Patents Assigned to Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
  • Patent number: 11166384
    Abstract: A fabrication method achieves bump bonds (to connect two electronic devices) with a pitch of less than 20 ?m using UV-curable conductive epoxy resin cured with an array of nano-LEDs. Nano-LEDs are devices with sizes less than or equal to 5 ?m, typically arranged in an array. After deposition of the uncured conductive epoxy layer, the nano-LED array enables a fast curing of the bumps with high spatial resolution. Next, the uncured resin is washed off and the chips are assembled, before final thermal curing takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Karsten Bruening, Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 11140146
    Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a mobile device are disclosed for accessing a resource hosted on a relying party server from a mobile device. The method includes: hosting a native application on the mobile device, the native mobile device having a user agent for pre-authenticated users; receiving a redirection request from an authentication server for an authentication token for a pre-authenticated user in response to a request for the resource hosted on the relying party server; sending the authentication token for the pre-authenticated user from the user agent of the mobile device to the authentication server in response to the redirection request form the authentication server; and authenticating the authentication token from the user agent on the authentication server and generating an authentication cookie for the authenticated user to access the resource on the relying party server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Rahul Suraparaju
  • Patent number: 11080547
    Abstract: A method for processing an image of a physical document to enable digital searching of the physical document includes: obtaining a digital copy of the physical document; receiving an instruction to search for a point of interest in the physical document; imaging the physical document and determining that the point of interest is on a surface of the physical document; and projecting, using a projector and onto the surface of the physical document, a visual-aid component that physically overlaps with the point of interest to highlight the point of interest on the surface of the physical document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk Steven Tecu
  • Patent number: 11067695
    Abstract: A method for 3D printing an object, based on a 3D printable model of the object, includes scanning, by a first LiDAR sensor of a plurality of LiDAR sensors, a portion of the object while the object is being printed by a printer head. The method also includes generating an image of at least the portion of the object based on scanning the portion, generating a comparison by comparing the image with the 3D printable model, and sending a feedback signal that adjusts the printer head based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 11003258
    Abstract: A method for controlling an integrated laser pointer of a projector includes causing the integrated laser pointer to, in response to commands from a processor: switch the integrated laser pointer to an ON state and adjust a position of the integrated laser pointer to display a dot on a predetermined position of a projected image, switch between the ON state and an OFF state in synchronization with a change in a content of the projected image, switch between an automatic mode and a manual mode, and switch to the OFF state and stop displaying the dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 10884481
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for improving power savings by accelerating suspend and resume operations. The apparatus having a main integrated circuit, the integrated circuit having a context area, a context snooper, and a context cache, the context area configured to store context change information, the context snooper configured to monitor the context change information, and the context cache configured to store at least a portion of the context change information being monitored by the context snooper; and a memory, the memory configured to receive the at least a portion of the context change information from the context cache upon a suspend process signal to the main integrated circuit, to retain contents during the main integrated circuit suspend, and restore the at least a portion of the context change information to the context cache and/or the context area upon a resume process signal to the main integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Thien Nguyen, Shaun Pinney, Hiroyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 10862062
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a flexible transparent conductive electrode layer includes depositing a correlated metal film having a thickness between 10 nm and 100 nm on a flexible transparent substrate, annealing the correlated metal film with the UV pulses, and maintaining a temperature of the flexible transparent substrate below 80° C. during the depositing and annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 10853695
    Abstract: A method, a computer readable medium, and a system for cell annotation are disclosed. The method includes receiving at least one new cell image for cell detection; extracting cell features from the at least one new cell image; comparing the extracted cell features to a matrix of cell features of each class to predict a closest class, wherein the matrix of cell features has been generated from at least initial training data comprising at least one cell image; detecting cell pixels from the extracted cell features of the at least one new cell image using the predicted closest class to generate a likelihood map; extracting individual cells from the at least one cell image by segmenting the individual cells from the likelihood map; and performing a machine annotation on the extracted individual cells from the at least one new cell image to identify cells, non-cell pixels, and/or cell boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Yongmian Zhang, Jingwen Zhu
  • Patent number: 10853698
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer readable recording medium are disclosed for performing object recognition. The method includes receiving image data from an image; performing a multilayer feature extraction on the image data; generating current feature maps from the multilayer feature extraction; generating a region of proposal network map from at least the current feature maps, the region of proposal network map having one or more regions of interest; inputting previously generated feature maps and the current feature maps into a classifier with the region of proposed network map; and classifying the one or more regions of interest in the region of proposal network map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Logan Courtney, Haisong Gu
  • Patent number: 10852208
    Abstract: A method of quantifying gas leak rate includes receiving image frames acquired with a camera and including a plume from a gas leak source, determining a real-world size that each pixel represents, identifying pixels corresponding to the plume in a first image frame, calculating gas concentration path lengths of the plume for the pixels in the first image frame, calculating, based on the first image frame and a second image frame, an image velocity field of the plume including displacement vectors for the pixels, identifying, within the first image, a closed boundary enclosing the gas leak source of the plume, and calculating a first gas leak rate in the first image frame by calculating a volume rate of the plume flowing across the closed boundary based on the image velocity field, the gas concentration path lengths, and a time interval between the first and the second image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Leiming Wang
  • Patent number: 10846566
    Abstract: An artificial neural network system for image classification, formed of multiple independent individual convolutional neural networks (CNNs), each CNN being configured to process an input image patch to calculate a classification for the center pixel of the patch. The multiple CNNs have different receptive field of views for processing image patches of different sizes centered at the same pixel. A final classification for the center pixel is calculated by combining the classification results from the multiple CNNs. An image patch generator is provided to generate the multiple input image patches of different sizes by cropping them from the original input image. The multiple CNNs have similar configurations, and when training the artificial neural network system, one CNN is trained first, and the learned parameters are transferred to another CNN as initial parameters and the other CNN is further trained. The classification includes three classes, namely background, foreground, and edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Jingwen Zhu, Yongmian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200310559
    Abstract: A method for controlling an integrated laser pointer of a projector includes causing the integrated laser pointer to, in response to commands from a processor: switch the integrated laser pointer to an ON state and adjust a position of the integrated laser pointer to display a dot on a predetermined position of a projected image, switch between the ON state and an OFF state in synchronization with a change in a content of the projected image, switch between an automatic mode and a manual mode, and switch to the OFF state and stop displaying the dot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20200310709
    Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a mobile device are disclosed for resource enforcement. The method includes: hosting a database of resource enforcement parameters for one or more users on an authentication server; receiving authentication credentials from a user from a mobile client on the authentication server; authenticating the user upon the receipt of authentication credentials from the mobile device; and issuing a digital certificate for the user with resource enforcement parameters to the user from the database of resource enforcement parameters for one or more users on the authentication server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Suraparaju, Amitha Hebbar
  • Publication number: 20200311412
    Abstract: A method for processing an electronic document (ED) to infer titles and sections in the ED includes: applying visual analysis to the ED and identifying candidate titles and candidate sections of the ED; filtering the candidate titles based on the candidate sections; filtering the candidate sections based on the filtered candidate titles; applying semantic analysis to the ED and identifying topics and portions of the ED; refining, based on the identified topics and the portions, the filtered candidate titles and the filtered candidate sections; and generating a marked-up version of the ED that identifies the refined candidate titles and the refined candidate sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Prebble
  • Publication number: 20200311059
    Abstract: A method for a computer processor to generate a searchable electronic document (ED). The method includes generating, from an electronic image and based on a character recognition (CR) algorithm, a plurality of characters and a confidence level of the plurality of characters forming a word, generating, based on the CR algorithm and in response to the confidence level being less than a predetermined threshold, a plurality of character combinations for the word, generating, based on a predetermined criterion, a confidence level of each of the plurality of character combinations, and generating the searchable ED by including, based on the confidence level of each of the plurality of character combinations, two or more character combinations of the plurality of character combinations in two or more layers of the searchable ED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Kamata
  • Publication number: 20200311193
    Abstract: A method for processing an augmented reality (AR) workspace includes: projecting a grid comprising a cell onto a surface of the AR workspace; obtaining a first image of the AR workspace that includes the grid and a first content of the grid; extracting the first content from the first image of the AR workspace; and generating an internal representation of the AR workspace that includes the extracted first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bosma
  • Publication number: 20200310727
    Abstract: A printing method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a system are disclosed for providing meeting attendees with printed materials. The printing method including receiving a result of an invitation to one or more users; transferring an identifier to an image forming apparatus for the one or more users having accepted the invitation; transferring a material to be printed to the image forming apparatus; printing the material based on a print preference setting when the image forming apparatus has the print preference setting for the one or more users; and printing the material based on an original print setting of the material when the image forming apparatus does not have the print preference setting for the one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Amitha Hebbar
  • Publication number: 20200312030
    Abstract: A method for processing an augmented reality (AR) image includes: obtaining an AR workspace image of an AR workspace that includes a document in a first region of the AR workspace and an AR output projection in a second region of the AR workspace; obtaining an internal representation of the AR output projection; masking the AR workspace image of the AR workspace with the internal representation to eliminate the AR output projection in the AR workspace image; and generating, in response to masking the AR workspace image of the AR workspace, a clean version of the AR workspace image in which the AR output projection is eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: David Beck, Kevin Beck, Ronald O'Farrell, Jason Grams
  • Publication number: 20200310724
    Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a system are disclosed for scheduling print jobs on a plurality of printers. The method includes: collecting job information on each of a plurality of print jobs; obtaining a predicted success rate for each of the plurality of print jobs with each of the plurality of printers based on the job information on the each of the plurality of print jobs, the predicted success rate being a likelihood that a print job can be successfully completed by a printer; and assigning each of the plurality of print jobs to one or more printers of the plurality of printers with the predicted success rate for each of the one or more printers of the plurality of print jobs being greater than a predicted success threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Pritam AHER, Ryoichi YOKOOHJI
  • Patent number: 10789780
    Abstract: A method for processing an augmented reality (AR) image includes: obtaining an AR workspace image of an AR workspace that includes a document in a first region of the AR workspace and an AR output projection in a second region of the AR workspace; obtaining an internal representation of the AR output projection; masking the AR workspace image of the AR workspace with the internal representation to eliminate the AR output projection in the AR workspace image; and generating, in response to masking the AR workspace image of the AR workspace, a clean version of the AR workspace image in which the AR output projection is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: David Beck, Kevin Beck, Ronald O'Farrell, Jason Grams