Patents Examined by Marcellus J Augustin
  • Patent number: 10972629
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is an image processing apparatus that performs image processing on first image information of a target first image. The image processing apparatus has a controller and a first storage device which stores second image information of a second image. The controller reads the second image information stored in the first storage device, changes a resolution of the read second image information to a first resolution which is the same as a resolution of the first image information, and combines the first image information and the second image information based on the first image information and the second image information of which resolution is changed to the first resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 10964046
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives a first image which has been extracted from an image obtained by imaging of an omnidirectional camera, the first image having been obtained by imaging a head of a person and position information indicating a position of the person in the image, a calculation unit that calculates a degree of distortion of the first image from the position information, and a learning unit that performs learning for estimating an orientation of a face of the person by using the calculated degree of distortion and the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamaura, Yukihiro Tsuboshita, Takeshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10949143
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first determination unit that, in a case where a use request for a wireless local area network (LAN) setting service has been received, determines whether a communication in a wireless LAN infrastructure mode is in execution, a transmission unit that, in a case where it is determined that a communication in the wireless LAN infrastructure mode is in execution, transmits information indicating that the wireless LAN setting service is unavailable to a terminal apparatus, and, in a case where it is determined that no communication in the wireless LAN infrastructure mode is in execution, transmits information indicating that the wireless LAN setting service is available to the terminal apparatus, and an activation unit that, in a case where it is determined that no communication in the wireless LAN infrastructure mode is in execution, activates the wireless LAN setting service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10949146
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to receiving a request to perform an operation on a document, determining whether the document complies with a plurality of operation policies, and in response to determining that the document complies with the plurality of operation policies, providing a notification that the operation is ready to be performed and digitally signing the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Helen Balinsky, Scott White, Shivaun Albright
  • Patent number: 10922855
    Abstract: A method for determining at least one artifact calibration coefficient is provided. The method may include obtaining preliminary projection values of a first object. The radiation rays may be detected by at least one radiation detector. The method may further include generating a preliminary image of the first object based on the preliminary projection values of the first object and generating calibrated projection values of the first object based on the preliminary image. The method may further include determining a relationship between the preliminary projection values and the calibrated projection values. The method may further include, for each of the at least one radiation detector, determining a location of the radiation detector and determining an artifact calibration coefficient corresponding to the radiation detector based on the relationship between the preliminary projection values and the calibrated projection values and the location of the radiation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianwei Fu
  • Patent number: 10924617
    Abstract: An image forming system including an image forming apparatus and portable terminals is provided. The image forming apparatus comprises a unit that detects an error as a cause of an interrupt of image formation and transmits an error occurrence notification to each terminal, and a unit that, upon receiving a recovery operation start notification from a terminal and determining that a recovery operation for the error is started, transmits the recovery operation start notification to each terminal. Each terminal comprises a user interface that, upon receiving the error occurrence notification, displays an error notification screen, transmits the recovery operation start notification to the image forming apparatus in accordance with an operation by a user, and upon receiving the recovery operation start notification from the image forming apparatus, displays a recovery operation start screen on the user interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10915990
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for selectively denoising medical images. In an exemplary method, one or more deep learning networks are trained to map corrupted images onto a first type and a second type of artifacts present in corresponding corrupted images. Then the one or more trained learning networks are used to single out the first and second types of artifacts from a particular medical image. The first type of artifacts is removed to a first extent and the second type of artifacts is removed to a second extent. The first and second extents may be different. For example, one type of artifacts can be fully suppressed while the other can be partially removed form the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Robert Marc Lebel
  • Patent number: 10911624
    Abstract: A server includes circuitry configured to receive, from a transmission source terminal via a communication network, browser identification information identifying a web browser installed on the transmission source terminal, based on a determination that the transmission source terminal is a mobile terminal and the browser identification information indicates one browser created for the mobile terminal, transmit, to the transmission source terminal being the mobile terminal, a first application storing location information indicating a storing location of a first application, and based on a determination that the transmission source terminal is an image forming apparatus and the browser identification information indicates another browser created for the image forming apparatus, transmit, to the transmission source terminal being the image forming apparatus, a second application storing location information indicating a storing location of a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Ando
  • Patent number: 10911608
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image reading portion or an image forming portion, a detection processing portion, and an operation restricting portion. The image reading portion reads an image from a document sheet. The image forming portion forms an image on a sheet. The detection processing portion detects whether or not a speaker that is provided outside the image processing apparatus is in an output state. The operation restricting portion restricts an operation of the image processing apparatus when the detection processing portion detects that the speaker is in the output state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsusaka
  • Patent number: 10908858
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of easily changing a scheduled stacking position of any image forming job. An image region in which an overall arrangement mode of the image forming apparatus and sheet discharge apparatus is displayed and a list region in which standby jobs are listed are displayed on a monitor screen. In the image region, a sheet bundle of the selected standby job is displayed on a tray that is set as the scheduled stacking position of the selected standby job. When the sheet bundle is selected and dragged and dropped by a mouse pointer on the monitor screen, the tray being set as the scheduled stacking position is changed, and a position at which the sheet bundle is displayed is also changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Shinnae
  • Patent number: 10909372
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for providing auditory sensory substitution using an assistive device are disclosed. Objects in the real-world are observed by a depth camera and classified. The classification is used to identify a sound corresponding to the object. In some cases, the position of the object can also be used to identify the sound. The device is configured to permit vision-impaired players to participate in athletic events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Debasish Mukhopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10909686
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for identifying and extracting a sub-image in a document image file. Colors in a document image file are modified to form a modified document image file, wherein the document image file contains a first color, a second color, and a third color, wherein a threshold is used to determine whether each of different levels of the third color is to be one of the first color and the second color. Solid horizontal lines and solid vertical lines having one of a pre-defined width and a pre-defined height are removed from the modified document image file. A sub-image in the modified document image file is identified based on remaining solid horizontal lines and remaining solid vertical lines. A segment that includes the sub-image is extracted. Post-processing is performed on the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mang-Rong Ho
  • Patent number: 10901673
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device that forms an image on a recording sheet, a storage box for storing a printed material obtained by the image forming device forming the image on the recording sheet, a shredding device that shreds the printed material stored in the storage box, a controller that controls the shredding device so as to shred the printed material, upon deciding that a predetermined first standby time has elapsed after the printed material was stored in the storage box, and a communication device that performs wireless communication with a mobile device carried by a user. The controller transmits warning information to the effect that the printed material is about to be shredded, to the mobile device, upon deciding that a predetermined second standby time, shorter than the first standby time, has elapsed after the printed material was stored in the storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Taro Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 10896015
    Abstract: A print job transmitting apparatus includes a device communication portion configured to communicate with an image forming apparatus for executing a print job, and a server communication portion configured to communicate with a server for managing information relating to the image forming apparatus. The device communication portion, in addition to transmitting the print job to the image forming apparatus, obtains, from the image forming apparatus, the information relating to the image forming apparatus. The server communication portion transmits, to the server, the information obtained by the device communication portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Tsuda, Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari
  • Patent number: 10896014
    Abstract: In a print job transmitting apparatus, when the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with a server configured to spool a print job, a transmission destination confirming portion prioritizes the server over an image forming apparatus and confirms the server as a transmission destination of the print job. When the print job transmitting apparatus is not communicably connected with the server and is communicably connected with the image forming apparatus, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination, and even in a case where the print job transmitting apparatus is communicably connected with the server, when a size of the print job is greater than or equal to a specific size, the transmission destination confirming portion confirms the image forming apparatus as the transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Tatsuya Hiwatari, Keiji Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10891561
    Abstract: Cameras capture time-stamped images of predefined areas. Occluded images that represent obstructed views of items are processed using a combination of machine-learning and a probabilistic approach based on a planogram for the items and the items' location within a store. Output from the machine-learning and probabilistic approach are item identifiers that identify the items as known items to the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Vance Zucker, Adam Justin Lieberman, Alen Polakof
  • Patent number: 10891758
    Abstract: A method includes receiving geometric data to be encoded, generating a signature for the geometric data based on the at least one property associated with the geometric data, enumerating a set of first options, enumerating a set of second options, encoding the geometric data using the enumerated first option and the enumerated second option, decoding the encoded geometric data, selecting one of the enumerated second options based on a cost function, and training a classifier based on the signature, the enumerated first option and the selected second option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hemmer
  • Patent number: 10885354
    Abstract: A perimeter monitoring device is applied to a vehicle comprising a distance measuring sensor for transmitting a probing wave and receiving a reflected wave of the probing wave and an imaging device for capturing an image of the surroundings of the vehicle. The perimeter monitoring device comprises: an information acquisition unit for acquiring distance information, directional information, and object width information of an object existing in the vicinity of the vehicle as detection information of the object provided by the distance measuring sensor; an area setting unit for setting an image processing area on which image processing is performed in the image captured by the imaging device based on the distance information, the directional information, and the object width information acquired by the information acquisition unit; and an object recognition unit for performing the image processing on the image processing area set by the area setting unit to recognize the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Maeda, Taketo Harada, Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Hirohiko Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10885408
    Abstract: A document generation system generates a plurality of form data of a first file format from document data; converts the plurality of form data of the first file format into a plurality of form data of a second file format; causes a display unit to display the plurality of form data of the converted second file format so as to be able to accept a storage request; and, in response to accepting a storage request for the plurality of form data of the second file format displayed on the display unit, combines the plurality of form data of the first file format corresponding to the plurality of form data of the second file format into data of the first file format and store the combined data in a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10887480
    Abstract: An electronic device includes processing circuitry; and a memory storing computer-executable instructions that cause the processing circuitry to instruct, by a web application operating in a web browser, a job executor to start executing a job by using a library; send a report of an execution state of the job executed by the job executor; and prevent a termination operation of terminating the web application that is displayed in the web browser, until the job instructed to start is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Inoue