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9030466 Generation of depth data based on spatial light pattern  
Technologies are generally described for generating depth data based on a spatial light pattern. In some examples, a method of generating depth data includes obtaining an image of one or more...
9030474 Untransformed display lists in a tile based rendering system  
A three-dimensional computer graphics rendering system allows a tile-based rendering system to operate with a reduced amount of storage required for tiled screen space geometry by using an...
9019271 Z-culling method, three-dimensional graphics processing method and apparatus threrof  
A Z culling method, a three-dimensional graphics processing method using Z-culling, and an apparatus thereof are provided. The Z-culling method includes the following steps. A Z cache memory is...
9019280 Area-based rasterization techniques for a graphics processing system  
This disclosure describes area-based rasterization techniques that can improve the performance of a graphics processor. The techniques may include selecting a rasterization mode for a graphics...
9019261 Storage medium storing display control program, storage medium storing library program, information processing system, and display control method  
A right virtual camera and a left virtual camera are set on a straight line passing through a reference virtual camera and extending perpendicular to a camera direction of the reference virtual...
9019693 Electronic device and peripheral element ejecting method thereof  
An electronic device capable of ejecting a peripheral element is disclosed, including a housing, a first wheel and a driving unit. The housing has a chamber, wherein the peripheral element is...
9013479 Apparatus and method for tile-based rendering  
A tile-based rendering apparatus and method is provided. Vertex data sorted based on a tile unit may be stored in a scene buffer and be rendered. Among the stored vertex data, vertex data used...
8988427 Management of a history of a meeting  
Provenance techniques are disclosed for managing a history of a meeting. For example, a method for managing a history associated with a meeting comprises the following steps. Data associated with...
8979655 System and method for securely hosting applications  
A computer-implemented system for providing a virtualized application hosting environment comprising: a plurality of application/game servers each having a memory for storing application program...
8982136 Rendering mode selection in graphics processing units  
This disclosure describes techniques for automatically selecting a rendering mode for use by a graphics processing unit (GPU) to render graphics data for display. More specifically, the techniques...
8976172 Three-dimensional scanning using existing sensors on portable electronic devices  
The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for operating a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a camera that obtains a set of images and one or more...
8947452 Mechanism for displaying visual clues to stacking order during a drag and drop operation  
Disclosed are various approaches for displaying graphical objects. In one approach, first and second graphical objects are displayed in a first state. In the first state a portion of the second...
8933933 Optimizing a graphics rendering pipeline using early Z-mode  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth an architecture for advancing the Z-test operation prior to pixel shading whenever possible. The current rendering state, as maintained by the...
8928682 Method and system of processing images for improved display  
Image processing may be performed to generate a color image for display on a color display screen and a monochrome image for display on a monochrome display screen, where an overlap of the images...
8928658 Photon mapping on graphics hardware using kd-trees  
Described is a technology by which a GPU-based photon mapping mechanism/algorithm uses a kd-tree to render arbitrary dynamic scenes. For each frame, the mechanism emits and traces a set of photons...
8922558 Drawing graphical objects in a 3D subsurface environment  
A system and method for drawing in a three-dimensional space. The drawings may include dots, line segments, arrows, polylines (open and closed), polygons, surfaces and 3D volumes. The method may...
8924473 Applying different transport mechanisms for user interface and image portions of a remotely rendered image  
A system and method for remote rendering of computer graphics wherein user transactions are reliable and the transmission of rendered graphics is relatively fast. The invention is implemented in a...
8907968 Image rendering device, image rendering method, and image rendering program for rendering stereoscopic panoramic images  
An image rendering device realizes stereoscopic viewing of a joint background image. A DIBR unit 17 applies pixel shifting to each background image constructing the joint background image and also...
8902217 Image generating method  
An image generating method includes: generating first and second projected two-dimensional images of a front object seen from first and second viewpoints, the front object being a part of the...
8902229 Method and system for rendering three dimensional views of a scene  
The present invention provides a method and system of generating multilayered point based 3D representation of a scene. The method includes constructing an alpha model of randomly selected regions...
8896672 Image display device capable of three-dimensionally displaying an item or user interface and a method for operating the same  
An image display device for displaying a 3-Dimensional (3D) image and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The image display device includes a user input unit configured to receive an...
8896594 Depth sensing with depth-adaptive illumination  
An adaptive depth sensing system (ADSS) illuminates a scene with a pattern that is constructed based on an analysis of at least one prior-generated depth map. In one implementation, the pattern is...
8890868 Three dimensional image data processing  
An apparatus generates three dimensional image data. Specifically, image data for a first image layer and image data for a second image layer is generated together with depth indication data for...
8887102 Method of determining input pattern and computer readable storage medium  
A method of determining input pattern is adapted to be implemented on an electronic apparatus equipped with a touch panel and includes the steps of: detecting a plurality of boundary points...
8884948 Method and system for creating depth and volume in a 2-D planar image  
Implementations of the present disclosure involve methods and systems for creating depth and volume in a 2-D image by utilizing a plurality of layers of the 2-D image, where each layer comprises...
8878870 Graphic processing techniques and configurations  
Embodiments of the present invention provide graphic processing techniques and configurations including an apparatus comprising a storage medium having stored therein a table comprising...
8872827 Shadow softening graphics processing unit and method  
A shadow softening GPU and method. One embodiment of the GPU is configured to render a shadow cast by a surface occluding a light source and includes: (1) a fetching circuit operable to retrieve a...
8872821 Information display device and display image control method  
Disclosed herein is an information display device, including: an image display section adapted to display binocular parallax images; a display image control section adapted to control the...
8866812 Apparatus and method for processing three dimensional image on multi-layer display  
An apparatus and method of processing three-dimensional (3D) images on a multi-layer display may generate virtual depth information based on original depth information, and display 3D images...
8860722 Early Z scoreboard tracking system and method  
Early Z scoreboard tracking systems and methods in accordance with the present invention are described. Multiple pixels are received and a pixel depth raster operation is performed on the pixels....
8860712 System and method for processing video images  
Embodiments use point clouds to form a three dimensional image of an object. The point cloud of the object may be formed from analysis of two dimensional images of the object. Various techniques...
8860721 Method and apparatus for processing pixel depth information  
An apparatus and method for processing pixel depth information eliminates stalling of data in a pixel pipeline, by performing late Z processing for one or more pixels currently in the pixel...
8854364 Tight depth range occlusion prediction system and method  
The range of depth values within the overlap of a convex polygon and a square or rectangular rasterization area can be determined by identifying whether the minimum and maximum depth values occur...
8854357 Presenting selectors within three-dimensional graphical environments  
Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices facilitate presentation of selectors in three-dimensional graphical environments. In embodiments, an obscured region being obscured...
8830275 Methods and systems for sub-pixel rendering with gamma adjustment  
A hardware-implemented function evaluator performs mathematical calculations at high speeds to generate data values in place of an LUT. The disclosed embodiments can generate a small number of...
8810582 Hair caching optimization techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A lighting module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to produce lighting effects in a lighting phase for a shot and an optimization module may be used to: determine if a cache hair state file...
8810572 Tessellation cache for object rendering  
A method of rendering an object comprises, with a processor, generating a data set that mathematically defines an object, tessellating the object into a number of smaller objects to form a number...
8803879 Omnidirectional shadow texture mapping  
An invention is provided for rendering using an omnidirectional light. A shadow cube texture map having six cube faces centered by a light source is generated. Each cube face comprises a shadow...
8786597 Management of a history of a meeting  
Provenance techniques are disclosed for managing a history of a meeting. For example, a method for managing a history associated with a meeting comprises the following steps. Data associated with...
8780124 Graphic processing apparatus and computer-readable medium storing graphic processing program  
A graphic processing apparatus includes a chunk assignment unit which assigns a block in which a maximum N number of polygons are located, out of a plurality of polygons drawn in a frame buffer...
8773427 Method and apparatus for multiview image generation using depth map information  
A method and apparatus for multiview image generation using depth map information is described. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises converting a input image and an input...
8773447 Tag logic scoreboarding in a graphics pipeline  
A method for tag logic score boarding in a graphics pipeline of a graphics processor. The method includes receiving a graphics primitive for rasterization in a raster stage of a graphics processor...
8773459 3-D clipping in a graphics processing unit  
A graphics processing unit (GPU) efficiently performs 3-dimensional (3-D) clipping using processing units used for other graphics functions. The GPU includes first and second hardware units and at...
RE44958 Primitive culling apparatus and method  
A method and apparatus for processing a primitive for potential display on a display device (having a plurality of pixels) determines if the primitive intersects at least a predetermined number of...
8760450 Real-time mesh simplification using the graphics processing unit  
A graphics-processing unit is used to perform mesh simplification. A vertex shader receives a dataset for an input mesh that portrays a three-dimensional graphics object. The vertex shader...
8754932 Method and apparatus for displaying 3-dimensional image and method and apparatus for controlling shutter glasses  
An image display method includes alternately receiving left and right images of a 3D image; and turning on a backlight such that the backlight is on only in periods when the left images are...
8754891 Method for image processing and an apparatus thereof  
An image processing method includes the following steps. An input data including a number of original data are received. The original data are converted into a number of converted emulation...
8749575 Display controller, electronic apparatus and method for creating a translucency effect using color model transform  
A display controller is configured for creating a translucency effect for a target image area of a source image containing image data expressed in a first color model. The display controller has a...
8743114 Methods and systems to determine conservative view cell occlusion  
Methods and systems to determine view cell occlusion, including to project objects of a 3-dimensional graphics environment to a 2-dimensional image plane with respect to the view point, to reduce...
8736627 Systems and methods for providing a shared buffer in a multiple FIFO environment  
Provided are methods and systems for reducing memory bandwidth usage in a common buffer, multiple FIFO computing environment. The multiple FIFO's are arranged in coordination with serial...