Patents by Inventor Edward L. Schwartz

Edward L. Schwartz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10592854
    Abstract: Methods and systems for planogram matching are described. The methods include capturing an image, processing the image to identify a product based on a symbolic identifier, receiving a planogram, identifying a region of a planogram based on a linear grouping, determining a geometrically consistent match between the product and a sample product included in the region of the planogram, and determining an alignment between the region of the planogram and a corresponding region of the image that includes the product. The methods may further include determining a location in the corresponding region that does not include an expected product based on the planogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190163698
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an object or product represented in an image is disclosed. The system receives a first image, determines a region of interest in the first image, determines a classification score for the region of interest using a convolutional neural network that assigns the region of interest the classification score corresponding to a class, and identifies a first product in the first image based on the classification score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Ramya Narasimha, Edward L. Schwartz, Max McFarland, Silvio Savarese, Kathrin Berkner
  • Patent number: 10242036
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an object or product represented in an image is disclosed. The system receives a first image, determines a region of interest in the first image, determines a classification score for the region of interest using a convolutional neural network that assigns the region of interest the classification score corresponding to a class, and identifies a first product in the first image based on the classification score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Ramya Narasimha, Edward L. Schwartz, Max McFarland, Silvio Savarese, Kathrin Berkner
  • Patent number: 9870352
    Abstract: An electronic writing solution server includes a workflow dashboard application that comprises a dashboard generator. The dashboard generator receives a collection of forms, each form in the collection being of a same type and having been created from a dashboard template, the dashboard template including an association of fields, steps and indicators in each form, identifies which fields have been filled in by at least one user for each form, determines a current step of a multistep workflow based on the fields that have been filled out for each form and generates a dashboard for displaying a number of forms that correspond to each step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz, Michael J. Gormish
  • Patent number: 9805013
    Abstract: A system and method for creating one or more manifests that group one or more forms by one or more tasks is described. A manifest application determines one or more tasks and a first order for the one or more tasks, determines one or more forms associated with each task and a second order for the one or more forms within each task, generates one or more user interface elements that each link to a corresponding form within each tasks, generates a manifest comprising a summary of the one or more tasks in the first order, the forms in the second order for each task and the user interface elements that each link to a corresponding form and provides the manifest for display on a portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9794078
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing documents and markup to documents in near real-time. A server coupled with a plurality of client devices via a network is configured to fairly distribute documents to each of the plurality of client devices in one or more collaborative sessions. The server receives a document for distribution to a plurality of client devices associated with a particular collaborative session, breaks the documents into pieces, and repeatedly, until all pieces of the document are distributed: selects a piece of the document for transmission, sends the selected piece to each of the plurality of client devices, computes a delay based on the size of the selected piece and a minimum network bandwidth, and waits for the computed delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9734465
    Abstract: A distributed workflow-enabled system includes: a workflow-enabled provider and a workflow-enabled client communicatively coupled by a network. The workflow-enabled provider and the workflow-enabled client include a workflow unit. The workflow unit allows the workflow-enabled provider and the workflow-enabled client to communicate, distribute processes and present a user interfaces by providing a communication manager, a process control module and a user interface module. The present invention also includes a number of novel methods including a method for communication, a method for processing by a process control module, a method for creating and presenting the user interface and a method for retrieving processes executable by the process control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Daja Phillips, Max E. McFarland, Andrea Mariotti, Haixia Yu, Michael G. E. Griffin, Bradley J. Rhodes, Sergey Chemishkian, Edward L Schwartz, Patty Case, Stephen R. Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20170178060
    Abstract: Methods and systems for planogram matching are described. The methods include capturing an image, processing the image to identify a product based on a symbolic identifier, receiving a planogram, identifying a region of a planogram based on a linear grouping, determining a geometrically consistent match between the product and a sample product included in the region of the planogram, and determining an alignment between the region of the planogram and a corresponding region of the image that includes the product. The methods may further include determining a location in the corresponding region that does not include an expected product based on the planogram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9558400
    Abstract: An electronic writing solution server includes a query engine and a user interface engine. The query engine receives a search query from a user, the search query specifying a field in at least one form and including a first stroke or text, retrieves clusters from a database, retrieves example strokes from the clusters at vary levels of similarity to the first stroke, receives user selections for strokes of interest from the example strokes, and retrieves information associated with the strokes of interest from the database. The user interface engine generates graphical data for presenting the retrieved information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward L. Schwartz, John W. Barrus
  • Patent number: 9558170
    Abstract: An Image Based Document Management (IBDM) server includes a state recorder, a query engine, a view creation module and a user interface engine. The view creation module creates a first view of a collection based on at least one operation from a first user. The state recorder receives a selection of the first view of the collection from a user. The query engine runs a query associated with the first view of the collection. The user interface engine generates graphical data for presenting a list of views of the collection including the first view of the collection to a user and for displaying the first view of the collection to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20160342863
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an object or product represented in an image is disclosed. The system receives a first image, determines a region of interest in the first image, determines a classification score for the region of interest using a convolutional neural network that assigns the region of interest the classification score corresponding to a class, and identifies a first product in the first image based on the classification score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Ramya Narasimha, Edward L. Schwartz, Max McFarland, Silvio Savarese, Kathrin Berkner
  • Patent number: 9483522
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for aggregating form data based on marks in graphic form fields. The system includes a controller, a request customization module, a search module and a presentation module. The controller receives data indicating an initiation of a search request from a user, data describing a form selected by the user, data describing a graphic form field specified by the user in the form and data describing a region of interest specified by the user in the graphic form field. The request customization module customizes the search request using the region of interest. The search module performs a form search on a collection of form data using the search request to determine one or more matching forms that each include at least one mark satisfying the region of interest. The presentation module provides the one or more matching forms to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward L. Schwartz, John W. Barrus, Michael J. Gormish
  • Patent number: 9449031
    Abstract: An Image Based Document Management (IBDM) server includes a table generator, a symbolic representation module and a sort engine. The table generator generates a table from the form images, the table comprising cells with data types including image data, symbolic data, image and symbolic data and an empty value, and updates the table. The symbolic representation module converts at least one of the cells with image data to symbolic data. The sort engine determines, from a sort request for a column of the table received from a user, at least a first priority for a first data type, the column including at least two of the data types, determines from the sort request a second priority within one of the data types, and sorts the column according to the sort request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9298685
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a table including multiple rows to accommodate redundant field information is described. A table creation module receives a completed form, generates field images, determines a set of unique field images, redundant fields and associated fields in the completed form, populates a first row of the table in a first column with a first unique field image, adds remaining field images from the set of unique field images to the first row, populates the first row with a first redundant field image and remaining field images from a first set of associated fields. The tables can be used to create an organized report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9189468
    Abstract: An electronic writing solution server includes a classification application that comprises a classifier and a user interface engine. The classifier receives multimedia data on a form, identifies at least one field in the form to be modified and modifies the at least one field in the form based on the multimedia data. The user interface engine provides the modified form to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Gormish, John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9159274
    Abstract: A system and a method for updating an electronic paper display are disclosed. A memory includes a waveform table and a transition matrix including multiple pixels, each representing a pixel of the electronic paper display. A page transition display system is coupled to the memory and identifies waveforms from the waveform table associated with multiple transition matrix pixels by processing multiple transition matrix pixels in parallel. For example, the page transition display system loads multiple transition matrix pixels into a register and accesses the waveform table using the contents of the register. Using the identified waveforms, the page transition display system generates control signals used to modify the electronic paper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Rhodes, Guotong Feng, Edward L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20150256638
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing documents and markup to documents in near real-time. A server coupled with a plurality of client devices via a network is configured to fairly distribute documents to each of the plurality of client devices in one or more collaborative sessions. The server receives a document for distribution to a plurality of client devices associated with a particular collaborative session, breaks the documents into pieces, and repeatedly, until all pieces of the document are distributed: selects a piece of the document for transmission, sends the selected piece to each of the plurality of client devices, computes a delay based on the size of the selected piece and a minimum network bandwidth, and waits for the computed delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9082105
    Abstract: A system for paper-like forms processing includes a plurality of portable computing devices coupled by a network to a paper-like forms server. The portable computing devices are adapted to receive images (e.g., compound documents/forms), add stroke annotations to the received images, and send the annotated received images or the stoke annotations themselves to the paper-like forms server. The paper-like forms server comprises a central scheduler and a logging module. The paper-like forms server processes compound documents as paper like forms and sends input to and receives results from service providers to perform various types of paper like processing on the compound document. The paper-like forms server performs the scheduling, routing, logging, verification and billing for the paper-like processing of compound documents. The central scheduler also stores results from service providers for later retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt W. Piersol, Michael J. Gormish, John W. Barrus, Edward L. Schwartz, Kenneth F. Gudan, Richard D. Kosoglow, Stephen R. Savitzky, Sergey Chemishkian
  • Patent number: 8982066
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for automatically ending an interactive device session. In one embodiment, the system comprises a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and operable to: log out a user, delete locally stored data created during a session, and place one or more system hardware components in a reduced power consumption state based on: occupancy sensor data indicating presence or absence of one or more individuals in proximity to an occupancy sensor, and activity information associated with a display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward L. Schwartz, John Barrus
  • Patent number: 8958644
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a table from one or more form images is described. An Image Based Document Management (IBDM) server includes a stroke identification module, an image generator, a table generator and a preference module. The stroke identification module receives completed form data from one or more forms with handwriting fields, media fields and symbolic fields. The image generator generates field images that are a combination of handwriting fields, media fields and symbolic fields. The user preference module determines a user preference for displaying the table. The table generator generates a table from the field images based on the user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward L. Schwartz, John W. Barrus