Gregg W Landry, David A Cohen, Daniel Ozick: Debris sensor for cleaning apparatus. iRobot Corporation, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, October 30, 2007: US07288912 (111 worldwide citation)

A piezoelectric debris sensor and associated signal processor responsive to debris strikes enable an autonomous or non-autonomous cleaning device to detect the presence of debris and in response, to select a behavioral mode, operational condition or pattern of movement, such as spot coverage or the ...

Rolf Berteig, Thomas Driemeyer, Martin Karl LeFrancois, Rolf Herken: Computer graphics shader systems and methods. NVIDIA Corporation, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, June 16, 2009: US07548238 (50 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are described that unite various shading applications under a single language, enable the simple re-use and re-purposing of shaders, facilitate the design and construction of shaders without need for computer programming, and enable the graphical debugging of shaders.

Carsten Waechter, Alexander Keller: Quasi-monte carlo light transport simulation by efficient ray tracing. Mental Images, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, May 31, 2011: US07952583 (35 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, devices and computer program code (software) products operable within a computer graphics system or other computer system enable quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) light transport simulation by ray tracing: and include constructing a bounding interval hierarchy (BIH), within a computer, using ...

Alexander Keller, Carsten Waechter: Terminating spatial partition hierarchies by a priori bounding memory. Mental Images, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, February 9, 2010: US07659894 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods, systems and computer program code (software) products for terminating spatial partition hierarchies and other hierarchies by a priori bounding.

Alexander Keller, Carsten Waechter: Instant ray tracing. Mental Images, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, February 24, 2009: US07495664 (25 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, devices and computer program products operable in a computer graphics system include constructing a hierarchical ray tracing acceleration data structure comprising a tree structure, the nodes of which are generated utilizing a bounding interval hierarchy based on defining an axis-a ...

Felix Transport: Display device. James David Jacobs, September 29, 1981: US04291798 (21 worldwide citation)

A display device having a collapsible easel support for supporting a display device on a surface at a predetermined angle comprising a back panel having a bottom edge. A stay flap is hinged to the bottom edge of the back panel. A support panel and stay panel are hinged together, the support panel be ...

Felix Transport: Collapsible ornamental solids. Felix Transport, James David Jacobs, March 16, 1982: US04319418 (20 worldwide citation)

A versatile collapsible ornamental solid having a fully enclosed hollow interior is disclosed. The collapsible ornamental solid is cut from a single sheet of paper or similar material, folded and bonded, and encircled by an elastic band. Additionally, other collapsible ornamental solids having hollo ...

Russell L Couturier, Patrick V Johnstone, John H Ricketson: Network search methods and systems. Cybertap, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, March 26, 2013: US08406141 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, devices and computer program code products for enabling searches of digital communications network traffic to identify information transmitted by, received by, or exchanged with a given human or non-human entity, include, or include elements for, translating Pcap files or streams o ...

Felix Transport: Collapsible easel support. James David Jacobs, April 17, 1979: US04149630 (15 worldwide citation)

A collapsible easel support is provided for supporting a display on a surface at an angle. The display has a back panel which has hinged to its bottom edge a stay flap. Two slits extend from the interior of the stay flap to the interior of the back panel. A first score extends between said parallel ...

Alexander Keller, Carsten Waechter: Real-time precision ray tracing. Mental Images, Jacobs & Kim, David Jacobs, March 3, 2009: US07499053 (14 worldwide citation)

Systems and techniques are described for ray tracing and for the efficient construction of acceleration data structures required for fast ray tracing. A computer graphics system generates, for each pixel in an image, a pixel value that is representative of a point in a scene as recorded on an image ...