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1. US20190230332 - Virtual window

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16318680
Application Date 04.08.2017
Publication Number 20190230332
Publication Date 25.07.2019
Grant Number 11006090
Grant Date 11.05.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04N 13/117
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
13Stereoscopic video systems; Multi-view video systems; Details thereof
10Processing, recording or transmission of stereoscopic or multi-view image signals
106Processing image signals
111Transformation of image signals corresponding to virtual viewpoints, e.g. spatial image interpolation
117the virtual viewpoint locations being selected by the viewers or determined by viewer tracking
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01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
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H04N 13/376
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
13Stereoscopic video systems; Multi-view video systems; Details thereof
30Image reproducers
366using viewer tracking
376for tracking left-right translational head movements, i.e. lateral movements
H04N 13/204
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
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13Stereoscopic video systems; Multi-view video systems; Details thereof
20Image signal generators
204using stereoscopic image cameras
CPC
G06F 3/011
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01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
011Arrangements for interaction with the human body, e.g. for user immersion in virtual reality
H04N 13/117
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
13Stereoscopic video systems; Multi-view video systems; Details thereof
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012Head tracking input arrangements
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0304Detection arrangements using opto-electronic means
H04N 7/183
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
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183for receiving images from a single remote source
H04N 13/204
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
13Stereoscopic video systems; Multi-view video systems; Details thereof
20Image signal generators
204using stereoscopic image cameras
Applicants University of Rochester
Inventors John C. Howell
Joseph Spencer Howell
Agents Ping Wang
Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
Title
(EN) Virtual window
Abstract
(EN)

The present disclosure is generally related to capturing a scene and projecting a virtual window to one or more observers. A virtual window may mimic the experience a viewer has when looking through a real window. In some embodiments, for a single observer looking at a digital display or digital screen, a head-tracking camera on the same side of the screen as the observer can determine the position of the observer relative to the screen. The camera may be a 3D camera, stereoscopic camera, a wide angle lens camera, or an array of cameras (e.g., two or more). A camera on the other side of the screen can then image the view on the other side of the screen and software can determine the correct portion of the view that should be displayed on the screen to the observer.

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