Color Selection Patents (Class 345/593)
  • Patent number: 10701225
    Abstract: In a multifunction peripheral (MFP), an information processing apparatus includes an execution unit configured to execute a series of processing operations of the MFP including a plurality of processes by combining a plurality of extension programs according to a definition file that defines the series of processing operations, and a determination unit configured to determine a design of a user interface that is used in common by the plurality of extension programs executing the respective processes of the series of processing operations, wherein the plurality of extension programs has respective designs of user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumitoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10699622
    Abstract: A data processing system can store a long-term history of pixel luminance values in a secure memory and use those values to create burn-in compensation values that are used to mitigate burn-in effect on a display. The long-term history can be updated over time with new, accumulated pixel luminance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ross Thompson, Guy Cote, Christopher P. Tann, Jerrold V. Hauck, Ian C. Hendry, Vanessa C. Heppolette, Adam J. Machalek, Alan M. Dunn, Ali Sazegari, Lars M. Lindberg, Arthur L. Spence
  • Patent number: 10699146
    Abstract: In various embodiments, computer program products for detecting, estimating, calculating, etc. characteristics of a document based on reference objects depicted on the document are disclosed. In one approach, a computer program product for processing a digital image depicting a document includes instructions executable by a computer for analyzing the digital image to determine one or more of a presence and a location of one or more reference objects; determining one or more geometric characteristics of at least one of the reference objects; defining one or more region(s) of interest based at least in part on one or more of the determined geometric characteristics; and detecting a presence or absence of an edge of the document within each defined region of interest. Additional embodiments leverage the type of document depicted in the image, multiple frames of image data, and/or calculate or extrapolate document edges rather than locating edges in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Shustorovich, Christopher W. Thrasher, Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup
  • Patent number: 10687046
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation (MVIDMR) of object can be generated from live images of the object captured from a hand-held camera. Methods are described where image data associated with the images capture from the hand-held camera are manipulated to generate a more desirable MVIDMR of the object. In particular, the image data can be manipulated so that it appears as if the camera traveled a smoother trajectory during the capture of the images which can provide a smoother output of the MVIDMR. In embodiment, key point matching within the image data and, optionally, IMU data from a sensor package on the camera can be used to generate constraints used in a factor graph optimization that is used to generate a smoother trajectory of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Chris Beall, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Krunal Ketan Chande
  • Patent number: 10666898
    Abstract: A communication management system relays communication between a first communication terminal that transmits data of a spherical image and a plurality of second communication terminals. The communication management system includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores session identification information in association with addresses of communication terminals participating in the video communication session. The circuitry receives, from the first communication terminal, particular session identification information identifying a particular video communication session, and a display control parameter for limiting a display area of the spherical image to be displayed by each of the plurality of second communication terminals in the particular video communication session to a part of an entire area of the spherical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Soneda, Takafumi Takeda, Kenichiro Morita, Hidekuni Annaka
  • Patent number: 10664654
    Abstract: A method on a client device is described. First document content information that corresponds to a first plurality of document elements of an electronic document is received from a data server. A graphical user interface that represents the first plurality of document elements is generated based on the first document content information. First author identifiers that indicate most recent authors for the first plurality of document elements are received. The first document content information and the first author identifiers correspond to a first timestamp. Visual identifiers for the first author identifiers are selected based on the graphical user interface. The visual identifiers are generated to indicate which of the first author identifiers correspond to the first plurality of document elements represented by the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WORKIVA INC.
    Inventors: Bryon Lee Marks, Robert Matthew Crawford, Levi Nichols, Edward Cupps, Hannah Deering
  • Patent number: 10652512
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for video processing. In one aspect, the device may obtain a video stream with a plurality of frames. The device can also map, for each frame of the plurality of frames, a first luminance level associated with the frame to a second luminance level based on a transfer function. In some aspects, the transfer function can also include a first function for a first luminance level range and a second function for a second luminance level range, the first function being non-linear and the second function being polynomial. Additionally, the device can indicate, for each frame of the plurality frames, the second luminance level within the video stream. Moreover, the transfer function can include a third function for a third luminance level range, wherein the third function may be between the first and second functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ike Ikizyan
  • Patent number: 10594904
    Abstract: A correction coefficient calculation unit including a reference image output unit that generates a reference image, a profile receiving unit that receives image information and printing information, the image information indicating a color characteristic related to an image to be displayed on a display unit, the printing information indicating a color characteristic related to a printing device, and a reference image division unit that creates printing characteristic data that associates the reference image with the reference image that has undergone color conversion based on the printing information and the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10594992
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a digital device digital device may comprise: an input unit; a display unit; and a control unit for displaying a color gain adjustment window on the display unit according to a first input, extracting, when a certain color is selected in the color gain adjustment window, unique R, G, and B values of the selected color respectively, increasing or decreasing each of the extracted unique R, G, and B values according to a second input, increasing the gain value of the corresponding color when at least one of the increased unique R, G, and B values is equal to or greater than a first reference value, and decreasing the gain value of the corresponding color when at least one of the decreased unique R, G, and B values is equal to or less than a second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Myoungsuk Chae
  • Patent number: 10542187
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a converting unit configured to convert a color of input image data based on information representing a correspondence between a brightness level and a color, and generate converted image data; and a setting unit configured to set a gradation characteristic of the input image data, wherein the converting unit converts the color of the input image data based on information representing a first correspondence in a case where the gradation characteristic set by the setting unit is a first gradation characteristic, and converts the color of the input image data based on information representing a second correspondence in a case where the gradation characteristic set by the setting unit is a second gradation characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe
  • Patent number: 10534973
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for color palette extraction for videos are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: identifying, at a server, a frame of a video content item; clustering pixels of the frame of the video content item based on a color of each of the pixels into a group of clusters; for each of a plurality of clusters in the group of clusters, determining an average color for the cluster; selecting a cluster of the plurality of clusters based on the average color of the cluster; determining a color palette corresponding to the frame of the video content item for one or more user interface elements in which the video content item is to be presented based on the average color of the selected cluster; and transmitting information indicating the color palette to a user device in response to a request to present the video content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Keene, Maegan Clawges
  • Patent number: 10514836
    Abstract: A method for color selection is disclosed. The method may be implemented by a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions. The method may comprise: determining parameters for color selection, the parameters for color selection being associated with at least a first dimension and a second dimension; obtaining, from the parameters for color selection, a first selected parameter based on a first selection area of the first dimension; generating a second selection area of the second dimension based on the first selected parameter; obtaining, from the parameters for color selection, a second selected parameter based on the second selection area of the second dimension; and displaying a color based on the first and second selected parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jijia Lai
  • Patent number: 10453375
    Abstract: A data processing system can store a long-term history of pixel luminance values in a secure memory and use those values to create burn-in compensation values that are used to mitigate burn-in effect on a display. The long-term history can be updated over time with new, accumulated pixel luminance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Drzaic, Tae-Wook Koh, Ross Thompson, Guy Cote, Christopher P. Tann, Jerrold V. Hauck, Yifan Zhang, Jean-Pierre Guillou, Ian C. Hendry, Vanessa C. Heppolette, Arthur L. Spence
  • Patent number: 10410434
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to creating and editing avatars, and navigating avatar selection interfaces. In some examples, an avatar feature user interface includes a plurality of feature options that can be customized to create an avatar. In some examples, different types of avatars can be managed for use in different applications. In some examples, an interface is provided for navigating types of avatars for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Scapel, Arian Behzadi, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher James Romney
  • Patent number: 10397638
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is for displaying a first image on a display apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a display request detection unit configured to detect a display request to the display apparatus for displaying a second image that is different from the first image; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image signal of the second image from an outside; a superimposition display unit configured to superimpose and display the second image, formed by using the image signal, on the first image in a case in which the display request detection unit detects the display request; and a display mode changing unit configured to change, in a case in which the second image is superimposed and displayed on the first image, at least a display mode of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Kanematsu, Yuichi Kawasaki, Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10354603
    Abstract: Provided are display screens for electronic devices and methods for displaying content on electronic devices, that are particularly suitable for users who are suffering from or recovering from a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), migraine, or computer vision syndrome. Embodiments comprise a component that modifies at least one parameter of content that is displayed on the display screen, wherein the modified displayed content reduces, minimizes, or eliminates negative side effects of users. Embodiments may include computer executable programmed instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that direct a processor to modify at least one parameter of content that is displayed on a display screen of an electronic device, and/or to implement a simplified graphical user interface. One embodiment is implemented using an e-paper display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Iris Technological Design Incorporated
    Inventors: Conor G. Ross, Colin S. D. Harding
  • Patent number: 10348758
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for providing interfaces for visualizing threats within networked control systems may include (i) receiving a request to provide a graphical interface to visualize a networked control system with multiple components, (ii) identifying within the networked control system a potential security threat involving a potentially compromised component of the networked control system, and (iii) providing the graphical interface by (a) ordering the components according to a control hierarchy, (b) portraying each component within a circular area by arranging the components according to the control hierarchy and according to domains within the networked control system such that each component falling within a given domain is placed within a corresponding arc of the circular area, and (c) highlighting, within the graphical interface, an area within an arc of the circular area containing the potentially compromised component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Holl, Michael Stanley, Russell Bauder
  • Patent number: 10326914
    Abstract: A system and method are described for the production of color selection swatch cards for point of purchase displays of custom blended paints, textiles or plastics using a digital inkjet printer and custom blended inkjet inks based on a set of base inks that can be blended using commercial match prediction software. The base inks are matched spectrally to the base paints, dyes or plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Rich, Aileen Chiu, Veronika Lovell
  • Patent number: 10311509
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Rose Rice, Damien Reynolds, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 10304417
    Abstract: A digital signage including a display panel configured to display content; a controller configured to: display first content in a first area of the display panel, obtain display panel control data for preventing an afterimage, based on received afterimage-related data, and move the display panel a predetermined amount and display the first content in a second area of the display panel based on the display panel control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chala Park, Youngran Kim, Jaesun Yun, Seunghun Lee, Soungjoo Hong
  • Patent number: 10282644
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BALDWIN AMERICAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco
  • Patent number: 10248843
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image acquiring unit configured to acquire the face image. The apparatus additionally having a first determining unit configured to determine a representative pixel value representing a skin region, based on pixels included in the face image, a region generating unit configured to generate a first region including the object, and a second determining unit configured to determine correction pixels, which are one or more pixels used for the correction, out of pixels present in a vicinity of the first region, based on similarity to the representative pixel value. The apparatus also having a partial-image generating unit configured to generate a partial image, which is a collection of pixels for replacing pixels corresponding to the object, using the correction pixels, and a correcting unit configured to perform correction by combining the partial image with the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Ohta
  • Patent number: 10228286
    Abstract: A display device including a housing, a display module, a carrier and a color correction module is provided. The display module is disposed in the housing and exposes a display plane, which faces a first direction vertical to the display plane. The carrier is movably connected to the housing and disposed outside the housing or disposed on a back side of the display module. The back side faces to a second direction opposite to the first direction. The color correction module is disposed on the carrier and has a sensing face. The carrier is selectively disposed at a first position or a second position with respect to the housing. When the carrier is at the second position, the sensing face of the color correction module is moved to face the display plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chun Su, Ying-Tsung Tsai, Ming-Yuan Hung, Chih-Wei Tien, Hung-Hsun Liu, Chun-Jung Tsuo, Kai-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10223341
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for a computer processor-implemented method of beautifying an electronic textual document having text organized in a plurality of sections. Each of the sections is representative of a corresponding one of a plurality of textual elements. The method includes: receiving a user selection of the text for beautification, the selected text including at least a portion of one of the sections; classifying the selected text as the corresponding one of the textual elements represented by the one of the sections; ranking a set of attributes applicable to the one of the textual elements; presenting an ordered list of the highest-ranked attributes; in response to receiving a selection of one or more of the presented attributes, applying the selected attributes to the selected text; and reranking the applicable attributes to reflect the selected attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Arihant Jain, Mudit Rastogi, Mohammad Javed Ali, Ankur Murarka, Amit Gaurav
  • Patent number: 10178400
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10168990
    Abstract: A device may receive a floating-point function. The floating-point function may be a function described in a programming language that uses floating-point representation. The device may determine that fixed-point program code, associated with the floating-point function, is to be generated. The device may determine that the floating-point function is to be replaced with a replacement construct before the fixed-point program code is generated. The replacement construct may be described in the programming language and may be capable of conversion from the floating-point representation to a fixed-point representation. The device may determine parameters associated with generating the replacement construct. The parameters may be determined based on an evaluation of the floating-point function. The device may generate the replacement construct based on the parameters. The device may replace the floating-point function with the replacement construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthiah Annamalai, Kiran K. Kintali, Srinivas Muddana
  • Patent number: 10148923
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit acquiring output values of a plurality of pixels from an image sensor, the plurality of pixels having a predetermined pixel size, a projection control unit projecting a first pattern image and a second pattern image with a distance smaller than the predetermined pixel size, the first pattern image including one or more boundaries, the second pattern image including one or more corresponding boundaries corresponding to the one or more boundaries, a storage unit storing as, a reference value, an output value of one or more reference pixels, the output value picks up the first pattern image, and an adjusting unit adjusting the projection position by comparing an output value of the one or more reference pixels and the stored reference value, the output value of the one or more reference pixels picks up the second pattern image while moving the projection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Inokawa
  • Patent number: 10102878
    Abstract: A method of displaying images on a display. Images from a video playback are displayed on the display with a first luminance profile, the luminance profile mapping video data samples to output luminance of the display. A user initiated modification of a speed of the video playback is detected. A second luminance profile is determined for the display of the video playback, the second luminance profile being determined according to the modified speed of the video playback and a predetermined adaptation speed of a human visual system of a viewer of the video playback. Further images from the video playback are displayed on the display using the determined second luminance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Volodymyr Kolesnikov, Christopher James Rosewarne
  • Patent number: 10095377
    Abstract: A method for displaying a badge of an icon is disclosed. The method may comprise acquiring feature information of the icon; determining a display element of the badge according to the acquired feature information; and generating and displaying the badge according to the determined display element, at a preset position of the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Xiangli, Zhuang Qian, Baoke Chen
  • Patent number: 10089550
    Abstract: A system and method of producing and superimposing information graphics that relate to a sporting event. The information graphics may be superimposed on the playing surface during an athletic competition, a racetrack during a motorsports race, and the like. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed first down line that corresponds to a football team's colors. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed perimeter that borders the playing surface and corresponds to a team's colors. Additional embodiments include an information display graphic that quickly provide critical information to viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: William F. Otte
  • Patent number: 10067646
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for color selection in a desktop publishing application. A color selection technique includes receiving a selection of an image, automatically sampling a color from a pixel of the selected image, and adding the sampled color to a color swatch in a graphical user interface. The sampled color may be the predominant color in the image (e.g., the color that appears in the greatest number of pixels), or the sampled color may be the darkest or lightest color in the image. In another embodiment, several colors (e.g., two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten) are sampled from different pixels of the selected image, and some or all of the sampled colors are added to the color swatch. A designer can then select the sampled color(s) from the color swatch and apply the selected color(s) to one or more elements of a layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Sameer Manuja, Ashish Duggal
  • Patent number: 10049398
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for determining an amount of color additive to add to paint. Color measurement data is transmitted via a network is received at a server. A color formulation is identified based on the color measurement data. Historical color recommendation data is accessed from a data repository, where the data repository contains color data that is based on previous color recommendations. The color formulation is adjusted based on the historical color recommendation data, and the adjusted color formulation is transmitted from the server via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis A. Somerville, John S. Ceglarek
  • Patent number: 10051157
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is caused to execute adjustment processing for an image; generate a soft proof image based on the image, a parameter adjusted in the adjustment processing, and characteristic information on a printing apparatus; display the soft proof image on a screen; and store the parameter of the adjusted image for which the adjustment processing is performed while the soft proof image is being displayed on the screen, and information relating to the printing apparatus, in association with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Yoneda, Tomoaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10037619
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a method for generating a motion sequence of an animation, the method comprising the steps of: generating a line of movement indicating a path along which a character moves, with reference to a first user manipulation inputted with respect to a reference plane; specifying the line of movement, a section included in the line of movement and a point on the line of movement with reference to a second user manipulation inputted with respect to the reference plane; and generating a motion sequence which enables the character to carry out assigned motions by assigning a motion to the line of movement, the section or the point with reference to a third user manipulation inputted with respect to the reference plane when the character is located at the line of movement, the section or the point to which the motion is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ANIPEN INC.
    Inventor: Jae Woong Jeon
  • Patent number: 9992384
    Abstract: A correction coefficient calculation unit includes: a reference image output unit that generates a reference image; a profile receiving unit that receives image information and printing information, the image information indicating a color characteristic related to an image to be displayed on a display unit, the printing information indicating a color characteristic related to a printing device; and a reference image division unit that creates printing characteristic data that associates the reference image with the reference image that has undergone color conversion based on the printing information and the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9992371
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an economy mode color conversion section that converts, in printing execution in the economy mode by the image forming apparatus, colors of the image based on an economy mode color conversion table; and the economy mode color correction section that corrects at least one of the two colors in the image the colors of which have not yet been converted by the economy mode color conversion section. When Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in an economy mode Voronoi diagram are the same regions under condition that Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in a normal mode Voronoi diagram are different regions, the economy mode color correction section corrects the at least one of the two colors in a manner such that the Voronoi regions respectively corresponding to the two colors in the economy mode Voronoi diagram become different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Etsuko Manda
  • Patent number: 9984316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Baldwin Americas Corporation
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco
  • Patent number: 9986135
    Abstract: In a method of image compression, a processor computes a palette for a block of pixels, the palette having palette values; and the processor computes index values, where some index values map a pixel to a palette value and some index values map a pixel to a value that is between two palette values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jeffrey Matthew Kempf
  • Patent number: 9980114
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a communication device (smartphone or wearable device, e.g.) or other wireless communication participant (motor vehicle having a wireless communication capability, e.g.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9979859
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a color conversion unit, a representative-hue-range acquiring unit, and a color correction unit. In a Voronoi diagram based on a grid point of the color conversion table with respect to one hue range of the two representative hue ranges obtained by the representative-hue-range acquiring unit, when a movement pixel corresponds most to a Voronoi region where the pixels inside the one hue range in the specific part corresponds most, the movement pixel being a pixel inside the other hue range of the two representative hue ranges in the specific part with only the hue of the pixel being moved to the one hue range, the color correction unit corrects color of the image inside the other hue range in the specific part such that the movement pixel does not correspond to the Voronoi region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Etsuko Manda
  • Patent number: 9928543
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Rose Rice, Damien Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9866922
    Abstract: A method for controlling playback of video data on a first device (12) by a second device (13) is disclosed, which includes, at the level of the second device, presenting an image corresponding to a section of the video data; and in response to a change of the presentation status of the image, transmitting a command to the first device to adapt the playback status of the section of video data on the first device as a function of the change of the presentation status of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jun Li, Jun Xu, Xiaojun Ma, Jianfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9830722
    Abstract: An image processing includes: a unit that calculates a feature amount of main image data; a unit that calculates a feature amount of sub image data or resized sub image data; an adjustment unit that performs image quality adjustment on the resized sub image data so that a difference between a feature amount of the adjusted sub image data and the feature amount of the main image data is smaller than a difference between the calculated feature amount of the sub image data and the feature amount of the main image data; and a unit that generates display image data from the main image data and adjusted sub image data according to display mode information. The sub image data include plural content items. The adjustment unit updates the feature amount of the main image data used in the adjustment, at the timing of change of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Sukeno, Kazuhiko Yamada, Nobuhiko Yamagishi, Satoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 9832349
    Abstract: The invention causes a gloss observed in a reproduction to approach a gloss of a target even if a range in which it is possible to change the gloss in the reproduction is small. An input unit inputs color and gloss data including at least a color signal and a gloss signal of the target to reproduce. A mapping unit maps the color and gloss data into a gloss representable range based on information indicating a gloss representable range of the gloss representation device. A signal generation unit generates, based on the color and gloss data after the mapping, an output signal outputted to the gloss representation device. The mapping unit performs a mapping that saves information indicating a local gloss difference in accordance with a spatial distribution of the gloss signal as the mapping of the gloss signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yanai
  • Patent number: 9823635
    Abstract: A handheld information processing device such a mobile telephone or portable computer has a normal operating mode in which it executes information processing operations in response to user activation of user controls from the user control interface. Furthermore, the device has a remote control signal transmitter coupled to its processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to switch automatically to a remote control mode when no user activation of the user controls has been detected for a predetermined time duration. In an embodiment handheld information processing device switches to the remote control mode only if it is within a predetermined range of spatial locations after the time duration. In the remote control mode the processing circuit responds user activation of the user controls substantially only by causing the remote control signal transmitter to transmit conventional remote control command signals to equipment like TVs, recorders etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HOME CONTROL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Rogier Louis Jacques Willem Thissen
  • Patent number: 9798743
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a décor harmony service (DHS) that facilitates mapping of colors from a color palette to decor accessories in a setting, e.g., a room, such that the décor accessories, when arranged together, appear harmonious to a user. For example, using harmony-distribution rules, the DHS maps a set of décor accessories occupying “60%” of the area of a room to a main color of a color palette, a second set of décor accessories occupying “30%” to a feature color and a third set of décor accessories occupying “10%” to an accent color. The DHS generates a representation of the room, e.g., an image of the room, with the décor accessories having the assigned colors. The DHS facilitates a user to use the generated image for finding and purchasing décor products that match with a décor accessory in the generated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ART.COM
    Inventors: Paul Golding, John Yan
  • Patent number: 9786067
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to presenting, and configuring, digital objects on a display device for application with a visual music presentation. An interactive screen can be presented on a touchscreen of a display device, wherein a visual musician can interact with one or more components and/or features comprising the screen to control presentation of the digital objects. A portion of the screen can be configured to initially present a continuous hue spectrum, which can subsequently be replaced with a discrete hue spectrum. Further, a spectrum comprising naturally visible hues can be modified such that a plurality of hues in the spectrum are positioned equally across the spectrum, and further, brightness of respective hues can be modified to enable presentment of a visually appealing visual music presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Fred Collopy
  • Patent number: 9729885
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for compressing a color index map in video coding applications including screen content images. An embodiment method includes obtaining, at a video codec device, an image block, and generating a color index map comprising a plurality of entries and representing the image block. Each one of the entries is assigned a color index indicating a respective color. The method further includes assigning, in a correct prediction map, a first bit-value for each one of the entries that is predictable by a neighboring entry in the color index map, and a second bit-value for each one of the entries that is unpredictable by any neighboring entry in the color index map. Further, an actual value from the color index map for the each one of the entries that is unpredictable by any neighboring entry is added in a sequence of non-predictable color indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shervin Minaee, Haoping Yu
  • Patent number: 9727983
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating color-based recommendations using color palette information. An indication may be received that a user is requesting a color-related recommendation, the indication associated with item information and color palette information, the color palette information corresponding to a first color palette. Based at least in part on the item information and the color palette information, one or more items corresponding to the item information and the color palette information are identified. Where there is more than one identified item, a ranking for the identified plurality of items may be generated. Item recommendations comprising at least a portion of the identified plurality of items in accordance with the generated ranking may be provided for presentation on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 9712719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a processed image accurate to within a tolerance in a color space to indicate the visual appearance of one or more colors. The color space is a standardized color space, such as sRGB or CIELAB. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the processed image to a display located remote from the image capturing device and to receive an input signal from a remote input device to allow a user to approve or reject the displayed processed image for printing on a print device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Quad/Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick C. Honeck, Adam Nelson, Stephen J. Daily, Jon Ubert, John C. Seymour, Michael D. Sisco