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8823714 Music-reactive fire display  
The invention provides a system for controlling flame to produce a music-reactive fire display. This system comprises a digital signal analyzer, electronically-controlled burner elements that allow...
8821234 Methods and/or systems for designing virtual environments  
In an editor a plurality of valid start points are determined. Based on the plurality of start points a user may select one of the points. When a user selects one of the points, the editor...
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...
8810583 Apparatus and method for creating animation from web text  
An apparatus and method for creating animation from a web text are provided. The apparatus includes a script formatter for generating a domain format script from the web text using a domain format...
8812315 System and method for adapting automatic speech recognition pronunciation by acoustic model restructuring  
Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable storage media for recognizing speech by adapting automatic speech recognition pronunciation by acoustic model...
8812954 Multi-instance, multi-user virtual reality spaces  
A multi-instance, multi-user animation platform includes a plurality of modeled parallel dimensions in a computer memory. Each of the parallel dimensions may be an independent model of a physical,...
8812957 Relevance slider in a site analysis report  
In the context of a site analysis report showing paths between nodes, a relevance slider allows a user to dynamically specify how many node-to-node connections should be shown at any given time....
8803888 Recognition system for sharing information  
A system and method for sharing information between users based on recognition of the users and their associated processing devices in a scene. Interactions can be physical, verbal or a combination...
8803676 Graphic display apparatus  
A graphic display apparatus within an automotive vehicle wherein the display apparatus includes at least two display units operable to display graphics and/or video, a wire connector connecting the...
8803887 Computer graphic system and method for simulating hair  
A computer graphic system and methods for simulating hair is provided. In accordance with aspects of the disclosure a method for hybrid hair simulation using a computer graphics system is provided....
8803886 Face image display, face image display method, and face image display program  
The present invention provides a facial image display apparatus that can display moving images concentrated on the face when images of people's faces are displayed. A facial image display apparatus...
8803889 Systems and methods for applying animations or motions to a character  
An virtual character such as an on-screen object, an avatar, an on-screen character, or the like may be animated using a live motion of a user and a pre-recorded motion. For example, a live motion...
8803908 Digital image transitions  
Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed for displaying a sequence of multiple images to provide an appearance of a three-dimensional (3D) effect. A data...
8797328 Automatic generation of 3D character animation from 3D meshes  
Systems and methods for animating 3D characters using a non-rigged mesh or a group of non-rigged meshes that define the appearance of the character are illustrated. Certain embodiments disclose a...
8797330 Systems and methods for detecting and animating changes in application state  
An operating system may receive transition information indicating that a user-interface of an application is to be transitioned from a first state to a second state. Transition of the...
8797461 Screen time control device and method  
A screen time control device includes a source interface for receiving a video signal, a processor connected to the video source interface for overlaying the video signal with a translucent signal...
8797329 Associating buffers with temporal sequence presentation data  
Techniques are provided for managing Presentation Time in a digital rendering system for presentation of temporally-ordered data when the digital rendering system includes a Variable Rate...
8797327 Product visualization and interaction systems and methods thereof  
A method and system for displaying one or more products includes displaying a virtual, three-dimensional view of at least one product on a display system, selecting at least one action with the...
8791950 Electronic device and method for controlling display of electronic files  
An electronic device displays electronic files on a display device. When a user views the electronic device, a video camera captures a real-time video consisting of a plurality of frames of the...
8791942 Computer method and apparatus for rotating 2D cartoons using 2.5D cartoon models  
Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus, and computer program programs that use 2D drawings of a cartoon in different views to automatically construct rotated views of the subject cartoon....
8790255 Computer interfaces including physiologically guided avatars  
This invention provides user interfaces that more intuitively display physiological data obtained from physiological monitoring of one or more subjects. Specifically, the user interfaces of this...
8788951 Avatar customization  
A method for user interaction with a three-dimensional virtual world is disclosed. The virtual world comprises one or more public spaces and one or more private spaces. A user may be represented in...
8786610 Animation compression  
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...
8786611 Sliding skin deformer  
This disclosure relates to methods and systems for generating deformers that allow nondynamic objects, such as representations of skin, to appear to slide on a target surface. Computer simulations...
8786612 Animation editing device, animation playback device and animation editing method  
An animation editing device includes animation data including time line data that defines frames on the basis of a time line showing temporal display order of the frames, and space line data that...
8786680 Motion capture from body mounted cameras  
Body-mounted cameras are used to accurately reconstruct the motion of a subject. Outward-looking cameras are attached to the limbs of the subject, and the joint angles and root pose that define the...
8786609 Placement of animated elements using vector fields  
The placement of one animated element in a virtualized three-dimensional environment can be accomplished with reference to a second animated element and a vector field derived from the relationship...
8786613 Method and system for interactive simulation of materials and models  
A method and system for drawing, displaying, editing animating, simulating and interacting with one or more virtual polygonal, spline, volumetric models, three-dimensional visual models or robotic...
8786608 Systems and methods for providing and using animations  
Certain embodiments relate to combining or blending animations that are attempting to simultaneously animate the same target. Certain embodiments simplify the blending of animations in the...
8786598 Pixel-intensity modulation technique for frame-sequential stereo-3D displays  
Discloses herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for preparing and displaying images in frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D. Frame-sequential stereoscopic display includes an alternating...
8780118 Techniques for synchronizing hardware accelerated graphics rendering and surface composition  
A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions recorded therein for performing the method, and processing device for rendering an animation for a screen. The method...
8773442 Aligning animation state update and frame composition  
An event, such as a vertical blank interrupt or signal, received from a display adapter in a system is identified. Activation of a timer-driven animation routine that updates a state of an...
8773441 System and method for conforming an animated camera to an editorial cut  
A method for conforming an animated camera to an editorial cut within a software application executing on a computer system. The method includes providing a shot that includes three-dimensional...
8773250 Graphic display apparatus  
A graphic display apparatus within an automotive vehicle wherein the display apparatus includes at least two display units operable to display graphics and/or video, a wire connector connecting the...
8775975 Expectation assisted text messaging  
In one exemplary embodiment, a text message may be sent in which eye-tracking data is used to associate information with a portion of the text message. A text message input by a user may be...
8766985 Generating animation using image analogies to animate according to particular styles  
An animation processor comprises a processor, an instruction memory, a working memory, inputs and outputs, and an input for receiving an input animation sequence comprising a plurality of...
8766984 Graphics rendering methods for satisfying minimum frame rate requirements  
Methods and devices enable rendering of graphic images at a minimum frame rate even when processing resource limitations and rendering processing may not support the minimum frame rate...
8766983 Methods and systems for processing an interchange of real time effects during video communication  
Computer implemented methods for interactively modifying a video image are provided. The video image can be transmitted between a first user and a second user using a computer program that is...
8767925 Interactive assistant for managing telephone communications  
An interactive assistant for managing telephone communications and services is disclosed. In one of many possible method embodiments, a chat interface is provided to a device associated with an...
8766986 Efficient caching and drawing of objects whose rendering properties change frequently  
A display device may be operable to create a display list during rendering of a graphics object. The display device may store a set of properties of the graphics object, where the set of properties...
8768512 Robot and control method thereof  
A robot and a control method thereof. The control method includes generating and storing plural grasping motions corresponding to data of a target object, selecting a grasping motion corresponding...
8761810 Premises area map systems and methods  
In an exemplary method, a geographic location of a mobile device is determined, a premises area map associated with the geographic location is identified, and data representative of the premises...
8760469 Apparatus 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...
8760449 Multi-stage fire simulation  
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory for storing a three-dimensional model that represents particles of a coarse fire simulation. The computing device also includes a...
8754887 Determining three-dimensional (3D) object data models based on object movement  
Methods and systems for determining three-dimensional (3D) object data models of an object based on movement of the object. A processor may receive first scan data and second scan data of an object...
8749557 Interacting with user interface via avatar  
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to interacting with a user interface via feedback provided by an avatar. One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving depth data, locating a person in...
8749556 Data compression for real-time streaming of deformable 3D models for 3D animation  
Systems and methods are described for performing spatial and temporal compression of deformable mesh based representations of 3D character motion allowing the visualization of high-resolution 3D...
8749559 Mesh sequence file format  
Technologies are described herein for generating a binary transition file. Multiple animation structures may be generated in the binary transition file. The animation structures may define a...
8749543 Three dimensional polygon mesh deformation using subspace energy projection  
A computer implemented method for deforming a 3D polygon mesh using non-linear and linear constraints. The method includes creating a coarse control 3D polygon mesh that completely encapsulates the...
8749580 System and method of texturing a 3D model from video  
A method and system for applying photo texture acquired from a video resource to a 3D model operates within a 3D modeling system. The modeling system includes a modeling application operating on a...