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345418000 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROCESSING

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345632000 Placing generated data in real scene 376
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20110175930MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a display unit configured to display one or more windows at a time, and a controller configured to generate a first window and a second window separate from the first window when an event occurs in the first window. The controller is configured to control the display unit to display at least one of the first window and the second window. Methods for controlling the mobile terminal are also provided.07-21-2011
20130044127METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALIGNING A PLURALITY OF DIGITAL PICTURES - A method for aligning a plurality of first digital pictures. Each first digital picture includes a plurality of pixels wherein each pixel is associated with a pixel value. The method includes generating a second digital picture for each first digital picture. Generating the second digital picture for the first digital picture includes determining, for each of a plurality of pixels of the first digital picture, a number representing the pixel values of a plurality of pixels in a neighborhood of the pixel relatively to the pixel value of the pixel. The method further includes assigning the number as a pixel value to a pixel of the second digital image corresponding to the pixel of the first digital image. The method further includes generating aligning parameters based on the plurality of second digital pictures. The method further includes aligning the plurality of first digital pictures based on the aligning parameters.02-21-2013
20130044126IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS - A visible image based on light output from a region to be observed by illumination of the region to be observed with visible light, and a special image based on light output from the region to be observed by illumination of the region to be observed with special light in a wavelength band that is different from the wavelength band of the visible light are obtained. An extraction image is generated by extracting a part of image data representing the visible image. A superimposition image is generated by superimposing the generated extraction image on the special image. The generated superimposition image is displayed.02-21-2013
20100020098MAPPING GRAPHICS INSTRUCTIONS TO ASSOCIATED GRAPHICS DATA DURING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS - In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for optimizing a graphics scene, such as a three-dimensional (3D) scene, by allowing application developers and/or graphics artists to identify which graphics instructions and associated graphics data (e.g., polygonal data, texture data) may be associated with identified performance issues. One example method comprises receiving mapping information from the external device, wherein the mapping information includes information to map the graphics instructions to primitive graphics data that is used to render one or more graphics images during execution of the graphics instructions, and identifying a performance issue associated with execution of at least one graphics instruction within the graphics instructions. The method further comprises using the mapping information to identify a portion of the primitive graphics data that is associated with the performance issue based upon execution of the at least one graphics instruction.01-28-2010
20110181619APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING HANDWRITING ANIMATION MESSAGE - Provided is an apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving a handwriting animation message. The apparatus for transmitting a handwriting animation message includes an input unit for receiving an input of a handwriting animation message including coordinate information and time information of points being input onto a background image from a user of a transmitting mobile terminal, a controller for controlling merging or synchronization of the background image and the handwriting animation message, and a transmitter for transmitting the merged or synchronized background image and handwriting animation message to a receiving mobile terminal.07-28-2011
20130044125METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN ELEMENTARY IMAGE OF A COMPOSITE IMAGE AND AN ASSOCIATED VIEWING DEVICE - This method for displaying an elementary image of a composite image grouping several elementary images on a viewing device with memory, capable of allocating a global memory area for the processing of images, comprises: 02-21-2013
20100002014IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus and its control method receives a drawing command including a moving image drawing command and a graphics drawing command and performs drawing processing. A drawing command is received, and the moving image drawing command is separated from the graphics drawing command. A graphics drawing unit obtains the result of graphics drawing in accordance with the graphics drawing command. A moving image drawing unit generates moving image data processed in accordance with the moving image drawing command. A composition unit composes the result of graphics drawing by the graphics drawing unit with the moving image data generated by the moving image drawing unit.01-07-2010
20090195556SYSTEM COMPOSITING IMAGES FROM MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - A system compositing images from different applications includes a movie clip based application, an image application, and a compositing application that is in communication with the movie clip based application and the image application. The movie clip based application defines one or more movie clip images for display. The image application provides one or more images for display with the one or more movie clip images. The compositing application operates to composite the one or more movie clip images with the one or more images of the image application for viewing on a display.08-06-2009
20120169770Navigating Images Using Image Based Geometric Alignment And Object Based Controls - Over the past few years there has been a dramatic proliferation of digital cameras, and it has become increasingly easy to share large numbers of photographs with many other people. These trends have contributed to the availability of large databases of photographs. Effectively organizing, browsing, and visualizing such .seas. of images, as well as finding a particular image, can be difficult tasks. In this paper, we demonstrate that knowledge of where images were taken and where they were pointed makes it possible to visualize large sets of photographs in powerful, intuitive new ways. We present and evaluate a set of novel tools that use location and orientation information, derived semi-automatically using structure from motion, to enhance the experience of exploring such large collections of images.07-05-2012
20120169768MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are provided which may allow for enhanced icon and widget manipulation and use. The mobile terminal may include a display module configured to display a first zone and a second zone. The first zone may include at least one execution zone where an application is executed. The mobile terminal may also include a user input module configured to receive a command from a user, and a controller configured to control at least one icon corresponding to an application executed in the at least one execution zone.07-05-2012
20120169767METHOD FOR OPTIMISING THE PLACEMENT OF AT LEAST TWO PIECES OF INFORMATION - Method for optimising the placement of at least two pieces of information in at least one display section of a display area managed by a system, wherein said system communicates with an Information Optimisation Centre through the sending and receiving of packets of instructions and/or requests, wherein said packets of instructions comprise data regarding a location of at least one piece of information and instructions regarding at least two pieces of information are sent in the same packet. The invention also relates to a system for optimising the placement of at least two pieces of information in at least one display section of a display area, comprising optimisation means for selecting at least two pieces of information corresponding to at least one display section, wherein said system further comprises at least one packet of instructions regarding the selection of at least two pieces of information by said optimisation means and said packet of instructions comprises data regarding a location of at least one piece of information and that instructions regarding at least two pieces of information are sent in the same packet of instructions.07-05-2012
20090262135OVERLAID IMAGES ON TV - An ambient, beautiful, entertaining visual experience that can be displayed on a TV requiring little or no user interaction beyond initiation. Multiple image layers that may be still or moving video, photos, etc, or a combination thereof can be overlaid on each other.10-22-2009
20120176406GENERATING COMPOSITE MEDICAL IMAGES - The invention relates to generating a composite medical image combining at least first and second image data. Particularly, the invention relates to a medical imaging system for generating a composite medical view or image combining at least first and second image data as well as a method for generating a composite medical image. In order to provide a combination of image data providing improved perceptibility and enhancing the use of acquired image data, a medical imaging system for generating a composite medical view/image combining at least first and second image data, comprising an image acquisition device, a data processing unit and a display device, a medical imaging system and a method for generating a composite medical image combining at least first and second image data provided, the method comprising the following steps: a) selecting first image data of a first image (07-12-2012
20100079488INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION VISUALIZATION SCHEMES EMPLOYING OVERLAYS - A visualization system utilizing preconfigured overlay models and data models to create overlay displays representing different views of the same data or a single view of different data. The visualization system provides for collecting and sharing overlay displays and data sets with other communicatively connected visualization systems. The overlays can be automatically created by the visualization system and can be presented in different formats such as a three-dimensional or a translucent display.04-01-2010
20100073403Structure-Preserving Clone Brush - The invention provides tools and techniques for clone brushing pixels in an image while accounting for inconsistencies in apparent depth and orientation within the image. The techniques do not require any depth information to be present in the image, and the data structure of the image is preserved. The techniques allow for color compensation between source and destination regions. A snapping technique is also provided to facilitate increased accuracy in selecting source and destination positions.03-25-2010
20130076785ANTI-PEEPING DISPLAY SYSTEM - An anti-peeping display system comprises an image processor for receiving a normal image and generating a mosaic image according to the normal image; and a display module which is coupled to the image processor for receiving the normal image and the mosaic image, the display module displaying the normal image during a first frame period and displaying the mosaic image during a second frame period that is adjacent to the first frame period. A user only by wearing a pair of special glasses can view the normal images. The present invention can make a display device to equip with an anti-peeping function.03-28-2013
20130076786CONSTRAINING DISPLAY MOTION IN DISPLAY NAVIGATION - Navigating on a display includes tracking motion of an input tool on a display, comparing a motion of the input tool to a threshold, and changing a position of the visible portion of a page of information on the display if the input tool motion exceeds the threshold. The position of the visible portion of the page of information on the display is constrained if the motion does not exceed the threshold.03-28-2013
20130076784RENDERING MAP IMAGES USING MODIFICATIONS OF NON-RASTER MAP DATA - A map server generates vector descriptors in a non-raster format, each indicating a geometry of a respective map element, to render a first map image of a selected geographic region at a client device. The map server then provides the vector descriptors to the client device. Upon receiving an indication that a second map image for the selected geographic region is to be rendered at the client device, the map server generates a modification indication that indicates a set of one or more vector descriptors, each of which corresponds to a respective map element that is rendered in one but not both of the first map image and the second map image, and provides the modification indication to the client device, so that the client device can render the second map image using at least some of the vector descriptors and the modification indication.03-28-2013
20130083059SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING USAGE HISTORY OF APPLICATIONS EXECUTED BETWEEN DEVICES - A system and method displaying usage histories of applications by devices on a network are provided. The method includes storing usage histories of applications that a first device has executed with a plurality of other devices through a network connection; setting, in the first device, at least one of a first mode and a second mode for displaying at least a part of the usage histories; displaying, if the first device is set in the first mode, usage histories of the executed applications arranged by device, with respect to the plurality of other devices; and displaying, if the first device is set in the second mode, usage histories of the plurality of other devices arranged by application, with respect to the executed applications.04-04-2013
20130083058PROJECTOR AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE PROJECTOR - A projector is disclosed. The projector divides image data, which should be displayed, into a plurality of quadrilateral regions, displays the vertexes of the divided quadrilateral regions to be superimposed on the image data, causes a user to select one of the displayed vertexes as a selected control point, causes the user to move the selected control point, deforms the quadrilateral regions including the selected control point before the movement as one of the vertexes into a shape including, in vertexes, the moved selected control point, and corrects image data corresponding to the quadrilateral regions before the deformation to be fit in the deformed quadrilateral regions.04-04-2013
201300830553D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation - Position tracking subsystems and onboard sensors enable a mobile device to navigate virtually a location in panoramic imagery. Physically moving the device through space provides translation data that can be used to move up or down a virtual street or other navigation actions. In some implementations, forward and backward translation enables the user to enter a structure (e.g., a commercial venue) or enter an intersection and navigate a turn onto another street at the intersection. In some implementations, information or an information layer can be displayed when translating. In some implementations, distance data can be used to move up or down a street a particular distance. Distance data can be obtained from motion and/or image sensors onboard the device. The distance data can be scaled to a virtual distance in the panoramic scene.04-04-2013
20130083057INSTALLING OPERATION SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD - A system stores identification information for identification of a part associated with installation information for designation of a position where the part is installed in a first apparatus; receives the identification information about the part to be read and transmits it by a second apparatus; and retrieves the received identification information from the storage unit, and generates a first composite image by combining installation information corresponding to the retrieved identification information with an image of the first apparatus.04-04-2013
20130083056INTERACTIVE DISPLAY ELEMENTS IN A VISUALIZATION COMPONENT - One embodiment is directed to a computer program, embodied on a computer readable medium. The computer program is configured to control a processor to execute instructions. The instructions include receiving one or more files as input. The files may each include descriptions of different shapes. The instructions may further include interpreting each of the files as a layer of shapes, converting each of the shapes into an interactive element, layering the converted shapes onto one another to create a custom interactive display, and displaying the custom interactive display.04-04-2013
20130038629METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VISUALIZING THE REGISTRATION QUALITY OF MEDICAL IMAGE DATASETS - A method for visualizing a registration quality of medical image datasets is provided. A reference image and an object image are acquired and registered with each other to form a merged image by a registration method having a non-elastic and an elastic registration method section. A deformation field is determined having displacement vectors from image points of the object image to image points of the reference image which are conditioned by the elastic registration method section. One region of the merged image is overlayed with an overlay into which parameters of the deformation field are fed. The region of the merged image and the overlaid overlay is visualized.02-14-2013
20130038630IMAGE DRAWING DEVICE AND IMAGE DRAWING METHOD - Disclosed is an image drawing device including a gradation drawing unit for generating two background drawing objects which are to be located in a lower layer than a gradation target drawing object and drawing the gradation target drawing object on one of the background drawing objects while carrying out an antialiasing process between the one of the background drawing objects and the gradation target drawing object to generate a source image, and combining the source image on a basis of an alpha map to generate a destination image.02-14-2013
20100045699Dynamic Exploration Of Electronic Maps - A mapping engine receives map data from a map server and displays electronic maps. The mapping engine also receives one or more templates that specify metrics to show with the map. The templates specify metrics to accomplish specific tasks, such as house hunting. Metrics describe attributes of the areas shown in the map and are received from a metrics server or another source. Metrics are static or dynamic. Some metrics are explicitly specified, while other metrics are computed in response to the map data and/or other metrics. One or more of the templates are designated as “active,” and the mapping engine displays the metrics of the active templates. The mapping engine displays some metrics on the map and other metrics in a metrics panel.02-25-2010
20100045698Client Side Multi-Component Image Composition - A method is provided for displaying a client-side multi-component image. A plurality of image component channels derived from captured images of a sample are stored in a server, the plurality of image component channels being stored in the form of a plurality of image data records. A client then requests one or more of the plurality of image data records and the server transmits to the client the one or more of the plurality of image data records requested. At the client, the client-side multi-component image is composited from the image data records transmitted the composited client-side multi-component image is displayed.02-25-2010
20100103194Method and system for fusing images - A method and a system for fusing images in an image processing field are described. The method includes: capturing at least two frames of images having different intensity under different exposure time in the same scene; fusing the images having different intensity values according to an intensity mapping relation between every two frames of images in the images having different intensity values, and obtaining a fused image is, in which the intensity mapping relation represents a corresponding relation between an intensity value of a pixel location in a bright image and that at the corresponding location in a dark image. Through the method and the system for fusing the images according to the present invention, the dynamic range of the image is enhanced, and the fusing process has a desired result and is easy to implement.04-29-2010
20090135202INPUT DEVICE FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL IMAGES ON A LARGE DISPLAY - An input device for the selection of medical images for representation on a large display is provided. An image configuration can be selected for display on the large display from a plurality of image configurations by the input device. Selecting the image configuration enables a plurality of images for display on the large display and their arrangement on the display to be determined. The image configuration is created according to requirements of a medical workflow associated with the image configuration. A representation suitable for a medical workflow may be displayed on the large display05-28-2009
20130027426DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND MOVING BODY - According to an embodiment, a display apparatus includes an information acquisition unit, a control unit, and a display unit. The information acquisition unit is configured to acquire information relating to an energy efficiency of a moving body. The control unit is configured to generate image data to include a display object indicating the energy efficiency based on the information. The display unit is configured to present the image including the display object to a human viewer operating the moving body. The control unit is configured to generate the image data to include a first display object when the energy efficiency is in a first state and generate the image data to include a second display object when the energy efficiency is in a second state lower than the first state.01-31-2013
20130027427Associating Digital Images with Waypoints - Methods and systems are disclosed for identifying waypoints. In one aspect, a method performed by an application executing on a computer system, includes receiving at least two sets of digital images including a first set of digital images for which image acquisition times are known and a second set of digital images for which image acquisition times and image acquisition locations are known. The method further includes overlaying waypoint identifiers over a map image. The waypoint identifiers correspond to geographical coordinates and to time acquisitions of one or more of the second set of images. Furthermore, the method includes receiving from a user associated with the application a waypoint selection of the overlaid waypoint identifiers and one or more image selections of the first set of images. In response to receiving the selections, the method includes associating the selected ones of the first set of images with the selected waypoint, and generating a trip-descriptor including the first set of images associated with the overlaid waypoint identifiers.01-31-2013
20130027425SUPERIMPOSED ANNOTATION OUTPUT - Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to display a first output and simultaneously display a second output corresponding to user input superimposed on the first output. In some examples, a second output is displayed on a display simultaneously with and superimposed on a first output. The second output corresponds to user input. In an area of the display that the first output and the second output overlap, the second output is opaque and the first output is visible through the opaque second output. In an area of the display that the first output and the second output do not overlap, the first output is visible. The first output may be a video portion of a video telephone conference, and the second output may correspond to annotations or notes that are received from a user during the telephone conference.01-31-2013
20120182312INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - A communication apparatus stores schedule information and a decorative image attached to the schedule information in association with each other. The communication apparatus specifies a display section, at which the schedule information is displayed, in a schedule area in which the schedule information is arranged. In addition, the communication apparatus determines, as a candidate for a position on a schedule screen at which the decorative image is arranged, a position that, if the decorative image is arranged thereon, makes at least a part of the attached image overlap the schedule area in which the schedule information stored in association with the decorative image is arranged, and further prevents the decorative image from overlapping the specified display section. In addition, the communication apparatus arranges the decorative image on the position selected from a plurality of positions determined as candidates.07-19-2012
20120182311IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS - An image displaying apparatus executes FRC process, wherein image deterioration in a boundary portion between a still image display area and its periphery is prevented. When the magnitude of the motion vector of an object in the periphery of a still image display area is less than a predetermined threshold value, an interpolation frame generation portion defines the pixel values of a still image display area and its periphery of the frame #n as the interpolation pixel values of a still image display area and its periphery of the interpolation frame #I.07-19-2012
20130050254HYBRID VIDEO AND GRAPHICS SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC CONTENT DETECTION PROCESS, AND OTHER CIRCUITS, PROCESSES, AND SYSTEMS - A computing device (02-28-2013
20130050253PRESENTING DYNAMICALLY CHANGING IMAGES IN A LIMITED RENDERING ENVIRONMENT - Methods, systems, and techniques for presenting dynamically changing images in a limited rendering environment are described. Example embodiments provide a client display manager that is configured to receive image blocks representing modifications or updates to a dynamically changing image. The client display manager may then layer the received image blocks upon one another, and then cause the layered image blocks to be presented on a display device as a single, composited image. In some embodiments, multiple image blocks may be coalesced or otherwise combined into a single image transmitted to the client display manager, where regions of the single image that are not occupied by the multiple image blocks are transparent.02-28-2013
20130069982ADJUSTING USER INTERFACES BASED ON ENTITY LOCATION - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for adjusting user interfaces based on entity location. Embodiments of the invention provide applications (or an operating system) with entity distance/proximity data. Applications can then scale content appropriately based on the proximity data. An operating system contains a distance/proximity driver framework for distance/proximity aware hardware sensors (IR, Radar, capacitive, camera, other). The proximity framework performs distance/proximity/number of viewers calculations from sensor data to formulate proximity data. From the proximity data, an application can determine how to scale user interface data.03-21-2013
20130069981System and Methods for Managing Composition of Surfaces - A system and a method for compositing graphics on a computing device are provided. The computing device includes one or more hardware layers. The method includes determining if the number of surfaces to be displayed by the computing device is more than the number of the hardware layers. If so, two or more of the surfaces are combined to form one or more pseudo surfaces. The combined number of the pseudo surfaces and the remaining ones of the surfaces is equal to or less than the number of the one or more hardware layers. This allows for each of the pseudo surfaces or the remaining ones of the surfaces to be assigned to separate hardware layers. The computational cost for combining the surfaces is also considered during the process.03-21-2013
20130069984METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SHOWING PAGE TORE-OFF EFFECT - An electronic device includes a storage unit, a touch display unit and a processing unit. The storage unit stores a parameter table comprising a plurality of parameters, and each parameter includes a first group of coordinates to determine the first part of a page and a second group of coordinates to determine the second part of the page. When the user's touch crosses a predetermined area, the processing unit obtains the parameters in sequence, and produces a tear-off-page figure on the first part of a current page, to cover the second part with a second area of the following page to display a combined page. Then the processing unit may store or delete the tore-off page according to a user selection after the next page is displayed in full. A related method is also provided.03-21-2013
20130069983DIGITAL IMAGE SELECTION IN A SURFACE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method of image selection in a surface computing device which includes: responsive to placing a device containing a plurality of images in proximity to a surface computing device, transferring the plurality of images to the surface computing device; creating tags from attributes of the plurality of images and grouping the tags together to form a tag cloud; responsive to selecting one tag as a primary tag, identifying tags related to the primary tag; displaying the primary tag and related tags as a series of geometric shapes in a primary tag diagram with each of the primary tag and related tags being represented by a geometric shape such that at least one geometric shape representing one of the related tags overlaps the geometric shape representing the primary tag to form an area of intersection representing an image; responsive to selecting the area of intersection, displaying the image.03-21-2013
20130088511E-BOOK READER WITH OVERLAYS - An e-book reader application for the desktop, laptop, tablet, or other mobile computing device configurations, and web/cloud environments provides user interactions with overlays that present the reader with immediate access to assets including equations, figures, references, index, source code, equation variables, and other parameters (including but not limited to graphical plots, videos, slide presentations, etc.) referenced in a given page using a pop-up window or a tool-tip to display the desired asset. The e-book reader application also provides additional tools such as sharing code and review materials, setting access restrictions, and tagging audio/video presentations for authors as well as highlighting, bookmarking, and notes-taking capabilities for readers.04-11-2013
20130088513Fun Videos and Fun Photos - A method for a computing device to provide a video includes receiving one or more selections of one or more animated facial effects to be applied to a face in a photo, automatically detecting the face in the photo, generating the video by applying the one or more selected animated facial effects to the face, displaying the video, and saving the video or a frame of the video.04-11-2013
20130088512EXAMINATION INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD - An examination information display device of the present invention includes: a storage unit that stores examination information of an object; a display unit that has a display screen on which the examination information is displayed; an extraction unit that extracts candidate examination information, which is a candidate referred to or compared with a reference examination to be diagnosed, using supplementary information of the examination information of the object stored in the storage unit; and a display control unit that displays the candidate examination information in a predetermined display region of the display screen.04-11-2013
20120218295DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - In a display device for a vehicle displays information on a second layer of a first display screen when a display state is changed, the display device displays, on the second layer of the second display screen, an icon corresponding to the information, the display device displays a predetermined image so that the predetermined image displayed on the first layer of the first display screen is different from the predetermined image displayed on the first layer of the second display screen, thereafter, the display device gradually changes the image displayed on the first layer of the first display screen so that a part of or the entirety of the predetermined image displayed on the first layer of the first display screen is the same as the predetermined image displayed on the first layer of the second display screen.08-30-2012
20120218294PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection-type image display apparatus projects an image on a projection plane, and includes a projection unit, an image capture unit, an ambient light detection unit, and a superimposed image generation unit. The projection unit projects an image on the projection plane through a lens. The image capture unit captures the image projected on the projection plane by the projection unit. The ambient light detection unit detects ambient light cast on the projection plane, from the image captured by the image capture unit. The superimposed image generation unit generates information about detection of ambient light detected by the ambient light detection unit, in the form of a superimposed image to be superimposed on the image projected on the projection plane.08-30-2012
20120218293METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM FOR ADJUSTING PARAMETERS ON USER INTERFACE SCREEN - A parameter adjusting method includes a step (S08-30-2012
20120218292SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTISTAGE OPTIMIZED JPEG OUTPUT - A system and method for encoding graphical updates to a display screen of a remote device are disclosed in which regions of a display screen of a remote device that require updates are identified. Graphical updates of the display screen regions requiring updating are encoded as consecutive JPEG macroblocks. The encoded graphical updates are transmitted to the remote device with positioning metadata. The positioning metadata specifies locations of the JPEG macroblocks within the display screen of the remote device.08-30-2012
20130057578IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The image processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether a plurality of input images are a plurality of divided images or a plurality of independent images, an adding unit that adds a margin image to an edge portion of each input image, an image processing unit that performs image processing on the plurality of input images to each of which the margin image has been added when the plurality of input images are the plurality of divided images, and performs image processing on the plurality of images to each of which the margin image generated from another input image has not been added when the plurality of input images are the plurality of independent, and a synthesizing unit that generates one synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of input images on which image processing has been performed by the image processing unit.03-07-2013
20090040236Method of and System for Preventing Viewing by Bystanders of Information - A method of and system for preventing viewing by bystanders of information displayed on a display screen displays simultaneously an active image and a second image. The display screen has a first viewing angle and a second viewing angle. The first image is visible from the first viewing angle and invisible from said second viewing angle. The obfuscating image is invisible from the first viewing and visible from the second viewing angle. The system simultaneously manipulates the first and obfuscating images in response to input by a user.02-12-2009
20130057577IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are discussed. The method for operating the image display apparatus includes entering a multi-input display mode of the image display apparatus, displaying first and second images respectively viewable by first and second user on a display of the image display apparatus according to the multi-input display mode, and, if a first input is received, displaying a first object corresponding to the first input to overlap any one of the first and second images.03-07-2013
20130057579Methods for creating dynamic lists from selected areas of a power system of a utility company - Methods are provided for creating dynamic lists from selected areas of a power system of a utility company. The utility company has an energy management system with a control panel. The energy management system is used to access one or more source displays of a site. Rubber-banding or lassoing is used to create selected areas from at least a portion of the source displays. Lists are dynamically created. Operator defined information is displayed for each element type in a list of network elements from the selected areas that have been rubber-banded or lassoed.03-07-2013
20130057576DISPLAY METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A display method and an electronic device using the same are provided. The display method is used in an electronic device. The display method includes the following steps. Firstly, a first environmental parameter is sensed by a sensing module. Then, a static layer and a dynamic layer corresponding to the static layer are displayed according to the first environmental parameter. The dynamic layer includes at least one dynamic object, which presents a first displaying state.03-07-2013
20130093787METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROUPING AND DE-OVERLAPPING ITEMS IN A USER INTERFACE - An approach is provided for grouping and de-overlapping items in a user interface. A display manager determines one or more items for rendering in a user interface. The display manager then causes, at least in part, a determination of one or more rendering locations for one or more representations of the one or more items based, at least in part, on location information associated with the one or more items. The display manager further causes, at least in part, a grouping, a de-overlapping, or a combination thereof of the one or more representations based, at least in part, on an overlapping of the one or more rendering locations. The display manager also causes, at least in part, a rendering of the one or more representations in the user interface based, at least in part, on the grouping, the de-overlapping, or a combination thereof.04-18-2013
20110057951DISPLAY CONTROLLER, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, DISPLAY SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A display controller includes a controller input connectable to receive first image data representing a non-safety relevant part of an image to be displayed on a display and to receive second image data representing a safety relevant part of the image. A merging unit is connected to the controller input, for composing the image from the first image data and second image data. A controller output is connectable to the display, for outputting display data representing the image. An image monitor is connected to the controller output, for comparing a part of the image corresponding to the safety relevant part with an reference for the part.03-10-2011
20120188276IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a first screen processing unit that performs first screen processing using a first screen angle on a line region of a character, a second screen processing unit that performs second screen processing using a second screen angle on at least an outline region out of the line region, the second screen angle being different from the first screen angle, and a composition unit that performs composition of a processing result of the first screen processing and a processing result of the second screen processing, on at least the outline region out of the line region.07-26-2012
20090262137SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING PREDICTION IN A BROADCAST - Methods and systems are presented for presenting prediction in a broadcast. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving, by a prediction graphic generator, at least one of telemetry data, situational data, or historical data. The prediction graphic generator then determines a prediction based on at least two of the telemetry data, the situational data, or the historical data, and generates a prediction overlay based on the prediction. The prediction overlay is output to a broadcast computer, where it is combined with a live broadcast to generate an enhanced broadcast. The broadcast computer then broadcasts the enhanced broadcast.10-22-2009
20110012923METHOD FOR SETTING BASIC DISPLAY SCREEN IN MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a method for setting a basic display screen in a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal stores a plurality of indicator images corresponding to each of a plurality of status indicators, and a plurality of images which can be used as background elements. A user can set a basic display screen by selecting desired display images of respective status indicators and various background element images. The indicator images changing with the change of status or according to the user's selection are easily readable and give pleasure to the user.01-20-2011
20120223964DISPLAY DEVICE - [Problem] To provide a display device able to visibly and clearly display a relationship between a moving condition of an indicating member and an indexes.09-06-2012
20120223962CONTROLLED INTERACTION WITH HETEROGENEOUS DATA - A two-dimensional canvas onto which heterogenic objects of various types may be arranged side-by-side. Each type of object has an associated set of control(s), the control(s) at least partially differing from one type to the next. The two-dimensional canvas is fixed in one dimension, but extensible in a second dimension. The canvas may be displayed in miniaturized for with a view box superimposed upon the canvas. As the view box is moved over the miniaturized canvas, the enlarged editable portion of the corresponding canvas is displayed in an edit view. The canvas may also display clusters of objects that are arranged in dashboards. In that case, the display might include a dashboard review area that allows a user to select the appropriate dashboard to display.09-06-2012
20120223960IMAGE CONTROL METHOD AND IMAGE CONTROL SYSTEM - An exemplary image control method is adapted for an image control system including a document camera and a first user device. In the image control method, the document camera generates a first image and provides the first image to the first user device for display. The first user device then produces a control information in response to an operation performed on the first image displayed on the first user device. After that, the first image is transformed into a second image. Finally, the first user device displays the second image.09-06-2012
20130063484Merging User Interface Behaviors - An authoring system for building an application that has a set of graphical objects. The authoring platform includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a key indices display area for displaying one or more key-indexed graphs for one or more graphical objects of an application. The graphical objects are associated with behaviors. A behavior includes an association of one or more responses and an event that is associated with a graphical object of the application. A response includes a set of key indices. The GUI also includes a behaviors display area for displaying different possible behaviors. The GUI includes a tool for merging two responses of two possible behaviors by (1) receiving the two possible behaviors at the key indices display area and (2) automatically combining two sets of key indices of the two responses in the key-indexed graphs displayed in the key indices display area.03-14-2013
20130063485IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE THAT SYNTHESIZES IMAGE - An image processing device, includes: an obtaining unit which successively obtains a plurality of images; a synthesis unit which partially superimposes the plurality of images obtained by the obtaining unit to generate a synthesis image when the obtaining unit obtains the images; a first judgment unit which judges whether the synthesis image contains a feature region having a predetermined feature when the synthesis image is generated by the synthesis unit; and a control unit which makes predetermined processing be executed when the first judgment unit judges that the synthesis image contains the feature region.03-14-2013
20130063483SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ENABLE CORRECTION TO APPLICATION OF SUBSTANTIALLY COLORLESS MATERIAL OVER IDENTIFIED TEXT VIA SEGMENTATION - Disclosed is a processor-implemented method for processing image data using an image processing apparatus. The processor is configured to receive a PDL file of image data and raster image process (RIP) the PDL file to determine pixels representing text. The ripped file is then segmented to determine at least any pixels representing text that were not initially indicated or identified by the ripped file. The results are combined to determine locations for marking onto a substrate by the output device using substantially colorless marking material over text pixels (to coat marked text pixels). In some instances, locations for covering text pixels with substantially colorless marking material can be tagged during segmenting image data, using a tag plane.03-14-2013
20090237417Apparatus and method for image manipulations for games - Apparatus for image acquiring and modification, comprises: an image acquiring unit for acquiring an image, an image localized modification unit to make a modification to the acquired image in real time at a given locality in the image, a modification storage register for automatically storing the locality, and an interaction unit for displaying the image to a user. The interaction unit includes pointing interactivity for allowing a user to point to a location on the image, and an indicator to indicate to a user when the location pointed to coincides with the locality of the image modification.09-24-2009
20090160873Interactive virtual weather map - An interactive map may be provided. The map may include weather information such as temperature information, precipitation information, radar information, or the like, street information such as road information, traffic information, or the like, and/or advertising information for a particular area that may be chosen by the user. The map may also display information related to points of interest such as schools, golf courses, entertainment, or the like that may be chosen by the user. The map may be dynamic such that the weather information, street information, and/or advertising information may be dynamically updated on the map.06-25-2009
20090009531IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A degree of overlapping between separately obtained regions of respective parts of an image is determined. When the degree of overlapping is greater than a defined value, only one of the obtained regions, or both the regions, or a region including both the regions is selected. When the degree of overlapping is less than the defined value, the separately obtained regions of respective parts of the image are separately selected. The image is displayed while reflecting a result of the selection.01-08-2009
20130162670DYNAMIC CARD VIEW - A computer system includes at least one processor and a computer-readable storage medium that includes instructions executable by the at least one processor. The instructions implement a table having a linear collection of multiple primary objects, where each of the primary objects occupies a single row in the table and a table control module to create virtual intermediate row-level objects from the linear collection of multiple primary objects. The virtual intermediate row-level objects include a first subset of the primary objects linked to one or more other subsets of the primary objects in a virtual hierarchy using a binding mechanism. The instructions are configured to implement a card view module configured to generate a card view from the virtual intermediate row-level objects and to render a display of the card view having multiple cards in a single row, where each of the cards represents one of the multiple primary objects.06-27-2013
20120236027DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a program, enabling realization of various playing display using frame images subjected to compositing processing as a motion transition image.09-20-2012
20120236026Brush, Carbon-Copy, and Fill Gestures - Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.09-20-2012
20120236025ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL OF HOST APPLICATION USING MOTION AND VOICE COMMANDS - A head mounted microdisplay (HMD) device that uses hand, body, head movement or gesture and voice commands to control interaction with a local processor or host computer. The local processor overlays information, such as onto an operating system desktop or application program menu, indicating the motion, gesture, and/or voice input needed to activate an associated action.09-20-2012
20130162671IMAGE COMBINING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND IMAGE COMBINING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE IMAGE COMBINING APPARATUS AND TERMINAL DEVICE - In an embodiment, provided is an image combining apparatus coupled to a first terminal device through a network. The image combining apparatus includes: a delivery section that delivers screen data that is image data for a screen to the first terminal device; a receiving section that receives first handwriting position information indicating a position of first handwriting information input to a screen based on the screen data on the first terminal device; a generation section that produces first handwriting image data that is the image data of the first handwriting information using the first handwriting position information; and a combining section that produces combined screen data by combining the screen data with the first handwriting image data.06-27-2013
20120268488IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE, IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image generation device generates a mosaic image which is suitable for users to see even if sufficient images are not acquired to complete the mosaic image. The image generation device specifies, in units of divided areas, an image area in which an image is drawn in each layer of a plurality of layers divided into the plurality of divided areas, allocates the acquired image to the divided areas in the image area of one of the layers, based on color information of the acquired image and color information of each of the divided areas in the specified image area, and generates a mosaic image by superimposing, between layers, the image allocated in the image area of two or more layers of the plurality of layers in which an image is allocated to at least one of all of the divided areas in the image area of each of the layers and the divided areas of another layer having a display position which overlaps the divided areas.10-25-2012
20120194545INTERFACE APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an interface apparatus for displaying a GUI object according to a position and a direction of a pointing object comprises a display unit, an image capturing unit, a detection unit, and an additional display unit. The display unit displays a movie based on a first image frame group. The image capturing unit obtains a second image frame group by capturing an image of a surface on which the movie is displayed. The detection unit detects a position and a direction of the pointing object based on the first image frame group and the second image frame group. The additional display unit displays a specific shape which is superimposed to the first image frame group, so that the detected position of the pointing object is irradiated with light of no less than a predetermined illuminance and the light attenuates according to a distance from the position.08-02-2012
20120062591IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus is provided with a receive unit that receives a frame image from a frame image providing device, a display unit that displays the frame image, a touch panel control unit that detects contact point coordinates or approach point coordinates on a touch panel provided for the display unit, and a drawing unit that superimposes a drawing image on the frame image by using the contact point coordinates or the approach point coordinates. The display unit displays the frame image or the frame image with the drawing image superimposed thereon.03-15-2012
20090189914IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, PROGRAM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A table is allocated indexes corresponding to display positions on a monitor screen, respectively, and data indicating an unexposed part at each of the display positions is stored in each index of the table. Focal position information is acquired from Exit header information on image data of an image, and a location of one of the indexes in the table at which no image data is registered is searched in an ascending order of the indexes. According to the table, the images are arranged so that the focal position of each image differs from the unexposed part at the display position of the image.07-30-2009
20110279477Medical Image Processing and Handling System - An image processing and handling system is provided for the efficient combination of image data from multiple sources and of different types. The system includes an image processing device having an electronic control unit (ECU) that receives a first set of image data from an image data provider such as a PACS server over a telecommunications network. The first set of image data includes image pixel data from a first image of a physical structure in a living being and may be obtained from a DICOM compatible file. The ECU is further configured to combine the first set of image data with a second set of image data to form a combined set of image data. The second and combined sets of image data may each include pixel data for second and combined images, respectively of the physical structure. The ECU is further configured to transmit the combined set of image data to a remote computing device over a second telecommunications network11-17-2011
20090322786TIME-SYNCHRONIZED GRAPHICS COMPOSITION IN A 2.5-DIMENSIONAL USER INTERFACE ENVIRONMENT - Software interfaces are configured to enable functionality that is commonly implemented in special-purpose hardware for mixing AV content into a set of 2.5-D graphics planes to be exposed to high level processes executing in a computing environment in a fully portable manner. Illustratively, the interfaces include a planar mixer (named “IPlanarMixer”) that abstracts the mixing hardware, and a graphics plane interface (named “IPlane”) that abstracts individual instances of planes that are retrieved from, and handed off to the planar mixer as the 2.5-D graphics planes are built up and rendered in a computing environment to support interactive graphic experiences for a user.12-31-2009
20100171756DYNAMIC LOCATION-BASED MAPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A graphical mapping system configured to display mapping information on a handheld device is disclosed. The system includes an image map database configured to store map data for a plurality of geographic areas, which is useful for generating graphical maps. The system further includes a vector map database configured to store vector map data, which is useful for generating vector “overlays” that correspond to the graphical maps. In response to a mapping request from a handheld device, a set of image mapping data and a corresponding set of vector mapping data, both associated with a given geographic location, are retrievable.07-08-2010
20120188274GRAPHIC DISPLAY APPARATUS, GRAPHIC DISPLAY METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH GRAPHIC DISPLAY PROGRAM IS RECORDED - Disclosed is a graphic display apparatus including a display unit, a reference object length storage unit in which specified parts of reference objects and actual lengths of the specified parts are stored, an image storage unit in which images are stored, an image display control unit which displays a specified image which is specified based on a user's operation in the display unit, a specified image part setting unit which detects a specified part of a reference object in the specified image and sets the detected specified part as a specified image part, a coordinate system setting unit which superimposes a coordinate system on the specified image and sets a display range of the coordinate system based on an actual length of the specified image part, and a graphic display control unit which superimposes and displays a graphic on the specified image.07-26-2012
20120188273METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR REPRODUCING IMAGES - Example methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for reproducing images are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes reproducing a first image, recognizing a first location of a main object in the first image, recognizing a second location of a main object in a second image, and reproducing the second image so that the main object in the second image is displayed at substantially the first location of the main object in the first image.07-26-2012
20090309897Communication Terminal and Communication System and Display Method of Communication Terminal - A communication terminal and a communication system able to adaptively update sizes and positions of screens in accordance with the situation without operation by a user, and a display method of the communication terminal, which perform processing of individual packets in a linked manner under the control of a display image control portion 12-17-2009
20110298822METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR DISPLAYING AN OBJECT ON A COMPUTER SCREEN - The invention is directed to a computer-implemented method for displaying an object on a computer screen, the method comprising the steps of: (i) computing a first image; (ii) displaying the first image; (iii) repeating k times the following steps: (iv) computing a n12-08-2011
20110285748Dynamic Image Collage - A sequence of templates (11-24-2011
20120098857METHOD FOR PROVIDING GENETIC INFORMATION AND GENETIC INFORMATION SERVER USING THE SAME - A method for providing genetic information, a genetic information server, and a non-transitory computer readable medium in which a genetic information browser program is recorded are provided. The method includes: displaying a plurality of tracks of attribute information relating to a plurality of tracks of genetic information on a plurality of default tracks, respectively, generating a private track, selecting at least two tracks from the plurality of tracks of attribute information displayed on the default tracks; and combining the selected at least two tracks of attribute information and displaying the combined attribute information on the generated private track Accordingly, an intuitive genetic information browser interface is provided.04-26-2012
20090256859VIDEO MULTIVIEWER SYSTEM WITH SWITCHER AND DISTRIBUTED SCALING AND RELATED METHODS - A video multiviewer system may include a plurality of video scalers operating in parallel for generating initially scaled video streams by performing video scaling in at least one dimension on a plurality of video input streams. The video multiviewer system may also include at least one video cross-point switcher coupled downstream from the video scalers, and a processing unit coupled downstream from the video cross-point switcher for generating additionally scaled video streams by performing additional video scaling on the initially scaled video streams. The video multiviewer system may also include a display cooperating with the processing unit for displaying multiple video windows based upon the additionally scaled video streams.10-15-2009
20110285749METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING DIGITAL-MEDIA-ENHANCED SEARCHABLE ELECTRONIC RECORDS OF UNDERGROUND FACILITY LOCATED AND/OR MARKING OPERATIONS - Generating a digital-media-enhanced electronic record of a locate and/or marking operation performed by a locate technician. The locate and/or marking operation comprises locating and/or identifying, using at least one physical locate mark, a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area, wherein at least a portion of the dig area may be excavated or disturbed during excavation activities. A location of the at least one underground facility and/or the at least one physical locate mark is electronically rendered on a display device so as to generate an electronic visual representation of the locate and/or marking operation. At least one digital media file representation of a corresponding digital media file relating to at least one aspect of the locate and/or marking operation or an environment of the dig area is also electronically rendered on the display device, so as to generate a digital-media-annotated representation of the locate and/or marking operation. Information relating to the digital-media-annotated representation of the locate and/or marking operation is electronically transmitted and/or stored so as to generate the digital-media-enhanced electronic record of the locate and/or marking operation.11-24-2011
20110292075IMAGE COMPOSITION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM WITH PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - There is provided an image composition apparatus configured to produce a composite image in which a foreground image is overlaid on a part of a background image. The apparatus designates a pair of images used as the background image and the foreground image, when one image of the pair of images is a pictorial image with a certain pictorial style, obtains pictorial style information indicative of the pictorial style of the one image of the pair of images, converts the other image of the pair of images into a pictorial image with the pictorial style indicated by the pictorial style information, produces a composite image from a combination of the pictorial image corresponding to the one image of the pair of images and the pictorial image resulting from the conversion on the other image of the pair of images, and outputs the composite image.12-01-2011
20120229503REPRODUCTION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus includes a display controller, a detecting unit, and a reproduction unit. The display controller is configured to control a display unit to display marks corresponding to a plurality of images. The detecting unit is configured to detect selection information entered by a user. The selection information includes path information and additional information. The reproduction unit is configured to reproduce at least one of the plurality of images based on the additional information.09-13-2012
20120287154METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF ITEM - Provided is a method of controlling display of an item. In the method, a plurality of individual items is displayed. A touch input is detected from at least two of the displayed individual items. An outline of a folder item to be generated is displayed around a plurality of the at least two touched individual items. Upon receiving a touch release input, the folder item is generated and displayed within the outline to arrange the individual items that receive touch inputs therein.11-15-2012
20100302275SYSTEM 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.12-02-2010
20100033499System and method for eliminating confusion between weather data and terrain data in aircraft displays - An improved system and method are disclosed for eliminating pilot confusion in visualizing multiple categories of data, such as, for example, weather data and terrain data, simultaneously on an integrated, multi-color display. For example, an aircraft display system is disclosed that includes a processing unit, a terrain database, a weather data source, a visual display for displaying multi-color weather data and terrain data, and a control device for controlling the duration of the weather data being shown on the visual display. As an aircraft proceeds along a flight path, the processing unit retrieves and/or receives weather data from the weather data source and terrain data from the terrain database. The processing unit provides color renderings of the terrain data to the visual display. The processing unit determines a time duration for the weather data from a setting of the control device (e.g., set by a pilot), and provides color renderings of the weather data to the visual display for the selected time duration. For example, the weather data sweep on the display can become narrower or wider depending on the time duration selected. Also, for example, the trailing edge of the weather data sweep can become more transparent and/or opaque as the sweep becomes narrower. Thus, the pilot is allowed to control the length of time that the weather data is being displayed, which reduces and/or eliminates confusion in visualizing the terrain data and weather data being displayed simultaneously on the integrated, multi-color display.02-11-2010
20100033500DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING A DISPLAYED IMAGE - A digital image processing apparatus may display an image that can be converted into other images by using a rapid sliding method. The digital image processing apparatus may include a storage medium in which a first image file and a second image file are stored and a buffer in which information about a first synthesized image, including a first image corresponding to the first image file and a second image corresponding to the second image file disposed adjacent to each other, is stored. The digital image processing apparatus may further include a display unit that displays at least one of the first image, a first partial synthesized image, and the second image by using a piece of the information about the first synthesized image. The first partial synthesized image may include a portion of the first image and a portion of the second image disposed adjacent to each other.02-11-2010
20110216087Methods and Systems for Analyzing Parts of an Electronic File - Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.09-08-2011
20090251490Data Hiding Technique - Information available at a decoder is embedded into image content after decoding by first representing that information by at least one film grain pattern and then blending that at least one film grain pattern with the decoded image content. Such image content is typically in the form of a movie and examples of the information to be embedded include identification of the specific decoding device, the user of the decoding device, the time and date of decoding, the model number of the device, the versions of software running on the device, the status of the device or connections to the device, the contents of device registers or memory locations within the device, among many other possible data. When an unauthorized copy of image content is discovered, the copied image content undergoes a comparison to the decoded image content to generate difference data. Thereafter, the difference data undergoes comparison with a database of film grain patterns to recover the embedded data.10-08-2009
20090153586Method and apparatus for viewing panoramic images - A method and apparatus for viewing panoramic images comprising a panorama viewer which further comprises at least two layers with each layer corresponding to a point of time within an interval during which a set of images are taken. Each layer is constructed by taking into account only the images taken at the point of time. A time dimension control is included to allow a user to navigate through the panorama based on relative time of occurrence.06-18-2009
20090153585Changing Visual Content Communication - Techniques for presenting changing visual content, including video, animation and so on, as an overlay are discussed. Changing visual content, included in a visual presentation, may be identified from other visual elements included in the visual presentation. The changing visual content may be manipulated based on available resources associated with presenting the changing visual content as an overlay for a client.06-18-2009
20090066723POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR PROJECTION IMAGES - A position adjustment method for projection images for adjusting positions of two projection images projected from two of plural projectors contained in a multi-projection display onto a projection surface such that the two projection images have an overlapping area by using two adjustment images one of which has a first pattern and the other of which has a second pattern includes: a first step for setting pixel values of a first color and pixel values of a second color such that a predetermined characteristic is exhibited in the overlapping area when the two adjustment images are projected at appropriately correlated positions, producing two adjustment image data, corresponding to the two adjustment images, in which the first color and the second color are allocated to the first pattern and the second pattern such that the first color of the first pattern overlaps with the second color of the second pattern and such that the second color of the first pattern overlaps with the first color of the second pattern when the two adjustment images are projected at appropriately correlated positions, and giving the adjustment image data to the two projectors; a second step for calculating evaluation values associated with the characteristic based on image data obtained by taking an image of the projection surface on which the two adjustment images corresponding to the two adjustment image data are projected from the two projectors; and a third step for performing position adjustment for the two projection images based on the evaluation values.03-12-2009
20090147024Graphical display system and method - A method for displaying an operating parameter for a mobile platform. A plurality of different graphs can be digitized to place them in electronic form. Each graph represents a different operational or environmental characteristic relating to operation of the mobile platform, and each is further related to a common parameter. A first one of the digitized graphs is selected by a user. A user positionable marker is displayed on the first digitized graph at a specific, user selected location on the first digitized graph. Next a second one of the digitized graphs is selected. The second one of the digitized graphs is then overlayed over at least a portion of the first digitized graph, with the marker remaining visible and superimposed on the second digitized graph, and without having moved relative to the first digitized graph. The second digitized graph is then aligned relative to the first digitized graph. The marker is then used to assist in reading information from the second digitized graph.06-11-2009
20080266322Composite Photograph Creation System and Composite Photograph Creation Apparatus - A composite photograph creation system creates a composite photograph by pasting a user image at a previously determined user image combination position on a template image. The system comprises: a user terminal which sends the user image to one of transmission destinations independently assigned to a plurality of template images; a reception device which receives the user image sent to the one of transmission destinations; and a composite photograph creation device which creates the composite photograph by pasting the user image received by the reception device, at the user image combination position on one of the template images, in accordance with the transmission destination of the user image.10-30-2008
20130187946SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE DATA MANAGEMENT - A system and method for image data management. A tiled representation of a data set is accessed. The tiled representation includes a plurality of high-resolution tiles and a plurality of reduced-resolution tiles. A request to access said data set from a computing device is received. An image display window is determined based on said request from the computing device, where the image display window corresponds to a displayable image for display on the display device. At least one overlapping image to send the computing device is determined based on said image display window, where the at least one overlapping image is selected from the scaled full images, the plurality of high-resolution tiles, and the plurality of reduced resolution tiles. At least a portion of the at least one overlapping image is sent to the computing device.07-25-2013
20120032976IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display device refers to a database, in which at least one image frame to be displayed on a display unit and configuration information representing at least one drawn image to be superimposedly drawn on the at least one image frame are registered to be associated with each other, to judge whether or not an image frame identical to one of the at least one image frame received from an image frame provision device is present in the database, and causes the display unit to display at least one of the at least one drawn image represented by a part of the configuration information associated with an image frame judged as being identical to a received one of the at least one image frame.02-09-2012
20090207187MOBILE TERMINAL FOR MULTI-DISPLAYABLE CONTENTS INFORMATION WHICH IS COMPOSED WITH INDEPENDENT CHANNEL, METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORD MEDIUM ON WHICH PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING METHOD IS RECORDED - A method of a mobile communication terminal displaying channels, and more particularly, to a mobile communication terminal that is capable of multi-displaying contents information that is composed of independent channels are provided. The mobile communication terminal comprises an input unit for a user inputting commands in order to read or check contents information, a communication unit for transmitting contents information on channels to a service server and for receiving the contents information on channels from the service server through a communication network, a display unit for displaying the contents information that is provided from the service server or the contents information that is stored in the mobile communication terminal on a window screen, a storage unit for storing the contents information and contents information screen forming programs that enable the contents information to be composed of independent channels, and a control unit for updating the previously stored contents information to corresponding recent contents information, for forming a requested screen in accordance with the input of a user, and for assigning resources so that the plurality of contents information items are multi-displayed on one display screen.08-20-2009
20100079490INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - An information display method displays a plurality of display frames arranged in a table on a display screen. Each of the display frames enables display of a plurality of information pieces, and a selected display frame is enlargeable, while non-selected display frames are reduced according to an enlargement ratio of the enlarged display frame. Each of information candidates to be displayed in respective display frames includes an attribute of a display priority and an attribute of a display character size, and an information display operation is carried out, based on a size of each of the display frames, by deciding the display priority and the display character size of each of the information candidates to be displayed in the respective display frames. Consequently, a large amount of information can be displayed, and easy operation can be realized.04-01-2010
20100079489SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT DIGITAL VIDEO COMPOSITION - An efficient method of compositing planes onto a target surface using a computing device with graphics processing capability is disclosed. The method includes partitioning the target surface, on which planes are composited, into partitions. Each one of the partitions contains connected pixels to be formed by compositing an identical subset of the planes to be composited. Each partition is associated with a corresponding subset of the planes. Each partition and its corresponding set of associated planes are then provided to a graphics processor for composition, using exemplary software components including an application programming interface, a library and device driver software. An image is formed on the target surface by compositing each partition. Using the disclosed method, a single pass through stages of the graphics pipeline for the graphics processor is sufficient to composite multiple planes to form an image on the target surface.04-01-2010
20110169860Information Display Device - To provide an information display device suitable for a portable terminal for displaying on a display screen images of actual printed pages. The information display device includes: storing means for storing various data and programs used to execute applications; controlling means for controlling program execution, data processing, and input/output devices; communication means for receiving image data and associated attribute data; inputting means for receiving event input generated by various operations; and displaying means for displaying the image data and attribute data on a display screen; wherein said information display device, when transmitting search data based on event input received by the inputting means, receiving XML data describing addresses and display positions of the corresponding image data and attribute data, and receiving and displaying the relevant image data and attribute data, the controlling means has prefetching means for storing image data associated with page changes from among the received image data constituting each page in a display region of the storing means based on a predetermined priority.07-14-2011
20110199390MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - A medical diagnosis support apparatus includes an item display unit which displays, on a display, a plurality of items for which a parameter for deriving diagnosis support information can be input, a temporary input unit which inputs a plurality of different values as temporary input values for the plurality of items displayed by the item display unit, a deriving unit which derives, by referring to medical information, a plurality of pieces of diagnosis support information each corresponding to one of combinations of the plurality of different temporary input values, and a presenting unit which presents, on the display, the plurality of pieces of diagnosis support information derived by the deriving unit, together with the display of the plurality of items, in a list format.08-18-2011
20090278858INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - In an information processing apparatus, object data based on a part of, e.g., a scan image is extracted and the extracted object data is stored in relation to attribute information of the relevant object data. The object data correlated to the attribute information, which matches with a search condition input by a user, is searched for, and the object data found through the search is merged to another object data depending on a characteristic of the user. The merged object data are displayed as a search result. In such a control process, different search results are displayed when users having different user characteristics input the same search condition.11-12-2009
20090284551Method of displaying picture having location data and apparatus thereof - One objective of the present invention is to provide a method of displaying picture having location data and apparatus thereof. The method comprising the steps of providing an electronic map and a plurality of pictures having location data, and generating a plurality of thumbnails corresponding to the pictures based on a scale, and then displaying the thumbnails on the electronic map based on the location data of corresponding picture of each thumbnail, and further overlappingly displaying the thumbnails of which the distance between the thumbnails is shorter than a threshold on the electronic map.11-19-2009
20090289954Rendering Display Device - In displaying overlapped images on a monitor, a rendering display device is provided for the purpose of easily overlapping images without having complicated mask data or the like.11-26-2009
20090262136Methods, Systems, and Products for Transforming and Rendering Media Data - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for transforming and rendering scenes of video data. A frame of video data is stored as a scene file. Components within the scene are edge detected, such that boundaries of the components of the scene are determined. The edge-detected components are saved as a first synthesized scene file describing the scene. The minor components of the scene are discarded, and the remaining major components are saved as a second synthesized scene file describing the scene. Vectors describing the boundaries of the major components are saved as a third synthesized scene file describing the scene. When a request is received for the frame of video data, any of the scene files may be returned to a requesting device, depending on bandwidth and/or cost.10-22-2009
20120293545GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEMS - In a tile-based graphics processing system, when an overlay image is to be rendered onto an existing image, the existing tile data for the existing image from the frame buffer in the main memory is pre-loaded into the local colour buffer of the graphics processor (step 11-22-2012
20120086725System and Method for Compensating for Drift in a Display of a User Interface State - A system, a computer readable storage medium including instructions, and a method for adjusting a displayed user interface in accordance with a navigational state of a human interface device. For each measurement epoch, a base set of operations are performed, including: determining an unmodified user interface state in accordance with the navigational state, and generating current user interface data. When an error introducing state is detected, additional operations are performed, including: determining a modified user interface state; adjusting the current user interface data in accordance with the modified user interface state; and determining a user interface state error. When an error compensating state is detected, additional operations are performed, including: determining a compensation adjustment and adjusting the current user interface data and user interface state error in accordance with the compensation adjustment. The current user interface data enables a current user interface to be displayed.04-12-2012
20100201709IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image display method and apparatus are disclosed. When a background image and a foreground image are displayed in an overlapping manner, the comprehensibility of the foreground image is enhanced by adjusting the brightness of the background image on the basis of the external illumination, of the brightness difference between the background image and the foreground image, or of the image complexity of the background or foreground images.08-12-2010
20100201708METHOD AND DEVICE SELECTIVE PRESENTATION OF TWO IMAGES INDIVIDUALLY OR COMBINED AS A FUSION IMAGE - In a method and device to show two different images (determined from a first image data set and a second image data set) of at least one imaging modality (in particular a medical imaging modality), the images can be presented together on a display device with a presentation area as a fusion image or as individual images. A detection arrangement associated with the display device detects a movement of at least one finger of a user on the or in the immediate proximity of the presentation area or a contact of the presentation area and, depending on the detection, produces a change of the presentation of the fusion image, or changes between an individual image presentation and fusion image presentation or between two individual image presentations. A change from the first image to the second image is produced based on a movement of at least one finger ensuing essentially parallel to the presentation area, or the display of the first image is produced or removed based on a movement of at least one finger ensuing essentially parallel to the presentation area, with the display of the second image not being altered by the movement.08-12-2010
20100103195VIDEO, AUDIO AND GRAPHICS DECODE, COMPOSITE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A video, audio and graphics system uses multiple transport processors to receive in-band and out-of-band MPEG Transport streams, to perform PID and section filtering as well as DVB and DES decryption and to de-multiplex them. The system processes the PES into digital audio, MPEG video and message data. The system is capable of decoding multiple MPEG SLICEs concurrently. Graphics windows are blended in parallel, and blended with video using alpha blending. During graphics processing, a single-port SRAM is used equivalently as a dual-port SRAM. The video may include both analog video, e.g., NTSC/PAL/SECAM/S-video, and digital video, e.g., MPEG-2 video in SDTV or HDTV format. The system has a reduced memory mode in which video images are reduced in half in horizontal direction only during decoding. The system is capable of receiving and processing digital audio signals such as MPEG Layer 1 and Layer 2 audio and Dolby AC-3 audio, as well as PCM audio signals. The system includes a memory controller. The system includes a system bridge controller to interface a CPU with devices internal to the system as well as peripheral devices including PCI devices and I/O devices such as RAM, ROM and flash memory devices. The system is capable of displaying video and graphics in both the high definition (HD) mode and the standard definition (SD) mode. The system may output an HDTV video while converting the HDTV video and providing as another output having an SDTV format or another HDTV format.04-29-2010
20080238939Video compositing device and video output device - A video compositing device includes: a first video input unit configured to input a first video; a second video input unit configured to input a second video; a parameter input unit configured to input a parameter indicating a relative positional relationship between the first video input by the first video input unit and the second video input by the second video input unit when the first and second videos are composited; a video compositing unit configured to composite the first and second videos, in units of pixels, in accordance with the parameter input by the parameter input unit, to generate a composite video; and an output unit configured to output a composite video generated by the video compositing unit.10-02-2008
20080238938EFFECTS FOR INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC DATA IN DISC AUTHORING - Authoring a Blu-ray Disc including: defining layers of graphics to be used in a display; overlaying the layer on to video display thereby providing a composite display, wherein overlay includes using an effect.10-02-2008
20080238940RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, PROGRAM AND REPRODUCTION METHOD - A BD-ROM has recorded therein an AV Clip generated by multiplexing a video stream and a graphics stream. The graphics stream represents an interactive display to be overlayed with the video stream, and includes a sequence of three Button State groups. The interactive display includes a plurality of buttons, each of which changes from a normal state to a selected state, and from the selected state to an active state, according to a user operation. In the three Button State groups in the graphics stream, the first-order group (N-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent normal states of the buttons, the second-order group (S-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent selected states of the buttons, and the third-order group (A-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent active states of the buttons.10-02-2008
20090167785DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPOSITING VIDEO PLANES - A device and method of forming a video frame from a video stream made up of a multiplexed plurality of sub-streams is disclosed. The method includes forming a foreground plane, forming a mask that represents opaque pixels in the foreground plane, and forming an underlying plane from at least one of the sub-streams and extracting a transparency value associated with each pixel in the foreground and underlying planes. Only those pixels in the underlying and foreground planes not covered by the mask, are blended in accordance with their associated transparency value in a buffer. The buffer is populated with opaque pixels from the foreground plane, at pixel locations corresponding to the mask.07-02-2009
20080278519METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST FLICKER-FREE DISPLAYING OVERLAPPED SPARSE GRAPHS WITH OPTIONAL SHAPE - A method for converting graphic elements containing sparse graphs into graphic layers is described, comprising the steps of: correspondingly mapping respective sparse graphs to respective sparse graphic layers, and projecting sequentially from top to bottom the regular graphs between the sparse graphs into a projection plane to form a regular graphic composition layer. Also described is a method for fast flicker-free displaying overlapped sparse graphs with optional shape, comprising: converting graphic element containing sparse graphs to be displayed into graphic layers; deciding whether to plot or erase the sparse graph to be displayed, and, when the sparse graph is decided to be erased, setting various points on the corresponding sparse graph to be transparent; and completing the plotting of points of the sparse graph point by point based on the shape of the sparse graph to be displayed. Apparatuses corresponding to the above methods are also described.11-13-2008
20080278517SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATION OF DOCUMENT DATA INTERCEPTED THROUGH PORT REDIRECTION - The subject application is directed to a system and method for manipulation of document data intercepted through port redirection. A virtual port receives targeted output data from each of a plurality of applications, which are associated with the virtual port. The output data is then stored in associated memory. Document images are then generated on an associated display corresponding to the stored output data. User instructions corresponding to the manipulation of the output data is then received via the associated display from the user. A single output job is then communicated to an associated document rendering device consisting of at least a portion of the stored output data.11-13-2008
20080284797System and method for registration of cubic fisheye hemispherical images - Systems and methods for registering hemispheric images obtained using a fisheye lens for panoramic viewing, relating to spatial alignment and colour balancing of complement half-side images derived from the hemispheric images. The systems and methods for spatial alignment determine the displacement of the digitized recorded images using a single translation and rotation model of distortion, which further evaluates the centre of projection, and the extent of translation and rotation. The system and method for colour balancing iteratively increase (or decrease) the values of pixels near the edge (discontinuity) between the two half-sides of an image, each time taking into consideration the average difference of pixel colour across a smaller strip of the edge near the pixel. This invention removes the colour differential but does not remove any detail underlying the features of the image.11-20-2008
20080291217VIEWING AND NAVIGATING WITHIN PANORAMIC IMAGES, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - A panorama viewer is disclosed which facilitates navigation from within the panorama of a larger, structured system such as a map. The panorama viewer presents a viewport on a portion of a panoramic image, the viewport including a three-dimensional overlay rendered with the panoramic image. As the orientation of the viewport within the panoramic image changes, the three-dimensional overlay's orientation in three-dimensional space also changes as it is rendered with the panoramic image in a manner that matches the change in orientation of the viewport.11-27-2008
20080303844Methods and apparatuses for placing a flexible drop in a CAD drawing - The present invention is directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses for automatically placing flexible drops in a computer automated design application, and more particularly to automatically placing and drawing flexible connections between sprinkler heads and sprinkler system pipes within a CAD drawing. The present invention allows a user to automatically place and draw flexible drops from numerous sprinkler heads to sprinkler system piping simultaneously based upon a set of user-chosen flex drop parameters. The present invention may also be utilized in other applications, such as automatically placing and drawing flexible electrical connections or flexible piping connections in non-sprinkler applications.12-11-2008
20080303843METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING GRAPHIC IMAGES - A method generates an image from a set of image zones each delimited by a contour of polygonal shape defined by a set of vertexes, and comprising pixels having an attribute value which can be deduced from the value of a corresponding attribute of each of the vertexes of the image zone. The method includes determining to within a pixel the pixels that belong to each image zone according to the dimensions in number of pixels of the image to be generated; associating the pixels of each image zone in blocks of pixels; and determining an attribute value for each block of pixels of each image zone as a function of the value of the corresponding attribute of each vertex of the image zone.12-11-2008
20080278518Merging Images - A method for merging first and second images includes determining a pixel difference image from the first and the second images, determining first and second locations of the foreground subject from the pixel difference image, determining a minimum path of values from the pixel difference image for a region between the first and the second locations of the foreground subject, forming a merged image by stitching the first and the second images along the minimum path, and adjusting pixels of the merged image within a width of the minimum path.11-13-2008
20110001759IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD - An image displaying apparatus is provided, which includes: a display unit that displays an image, and which has a horizontal width and a vertical width; an image processing unit which processes the image; and a controller which controls the image processing unit, if an aspect ratio of the image is different from an aspect ratio of the display unit, to extend the image in a first direction until a horizontal width or a vertical width of the image becomes identical to any one of the horizontal width and the vertical width of the display unit, to extend the image in a second direction to maintain the aspect ratio of the image, and to move the extended image in the second direction on the display unit.01-06-2011
20120044262SURFACE OBSERVATION APPARATUS AND SURFACE OBSERVATION METHOD - A surface observation apparatus is achieved, which enables even a beginner to easily select an optimal evaluation indicator for each of various patterns to be evaluated without a trial and error approach. A plurality of images to be evaluated are input from an image processing unit (02-23-2012
20110267367HANDHELD ELECTRIC APPARATUS AND GRAPHIC INTERFACE OPERATION METHOD - A handheld electric apparatus and graphic interface operation method thereof are disclosed. In embodiment, the handheld electric apparatus comprises a display unit, a button unit, a storage unit and a processor. The storage unit stores an application and a widget. The processor is operable to execute the application and display the execution image of the application on the display unit in full screen. When the button unit is triggered, the processor is operable to execute the widget and overlaying the execution image of the widget on the execution image of the application. The processor keeps the execution of the application while the widget is executed. Therefore, the operation convenience of handheld electric apparatus can be improved.11-03-2011
20110007093Image mapping to provide visual geographic path - Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping the visual path through the predefined area in response to one or more input path parameters.01-13-2011
20130120442Systems and Methods for Creating and Editing Seam Carving Masks - Systems and methods for creating and editing seam carving masks may allow a user to combine masks, and/or to modify automatically generated suggested masks, manually created masks, combination masks, or previously stored masks using tools of a graphical user interface in a graphics application (e.g., a mask brush or mask eraser). The method may include accessing data representing an image and automatically generating a suggested mask for the image (e.g., based on a color or color range, a threshold energy value, or input specifying two or more previously stored masks for combination). The method may include displaying the suggested mask as an overlay of the image, highlighting mask pixels using a respective color or pattern. The user may indicate pixels to be added to or removed from the suggested mask to produce a modified mask for application in an image editing operation (e.g., a resizing, filtering, or feature identification operation).05-16-2013
20130120443SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING IMAGE BACKGROUND SELECTION - A method for automatically displaying an organ of interest includes accessing a series of medical images acquired from a first imaging modality, receiving an input that indicates an organ of interest, automatically detecting the organ of interest within at least one image in the series of medical images, automatically placing a visual indicator in the region of interest, and automatically propagating the visual indicator to at least one image that is acquired using a second different imaging modality. A medical imaging system and a non-transitory computer readable medium are also described herein.05-16-2013
20130120444CROSS WINDOW ANIMATION - Animations may cross different windows. These cross window animations may include interwindow animations and/or window transition animations. Interwindow animations are used to animate elements across windows. Window transitions are used to animate moving/resizing/showing/hiding windows simultaneously. To perform these animations, an overlay window covers the animation area that includes at least a portion of two different windows. Layers may be used to represent images or visual elements that can be moved as part of an animation. These layers may be placed in the animation overlay window to move visual elements across the underlying windows. Supported underlying windows are directed to draw content directly to the overlay window during the animation. A picture of the underlying window is drawn to the animation overlay window when the underlying window is not-supported such that the underlying window is included within the animation. When the animation is complete, the animation overlay window is removed.05-16-2013
20130120446Geometrical Graphical User Interface For Displaying Related Data - A graphical user interface for interactively displaying large amounts of related data using a geometrical pattern is provided. The geometrical user interface permits users to view, navigate and interact with large amounts of related data in a single display window without going through multiple clicks, menus, drop-downs and scrolling events.05-16-2013
20130120447MOBILE DEVICE FOR EXECUTING MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile device for executing multiple applications and a method thereof are provided, in which a touch screen is included, a multi-application panel is displayed in a portion of the touch screen, including a plurality of multi-application sets, each multi-application set having a plurality of applications, and when at least one of the plurality of multi-application sets is touched in the multi-application panel, a controller executes a plurality of applications included in the touched multi-application set and displays the executed applications on the touch screen.05-16-2013
20130120448SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICS USING GRAPHICAL ENGINE - Systems and methods that provide graphics using a graphical engine are provided. One such system includes at least one graphical pipeline and a graphical engine. The at least one graphical pipeline is coupled to a bus and operable to generate a plurality of graphical layers. The graphical engine is coupled to the bus and operable to receive, over the bus, the plurality of graphical layers. The graphical engine is operable to composite the received plurality of graphical layers into a composite graphical layer, and to store the composite graphical layer in a local memory of the graphical engine.05-16-2013
20110216086APPARATUS FOR GENERATING RASTER IMAGES, RASTER IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus segments an image region of raster image data. The apparatus converts an image region where same-colored data continues in a range of equal to or greater than a threshold value into solid-colored data. The apparatus switches between compositing processing procedures for each image region.09-08-2011
20090278857METHOD OF FORMING AN IMAGE BASED ON A PLURALITY OF IMAGE FRAMES, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CAMERA - Image fusion based on a modified method of frame averaging for noise removal by partly averaging over images having a smaller resolution than the desired resolution of the de-noised image. The set of images which are summed for averaging out noise consists of two subsets. The first set of images has a resolution (in terms of number of pixels) being smaller than the resolution of the images in the second set. The resolution of the images in the second set is the resolution of the “high-definition” de-noised output image. The lower resolution images are up-sampled by scaling their pixel numbers to that desired output image. The gradation of the first set images is also adapted to avoid intensity saturation (flare) due to summation. Image fusing is also done in fourier space using the high frequency components from the higher resolution images and the lower ones from the lower resolution images.11-12-2009
20120069049DIGITAL PATHOLOGY IMAGE MANIPULATION - Systems, methods, and products are described that provide for digital pathology image manipulation. One aspect provides for displaying one or more digital specimen images on a display device in one or more viewing windows arranged in one or more viewing configurations; and associating one or more images through one or more correlation processes comprising image co-registration, image locking, and image overlay processes. Other aspects and embodiments are also described herein.03-22-2012
20090207188IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, HIGHLIGHTING METHOD - An image display device for displaying an image includes an image display unit that displays an image based on image data inputted from the outside, a superimposing unit that superimposes a pointer image which can be moved according to an instruction from the outside on the displayed image, a position receiving unit that receives designation of a moved position of the pointer image on the image and a highlighting unit that highlights an image in a given area which is determined based on a property of a pixel corresponding to the received moved position.08-20-2009
20090141043Image mosaicing apparatus for mitigating curling effect - The mosaicing curling effect which causes a mosaic strip to curl is effectively mitigated in a system for generating a mosaic image from sequential images which partially overlap with one another. The system has a matrix estimating unit, an adjustment element calculating unit, and an image projecting unit. The matrix estimating unit estimates a transformation matrix for transformation between two adjacent images taken out from among the sequential images. The adjustment element calculating unit calculates an adjustment element of the estimated transformation matrix by decomposing the transformation matrix into a rotational component and a perspective component. The image projecting unit projects each image on the mosaic plane using the transformation matrix to which the calculated adjustment element has been applied.06-04-2009
20090051704Object rendering from a base coordinate - An operating platform- and device-neutral user interface is provided. Through the use of the disclosed user interface, device-particular nuances with regard to the rendering of information are overcome thereby allowing for greater pervasiveness of mobile device usage and reduction in development and management costs through the improvement and consistency of functionality and rendering of information.02-26-2009
20090085932IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, an image-element group determining unit and a shape changing unit. The receiving unit receives (1) a command to form a blank space and (ii) information specifying a position where the blank space is to be formed in a drawing space for displaying a drawn image. The image-element group determining unit determines, as an image-element group, image elements having a predetermined relation with each other and being drawn in the drawing space. The shape changing unit performs a shape changing process collectively for the image elements of image-element group. The shape changing process includes at least one of (i) a process of moving image elements of the image-element group so as to move the image-element group away from the specified position where the blank space is to be formed, and (ii) a process of reducing the image elements of the image-element group04-02-2009
20090051702PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MAP DATA IN REAL TIME - The invention has in particular as an object the generation, in real time, of a background map on the basis of a plurality of electronic maps having different projection parameters and geodesic parameters. After at least two electronic maps have been selected (02-26-2009
20130215146IMAGE-DRAWING-DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGE DRAWING DATA, AND PROGRAM - An image-drawing-data generation apparatus includes an image input unit, a layout storing unit, a display layout determination unit, and an image-drawing-data generation unit. The image input unit receives information about an image obtained by photographing a sample containing a cell. The layout storing unit stores a plurality of layouts. The display layout determination unit determines a display layout, from among the plurality of layouts, that is displayed when the image is to be displayed. The image-drawing-data generation unit generates image drawing data to be displayed based on the information about the image and the display layout. The plurality of layouts include a first layout for observing the image obtained by photographing the sample that holds a tissue structure, and a second layout for observing the image obtained by photographing the sample that does not hold a tissue structure.08-22-2013
20090096811Display device and method for mounting the same - An object of the invention is to provide a display device having a display section that displays different images intended for a plurality of different viewing ranges on the same screen, wherein provisions are made so that the image intended for at least one viewing range can be viewed in good condition, and a method for mounting such a display device. More specifically, a display device according to the invention includes a display section that displays different images intended for a plurality of different viewing ranges on the same screen, wherein the viewing range of at least one of the different images displayed on the display section is not narrower than 20°, but not wider than 40°.04-16-2009
20090231360Method for combining display information from graphic subsystem of computer systems and equipment for carrying out that method - A method and equipment are provided that combine display information from a graphic subsystem including at least two computer systems. The respective operational systems of the computer systems are set so that the background of the display work-surface of each operational system has a defined and solid colour, and the output resolution in the computer systems is set appropriately. The output signal for the monitor in each of the computer systems is transformed into a series of individual image points and, at the same time, the horizontal and vertical positions of each individual image point are determined in the source image, and each determined point is saved in a source image map the content of which, is gradually transcribed to renew all the image points, independently and asynchronously of the output of the other computer systems, but synchronously with the relevant output for the monitor of the corresponding computer system.09-17-2009
20110221768IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a detecting unit detecting one of an entire person and a part of a person in an image produced by image data acquired by image pickup by an imaging unit; a position/size calculating unit calculating a size and a position of the detected one of the entire person and the part of the person in the image; and a GUI disposing unit disposing graphical user interface (GUI) elements, which are to be displayed by being superimposed on the image produced by the image data, on the image based on the calculated size and position.09-15-2011
20110221766METHOD FOR PRINTING A CAPTURED SCREEN OF WEB PAGES - Provided is a method for printing a captured screen of a web page. If the total size of a web page displayed on a web browser screen is greater than the monitor resolution of a web user, the method automatically scrolls the web browser screen in the horizontal/vertical direction to capture the total region of the web page into a plurality of segments and combines the captured web page screen segments to print or store the same as one web page screen. The method can overcome a problem that the quality of a printed material degrades when a captured screen of a web page displayed on a web browser screen is converted in a bitmap format prior to printing, a problem that a web page viewed by a web user through a web browser screen is not identically printed due to the restricted maximum size of a bitmap if the web page is long, and a problem that the web page contents exceeding the monitor screen of a web user are not printed if the total size of a web page is greater than the monitor resolution of the web user when a captured screen is converted into an Enhanced Meta File (EMF) prior to printing in order to improve the quality of a printed material.09-15-2011
20090102861SYSTEM COMPOSITING IMAGES FROM MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - A system for compositing images using a multilayer graphics controller includes first and second applications. The first application defines masked display regions to a layer of the multilayer graphics controller using masking criterion. The second application provides an image to a further layer of the multilayer graphics controller for display in the masked region. The image may be a still image, streaming video, Internet image, or any other image type.04-23-2009
20090213140MEDICAL SUPPORT CONTROL SYSTEM - A control device connected to a display manipulation device and a plurality of display devices, comprising: superposition means creating a superposition image that is obtained by superposing drawing information on an image of an input video signal; and output means outputting, to the respective display devices, the superposition image and an image that is different from an image in the display manipulation device.08-27-2009
20080316226Method For Displaying High Resolution Image Data Together With Time-Varying Low Resolution Image Data - A method allowing display of time-varying merged high resolution and low resolution image data with a smooth frame rate. In one embodiment the high resolution data is structural image data and the low resolution image data is functional image data. The functional image data is gathered (12-25-2008
20090244095RUN-TIME LABEL CACHE FOR EFFICIENT MAP LABELING - A wireless communications device has a processor coupled to a memory for reconstructing a map feature from discrete sets of map data that provide redundant labels for the map feature to thereby generate a reconstructed map feature having only a single instance of the label, wherein the memory stores a run-time label cache for caching the reconstructed map feature and the label associated with the reconstructed map feature for reuse in rendering a subsequent map that also includes the reconstructed map feature. As new map data is received for each subsequent map, for example when the map is panned, the reconstructed map feature is modified by trimming off portions of the map feature that have moved outside the area of interest and by stitching to the reconstructed map feature portions of the map feature that have moved into the area of interest.10-01-2009
20090237418USEABILITY FEATURES IN ON-LINE DELIVERY OF APPLICATIONS - Systems, methods, and computer program products for enhancing useability of on-line delivered applications. Access control is provided by generating and delivering an activation key to a client whenever the client seeks access to an application. A security process, integral to the application, validates the key. With respect to displaying information, a client inserts itself between the application and the renderer. This allows the client to provide information to the renderer for display to the user.09-24-2009
20120194546Specialized Keyboard for Dental Examinations - The present invention includes a device, system and method of use consisting of a specialized dental keyboard wherein the specialized keyboard resides as virtual keys on a touch screen panel on a device such as a tablet computer including such devices as an Apple iPad. The invention includes a software component that enables customer configurable keyboard layouts including a plurality of specialized keys that provide short-cut macros to streamline data entry during a dental exam.08-02-2012
20100156932METHOD FOR INSERTING MOVING PICTURE INTO 3-DIMENSION SCREEN AND RECORD MEDIUM FOR THE SAME - Disclosed is a method and a computer readable recording medium for inserting moving picture into 3D picture. The disclosed method comprises the steps of (a) Receiving a moving picture data from a server; (b) calling a player to play the moving picture data; (c) drawing a frame image of the moving picture played by the player on a predetermined moving picture drawing memory area at a predetermined time interval; (d) setting a texture for the frame image siored in the moving picture drawing memory area, the texture including insertion coordinate information of 3D picture where the texture is inserted; (e) rendering the texture corresponding to the frame image on the 3D picture according to texture setting information.06-24-2010
20090315913MAP DISPLAY SYSTEM - A map display system includes a first map image generating section configured to generate a first map image, a second map image generating section configured to generate a second map image larger in scale than the first map image at intervals lower than intervals which the first map image is generated at, a first display device configured to display a first composite map image generated by overlaying, on the first map image generated by the first map image generating section, a first mark image indicating a current position and a traveling direction of a moving object, a second display device configured to display a second composite map image generated by overlaying, on the second map image generated by the second map image generating section, a second mark image indicating the current position and the traveling direction of the moving object.12-24-2009
20110234630Active Overlay System and Method for Accessing and Manipulating Imaging Displays - The present invention is directed in general to imaging technologies and more particularly to medical imaging and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) having an image display wherein system features and functions are provided to a user via active overlays located over displayed images. A system and method are provided to imbed an ability to interact with an image by activating traditional annotations that are displayed in conjunction with an image in a PACS. Users are able to access program functionalities in an improved, quicker, accurate and more intuitive means. More specifically, the present invention relates to providing the capability to customize multiple context menus, and flatten the command hierarchy of an imaging system. The present invention also provides the ability to “overload” current text and graphic annotations that are already displayed within an image of interest.09-29-2011
20100156933VIRTUALIZED REAL WORLD ADVERTISING SYSTEM - An advertising system associates advertisements with virtualized real-estate on a map image. Virtualized real-estate includes locations on a map image that correspond to real world locations associated with a user, such as a home, business, or other location. The system matches a user's virtualized real-estate with advertisements based on user preferences, advertiser preferences, and tracking information. The system also allows users to auction off virtualized real-estate to advertisers. Thereafter, advertisements matched with virtualized real-estate are overlaid on the virtualized real-estate in the map image.06-24-2010
20100188420COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA PROVIDING A PROGRAM GUIDE VIEWED WITH A PERCEIVED TRANSPARENCY OVER A TELEVISION PROGRAM - A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote superimposes portions of a scroll program guide over a basic programming signal for display on the viewer's display screen. A tuner has an input for receiving TV signals in a plurality of cable channels and an output for passing a signal of any selected one of said channels. A computer has an input for receiving any of a plurality of control signals from the TV viewer remote and an output for controlling the tuner to pass the signal of the selected one of the channels in response to one of the plurality of control signals from the TV viewer remote. The computer receives and stores a scroll input picture image signal containing local program guide data and generates a scroll output picture image signal consisting of at least a portion of the scroll input picture image signal. A combiner superimposes output picture image signal over the passed signal to provide a display signal for input to the viewer's display screen. The computer is responsive to control signals from the remote to cause the combiner to change the weight of the output picture image signal in relation to the passed signal.07-29-2010
20100164989SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING ADVERTS AND INTERACTIVE - A superimposed data placement system adapted to overlay a content video with an electronic overlay layer embedded with a plurality of superimposed data, comprising one or more members of a group consisting of video content stored on N at least one first server; means for analyzing said content; means for creating an electronic overlay layer adapted to be seamlessly superimposed upon said content; first means for streaming said content layer; second means for streaming said overlay layer; means for synchronizing said first stream with said second stream; wherein said content layer is independent of said overlay layer and is both stored and streamed unaltered in its original form.07-01-2010
20100164988Image Display Device and Image Display Method - An image display device is provided with an image input unit configured to receive an image; an image quality setting unit configured to apply a plurality of image quality settings different from one another to the image received by the image input unit for obtaining a plurality of images whose image quality is different; an image composition unit configured to generate a composite image including the plural images whose image quality is different obtained in the image quality setting unit arranged as a plurality of image quality comparison images; and an image display unit configured to display the composite image generated in the image composition unit thereon.07-01-2010
20090295830USER INTERFACE FOR INSPECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS - A method of displaying images on the display screen of a portable electronic device includes presenting the overall image according to a first magnification level and a selected region in accordance with a second magnification level. The second region is superimposed over the overall image and is activated by a user input.12-03-2009
20100182339DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A stream processing section (07-22-2010
20100013856IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUIT - Image data of first and second planes are created based on display image data containing first and second image data. At least a portion of the first plane corresponding to a display region of the second image data is set to have a color other than black. When the second image data is black, the first image data is set for a first region of the second plane corresponding to a display region of the first image data, and a second region of the second plane corresponding to the non-display region of the first image data is set to a transparent mode. The created image data may be blended so that an image of the image data of the second plane can be superimposed on an image of the image data of the first plane. The blended image data may be used to display an image display panel.01-21-2010
20100259560Enhancing privacy by affecting the screen of a computing device - A method and apparatus for allowing the user of an electronic device to enhance privacy over a display with the use of software, are disclosed. A security window including a translucent graphical effects region may be displayed on the electronic device such that it overlays content the user may choose to protect. The security window allows the protected content to remain discernable for the user of the device yet substantially indiscernible to a person at a further distance and/or greater viewing angle from the screen of the device. The user may control the size, shape, texture, translucency level and any other graphical or behavioral properties of the security window and graphical effects region. The user may invoke or terminate a security window with the single click of a button. Security windows may automatically attach to applications in focus, or be attached in response to a user command, and allow uninterrupted usability of those applications. Security windows may be associated with application types and may automatically be invoked in response to running processes associated with the application types. Security windows may be associated with email (e.g. displayed by a productivity application such as Microsoft Outlook®, or via any browser-based service such as GMail®, etc.) causing security windows to be automatically displayed in response to displaying emails that meet various criteria (e.g. from a specific sender, containing specific words, containing tags associated with security windows, etc.)10-14-2010
20100259559SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A DYNAMIC MEDIA LINK - The disclosed system and method provide a facility for a dynamic media overlay. An end user can provide data for the dynamic media overlay that is activated upon selection to permit end users to share information while receiving or sending video data. The overlay may be in the form of a link, such as a hyperlink, that can be selected by an end user to take action indicated by information provided in the link. The link may be represented by audio or image information in the form of instructions or clickable “targets.” A content of information represented by the link can be dynamic, so that selection of the link can result in different actions, depending upon the informational content of the link. One or more flags may be provided to indicate that a new link or new informational content for a link is requested. The link may be provided in an overlay represented as a media layer provided in addition to the video media, or it may be embedded in the video media itself.10-14-2010
20100225666DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPARATOR - A digital optical comparator has a holder for a part under study. A light source illuminates the part and casts an image of the part onto a camera, which is provided with a lens. The image captured by the camera is displayed on a screen, and a drawing of the part is overlaid on the image of the part. Thus, defects in manufacturing can be easily and readily identified. In addition, a determination of whether the part is manufactured within tolerances can also be visually determined.09-09-2010
20100238194Methods And Apparatuses For Using A Mobile Device To Provide Remote Assistance - Systems and methods for providing remote assistance to a user are disclosed. A remote assistance system may communicate with a mobile device operated by the user and may manipulate devices configured on the mobile device, such as a camera, an illumination device, a projection device, or any other types of devices. Images may be captured with a camera of the mobile phone and transmitted by the mobile phone to the remote assistance system. A remote assistant may transmit images or other visual data to the mobile phone that are then overlaid upon images presented on the mobile phone. Various image manipulation and stabilization means and methods are disclosed, as well as various ways of obtaining and providing remote assistance.09-23-2010
20110012924DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A display device is provided that comprises a liquid crystal display panel for displaying an image by spatial light modulation, and circuitry for switching liquid crystal in the panel between having a first configuration in a first mode to cause an image displayed using the panel to be discernible from a wide range of viewing angles, and having a second configuration in a second mode to cause an image displayed using the panel to be discernible substantially only from within a narrow range of viewing angles. Several types of display panel to achieve such in-panel switching between public and private viewing modes are disclosed.01-20-2011
20120242692Linear Progression Based Window Management - Some embodiments implement a linear switching application that provides functionality for switching between different windows based on an x-axis ordering of the windows instead of the z-axis or other ordering of prior art. The linear switching application identifies an array of currently open windows and sorts the array based on the leftmost x-coordinate position of the windows in the array. Optionally, the linear switching application modifies the GUI to display window identifiers based on the leftmost x-coordinate position of each window to orient the user to the x-coordinate position of each of the windows on-screen. The application determines an index in the current x-sorted array for the window that is currently frontmost and changes the frontmost window based on the current frontmost window and a directional input provided by the user.09-27-2012
20100110105METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING SYNCHRONIZED NAVIGATION - An apparatus for providing synchronized navigation may include a processor. The processor may be configured to provide for concurrent display of information related to a space dimension on a background layer and information related to a linear dimension on a foreground layer, wherein the foreground layer is provided as an overlay over at least a portion of the background layer. The processor may be additionally configured to provide for synchronized navigation of the foreground layer and the background layer. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.05-06-2010
20100085380IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - To provide an image display device for displaying, when displaying a plurality of display targets while scrolling, the respective display targets in a manner that takes into consideration the sizes and scroll directions of the respective display targets. An image display device places a plurality of display targets on a virtual plane, instructs the size of a display area defined on a part of the virtual plane, displays an image showing a picture inside the display area, and moves at least either one of the display targets and display area along a predetermined direction set on the virtual plane, relative to the virtual plane, in which the respective display targets are placed so as to be included in an area which is a band area extending in the predetermined direction on the virtual plane, having a width corresponding to the instructed size of the display area, and partially overlapping the display area.04-08-2010
20090213141METHOD OF MANIPULATING VISIBILITY OF IMAGES ON A VOLUMETRIC DISPLAY - The invention relates to a method of manipulating the visibility of image elements on the screens of a multi-screen display. In particular, methods of maximising the visibility of selected target image elements are identified.08-27-2009
20090073188SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MODIFYING ILLUSTRATIONS USING SCALEABLE VECTOR GRAPHICS - A system and method are provided that enable a user to modify an illustration using scaleable vector graphics. A scaleable vector graphics layer may be superimposed on a graphic, drawing or other illustration. A user may provide markings on the scaleable vector graphics layer such that the markings appear to be on the illustration itself. The markings may be moved, altered or otherwise modified on the scaleable vector layer without altering the illustration. The markings may include pre-defined symbols that the user may select and position on the scaleable vector graphics layer. Positional coordinates of the scaleable vector graphics layer may be determined to enable the user to create a composite illustration or line drawing that includes the original illustration and the scaleable vector graphics layer.03-19-2009
20090073190Image mapping to provide visual geographic path - Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping the visual path through the predefined area in response to one or more input path parameters.03-19-2009
20090073189SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF GRAPHICAL DATA AND DIGITAL DOCUMENT PROCESSING - A method, and associated systems and computer programs, for generating a visual display of graphical data comprises retrieving and displaying an initial approximate visual representation of the graphical data, progressively retrieving and displaying the graphical data, the graphical data being processed from source data representing a plurality of graphical elements, for full quality on-screen rendering. While the graphical data is being retrieved and/or the source data is being processed for full quality on-screen rendering, the display is progressively updated by blending the approximate representation with elements of the graphical data that have been retrieved for full quality on-screen rendering. The blending presents the approximate representation as a partially transparent overlay on top of the retrieved elements of graphical data.03-19-2009
20080231642Data Distribution System and Method Therefor - An object of the present invention is to provide a data distribution system which is suitable to distribute data to a mobile terminal device and the like to cause the mobile terminal device and the like to display an image, and a method therefor. In response to a request from a mobile communication device (09-25-2008
20110032272VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS - Even when an OSD video signal is superimposed on a video signal, deterioration in the frequency characteristic or in gradation of the video or OSD video signal superimposed on it is minimized. A graphic image is represented by a video signal that provides color information and degree of transparency information on a pixel basis. The video processor includes: a filtering section, which receives and converts a 4:2:0 format video signal representing the video into a 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 format video signal; a decision section, which determines, by reference to the transparency information, whether the graphic image be superimposed on the video; a synthesizing section, which superimposes a color difference signal representing the graphic image on that of the video signal converted by the filtering section; and a scaling section for performing scaling on the synthetic color difference signal. Depending on the decision result, the filtering and scaling sections change between a mode of processing to retain pixel data and location information of the color difference signal of the 4:2:0 format video signal and another mode of processing to retain not to retain the pixel data and location information.02-10-2011
20080303842DISPLAY SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a display apparatus capable of multiple-view display, a restriction is imposed on an image to be displayed depending on the viewing area set with reference to a screen, thereby enhancing security and preventing leakage of confidential information. When an image processing apparatus outputs an image to the display apparatus, the image processing apparatus confirms the display conditions for a specified viewing area. After confirmation, the image processing apparatus reads an image of a document according to the display conditions. The image to be outputted is restricted and differs from the original image. The image processing apparatus transmits the restricted image to the display apparatus. The display apparatus displays the restricted image, which is different from the original image, to the specified viewing area. The display apparatus displays the original image to the other viewing areas.12-11-2008
20120242690ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHICH RENDERS GRAPH, GRAPH DISPLAY METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH GRAPH RENDERING PROGRAM IS RECORDED - Disclosed is an electronic device including a display which displays an image, a graph graphic detection unit which detects a graph graphic matching any of predetermined graph shapes in the image, a graph rendering unit which renders a graph overlapping the graph graphic, a length input line segment designation unit which designates any one of line segments included in the image as a line segment subject to length input, a line segment length input unit which inputs a length of the line segment subject to length input, a point of origin setting unit which sets a point of origin of a coordinate system, a display range calculation unit which calculates a display range of the coordinate system, and a graph equation calculation unit which calculates a graph equation of the graph and displays a calculation result in the display.09-27-2012
20120242691IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH DISPLAY PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus includes a position detecting portion to detect a position designated by a user on a display surface of a display portion, a first display controlling portion to cause the display portion to display a first screen, a position check image displaying portion, responsive to detection of a position within a designation button on the first screen, to cause the display portion to display a position check image identical in shape and size to a second screen, a moving portion to move the position check image in the first screen, a position finalizing portion to finalize a position for displaying the second screen on the basis of the position of the position check image in the first screen, and a second display controlling portion to cause the display portion to display the second screen at the finalized position, to be overlaid on the first screen.09-27-2012
20120242687IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Discussed is an image display device which detects image characteristic information from an image of a screen provided by a mobile terminal, extracts a characteristic area based on the image characteristic information, and automatically magnifies or reduces the extracted characteristic area and display the same, to thereby allow a user to conveniently and effectively view the image provided from the mobile terminal in a vehicle. The image display device includes: a communication unit configured to receive an image from a mobile terminal; a controller configured to detect image characteristic information of the received image, extract a first area on the basis of the detected image characteristic information, determine an image processing scheme with respect to the extracted first area, and process an image corresponding to the extracted first area according to the determined image processing scheme; and a display unit configured to display the processed image.09-27-2012
20120242688DATA PRESENTATION METHOD AND PARTICIPANT RESPONSE SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME - A method of presenting data gathered by a participant response system, comprising obtaining spatial information for participants; collecting response data from the participants and generating result data; overlaying the result data on a map image in accordance with the obtained spatial information to form a data map; and displaying the data map.09-27-2012
20120242686Use of mobile phone Wallpaper to display vital information - Superimposition of information on image files is not by itself novel. The originality of this invention lies on superimposing information on an image file by using any of the methods described in Section 8 (Detailed Description of the Invention) and then using the resulting image in the manner described in Section 6 (Brief Summary of the Invention) to provide a solution to the problems described in Section 5 (Background of Invention) and to add value to the use of mobile phone as listed in Section 6 (Brief Summary of the Invention).09-27-2012
20110128299INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - In one example embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display device which displays a first image associated with a first observation target object. The first image has a first display range. In one example embodiment, the display device displays a second image associated with a second observation target object. The second image has a second display range. In one example embodiment, the information processing apparatus enables a user to change the first display range of the first image. In response to the first display range being changed, the information processing apparatus simultaneously changes the second display range of the second image.06-02-2011
20130135344METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WEB-BASED AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATION VIEWER - An approach is provided for generating web-based augmented reality application viewer. A web-based server application receives a request from a web client for visualization information associated with a web application that renders a perspective-based display. The web-based server application facilitates a processing of the request to execute the web application. One or more web-based server applications at one or more web-based servers cause a generation of one or more images, one or more sequences of the one or more images, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the execution of the web application, wherein the one or more images, the one or more sequences, or a combination thereof depict a rendering of a user interface of the web application. The one or more applications transmit the one or more images, the one or more sequences, or a combination thereof as the visualization information for presentation.05-30-2013
20130135345METHODS OF AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING MAP INFORMATION - In a system that uses tile-based road network rendering for displaying map information to a user, a tile is rendered for display by rendering a front tile (05-30-2013
20130135346IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a display image from an information processing apparatus; a position information acquisition unit that acquires position information regarding a position of a substance relative to a display unit; a drawn image generating unit that produces a drawn image based on the position information; an image generating unit that produces a display window to cause the display image to be displayed on the display window; a combining unit that combines the display image, the display window, and the drawn image; and a display controlling unit that causes the display unit to display an image combined by the combining unit.05-30-2013
20110109648APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MARKETING - A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay superimposed onto the media content, receiving a first comment from a first set top box of the group of set top boxes where the first comment is presentable with the overlay and the media content by the group of set top boxes, determining a first advertisement based on the first comment, and transmitting the first advertisement to the first set top box for presentation with the overlay and the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-12-2011
20110007092IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes an information converting unit and an output unit. The information converting unit converts information into an information expression image formed by a dot arrangement pattern in which information is expressed by arranging a given number or less of dots in a unit display area which is an information unit. The output unit arranges the converted information expression image. The output unit superimposes the converted information expression image on image information. The output unit outputs the superimposed information expression image. In the dot arrangement pattern, the arrangement of the dots is determined so that the number of the dots denoting 1 or 0 of a bit sequence of a given error correction code word is a subset equal to or smaller than the given number, and the dot arrangement pattern is readable by a machine.01-13-2011
20110109649Map Display Device - There are provided: a map display control unit that brings up a map on display at a display monitor; a stormy weather condition information reception unit that receives stormy weather condition information; and a stormy weather condition information display control unit that provides a storm path forecast, indicating a predicted path of a storm, based upon the stormy weather condition information by superimposing the storm path forecast over the map on display at the display monitor. The stormy weather condition information display control unit displays the storm path forecast by using a fan-shaped range centered on a current position of the storm with an arc thereof passing through a predicted position that the storm is estimated to assume.05-12-2011
20110025709PROCESSING DIGITAL TEMPLATES FOR IMAGE DISPLAY - A method for creating an artistically coordinated image display. A digital template is provided for said image display and it includes of openings for placing images each having at least one required attribute for an image. A programmed computer system automatically searches a database of images for images to be placed in the openings and each of the images satisfy the openings required image attributes. One or more vertical and horizontal lines are demarcated in the so that subjects in the image can be placed on the lines or their intersecting points by modifying and shifting the image appropriately. A subject of the image can also be measured and its size can be set as a reference measurement unit to assist in aesthetically placing subjects proportionally within the image.02-03-2011
20110025710SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE ARCHEOLOGY - Systems and methods are described for determining manipulation history among a plurality of images. The described techniques include selecting a pair of images from the plurality of images, detecting one or more manipulations operable to transform one of the images to the other, and based on the manipulations detected, determining a parent-child relationship between the pair or pairs of images. The described techniques can further include repeating the selecting two images, detecting manipulations, and determining the parent-child relationship for each pairs of images in the plurality of images, constructing a visual migration map for the images, and presenting the visual migration map in a user readable format.02-03-2011
20090033681Method and Apparatus for Consolidating Overlapping Map Markers - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable code for consolidating overlapping markers in a mapping application. The process identifies a plurality of points for display from data describing locations and associated data about locations. The process then determines whether displaying graphical indicators for a set of points in the plurality of points will result in graphical indicators overlapping each other. The process generates a consolidated marker for the set of points, in response to a determination that displaying graphical indicators for the set of points will result in graphical indicators overlapping each other. The process then associates a listing for the set of points with the consolidated marker. The listing comprises at least a portion of the associated data about locations for the plurality of points.02-05-2009
20090033680Apparatuses For Overlaying Images, Portable Devices Having The Same And Methods Of Overlaying Images - An apparatus for overlaying images includes a broadcast image layer generator, an application image layer generator, and an overlay processor. The broadcast image layer generator generates a broadcast image layer based on a received broadcast signal. The application image layer generator generates an application image layer based on an application image. The overlay processor generates an overlay image obtained by overlaying the broadcast image layer with the application image layer, so that a broadcast image corresponding to the broadcast image layer and an application image corresponding to the application image layer may be displayed simultaneously on a screen. The broadcast image and the application image may be displayed simultaneously on a screen, and visibility and readability of a text in the application image may be enhanced based on the user's preference and the user's recognition ability when the portable device performs multi-tasking in which multiple programs are simultaneously executed.02-05-2009
20090033679VISUAL INTEGRATION HUB - A plurality of applications are integrated in a system by merging three-dimensional (3-D) display data contributions from the respective applications into a single display scene using a visual integration hub constituted by, for example, a simply programmed processor with suitable input storage to store display states of each application for each active user and suitable display buffers. The respective contributions of display data may be separately manipulated to establish registration or relative positioning and then locked together such that the composite image may be graphically manipulated as a single object. Two-dimensional (2-D) data such as text or spreadsheets are imbedded in the image and manipulated in the same manner as 3-D objects. The hub also allows transfer of graphic data between applications as well as conversion of the graphic data to the format of each respective application.02-05-2009
20090066724GRAPHICS DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH GRAPHICS WINDOW CONTROL MECHANISM - A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video input, a graphics input and an audio input simultaneously. The chip processes graphics images organized as windows. The chip obtains data that describes the windows, sorts the data according to the depth of the window on the display, transfers graphics images from memory, and blends the graphics images using alpha values associated with the graphics images.03-12-2009
20100225665MAP AGGREGATION - A system described herein includes a text extractor component that extracts text from a digital image and a determiner component that automatically determines whether or not the digital image is a map of a geographic region based at least in part upon the extracted text. The system additionally includes a correlator component that generates correlation data that causes the digital image to be correlated with a portion of a reference map that pertains to the geographic region if the determiner component determines that the digital image is a map of the geographic region.09-09-2010
20110084982Apparatus and Method for Displaying Image Data With Memory Reduction - An apparatus and method are provided for displaying image data with memory reduction. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first image by the device, displaying the first image on a display of the device and scaling image data of the first image. The device may scale image data to generate scaled image data having reduced pixel data with respect to the first image. The method may also include receiving a second image by the device, generating composite image data based on the scaled image data of the first image and image data of the second image, and displaying the composite image data on the display of the device. The second image may then be displayed an the display of the device.04-14-2011
20090201314IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORD MEDIUM - An image display apparatus is disclosed. The image display apparatus includes a detection section, an image forming section, and a display process section. The detection section detects a user's watching state. The image forming section that forms a display image which is displayed on a screen based on a plurality of images and changes the display image based on a detected result of the detection section. The display process section which performs a process of displaying the display image formed by the image forming section.08-13-2009
20100013857Scene Independent Method for Image Formation in Lenslet Array Imagers - A method and system is provided for performing high-resolution image assembly regardless of observed scene content. An imaging system, including a focal plane array and lenslet array can be calibrated to account for subimage shifts. A calibration module can determine the subimage shifts by calculating an average point source position reference point coordinates for each of the subimages, and then determining the difference between the average point source position and the reference point coordinates for each subimage. The imaging system can then be calibrated utilizing the subimage shifts for each of the plurality of subimages. Finally, an assembly module can perform a high-resolution image assembly with the calibrated imaging system.01-21-2010
20100053212PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING IMAGE OVERLAY FUNCTION AND METHOD OF OVERLAYING IMAGE IN PORTABLE DEVICE - Disclosed are a portable device having an image overlay function and a method of overlaying images in the portable device, which can photograph a plurality of images within areas having no overlapping regions between the areas in real time, and can overlay the photographed images. A first camera unit photographs a first area, and a second camera unit photographs a second area which does not overlap with the first area. A first codec and a second codec encode a first area image and a second area image, respectively, which have been obtained by photographing the first area and the second area. An image processing unit overlays the encoded first area image and the encoded second area image. Therefore, it is possible to photograph a plurality of subjects existing in at least two areas having no overlapping regions between the two areas in real time, to overlay the photographed images, and to transmit the overlaid image to a portable device of a counterpart for video telephone communication.03-04-2010
20100053213Medical image display apparatus and method, and program for displaying medical image - A storage device of a report producing terminal stores an importance table. The importance table stores grades of importance of respective items of accessory information on medical images. Prior to displaying a medical image on a screen, an area defining section extracts a main subject display area of the medical image, and defines an accessory information display area outside the main subject display area. A display style defining section calculates a necessary display area for each individual item of the accessory information, and discriminates between those items which fit in the accessory information display area and those which do not. The display style defining section decides not to display the items which do not fit in the accessory information display area, or decides to display them in a transparent style, in a scrolling style, in a switching style or with a small font.03-04-2010
20100053214X-RAY DETECTION APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An X-ray image diagnosis apparatus allows setting information indicating an object direction in a radiographed image without any errors. This invention is an X-ray detection apparatus which detects X-rays applied to an object and generates a radiographed image of the object. This apparatus includes a unit to display, in a display area, a symbol which has a form corresponding to the object and for which a vector representing a direction as a reference for the symbol is defined, a button to change the direction of the symbol displayed in the display area, and a unit to output information concerning the direction of the vector in association with a radiographed image of the object, when the direction of the symbol displayed in the display area is changed to match the direction of the object with the direction of the symbol displayed in the display area.03-04-2010
20110249025IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image is displayed without impairing visibility, even in the case of a screen having a limited size. A display setting unit includes a target image display unit that displays an image of a workpiece on an LCD, an image selection unit that, in accordance with a selection operation, selects all or part of the image of the workpiece displayed on the LCD, a menu display unit that displays a menu image so as to be overlapped with the image of the workpiece in a translucent state, the menu image being made up of a plurality of parts that are partial images for displaying information or receiving an input operation, and a display switching unit that, in accordance with a switching instruction given via the operation unit, switches the size of the area occupied by the menu image on the LCD.10-13-2011
20110175928Map Display Device and Map Display Method - A map display device, including a map display control unit that causes a map to be displayed on a display monitor and causes a facility icon to be displayed being superimposed on a map; an indication unit that indicates a portion of an area of a map displayed on the display monitor; a specification unit that specifies a facility icon existing in an indicated area indicated by the indication unit from among facility icons displayed on the display monitor; and a changer that changes a display mode of a specified facility icon specified by the specification unit into a display mode in which a visibility of image information on a map is not disturbed.07-21-2011
20110074813DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING SYSTEM, DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING DIAGNOSIS ASSISTING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON - A plurality of sets volume data obtained for a specified subject on different imaging dates/times are selected. At least one image for observation is generated for each selected set of volume data for the specified subject. Layered images are generated by positioning and overlapping the generated plurality of images for observation. The layered images are arranged on a predetermined screen, and operations that move a point along a temporal axis on the screen are detected. The display of each image for observation that constitutes the layered image arranged on the screen is changed based on the detected operations.03-31-2011
20110249024METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE WORKSPACE - An approach is provided for creating a virtual workspace among devices based, at least in part, on location information. The virtual workspace corresponds to an application or a service common to the devices. Monitoring of the movement of one or more of the devices causes manipulation of the virtual workspace, the application, the service, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the movement. Example applications and services include media editing, media playback, image processing, social networking, and social control functionality.10-13-2011
20110074815DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD AND DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to the present invention, when video resolution is changed, the TV receiver selects resolution having a priority to the graphics resolution requested by the application depending on the application types, or the TV receiver selects graphics resolution appropriate for video format resolution, thereby the TV receiver enables the clear display of graphics without causing any distortion.03-31-2011
20110074814System And Method For Presenting Lightning Strike Information - A system and method for presenting lightning strike information in a manner so as to be easily understood and appreciated by viewers of televised weather report presentations and the like. Lightning strike information is displayed with a marker and textual indication of the lightning strike location in a viewer friendly format, e.g., a street address. Lightning strike data from a lightning strike data source is filtered to select individual lightning strikes to be displayed and processed to obtain the viewer friendly lightning strike location information to be presented overlaid on a geographic map or satellite image background. Personalized lighting strike information indicating the distance of a lighting strike from a viewer location of interest may be generated and provided directly to individual viewers via the interne, cellular phones, and/or other wired or wireless communication channels.03-31-2011
20090027418Map-based interfaces for storing and locating information about geographical areas - User interfaces and computer enabled methods for defining, discovering, and viewing map layers are provided. The map layers annotate an existing map by providing additional information that is not present in the existing map. A contribution user interface receives and configures the map layer on a web browser. The contribution user interface allows the map layer to be positioned over a desired location and displayed as a semi-transparent image overlay superimposed over the existing map. The map layer may be enlarged, reduced, and rotated to match the features of the existing map. The map layer is stored for use by other users. The layer may be retrieved by users who search for the desired location or for related or nearby locations. The layer may be displayed as a search result, and may be displayed for viewing by users as a partially-transparent image overlay over the existing map.01-29-2009
20090027417Method and apparatus for registration and overlay of sensor imagery onto synthetic terrain - A method and apparatus for registering sensor imagery onto synthetic terrain is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of accepting a sensor image having sensor image data, registering the sensor image data, orthorectifying the registered sensor image data, calculating overlay data relating the registered and orthorectified sensor image data to geographical references, converting the registered and orthorectified image data into a texture, and draping the texture over synthetic terrain using the overlay data.01-29-2009
20110148920GRAPHICS ITEMS THAT EXTEND OUTSIDE A BACKGROUND PERIMETER - Described herein are methods and systems that allow a user to reposition or size a graphics item or background such that a portion of the graphics item resides outside the background. This permits tailored operating spaces based on user preference and allowable conditions, which are particularly useful with display devices having a large display area.06-23-2011
20100118051POLYGON DISSECTION IN A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM - In general, the invention relates to a method for performing polygon dissections in a geographic information system. The method includes receiving a notification of a spatial update for a number of polygons, where each of the number of polygons overlaps at least one of a number of previously dissected polygons, determining that a dissection is required based on the spatial update, and obtaining an updated polygon, associated with the spatial update, and related polygons of the number of polygons, where each of the related polygons overlaps the updated polygon. The method further includes dissecting the updated polygon and the related polygons to obtain a number of dissected polygons and replacing at least one of the number of previously dissected polygons with the number of dissected polygons, where the at least one of the number of previously dissected polygons is invalid based on the spatial update.05-13-2010
20100118052APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR EDITING IMAGES FOR A PHOTO ALBUM - For generating photo albums on events such as weddings, the photo albums can always be generated in the same quality. A professional photographer photographs the bride and groom on a wedding. Images are read from a developed film and stored in a file server. A template used for generating a photo album is added with composition information representing composition of images to be inserted in image insertion areas therein. When an operator selects one of the images to be inserted in any one of the image insertion areas with reference to an editing screen having a catalog display field and a template display field, processing information representing a magnification ratio and/or a trimming position is generated based on the composition information so that the selected image has the composition appropriate for the image insertion area. The selected image is processed according to the processing information.05-13-2010
20100097397ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PHOTOS MERGING METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a method for merging photos to obtain a merged photo using an electronic device captures at least one portrait photo using a camera module of the electronic device and edits the at least one portrait photo to obtain at least one cropped photo. The electronic device and the method for merges the selected cropped photo with the captured scenic photo to obtain a merged photo.04-22-2010
20100097396IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided. The image processing apparatus includes: a first receiving unit which receives a first image data and an auxiliary information for receiving a second image data forming an improved image in cooperation with the first image data; a second receiving unit which receives the second image data; an image processing unit which generates an image; and a controller which controls the second receiving unit to receive the second image data based on the auxiliary information and controls the image processing unit to generate the improved image based on the first image data and the second image data.04-22-2010
20100039446TOUCH DRIVEN METHOD AND APPARATUS TO INTEGRATE AND DISPLAY MULTIPLE IMAGE LAYERS FORMING ALTERNATE DEPICTIONS OF SAME SUBJECT MATTER - An interactive display system, including a touch sensitive display, establishes a first image and at least one secondary image, each image representing various spatial coordinates, the spatial coordinates overlapping at least in part such that each image comprises an alternate depiction of subject matter common to all of the images. The first image is presented upon the display. Responsive to user input including contact with the display, imagery presented by the display is updated to integrate a region of at least one of the secondary images into the display. Each integrated region has substantially identical represented coordinates as a counterpart region of the first image. Further, each integrated region is presented in same scale and display location as the counterpart region of the first image.02-18-2010
20120200599SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC SPACE MANAGEMENT OF A DISPLAY SPACE - A method for space management of a workspace provided on a display includes defining a first data structure of full-space rectangles present on the workspace, wherein at least a portion of the full-space rectangles are permitted to overlap. A second data structure of largest empty-space rectangles available on the workspace is also defined to complete the representation of the workspace. The methods include performing an operation on at least one full-space rectangle on the workspace and redefining the first data structure and the second data structure in accordance with the workspace resulting from the operation performed. The operations can include adding a new full-space rectangle, moving an existing full-space rectangle and deleting an existing full full-space rectangle from the workspace. Generally, the workspace is a display device coupled to an electronic device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, electronic book viewer and the like.08-09-2012
20120200598DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A display control apparatus that enables to reliably and quickly search for a desired image. When a wheel is operated by a user by an amount less than a predetermined operation amount, image feeding is made in a first display mode where a plurality of images are displayed on an image display unit. When the wheel is operated by the user by an amount equal to or greater than the predetermined operation amount, image feeding is made in a second display mode where a larger number of images than in the first display mode are displayed on the image display unit in a smaller size than in the first display mode.08-09-2012
20120200597CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY EVICE, DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A control device for a display device including a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines traversing the plurality of scanning lines, and a plurality of pixels disposed at positions corresponding to intersections between the plurality of scanning lines and the plurality of data lines, the control device displaying a first character inputted in a predetermined region of the display device; and thereafter, displaying a second character different from the inputted character, superposed on the first character displayed in the predetermined region.08-09-2012
20110175929INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND TELECONFERENCE SYSTEM - The document data (e.g., conference materials) are transmitted from a conference server apparatus to a terminal apparatus 07-21-2011
20090051703GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a graphical user interface that is displayed within one screen of a display device. The graphical user interface includes a matrix-shaped display area that is partitioned along a first axis by types of content and partitioned along a second axis by units of time. Items of information on the content that is processed within a specified unit of time are displayed within the matrix-shaped display area, closed together along the second axis.02-26-2009
20110254858METHOD FOR SETTING BASIC DISPLAY SCREEN IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for setting a display screen is provided. The method includes displaying an indicator; receiving a first input selecting the indicator; displaying at least one indicator image in relation to the indicator; receiving a second input selecting one of the at least one indicator image; setting the selected image as a display image of the indicator; setting a location of the indicator on the display screen; and displaying the display screen according to the set location of the indicator.10-20-2011
20110254857DISPLAY APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - Disclosed is a display apparatus comprising: a display section including a first and a second display areas, which can set a first and a second coordinate systems; a memory storing an image file including image data, coordinate range data, and coordinate value table data; and a processor which performs: image file specifying processing specifying the image file; display processing which (i) reads out the specified data, (ii) controls a display of an image part among an image of the specified image data, (iii) sets the first coordinate system within a range overlapping the image part, and (iv) controls a display of plotted points of the first coordinate system, wherein the coordinate value table data correlates a coordinate value of the third coordinate axis with those in the first coordinate system, and the display processing sets the second coordinate system in the second display area, and controls a display of plotted points.10-20-2011
20100321403ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD IN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - In an electronic device and its display method, which dissolves a feeling of wrongness given to users in the case where information displayed in the foreground image and its related information is displayed in the background image, thereby making it possible to reduce a burden imposed on users; when a wallpaper display processing is carried out and a background image displayed by a background image display unit (12-23-2010
20110164052COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURE, MECHANISMS AND PROCESSES FOR THE INCLUSION OF BINOCULAR STEREO INFORMATION INTO REPRESENTATIONAL MEDIA - A method of enhancing the perception of an image is described which comprises the steps of: a. selecting a picture or graphic representation for enhancement; b. producing two monocular images: i. monocular image one is a left hand view; ii. monocular image two is a right hand view; iii. the point of observation for monocular image one and monocular image two are separated by a horizontal distance of approximately 1 centimeter to 1 meter; c. creating peripheral monocular extents within the peripheral zone (Zone 1) by: i. aligning said left hand and right hand peripheral data sets such that the fixation points of the left hand view and right hand view are coincident; ii. excluding all elements of the two data sets which are in common; d. creating a central binocular zone (Zone 2) by: i. selecting the right hand central data set as the dominant central data set; ii. overlaying and integrating said dominant central data set with the remaining central data set; e. creating a binocular field (Zone 3) by: i. aligning said left hand and right hand peripheral data sets such that the fixation points of the left hand view and right hand view are coincident; ii. including only those elements of the two data sets which are in common; and f. overlaying and integrating the Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3.07-07-2011
20110164053INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing device capable of processing navigation information is provided. Image processing means generates a signal for displaying a basic screen including a predetermined display element, to which a predetermined function is assigned, on a display device and outputs the signal to the display device. Detection means detects a user's operation of the predetermined display element displayed on the display device. Image generation means generates a superimposed display image for providing the predetermined function assigned to the predetermined display element when the operation is detected by the detection means. When the superimposed display image is generated by the image generation means, the image processing means generates a signal for displaying a superimposed screen, in which the superimposed display image is superimposed on the basic screen, on the display device and outputs the signal to the display device. The superimposed display image generated by the image generation means includes a relation display image which allows the user to visually understand a relation between the predetermined display element and the superimposed display image. The relation display image is generated so as to be continuously displayed even when a displayed content of the superimposed display image is updated.07-07-2011
20100171755Collaborative Mapboard System - The present invention provides a system for sharing mapped information between multiple maps, including maps in different media states, in an accurate fashion. The system comprises a transparent overlay for transferring the mapped information, an alignment device for consistently aligning the displayed maps relative to the transparent overlay, and a fastening mechanism for securing the transparent overlay to a mapboard. The system may also include a mapboard, an electronic mapboard, and a computer. The system enables a user to accurately share information added to a map, possibly a digital or paper map, by recording the information onto the transparent overlay. The transparent overlay may then be transferred to a different map, possibly displayed in a different media, where the transparent overlay accurately reflects the recorded information. The use of an alignment device for consistently aligning the displayed maps relative to the transparent overlay, both when the mapped information is being recorded and reflected, ensures the information transferred between the maps is reflected accurately.07-08-2010
20130009991METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING INTERFACES - Methods and systems for displaying interfaces are provided. In an embodiment of invention, a method for displaying interfaces for use in an electronic device is provided. The method comprises providing an interface comprising at least one interface object; selecting an interface display layer; obtaining a first object from an image; selecting a first display layer; and displaying the first object in the first display layer and the interface object in the interface display layer simultaneously on a screen of the electronic device, wherein the first displayer is above the interface display layer.01-10-2013
20110115817METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DISPLAY UNIT OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and apparatus that can display an additional display region in a display area on a display unit are provided. The method and apparatus are configured in such a way as to provide a display area and an additional display region. The display area is displayed on the display unit. The additional display region to be displayed on the display unit is virtually prepared. The additional display region is displayed on the display unit according to a detected signal output from the motion detector. The items displayed on the display area and the additional display region are associated with each other to perform a corresponding user function.05-19-2011
20120147035SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OVERLAYING COMPUTER GENERATED HIGHLIGHTS IN A DISPLAY OF MILLIMETER WAVE IMAGERY - A system and method for overlaying computer-generated highlights in a display of millimeter wave imagery is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, visible spectrum and algorithmically created images are displayed adjacent to corresponding millimeter wave imagery on a graphical user interface (GUI). The millimeter wave imagery is used to detect a threat such as a concealed object. A computer generated highlight coinciding with a location of the detected concealed object is used to automatically overlay at least one or more of the visible spectrum images, algorithmically created images, and millimeter wave imagery. The computer generated highlight is encoded with information valuable for aiding the user when viewing and assessing the image date.06-14-2012
20110074812METHOD OF DISPLAYING DOCUMENT WITH IMAGE - A method of displaying a document with an image. Tabs 03-31-2011
20110074811Map Layout for Print Production - A computing device includes a memory configured to store digital images. The computing device also includes a processor configured to execute instructions to perform a method that includes receiving a collection of digital images in which one or more of the digital images has an associated location. The method also includes displaying a digital map that is defined by a geographic area that includes the associated locations of the digital images. The method further includes annotating the digital map to include one or more identifiers. One or more of the identifiers represents a group of the associated locations as determined from a scale associated with the digital map.03-31-2011
20110080425SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTI-ANGLE BROADCASTING SERVICE - Provided is a system for providing a multi-angle broadcasting service. A transmission apparatus may transmit, to a reception apparatus, a plurality of source images photographed at a plurality of angles and a multi-screen image including the plurality of source images. The reception apparatus may receive the multi-screen image and decode a source image based on a user selection.04-07-2011
20100110106VIDEO AND GRAPHICS SYSTEM WITH PARALLEL PROCESSING OF GRAPHICS WINDOWS - A display engine of a video and graphics system includes one or more processing elements and receives graphics from a memory. The graphics data define multiple graphics layers, and the processing elements process two or more graphics layers in parallel to generate blended graphics. Alpha values may be used while blending graphics. The processing elements may be integrated on an integrated circuit chip with an input for receiving the graphics data and other video and graphics components. The display engine may also include a graphics controller for receiving two or more graphics layers in parallel, for arranging the graphics layers in an order suitable for parallel processing, and for providing the arranged graphics layers to the processing elements. The blended graphics may be blended with HDTV video or SDTV video, which may be extracted from compressed data streams such as an MPEG Transport stream.05-06-2010
20120147034ANIMATED LINK SENSATION - The present invention relates to a system and method which enable to present an orientation aid to users watching pages on a electronic computation output device, like a computer screen, a TV or a smart- or cell phone screen and receive automatically or on demand animated visual aid where to interact with the device through touching the screen or moving a electronic pointer over the area. This computer implemented method is designed to act as an additional layer of queries over traditional acknowledgeable area where to interact with a electronic page, like a website, in cases there the coding of these interactive areas is not possible in the underlying page itself, like but not limited to pdf or jpg files formats and alike.06-14-2012
20100283797IMAGE PROCESSING CONTENT DETERMINING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING THEREON IMAGE PROCESSING CONTENT DETERMINING PROGRAM AND IMAGE PROCESSING CONTENT DETERMINING METHOD - An image processing content determining apparatus 11-11-2010
20100066760SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SYMMETRY IN 2D AND 3D OBJECTS - Systems and methods for enhancing symmetry in 2D and 3D objects are disclosed. At least some embodiments include a computer-readable storage medium including software (executable on a processor) to symmetrize a modeled physical object that causes the processor to identify a plurality of clusters (each including a plurality of symmetric point pairs each derived from a plurality of sampled surface points of the object), and to calculate and apply each of a first plurality of displacement value pairs to corresponding sample positions of the symmetric point pairs within at least one cluster, increasing the symmetry of the cluster. The software further causes the processor to calculate a second plurality of displacement value pairs, to contract the cluster using the second plurality of displacement value pairs, to merge two or more clusters within the transformation space, and to present a graphical representation of the symmetrized modeled physical object to a user.03-18-2010
20100066762METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS DATA TO CREATE A COMPOSITE OUTPUT IMAGE HAVING INDEPENDENT AND SEPARATE LAYERS OF VIDEO AND GRAPHICS DISPLAY PLANES - A method, apparatus, system and machine-readable medium for generating a composite output image based upon multiple input images. In certain embodiments, a plurality of input graphics images are iteratively blended in real time to provide a blended graphics image, which is then composited with other layers such as an input video image. The composite output image may then be provided to a display device. Iterative blending of the plurality of graphics images may include scaling, format conversion, and color space conversion, and may be performed based on priority information received for the graphics images from content sources. Compositing may include an alpha blending based on alpha values for pixels of the images.03-18-2010
20100060663IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE - An image display device of the present invention comprises: a transmitter; a display controller; and a display including scanning lines allocated with line numbers; wherein the transmitter executes (A) outputting of an image signal added with a line number, the display controller executes: (a) displaying of an image to a line on the display, the line being corresponding to the line number added to the received image signal; and (b) holding of the displaying of the displayed image until receiving a new image signal, the transmitter executes (B) outputting of only the image signal added with the line number corresponding to the line having the image to be changed thereon, and the display controller executes (c) updating of only the image on the line corresponding to the line number added to the received image signal, when receiving the new image signal, so as to display the updated image.03-11-2010
20110148917ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A BACKGROUND SETTING TOGETHER WITH ICONS AND/OR APPLICATION WINDOWS ON A DISPLAY SCREEN THEREOF - An electronic device is operable to display images on a display screen of the device's display. The images include at least one icon and at least one image to be used as a background setting for the display screen. The electronic device includes the display, at least one storage device, and a processing unit. The storage device(s) digitally stores the images and operating instructions for displaying the images. The processing device is operable in accordance with the operating instructions to: retrieve the images from the storage device, determine at least one portion of the background setting that is of higher importance than a remainder of the background setting to produce at least one high importance portion of the background setting, and instruct the display to display the background setting and the icons on the display screen such that the high importance portion(s) of the background setting is viewable.06-23-2011
20110148919GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEMS - An “accumulation buffer” process in a graphics processing system is carried out not by rendering each sub-frame making up the accumulated frame in its entirety in turn, but by subjecting each individual tile 06-23-2011
20110148918INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An information processing apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold information that associates objects constituting images, with layers to which the objects belong, a display control unit configured to display hierarchical relationship of the layers and the objects belonging to respective layers on a display unit, based on information held in the retention unit, and a control unit configured to, when an object of interest out of displayed objects is moved by a predetermined distance or more from a layer to which the object of interest belongs, create a new layer and cause the object of interest to belong to the created layer.06-23-2011
20110187742ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF SWITCHING IMAGES - A method of switching images on an electronic device is disclosed. The method includes displaying a first image on a top layer of display. A to-be-displayed second image is decoded and loaded to a virtual position behind the first image. The first image is moved a predetermined distance on the display at set time period. The second image shows on the display little by little until the entire first image has moved to a position outside the area defined by the display. The second image is displayed on the display.08-04-2011
20100026713Waveform Observing Apparatus and Waveform Observing System - There are provided a waveform observing apparatus and waveform observing system that solve a problem of displacement of a handwritten comment which occurs with enlargement/reduction in display in such a manner that, when a determination is NO in a process step, namely when a current compression ratio differs from a compression ratio at the time of writing a handwritten comment in displaying the handwritten comment to such a degree as to cause occurrence of non-allowable displacement, a process proceeds to a next process step, and a simple indication indicating the presence of the handwritten comment is displayed in a position associated with a portion of a waveform corresponding to a measured data number.02-04-2010
20100020097System and method for mosaicing digital ortho-images - The present invention provides a system and method for mosaicing multiple input images, captured by one or more remote sensors, into a seamless mosaic of an area of interest. Each set of input images captured by the remote sensors within a capture interval are ortho-rectified and mosaiced together into a composite image. Successive composite images, along a given flight path, are then mosaiced together to form a strip. Adjacent strips are then mosaiced together to form a final image of the area of interest.01-28-2010
20110115816AUGMENTED REALITY BUILDING OPERATIONS TOOL05-19-2011
20120147037INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, INFORMATION DISPLAY PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM AND INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM - An information display device switches content to be displayed without causing an eyesore to users. The information display device has a display means that displays information including a content display area which displays content, in a display area in a screen, a deciding means that decides whether or not the content display area hides, and a switching means that switches content displayed in the content display area when it is decided that the content display area hides.06-14-2012
20120038663Composition of a Digital Image for Display on a Transparent Screen - Teachings herein prepare a digital image for display on a substantially transparent screen. The teachings advantageously recognize that the perceptibility of the digital image on the screen will often depend on what is visible to a user through the screen, since that will effectively serve as the background of the screen. A method of preparing a digital image thus includes dynamically calculating which part of an environmental background is visible to a user through the screen and thereby serves as an effective background of the screen. This calculation may entail obtaining an image of the environmental background and identifying which part of that image serves as the effective background (e.g., based on the angle at which the user views the screen). The method further includes composing the digital image for perceptibility as viewed against that effective background and outputting the composed image as digital data for display on the screen.02-16-2012
20120038664MANAGING OCCLUDING OBJECTS IN LAYOUTS OF GRAPHIC OBJECTS - A user may position a graphic object in a layout and the computer automatically knocks out frames to accommodate it. In implementation, a panel or panel set also may allow occluded or overlapping frames to be knocked out automatically in response to a user positioning an object in the layout in the graphical user interface. The computer determines from the size, position and orientation of the object which frames in a panel are overlapping or occluded, marks them as knocked out, and rearranges objects in the panel. As a result, the other images on the page appear to flow around the occluding or overlapping frame. Any textual labels or other information displayed for the occluded or overlapping frames also can be suppressed. A user can overlay as many occluding or overlapping objects as desired over a panel. Automatically knocking out occluded or overlapping frames streamlines the process of laying out complex panel designs, because the user can reposition and resize objects without needing to manually knock out the potentially many panel frames that overlap or occlude another object.02-16-2012
20090278859CLOSED FORM METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MATTING A FOREGROUND OBJECT IN AN IMAGE HAVING A BACKGROUND - In a method and system for matting a foreground object F having an opacity α constrained by associating a characteristic with selected pixels in an image having a background B, weights are determined for all edges of neighboring pixels for the image and used to build a Laplacian matrix L. The equation α is solved where α=arg min α11-12-2009
20120306915DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A display device adapted to display an input image includes a display section adapted to display the input image, a designation section adapted to designate a holding area in a first input image displayed by the display section, an image storage section adapted to store a whole of the first input image presently displayed in response to designation of the holding area of the first input image by the designation section, a superimposition processing unit adapted to extract the holding area designated by the designation section from the first input image stored in the image storage section, and then superimpose the extracted holding area to a second input image input after inputting the first input image to thereby generate a superimposed image, and a display control section adapted to make the display section display the superimposed image generated by the superimposition processing unit.12-06-2012
20120306913METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR VISUALIZING WHOLE STREETS BASED ON IMAGERY GENERATED FROM PANORAMIC STREET VIEWS - A method is provided for visualizing both sides of a street based on imagery generated from panoramic street views. In particular, example methods may include directing presentation of a first panoramic view representing a first side of a street, and directing presentation of a second panoramic view representing a second side of the street. The first and second panoramic views may be presented in a street view in a perspective representation where a bottom of the first panoramic view and a bottom of the second panoramic view may be foreshortened relative to a top of each respective panoramic view, and where the bottom of each of the first panoramic view and the second panoramic view are located on either side of a representation of the street. The first panoramic view and the second panoramic view may each be formed of at least two image segments stitched together.12-06-2012
20120306912Global Composition System - A global composition system is described. In one or more implementations, the global composition system may be configured to perform rendering for a plurality of applications. For example, the global composition system may be configured to expose one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) that are accessible to the applications. The APIs may then be used to cause a single composition engine to perform the rendering for the plurality of applications. The use of a single composition engine may be used to support a variety of different functionality, such as to perform efficient rendering by knowing what elements are provided by each of the applications and how those items relate for rendering to a display device.12-06-2012
20120306914SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR MANIPULATING AND MAPPING TILES OF GRAPHICAL OBJECT DATA - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for manipulating and/or mapping tiles of graphical object data are provided. For example, a method for manipulating an original tile of graphical data may include generating a mirrored copy of the original tile by mirroring the original tile with respect to a first side of the original tile, superimposing the mirrored copy on the original tile, erasing a first portion of the superimposed mirrored copy of the original tile, and blending at least some of the remaining portion of the superimposed mirrored copy of the original tile with the original tile to create a manipulated tile. The manipulated version of the original tile may be patterned (e.g., in an extensible manner) along a layer of a virtual canvas that may have various aspect ratios, while maintaining a seamless or fluid transition between adjacent tiles.12-06-2012
20110018901SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING A COMPOSITE IMAGE IN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING A DUAL SCREEN DISPLAY - A system and method for forming a composite image from a secondary image reflected on to the display of a primary image is disclosed. Furthermore, applications for using the composite image in a video gaming context are disclosed.01-27-2011
20100177119METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING CROSSOVER IMAGES ON HINGED MEDIA - A system and method for laying out pages for rendering a crossover image on a hinged media. A position of a hinge within an image and/or a page design element that is to be rendered as a crossover image on the hinged media can be specified. An effective hinge position on a sheet with respect to the hinged media can be determined. Thereafter, two child images can be created by and cropping the crossover image in order to allow sufficient amount of bleed past the hinge position. The child images can be placed on respective pages so that the specified hinge position properly aligns with the effective hinge position of the hinged media.07-15-2010
20090135200Selective Edge Blending Based on Displayed Content - A method and an image processing system for blending edges of images for collective display. The method includes the step of evaluating at least a pair of images whose edges border each other when displayed to determine whether the collective display of images will benefit from blending of the edges (05-28-2009
20110050724SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR SCANNING A DOCUMENT HAVING A RAISED IMAGE ON IT - A method and system include using a scanner to copy a document containing an original image and an embossment. The method includes first scanning a front face of the document from which the original image is visible to form a first image, wherein the first scanning is conducted with a sensitivity such that the embossment is essentially not visible in the first image; increasing a sensitivity of the scanner; second scanning the document to create a second image, wherein the embossment is visible in the second image; combining the first and second images so as to obtain a reproduction image of the original image containing the embossment.03-03-2011
20120038666METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA OF AN OBJECT - A method for detecting and displaying image data of at least one object with reference to a human or animal body is provided with the following method steps: detecting a spatial structure and position of the object through a physical space detection and generating image data of the object on the basis of this detection, projecting the image data onto an artificial body, which represents the human or animal body, and displaying the object using the image data projected onto the artificial body.02-16-2012
20120147036DISPLAY SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD - According to an aspect, a display system includes a first display unit for displaying a first image, a second display unit for displaying a second image; and a control unit for controlling the first display unit and the second display unit. The control unit causes a portion of the second image, which is contained in a specific area in the second display unit, to be displayed on the first display unit as the first image. The control unit makes selection of a change mode where a relative positional relationship between the specific area and the second image is to be changed and a fixed mode where the relative positional relationship between the specific area and the second image is fixed available.06-14-2012
20120147033Systems and methods for viewing larger than screen size digital content on display screens without zooming & scrolling - A system for displaying information on a display screen of a computing device, where the digital content is of the size that exceeds the display screen size for display has a display logic that parses the digital content into multiple screen views, each screen view is sized for the screen and an orientation, and stores these multiple screen views in the memory. The display logic selects and displays a single screen view of the multiple screen views on the screen overlaid with a transparent miniature view map of the multiple screen views with the view map highlighting the specific screen view being displayed. Touch-selecting a specific screen view from the view map brings up that view for display from the storage memory, with an updated view map, enabling a user to simultaneously see a view of the digital content and the size of the content.06-14-2012
20100026712METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO RENDERING, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFOR - A method of rendering video frames starting from source frames of a scene acquired using a multi-viewpoint camera system including a Free Viewpoint Video (FVV) synthesizing process.02-04-2010
20120098858CONNECTED AND OVERLAPPED SHAPES ENHANCEMENTS - A method of ordering visual objects presented on a display includes comparing visual objects to be placed in an overlapping condition and determining from the comparison the order in which the visual objects are to be placed. The visual objects are re-ordered and placed in the overlapping condition in accordance with the determination. Methods of creating connecting links joining source and destination visual objects as well as overlapping object and object-connecting tools are also provided.04-26-2012
20120098856METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTING OBJECT DATA INTO A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - A method of inserting object data into a stereoscopic image for display on a screen, comprising the steps of: providing a first image having a foreground component and a second image having a foreground component, the second image foreground component being a horizontally displaced version of the first image foreground component; inserting a first opaque section into the first image, and a second opaque section in the second image, the second opaque section being a horizontally displaced version of the first opaque section, wherein the displacement between the first image component and the second image component is less than the displacement between the first opaque section and the second opaque section; and inserting the object data onto the first opaque section for display on the screen.04-26-2012
20110316879Display apparatus for vehicle - A vehicular display apparatus is disclosed. A display screen has first and second display areas for displaying first and second images generated by first and second drawing units, respectively. The apparatus displays a pointer image on an active area, which is one of the first and second display areas. In response to an input of user movement request for moving the pointer image into an inner edge portion of the active area, the apparatus switches the active area from the one of the first and second to the other, and switches the one into an inactive area, and the second drawing unit starts superimposing the pointer image on the other, and the first drawing unit stops superimposing the pointer image on the one.12-29-2011
20110316878Computer Implemented Process for Interactive Appreciation of Fine Art - A computer-implemented process for interactive appreciation of fine art in which a user experiencing an image of fine art may virtually interact with the art image using an input device coupled to a computing system. The input device allows the user to provide a plurality of inputs while virtually interacting with the image of fine art. The plurality of inputs typically include a progression of points or dots which are used by the process to generate and graphically overlay a trace upon the image of fine art. The generated trace reflecting a visual course of observation of the user as the user virtually interacts with the image of fine art.12-29-2011
20130009989METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION AND RELATED APPLICATIONS - The invention provides methods and systems for image segmentation and related application in a portable device. Movements of a input tool on an image is detected for determining a region to be segmented from the image. When image segmentation is done, segmented region can be applied with various visual effects. For example, background can be replaced with a plurality of other different images.01-10-2013
20120044261INTERACTIVE NETWORKING SYSTEMS - A networking system may comprise a web site serviced by a web server assembly. The web site may generally comprise a combination of the following components: a crediting system, a chat bidding system, a performance bidding system, a telephony switching system, a media interaction system, a display system, a photo management system, and a messaging system. An exemplary embodiment of the chat bidding system may comprise a plurality of common user accounts, a queue, and a featured user account. Common users of the common user accounts may pose tasks to the featured user, and may make a pledge for each task. The tasks may be stored in, and sorted by, the queue based on their pledges. A featured user of the featured user account may be presented with a highest ranked task in the queue, and may choose to respond to the task or to skip the task.02-23-2012
20120044260Image Processing Device, Method, and Program - A processing device may include left-eye and right-eye content data processing units, which may be configured to, respectively, receive left-eye content data representing a left-eye content display pattern and right-eye content data representing a right-eye content display pattern. The content data processing units may also be configured to, respectively, set content display positions of the left-eye and right-eye content display patterns. The settings may be based, respectively, on positions of virtual screen display patterns included in background display patterns represented by left-eye and right-eye background data. The device may also include an output unit, which may be configured to crate output data by, respectively, combining the left-eye content data with the left-eye background data and combining the right-eye content data with the right-eye background data. The combinings may be based on, respectively, the left-eye and right-eye content display positions. The output data may represent left-eye and right-eye output display patterns.02-23-2012
20110157221CAMERA AND DISPLAY SYSTEM INTERACTIVITY - A system for generating and altering an image display using live camera input. A camera coupled to the display and to a controlling computer system detects a person observing the display and displays the person observing. The computer system controls the display and includes a processing system capable of modifying the captured digital image to illustrate the person using a product. The system can be disposed in a storefront window for viewing by persons in a public space and the camera is disposed to capture an image of the person in the public space.06-30-2011
20120001936MAP INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MAP INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, MAP INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided are a map information processing device, a map information processing method, a map information processing program, and a recording medium by which useful information such as address information can be given to an architectural structural shape efficiently with high accuracy while the time and cost are drastically reduced. First map data configured to include address information indicating the address of a building or a lot and dot coordinate information indicating dot coordinates for representing the position of the building or the lot as a dot and second map data configured to include shape coordinate information indicating a coordinate group for representing the planar outer shape of the building or the lot are read, it is judged from the dot coordinate information included in the first map data and the shape coordinate information included in the second map data whether or not the address information corresponding to the dot coordinate information and the shape coordinate information are associated with each other, and when it is judged by an association judging means that both are associated with each other, association information for associating the address information corresponding to the dot coordinate information and the shape coordinate information with each other is generated.01-05-2012
20120062593IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display apparatus includes an image display portion that displays a display image based on a reference image on a display screen, a pointing member detecting portion that detects a position of a pointing member existing on the display screen of the image display portion, and an output image processing portion that generates an output image to be displayed on the display screen based on the reference image. The output image processing portion is capable of generating a superposition image as the output image, in which an auxiliary image including a specific region in the reference image corresponding to the position of the pointing member detected by the pointing member detecting portion is superposed on a region for superposition different from the specific region in the reference image.03-15-2012
20120062590INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information display device of an embodiment includes: a storage unit that stores the image data in association with information of the image data; a retrieval condition receiving unit that receives an input of a retrieval condition; a retrieval unit that retrieves the image data from the storage unit according to the received retrieval condition; a display control unit that displays an entire image representing an entire range in which the retrieved image data is distributed on a client terminal; and an operation receiving unit that receives an operation of an input unit by a user on a screen on which the entire image is displayed. The display control unit extracts the image data included in a range represented by a locus formed by an operation of the input unit, and displays the extracted image data on the client terminal together with the entire image.03-15-2012
20110096091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIEWING AND MARKING MAPS - The present invention is directed to a method and device for obtaining, viewing and marking maps in real time. Maps are obtained from a list of maps, the maps are then viewed on interactive tabletop displays allowing a user to visualize a mapped location and “markup” points on the map. The markup data is captured as a small file and sent out to responders via rapid transmission in both real time as it is developed or as final actionable information. The maps employed in the present invention include land maps or building floor plans that are either in paper or digital formats. This invention empowers emergency management personnel to leverage all available information and create actionable plans that can be shared with tactical teams at a low cost.04-28-2011
20120044259DEPTH MANAGEMENT FOR DISPLAYED GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS - This is directed to re-defining the manner in which several graphical elements are overlaid on a display. A user can direct an electronic device display to provide several graphical elements, where the graphical elements can be associated with different depth orders. In some cases, several graphical elements can overlap, but may not have adjacent depth orders. To allow a user to quickly and easily bring a particular graphical element above or below an overlapping graphical element, the electronic device can identify the closest overlapping graphical element in depth order, and change the depth order of the overlapping graphical elements in response to a single instruction, independent of the number of intervening, non-overlapping graphical elements in the depth order.02-23-2012
20110096090DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANIMATING AN ON-SCREEN DISPLAY MENU - A display device includes: a first memory for storing OSD animation program instructions and an original OSD menu frame; a microcontroller for executing the OSD animation program instructions so as to generate (N) covering frames that are superimposed on (N) copies of the original OSD menu frame in order to generate (N) partially covered OSD menu frames, and outputting sequentially the (N) partially covered OSD menu frames and the original OSD menu frame to a second memory in response to receipt of a command for opening an OSD menu; and an image output unit for sequentially and continuously reading the (N) partially covered OSD menu frames and the original OSD menu screen from the second memory and outputting sequentially and continuously the (N) partially covered OSD menu frames and the original OSD menu frame to the display unit for display, thus effecting animation of the OSD menu.04-28-2011
20120206484Method and Device for Displaying Information - In a method for displaying a plurality of two-dimensional, ordered objects on a display area, a user-interface device generates graphics data that control the display area such that a subset of the objects is displayed in perspective, a first object of this subset being displayed in perspective in the foreground, and in response to an input with the aid of an input device, an arithmetic logic unit of the user-interface device alters the graphics data such that a different, second object is displayed in perspective in the foreground. The graphical objects are displayed in perspective, positioned one behind the other in a stack, the object displayed in the foreground forming the front face of the stack, and in response to the input, the graphics data are altered such that the first object and the objects disposed between the first and second object in the stack are moved in a direction perpendicular to the stack axis and are hidden, or the objects ordered between the first and second object, and the second object are made visible and are moved in a direction perpendicular to the stack axis until the second object is displayed in perspective in the foreground. An associated device is adapted for carrying out the method, and a vehicle includes such a device.08-16-2012
20120206483OBSTACLE INFORMATION NOTIFICATION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - An in-vehicle obstacle information notification apparatus for displaying an intersection map on a screen of a display section and superimposing a movable body mark on the intersection map when an own vehicle is in an intersection-surrounding area is disclosed. The display section displays the intersection map in a first mode or a second mode. In the first mode, an upper direction of the map is fixed to a given direction, which is determined before the entry into the intersection. In the second mode, the upper direction of the map on the screen is determined based on own vehicle direction, which is changed at a turn at the intersection. Based on information on a movable body in the intersection-surrounding area, the in-vehicle obstacle information notification apparatus determines whether to set the first mode or the second mode as a display mode of the display section.08-16-2012
20120007883System for Delivering and Enabling Interactivity with Images - A system, including apparatuses, software and methods, is disclosed for capturing and delivering images as to which various interactive functions are enabled for a user. The images introduced to the system can come from any one of a variety of sources, including from a digital camera. A graphical user interface permits a user to customize a set of interactive functions to be enabled for a given set of images. The interactively enabled images can be delivered via a webpage to a user, for example, via email, the Internet or downloaded from a disk or from disk drive on a computer on which the webpage is stored. Each image is delivered to a user in its own layer of software, which permits complex sets of images of relatively high resolution to be delivered to users without any appreciable delay associated with the delivery or the need for the user to have additional software, such as a plug-in to receive images and enable interactive functions with respect to the images. Whenever an interactive function is being carried out, a viewer perceives only one image layer at a given time, but the currently viewable image layer can be changed rapidly, so that the user can perceive the illusion of motion, including virtual rotation of an object depicted in a set of images.01-12-2012
20120013641INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that compares content to stored information identifying a plurality of words, identifies words from the content that match words included in the stored information, retrieves information based on the identifying, and generates an image to be displayed based on the retrieved information.01-19-2012
20120013642IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When combining a plurality of images, deterioration has occurred at a contour part. A feature amount of a partial region in a first image included in a plurality of images for image composition is calculated, and a weight for composition of the region in the first image or a weight of a region in a second image included in the plurality of images is determined based on the calculated feature amount. Then, by weighting based on the composition weight determined for the region of the first image or the region of the second image, the first image and the second image are combined.01-19-2012
20120113139METHOD FOR PLAYING DYNAMIC ENGLISH GRAPHICS OF ENGLISH SENTENCES FOR SPEED READING - The present invention relates to the dynamic graphics basic principles of merge, piping, and moving which are suggested by Universal Grammar and to recompose the dynamic graphics on a display screen. The present invention is characterized in that a computer recognizes inputted English sentences, divides the inputted English sentences into individual meaningful language elements and meaningful spaces surrounding the individual meaningful language elements, overlaps additional static graphics expressed as proper geometrical symbols suitable for the principles of merge, piping, and moving on original static data located in each region of the elements and the spaces, and outputs the overlapped graphic data or outputs new dynamic graphics including distinctive motion information which are designed to involve the principles of merge, piping, and moving by deforming the original static graphic data in the regions. The dynamic sentence data displayed on the screen is converted to a character graphic model having animated images for substantially expressing a semantic cohesion structure of a sentence therein according to Universal Grammar to intentionally stimulate the sense of sight and brain of a user. The present invention gradually develops a language interpretation structure of the brain connected to optic nerves of the user to form an optimized language interpretation structure which is similar to a language interpretation structure of a native speaker of a corresponding language.05-10-2012
20120113138METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANNOTATING POINT OF INTEREST INFORMATION - An approach is provided for annotating point of interest information to structures. One or more representations of at least one structure are determined. One or more partitions of the at least one structure is determined based, at least in part, on one or more features of the one or more representations. One or more points of interest associated with the at least one structure are determined. One or more points of interest are determined to be rendered for presentation based, at least in part, on the one or more partitions.05-10-2012
20090135201DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING MEDICAL IMAGES FOR REPRESENTATION ON A LARGE DISPLAY - The present embodiments relate to an adaptation device and a method for representing a plurality of images on a large display. The adaptation device has a plurality of inputs for different types of medical image and is embodied for compiling an overall image from at least two different types of image in accordance with control information. In addition an output is provided for transmission of the overall image to the large display for the purposes of representation. The representation is adapted by the adaptation device for display on the large display in accordance with the control information. An advantage of the present embodiments may be that the representation of medical images on a large display can be adapted for a better visual impression.05-28-2009
20120154436INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - In an electronic apparatus, a processor is configured to allow the display screen to display a text specified by a user and included in the content stored in the memory, allow a user to specify a string as a keyword contained in the displayed text, create a note screen by receiving handwriting data entered, by a user via the touch panel, in a screen with the text displayed therein, store, in the memory, the created note screen data and the string specified as the keyword such that the note screen data and the string are associated with each other into note information, receive a search string input, by a user, and search the memory for note information including the search string as a keyword and allow the display screen to display a note screen corresponding to the searched-for note information.06-21-2012
20120154437PRESENTING A TELEVISION SERVICES PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION AS A VIDEO MOSAIC - Methods and computer-readable media are provided for presenting program guide information using a mosaic of video sources broadcast in a television services system. An application program executed on a television services set-top box generates a matrix of still images representing multiple video sources presently being broadcast in the television services system. The matrix of still images is presented as a video mosaic representing current program guide information in the television services system.06-21-2012
20120062592Surface Analyzer - A technique for allowing users to efficiently specify a region of interest (ROD on a sample for a certain physical quantity (e.g. phase) other than the altitude is provided. A range-indicating image 03-15-2012
20110043536VISUALIZING AND UPDATING SEQUENCES AND SEGMENTS IN A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - Techniques are disclosed for visually conveying a sequence storing an ordered string of symbols generated from kinematic data derived from analyzing an input stream of video frames depicting one or more foreground objects. The sequence may represent information learned by a video surveillance system. A request may be received to view the sequence or a segment partitioned form the sequence. A visual representation of the segment may be generated and superimposed over a background image associated with the scene. A user interface may be configured to display the visual representation of the sequence or segment and to allow a user to view and/or modify properties associated with the sequence or segment.02-24-2011
20120154435DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - An aspect of the present invention includes a detection unit configured to detect content of second drawing data drawn in a second window, which is displayed on a lower layer of a first window, and a display control unit configured to control display by determining, based on the content of the second drawing data, whether to perform first control, in which the second drawing data is displayed in an overlap region, which is a region in which the first window and the second window overlap, in such a way as to be visible in the first window, or second control, in which the second drawing data is not displayed in the overlap region or the second drawing data is displayed in such a way as to be less visible in the first window than when the first control is performed.06-21-2012
20120154434Human Interactive Proofs Leveraging Virtual Techniques - Human interactive proofs that leverage virtual techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an object is inserted to be displayed as part of a virtual scene and the virtual scene having the object is exposed as a human interactive proof that includes a question that relates to the inserted object.06-21-2012
20100156934Video Display Controller - A video display controller may be implemented by a plurality of identical hardware blend stages that can be coupled together to produce the desired blend of video, graphics, overlays, and the like. Each of the various video planes to be blended can be multiplied by an alpha value to selectively apply alpha values to particular video planes. At least two video display windows may be selectively produced by the coupled blend stages.06-24-2010
20110090249METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF GRAPHIC ARTWORK TO BE PRESENTED DURING DISPLAYING, PLAYING OR BROWSING OF MEDIA FILES - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for automatic generation of graphic artwork to be presented by a device during playing or browsing of a media file by the device are provided. One method includes providing, via a computer or mobile device, a user interface through which a user can select a media file for which graphic artwork is to be generated and initiate automatic graphic artwork generation for the media file. The method further includes providing access to a media file graphic artwork generator via the computer or mobile device, where the media file graphic artwork generator, in response to user selection of the media file and the initiation of the media file artwork generation, automatically selects a plurality of images from at least one group of images, varies parameters of at least some of the images, and combines the images to form a graphic artwork file. At least one of the image selecting, the image parameter varying, and the image combining is performed using an algorithm structured to produce varying output in successive iterations of the algorithm invoked with the same input. The media file graphic artwork generator associates the graphic artwork file with the media file for display when the media file is browsed, displayed or played.04-21-2011
20110102458CONTENT MANAGING DEVICE AND CONTENT MANAGING METHOD - A content managing device is provided, which can allow a user to intuitively perform generation of, using an operation that is similar to an operation of sorting content items or to an operation of adding attribute information to content items, a new sort-destination region into which content items are to be sorted. A first display object indicating a content item and a region in which the first display object is to be stored are displayed on a display unit. A position to which the first display object is moved is determined. When the determined position is located in the region, the first display object is stored in the region. When the determined position is not located in the region, a new region is displayed at the position to which the first display object was moved, and the first display object is stored in the new region.05-05-2011
20100149212Information processing device and method, and program - An information processing device which displays on a map a plurality of images classified by hierarchical clustering and associated with positional information includes a deciding unit configured to decide clusters satisfying a predetermined condition from among clusters created by the hierarchical clustering as the same group and a display control unit configured to perform control such that the clusters belonging to the group are displayed on a reduced scale map based on positional information of the respective clusters belonging to the group.06-17-2010
20120162249DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS - A display apparatus including an information selecting unit, a retrieval range deciding unit, and a retrieving unit. The information selecting unit selects at least one piece of information from a plurality of pieces of information stored in a memory, each of the plurality of pieces of information being attached with additional information. The retrieval deciding unit decides a retrieval range on the basis of the additional information attached to each piece of the information selected by the information selecting unit. The retrieving unit retrieves and outputs additional pieces of information of the plurality of pieces of information corresponding to the retrieval range decided by the retrieval-direction/retrieval-range deciding unit from the memory.06-28-2012
20120127200MEDICAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND MEDICAL IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - The medical image display device is provided with a medical image reading unit configured to read a medical image obtained by a medical image diagnostic apparatus, a projected image creating unit configured to project the medical image onto a projection plane to created the projected image, and a projected image display unit configured to display the projected image, wherein the projected image creating unit has a virtual liquid generating unit configured to generate virtual liquid, the light transmittance of which is not zero and a virtual liquid adding unit configured to add the virtual liquid to the surface of an organ within the medical image, and creates a projected image of the medical image to which the virtual liquid has been added.05-24-2012
20120127199METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING SUPERIMPOSITION OF A NON-LINEARLY STRETCHABLE OBJECT UPON A BASE OBJECT USING REPRESENTATIVE IMAGES - A method and system for creating and using a virtual dressing room, by superimposing a non-linearly stretchable object image onto a base image in a display screen of a communication device, the images being planar. The method comprises scanning an encoded indicium associated with the object image, accessing and uploading a URL associated with the object image, the object image including a plurality of object image critical points, accessing the base image at the communication device, the base image including a plurality of base image critical points respectively corresponding to the object image critical points, re-mapping the object image via global transformation of coordinates associated with the object image critical points, such that the re-mapped object image critical points coincide with the respective base image critical points, and superimposing the re-mapped object image onto the base image for display at the display screen.05-24-2012
20120127198SELECTION OF FOREGROUND CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON BACKGROUND - A text colorization system is described herein that automatically sets foreground text color based on one or more background colors over which the text is displayed. The text colorization system identifies a background color neighboring each pixel of a string of text. For each pixel region, the system selects a color to satisfy one or more colorization criteria. Next, the system sets the text color at each region based on the selected color. The system then displays the layered image to the user, such as through a computer display or mobile device display. Thus, the text colorization system provides readable text in the presence of layered graphics displays.05-24-2012
20120299960MOBILE IMAGING DEVICE AS NAVIGATOR - Embodiments of the invention are directed to obtaining information based on directional orientation of a mobile imaging device, such as a camera phone. Visual information is gathered by the camera and used to determine a directional orientation of the camera, to search for content based on the direction, to manipulate 3D virtual images of a surrounding area, and to otherwise use the directional information. Direction and motion can be determined by analyzing a sequence of images. Distance from a current location, inputted search parameters, and other criteria can be used to expand or filter content that is tagged with such criteria. Search results with distance indicators can be overlaid on a map or a camera feed. Various content can be displayed for a current direction, or desired content, such as a business location, can be displayed only when the camera is oriented toward the desired content.11-29-2012
20120299958IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DYNAMIC PICTURE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR THE SAME - An image processing apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method that include synthesizing each frame of a dynamic picture so that each synthesized frame of the dynamic picture is displayed on a display, controlling the display to display a plurality of representative images, each of the plurality of representative images corresponding to a dynamic picture, and controlling the display to display a representative image, which corresponds to a dynamic picture that can be synthesized by the synthesizing step with a currently reproduced dynamic picture, in a distinguished fashion from other representative images.11-29-2012
20120299957REPLACEMENT OF PICTURE CONTENT IN A LAYOUT - Pictures and picture frames are presented in a manner that allows them to be easily disambiguated from one another. Picture content can also be easily swapped between picture frames in a layout. Multiple pictures in a layout might be simultaneously replaced. Pictures might also be inserted into a scratch area for use in a layout in a manner that allows picture content to be easily disambiguated from other picture content and used in the layout.11-29-2012
20120299956DISAMBIGUATING PICTURE CONTENT AND PICTURE FRAMES - Pictures and picture frames are presented in a manner that allows them to be easily disambiguated from one another. Picture content can also be easily swapped between picture frames in a layout. Multiple pictures in a layout might be simultaneously replaced. Pictures might also be inserted into a scratch area for use in a layout in a manner that allows picture content to be easily disambiguated from other picture content and used in the layout.11-29-2012
20120162252IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS AND IMAGE OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD - When an arbitrary shot image has been selected from shooting-location-information-attached shot images and a map representation form corresponding to the intended use (e.g., sightseeing priority, railroad priority, or shop priority) has been set, various objects (including mountains, rivers, roads, and buildings) included in the map are selectively drawn according to the level of importance of the set intended use. The selected shot image is superimposed on the map according to its shooting location. In addition, a plurality of change data items are prepared for each object on the map. The representation form is changed to a different representation form according to a user operation.06-28-2012
20120162250Displaying Compressed Supertile Images - A method for the display of compressed supertile images is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for displaying an image frame from a plurality of compressed supertile frames includes: reading the compressed supertile frames; expanding the compressed supertile frames; and combining the expanded supertile frames to generate the image frame. The expanding can include generating an expanded supertile frame corresponding to each of the compressed supertile frames by inserting blank pixels for tiles in the expanded supertile frame that are not in the corresponding compressed supertile frame. Corresponding system and computer program products are also disclosed.06-28-2012
20120162251ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - An electronic apparatus includes an operation reception unit that receives a switching operation for switching between a list display screen where index images for selecting content items belonging to one or a plurality of groups are disposed on a display surface of a display unit, and a group display screen where the index images are disposed on the display surface, and a display control unit that displays one of the list display screen and the group display screen on the display unit based on the switching operation, moves the index images with content item units from predetermined positions on one screen of the list display screen and the group display screen, displayed at the time of receiving the corresponding switching operation to predetermined positions on the other screen displayed after the corresponding switching operation is received, and displays the index images by animation during the movement.06-28-2012
20120133675REMOTE USER INTERFACE UPDATES USING DIFFERENCE AND MOTION ENCODING - Frames of user interface graphical data can be remotely rendered at a client during a remote session with a server by providing graphical data commands to the client. A server identifies moving objects having a first position in the current frame and a second position in the new frame, generates motion hints for the moving objects, and reduces the motion hints based on collision detection, motion verification and other factors. Motion commands are generated for the reduced set of motion hints and applied to a copy of the current frame at the server. Differences between the modified current frame and the new frame are then encoded as delta commands. The server then sends the motion commands and delta commands to the client. The client receives and applies the commands to the current frame to render the new frame.05-31-2012
20110181621Image Processor, Image Processing Method, Recording Medium, Computer Program And Semiconductor Device - To provide an image processing technique for easy initial settings when a video image feature is used as an input interface. This is an image processor having an image combining section for combining a mirrored video image feature that includes an image of an operator as a portion thereof and an object image of an object that is associated with a predetermined event, to generate a combined image, and being adapted to provide production of the combined image on a display device. This image processor has a detection section for detecting the position of an image of an operator included in the mirrored video image feature. The image combining section is adapted to combine the object image and the mirrored video image feature in such a manner that the object image is displayed in a range that an image of a hand of the operator can reach, depending on the position of the image of the operator detected by the detection section.07-28-2011
20110181620METHOD FOR GENERATING A CUSTOMIZED COMPOSITE MAP IMAGE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A method is to be implemented by an electronic apparatus having a map database established therein, and includes the steps of: receiving a user-specified input image of an area of interest, and obtaining from the map database a reference map that encompasses the area of interest; selecting a set of feature points in the user-specified input image, and a set of map points in the reference map that correspond in geographical features to the feature points; transforming the user-specified input image according to positional differences between the feature points and the corresponding map points to thereby obtain a to-be-registered image having adjusted feature points corresponding in position to the map points; overlaying the to-be-registered image onto the reference map to thereby obtain a customized composite map image; and outputting the customized composite map image.07-28-2011
20120162253SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF INTEGRATING VIRTUAL FLYOVERS AND VIRTUAL TOURS - Integration of a virtual flyover and a virtual tour of a location through creation of a combined video sequence are provided. The combined video seamlessly transitions a virtual flyover of an area into a virtual tour of the interior of an object, such as a house or building. Sequences of images corresponding to the virtual flyover or even a proprietary virtual flyover file format are converted into a video file format and then combined with a sequence of images from the virtual tour to create a combined video of the virtual flyover and virtual tour. The combined video labels locations of interest through the video, provides narrations and can also integrate a street-level view into the combined video to provide a user with a singular video tour of a location of interest and a surrounding area which may be viewed on any computer, portable electronic device or television.06-28-2012
20100066761METHOD OF DESIGNATING AN OBJECT IN AN IMAGE - The present invention relates to a method of designating an object in an image. The method includes: designating a point inside the object in the image; segmenting the image into elementary regions; identifying an origin region to which the point belongs; constructing a graph of connectedness between the regions; calculating a function of membership in the object for the regions connected to the origin region, by combining various membership criteria; merging the origin region with its connected regions, a connected region being merged if the value of its membership function is greater than a predetermined threshold; wherein the steps of calculating membership functions of the connected regions and of merging is repeated for each new merged region until no merging is performed. One or more embodiments of the invention applies to image processing in order to perform the graphical designation of an object by an operation that is simple for a user.03-18-2010
20120313967METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING THE DISPLAY OF AN ELECTRONIC READING DEVICE - Provided herein is a technique by which the display of an electronic reading device may be enhanced. An image of a first page may be displayed at a predefined contrast and an image of a second page may be displayed at less than the predefined contrast in an underlying relationship to the image of the first page. The first page and the second page may be consecutive pages in a page order. The page order may mimic a page order of a print copy. In response to the second page being a facing page to the first page in the print copy, the image of the second page may appear forward facing. In response to the second page appearing on the opposite side of the first page in the print copy, the image of the second page may be presented as a mirror image of the second page.12-13-2012
20120212505Selecting And Correlating Physical Activity Data With Image Data - Example embodiments may relate systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media configured to correlate image data of a user performing physical activity with data collected during the user's performance. Data may include sensor data measuring, force, acceleration, speed, and/or processed sensor data from one or more sensors. Certain embodiments may determine whether the user is within a performance zone based on user attributes. Correlation of the image data with physical activity data may be based, at least in part, whether the user is within a performance zone.08-23-2012
20120212506RESTORING AN OCCLUDED WINDO IN APPLICATION SHARING SOFTWARE - A method and apparatus for restoring an occluded window in application sharing. The method includes the steps of: detecting whether an unshared window occludes part of all of a shared window; making the unshared window semitransparent by an alpha blending operation in response to detecting an unshared window that occludes part or all of a shared window; changing the value of the alpha factor in the alpha blending operation, thus obtaining two alpha blended images; and restoring the occluded shared window by using the two alpha blended images.08-23-2012
20120212504METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING COMPACT MODELS FOR CIRCUIT SIMULATION - A method of forming a compact model for an electrical device includes obtaining shape information for the device and obtaining nominal information for the device. The method also includes merging the shape information and the nominal information to form composite data, and fitting the compact model to the composite data.08-23-2012
20090058881FUSION NIGHT VISION SYSTEM WITH PARALLAX CORRECTION - A fusion night vision system corrects for parallax error by comparing an image from a first sensor with an image from a second sensor.03-05-2009
20120313968IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - In an image display system 12-13-2012
20120169769INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a display section displaying an image; and a control section displaying on the display section a map-view screen including a display of a map cluster including thumbnail images of one or a plurality of images recorded in a recording section with position information attached on a map, and when one map cluster is selected from the map clusters, an index-display confirmation screen including a display of information not displayed on the map-view screen of the map cluster and not displaying the map having been displayed on the map-view screen, and prompting to select whether to display an index of images included in the map cluster.07-05-2012
20120176408IMAGE INTERPRETATION REPORT GENERATION APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A medical image is obtained and displayed. An electronic image interpretation report of the medical image is generated and displayed. The position of a lesion region in the medical image is input. A link character linked by a hyperlink to the medical image including the input position of the lesion region is inserted into the image interpretation report in such a manner that the link character is distinguishably displayed. The distinguishably displayed link character in the image interpretation report is selected. An index representing the position of the lesion region is displayed in the medical image based on the selection of the link character.07-12-2012
20120176407METHOD FOR REPRESENTING A PLURALITY OF AT LEAST PARTIALLY OVERLAPPING OBJECTS - In a method for representing a plurality of at least partially overlapping objects on a display device having a pixel matrix, wherein a distance value is associated with every object as a measure for a virtual distance to a viewer and the pixels of every object can be associated with an object region, a region priority value is associated with every object region. An object to be represented with a halo is subdivided into the object regions object core and the surrounding halo, the pixels of an object core being associated with a higher region priority value than the pixels of a halo. The pixels of an object without halo are associated with the object region ‘object surface’ with a lower region priority value than the pixels of a halo. In a preceding process step, the object region of the halo is initially treated and the object region of the object core is processed and displayed in a subsequent process step. A modified distance value is associated with every pixel being the sum of the original distance value multiplied by a region priority factor and the region priority value.07-12-2012
20120075340TECHNIQUES FOR INTERIOR COORDINATES - A method for determining interior coordinates is disclosed. The method includes receiving information specifying an object having a plurality of sites and a boundary. Interior coordinates associated with each of the plurality of sites are determined based on the boundary. The interior coordinate associated with each of the plurality of sites represent a system of coordinates that satisfy several properties, including non-negativity and interior locality. At least one value associated with the plurality of sites is then interpolated using the interior coordinates.03-29-2012
20120075339Virtual Showroom System and Method - The present invention provides a network server with enhanced graphics and improved methods for displaying articles offered for purchase, to allow a purchaser to fully evaluate the article while shopping “on-line.” In a particular embodiment, a virtual showroom associated with the network server may be provided, for displaying first and second articles. A first electronic image representing the first article and a second electronic image representing the second article may also be provided. The second article may be complementary to the first article, such that the second article may be worn in conjunction with the first article. In another embodiment, a user may have the option to overlay the first electronic image with the second electronic image. In a particular embodiment, the second electronic image may include an at least partially translucent depiction of a substantial portion of the second article.03-29-2012
20120075338PROXIMITY INCLUSION ZONE PICKUP SETTINGS FOR DISTRIBUTED CONVERSATIONS - This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for informing users regarding one or more conversations currently occurring within a geographic area of interest (GOI). In one embodiment, a user device associated with a user obtains conversation data for the GOI from a server computer. The conversation data may indicate a topic of the conversation and a location of the conversation. The user device may then present a visual representation of the GOI to the user. For example, the visual representation may be a map or a viewfinder frame captured by a camera of the GOI. The user device may present one or more visual indicators. At least one visual indicator is presented in association with the visual representation of the GOI in order to represent the topic of the conversation and the location of the conversation.03-29-2012
20120075337Digital Mapping System - Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. Direction control or zoom control objects may be included as interactive overlays on the displayed map image. The displayed map image may also include route or location overlays.03-29-2012
20120075336POSITION INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, POSITION INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, POSITION INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - A position information providing device includes a display control portion which controls, based on sound position information showing sound data transmission positions, the display of a map display screen where icons showing the sound data transmission positions are superimposed on a map.03-29-2012
20100271393IMAGE SELECTION AND COMBINATION METHOD AND DEVICE - A method is disclosed that includes receiving multiple sequential images captured by an image capture device. The method includes selecting a subset of the multiple sequential images that are aligned to each other. The method further includes averaging pixel values from each image in the subset of the multiple sequential images to produce a combined image.10-28-2010
20120249581NON-HOMOGENEOUS OBJECTS MAGNIFICATION AND REDUCTION - Is provided herein a method of non-homogeneously magnifying objects comprising providing an information element adapted to be displayed on a display and surrounded by a margin thereof; displaying the information element and its margin on a display; defining a standardized object adapted to respectively include therein the information element and at least a portion of the margin; magnifying the standardized object; defining a size of the magnified information element by removing an unmagnified size of the at least a potion of the margin to the size of the magnified standardized object; and displaying the magnified information element with its surrounding margin.10-04-2012
20120249580Computer systems for annotation of single molecule fragments - There are provided computer systems for visualizing and annotating single molecule images. Annotation systems in accordance with this disclosure allow a user to mark and annotate single molecules of interest and their restriction enzyme cut sites thereby determining the restriction fragments of single nucleic acid molecules. The markings and annotations may be automatically generated by the system in certain embodiments and they may be overlaid translucently onto the single molecule images. An image caching system may be implemented in the computer annotation systems to reduce image processing time. The annotation systems include one or more connectors connecting to one or more databases capable of storing single molecule data as well as other biomedical data. Such diverse array of data can be retrieved and used to validate the markings and annotations. The annotation systems may be implemented and deployed over a computer network. They may be ergonomically optimized to facilitate user interactions.10-04-2012
20120249582DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A display control device includes: a changing unit changing a two-dimensional location representing locations in a horizontal direction and an orthogonal direction of each of a plurality of objects having different depths for a display screen of a display unit according to a direction in which a user views the display unit; a transparency adjusting unit for adjusting transparency for each of the plurality of objects; and a display control unit for displaying the plurality of objects in which the two-dimensional location is changed and the transparency is adjusted on the display unit, so as to overlap each other.10-04-2012
20120249583DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A display apparatus includes a display unit that displays plural images corresponding to plural image data, respectively, the plural image data being associated with plural pieces of position information which are different from one another; a display position converter that converts the position information associated with each image into display position information that reflects a positional relationship relative to the position information of another image on a display screen of the display unit; and a display controller that causes the display unit to display the plural images based upon the display position information of each image converted by the display position converter.10-04-2012
20120249584IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus, includes: a first acquisition unit to acquire a first image; a second acquisition unit to acquire a second image obtained by performing predetermined image processing for the first image; a compositing unit to generate a composite image composed of the first and second images that are combined to be superimposed on each other; a specifying unit to specify, based on a user's predetermined operation of an operation input unit, a change region in the composite image whose composition ratio is to be changed; and a controller to change transparency of the upper one of the first and second images to change the composition ratio at which the compositing unit combines the first and second images in the change region specified by the specifying unit.10-04-2012
20120249585INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - When an indicating situation recognizer recognizes an indicating situation on a display surface of a display unit indicated by a finger, a drawing processor superimposes a drawn image corresponding to the indicating situation onto a map displayed on the display surface. When recognizing an image masking request signal indicating that the map is hidden, an image masking processor provides a display state where the map is hidden and only the drawn image is displayed. When recognizing the indicating situation by the indicating situation recognizer while the map is masked, an image exposure processor performs an image exposure process to display the hidden map in an area corresponding to the indicating situation. Accordingly, it can be prevented that the meaning of the drawn image becomes difficult to grasp because an area irrelevant to the drawn image is displayed on the displayed map M. The meaning and the tendency of the drawn image is easily checkable on the displayed map.10-04-2012
20120223963DATA VISUALISATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A data visualisation system is disclosed that includes a data value memory, a display, and contour generator. The data value memory maintains a finite set of data values. The display is arranged to display a representation of each data value centered on respective data points. The contour generator is arranged to generate and display a representation having a cross-sectional shape of a bell-shaped curve in which each data point is displayed as an apex of the bell-shaped curve. Also disclosed is a method of data visualisation and a data visualisation computer program.09-06-2012
20120223961PREVIEWING A GRAPHIC IN AN ENVIRONMENT - A method includes defining a surface within a first captured image of an environment. The defined surface is identified in a second captured image of the environment. A graphic is overlaid on the surface identified in the second captured image. The second captured image is caused to be displayed to preview the graphic in the environment.09-06-2012
20120256950MEDICAL SUPPORT APPARATUS, MEDICAL SUPPORT METHOD, AND MEDICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM - A medical support apparatus includes: an image capturing unit obtaining an image capturing signal; an attitude observing unit obtaining an attitude of the image capturing unit; a position observing unit obtaining a position of the image capturing unit; an operation detecting unit detecting an operation of the user and an operation position; a superimposed information constructing unit generating superimposed information including superimposed details and information on the operation position, according to a type of the operation; a display management unit generating an image to be displayed, based on the position and the attitude; a display unit displaying a screen on which the image generated by the display management unit is superimposed on a viewpoint image of the image capturing unit; and a communication unit transmitting the superimposed information to at least one other medical support apparatus.10-11-2012
20120256952Operation Sound Guide Apparatus and Operation Sound Guide Method - Information about a base position at which a cursor operation has been started is stored in a storage section (10-11-2012
20120256951IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE, IMAGE DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, IMAGE DATA RECEPTION DEVICE, AND IMAGE DATA RECEPTION METHOD - To reduce, at the time of transmitting disparity information sequentially updated within a period during which superimposing information is displayed, the data amount of the disparity information. A segment including disparity information sequentially updated during a subtitle display period is transmitted. At the reception side, disparity to be provided between a left eye subtitle and right eye subtitle can be dynamically changed in conjunction with change in the contents of the image. This disparity information is updated based on a disparity information value of a first frame, and a disparity information value at a predetermined timing where an interval period has been multiplied by a multiple value. The amount of transmitted data can be reduced, and also at the reception side, the amount of memory for holding the disparity information can be greatly conserved.10-11-2012
20120256948METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING IMAGES IN SCENES - Systems and methods are described for generating and using a flexible scene framework to render dynamically-generated content within contextual scenes.10-11-2012
20120256949BACKING STORE MEMORY MANAGEMENT FOR RENDERING SCROLLABLE WEBPAGE SUBREGIONS - A device, system and method are provided for managing memory for rendering webpages and other structured documents that contain multiple regions. A backing store is created in memory for storing rendered document content. A main region of the structured document is rendered for display, divided into a set of tiles, and stored in the backing store. A subregion of the document is rendered and stored as tiles in the same backing store as well. At least a portion of the tiles for the main region and subregion intersecting with corresponding viewports are outputted to a display. When an active one of the viewports is changed and additional content of the document is to be rendered for display, tiles in the backing store used to store rendered but undisplayed data for the inactive viewport are released to store new rendered content for the active viewport.10-11-2012
20120188275MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device and method is disclosed. A reduced image of a screen image comprising at least one icon is displayed on a display surface. The reduced image is overlapped on the screen image displayed on the display surface.07-26-2012
20120188278COLLAPSING AREAS OF A REGION IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE TO CONSERVE COMPUTING RESOURCES - Described herein are processes and devices that coalesced and/or collapse areas in a region of a virtual universe to conserve computing resources. Some embodiments are directed to detecting an indication to reduce usage of a computing resource in the virtual universe and, in response, determining the first area of the virtual universe for coalescing and collapsing into the second area of the virtual universe. In some embodiments, the first area comprises a plurality of virtual universe objects. Some embodiments are further directed to selecting a first set of the plurality of virtual universe objects for moving from the first area into the second area, coalescing the first set of the plurality of virtual universe objects into the second area from the first area, and, in response, collapsing the first area of the virtual universe.07-26-2012
20120188277IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AVATAR DISPLAY ADAPTATION METHOD AND CORRESPONDING IMAGE PROCESSING PROCESSOR, VIRTUAL WORLD SERVER AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The invention concerns a method for processing images in a virtual environment (EV) in which a plurality of avatars respectively representing associated users evolve, said image processing method comprising the following stages: 07-26-2012
20120188272METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL OVERLAPPING UPDATES FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY - A display controller including a pixel processor which processes working pixel data for each pixel of a frame, and which includes an overlap detector, a collision detector, and a construction processor. The overlap detector detects an overlap when any new pixel value of a new update region is within a region of a current update of the frame. The collision detector issues a correction request when at least one pixel within the overlap region has a begin pixel value prior to the current update that is different from an end pixel value provided by the current update, and when a new pixel value provided by the new update for the pixel is different from the end pixel value. The construction processor updates the working pixel data before the current update is completed using a new pixel value for each non-overlapping pixel.07-26-2012
20120262482MAP IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, MAP IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, MAP IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Map image display systems, devices, methods, and programs divide a display target area into a plurality of division areas with parts of neighboring ones of the division areas overlapping each other, and generate a map image for each of the division areas, each map image being based on a different layer of stored map data. In an area where two or more of the generated map images overlap, a transmittance of a first one of the overlapped map images is gradually changed so that a transmittance of an outer portion becomes higher than a transmittance of an inner portion. The systems, devices, methods, and programs display a second one of the overlapped map images on the display device, and then display the first map image on the display device so that the first map image is overlapped on the displayed second map image.10-18-2012
20120262483DISPLAYING METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method of displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) element in a display apparatus includes displaying at least one GUI element on a first window that is positioned on a screen; generating a second window on which a transition image element corresponding to an event for controlling the GUI element is displayed; and adding an animation effect to the GUI element by overlapping the second window with the first window.10-18-2012
20120229505INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL - An information display apparatus includes an operation section, a content-related operation log acquisition section, a display section, and a controller. The operation section performs a content-related operation related to each of a plurality of types of content. The acquisition section acquires a content-related operation log as associated with each content for which the content-related operation is being performed and with a type of each content. The operation log includes a move log having position information on a position of the information display apparatus and time information on time during performance of the content-related operation. The display section displays map information based on the position information and an icon on the displayed map information based on the operation log. The icon represents the type of each content. The controller controls the operation section to perform the content-related operation related to each content when an instruction is given to the displayed icon.09-13-2012
20120229504X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes following units. The correspondence table describes a relationship between blood vessel contrasts and reference contrast medium concentrations and reference X-ray conditions. The acquisition unit acquires a blood vessel contrast by referring to the correspondence table based on the planned value of a contrast medium concentration and the X-ray condition. The calculation unit calculates a predictive pixel value of a region of interest set on the X-ray image based on the blood vessel contrast. The display unit displays the X-ray image while superimposing a partial image with the predictive pixel value on the region of interest.09-13-2012
20100315432METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPOUND DATA OF WEATHER RADARS IN AN OVERLAPPING REGION OF THE MONITORING REGIONS OF AT LEAST TWO WEATHER RADARS - Method for determining combined data of weather radars (12-16-2010
20110122154Image capturing apparatus, image processing apparatus, control method thereof and program - An image processing apparatus includes: a specific sound detecting section which detects a specific sound generated during motion of a specific motion conducted by a target object included in an image group including a plurality of images which continues in a time-series manner; a synthetic image generating section which generates a synthetic image representing transitions of the specific motion; a determination range setting section which sets, as a determination range, a range in the time axis for determination on the generation of the synthetic image on the basis of a user manipulation; and a control section which controls the synthetic image generating section to generate the synthetic image in a case where the specific sound is detected in the set determination range, and not to generate the synthetic image in a case where the specific sound is not detected in the set determination range.05-26-2011
20110122153INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a transformed-coordinate calculating section that calculates transformed coordinates for each of a plurality of superimposed images associated with coordinates in a background image, by transforming coordinates of other superimposed images with respect to one superimposed image as a reference image in such a way that coordinate intervals within a predetermined area with respect to the reference image become denser with increasing distance from the reference image toward the boundary, a coordinate setting section that sets coordinates of the reference image on the basis of a mean value obtained by calculating a mean of the calculated coordinates of the other superimposed images with respect to the reference image, and a display control section that displays the background image and the plurality of superimposed images on a display section in such a way that the reference image is placed at the set coordinates in the background image.05-26-2011
20110122152SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STEGANOGRAPHIC IMAGE DISPLAY - A computer-implemented method for generating images. The method includes receiving first and second target images. The method further includes computing a delta image based on a difference between the first target image and the second target image and a technique for multiplexing a first display image with the delta image, where the first display image multiplexed with the delta image, when viewed by a person in an ambient setting, is perceived as the second target image. Advantageously, a hidden image is obscured from an ambient observer, while still providing the ambient observer with a target image that is intended to be perceived.05-26-2011
20080297534SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSPARENT OBJECT RENDERING - The subject application is directed to a system and method for transparent object rendering. An electronic document, inclusive of a plurality of objects, is first received. The electronic document is then parsed so as to generate a transparency table. The generated table includes entries corresponding to transparency characteristics of each of the objects. Each object of the received electronic document is then processed in accordance with a corresponding transparency table entry. The system further comprises means adapted for generating a scan-line representation of each of the plurality of objects, the scan-line representation including a scan-line corresponding to an associated backdrop and a scan-line corresponding to associated pixel data. The received electronic document is thereby rendered so as to generate a rendered document.12-04-2008
20120262481Medical overlay mirror - Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.10-18-2012
20120320086INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing device that overlaps and displays a visible-light image and a thermal image, comprising: a visible-light image acquiring unit that acquires a visible-light image of an object; a thermal image acquiring unit that acquires a thermal image specifying a temperature distribution of the object; and a display controller that uses the acquired visible-light image and the acquired thermal image and specifies a thermal image of a certain part whose temperature is different from another part surrounding the certain part of the object and controls to display the thermal image of the certain part to be displayed in a display state that is different from other parts of the object.12-20-2012
20120320090POLYGON DISSECTION IN A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM - In general, the invention relates to a method for performing polygon dissections in a geographic information system. The method includes receiving a notification of a spatial update for a number of polygons, where each of the number of polygons overlaps at least one of a number of previously dissected polygons, determining that a dissection is required based on the spatial update, and obtaining an updated polygon, associated with the spatial update, and related polygons of the number of polygons, where each of the related polygons overlaps the updated polygon. The method further includes dissecting the updated polygon and the related polygons to obtain a number of dissected polygons and replacing at least one of the number of previously dissected polygons with the number of dissected polygons, where the at least one of the number of previously dissected polygons is invalid based on the spatial update.12-20-2012
20120320088INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus including an imaged image input unit inputting an imaged image of a facility imaged in an imaging device to a display control unit, a measurement information input unit inputting measurement information measured by a sensor provided in the facility from the sensor to a creation unit, a creation unit creating a virtual image representing a status of an outside or inside of the facility based on the measurement information input by the measurement information input unit, and a display control unit overlaying and displaying the virtual image created in the creation unit and the imaged image input by the imaged image input unit on a display device.12-20-2012
20110018902HYBRID MAPS WITH EMBEDDED STREET-SIDE IMAGES - The claimed subject matter relates to a computer-implemented architecture that can generate a map. The map can be a hybrid between an orthographic projection map and street-side images, thus including useful aspects from both types of representations. For example, an orthographic projection map is very effective at presenting global relationships among the features of the map but not effective at presenting local detail. In contrast, street-side images show excellent detail but do not convey the global information of an orthographic projection map. The hybrid map can thus provide a richer set of information than conventional maps and can also display objects/features of the hybrid map in multiple perspectives simultaneously on a single representation that is printable.01-27-2011
20120268486IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a rendering processor that renders a plurality of objects on a page in a parallel process, an overlap determiner that determines a plurality of objects overlapping each other in accordance with coordinate information of each object on the page and acquires coordinate information of an overlap area between the objects, a timing controller that controls a timing of the rendering of each object in the parallel process of the rendering processor in accordance with the coordinate information of the overlap area, and a renderer that renders a lower-layer object in the overlap area in accordance with timing information generated by the timing controller prior to rendering an upper-layer object on the lower-layer object in a superimpose fashion.10-25-2012
20120268489PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE CONTENT IN A WINDOWED ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the invention relate to an architecture or extension to a window manager. In particular, the extension can provide for a window rotation feature that can be exposed as a rotate button. Additionally or alternatively, the rotation feature can be activated based upon a diverse set of conditions, events, and/or commands. Upon activation of the rotation feature, the window manager can rotate a window about an axis to expose a secondary surface that can be populated with alternative content that is distinct from the content of the primary surface of the window. In addition, the architecture provides techniques for identifying both double-sided graphical objects and potentially double-sided objects.10-25-2012
20120268487METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEFINING OVERLAY REGION OF USER INTERFACE CONTROL - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for defining an overlay region for an application in a user interface control region on a screen of a display in a mobile device. The application queries a platform about an overlay region desired to be generated based on a basic resolution set in the application. The platform calculates an approximate region satisfying an overlay region condition for the queried overlay region and informs the application of the approximate region. Thereafter, the application generates an overlay region corresponding to the approximate region, and the platform displays the generated overlay region on the screen.10-25-2012
20120268485Visualization of Query Results in Relation to a Map - A method is provided for visualizing query results in relation to a map. The method includes: specifying a geographic location of interest around which query results are to be clustered; querying a data source using a search query; constraining entities that satisfy the search query to form a subset of entities having a predefined number of entities that are geographically proximate to the specified location of interest; displaying an indicia for each of the entities in the subset of entities in a content area of a display; displaying a map of a geographic area on the display, where the geographic area includes the specified location of interest; and designating a boundary on the map whereby each of the entities in the subset of entities reside in the boundary and other entities that satisfy the search query reside outside the boundary.10-25-2012
20110210982LOW LATENCY RENDERING OF OBJECTS - A system is disclosed for rendering low latency resource objects by providing the latest position data from a central processing unit for the low latency resource object right before a graphic processing unit is to render the low latency resource object.09-01-2011
20120320091Animated Video Overlays - A video server provides video content to a client via a network. At the instruction of the video server, a player at the client contacts an ad server and downloads one or more creatives and a controller file to the client. The controller file indicates how the creative manifests itself in play. The player displays the video content in a display area at the client. The controller file causes the creative to appear as an animated overlay over the video content. User interface elements indicate the point in the video when the creative appears, and allow the user to minimize and replay the creative. The player can also display other creatives, such as a static creative that is associated with the animated creative. A user can select the creative to view additional information about a product advertised by the creative.12-20-2012
20120320089INFORMATION MAPPING APPROACHES - Methods, systems and applications for updating, enhancing, organizing, and utilizing geographic maps, for locating points of interest and places of businesses, or POI's. Embodiments provide a method for collecting geo-coordinate data on POIs by eliciting participation of the business owners or designated employees to identify the specific locations of POI's on a map; a map program which synchronizes to a centralized database where POI and other more frequently changing and time-dependent map information is downloaded to individual users; a map program, where in addition to the standard contact information, “qualitative” information and website links are included in an POI information box to aid in pre-qualifying a POI before selection and in booking a reservation; a method for locating markers on an Internet-based search engine map; and an improved contact management system that allows locations of contacts to be viewed on a map while minimizing address geocoding.12-20-2012
20120320085Display outputting image - Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to display outputting a user interface.12-20-2012
20120320087System and Methods for Parallelizing Polygon Overlay Computation in Multiprocessing Environment - In a system for parallelizing polygon overlay operations, a potential for intersection between polygons is determined by the bounding box of each polygon on a base layer in relation to the bounding box of each polygon on an overlay layer. The potential for intersection exists when a vertex of a bounding box around an overlay layer feature is within a bounding box around a base layer feature and vice versa. Calculations to determine the presence of vertices within bounding blocks are performed in parallel on multiple processors. Polygon overlay operations are performed only between features that have a potential to intersect.12-20-2012
20110292074Graphics Display System With Anti-Flutter Filtering And Vertical Scaling Feature - A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video input, and graphics input. The chip includes a single polyphase filter that preferably provides both anti-flutter filtering and scaling of graphics. Anti-flutter filtering may help reduce display flicker due to the interlaced nature of television displays. The scaling of graphics may be used to convert the normally square pixel aspect ratio of graphics to the normally rectangular pixel aspect ratio of video.12-01-2011
20120327111IDENTIFYING AND VISUALIZING ATTRIBUTES OF ITEMS BASED ON ATTRIBUTE-BASED RFID TAG PROXIMITY - A portable device receives a particular RFID signal identifying that a particular attribute is associated with a particular item placed proximate to the RFID tag emitting the particular RFID signal, wherein the particular RFID signal is identified from among a plurality of RFID signals, wherein a selection of the plurality of RFID signals are each associated with a separate attribute from among a plurality of attributes. The portable device displays a visual representation depicting that the particular item is associated with the particular attribute.12-27-2012
20120327112Multi-Modal, Geo-Tempo Communications Systems - Disclosed is a flexible, multi-modal system useful in communications among users, capable of synchronizing real world and augmented reality, wherein the system is deployed in centralized and distributed computational platforms. The system comprises input devices to generate signals representing speech, gestures, pointing direction, and location of a user, and transmit the same to a multi-modal interface. A plurality of agents and one or more databases are integrated into the system, where at least some of the agents receive signals from the multi-modal interface, translate the signals into data, compare the same to a database, generate signals representing meanings as defined by the database, and transmit the signals to the multi-modal interface. Finally, a plurality of output devices are associated with the system to receive and process signals from the multi-modal interface, some of said signals representing messages to the user to be communicated by means of an output device.12-27-2012
20120092366SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC PROCEDURAL TEXTURE GENERATION MANAGEMENT - Methods and apparatuses for scheduling and storing media creation are described. Methods and apparatuses for rendering a plurality of vector graphic objects on a display are also described.04-19-2012
20120287157CURRENCY PROCESSING DEVICE - A money handling apparatus that handles money includes an inlet for taking in money; a money storing unit that stores therein the money; an outlet for dispensing the money; a money transport unit that transports the money between the inlet and the outlet, and the money storing unit; a money recognition unit that is provided to the transport unit and recognizes the money; a check receiving port for receiving a check; a scanner that scans the check to acquire a check image; a check transport unit that transports the check between the check receiving port and the scanner; a check recognition unit that recognizes check information that includes at least a check amount from the check image acquired by the scanner; and a control unit that dispenses money equivalent to an amount of difference between a transaction amount acquired from outside the money handling apparatus and a sum of the check amount and an amount of the deposited money.11-15-2012
20120287156ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS AND ULTRASONIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - In order to provide an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and an ultrasonic image display method for appropriately displaying a three-dimensional elastic image, a three-dimensional blood flow image, and a three-dimensional tomographic image such that the images can be separately recognized, the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes projected image creation units that create a plurality of projected images from the plurality of types of volume data and a projected image combination unit that creates a composite projected image by combining the plurality of projected images on the basis of a predetermined combination rate, and the display unit displays the composite projected image.11-15-2012
20120287153IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes an image generation unit configured to generate an image that is obtained by photographing a subject from a different viewpoint or an image equivalent to the image obtained by photographing the subject from the different viewpoint, in conjunction with a changing amount of an attention part of the subject, as a subject image, and a display control unit configured to allow a display screen to display the subject image that is generated by the image generation unit.11-15-2012
20120287155IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS - An image display apparatus includes an image generation unit and a display unit. The image generation unit generates an image in which subject shape images shaped along the outer shapes of subjects are superimposed on a parallel image includes an array of multiple images to hide the borders or spaces between the multiple images. The display unit scrolls the image generated by the image generation unit in a direction in which the multiple images are arrayed and continuously and sequentially scroll-displays the multiple images.11-15-2012
20120139940Video Overlay Techniques - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for creating and displaying video overlays. A video playback system is described that includes a customizable video player that enables settings to be specified for a video overlay. The settings include a video to play as part of the video overlay as well as additional information to display as part of the video overlay. The video player enables the video overlay to be displayed on top of a web page when accessed by a visitor. Techniques for chaining video overlays together are also described. A first video overlay that includes a call to action is generated for display on top of a first web page. Based upon a response received for the call to action, a second video overlay is generated for display. A method for creating and displaying a customizable video overlay is also described.06-07-2012
20130009990INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An information display method for an electronic device is provided, wherein the electronic device includes a display apparatus, a processor and a sensor unit. The display apparatus displays at least a stacked icon composed of a plurality pieces of information. The information display method includes processing the sensing signal received from the sensor unit by the electronic device. According the sensing signal, a launching signal is provided by the processor. According the launching signal, the stacked icon is spread out by the processor to display each piece of the information.01-10-2013
20130009992System and Method for Displaying Object Location in Augmented Reality - A system and a method are provided for displaying location information on a mobile device. The location information can include direction, distance, positional coordinates, etc. The mobile device's display displays an image captured using the mobile device's camera. A selection input is received to identify an object in the image. A facing direction of the mobile device is detected using the mobile device's magnetometer. The mobile device determines a bearing to the object relative to the mobile device's facing direction. The mobile device then determines a distance between the mobile device and the object. The obtained or computed location data is overlaid on the image, thereby augmenting the image. The location data can include at least a direction indicator of the object and the distance between the mobile device and the object, whereby the direction indicator can be determined using the bearing.01-10-2013
20130009988AUTOMATIC ANALYZING DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF, AND INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM - An automatic analyzing device has an easy-to-use user interface. In particular, the automatic analyzing device for analyzing samples has a reaction disk to which samples are dispensed conveyed through a conveying path; a control unit that controls movement of the reaction disk; and a display unit that is controlled by the control unit and displays various screens. A sample list including sample IDs and states of analysis of the samples is displayed on a display screen of the display unit so that the sample IDs and the states of analysis can be selected, such that a menu displaying button for displaying processing menus for the sample selected in the sample list is displayed at the sample, and such that options of the menus for the sample are displayed as menu buttons when the menu displaying button is indicated.01-10-2013
20110141140VISUALIZATION GUIDED ACL LOCALIZATION SYSTEM - A computerized system provides assistance for placement of localization markers for medical operations such as ACL repair procedures. The system displays, on a graphical user interface, an image of an anatomical structure and allows identification, via an input device on the graphical user interface, of a set of landmark locations identifying respective anatomical positions within the displayed image of the anatomical structure. The system displays a graphical overlay over the image of the anatomical structure. Placement of the graphical overlay is based on the set of landmark locations. The system displays at least one localization marker within the graphical overlay. The localization marker(s) identify a location for performing a surgical operation associated with the anatomical structure, such as ACL repair surgical operations.06-16-2011
20110157222DATA PROCESSING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A data processing and display system includes processing and display means adapted for displaying, from a more secured domain and on a same screen of a display processing device, information data from one or more less secured domains and active data from the more secured domain as a superimposition.06-30-2011
20130021371IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus, which displays a display image obtained by graphically processing an input image stored in an image storage unit connected to a common bus, may include a graphic processing unit that has a function of performing a first and second graphic processes for processing the input image, the graphic processing unit outputting any one of an image obtained by performing the first graphic process on the input image acquired from the image storage unit and an image obtained by performing the second graphic process subsequently to the first graphic process to the image storage unit as a processed image so that the image storage unit stores the processed image, a display processing unit, and a switching control unit that switches a processing unit for performing the second graphic process to any one of the graphic processing unit and the display processing unit based on a predetermined condition.01-24-2013
20130021370COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTATION OF FEED ITEMS IN AN INFORMATION FEED TO BE DISPLAYED ON A DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable media for presenting feed items in an information feed to be displayed on a display device. In some implementations, a first feed item including first data is received, and a second feed item including second data is received. In some instances, presentation information is generated indicating that the second feed item is capable of being displayed on the display device in a spatial relationship with the first feed item, where the spatial relationship is independent of a linear presentation of the feed items in the information feed. In some instances, generated presentation information includes a first presentation and a second presentation, where the first presentation indicates that the second feed item is capable of being displayed on the display device in a spatial relationship with the first feed item, and the second presentation is different from the first presentation.01-24-2013
20130021372IMAGE DATA SEGMENTATION - A method for segmenting image data includes identifying a 2D boundary start position corresponding to tissue of interest in a cross-section of volumetric image data, wherein the start position is identified by a current position of a graphical pointer with respect to the cross-section, generating a preview 2D boundary for the tissue of interest based on the start position, displaying the preview 2D boundary superimposed over the cross-section, and updating the displayed preview 2D boundary if the position of the graphical pointer changes with respect to the cross-section.01-24-2013
20120242693IMAGE SYNTHESIS DEVICE AND IMAGE SYNTHESIS PROGRAM - An image synthesis device includes a matrix memory for storing matrix information for bringing subregions of each of inputted images into correspondence with subregions of an outputted image, and a vector graphic processing unit for drawing a vector graphic of each of graphic regions according to graphic data in a vector form defined by both vertex data for defining the shape of each of the graphic regions into which the outputted image is divided, and a drawing command for specifying contents-to-be-drawn of the vertex data, and performs a coordinate transformation process on the vector graphic by using a correspondence defined by the matrix information to calculate texture coordinates of the inputted images, and displays synthesized image data which the image synthesis device calculates by using image element data about the inputted images, the image element data corresponding to the texture coordinates, as the outputted image.09-27-2012
20120242689COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: a transmitting unit transmitting target data of a first format stored in the storing unit, the first format being capable of constituting a multi-page file; a converted-data acquiring unit acquiring, in unit of page, converted data of a second format, which is generated by an external apparatus based on the target data; a display unit displaying an image corresponding to each page based on the converted data; a converted-data storing unit storing the converted data; and a manipulation receiving unit configured to receive an input. If the manipulation receiving unit receives a designation of a page, and the converted data which is generated based on the designated page is not stored in the storing unit, the converted-data acquiring unit acquires the converted data generated based on the designated page of the target data in preference to the other converted data.09-27-2012
20130169675BIRDS EYE VIEW VIRTUAL IMAGING FOR REAL TIME COMPOSITED WIDE FIELD OF VIEW - A live image and a previously acquired or generated image are superimposed or composited to represented a virtual vantage point for flying, driving or navigating a plane, vehicle or vessel.07-04-2013
20130169676METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PER PIXEL ALPHA-BLENDING OF A PARENT WINDOW AND A PORTION OF A BACKGROUND IMAGE - A system for alpha blending at least a portion of an image of a window with a background image, where the image of the window is captured by an alpha blender and blended together with an image of the background also captured by the alpha blender. The resulting alpha-blended image is then displayed within the window to give at least a portion of the window the appearance of smooth, anti-aliased edges.07-04-2013
20130169677METHOD OF AUTHENTICATING AND/OR IDENTIFYING A SECURITY ARTICLE - A method of authenticating and/or identifying a security article including a first image includes superimposing at least partially the first image of the article with a second image. The second image may be produced by an electronic imager. The method further includes performing a relative movement between the first and second images so as to make it possible to observe an item of information relating to authentication and/or identification of the security article during the relative movement between the first and second images.07-04-2013
20130169678MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes: an imaging unit for capturing a map image; a processing unit for acquiring information for a specific image corresponding to the map image based on information included in the map image captured by the imaging unit; and an image projecting unit for projecting the specific image to a projection area.07-04-2013
20100060662VISUAL IDENTIFIERS FOR VIRTUAL WORLD AVATARS - In one embodiment, a method for applying body modifications to an avatar in a virtual world environment is defined. The method includes an operation to detect movement of the avatar into a facility that is a virtual world representation of a body modification facility. In another operation the method requests submission of a body modification to be applied to the avatar. The method also includes an operation to receive the submission of the body modification where the submission is a graphic illustration of the body modification. The method sends the submission of the body modification to a review process in order to monitor body modifications within the virtual world environment. In another operation, the method applies the body modification to the avatar once the body modification has passed the review process.03-11-2010
20130176333INTERFACE FOR PREVIEWING IMAGE CONTENT - What is disclosed is a novel method and system to present image content from a variety of informational sources. Presentation from a variety of image sizes and formats, such as standard and panoramic format is possible. The method includes accessing at least two information sources each with separate image content. Next, each of the separate image content is interspersed in an arrangement so that content overlaps in with each other and at least some of the image content is automatically resized to concurrently present image content in a plurality of different image sizes and in a film strip arrangement. The image content is presented from each of the information sources along with the source indicator in a film strip arrangement.07-11-2013
20130169673COORDINATED GEOSPATIAL, LIST-BASED AND FILTER-BASED SELECTION - A geospatial and list-based mapping system, including: a mapping engine configured to: present a map display on a display device, wherein the map display includes elements within a viewing area of the map display, wherein the elements include geospatial characteristics; and present a list display on the display device, wherein the list display includes a customizable list having the elements from the map display; and synchronizer configured to: synchronize the map display and the list display to concurrently update the elements according to a user input.07-04-2013
20130169674METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING MEDICAL IMAGE - A method of displaying a medical image, the method including: displaying a first image reduced from the medical image; determining a first point that is a location in the first image; determining a second point that is a location corresponding to the first point in a second image, wherein the second image is reduced from the medical image having a size greater than that of the first image; overlaying an image corresponding to a second region of a previously determined size including the second point over the first image; and receiving an input to move the second point and newly determining the second point based on the input.07-04-2013
20130141457ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF RECOVERING GARBLED CHARACTERS AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING GARBLED CHARACTERS - An electronic device capable of displaying correct characters in place of garbled characters includes a storage unit, a control unit, and a display unit. The storage unit stores a number of garbled characters and identifiable characters associated with the garbled characters, and the identifiable characters are translated from original characters corresponding to the garbled characters. The control unit obtains any garbled character displayed on the display unit, determines whether the obtained garbled character matches a garbled character stored in the storage unit, if so, then the control unit controls the display unit to display an identifiable character in place of the garbled character.06-06-2013
20130141458IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - An image processing device includes a storage module, an image obtaining module, a comparing module, and a processing module. The storage module stores a number of sample images, and feature information of each sample image. Each sample image includes one specific object. The image obtaining module retrieves an image to be processed. The comparing module determines whether feature information of one of the stored sample image matches with that of the obtained image. If feature information of one of the stored sample image matches with that of the obtained image, the processing module selects an area equal with the outline of the specific object in the obtained image, and adjusts the selected area to cause the selected area equal with the specific object of the obtained image.06-06-2013
20130141459SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHING USER INTERACTIONS THROUGH USER GENERATED CONTENT - A method for creating user generated content, comprises selecting content; placing a marker on the content; adding custom content to the marked content; and storing the content, marker and custom content as user generated content.06-06-2013
20130100161DIGITAL COMIC EDITOR, METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A digital comic editor comprising a speech bubble region addition device configured to add a new piece of speech bubble region information to the position indicated by the indication device, a speech bubble region deletion device configured to delete the speech bubble region information from the position indicated by the indication device, and an editing device configured to update the speech bubble region information included in the information file based on the speech bubble region information added by the speech bubble region addition device and the speech bubble region information deleted by the speech bubble region deletion device.04-25-2013
20080218531SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZATION AND INTERACTION WITH SPATIAL OBJECTS - A computer program product including machine readable instructions stored on machine readable media, the product for assembling and providing a visual interface for a user to interact with spatial information, the product including: a build subsystem for assembling spatial information by converting drawings including the spatial information into scalable vector graphic (SVG) files; the build sub-system further including instructions for merging graphic data of the spatial information and annotating resources represented within the graphic data; and a run-time subsystem for interpreting assembled spatial information and providing the visual interface; wherein the run-time subsystem includes instructions for display and event management control to provide interaction between the user and the spatial information.09-11-2008
20080218530DISPLAYING DATA SENSITIVE TARGETS - Users are often in environments that require specific inputs into a device. However, it can be advantageous to display a limited number of targets to a user for inputting information. Therefore, the can be a selection of a limited target set based on a user activity and/or environment. The limited target set can be display to a user through a display, commonly a visual display.09-11-2008
20130120445IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing device including a recognition unit that recognizes exercise of a person reflected in an input image, and a display control unit that superimposes on the input image a virtual object varying according to effectiveness of the exercise recognized by the recognition unit. The image processing device further includes a score calculation unit that calculates a score denoting the effectiveness of the exercise recognized by the recognition unit, and the display control unit superimposes on the input image the virtual object representing greatness of the score calculated by the score calculation unit.05-16-2013
20130176332METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE PRESENTATION - Various methods are provided for providing a transition between images. One example method may include causing an abstract image of a first image to transition on a display to a blended image. The method may also include determining the blended image based on an abstract image of the first image and an abstract image of a second image. The method may also include causing the blended image to transition on the display to the abstract image of the second image. The method may also include causing the abstract image to transition on the display to the second image.07-11-2013
20130113825DYNAMIC APPLICATION OF A DESIGN ACROSS MULTIPLE PRODUCT PACKAGES - Systems and methods are described for dynamically applying a single design across a display field composed of visual surfaces of a number of non-adjoined product packages to create an impression of a single, unified aesthetic. Geometries and layouts of product packages are used to calculate a display field. A source image can be mapped to some or all of the display field to generate one or more field maps. Individual package images can be generated from the field maps, according to various factors, including the individual product package geometries and layouts. Some embodiments allow the generated package images to be previewed, the entire display field to be virtually previewed, and/or the package images to be output.05-09-2013
20130100164GRAPHIC METER DEVICE - There is provided a graphic meter device which improves the visibility of a needle and which allows for easy determination of the kind of indicator. The graphic meter device includes a dot matrix display (04-25-2013
20110267368INDICATING A CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN AN IMAGE AND AN OBJECT - Indicating an object is disclosed. Indicating an object includes receiving an indication associated with selecting an image and providing a second indication that a set of one or more objects correspond to the image, wherein the objects have been detected from the image. Indicating an image is disclosed. Indicating an image includes receiving an indication associated with selecting an object, wherein the object has been detected from an image and displaying the image such that a correspondence between the selected object and the image is conveyed.11-03-2011
20130127905DUAL-SYSTEM DISPLAYING METHOD AND ELECTRIC DEVICE - Described is a dual-system displaying method and electric device. The electric device includes a display screen, a first system and a second system. The first system includes a first processor and a first storage, a first operating system is stored in the first storage. The first system includes a second processor and a second storage, a second operating system is stored in the second storage. The method includes receiving a first image output from the first system; receiving a second image output from the second system; acquiring a first display image and a second display image, wherein the first display image is at least part of content of the first image and the second display image is at least part of content of the second image; merging the first display image and the second display image to acquire a merged image; outputting the merged image to the display screen.05-23-2013
20130127904Automatically Displaying Measurement Data Acquired by a Measurement System on a Mobile Device - A system and method for displaying measurement data on a mobile device are disclosed. As a user carrying the mobile device moves between different measurement systems, software executing on the mobile device may monitor the proximity of the mobile device to the measurement systems. When the user moves proximal to a particular measurement system the software may automatically configure and display a graphical user interface for viewing the measurement data acquired by the measurement system.05-23-2013
20130127903System and Method for Reducing the Appearance of Residuals in Gradient-Based Image Compositing - A system and method are proposed for performing gradient-based compositing in a manner that reduces the appearance of residual errors as compared to traditional techniques. In embodiments, a target gradient field may be determined for a composite image and a solution composite image may be sought which minimizes a weighted aggregate error between the gradient field of the composite image and the target gradient field. The weighted aggregate error may be calculated such that a greater weight is placed on residuals occurring in smooth regions than on those occurring in textured regions, since residuals in textured regions may be less noticeable. In some embodiments, a weighted aggregate error may be defined as a weighted least-squares sum and/or minimized by solving a weighted Poisson equation. The computational cost of solving the weighted Poisson equation may be mitigated by ensuring that the equation is linear.05-23-2013
20130135347Image Processing Apparatus Receiving Editing Operation, Image Display Device, And Image Processing Method Thereof - An original image to be edited is displayed using hierarchical data. As a user draws a figure in a region of the image as an edit action, an image data updating unit generates a layer having a hierarchical structure composed of the rendered region only. More specifically, the image of the region to be edited is used as the lowermost hierarchical level, and upper hierarchical levels than this lowermost level are generated by reducing the lowermost level, as appropriate, so as to produce hierarchical data. As, during image display, it is checked that the updated region is contained in a frame to be displayed anew, the image of the layer is displayed by superposing the frame on the original hierarchical data.05-30-2013
20080198175Drag-And-Drop Pasting For Seamless Image Composition - Systems and methods provide drag-and-drop pasting for seamless image composition. In one implementation, a user casually outlines a region of a source image that contains a visual object to be pasted into a target image. An exemplary system automatically calculates a new boundary within this region, such that when pasted at this boundary, visual seams are minimized. The system applies a shortest path calculation to find the optimal pasting boundary. The best path has minimal color variation along its length, thus avoiding structure and visual objects in the target image and providing the best chance for seamlessness. Poisson image editing is applied across this optimized boundary to blend colors. When the visual object being pasted has fine structure at its border that could be truncated by the Poisson editing, the exemplary system integrates the alpha matte of the visual object into the Poisson equations to protect the fine structure.08-21-2008
20110273473MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF PROVIDING MULTIPLAYER GAME AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operating method thereof are provided. The operating method includes displaying a preview image provided by a camera module on a display module; obtaining position information of the mobile terminal; obtaining a map of an area displayed in the preview image and its relevant areas based on the obtained position information; and displaying an image into which the preview image and the map are combined on the display module. Therefore, it is possible for a user to view a preview image and a map at the same time and determine his or her location with an enhanced sense of reality.11-10-2011
20110273472Dose Volume Histogram Evaluator - A software device that aids the user to evaluate the dose distribution for radiation therapy treatment plans. Radiation therapy treats a desired tumor volume as well as undesired volumes of critical anatomical structures within the patient. The dose volume histogram (DVH) is commonly used to assess the volume of tumor and the volumes of critical structures receiving certain doses. The disclosed invention overlays dose tolerance limits onto the DVH to conveniently and comprehensively enable the user to evaluate the quality of the radiation treatment plan.11-10-2011
20110221767OMNIDIRECTIONAL IMAGING OPTICS WITH 360 -SEAMLESS TELESCOPIC RESOLUTION - A multifacet mirror comprises a catoptric structure configured to reflect light from a first field of view onto an image plane comprising a plurality of sensors, the catoptric structure having a surface comprising a plurality of facets separated by a plurality of catoptric regions; wherein a facet of the plurality of the facets has a second field of view that is smaller than the predetermined field of view; and wherein a catoptric region of the plurality or catoptric regions between two facets of the plurality of facets is configured to reflect light from a world point within the first field of view onto two of the sensors of the plurality of sensors.09-15-2011
20090122082SUPERIMPOSED DISPLAY OF IMAGE CONTOURS - Disclosed are computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products for displaying superimposed image contours. A first centroid or center-of-mass of a contour extracted from a first image that depicts a moving object as the object appeared at a first time is calculated. A second centroid or center-of-mass of a second contour extracted from a second image that depicts the object as the object appeared at a second time is also calculated. The second image depicts the object in substantially the same plane as the first image. The first and second contours are displayed with the respective first and second centroids or centers-of-mass positioned at a common location. In some implementations, the images are ultrasound images depicting, for example, a human heart. The images can be transgastric short axis views of the human heart.05-14-2009
20130147834MAGNIFYING TOOL FOR VIEWING AND INTERACTING WITH DATA VISUALIZATION ON MOBILE DEVICES - In accordance with various embodiments, a magnifying tool is provided in a user interface for magnifying content displayed on a mobile device and any other device with a restricted or limited viewing screen. A mobile device, including a magnifying tool for magnifying content displayed on the mobile device, can comprise a computer readable storage medium and processor. The mobile device can include a touchscreen operable to receive input from a user and display content. When the mobile device receives a selection of a location on the touchscreen, the mobile device determines a position of the location on the screen, determines a portion of the screen to magnify, and magnifies the portion of the screen and overlays the magnified portion on the screen.06-13-2013
20130147835TECHNIQUE FOR LOCALIZING SOUND SOURCE - Disclosed is a technique for localizing a sound source. In the technique, a sound pressure signal measured by microphones is acquired using a spherical microphone array sensor where the microphones are fixedly arranged on a surface of a spherical body. A sound pressure distribution on the surface of the spherical body is obtained by a controller from a sound pressure calculation formula for calculating a sound pressure at a certain location of a spherical surface using the sound pressure signal measured by the microphones as an input value. A location of the sound source is estimated from the obtained sound pressure distribution.06-13-2013
20090073191VIRTUAL EARTH ROOFTOP OVERLAY AND BOUNDING - Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Detailed information of a structure or object information can be displayed on a rooftop or over an area of interest. The detailed information can be provided for a single structure or for each structure shown on a map area. According to an embodiment is a system that facilitates surface overlay and bounding on a map. The system can include a receiver component that receives information for an object, a boundary component that ascertains a perimeter of the object, and a rendering component that selectively displays the object information and object on a map based in part on a user perspective.03-19-2009
20100283796System for Delivering and Enabling Interactivity with Images - A system, including apparatuses, software and methods, is disclosed for capturing and delivering images as to which various interactive functions are enabled for a user. The images introduced to the system can come from any one of a variety of sources, including from a digital camera. A graphical user interface permits a user to customize a set of interactive functions to be enabled for a given set of images. The interactively enabled images can be delivered via a webpage to a user, for example, via email, the Internet or downloaded from a disk or from disk drive on a computer on which the webpage is stored. Each image is delivered to a user in its own layer of software, which permits complex sets of images of relatively high resolution to be delivered to users without any appreciable delay associated with the delivery or the need for the user to have additional software, such as a plug-in to receive images and enable interactive functions with respect to the images. Whenever an interactive function is being carried out, a viewer perceives only one image layer at a given time, but the currently viewable image layer can be changed rapidly, so that the user can perceive the illusion of motion, including virtual rotation of an object depicted in a set of images.11-11-2010
20100309224IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD, IMAGE DISPLAYING PROGRAM, AND DISPLAY - An image displaying method of displaying an image selected from images stored in an image storing apparatus onto a display has the step of displaying the image selected from the images stored in the image storing apparatus into a partial area on the display based on a relative positional relation between the image storing apparatus and the display.12-09-2010
20100309223EFFICIENT MEMORY MANAGEMENT FOR PATH DETERMINATION IN MEMORY SPACE LIMITED PARALLEL PROCESSING SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to a method for processing data entities by a data processing system, wherein: a first and a second set of data entities are stored in a main memory and associated with a respective first and second set of points of a domain; the first set of data entities is loaded into a local storage; one or more first calculations are performed using the first set of data entities to generate first calculated data; the second set of data entities is determined according to at least some of the first calculated data; the determined second set of data entities is loaded into the local storage; and one or more second calculations are performed using the second set of data entities resulting in second calculated data.12-09-2010
20100309222SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON A DISPLAY ELEMENT - A method of displaying information on a display element is provided. The display element may be deployed in a vehicle such as an aircraft. The method obtains range data for objects located in a sensing region at a sampling time, and obtains image data corresponding to an image of the sensing region at the sampling time. The method continues by deriving first graphics content from the range data, and by deriving second graphics content from the image data. The first graphics content is correlated with the second graphics content such that they are spatially and temporally aligned with one another. Then, the correlated graphics content is rendered on the display element.12-09-2010
20120274661INTERACTION METHOD, MOBILE DEVICE, AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEM - A mobile device implements a method for interacting with an electronic device having a display function. The mobile device is operable to display at least one image including a primary image portion and a first secondary image portion. In the method, the mobile device is configured to transmit the primary image portion to the electronic device, to transform the first secondary image portion into a second secondary image portion that conforms with a specified presentation, to display the second secondary image portion, to generate a new primary image portion in response to a control signal, and to transmit the new primary image portion to the electronic device for display by the electronic device.11-01-2012
20120274660INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - An information display device is provided. The information display device includes a controller for being able to execute a plurality of applications, a user interface for allowing a user to instruct the controller, and a display unit for simultaneously displaying an application selection menu item for allowing the user to select one of the applications and an application proprietary menu item that is used with a selected application, along with an information image created by execution of the selected application. The display unit is configured to display the information image, the application selection menu item, and the application proprietary menu at substantially the same position on a display screen of the display unit, regardless of which application is selected.11-01-2012
20120274659LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A liquid crystal display apparatus which enables a user to recognize positions and boundaries of light source blocks, a method for controlling the same, and an image display system are provided. The apparatus comprises a liquid crystal panel; a backlight which has a plurality of light source blocks and which radiates light onto the liquid crystal panel; a generating unit which generates boundary image data which indicates a light source block area as an area corresponding to each of the light source blocks on the liquid crystal panel; a combining unit which combines image data to be inputted and the boundary image data; and a display control unit which displays composite image data combined by the combining unit on the liquid crystal panel.11-01-2012
20120274658METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING BACKGROUND CONTENTS OF VIRTUAL KEY INPUT DEVICE - Provided is a method for providing background contents of a virtual key input device, which provides a background image to a virtual key input device on an information communication terminal supporting a touch user interface (UTI). The method includes: selecting a virtual key input unit in the information communication terminal; generating the selected virtual key input unit into a transparent skin input unit; selecting background contents of the virtual key input unit, and generating a background skin based on the selected background contents; and combining the transparent skin input unit and the background skin.11-01-2012
20130182007DE-IDENTIFICATION IN VISUAL MEDIA DATA - A method for de-identification of visual media data, including: merging a sequence of images from a set of visual media data into an averaged image; bounding portions of the averaged image that are determined to be relatively fixed, wherein each bounded portion is identified by a corresponding position in the averaged image; generating a template comprising the bounded portions and the corresponding position for each bounded portion in the averaged image; and de-identifying the sequence of images by obfuscating content in the bounded portions.07-18-2013
20130182009METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OVERLAYING ELECTRONIC LOCATE INFORMATION ON FACILITIES MAP INFORMATION AND/OR OTHER IMAGE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON A LOCATE DEVICE - A digital image (e.g., a facility map, an aerial/satellite image, an engineering drawing) is displayed on a display device of a locate receiver used to detect a presence or absence of an underground facility. Image data used to generate the image is selected based on information obtained from a ticket associated with a locate operation for which the locate receiver is used, and geographic information indicative of a location of the locate receiver. Based on a strength of a magnetic field received by an RF antenna of the locate receiver, one or more electronic markings representing a detected presence of the underground facility are overlaid on the displayed digital image.07-18-2013
20110242131Image Display Devices and Methods of Displaying Image - Provided are an image display method and an image display device. The method includes: reading first layer data; reading partial data of second layer data; and blending the read first layer data and the read partial data of the second layer data and displaying the blended data. The image display device includes: a processing unit generating first and second layer data and storing the generated first and second layer data in a storage unit; and a display unit reading the first layer data and partial data of the second layer data from the storage unit, blending the read first layer data and the read partial data of the second layer data, and displaying the blended data.10-06-2011
20110242130IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - There is provided an image processing apparatus including a display unit, a memory that stores a plurality of images, and a processor. The processor performs a composite image production process of producing a composite image composed of a plurality of images stored in the memory, a composite image display process of displaying the produced composite image on the display unit, a region setting process of setting a clipping region on the displayed composite image, and an image clipping process of clipping an image in the same region as the set clipping region from each of the images before the composite image is produced and storing the clipped images in a memory.10-06-2011
20110234629DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING A PRIVATE IMAGE USING A PUBLIC DISPLAY - Disclosed are a device and a method for displaying a private image on a public display device. Image sequence pattern is generated for the private image and the corresponding masking image. The masking image is made from the dynamic inverse image of the private image, based on the refresh rate of the display device and the image sequence pattern. The masking image can screen the private image more effectively. The private image and the masking image is displayed on the display device according to the image sequence pattern.09-29-2011
20110234628DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A display includes an interface and a display unit. The interface is adapted to electrically connect with a control device. The display unit is adapted to display first information when the control device outputs the first information to the interface. The display unit is capable of simultaneously displaying the first information and second information different from the first information when the control device only outputs the first information.09-29-2011
20130155101SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT IN AN EXCLUSIVE MODE ENVIRONMENT - The present disclosure relates to a method and system for providing an image for display on a monitor. A method for providing an image for display includes detecting an exclusive display mode. In the exclusive display mode, an application is blocked from display on a monitor. In response to detecting the exclusive display mode, a composited surface is generated that comprises display data of a blocked application surface and display data of an exclusive application surface. A disclosed system includes a display mode detector that detects an exclusive display mode and a surface compositing module that causes a generation of a composited surface.06-20-2013
20130155102SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACCURACY MAPPING IN A LOCATION TRACKING SYSTEM - Systems and method of accuracy mapping in a location tracking system are provided. Methods include identifying a position of at least one location anchor on a site rendering, determining, for a plurality of positions on the site rendering, an estimated error value of location accuracy as a function of position on the site rendering, generating an overlay rendering of the estimated error values of location accuracy for the plurality of position on the site rendering, and the site rendering with the overlay rendering therewith.06-20-2013
20130155103INTERMEDIATE VALUE STORAGE WITHIN A GRAPHICS PROCESSING APPARATUS - A tile-based graphics processor includes tile processing circuitry that has both a tile buffer and a per-pixel general purpose data store. The per-pixel general purpose data store is read accessible and write accessible by the tile processing circuitry to store intermediate values. These intermediate values are generated by the tile processing circuitry and then consumed by the tile processing circuitry to generate the output values for the tile being processed.06-20-2013
20130155104METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING OF LABELS - A method for rendering static labels in a mobile device in applications such as map applications. Panning increments are received for panning a previously rendered frame to a panned frame and a rendering region is defined based on the panning increments. Ones of the labels that overlap the region and that overlap with the panned frame by a threshold amount are determined. Geometry that overlaps the rendering region is rendered and a portion of the previously rendered frame is copied. The ones of the labels are rendered to provide the panned frame.06-20-2013
20120281017End User Image Open Area Maps - Systems, devices, applications, and methods for generating an open area map are disclosed. For example, a software application is configured to run on a computing platform of an end user. The end user generates an image of a layout of a walkable area. The software application performs a method of generating an open area map based on the image. The method includes applying an array of uniformly spaced objects on the image. A routable map is generated as a function of the array. The routable map is configured to provide point-to-point routing within the layout.11-08-2012
20120281016INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - In instances where a plurality of objects is aligned by an operation using a pointing device having only a single point for pointing, the procedure is a troublesome one. To solve this problem, an information processing apparatus according to the invention includes a display unit configured to display objects; a recognition unit configured to recognize that a plurality of positions on the display unit have been designated; and an alignment unit. In a state in which a first position contained in an area in which a plurality of objects are displayed has been recognized by the recognition unit and a second position on the display unit has been recognized by the recognition unit, the alignment unit aligns the plurality of objects on the display unit in accordance with path of movement when movement of the first position or second position has been detected.11-08-2012
20120281015METHODS FOR ADJUSTING A PRESENTATION OF GRAPHICAL DATA DISPLAYED ON A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - Methods and systems for adjusting graphical data displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI) of an electronic device are disclosed. The method may include monitoring movement of the electronic device and identifying a predetermined movement of the electronic device. The method may further include overlaying new graphical data to existing graphical data displayed on the GUI in response to the predetermined movement.11-08-2012
20130182005VIRTUAL FASHION MIRROR SYSTEM - In one embodiment, a method of calibrating an image on a virtual mirror display can include receiving a moving image of a body. The method can include generating display of a left image overlay and a right image overlay. The method can include displaying the captured image of the body and the left and right image overlay on the virtual mirror. The method can include detecting alignment of a location of a left hand with the left image overlay and a location of a right hand with the right image overlay. The method can include establishing at least one reference location on the captured image of the body corresponding to at least one location of the image of the body.07-18-2013
20130182006DE-IDENTIFICATION IN VISUAL MEDIA DATA - A visual media de-identification system is described. The system includes an image merger and a de-identifying engine. The image merger is configured to merge a sequence of images from a set of visual media data into an averaged image. The de-identifying engine is configured to: bound portions of the averaged image that are determined to be relatively fixed, wherein each bounded portion is identified by a corresponding position in the averaged image; generate a template comprising the bounded portions and the corresponding position for each bounded portion in the averaged image; and de-identify the sequence of images by obfuscating content in the bounded portions.07-18-2013
20130182008Symmetry-Based Visualization for Enhancing Anomaly Detection - Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating symmetry-based visualization. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, one or more medical images are received. The medical images include first and second regions, wherein the first region is substantially symmetric to the second region. A transformation is performed on at least the second region to generate a transformed second region. The transformed second region is registered with the first region to generate an aligned second region. The aligned second region and the first region are then alternately displayed to assist anomaly detection.07-18-2013
201301879482D LINE DATA CURSOR - Various arrangements for displaying a value of a data point on a graph are presented. The graph that illustrates a plurality of datasets may be presented. Input may be received from a user that indicates a point on the graph. Along a line parallel to an axis that extends through the point on the graph indicated by the user input, a dataset from the plurality of datasets may be identified. The value for the data point of the dataset that corresponds to an intersection of the line parallel to the axis and the visual representation of the dataset may be determined. The value for the data point may be displayed.07-25-2013
20130187947Graphics Tiling Architecture With Bounding Volume Hierarchies - In some embodiments, tile lists may be avoided by storing the geometry of a scene in a bounding volume hierarchy (BVH). For each tile, the bounding volume hierarchy is traversed. The traversals continued only into children nodes that overlap with the frustum on the tile. By relaxing the ordering constraint of rendering primitives, the BVH is traversed such that nodes that are closer to the viewer are traversed first, increasing the occlusion culling efficiency in some embodiments. Rendering the full scene between the central processing cores and the graphics processor may be done through a shared memory in some embodiments.07-25-2013
20130113824GRAPH DISPLAY DEVICE - A graph display device includes a display module, a graph display control module which displays a graph corresponding to an expression on the display module, a specifying module which specifies a point on a graph displayed on the display module, a setting module which sets a tangent that contacts the graph at the specified point, an area determination module which, of two areas divided by the tangent set by the setting module, determines one area opposite to the area in which the graph lies to be a display area for coordinate values, and a coordinate value display control module which displays coordinate values of the specified point in the area determined by the area determination module.05-09-2013
20120001937INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus and a display apparatus including an imaging unit. The display apparatus superimposes an image of a first processing apparatus not having a predetermined function, captured by the imaging unit, and an image of a second processing apparatus having the predetermined function to display the superimposed image, and sends an image captured by the imaging unit to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus performs processing for providing the predetermined function, when detecting, from the captured image received from the display apparatus, that a user of the first processing apparatus has performed an operation for using the predetermined function.01-05-2012
20120019556INTERPRETATION REPORT CREATING AIDING DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM THEREFOR - An interpretation report creation aiding device includes a display unit and a control unit which displays an interpretation report creation screen on the display unit. In the interpretation report creation screen, a right breast image and a left breast image to be interpreted are disposed in a central region thereof in such a way as to be bilaterally symmetrical, and an interpretation report writing region for writing an interpretation report on the right breast image and an interpretation report writing region for writing an interpretation report on the left breast image are respectively disposed in regions respectively adjacent to the right breast image and the left breast image.01-26-2012
20120019555SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE CODE FOR DISPLAYING CONCURRENT AND CONTEXTUAL DISPLAY OF INFORMATION IN SEPARATE DISPLAY CONTAINERS ON A VISUAL SCREEN - A system for displaying information on a display, the system including a display, a processor that provides information on the display based on commands received by the processor, and at least one computer process operable with the processor. The at least one computer process is configured to display a first set of information in a first display container when commanded, the first set of information possesses at least one link that when activated provides a second set of information in a second display container, the first set of information in the first display container is partially obscured by the second display container, but non-obscured information in the first display container remains accessible while the second display container also remains accessible and visible. A method and computer software computer code for displaying information on a display are also disclosed.01-26-2012
20120019554IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DISPLAYING POP-UP WINDOW, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a display device that displays a plurality of windows having hierarchy levels in such a manner that a low-level window overlaps a high-level window, each of the plurality of windows containing a first object to close the subject window and one or more second objects to select items; an extraction portion that extracts, from one or more second objects in the high-level window, a selection candidate object that is likely to be selected by a user after the low-level window is closed; and a control portion that controls, when the extraction portion extracts the selection candidate object, the display device in such a manner that the first object in the low-level window overlaps the selection candidate object, or the first object in the low-level window is disposed close to the selection candidate object.01-26-2012
20130194297METHOD OF SOLVING PAGE LAYOUT CONSTRAINTS - The invention provides for a method of solving a set of page layout constraints by a computer comprising the steps receiving a set of page layout constraints. The method further comprises the step of dividing the set of page layout constraints into a groups dependent upon the type of constraint. Each of the set of page layout constraints is a member of only one of the groups. The method further comprises the step of transforming each constraint of each of the groups into a resource constraint. The method further comprises the step of assigning a priority to each of the groups. The method further comprises the step of solving each of the groups in the order of the priority using a resource allocation algorithm. All members of a group chosen from the groups are solved simultaneously.08-01-2013
20130194298IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus is configured to extract contour information of a medium area from readout image data, and correct distortion of the medium area based on the contour information. The medium area is an area for image data corresponding to a medium serving as a reading target. The image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires the readout image data, an extracting unit that extracts the contour information of the medium area from the readout image data, a displaying unit that displays the contour information so as to superpose the contour information on the readout image data, a detecting unit that detects an instruction of changing a position of the contour information. The extracting unit extracts again the contour information by reflecting the instruction of changing, and the displaying unit redisplays the contour information extracted again by the extracting unit.08-01-2013
20130194299METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-IED EVENT CLASSIFICATION IN AN ELECTRICAL GRID - A method for providing a navigation tool of a user interface for an industrial control system. The control system is arranged with a plurality of process graphics including one or more software objects. The software objects are arranged in hierarchical groups each representing a process, part-process or an equipment, in which materials are moved and/or processed in a predetermined order. The navigation tool includes a graphic image or map showing the plurality of process graphics symbolically arranged as a plurality of nodes. Each node is spatially arranged at a given distance from the centre of the map according to a hierarchical relationship between the process graphics, and the map is displayed superimposed on top of the process graphic currently displayed on the workstation.08-01-2013
20130194300DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A display control program causing a processor to execute display control process includes: specifying relationship between a first page screen and a second page screen; allocating the first page screen and the second page screen respectively to a first unit region and a second unit region in one display window in a case that the specified relationship is dependent relationship; and displaying the one display window having the first page screen and the second page screen placed in the first unit region and the second unit region.08-01-2013
20130194301SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURELY TRANSMITING SENSITIVE INFORMATION - A system and method for securely transmitting information over a communications network comprises receiving a message notification that a recipient has a message on a recipient's client device from a processor based server upon receipt of the message from a sender's client device. The message from the sender's client device is stored in a storage device by the server. The recipient accesses the server to view the message using the recipient's client device. The message is rendered and displayed on the screen by the recipient's client device in accordance with a display method selected by the sender of the message to present only a portion of the message at any given time to the recipient. The prevents the message from being recorded or captured.08-01-2013
20130194302DISPLAY SYSTEM INCLUDING A DISPLAY APPARATUS AND AN UPGRADING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD - A display system including a display apparatus and an upgrading apparatus are provided along with a control method. A display apparatus includes an image processor which processes an image signal, a display which displays the processed image thereon, a connector to which an upgrading apparatus comprising at least one upgrading function is connected and a controller which communicates with the upgrading apparatus and controls the display to display thereon a user interface (UI) screen displaying at least one upgrading function list generated by the upgrading apparatus in response to a user selection.08-01-2013
20120038665SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHING USER INTERACTIONS THROUGH USER GENERATED CONTENT - A method for creating user generated content, comprises selecting content; placing a marker on the content; adding custom content to the marked content; and storing the content, marker and custom content as user generated content.02-16-2012
20130201209NETWORK ACCESSIBLE PROJECTORS THAT DISPLAY MULTIPLE CLIENT SCREENS AT ONCE - Systems and methods are provided for provisioning, via a projector, client software for accessing the projector from a network. The projector includes a light emitting unit that projects visible light representing image information onto a screen, a network interface, and a control unit. The control unit provides client software to network devices that enables the network devices to interact with the projector, receives input via the network interface from the client software operating on multiple network devices, processes the input from the client software to generate image information for the light emitting unit, and provides the generated image information to the light emitting unit for projection onto the screen.08-08-2013
20130100162METHOD, PROGRAM AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING SCREEN IMAGE - An image display device is provided. The device includes a main displaying module for displaying an image, a selected area displaying module for specifically displaying a selected area that is at least a part of the image displayed by the main displaying module, an image acquiring module for acquiring an image corresponding to the selected area, a zoom processing module for creating image data by zooming the image acquired by the image acquiring module to correspond to a predetermined display area, a zoom displaying module for displaying the image data in the display area, and an area adjusting module for adjusting at least one of a position and a size of the selected area and a size of the display area.04-25-2013
20130100163SCREEN SYNTHESISING DEVICE AND SCREEN SYNTHESISING METHOD - Disclosed is a screen synthesising device which can achieve greater power saving effects when synthesising a plurality of display screens containing moving images, without affecting the display result. In the disclosed device, a synthesis destination allocation determination unit (04-25-2013
20120299959Method and Device for Interacting with a Map - The present invention relates to an electronic device that comprises a display and a method for such an electronic device. The method includes displaying a map that illustrates a plurality of streets and establishments that are situated on the streets. The method also includes receiving a character input in a character input area of the display and a gesture input outside the character input area of the display. One or more establishments associated with the character input is displayed on the map.11-29-2012
20120086726IMAGE EDITING METHOD, IMAGE EDITING APPARATUS, PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING IMAGE EDITING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM - To provide an image editing technique that enables a user to perform movement and magnification of an image with a single operation, and to perform trimming while grasping image composition in printing, the image editing method includes a step of instructing to move an arbitrary point of an image displayed in an image display area among image data; a step of calculating an image movement amount and a magnification ratio in response to the instruction to move the arbitrary point; and a step displaying a predetermined area of the image data in the image display area on the basis of the image movement amount and the magnification ratio, which are calculated in the calculating step.04-12-2012
20120086724METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING THE RENDERED FIDELITY OF ELEMENTS OF A COMPOSITION - Automatically adjusting rendered fidelity of an element in a composition may include detecting an element added to a composition and determining fidelity of an added element's rendering based on rendering of one or more other elements in the composition. Rendering of the added element may be automatically adjusted to the determined fidelity to match the rendering of said one or more other elements in the composition.04-12-2012
20130208000ADJUSTABLE ACTIVITY CAROUSEL - A system and method for facilitating selectively displaying data. An example method includes organizing data into one or more data objects represented by one or more graphical display elements; displaying the one or more graphical display elements in a band of plural display elements; and providing a first user option to simultaneously adjust spacing between each of the plural display elements in the band. In a specific embodiment, the method further includes providing user options to convert the band of display elements into a carousel view or to a filmstrip view by adjusting the spacing, and to switch between display of graphical display elements in a grid and display of graphical display elements in the band.08-15-2013
20130208001Composable Situational Awareness Visualization System - A system and methods for maintaining situation awareness about an event are disclosed. The methods includes displaying said the location of the event on a digital reference map that is representative of a geographic area. As amplifying information pertaining to the event is received, the information is displayed at the same pixel location of the digital reference map as the event location to fuse geo-visualization and situation awareness of an event at the same display. Amplifying information can include remote updates from emergency personnel responding to said. A plurality of digital reference maps, corresponding to geographic areas for respective users, can be networked. The result is a network wherein a plurality of corresponding user have real-time situational awareness of critical events within the aggregate geographical area represented by the digital reference maps.08-15-2013

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