display section; a barrier section including a plurality of liquid crystal barriers switching an open state and a closed state; and a barrier driving section driving the barrier section with one or a plurality of barrier drive signals. Each of the barrier drive signals is a signal including a first waveform portion being configured of a series of waveforms allowing the liquid crystal barriers to be held in an open state over a plurality of frames, or a second waveform portion being configured of a series of waveforms to allowing the liquid crystal barriers to be switched between an open state and a closed state, and a third waveform portion being located just before the first or second waveform portion and having an average pulse height value smaller than a maximum value of a pulse height value of the first or second waveform portion.11-22-2012
20120293504SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INFORMATION USING DIFFERENCE INFORMATION - Provided is a three-dimensional (3D) image information transmitting system and method based on difference information. A 3D image information transmitting apparatus in the 3D image information transmitting system may include a difference information extractor to extract difference information by comparing a second composite texture image obtained by generating a composite of a first texture image and depth information with a second original texture image, and an image information transmitting unit to transmit 3D image information including the first texture image, the depth information, and the difference information.11-22-2012
20120293506Avatar-Based Virtual Collaborative Assistance - A collaborative supportive system based upon avatar, comprising movement-tracking sensors, configured for tracking the movements of a user and of one or more parts of his body; a head-mounted display; and processors, configured for co-operating with the movement-tracking sensors and with the head-mounted display to cause the head-mounted display to display an avatar capable of moving around in an environment corresponding to the field of vision of the user and relating with the environment itself and with the user according to the assistance to be provided to the user.11-22-2012
20120293505THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA MODELS - The present invention provides methods and apparatus for generating a three dimensional output which includes a continuum of image data sprayed over three-dimensional models. The three-dimensional models can be representative of features captured by the image data wherein image data can be captured at multiple disparate points along another continuum. The user interface can also include multiple modalities of image data and statistical analysis of the image data.11-22-2012
20120293507ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND ULTRASONIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus which constructs a three-dimensional elastic image by separating elastic volume data and then performing volume rendering, and also provided is an ultrasonic image display method. The three-dimensional elastic image constructing unit separates the elastic volume data into a plurality of data sets on the basis of the elastic values and performs volume rendering on the separated elastic volume data sets, thereby constructing a three-dimensional elastic image.11-22-2012
20120293510EDITING APPARATUS, EDITING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - [Object] To facilitate user's operations.11-22-2012
20100085353USER-GUIDED SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION - Described is a technology by which a user interacts with a surface representative of a point cloud data to correct for imperfect scan data. The surface is reconstructed based on the interaction. Real time viewing of the image is facilitated by parallel surface reconstruction. For example, the user may draw strokes to reduce topological ambiguities in poorly-sampled areas. An algorithm automatically adds new oriented sample points to the original point cloud based on the user interaction. Then a new isosurface is generated for the augmented point cloud. The user also may specify the geometry of missing areas of the surface. The user copies a set of points from another point cloud, and places the points around the target area. A new isosurface is then generated.04-08-2010
20090213115INSTANT RAY TRACING - Methods, systems, devices and computer program products operable in a computer graphics system include constructing a hierarchical ray tracing acceleration data structure comprising a tree structure, the nodes of which are generated utilizing a bounding interval hierarchy based on defining an axis-aligned scene bounding box and two parallel planes to partition a set of objects in a scene into left objects and right objects, and matching split planes to object bounding boxes. The two planes are perpendicular to a selected one of x, y, or z-axes. Given a splitting plane, each object in an image is classified either left or right based on a left/right selection criterion, and two splitting plane values of the child nodes are determined by the maximum and minimum coordinate of the left and right objects, respectively.08-27-2009
20120169727METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS TO BE FABRICATED - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. Coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable, and the positions of the child coordinate systems vary relative to their parent coordinate systems according to the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added. Content objects are added using the same mathematical function, generating three-dimensional content objects in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable, generating the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.07-05-2012
20110148872IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - This invention is directed to provide a technique for efficiently, optimally deciding the shape and number of meshes when performing mesh coding for an object having a gradation. This invention is also directed to provide a technique for setting representative points to minimize the mesh distortion. A mesh generation unit divides an object area into a plurality of meshes and obtains position information, gradient information, and color information for each vertex of a mesh. A mesh control unit decides unnecessary vertices based on the difference between color information of each vertex and color information in the object area that corresponds to the vertex. An optimization unit obtains position information, gradient information, and color information of necessary vertices to minimize the difference between color information of each necessary vertex other than the unnecessary vertices and color information at a position in the object area that corresponds to the necessary vertex.06-23-2011
20110148867SHAPE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE - A shape optimization method includes: obtaining parameter data including data concerning a first relational expression that causes coordinate values of plural vertexes in at least a portion of an object to be changed together and includes a parameter capable of setting values from outside; determining, according to a predetermined algorithm, a value of the parameter in the parameter data; calculating coordinates values of the plural vertexes from a second relational expression determined by the first relational expression and the determined value of the parameter; generating shape data including coordinate values of first vertexes to define the shape of the object from initial coordinate values and the calculated coordinate values; causing to execute cost calculation of the shape defined by the shape data; and outputting shape data in case of a best result of the cost calculation after repeating the aforementioned processing based on a result of the cost calculation.06-23-2011
201101488633D DISPLAY DRIVING METHOD AND 3D DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method for driving a 3D display and a display apparatus using the same are provided. The display apparatus includes a storage unit to store a received image and a controlling unit to drive a display by adjusting the brightness value using a first look-up table when the previous frame is different from the current frame and adjusting the brightness value using a second look-up table when the previous frame is the same as the current frame. According to the exemplary embodiment, an overdrive method may be applied to a 3D image display apparatus effectively.06-23-2011
20110148861PET DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM, AN ARRANGEMENT, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING A DISTRIBUTION OF A TRACER UPTAKE - The invention relates to a data processing system 06-23-2011
20090109214Product Modeling System and Method - A product modeling system and method are provided. On one embodiment, the product modeling system is used to model a piece of apparel, such as a shirt, with a design wherein the model with the design is used to display the piece of apparel with the design to a consumer.04-30-2009
20110187703METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBJECT TRACKING USING APPEARANCE MODEL - A method and system are provided for tracking an object, such as a person, within in a scene. The system/method receives input to track an object of interest in a scene with one or more image capture devices, captures a 2D image of the object, creates via an image processing system a 4D model of the object, and then uses the model to provide enhanced tracking of the object.08-04-2011
20100085351Depth of Field for a Camera in a Media-Editing Application - Some embodiments provide a method that provides tools for defining a scene including media objects in a multi-dimensional space. The method provides a set of user interface tools for adjusting a region of focus for rendering the space from a particular location within a particular field of view. In some embodiments, the region of focus is a first region in the space within the particular field of view and the space further includes a second region outside of the region of focus within the particular field of view. In some embodiments, the method also provides a set of effects for applying to the second region but not the first region to visually indicate the first region as the region of focus within the space and the second region as a region outside of the region of focus within the space.04-08-2010
20100085356SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING MEDIA OBJECTS - System and method for integrating media objects for viewing on and manipulation via a computing device such as a personal computer. The system and method may be provided via an application program interface (API) which provides functions that allow an application program to create a scene and add media objects to the scene. The method includes preparing a translation vector and a rotation matrix for each of the media objects to define an orientation and a location of each of the media objects in the scene. The scene including the media objects is displayed. An interface is provided so that a user may manipulate the scene and the objects therein. The system and method may be implemented on a personal computer or other computing device.04-08-2010
20130063426DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RENDERING THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE BY PERSPECTIVE PROJECTION - A game device, which is an example of a display control device is provided. The game device includes: a rendering unit that renders by perspective projection an object disposed in a three-dimensional space and displays the object on a display device; and a position adjusting unit that adjusts the position for disposing the object in the three-dimensional space so that the object is displayed at a position where the object should be displayed on a screen image of the display device.03-14-2013
20120032954APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES, PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE APPROPRIATE FOR A 3D IMAGE SIGNAL - The present invention provides a stereoscopic image reproducing apparatus which provides a user interface (UI) appropriate for a 3D image signal, comprising: a user interface generating unit which generates the user interface; a UI-scaling unit which scales the generated UI in accordance with the mode of the 3D image signal; a first storage unit which stores the scaled UI together with a first position value; a second storage unit which copies the UI stored in the first storage unit, and stores the copied UI together with a second position value in accordance with the mode of the 3D image signal; and an integrated storage unit which integrates the UIs stored in the first storage unit and in the second storage unit in accordance with the position value of each of the UIs, and stores the integrated UIs. Preferably, the UI-scaling unit performs a downscaling process for reducing the generated UI in the horizontal direction when the 3D image signal has a side-by-side mode. In addition, the UI-scaling unit preferably performs a downscaling process for reducing the generated UI in the vertical direction when the 3D image signal has a top-down mode. The present invention thereby provides a user interface which causes no distortion in a stereoscopic image display.02-09-2012
20120032950APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHILE RENDERING OBJECT IN 3D GRAPHIC-BASED TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method synthesize additional information while rendering an object in a 3D-based terminal. A disparity of the additional information is determined with a value that is equal to a disparity of an object or greater than the disparity of the object by a predetermined value in a situation in which the object hidden by the additional information is to be synthesized using a depth buffer. The additional information is overlaid on an image with consideration of the determined disparity of the additional information.02-09-2012
20100079447COMPUTER MODELLED ENVIRONMENT - A computer-readable storage medium that includes a computer program and corresponding method, the program comprising code which will: generate a computer-modelled environment comprising a three-dimensional computer-modelled space and one or more three-dimensional computer-modelled objects within that space; and generate a map of values of a kinetic parameter over the object's surface, the kinetic parameter parameterizing a kinetic activity to be modelled to occur within the computer-modelled space in relation to that surface.04-01-2010
201000794483D Depth Generation by Block-based Texel Density Analysis - A system and method of generating three-dimensional (3D) depth information is disclosed. A classification and segmentation unit segments a two-dimensional (2D) image into a number of segments, such that pixels having similar characteristics are classified into the same segment. A spatial-domain texel density analysis unit performs texel density analysis on the 2D image to obtain textual density. A depth assignment unit assigns depth information to the 2D image according to the analyzed textual density.04-01-2010
20100079446Intelligent Demand Loading of Regions for Virtual Universes - A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system manage regions within a virtual universe. A current location of an avatar is identified within a virtual universe, the current location being within a currently populated region. A vectored movement of the avatar is identified. Any adjacent region that may probabilistically encounter a horizon of the avatar within a region activation time of the virtual universe is identified. If the adjacent region is deactivated, then the adjacent region is activated. An unpopulated region that is currently active is identified, wherein the unpopulated region is within an extended distance from the avatar's current location. The unpopulated region is then deactivated.04-01-2010
20090179893IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, DISPLAY PANEL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD USING THE SAME - A three-dimensional image/two-dimensional image display device includes a plurality of display pixels, and a lenticular lens for three-dimensional display. Each display pixel is consisted of M×N number of sub-pixels to be viewed from N view points. A pitch 07-16-2009
20100091014SPLIT-SCENE RENDERING OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL - A method for generating 3D visualization of a large-scale environment comprising the steps of: acquiring a 3D model of the large-scale environment; dividing the 3D model into a near-field part and a far-field part; rendering an array of images of the far-field part; creating a 3D visualization of the near-field part combined with the array of rendered images of the far-field part and displaying the combined rendered images.04-15-2010
20100123714METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMBINED 4D PRESENTATION OF QUANTITATIVE REGIONAL PARAMETERS ON SURFACE RENDERING - A method and apparatus for combined 4D presentation of quantitative regional parameters on a surface rendering is disclosed herewith. The method comprises: identifying a region of interest in a volumetric image data. Then, the following steps are iterated to produce a 4D surface rendering. The iterated steps include: tracking the region of interest of the volumetric image data to produce a displacement field. A color coded texture representing at least one quantitative regional parameter is applied on a surface defined by the volumetric data and the surface is being surface rendered with reference to the displacement field.05-20-2010
20130021324METHOD FOR IMPROVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY QUALITY - A method for improving three-dimensional (3D) display quality is provided. A first image data and a second image data for 3D display are associated with a single eye (left eye or right eye). A third state associated with both eyes is generated by analyzing a data difference between the first image data and the second image data. Thereby, the flickering problem can be resolved and image quality, brightness, and resolution can be improved.01-24-2013
20090091564SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS HAVING OVERLAPPING PRIMITIVES - The subject application is directed to a system and method for document rendering. Scanline memory locations are first allocated by a memory allocation unit corresponding to a scanline of an electronic document to be rendered. Instruction memory locations are then allocated for each scanline memory location. An electronic document having at least one output primitive is then received and a unique identifier is assigned to each of the primitives. Each output primitive is then converted into a series of instructions, associated with one or more scanline memory locations. Each instruction is then stored in an allocated instruction memory location corresponding to a selected scanline memory location. An encoded scanline output file, including content of each instruction memory location corresponding to each scanline memory location, is communicated to an associated document rendering device. Each primitive is then rendered according to an output priority based upon identifiers associated with the primitives.04-09-2009
20090160852SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - A system for measuring a three-dimensional object is provided. The system measures differences between a 3D model of an object and a point cloud of the object, and highlights the differences on the 3D model using different colors according to difference ranges that the differences fall.06-25-2009
20090141018VISUALIZATION OF A RENDERED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATASET - A method of visualization of a multi-dimensional dataset of data-elements involves a rendering process in which a display-value and an opacity value are assigned to individual data-elements. One or several control sets are defined comprising respective datavalues, display-values and opacity values related according to the transfer function and for individual control set(s) the opacity value is adjustable independently of the opacity values of other control set(s). The individually and independently adjustable control sets enable the user to adjust the transfer function in a very intuitive way.06-04-2009
20090273601Image Presentation Method and Apparatus for 3D Navigation and Mobile Device Including the Apparatus - Provided are a high-performance, real-time image presentation method and apparatus for a 3-dimensional (3D) navigation system that may be used in a mobile environment since a small amount of data and a simple algorithm are used, and a mobile device including the image presentation apparatus. The image presentation method includes: loading two-dimensional (2D) map data and pattern control map (PCM) data; analyzing the 2D map data; generating 3D image data on a region that is analyzed as requiring 3D images in the analyzing of the 2D map data, based on the PCM data; and displaying 3D images on a display based on the 2D map data and the 3D image data.11-05-2009
20090273599Systems and methods for imaging relationship data in a three-dimensional image - Systems and methods for imaging relationship data as a three-dimensional image, which include rendering a three-dimensional image of an object having at least one attribute, an input marker relative to the object, an output marker relative to the object, and an input/output relationship. A data structure comprising a data field, the data field comprising a three-dimensional image of an input marker, an output marker, an object having at least one attribute and an input/output relationship.11-05-2009
20100123715METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATING VOLUMETRIC IMAGES - Navigating volumetric images with reference to an anatomic structure is disclosed. The systems and methods include navigating a volumetric image with reference to an axis corresponding to an anatomical structure. The anatomical structure may be a cardiovascular structure, such as cardiac chambers, walls, valves, and/or blood vessels. The navigation may include rotating, slicing, and/or cropping volumetric data with reference to the anatomical structure.05-20-2010
20080316202DIRECT MANIPULATION OF SUBDIVISION SURFACES USING A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT - A graphics system allows for manipulation of a detail mesh for a subdivision surface. To deform the subdivision surface, the graphics system generates a corresponding deformed control mesh by attempting to satisfy both position constraints of the manipulation and Laplacian constraints for the detail mesh. After the deformed control mesh is generated, the deformed detail mesh can be generated by applying a subdivision function to the deformed control mesh to generate a deformed smooth mesh and then applying detail information to the deformed smooth mesh.12-25-2008
20090278844METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING 3D MESH INFORMATION INCLUDING STITCHING INFORMATION - Provided are encoding and decoding stitching information generated when the 3D mesh model that is the non-manifold or non-orientable model is converted into orientable and manifold models upon encoding the 3D mesh information of the 3D mesh model. The method of encoding 3D mesh information includes the steps of: encoding the 3D mesh information to output an encoded bitstream; encoding stitching information of elements contained in the 3D mesh information, the stitching information having a total number of duplicated original elements and, for each of the duplicated original elements, the duplication number, original-element identification information and duplicated-element identification information; and generating a packet of the bitstream, wherein the encoded stitching information is inserted into the packet.11-12-2009
20090278841MANAGING USE LIMITATIONS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE RESOURCE CONSERVATION REGION - A virtual universe can include regions that conserve natural resource usage. A virtual universe natural resource conservation system (“system”) can determine that an avatar is accessing a natural resource conservation region in a virtual universe. The natural resource conservation region is supported with one or more devices that adhere to restrictions on natural resource usage. The system can also apply one or more virtual universe restrictions while the avatar is accessing the natural resource conservation region.11-12-2009
20110169825THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A subject is imaged at a predetermined time interval by a plurality of imaging units which obtains a plurality of images having a parallax of a subject viewed from different viewpoints by imaging the subject from different viewpoints. An evaluation value which includes at least one of a luminance and a high frequency component of the images obtained by the imaging units at the predetermined time interval is calculated. When the evaluation value has changed by an amount exceeding a predetermined threshold value, the distance information calculation and three-dimensional processing on the plurality of images and object are performed. Here, a relative position of the object with respect to the three-dimensional image in a three-dimensional space is changed based on the distance information such that overlapping of the object and the three-dimensional image on top of each other is prevented when the three-dimensional display is performed.07-14-2011
20090201290Methods and Systems for Scoring Multiple Time-Based Assets and Events - The methods and systems for scoring multiple time-based assets and events include declaratively playing a first media sequence; and declaratively initiating a second media sequence at a predetermined time prior to an end point of the first media sequence wherein the predetermined time is independent from an amount of time utilized to play the first media sequence.08-13-2009
20090201289METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL LOCATION - Provided are a method and apparatus for inputting a three-dimensional (3D) location. The method determines whether a control signal for moving a pointer existing at a point in a two-dimensional (2D) coordinate plane is a 3D movement signal for moving the pointer into a 3D space; and based on a result of the determination, the method selectively moves the pointer to a point in the 3D space existing in a direction perpendicular to the 2D coordinate plane, according to the control signal.08-13-2009
20090201288Rendering 3D Computer Graphics Using 2D Computer Graphics Capabilities - Method for generating and displaying 3D graphic images on the display of a terminal device using 2D graphic environments, where every possible scene is modeled by one or more objects that can be represented by polygons using a suitable modeling method. The geometry of the polygons that correspond to each object is projected for any desired orientation of the objects, onto the plane of the display. For each object, curves connecting the projections of the vertices of its corresponding mesh of polygons in all different orientations of that object and consisting of a plurality of discrete points, is created, such that every point on each curve is stored according to its (x,y) position on the plane, and such that the resolution of each curve is determined according to the number of points. A visibility analysis is performed for every mesh that corresponds to a specific orientation, thereby determining the distance of the points from the viewer. Hidden polygons and/or edges or portions thereof are deleted and the geometry for all orientations is optimally encoded. Then 3D graphic images are displayed in the 2D environments by using the encoded geometry for reconstructing a portion of, or all, the remaining polygons and filling the remaining polygons according to predefined rules.08-13-2009
20090284524Optimized Graphical Calculation Performance by Removing Divide Requirements - By employing a scaled method for calculating the intersection of a ray with two bounding planes, divide operations may be avoided, which may result in fewer clock cycles and, possibly simplified processing logic.11-19-2009
20080211806RENDERING APPARATUS, RENDERING PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A setup section acquires vertex data including at least homogeneous coordinate and window coordinate relevant to two vertexes of rendering primitive, that is, segment. An edge coefficient calculation unit calculates an edge coefficient used for determining whether or not a pixel exists inside a projection area (parallelogram) of the segment. A bounding box calculation unit calculates a bounding box of the projection area from at least one vertex data of two vertexes and the edge coefficient. A start point determination unit classifies the projection area based on a combination of the edge coefficient, and determines scan start point and scan performing direction of the bounding box in accordance with the classification. An edge function initial value determination unit determines an edge function of the pixel corresponding to the scan start point as an initial value, and carries out a DDA, and thereby, generates setup data for rasterizing.09-04-2008
20090085911NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE - A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides safe navigation features including tool clustering, orientation indicators in the scene, slider indicating scene position, motion warning graphics and other features that help in navigating the scene.04-02-2009
20090273600DESIGN SUPPORTING APPARATUS AND DESIGN SUPPORTING METHOD - A design supporting apparatus calculates, based on flexible object model data as data concerning a flexible object fixed at least at two points, oscillation characteristic data as data concerning oscillation characteristics of the flexible object, and excitation force data as data concerning excitation force applied to the flexible object, an oscillation range shape as the flexible object model data taking into account sectional deformation of the flexible object calculated from excitation force and oscillation information and outputs the calculated oscillation range shape.11-05-2009
20090295790Method and Devices for Generating, Transferring and Processing Three-Dimensional Image Data - Three-dimensional digital image data comes from a stereographic imaging arrangement (12-03-2009
20090278842METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZED STREAMING GAME SERVER - Exemplary embodiments include an interception mechanism for rendering commands generated by interactive applications, and a feed-forward control mechanism based on the processing of the commands on a rendering engine, on a pre-filtering module, and on a visual encoder. Also a feed-back control mechanism from the encoder is described. The mechanism is compression-quality optimized subject to some constraints on streaming bandwidth and system delay. The mechanisms allow controllable levels of detail for different rendered objects, controllable post filtering of rendered images, and controllable compression quality of each object in compressed images.11-12-2009
20120092325Image Processing Apparatus and Image Processing Program - A course CR is set in a virtual space SP along which a player character CH can move. The player character moves freely on the course, as long as it does not run off the course. In the course, a reference moving path is set indicating a standard moving path of the player character. A camera path of a virtual camera is set along the reference moving path. In the reference moving path, a object corresponding position (CP) is determined corresponding a position (CH(X,Y,Z)) of the player character in the virtual space. A position corresponding to the object corresponding position and a photographing condition are determined for the virtual camera.04-19-2012
20090262109ILLUSTRATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL NATURE OF A DATA SET ON A TWO-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or more electrodes that can sense a voltage that can be correlated to a three dimensional location of the electrode at the time of the sensing or measurement. Therefore, a map of a volume can be determined based upon the sensing of the plurality of points without the use of other imaging devices. An implantable medical device can then be navigated relative to the mapping data.10-22-2009
20090284526RENDERING MULTIPLE CLEAR RECTANGLES USING A PRE-RENDERED DEPTH BUFFER - According to some embodiments, systems, methods, apparatus, computer program code and means are provided to set a first depth value associated with a plurality of pixels of a video image comprising a plurality of planes, create a first clear rectangle with respect to the first depth value, color render the pixels that are not associated with the first clear rectangle, and render the plurality of planes.11-19-2009
20090289937MULTI-SCALE NAVIGATIONAL VISUALTIZATION - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates providing navigational assistance. An immersive view can include image data that can represent a computer displayable multi-scale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and a second plane are alternatively displayable based upon a level of zoom and which are related by a pyramidal volume, wherein the multi-scale image includes a pixel at a vertex of the pyramidal volume. A navigation component can provide navigational assistance via the immersive view based upon navigational input. A display engine can display the immersive view.11-26-2009
20090262108STREAMING GEOMETERY FOR USE IN DISPLAYING AND EDITING 3D IMAGERY - Method and systems are provided using streaming geometry in 3D imagery production. In one implementation a method for use in the display of 3D video images comprises receiving a first set of data corresponding to an output from a layout in a production pipeline, generating geometry data for one or more objects represented within the first set of data, merging the geometry data for each of the one or more objects to create one or more merged files, generating a table of contents, wherein the table of contents specifies the location of the geometry data for each of the one or more objects within the one or more merged files and storing the geometry data and the table of contents to a memory device for subsequent retrieval10-22-2009
20110169823THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA PROCESSING - An apparatus generates three dimensional image data. Specifically, image data for a first image layer and image data for a second image layer is generated together with depth indication data for at least one of the first image layer and the second image layer. The two image layers may be used e.g. for dependent images, such as foreground and background images, or for independent images, such as initial and final images for a cross fade. A dependency indicator which is indicative of a dependency between the image layers is generated and included in the three dimensional data. A rendering device may receive the three dimensional data and generate images for a three dimensional representation based on the data. The three dimensional processing is adapted in dependence on the dependency indicator. For example, interlayer de-occlusion processing may only be performed if the dependency indicator is indicative of dependent image layers.07-14-2011
20090262107DYNAMIC CREATION OF VIRTUAL REGIONS - In various embodiments, virtual universe regions are dynamically generated within a virtual universe based on user requests. Dynamic generation allows virtual universe users or “residents” to create virtual universe regions that are tailored to their desired specifications. Additionally, in some implementations, virtual universe users may have the option to instantly discard or retain a created region after evaluation based on whether the region meets the user's expectations. Furthermore, dynamic generation of regions may increase user satisfaction and provide additional means for revenue generation for the virtual universe administrator and for virtual universe businesses and entrepreneurs.10-22-2009
201101698243D IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING NOISE IN 3D IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - Multiplication coefficients K07-14-2011
20090295792VIRTUAL PETROLEUM SYSTEM - A method of rendering three dimensional visualizations of two dimensional geophysical data includes converting each of a plurality of two dimensional data sets into a respective two dimensional image using two dimensional geological modeling and displaying the two dimensional images in a three dimensional space, the two dimensional images being located within the three dimensional space based on spatial relationships between locations from which the two dimensional data sets originate. An embodiment includes a system for performing the method.12-03-2009
20090295794METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATING MODES OF GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT - An operating mode controlling method is used with a graphics processing unit of a computer system. The graphics processing unit includes a plurality of stream processors. The operating mode controlling method includes the following steps. Firstly, an operating status of the computer system is detected, thereby determining a normal-operating mode or a power-saving mode of the graphics processing unit. If the graphics processing unit is operated in the normal-operating mode, all of the stream processors are enabled. If the graphics processing unit is operated in the power-saving mode, some of the stream processors are enabled.12-03-2009
20090295791THREE-DIMENSIONAL ENVIRONMENT CREATED FROM VIDEO - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates constructing a three-dimensional (3D) virtual environment from two-dimensional (2D) content. A 3D virtual environment can enable a 3D exploration of a 3D image constructed from a collection of two or more 2D images, the 3D image is constructed by combining the two or more 2D images based upon a respective image perspective. The two or more 2D images can be provided by a video portion. An aggregator can reduce the number of frames in the video portion, construct a 3D image based upon key point features in the reduced number of frames and align the key point features geometrically in three dimensions.12-03-2009
20090102835GENERATING AN ASSET FOR INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT USING DIGITAL IMAGE CAPTURE - Systems, methods and apparatus for generating an asset for a simulated environment using digital image capture are disclosed. An outline of an object in a digital image is automatically traced to generate data representing a two-dimensional polygon that encompasses the object. The outline is traced without relying on further input from a user once the digital image of the object has been captured. A portion of the digital image bounded by the two-dimensional polygon is separated from a remaining portion of the digital image. The portion of the image bounded by the two-dimensional polygon is associated with an asset in the simulated environment.04-23-2009
20110169822METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING, FOR INSTANCE FOR MOBILE 3D GRAPHIC PIPELINES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFOR - A system renders a primitive of an image to be displayed, for instance in a mobile 3D graphic pipeline, the primitive including a set of pixels. The system locates the pixels in the area of the primitive, generates, for each pixel located in the area, a set of associated sub-pixels, borrows a set of sub-pixels from neighboring pixels, subjects the set of associated sub-pixels and the borrowed set of pixels to adaptive filtering to create an adaptively filtered set of sub-pixels, and further filters the adaptively filtered set of sub-pixels to compute a final pixel for display. Preferably, the set of associated sub-pixels fulfils at least one of the following: the set includes two associated sub-pixels and the set includes associated sub-pixels placed on pixel edges.07-14-2011
20120293509GRAPHICAL DATA PROCESSING - A method of controlling graphical data compression levels for a series of images of varying area in order to maintain a consistent image quality, irrespective of image area. An image of a first area is compressed using a first compression value. When the first image is decompressed for display, it is associated with a first image quality. When a new image with a different area is generated, it is compressed using a new compression value derived from the first compression value. The new compression value is suitable for delivering an image quality, when the new image is decompressed for display, substantially the same as the image quality of the first image.11-22-2012
20120293490Display apparatus - A display apparatus includes a first substrate opposite a second substrate, a plurality of electrode patterns in the second substrate, the plurality of electrode patterns extending along a first direction, a plurality of barrier patterns in the second substrate, the plurality of barrier patterns being insulated from the electrode patterns and extending along a second direction crossing the first direction, and a plurality of pixels, the first and second substrates with the pixels defining a display panel, and each pixel including a gate line extending along a third direction, a data line extending along a fourth direction, and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the gate line and the data line, the pixel electrode being configured to generate an electric field with a corresponding electrode pattern of the plurality of electrode patterns to display an image.11-22-2012
20120194512THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA DISPLAY CONTROLLER AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA DISPLAY SYSTEM - A display controller can include a blending coefficient storing unit and an image mixing unit. The blending coefficient storing unit can store blending coefficients. The image mixing unit can receive left-eye image data and right-eye image data, and generate three-dimensional image data by performing a blending operation on the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data using the blending coefficients stored in the blending coefficient storing unit.08-02-2012
20120086704METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL RENDERING ALERTS FOR RENDERING JOB PAGE EXCEPTIONS - A method and system for providing a virtual rendering alert with respect to a rendering job page exception. A realistic virtual three-dimensional rendering model with respect to the rendering job can be rendered utilizing a virtual rendering unit. One or more multi-media aspects can be added with respect to an anomalous object in the rendering job to automatically identify a page exception in the rendering job. A list of objects associated with the rendering job can be activated within a scene based on a set of print policies and/or production cost structures at the discretion of a user. A virtual clue can also be presented along with the realistic virtual rendering model in order to provide additional information with respect to the object in the rendering job and thereby effectively identify the rendering job exception.04-12-2012
20110205226GENERATION OF OCCLUSION DATA FOR IMAGE PROPERTIES - A method of generating an occlusion image property map for an occlusion viewing position for a three dimensional scene is provided. The occlusion image property map comprises at least some image property values that are occluded from the occlusion viewing position. The method utilises an algorithm which can generate an image property map for an image representing the scene as a function of a viewing position. The method generates (08-25-2011
20090167756METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTATION OF WIRELESS SIGNAL DIFFRACTION IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE07-02-2009
20130100122METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - Provided is a method of driving a display panel, including: outputting first data voltages representing a left-eye image or a right-eye image to first signal lines among a plurality of signal lines of the display panel during a first period of a frame for rendering the left-eye or right-eye image of a three-dimensional (3D) image; outputting second data voltages representing the left-eye image or right-eye image for second signals among the plurality of signal lines of the display panel during a second period of the frame for rendering the left-eye or right-eye image of the 3D image; and stopping the data voltages from being outputted to the display panel during a third period of the frame.04-25-2013
20130100128USING PHOTO COLLECTIONS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELING - A collection of photos and a three-dimensional reconstruction of the photos are used to construct and texture a mesh model. In one embodiment, a first digital image of a first view of a real world scene is analyzed to identify lines in the first view. Among the lines, parallel lines are identified. A three-dimensional vanishing direction in a three-dimensional space is determined based on the parallel lines and an orientation of the digital image in the three-dimensional space. A plane is automatically generated by fitting the plane to the vanishing direction. A rendering of a three-dimensional model with the plane is displayed. Three-dimensional points corresponding to features common to the photos may be used to constrain the plane. The photos may be projected onto the model to provide visual feedback when editing the plane. Furthermore, the photos may be used to texture the model.04-25-2013
20120293511METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN AREA TO BE MEDICALLY EXAMINED AND/OR TREATED - In a method and device for displaying an area to be medically examined or treated, first and second image data sets are respectively acquired with first and second different imaging modalities, and the first and second image data sets are brought into geometrical registration with each other. The first data set is displayed, and a selected segment is identified therein. Corresponding data in the second image data set are then determined, based on the registration between the two data sets, and the corresponding segment in the second data set is superimposed on the displayed first image data set, overlying the selected segment therein. The second image data set is displayed so as to be rotatable around its image center.11-22-2012
20120293501DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An apparatus includes a detector and a display controller. The detector is configured to detect an inclination angle of a display surface of a display unit. The display controller is configured to control the display unit to display a plurality of menu items disposed along a depth direction perpendicular to the display surface, and to shift the plurality of menu items in a direction parallel to the display surface based on the inclination angle detected by the detector.11-22-2012
20120293498Method and Apparatus for Determining Optimal Image Viewing Direction - A computer-implemented method of processing 2D images of an asymmetrical object, includes: 11-22-2012
20120293495METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method of driving a display panel includes outputting a data voltage of a first-eye data frame to a plurality of data lines of the display panel in a first normal frame, and outputting a partial line data voltage of the first-eye data frame to a first partial line of the plurality of data lines of the display panel in a first partial frame, where a polarity of the partial line data voltage of the first-eye data frame in the first partial frame is substantially the same as a polarity of the data voltage of the first-eye data frame outputted to the first partial line of the plurality of data lines in the first normal frame, and where an interval of the first partial frame is less than an interval of the first normal frame.11-22-2012
20120293492INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system includes a server for managing image files of a planar view image file format and a plurality of first information processing apparatuses each capable of transmitting/receiving an image file via the server. At least one of the first information processing apparatuses includes first transmission means for modifying metadata of an image file of a multi-view image file format which contains a multi-view image, to metadata of an image file of a planar view image file format, and transmitting the image file to the server. At least one of the first information processing apparatuses includes first display control means for, when an image file of the planar view image file format that is received from the server contains a multi-view image, performing multi-view display on a first display device by using the multi-view image.11-22-2012
20120293496Organic Light Emitting Diode Display Device - An OLED display device includes first and second group pixels that emit light during first and second fields, respectively; first and second scan lines respectively coupled to the first and second group pixels; and first and second power lines for respectively supplying first and second power voltages to the first and second group pixels. The first and second power lines are coupled with first electrodes of the respective storage capacitors of the first and second group pixels, and the first power voltage is supplied as a first level voltage for a first period during which the first group pixels concurrently emit light. The first and second power lines are coupled with first electrodes of the respective storage capacitors of the first and second group pixels, and the first power voltage is supplied as a first level voltage for a first period during which the first group pixels concurrently emit light.11-22-2012
20120293493COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - In a display control apparatus, contents obtained from a server device are planarly displayed on a screen. Then, in the display control apparatus, an image included in the planarly displayed contents is obtained, and it is determined whether or not the obtained image is a stereoscopically viewable image. When the result of determination is that the obtained image is a stereoscopically viewable image, the image is stereoscopically displayed on the screen.11-22-2012
201202934913-D TOUCH SENSOR AND 3-D TOUCH PANEL - A 3-D touch panel includes a 3-D touch sensor, a capacitance sensing unit electrically connected to the 3-D touch sensor, and a processing unit electrically connected to capacitance sensing unit. The 3-D touch sensor includes a flexible substrate, a flexible plane, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The flexible plane is configured on the flexible substrate and used for a user to touch thereon. The first electrode and the second electrode are correspondingly and respectively configured on the flexible substrate and the flexible plane, and a capacitance is formed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The capacitance sensing unit is used for sensing the value of the capacitance, and the processing unit calculates the shearing force, which the user applies on the flexible plane, according to the difference of the capacitance value.11-22-2012
20120293502IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A stereoscopic image display device and method of removing jagging of a stereoscopic image. The method comprises: detecting left edges and right edges by analyzing left-eye image data and right-eye image data; detecting a row line as a complicated line if a number of the left edges or the right edges in the row line is equal to or more than a complicated line threshold value, and counting a number of complicated lines; generating a complexity signal having a first logic level if the number of the complicated lines is equal to or more than a complexity detection threshold value; and generating the complexity signal having a second logic level if the number of the complicated lines is less than the complexity detection threshold value.11-22-2012
20120293503IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS - An image display device includes: a display panel having a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix; and a liquid crystal lens disposed on the side of a display surface of the display panel, wherein the pixels of the display panel are divided into a plurality of pixel groups each including two or more pixels, the liquid crystal lens forms, by application of an electric field, a lens array having a plurality of lens portions each corresponding to each of the pixel groups, the lens portion is configured to have a first area having a constant refractive index and a second area having a distribution of refractive index, the second area is disposed at a side portion of the lens portion, and the first area is disposed closer to the center than the second area.11-22-2012
20120293497METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A COMPUTER-RENDERED THREE-DIMENSIONAL MANNEQUIN - A system and method for displaying garments, including: a computer-rendered three-dimensional, rotatable model; and a size selection control for selecting different garment sizes to be displayed on the model.11-22-2012
20100277470Systems And Methods For Applying Model Tracking To Motion Capture - An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device and a model of a user in the image may be generated. The model may then be adjusted to mimic one or more movements by the user. For example, the model may be a skeletal model having joints and bones that may be adjusted into poses corresponding to the movements of the user in physical space. A motion capture file of the movement of the user may be generated in real-time based on the adjusted model. For example, a set of vectors that define the joints and bones for each of the poses of the adjusted model may be captured and rendered in the motion capture file.11-04-2010
20110199375Automatic 3D Modeling System and Method - An automatic 3D modeling system and method are described in which a 3D model may be generated from a picture or other image. For example, a 3D model for a face of a person may be automatically generated. The system and method also permits gestures/behaviors associated with a 3D model to automatically generated so that the gestures/behaviors may be applied to any 3D models.08-18-2011
20110199374VISUAL IMAGE SEARCHING METHOD - The method discloses a searching method by visual image, the method includes connecting to a searching engine, and then the user terminal transmits a key word to the searching engine. The searching outputs searching results which includes the virtual image and the web linking information to the user terminal. The user may use the cursor or finger to indicate a certain image to show the summary of the web site.08-18-2011
20110199373Screen Device for Three-Dimensional Display with Full Viewing-Field - A screen device for three-dimensional display with full viewing-field comprises a display screen (08-18-2011
20110199372METHOD, CLIENT DEVICE AND SERVER - A method of detecting an object in an image at a client device is described. This method comprises the steps of: receiving from a server a two dimensional image of a scene, the scene being captured by a camera and the image comprising an object located within the scene, receiving from the server position data, the position data being indicative of the position of the object within the image; receiving from the server an outline representation of the object at that position, the outline representation defining for pixel positions in a segment of the image at that position whether the pixel position represents the object; and on the basis of said outline, detecting the object in the image.08-18-2011
20110199371IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image processing device includes a display portion which displays an image stored in a recording medium; an information output portion which is connected to a display device displaying a plane image or a stereoscopic image to output image information for displaying the image, which is stored in the recording medium, on the display device; and a control portion which performs the control of displaying the image stored in the recording medium and operational support information for supporting the display operation of the image on the display portion and the display device, and performs the control so that, when the image which is the display target is the stereoscopic image, the operational support information is displayed on the display portion and the image which is the display target is not displayed on the display portion.08-18-2011
20100103167SPATIALLY-AWARE PROJECTION PEN DISPLAY - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing an end user with a digital pen embedded with a spatially-aware miniature projector for use in a design environment. Paper documents are augmented to allow a user to access additional information and computational tools through projected interfaces. Virtual ink may be managed in single and multi-user environments to enhance collaboration and data management. The spatially-aware projector pen provides end-users with dynamic visual feedback and improved interaction capabilities.04-29-2010
20100103165IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE OUTPUTTING METHOD, AND IMAGE DECODING AND OUTPUTTING APPARATUSES - An image decoding method, an image outputting method, an image decoding apparatus and an outputting apparatus, the image outputting method including inputting an image; and if determined that the input image is a video image that is overlaid with a graphic image, outputting an area of the input image, which is overlaid with the graphic image, as a 2-dimensional (2-D) image and outputting the other area of the input image, which is not overlaid with the graphic image, as a 3-dimensional (3-D) image; and if determined that the input image is a video image that is not overlaid with a graphic image, outputting the input image as a 3-D image.04-29-2010
20110205224CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein are a content reproducing apparatus to display a content image and a menu image on a display device, and a control method thereof. The menu image is generated based on a support capability of the display device. Therefore, when the content image and the menu image are alternately displayed, screen flickering may be prevented from occurring due to a change in image format. Also, a support capability of each constituent element may be notified to the user as guide information, and the content image may be output after user confirmation.08-25-2011
20100277472METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING 3D IMAGES OF A HUMAN BODY IN A MOMENT OF MOVEMENT - A method and system for creating 3D laser-induced images of a body or bodies suspended in air within a transparent material by way of using a scanner (e.g., a laser scanner) to optically scan an environment and stop action. The same 3D data may be utilized construct portraits of individuals through 3D laser etching, 3D laser cutting, 3D printing/rendering (or any form of rapid prototyping). Multiple scanners such as scanners 102, 104, 106 and 108 can be utilized to capture a complete person three dimensionally—laser scans on all X, Y, Z planes, thereby enabling synchronizing scans. Such an approach further enables the construction of a complete three-dimensional data model from multiple data.11-04-2010
20100277473CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR ACTIVATOR COMPLEXED WITH KUNITZ DOMAIN INHIBITOR - The present disclosure provides crystals of and structural coordinates of Hepatocyte growth factor activator with and without bound pseudo-substrate or inhibitor. In a specific embodiment, a crystal structure of activated HGFA complexed with a Kunitz domain inhibitor is provided. The crystals and crystal structures are useful, for example, in the design and synthesis of inhibitors of HGFA.11-04-2010
20100277474IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - A memory unit (11-04-2010
20100060632METHOD AND DEVICES FOR THE REAL TIME EMBEDING OF VIRTUAL OBJECTS IN AN IMAGE STREAM USING DATA FROM A REAL SCENE REPRESENTED BY SAID IMAGES - The invention relates to a method and devices for imbedding, in at least one so-called first image of an image stream representing a real scene (03-11-2010
20100060631THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAP DATA GENERATING SYSTEM, THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAP DATA GENERATING METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAP DATA GENERATING PROGRAM - A three-dimensional map data creation system and a three-dimensional map data creation method ensuring high in a height direction of a structure near a base station of a wireless communication system so as to highly accurately estimate radio propagation characteristics from the base station of the wireless communication system are provided. An external shape of each of structures is acquired from already acquired two-dimensional map data and a height is acquired using a photograph in which structures described in the two-dimensional map data are imaged. At that time, as the photograph, a photograph taken from a floor identical to a floor on which a base station antenna of the wireless communication system that provides a wireless communication service is disposed in an area including one of the structures.03-11-2010
20110267342METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING SIGHT DISTANCE - A method of sight distance analysis comprising: acquiring a scene-graph representation comprising three dimensional entities; acquiring at least one three dimensional object representation within the scene graph environment; acquiring a target object representation; selecting at least one camera position; positioning the acquired target object representation in the scene graph representation at a distance from the selected at least one camera position; and determining a visibility factor for the positioned target object representation.11-03-2011
20110267343Reducing Variation in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning - A method and apparatus are disclosed that reduces variation in radiation therapy treatment planning among plurality of users within the same or different geographic locations. The system includes a method and an apparatus that provide users with the knowledge information and utilizing the knowledge information to contour target volumes for radiation treatment planning. The mode of operation includes utilizing a stand-alone workstation or a server computer connected to the plurality of thin client workstations.11-03-2011
20110267338Apparatus and method for reducing three-dimensional visual fatigue - Disclosed are an apparatus and method for reducing 3D visual fatigue that a user feels when viewing a 3D image. An optimal 3D image may be regenerated and displayed without causing 3D visual fatigue and thus, it is possible to significantly reduce the 3D visual fatigue.11-03-2011
20110267337BRACKET-SLOT-TO-WIRE PLAY COMPENSATION ARCHWIRE DESIGN - A method and workstation are described for designing compensation in an orthodontic archwire in order to offset the bracket-slot-to-wire play and realize the disered displacement in a tooth from an initial position to the target position. Bracket-slot-to-wire play can reduce the effectiveness of an archwire in bringing the teeth of an orthodontic patient from malocclusion to desired target. Bracket-slot-to-wire play is the difference in volume between the size of a bracket slot, which is larger than the size of the archwire, and the size of the sliding segment of an archwire inserted in the bracket slot. Customized archwires comprise alternating sliding segments interconnected by segments with bends and/or twists in three-dimensional space. The sliding segments are placed in the bracket slots and exert forces on the brackets created by the segments with bends and/or twists for moving the teeth towards the target positions.11-03-2011
20100277468METHOD AND DEVICES FOR VISUALISING A DIGITAL MODEL IN A REAL ENVIRONMENT - The invention relates to a method and devices for enabling a user to visualise a virtual model in a real environment. According to the invention, a 2D representation of a 3D virtual object is inserted, in real-time, into the video flows of a camera aimed at a real environment in order to form an enriched video flow. A plurality of cameras generating a plurality of video flows can be simultaneously used to visualise the virtual object in the real environment according to different angles of view. A particular video flow is used to dynamically generate the effects of the real environment on the virtual model. The virtual model can be, for example, a digital copy or virtual enrichments of a real copy. A virtual 2D object, for example the representation of a real person, can be inserted into the enriched video flow.11-04-2010
20080238916Three-dimensional orientation indicator and controller - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to control a three-dimensional scene view. A three-dimensional (3D) scene having one or more three-dimensional objects is displayed. A 3D representation of a coordinate system of the scene is displayed. The 3D representation contains a current viewpoint, one or more faces, one or more edges, and one or more corners with each face, edge, and corner representing a corresponding viewpoint of the scene. The 3D representation is manipulated. A new current viewpoint of the 3D representation is displayed based on the manipulation. The scene is then reoriented corresponding to the new current viewpoint based on the manipulation of the 3D representation.10-02-2008
20080238914Map Information Creating Device, Map Information Creating Method, and Map Information Creating Program - A 3D road object is an object having road width, height, and length. The 3D road object corresponds to a link. A road surface texture is drawn repeatedly on the top surface of the 3D road object. With a map information creating device, geometry data in a cube shape containing a cross-section including the road width and the height can be extracted. Length of this geometry data can be set to the length of one sheet (one cycle) of the road surface texture in the length direction of the 3D road object. The road surface texture for one sheet as well as drawing cycle information can also be extracted. Moreover, link length information can be extracted from the link.10-02-2008
20090027381THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided are a spherical three-dimensional (3D) content reproduction apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The 3D content reproduction apparatus includes: a spherical display device which reproduces 3D content; and a docking station which provides 3D content, or the 3D content and metadata of the 3D content received from one of a web server and a storage unit to the spherical display device. The docking station includes a detecting unit which detects whether the spherical display device is attached to or detached from the docking station, and transmits a detection result to the spherical display device.01-29-2009
20100141648System And Method For View Management In Three Dimensional Space - A method for managing a display space for a 3D environment is provided. A 3D scene having at least one scene object is displayed and the visible surfaces of the scene objects are represented as visible space in a 2D view plane representation. Controllable objects that are to be placed in the scene are defined by parameters such as size, placement priority, proximity relationships and the like. The available space for placing controllable objects, which can include empty space and low priority background and foreground regions, is determined for each controllable object. The placement for controllable objects in the 3D space is then determined in accordance with at least placement parameter and one of the visible space and available space of the view-plane representation such that view management objectives, such as not occluding important scene objects, are accomplished.06-10-2010
20100141649DRAWING DEVICE - An intersection point is obtained between a triangle forming a 3-dimensional graphics and a straight line. In the straight line, a line in a triangle is obtained. Then, a pixel on the line is obtained, and only these pixels are read from memory for a drawing process. The straight line inside the triangle is determined using an edge functions.06-10-2010
20100001997Information Processing Method - An information processing method transfers information from a start face to an end face with a minimum local distortion by maintaining one-to-one correspondence between the original information on the start face and the transferred information on the end face. The method includes an operation of mapping information taken from a three-dimensional surface onto a rectangular plane, or vice versa, by dividing the start face into a plurality of divisional start faces and preparing divisional end faces that just fill the end face, then deforming each divisional start face to just fit a corresponding one of the divisional end faces, so as to maintain lines and points defining each divisional end face as lines and points also on the end face and to ensure that a first area ratio between each divisional start face relative to the entire start face and a second area ratio between each divisional end face relative to the entire end face is substantially equal.01-07-2010
20090167757APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING COLOR OF 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - An apparatus and method of processing a three dimensional (3D) image are provided. An apparatus for processing a 3D image includes an image receiver to receive the 3D image and external illumination information associated with the 3D image, a saturation converter to convert a saturation of the 3D image based on the external illumination information, and an illumination converter to convert an illumination of the 3D image based on the external illumination information.07-02-2009
20090167755METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SURFACE MODELS OF GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES - A method and system of generating a surface model of an anatomic structure includes a catheter with which a plurality of location data points are collected from the surface of the anatomic structure. The method and system further includes a computer system that is configured to receive the collected data points from the catheter and to compute the alpha shape of collected data points to thereby generate a surface model of the anatomic structure. The computer system may be further configured to process the computed alpha shape to generate a simplicial surface model of the anatomic structure.07-02-2009
20090295793Method and system for 3D surface deformation fitting - A method is provided for animating a three-dimensional object using an animation rig. An exemplary method according to the invention is a method that defines a positional relationship between the location of one or more known points on first surface and an equal number of corresponding points on a virtual surface, and a time interval. The time interval is incremented, and the positional offsets of one or more known points on the first surface are determined. The corresponding point or points on the virtual surface are then transformed by the positional offset, and the change in animation rig control values for the transformed points on the virtual surface are calculated. The animation rig control values are then updated based on said calculations.12-03-2009
20080278480IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A polygon selection unit (11-13-2008
20080278479Creating optimized gradient mesh of a vector-based image from a raster-based image - A method for creating an optimized gradient mesh of a vector-based image from a raster-based image. In one implementation, a set of boundaries for an object on a raster-based image may be received. An initial gradient mesh of the object may be created. A residual energy between the object on the raster-based image and a rendered initial gradient mesh may be minimized to generate an optimized gradient mesh.11-13-2008
20120293508PLASMA DISPLAY DEVICE, PLASMA DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SHUTTER GLASS FOR PLASMA DISPLAY DEVICE - In a plasma display apparatus capable of displaying an image for stereoscopic view, the image display quality is enhanced. For this purpose, the plasma display apparatus includes a driver circuit and a timing generation circuit. The driver circuit drives the plasma display panel in a manner such that a field for the right eye and a field for the left eye are alternately repeated, each field is formed of an all-cell initializing subfield and a selective initializing subfield, and the top subfield of each field is the all-cell initializing subfield. The timing generation circuit generates shutter opening/closing timing signals. The timing generation circuit generates the shutter opening/closing timing signals such that both timing signal for opening/closing the right eye shutter and timing signal for opening/closing the left eye shutter are set to OFF in the all-cell initializing period of the fields for the right eye and for the left eye.11-22-2012
20090033655SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL POSE ESTIMATION - A system and method for identifying objects using a machine-vision based system are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment is a method that captures a first image of at least one object with an image capture device, processes the first captured image to find an object region based on a reference two-dimensional model and determines a three-dimensional pose estimation based on a reference three-dimensional model that corresponds to the reference two-dimensional model and a runtime three-dimensional representation of the object region where a point-to-point relationship between the reference three-dimensional models of the object and the runtime three-dimensional representation of the object region is not necessarily previously known. Thus, two-dimensional information or data is used to segment an image and three-dimensional information or data used to perform three-dimensional pose estimation on a segment of the image.02-05-2009
20100128030TRIANGULATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Triangulation processing systems and methods are provided. The system includes a vertex buffer, an angle calculator, an ear calculator, and a triangle selector. The vertex buffer includes a plurality of storage units to store information of a plurality of vertices of a polygon. Each storage unit has an indicator including at least an angle flag and an ear flag. The angle calculator calculates an angle type of the respective vertex, and records the angle type to the corresponding angle flag. The ear calculator determines whether the respective vertex is an ear of the polygon. If so, the corresponding ear flag is marked. The triangle selector selects one of the vertices with the marked ear flags, and clips the selected vertex from the polygon.05-27-2010
20080303814Three-dimensional data processing system - A three-dimensional data processing system performs a collating operation precisely and can reduce the quantity of data necessary for presenting candidate data. A storage device stores the three dimensional data of each reference body in a set of the primary compressed data, which has been prepared by compressing three-dimensional data in an irreversible compression method, and the secondary compressed data for compensating difference between the three-dimensional data restored from the primary compressed data and the original three-dimensional data. A server device collates, when it receives the collation object data, the three-dimensional data decompressed from the primary compressed data and the secondary compressed data of each reference object with the collation object data, and transmits the primary compressed data of the several reference objects of higher similarities to the client device. This client device decompresses and displays the primary compressed data on a display device.12-11-2008
20080303812Storage medium storing image processing program and image processing apparatus - A game apparatus generates an image of a three-dimensional virtual space as viewed from a predetermined viewpoint, an object being provided in the three-dimensional virtual space. Next, the game apparatus obtains a depth value (Z value) indicating a depth from the viewpoint in a line-of-sight direction in the three-dimensional virtual space for each pixel of the image. Further, the game apparatus detects a pixel corresponding to a contour of the object based on the depth value. Specifically, a plurality of pixels are specified as reference pixels. It is determined whether or not a pixel of interest corresponds to a contour, based on a change level of differences in depth value between the pixel of interest and the reference pixels.12-11-2008
20120293488STEREO IMAGE CORRECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention is directed to a stereo image correction system and method. A shift unit vertically shifts one image of a stereo image pair with a shifted amount, and a depth generator generates a depth map of the shifted image pair. A high-pass filter processes the depth map to result in a filtered output, and an analysis unit determines a matching point according to the filtered outputs and the corresponding shifted amounts, wherein the shifted amount at the matching point is determined as a matched shifted amount. A compensation unit vertically shifts the image to be shifted of the stereo image pair with the matched shifted amount.11-22-2012
20080309661METHOD FOR THE DISPLAY OF PROCESS INFORMATION FOR A DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method for the display of process information for a data processing equipment shall enable a particularly simplified and flexible processing, even of complex datasets, based on situation or problem-specific evaluation rules. For this purpose, according to the invention, control data defining the rules for the evaluation of the diagnostic data are fed to an evaluation module, and the evaluation module effects, by means of the rules transmitted by the control data, an evaluation of the diagnostic data by means of which display data suitable for being output on a display device are generated.12-18-2008
20080218508Generation of 3D look-up tables for image processing devices - An image processor is disclosed which is capable of automatically generating a series of test signals, running the test signals through its image processing software and hardware, and capturing the resulting output signals to automatically generate a 3D LUT that represents most or all of the imaging processing steps being performed by the image processor. No external equipment is required to generate the 3D LUT. In other embodiments, the image processor may be connected to an external image processing device, and the image processor can then automatically generate a series of test signals, run those test signals through the external image processing device, and capture the resulting output signals to automatically generate a 3D LUT that represents most of all of the image processing steps being performed by the external image processing device.09-11-2008
20120032953AUTOMATED CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT FOR CONTOURING - A system and method for automatic contrast enhancement for contouring. The system and method including displaying a volumetric image slice to be analyzed, receiving a delineation of a target anatomic structure in the volumetric image slice, identifying a region of interest based upon an area being delineated in the volumetric image slice, analyzing voxel intensity values in the region of interest and determining an appropriate window-level setting based on the voxel intensity values.02-09-2012
20120032955INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A configuration is realized which enables data not displayed on a display section to be always observed as a virtual object. A configuration is realized with which, in various kinds of display apparatus such as a PC and a portable telephone having a display section, non-displayed data that extends off the area of the display section is displayed as a virtual object at a position contiguous to the display data of the display section. This configuration allows the user to always observe and view not only data displayed on a limited display area of a PC or the like but also data that has gone off the display section, thereby enhancing data processing efficiency.02-09-2012
20080211805Method and System for Minimizing an Amount of Data Needed to Test Data Against Subarea Boundaries in Spatially Composited Digital Video - A method and system for minimizing an amount of data needed to test data against subarea boundaries in spatially composited digital video. Spatial compositing uses a graphics unit or pipeline to render a portion (subarea) of each overall frame of digital video images. This reduces the amount of data that each processor must act on and increases the rate at which an overall frame is rendered. Optimization of spatial compositing depends on balancing the processing load among the different pipelines. The processing load typically is a direct function of the size of a given subarea and a function of the rendering complexity for objects within this subarea. Load balancing strives to measure these variables and adjust, from frame to frame, the number, sizes, and positions of the subareas. The cost of this approach is the necessity to communicate, in conjunction with each frame, the graphics data that will be rendered. Graphics data for a frame is composed of geometry chunks. Each geometry chunk is defined by its own bounding region, where the bounding region defines the space the geometry chunk occupies on the compositing window. Only the parameters that define the bounding region are communicated to each graphics unit in conjunction with the determination of which graphics unit will render the geometry chunk defined by the bounding region. The actual graphics data that comprises the geometry chunk is communicated only to those geometry units that will actually render the geometry chunk. This reduces the amount of data needed to communicate graphics data information in spatially composited digital video.09-04-2008
20120139908MULTI-VIEW POINT 3D DISPLAY APPARATUS - A multi-view point 3D display apparatus using an active optical device is provided. The active optical device may change a path of light without a substantial drop of image resolution.06-07-2012
20100277471Real-Time Chromakey Matting Using Image Statistics - A method, system and computer readable media for real-time chromakey matting using image statistics. To identify the chroma key spectrum, the system/method executes in three stages. In an off-line training stage, the system performs semi-automatic calibration of the chroma key parameterization. In the real-time classification stage, the system estimates the alpha matte on a GPU. Finally, an optional error minimization stage improves the estimated matte, accounting for misclassifications and signal noise. Given the resulting matte, standard alpha blending composites the virtual scene with the video feed to create the illusion that both worlds coexist.11-04-2010
20080278483THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - A three-dimensional image display capable of reducing a difference between a resolution variation rate in a pixel column direction and a resolution variation rate in a pixel row direction and preventing a color separation phenomenon is disclosed. The three-dimensional image display includes a display panel in which n (n is a natural number) disparity images are displayed and the same disparity images are distributed and displayed in subpixels of the same color, and a lenticular sheet which divides travel paths of the disparity images using a plurality of lenticular lenses which are obliquely arranged in front of the display panel, and the long axes of the lenticular lenses are parallel to an extension line of the subpixels in which the same disparity images are displayed.11-13-2008
20100315417MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and display controlling method thereof are provided. The present invention includes determining a polyhedral shape to correspond to a number of display target objects, designating the number of display target objects to facets of a polyhedron having the determined polyhedral shape, displaying the polyhedron having the determined polyhedral shape in a three-dimensional rotational position, and displaying the number of display target objects on the designated facets of the polyhedron.12-16-2010
20080316204SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF A 3D OBJECT MODELED BY GEOMETRIES - A computer program, system and method of computer-aided design of a 3D object. The 3D object is modeled by: (i) cells, the cells being restrictions of geometries of the model; and (ii) a cell graph comprising relations between the cells, which relations capture a topology of the model. The invention system edits an initial model by interacting with a user to identify intended displacements of initial geometries of the model. The system then selects the cells which are restrictions of the geometries to be displaced. Cells adjacent to the selected cells are collected according to the cell graph. Some of the adjacent cells are excluded by means of predefined rules. A solver computes transformations to be applied to initial geometries, from the intended displacements and geometries whose collected cells are restrictions thereof. Lastly the system builds new geometries according to the transformations and initial geometries.12-25-2008
20080316203INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPECIFYING POINT IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - An information processing method includes measuring a line-of-sight direction of a user as a first direction, specifying a first point based on the first direction, calculating a three-dimensional position of the first point, setting a first plane based on the three-dimensional position of the first position, measuring a line-of-sight direction of the user after the setting of the first plane as a second direction, specifying a second point included in the first plane based on the second direction, and calculating a three-dimensional position of the second point.12-25-2008
20080291199COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPARATUS - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.11-27-2008
20100265250METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAST RENDERING OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL SCENE - A method and system for computing a fast render of a three-dimensional scene. Software objects including object properties represent three-dimensional models within an animation sequence. Object properties store discrete values at a point in time within the animation sequence. A specified frame within the animation sequence is calculated on demand from object properties without calculating preceding frames. A graphical user interface can be dynamically generated from object properties for interfacing between the users and the object properties.10-21-2010
20100265249COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - First, a moving direction of an input device is calculated based on motion information obtained from predetermined detection means for detecting attitude or motion of the input device operated by a user. Then, the object in a virtual three-dimensional space is caused to move to a position which is obtained by hypothetically moving a position of the object based on the direction in which the input device has been moved and then by correcting the position of the object hypothetically moved, only in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the direction in which the input device has been moved.10-21-2010
20100265248MULTISCALE THREE-DIMENSIONAL NAVIGATION - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing an end user with a multiscale three-dimensional (3D) navigation experience in design software application programs. An adaptive multiscale 3D navigation system allows an end user to transition between a planetary scale down to an individual building scale. The end user may navigate within the building, inspecting object details within the building. The size of the environment is sensed automatically, and the viewing and travel parameters are adjusted accordingly to provide the end user with a seamless navigation experience. A consistent navigation experience is supported at various scales, and real-time collision detection is provided. Scale computation for 3D scenes and collision detection may be based on a generated depth cubemap of the environment.10-21-2010
20120293487GETTING SNAPSHOTS IN IMMERSIBLE 3D SCENE RECORDING IN VIRTUAL WORLD - A system and method for using an encoding module in a virtual world server for: receiving scene data including a description of at least one virtual object and underlying terrain associated with the scene; organizing the description of the at least one virtual object into a first track segmented by virtual object time slots, organizing the description of the underlying terrain into a second track segmented by terrain time slots; and storing the descriptions in persistent storage as separate files where users can retrieve and render the separate files.11-22-2012
20080284779METHOD OF DISPLAYING 3-D AVATAR AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method of displaying a 3-D avatar provided includes acquiring a 3-D avatar configuration file for a current user; acquiring at least one 3-D item suite indicated by the 3-D avatar configuration file; displaying the at least one 3-D item suite according to the 3-D avatar configuration file. An instant messaging client, a server and a system of displaying a 3-D avatar are also provided. With the above technical solutions, a 3-D avatar is displayed in an IM client, with which a user can exhibit different personal images by freely choosing different 3-D item suite.11-20-2008
20080278482Method to Render a Root-Less Scene Graph With a User Controlled Order of Rendering - A scene graph is provided which represents data and a set of processes thus providing an enhanced approach to the previously known scene graph concept. With this approach the scene graph becomes a rendering description of the data rather than a world description. Previously known scene graphs represent a structure of objects and their attributes. The scene graph has a notation of the traversing order, which together with the types of nodes, the nodes position, node functionality and node state determine the rendering order. Thus, any effects supported by the underlying rendering pipeline can be expressed directly in the scene graph by the user. An API is provided for the scene graph, controlling the actual rendering order and optimization to the user. The scene graph is extensible allowing the user to experiment and express new rendering algorithms in the scene graph semantic.11-13-2008
20110007069METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING CONTENT - A method for presenting content, including arranging two-dimensional content in a three-dimensional virtual scene, wherein the three-dimensional virtual scene represents a three-dimensional space and wherein the two-dimensional content represents an object in the three-dimensional space; changing a view of the three-dimensional virtual scene in response to a user input; and changing the arrangement of the two-dimensional content according to the view change. In an embodiment, first two-dimensional content represents a first face of the object and second two-dimensional content represents a second face of the object. When the view changes, the second two-dimensional content is displayed in place of the first two-dimensional content based on the changed view. In an embodiment, the view of the three-dimensional virtual scene is determined by the location and orientation of a camera and two-dimensional content is arranged to maintain a constant photographing angle between the two-dimensional content and the camera when the camera moves.01-13-2011
20080266289MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY INFORMATION - A mobile communication terminal and a method of controlling display of a webpage thereof are disclosed. When a web browser is initiated to gain access to a webpage, the web browser screen is formed as a 3D polyhedron structure and a plurality of webpage screens are displayed on a plurality of facets of the 3D polyhedron structure. Therefore, a user is provided with various webpage screens on the web browser. Since different webpage screens are displayed on the plurality of facets of the polyhedron structure, the user is able to access a desired webpage screen easily in a single step.10-30-2008
20120139914Method and apparatus for controlling virtual monitor - An apparatus and method for controlling a virtual monitor in an augmented reality display system are provided. The method for controlling a virtual monitor in an augmented reality display system, including a camera for photographing an image for determining a location of the virtual monitor and for photographing an image of a user's finger, and a graphic device including window images, includes parallel-processing the image for determining a location of the virtual monitor and the window images and mapping the window images to a set location to create the virtual monitor, extracting a finger tip from the image of the user's finger, stencil-buffering an image of the finger tip not to render the image of the finger in the virtual monitor, determining whether the finger tip collides with the stencil-buffered virtual monitor, and controlling an operation of the virtual monitor according to the determination of the finger tip collision.06-07-2012
20130215111DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is a display device 08-22-2013
20130215108Systems and Methods for the Manipulation of Captured Light Field Image Data - Systems and methods for the manipulation of captured light fields and captured light field image data in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a system for manipulating captured light field image data includes a processor, a display, a user input device, and a memory, wherein a depth map includes depth information for one or more pixels in the image data, and wherein an image manipulation application configures the processor to display a first synthesized image, receive user input data identifying a region within the first synthesized image, determine boundary data for the identified region using the depth map, receive user input data identifying at least one action, and perform the received action using the boundary data and the captured light field image data.08-22-2013
20090051681Monitoring User Attention in a Computer-Simulated Environment - Provided are methods, data processing systems and computer program product for monitoring user activity and monitoring the effectiveness of objects within a virtual environment such as an immersive, computer-simulated 02-26-2009
20110205227 Method Of Using A Storage Switch - Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for processing signals, particularly signals encoding two-dimensional images, such as photographs, video frames, graphics, and other visually displayed information. Rather than attempting 3D-boosting by applying a global contrast enhancement method, method and system embodiments of the present invention generate a soft-segmented image, portions of which are effectively locally contrast enhanced and portions of which, having excepted region types, are not locally contrast enhanced, to produce an output image which is selectively 3D-boosted.08-25-2011
20110205223IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device comprises a liquid crystal display panel configured to selectively implement 2D images and 3D images, panel driving circuits configured to drive the liquid crystal display panel, a backlight configured to include a plurality of light sources and supply light to the liquid crystal display panel, and a controller configured to modulate input data to generate frame data synchronized with N (where N is a positive integer equal to or more than 4) multiple frame frequency, control the panel driving circuits such that the same frame data is displayed in the liquid crystal display panel every two consecutive frame periods, control the backlight to be turned off for a former frame period of the two frame periods allocated to display the same frame data, and control the backlight to be turned on for a latter frame period of the two frame periods.08-25-2011
20130120355Methods and Apparatus for Generating Curved Extrusions - Methods and apparatus for generating curved extrusions. A user interface may be provided via which the value of one or more extrusion parameters and/or a reference point may be changed. The extrusion parameters may include a depth parameter that controls the amount of extrusion, an X angle parameter that controls the angle of bend in the X direction, a Y angle parameter that controls the angle of bend in the Y direction, a scale parameter that controls the scale factor, and a twist parameter that controls the angle of extrusion twist. A weight function for changing one or more of the extrusion parameters non-uniformly along the sweep path may also be provided. An extrusion may be generated from an initial 2D object according to the set of extrusion parameters and the reference point.05-16-2013
20130120356Methods, Apparatus, and Computer-Readable Storage Media for Depth-Based Rendering of Focused Plenoptic Camera Data - Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable storage media for rendering focused plenoptic camera data. A depth-based rendering technique is described that estimates depth at each microimage and then applies that depth to determine a position in the input flat from which to read a value to be assigned to a given point in the output image. The techniques may be implemented according to parallel processing technology that renders multiple points of the output image in parallel. In at least some embodiments, the parallel processing technology is graphical processing unit (GPU) technology.05-16-2013
20130120357Methods and Apparatus for Sweep-Based Freeform Deformation of 3-D Models - Methods and apparatus for sweep-based freeform deformation of 3-D models may employ a set of intuitive parameters to bend, twist and scale a 3-D model along any direction. The parameters may include a first bend angle, a second bend angle, a twist angle, a scale factor, and a length. Sweep paths may be fitted to an input 3-D model. Each sweep path may be deformed by manipulating one or more parameters for the sweep path. The shape of the 3-D space surrounding each sweep path is deformed according to the sweep path deformations. Deformations in the 3-D space are applied to the 3-D model to deform the model. This allows freeform deformation of the 3-D model by manipulating only a few intuitive parameters. In addition, the sweep path origin and weight functions for each of the parameters may be adjusted by the user.05-16-2013
20130120358CHART ANIMATION - Chart animation control may be provided. Upon receiving a change to a displayed visualization comprising a plurality of data elements, a determination may be made as to whether to animate an update of the visualization according to the change to the displayed visualization. In response to determining to animate the update of the visualization according to the change to the data value, an animation of the update may be constructed and rendered and the updated visualization may be displayed.05-16-2013
20130120362COLLIMATED STEREO DISPLAY SYSTEM - A collimated stereo display system is provided. The system comprises: an image generator enabled to provide a stream of stereoscopic images comprising left eye images and right eye images; at least one image modulator enabled to receive the stream of stereoscopic images from the image generator and form light into the stereoscopic images for viewing at a viewing apparatus for filtering the light into the left eye images and the right eye images respectively thereby providing a three dimensional rendering of the stereoscopic images when viewed through the viewing apparatus; and, collimation apparatus enabled to receive and collimate the light from the at least one image modulator, such that rays of light are substantially parallel when the stereoscopic images are received at the viewing apparatus.05-16-2013
20130120365CONTENT PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE AUGMENTED SPACE - Disclosed herein is a content playback apparatus and method for providing an interactive augmented space. The content playback apparatus includes an augmented space recognition unit and an interaction processing unit. The augmented space recognition unit reconfigures a real space into a virtual space based on one depth image extracted from the real space, matching one or more primitive objects to the virtual space, and projects one or more virtual 3D objects, mapped to the primitive objects and combined with the reconfigured virtual space, onto the real space. The interaction processing unit recognizes one or more gesture interactions of a user related to the virtual 3D objects projected onto the real space and projects the virtual 3D objects onto the real space by incorporating deformations of the virtual 3D objects resulting from the recognized gesture interactions.05-16-2013
20130120366DISPLAY PANEL WITH 3D CAPABILITY AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A display apparatus having a display panel and a lenticular plate is configured for displaying 3D images. The display panel includes a plurality of light output-controlling portions and a light blocking portion surrounding them. The light output-controlling portions each has a non-rectangular shape, for example a parallelogram shape. A width of the light blocking portion between adjacent light output-controlling portions is determined according to a repetition period of the light output-controlling portions and according to an inclination angle of the lenticular plate. The configuration prevents or suppresses perception of a Moiré artifact pattern.05-16-2013
20130120367Providing A Real-Time Shared Viewing Experience In A Three-Dimensional Modeling Environment - When multiple users simultaneously view and/or collaboratively develop a three-dimensional (3D) model using respective independent computing devices, one of the participating users may locally modify a viewpoint of the 3D model, and the viewpoint changes are automatically propagated in real-time to the other users. A viewpoint may correspond to a positioning, an orientation, a zoom degree, an angle, etc. of the 3D model as would be provided by a virtual camera trained on the 3D model. The multiple users may share a common viewpoint of the 3D model in real-time in addition to viewing and/or participating in the generation and modification of the 3D model in real-time. In an embodiment, only one user at a time may be allowed to control the viewpoint modification of the 3D model.05-16-2013
20130120368Browser-Based Collaborative Development of a 3D Model - A system for collaborative three-dimensional (3D) modeling in a browser application is stored as instructions on a computer-readable medium. The instructions include a browser interface module that executes on the one or more processors to receive user commands from the browser application for modifying a 3D model and cause a rendering of the 3D model to be displayed in a window controlled by the browser application. The instructions further include a modeling engine module that executes on the one or more processors to interpret model data corresponding to the 3D model to generate the rendering of the 3D model, and modify the model data in accordance with the received user commands. Still further, the instructions include a collaboration module that executes on the one or more processors to cause the modified 3D model to be synchronized in real time between the first computing and a second computing device at which the 3D model is being concurrently developed, where the first computing device and the second computing device operate independently of each other on a communication network.05-16-2013
20130120370METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ASTHENOPIA OF THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - A method of measuring asthenopia of displayed 3-dimensional (3D) images, the method including:05-16-2013
20130120373OBJECT DISTRIBUTION RANGE SETTING DEVICE AND OBJECT DISTRIBUTION RANGE SETTING METHOD - An object management device includes a distribution range setting unit that sets a range where an object is visible as a distribution range of object information related to the object for each of the object information based on a located position of the object and map information. Consequently, when the mobile terminal is located in the position where the object is visible, the object information of the object is distributed to the mobile terminal. It is thereby possible to appropriately distribute object information to be distributed so as to appropriately display the object on the mobile terminal.05-16-2013
20090160853INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes: a plurality of graphics processing units (GPUs) having different characteristics; a memory configured to store information on association between one of the plurality of GPUs and an application program; and a drawing control unit configured to control the GPU associated with the application program to perform drawing processing when the application program is run.06-25-2009
20090128552IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR COMBINING REAL OBJECT AND VIRTUAL OBJECT AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR - When an image in a virtual space in which a virtual object is arranged is generated using a ray tracing method, and when it is determined that a ray which is generated in accordance with the ray tracing method successively intersected an approximate virtual object such as a hand which is a real object at lest twice, an image corresponding to a first intersection is generated in accordance with the ray emitted to the first intersection.05-21-2009
20090128549FADING TECHNIQUES FOR VIRTUAL VIEWPOINT ANIMATIONS - In one aspect, an image of an event is obtained from a camera, and an object is detected in the image. Data of a textured 3d model of the event and data from the object are combined to depict virtual viewpoints of the event which differ from a real viewpoint of the camera. The object is at least partially faded out at a virtual viewpoint which meets a specified criterion, such as a specified angular offset, or exceeding a specified difference from the viewpoint of the camera. The fading can occur over multiple virtual viewpoints, or over a time period in which the fading is otherwise apparent to a human viewer. In another aspect, an animation is provided in which one object is faded out at a specified virtual viewpoint so that it does not fully occlude another object. For instance, the objects can be participants in a sports event.05-21-2009
20090160851TEMPORAL RANKING IN VIRTUAL WORLDS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to virtual world navigation and provide a method, system and computer program product for applying temporal rankings to elements in a virtual world. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for temporally ranking locations in a virtual world can be provided. The method can include timing a duration of visit for different locations in a virtual world, computing a temporal score for the different locations, and displaying a ranking of the locations by temporal score. For instance, computing a temporal score for the different locations can include computing a sum of durations for each of the different locations, or computing an average of durations for each of the different locations, to name two examples. Optionally, computing a temporal score for the different locations also can include filtering the durations according to a date or time range.06-25-2009
20090184955METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOLUME RENDERING USING DEPTH WEIGHTED COLORIZATION - A method of volume rendering includes obtaining data (07-23-2009
20090128553IMAGING OF ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an imaging device having a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) scanner to generate MRI data associated with soft tissue of a patient, and supply said MRI data to diagnostic equipment that selects one or more normative soft tissue profiles of a select anatomical section, and generates a three dimensional soft tissue image from the MRI data and the one or more normative soft tissue profiles. Additional embodiments are disclosed.05-21-2009
20090051683METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FOOT SHAPE GENERATION - A foot shape generation system that is based on digital photography and a database to provide three-dimensional point cloud information for footwear designers and manufacturers to realize footwear customization. The subject 02-26-2009
20090128554METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING VIEW IMPACT - A computer implemented method of determining a view impact of a target structure, the method constituted of: loading a 3D scene; determining a view point and direction of interest of the loaded 3D scene; rendering, without the target structure, a plane of the loaded 3D scene image perpendicular to the determined view point and direction of interest at a distance from the view point distal of the target structure; counting the number of pixels for the rendered plane without the target structure; rendering, with the target structure, a plane of the loaded 3D scene image perpendicular to the determined view point and direction of interest at the distance from the view point distal of the target structure; counting the number of pixels for the rendered plane with the target structure; and calculating the difference between the counted pixels with the target structure and the counted pixels without the target structure.05-21-2009
20090128546Method And Program For Registration Of Three-Dimensional Shape - As a feature, a local range image described in a log-polar coordinate system with a tangential plane set as an image plane is used. In a created image, ambiguity concerning an angular axis around the normal is normalized as a power spectrum using Fourier series expansion and changed to an amount invariable with respect to rotation. The power spectrum is dimensionally compressed by expanding the power spectrum in a peculiar space using a peculiar vector. Corresponding points are searched by nearest neighbor in a dimensionally compressed space to calculate a correspondence relation among the points. Wrong correspondence is removed by verification to determine a positional relation among range images. A reliable correspondence relation is narrowed down by verification by cross-correlation and a RANSAC to create a tree structure representing a link relation among the range images. A shape mode is created by applying a simultaneous registration method to plural range images of the tree structure using a result of this registration as an initial value.05-21-2009
20090128548IMAGE REPAIR INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL VIEWPOINTS - A system and method for repairing an object in image data of an event. An image of the event is obtained from a camera, and an object is detected in the image. For example, the event may be a sporting event in which the object is a participant. Moreover, a portion of the object is occluded in a viewpoint of the camera. For instance, a limb of the participant may be occluded by another participant. The object is repaired by providing a substitute for the occluded portion. A user may perform the repair via a user interface by selecting part of an image from an image library and positioning the selected portion relative to the object. A textured 3d model of the event is combined with data from the repaired object, to depict a realistic virtual viewpoint of the event which differs from a viewpoint of the camera.05-21-2009
20090141021METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE ASSOCIATED WITH SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL INFORMATION - A method for providing knowledge includes creating a three-dimensional virtual space, generating temporal and spatial information including knowledge and space information concerning the three-dimensional virtual space at a specific time point, and associating the temporal and spatial information with the three-dimensional virtual space to be stored in a memory. The creating the three-dimensional virtual space may be created based on a map or a two-dimensional image.06-04-2009
200901410194D REAL-WORLD BROWSING WITH CAPABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND ACCESS OBJECTS IN REAL-TIME - 3D technologies have facilitated tremendous growth in terms of allowing real-world browsing using compositions of satellite or aerial images or static 3D models of real-world objects. Prior art approaches, however, are limited with respect to real-time capabilities. This invention responds to the noted deficiencies by providing a novel method, apparatus, and system for providing 4D (e.g., 3D+real-time) based approaches to allow users to view images or models of objects in real-time, offering users an opportunity to engage, access and interact with the objects depicted in real-time. The interaction may entail providing a user instruction as to how to complete a given task responsive to an identified problem. One or more objects may connect with a mobile/remote terminal based on application requirements and the like to facilitate such interaction and/or instruction.06-04-2009
20120139911STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - A stereoscopic display device of an embodiment includes a display device having pixels developing either one color of red, green and blue. A vertical period of pixel rows comprising the pixels arranged in one row in a lateral direction is three times a lateral period of the pixels, the pixels developing red, green and blue are alternately arranged in a lateral direction in the same row, the pixels in one row of two rows adjacent in a vertical direction are arranged such that lateral positions thereof are shifted to the pixels in the other row by ½ of the lateral period of the pixels, the pixels in rows adjacent in the same column through one row interposed therebetween are the pixels developing different colors of red, green and blue, and an average value of pitches of the elemental images is larger than a width of pieces of the pixels.06-07-2012
20120139905Stereoscopic image display device and driving method thereof - A stereoscopic image display device may include: a display including a plurality of pixels; a data driver for applying first viewpoint image data and second viewpoint image data to a plurality of data lines connected to the pixels; a scan driver for applying a scan signal to a plurality of scan lines connected to the pixels to sequentially input the first viewpoint image data and the second viewpoint image data to the pixels; and a light emission driver for sequentially applying a light emitting signal to a plurality of light emitting lines connected to the pixels to allow the pixels to which the first viewpoint image data are input to sequentially emit light, and simultaneously applying a light emitting signal to a plurality of light emitting lines connected to the pixels to allow the pixels to which the second viewpoint image data are input to simultaneously emit light.06-07-2012
20120139898LIGHT DIFFUSION OF VISIBLE EDGE LINES IN A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODULAR DISPLAY - Embodiments of the present invention provide light diffusion into edge lines of a modular display, and thus provide a modular display that is capable of displaying a single, continuous image without visible edge lines between individual display modules. One display module includes a multitude of pixels that contain red, green, blue, and white light sources. The replacement of an edge line blocking dam with the light diffusion edge line of the individual display module can provide a single, continuous image to be displayed thereon without visible, image-quality-reducing edge lines. With various heights of the buffer layer, the light can concentrate on the edge line in modular display. The individual display modules can be light emitting diode (LED), organic LED (OLED), UV LED, RGB LED, Phosphor-based LED, Quantum dot LED, or displays based upon a combination thereof. Furthermore, the variable height buffer layer allows for a modular display image in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional formats.06-07-2012
20090135175VISUALIZATION OF A RENDERED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATASET - A method of visualization of a multi-dimensional dataset of data-elements involves rendering process in which a display-value and an opacity value are assigned to individual data-elements. The display-values are determined on the basis of a histogram of the data-values of the multi-dimensional dataset. The histogram being is displayed in combination with a separate distribution of display-values.05-28-2009
201200690153D IMAGE REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND METHOD CAPABLE OF SELECTING 3D MODE FOR 3D IMAGE - The present invention relates to a device for reproducing a 3D image, and provides a 3D image reproduction device capable of selecting a 3D mode for a 3D image, comprising: a formatting unit which generates and transmits 3D image data for an inputted image signal; a mode input unit which receives the selection from a user for a 3D mode that the user wants to reproduce; and a user input processor which enables the formatting unit to generate the 3D image data in the 3D mode that is inputted from the user.03-22-2012
20120069013PROCESSOR FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS - The object of the present invention is to provide a processor that is specifically suitable for three dimensional computer graphics that can handle pluralities of programs by only one processor. The control unit 03-22-2012
201200690113D DESIGN AND MODELING SYSTEM AND METHODS - A computer-aided design (CAD) system provides for designing, modeling and simulating objects in 3D. Both 2D and 3D objects can be provided in a 3D space and associated to one another by one or more constraints. Modification to the objects is calculated to satisfy the constraints as well as the geometric and functional properties of the objects. The objects can then be updated according to the calculated modification, thereby satisfying various requirements of the design.03-22-2012
20120069010METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CREATING ORIENTATION MARKERS AND 3D ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEMS USING THE SAME - Methods and systems for creating an orientation marker in a 3D ultrasound imaging system are disclosed.03-22-2012
20120069009IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A detecting unit detects an object in an input image. A depth map generating unit selects a depth template corresponding to a type of the object and places a selected depth template on a depth map in accordance with a position of the object to generate the depth map having a depth value for each pixel. A correcting unit calculates a weight of at least one interested pixel and a weight of a peripheral pixel based on a relationship between pixel values to the interested pixel and the peripheral pixel and corrects the depth value of the interested pixel based on a weighted sum of the respective depth values corresponding to the interested pixel and the peripheral pixel. An image generating unit generates parallax images based on the corrected depth map and the input image.03-22-2012
20120069008SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for providing a user with a convenient and intuitive user interface for performing tasks within projects, wherein the tasks may be related to content objects; for organizing content objects within projects, between projects, and with respect to one another; and for organizing projects with respect to one another.03-22-2012
20120069007 Method for Enhancing Depth Maps - A system for enhancing a depth map associated with a 2D image wherein a face detector analyzes the 2D image to determine a position of a face in the 2D image, the system utilizes the position to derive a depth model; and the depth model is combined with the depth map to generate an enhanced depth map.03-22-2012
20120069006INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a first stereoscopic image. The first stereoscopic image includes a first and a second content, which may be disposed at corresponding display positions in a depth direction, and at least a portion of the first content appears to overlap at least a portion of the second content. A position-changing unit is configured to modify the display positions of the first and second content, in response to the apparent overlap. A control unit is configured to generate a signal to display, a second stereoscopic image that includes the first and second content disposed at the modified display positions. The display unit is further configured to display the second stereoscopic image such that the second stereoscopic image reduces the apparent overlap between the first and second content.03-22-2012
20120069005MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes dividing each of first and second images into a plurality of blocks, the first and second images capable of realizing a three-dimensional (3D) image using binocular disparity; searching the first and second images for pairs of matching blocks and calculating depth information of each of the pairs of matching blocks based on a difference in position between each of the pairs of matching blocks; and calculating stereoscopic information of the 3D image based on the depth information of each of the pairs of matching blocks. Therefore, it is possible to effectively provide stereoscopic information of a 3D image for various purposes.03-22-2012
20120069004IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A method, computer readable medium and apparatus that can produce a depth image based on a first image of a scene from a first viewpoint and a second image of the scene from a second viewpoint. The first and second viewpoints are displaced along a first dimension. A third image and a fourth image are produced based on the depth image. The third and fourth images correspond to third and fourth viewpoints, respectively. The third and fourth viewpoints are displaced along a second dimension different from the first dimension.03-22-2012
20120069001ELECTRONIC ALBUM GENERATING APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PASTING APPARATUS, AND METHODS AND PROGRAMS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME - Viewing of stereoscopic images is facilitated for every page of an electronic album. A page constituting an electronic album is selected. A stereoscopic image is then selected and the selected stereoscopic image is pasted in an image compositing area. An amount of parallax has been defined for the image compositing area, and the amount of parallax of the image compositing area in which the stereoscopic image has been pasted is read. The amount of parallax of the stereoscopic image is changed to that of the image compositing area.03-22-2012
20120069000MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the operation of the same are provided. In the method, upon selection of 3D content to be reproduced, a 3D viewing section and a 2D viewing section of the 3D content are determined according to a preset viewing condition. The selected 3D content is displayed as a stereoscopic 3D image on a display module in the 3D viewing section and is displayed as a 2D image on the display module in the 2D viewing section. This reduces user fatigue that may be caused when viewing a stereoscopic 3D image for a long time.03-22-2012
20120068999METHOD OF PROCESSING IMAGE DATA, METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE USING THE SAME AND DISPLAY APPARATUS PERFORMING THE METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE - A method of processing image data comprises storing image frame data in a first memory, repetitively reading the image frame data stored in the first memory to output high frequency image frame data and correcting the high frequency image frame data based on previous frame data.03-22-2012
20120068997DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and method of controlling the display apparatus are provided herein. The display apparatus includes: a display unit; an image receiving unit which receives an image signal from an image source; and an image processing unit which processes the image signal, controls the display unit to display a three-dimensional (3D) image based on the processed image signal, controls the display unit to display a plurality of selectable sub-images which are respectively based on different preset 3D information values, and corrects the 3D image displayed on the display unit based on a 3D information value of a selected sub-image.03-22-2012
20120068996SAFE MODE TRANSITION IN 3D CONTENT RENDERING - A method for rendering 3D content in a safe mode includes receiving images to be rendered in a 3D format, and detecting, in the received images, at least one image having a 3D content creation or conversion error that creates an uncomfortable 3D effect to a user. The method may also include transitioning to a safe mode, under which 3D enhancement is performed to the detected at least one image to avoid the uncomfortable 3D effect, and rendering the 3D enhanced image for display.03-22-2012
20090141023SELECTIVE FILTERING OF USER INPUT DATA IN A MULTI-USER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A multi-user animation process provides a modeled three-dimensional (“3D”) environment and virtual reality (“VR”) data to remote clients. The VR data comprises data for animating avatars in the modeled 3D environment. The remote clients provide input data including an ignore signal in response to commands from corresponding users. The multi-user animation process receives the input data, aggregates the input data from each of the remote clients, filters the aggregated input data in response to the ignore signal by removing the input data of a selected one of the remote clients from the aggregated input data, generates updated VR data for each of the remote clients using the filtered aggregated input data and provides an updated modeled 3D environment and the updated VR data to the remote clients. The remote clients display the updated modeled 3D environment and the updated VR data to the corresponding users.06-04-2009
20110221742Scalable High Performance 3D Graphics - A high-speed ring topology. In one embodiment, two base chip types are required: a “drawing” chip, LoopDraw, and an “interface” chip, LoopInterface. Each of these chips have a set of pins that supports an identical high speed point to point unidirectional input and output ring interconnect interface: the LoopLink. The LoopDraw chip uses additional pins to connect to several standard memories that form a high bandwidth local memory sub-system. The LoopInterface chip uses additional pins to support a high speed host computer host interface, at least one video output interface, and possibly also additional non-local interconnects to other LoopInterface chip(s).09-15-2011
20090002367METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION INTERFACE - A system and method is provided which allows for user-interactive, multi-dimensional information about coverage areas of wireless service providers. Map data can be continually updated by third party mapping systems, and the coverage data can be continually updated by coverage data repositories maintained by the respective wireless service provider or other entity. Example systems provide users an opportunity to explore coverage areas in a two- or more-dimensional, interactive map including map data and coverage strength layers presented via a user interface.01-01-2009
20090002366Method and Apparatus for Volume Rendering of Medical Data Sets - A method and a corresponding apparatus for volume rendering of medical data sets comprises a display (01-01-2009
20090002365Image processing program and image processing apparatus - A game apparatus includes a computer, and the computer reads rendering data from a rendering buffer, and displays a virtual three-dimensional image by utilizing color data and a depth value for each pixel which are included in the rendering data. When a photographing instruction is input, a focused position is detected on the basis of operation information. The computer calculates a difference between a depth value of each pixel included in the rendering data and a depth value of the focused position to generate color data which is subjected to blur processing with respect to blurring objective pixels, and writes the color data in the calculation buffer for each pixel. The computer generates a display image data including a blurred image on the basis of the color data of each pixel stored in the calculation buffer.01-01-2009
20090251462SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESH DISTANCE BASED GEOMETRY DEFORMATION - A method of manipulating at least a portion of a character model into a pose involving a library data having a plurality of deformations, where each deformation is associated with index values of one or more distance measurement nodes. One or more distance measurement nodes are defined for the portion of the character model, wherein each distance measurement node comprises a number of points on a surface defined by the geometry of the character model, wherein the points are separated by a distance value. A particular pose is selected for the character model portion to establish an initial model by selecting values for the pose controls. For the particular pose, a value of the distance measurement nodes is determined. At least one deformation is selected from the library data based in the value of the distance measurement nodes and applied to the initial model to generate a deformed model.10-08-2009
20090015583DIGITAL MUSIC INPUT RENDERING FOR GRAPHICAL PRESENTATIONS - A graphical presentation is produced at a display of a host computer such that a scene description is rendered and updated by a received digital music input, wherein the digital music input is matched to trigger events of the scene description and actions of each matched trigger event are executed in accordance with action processes of the scene description, thereby updating the scene description with respect to objects depicted in the scene on which the actions are executed. The updated scene description is then rendered. The system provides a means for connecting a graphics API to a musical instrument digital interface (e.g., MIDI) data stream and producing a presentation.01-15-2009
20090015582Short term residential spaces in a geo-spatial environment - A method, apparatus, and system of short term residential spaces in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each profile associated with a specific geographic location, generating a first residential space identifier associated with a first user profile, and generating a first display view to include a three-dimensional map view embodied by the community network, the first residential space identifier, and the first user profile represented at a location in the three-dimensional map view associated with the specific geographic location of the first user profile. In addition, the method may also include simultaneously representing other user profiles adjacent to the first user profile in the three-dimensional map view. The method may also include simultaneously representing other user profiles adjacent to the first user profile of the user profiles in the three-dimensional map view.01-15-2009
20090015581IMAGE PROCESSOR, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - To increase the number of object for which position, posture, and so forth are regularly updated even when a viewpoint position and a viewing direction are constantly changed in a virtual three-dimensional space, while keeping deterioration in smoothness of a display image unnoticeable. An image processor for producing and displaying a display image showing a picture obtained by viewing a virtual three-dimensional space where a viewpoint and a plurality of display target objects are disposed, from the view point, comprises an object selection unit (01-15-2009
20120287127RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A base-view video stream and a dependent-view video stream are recorded on a BD-ROM. The base-view video stream includes picture data constituting a base view of a stereoscopic image. The dependent-view video stream includes offset metadata and picture data constituting a dependent view of the stereoscopic image. The offset metadata includes an offset sequence that defines an offset control of a plane memory when a graphics to be overlaid with the picture data is played back in a one-plane offset mode.11-15-2012
20110221745INCORPORATING MEDIA CONTENT INTO A 3D SOCIAL PLATFORM - A 3D social media platform is provided that allows users to share and experience a realistic social viewing experience with members of their social network. More specifically, a user shares a virtual 3D social venue with one or more members within their social network (e.g., Facebook friends) for the purpose of experiencing the content (e.g., movie, television, video game) as if each of the members were physically together in the venue. The user selects 2D media content, such as a web page, from an external and independent source (such as a web browser) to instantiate onto a virtual screen, window, or other viewing surface inside the virtual 3D social venue. The instantiated media content is displayed to the user and any invited friends within the context of the virtual three-dimensional space.09-15-2011
20090046095Image Analogy Filters For Terrain Modeling - The present disclosure relates to the development of terrain image analogy filters which may be used to convert visible terrain imagery from a first condition to a second condition. For example, from a seasonal “daytime/summer” view to a “nighttime/winter” appearance. The image analogy filters may be generated using processors such as one or more graphics processing units.02-19-2009
20110141101METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HEAD APPARATUS - A method for producing a three-dimensional likeness of a real-life subject from a two-dimensional image. The method includes uploading a digital image including facial features of a real-life subject from local memory storage to storage in a remote server. A user of the method then selects a target image area from the digital image and matches peripheral features such as skin tone, hair style, and hair color to the real-life subject. The remote server processes the said target image area and the peripheral features together to produce a three-dimensional representation which may be previewed by the user. Once approved and purchased through an on-line e-commerce transaction, multiple two-dimensional sheets corresponding to the three-dimensional representation are generated and a tangible embodiment of the three-dimensional representation is formed from the two-dimensional sheets as a head apparatus for shipment to the user.06-16-2011
20090051685STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A stereoscopic image display apparatus includes: a plane display device including a display panel formed of pixels arranged in a matrix form and an image display controller controlling an image displayed on the display panel; an optical plate including a plurality of lenses provided in front of the display panel and controlling light rays illuminated from the pixels; a display mode selector selecting one of stereoscopic image display and two-dimensional image display as a display mode; an analyzer analyzing image information contained in a two-dimensional image displayed based on a display information and determine whether to process the two-dimensional image when two-dimensional image display as a display mode be selected; and an image processor processing the two-dimensional image based on a result of the analysis conducted by the analyzer, sending the processed two-dimensional image to the image display controller, and causing the image display controller to display the processed two-dimensional image on the display panel.02-26-2009
20090051680Curved-Surface Generating Method and Program, and Three-Dimensional Shape Processing Apparatus - A plurality of representative points are selected from a group of points obtained as results of shape measurement of an object, respective principal curvatures are calculated at the representative points on the basis of positional relationships between the representative point and a plurality of points existing around the representative point, a line of curvature is created on the basis of the principal curvatures of the representative points and a curved surface is generated using this line of curvature.02-26-2009
20090051686SIMULATION OF DYNAMIC CITY ENVIRONMENTS AND A RELATED FABRICATION METHOD - A method of dynamic generation by computer simulation of spatial elements, in particular, buildings and roads, constituting a three-dimensional city environment, the method comprising providing a supervisor subroutine responsible for overall control of the simulation; providing a spatial reorganization subroutine subordinate to the supervisor subroutine and responsible for generating the city environment on a local scale; placing a spatial element in the simulation; generating an inquiry from the supervisory subroutine which is sent to the spatial reorganization subroutine and providing spatial materialization of the inquiry by the spatial reorganization subroutine, which involves agents wherein at least some of the agents are able to negotiate with one another.02-26-2009
20090096782MESSAGE SERVICE METHOD SUPPORTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE ON MOBILE PHONE, AND MOBILE PHONE THEREFOR - A message service method supporting a three-dimensional (3D) image on a mobile phone, and a mobile phone therefor, are provided. A memory stores at least one 3D image code and a 3D image mapped to each 3D image code. When a text-based message is created, a controller inserts a 3D image code mapped to a 3D image selected by a user into the text-based message and sends the message. When the 3D image is dynamically displayed along with text of the message, a sender can better express his or her emotions. A 3D moving image is a more effective means of expression than a still image or text.04-16-2009
20110227914GENERATION OF A DEPTH MAP - A method of generating a depth map for an image comprises the following steps: displaying the image, displaying an indication on the image in a first region of the image, displaying a plurality of labels, receiving a user input selecting one of the plurality of labels, setting a label for the first region to the selected label, repeating steps two to five for a different region, until a predefined event has occurred, accessing a predefined scheme for converting a label map to a depth map, and generating a depth map according to the predefined scheme and labels set following the user inputs.09-22-2011
20110227912IMAGE GENERATING METHOD - An image generating method includes: generating first and second projected two-dimensional images of a front object seen from first and second viewpoints, the front object being a part of the three-dimensional image divided by a predetermined boundary surface; interpolating the first and second projected two-dimensional images to generate a first interpolated two-dimensional image of the front object seen from a third viewpoint locating on a straight line connecting the first and second viewpoint; generating third and fourth projected two-dimensional images of a rear object seen from the first and second viewpoints, the rear object being another part of the three-dimensional image divided by the predetermined boundary surface; interpolating the third and fourth projected two-dimensional images to generate a second interpolated two-dimensional image of the rear object seen from the third viewpoint; and overwriting the first interpolated two-dimensional image on the second interpolated two-dimensional image.09-22-2011
20120287125Three-dimensional stereoscopic imaging method, system and imaging device - A three-dimensional stereoscopic imaging method includes: longitudinally slicing a three-dimensional scene according to a physical depth of field to produce several two-dimensional layers; respectively displaying each two-dimensional layer on each different two-dimensional display window to form several two-dimensional pictures; polarizing light emitted from the two-dimensional display windows to transmit the light into human eyes, in such a manner that the human eyes are able to perceive the images of all the pictures, and splicing the images of all the two-dimensional pictures into an image of the original three-dimensional scene. The method realizes a three-dimensional stereoscopic imaging by simulating a real physical depth of field generated by human eyes perceiving a real three-dimensional stereoscopic image. Viewers are able to see a three-dimensional scene without wearing glasses. A three-dimensional stereoscopic imaging system and an imaging device thereof are further provided.11-15-2012
20120287124GRAPHICAL SIMULATION OF OBJECTS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A method for simulating a graphical object. The method comprises monitoring approximate distance between a first graphical object and a second graphical object, the first graphical object having at least a first particle and the second graphical object having at least a second particle; detecting a collision (P11-15-2012
20110141106METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING SPEAKERS AND EMPHASIZING SELECTED OBJECTS IN PICTURE AND VIDEO MESSAGES - A method for emphasizing selected objects in digital data of at least one of pictures and video that is stored in digital messages, the messages including sender addresses and being stored in a memory system of a digital messaging system for a plurality of users, includes the step of identifying picture regions including at least one of faces and persons in the digital data of the messages on the digital messaging system having the same sender address. Sender-relevant picture regions in the identified picture regions that represent a sender of the message are determined based on at least one of: a) a comparison with a reference picture of the sender stored on the memory system; b) a comparison of speech data in the digital data with reference speech data using at least one of speaker recognition methods, speaker verification methods and speaker identification methods, taking into account picture data and speech data in the message; and c) a frequency of occurrence of the identified picture regions in the messages that have the same sender address. The digital data of the messages is then modified so as to emphasize the sender-relevant picture region.06-16-2011
20110141107Method for Producing an Autostereoscopic Display and System for an Autostereoscopic Display - The invention relates to a methods for producing an autostereoscopic display, that shows at least one object. An illustrative method in accordance with the invention comprises, with the help of a radiation image design in a virtual optical imaging system, comprising at least one object, an imaging lens that is disposed opposite the at least one object and images said object as an object image in an image plane, and a recording device recording the object image in the image plane, producing image data for a parallax panoramagram of the object image in the recording device, producing an image corresponding to the image data for the parallax panoramagram and producing an autostereoscopic display by disposing a transparent planar arrangement of imaging elements that corresponds to the imaging lens upstream of the parallax panoramagram.06-16-2011
20110141105Facial Animation System and Production Method - A facial animation production method for producing 3-dimensional (3D) facial animation data in response to input video data includes the following steps. First, data positioning and character sorting processes are performed on the input video data to acquire first-layer character data, for indicating multiple first-layer character points, and first-layer model data. Next, first-layer model outline data and first-layer character outline data are respectively obtained according to the first-layer model data and the first-layer character data. Then, the first-layer character outline data is compared with the first-layer model outline data to judge whether a judgment condition is satisfied. If not, output character data are produced according to the first-layer character data, and fundamental facial-mesh transformation data are thus produced. Thereafter, the 3D facial animation data are displayed according to the fundamental facial-mesh transformation data.06-16-2011
20110141103Integrated Data Visualization for Multi-Dimensional Microscopy - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing an integrated data visualization interface for multi-dimensional microscopy image and measurement data are disclosed. The integrated data visualization interface utilizes the known dimensional relational relationships between the images to automatically provide synchronized and coordinated visualization and manipulations across multiple related images and measurement data in multiple dataset viewer components (e.g., image grids, browsable image strips, tables, and graphs). Other features of the dataset viewer components are also disclosed.06-16-2011
20110141102SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VISUALIZING FEATURES IN AN IMAGE - An imaging system includes a detector configured to receive data that can be reconstructed into a three-dimensional (3D) image of an object, and a computer programmed to obtain 3D image data of the object, the 3D image data including an internal structure of the object, define a longitudinal dimension of the internal structure from the 3D image data along a length of the structure, extract a first set of parameter-of-interest data related to the internal structure from the 3D image data along a first ray extending from a first location along the length of the structure and at a first angular orientation with respect to a base vector that is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension, and plot the extracted first set of parameter-of-interest data at a pixel location of a two-dimensional (2D) plot that corresponds to the first location and corresponds to the first angular orientation.06-16-2011
20130215110METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS - Methods and systems for providing three dimensional graphics to remote computing machines and appliances that include an agent executing on a local computing machine to intercept a plurality of graphics commands generated by a three dimensional application executing on a local computing machine. A first portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a first codec, while a second portion of the plurality of graphics commands are encoded by the agent using a second codec. The agent creates a frame comprising the first portion and the second portion of the plurality of graphics commands, compresses the frame, and transmits the frame to a remote computing machine.08-22-2013
20130215106CURSOR MERGING DEVICE AND CURSOR MERGING METHOD - With a cursor merging device, an image parallax detector detects subject-use parallax information about a subject-use stereoscopic image indicated by cursor position information. A proper parallax range determination component sets a proper parallax range, which is the range of proper parallax. A cursor parallax production component sets cursor parallax information so that the parallax of a cursor is included in a proper parallax range. A cursor stereoscopic image production component produces a cursor-use stereoscopic image on the basis of cursor parallax information. A cursor stereoscopic image merging component 08-22-2013
20130215107IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus including a depth map information estimation unit configured to estimate a depth in region units of a two-dimensional image and generate depth map information in which a depth estimation value in region units of a two-dimensional image is set, a reliability information generation unit configured to generate a depth map information reliability by determining a reliability of the depth value set in the depth map information, a depth map information correction unit configured to generate corrected depth map information by correcting the depth map information based on the depth map information reliability, and a 3D image generation unit configured to generate from the two-dimensional image an image for a left eye (L image) and an image for a right eye (R image) to be applied in a three-dimensional image display by applying the corrected depth map information.08-22-2013
20090096783THREE-DIMENSIONAL SENSING USING SPECKLE PATTERNS - Apparatus (04-16-2009
200901028373D GRAPHIC RENDERING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A three-dimensional (3D) graphic rendering apparatus is provided. The 3D graphic rendering apparatus includes an object-information extraction module which extracts a bound box of each of a plurality of objects, including an i-th object and a j-th object, wherein i and j are natural numbers; an object alignment module which aligns the i-th object and the j-th object according to distances of the i-th and j-th objects, based on the extracted bound boxes of the i-th and j-th objects, from a visual point; and a rendering module which sequentially renders the aligned i-th and j-th objects such that an object among the i-th and j-th objects distant from the visual point can be rendered earlier than an object among the i-th and j-th objects less distant from the visual point.04-23-2009
20100007658VOLUMETRIC IMAGE MOTION-BASED VISUALIZATION - Systems, apparatus, and methods for displaying volumetric data using motion-based visualization techniques are provided. An apparatus storing computer executable instructions to be executed by a processor, causing the processor to carryout out a method for displaying data with multiple graphical features visually representing portions of the data and to impart motion to a graphical feature relative to a remainder of the volumetric image to highlight the first graphical feature is provided. A method for displaying a volumetric image in which motion is used to highlight a graphical feature visually representing a portion of the volumetric image relative to the remainder of the image is provided. A system for displaying a volumetric image comprising a user interface, a display, a memory for storing graphical data, and a processor that displays a volumetric image with multiple graphical features of the data and imparts motion to a user-identified graphical feature relative to a remainder of the volumetric image to highlight the first graphical feature are provided.01-14-2010
20110227915Computer interface employing a manipulated object with absolute pose detection component and a display - A system that has a remote control, e.g., a wand, equipped with a relative motion sensor that outputs data indicative of a change in position of the wand. The system also has one or more light sources and a photodetector that detects their light and outputs data indicative of the detected light. The system uses one or more controllers to determine the absolute position of the wand based on the data output by the relative motion sensor and by the photodetector. The data enables determination of the absolute pose of the wand, which includes the absolute position of a reference point chosen on the wand and the absolute orientation of the wand. To properly express the absolute parameters of position and/or orientation of the wand a reference location is chosen with respect to which the calculations are performed. The system is coupled to a display that shows an image defined by a first and second orthogonal axes such as two axes belonging to world coordinates (X09-22-2011
20110227911IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A method may be provided for operating an image display device capable of three-dimensionally displaying an object. The method may include producing a main image, providing a first subtitle On Screen Display (OSD) object for displaying a first subtitle of the main image, and providing a second subtitle OSD object for displaying a second subtitle of the main image. The second subtitle OSD object may have a different depth value from the first subtitle OSD object. The method may also include displaying the first subtitle OSD object and the second subtitle OSD object.09-22-2011
20110227910METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORKSTATION FOR SECURITY AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A method of and a system for displaying volumetric data on a 2D or 3D display are provided. In particular, a method of highlighting objects using contours of selected objects on a 2D display and on a 3D stereoscopic display is provided. The contour highlighting method provides users an attention cue of highlighted objects while preserves the details of objects to be observed. The applications of the 3D display workstation for security luggage screening and for medical diagnosis and surgical planning are also provided.09-22-2011
20110227909SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNIVERSAL 3D VIEWING DEVICE - A signal format definition data appropriate for a rendering device used to present alternate-frame sequencing based 3D material is identified and the identified signal format definition data is thereafter used to decode received synchronization signals associated with the rendering device. A shutter of a universal viewing device may thus be controlled as a function of the decoded synchronization signals associated with the rendering device to thereby allow for viewing of the alternate-frame sequencing based 3D material.09-22-2011
20090231333SENDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES OVER A NETWORK - A benefit is obtained for sending digital information over a network. The digital information is representative of three-dimensional images which include photographic images. The receiving computer renders the images from the received digital information, and a viewer at the receiving computer can interactively choose a viewpoint or perspective to view the images on a display of the receiving computer. The benefit to the sender can be monetary compensation and/or increased recognition of the sender, for example.09-17-2009
20090231331SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING STEREO IMAGES - A method for displaying a stereo eye image on a curved surface is disclosed. A mathematical model of a computer generated scene having a vertex may be generated. A mono vertex vector may be calculated normal to the curved surface at the vertex location on the curved surface to a center of a viewer position. A left vertex may be calculated by applying a cross product to the vertex vector and a viewer's eye position vector. A right vertex may be calculated into the frame buffer by applying the cross product to the vertex vector and a negative viewer's eye position vector. The calculated points may be projected onto a curved surface for viewing.09-17-2009
20090231330Method and system for rendering a three-dimensional scene using a dynamic graphics platform - There is provided a method of rendering a three-dimensional (3D) scene for viewing on a display using a dynamic graphics platform, where the scene is represented by first group of polygons in 3D space. The method includes determining second and third groups of polygons from first group of polygons, where second group of polygons is determined to be substantially entirely visible in the scene at a viewpoint and third group of polygons is determined to be partially visible in the scene at the viewpoint, projecting vertices of the second and third groups of polygons for viewing on the display, removing portion of each of the third group of polygons determined to be not visible when viewed on the display to form fourth group of polygons, which includes the second group of polygons, and preparing each of the fourth group of polygons for drawing in a pixel-by-pixel process on the display.09-17-2009
20090231329Processing Graphics Data For A Stereoscopic Display - Processing graphics data for display on a stereoscopic display. In one example embodiment, a method of processing graphics data for display on a stereoscopic display includes several acts. First, a first projection matrix call from a graphics application to a graphics library is intercepted. Next, it is determined that the first projection matrix call produces a perspective projection matrix. Then, the first projection matrix call is forwarded to the graphics library. Next, a first drawing call with a first viewpoint from the graphics application to the graphics library is intercepted. Then, a second drawing call with a second viewpoint is generated. Next, a third drawing call with a third viewpoint is generated. Finally, the second and third drawing calls are forwarded to the graphics library.09-17-2009
20110221750DISPLAY DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND DISPLAY METHOD - Movement of a display device is detected, and an image is displayed in stereoscopic display or planar display depending on the detected movement.09-15-2011
20110221744STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic image display device for realizing a three-dimensional image includes; an image display device including an image display area having a plurality of pixels, each pixel of the plurality of pixels being composed of two sub-pixels selected from a group of a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, a third sub-pixel and a fourth sub-pixel, and a retarder disposed on the image display device and configured to convert a linearly polarized image from the image display device into left-handed circularly polarized light and right-handed circularly polarized light.09-15-2011
20090109215METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER INTERFACE COMMUNICATION WITH AN IMAGE MANIPULATOR - A system, and method for use thereof, for image manipulation. The system may generate an original image in a three dimensional coordinate system. A sensing system may sense a user interaction with the image. The sensed user interaction may be correlated with the three dimensional coordinate system. The correlated user interaction may be used to project an updated image, where the updated image may be a distorted version of the original image. The image distortion may be in the form of a twisting, bending, cutting, displacement, or squeezing. The system may be used for interconnecting or communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system.04-30-2009
20120127161SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS - One or more geographic limits of a view of a digital display device are determined based on a location and orientation of the digital display device. A least a location of a subsurface object within the view is determined, and a multi-dimensional first representation of the subsurface object is rendered in the view based on the location and depth such that the first representation indicates an actual location of the subsurface object within the view.05-24-2012
20120127159METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method of driving a display panel includes identifying a dimension of input data, where the input data is one of two-dimensional input data and three-dimensional input data, and generating first distributed data and second distributed data based on the dimension of the input data by at least one of copying the input data and dividing the input data into front data and back data.05-24-2012
20090219281REDUCING SEAM ARTIFACTS WHEN APPLYING A TEXTURE TO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) MODEL - Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for reducing artifacts in rendered images. In one embodiment, a dual UV engine generates a dual of the graph defined by an initial UV set associated with a 3D model. The dual UV engine then uses existing flattening and layout engines to generate a dual UV set from this dual graph. Using the dual graph to define the dual UV set ensures that the seams corresponding to the initial UV set and the dual UV set minimally intersect.09-03-2009
20090244059SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING VIRTUAL WORLD ENVIRONMENTS BASED UPON EXISTING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS - In general, the present invention provides a system and method for creating and utilizing virtual worlds for enhanced management of an Information Technology (IT) environment. Two dimensional (2D) and/or three dimensional (3D) virtual world renditions are automatically created to replicate the associated real-life IT environment. Such virtual environments can then be used to familiarize staff with remote locations and to securely provide virtual data center tours to others. This invention comprises a system and method of automatically creating a virtual world environment to reflect a real world environment using information stored in databases and floor plans. The virtual world environment is rendered utilizing a Virtual World Rendering Module and is updated utilizing a Virtual Instrument Update Module.10-01-2009
20090102839ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICE - An electronic display device includes a display unit including a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixels, and a barrier unit covering the display unit, including a plurality of first areas and a plurality of second areas alternately arranged along a length direction of the data lines, a first electrode group respectively provided in each of the first areas, each of the electrode groups including a plurality of first sub-electrodes and a plurality of second sub-electrodes alternately arranged along a length direction of the scan lines, a second electrode group provided in each of the second areas on a layer that is different from a layer on which the first electrode group is provided, each of the second electrode groups including a plurality of third sub-electrodes and a plurality of fourth sub-electrodes alternately arranged along the length direction of the scan line, and an insulation layer between the first and second electrode groups.04-23-2009
20090102838METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTING THREE DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICAL DATA - Systems and methods for remotely displaying three dimensional graphical data, include a local computing machine that communicates with a remote computing machine via a connection. An application executing on the local computing machine, generates three dimensional graphics commands which are intercepted and transferred to either the remote computing machine or a computing element on the local computing machine. Determining where to transfer the three dimensional graphics commands requires: an analysis of the application to obtain application specific characteristics; an analysis of the remote computing machine to obtain the capabilities of the remote computing machine; an analysis of the local computing machine to obtain the capabilities of the local computing machine; and an analysis of the connection to determine characteristics of the connection. A determination is made in response to obtaining the application characteristics, the remote computing machine capabilities, the local computing machine capabilities and the connection characteristics.04-23-2009
20090102834IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD04-23-2009
20090102833SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RE-PARAMETERIZING THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS REPRESENTED AS CATMULL-CLARK SUBDIVISION SURFACES - A system, method, and program product for re-parameterizing one or more three-dimensional Catmull-Clark models is disclosed. Each of the models has one or more surfaces and one or more extraordinary vertices. One or more adjacent iso-parameter lines of the model have a spacing between them that increases as the iso-parameter lines approach the extraordinary vertex. A re-parameterization process that re-parameterizes the model so that one or more of the extraordinary vertices have adjacent iso-parameter lines with spacing that does not increase as the lines approach the extraordinary vertex.04-23-2009
20090213112Using Image Content to Facilitate Navigation in Panoramic Image Data - The present invention relates to using image content to facilitate navigation in panoramic image data. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for navigating in panoramic image data includes: (1) determining an intersection of a ray and a virtual model, wherein the ray extends from a camera viewport of an image and the virtual model comprises a plurality of facade planes; (2) retrieving a panoramic image; (3) orienting the panoramic image to the intersection; and (4) displaying the oriented panoramic image.08-27-2009
20090251460Systems and methods for incorporating reflection of a user and surrounding environment into a graphical user interface - Described are systems and methods for incorporating the reflection of a user and surrounding environment into a graphical user interface (“GUI”). The resulting reflective user interface helps merge the real world of the user with the artificial world of the computer GUI. A video of the user and the surrounding environment is taken using a video capture device such as a web camera, and the video images are manipulated to create a reflective effect that is incorporated into elements of the GUI to create a reflective user interface. The reflective effect is customized for each different element of the GUI and varies by the size, shape and material depicted in the element. The reflective effect also includes incorporation of shadows and highlights into the reflective user interface, including shadows that are responsive to simulated or actual light sources in the surrounding environment.10-08-2009
20090251459Method to Create, Edit and Display Virtual Dynamic Interactive Ambients and Environments in Three Dimensions - A method for creating, designing, editing and displaying virtual ambients and environments in three dimensions, that can be displayed at a computer display, and navigated by users connected with servers through a network with ten freedom ranges of movement along with sound effects with dynamic properties, including the steps of forming a three dimensional ambient or environment by prebuilt spaces and elements with predefined forms and editable properties, storing prebuilt spaces, elements and properties at databases at servers, permitting assigning, creating, editing and modifying of properties of the elements of the three dimensional ambient or environment by uploading to the database space coordinates in an xyz system, image files, descriptive texts, sound files, external or internal URL locations and data files, and determining a position of users inside the three dimensional ambient with reference to a predefined origin, by a computer program.10-08-2009
20090219280SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVING SEAM ARTIFACTS - Embodiments of the present invention include techniques for reducing artifacts in rendered images. In one embodiment, a dual UV engine generates a dual of the graph defined by an initial UV set associated with a 3D model. The dual UV engine then uses existing flattening and layout engines to generate a dual UV set from this dual graph. Using the dual graph to define the dual UV set ensures that the seams corresponding to the initial UV set and the dual UV set minimally intersect.09-03-2009
20090256838 METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR CREATING A PRESET MAP FOR THE VISUALIZATION OF AN IMAGE DATASET - A method for creating a preset map for the visualization of an image dataset is provided. The method comprises dynamically adapting the preset map based on image dataset properties resulting in an adapted preset map. The method may be used for identifying the gray value similarity between the volume that the preset was created for and the volume to which the preset is supplied. This similarity measure is used to adapt the preset. As a result comparable 3D images, including structure and color, are created. An apparatus and a computer-readable medium are also provided.10-15-2009
20120139897Tabletop Display Providing Multiple Views to Users - A tabletop display providing multiple views to users is described. In an embodiment the display comprises a rotatable view-angle restrictive filter and a display system. The display system displays a sequence of images synchronized with the rotation of the filter to provide multiple views according to viewing angle. These multiple views provide a user with a 3D display or with personalized content which is not visible to a user at a sufficiently different viewing angle. In some embodiments, the display comprises a diffuser layer on which the sequence of images are displayed. In further embodiments, the diffuser is switchable between a diffuse state when images are displayed and a transparent state when imaging beyond the surface can be performed. The device may form part of a tabletop comprising with a touch-sensitive surface. Detected touch events and images captured through the surface may be used to modify the images being displayed.06-07-2012
20090189888Procedure and Device for the Texturizing of an Object of a Virtual Three-Dimensional Geometric Model - A procedure for texturing an object of a virtual three-dimensional geometric model represented by three-dimensional geometric model data comprised of a three-dimensional object data associated with the object. Facet data is created out of three-dimensional geometric model data representing object surfaces of an object and which will be assigned 3D object data. Texture data is created representing a surface texture of the object surfaces of each object and which is assigned facet data. The three-dimensional object data, facet data and texture data are used to create a textured, three-dimensional representation of the object.07-30-2009
20090251461ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS - An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus: in conjunction with change of a projection region using an operation part, changes a viewpoint to a position where a reference cross section is in front and the changed projection region is on the back; in conjunction with change of the viewpoint using the operation part, changes a region where the reference cross section is in front and the changed viewpoint is on the back to the projection region; in conjunction with change of a scanning region using the operation part, changes the viewpoint to a position where the reference cross section is in front and the changed scanning region is on the back; in conjunction with change of the viewpoint using the operation part, changes the scanning region to a region where the reference cross section is in front and the viewpoint is on the back; and then executes rendering.10-08-2009
20090256840Panning Using Virtual Surfaces - The present invention relates to panning a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment. In an embodiment of the present invention, a computer-implemented method pans a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment. In the method embodiment, a first point is determined on a three dimensional model in the three dimensional environment. According to the first point, the three dimensional model, and a position of a virtual camera in the three dimensional environment, a virtual surface is determined. A second point is determined on the virtual surface. Finally, a location of the three dimensional model is changed according to the first point and the second point.10-15-2009
20090256839SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING PERFORMANCE VENUE SEAT SELECTION - Seat selection for prospective spectators at a performance venue is facilitated by displaying virtual views of the performance space from any selected seat. The virtual seat views can be photorealistic renderings based on a three dimensional digital model of the performance venue. The virtual seat views can also reflect the seat locations as well as estimated spectator heights of eye.10-15-2009
20090256837DIRECTING CAMERA BEHAVIOR IN 3-D IMAGING SYSTEM - A method of associating a computer generated camera with an object in a three-dimensional computer generated space. The method receives a command to associate the camera with an object in the simulated space. Based on the command the method determines a path for moving the camera to a position near the object and aiming the camera at the object such that the object. The method creates a video from the simulated camera's perspective of the three-dimensional simulated space.10-15-2009
20120105447AUGMENTED REALITY-BASED DEVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD USING LOCAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - The present invention relates to an augmented reality-based device control apparatus and method using local wireless communication. The device control apparatus includes an ID registration unit for registering ID information about a control target device located near the device control apparatus, and requesting and registering detailed information about an image and function of the control target device. An image analysis unit analyzes an image of the control target device captured by a camera. A device recognition unit compares a result of analysis of the image with the detailed information about the control target device, thus recognizing the to control target device. A control unit requests current state information from the control target device using the ID information about the control target device and displays the current state information and the detailed information about the function of the control target device, together with the image of the control target device.05-03-2012
20120105442IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD OF STEREO DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display method of a stereo display apparatus is provided. The image display method includes the following steps. A stereo display apparatus is provided, wherein the stereo display apparatus provides N view zones for a viewer and includes a periodic structure and a pixel plane. N view zones are divided in a space according to the N value. Projection areas corresponding to each of the view zones are formed on the pixel plane by the periodic structure, wherein each of the projection areas corresponds to at least one sub-pixel unit on the pixel plane. Image information of each view zone is obtained according to the corresponding sub-pixel units. A stereo image is displayed by blending image information of each view zone.05-03-2012
20120105440Augmented Reality System - User created, maintained, and managed spatially coordinated and aware virtual data association system allowing any type of information to be associated to any item of location in the real world and associated viewing methods.05-03-2012
20120105434SWITCHABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - A switchable three-dimensional display includes a display panel and a switchable parallax barrier. The switchable parallax barrier is configured over the display panel and includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an insulating layer, a common electrode, and a light-valve layer. The first substrate has a touch-sensing circuit. The second substrate has a plurality of control electrodes and is configured between the first substrate and the display panel. The touch-sensing circuit and the control electrodes are located between the first substrate and the second substrate. The insulating layer is configured over the first substrate and covers the touch-sensing circuit. The common electrode is configured on the insulating layer. The light-valve layer is configured between the common electrode and the control electrodes.05-03-2012
20120105432Method for Displaying Three-Dimensional Image - The present invention provides a method for displaying a three-dimensional image without using a lens array with aberration and a highly defined flat display. The method comprises steps of arranging a plurality of basic units 05-03-2012
20120194505Digital Image Templating - Methods and devices for digital image templating are presented. According to example embodiments, a computing device may match a template image (e.g., an implant) to a target image (e.g., a bone structure). The both the target image and the template image may be displayed on an output of the computing device. The displayed template image may be oriented with respect to the displayed target image according to at least a scale (e.g., a magnification level of the template image). Based on received input, at least the scale of the displayed template image may be adjusted so that the adjusted displayed template image substantially fits the part of the displayed target image. Then, based on this fit, a physical template size may be selected from a discrete range of physical template sizes.08-02-2012
20120194513IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL CREATION CAPABILITY, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A three-dimensional modeling unit creates a three-dimensional model from a pair of images stored in a keyframe storage in every several frame periods. A feature point detection unit detects feature points in images stored in the keyframe storage. Then, a positional change estimate unit estimates positional change of the detected feature points in a latest image and calculates conversion parameters for converting the created three-dimensional model to a three-dimensional model corresponding to the latest image based on the estimation results. Then, a reconstruction unit reconstructs the created three-dimensional model using the calculated conversion parameters and a image output unit outputs it to a display device on a frame period basis.08-02-2012
20120194511APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING 3D INPUT INTERFACE - An apparatus and method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) input interface is provided. The apparatus includes multiple light emitters to emit an optical signal having a determined characteristic to form a 3D input recognition space; a light receiver to receive the optical signal reflected from an object, which is located in the 3D input recognition space, and to obtain luminous energy information of the optical signal; and a control unit to extract a coordinate of the object based on the luminous energy information, and to control an operation of the apparatus based on the coordinate of the object.08-02-2012
20120194509METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING PARTIAL 3D IMAGE IN 2D IMAGE DISPLAY AREA - To display at least one three-dimensional (3D) image in a two-dimensional (2D) image display area, a method and apparatus is provided for distinguishing a 3D image display area, in which the at least one 3D image is displayed, from the 2D image display area, and displaying a 2D image and a 3D image in the 2D image display area and the 3D image display area, respectively, thereby improving display resolution.08-02-2012
20120194508ARRAY DIRECTED LIGHT-FIELD DISPLAY FOR AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC VIEWING - Autostereoscopic display. The display includes an array of elements from which light emanates, the elements being rotatable about two orthogonal axes by microcontrollers. An eye tracker is provided for determining the location in three dimensions of at least one eye viewing the array. The microcontrollers, using information from the eye tracker, rotate the elements to mimic a concave surface to deliver light to the eye. It is preferred that the elements are mirrors and the display further includes a projector for projecting an image on the array for reflection to the eye. The elements themselves may include means for generating light rather than reflecting light.08-02-2012
20120194506DIRECTOR-STYLE BASED 2D TO 3D MOVIE CONVERSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Automated or semi-automated conversion of 2D movies into 3D movies through generation and use of director-style statistics or characteristics to determine which processes to apply to convert regions of images based on the director's movie making style, without requiring the creation, moving or reshaping of masks. System works by breaking a movie down into scenes and shots and identifying lighting, lens, camera moves and color schemes habitually utilized by a director. The characteristics or statistical information is stored in a database accessible by a computer over a network for example. Swarms of computers or any other architecture employing any required amount of computing power allows for the desired speed of conversion to take place. Once a director's style has been analyzed, embodiments utilize the director-style characteristics to determine the specific processes to utilize to convert the movie from 2D to 3D.08-02-2012
20120194504RENDERING-BASED LANDMARK LOCALIZATION FROM 3D RANGE IMAGES - A computer implemented method comprising acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) range image containing one or more 3D landmarks; rendering the 3D range image into a rendered visible image containing intensity patterns related to the one or more 3D landmarks; and localizing at least one of the one or more 3D landmarks in the rendered visible image to provide at least one localized 3D landmark. is provided. Such methods, and related systems, and devices, are useful in biometric identification applications.08-02-2012
20120194503PRESENTING SELECTORS WITHIN THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENTS - Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices facilitate presentation of selectors in three-dimensional graphical environments. In embodiments, an obscured region being obscured by an element appearing in front of one or more elements within a three-dimensional graphical environment is determined. In cases that a selector (e.g., a cursor) is located within the obscured region, the selector is presented in accordance with a depth position of the element associated with the obscured region. Such a depth position can indicate a distance at which the element is intended to appear relative to a display screen.08-02-2012
20100039429Apparatus and method for 3D animation rendering in portable terminal - A portable terminal includes a three dimensional (3D) apparatus for rendering a 3D animation. In the method, one or more animation data for a 3D animation are generated when initializing an application program for execution of the 3D animation. An animation index is determined in consideration of the animation lapse time for the 3D animation when executing the 3D animation. The animation data corresponding to the animation index is selected among the generated animation data to perform a rendering operation.02-18-2010
20090315883AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY WITH PIXELATED LUMINAIRE - An autostereoscopic display is described. The autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a pixelated backlight having a plurality of vertical pixel stripes. Each pixel stripe includes a left view light source and a right view light source. An image display panel is configured to display a plurality of image stripes that are in registration with the backlight plurality of vertical pixel stripes. A lens array is between the pixelated backlight and the image display panel. The lens array is formed of a plurality of lens stripes. Each lens stripe includes a right view lens and left view lens, and the backlight plurality of vertical pixel stripes are in registration with the plurality of lens stripes. Light from the left view light source is directed through an image stripe and to a left view position through the left view lens and light from the right view light source is directed through an image stripe and to a right view position through the right view lens.12-24-2009
20090315884METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OUTPUTTING AND DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA - A method of outputting three-dimensional (3D) images, the method including: generating first-perspective image data and second-perspective image data to display the 3D image by converting a same two-dimensional (2D) image data; adding additional information indicating a relationship between the first-perspective image data and the second-perspective image data to the first-perspective image data and/or the second-perspective image data; and outputting the first-perspective image data and the second-perspective image data.12-24-2009
20100149178PIPE INSTALLATION SUPPORT APPARATUS - A pipe installation support apparatus includes: a display control device for displaying images of pipes already installed and a pipe to be attached on a display device; an input device for inputting a movement instruction to move or rotate at least one of the image of the pipes; and a moving device for translating or rotating at least one of three-dimensional data of the pipes already installed and the three-dimensional data of the pipe to be attached based on the movement instruction when the movement instruction is input from the input device, wherein when the moving device translates or rotates the three-dimensional data, the display control device moves the images of the pipes already installed and the pipe to be attached displayed on the display device.06-17-2010
20120194515DYNAMIC SPAWNING OF FOCAL POINT OBJECTS WITHIN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE SYSTEM - In various embodiments, the number of virtual universe avatars within a predetermined proximity from a designated first object in a virtual universe is determined. A condition that affects a load on a server computer supporting the designated first object in the virtual universe is determined. A second object is dynamically spawned within the virtual universe in response to determining that the number of virtual universe avatars within the predetermined proximity from the designated first object is greater than a first predetermined threshold and that the determined condition on the server computer is greater than a second predetermined threshold. The second object is associated with transmissions of information within the virtual universe.08-02-2012
20100149176DEPTH-FUSED 3D DISPLAY, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND DRIVING CIRCUIT THEREOF - A Depth-Fused 3D (DFD) display, a driving method thereof and a driving circuit thereof are provided. The driving method includes the steps listed below. During a first frame time, a foreground image signal is provided to a front panel and a first uniform image signal is provided to a rear panel. During a second frame time, a background image signal is provided to the rear panel and a second uniform image signal is provided to the front panel.06-17-2010
20110128282Method for Generating the Depth of a Stereo Image - A method for generating image depth of a stereo image is provided. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a stereo image is received. Next, a number of paths with greater gradient are searched in the stereo image. Then, the image depths of a number of first pixels in the paths are generated. After that, the image depths of a number of second pixels not in the paths are generated according to the image depths of the first pixels.06-02-2011
20100156894Rendering 3D Data to Hogel Data - Methods and systems for rendering hogels, including receiving a set of 3D data at a node, the node comprising a graphics processing unit, storing at least a subset of the set of 3D data in a buffer, rendering a first hogel view from the subset of 3D data using the graphics processing unit, and rendering a second hogel view by accessing the stored subset of 3D data using the graphics processing unit, where the rendering of the second hogel view is performed substantially in series to the rendering of the first hogel view.06-24-2010
20100156895Processing Pre-recorded Hogel Data - Methods and systems for rendering hogels, including causing one or more nodes to each load a subset of a hogel data set into a buffer, the one or more nodes being configured to each store the corresponding subset of the hogel data set, distributing a next hogel data set command to the one or more nodes, causing the buffer to be processed in response to the next hogel data set command, and issuing a hogel data set complete command in response to determining that the one or more nodes each return a hogel data subset complete command.06-24-2010
20100156892ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTATIONS OF VIRTUAL CONTENT IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - An invention for generating an alternative representation of virtual content in a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is an alternative representation tool, including a visual component configured to determine a visual capacity of a user of a virtual universe. The alternative representation tool further includes an alternative component configured to provide an alternative representation of a virtual content renderable in the virtual universe based on the visual capacity of the user of the virtual universe.06-24-2010
20090115781IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Games are processed in a more realistic and immediate manner during image processing for soccer games and the like. Specifically, the movements of characters more accurately simulate those of actual opponents, resulting in greater game realism.05-07-2009
20090115780RENDERING AN OUTPUT IMAGE - A method of rendering an output image (05-07-2009
20090115779METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NAVIGATION AND TERRAIN CHANGE DETECTION - Methods and systems for performing navigation and terrain change detection based on real-time projection of a structured light pattern are provided. In a method for detecting a change in a field of view from a first point in time to a second point in time, a current three-dimensional dataset of the field of view is generated from a point of reference based on data received in real-time. The location of the point of reference is determined based on geo-spatial data. A stored three-dimensional dataset of the field of view generated from data received at the point of reference at the first point in time is accessed; and used to provide one or more alerts which signify changes in the field of view between the current three-dimensional dataset and the stored three-dimensional dataset.05-07-2009
20090115778Workstation for Processing and Producing a Video Signal - A workstation for processing and producing a video signal comprises a video input system, a video graphics processor, and a video output system. The video input system may comprise a video input module, a first video pipeline, and a second video pipeline. The video output system may comprise a receiver, a video pipeline and a video output module. In addition, the video input system may comprise a video input module having a specific configuration and a video processing module having a connector for coupling the video input module, the specific configuration of the video input module setting the characteristics of the video processing module. The video output system may comprise a video processing module having a connector for coupling a video output module and a video output module having a specific configuration, the specific configuration of the video output module setting the characteristics of the video processing module.05-07-2009
20090115776Dynamically Displaying Personalized Content in an Immersive Environment - Embodiments of the invention provide a method of managing content filters within a three dimensional (3D) immersive environment without compromising the visual and interactive integrity of the environment itself. In one embodiment, content may be selectively filtered by dynamically categorizing content within the immersive environment by tracking baseline avatar patterns. Once a pattern is identified between a given content element (i.e., some element of the environment which an avatar may interact with) and avatar interactions (or lack of interactions) with that content element, a filter may be defined and applied to that content element.05-07-2009
20090295795Oral Implant Template - A method for producing an artifact-corrected image of negative jaw impression in a recipient jaw comprising, forming a negative impression of said recipient jaw, producing a first digital image of said negative jaw impression, producing a second digital image, including said artifacts of said negative jaw impression in said recipient jaw and using said first digital image to produce an artifact-corrected computer representation of said negative impression in said recipient jaw.12-03-2009
20110175901DETACHABLE SCREEN FOR MULTIFUNCTION DEVICE SHOWING 3D DYNAMIC VIEWS - A detachable display unit, an electromechanical device utilizing the display unit, and a method of use are disclosed. The display unit includes a communication link whereby data can be communicated between the display unit and the associated electromechanical device. The display unit includes a position sensor which provides position information for determining a current position of the display unit when detached from the associated electromechanical device. A graphical user interface displays a dynamic virtual representation of the associated electromechanical device based on the determined current position.07-21-2011
20110175899SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING LOGGING DATA - Borehole data presentation systems and methods that facilitate communication of volumetric logging data to a surface processing system for presentation to a driller or other user interested in visualizing the formations surrounding a borehole. The disclosed systems optionally tailor the telemetry stream to match the chosen display technique, thereby maximizing the logging system utility for the driller. Variable opacity of certain data regions or certain data discontinuities greatly facilitates data comprehension, particularly when true three-dimensional display technologies are employed. Holographic or stereoscopic display technologies may be employed to show the three-dimensional dependence of measured formation properties such as resistivity, density, and porosity. Alternatively, the radial axis can be used to represent a formation parameter value, thereby enabling cylindrical cross-plots of multiple measurements. The user can control viewing position and orientation to more fully explore the three dimensional representation.07-21-2011
20090079733APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - An element image array for displaying a three-dimensional image is generated by assigning the parallax images that are contained in multi-viewpoint information obtained under an arbitrary condition to the pixels included in a display panel so that parallax information derived from multi-viewpoint images is assigned to the pixels, based on the incident positions of the optical beams emitted from the pixels and the image obtaining positions of the multi-viewpoint images, while the number of pixels forming each element image is adjusted so that the optical beams become incident substantially in mutually the same area at a first viewing distance.03-26-2009
20090079731NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE - A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a set of GUI tracking menus for different navigation tasks where each navigation tool has action tools associated with the navigation task. The action tools are arranged in rings with the most used tools on an outside.03-26-2009
20090079729RENDERING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS ON A SERVER COMPUTER - Technologies are described herein for rendering documents containing three-dimensional objects. A client computer receives a request to display a document. If a program utilized to create the document is not available to display the document, the client computer transmits a request to a server computer to render the document, including the rendering of any three-dimensional objects contained therein. In response to receiving the request, the server computer determines whether the document contains any three-dimensional objects. If the document contains three-dimensional objects, the server computer renders the three-dimensional objects. Once the three-dimensional objects have been rendered, the remaining portion of the document is also rendered. The rendered version of the document is then returned to the client computer in response to the original request to render the document. The rendered document is then displayed on the client computer by a standard viewer application.03-26-2009
20120127157Recording and Analyzing Data on a 3D Avatar - In particular embodiments, a method includes generating a 3D display of an avatar of a person, where the avatar can receive inputs identifying a type of a physiological event, a location of the physiological event in or on a person's body in three spatial dimensions, a time range of the physiological event, a quality of the physiological event, and rendering the physiological event on the avatar based on the inputs.05-24-2012
20100013829METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROGRESSIVE MESH STORAGE AND RECONSTRUCTION USING WAVELET-ENCODED HEIGHT FIELDS - Systems and methods are provided for progressive mesh storage and reconstruction using wavelet-encoded height fields. A method for progressive mesh storage includes reading raster height field data, and processing the raster height field data with a discrete wavelet transform to generate wavelet-encoded height fields. In another embodiment, a method for progressive mesh storage includes reading texture map data, and processing the texture map data with a discrete wavelet transform to generate wavelet-encoded texture map fields. A method for reconstructing a progressive mesh from wavelet-encoded height field data includes determining terrain blocks, and a level of detail required for each terrain block, based upon a viewpoint. Triangle strip constructs are generated from vertices of the terrain blocks, and an image is rendered utilizing the triangle strip constructs. Software products that implement these methods are provided.01-21-2010
20100020071METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING GRAPHICS OBJECTS IN A GRAPHICS DISPLAY SYSTEM - A method and system for controlling the algorithmic elements in 3D graphics systems via an improved 3D graphics API is provided. In one aspect, in a 3D graphics system having privatized formats with privatized drivers used to increase the efficiency of display, existing problems are eliminated that are associated with multiple redundant copies of the publicly formatted graphics data made in host system memory pursuant to various graphics operations e.g., lock and unlock operations. The ability to make a system copy of publicly formatted data is exposed to the developer, eliminating the creation of unnecessary, and redundant copies. Efficient switching between the privatized and public format remains hidden from the developers so that applications execute efficiently while removing consideration thereof from the developers. Thus, developers are free to consider other tasks. In the event that a developer wishes to make a copy of the data, the data is copied pursuant to an operation that the developer calls and over which the developer has control, ensuring that multiple redundant copies of the graphics data are not made in host system memory.01-28-2010
201200329473D/2D MULTIPRIMARY COLOR IMAGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A 3D/2D multiprimary color image device is provided with an optical unit to direct one image to the left eye and another image to the right eye. Each color dot of the multiprimary color image device comprises at least two color sections controlled independently. To display a 3D image, one section of a color dot is for displaying a left eye image while another section of the same color dot is for displaying a right eye image. To display a 2D image, both sections of a color dot for the left eye and for the right eye displaying the same image independently.02-09-2012
20100259537COMPUTER VISION CAD MODELS - The CV-CAD (computer vision-computer-aided design) model is an enhanced CAD (computer-aided design) model that integrates local and global computer vision data in order to represent an object not only geometrically but also in terms of computer vision. The CV-CAD model provides a scalable solution for intelligent and automatic object recognition, tracking and augmentation based on generic models of objects.10-14-2010
20100188397THREE DIMENSIONAL NAVIGATION USING DETERMINISTIC MOVEMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Systems and methods are providing for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three-dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion-sensing components, positioning circuitry, and other components can detect the device movement and adjust the displayed portion of the three-dimensional model to reflect the movement of the device. By walking with the device in the user's real environment, a user can virtually navigate a representation of a three-dimensional environment. In some embodiments, a user can record an object or environment using an electronic device, and tag the recorded images or video with movement information describing the movement of the device during the recording. The recorded information can then be processed with the movement information to generate a three-dimensional model of the recorded environment or object.07-29-2010
20100188396Updating Ray Traced Acceleration Data Structures Between Frames Based on Changing Perspective - A method, program product and system for conducting a ray tracing operation where the rendering compute requirement is reduced or otherwise adjusted in response to a changing vantage point. Aspects may update or reuse an acceleration data structure between frames in response to the changing vantage point. Tree and image construction quality may be adjusted in response to rapid changes in the camera perspective. Alternatively or additionally, tree building cycles may be skipped. All or some of the tree structure may be built in intervals, e.g., after a preset number of frames. More geometric image data may be added per leaf node in the tree in response to an increase in the rate of change. The quality of the rendering algorithm may additionally be reduced. A ray tracing algorithm may decrease the depth of recursion, and generate fewer cast and secondary rays. The ray tracer may further reduce the quality of soft shadows, resolution and global illumination samples, among other quality parameters. Alternatively, tree rebuilding may be skipped entirely in response to a high camera rate of change. Associated processes may create blur between frames to simulate motion blur.07-29-2010
20100177093IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, DISPLAY PANEL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD USING THE SAME - A three-dimensional image/two-dimensional image display device includes a plurality of display pixels, and a lenticular lens for three-dimensional display. Each display pixel is consisted of M×N number of sub-pixels to be viewed from N view points. A pitch 07-15-2010
20100182312INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processor that calculates information concerning a three-dimensional shape comprises: a three-dimensional-shape input unit that inputs drawing data of a three-dimensional shape used for displaying a three-dimensional shape; a display unit that displays a three-dimensional shape of drawing data input to the three-dimensional-shape input unit; and a shape-value-information calculating unit that sets a shape element of a three-dimensional shape displayed on the display unit to data used for calculating a three-dimensional shape, based on an instruction input from outside, calculates a value of a shape concerning the three-dimensional shape not clearly shown within the drawing data as shape value information by using the set shape element, and displays a calculation result on the display unit.07-22-2010
20100259538APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FACIAL ANIMATION - An apparatus and method for generating an animation of a virtual character using video data and a limited number of three-dimensional (3D) key models of a virtual character, are provided. The video data includes a sequence of two-dimensional image frames. The key models are blended together using the calculated weights, and a 3D facial expression most similar to the 2D facial expression included in each image frame may be generated. When the above operations are performed for input video data including a sequence of image frames, a facial animation, which makes facial expressions according to facial expressions included in the video data may be created.10-14-2010
20100001996APPARATUS FOR GUIDING TOWARDS TARGETS DURING MOTION USING GPU PROCESSING - A method and apparatus using a graphics processing unit (GPU) are disclosed for three-dimensional (3D) imaging and continuously updating organ shape and internal points for guiding targets during motion. It is suitable for image-guided surgery or operations because the speed of guidance is achieved close to video rate. The system incorporates different methods of rigid and non-rigid registration using the parallelism of GPU processing that allows continuous updates in substantially real-time.01-07-2010
20100001995Method and System for Remote Visualization Client Acceleration - A method, system, and program product is disclosed for remote visualization in which a server window contents is displayed remotely at a client. The client creates a 3D rendering surface on a client graphics card to display a server window contents and receives update data from the server relating to the server window contents. The update data is uploaded to the client graphics card and the graphics processing unit (GPU) is used to decode the update data and render the update data to the 3D rendering surface. The graphical processing unit includes general purpose computing on graphics processing unit functionality to provide the decoding processing.01-07-2010
20100001992SURFACE DESIGN TOOLS - A method of designing a consumer-selected surface includes the steps of displaying a representation of a surface, displaying one or more patterns that may be applied to the representation of the surface, and receiving a selection from a user of a pattern selected from the one or more patterns. The method also includes the steps of allowing the user to locate on the selected pattern at a position on the representation of the surface, the position being independent of a size or shape of the selected pattern, and allowing the user to modify the positioned pattern by altering at least one characteristic thereof to develop a modified representation of the surface. Further, the method includes the steps of generating a three-dimensional view of a room that includes a rendering of the modified representation of the surface and providing the generated three-dimensional view to the user.01-07-2010
20080204451Geometry processor using a post-vertex cache and method thereof - A geometry processor of a three-dimensional graphic accelerator may include a storage unit storing vertex data and an index corresponding to the vertex data, a vertex shader geometrically processing the vertex data provided from the storage unit, a vertex cache storing vertex data geometrically processed by the vertex shader, and/or an input processing unit receiving vertex data from a central processing unit to determine whether the geometrically processed vertex data corresponding to the vertex is present in the vertex cache.08-28-2008
20130215100SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING DIMENSIONS OF AN APARTMENT AND DISPLAYING THE DIMENSIONS IN 3D FORMATS ALLOWING NAVIGATIONS BY USERS OF THE SYSTEM SIMULTANEOUSLY - This invention is provided to measure dimensions of an apartment and displaying the dimensions in 3D formats allowing navigations by users of the system simultaneously. In one embodiment, a system is provided to include a device for measuring the dimensions of the unit, at least one pair of infrared red emitter and receiver, camera, location detection device, and a set of schematic diagrams. The system is adapted to display the measured dimensions in 2D and 3D images, allowing users to navigate freely.08-22-2013
20130215102DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND METHOD THEREOF - A device for displaying three-dimensional images includes a processor, and a display panel. The processor is used for receiving a three-dimensional image signal, decoding the three-dimensional image signal to image data with a predetermined format, dividing the image data with the predetermined format into a plurality of parallel processing data groups, and executing image processing on the plurality of parallel processing data groups simultaneously. The display panel is used for displaying a three-dimensional image corresponding to the three-dimensional image signal according to image processing results of the plurality of parallel processing data groups.08-22-2013
20130215103DOUBLE-LAYER SWITCHABLE STEREO LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A double-layer switchable stereo liquid crystal display includes a timing controller, a microprocessor, a backlight module, a first liquid crystal panel, a controller, and a second liquid crystal panel. The timing controller receives an image signal and generates a left/right eye signal and a two-dimensional/three-dimensional control signal. The microprocessor outputs the image signal, and generates a control signal and a backlight control signal according to output timing of the image signal. The first liquid crystal panel receives and displays the image signal. The controller outputs a voltage control signal according to the control signal. The second liquid crystal panel rotates liquid crystal within the second liquid crystal panel according to the voltage control signal. A period for the second liquid crystal panel rotating the liquid crystal to a second angle is longer than a period for the second liquid crystal panel rotating the liquid crystal to a first angle.08-22-2013
20130215104DISPLAY FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A display includes a gravity sensor, a timing controller, a backlight module, a first liquid crystal panel, a liquid crystal driver, and a second liquid crystal panel. The gravity sensor generates a direction signal. The timing controller receives a three-dimensional image, outputs a left eye image and a right eye image of the three-dimensional image in turn, outputs a control signal, and outputs a backlight control signal. The backlight module turns on a backlight. The first liquid crystal panel receives and displays the left eye image and the right eye image of the three-dimensional image. The liquid crystal driver receives the control signal and the direction signal, and outputs a voltage control signal. The second liquid crystal panel rotates liquid crystals within the second liquid crystal panel according to the voltage control signal.08-22-2013
20130215105STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A parallax with which a virtual world is stereoscopically displayed is set, and in accordance with the parallax, a level of blurring with which the virtual world is stereoscopically displayed is set. Then, a stereoscopic image in which the virtual world is stereoscopically displayed is generated on the basis of the parallax by blurring at least part of the virtual world in accordance with the level of blurring.08-22-2013
20130215109Designating Real World Locations for Virtual World Control - A system and a method are disclosed for a user interface for an augmented reality system to provide directions and control to virtual content. The position of the system is determined and a ray is determined from the graphical information inlaid on the user interface. The intersection of the ray with a 3D model representing real world content is made. The intersection indicates a location to direct movement of virtual content.08-22-2013
20100020070THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING USING A LUMINESCENT SURFACE - The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain three-dimensional images of the target surface in a variety of imaging contexts. This includes general techniques for imaging interior/concave surfaces as well as exterior/convex surfaces, as well as specific adaptations of these techniques to imaging ear canals, human dentition, and so forth.01-28-2010
20100188398X-RAY TOOL FOR 3D ULTRASOUND - A system and method is disclosed for rendering an ultrasound volume. An external image of an ultrasound volume is generated. A fractional part of the external image corresponds to a fractional portion of the ultrasound volume. A composite image of the ultrasound is generated using the external image, wherein the fractional part of the external image is replaced with an internal image of the ultrasound volume fractional portion. The internal image may be generated by changing a value of a visualization parameter used to generate the external image to a value more suitable for rendering an internal image. The ultrasound volume may include a organic structure, wherein the external image depicts an outer surface of the organic structure, and the internal image depicts a vascularity of the organic structure, such that the composite image simultaneously depicts both an outer surface and the vascularity of the organic structure.07-29-2010
20100188399METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - Provided is a method and apparatus for displaying a 3-dimensional (3D) image. The method includes alternately displaying left and right eye images on a display having a plurality of image lines that are arranged sequentially. Since light emission of all of segments is stopped when the left and right eye images are partially simultaneously displayed, both the left and right eye images can be prevented from being seen at the same time.07-29-2010
20100253678METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method for displaying a three-dimensional (“3D”) image includes; dividing the 3D image input from an external device into a first image frame corresponding to a first eye of a viewer and a second image frame corresponding to a second eye of the viewer, and generating a first compensation frame and a second compensation frame subsequent to the first image frame and the second image frame, respectively, and displaying the first compensation frame and the second compensation frame on a display panel.10-07-2010
20100156893Information visualization device and information visualization method - An information visualization device includes: a content specifier specifying a desired content item in a database; a first display information generator generating first display information by combining first meta-information items out of the meta-information items included in the desired content item; a second display information generator generating second display information by combining second meta-information items out of the meta-information items included in the desired content item; a display information placer generating an information CG model by placing the first and second display information on first and second surfaces of the CG model; a CG model attitude determiner determining an attitude of the information CG model in a virtual space so that the first or second surface is visible from a virtual viewpoint; and a CG model placer placing the information CG model with a determined attitude in the virtual space according to the position information.06-24-2010
20100220099INTERPOLATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INTERPOLATION PROCESSOR - When an interpolation point is interpolated using a curve/curved surface, represented by control points, such as a B-Spline curve/curved surface or a subdivision surface, interpolation processing is performed in such a way that a moving vector for moving each control point is calculated using position information on interpolation points constituting the point group, as well as vector information on the unit direction vector that is set for each interpolation point, and the control point is moved in the movement direction and for the movement amount of this moving vector. By, repeating the generation step of a curve/curved surface that interpolates the interpolation point and the movement step of the control point, the position of a new control point is found that fits the curve/curved surface to the positions and the unit direction vectors of the point group.09-02-2010
20100225646Method for magnifying images and videos and associated image processing device - This invention is a method applicable to an image processing device, which includes the steps of providing a preprocess module for extracting a high-frequency portion of an image inputted into the device, extracting a gradient of the image and decomposing the image into plane and edge regions according to a predetermined fixed threshold, and providing a composite up-scaling module for executing the magnification processes on the image and the high-frequency portion thereof respectively, wherein the magnification process of plane regions of the image and the high-frequency portion is based on a simple interpolation while the edge regions of the image and the high-frequency portion is based on both a smart interpolation and the simple interpolation. The magnification results of the image and the high-frequency portion are then processed by a fusion process, so as to output an image having sharp but not blocky edges, rich details and strong contrast.09-09-2010
20100238161Computer-aided system for 360 heads up display of safety/mission critical data - A safety critical, time sensitive data system for projecting safety/mission critical data onto a display pair of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light weight projection glasses or monocular creating a virtual 360° HUD (Heads Up Display) with 6 degrees of freedom movement. The system includes the display, the workstation, the application software, and inputs containing the safety/mission critical information (Current User Position, Total Collision Avoidance System—TCAS, Global Positioning System—GPS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging—MRI Images, CAT scan images, Weather data, Military troop data, real-time space type markings etc.). The workstation software processes the incoming safety/mission critical data and converts it into a three dimensional space for the user to view. Selecting any of the images may display available information about the selected item or may enhance the image. Predicted position vectors may be displayed as well as 3D terrain.09-23-2010
20100253681INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A graphics plane configured to store a graphics image is a storage region where two image storage regions, which are an L (Left) region that is one image worth of image storage region to store an image for the left eye, and an R (Right) region that is an image storage region to store an image for the right eye, are disposed in an array, and drawing of the image for the left eye used for animation as to the L region, and drawing of the image for the right eye used for animation as to said R region are individually performed.10-07-2010
20100253676SIMULATING PERFORMANCE OF VIRTUAL CAMERA - Simulating performance of a virtual camera operating inside a 3-D environment having scenes generated for motion pictures and video games including: tracking position and orientation of an object within a physical volume of space; placing the virtual camera within the virtual 3-D environment corresponding to the tracked position of the object within the physical volume of space; capturing shots within a field of view of the virtual camera, wherein the field of view of the virtual camera is measured in accordance with the tracked position and orientation of the object; and displaying the captured shots of the 3-D environment captured with the virtual camera.10-07-2010
20100225642THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION OF IMAGES IN THE EARTH'S SUBSURFACE - A system and method for visualizing images in a three-dimensional context. The method involves receiving user input specifying a polyline in a given cartographic reference system. The polyline is displayed in a 2D window. A set of geometry data is generated based on the polyline and a user-specified vertical range. The geometry data set represents a folded object in three-dimensional space, where the folded object has one fold for each knee point in the polyline. A 3D virtual world is rendered to obtain a rendered image. The rendering action includes rendering the geometry data set using a given image as texture. The rendered image is displayed in a 3D window, where the displayed rendered image visually represents the given image as being painted onto the folded object in the three-dimensional space.09-09-2010
20100225645Receiving system and method of processing data - A receiving system that can receive and process 3D images and a data processing method of the same are disclosed. The receiving system includes an image receiving unit and a display unit. The image receiving unit receives a 3-dimensions (3D) image and system information including additional information of the 3D image (i.e., additional 3D image information), generates 3D signaling information based upon the additional 3D image information included in the system information, and transmits the generated 3D signaling information along with the 3D image through a digital interface. And, the display unit receives the 3D signaling information along with the 3D image through the digital interface, formats the 3D image based upon the receiving 3D signaling information, and displays the formatted 3D image.09-09-2010
20100225644Method and System for Transitioning Between Views in a Traffic Report - A method and system for transitioning between views in a traffic report are disclosed. The transition involves having the elements of both the 2D map and the 3D virtual world spatially located in the same virtual world. The transition involves moving from one part of the virtual world to another part of the virtual world while fading out the elements that are specific to the first type of graphic and showing elements that are specific to the second type of graphic. The view can be seamlessly transitioned between the 2D map view and the 3D world view, or between two different 3D world views.09-09-2010
20100225643Controlling a Three-Dimensional Virtual Broadcast Presentation - Control of a three-dimensional virtual broadcast presentation is disclosed. The three-dimensional virtual broadcast presentation may be generated based on dynamic information such as traffic information, weather information, or other information that may be featured on a three-dimensional virtual broadcast presentation. A signal generated by a control device maneuvered by a presenter and reflecting positional information of the control device is received. A view of the three-dimensional virtual broadcast presentation is manipulated in response to the received signal, the manipulation of the virtual broadcast presentation at least partially based on positional information of the control device.09-09-2010
20120194514IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus for processing source images having known viewpoints is disclosed. The apparatus may include a viewpoint determining section for determining, relative to the known viewpoints, left-eye and right-eye viewpoints of a viewer. Additionally, the FIG. 08-02-2012
20120194510DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a controller which generates a control signal based on at least one of a two-dimensional image and a three-dimensional stereoscopic image inputted from an outside, a panel including a plurality of pixels, where the plurality of pixels is arranged along a first direction and along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction and displays the three-dimensional stereoscopic image having a plurality of viewpoints different from each other in each frame, a lens part including a plurality of lens units, where the plurality of lens units is disposed over the panel overlapping the pixels along the first direction and having a plurality of focal points which shifts in each frame, and a light source which supplies light to the panel.08-02-2012
20120127168DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, AND DISPLAY PROGRAM - Enlarged display of part of display data on display by a first display section is performed to a second display section, based on a relative position of the second display section with respect to the first display section. A display system has a first display section that displays display data; a second display section that performs enlarged display of part of the display data on display by the first display section; a display partial area storage section that stores an area of the partial data to be displayed to the second display section that is part of the display data on display by the first display section; a relative position determination section that determines a relative positional relation between the first display section and the second display section; and a display control section that performs enlarged display of at least part of the partial data of the area stored.05-24-2012
20120127167DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - A display device includes: a determining unit that determines whether an input image is a 2D image or a 3D image; a storage unit that stores an OSD image; an OSD image acquisition unit that acquires any one of a 3D OSD image and a 2D OSD image based on the OSD image stored in the storage unit in correspondence to the result of the determination by the determining unit; an image combination unit that superimposes the OSD image acquired by the OSD image acquisition unit on the input image to thereby generate an image; and a display unit that displays the image generated by the image combination unit.05-24-2012
20120127166DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - A display device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a left-eye image and a right-eye image based on an input image; a storage unit that stores an OSD image; an OSD image acquisition unit that acquires at least one of a left-eye OSD image and a right-eye OSD image based on the OSD image stored in the storage unit; an image combination unit that superimposes the OSD images acquired by the OSD image acquisition unit on the left and right-eye images acquired by the image acquisition unit to thereby generate an image; and a display unit that displays the image generated by the image combination unit.05-24-2012
20120127165SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS TO DISPLAY THREE-DIMENSIONAL ROBOTIC WORKCELL DATA - A system and a method for displaying a three-dimensional robotic workcell data includes generating the robotic workcell data, a display device including a web browser for receiving the robotic workcell data in a standard format and displaying a three-dimensional rendering of the robotic workcell data, and manipulating the three-dimensional rendering on the display device.05-24-2012
20100238163Telestrator System - A telestrator system is disclosed that allows a broadcaster to annotate video during or after an event. For example, while televising a sporting event, an announcer (or other user) can use the present invention to draw over the video of the event to highlight one or more actions, features, etc. In one embodiment, when the announcer draws over the video, it appears that the announcer is drawing on the field or location of the event. Such an appearance can be performed by mapping the pixels location from the user's drawing to three dimensional locations at the event. Other embodiments include drawing on the video without obscuring persons and/or other specified objects, and/or smoothing the drawings in real time.09-23-2010
20100238162METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGHT DISTANCE ANALYSIS - A computer implemented method of visualizing an infrastructure comprising: acquiring a cross section definition, the definition comprising points defining a link and link information, each of the points exhibiting a type; creating at least one three dimensional face linking points of a same type; assigning a face rendering for each of the created at least one three dimensional faces with a material definitional associated with the link information; and displaying the faces with the rendering. The invention also provides for a computing system operable to: acquire a cross section definition, the definition comprising points defining a link and link information, each of the points exhibiting a type; create at least one three dimensional face linking points of a same type; and assign a face rendering for each of the created at least one three dimensional faces with a material definitional associated with the link information.09-23-2010
20110102424STORYBOARD GENERATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method for generating a storyboard image is disclosed. The method comprises retrieving three-dimensional image data defining at least one three-dimensional object; rendering the three-dimensional image data from a predefined viewpoint to generate two-dimensional background image data including a two-dimensional representation of the or each three-dimensional object visible from the predefined viewpoint; and superimposing two-dimensional foreground image data over the two-dimensional background image data to generate a composite two-dimensional image representing the storyboard image.05-05-2011
20080266288ElementSnapshot Control - An ElementSnapshot control receives an element from windows presentation foundation (WPF) that is used to render a bitmap image. A determination is made by the control whether or not the bitmap image has been previously generated. If the bitmap image has been previously generated, the control retrieves the generated bitmap. If the image has not been previously generated, the control supplies the element to a native WPF class in order to generate the bitmap of the element. The generated bitmap is then rendered into a WPF scene.10-30-2008
20120194507MOBILE APPARATUS DISPLAYING A 3D IMAGE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A mobile apparatus is provided including a display unit which displays layers in different depth degrees from each other and displays a plurality of layers which are arranged in a depth direction of a screen in 08-02-2012
20110057930SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING HIGH-SPEED, HIGH-RESOLUTION DEPTH EXTRACTION TO PROVIDE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGERY FOR ENDOSCOPY - A system and method for providing high-speed, high-resolution three-dimensional imagery for endoscopy, particularly of a tissue surface at a medical procedure site is disclosed. High-resolution imagery provides greater detail of the tissue surface, but requires high-speed depth-frame imaging to provide timely updated depth information. A pattern of light, such as a point of light for example, may be projected onto the tissue surface and a reflected image analyzed to determine depth information. The point of light can be projected and analyzed quickly to produce faster depth-frame image rates. Three-dimensional structured-light depth resolution information may be generated and combined with either a two-dimensional image or a two-dimensional stereo image to provide three-dimensional imagery of the tissue surface. Switching between three-dimensional images and one of the two-dimensional image and a two-dimensional stereo image may also be provided. Further, the three-dimensional structured- light depth information may be further optimized by combining it with three-dimensional stereo-correspondence depth information to generate hybrid three-dimensional imagery.03-10-2011
20110057928GRAPH CREATION METHOD AND GRAPH CREATION DEVICE - A graph creation method includes setting on a plane a coordinate system in which three axis extend from an origin in a radial fashion, setting three evaluation results of three evaluation item for an evaluation object on each the three axis; determining a balance being one of center, circumcenter, incenter, orthocenter, and excenter of a polygon the vertices of which correspond to the three evaluation results set on the three axis; and creating on the coordinate system a graph in which the balance is set.03-10-2011
20100207938SIMULTANEOUS THREE-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY AND COLOR TEXTURE ACQUISITION USING SINGLE COLOR CAMERA - A system for simultaneous real-time three-dimensional geometry and color texture acquisition. The system includes a system processor for generating at least three phase shifted black and white fringe patterns with a phase shift of 2 π/3, a light projector adapted to project the fringe patterns onto an object, the projector being electrically connected with the system processor, and a color camera for capturing the fringe patterns to generate at least three raw fringe images. The fringe images are used to calculate a black and white texture image which is further converted to a color image by employing a demosaicing algorithm. The fringe images are also used to calculate a wrapped phase map that is further processed to generate a continuous unwrapped phase map by employing a phase unwrapping algorithm and the unwrapped phase map is converted to co-ordinates using calibrated system parameters for point-by-point three-dimensional shape measurement.08-19-2010
20100207936FUSION OF A 2D ELECTRO-OPTICAL IMAGE AND 3D POINT CLOUD DATA FOR SCENE INTERPRETATION AND REGISTRATION PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT - Method and system for combining a 2D image with a 3D point cloud for improved visualization of a common scene as well as interpretation of the success of the registration process. The resulting fused data contains the combined information from the original 3D point cloud and the information from the 2D image. The original 3D point cloud data is color coded in accordance with a color map tagging process. By fusing data from different sensors, the resulting scene has several useful attributes relating to battle space awareness, target identification, change detection within a rendered scene, and determination of registration success.08-19-2010
20120188235IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image display device includes region of interest extraction unit, parallax image generation unit and 3D image display unit. Region of interest extraction unit generates depth image signal by depth image conversion employing depth threshold, depth image signal including information on distance in three-dimensional space between viewpoint and each pixel of two-dimensional image including region of interest desired to be noted by observer, depth image conversion being such that depth value indicating distance between viewpoint and each pixel of two-dimensional image is converted to depth value for 2D display when depth value is equal to or larger than depth threshold. Parallax image generation unit generates both-eye parallax image having parallax in region of interest alone, from two-dimensional image and image obtained by conversion of region of interest image representing region of interest at each of both-eye viewpoints, based on two-dimensional image and depth image signal. 3D image display unit displays both eye parallax image.07-26-2012
20120188237VIRTUAL WORLD PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - A virtual world processing apparatus and method. Sensed information, which is information collected by a sensor is inputted. The sensed information is adapted, based on a sensor capability, which is information on capability of the sensor. Accordingly, interoperability between a real world and a virtual world or interoperability between virtual worlds may be achieved.07-26-2012
20100253679SYSTEM FOR PSEUDO 3D-INFORMATION DISPLAY ON A TWO-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - The inventive system for pseudo 3d-information display on a two-dimensional display comprises a device for displaying information on a two-dimensional plane, in the form of a personal computer display or a TV screen with a device for forming an image, which is positioned in front of a user in such a way that the user is able to perceive said image on the display or screen by his organs of sight, and at least one sensor for tracking the movement of the user's head or eyes in relation to the display or screen. The computer hardware or the device for forming an image in the TV-set is provided with a function for correcting the image according to the position thereof with respect to the user located in front of the device, which displays information on a two-dimensional plane, by proportionally enlarging the image objects when the distance is decreased or proportionally reducing the image objects untill the detailes thereof are lost when the distance is increased, and with a function for correcting the image according to the angular displacement of the user in relation to the device, which displays information on a two-dimensional plane, by displacing the image and/or the relative position of the objects constituting a virtual 3D space, i.e the interface of the user.10-07-2010
20100253677Holographic Display - Disclosed is a holographic display including a spatial light modulator (SLM) with pixels, the SLM pixels being on a substrate, the SLM including circuitry which is on the same substrate as the SLM pixels, the circuitry operable to perform calculations which provide an encoding of the SLM.10-07-2010
20090213114Portable Immersive Environment Using Motion Capture and Head Mounted Display - Embodiments of the present invention provide a collaborative visualization system, which integrates motion capture and virtual reality, along with kinematics and computer-aided design (CAD), for the purpose of, for example, virtual training on a task. A portable motion capture system tracks the movements of one or more trainers and records full-body motion capture data for one or more trainers performing one or more tasks. A virtual reality simulator receives the recorded motion capture data and animates scaled avatars within a three-dimensional virtual reality simulation responsive to recorded motion capture data. An immersive observation system displays the virtual reality simulation, including the animated avatars, as a three-dimensional image that appears to surround one or more trainees using one or more head mounted displays so that the one or more trainees can analyze the one or more tasks performed.08-27-2009
20110175909ANATOMY-DEFINED AUTOMATED CPR GENERATION - The invention relates to a system (07-21-2011
20100128032RENDERING APPARATUS FOR CYLINDRICAL OBJECT AND RENDERING METHOD THEREFOR - A rendering apparatus for performing rendering of cylindrical objects includes: a data input unit image transmitting rendering data of individuals of the cylindrical objects which are classified by thickness when three dimensional model data of the cylindrical objects is input; a first rendering unit for performing an alpha line rendering for thin individuals of the cylindrical objects which are classified by thickness; and a second rendering unit for performing a ribbon triangulation rendering for thick individuals of the cylindrical objects which are classified by thickness. Further, the rendering apparatus includes a storage for integrating first rendering result data transmitted from the first rendering unit with second rendering result data transmitted from the second rendering unit to transmit final rendering result data; and a rendering output unit for outputting the final rendering result data.05-27-2010
201201399073 DIMENSIONAL (3D) DISPLAY SYSTEM OF RESPONDING TO USER MOTION AND USER INTERFACE FOR THE 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM - A three dimensional (3D) display system is provided, which includes a screen which displays a plurality of objects with different depth values from each other, the plurality of objects having circulating relationship according to the corresponding depth values thereof, a motion detecting unit which senses a user motion with respect to the screen, and a control unit which measures a user motion distance in z-axis direction with respect to the screen according to the user motion, using an output from the motion detecting unit, selects one from among the plurality of objects in accordance with the measured user motion distance in the z-axis direction, controls the depth value of the one selected object so that the one selected object is displayed in front of the plurality of objects on the screen, and controls the depth values of a rest of the plurality of objects according to the circulating relationship.06-07-2012
20100053153METHOD OF CODING DATA REPRESENTATIVE OF A MULTIDIMENSIONAL TEXTURE, CODING DEVICE, DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING SIGNAL AND PROGRAM - The invention relates to a method of coding data representative of a multidimensional texture, said data being initially organized on a number of dimensions at least equal to three, at least one of said dimensions being associated with a rendition parameter for said texture, characterized in that it comprises the steps of: 03-04-2010
20100033479APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A stereoscopic image display apparatus includes a detecting unit that detects a position and an orientation direction of a handheld device that is positioned on or near three-dimensional display screen; a calculation processing unit that performs a calculation process for displaying a three-dimensional image in a position that is successive or close to the handheld device, based on the position and the orientation direction of the handheld device; and a display controlling unit that causes the three-dimensional image to be displayed as a conjunctive three-dimensional image in the position that is successive or close to the handheld device, based on a result of the calculation process performed by the calculation processing unit.02-11-2010
20110210961METHOD OF DETERMINING THE PROFILE OF A SURFACE OF AN OBJECT - A method of determining the profile of a surface of an object is disclosed that does not require that the video inspection device be at a certain angle relative to the surface when an image of the surface is obtained (e.g., allows non-perpendicular captures of the image 09-01-2011
20110210967IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing device includes: a horizontal resolution converting unit that converts a horizontal resolution of input image data to output horizontal resolution-converted image data; a line memory for the left eye and a line memory for the right eye that store the horizontal resolution-converted image data; a line memory specifying unit that specifies the line memory to store the horizontal resolution-converted image data; a line memory reading unit that reads the horizontal resolution-converted image data from either of the line memory for the left eye and the line memory for the right eye; and a vertical resolution converting unit that converts a vertical resolution of the horizontal resolution-converted image data read by the line memory reading unit to generate output image data.09-01-2011
200902131133D image processing method and apparatus for enabling efficient retrieval of neighboring point - Disclosed are data storing and processing methods or apparatuses which may efficiently perform a process of retrieving neighboring points between points stored in a leaf cell in a point-based 3D data expressing method. A computer-readable recording medium having stored thereon instructions for implementing a method of three-Dimensional (3D) data processing, the instructions including an instruction set of connecting each of a plurality of points with a leaf cell of a spatial tree structure; an instruction set of assigning a ball to correspond to each of the plurality of points; and an instruction set of connecting the ball with a leaf cell intersecting the ball.08-27-2009
20130127831DISPLAY DEVICE - An electronic image device includes a display unit that displays an image; and a barrier portion disposed over the display unit and configured to control transmission of the image to a user. The barrier portion includes a first substrate and a second substrate opposing each other to define a space in which interception portions and lens portions are to be alternately disposed. The barrier portion further includes a common electrode disposed over one surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, a first electrode disposed at a region corresponding to each of the interception portions, and a second electrode including a plurality of sub-electrodes and disposed at a region corresponding to each of the lens portions.05-23-2013
20130127836Methods and Apparatus for Three-Dimensional (3D) Sketching - Methods and apparatus for 3D sketching may provide an interface for creating 3D drawings from 2D and 3D input, and for creating 3D curve networks. The technique may provide tools for 2D sketching that enable 2D sketching in 3D space, and for creating a network of intersecting 3D curves. The technique may provide user interface elements and techniques that facilitate the curve drawing tasks. For 2D sketching, the technique may provide methods for interpreting imprecise user 2D strokes as continuous, high-quality 3D curves. The technique may provide the ability to edit existing 3D curves using sketched 2D strokes. The technique may enable sketching of 3D curves by rotating a drawing plane and/or by creating drawing surfaces on which curves may be added. The technique may provide user interface elements for converting curves in 3D space into a curve network.05-23-2013
20130127838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY OF A DIGITAL IMAGE - The present invention describes a method for providing a three-dimensional display of a digital image. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method for providing a three-dimensional display of a digital image including retrieving of at least one digital image from a storage memory on an electronic device, wherein the digital image comprises at least two digital image layers. Additionally, displaying to a viewer the at least two digital image layers of the digital image. Moreover, estimating of a change in a perspective of the viewer by a three-dimensional parallax display module based on a plurality of spatial orientation data. Furthermore, modifying, with the three-dimensional parallax display module, the display of the at least two digital image layers.05-23-2013
20130127839STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A mobile terminal comprising a stereoscopic display unit outputting a stereoscopic image is disclosed. In one embodiment the stereoscopic display unit comprises a display element configured to periodically display left and right images, a refractive lens unit disposed to overlap with the display element and configured to change refractive characteristics thereof, and a controller configured to control the refractive characteristics of the refractive lens unit such that a refraction direction of transmitted light is periodically changed to make the left and right images face in different directions.05-23-2013
20130127841THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR 3D IMAGING AND DISPLAYING CONTENTS ACCORDING TO START OR END OF OPERATION - A method of displaying contents performed by a display apparatus, the method including: displaying the contents according to a current operation mode; and when data for 3D display of an object is displayed, in a case where an operation is determined to end, displaying data for 2D display of the object on a display device, instead of the data for 3D display of the object.05-23-2013
20130127843DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A display method and apparatus are provided. The method includes selecting at least one content to be focused of the plurality of content being displayed, adjusting a disparity value so that the selected content has a different depth value from other content, and displaying the content of which the disparity value has been adjusted.05-23-2013
20130127844FILLING DISOCCLUSIONS IN A VIRTUAL VIEW - In accordance with a first aspect, filling disocclusions in a virtual view video has identifying a background portion of a first virtual view image of the virtual view video based on a depth/disparity map associated with a first virtual view image, updating a background sprite image based on the background portion of a first virtual view image, and filling a disoccluded area of a second virtual view image of the virtual view video based on a corresponding portion of the background sprite image. According to a second aspect, filling a disoccluded area in a virtual view image is performed by patch-based texture synthesis being responsive to a depth/disparity map associated with a virtual view image.05-23-2013
20090040216Data Compression Method and Apparatus, Data Restoration Method and Apparatus, and Program Therefor - Three-dimensional data (02-12-2009
20090322740System and method for displaying a planar image on a curved surface - An image display system for displaying a planar image on a curved viewing surface, such as a theater dome, with minimized image distortion. In order to display the image, a virtual surface, which is a representation of the curved viewing surface, is textured with the image using an angular distribution to thereby form a textured virtual image. The textured virtual image is then displayed onto the curved viewing surface.12-31-2009
20090073162Three-dimensional design lasts for footwear - Systems and methods for generating three-dimensional design lasts for footwear include: (a) generating a three-dimensional last structure on the computer display (e.g., having the appearance of a conventional footwear last structure); (b) receiving user input indicating offset values for various zones of the last structure, wherein the user input indicates offset values for one or more of: a toe region, a heel region, an ankle region, a forefoot region, and/or an instep region; and (c) generating a three-dimensional design last for the footwear on the computer based on the three-dimensional last structure and the user input indicating the desired offset values. The three-dimensional design last may constitute a modified version of the three-dimensional last structure that has an increased thickness to simulate a desired thickness of an upper material placed on the last structure and/or to more closely simulate an appearance of an actual footwear upper.03-19-2009
20090073163Apparatus for and method of processing vertex - An apparatus for and method of processing a vertex in relation to 3 dimensional (3D) graphics pipeline are provided. According to the method, while a processor processes vertex data in units of batches, vertex data corresponding to a batch to be processed next is extracted and temporarily stored in a buffer independently of the processor. If the processor finishes processing of the current batch, the batch stored in the buffer is output so that the processor can immediately process the batch.03-19-2009
20090115777Method of Generating and Using a Virtual Fitting Room and Corresponding System - The invention relates to a method of generating and using a virtual fitting room and to the corresponding system. According to the invention, computer means which are associated with a camera and display means are used to: 05-07-2009
20090128555System and method for creating and using live three-dimensional avatars and interworld operability - A system and method for creating a live 3D avatar and effecting interworld operability. The system includes an arrangement for providing a 3D wireframe or surface; an arrangement for providing a series of images; and an arrangement for mapping the series of images onto the wireframe or surface. A mechanism is included for predistorting the images prior to mapping. An additional mechanism is included for simulating the lower body of the user, preferably based on the upper body thereof. Ideally, the system and method is implemented in software stored on a machine readable medium and executed by a processor. For interworld operability, a system and method are disclosed for creating an interworld avatar and using said avatar to navigate between virtual worlds on disparate platforms comprising: at least one client machine; at least one world server; at least one routing server; an arrangement for connecting each of the servers and at least one of the servers to the client machine; and software stored on a medium adapted for execution by the client machine or one of the servers for providing an avatar for use in a world provided by the world server via the routing server.05-21-2009
20080231627Using Ray Tracing to Enhance Artificial Intelligence Character Behavior - Embodiments of the invention provide use ray-tracing to simulate vision for a artificial intelligence controlled character within a three-dimensional scene. According to one embodiment of the invention, an artificial intelligence system may cast rays into the three-dimensional scene from a viewpoint of the character and may perform ray-tracing with the rays to determine if objects are within a field of view of the character. Furthermore, according to embodiments of the invention, the artificial intelligence system may determine behavior for the character based on whether or not objects are within the field of view, and may determine the behavior for the character based on the objects which are within the field of view.09-25-2008
20100220097ALTERING AVATAR APPEARANCES BASED ON AVATAR POPULATION IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - An invention for the alteration of avatar appearances based on avatar population in a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is a degradation tool, including an identification component configured to count an amount of a plurality of avatars within a region of a virtual universe. The degradation tool further comprises a modification component configured to degrade the appearance of a set of avatars from the plurality of avatars in the virtual universe based on the amount of the plurality of avatars within the region of the virtual universe.09-02-2010
20090141022SENSORY UNIT FOR A 3-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - The invention relates to a sensor unit for a display system adapted for generating three dimensional images by combining at least first sub-images for a first eye and second sub-images for a second eye. The sensor unit includes a detector and is adapted to individually detect irradiation properties of the radiation used for the displaying of said first sub-images and/or of the radiation used for the displaying of said second sub-images.06-04-2009
20110032253Antenna Near-Field Probe Station Scanner - A miniaturized antenna system is characterized non-destructively through the use of a scanner that measures its near-field radiated power performance. When taking measurements, the scanner can be moved linearly along the x, y and z axis, as well as rotationally relative to the antenna. The data obtained from the characterization are processed to determine the far-field properties of the system and to optimize the system. Each antenna is excited using a probe station system while a scanning probe scans the space above the antenna to measure the near field signals. Upon completion of the scan, the near-field patterns are transformed into far-field patterns. Along with taking data, this system also allows for extensive graphing and analysis of both the near-field and far-field data. The details of the probe station as well as the procedures for setting up a test, conducting a test, and analyzing the resulting data are also described.02-10-2011
20110032252STORAGE MEDIUM STORING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A display control program includes three-dimensional display processing instructions for performing display processing using first and second input images containing a common object to be displayed and having a parallax so that the object is three-dimensionally displayed by a display, two-dimensional display processing instructions for performing display processing so that the object is two-dimensionally displayed as a two-dimensional image by the display, and display switch instructions for making a switch between three-dimensional display and two-dimensional display of the display. The display switch instructions are adapted to perform display processing so that the object is substantially non-displayed by the display for a prescribed period when a switch is made between a state of three-dimensionally displaying the object and a state of two-dimensionally displaying the object.02-10-2011
20080303811Virtual Professional - A virtual environment including a plurality of virtual professionals capable or providing goods and services to players in the virtual environment is described. The goods and services may be relevant to the real world, the virtual world, or both. Single-use avatars whose availability is limited and which are configured to protect the anonymity of the player controlling the single-use avatar may be used when anonymity is desired. Queues may be used to schedule appointments with virtual professionals.12-11-2008
20100220098Converting 3D Data to Hogel Data - Methods and systems for rendering hogels, including notifying one or more rendering nodes that all rendering is complete in response to determining that each of the one or more rendering nodes completes rendering of corresponding one or more subsets of hogel data from 3D data, the rendering nodes being configured to convert the 3D data to the one or more subsets of hogel data.09-02-2010
20090109216Method and Server Computer For Generating Map Images For Creating Virtual Spaces Representing The Real World - A method and server computer for generating map images and providing the map images to users through the Internet are described. Web sites are automatically and recursively visited and downloaded through hyperlinks. Content items containing address and establishment information are retrieved from the information as downloaded from the visited web sites. The content retrieved items are indexed to associate the address information items contained therein with the establishment information items contained therein about establishments which are located in the addresses associated therewith respectively. A visual indication indicative of the establishment corresponding to an establishment information item is superimposed on a map image in a position corresponding to the address of this establishment with reference to the indexed content items. The map image is transmitted to a user through the Internet in response to a request message from the user.04-30-2009
20120242659METHOD OF CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE VIA A VIRTUAL KEYBOARD - A device with a touch-sensitive display provides a virtual keyboard having several 3D graphical objects as virtual keys, while 3D graphical objects are displayed on the touch-sensitive display and are three-dimensionally rotatable. When the device detects contact and determines the contact as matching a rotation operation, the 3D image rotates and the device can determine, from the final position into which the 3D image has been rotated, the representative plane of the 3D image. When the key is executed by a selecting operation, the character associated with the representative plane is input to the device.09-27-2012
20120242660MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal are provided. A depth level of a stereoscopic graphic object using binocular parallax is controlled according to a user's usage pattern, and displaying of the stereoscopic graphic object is controlled according to various events such as various input signals.09-27-2012
20120032951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RENDERING OBJECT IN 3D GRAPHIC TERMINAL - A method for rendering an object in a 3D graphic terminal includes constructing camera coordinates, based on vertex information of objects existing in a 3D space, and selecting one object in a left frustum and a right frustum, based on the constructed camera coordinates, wherein the left frustum is defined centered on a left virtual camera viewpoint, and the right frustum is defined centered on a right virtual camera viewpoint. The method further includes determining a binocular disparity by projecting vertexes of the selected object in the left frustum and the right frustum, and adjusting frustum parameters of the left virtual camera and the right virtual camera when the determined binocular disparity is greater than an allowable binocular disparity.02-09-2012
20120032946NEW CALIBRATION PROCEDURES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION - The present invention discloses new calibration procedures for three-dimensional digital image correlation (3D-DIC) method comprising steps: providing a 3D-DIC system: arranging an object at a focus of a first image capture device and a second image capture device, and using a light source device to uniformly project light on the object, and linking the system to a processor capable of data processing and analyzing; providing a calibration plate: arranging the calibration plate at a position where the object is located; performing a system calibration procedures: treating the first and second image capture devices as an identical unit and rotating them simultaneously to acquire a plurality of calibration images of the calibration plate, wherein each calibration image contains a plurality of circles formed at an identical spacing which is preset to work out a plurality of system parameters through the spacings for measurement and calculation of the object.02-09-2012
20080273027Methods and Devices for Generating and Viewing a Planar Image Which Is Perceived as Three Dimensional - A method for generating a planar image which is provided for being perceived by humans as three dimensional, the method comprising the step of generating at least two overlapping portions of planar visual information of which first portion comprises an original planar image and a second portion a diffused image which is generated from the original image by diffusion to a predetermined extent, chosen for stimulating human depth perception. An optical element for generating a planar image which is perceived by humans as three dimensional, the optical element being partly transparent for passing an original planar image and having a predetermined diffusion pattern for generating a diffused image from the original planar image, the predetermined diffusion pattern being chosen for stimulating human depth perception.11-06-2008
20120242653MEASUREMENT METHOD AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A measurement method and a measurement device are disclosed. The measurement method is adapted to a 3D display capable of producing a plurality of viewing zones, which includes following steps. At least a part of a display area of the 3D display displays an image of one of the viewing zones. Light radiation amounts of a first position of the 3D display are detected with a light detector from different viewing angles. A viewing angle with a local maximum light radiation amount is taken as a reference viewing angle, a distance between the light detector and the 3D display along the reference viewing angle is changed, and light radiation amounts of a plurality of different second positions of the 3D display are detected in different distances. A distance at which light radiation amounts of the second positions are most uniform is taken as the optimal viewing distance.09-27-2012
20120242651DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND METHOD THEREOF - A display system for generating three-dimensional images includes a liquid crystal panel, a driving voltage generation circuit, and a liquid crystal lens. The liquid crystal panel is used for receiving a three-dimensional image signal. The driving voltage generation circuit is used for generating a set of square-wave voltages and a direct current voltage alternately according to the three-dimensional image signal. The liquid crystal lens is used for adjusting refraction angles of a plurality of liquid crystals of the liquid crystal lens to output a three-dimensional image according to the set of square-wave voltages and the direct current voltage.09-27-2012
20120242652MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and control method thereof for allowing a touch input to a three-dimensional stereoscopic image. The method disclosed herein may include displaying a three-dimensional stereoscopic image including a plurality of objects, detecting the location of a detection target in a detection region corresponding to the three-dimensional stereoscopic image, selecting a first object based on the location of the detection target, moving the first object along the movement of the detection target in a state that the first object is selected, and generating at least one object between the first and the second object when a distance between the first and the second object is increased in one direction due to the movement of the first object.09-27-2012
201202426503D GLASS, 3D IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA CAN PERFORM THE 3D IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A 3D image processing method, for processing a dynamic image region swapping between a first dynamic image gray level and a second dynamic image gray level, comprising: determining a max dynamic gray level reference value and a min dynamic gray level reference value, to generate an adjusted dynamic gray level and luminance curve; generating a dynamic table, which includes relations between the adjusted dynamic gray level and luminance curve, the first and second dynamic image gray level, according to the adjusted gray level and luminance curve; and adjusting the first and second dynamic image gray level according to the dynamic table.09-27-2012
20120242649METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING 2D IMAGES INTO 3D IMAGES - The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for converting 2D images into 3D images, comprising: an original image, serving as first-eye image information; an in-depth image, serving as second-eye image information, and the in-depth image having a primary target area and a secondary target area, and the secondary target area being disposed at a position extended from an edge of the primary target area, and the primary target area using finer pixels as a computing unit for a 2D-image object depth computation, and the secondary target area using pixels larger than those of the primary target area as a computing unit for the 2D-image object depth computation, wherein the original image and the in-depth image are combined into a 3D image, such that the 3D images can be produced by lower-priced computing resources.09-27-2012
20090109213ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENHANCING MULTIMEDIA FEATURES IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - In one embodiment, a method for operating a virtual environment is disclosed. The method can include receiving an interactive virtual universe feed from a network in coordinate format. The method can also include displaying an interactive virtual universe and providing a trigger to a client application responsive to a user interaction. The trigger can change a mode of a user's computer where the computer receives and displays video data or pixel data. Thus, the client machine can display higher quality video. Other embodiments are also disclosed.04-30-2009
20110109625DRAWING PROCESSING APPARATUS, TEXTURE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND TESSELLATION METHOD - A drawing processing apparatus for performing tessellation processing, comprising a pixel shader and a texture unit. An internal division operation part of the pixel shader issues texture load instructions to the texture unit, specifying parametric coordinate values of a patch of a parametric surface, and thereby acquires internal division factors interpolated based on the parametric coordinate values from the texture unit. The internal division operation part issues texture load instructions to the texture unit further, specifying the internal division factors acquired from the texture unit as new interpolation factors, and thereby acquires control points internally divided based on the internal division factors in advance from the texture unit. Based on the internal division factors corresponding to the parametric coordinate values, the internal division operation part performs recursive internal division operations on the control points acquired from the texture unit, thereby determining a point on the parametric surface corresponding to the parametric coordinate values.05-12-2011
20110109623PARALLAX BARRIER FILTER - There is provided a parallax barrier filter realizing far higher brightness than a conventional barrier filter. A large number of apertures 05-12-2011
20100295846FOUR-DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION OF REGIONS EXHIBITING MULTIPLE PHASES OF PERIODIC MOTION - A method for four dimensional reconstruction of regions exhibiting multiple phases of periodic motion includes the operation of building one or more 3-D reconstructions using a set of 2-D projections. The method further includes the operation of deriving one or more 3-D model segments from each of the one or more 3-D reconstructions, wherein a plurality of 3-D model segments are formed thereby, and wherein each of the one or more 3-D model segments is derived from a single one of the one or more 3-D model segments. The plurality of derived 3-D model segments forms a 4-D reconstruction of the region of interest.11-25-2010
20130135289Stereoscopic Display System and Driving Method Thereof - A stereoscopic display system and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The stereoscopic display system comprises a display unit, a pair of shutter glasses and a backlight unit. The pair of shutter glasses comprises a left eyeglass and a right eyeglass for watching a left-eye signal and a right-eye signal respectively at different times. Both the left eyeglass and the right eyeglass operate synchronously with the display unit and are turned on and off alternately to watch the left-eye signal and the right-eye signal at different times. The backlight unit provides planar light rays for the display unit. The backlight unit comprises a plurality of light emitting regions which are arranged in a direction identical to a scanning direction of the display unit. The light emitting regions are turned on sequentially in the scanning direction. A turn-on time of each of the light emitting regions corresponds to a transmissivity of the pair of shutter glasses. Light emission brightness of the light emitting regions is distributed asymmetrically in the scanning direction. The stereoscopic display system and the driving method thereof of the present disclosure can reduce the crosstalk and improve the user's experience when using the stereoscopic display system.05-30-2013
201001344873D FACE MODEL CONSTRUCTION METHOD - A 3D face model construction method is disclosed herein, which includes a training step and a face model reconstruction step. In the training step, a neutral shape model is built from multiple training faces, and a manifold-based approach is proposed for processing 3D expression deformation data of training faces in 2D manifold space. In the face model reconstruction step, first, a 2D face image is entered and a 3D face model is initialized. Then, texture, illumination and shape of the model are optimized until error converges. The present invention enables reconstruction of a 3D face model from a single face image, reducing the complexity for building the 3D face model by processing high dimensional 3D expression deformation data in a low dimensional manifold space, and removal or substituting an expression by a learned expression for the reconstructed 3D model built from the 2D image.06-03-2010
20100134484THREE DIMENSIONAL JOURNALING ENVIRONMENT - A three-dimensional journaling system is described herein. The three-dimensional journaling system comprises a data repository that includes journal data of a user, wherein the journal data corresponds to at least one location in a geographic region. The system additionally includes a display component that causes at least a portion of the journal data to be displayed on a display screen as a journal entry in a computer-implemented three-dimensional representation of the geographic region at the location that corresponds to the journal data.06-03-2010
20100295847DIFFERENTIAL MODEL ANALYSIS WITHIN A VIRTUAL WORLD - A current three-dimensional model of a real world item is received. A last three-dimensional model of the real world item is also received. Differences between the current three-dimensional model and the last three-dimensional model are determined. A determination is made as to whether the differences fall above or below a threshold indicating a minimum acceptable condition of the real world item. If the differences fall above or below the threshold indicating the minimum acceptable condition of the real world item, then the virtual world is transformed from a previous state where the virtual world does not include the current three-dimensional model and the last three-dimensional model into another state where the virtual world includes the current three-dimensional model and the last three-dimensional model. The virtual world is provided across a network. The current three-dimensional model and the last three-dimensional model may be remotely viewed through the virtual world.11-25-2010
20100302238IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM, IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image generation system includes a character control section, a virtual camera control section, an image generation section, and a motion mode switch section. The motion mode switch section switches a motion mode of a character from a free-move mode to a battle mode when an encounter event between the character and another character has occurred in the free-move mode, the free-move mode being a mode in which the character moves on a field in an object space, and the battle mode being a mode in which the character battles the other character. The character control section moves the character on the field in a direction indicated by direction instruction information from a direction instruction section of an operation section in the free-move mode, and causes the character to make a battle motion indicated by the direction instruction information from the direction instruction section in the battle mode.12-02-2010
20100302239IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS, IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM, MEDIUM THAT RECORDS THE PROGRAM, AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - It is an object of the present invention to move a viewpoint position and a direction of a line of sight a player character with an intuitive operation method without requiring pre-study. In a case where a player touches a point within a movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image moved forward in the direction of the line of sight is displayed. In a case where a player touches a point at the left side outside the movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the left is displayed, whereas in a case where a player touches a point at the right side, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the right is displayed. Furthermore, in a case where a player touches an upper point, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera tilted in the upper direction is displayed, whereas in a case where a player touches a lower point, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera tilted in the lower direction is displayed.12-02-2010
20130135298APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING NEW VIEWPOINT IMAGE - An apparatus for generating a new viewpoint image includes: a new viewpoint image generation unit that shifts the foreground image region in the input image, based on a depth map to generate a new viewpoint image including a missing pixel region; a representative background pixel selection unit that selects background pixels located a predetermined number of pixels away from edge pixels, as representative background pixels; a texture direction map calculation unit that calculates a texture direction of each of the selected representative background pixels, to calculate a texture direction map indicating texture directions, each corresponding to one of missing pixels, based on locations of the representative background pixels and locations of the missing pixels included in the missing pixel region; and a hole-filling processing unit that fills the missing pixel region with the obtained background pixels in accordance with the texture direction map.05-30-2013
20130135299IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUBPIXEL RENDERING - An image processing method and apparatus for subpixel rendering is provided. A display, with an image processing apparatus, may adjust a pixel value of a subpixel based on the position of the subpixel relative to a position of an eye of a viewer. The image processing apparatus may display a three-dimensional (3D) image on a light field display, based on the adjusted pixel value of the subpixel.05-30-2013
20100302240Imaging System - Signals from an object in a field of view are detected by an array of directional sensors and “re-converged” to create a three-dimensional image as the object changes contrast or moves relative to the sensors. Each sensor is oriented along an axis toward the field of view. Sensor signals are converted to logarithms thereof and transients are detected and compared to background signals. Resulting signals are connected in overlapping groups to coincidence detectors in a matrix. Each point in the field of view where two or more sensor axes intersect is represented by a coincidence detector, which is connected to the corresponding group of sensors. If a threshold number of sensors in the group detects a transient, the corresponding point in the image is deemed to be “contrasty” and can be made visible or otherwise perceivable by a human or can be further processed by a computer or other circuit.12-02-2010
20100302233Virtual Diving System and Method - An underwater diving simulation system includes at least three surface electronics units defining a diving area in proximity to a desired dive location. Each surface electronics unit includes a microprocessor-controlled transceiver that receives x-y-z position data from an underwater acoustical transponder located on a diver who is located in the diving area. The system provides user selectable, variable underwater virtual reality data to the diver via a communication link. A plurality of sensors in proximity to the diver's head transmits real-time rate of change, horizontal and vertical position of the diver's head to a signal decoder located on at least one of the surface electronics units via said communication link. A pair of projectors and optical elements are typically provided, one for each of the diver's eyes on a diving mask. The virtual reality images are generated by a graphics-processing unit in real-time response to the position and orientation of the diver and the diver's head whereby the diver can experience a virtual reality of diving in a user selectable location and with user selectable sea creatures.12-02-2010
20100302234METHOD OF ESTABLISHING DOF DATA OF 3D IMAGE AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method and a system of establishing depth of field data of a 3D image, applicable to a 3D image including a first and a second visual image. The system includes a storage module, an offset calculator, and a comparator. An offset vector matrix includes data fields in the same number as that of pixels of a first visual image. An offset calculator divides a reference frame by taking an a12-02-2010
20100302235efficient composition of a stereoscopic image for a 3-D TV - The present invention relates to a method for efficiently composing multiple images into one stereoscopic image comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a first image of said multiple images; (b) blending said first image with a mask, using a pixel base blender, for producing a first blended image; (c) receiving a second image of said multiple images; and (d) blending said second image with said first blended image, using a pixel base blender, for composing said stereoscopic image.12-02-2010
20100302237Terminal Device and Control Program Thereof - In a mobile phone 12-02-2010
20110122128STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY UNIT - Embodiments of the invention provide an image display device that is switchable between a two-dimensional display mode, a three-dimensional display mode enabling non-autostereoscopic image display, and a three-dimensional display mode enabling autostereoscopic image display. In one embodiment, the image display device comprises a display panel operable to transmit light corresponding to image data; a polarization state conversion section comprising a first polarization segment for converting light transmitted by the display device to a first polarization state, and a second polarization segment for converting light transmitted by the display device to a second polarization state; and an optical separation element that is placed, via application of a voltage, in an on state in which light transmitted by the display panel is refracted or an off state in which light transmitted by the display panel is not refracted.05-26-2011
20110122131VERSATILE 3-D PICTURE FORMAT - A 3-D picture is provided as follows. A pair of pictures (LP, RP) is provided that comprises a first picture (LP) being intended for one eye of a viewer, and a second picture (RP) being intended for the other eye of the viewer. In addition, a depth map (DM) specifically dedicated to the first picture (LP) is provided. The depth map (DM) comprises depth indication values. A depth indication value relates to a particular portion of the first picture (LP) and indicates a distance between an object at least partially represented by that portion of the first picture and the viewer. Such a 3-D picture allows a satisfactory 3-D visual rendering on a great variety of display devices. Preferably, the 3-D picture is supplemented with rendering guidance data (GD) that specifies respective parameters for respective rendering contexts. These respective parameters preferably relate to generating a shifted viewpoint picture from the first picture (LP) and the depth map (DM).05-26-2011
20110122130Modifying Perspective of Stereoscopic Images Based on Changes in User Viewpoint - Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.05-26-2011
20110122127METHOD FOR CHANGING PLAY MODE, METHOD FOR CHANGING DISPLAY MODE, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS AND 3D IMAGE PROVIDING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A play mode changing method, a display mode changing method, and a display apparatus and a three-dimensional (3D) image providing system using the same are provided. The method for changing a play mode includes: receiving state information regarding shutter glasses from the shutter glasses; and based on the received state information, performing one of changing the play mode and displaying a message for changing the play mode.05-26-2011
20110122125METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND ARRANGING DATA 3-DIMENSIONALLY - A three-dimensional data displaying method includes: rendering a three-dimensional matrix image by arranging meta information representing data entries at coordinates composed of a horizontal axis component, a vertical axis component, and an azimuth component, based on arrangement information, with respect to structured data entries including the meta information and the arrangement information; and displaying the three-dimensional matrix on a screen. The meta information may include a topic word and a visual display, and the arrangement information may include a first classification attribute corresponding to the horizontal axis component, a second classification attribute corresponding to the vertical axis component, and a third classification attribute corresponding to the azimuth component.05-26-2011
20110115783POINT CLOUD DECIMATION ENGINE - A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to visualize a point cloud dataset. A grid, having cells, is mapped over the point cloud dataset. The points are sorted and a contribution factor is computed for each cell. Each cell and its contribution factor is stored. A viewing area and total number of viewing points is determined. The cells are intersected with the viewing area to determine visible cells. The contribution factors for the visible cells are accumulated and divided into the total viewing points to determine a point extraction value. A number of points to read (and display) from each visible cell is determined by multiplying the contribution factor of each visible cell by the point extraction value.05-19-2011
20130141432COLOR CALIBRATION AND COMPENSATION FOR 3D DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A method and system for calibration and compensation of color in a three dimensional display system includes user calibration of individual color channels using a multiplicity of grey screens while viewing with three dimensional glasses. Look-up tables are generated to ease conversion of input pixels to color corrected pixels to pre-distort the color of the pixels being driven by the three dimensional display system. Input pixels are then converted using the look-up tables and color corrected frames are displayed to a user. The pre-distortion effect allows a user to perceive colors in the three dimensional system as intended with the distortions caused by the viewing glasses and other aspects of the three dimensional display system.06-06-2013
20110109626METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEGMENTING AN IMAGE IN ORDER TO LOCATE A PART THEREOF - A method is disclosed to automatically segment 3D and higher-dimensional images into two subsets without user intervention, with no topological restriction on the solution, and in such a way that the solution is an optimal in a precisely defined optimization criterion, including an exactly defined degree of smoothness. A minimum-cut algorithm is used on a graph devised so that the optimization criterion translates into the minimization of the graph cut. The minimum cut thus found is interpreted as the segmentation with desired property05-12-2011
20110109621System and Method for Designing an Insert Based on a Three Dimensional Image of a Foot - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system for designing a support device for a foot. The method and system may include a scanner for obtaining a two-dimensional image of the surface of a foot; an image processing facility for converting the two-dimensional image of the surface of the foot into a three-dimensional map; and a support device design facility for designing a support device based on the foot parameters from the three-dimensional map. The support device design facility is adapted to modify the support device design based at least in part on a foot abnormality.05-12-2011
20110001751Providing navigation instructions - A method in a device for providing navigation instructions in a three-dimensional map environment comprises receiving a start and end positions, determining a route, determining graphical two-dimensional map data, generating navigation instructions comprising setting a transparency level and transmitting the navigation instructions to a display. Corresponding device and computer program product are also provided.01-06-2011
20110109622STEREOSCOPIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A stereoscopic liquid crystal display device having a touch panel and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein a stable touch detection can be performed without influencing the operation of a neighboring display panel or an electrically-driven liquid crystal lens, are disclosed.05-12-2011
20110109619IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An image display apparatus and an image display method where the image display apparatus according to an embodiment displays a main screen and a sub-screen having a different depth or slope from the main screen so as to create the illusion of depth and distance.05-12-2011
20110242097PROJECTION IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - In generating a virtual endoscopic image, an interior of a lumen is made viewable even when the viewpoint position is changed. A virtual endoscopic image generation element generates a virtual endoscopic image by volume rendering based on three-dimensional data. An opacity curve setting element sets an opacity curve which defines the relationship between pixel values of the three-dimensional data and opacity values. A viewpoint position setting element sets a viewpoint position of a virtual endoscopic image. A movement amount determination element determines a movement amount of the opacity curve with respect to an opacity curve at a reference viewpoint position. When a virtual endoscopic image is generated by the virtual endoscopic image generation element, the opacity curve setting element sets an opacity curve obtained by moving the opacity curve by the determined movement amount in the virtual endoscopic image generation element.10-06-2011
20100231584Stereoscopic Image Generator and System for Stereoscopic Image Generation - A vector field, including its local three-dimensional attribute, is substantially visualized on a two-dimensional field of view in an intuitionally visible way. The vector field is mapped onto a three-dimensional coordinate space to produce corresponding coordinate point sequences, the degree of elevation in a local area of a plane in which the coordinate point sequences are connected is determined, the degree of depression in the local area is determined, the degree of elevation/depression in the local area is determined by weight-combining the degree of elevation and the degree of depression, the coordinate space is mapped onto a two-dimensional plane and gray-scale display corresponding to the degree of elevation/depression is conducted on the area of the two-dimensional plane corresponding to the local area.09-16-2010
20110248993LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL STEREO PICTURES - A three-dimensional stereo display, and a system and method are provided for controlling the three-dimensional stereo display. The three-dimensional stereo display includes backlight, a first polarizer, a first liquid crystal panel, a second polarizer and a second liquid crystal panel which are sequentially arranged on the backlight source. The second liquid crystal panel switches the polarizing angle of the light travelling through and exiting from said second liquid crystal panel between a horizontal and vertical polarization. Due to the polarization direction of light could be changed by the liquid crystal panel, and makes the light for the left-eye image and the right-eye image are mutual perpendicular. The polarization direction of the light for the left-eye image is the same as that of the left lens, and the polarization direction of the light for the right-eye image is the same as that of the right lens. So the light belongs to the left-eye image or the right-eye image can pass through the left lens or the right lens respectively, then a stereo image will emerge in people's brain due to the effect of “fusion activity”. Further, there is no need to close the polarized spectacles, the displaying efficiency is improved compared with the “Active Stereo”.10-13-2011
20110007071Method for Supporting Puncture Planning in a Puncture of an Examination Object - In order to enable improved and faster performance of punctures, a method is provided for technically supporting guidance to a target during a puncture of an examination object. A 3D data set of a body volume of the examination object that is to be treated is segmented. A puncture target is marked in the segmented 3D data set. The available puncture sites are assessed in terms of their suitability as insertion points on the basis of the information obtained through the segmentation.01-13-2011
20110025684Three-dimensional tactical display and method for visualizing data with a probability of uncertainty - A feeder program is utilized for collecting and reading in and maintaining a time synchronization for combat fire solutions which may include threat containment regions. The threat containment regions are defined in terms of a probability of at least one threat being located therein. A three-dimensional viewer program displays bathometry information, an ownship relative position relative to said bathometry information, and determines what portions of said plurality of threat containment regions and said tracking and position information are to be displayed based on an angle of a view.02-03-2011
20090066690SELECTIVE INTERACTIVE MAPPING OF REAL-WORLD OBJECTS TO CREATE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL-WORLD OBJECTS - A method for interactively defining a virtual-world space based on real-world objects in a real-world space is disclosed. In one operation, one or more real-world objects in the real-world space is captured to define the virtual-world space. In another operation, one of the real-world objects is identified, the identified object is to be characterized into a virtual-world object. In yet another operation, a user is prompted for user identification of one or more object locations to enable extraction of parameters for real-world object, and the object locations are identified relative to an identifiable reference plane in the real-world space. In another operation, the extracted parameters of the real-world object may be stored in memory. The virtual-world object can then be generated in the virtual world space from the stored extracted parameters of the real-world object.03-12-2009
20090066691METHOD FOR RENDERING AN OBJECT - The method is for rendering an object. An object to be rendered is identified. An outline of the object is defined. A front plate of the object is identified. A back plate that is shifted relative to the front plate is created. A beveled side extending between the front plate and the back plate is identified. A beveled contour of the beveled side from a series of segments of edges is created. A boundary line between visible and non-visible segments of surfaces is identified.03-12-2009
20110018868Video game machine, gaming image display control method and display mode switching control method - A video game machine includes a monitor which permits three-dimensional viewing, a virtual camera controller which selectively provides on-screen presentation in 2D display mode in which two virtual cameras for capturing images are matched with each other and in 3D display mode in which the two virtual cameras are set to achieve a prescribed distance therebetween, an image display controller which generates a 3D image presented on the monitor from image data acquired by the two virtual cameras, a display mode switching processor which repositions the two virtual cameras from the positional relationship in one display mode to the positional relationship in the other in a stepwise fashion. Switching between the 2D and 3D display modes is smoothened and stimulation of a player's eyes or brain caused by a sudden change between states with or without stereoscopic effect is suppressed.01-27-2011
20110018870MULTI-USER ANIMATION COUPLED TO BULLETIN BOARD - A multi-user animation process receives input from multiple remote clients to manipulate avatars through a modeled 3-D environment. Each user is represented by an avatar. The 3-D environment and avatar position/location data is provided to client workstations, which display a simulated environment visible to all participants. A text or speech-based bulletin board application is coupled to the animation process. The bulletin board application receives text or speech input from the multiple remote users and publishes the input in a public forum. The bulletin board application maintains multiple forums organized by topic. Access or participation to particular forums is coordinated with the animation process, such that each user may be permitted access to a forum only when the user's avatar is located within a designated room or region of the modeled 3-D environment.01-27-2011
20110018869Flexible Landscape Display System for Information Display and Control - The present invention is a system that grids original data, maps the data at the grid locations to height values at corresponding landscape image pixel locations and renders the landscape pixels into a three-dimensional (3D) landscape image. The landscape pixels can have arbitrary shapes and can be augmented with additional 3D information from the original data, such as an offset providing additional information, or generated from processing of the original data, such as to alert when a threshold is exceeded, or added for other purposes such as to point out a feature. The pixels can also convey additional information from the original data using other pixel characteristics such as texture, color, transparency, etc.01-27-2011
20110109624POWER SAVING IN MOBILE DEVICES BY OPTIMIZING FRAME RATE OUTPUT - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method comprising providing 2-D or 3-D graphics content to a graphics processing module; processing the graphics content to generate a stream of images (e.g., three dimensional images and/or two dimensional images) for display, the stream having a frame rate; and governing a rate of processing the graphics content to limit the frame rate of the generated stream of images to be less than or equal to a frame rate threshold. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.05-12-2011
20110109617Visualizing Depth - An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. The image may then be analyzed to identify one or more targets within the scene. When a target is identified, vertices may be generated. A mesh model may then be created by drawing lines that may connect the vertices. Additionally, a depth value may also be calculated for each vertex. The depth values of the vertices may then be used to extrude the mesh model such that the mesh model may represent the target in the three-dimensional virtual world. A colorization scheme, a texture, lighting effects, or the like, may be also applied to the mesh model to convey the depth the virtual object may have in the virtual world.05-12-2011
20110109620Image processing apparatus and method for enhancing depth perception - An image processing apparatus and a method for enhancing depth are disclosed. The image processing apparatus may classify an input image into a foreground layer, a middle layer, a background layer, may calculate a representative color of each of the classified layers, and perform rendering of a color stereoscopy of the middle layer and a color stereoscopy of the background layer based on the representative color and a lightness of the background layer, thereby enhancing a stereoscopic effect and a depth. Also, a color temperature of the foreground layer and a color temperature of the middle layer are controlled based on the representative color and the background layer, to generate a difference in depth between the middle layer and the foreground layer, thereby representing an image having a more enhanced depth.05-12-2011
20110025685COMBINED GEOMETRIC AND SHAPE FROM SHADING CAPTURE - An image capturing system includes one or more image capturing devices and one or more illumination sources that have known and fixed positions relative to one another, wherein the illumination source is held constant or can be calibrated to provide a known illumination level on a subject, such that the variation in shading at various points on the surface of the subject, with different orientations relative to the illumination source, can be used to determine the orientation of the surface of the subject and thereby used to more accurately render an image or other representation of the subject.02-03-2011
20110025686System and Method for Generating a Three-Dimensional Image on a Pre-Printed Lined Substrate - A system for producing and viewing a three-dimensional/stereoscopic image comprises a two-dimensional substrate having a number of blank regions that has been filled in/colored by a user with selected colors calculated to produce a stereoscopic image when viewed through a stereoscopic viewer. The colored regions are separated by black lines and together operate to form a desired image. The image has a background that is predominately black. The black lines and/or background can be provided before or after the user has colored in the blank regions. When the colored image comprising the black lines and black background is viewed through a stereoscopic viewer, the user perceives a three-dimensional image.02-03-2011
20110025687IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - To provide an image processing device capable of alleviating processing loads in a case of expressing a state in which a part of a foot (shoe) of a player is hidden by turf growing on a field, for example. The present invention relates to the image processing device for displaying on a screen a virtual three-dimensional space in which a first object and a second object (02-03-2011
20100013830Processing Of Signals From Global Navigation Satellite Systems By A Graphics Processor - The programmable graphics processor processing a signal from a global navigation satellite system (“GNSS”); has a rasterizer unit, a pixel shader unit and a memory unit. GNSS satellite, received signal converted into a digitized form of the received signal, and transformed by a programmable graphics processor, wherein an array of a corresponding data of the digitized form signal is stored in the memory unit and operated by the pixel shader unit forming a resulting array, written into the memory unit at the first address (see FIG. 01-21-2010
20100177092Transit View for a Traffic Report - A method and system for visually displaying views of current transit conditions are disclosed. A user selects a transit system (e.g., bus, train, ferry) and a rundown of views of the transit system to show in a traffic report. To more easily identify the transit system in the traffic report, graphics representing the buildings and other landmarks in the geographic area of the transit system are displayed in x-ray mode, while the transit system graphics are highlighted using colors. Graphic objects are added to the views to provide additional information regarding the transit system, including information regarding incidents on the transit system.07-15-2010
20090073164AUTOMATIC COMPOSITING OF 3D OBJECTS IN A STILL FRAME OR SERIES OF FRAMES - Systems, methods, and computer program products for creating composite images. In one approach, a method for generating an image, comprises the computer implemented steps of: adding a three dimensional (3D) object to a two dimensional (2D) image; rendering a representation of one of the objects in the 2D image viewable through a transparent or semi-transparent portion of the 3D object; and rendering an effect of refraction on one of the objects in the 2D image viewable through the transparent or semi-transparent portion of the 3D object. Additional embodiments are also presented.03-19-2009
20090027383Computing system parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (GPPLs) and supporting depth-less based image recomposition - A computing system capable of parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (GPPLs), The computing system includes a parallel graphics processing subsystem (PGPS) supporting an object-division mode of parallel operation, including at least four stages, namely, decomposition, distribution, rendering and recomposition. The PGPS includes a z-buffering mechanism, wherein the frame buffer has a color value for each pixel, and the z-depth buffer has the same number of entries as the color frame buffer, and stores a z-value for each pixel in the color frame buffer. The z-buffer is initialized to zero, representing the z-value at the back clipping plane of the 3D scene, and the frame buffer is initialized to the background color. The largest value that can be stored in the z-buffer represents the z value of the front clipping plane.01-29-2009
20110109616THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF THE ORAL CAVITY - A method for creating three-dimensional models of intra-oral scenes features. The intra-oral scene is illuminated by a two-dimensional array of structured illumination points, with anti-aliasing achieved by using stored two-dimensional patterns of pixels for anti-aliasing. Using a single camera to form images reduces the amount of apparatus necessary to introduce into the patient's mouth. Three-dimensional models are obtained from the single image by triangulation with a stored image of the structured illumination onto a reference surface such as a plane. Alternative methods include the use of “bar-coded” one-dimensional patterns.05-12-2011
20120032956APPLICATIONS WITH INTEGRATED CAPTURE - Embodiments include a system for integrating capture software functionality into other software applications including computer aided design (CAD) application, search application, database management application, email applications, network publishing applications, collaboration applications, copying and facsimile applications, manufacturing applications and similar programs. A user may utilize any of these applications to initiate a capture of an image or model. The applications may include an integrated capture functionality or message system to communicate with a capture application to initiate a capture. A separate or integrated conversion application may automatically be invoked to convert and return the image or model to the requesting application.02-09-2012
20120032957DATA PROCESSING UNIT WITH MULTI-GRAPHIC CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA USING THE SAME - A data processing apparatus including a first graphic controller configured to process a first image, the first image being one of a first still, moving and three dimensional (3D) image; a second graphic controller configured to process a second image, the second image being one of a second still, moving and three dimensional (3D) image, the first and second graphic controllers being integrated into one chip; and a controller operatively connected to the first and second graphic controllers and configured to determine whether to enable the second graphic controller, and change the second graphic controller from an inactive state to an enabled state. Further, though the second graphic controller is changed from the inactive state to the enabled state, the first graphic controller is maintained in an enabled state.02-09-2012
20110043515SYSTEM AND METHOD CAPABLE OF NAVIGATING AND/OR MAPPING ANY MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SPACE - A method and system that allows a user to perform automatic study, layout and verification of a multidimensional space in real time where the study can be displayed graphically, in 3-dimensions for example, via a handheld unit allowing the system to guide and/or navigate the user throughout the multidimensional space as the automatic study and/or layout is being performed.02-24-2011
20110115786IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In an image processing apparatus, a feature point acquirer acquires feature points, which are characteristic points on a face in an image presenting a face. A supplementary feature point calculator calculates supplementary feature points on the basis of the feature points acquired by the feature point acquirer. An image transform unit utilizes the feature points and the supplementary feature points to transform the image so as to match the structure of a face in a projected image that depicts the surface of a given three-dimensional face shape projected onto a flat plane.05-19-2011
20110115789IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed is an image displaying apparatus for displaying a received three-dimensional (3D) image signal as a two-dimensional (2D) image or a 3D image, and a method for performing the same. In the method, the 3D image signal is divided into left and right eye signals. Based on a user's selection, the 3D image signal is either displayed as the 3D image, by alternately displaying the left and right eye signals, or displayed as the 2D image, by consecutively displaying either the left eye signals or the right eye signals.05-19-2011
20110115785IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - When generating a projection image by setting a plurality of search points in an intended display area of a three-dimensional image along a plurality of visual lines, each connecting each pixel on a projection plane on which the three-dimensional image is projected and an arbitrary viewpoint, calculating a pixel value of each search point by an interpolation operation based on pixel values of adjacent pixels of each search point, and determining a pixel value of each pixel on the projection plane with respect to each visual line based on the calculated pixel value of each search point, if an adjacent pixel of a search point is a pixel in an unintended display area, the pixel value of the search point is calculated such that the pixel value of the pixel in the unintended display area does not contribute to the calculation, thereby preventing an artifact arising from the unintended display area.05-19-2011
20110115788METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING STEREOSCOPIC EFFECT IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for setting a three-Dimensional (3D) effect in a portable terminal are provided. In the method, a 3D effect index for each of a plurality of items forming a display screen or a list is set. A display depth of each item according to the set 3D effect index is controlled when the plurality of items are displayed.05-19-2011
20110115791METHOD, APPARATUS, SIGNALS, AND MEDIA FOR PRODUCING A COMPUTER REPRESENTATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE OF AN APPLIANCE FOR A LIVING BODY - A method and apparatus for producing a computer representation of a three-dimensional surface of an appliance for a living body is disclosed. The method involves identifying a plurality of spaced apart planes intersecting the three-dimensional surface, and for each plane in the plurality of spaced apart planes identifying a plurality of basis points on the plane. The basis points lie generally along a curve on the plane. The method also involves determining surface coordinate locations of a plurality of points on the plane that lie on the three-dimensional surface, each surface coordinate location being defined as an offset from the basis point, and storing the surface coordinate locations in a computer memory.05-19-2011
20110115784SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THREE DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL OBJECTS ON A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method of manipulating a three-dimensional (3D) virtual objects at a wireless device is disclosed and includes detecting a press on a 3D sensor array and moving the 3D virtual object in response to the press. Further, the method includes detecting a release of the press on the 3D sensor array and stopping the 3D virtual object.05-19-2011
20120200561DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - There is provided a display apparatus including a display configured to display an image in accordance with data for a three dimensional image, a filter configured to receive the displayed image from the display and to transform the displayed image to a stereoscopic image while the displayed image transmitting through the filter, where the filter is operable to be set to be attachable to and detachable from the display, and a detector configured to detect whether the filter is set to the display or not.08-09-2012
201202005653D-IMAGE-DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, 3D-IMAGE-DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, 3D-IMAGE-DATA RECEPTION DEVICE, AND 3D-IMAGE-DATA RECEPTION METHOD - To facilitate a processing in the receiving side. A subtitle processing unit 08-09-2012
20110115790APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING 2D IMAGE SIGNALS INTO 3D IMAGE SIGNALS - The present inventive concept can be used in a wide range of applications, including: mobile devices, such as mobile phones; an image processing apparatus or processor and computer programs, including a member for converting 2D image signals into 3D image signals or using an algorism for converting 2D image signals into 3D image signals.05-19-2011
20100149174Information Processing Apparatus and Program - Conventional information processing apparatuses have the problem of not being able to easily extract and observe a three-dimensional region of interest from 3D voxel data. The present invention provides an information processing apparatus in which a first slice information group, which is multiple pieces of slice information obtained as a result of extraction from 3D voxel information using a first three-dimensional region mask extracting the 3D voxel information, is stored, wherein the information processing apparatus: receives input regarding a second three-dimensional region mask; acquires second mesh information constituting the second three-dimensional region mask; determines an internal region, which is a region inside the second mesh information, and an external region, which is a region outside the second mesh information, for each slice information in the first slice information group, based on the second mesh information; and outputs the first slice information group such that the internal region and the external region are visually distinguished from each other. With this information processing apparatus, it is possible to easily extract and observe a three-dimensional region of interest from 3D voxel data.06-17-2010
20090051684DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTED BRUSH FOR DIRECT PAINT SYSTEMS ON PARAMETERIZED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SURFACES - A system that implements a “tangent space brush,” allowing a user to paint directly onto a parameterized object, for example a three dimensional object. A tangent space brush projects coordinates from an input device to the world-space point on the surface of the 3D object. A normal is determined at that point and a brush image is projected from that point, along the normal, to the underlying surfaces. The system is implemented by providing a system that implements selecting a selected area of a displayed object, and projecting a brush directly onto a surface of the selected area.02-26-2009
20090033654SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALLY REPRESENTING AN OBJECT TO A USER - A first two-dimensional geometric representation of a first moving object from a received first image is determined. A first visual indication to render the first two-dimensional geometric representation of the first moving object in a three-dimensional space is obtained. The first moving object is visually rendered in the three-dimensional space to a user according to the first two-dimensional geometric representation.02-05-2009
20090033656DATABASE DRIVEN RELATIONAL OBJECT MODELING AND DESIGN SYSTEM, METHOD AND SOFTWARE - The systems, methods, and software of the present invention relate to a database drive relational object modeling and design platform, which addresses the need for a system that allows the design and modification of complex three dimensional objects while doing so in a manner that reduces the requirements for computing power, user training, and man-hours input for design completion. In preferred embodiments, the systems, methods, and software of the present invention provide for a complete end-to-end package that can be used from design initiation to final production, fabrication, and assembly of the designed object.02-05-2009
20090033653Adaptive Sub-Sampling for Reduction in Issued Rays - According to one embodiment of the invention, by increasing the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels with colors of high contrast while maintaining the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels which do not have colors of high contrast, a ray tracing image processing system may render an anti-aliased image while minimizing the increase in workload experienced by the image processing system. Additionally, according to another embodiment of the invention, by maintaining the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels which have colors of low contrast while increasing the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels which do not have colors of low contrast, the image processing system may reduce workload experienced while performing ray tracing while maintaining the quality of the rendered image.02-05-2009
20120242656SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY SCENES TO A USER - A method of presenting a scene to a user according to a preferred embodiment includes determining a real orientation of a device relative to a projection matrix and determining a user orientation of the device relative to a nodal point. The method of the preferred embodiment can further include orienting a scene displayable on the device to the user in response to the real orientation and the user orientation; and displaying the scene on the device. Variations of the method can include a three-dimensional aspect of the scene with which the user can interact through manipulation of the real orientation and/or the user orientation of the device. The method of the preferred embodiment can be performed by an apparatus and/or embodied in computer program product including machine-readable code.09-27-2012
20120242654METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIQUID CRYSTAL SHUTTER GLASSES AND DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method of controlling liquid crystal (LC) shutter glasses includes: generating a three-dimensional (3D) stereoscopic image synchronization signal based on left eye image data and right eye image data; generating left eye shutter control data and right eye shutter control data synchronized with the 3D stereoscopic image synchronization signal, where the left eye shutter control data and the right eye shutter control data are in digital form; modulating the left eye shutter control data and the right eye shutter control data to generate a shutter control signal; and controlling the LC shutter glasses based on the shutter control signal.09-27-2012
20110057929MODEL DRIVEN 3D GEOMETRIC MODELING SYSTEM - A method and system of generating a 3D geometric object model for a domain. The method includes: extracting basic geometric elements from an input source; converting the basic geometric elements into domain elements according to a domain model, wherein the domain elements preserve semantic information of their attributes and relationships defined by the domain model; and constructing a 3D geometric model, including 3D geometric objects, from the domain elements by geometric operators according to the domain model, wherein the 3D geometric objects maintain the semantic information of the domain elements, and the semantic information is allowed to be defined in a level of the objects.03-10-2011
20100164950EFFICIENT 3-D TELESTRATION FOR LOCAL ROBOTIC PROCTORING - An apparatus is configured to show telestration in 3-D to a surgeon in real time. A proctor is shown one side of a stereo image pair, such that the proctor can draw a telestration line on the one side with an input device. Points of interest are identified for matching to the other side of the stereo image pair. In response to the identified points of interest, regions and features are identified and used to match the points of interest to the other side. Regions can be used to match the points of interest. Features of the first image can be matched to the second image and used to match the points of interest to the second image, for example when the confidence scores for the regions are below a threshold value. Constraints can be used to evaluate the matched points of interest, for example by excluding bad points.07-01-2010
20100164952STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PRODUCTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A stereoscopic image production method and system produces left and right eye images from a two dimensional image.07-01-2010
20100164949System and method of rendering 3D graphics - A system and method of rendering three-dimensional (3D) graphics. The system for rendering 3D graphics may include a plurality of cores including a scratch pad memory, a first memory to perform a control flow, a second memory for loop acceleration, and a shared memory to interpolate with the plurality of cores.07-01-2010
20110210968ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING GUIDE - A method and apparatus of displaying visual guide for multimedia content. In one embodiment, the visual guide is constructed of a three dimensional environment, in which multimedia content information is displayed. A user may navigate the three dimensional environment to view additional or alternative information. In one or more arrangements, different surfaces of the three dimensional environment may correspond to different levels of preference or desirability.09-01-2011
20110210962MEDIA RECORDING WITHIN A VIRTUAL WORLD - A method for recording media generated within a virtual world from user selectable locations that chosen by a participant of the virtual world without requiring a link with a location of their avatar. The media may be audio or video or still images generated or rendered within the virtual world. The method allows a user to insert independent movie recorders in a virtual world with the cameras associated with such recorders being independent from the avatar and each other. A virtual world generator may include a movie recorder module that allows a participant of the virtual world to insert a movie recorder into the world. The user may also change its position to selectively position a camera on the front portion of the movie recorder body and change the orientation of the movie recorder to allow the user to determine the scene within the world recorded by the camera.09-01-2011
20110210960Hierarchical blurring of texture maps - Systems and methods for hierarchical blurring of texture maps are described herein. An embodiment includes determining a region where a texture is partially mapped to a 3D surface and populating an unmapped portion of the determined region with compressible low frequency data. A system embodiment includes a region determiner to determine a region of interest in an image and a blurring engine to populate an unmapped portion of determined region with compressible low frequency data. In this way, when a texture is partially mapped to the 3D model's surface, leaving the rest unused, embodiments of the invention save bandwidth by padding an unmapped region with compressible low frequency information. Furthermore, embodiments avoid contaminating a rendered 3D model with unwanted colors which bleed in when unmapped pixels are averaged in with mapped pixels.09-01-2011
20100026681METHOD FOR PROVIDING PARALLEL AUGMENTED FUNCTIONALITY FOR A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A method for providing virtual world functionality to a user of a base virtual world having a base virtual world functionality, includes providing first, second and third virtual world layers having respective first, second and third virtual world layer functionalities beyond the base virtual world functionality and providing user access to the base virtual world functionality and to the first and second virtual world functionalities by the second virtual world layer.02-04-2010
20090322741THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE PRODUCING DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A three-dimensional display device comprises pixel blocks where pixels having a plurality of dots are arranged to be matrix, respectively, a display body formed in a matter that the pixel blocks are arranged in a matrix, lens blocks where a plurality of lenses are arranged to be matrix corresponding to the pixels, respectively, and a lens panel formed in a manner that the lens blocks are arranged in a matrix. A three-dimensional image is displayed by maintaining the display body and the lens panel at predetermined intervals so as to correspond the arrangement positions of the pixel blocks with those of the lens blocks on the matrix, concurrently, and by spatially matching virtual images of the dots, the virtual images being produced by a plurality of the lenses whose arrangement positions are the same among a plurality of the lens blocks.12-31-2009
20110128281USER-RESPONSIVE RENDERING OF A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE ENVIRONMENT - Methods, services, program products and devices are provided for user-defined configuration of a rendering of a virtual universe domain environment. A first user of a virtual universe domain environment selects or defines an artifact tag comprising rendering data and a protocol for applying the tag to an artifact of the virtual universe domain, the protocol comprising a compliance prerequisite for rendering the tag information to another second user of the virtual universe domain environment. A first user requesting application of a tag to an artifact item within the virtual universe domain, causes a setting or updating of a protocol compliance value. An avatar of another, second second user engaging the artifact item causes a virtual universe client of the engaging second user avatar to render the item to the second user in compliance with the tag rendering data if a set or updated compliance value meets a compliance prerequisite.06-02-2011
20090160854METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL MONITORS WITH MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING WORKSTATIONS - A system and method for utilizing a spatial three-dimensional display unit with a medical diagnostic imaging system is disclosed. The medical diagnostic imaging system may be a picture archival communication system. The system may include at least one two-dimensional display unit and an additional spatial three-dimensional display unit. Accordingly a user may view two and three-dimensional images of similar anatomical objects. The two and three-dimensional images may be linked, providing the user with a consistent viewing angle. The system may be used to review a surgical path. The display parameters of a first three-dimensional data set may be mapped to a second three-dimensional data set. The surgical path of the first data set and the second data set may be displayed on spatial display units. Accordingly, the anatomical objects along the surgical path may be viewed at different points in time, for example prior to surgery and after surgery.06-25-2009
20110210969METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A DEPTH MAP - The present invention relates to a device and method (09-01-2011
20110210966APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTENT IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An apparatus and a method for generating Three Dimensional (3D) contents in an electronic device are provided. The method includes extracting data having geometric information, generating two images having binocular disparity using the geometric information of the extracted data, and outputting the generated two images to a display unit. The generating of the two images having the binocular disparity includes rendering a first image using the geometric information of the extracted data, and generating a second image using depth information of an object in the first image.09-01-2011
20110210965METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGES - A method of generating a disparity map is described. The method is for an image sequence which is displayable on a screen defining a screen plane, wherein the image sequence includes a stereoscopically viewable first object perceivable by a viewer on an image plane different to the screen plane, the stereoscopically viewable object comprising a first image viewable by a viewer's eye and a second image viewable by the viewer's other eye, the method comprising: 09-01-2011
20110210963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A system and method for displaying three dimensional (3D) images projects a current image on a screen to obtain an original 3D image by a 3D projector, detects a movement of a user by a 3D camera at each time interval, and transfers coordinate alterations of the user to a computer. The computer adjusts a position of the current image on a display according to the coordinate alteration of the user, and transfers the adjusted current image to the 3D projector. Then, the 3D projector projects the adjusted current image on the screen, so as to obtain a new 3D image on the screen.09-01-2011
20110084962MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal and image processing method therein are disclosed, by which a screen effect can be given to a specific object in a currently displayed image. The present invention includes displaying a first image on a screen, receiving an input of a selection action for a specific object included in the displayed first image, performing a screen effect processing on the specific object selected by the selection action, and displaying the first image including the specific object having the screen effect processing performed thereon.04-14-2011
20110084961STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic image display device comprises a display panel, and a lens panel disposed on one surface of the display panel, wherein the lens panel includes, a lower substrate, a lower electrode layer having electrodes divided in plurality on one surface of the lower substrate, a liquid crystal layer disposed on the lower electrode layer and tilted in a lens form, an upper substrate combined to the lower substrate, and an upper electrode layer disposed on one surface of the upper substrate and having pattern omissions where a part of electrodes is omitted in areas corresponding to a surface of discontinuity of the lens form.04-14-2011
20100039428METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TWO- OR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY MODE OF IMAGE SEQUENCE - A method of determining a two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) display mode is provided. An image sequence is received. Whether a current image included in the image sequence is a 2D or 3D image is determined. Based on a result of the determination, a 2D or 3D display mode for the image sequence is determined.02-18-2010
20090322738METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES USING HOLOGRAMS - We describe a method of generating data for displaying an image defined by a plurality of holographically generated subframes for display sequentially in time to give the impression of said image, the method including: receiving data for said image for display; determining holographic data for a said subframe from target image data at a first spatial resolution derived from said received data; converting said holographic data to image subframe data for display to generate a said holographic subframe, said image subframe data having a second spatial resolution lower than said first spatial resolution; generating reconstructed image data at said first spatial resolution from said image subframe data, said reconstructed image data representing said displayed holographic subframe; adjusting said target image data using said reconstructed image data; and determining holographic data and image subframe data for a subsequent said subframe using said adjusted image data.12-31-2009
20100013831METHOD FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPLAYING OIL AND GAS RELATED INFORMATION - A method and system for generating output files which represent computer displayable geographically related data related to the oil and gas industries. The method and system provides an approach for representing vast amounts of data related to oil and gas industry assets geographically so that the data may be displayed in two and three-dimensions. The method and system provide a way of inputting raw data and outputting a file that may be processed by a geographic information system software package to visually represent the data geographically on the surface of the earth. The output file may also be in a number of other file formats and readable by other software applications.01-21-2010
20100039427RECONSTRUCTING THREE DIMENSIONAL OIL PAINTINGS - Techniques for generating three dimensional image data with brushstroke effects from a two dimensional image is disclosed. One or more three dimensional brushstroke patterns from at least one brushstroke are generated. A two dimensional image is partitioned into one or more color regions. For each color region, each three dimensional brushstroke pattern is transformed to obtain a brushstroke effect. Each transformed three dimensional brushstroke pattern is then applied to each color region to generate a three dimensional image data having the brushstroke effect.02-18-2010
20100053151IN-LINE MEDIATION FOR MANIPULATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT ON A DISPLAY DEVICE - A user holds the mobile device upright or sits in front of a nomadic or stationary device, views the monitor from a suitable distance, and physically reaches behind the device with her hand to manipulate a 3D object displayed on the monitor. The device functions as a 3D in-line mediator that provides visual coherency to the user when she reaches behind the device to use hand gestures and movements to manipulate a perceived object behind the device and sees that the 3D object on the display is being manipulated. The perceived object that the user manipulates behind the device with bare hands corresponds to the 3D object displayed on the device. The visual coherency arises from the alignment of the user's head or eyes, the device, and the 3D object. The user's hand may be represented as an image of the actual hand or as a virtualized representation of the hand, such as part of an avatar.03-04-2010
20100053152System and Method for the Interactive Display of Data in a Motion Capture Environment - A system includes an analysis system for performing an analysis and a motion capture environment interfaced with the analysis system. The motion capture system includes at least one sensor-tracker for tracking a location of a tracked object within the motion capture environment and one or more computers collectively operable to generate a virtual reality environment corresponding to the analysis.03-04-2010
20100060630GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEMS - When rendering a scene 03-11-2010
20120242663GRAPHICS PROCESSING METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES APPLIED TO FIRST BUFFER FOR STORING RIGHT-VIEW CONTENTS AND SECOND BUFFER FOR STORING LEFT-VIEW CONTENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF - A graphics processing method for three-dimensional images, applied to a first buffer for storing right-view contents and a second buffer for storing left-view contents, includes the following steps: sending drawing commands respectively related to the right-view contents and the left-view contents to a drawing engine; when a current Vsync status indicates that a display engine is not operating within a right Vsync period of a right-view frame, the drawing engine drawing the right-view contents stored in first buffer; when current Vsync status indicates that the display engine is not operating within a left Vsync period of a left-view frame, the drawing engine drawing the left-view contents stored in second buffer; during the right Vsync period of the right-view frame, the display engine displaying right-view contents stored in first buffer; and during the left Vsync period of the left-view frame, the display engine displaying left-view contents stored in second buffer.09-27-2012
20120242657DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes: a display unit that displays an image; an image signal processing unit that divides each of left-eye and right-eye images input in accordance with a frame sequential format into an upper-half signal of a screen upper portion and a lower-half signal of a screen lower portion and generates left-eye and right-eye images of the frame sequential format in upper and lower division simultaneous driving of a screen of the display unit so that the upper-half signal of the left-eye image and the lower-half signal of the right-eye image at each time become an input image at an identical time; and a driving control unit that vertically divides the screen of the display unit into two portions and simultaneously drives the screen upper portion and the screen lower portion to display the left-eye and the right-eye images processed by the image signal processing unit.09-27-2012
20110248994AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE - An autostereoscopic display device comprises a display (10-13-2011
20110248992AVATAR EDITING ENVIRONMENT - An avatar editing environment is disclosed that allows users to create custom avatars for use in online games and other applications. Starting with a blank face the user can add, rescale and position different elements (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth) on the blank face. The user can also change the shape of the avatar's face, the avatar's skin color and the color of all the elements. In some implementations, touch input and gestures can be used to manually edit the avatar. Various controls can be used to create the avatar, such as controls for resizing, rotating, positioning, etc. The user can choose between manual and automatic avatar creation. The avatar editing environment can be part of a framework that is available to applications. One or more elements of the avatar can be animated.10-13-2011
20110084963ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS AND STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - An electrically-driven liquid crystal lens, which can achieve not only a gentle parabolic lens plane when being realized via alignment of liquid crystals based on a changed electrode configuration, but also a reduced cell gap of a liquid crystal layer and a stable profile even in a large-area display device, and a stereoscopic display device using the same are disclosed.04-14-2011
20100060629Graphics-Processing Architecture Based on Approximate Rendering - A graphics processing circuit for rendering three-dimensional graphics data is disclosed. The circuit includes pipelined graphics processing stages, wherein each of two or more of the stages is configured to process at least one of graphics primitives, vertices, tiles, and pixels, according to a stage-specific error budget. Depending on its error budget, each of these stages may select a high- or low-precision calculation, select between lossless and lossy compression, adjust the compression ratio of a variable lossy compression algorithm, or some combination of these approaches. The circuit further comprises a global error-control unit configured to determine error budgets for each of the two or more stages, based on at least one of error data received from the two or more stages, predetermined scene complexity data, and user-defined error settings, and to assign the error budgets to the graphics processing stages. Corresponding methods for processing graphics data are also disclosed.03-11-2010
20110175910THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD, AS WELL AS PROGRAM - Two or more images having a parallax therebetween are obtained by imaging a subject from different positions using imaging units. Three-dimensional processing for three-dimensional display is applied to the two or more images, and the two or more images are displayed on a display unit. While the imaging units carry out a zoom operation, three-dimensional display with a reduced parallax between the two or more images or two-dimensional display is performed.07-21-2011
20110175908Image Effect Display Method and Electronic Apparatus Thereof - An image effect display method for displaying image effect during switching between a plurality of picture statuses includes providing a database, which includes a plurality of object models and a plurality of image effect templates; providing a status lookup table, which includes corresponding relationships between the plurality of picture statuses and the plurality of object models, and corresponding relationships between switching the picture statuses and the image effect templates; generating image effect data according to the database and the status lookup table by a transform program; and displaying a corresponding image effect according to the image effect data when one of the picture statuses is switched to another of the plurality of the picture statuses.07-21-2011
20110175907IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a disparity setting unit that sets disparity between left-eye and right-eye images for a 3D image based on a manipulation from a manipulation unit that allocates a predetermined manipulation for a depth direction of a 2D image; and a 3D image creating unit that creates data on the left-eye and right-eye images in which a corresponding object is arranged in positions separated by the disparity set by the disparity setting unit.07-21-2011
20110175905INFOSHAPE: DISPLAYING MULTIDIMENSIONAL INFORMATION - Apparatus for displaying data records of plural dimensions as a three dimensional shape, wherein the shape has an area on the surface of said shape for ones of said data records, and at least one visual feature of said area is responsive to a relevance factor value of its corresponding record in relation to a reference criterion and said relevance factor value is determined by an approximation or distance to said criterion.07-21-2011
20110175903SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND METHODS THEREFOR - A disclosure is provided for devices, systems and methods directed to viewing 3D images. The system comprises a head mounted display; a position sensor for sensing a position of the head mounted display; a rendering engine for rendering an image based on information from the position sensor which is from a viewer's perspective; and a transmitter for transmitting the rendered image to the head mounted display.07-21-2011
20110175900SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESOSCOPIC GEOMETRY MODULATION - A computer-implemented method for mesoscopic geometry modulation. The method includes determining a first set of mesoscopic details associated with an object by applying a filter to an image of an object, where mesoscopic details included in the first set of mesoscopic details are detectable in the image of the object and are not detectable when generating a coarse geometry reconstruction of the object, and generating a three-dimensional model for the object by modulating the coarse geometry with the first set of mesoscopic details.07-21-2011
20110102427METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A three-dimensional sense adjusting unit displays three-dimensional images to a user. If a displayed reaches a limit of parallax, the user responds to the three-dimensional sense adjusting unit. According to acquired appropriate parallax information, a parallax control unit generates parallax images to realize the appropriate parallax in the subsequent stereo display. The control of parallaxes is realized by optimally setting camera parameters by going back to three-dimensional data. Functions to realize the appropriate parallax are made into and presented by a library.05-05-2011
201102489893D DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR SETTING DISPLAY MODE, AND 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM - A 3D display apparatus, a method for setting a display mode thereof, and a 3D image providing system are provided. The method for setting a display mode in a 3D display apparatus which displays a 3D image in association with at least one 3D glasses include obtaining information regarding an age of a user who is wearing the 3D glasses and adjusting stereoscopic sense of the 3D image according to the age information. Since the 3D image display apparatus determines the age of a user and adjusts 3D image display environment according to the age of a user, the user may feel less fatigued while viewing the 3D image.10-13-2011
20110248988IMAGE CONVERTING DEVICE AND THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An image converting device includes; a downscaling unit which downscales a two-dimensional image to generate at least one downscaling image, a feature map generating unit which extracts feature information from the downscaling image to generate a feature map, a visual attention calculating unit which generates a low-level attention map based on a visual attention of the feature map, and an image expansion unit which up-scales the low-level attention map, wherein an increasing gray value may be added to image data disposed on the upper portion in the low-level attention map, and 0 or a decreasing gray value may be added to the image data disposed on the lower portion.10-13-2011
20110248987INTERACTIVE THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAYS ON HANDHELD DEVICES - 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 attachments.10-13-2011
20110080399System and Method for Creating a Three-Dimensional Virtual Environment - A system for providing a three-dimensional virtual or fantasy environment comprises a viewing device having anaglyph lenses to provide a three-dimensional viewing effect. The viewing device can be a pair of eyeglasses having anaglyph lenses. The system includes a backdrop that may include a support for attaching to a desired structure such as a wall, floor and/or ceiling. The backdrop has themed or scenic artistry from two or more colors superimposed and offset to provide a desired depth effect The backdrop has a central image with a perceived depth different from a surrounding environment. The backdrop can include a light source to provide further visual enhancement for play. The backdrop may be a two-dimensional image on paper, plastic, fabric, or other suitable material. Multiple viewing devices can be provided to permit play by multiple uses at once.04-07-2011
20110069064SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPTH EXTRACTION OF IMAGES WITH FORWARD AND BACKWARD DEPTH PREDICTION - A system and method for spatiotemporal depth extraction of images with forward and backward depth prediction are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure provide for acquiring a plurality of frames, generating a first depth map of a current frame in the plurality of frames based on a depth map of a previous frame in the plurality of frames, generating a second depth map of the current frame in the plurality of frames based on a depth map of a subsequent frame in the plurality of frames, and processing the first depth map and the second depth map to produce a third depth map for the current frame.03-24-2011
20110102421INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing device includes an image generator that generates a first image representing a content and one or more second images from the content including the first image, and a display controller that displays the one or more first images on a first plane in a depth direction as seen from an image display screen, aligns one or more second images on an axis three-dimensionally perpendicular to the first plane on which the first images are displayed, and displays the images as a first screen.05-05-2011
20110074766DRAWING GRAPHICAL OBJECTS IN A 3D SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for drawing in a three-dimensional space. The drawings may include dots, line segments, arrows, polylines (open and closed), polygons, surfaces and 3D volumes. The method may include receiving user input that specifies a drawing in a displayed window and mapping the drawing into the 3D space. The mapping process may involve mapping the drawing onto a surface of an existing graphical object in the 3D space, or, mapping the drawing onto a user-specified plane in the 3D space. The drawing may represent a user's interpretation of a geological feature present on the graphical object surface. The graphical object may represent an object of significance in hydrocarbon exploration and production, e.g., an interpreted section or horizon in the earth's subsurface.03-31-2011
20120120067DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - In a display apparatus, a frame rate converter divides an image signal into a first image frame for a left eye and a second image frame for a right eye, and generates a first intermediate image frame and a second intermediate image frame. A timing controller converts the first and second image frames to a first compensation frame and a second compensation frame, respectively, and sequentially provides the first compensation frame, the first intermediate image frame, the second compensation frame, and the second intermediate image frame to a data driver. The data driver converts the first and second compensation frames to left-eye and right-eye data voltages, respectively, and converts the first and second intermediate image frames to a predetermined black data voltage.05-17-2012
20120120064Information Processing Apparatus, Stereoscopic Display Method, and Program - An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus may include a determination unit configured to determine a first spatial position of a portion of an operating tool disposed within a threshold distance of a surface of the determination unit. The first spatial position may be determined relative to the determination unit surface in a depth direction. The apparatus may also include a control unit configured to define a first size of a stereoscopic image, based on at least the first spatial position, and generate a signal to display the stereoscopic image at the first stereoscopic image size.05-17-2012
20120120063IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device includes an input section where performing of input of an operation on a display image is possible using a multi-viewpoint image, a parallax detection section which detects the parallax of each image which configures the multi-viewpoint image, and a parallax control section which adjusts parallax of the multi-viewpoint image in a case where it is at least possible to perform an operation on the display image using the input section.05-17-2012
20120120062METHOD AND DEVICE FOR 3D OBJECT PROTECTION BY PERMUTATION OF COORDINATES OF ITS POINTS - A 3D object is protected by a first device that receives the 3D object, permutes the coordinates of at least one dimension of at least some of the points of the 3D object to obtain a protected 3D object, and outputs the protected 3D object. The coordinates of the dimensions are preferably permuted independently of the permutations of the other dimensions. The protected 3D object is unprotected by a second device (05-17-2012
20120120061INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus may include a determination unit configured to determine a position on a surface of the determination unit corresponding to a contact between a portion of an operating tool and the determination unit surface. The apparatus may also include a definition unit configured to define a first display position of a first stereoscopic image, and a generation unit configured to generate a second stereoscopic image in response to the contact. A control unit may be configured to generate a signal to display the first stereoscopic image at the first display position and display the second stereoscopic image at a second display position, the first and second display positioned being within a predetermined distance of the contact position.05-17-2012
20120120060INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus may include a determination unit configured to determine a first spatial position of a portion of an operating tool disposed within a threshold distance of a surface of the determination unit. The first spatial position may be determined relative to the determination unit surface in a depth direction. The apparatus may also include a control unit configured to generate a first signal to display a stereoscopic image to a user at a first display position. The first display position may be disposed within a predetermined distance of the first spatial position.05-17-2012
20120120056COMPUTER, MONITOR, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING 3D IMAGE THEREOF - A computer, a monitor, a recording medium, and a method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) image thereof are provided. The method of providing the 3D includes: generating a left eye image frame and a right eye image frame corresponding to a frame of an input 3D image; inserting an indicator indicating whether a current frame, among the left eye image frame and the right eye image frame, is a left eye image or a right eye image to a specific pixel of the current frame; and outputting, to a monitor, an image signal comprising the left eye image frame and the right eye image frame, to at least one of which the indicator is inserted.05-17-2012
20120120055THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Provided are an image processing apparatus and an image processing method, the image processing apparatus including: a parallax estimation unit which estimates parallax with respect to a left eye image and a right eye image of a three-dimensional (3D) image; a horizontal movement value determination unit which determines a horizontal movement value using the estimated parallax; a horizontal movement unit which horizontally moves the left eye image and the right eye image based on the horizontal movement value; and a controller which calculates a chronological change rate of the estimated parallax for a predetermined time, determines whether the chronological change rate is greater than a predetermined threshold, and if the chronological change rate is greater, limits the horizontal movement value to a predetermined range and controls the horizontal movement unit to horizontally move the left eye image and the right eye image based on the limited horizontal movement value.05-17-2012
20120120054SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMAL ITERATION WORKFLOW FOR IMAGE SEQUENCE DEPTH ENHANCEMENT - Movies to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D->3D) are broken into backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background and motion elements are combined into composite frame which becomes a visual reference database that includes data for all frame offsets used later for the computer controlled application of masks within a sequence of frames. Masks are applied to subsequent frames of motion objects based on various differentiating image processing methods, including automated mask fitting/reshaping. Colors/depths are automatically applied with masks throughout a scene from the composite background and to motion objects. Areas never exposed by motion or foreground objects may be partially or fully realistically drawn/rendered/applied to the occluded areas and applied throughout the images to generate artifact-free secondary viewpoints during 2D->3D conversion. Iterative workflow is eliminated for simple artifact correction through real-time manipulation of images to avoid re-rendering of images and associated delays of sending work product to other workgroups for correction.05-17-2012
20120120053APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL 3D OBJECTS - A digital 3D object processing apparatus is provided, for processing a digital 3D object comprising a plurality of sub-objects belonging to one of a plurality of digital 3D object formats, comprising: a communication unit coupled to a first outer computer through a network; an interface unit coupled to the communication unit, receiving an instruction from the first outer computer; and a control command unit coupled to the communication unit, transmitting a control command to the first outer computer, wherein the first outer computer establishes a relative position of the plurality of sub-objects according to the control command, and transmits the relative position and the plurality of sub-objects to the communication unit.05-17-2012
20120120052AUTOMATIC TOLERANCING OF GEOMETRICAL TEMPLATES - A system for tolerancing geometrical templates upgrades the geometrical template to include a unique identifier and index corresponding to each sub-feature of the template. The upgraded template is associated to a set of 3D annotations and the association is stored in a catalog which uses the unique identifier as an index. Upon instantiation of the geometrical template, a list of corresponding tolerance templates are retrieved and displayed for selection, and a selected tolerance template is then instantiated onto the geometrical template.05-17-2012
20120120051Method and system for displaying stereoscopic images - Stereoscopic images are projected on a display device from an image source according to adaptive parameters which are adjusted according to the current positions of the projector, the screen and a user wearing a 3D viewing device. By detecting the distance between the projector and the screen and the distance between the 3D viewing device and the screen during a 3D presentation, the adaptive parameters may automatically be adjusted in order to provide the best and most comfortable 3D viewing environment. Or, the recommended values of the adaptive parameters which result in the best and most comfortable 3D viewing environment may be provided to the user for manual adjustment.05-17-2012
20120120050Dual-mode two-dimensional/three-dimensional display - In one exemplary embodiment, method includes: showing, in 2D mode, a two-dimensional image based on 2D data; in response to a trigger to switch the 2D mode to S3D mode to show a stereoscopic three-dimensional image, showing, in the S3D mode, a first intermediate image based on the 2D image data, the first intermediate image utilizes the 2D data as both left and right data for the S3D mode, where 3D data includes S3D left and right data; showing, in the S3D mode, a second intermediate image based on the 3D data, where the second intermediate image utilizes one of the S3D left and right data as both the left and right data for the S3D; and showing, in the S3D mode, the S3D image based on the 3D data, where the S3D image utilizes the S3D left and right data as the left and right image data.05-17-2012
20110069063CATHETER RF ABLATION USING SEGMENTATION-BASED 2D-3D REGISTRATION - A method for registering a two-dimensional image of a cardiocirculatory structure and a three-dimensional image of the cardiocirculatory structure includes acquiring a three-dimensional image including the cardiocirculatory structure using a first imaging modality. The acquired three-dimensional image is projected into two-dimensions to produce a two-dimensional projection image of the cardiocirculatory structure. A structure of interest is segmented either from the three-dimensional image prior to projection or from the projection image subsequent to projection. A two-dimensional image of the cardiocirculatory structure is acquired using a second imaging modality. The structure of interest is segmented from the acquired two-dimensional image. A first distance map is generated based on the two-dimensional projection image and a second distance map is generated based on the acquired two-dimensional image. A registration of the three-dimensional image and the two-dimensional image is performed by minimizing a difference between the first and second distance maps.03-24-2011
20110248991METHOD OF CONTROLLING 3D GLASSES, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL TERMINAL, AND 3D GLASSES, DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTROL TERMINAL AND 3D DISPLAY SYSTEM THEREOF - Methods of controlling three-dimensional (3D) glasses, a display apparatus, and a control terminal for controlling brightness of a 3D image, and the 3D glasses, the display apparatus, the control terminal, and a 3D display system related to the same are provided. The method of controlling the 3D glasses includes: obtaining a control signal related to controlling brightness of an image; and controlling a shutter of the 3D glasses according to the obtained control signal.10-13-2011
20130162641METHOD OF PRESENTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT WITH DISPARITY ADJUSTMENTS - Visual discomfort from depth jumps in 3D video content is reduced or avoided by detecting the occurrence of a depth jump and by Input video changing the disparity of a group of received image frames including the frames at the depth jump in order to adjust the perceived depth in a smooth transition across the group of image frames from a first disparity value to a second disparity value. Depth jumps may be detected, for instance, when content is switched from one 3D shot to another 3D shot.06-27-2013
20110254834STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention may provide a stereoscopic image display device capable of preventing crosstalk or reduction of viewing angles upon displaying stereoscopic images, and improving image quality such as contrast ratio; an optical filter for the stereoscopic image display device; polarizing glasses for observing stereoscopic images; or a method of improving stereoscopic image quality.10-20-2011
20110254833MESH ESTIMATION OF TERRAIN - A method for generating a three dimensional grid of terrain includes receiving data representing a three-dimensional point cloud and generating a plurality of slices of the data. The method evaluates the slices using a swarm intelligence algorithm. The method is able to identify both terrain and objects. The terrain can also be identified as traversable terrain.10-20-2011
20110248990GENERATION OF A MODIFIED 3D IMAGE OF AN OBJECT COMPRISING TOOL MARKS - There is provided a method for generating a 3D representation of an object, comprising: acquiring 3D topographic data representative of at least one portion of the object having a macroscopic form and microscopic features; separating the 3D topographic data into microscopic data representative of the microscopic features and macroscopic data representative of the macroscopic form; independently scaling one of the microscopic data and the macroscopic data in order to enhance the microscopic features with respect to the macroscopic form, thereby obtaining scaled topographic data; and generating a 3D image using the scaled topographic data, thereby obtaining a modified representation having enhanced microscopic features for the at least one portion of the object.10-13-2011
20110175902MULTILAYER DISPLAY DEVICE - A multilayer display system includes a first layer operable to display a first display signal comprising a first group of data, a second layer positioned in front of the first layer and operable to display a second display signal comprising a second group of data, and a first graphics processing unit connected to the first layer. The first graphics processing unit may be configured to transmit the first display signal to the first layer. The multilayer display system further includes a second graphics processing unit connected to the second layer. The second graphics processing unit may be configured to transmit the second display signal to the second layer.07-21-2011
20110148865METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC RIGGING AND SHAPE SURFACE TRANSFER OF 3D STANDARD MESH MODEL BASED ON MUSCLE AND NURBS BY USING PARAMETRIC CONTROL - The present invention relates to a method for automatic rigging and shape surface transfer of a 3-D standard mesh model based on muscles and Nurbs by using parametric control. The method for automatic rigging and appearance surface transfer of 3-D standard mesh model based on muscle and Nurbs by using parametric control includes: extracting a joint-skeleton structure from scan data of dynamic objects having a skeleton structure, or input 3-D mesh models, generating a muscle and a appearance surface based on anatomy information, and generating a standard mesh model that approximates the appearance of the models by using the extracted joint-skeleton structure and the generated muscle and appearance surface; and performing the transfer of the standard mesh model by controlling the parameter so that the occupying error between the multi-view image information of the dynamic objects and the projection image information of the approximating standard mesh model is in the predetermined allowable error range.06-23-2011
20090322739Visual Interactions with Analytics - Visual interaction with an analytics-driven model view composition application. The application includes a data-model binding component that binds input data to model parameters, an analytics solver component that solves for remaining unknown model parameters, and a view composition component that generates a view composition using the model parameters. In one visual interaction, various solutions of the model are provided in alternative views of various view compositions in a single integrated composition. In another interaction, regardless of whether there are multiple view compositions illustrated in a single integrated view, there might be visual prompts in the view composition that suggest an adjustment to make that might move the value of a particular model parameter in a desired direction.12-31-2009
20090284525HIGH FIDELTY ANAGLYPHS UTILIZING A FAR-RED PRIMARY COLOR - Four primary colors may be used to render anaglyphs with a full color gamut. The first image of a stereoscopic pair may be rendered in three primary colors while the second image of a stereoscopic pair may be rendered in a fourth primary color. The first image may be rendered in green and blue primary colors and a third primary color which may be a yellow, orange or red. The second image of the anaglyph may be rendered in a red or far-red primary color. A first color filter for viewing the first image may transmit light with wavelengths shorter than an edge wavelength λ11-19-2009
20090231328VIRTUAL WEB STORE WITH PRODUCT IMAGES - A three dimensional web store having product images is created. Three dimensional product images are rendered from manufacturing information instead of the products themselves. The location of all products, advertisements, aisles, signs, and displays is determined for a real world store. The web store is then created using three dimensional internet or virtual world viewing and maneuvering capabilities, to appear identical to the real world store.09-17-2009
20080246756Pictorial representation of three-dimensional data records - The invention relates to a method for the pictorial representation of a three-dimensional measuring data record, comprising the creation of the three-dimensional measured data record by means of a computer tomographic or nuclear spin tomographic device, the processing of a first subset of the three-dimensional measured data record for a pictorial reproduction in a first pictorial representation in a first representation layer, and the processing of at least one second subset of the three-dimensional measured data record for a pictorial reproduction in at least one second pictorial representation in at least one second representation layer, wherein at least one value of at least one orientation parameter for the determination of the orientation of the at least one second representation layer with respect to the first representation layer can be selected by means of a control device.10-09-2008
20080246758TERRAIN MODELING BASED ON CURVED SURFACE AREA - A terrain modeling system provides a terrain model having variable resolution. The system receives an input terrain made up of raster points. The system identifies raster points that differ in height from an adjacent raster point by a threshold. The system interpolates the identified raster points to calculate one or more B-spline surfaces. The surfaces correspond to a multi-dimensional representation of a physical terrain.10-09-2008
20120169711Method and apparatus for removing image artifacts in display related mode changes - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed. A first image display mode is provided at a display of an apparatus. The first image display mode includes mapping first data from a display frame memory. The first data corresponds to the first image display mode. A second image display mode is provided at the display. The second image display mode includes mapping second data from the display frame memory. The second data corresponds to the second image display mode. The first image display mode is switched to the second image display mode when only a portion of the second data is detected at the display frame memory.07-05-2012
20120169717COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM - If a stereoscopic display mode is selected, the angle of view of each of a pair of perspective-projection virtual cameras and a distance between the perspective-projection virtual cameras are determined based on an output signal from a 3D adjustment switch. Based on these perspective-projection virtual cameras, an image for right eye and an image for left eye are rendered, and a stereoscopically visible image is generated based on these images. If a planar display mode is selected, a single orthogonal-projection virtual camera is used to generate a planarly visible image.07-05-2012
20120200564PLASMA DISPLAY DEVICE DRIVE METHOD, PLASMA DISPLAY DEVICE AND PLASMA DISPLAY SYSTEM - A high-quality stereoscopic image is displayed by suppressing crosstalk between an image for the right eye and an image for the left eye and stabilizing an address discharge. For this purpose, in the method for driving the plasma display apparatus, an image for the right eye and an image for the left eye are alternately displayed on the plasma display panel by alternately repeating a field for the right eye and a field for the left eye. In each of the field for the right eye and the field for the left eye, the subfield having the smallest luminance weight is placed first, the subfield having the largest luminance weight is placed next, and the other subfields are placed thereafter so as to have luminance weights sequentially decreasing.08-09-2012
20120200563SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZING SPATIAL DISTORTION IN 3D IMAGING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for characterizing spatial distortions in location data determined by an imaging system, for example as employed in imaged guided therapy. A three dimensional phantom is custom formed for a desired imaging space of a given imaging system. The phantom includes a large plurality of control points fixed rigidly in space to a high degree of known accuracy. The phantom is fixed to a stereotactic frame defining a known calibrated reference or zero and imaged. An algorithm customized for the phantom determines the spatial locations of the control points. A comparison is made between the known and the determined spatial locations for at least a subset of the control points. The comparison results in indicia for any determined spatial distortions observed. The raw image data can be manipulated to compensate for any spatial distortion. The control points can have fixed locations known to an accuracy of 100.mu. or better. The algorithm can determine an initial estimate for the detected location of a control point accurate to .+−.0.5 pixel or better.08-09-2012
20120200560IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A three-dimensional medical image is obtained, and displayed on a display screen. An input position by a user on the display screen and an input operation by the user are received. If the received input position is located in a center region of the display screen, rotation processing is performed on the three-dimensional medical image based on the received input operation. If the received input position is located in a region other than the center region, region specification processing is performed on the displayed three-dimensional medical image based on the received input operation. The region specification processing specifies a closed curve on the display screen based on the received input operation, and deletes a part of the three-dimensional medical image, and the part being an inside or an outside of a cylinder extending from the specified closed curve toward the depth direction of the display screen.08-09-2012
20120200559GRAPHIC PROCESSING UNIT AND METHOD FOR DECOMPRESSING DATA - A graphic processing unit (GPU) and method for decompressing compressed 3-dimensional (3D) compressed data. The GPU may extract segment information by analyzing a compressed data header and decompress segments included in a bit stream based on the segment information.08-09-2012
20120169722METHOD AND APPARATUS GENERATING MULTI-VIEW IMAGES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - A method and apparatus for generating multi-view images are provided. An error suspicious area may be detected from a reference view image. A foreground-first image may be generated by foreground-first warping including regarding the error suspicious area as a foreground, and a background-first image may be generated by background-first warping including regarding the error suspicious area as a background. The foreground-first image and the background-first image may be blended, and an output view image in a predetermined viewpoint may be generated.07-05-2012
20120169724APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY RENDERING SUBPIXEL - A rendering apparatus and method in a light field display may determine positions of eyes of a user, may determine a subpixel emitting a ray that enters the eyes, based on the positions of the eyes, among a plurality of subpixels forming a three-dimensional (3D) pixel, and may display a stereoscopic image on the light field display based on a pixel value of the determined subpixel.07-05-2012
20090146997Apparatus for displaying wiring - The present invention provides an apparatus which displays a plan wiring diagram and three-dimensional layout diagram by associating them with each other so that they can be viewed easily. A apparatus for displaying wiring includes a first storage for storing an image of a plan wiring diagram which shows parts and wirings and a second storage for storing a three-dimensional layout of an apparatus which incorporates the parts and the wirings, and a third storage for storing intermediate images transitional between a starting image in the plan wiring diagram and an ending image of a shape of the corresponding wiring in the three-dimensional layout. A processor displays the plan wiring diagram on the display device by retrieving the plan wiring diagram from the first storage based on a user's selection, and retrieves the intermediate images of a wiring from the third storage when the wiring is selected from the plan wiring diagram and displays transitions to the shape shown in the three-dimensional layout.06-11-2009
20080309660THREE DIMENSIONAL RENDERING OF DISPLAY INFORMATION - Game data is rendered in three dimensions in the GPU of a game console. A left camera view and a right camera view are generated from a single camera view. The left and right camera positions are derived as an offset from a default camera. The focal distance of the left and right cameras is infinity. A game developer does not have to encode dual images into a specific hardware format. When a viewer sees the two slightly offset images, the user's brain combines the two offset images into a single 3D image to give the illusion that objects either pop out from or recede into the display screen. In another embodiment, individual, private video is rendered, on a single display screen, for different viewers. Rather than rendering two similar offset images, two completely different images are rendered allowing each player to view only one of the images.12-18-2008
20120032948SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING VIDEO IMAGES FOR CAMERA RECREATION - Embodiments use point clouds to recreate a camera. The point cloud of the object may be formed from analysis of two dimensional images taken by the camera. Once the virtual camera has been formed, the camera may be used in the process of generating stereoscopic three dimensional images of the scene within the 2D images.02-09-2012
20090128550Computing system supporting parallel 3D graphics processes based on the division of objects in 3D scenes - A computing system supporting parallel 3D graphics processes based on the division of objects in 3D scenes. The computing system includes (i) a CPU memory space for storing one or more graphics-based applications and a graphics library for generating graphics commands and data (GCAD) during the run-time of the graphics-based applications, (ii) one or more CPUs for executing the graphics-based applications, and (iii) parallel graphics processing system (PGPS) having multiple graphics processing pipelines (GPPLs), supporting object division based parallelism among the GPPLs, and performing pixel depth value comparison within each GPPL using a common global depth map (GDM) during pixel rendering processing.05-21-2009
20110175904PERCEPTUALLY-BASED COMPENSATION OF UNINTENDED LIGHT POLLUTION OF IMAGES FOR PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEMS - Where images are displayed such that unintended light is also included and that light cannot be fully subtracted from the displayed image, an image processor compensates by compensating for the remaining light using perceptual models. In some cases, the perceptual model includes a plurality of user sensitivities and computation is performed, at least in part, based on expected user sensitivity to light pollution in portions of the images. The perceptual model might include a contrast sensitivity function, threshold-vs-intensity, saliency prediction and visual masking. The model might include artist indications of view attention. A light pollution likelihood map might be used to reduce the amount of computation needed, using a likelihood measure to determine an amount of computation to perform.07-21-2011
20090085912Full-Color Anaglyph Three-Dimensional Display - Methods and systems for displaying full-color three-dimensional imagery are provided. A first color set, having a first color spectrum, is defined to include a first set of LEDs. The first color set is assigned to a first color-coded image perspective. A second color set, having a second color spectrum, is defined to include a second set of LEDs. The second color set is assigned to a second color-coded image perspective. The full-color three-dimensional imagery is caused by activating, alternatively, at least two LEDs of the first color set or the second color set and one LED of a remaining color set and displaying the three-dimensional image based on the first image perspective and the second image perspective.04-02-2009
20080266286GENERATION OF A PARTICLE SYSTEM USING A GEOMETRY SHADER - A geometry shader of a graphics processor is configured to generate at least a portion of a particle system. The geometry shader receives vertex data including a reference set of vertices. The geometry shader also receives control data including information on how to create additional vertices for the particle system using the vertex data. The geometry shader processes the vertex data and control data to generate the additional vertices for the particle system. In some embodiments, the control data also includes information on other attributes of the generated vertices.10-30-2008
20080278484SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING HAPTIC SYSTEMS AND SIMULATED ENVIRONMENTS - A method is provided for simulating interaction between a tool and an object. The method involves: providing a tool model for simulating the tool in a simulated environment; providing a mesh for simulating the object in the simulated environment, the mesh comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of first force functions between pairs of nodes, each first force function being a function of a distance between its corresponding pair of nodes; and deforming the mesh in response to interaction between the tool model and the mesh in the simulated environment. Deforming the mesh may involve: displacing one or more initially displaced nodes; and displacing one or more level-one-connected nodes, displacement of each level-one-connected node dependent on at least one first force function between the level-one-connected node and a corresponding one of the one or more initially displaced nodes.11-13-2008
20080303813METHOD FOR RECORDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DATA AND MEDIUM RECORDING THE SAME - Disclosed is a method of storing scene comprising a three-dimensional image, which has been generated by converting an image input an apparatus supporting photographing of the three-dimensional image, into a recording medium. The method includes: loading, in a predetermined file type field, image type information indicating one of a single stereoscopic image and a synthetic image including a monoscopic image and a stereoscopic image; loading, in a configurative information container field, scene descriptor information indicating temporal and spatial relations between a plurality of media objects included in the three-dimensional image, object configurative information indicating object attributes of each media object of said plurality of media objects and a configurative relation between encoded streams of each of the media objects of said plurality, configurative information of the encoded streams, first metadata between the plurality of media objects, and second metadata between each media object of the plurality and the encoded stream thereof, and loading, in a media data container field, a bit stream of each media object included in the three-dimensional image, a bit stream for the first metadata, and a bit stream for the second metadata.12-11-2008
20110254835SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CREATION OF 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - The invention relates to a method and system for generating a 3-dimensional image on a 2-dimensional display of a device. The method includes the steps of receiving an image in image processor means and using the image processor means to determine at least two pixels layers in the image. A proximity value is then assigned to each pixel layer wherein the proximity value is indicative of a depth perception of the pixel layer relative to a user of a device having a display screen. An instruction module is then coupled to the image operative to cause each pixel layer to move along an axis of orientation on the 2-dimensional display of the device and at a velocity rate dependent upon the proximity value assigned to the pixel layer.10-20-2011
20090231327METHOD FOR VISUALIZATION OF POINT CLOUD DATA - Method for providing a color representation of three-dimensional range data (09-17-2009
20110164036AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE - An autostereoscopic display device comprising a view forming module in registration with an image forming means. The image forming means has an orthogonal array of display pixels spatially defined by an opaque matrix. The view forming module provides at least two optical functions, namely a view forming function and a brightness non-uniformity reducing function. The view forming function modifies the direction of outputs of the display pixels such that the outputs of groups of the display pixels are projected in respective different directions as a plurality of views. The view forming function is provided by an array of parallel lenticular lenses arranged across the view forming module and having a first pitch. The brightness non-uniformity reducing function spreads the outputs of the display pixels such that brightness non-uniformities caused by imaging of the opaque matrix are reduced. The brightness non-uniformity reducing function defines a second pitch across the view forming module less than the first pitch, and further defines an effective spreading angle in a plane perpendicular to axes of the view forming elements substantially equal to or less than the angle between adjacent views projected by the view forming function. The brightness non-uniformity reducing function is provided by an array of lenses or a diffuser. In the case of an array of lenses, these lenses may be integrated with the lenticular lenses providing the view forming function in the form of lenses having a polygonal cross section.07-07-2011
20110164029Working with 3D Objects - Three-dimensional objects can be generated based on two-dimensional objects. A first user input identifying a 2D object presented in a user interface can be detected, and a second user input including a 3D gesture input that includes a movement in proximity to a surface can be detected. A 3D object can be generated based on the 2D object according to the first and second user inputs, and the 3D object can be presented in the user interface.07-07-2011
20080252637VIRTUAL REALITY-BASED TELECONFERENCING - A virtual reality environment is applied to teleconferencing such that the environment is used to enter into a teleconference.10-16-2008
20100321383METHOD FOR SIMULATING OPERATION OF OBJECT AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - An image processing apparatus comprises a simulation unit which performs a simulation of operation of an object and a display unit which generates based on a result of the simulation an image in which a virtual object is operating and displays the image. The apparatus further comprises a calculating unit which calculates a position and orientation of a predetermined part of an observer who observes the virtual object being displayed, and a generating unit which generates a parameter for use in the simulation based on the position and orientation of the predetermined part of the observer and the position and orientation of the virtual object. This structure makes it possible to set parameters of simulation in a virtual-reality or mixed-reality space through manipulation performed by the observer.12-23-2010
20100321379SERVER FOR PROVIDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENTS AND METHOD THEREOF, AND TERMINAL FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a 3D contents providing service. A 3D contents providing server includes a 3D contents providing request receiver for receiving a 3D contents providing request through a communication network, a subscriber manager for checking a communication terminal to which the 3D contents will be provided when the 3D contents providing request is received, a 3D contents selecting extractor for receiving 3D contents selecting information to be provided to the checked communication terminal and extracting the selected 3D contents, and a 3D contents provider for providing the extracted 3D contents to the communication terminal, and the 3D contents include side information provided to the communication terminal and output by the communication terminal.12-23-2010
20100321381Image Processing Method and Associated Apparatus for Rendering Three-dimensional Effect Using Two-dimensional Image - An image processing apparatus is for rendering a three-dimensional (3D) effect by transforming a first quadrilateral image to a second quadrilateral image. The apparatus includes a target image determining unit, a block determining unit and a graphic unit. The target image determining unit generates an outline associated with the second quadrilateral image according to the first quadrilateral image and the 3D effect. The block determining unit divides an area within the outline into a plurality of second blocks and correspondingly determines a plurality of first blocks from the first quadrilateral image. The graphic unit scales image data of the first blocks to respectively generate image data of the second blocks to obtain the second quadrilateral image.12-23-2010
20100321378Computer Method and Apparatus Providing Interactive Control and Remote Identity Through In-World Proxy - Computer method and apparatus render views of a computer generated virtual world to a remote viewer. The invention method and apparatus establish an avatar of a resident user as a proxy on behalf of the remote viewer. The computer node of the resident user exports proxy avatar views of the virtual world to the remote viewer. The remote viewer computer renders the exported virtual world views without executing virtual world application programs.12-23-2010
20100321377System and method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems to provide an augmented reality - There is provided a system and method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method for integrating multiple virtual rendering systems for outputting a composite render to a display, comprising obtaining a first environment data from a first virtual rendering system using a first camera view, obtaining a second environment data from a second virtual rendering system using a second camera view, rendering the composite render by processing the first environment and the second environment, and outputting the composite render to the display. Additionally, the first environment data and second environment data may depend on synchronized or corresponding inputs, and display priority algorithms or masking algorithms may be used to determine virtual and real object display priority.12-23-2010
20120200562STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A stereoscopic image display apparatus according an embodiment includes: an elemental image display unit having a display face in which pixels having sub-pixels are arranged in a matrix form, the display face being divided into a plurality of elemental images for display; and an optical plate provided on a viewer side of the elemental image display unit, the optical plate having a plurality of lenses arranged periodically with respect to the display face to be respectively associated with the plurality of elemental images, each of the lenses controlling light rays from the pixels which display an associated elemental image. In each lens, the sub-pixels which display an elemental image associated with the lens differing in isolation degree between adjacent sub-pixels depending upon whether a location is in a central portion of the lens or in a peripheral portion of the lens.08-09-2012
20080204449ENABLEMENT OF VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES THROUGH ADVERTISEMENT EXPOSURE - The present invention relates to the enablement of virtual universe functions and features through advertisement exposure. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: viewing, by the avatar, advertising content within the virtual environment; and earning a number of points for viewing the advertising content.08-28-2008
20080204452MAXIMIZE DATA VISIBILITY USING SLATED VIEWER - A slanted viewer is provided to maximize data visibility. In the context of computer graphics and a rendering technique, the slanted viewer's use of three-dimensional rendering provides an instant view of full data without compromising the visibility of other view areas or data and with minimum user interactions. The slanted viewer combines the use of two-dimensional and three-dimensional concepts to enhance, as well as to preserve, a well-established user interaction environment and navigation system. The slanted viewer serves effectively in viewers showing extended length of text or objects horizontally.08-28-2008
201102610543D IMAGE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A 3D image control apparatus is provided which prevents unevenness of luminance in an observed image on a screen caused in a 3D image viewing system including an impulse type display device and liquid crystal shutter glasses.10-27-2011
20110164037AERIAL IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS, AERIAL IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVNG AERIAL IMAGE GENERATING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - An apparatus and method generating a road image including no features such as trees and tunnels hiding or covering a road surface. A mobile measuring apparatus installed in a vehicle may acquire a distance and orientation point cloud, a camera image, GPS observation information, a gyro measurement value, and an odometer measurement value, while moving in a target area. The position and attitude localizing apparatus may localize the position and attitude of the vehicle based on the GPS observation information, the gyro measurement value and the odometer measurement value. The point cloud generating apparatus may generate a point cloud based on the camera image, the distance and orientation point cloud, and a position and attitude localized value. The point cloud orthoimage generating apparatus may extract points close to a road surface exclusively from the point cloud by removing points higher than the road surface, orthographically project each extracted point onto a horizontal plane, and generate a point cloud orthoimage. The point cloud orthoimage may show the road surface including no features covering or hiding the road surface.07-07-2011
20110164035METHOD OF MOTION COMPENSATION FOR TRANS-CATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION07-07-2011
20110164034APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE SUPPORTING MIXED TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAYS - Application programming interfaces (APIs) are provided that enable applications to display two-dimensional and three-dimensional content in regions of a display screen. A first command is received from an application directing at least in part a first configuration of a first region of the screen to support the three-dimensional content. The first command is responded to by sending a first configuration request to place the screen in a three-dimensional mode within the first region. A second command is received directing at least in part a second configuration of a second region of the screen to support the two-dimensional content. The second command is responded to by sending a second configuration request to place the screen in mode corresponding to a two-dimensional mode within the second region.07-07-2011
20110164032Three-Dimensional User Interface - Methods and systems for interfacing a computer system are provided, which include capturing three-dimensional image maps over time of at least a part of a control element such as the body of a human subject, generating a three-dimensional representation of scene elements by driving a three-dimensional display with a second sequence of three-dimensional maps of scene elements. The two sequences of maps are correlated to detect a direction and speed of movement of the part of the body with respect to the scene elements. A relationship of the direction and speed of movement to at least one of the scene elements is established. A computer application is controlled according to the relationship that is established.07-07-2011
20110164030Virtual camera control using motion control systems for augmented reality - There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a motion control system to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a motion control system for outputting a composite render to a display, the method comprising obtaining, from the motion control system, a robotic camera configuration of a robotic camera in a real environment, programming the virtual rendering system using the robotic camera configuration to correspondingly control a virtual camera in a virtual environment, obtaining a virtually rendered feed using the virtual camera, capturing a video capture feed using the robotic camera, rendering the composite render by processing the feeds, and outputting the composite render to the display.07-07-2011
20110164033ULTRASONIC INSPECTION DEVICE AND ULTRASONIC INSPECTION METHOD - An ultrasonic inspection device allows position adjustment of three-dimensional inspection data and shape data to be easily performed on a display screen and allows a defect echo and a shape echo to be quickly identified. A calculator generates the three-dimensional inspection data from waveforms stored in a data storage unit. A three-dimensional display unit displays the three-dimensional inspection data generated by the calculator and the three-dimensional shape data on an object to be inspected. The calculator corrects the relative displayed positions of the three-dimensional inspection data and the three-dimensional shape data on the basis of a coordinate system defined by points and a surface that constitute a part of the three-dimensional shape data displayed by the three-dimensional display unit, and causes the three-dimensional display unit to display the three-dimensional inspection data and the three-dimensional shape data while the three-dimensional inspection data and the three-dimensional shape data overlap each other.07-07-2011
20110164031NOVEL IMPLEMENTATION OF TOTAL VARIATION (TV) MINIMIZATION ITERATIVE RECONSTRUCTION ALGORITHM SUITABLE FOR PARALLEL COMPUTATION - The CT imaging system optimizes its image generation by frequently updating an image and adaptively minimizing the total variation in an iterative reconstruction algorithm using many or sparse views under both normal and interior reconstructions. The projection data is grouped into N subsets, and after each of the N subsets is processed by the ordered subsets simultaneous algebraic reconstruction technique (OSSART), the image volume is updated. During the OSSART, no coefficients is cached in the system matrix. This approach is intrinsically parallel and can be implemented with a GPU card. Due to the more frequent image update and the variable step value, an image quality has improved.07-07-2011
20110164028METHOD AND DEVICES FOR CALIBRATING A DISPLAY UNIT COMPRISING A DISPLAY AND AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC ADAPTER DISC - A method and a device for calibration (or “electronic” adjustment) of a display unit are provided and include a display and autostereoscopic adapter disc, particularly provided for fixing to the display. A method and advice for generation or playback of 3D images by the display unit including autostereoscopic adapter disc and display are also provided. Misalignment of the adapted disc with the display are compensated for by corresponding adjustment of the image display on the display.07-07-2011
20130120374IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - A parallax amount between the plurality of images for each subject on the images is calculated, a subject is identified as a subject targeted for display position adjustment, in a case where the subject having an absolute parallax value which exceeds a predetermined amount is successively pictured in more than a predetermined number of frames, using a cross point provisionally set for the plurality of images as a reference, and parallax is adjusted such that the absolute parallax value of the subject targeted for display position adjustment does not exceed a predetermined amount after adjustment.05-16-2013
20110032251METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TEXTURE COMPRESSION IN A SYSTEM HAVING AN AVC DECODING AND A 3D ENGINE - A texture compression engine of a graphics device receives an uncompressed texture of a 3D graphic application. The received uncompressed texture is transcoded into an AVC reference picture stream. A plurality of mipmaps is constructed from the received uncompressed texture. The texture compression engine determines a texture compression rate based on available memory capacities. The texture compression engine compresses the received texture and its mipmaps at the determined texture compression rate. The compressed texture and mipmaps are further transcoded into the AVC reference picture stream and stored. The transcoded texture and mipmaps comprise either RGB or YCbCr components for a RGB uncompressed texture. The transcoded texture and mipmaps comprise monochrome or luma components for an ARGB uncompressed texture. A graphics accelerator in the graphics device is operable to acquire the stored texture and mipmaps for a 3D graphics scene. The acquired texture and mipmaps are decompressed by AVC decoding.02-10-2011
20130169621METHOD OF CREATING AND TRANSFORMING A FACE MODEL AND RELATED SYSTEM - An input 2D face image is uploaded from a client device with low computation ability to a web server with high computation ability. The web server is configured to provide a parametric model associated with the transformation of a specific facial attribute according to an input 2D face image received from the client device. The client device may thus perform real-time facial feature transformation efficiently.07-04-2013
20130169622STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEM AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A stereoscopic display system including a display apparatus and an image guiding plate is provided. The display apparatus provides diverge images. The display apparatus includes a plurality of stereoscopic display unit groups. Each of the stereoscopic display unit groups includes at least one stereoscopic display unit. Each of the stereoscopic display units includes a plurality of pixel groups. In each of the stereoscopic display units, the pixel groups provide a plurality of image beams corresponding to parts of the diverge images. Different stereoscopic display units correspond to different parts of the diverge images. The image guiding plate is disposed on a transmission path of the image beams. The image guiding plate includes a plurality of optical structures arranged periodically, so as to respectively guide the image beams to a plurality of directions. Furthermore, an image display method of the foregoing stereoscopic display system is provided.07-04-2013
20130169623DISPLAY APPARATUS, GLASSES APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DEPTH - A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes; a plurality of receivers which receives a plurality of contents; a signal processor which generates image frames by processing the plurality of contents; an output unit which outputs a plurality of content views by combining the image frames of each of the plurality of contents; a synchronization signal generator which generates a synchronization signal to synchronize a plurality of glass apparatuses matched to the plurality of content views; an interface unit which transmits the synchronization signal to the glass apparatus; and a controller which, when a depth control command for one of the plurality of content views is input, controls the signal processor to adjust the depth of one of the plurality of content views.07-04-2013
20130169624METHOD FOR VISUALIZING THE QUALITY OF AN ABLATION PROCESS - A method for visualizing the quality of an ablation process with a processing and display unit is provided. A 3D dataset of an anatomical object and a 3D image model of an ablation instrument are provided, wherein the 3D image model models at least the surface of the ablation instrument. A position and an alignment of the 3D image model of the ablation instrument within the anatomical object is specified, wherein the 3D image model of the ablation instrument is incorporated into the 3D dataset of the anatomical object. At least a part of the incorporated 3D image model of the ablation instrument and of the 3D dataset of the anatomical object is presented and at least one characteristic quality value is determined as a function of the location of the 3D image model of the ablation instrument in relation to the anatomical object.07-04-2013
20120147002VIRTUAL CELLULAR STAINING - Systems and methods are used to display cell structures of a biological cell. A plurality of cell structures of a biological cell is stored and for each cell structure of the plurality of cell structures one or more stain colors are stored. A selected cell structure is received from an input device. One or more stain colors of the selected cell structure are retrieved. The one or more stain colors of the selected cell structure are displayed. A selected stain color is received from the input device. The selected cell structure is displayed in the selected stain color in an exemplary cell image. Further, a three-dimensional image of a biological cell is stored. The three-dimensional image is displayed on a display that includes a touch screen. A movement selection is received from the touch screen. The three-dimensional image is displayed on the display according to the movement selection.06-14-2012
20110063286SYSTEM FOR INTERACTING WITH OBJECTS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A system that facilitates interaction with a 3-dimensional (3-d) virtual environment is described. In this system, a controller device provides information associated with the 3-d virtual environment to a first display. Furthermore, the system includes at least one portable electronic device, which includes a second display and a 3-d motion sensor that detects motion of the portable electronic device, such as: linear motion, rotational motion and/or a gesture. This portable electronic device communicates the detected motion to the controller device. In response, the controller device provides a subset of the 3-d virtual environment and associated context-dependent information to the portable electronic device, which are displayed on the second display.03-17-2011
20110074768STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - Movement means moves, in accordance with a user performing an operation, a moving object including a vehicle object, and a rider object riding the vehicle object, and the vehicle object and the rider object are positioned in the virtual world. Contact determination region defining means defines at least one contact determination region for the moving object. Contact determination means determines a contact in the virtual world by using the at least one contact determination region. Contact action control means selects a foot, of the rider object, which is to contact a contact object positioned in the virtual world, in accordance with a determination result of the contact determination means, and performs control such that the selected foot contacts the contact object. Display control means displays the moving object by using the display device.03-31-2011
20110254837IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for controlling the same are discussed. The method for controlling an image display apparatus that displays a 3-dimensional (3D) image includes generating first user captured information representing a captured image of a first user of the image display apparatus, receiving second user captured information representing a captured image of a second user of another image display apparatus from a server or the another image display apparatus, and displaying at least one of a 3D object corresponding to the first user captured information and a 3D object corresponding to the second user captured information with a background image.10-20-2011
20110254836DISPLAY SYSTEM, SHUTTER 3D SPECTACLES AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are shutter 3D spectacles which are used for a display apparatus displaying a left eye image and a right eye image alternately, the shutter 3D spectacles including a left eye shutter and a right eye shutter which are open and closed; a signal receiver which receives a synchronization signal from the display apparatus to operate the left eye shutter and the right eye shutter; and a controller which opens and closes the left eye shutter and the right eye shutter based on the synchronization signal, and the controller controlling the left eye shutter and the right eye shutter to operate the 3D spectacles in one of a 2D mode and a 3D mode. The shutter 3D spectacles operates selectively in a 2D mode and a 3D mode and provides a 2D image for a user even when a 3D image is being displayed.10-20-2011
20110134109AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC INTERPOLATION - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for auto-stereoscopic interpolation. A first two dimensional image and a second two dimensional image are received. A reduced pixel image is generated for each of the first and second two dimensional images, wherein each reduced pixel image comprises a reduced pixel size that is less than the original pixel size. Boundary information is calculated for each of the first and second two dimensional images. A depth map is calculated for the first and second reduced pixel images, wherein the depth map comprises data indicative of three dimensional information for one or more objects in the first and second reduced pixel images. A depth map is calculated for the first and second two dimensional images based on the boundary information for each of the first and second two dimensional images and the depth map of the first and second reduced pixel images.06-09-2011
20110134115DISPLAY DEVICE, LIQUID CRYSTAL SHUTTER GLASSES AND DISPLAY SYSTEM USING THE SAME - In one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel having pixels. A first image signal for displaying two-dimensional pictures, a second image signal for displaying three-dimensional pictures, and a third image signal for displaying a black picture are written into the pixels. A control circuit writes the third image signal to the pixel of the display panel during at least one frame period when switching a first mode for displaying the two-dimensional pictures and a second mode for displaying the three-dimensional pictures.06-09-2011
20110134116INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARTUS - As a virtual plane used when converting a designation point, which is a touched position on a touch panel, into a control point, in a virtual three dimensional space, used for controlling a movement of an object, a first virtual plane is used when a ball is an object to be controlled; a second virtual plane is used when an object to be operated is a dog and an action mode thereof is an attention mode; a third virtual plane is used when the object to be operated is the dog and the action mode thereof is a lick mode; a fourth virtual plane is used when the object to be operated is the dog and the action mode thereof is a rope shake mode; and a fifth virtual plane is used when the object to be operated is the dog and the action mode thereof is a circle mode.06-09-2011
20110134110MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING APPLICATIONS OF THE SAME - A mobile terminal and method of controlling applications of the same are disclosed, by which each operation of all applications currently executed in a multitasking mode can be effectively controlled within one picture. The present invention includes executing a plurality of applications, displaying an execution picture of a first application among a plurality of the executed applications on a screen, and displaying a 3D polyhedron displaying a control window of at least one of a plurality of the applications except the first application on a corresponding facet of the 3D polyhedron on a screen in the course of displaying the execution picture of the first application.06-09-2011
20110261051Method and Device for Displaying Information, in Particularly in a Motor Vehicle - In a method for displaying information, particularly in a vehicle, at least one object for conveying a portion of gross information is represented graphically in at least one first display mode with the aid of a display mounted, e.g., in the vehicle, and as a function of a control signal of a control device, graphic data are generated which alter the representation of the graphical object such that the graphical object changes over to at least one second display mode. In the second display mode, the object is shown swiveled about an axis in a perspective or three-dimensional manner relative to the first display mode of the object, and the portion of the gross information conveyed by the object is greater in the second display mode than the portion of the gross information conveyed by the object in the first display mode. A corresponding display device is adapted to perform the method described above.10-27-2011
20110254838METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA ON STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE, AND METHOD FOR CREATING FILE OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - Provided are a method for transmitting data related to a stereoscopic image and a method for playing back a stereoscopic image. The stereoscopic image data transmitting method includes generating stereoscopic image data related to a stereoscopic still image in a predetermined file format (10-20-2011
20120206443HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-mounted display device includes: an image-light generating unit for right eye that generates image light from image data for right eye and emits the image light; an image-light generating unit for left eye that generates image light from image data for left eye and the image light; a light guide units that guide the emitted image lights to the left and right eyes of the user; and a display control unit that transmits control signals for controlling the emission of the image lights respectively to the image-light generating unit for right eye and the image-light generating unit for left eye. The display control unit transitions, according to a condition set in advance, the head-mounted display device to a power saving state for causing one of the image-light generating unit for right eye and the image-light generating unit for left eye to stop the emission of the image light.08-16-2012
20110134114DEPTH-BASED GAIN CONTROL - A method for depth mapping includes capturing an electronic image of a scene using an imaging device. The electronic image is processed to generate depth data with respect to the scene. The gain of the imaging device is set responsively to the depth data.06-09-2011
20120146995STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic image display and a method for driving the same are discussed. The stereoscopic image display includes a display panel including data lines and gate lines crossing the data lines, a data modulation unit, that modulates input image data so that pixel data of an nth line of the image data approaches a black gray level as pixel data of an (n−1)th line of the image data approaches a white gray level, where n is a natural number equal to or greater than 2, a data driver, that converts the image data modulated by the data modulation unit into a data voltage and outputs the data voltage to the data lines, and a gate driver sequentially outputting a gate pulse synchronized with the data voltage to the gate lines.06-14-2012
20110134108INTERACTIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL AUGMENTED REALITIES FROM ITEM MARKERS FOR ON-DEMAND ITEM VISUALIZATION - A system that provides interactive three-dimensional (3D) augmented realities can include an augmented reality item marker (ARIM), a network-enabled mobile computing device, an augmented reality item lookup service (ARILS), and an augmented reality item viewer (ARIV). The ARIM can be a two-dimensional graphic conforming to a standardized encoding specification that can encode data elements about a product item. The network-enabled mobile computing device can include a camera configured to digitally capture the ARIM. The ARILS can be configured to provide a data response that includes augmented reality item data to the network-enabled mobile computing device. The ARIV can be configured to present an interactive 3D augmented reality visualization of the product item utilizing the augmented reality item data provided by the ARILS. A presented view of the interactive 3D augmented reality visualization can be automatically and dynamically changed to reflect planar position changes of the network-enabled mobile computing device.06-09-2011
20110157174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A three-dimensional sense adjusting unit displays three-dimensional images to a user. If a displayed reaches a limit of parallax, the user responds to the three-dimensional sense adjusting unit. According to acquired appropriate parallax information, a parallax control unit generates parallax images to realize the appropriate parallax in the subsequent stereo display. The control of parallaxes is realized by optimally setting camera parameters by going back to three-dimensional data. Functions to realize the appropriate parallax are made into and presented by a library.06-30-2011
20090303231Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Three-Dimensional Virtual Objects - An electronic device with a touch screen display, a computer-implemented method, and a graphical user interface for navigating in three-dimensional virtual spaces and manipulating three-dimensional objects in the virtual spaces using simple finger gestures are disclosed.12-10-2009
20110157173METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A three-dimensional sense adjusting unit displays three-dimensional images to a user. If a displayed reaches a limit of parallax, the user responds to the three-dimensional sense adjusting unit. According to acquired appropriate parallax information, a parallax control unit generates parallax images to realize the appropriate parallax in the subsequent stereo display. The control of parallaxes is realized by optimally setting camera parameters by going back to three-dimensional data. Functions to realize the appropriate parallax are made into and presented by a library.06-30-2011
20110157172USER CONTROLLED REGIONAL DISPLAY OF MIXED TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTENT - Techniques are described herein for supporting user controlled regional display of mixed two and three dimensional content. A display system includes a pixel array, a screen assembly, and a screen surface. The screen assembly and the pixel array are controlled to cause various settings for a regionally adjustable characteristic of the screen assembly to be applied to respective regions of the screen assembly. Each setting specifies a value of the regionally adjustable characteristic that is to control or affect a visual characteristic that is associated with content that is to be presented in the corresponding region. A user may provide an input signal that specifies setting(s) for the regionally adjustable characteristic with respect to specified region(s) of the screen assembly.06-30-2011
20110074767Generation of Composite Spatial Representations - Techniques for generating a composite spatial representation are presented. For example, a method includes obtaining a plurality of source spatial representations from a plurality of source applications, and forming the composite spatial representation by combining the plurality of source spatial representations. The composite spatial representation is operative to interact with at least one behavioral element that is separate from the composite spatial representation. The obtaining of the plurality of source spatial representations and the forming of the composite spatial representation are executed on a computing system comprising a processor and a memory. One or more computer program instructions for implementing the obtaining of the plurality of source spatial representations and the forming of the composite spatial representation are obtained from the memory and executed by the processor device.03-31-2011
20110157170PROGRAMMING ARCHITECTURE SUPPORTING MIXED TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAYS - Applications are provided that contain code of a programming language enabling simultaneous display on a screen of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional content. Furthermore, development systems and program libraries supporting the same are provided. A first command is generated by first program code of an application. The first command directs a first configuration of a first region of the screen to support the three-dimensional content. A second command is generated by second program code of the application. The second command directs a second configuration of a second region of the screen to support the two-dimensional content. The display of the three-dimensional content is caused within the first region of the screen, and the display of the two-dimensional content is caused within the second region of the screen.06-30-2011
20110157168THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ADAPTATION BASED ON VIEWING REFERENCE OF VIEWER(S) - A display system that presents three-dimensional content to a viewer is described herein. The display system includes a screen assembly having one or more adaptable display characteristics relating to the presentation of three-dimensional content, first circuitry that at least assists in producing reference information corresponding to at least one aspect of a viewing reference of the viewer, and second circuitry that causes modification of at least one of the one or more adaptable display characteristics, the modification corresponding at least in part to the reference information. The viewing reference of the viewer may comprise one or more of a location of the viewer relative to the screen assembly, a head orientation (tilt and/or rotation) of the viewer, and a point of gaze of the viewer. The first circuitry may comprise, for example, viewer-located circuitry and/or other circuitry that is communicatively connected to the second circuitry for providing the referencing information thereto.06-30-2011
20110080401METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING OR ELIMINATING PERCEIVED GHOSTING IN DISPLAYED STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - Methods and systems for reducing or eliminating perceived ghosting in stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) image display are described. A stereoscopic image that includes image content can be received. Display system parameters can be received. A local region of the stereoscopic image can be identified using the image content. The local region can include ghosting. Psychovisual factors can be selected using the image content. A modified stereoscopic image can be generated from the stereoscopic image by reducing or eliminating the ghosting of the local region using the psychovisual factors and the display system parameters. The modified stereoscopic image can be outputted for display.04-07-2011
20110080400Pseudo 3D image creation apparatus and display system - A plurality of basic depth models indicate depth values of a plurality of basic scene structures. Statistical amounts of pixel values in predetermined areas in a non-3D image are calculated to generate first evaluation values. A statistical amount of pixel values in a whole of the non-3D image is calculated to generate a second evaluation value. The basic depth models are combined into a combination result according to a combination ratio depending on the generated first evaluation values. Depth estimation data is generated from the combination result and the non-3D image. A texture of the non-3D image is shifted in response to the generated depth estimation data and the generated second evaluation value to generate a different-viewpoint picture signal. The generated different-viewpoint picture signal and a picture signal representative of the non-3D image make a stereo pair representing a pseudo 3D image.04-07-2011
20110157166Image Processing Apparatus Having On-Screen Display Function and Method Thereof - An image processing apparatus having an on-screen display (OSD) function includes a processing circuit and an OSD circuit. The OSD circuit generates OSD data, and the on-screen data comprises left-eye display data and right-eye display data. The processing circuit processes image data, which comprises left-eye image data and right-eye image data, and respectively blends the left-eye and right-eye display data of the OSD data with the left-eye and right-eye image data of the image data to generate combined image data.06-30-2011
20110157165METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SHUTTER GLASSES - An image display method includes alternately receiving left and right images of a 3D image; and turning on a backlight such that the backlight is on only in periods when the left images are displayed or only in periods when the right images are displayed. A method of controlling shutter glasses separately for left and right images of a three-dimensional (3D) image includes alternately receiving the left and right images of the 3D image; and opening two shutters of the shutter glasses only in periods when the left images are received or only in periods when the right images are received.06-30-2011
20110157162IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing device includes a left-eye sub image generation unit that generates a left-eye sub image constituting a sub image for 3D display together with a right-eye sub image, a right-eye sub image generation unit that generates the right-eye sub image, a left-eye trajectory image generation unit that generates an image of a left-eye trajectory region that is a region including a trajectory region, as a left-eye trajectory image, a right-eye trajectory image generation unit that generates an image of a right-eye trajectory region that is a region including a trajectory region, as a right-eye trajectory image, and a superposition unit that superposes the left-eye sub image and the left-eye trajectory image on a left-eye main image constituting a main image for 3D display together with a right-eye main image, and superposes the right-eye sub image and the right-eye trajectory image on the right-eye main image.06-30-2011
20110157157SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - In a method for displaying a three-dimensional object, a pixel value matrix and a projection depth matrix are created, coordinates of the object are read according to a B-spline curve, and a triangle mesh model is created according to the coordinates. A triangle is selected from the triangle mesh model one by one, so as to obtain coordinates of vertexes of the selected triangle, convert the coordinates of the vertexes to two-dimensional, and generate a figure according to the two-dimensional coordinates. A projection depth of the selected triangle is computed and colors of the selected triangle are added to the figure if the computed projection depth is less than a corresponding projection depth recorded in the projection depth matrix. The pixel value matrix and the projection depth matrix are updated and a two-dimension image formed by elements of two matrixes is outputted onto a display screen.06-30-2011
20110157155LAYER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CHOREOGRAPHING STEREOSCOPIC DEPTH - Implementations of the present disclosure include an interface that provides display and management of depth and volume information for a stereoscopic 3-D image. More particularly, the interface provides information for the one or more layers that comprise the stereoscopic 3-D image. Depth information for the one or more layers of the stereoscopic image may include aspects of a pixel offset, z-axis position and virtual camera positions. The adjustment of one aspect of the depth information may affect the values for the other aspects of depth information for the layers. This information may be used by an animator to confirm the proper alignment of the objects and layers of the image in relation to the image as a whole. In addition, the interface may maintain such depth information for several stereoscopic 3-D images such that the information and adjustment to any number of 3-D images may be obtained through the interface.06-30-2011
20110157154SINGLE SCREEN MULTI-MODALITY IMAGING DISPLAYS - Methods and systems provide an integrated display, on a single screen, of images obtained from multiple modalities used in screening a subject. The methods and systems are usable with 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging, by which a single screen displays a screen image from a first modality. A window delineating an area of interest is placed on a first modality image from the first modality, and this area of interest is then displayed on a second modality image from a second modality, thereby providing a combined image representing the area of interest through both modalities. Preferably, the first modality image corresponds and/or is correlated with the second modality image.06-30-2011
20100110072TERMINAL, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR DISPLAYING MUSIC-RELATED IMAGES - A jacket image receiver acquires data for music to be played back and, in addition, a related image related to the music. A three-dimensional image generating unit displays the related image related to music played back in the past along with the related image related to the music currently played back, arranging the images in a three-dimensional space. The three-dimensional image generating unit flickers an image representing a water surface in order to create a visual effect that makes the related images appear floating on the water surface.05-06-2010
20130009949METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RE-CONVERGENCE OF A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - First and second views of a stereoscopic image are received. A first portion of the stereoscopic image is located at a first coordinate that is equal within the first and second views. For displaying enlarged versions of the first and second views, at least one of the first and second views is shifted, so that a second portion of the stereoscopic image is located at a second coordinate that is equal within the enlarged versions.01-10-2013
20100110068METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - A detecting unit detects at least one of a position and a posture of a real object located on or near a three-dimensional display surface. A calculating unit calculates a masked-area where the real object masks a ray irradiated from the three-dimensional display surface, based on at least one of the position and the posture. A rendering unit renders a stereoscopic image by performing different rendering processes on the masked-area from rendering processes on other areas.05-06-2010
20130009955METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING ERRORS IN STEREO IMAGES - An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for correcting errors in stereo images. The apparatus for correcting errors in stereo images according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a space histogram generation unit generating space histogram information using the depth map information on the input image data; a peak frequency generation unit generating a peak frequency using the 2D image data of the input image data; an object analysis unit determining the error in each frame of the input image data on the basis of the space histogram and peak frequency; a depth map error correction unit correcting the depth map information to reduce the error; and a rendering processing unit generating left and right eye images, which are stereo images, by using the corrected depth map information.01-10-2013
201300099513D IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMPLEMENTATION METHOD OF THE SAME AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A three-dimensional (3D) image processing apparatus and method in which 3D image conversion information for an input image having a plurality of frames is generated, and the input image is converted into a 3D image by rendering a preview image of the 3D image based on the 3D image conversion information and a subset of frames of the input image of which the 3D image conversion information is generated.01-10-2013
20130009950METHOD AND SYSTEM OF GENERATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF A REAL SCENE FOR MILITARY PLANNING AND OPERATIONS - Generation of views of a real scene is based on selection of view criteria and the content of multiple types of source data. The viewpoint and at least one other criterion area used to determine which texture to sue for each surface, or portion of a surface, of a three-dimensional model. Regions of the images of the scene are associated with at least one portion of at least one surface of the three-dimensional model of the scene, wherein at least one of the portions is associated with the regions of at least two of the images. View selection criteria includes a criterion other than viewpoint. Based on the view selection criteria, selecting at least one of the regions for at least one of the portions and rendering a multi-view using the selected regions in combination with the three-dimensional model of the scene.01-10-2013
20130009945Electronic Display Method and Apparatus - A method and apparatus for displaying images on a viewing surface using a single image source to generate different portions of the image, the combined image having a higher resolution than the image source. A first apparatus switches images using a micro-electro-mechanical systems mirror array onto the viewing surface, the images being received perpendicular to the viewing surface. A second apparatus uses a movable scanning mirror in one or two axes to reflect images off of a parabolic mirror perpendicularly onto the viewing surface.01-10-2013
20130009946STEREO IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND STEREO IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - A stereo image display apparatus that causes a display device to display a stereo image having a parallax, wherein a stereo image of a currently displayed frame is advanced frame by frame to a stereo image of the next frame in response to a frame-by-frame advance indication, the apparatus comprising: a frame-by-frame advancing device that, once frame-by-frame advance is indicated, switches the stereo image of the current frame on the display with a parallaxless image of the current frame, thereafter advances the image frame by frame to display a parallaxless image of the next frame, and further thereafter displays a stereo image of the next frame on the display device, wherein the frame-by-frame advancing device performs the frame-by-frame advance with sliding-out/sliding-in.01-10-2013
20110175906THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A three-dimensional (3D) display system is provided for displaying a 3D image. The 3D image includes at least a first image and a second image, with a parallax between the first image and the second image. The 3D display system includes a display device, and a liquid crystal lens array. Further, the display device is configured to display at least two combined images of the 3D image in a single display period, and each of the two combined images includes a part of the first image and a part of the second image. The liquid crystal lens array has a plurality of lens units configured to separate the part of the first image and the part of the second image in each of the two combined images into predetermined viewing directions, respectively, such that a complete first image and a complete second image are displayed without losing resolution.07-21-2011
20100214284MODEL CREATION USING VISUAL MARKUP LANGUAGES - A method and system for defining a model by analyzing images of a physical space. In some embodiments the images of a physical space contain distinctive visual features with associated semantic information, and the model is defined using image feature detection techniques to identify distinctive visual features and a rich marker-based markup language to give meaning to the distinctive visual features. In some embodiments the distinctive visual features are predefined markers, and the markup language specifies model aspects and rules for combining semantic information from a plurality of markers to define the model.08-26-2010
20100214287METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARDWARE ROTATION - A method and apparatus for hardware rotation is described. In one embodiment, the invention is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a direct access address translation component. The apparatus also includes a frame buffer coupled to the direct access address translation component. The apparatus further includes a 2D coordinate translation component. The apparatus also includes a 2D engine coupled to the 2D coordinate translation component and to the frame buffer. The apparatus further includes a 3D engine. The apparatus also include a 3D coordinate translation component coupled to the 3D engine and the frame buffer. As will be appreciated, further embodiments of the invention are within the spirit and scope of the claimed invention, and the specific details of a specific embodiment as described need not be present in all embodiments of the invention.08-26-2010
20100214285RENDERING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL TIME HELIX IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - The present invention provides a 3-D time helix renderable in a virtual universe. In one embodiment, there is a time helix tool, including a construction component configured to: generate a 3-D time helix in a virtual universe, and populate the 3-D time helix with a set of data objects. The time helix tool further comprises a rendering component configured to render the 3-D time helix with at least one of the set of data objects to a user of the virtual universe.08-26-2010
20100283781NAVIGATING AMONG IMAGES OF AN OBJECT IN 3D SPACE - A three-dimensional model of an object is employed to aid in navigation among a number of images of the object taken from various viewpoints. In general, an image of an object such as a digital photograph is displayed in a user interface or the like. When a user selects a point within the display that corresponds to a location on the surface of the object, another image may be identified that provides a better view of the object. In order to maintain user orientation to the subject matter while navigating to this destination viewpoint, the display may switch to a model view and a fly-over to the destination viewpoint may be animated using the model. When the destination viewpoint is reached, the display may return to an image view for further inspection, marking, or other manipulation by the user.11-11-2010
20100283780INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an information processing apparatus that enables three-dimensional rendering of an image corresponding to two-dimensional vector-based data with a relatively simple technique. The information processing apparatus includes a first generation unit configured to generate from vector-based graphics data a first coordinate data group at boundary portions of a first image to be rendered based on the graphics data, a second generation unit configured to generate a second coordinate data group by applying a graphics conversion rule to the first coordinate data group to transform the first image to obtain a second image, and a rendering unit configured to render the second image in bitmap form based on the second coordinate data group.11-11-2010
20100283778FRAME BY FRAME, PIXEL BY PIXEL MATCHING OF MODEL-GENERATED GRAPHICS IMAGES TO CAMERA FRAMES FOR COMPUTER VISION - There are two distinct tasks in vision or image processing. On the one hand there is the difficult task of image analysis and feature recognition, and on the other there is the less difficult task of computing the 3D world position of the camera given an input image. In biological vision, these two tasks are intertwined together such that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. We perceive our position in world coordinates by recognizing and triangulating from features around us. It seems we can not triangulate if we don't identify first the features we triangulate from and we can't really identify unless we can place a feature somewhere in the 3D world we live in. Most, if not all, vision systems in prior art are an attempt to implement both tasks in the same system. For instance, reference U.S. Pat. No. 5,801,970 comprises both tasks; reference U.S. Pat. No. 6,704,621 seems to comprise of triangulation alone, but it actually requires recognition of the road. If the triangulation task can indeed be made separate from and independent of the analysis and feature recognition tasks, then we would need half as much computing resources in a system that does not perform the latter task. By taking advantage of current advances in graphics processing, this invention allows for triangulation of the camera position without the usual scene analysis and feature recognition. It utilizes an a priori, accurate model of the world within the field of vision. The 3D model is rendered onto a graphics surface using the latest graphics processing units. Each frame coming from the camera is then searched for a best match in a number of candidate renderings on the graphics surface. The count of rendered images to compare to is made small by computing the change in camera position and angle of view from one frame to another, and then using the results of such computations to limit the next possible positions and angles of view to render the a priori world model. The main advantage of this invention over prior art is the mapping of the real world onto a world model. One application for which this is most suited is robotic programming. A robot that is guided by an a priori map and that knows its position in that map is far more superior to one that is not so guided. It is superior with regards to navigation, homing, path finding, obstacle avoidance, aiming for point of attention, and other robotic tasks.11-11-2010
20100283779METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TOMOGRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION IN MEDICAL IMAGING USING THE CIRCLE AND LINE TRAJECTORY - A method of reconstructing a volume image of an object includes receiving circle projection data collected by a detector along a circular path with respect to the object; receiving line projection data collected by the detector along a linear path with respect to the object; producing a reconstructed circle path volume image of the object from the pre-processed circle projection data using a reconstruction algorithm that includes a ramp filter; producing a reconstructed line path volume image of the object from pre-processed line projection data using a reconstruction algorithm that includes a Hubert filter; and combining the reconstructed circle path volume image and the reconstructed line path volume image to produce the volume image of the object. An apparatus and computer program product are also described.11-11-2010
200802185103D-2D Adaptive Shape Model Supported Motion Compensated Recnstruction - A method for generating or reconstruction of three-dimensional (3D) images corresponding to a structure of interest (09-11-2008
20080218509Method and system for repairing triangulated surface meshes - A method of repairing a three dimensional surface mesh model to be watertight and manifold generally includes identifying a plurality of hole edges in the surface mesh model, selecting one of the hole edges, creating a cycle of hole edges that defines a hole in the surface mesh model, converting the cycle of hole edges into two or more cycles of exactly three edges each, and adding a triangular facet to the surface mesh model for each of the cycles of exactly three edges. The process may be repeated until the model is substantially watertight. Non-manifold vertices may be repaired by selecting a vertex of the model, identifying a number of independent cycles of triangular facets sharing the selected vertex, and redefining the selected vertex for at least all but one of the number of independent cycles. This process may be repeated until the model is manifold.09-11-2008
20100066737DYNAMIC-STATE ESTIMATING APPARATUS, DYNAMIC-STATE ESTIMATING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A dynamic-state estimating apparatus includes a control-point setting unit setting a plurality of control points for a three-dimensional object model; a control-point color-information acquiring unit acquiring control-point color information indicating the color at a projection position where each control point is projected on an object image; an initial control-point color-information storing unit storing the control-point color information acquired from the object image for initial setup as initial control-point color information; a control-point position estimating unit estimating the position of each control point at a current time; a current control-point color-information acquiring unit acquiring current control-point color information resulting from projection of the control point on the object image at the current time; and a likelihood calculating unit calculating a likelihood by using the current control-point color information and the initial control-point color information.03-18-2010
20100066731Configurator Process and System - A configurator that creates multi angle images of a product that can be configured with options, accessories, colors and the like in 2d imagery, which does not require special software or hardware to view and interact with the configurator. The configurator automatically generates layer logic of how the product can be assembled for use in a configurator engine to manage the relationships of the 2d art layers. The approach outlined here has moved the linking and logic to the generation phase of the layers thereby automatically generating the configuration logic file at rendering that can be used by a simple program to assemble the layers for a visual interface. Essentially, 2d images are created in a layering scheme from 3d models that can be assembled into any combination based on logic to support various configurations of products. The layering scheme approach prevents the need to render complete product image for each combination including breaking into most/least common factors in separate layers and assembling after the fact. Optimization reduces the number of combinations required for multi-angle images of a configured product. The imagery and logic can be updated without as much manual involvement.03-18-2010
20100066738MIXED REALITY SPACE IMAGE PROVIDING APPARATUS - A mixed reality space image providing apparatus configured to provide a user with a mixed reality space image in which a virtual object image is superimposed on a real space image is provided includes a selection unit configured to select simulation processing from among a plurality of types of simulation processing based on an instruction from the user, a simulation processing unit configured to perform the simulation processing selected by the selection unit with respect to the virtual object image, and a providing unit configured to generate a mixed reality space image by superimposing the simulation-processed virtual object image on the real space image and to provide the generated mixed reality space image to the user.03-18-2010
20100066735APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - There is provided a 3D human machine interface (“3D HMI”), which 3D HMI may include (1) an image acquisition assembly, (2) an initializing module, (3) an image segmentation module, (4) a segmented data processing module, (5) a scoring module, (6) a projection module, (7) a fitting module, (8) a scoring and error detection module, (9) a recovery module, (10) a three dimensional correlation module, (11) a three dimensional skeleton prediction module, (12) an output module and a (13) depth extraction module.03-18-2010
20100066736METHOD, INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, AND GAME DEVICE - In a first-person gun shooting game or the like, when the player has performed a shooting operation, a bullet is fired from a gun held by a player's character. When the bullet has hit an enemy character, the enemy character is damaged. The bullet that has hit the enemy character rebounds from the enemy character and hits another object (wooden box) positioned near the enemy character so that the other object breaks.03-18-2010
20100066734Storage Medium Storing Three-Dimensional Image Processing Program, Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatus and Three-Dimensional Image Processing Method - A game apparatus functioning as a three-dimensional image processing apparatus includes a CPU. The CPU executes three-dimensional image processing. When a cursor on a display screen is moved according to an instruction from a user, a gazing point is also moved acceding thereto. At this time, a view volume (cone) is deformed such that a gazing point plane is maintained at an original position. Thus, the gazing point and a vanishing point are overlapped with each other on the display screen.03-18-2010
20100066733SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING VIRTUAL WORLD ENVIRONMENTS BASED UPON EXISTING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS - In general, the present invention provides a system and method for creating, managing and utilizing virtual worlds for enhanced management of an Information Technology (IT) environment. Two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) virtual world renditions are automatically created to replicate the associated real-life IT environment. Such virtual environments can then be used to familiarize staff with remote locations and to securely provide virtual data center tours to others. The virtual environments are managed through an information monitor and management module that generates a work order sent to the physical location for reconfiguration of the real-life environment.03-18-2010
20100066730System for illustrating true three dimensional images in an enclosed medium - A system for generating three-dimensional images within an enclosed volume wherein the images are oriented with X, Y, and a Z axes. The system includes a transparent housing capable of allowing a collimated light to pass therethrough, at least one laser for producing at least one beam of collimated light, a plurality of light activated units capable of emitting light at threshold θ when activated by the collimated light generated by the laser apparatus. In addition, the system also includes a suspension medium for suspending light-activated units. The suspension medium is a compound with a density capable of suspending the light activated units in a uniform fashion throughout the space03-18-2010
20100194746Display of a Three-Dimensional Virtual Space Generated by an Electronic Simulation System - An electronic system for displaying a three-dimensional simulation scenario comprising a calculation unit configured so as to generate a three-dimensional simulation scenario, a display device for displaying the three-dimensional simulation scenario, a virtual video camera set in a displacement plane positioned in turn within the three-dimensional simulation scenario, a pointer set in the displacement plane, a control system configured in such a way as to displace the pointer in the displacement plane in response to a manual action of the user, a processing device configured in such a way as to control a roto-translation of the virtual video camera in the displacement plane in response to a translation of the pointer in the displacement plane itself.08-05-2010
20100194745Holographic Display Having Improved Reconstruction Quality - Disclosed is a display for the holographic reconstruction of a three-dimensional scene using means which allow a reduction of speckle patterns. Speckle patterns result in the graining of a holographic reconstruction and worsen the quality thereof. The 3D scene is incoherently superimposed with itself chronologically or spatially in the eye of the observer. The modulated wave fronts of each reconstructed object point of the scene are shifted relative to themselves in the reconstruction beam path and superimposed in the eye of the observer. The shifting may occur one-dimensionally and two-dimensionally. Each object point is multiplied with itself in the eye of the observer in accordance with the number of the shifted wave fronts. The various speckle patterns over which the eye of the observer averages are also multiplied. Speckle patterns are reduced and the reconstruction quality is thus increased in holographic displays.08-05-2010
20100194744POSITION PEGS FOR A THREE-DIMENSIONAL REFERENCE GRID - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing position pegs between objects and a three-dimensional reference grid that is displayed in design software application programs. The reference grid appears infinite in space and scale. A position peg that includes a stalk and base is drawn between each object and the reference grid. The stalk indicates the height of the object above or below the reference grid, and the base is positioned on the reference grid. An inside radius of the base indicates the distance between the object and the reference grid. The position pegs are independent of the viewing projection and allow an end user to sense how objects in workspace relate to each other in terms of position and scale. The reference grid and position pegs provide an end user with reference imagery for camera-operation visualization and scene content understanding.08-05-2010
20100194743MULTISCALE THREE-DIMENSIONAL REFERENCE GRID - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing a multiscale three-dimensional reference grid that is displayed in design software application programs. The reference grid appears infinite in space and scale. Depth cues are provided that are independent of the viewing projection to allow an end user to sense the orientation of the workspace and how objects in workspace relate to each other in terms of position and scale. Divisions of the grid represent real-world units that are determined dynamically, enabling smooth transitions as divisions are added and removed. The reference grid provides an end user with reference imagery for camera-operation visualization and scene content understanding.08-05-2010
20100194742ADAPTIVE GRAND TOUR - A system and method of generating a dynamic visualization of a multi-dimensional dataset of data-points are disclosed. The method is an adaptation of the Grand Tour approach, but instead of using all possible projections comprising at least one data point, some of which may not be useful, the method includes generating a set of candidate projections from the space of all possible projections. The set of candidate projections is approximated with a one dimensional smoothed curve and the dynamic visualization is generated, based on a sequence of projections taken along the smoothed curve.08-05-2010
20110074776CONTROLLING VIRTUAL REALITY - A method of interfacing a person with a computer, the method comprising: providing the person with a device having: a shaft having an axis; a tsuba connected to the shaft and having a first side that extends away from the axis and faces the shaft; and a handgrip on a second side of the tsuba opposite the first side; acquiring an image of the device; determining an orientation of the device responsive to the image; and generating an action by the computer responsive to the orientation.03-31-2011
20110074775IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - An image signal processing device is a stereoscopic image display device displaying a stereoscopic image on a screen with right- and left-eye image signals including parallax therebetween, the device including a parallax detecting unit for detecting information about parallax between right- and left-eye image signals; a non-parallax signal generating unit generating a signal produced by eliminating parallax between right- and left-eye image signals according to the parallax information; a right-left level difference detecting unit generating information about a level difference between non-parallax, right- and left-eye image signals free from parallax therebetween; and a level difference correcting unit correcting right- and left-eye image signals for each given level according to the level difference information.03-31-2011
20110074774METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR 3D PATH - An apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional (3D) path are provided. The apparatus includes: a polygon generation unit to generate a left polygon and a right polygon on the left and the right of path data, respectively, based on a linear interpolation point of the path data; and a polygon conversion unit to apply a height value to the linear interpolation point based on the left polygon and the right polygon and to thereby generate the 3D path.03-31-2011
20090213111Method for three-dimensional depiction of a digital road map - In order to provide a method that uses the region of a visual depiction of a digital road map in the vicinity of and above the horizon to convey to the user an enhanced impression of depth, provision is made that a plurality of image objects are drawn in the region of the horizon and thereabove, the individual image objects shifting with respect to one another upon a change in the position or travel direction of the vehicle.08-27-2009
20110074773THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic image display device comprises a display panel which is controlled so that image frame data are stored for frame intervals and are displayed for blank intervals, each of the blank interval being between the frame intervals; a polarization control panel which positioned on the display panel and converts a polarization state of light passing through the display panel; and polarization glasses which creates stereoscopic images by restricting the light converted by the polarization control panel and reaching each eye.03-31-2011
20110074772THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PROCESSING DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a three-dimensional object processing device which is configured to: project a three-dimensional object that is disposed in a virtual three-dimensional space onto each of a plurality of projection planes that are set in the virtual three-dimensional space to obtain projected objects; deform each of the projected objects in a corresponding one of the plurality of projection planes; and deform the three-dimensional object in the virtual three-dimensional space based on each of the projected objects, which have been deformed in the corresponding one of the plurality of projection planes.03-31-2011
20110074771Image signal processing apparatus, image signal processing method, program, and image signal processing system - There is provided an image signal processing apparatus including a receiving unit that receives a display signal including an image signal containing both two-dimensional and three-dimensional images and a region information in each predetermined unit in the image signal and separates the image signal and the region information from the display signal, a display control unit that generates a first display control information for controlling rendering positions of the first and second regions in the image signal according to the region information and a second display control information for selectively displaying a three-dimensional image in a region corresponding to the rendering position of the second region based on the region information, and a processing unit that generates a display image signal indicating an image where the first and second region are arranged according to the first display control information based on the image signal and the first display control information.03-31-2011
20110187702DRIVE-BY TOMOGRAPHY - A method for constructing a tomographic image includes: (a) using at least one transmitter to transmit a signal through at least a portion of an area of interest; (b) using at least one receiver to receive the signal after the signal has passed through the area of interest; (c) extracting tomographic data from the signal; (d) repeating steps (a), (b) and (c) with the transmitter and/or receiver at different locations; (e) converting the tomographic data samples from irregularly spaced samples to a set of samples that are regularly spaced; and (f) constructing an image of the area of interest from the converted tomographic data samples. An apparatus that performs the method is also provided.08-04-2011
20110134111REMOTE RENDERING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES USING VIRTUAL MACHINES - Remote rendering of three-dimensional images using virtual machines includes using a hypervisor executing on a physical computer to allocate exclusive and direct access to a graphics processing unit in the physical computer, to a first virtual machine. An agent executing on a second virtual machine intercepts three-dimensional draw commands generated by a three-dimensional application and forwards the intercepted draw commands to a rendering agent executing on the first virtual machine. The rendering agent then transmits the intercepted draw commands to the graphics processing unit for rendering upon which the graphics processing unit renders a three-dimensional image from the draw commands. The rendering agent obtains the rendered image from the graphics processing unit and forwards the image to the second virtual machine. Upon receiving the rendered image, the second virtual machine transmits the rendered image to another remote, physical computer where the rendered image is displayed to a user.06-09-2011
20110148868APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL FACE AVATAR THROUGH STEREO VISION AND FACE DETECTION - Provided are an apparatus and method for reconstructing 3D face avatar. The apparatus includes a face detection unit, a stereo matching unit, a bilateral filter, and a texture mapping unit. The face detection unit receives a left image and right image of a user, and detects a face image of the user from the left and right images using a face detection algorithm. The stereo matching unit receives the left and right images of the user, and creates a depth map image from the left and right images through a stereo matching operation which uses disparity between the left and right images. The bilateral filter abstracts the detected face image through a bilateral filtering operation. The texture mapping unit texture-maps the abstracted face image on the created depth map image to reconstruct a 3D avatar.06-23-2011
20110148871APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RENDERING WOVEN FABRIC MATERIAL BASED ON TYPE OF WEAVE - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for rendering woven fabric material based on a type of weave. The apparatus includes an input unit, a database (DB), a control unit, and a display unit. The input unit receives information about the type of weave and the material properties of the surface of a woven fabric object. The DB stores information about correlations between the types of weave and the material properties of the woven fabric objects and mathematical Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF). The control unit searches the DB for rule data based on search condition information inputted from the input unit, and renders the woven fabric material. The display unit displays a rendered virtual woven fabric object in response to a control signal from the control unit.06-23-2011
20110148870METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING GRAPHIC TENTACLE MOTIONS - Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for generating graphic tentacle motions. In the method, a 3D tentacle is divided into a 1D center line and a 2D surface based on information about an initial mesh of the 3D tentacle. New locations of sample points of the center line in a new frame are determined from initial locations of sample points of the center line, based on a tentacle root motion. New locations of sample points of the surface in the new frame are determined from initial locations of sample points of the surface, based on both the initial locations of the center line sample points and the tentacle root motion. The surface is coupled to the center line using the locations of the sample points of both the center line and the surface in the new frame.06-23-2011
20110148869DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus in which a user can view a 3D image using shutter glasses is provided. The display apparatus, in which a user can view a three-dimensional (3D) image using shutter glasses, may include: a cover; a display module which is disposed in the cover and displays an image; and a transmitter which is disposed in the cover and transmits a synchronization signal to the shutter glasses to synchronize the image displayed by the display module with the shutter glasses.06-23-2011
20110148866THREE-DIMENSIONAL URBAN MODELING APPARATUS AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a 3D urban modeling apparatus and method. The 3D urban modeling apparatus includes a calibration unit for calibrating data about a translation and a rotation of at least one capturing device at a time that input aerial images and terrestrial images were captured. A building model generation unit generates at least one 3D building model based on the aerial images and the terrestrial images to which results of the calibration have been applied. A terrain model generation unit generates a 3D terrain model by converting an input digital elevation model into a 3D mesh. A texture extraction unit extracts textures related to the building model and the terrain model from the aerial images and the terrestrial images. A model matching unit generates a 3D urban model by matching the building model with the terrain model, which are based on the textures, with each other.06-23-2011
20110148864METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING HIGH-QUALITY USER-CUSTOMIZED 3D AVATAR - Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for creating a 3D avatar. The method of creating a three dimensional (3D) avatar includes receiving body information of a user and storing the body information in a DataBase (DB), and creating a 3D avatar for the user by modifying standard data, predetermined based on body information about various persons and stored in the DB, based on the body information of the user.06-23-2011
20110148862APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING MESH MODELS OF FEATHERS - Provided are an apparatus and a method for generating mesh models of feathers. The apparatus for generating the mesh models of the feathers includes a geometrical model analyzing unit that analyzes groups of barbs included in a geometrical curve model of the feather; a calculating unit that calculates the number of grids for each of the groups of barbs by applying curve lengths of the barbs and an average length of the curve lengths included in each of the groups of barbs; and a mesh model generating unit that constructs the geometrical curve models as polygonal mesh models based on the number of grids. According to the present invention, it extracts curved points by using characteristics of a model of a feather and constructs polygonal meshes by using the extracted curved points, thereby making it possible to physically and realistically express the forced physical variation of the polygonal meshes.06-23-2011
20110148860STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A stereoscopic display is proposed. A first display zone and a second display zone are displayed based on light for a first light source group, in response to a first data voltage signal fed to the first display zone and the second display zone, and to a second data voltage signal fed to a third display zone. The second display zone and the third display zone are displayed based on light for a second light source group, in response to the second data voltage signal fed to the first display zone, and to the first data voltage signal fed to the second display zone and the third display zone. The first display zone and the second display zone are displayed based on light from the first light source group, in response to the second data voltage signal fed to the first display zone and the second display zone, and to the first data voltage signal fed to the third display zone. The second display zone and the third display zone are displayed based on light from the second light source group, in response to the first data voltage signal fed to the first display zone, and to the second data voltage signal fed to the second display zone and the third display zone.06-23-2011
20110148859METHOD OF DETERMINING POINTING OBJECT POSITION FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTERACTIVE SYSTEM - An exemplary method of determining a pointing object position for three-dimensional interactive system, adapted for an interaction between a pointing object and a three-dimensional interaction display with embedded optical sensors. The method includes the steps of: acquiring a two-dimensional detected light intensity distribution caused by the pointing object acting on the three-dimensional interaction display; obtaining two light-shading intensity maximum values according to the two-dimensional detected light intensity distribution; and determining a one-dimensional positional information of the pointing object on a distance direction of the pointing object relative to the three-dimensional interaction display by use of the positional distance between the two light-shading intensity maximum values.06-23-2011
20110148857FINDING AND SHARING OF DIGITAL IMAGES BASED ON SHARED FACE MODELS - Systems and methods are described herein for finding and sharing digital images of a user, such as digital photographs of the user, that are located in collections of digital images belonging to others. In accordance with at least one implementation, a face model of a first user is built using a first user computer, wherein the face model is built based on digital images of the first user stored on or accessible to the first user computer. The face model of the first user is then made accessible to a second user computer for use by the second user computer in finding digital images of the first user stored on or accessible to the second user computer. The digital images found by the second user computer are then made accessible to the first user computer.06-23-2011
20110148856Parameter Visualization System - A parameter visualization system is disclosed that includes a controller configured to receive three-dimensional position data indicating a location of an earthmoving machine on a worksite, and to receive parameter information comprising values of a plurality of parameters. The plurality of parameters includes parameters of at least one of the earthmoving machine and the worksite. The controller is further configured to generate a first display signal configured to provide a value of a first parameter in the plurality of parameters, to receive a modification of the value of the first parameter, to calculate a value of a second parameter based on the modification of the value of the first parameter, and to generate a second display signal configured to provide a visual depiction of a value of at least one of the first parameter or the second parameter along a three-dimensional visual depiction of the worksite.06-23-2011
20110187711Presenting Series Information in a Three-Dimensional Landscape - Systems, methods, and software for efficiently presenting information in a three-dimensional landscape are described. In some aspects, values for multiple series of data points are received. The data points may relate to financial instruments or business intelligence metrics. A three-dimensional landscape of the values is generated. The three-dimensional landscape includes arrays of discrete graphical elements, where each array corresponds to one of the series. Each discrete graphical element has a visual attribute that represents one of the observed market values. The elements in each array are distributed along a first dimension of the three-dimensional landscape and positioned adjacent to one another to allow visual identification of trends within each series. The arrays are spaced apart from each other in a second dimension of the three-dimensional landscape to allow visual comparison of the trends across different series. The three-dimensional landscape can be updated in real time based on updated market values.08-04-2011
20110187710PRESENTING FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL LANDSCAPE - Systems, methods, and software for efficiently presenting financial information in a three-dimensional landscape are described. In some aspects, observed market values for multiple sets of future financial payoffs are received. For example, the future financial payoffs can be based on derivatives contracts, bonds, or other types of financial instruments. A three-dimensional landscape of the observed market values is generated. The three-dimensional landscape includes groups of discrete graphical elements representing the sets of future financial payoffs. Each of the discrete graphical elements has a visual attribute that represents the observed market value for one of the future financial payoffs. The discrete graphical elements in each group are positioned in proximity to each other in the three-dimensional landscape to allow visual comparison of the observed market values for the set of future financial payoffs represented by the group. The three-dimensional landscape can be updated in real time based on updated market values.08-04-2011
20110187709MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION - A mobile terminal to display information includes a memory unit to store menu information and application information corresponding to a menu; a display unit that includes a touch panel and displays a first item contained in the menu information or the application information corresponding to the menu; and a control unit that rotates a touched display area of the first item and displays a second item contained in the menu information or the application information corresponding to the menu. The menu may include a main menu, one or more sub-menus, and one or more items, which may be executable applications. The first item may be an entry in a contact list, a status item representing recent call or message activity, or a multimedia item.08-04-2011
20110187708IMAGE PROCESSOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processor includes a 3D image output section for outputting a 3D image; an average parallax calculator for calculating a parallax level of each predetermined pixel based on a lefty-eye image and a right-eye image, and calculating an average screen parallax level based on the parallax level; a data acquisition section for detecting the type of 3D image or a characteristic of synthesized image; a correcting and synthesizing section for correcting the average screen parallax level depending on the type of 3D image or the characteristic of synthesized image, setting a corrected average parallax level as parallax to be added to the caption or OSD, adding the parallax to the caption or OSD, and synthesizing a caption or OSD with parallax; and an image synthesizer for superimposing the caption or OSD synthesized image with parallax on the 3D image.08-04-2011
20110187707SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUALLY AUGMENTED ENDOSCOPY - Virtually augmented endoscopy includes overlaying optical endoscopy image data with a virtual endoscopy model. Image distortion in the optical endoscopy image data can be substantially reduced. Features in the virtual endoscopy model can be correlated with features in the optical endoscopy image data to improve examination performance. A correlation path through the virtual endoscopy model can be determined that reasonably follows the physical path of an endoscope. A 2D or 3D correlation model can be generated from the image data and correlated to the virtual endoscopy model. Correlation between the scan data domain and the image data domain can use either the correlation path, correlation model or a combination thereof. CAD tools and other features of virtual endoscopy can then be applied to enhance the performance of optical endoscopy.08-04-2011
20110187706Presenting a View within a Three Dimensional Scene - Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.08-04-2011
20110187704GENERATING AND DISPLAYING TOP-DOWN MAPS OF RECONSTRUCTED 3-D SCENES - Technologies are described herein for generating and displaying top-down maps of reconstructed structures to improve navigation of photographs within a 3-D scene. A 3-D point cloud is computed from a collection of photographs of the scene. A top-down map is generated from the 3-D point cloud by projecting the points in the point cloud into a two-dimensional plane. The points in the projection may be filtered and/or enhanced to enhance the display of the top-down map. Finally, the top-down map is displayed to the user in conjunction with or as an alternative to the photographs from the reconstructed structure or scene.08-04-2011
201101877013D Projection System with Non-Integer Flash Rate - A method of displaying a 3D image having the steps of providing a first left eye image (08-04-2011
20100026682GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEMS - In a graphics processing system, when a fragment reaches a texturing stage, it is determined whether the texture to be applied is a static or dynamic texture (Step 02-04-2010
20090174708IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS, IMAGE GENERATING METHOD AND IMAGE GENERATING PROGRAM - An image generating apparatus for generating a visual field image seen from a photographed person who is photographed in at least one part of plural two-dimensional images, based on the plural two-dimensional images captured by plural image capturing apparatuses, comprises a photographed person's position detector for detecting a position of the photographed person, based on at least two of the plural two-dimensional images; a photographed person's direction detector for detecting a face direction of the photographed person; a three-dimensional information generating section for generating three-dimensional information of space that is photographed, based on at least two of the two-dimensional images; and an image generating section for generating the visual field image seen from the position of the photographed person along the face direction, based on the three-dimensional information, the position of the photographed person, and the face direction of the photographed person.07-09-2009
20090174707Anatomical recognition, orientation and display of an upper torso to assist breast surgery - Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point lines, 3-D surface lines, and volume values, (iv) to simulate the outcome with the addition of breast implants including breast and nipple positioning, (v) to assist in the selection of the breast implants, and/or (vi) to assist in the planning of breast surgery. The automated analysis is based on the analysis of changes in a 3-D contour map of the upper torso, orientation analysis of 3-D features and planes, color analysis of 3-D features, and/or dimensional analysis of 3-D features and positions of the upper torso.07-09-2009
20090174706Multi-core geometry processing in a tile based rendering system - A method and an apparatus are provided for combining multiple independent tile based graphic cores. An incoming geometry stream is split into a plurality of streams and sent to respective tile based graphics processing cores. Each one generates a separate tiled geometry lists. These may be combined into a master tiling unit or, alternatively, markers may be inserted into the tiled geometry lists which are used in the rasterization phase to switch between tiling lists from different geometry processing cores.07-09-2009
20090174705Parallax scanning through scene object position manipulation - One aspect of the invention includes a method of generating virtual autostereoscopic images using a computer. The method may include defining at least one object in a virtual three-dimensional space and defining a virtual point of view. Images may be generated by simulating a parallax scanning motion of the at least one object. The generated images can be displayed and stored.07-09-2009
20090174704Graphics Interface And Method For Rasterizing Graphics Data For A Stereoscopic Display - A graphics interface is operable to generate a stereoscopic image frame comprising a first set of pixels associated with a first view position and a second set of pixels associated with a second view position. The graphics interface comprises a rasterizer examining pixels of a first image to determine those pixels of the first image corresponding to pixels of the first set and examining pixels of a second image to determine those pixels of the second image corresponding to pixels of the second set and rasterizing only the determined pixels thereby to generate the stereoscopic image frame.07-09-2009
20090174702Predator and Abuse Identification and Prevention in a Virtual Environment - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a child user from inappropriate interactions within an immersive virtual environment. The inappropriate interactions may be detected by examining characteristics of the interactions between a child and another user (e.g., communications, transactions, etc.), by monitoring physical signs of stress in the child (e.g., based on facial gestures, heart rate, etc.), or by receiving software commands given by the child to signal discomfort in a particular situation. Subsequently, preventative actions may be determined based on a level of severity of the inappropriate interaction. The preventative actions may include notifying the parents of the child, altering the virtual world to end the interaction, or notifying authorities of the behavior of the other user.07-09-2009
20090174701System and method for performing motion capture and image reconstruction - A system and method are described for performing motion capture on a subject. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprise: creating a scalar field for the three-dimensional (3-D) capture volume of the subject; generating a surface mesh for the scalar field; retaining good vertices and removing bad vertices of the surface mesh; and storing the good vertices for use in subsequent reconstruction of the motion of the subject. Another computer-implemented method comprises: capturing a series of image frames of the subject over a period of time each frame each frame having a plurality of vertices defining a captured surface of the subject; establishing a reference frame having one or more of the plurality of vertices; performing frame-to-frame tracking to identify vertices within the N′th frame based on the (N−1)′th frame or an earlier frame; and performing reference-to-frame tracking to identify vertices within the N′th frame based on the reference frame to counter potential drift between the frames. Yet another computer-implemented method comprises: capturing motion capture data including a plurality of images of the N vertices during a motion capture session; retrospectively identifying X of the N vertices to track across the plurality of images where X07-09-2009
20100020069PARTITIONING-BASED PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR GRAPHICS IMAGING - In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for providing a visual representation of a graphical scene that includes a number of different graphical partitions, which may allow a user to identify portions of the graphics scene that exhibit reduced performance due to costs associated with screen partitioning. One example device includes a display device and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to display one or more graphics images in a graphical scene on the display device, display a graphical representation of partitions that overlay the one or more graphics images and that graphically divide the scene on the display device, and analyze graphics data for the one or more graphics images to determine which portions of the graphics data are associated with multiple ones of the partitions.01-28-2010
20100020072METHOD OF CREATION OF A VIRTUAL THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE TO ENABLE ITS REPRODUCTION ON PLANAR SUBSTRATES - A method of creation of a virtual three dimensional image to enable its reproduction on at least one planar substrate includes creating a virtual three dimensional space that includes a ground plane. A virtual model of an object is merged into the virtual three dimensional space and located at a desired position on the ground plane. A first virtual camera is placed at a first position in the virtual three dimensional space. Virtual lighting is added to the virtual three dimensional space to create shadows of the virtual model on at least the ground plane. The first virtual camera is used for rendering of the virtual model and the shadows to obtain a rendered image. The virtual model is removed and the rendered image is projected onto the ground plane. A second virtual camera is placed vertically above the projection of the rendered image on the ground plane and is used to capture the virtual three dimensional image of the projection of the rendered image on the ground plane to enable reproduction of the virtual three dimensional image on the at least one planar substrate.01-28-2010
20100020068View Point Representation for 3-D Scenes - Techniques are described for deriving information, including graphical representations, based on perspectives of a 3D scene by utilizing sensor model representations of location points in the 3D scene. A 2D view point representation of a location point is derived based on the sensor model representation. From this information, a data representation can be determined. The 2D view point representation can be used to determine a second 2D view point representation. Other techniques include using sensor model representations of location points associated with dynamic objects in a 3D scene. These sensor model representations are generated using sensor systems having perspectives external to the location points and are used to determine a 3D model associated with a dynamic object. Data or graphical representations may be determined based on the 3D model. A system for obtaining information based on perspectives of a 3D scene includes a data manager and a renderer.01-28-2010
20100020067Information processing apparatus - An information processing apparatus displays a shape of an object on a display device by using numerical values on a coordinate axis. The apparatus includes a calculating unit that calculates a minimum rectangular parallelepiped including the component by using numerical values indicative of a shape of the component; an outer-shape calculating unit that replaces every component constituting the object and calculates numerical values indicative of an outer shape of an object formed by collecting every replaced component into one; a determining unit that determines whether the component makes contact with the outer shape by using the numerical values indicative of the outer shape and the numerical values indicative of the shape of the component; and a displaying unit that displays on the display device an object composed of only components as making contact.01-28-2010
20120146996EDITING DEVICE, EDITING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A display apparatus configured to move a drag object on a screen in accordance with an operation of a pointer. The display apparatus can include a detection unit configured to detect a target object on the screen, the target object being a destination of the drag object, and a display control unit configured to display the drag object in a position closer to the target object than a display position of the pointer moved in accordance with an operation performed by a user.06-14-2012
20100085352PARALLEL SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION - Described is a technology in which point cloud surface reconstruction is performed via parallel processing on a graphics processing unit, achieving real-time reconstruction rates. An octree is built for a given set of oriented points, with each node containing a set of points enclosed by the node. The data structure is built on the GPU, in parallel, using level-order traversals to process nodes at a same tree level. The surface is reconstructed based on data configured and located via the traversals. To produce the surface, an implicit function over the volume spanned by the octree nodes is computed using the GPU, e.g., based on a Poisson surface reconstruction method. A sparse linear system is built and a multi-grid solver is employed to solve the system. An adaptive marching cubes procedure is performed on the GPU to extract an isosurface of the implicit function as a triangular mesh04-08-2010
20080266287DECOMPRESSION OF VERTEX DATA USING A GEOMETRY SHADER - A geometry shader of a graphics processor decompresses a set of vertex data representing a simplified model to create a more detailed representation. The geometry shader receives vertex data including a number of vertices representative of a simplified model. The geometry shader decompresses the vertex data by computing additional vertices to create the more detailed representation. In some embodiments, the geometry shader also receives rules data including information on how the vertex data is to be decompressed.10-30-2008
20100238160Method for Virtual Image Synthesis - A method synthesizes virtual images from a sequence of texture images and a sequence of corresponding depth images, wherein each depth images stores depths d at pixel locations I(x, y). Each depth image, is preprocessed to produce a corresponding preprocessed depth image. A first reference image and a second reference image are from the sequence of texture images. Then, depth-based 3D warping, depth-based histogram matching, base plus assistant image blending, and depth-based in-painting are applied in order to synthesize a virtual image.09-23-2010
20110115787VISULATION OF GEOLOGIC FEATURES USING DATA REPRESENTATIONS THEREOF - One exemplary embodiment presents a unified approach in the form of an Interactive “Violation” (simultaneous visualization and simulation) Environment (IVE) designed to efficiently segment geologic features with high accuracy. The IVE unifies image structure analysis and implicit surface modeling as a surface-driven solution that assists analysts, such as geoscientists, in the segmentation and modeling of faults, channels, and other geobodies in 3-D data, such as 3-D seismic data.05-19-2011
20090102840SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D MEASUREMENT AND SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION - A system and method for measuring and surface reconstruction of a 3D image of an object comprises a projector arranged to project a pattern onto a surface of an object to be imaged; and a processor stage arranged to examine distortion or distortions produced in the pattern by the surface. The processor stage is arranged to convert by, for example, a triangulation process the distortion or distortions produced in the pattern by the surface to a distance representation representative of the shape of the surface. The processor stage is also arranged to reconstruct electronically the surface shape of the object.04-23-2009
20120146999PIXEL FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A pixel of a display device is disclosed. According to one aspect, the pixel includes an organic light emitting diode (OLED). The pixel further includes a data sustain unit configured to maintain a data signal input from a data line during light emission of the OLED, a driving current supply unit configured to receive the data signal from the data sustain unit to emit light from the OLED, and a relay transistor configured to insulate the data sustain unit and the driving current supply unit from each other during light emission by the OLED. A data signal input to the data sustain unit is transmitted to the driving current supply unit after the OLED emits the light. A driving speed at which data to display a stereoscopic image is input may be decreased, a luminance reduction by black data may be reduced, and power consumption may be reduced.06-14-2012
20120146998SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYERED AUGMENTED REALITY - A multi-layered augmented reality system and method may extract a target object and a background from an image frame, may track the target object and the background, may apply different coordinate systems to a first virtual object corresponding to the target object and a second virtual object corresponding to the background, and may independently control the first virtual object and the second virtual object.06-14-2012
20120147000STEREOPSIS DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A stereoscopic image display device and a driving method thereof are disclosed. According to one aspect, the device includes a scan driver and a data driver configured to transmit scan signals and data signals to scan lines and data lines respectively, a light emission driver configured to transmit light emission control signals to light emission control lines, and a display unit divided into pixel areas including pixel lines. A controller is configured to control the drivers, generate a left-eye and right-eye image data signals, and supply the generated signals to the data driver. The light emission driver includes light emitting circuits configured to sequentially transmit light emission control signals that are equivalent to each other to light emission control lines of the corresponding pixel area.06-14-2012
20120147001IMAGE PROCESSING UNIT, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY USING THE SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing unit, a stereoscopic image display using the same, and an image processing method are disclosed. The image processing unit includes a data modulation unit, that receives 3D image data including left eye image data and right eye image data, compares a pixel data of the left eye image and a pixel data of the right eye image corresponding to the same coordinate of the previously set mask with each other, calculates the number of cases where a difference between the same pixel data of the left eye image data and the right eye image data is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value, and modulates the pixel data of the left eye image and the pixel data of the right eye image inside the mask using a first coefficient group of the mask when the number of cases is greater than a predetermined value.06-14-2012
20120146993COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM - A display control program executed by a computer of a display control apparatus displaying a virtual space on a display apparatus capable of stereoscopic display, the display control program causing the computer to function as: object placement means for placing an object in the virtual space; transparency degree setting means for calculating a distance specified between the object displayed in the virtual space, and a viewpoint position based on the position of a virtual camera for virtually shooting the virtual space, and setting the degree of transparency of the object such that the longer the distance is, the higher the degree of transparency is; image generation means for generating right-eye and left-eye images by shooting the virtual space with right and left virtual cameras, respectively; and display control means for displaying the right-eye and left-eye images generated by the image generation means, on the display apparatus.06-14-2012
20120146992STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein an information processing program to be executed by a computer is provided. The information processing program causes the computer to function as: preferential display object placing means for placing a preferential display object in an imaging range of a virtual stereo camera in a virtual three-dimensional space; stereoscopically visible image rendering means for taking the virtual three-dimensional space using the virtual stereo camera, and rendering a stereoscopically visible image of the virtual three-dimensional space; and display control means for causing the display apparatus to display the stereoscopically visible image rendered by the stereoscopically visible image rendering means. The stereoscopically visible image rendering means renders the preferential display object by using a parallax based on a first depth from the virtual stereo camera, according to a preference order based on a second depth, shallower than the first depth, from the virtual stereo camera.06-14-2012
20120146991RENDERING PERSONALIZED TEXT ON CURVED IMAGE SURFACES - As set forth herein, a computer-implemented method facilitates replacing text on cylindrical or curved surfaces in images. For instance, the user is first asked to perform a multi-click selection of a polygon to bound the text. A triangulation scheme is carried out to identify the pixels. Segmentation and erasing algorithms are then applied. The ellipses are estimated accurately through constrained least squares fitting. A 3D framework for rendering the text, including the central projection pinhole camera model and specification of the cylindrical object, is generated. These parameters are jointly estimated from the fitted ellipses as well as the two vertical edges of the cylinder. The personalized text is wrapped around the cylinder and subsequently rendered.06-14-2012
20110134112MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING GESTURE RECOGNITION FUNCTION AND INTERFACE SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Disclosed is an interface system including: a mobile terminal having a gesture recognition function that includes a camera capable of exchanging a filter and a controller analyzing image information provided from the camera to recognize a user's gesture and outputting a control signal corresponding to the recognized gesture; and a secondary apparatus that communicates with the mobile terminal in a short-range wireless communication method. In the interface system, the mobile terminal recognizing the user's gesture transmits the corresponding control signal to the secondary apparatus in the short-range wireless communication method so as to control the secondary apparatus.06-09-2011
20120127169Guided Navigation Through Geo-Located Panoramas - A capability for guided navigation in an interactive virtual three-dimensional environment is provided. Such a capability may enhance user experience by providing the feeling of free-form navigation to a user. It may be necessary to constrain the user to certain areas of good visual quality, and subtly guide the user towards viewpoints with better rendering results without disrupting the metaphor of freeform navigation. Additionally, such a capability may enable users to “drive” down a street, follow curving roads, and turn around intersections within the interactive virtual three-dimensional environment. Further, this capability may be applicable to image-based rendering techniques in addition to any three-dimensional graphics system that incorporates navigation based on road networks and/or paths.05-24-2012
20120098827THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display apparatus includes: an image display device having a two-dimensional array of pixels each formed by a plurality of sub-pixels and displaying a plurality of view point images in a composite manner by allocating the images to the sub-pixels; and a parallax device spatially separating the view point images displayed on the image display device, wherein the image display device displays each view point image using a first combination format and a second combination format as formats for combining a plurality of sub-pixels for forming each pixel, the combination formats having shapes which are the inverse of each other when viewed in the vertical direction, the image being displayed such that a first pixel arrangement pattern formed using the first combination format and a second pixel arrangement pattern formed using the second combination format alternately appear in the vertical direction.04-26-2012
20120098826GATE DRIVER AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - A gate driver and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display including the gate driver are disclosed. The gate driver includes a shift register block including a plurality of cascade-connected shift registers, a selection block including a plurality of selection units, which are respectively connected to the plurality of shift registers, and a buffer block including a plurality of buffers, which are respectively connected to the plurality of selection units. Each of the shift registers outputs a scan pulse, whose a phase is shifted by one horizontal period, in response to a start voltage, a first clock, a second clock, and a third clock.04-26-2012
20120098822METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method of displaying image provides data of a left eye image frame to a display panel during a first period, and provides data of a black image frame during a second period that is shorter than the first period. The method also provides data of a right eye image frame during the first period, and provides the data of the black image frame during the second period. A frame period during which the black image frame is displayed in a stereoscopic image mode is thus decreased, and a frame period in which the left eye image frame or right eye image frame is displayed is increased, allowing for increased charging time and improved image quality.04-26-2012
20120098821INTUITIVE SHAPE CONTROL FOR BOUNDARY PATCHES - A method and system for computer aided design (CAD) is disclosed for intuitive shape control of boundary patch. A boundary patch is also known as n-sided patch which is defined by a number of input curves/edges. Continuity constraints (G04-26-2012
20120098820HYPER PARALLAX TRANSFORMATION MATRIX BASED ON USER EYE POSITIONS - A method for displaying a 3D image in virtual reality. The method includes defining a hyper parallax transformation matrix based on user eye position, applying the hyper parallax transformation matrix to a scene graph, and displaying hyper parallax of the 3D image. A realistic simulation of parallax of said 3D image is exaggerated.04-26-2012
20120306864DISPLAY DEVICE, BARRIER DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BARRIER DEVICE - A display device includes a display section displaying an image; and a barrier section including a plurality of liquid crystal barriers, the liquid crystal barriers each being configured to be switched between an open state and a closed state. The barrier section includes a barrier electrode being arranged in a region corresponding to the liquid crystal barrier, the barrier electrode including a plurality of sub-electrodes each of which includes a projection portion, a common electrode being commonly formed on an entire surface of a region corresponding to the plurality of liquid crystal barriers, and a liquid crystal layer being provided between the barrier electrode and the common electrode.12-06-2012
20120306862IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A three-dimensional moving image and an ultrasonic moving image showing a body part making periodic motion are obtained, and, from the moving images, a characteristic part having a shape that changes with the periodic motion is extracted. Phases of the periodic motion captured in the moving images are obtained. For at least one of the moving images, the phases are obtained based on the shape of the extracted characteristic part. For each phase, the positions of the characteristic part shown in the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic moving image are associated with each other based on the extracted characteristic part and the obtained phases. A superimposed image is generated by aligning, for each phase, the positions of the characteristic part shown in the three-dimensional moving image and the ultrasonic moving image with each other based on the associated positions of the characteristic part and the phases, and displayed.12-06-2012
20120306861LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY - A light source device includes: a light guide plate having a first internal reflection face and a second internal reflection face opposed to each other; a first light source applying first illumination light into the light guide plate through a side face thereof; and a plurality of scattering regions provided, inside the light guide plate, between the first internal reflection face and the second internal reflection face, the scattering regions allowing the first illumination light to be scattered and to exit from the first internal reflection face to outside of the light guide plate.12-06-2012
20120306860IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM, IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - An image generation section of the image generation system generates a stereoscopic image so that an information display object is stereoscopically displayed at a first depth position when a parallax level has been set to a first parallax level, and is stereoscopically displayed at a second depth position when the parallax level has been set to a second parallax level. The image generation section generates the stereoscopic image so that a first edge of the information display object is stereoscopically displayed within a first area when the parallax level has been set to the second parallax level, a first boundary plane being a boundary plane specified by a line segment that connects the first edge and a third viewpoint when the parallax level has been set to the first parallax level, and the first area being an area positioned between the first boundary plane and a first clipping plane.12-06-2012
20120306852Producing Three-Dimensional Graphics - A system includes a computing device for producing a representation of a graphical element on a two dimensional set of image points. A metric value is calculated for each image point in the two dimensional set of image points. The computer device is configured to assign a visual property to image point in the two dimensional set of image points based upon the corresponding metric value. The computing device is also configured to present the assigned visual properties of the two dimensional set of image points as being offset from another two dimensional set of image points to provide a three dimensional appearance of the graphical element.12-06-2012
20110304617INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM, AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - An information storage medium that stores a program, the program causing a computer to function as a moving object control section that controls movement of a moving object in a virtual three-dimensional space based on an operation input, a virtual camera control section that controls a setting of the virtual camera, and an image generation section that generates an image of the virtual three-dimensional space viewed from the virtual camera. The virtual camera control section includes a first camera control section that performs a first camera control process based on camera control data that defines a moving route of the virtual camera as a change in at least one of a relative position and a relative direction of the virtual camera with respect to the moving object, and at least one of a position and a direction of the moving object in the virtual three-dimensional space. The virtual camera control section disposes the virtual camera in the virtual three-dimensional space based on a first setting value obtained by the first control process.12-15-2011
20110304616LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - Disclosed is an LCD device which facilitates to improve picture quality of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) images by automatically converting an image driving mode (2D/3D) in accordance with a viewing distance, and a method for driving the same, wherein the device comprises a distance measuring unit which measures a viewing distance between the LCD device and a viewer; an image mode controller which sets a 2D image mode or 3D image mode in accordance with a comparison result between the viewing distance and a preset reference distance; a timing controller which aligns externally-provided image signals in accordance with the 2D image mode or 3D image mode set by the image mode controller, and converts the aligned image signals into image data by frame unit; and a liquid crystal panel which displays an image based on the 2D image mode or 3D image mode.12-15-2011
20110304614STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - A display device includes: a cylindrical rotation section having an axis of rotation therein and rotating around the axis of rotation; a light-emission element array mounted in the rotation section, and including light-emission elements arranged to formed a light-emission surface; a slit provided in a circumferential surface of the rotation section, and allowing light from the light-emission surface to pass therethrough to outside of the rotation section; a display controller performing emission control on the light-emission elements to allow an image to be formed by the light emitted through the slit and to be displayed around the rotation section; and an eyepoint detection section detecting an eyepoint position of each of one or more viewers around the rotation section. The display controller performs emission control on the light-emission elements to allow contents of a displayed image to differ depending on the viewer's eyepoint position detected by the eyepoint detection section.12-15-2011
20110304613AUTOSPECTROSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention relates to an auto-stereoscopic display device and a method for operating an auto-stereoscopic display device for providing a three-dimensional image of a scene to a viewer so as to extend the experienced visual comfort zone of a viewer. A display device comprises a user position determination section operable to determine a position of the viewer with respect to said display device, and a display section operable to send out two images in at least a first pair of angular directions having a left angular direction and a right angular direction suitable for being looked at respectively by a left eye and a right eye of the viewer located at a particular position, wherein said display section is configured to send out the two images in said first pair of angular directions to confer a three-dimensional effect as if the viewer were looking at the scene in a first viewing direction under a first angle.12-15-2011
20110304612Parallax system, parallax image panel, device having the parallax image panel, parallax display method and non-transitory computer readable medium - A parallax system that includes a set of pixels disposed in a matrix where each pixel of the set of pixels has transmission portions and reflective portions symmetrically arranged about a pixel center. Further, the parallax system is implemented in a parallax image panel that may be embodied in one of a digital camera, a personal computer, a mobile terminal equipment, a video camera, or a game machine.12-15-2011
20110304610Design Support Apparatus and Design Support Method - An embodiment of the design support apparatus includes: a component database in which 3D shape data of each component in equipment and 3D layout data of each component are stored; a design criteria database in which information which specifies a target component to be verified and determination criteria used for verification of a shortest inter-component distance between the target component and one or more peripheral components close to the target component are stored for each of the verification items; and a determination unit which extracts component data of the target component from the component database, extracts component data of each of the peripheral components corresponding to the extracted target component, and determines whether or not the inter-component distance between the target component and the peripheral components satisfies the determination criteria for each of the verification items.12-15-2011
20110304609Design Support Apparatus and Design Support Method - An embodiment of the design support apparatus includes: a component database in which 3D shape data of each component in equipment and 3D layout data of each component are stored as component data for each component; a design criteria database in which information defining an inter-component distance between a first component and a second component to be verified and determination criteria used for verification of the inter-component distance are stored; a distance calculation unit which extracts component data of each of the first component and the second component from the component database, and calculates the inter-component distance from each of the extracted component data; and a determination unit which determines whether or not the calculated inter-component distance satisfies the determination criteria.12-15-2011
20110304608DISPLAY LIST CONTROL STREAM GROUPING IN TILE BASED 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are provided for rendering a 3 dimensional computer graphics image. The image is subdivided into a plurality of rectangular areas and primitives which may be visible in the image are assigned to respective ones of a plurality of primitive blocks. A determination is made as to which primitive blocks contain primitives which intersect each rectangular area. The rectangular areas are then grouped into a plurality of fixed size groups and control stream data for each of the fixed size groups is derived, this control stream data including data which determines which primitive blocks are required to render the rectangular areas in each respective first fixed size group. The control stream data is then used to render the image for display.12-15-2011
20110304615STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - A game device 12-15-2011
20090079734Sketching Three-Dimensional(3D) Physical Simulations - A system for creating physical simulations using hand-sketched three-dimensional (3D) objects, including: a memory device for storing a program; a processor in communication with the memory device, the processor operative with the program to enable: 3D objects to be hand-sketched and assigned physical descriptions; and behavior of the physical descriptions to be simulated in a physics environment.03-26-2009
20090091566System and methods for thick specimen imaging using a microscope based tissue sectioning device - Systems and methods according to embodiments of the present invention facilitate imaging and sectioning of a thick specimen that allow for 3D image reconstruction. An example embodiment employs a laser scanning microscope and sectioning device, where the specimen, and optionally, the sectioning device are affixed to respective programmable stages. The stage normally used for aligning the specimen with the microscope objective is used as an integral component for sectioning the specimen. A specimen is imaged such that the imaging depth is less than the sectioning depth to produce overlap in contiguous sets of images; both acts are repeated until the imaging is completed. A substantially or completely seamless 3D image of the specimen is reconstructed by collecting sets of 2D images and aligning imaged features of structures in overlapping images or portions thereof. Specimen may be from a human, animal, or plant.04-09-2009
20110304607STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Data of a coordinate input provided on a second image displayed on a display device is acquired, and input position data representing the coordinate input provided on the second image is generated. At least a first feature point is extracted from a first image, the first feature point being a feature point having a first feature on the first image; a predetermined superimposition image is superimposed on the first image, at a position on the first image based on the first feature point, the position corresponding to a position, represented by the input position data, on the second image based on a second feature point, the second feature point being a feature point having the first feature on the second image; and the first image on which the superimposition has been made is displayed on the display device.12-15-2011
20110050689Method and Apparatus for Creating of 3D Direction Displaying - An apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional (3D) path are provided. The apparatus includes: a polygon generation unit to generate a left polygon and a right polygon on the left and the right of path data, respectively, based on a linear interpolation point of the path data; and a polygon conversion unit to apply a height value to the linear interpolation point based on the left polygon and the right polygon and to thereby generate the 3D path.03-03-2011
20110050688METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TRANSPARENT ACCESS TO HARDWARE GRAPHIC LAYERS - The present invention relates generally to computer graphics, and more specifically to methods of, and systems for, configuring, controlling and accessing multiple hardware graphics layers that are used to compose a single video display. One aspect of the invention is broadly defined as follows: in a computer environment including a software application and an operating system running on a computer, the computer including a graphics card and a video display, the graphics card being operable to render images to the video display, the improvement comprising: the operating system including a universal application programming interface (API) which supports hardware layers on graphics cards; the operating system being operable to: receive draw events via the universal API; determine what hardware layers are available on the graphics card, and what their parameters are; and respond to draw requests from the software application by rendering the draw requests selectively to any of the available hardware layers on the graphics card; whereby the computer environment allows software applications to exploit available hardware layers on the graphics card.03-03-2011
20110050687Presentation of Objects in Stereoscopic 3D Displays - A data processing system includes a rendering system adapted to process data objects to render display frames for presentation via a visual display screen. The display frames include 2D display items corresponding to the data objects, each display item having a 2D screen location within the display frame defined by reference to an X/Y display plane. The rendering system renders stereoscopic 3D views of display frames by rendering left- and right-eye views of the display frames. The left- and right-eye views of the display frames are rendered by processing the data objects corresponding to the 2D display items such that respective left- and right-eye copies of the 2D display items are included in the left- and right-eye views. A set of 3D effects rules is provided that specify relationships between stereoscopic 3D effects and parameters associated with the data objects corresponding to the 2D display items. The stereoscopic 3D effects include lateral offsets in the X-direction of the X/Y display plane to be applied when rendering left- and right-eye copies of display items at respective screen locations, such that selected 2D display items may be perceived by a viewer as being displaced along a Z-axis perpendicular to said X/Y plane. Corresponding computer-implemented methods and computer program products are also included.03-03-2011
20110050686THREE-DIMENSIONAL DATA DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A three-dimensional data display apparatus is provided with a screen display processing section that generates a display screen with a structure arranged in a virtual space of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system based on structure information stored in a data storage section and displays the display screen on a monitor, a grid setting-updating section that sets a grid in the virtual space, an operation information acquiring section that acquires operation information from a mouse, an input point position calculation section that calculates coordinates of an input point in the virtual space, calculates a moving destination of the input point based on the operation information, selects coordinates nearest to the moving destination of the input point from any one of the coordinates of each grid lattice based on the grid in the virtual space, the coordinates of a boundary of the structure and the coordinates of the point of intersection between the boundary of the structure and the grid and updates the coordinates of the input point and an input point display processing section that displays the input point at the updated coordinates.03-03-2011
20110050685IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus, which creates a pseudo three-dimensional image that improves depth perception of the image, includes: an input image acquiring unit that acquires an input image and a binary mask image that specifies an object area on the input image; a combining unit that extracts pixels in an area inside a quadrangular frame picture of the input image and pixels in the object area, specified by the binary mask image, on the input image to create a combined image; and a frame picture combining position determining unit that determines a position on the combined image at which the quadrangular frame picture is placed so that one of a pair of opposite edges of the quadrangular frame picture includes an intersection with boundary of the object area and another of the pair does not include an intersection with the boundary of the object area.03-03-2011
20110050684INSPECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTION - An inspection apparatus inspects an application that is executed in a game device and displays a virtual space. The inspection apparatus comprises: an exposure indicator acquiring unit that acquires a first index relating to the exposure of an advertisement displayed in the virtual space from the game device, the index being calculated by the application that displays the virtual space from a user's point of view; an inspection image acquiring unit that acquires the virtual space, which is actually displayed on a screen on a frame by frame basis; an advertisement region extracting unit that extracts an advertisement displaying region from the image of the virtual space; an exposure indicator calculating unit that calculates a second index relating to the exposure of the advertisement based on the advertisement displaying region; and a verification unit that verifies the application by cross-checking the first index and the second index.03-03-2011
20120038638Three-Dimensional Annotations For Street View Data - The present invention relates to annotating images. In an embodiment, the present invention enables users to create annotations corresponding to three-dimensional objects while viewing two-dimensional images. In one embodiment, this is achieved by projecting a selecting object onto a three-dimensional model created from a plurality of two-dimensional images. The selecting object is input by a user while viewing a first image corresponding to a portion of the three-dimensional model. A location corresponding to the projection on the three-dimensional model is determined, and content entered by the user while viewing the first image is associated with the location. The content is stored together with the location information to form an annotation. The annotation can be retrieved and displayed together with other images corresponding to the location.02-16-2012
20120038637USER-DRIVEN THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTERACTIVE GAMING ENVIRONMENT - An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device. The invention includes obtaining depth values indicating distances from one or more physical objects in a physical scene to a depth sensing device. The depth sensing device is configurable to be maintained at a particular depth range defined by a plane so that objects between the particular depth range and the depth sensing device are processed by the depth sensing device, wherein the particular depth range establishes active detection by the depth sensing device, as depth values of objects placed through the particular depth range and toward the depth sensing device are detected and depth values of objects placed beyond the particular depth range are not detected. The objects placed through the particular depth range are rendered and displayed in a virtual scene based on geometric characteristics of the object itself.02-16-2012
20120038636Appearance of an object - A method and system of displaying and rotating a 3d numeric model. Upon pausing, or completing the rotation by releasing the mouse button, a raster image loads and displays thereby improving the sharpens or allowing the user to zoom in on additional detail. The raster images may be created by photographing the real life version of the object represented by the 3d numeric model. The raster images may otherwise be created by long duration renderings of the 3d numeric model at very high quality settings and mesh size then saving the result to a raster image file. The benefit is smooth rotation inherent to 3d numeric models with the detail and sharpness of photographs after the rotation is completed.02-16-2012
201200386353-D RENDERING FOR A ROTATED VIEWER - Methods and systems for displaying a three dimensional image to a rotated viewer are presented. The roll and yaw of a viewer's eyes, with respect to a display, is tracked and used to adjust the orientation of a pair of stereoscopic images so as to maintain a three dimensional image when a viewer is rotated. Adjustment to the orientation of the pair of stereoscopic images may also factor in the orientation of a plurality of viewers, each viewer with a potentially different orientation with respect to the display.02-16-2012
20120038634APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE - An apparatus and a method of displaying 3-Dimensional image are disclosed. A camera unit serves to capture an image of a viewer. A position tracking device serves to detect a position of the viewer using a video frame included in the captured image and calculate a position of a non-transmissive region of a 3D image filter based on the detected position of the viewer. A display unit serves to move the non-transmissive region of the 3D image filter according to the calculated position of the non-transmissive region. Changing a sweet spot of the 3D image to suit movement of the viewer has the effects of enlarge a viewing angle of the viewer and preventing crosstalk and image flipping even when the viewer moves.02-16-2012
20120038633METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GEOSPATIAL MANAGEMENT AND VISUALIZATION OF EVENTS - Methods and apparatus are provided for geospatial management and visualization of events, by presenting a dynamic, user-interactive geospatial environment for performing real-time operations management and pre/post-mission analytical activities. A geospatial event management system integrates geospatial imagery data from geospatial imagery data sources, and determines a geographic area of interest based on user input, stored settings, or other relevant parameters. The geospatial event management system then provides a user-interactive geospatial environment based on the geospatial imagery data associated with the geographic area of interest, and ingests geospatially-referenced event data associated with the events, such as tracking data, telemetry data, or sensor data. The geospatial event management system further filters the event data based on parameters such as geospatial or temporal parameters, and then superimposes the filtered event data over the geospatial imagery data associated with the geographic area of interest.02-16-2012
20120038631SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL DATA - A method of using a computer to generate virtual autostereoscopic images from a three-dimensional digital data set, includes establishing a first point of view and field of view of a subject volume including a region of interest. The method includes reading at least one scene parameter associated with the field of view of the subject volume. The method includes determining a second point of view offset some distance and along some vector from the first point of view based on a value derived from at least one scene parameter wherein said second point of view at least partially overlaps the first field of view and wherein said first and second points of view create a view plane with perpendicular orthogonal views of the subject volume. The method also includes generating and storing images and relevant metadata from said first and second points of view. The method includes displaying the stored images by alternatingly displaying stored images from said first and second points of view at a rate of between 2 and 60 cycles per second. Additionally, one or more transformations can be performed on the alternatingly displayed images that brings some desired point in the region of interest of both images into a converged critical alignment wherein the said region of interest appears three-dimensional to a viewer on an standard two-dimensional unaided display.02-16-2012
20120038630Method for Measuring the Perception of Spatial Orientation of a Person - A method for measuring the perception of spatial orientation of a person comprising the steps of: modifying a first non visual frame of reference and providing a second non visual frame of reference and measuring the value of the parameter representative of the perception of spatial orientation; modifying a first visual frame of reference so as to provide a second visual frame of reference and measuring the value of the parameter representative of the perception of spatial orientation; combining the measured values of the parameters representative of the perception of spatial orientation of preceding steps so as to obtain a value representing the sensitivity of the person referred to a scale of sensitivity to perception of spatial orientation.02-16-2012
20120038629System and Method for Integrating Gaze Tracking with Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality - This invention relates to gaze tracking methods and systems integrated with virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR). A system may include one or more cameras for capturing images of a subject's eyes, a display device for displaying a VR or AR image, a first reflecting surface associated with the display device for at least partially reflecting light from the eyes to the one or more cameras and for transmitting the VR or AR image; and a second reflecting surface for at least partially reflecting light from the eyes to the one or more cameras and for receiving the VR or AR image and rendering the VR or AR image to the subject as at least one component of a VR or AR environment. The methods and systems described herein may be used in research, medical, industrial, aerospace, and entertainment applications.02-16-2012
20120038628REAL-TIME AUTOMATIC CONCATENATION OF 3D ANIMATION SEQUENCES - Systems and methods for generating and concatenating 3D character animations are described including systems in which recommendations are made by the animation system concerning motions that smoothly transition when concatenated. One embodiment includes a server system connected to a communication network and configured to communicate with a user device that is also connected to the communication network. In addition, the server system is configured to generate a user interface that is accessible via the communication network, the server system is configured to receive high level descriptions of desired sequences of motion via the user interface, the server system is configured to generate synthetic motion data based on the high level descriptions and to concatenate the synthetic motion data, the server system is configured to stream the concatenated synthetic motion data to a rendering engine on the user device, and the user device is configured to render a 3D character animated using the streamed synthetic motion data.02-16-2012
20120038627Display system and method using hybrid user tracking sensor - Example embodiments of a display system and method using a hybrid user tracking sensor are described. The display system may determine a final location of a user based on information of a face or eyes of a user generated based on information received from a plurality of cameras and posture information generated based on information received from a plurality of sensors.02-16-2012
20120038626METHOD FOR EDITING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for controlling a mobile terminal image includes providing a first image and a second image via a controller on the mobile terminal, the first and second images reflecting a binocular disparity to form a three dimensional image, identifying an editing target from the three dimensional image, editing a first image of the identified editing target, and applying the edited first image and a second image corresponding to the edited first image to the three dimensional image.02-16-2012
20120038625METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DEPTH OF IMAGE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE METHOD - A method for controlling depth of an image includes identifying a target to be displayed in a three-dimensional manner in a three dimensional manner, determining a size of the identified target, calculating a depth of the target in correspondence with the determined size, and displaying the target in the three-dimensional manner according to the calculated depth on the screen.02-16-2012
20120147003OMNIDIRECTIONAL-VIEW THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - An omnidirectional-view three-dimensional display apparatus comprises a high-frame-rate projector (06-14-2012
20120146997Stereoscopic Video Signal Processing Apparatus and Method Thereof - According to one embodiment, a basic format for a 3D signal having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange depth information of pixels of the main video data, and a fourth area to arrange depth information of pixels of the graphic data are defined. When depth information of pixels of the main video data is generated, a 3D processing module can select whether to use a first pattern obtained by inserting the graphic data into the main video data and a second pattern obtained by not inserting the graphic data into the main video data. A 3D related controller decides on the first or second pattern to be used by the 3D processing module.06-14-2012
201201469942D/3D Switchable Image Display Apparatus and Method of Displaying 2D and 3D Images - In a two-dimensional/three-dimensional (2D/3D) switchable image display apparatus and a method of displaying 2D and 3D images, the 2D/3D switchable image display apparatus may comprise: a data driver which outputs column data of an input image; a scan driver which controls a driving method of a plurality of odd scan lines and a plurality of even scan lines according to an input method and a display mode of the input image; a display panel which displays a 2D image or a 3D image by separately displaying the input image in odd lines and even lines; and a parallax device which generates binocular parallax between an image displayed in the odd lines and an image displayed in the even lines.06-14-2012
20120038632IMAGE PROCESSOR, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEM, METHOD OF DETECTING PARALLAX DISPLACEMENT IN STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A favorable stereoscopic image with less parallax displacement is allowed to be displayed. An image processor includes: a storage section storing parallax displacement data concerned with parallax displacement caused in a stereoscopic display; and a parallax displacement correction section correcting a stereoscopic image to be displayed on the stereoscopic display based on the parallax displacement data, in which the stereoscopic display includes a display section including a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arranged to display a parallax composite image created from a plurality of parallax images, and a parallax separation structure separating the parallax composite image into the plurality of parallax images.02-16-2012
20120038624SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ACTIVATING A BACKLIGHT OF A DISPLAY DEVICE DISPLAYING STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY CONTENT