Patents Assigned to Information International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20090276222
    Abstract: A method and system for improving the context and accuracy of speech and video analytics searches by incorporating one or more inputs and defining and applying a plurality of rules for the different stages of said speech and video analytics system searches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Raman Ramesh
  • Patent number: 6383690
    Abstract: A platemaking system uses an intermediate imaging mask made of a film of photochromic material, preferably bacteriorhodopsin. The film is normally transparent, but it is temporary made opaque by exposure to light of a certain wavelength. An image is formed on the mask using light of the appropriate wavelength, which renders portions of the mask opaque. The mask is then interposed between a photosensitive printing plate and a light source which produces light to which the plate is sensitive, exposing the printing plate and thereby transferring the desired image onto the plate. The described method is preferably implemented using a transparent rotating drum that is coated with a bR film. As the drum rotates past a green or yellow laser, a desired image is written onto the film by the laser's beam. The drum rotates the image until it is opposite a photosensitive printing plate, and a light source inside the drum exposes the plate through the mask to transfer the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Autologic Information International, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Vargas
  • Patent number: 5455873
    Abstract: A facsimile system for scanning a graphic image to produce a stream of output bits representative of an m.times.n array of picture elements of the image, each output bit being corrected to compensate for the average tone of a subarray of surrounding picture elements. The average tone is measured by a count of those gray levels, representative of the picture elements of the subarray, that exceed a nominal threshold. Thus the tone of the subarray dynamically adjusts the threshold of the gray level to output bit conversion of each picture element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Information International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Cameron, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4547812
    Abstract: Halftone images are formed from dots selected from a dot character font memory storing information representing halftone dots of different sizes and shapes corresponding to different gray scale tone values or image densities. An original image is first scanned to sample its tone values at minute intervals exceeding the desired dot resolution of the reproduction. These sample values are digitized by an A/D converter which converts them to multibit binary numbers. Adjacent samples are compared to determine the average image density in a particular area, as well as the rapidity of rate of change of image density within that area. If the rate of change of image density in a given area is below a selected threshold value, the area is designated as low detail and the multibit binary number representing the result of the average density calculation over the area is used to select a dot character from the font memory for reproducing that area of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Information International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Waller, Dean W. Anschultz
  • Patent number: 4409621
    Abstract: There is described method and apparatus for use in phototypesetting operations wherein a character is scanned by a plurality of scans or strokes of a light spot output of a cathode ray tube (CRT) of the phototypesetting apparatus, and output signals derived from a photosensor device in response to the light spot, are compacted to be stored in a magnetic storage device. In particular, each stroke is examined to determine which method of a plurality of compacting methods will produce the smallest quantity of image data, thus requiring the minimum storage area within the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Assignee: Information International, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Richards, Alan G. DePaoli
  • Patent number: 3992620
    Abstract: In a film reader, a system is provided for deriving a dynamic reference signal proportional to the intensity of light in a flying spot scanner without obstructing any radiation from the scanner to a film being read comprising light guides each disposed with one end in an annular bracket which surrounds the flux path to the film and the other end of all light guides bundled together at the face of an auxiliary photometer. The one end of each guide is held in the annular bracket with its viewing axis pointing back toward the scanner. The viewing axes of the guides are evenly spaced and arranged to pass through a circle centered on the emitting surface of the flying spot scanner. The circle is preferably of greater diameter than the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Information International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Waller
  • Patent number: RE29550
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating graphic symbols on a cathode-ray tube employs a beam control system which starts each of a plurality of parallel strokes required for each symbol at the bottom, using a programmed offset for symbols which extend below a baseline, and to otherwise move a symbol in the X and Y axes from a position routinely specified as spaced symbols are displayed in a line. The slope of the strokes for a symbol is controlled for italicizing the symbols by programming the relative magnitudes and signs of inputs to X and Y integrators which generate ramp signals added to symbol positioning signals. The beam is turned on and off during each stroke in response to a programmed and clocked bit stream of coded digital signals. The size of a symbol is controlled by programming the clock rate for the beam on-off control and the magnitudes of the inputs to the X and Y integrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Assignee: Information International Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Bantner