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9014676 Apparatus and method for clipshaker telecommunication service  
A system and a method provide individualized clip telecommunication services to a user of a telecommunication network. A clip is defined by comprising at least video data. The system comprises a...
9013475 Display device, control system, and storage medium storing control program  
According to an aspect, a display device includes a display unit, a detecting unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a publication. The detecting unit detects an object that performs...
9013489 Generation of avatar reflecting player appearance  
Systems, methods, and computer media for generating an avatar reflecting a player's current appearance. Data describing the player's current appearance is received. The data includes a visible...
9013488 Grouping items in a folder  
User interface changes and file system operations related to grouping items in a destination folder are disclosed. A user can group multiple items displayed on a user interface into a destination...
9014874 Tactical robot controller  
An unmanned systems operator control system includes a hand held controller with a set of switches and control enumeration software specially configured to report a superset of virtual switches...
9007364 Augmented reality display apparatus and related methods using database record data  
Disclosed are examples of methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for providing an augmented reality display of an image with record data. In one example, image data is received...
9007362 Adaptable generation of virtual environment frames  
A virtual environment in generated in a server where at least one object representative of an entity interacts with other objects or attributes of the environment. A desired frame rate for...
9007379 Methods and apparatus for interactive user control of virtual cameras  
A method for a computer system includes displaying a first plurality of images to a user on a display at a uniform rate wherein the images of the first plurality of images are determined in...
9007380 Animated 3D buildings in virtual 3D environments  
Systems, methods, and computer storage mediums are provided for animating a static structure rendered in a three-dimensional environment. A method includes accessing mesh data associated with the...
9003332 Predictive scrolling  
A system and a method are disclosed for effectively displaying database records on a device having a display area that is small compared to the underlying data being represented. A simulated...
9001129 Processing apparatus and method for creating avatar  
A processing apparatus for creating an avatar is provided. The processing apparatus calculates skeleton sizes of joints of the avatar and local coordinates corresponding to sensors attached to a...
9001131 Information processing device, image transmission method and image transmission program  
An information processing device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process comprising: drawing an image representing a processing result...
9001128 Efficient method of producing an animated sequence of images  
A computer-based method of generating an animated sequence of images eliminates inefficiencies associated with a lighting process. The method begins with the provision of a frame for the animation...
9001130 Flying effects choreography system  
A flying effects choreography system provides visualizations of flying effects within a virtual environment. The system allows choreographers to define a sequence of waypoints that identify a path...
9001117 Selective flow visualization of traced particles  
A method for tracing a plurality of virtual particles through a flow filed includes receiving a flow field. A flow domain is divided into cells. Virtual particles are defined within the flow domain...
8994737 System for particle editing  
A computer animation editing system having a sampler to sample a particle animation, a particle cache and polygon mesh editing tools configured to edit a particle simulation by converting a...
8994752 Image processing device, image processing method, and program  
There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit having feature data stored therein, the feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects;...
8997021 Parallax and/or three-dimensional effects for thumbnail image displays  
According to various embodiments of the invention, parallax and/or three-dimensional effects are added to thumbnail image displays. In at least one embodiment, such effects are applied in a manner...
8988438 Motion capture apparatus and method  
Provided are an apparatus and a method of effectively creating real-time movements of a three dimensional virtual character by use of a small number of sensors. More specifically, the motion...
8988436 Training system and methods for dynamically injecting expression information into an animated facial mesh  
A system and method for modifying facial animations to include expression and microexpression information is disclosed. Particularly, a system and method for applying actor-generated expression...
8989786 System and method for graphical expression during text messaging communications  
A system and method are described herein that allow computing device users to convey emotional expressions graphically to other computing device users during a text messaging session. During the...
8988435 Deforming a skin representation using muscle geometries  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are disclosed for animations that simulate skin deformation relative to a muscle. Displacement of...
8988446 2D animation from a 3D mesh  
Two-dimensional (2D) animation may be generated from a three-dimensional (3D) mesh by a machine or device that flattens, textures, and modifies the 3D mesh, which results in distorting the texture...
8988422 System and method for augmenting hand animation with three-dimensional secondary motion  
Techniques are disclosed for augmenting hand-drawn animation of human characters with three-dimensional (3D) physical effects to create secondary motion. Secondary motion, or the motion of objects...
8988437 Chaining animations  
In applications that display a representation of a user, it may be reasonable to insert a pre-canned animation rather than animating a user's captured motion. For example, in a tennis swing, the...
8982122 Real time concurrent design of shape, texture, and motion for 3D character animation  
Systems and methods for automatically generating animation-ready 3D character models based upon model parameter, clothing selections, and texture-region color component selections are described....
8982132 Value templates in animation timelines  
Methods and systems for animation timelines using value templates are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes generating a data structure corresponding to a graphical representation of a...
8982142 Parallel approximation of distance maps  
Method for parallel approximation of distance maps on a discrete representation of a manifold, the method comprising: for at least one Euclidean grid applied on the discrete representation of a...
RE45422 Organizational viewing techniques  
Annotation techniques are provided. In one aspect, a method for processing a computer-based material is provided. The method comprises the following steps. The computer-based material is presented....
8982133 Portable virtual characters  
Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for portable virtual characters. One aspect provides a method including: providing a virtual character on a first device, the virtual...
8982157 Collision free construction of animated feathers  
To generate a skin-attached element on a skin surface of an animated character, a region of the skin surface within a predetermined distance from a skin-attached element root position is deformed...
8982159 Computing device independent and transferable game level design and other objects  
A system which employs a method of creating transferable map schemas, storing the map schemas to storage devices, receiving target device settings, re-sampling the map schemas to fit the target...
8976180 Method, medium and system rendering 3-D graphics data having an object to which a motion blur effect is to be applied  
A 3D graphics rendering method, medium and system that provide a motion blur effect. Clone objects of an object are generated based on animation information of the object to which a motion blur...
8976184 System and method for controlling animation by tagging objects within a game environment  
A game developer can “tag” an item in the game environment. When an animated character walks near the “tagged” item, the animation engine can cause the character's head to turn toward the item, a...
8976223 Speaker switching in multiway conversation  
A method, computer program product, and computer system for sending, by a first computing device, a video feed with a pre-determined quality level to a second computing device. The first computing...
8977977 Method for fanning pages of an electronic book on a handheld apparatus for consuming electronic books  
There is provided a method for fanning pages of an electronic book on a touch panel display of an electronic apparatus for consuming electronic books. The method replicates a user experience...
8970592 Simulating an arbitrary number of particles  
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform a...
8970602 Object operating device and method, and program  
Motion data to be inserted between two different object actions that include a rotating action and are to be successively performed are generated so that the two actions are smoothly connected....
8970656 Static and dynamic video calling avatars  
A communication device may include logic configured to detect a request to initiate a video call by the user of the communication device; select an avatar for the video call, wherein the avatar...
8970601 System and method for generating, transmitting, and/or presenting an animation sequence  
An animation sequence is generated, transmitted, and/or presented to a user. The animation sequence may depict a first object that moves relative to a second object. The second object may partially...
8970651 Integrating audio and video conferencing capabilities  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for adding video to an audio only communication session. During a communication session between a first device and a second device, the first...
8970584 Bounding box-based techniques for improved sample test efficiency in image rendering  
A bounding box-based method for reducing the number of samples tested for rendering a screen space region of an image includes determining a trajectory of a primitive in screen space for an image...
8963929 Animation drawing device, computer-readable recording medium, and animation drawing method  
An interpreter 11 outputs a drawing request to an animation controller upon interpreting an animation drawing instruction defined with use of a predetermined script variable. The animation...
8963926 User customized animated video and method for making the same  
A customized animation video system and method generate a customized or personalized animated video using user input where the customized animated video is rendered in a near immediate timeframe...
8963951 Image processing apparatus, moving-image playing apparatus, and processing method and program therefor to allow browsing of a sequence of images  
To allow a viewer to easily understand the details of a moving image shot by an image capturing apparatus in the case where the moving image is browsed. A camerawork detecting unit 120 detects the...
8966391 Force-based contextualizing of multiple pages for electronic book reader  
A system and associated method for contextualizing a page turn in an electronic book pursuant to a maximum amount of force applied by a user in a snap gesture triggering the page turn as performed...
8963927 Vertex-baked three-dimensional animation augmentation  
A method for controlling presentation of three dimensional (3D) animation includes rendering a 3D animation sequence including a 3D vertex-baked model which is derived from a 3D animation file...
8963928 Stereoscopic image processing apparatus and stereoscopic image processing method  
Provided is a stereoscopic image processing apparatus allowing a manufacturer of image data to grasp parallax of a subject in display data easily and accurately. The stereoscopic image processing...
8957899 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the same  
The present invention includes an image processing apparatus having a slide show function of displaying a plurality of images while sequentially automatically switching the images and including an...
8957914 Method for extending a virtual environment through registration  
A method for providing virtual world functionality to a user of a base virtual world having base virtual world functionality and a base world list of base virtual world users, includes providing a...