Patents Examined by King Poon
  • Patent number: 10255714
    Abstract: Individual images for individual frames of an animation may be rendered to include individual focal areas. A focal area may include one or more of a foveal region corresponding to a gaze direction of a user, an area surrounding the foveal region, and/or other components. The foveal region may comprise a region along the user's line of sight that permits high visual acuity with respect to a periphery of the line of sight. A focal area within an image may be rendered based on parameter values of rendering parameters that are different from parameter values for an area outside the focal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mitchell, Sheldon Andrews, Darren Cosker, Nicholas T. Swafford
  • Patent number: 10235813
    Abstract: A method includes determining a specific or basic vehicle, retrieving a base image or modified base image corresponding to the specific or basic vehicle, and selecting an accessory. The method also includes retrieving an accessory image corresponding to the accessory and animating the accessory image onto the base image or modified base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE REYNOLDS AND REYNOLDS COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Brockman, Sidney Haider
  • Patent number: 10237443
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit including a reading sensor to read image information from a sheet through a transparent portion. The reading unit is movable with respect to a frame of the apparatus and is urged by an urging member toward a facing member facing the transparent portion. A fixed guide fixed to the frame is disposed in adjacent to the reading unit in the sheet conveyance direction. A plurality of protruded portions provided on either one of the reading unit and the fixed guide, and a plurality of recessed portions provided on the other of the reading unit and the fixed guide and formed so as to engage with the plurality of the protruded portions. The reading unit is movable with the plurality of the protruded portions loosely fit with the plurality of the recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Katayama
  • Patent number: 10228890
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus use environment with higher flexibility and convenience. To achieve this, in a program including the first program layer with an instruction set to be interpreted and executed by a processor and the second program layer with an instruction set compiled in advance by a unit other than the processor, this invention controls to perform communication between an external device and the first program layer via the second program layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10198875
    Abstract: A mapping image display control device includes an organ region extraction unit that extracts an organ region from a three-dimensional-image, a tubular-structure-extraction unit that extracts a tubular structure in the organ region, a reaching-position-information-estimation unit that estimates pieces of reaching position information each of a position at which an extended line of a branch in the tubular structure reaches a surface of the organ region, a resection-region-information-acquisition unit that acquires information of a resection region in the organ region, a boundary-identifying-reaching-position-information-determination unit that determines pieces of boundary-identifying reaching position information used to identify a boundary of the resection region from among the pieces of reaching position information based on the information of the resection region, and a display-control unit that causes a mapping image in which the pieces of boundary-identifying reaching position information are mapped to t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Yamada
  • Patent number: 10194043
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection apparatus for detecting a decoloration ink image includes an image reading unit, a decoloration unit, and a controller. The controller acquires image data using the image reading unit before decoloration that is the image data on the sheet before decoloration processing is executed by the decoloration unit. In addition, the controller determines whether or not there is a difference between the image data to be decolored and the decolored image data, thereby determining whether or not the decoloration ink is used in the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunobu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10176600
    Abstract: A texture processing unit includes a controller configured to determine a first calculator that performs a calculation on a first mipmap and a second calculator that performs a calculation on a second mipmap, based on a level of detail (LOD) weight indicating influences of the first mipmap and the second mipmap on texture filtering, the influences being based on an LOD value of graphics; and a texture filter configured to perform the texture filtering by using the first calculator and the second calculator, wherein a calculation precision of the first calculator is different from a calculation precision of the second calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong-hun Jeong
  • Patent number: 10175918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a transformation rule determining unit that determines a transformation rule for transforming print attribute information representing an attribute of a print job, based on at least one of a source data format and a target data format of the print attribute information, and a data format transforming unit that transforms the data format of the print attribute information from the source data format into the target data format in accordance with the determined transformation rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ishibe, Taku Nishio
  • Patent number: 10165485
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile device of selecting a cellular network entails activating a cellular radio transceiver, scanning a most recently used frequency list of radiofrequency channels most recently used by the cellular radio transceiver of the mobile device, scanning a likely frequency list of likely radiofrequency channels available at a plurality of locations where activation of cellular radio transceivers commonly occurs, and selecting the cellular network by identifying one of the radiofrequency channels as a usable channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Wirtanen, Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Yi Hai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10162575
    Abstract: A system includes plural output units that output received document data, a storage unit that stores attribute information of a recipient who is to output the document data, a specifying unit that specifies an output unit from among the plural output units by using the attribute information of the recipient; and a transmitting unit that transmits the document data to the output unit specified by the specifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Ono, Keita Sakakura
  • Patent number: 10158784
    Abstract: A system and method adaptively lossy compresses image data by receiving a pixel of image data and meta data indicating a type of object that generated the pixel of image data, the pixel of image data includes a first byte having most significant bits of image data and a second byte having least significant bits of image data; electronically determining if the meta data associated with the pixel of image data is associated with a noisy image or indicates that the pixel of image data was generated by a specific type of object; electronically modifying the pixel of image data, when it is determined that the meta data is associated with the pixel of image data is associated with a noisy image or indicates that the pixel of image data was generated by a specific type of object, by setting a predetermined number of low bits of the pixel of image data to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen R. Dashiell, David E. Rumph
  • Patent number: 10148855
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a peripheral image acquisition section, a face detection section, a face recognition section and a printing control section. The peripheral image acquisition section acquires an image of the periphery of the image forming apparatus. The face detection section detects a face of person from the image acquired by the peripheral image acquisition section. The face recognition section calculates a matching rate indicating a matching degree of the face of person detected by the face detection section with a face of a user registered in advance. The printing control section executes a processing relating to printing of the image forming apparatus in a plurality of stages corresponding to the matching rates according to the matching rate calculated by the face recognition section and a threshold value of the matching rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10133525
    Abstract: Methods and systems for virtual printing are described herein. A user may print to a virtual printer via a user device, and the user device may send print creation data to a server. The server may generate a print job based on the print creation data and store the print job in a print queue associated with the user. When the user approaches the location of one or more physical printers, a device handled by the user may detect a location sensor at the location and send a corresponding identifier to the server. The server may identify the one or more physical printers based on the identifier and send the print job stored in the print queue to one of the physical printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Venu Gopal Nathani, Mukund Ingale, Ian Russell Wesley, Lin Cao
  • Patent number: 10129773
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing data use by a user device. In an embodiment, the resolution of media generation, media presentation, or both are altered to optimize the device's usage of data under a data allotment. In a further embodiment, the device may serve as a data conduit to a second device for reasons of improved resolution, improved battery life, or to optimize data allotment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Satyabrata Rout, Amit Kumar Agrawal, Jayashree M. Yabannavar
  • Patent number: 10127714
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for spherical three dimensional video rendering for virtual reality. A method includes receiving a spherical two-dimensional (2D) input image and a corresponding spherical depth map to be used in a creation of a spherical three-dimensional (3D) video, determining, by a processing device, a pixel shift value for each pixel of the spherical 2D input image based on the spherical depth map, and generating, based on the spherical 2D input image and the pixel shift values, a modified spherical image, wherein the modified spherical image in combination with the spherical 2d input image comprises at least one frame in the spherical 3D video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Kvaalen, Anjali Wheeler, Richard Leider
  • Patent number: 10126995
    Abstract: A printing system according to an embodiment includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses, a server, and a plurality of client terminals. The client terminal displays a setting screen for a user to select, as a print mode, one of a first print mode in which user authentication is not required and a second print mode in which the user authentication is required. When the second print mode is selected as the print mode, the user terminal transmits to the server information related to the user, a print instruction in accordance with the second print mode, and the print job. The server determines whether the user has authority to perform printing in the second print mode. When the user is determined to have the authority, the server transmits the print instruction and the print job to the particular image forming apparatus registered for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Minoru Takemura
  • Patent number: 10129428
    Abstract: A system includes: a server and at least one device. The server includes a control unit configured to transmit Web content data including display information indicating at least one application that is able to be used by a device and at least one application command to cause the device to perform processing related to the at least one application. The device includes: a Web browser including: a display control unit configured to perform control for displaying a screen based on the Web content data on a display unit; and an execution unit configured to request execution of an application command included in the Web content data in accordance with an operation performed by a user via the screen; and a processing execution unit configured to, based on a request from the Web browser, perform processing related to an application corresponding to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsushima, Ryoh Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10122893
    Abstract: According to exemplary methods, a processor of a printing device determines color values out of a first colorant combination using marking materials for standard colorants and marking materials for one or more extended gamut colors. The extended gamut color has colorants other than the standard colorants. Responsive to the first colorant combination including color values for each of a pair of two complementary colors, the processor calculates a second colorant combination that produces the same human-perceivable color as the first colorant combination. The second colorant combination includes only one color of the pair of two complementary colors. The printing device produces output using the second colorant combination for the standard colorants and the extended gamut color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Arindam Das, Ranita Bej, Guo-Yau Lin
  • Patent number: 10110761
    Abstract: A print mediation server may cause a printer to display M pieces of selection screens for selecting M pieces of items relating to printing, the M pieces of selection screens including a first file selection screen for selecting an image file in a storage server, and obtain M pieces of selection data indicating results which were selected in the M pieces of selection screens. The print mediation server may register first shortcut information including the M pieces of selection data in a case where a shortcut registration request is obtained and the M pieces of selection data are obtained, and supply a first print instruction to the printer by using the M pieces of selection data included in the first shortcut information so as to cause the printer to print a first image represented by a first image file which was selected in the first file selection screen file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Thanasegaran Subana, Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10111102
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring telephone calls to detect fraudulent activity and take corrective action is described. The system receives a group of telephone calls having associated call characteristics and analyzes the group of telephone calls to identify and store a first set of distributions of call characteristics that are indicative of normal activity, fraudulent activity, or indeterminate activity. The system receives one or more subsequent telephone calls to be analyzed. The system analyzes the received one or more telephone calls to identify a second set of distributions of call characteristics associated with the received telephone call. The system then compares the second set of distributions of call characteristics to the stored first set of distributions of call characteristics to assess a probability that the one or more received telephone calls represents normal, fraudulent, or indeterminate activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Marchex, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Flaks, Ziad Ismail