Patents Examined by Neil R. McLean
  • Patent number: 10929073
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of imaging devices, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive work process data indicating items of multiple work processes; a first image of a first form including first job ID information; and information indicating that multiple pieces are obtained from a first deliverable corresponding to the first form, in a first work process from among the multiple work processes. The information processing device includes a job-ID generating unit configured to generate a second job ID in which distinguishing information is added to a first job ID. The information processing device includes a color-code image generating unit configured to generate second color code data based on the second job ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kawasaki, Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10915277
    Abstract: A printing machine comprising a processor and a memory storing computer readable instructions. The computer readable instructions are arranged to cause the processor to generate access request data for processing by an access control server, receive access response data responsive to the access request data, process the access response data to determine a first print limit indicated by the access response data, and update, responsive to processing the access response data, an access status in the memory to indicate a second print limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Steven John Buckby, Gary Pfeffer, Jeremy Ellis, Philip Hart
  • Patent number: 10901664
    Abstract: A system to is described. The system includes a cloud server, including at least one physical memory device to store print job submission logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device, the one or more processors to execute the print job submission logic to receive one or more print job requests from a client device and transmit the one or more print job requests to a processed at a print server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Manuel Fomitescu
  • Patent number: 10902237
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for identifying users that are enrolled for use of a user-recognition system and updating enrollment data of these users over time. To enroll in the user-recognition system, the user may initially scan his or her palm. The resulting image data may later be used when the user requests to be identified by the system by again scanning his or her palm. However, because the characteristics of user palms may change over the time, the user-recognition system may continue to build more and more data for use in recognizing the user, in addition to removing older data that may no longer accurately represent current characteristics of respective user palms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Aggarwal, Jason Garfield, Korwin Jon Smith, Jordan Tyler Williams
  • Patent number: 10897658
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for automating aspects of the annotation of a media presentation. Events are identified that relate to entities associated with the scenes of the media presentation. These events are time coded relative to the media timeline of the media presentation and might represent, for example, the appearance of a particular cast member or playback of a particular music track. The video frames of the media presentation are processed to identify visually similar intervals that may serve as or be used to identify contexts (e.g., scenes) within the media presentation. Relationships between the event data and the visually similar intervals or contexts are used to identify portions of the media presentation during which the occurrence of additional meaningful events is unlikely. This information may be surfaced to a human operator tasked with annotating the content as an indication that part of the media presentation may be skipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Manivel Sethu, Lokesh Amarnath Ravindranathan, Yongjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10897570
    Abstract: A system generates an output audio signal for an object or virtual object using image data of a room to select a room impulse response from a database. A headset may include a depth camera assembly (DCA) and processing circuitry. The DCA generates depth image data of a room. The processing circuitry determines room parameters such as the dimensions of the room based on the depth image data. A room impulse response for the room is determined based on referencing a database of room impulse responses using the room parameters. An output audio signal is generated by convolving a source audio signal of an object with the room impulse response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Robinson, Scott Colburn, William Owen Brimijoin, II, Vamsi Krishna Ithapu, Peter Harty Dodds, Sebastiá Vicenç Amengual Gari, Carl Schissler
  • Patent number: 10891776
    Abstract: The invention provides a ‘model-based’ imaging system in which surface values to be applied to a segmented surface of an imaged body are determined on the basis of projections cast into the volume of the imaged body, the projections made at angles and depths determined on the basis of information encoded within an anatomical model. In examples, the angles and depths are determined on the basis of a comprehensive segmentation of the imaged body, itself performed on the basis of the anatomical model. By locally varying projection angles and depths around the body, in dependence upon local anatomical context, improved imaging of the internal structure of the imaged body may be achieved. In particular, images may be generated providing representations of the internal structure which are of greater clinical utility or relevance. 4D data sets may also be better handled, through use of anatomical context to maintain consistency in representations across multiple frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Michael Weber, Niels Nijhof, Irina Waechter-Stehle, Juergen Weese
  • Patent number: 10891079
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a non-volatile semiconductor storage device including a flash memory, a write buffer memory that stores data that is to be stored onto the non-volatile semiconductor storage device, and a controller that performs control to write in a batch onto the non-volatile semiconductor storage device the data stored on the write buffer memory when an amount of the data stored on the write buffer memory reaches a predetermined amount of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuruoka, Mamoru Mochizuki, Yoshinori Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10891464
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus 1 includes an image acquisition unit 51 and an image processing unit 53. The image acquisition unit 51 acquires a face image. The image processing unit 53 acquires a face image which has been acquired by the acquisition unit 51 and has been adjusted by at least one type of adjustment and synthesizes a plurality of face images including the adjusted face image, using map data in which a predetermined region of a face has been set as a transparent region on the basis of a three-dimensional shape of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10885542
    Abstract: A multi-restaurant facial recognition includes one or more cameras, first point-of-sale (POS) terminals, and a backend server. The cameras are disposed within a first retail establishment and are configured to capture one or more images of a patron within the first retail establishment. The POS terminals are also within the first retail establishment and one or more of the first POS terminals receives the one or more images and transmits a request over a network for enrollment of the patron in a loyalty program. The backend server receives the request, enrolls the patron in the loyalty program, and stores loyalty program data, where the backend server may recognize and provide the loyalty program data in response to subsequent requests for recognition of the patron from any one of a plurality of second POS terminals that are in other retail establishments that are related to the first retail establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshit Panigrahi
  • Patent number: 10884678
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives customer information of a customer to whom a product is to be delivered, and image information to be printed on the product, an acquisition unit that acquires a state of a recording medium having an image printed thereon from the image information received by the receiving unit, and an associating unit that associates via a print job the state of the recording medium acquired by the acquisition unit with the customer information received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Washino, Yoshinori Makishima
  • Patent number: 10877703
    Abstract: A communication device including a processor configured to, when executing processor-executable instructions stored in a storage unit, perform determining a first configurable range including setting values stored in the storage unit, acquiring, from an image processing apparatus via a communication unit, a second configurable range including setting values for image processing executable by the image processing apparatus, determining whether the first configurable range is equal to the second configurable range, when determining that the first configurable range is equal to the second configurable range, transmitting an image processing instruction to perform an image processing operation according to the setting values of the first configurable range stored in the storage unit, to the image processing apparatus via the communication unit, and when determining that the first configurable range is different from the second configurable range, restricting transmission of the image processing instruction to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10867201
    Abstract: The technology relates to detecting possible imaging sensor occlusion. In one example, a system including an imaging sensor and one or more processors may be configured to capture first image data using the imaging sensor. The one or more processors may encode the first image data into an uncompressed image file and generate a compressed image file based on the uncompressed image file. The file size of the compressed image file may be determined and based on the file size of the compressed image file, the system may determine that the imaging sensor is possibly occluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Ruffin Evans
  • Patent number: 10868939
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display, a first communication interface, and a second communication interface. The image processing apparatus performs operations including transmitting, via the first communication interface, connection information for communication via the second communication interface to a communication terminal, receiving, from the communication terminal via the second communication interface, a transmission destination information to be used in a transmission function of the image processing apparatus for transmitting image data, and displaying, on the display, a screen capable of designating whether or not to use the received transmission destination information as a destination of the transmission function in accordance with having received the transmission destination information via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 10860890
    Abstract: A learning management device comprising an inference engine that is input with image data and acquires output for performing guidance display to a user using an inference model that has been specifically learned, and a processor that confirms if there is a specified relationship between a trial input image and trial guidance display for this trial input image under conditions that have been assumed at the time of use, and that determines whether or not it is necessary to relearn the inference model that has been learned based on the result of this confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Dai Ito, Zhen Li, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10853643
    Abstract: Increasing the probability that an image showing the front face of a display object is displayed initially is enabled. An image extraction device acquires position information indicating a position of a display object and display object information indicating the display object. The image extraction device extracts a partial image including the acquired display object information from images photographed from at least one spot located within a predetermined distance of a position indicated by the acquired position information. The image extraction device outputs the extracted partial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Naho Kono, Ryosuke Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10853949
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technology which adaptively switches video analysis methods according to a congestion situation within a video, and which carries out a suitable video analysis by a limited computational volume. Provided is an image processing device 100, wherein a congestion estimation unit 102 estimates a congestion situation within a video which is acquired from an image input unit 101. A control unit 103 switches methods for video analysis according to the congestion situation. In a situation of low congestion, an image analysis unit for use in normal situations 105 carries out the video analysis by a basic method. In a situation of high congestion, an image analysis unit for use in congested situations 106 carries out a high-precision video analysis, such as an analysis which spans a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Komiya, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Nakakita, Kazunari Iwanaga, Junichi Togashi, Yohei Akimoto, Masaya Okada, Atsushi Sassa, Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 10843972
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes: a ceramic body that has a first face and a second face facing with the first face and has an internal electrode layer inside thereof; a pair of external electrodes that cover the first face and the second face; and a spot that is formed on a third face of the ceramic body that is different from the first face and the second face and is an amorphous phase including Ba, Si and O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazumi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10846525
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to field of machine learning and image processing, disclosing method and device for identifying cell region of table including cell borders from an image document. Table detecting system rescales a primary image document into plurality of secondary image documents of different size and resolution to detect plurality of candidate regions comprising predefined table features in each secondary image document. Further, for each candidate region, set of connected components are determined and the connected components corresponding to the IDs that are present in more than one set of the connected components are clustered. Subsequently, areas corresponding to the clusters that are determined to form a table are cropped from the primary image document and each cell region of the table is identified by modifying pixel values of the clusters of the connected components in the cropped area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Aniket Anand Gurav, Rupesh Wadibhasme, Swapnil Dnyaneshwar Belhe
  • Patent number: 10839533
    Abstract: A system and method of processing video information received from surveillance cameras for tracking moving objects in real time or archival video. The system can contain a set of image capture devices, a storage device, an image-display device, a data input device, and a set of data processing devices configured for performance of stages. The stages can include a linking of a set of image capture devices to a location map, displaying of the video image from the first image capture device, selecting a moving object which can be tracked by operator as an object of interest, identifying the movement of the selected moving object and its highlight on the video image as area of interest, assessing a direction of the movement of the selected moving object, and predicting a location of the object in the field of view of the second capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OOO ITV Group
    Inventors: Murat K. Altuev, Igor I. Falomkin, Roman V. Kalinin, Vadim V. Shmelyov, Egor P. Suchkov