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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...
8749555 Method of processing three-dimensional image in mobile device  
A processing method of interfacing a 3D image and a camera image is provided. In the processing method, a specific image pattern defined by a user is recognized, the recognized pattern is traced...
8749560 Image motion blurring  
The disclosed systems and methods make the motion of an object in an animation appear smooth by blending a number of subframes of visually adjusted images of the object for each frame of the...
8749558 Method for displaying displacement of object on display of electronic device  
The method for displaying according to the present invention is used for displaying the displacement of an object (group) on the display of an electronic device. The method calculates an animation...
8749546 Apparatus and methods for processing digital 3D objects  
A digital 3D object processing apparatus is provided, for processing a digital 3D object comprising a plurality of sub-objects belonging to one of a plurality of digital 3D object formats,...
8743126 Systems and methods for portable animation rigs  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for transporting both behavior and related geometric information for an animation asset between different animation environments. A...
8745518 Touch screen input recognition and character selection  
A system and method of character input using a virtual keyboard, which may have a reduced number of keys. The virtual keyboard may be displayed on a touch screen and may include a plurality of...
8743125 Method and apparatus for providing natural facial animation  
Natural inter-viseme animation of 3D head model driven by speech recognition is calculated by applying limitations to the velocity and/or acceleration of a normalized parameter vector, each element...
8743124 Method and a system for generating a synthesized image of at least a portion of a head of hair  
The invention relates to a method of generating at least one synthesized image of at least a portion of a head of hair in movement, the method comprising the steps consisting in calculating a shape...
8743127 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program  
Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to edit video, including: a computer graphics image generation block configured to execute realtime rendering of a computer...
8736616 Combining multi-sensory inputs for digital animation  
Animating digital characters based on motion captured performances, including: receiving sensory data collected using a variety of collection techniques including optical video,...
8736554 Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program  
A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game by displaying an object on a display screen of a display device is provided. The video game processing apparatus includes...
8736604 System and method for parametric display of modular aesthetic designs  
A system and method for the aesthetic design of a modular assemblage, comprising means for providing a client graphic user interface for receiving an input for defining parameters of the modular...
8730245 Defining an animation of a virtual object within a virtual world  
In a method of defining an animation of a virtual object, during which values for attributes of the virtual object are updated at each of a series of time points, a user specifies a structure...
8730246 Real-time goal space steering for data-driven character animation  
A method for generating real-time goal space steering for data-driven character animation is disclosed. A goal space table of sparse samplings of possible future locations is computed, indexed by...
8723664 Systems and methods for the automatic registration of devices  
Systems and methods for providing registration at a remote site that may include, for example, a monitoring module that may communicate with a remote site. A registration protocol may be used by...
8725507 Systems and methods for synthesis of motion for animation of virtual heads/characters via voice processing in portable devices  
Systems and methods consistent with the innovations herein relate to communication using a virtual humanoid animated during call processing. According to one exemplary implementation, the animation...
8726168 System and method for hiding latency in computer software  
A system and method hides latency in the display of a subsequent user interface by animating the exit of the current user interface and animating the entrance of the subsequent user interface,...
8723867 Game apparatus, storage medium storing a game program, and game controlling method  
A game apparatus includes a first LCD and a second LCD, and on the first LCD, a two-dimensional game screen including objects positioned in a two-dimensional coordinate is displayed. When a...