Character And Graphics Patents (Class 345/636)
  • Patent number: 11551607
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a semiconductor element and a pixel circuit. The pixel circuit includes a first comparator, a second comparator and a subtraction unit. The first comparator generates a first comparison signal. The second comparator generates a second comparison signal. The subtraction unit is coupled to the semiconductor element and configured to receives the first comparison signal and the second comparison signal and generates a subtraction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Hidetoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11537265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for displaying an object. The method includes displaying a navigation bar and a user interface of an application program, wherein the navigation bar is configured to display widgets of n virtual buttons provided by an operating system, where n is a positive integer; when a first object is displayed in the user interface, determining a second object corresponding to the first object, wherein the first object and the second object are a part of a superior-level object; displaying in the navigation bar a display widget corresponding to the second object; receiving a first signal that is generated based on a first specified operation that is triggered on the display widget; and switching a display of the first object in the user interface to a display of the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lan Li, Jiayan Li, Zhenzhou Lu
  • Patent number: 11537777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a server for providing a graphical user interface to a client over a communication network. The graphical user interface comprises a graphical user interface element, the graphical user interface element being formed by an element shape and an element text, the element shape being represented by element shape data, the element text being represented by element text data. The server comprises an encoder configured to encode the element shape data into video data, a detector configured to detect a change associated with the graphical user interface element within the graphical user interface, and a communication interface configured to separately transmit the video data and the element text data over the communication network, the element text data being transmitted upon detection of the change associated with the graphical user interface element for providing the graphical user interface to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Morard, Eran Gampel
  • Patent number: 11373020
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for developing and producing a die using mesh data. A mesh data file representing a surface of the die is created. The mesh data file is configured in an original format that is one of a point-facet format or a node-element format. The mesh data file is translated into a translated format that is another of the point-facet format or the node-element format. Prior to building, the die, as represented by the mesh data file, is evaluated virtually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ziqiang Sheng, Jounqmin Norman Goan, Adam R. Groseclose, Kleber Cabral
  • Patent number: 11341697
    Abstract: Systems and methods for resolving audio conflicts in extended reality systems. When multiple users speak at the same time, one user is selected to speak to the others. The audio output of each remaining speaker is not broadcast, but is instead converted to text which is displayed next to each speaker's avatar or other representation. Users are thus no longer subjected to confusion when multiple speakers each attempt to speak at the same time. Text may be displayed as an extended reality object that can be displayed in the proper perspective and orientation for each user. Displayed text may also be an interactive element of the extended reality environment, moving to avoid collisions with other elements or objects of the extended reality environment, capable of being manipulated by users, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Susanto Sen, Ankur Anil Aher
  • Patent number: 11334617
    Abstract: Technologies generally described herein relate to a computing device for an image search. Example computing devices may include at least one processor and at least one memory storing instructions. The at least one processor may execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining an input image including at least one object that is a target for a search; displaying the input image on a display screen associated with the computing device; receiving an operation to paint the at least one object in the displayed input image to generate region data for at least one painted region; and displaying, on the display screen, one or more search results by an image search conducted based, at least in part, on the input image and the region data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MERCARI, INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Arase
  • Patent number: 11159631
    Abstract: Embodiments for integration of social interactions in shared media by a processor. The social interactions are mapped in real time according to a predetermined preference. Duplicate ones of the social interactions are managed according to a data deduplication operation. The shared media is analyzed in view of the mapped social interactions to generate placement or duration display attributes for the social interactions such that the mapped social interactions and the shared media may be concurrently viewed on a particular display without obfuscating content of the shared media at a particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emmanuel Barajas Gonzalez, Shaun E. Harrington, Harry McGregor, Christopher B. Moore
  • Patent number: 11082507
    Abstract: Embodiments for integration of social interactions in shared media by a processor. The social interactions are mapped in real time according to a predetermined preference. Duplicate ones of the social interactions are managed according to a data deduplication operation. The shared media is analyzed in view of the mapped social interactions to generate placement or duration display attributes for the social interactions such that the mapped social interactions and the shared media may be concurrently viewed on a particular display without obfuscating content of the shared media at a particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emmanuel Barajas Gonzalez, Shaun E. Harrington, Harry McGregor, Christopher B. Moore
  • Patent number: 10938918
    Abstract: A method and associated system for updating recorded multimedia data. An interactive request pertaining to a portion of recorded multimedia data is received. A response to the received request is received. A determination is made of a location, within the recorded multimedia data where the portion (of the recorded multimedia data to which the request pertains) is located. The interactive request and a feedback are combined into a combination. The combination of the interactive request and the feedback, or a link pointing to the combination stored external to the recorded multimedia data, is added to the recorded multimedia data at the location of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peng HuangFu, Li Ting, Jian Wang, Ying Wei, Fei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10916049
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, a communication circuit receiving first data including objects for implementing a virtual environment from a server, and a processor. The objects include a text type of first object and a non-text type of second object. The processor divides a region to be output on the display in the virtual environment into a plurality of blocks, determines at least one of the plurality of blocks as a first region based on a region where the first object is output and determines the rest of the plurality of blocks as a second region, renders the first region in a first rendering method and renders at least a portion of the second region in a second rendering method, and outputs the virtual environment on the display based on the first region and the at least portion of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gwang Woo Park, Ki Hun Eom, Jong Hoon Won, Jung Eun Lee, Sang Won Chae
  • Patent number: 10799792
    Abstract: Examples for managing the participation of users in multiple virtual environments are described. An example method includes a processor receiving from a first user device a virtual object that is created by a user and at least one trigger condition for presenting the virtual object, obtaining a physical location of the first user device, and receiving a selection of a first virtual environment for the virtual object from among a plurality of virtual environments associated with the first user device. The method may further include the processor associating the virtual object with the physical location and with the first virtual environment that is selected, and presenting the virtual object to a second user device associated with the first virtual environment when the at least one trigger condition is encountered, where the at least one trigger condition includes a condition that the second user device is proximate to the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Roque Rios
  • Patent number: 10796466
    Abstract: A method executed by a graph drawing system includes specifying minimum and maximum values of a drawing area in a first axis and a display pixel width along the first axis, determining a step width of a numerical value of the first axis based on a coordinate width along the first axis and the specified display pixel width, the coordinate width being obtained based on the specified minimum and maximum values, changing the minimum or maximum value based on the determined step width and the minimum or maximum value, and determining, based on at least the changed minimum or maximum value, the determined step width and a mathematical expression, coordinates of plot points of the graph, the coordinates including numerical values of variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Akae
  • Patent number: 10778096
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to reduce the number of constituent components and accurately detect a current. A current detection circuit detects a current flowing through a DC/DC converter. A first output unit applies, to a third signal path, a voltage that corresponds to an output from a detection sensor, which has detected a larger current, out of a first sensor and a second sensor. Furthermore, the first output unit applies, to the third signal path, a voltage obtained by reflecting a voltage drop at the transistor or the transistor that is connected to the detection sensor, in the voltage output from the detection sensor. A second output unit applies, to a fourth signal path, a voltage obtained by reflecting a voltage drop that occurs between a base and an emitter of a transistor, in the voltage applied to the third signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kozuma, Yuuki Sugisawa
  • Patent number: 10691385
    Abstract: A method including acquiring a text element and an image element in a web page, each of which strides over a page partition position corresponding to a bottom of a first page in a vertical direction, dividing the text element into a first part and a second part, and arranging the text element and the image element based on a layout of the text element and the image element in the web page, so that the first part is arranged to the first page and the second part and a whole of the image element are arranged to the second page, and so that a top position of the second part and a top position of the whole of the image element are not aligned in the vertical direction in the second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10558331
    Abstract: Terminal devices and methods for designing a network application product are provided. The terminal device includes a task starting interface, a graphical displaying interface, an inputting interface. The task starting interface is configured to receive a task starting instruction to obtain a plurality of first type e-cards having at least one dimensionality type. Each first type e-card contains graphic information corresponding to a dimensionality type and text information corresponding to the graphic information. The graphical displaying interface is configured to display the plurality of first type e-cards. The inputting interface is configured to receive an inputting instruction to select at least two first type e-cards from the plurality of first type e-cards. The inputting interface is further configured to receive context information generated by correlating information including the graphic information and the text information on the at least two first type e-cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Wenpei Hou
  • Patent number: 10455018
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to technology broadcasting shared information in a network. When a user broadcasting the information is distributing to a limited number of users, the system will selectively distribute the information to the limited number of users using a direct iterative or parallelized mechanism. When the user broadcasting the information is distributing to a large number of users, the system will selectively distribute the information using a distributed and parallel processing mechanism. The distributed and parallel processing mechanism includes multiple processing nodes, formed of multiple processing sub-nodes, with varying depths or hierarchal levels which allow for the propagation of the information in an efficient manner without exhausting computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Remus Gabriel Radu, Devin Misner, Jackie Yu Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10366147
    Abstract: Techniques for programmatically magnifying one or more visible content elements of at least one markup language document, so as to increase the display size of those visible content elements. A magnification facility may be configured to apply multiple different zoom techniques. The magnification facility may be configured to evaluate the markup language document(s) at a time that the document(s) are being processed for display to select which of the multiple different zoom techniques may be applied at a time to increase a display size of visible content elements relative to a default display size for those elements. The magnification facility may be incorporated within the markup language document(s) and executed by a viewing application that processes markup language documents. For example, the markup language document(s) may form a web page and the magnification facility may be implemented as scripting language code incorporated into the document(s) of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Leventhal, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 10296570
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to author an electronic document having content including document objects, the documents objects including at least text objects and graphical objects, the graphical objects including at least one of image objects, structured graphics, digital ink, and hyperlinks. The method and system modifies the content of the electronic document, and applies an automatic hybrid reflow process to reflow at least one of the text objects of the electronic document in accordance with the applied automatic hybrid reflow process. The applied automatic hybrid reflow process acting to position the text objects and the graphical objects on the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eric Saund, James V. Mahoney, William C. Janssen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10212351
    Abstract: An image display system includes an image acquisition unit which acquires an image, an area setting unit which sets a plurality of viewing areas to which the image is to be assigned according to a direction of the image, an image assignment unit which assigns the image to each of the plurality of viewing areas, an operation determination unit which discriminates an operation in a first viewing area among the plurality of viewing areas each having the image assigned thereto, and a display control unit which displays the image in the first viewing area and the image in a second viewing area other than the first viewing area among the plurality of viewing areas concurrently based on a result of the discrimination by the operation determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Irie, Toshiyuki Terashita, Tomohiko Sasaki, Ryuichi Shirane
  • Patent number: 10198714
    Abstract: A system for media content collaboration is provided. The system includes a media component, a collaboration component, a permissions component and a finalization component. The media component receives uploaded media content from a first user. The collaboration component generates an online collaboration space for the uploaded media content. The permissions component generates and grants permissions to a second user to edit or augment the uploaded media content in the online collaboration space. The finalization component generates a final version of the uploaded media content based in part on modifications made by the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Yan Tseytlin
  • Patent number: 10152648
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of determining a document type associated with a digital document, the method executable by an electronic device. A processor of the electronic device is configured to execute a plurality of machine learning algorithm (MLA) classifiers, each of the plurality of MLA classifiers having been trained to identify a specific document type. The plurality of MLA classifiers is ranked in a hierarchical order of execution of the plurality of MLA classifiers. A method of training the plurality of MLA classifiers is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ABBYY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Irina Zosimovna Filimonova
  • Patent number: 10062196
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to specify, with respect to image data including a plurality of image objects each having an attribute. The processing circuitry is further configured to identify all image objects having the specified attribute from among the plurality of image objects, and to create, for each of the identified image objects with the same attribute, an additional object that has an identical shape to the image object and that is to be superimposed on the image object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Fumiko Tsuwano
  • Patent number: 10002449
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer readable storage medium for automatically adjusting a chart on a display device. The adjustment is implemented in a chart control, which is installed as a library used in chart applications. An application developer determines the extent to which the chart control is implemented for each chart. Application developers implement chart control libraries so that a user of an application having a chart that references the chart control library can experience at least the following features, irrelevant of chart size, screen size, and screen type: responsive tooltip, zoom in, zoom out, responsive zoom slider, action on selection and selection bar, thumbnail mode, responsive toolbar, responsive legend, responsive format, responsive display or an axis, and responsive display of horizontal bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Vincent Monnier, Junjie Zhu, Sylvie Denis
  • Patent number: 9715362
    Abstract: A print controlling apparatus includes a user interface to input a printing command of a document displaying a plurality of overlaid objects, a printing data generator to detect a transparency region where a transparency is set, in the overlaid objects, to generate a transparency image by calculating a pixel value of the transparency region, based on the pixel value of each object and the transparency, and to generate printing data comprising the transparency image, and a communication interface to send the printing data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-young Jung, So-hye Kim, Ho-jin Ahn
  • Patent number: 9565182
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and methods for managing a risk of access to an on-demand service as a condition of permitting access to the on-demand service. These mechanisms and methods for providing such management can enable embodiments to help prohibit an unauthorized user from accessing an account of an authorized user when the authorized user inadvertently loses login information. The ability of embodiments to provide such management may lead to an improved security feature for accessing on-demand services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Forrest A. Junod, Robert C. Fly, Peter Dapkus, Scott W. Yancey, Steven S. Lawrance, Simon Z. Fell
  • Patent number: 9542696
    Abstract: An online direct marketing and advertising system is presented in which advertisers have an opportunity to send targeted promotions, coupons and offers that are placed in a user's web-based email account without the drawbacks of sending conventional email. The promotions do not take up disk quota space and, at the same time, the system does not need to divulge private user information to the advertiser. This system provides a means to free web-based email providers from the need to obtain opt-in permission to send offers to their users as providers are frequently prohibited from sharing the user's email address and personal information with merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Justin Khoo
  • Patent number: 9460535
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an obtaining section configured to obtain a commonly-displayed object which is commonly displayed before and after a display state is updated, a layout determination section configured to determine a display position of the commonly-displayed object on a display screen after an operation of changing the display state based on a direction of the operation, and an image generating section configured to generate a display image including the commonly-displayed object at the determined display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 9426138
    Abstract: Identity-independent authentication tokens enable issuance of a single strong credential that can be mapped to an individual at each of multiple accounts within the online world. An issuer generates one or more authentication tokens for issuance to individuals or other entities. In some instances, each of these authentication tokens comprises a unique serial number. The individual or other entity may then request an authentication token from the issuer. The issuer may then issue the token to the individual without the need to ask or require the individual to identify his or herself. The individual may then map this issued authentication token to the individual's password at each of the individual's online accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    Inventor: Richard Van Horn
  • Patent number: 9355485
    Abstract: A word cloud can quickly convey relative importance of words by displaying relatively important words larger than relatively unimportant words. Examples of the disclosure are directed to methods of generating a word cloud inside a predetermined polygon of arbitrary shape and size. For example, a word cloud may be generated with words to describe a particular company, and the word cloud may be generated inside the predefined shape of that company's logo, creating a single visualization that both describes and identifies the company. Further, whereas a traditional word cloud may illustrate relative word importance through relative word size, based on relative frequency of each word in a description or corpus, examples of the disclosure are directed to word clouds that can represent multiple dimensions of information for each word using size and color, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Korn Ferry International
    Inventor: David A. Zes
  • Patent number: 9357347
    Abstract: A method for aggregating messages based on a point of interest is provided, the method including: acquiring an instruction to trigger a point of interest; acquiring a region unit in which the point of interest is located from an electronic map which is divided into a plurality of region units in advance, and acquiring a predetermined number of region units including the region unit in which the point of interest is located by taking the region unit in which the point of interest is located as a center; acquiring messages issued within the predetermined number of region units; and generating a message aggregating page including a map indicative of the point of interest based on the acquired messages and displaying the acquired messages on the message aggregating page. A system for aggregating messages based on a point of interest is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Huaheng Fan, Yuanfang Lv, Sheng Cao, Wei Wu, Wei Liu, Ziming Wang, Jun Zhang, Qiong Wang, Mengguang Lin, Yuxiang Fan
  • Patent number: 9299119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronizing a broadcast video with contextual data are disclosed, wherein the broadcast video is enhanced by graphical overlays. Synchronization is achieved by means of digital watermarking of the broadcast video in conjunction with the graphical-overlays. Exemplary embodiments embed a watermark bitstream into the broadcast video based on an overlay-template, characteristic of a corresponding overlay-graphic. The watermarked video is then transmitted over a communication link to a receiving-end including a detector. According to some embodiment, the embedder inserts the watermark bitstream into the overlay-graphics' regions of the video and the detector extracts the watermark bitstream based on information in the overlay-template and based on a restored version of the original overlay-graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Smadar Gefen, Joseph DiGiovanni
  • Patent number: 9276891
    Abstract: The present invention aims at offering a mobile communication device allowing the user to identify the sender when the user selects or opens a mail in a mail list by outputting an image and music that have been registered to the address book. Accordingly, when a mail is selected in the mail list of the mail box 401, or when a mail is opened and the mail message is displayed, the received mail display control unit 140 searches a mail address of the sender of the received mail in the address book 301. If the image/music data ID information 303(?) that has been registered in association with the sender of the mail address is present in the address book 301, the received mail display control unit 140 reads image data or music data from the image/music information 302 of the information storage unit 100 based on the image-music data ID information 303.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Wada, Takahiro Sato, Yuichi Taneya, Kuniyasu Koizumi
  • Patent number: 9202521
    Abstract: A comment creating-displaying device includes: a comment storing unit that stores comment information in which a comment character string representing a character string displayed during reproduction of video captured during movement and a comment coordinate value representing coordinate information of a capture location at which the comment character string is displayed are associated with each other; a first acquisition unit that acquires positioning data that is information including the video, positioning time representing time when the capture location of the video is positioned, and a positioning point representing coordinate information of the capture location of the video; a reproduction control unit that controls reproduction of the acquired video; and a second acquisition unit that acquires the comment character string, which has a distance from the positioning point of the positioning data corresponding to the reproduction time of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Makino
  • Patent number: 9077634
    Abstract: A system facilitates the visualization of a network having multiple nodes. The system collects information from at least one of the nodes. The information describes network operation over a period of time. The system then reconstructs the network operation for the time period from the collected information and presents the reconstructed network operation to an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignees: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., Level 3 Communications, LLC, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: John Richard Zavgren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9049329
    Abstract: A small, compact multifunction printing device provides excellent ease of use with little possibility of slips and continuous paper jamming inside. The multifunction printer has a check processing unit and a continuous paper processing unit. The check processing unit has a U-shaped check conveyance path that opens to the front of the printer and enables handling slips to be processed and the processed slips from the front of the printer. A continuous paper conveyance path that conveys continuous paper fed from a paper roll in the roll paper compartment from the back to the front of the printer is formed on the inside of the check conveyance path, enabling replacing roll paper and removing processed continuous paper from the front. The conveyance paths are independent of each other, the printing positions thereof are separated, and conveyed slips and continuous paper will not interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sasaki, Yoshiki Kinoshita, Shogo Mizuyama
  • Patent number: 9030496
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for image processing apparatus for generating static image data and corresponding Spatial Coordinates as an infrastructure for receiving media input. The media input will generally be related to the image data corresponding with selected Spatial Coordinates. Image data may specifically relate to a physical yearbook converted to static image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Yearbooker LLC
    Inventors: Fanny Chung Davidson, Robert Davidson
  • Publication number: 20150123998
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for image processing apparatus for generating static image data and corresponding Spatial Coordinates as an infrastructure for receiving media input. The media input will generally be related to the image data corresponding with selected Spatial Coordinates. Image data may specifically relate to a physical yearbook converted to static image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Fanny Chung Davidson, Robert Davidson
  • Patent number: 9026087
    Abstract: A method for decoding an ambiguous character code. The method includes a user equipment (UE) receiving a character code that refers to a first character in a first language and to a second character in a second language. The method further includes the UE using language discrimination information available to the UE for other purposes to determine whether to display the first character or the second character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Claude Jean-Frederic Arzelier
  • Patent number: 9019308
    Abstract: In a display apparatus, a processor performs an information storing process of storing the displayed information to be correlated with the locus of the handwriting recognized by the recognition process in the memory, when it is determined by the handwriting position determining process that the locus of the handwriting position is superposed on the information which is displayed on the display unit, and an information output process of reading and outputting the information, which is stored in the memory to be correlated with the handwritten locus recognized by the recognition process by the information storing process, when it is determined by the handwriting position determining process that the locus of the handwriting position is not superposed on the information which is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kosuke Karoji
  • Publication number: 20150109341
    Abstract: A well log is obtained that includes log data gathered along a trajectory of a wellbore. An orientation parameter defining a perspective for displaying the log data along the trajectory is also obtained. Following a path of the trajectory, an image strip is rendered from the log data based on the orientation parameter, where the image strip is a pictorial representation of the log data. The image strip is displayed along the trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Joan Abadie
  • Publication number: 20150103092
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a digital image viewer 110 may crop a digital image 304 to fit into the viewport 302 of the display application 112. The digital image viewer 110 may determine a viewport height of a viewport 302 for a display application 112 on a digital image viewer 110 that downloads a digital image 304. The digital image viewer 110 may execute an automatic size adjustment of the digital image 304 keyed to the viewport height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Panuruj Khambanonda, Vladimir Cabildo, Carolina HernĂ¡ndez
  • Patent number: 8997021
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the invention, parallax and/or three-dimensional effects are added to thumbnail image displays. In at least one embodiment, such effects are applied in a manner that causes the thumbnail images to appear to respond to their display environment. For example, a parallax effect can be applied that responds to current cursor position, scroll position, scroll velocity, orientation of the display device (detected, for example, by position- and/or motion-sensing mechanisms), and/or any other environmental conditions. As another example, thumbnail images can be refocused, and/or a viewpoint for an image can be adjusted, in response to a user clicking on or tapping on particular elements within such images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Lytro, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Kai Liang, Michael Knott, Mugur Marculescu, Jason Wilson, Yi-Ren Ng
  • Publication number: 20150062174
    Abstract: A method for displaying data in a graphical overlay includes overlaying a first lens, including a first dataset, on a first region of the graphical overlay while a second lens, including a second dataset, overlaps the first lens. The first and second datasets are simultaneously displayed, and a correlation between the datasets is determined. Separation of the first and second lenses preserves a circumscribed region within each lens. The first dataset corresponds to first orientation position of the first lens. Rotation of the first lens to a second orientation position reconfigures the first dataset to provide a modified first dataset which corresponds to the second position. A rotational position may also be associated with points in time, a first position corresponding to a first point in time and the first dataset representing the first dataset at the first point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Milam, Eric W. Leong, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Jonathan W. Stoecker
  • Patent number: 8970690
    Abstract: Method for determining the pose of a camera with respect to at least one object of a real environment for use in authoring/augmented reality application that includes generating a first image by the camera capturing a real object of a real environment, generating first orientation data from at least one orientation sensor associated with the camera or from an algorithm which analysis the first image for finding and determining features which are indicative of an orientation of the camera, allocating a distance of the camera to the real object, generating distance data indicative of the allocated distance, determining the pose of the camera with respect to a coordinate system related to the real object of the real environment using the distance data and the first orientation data. May be performed with reduced processing requirements and/or higher processing speed, in mobile device such as mobile phones having display, camera and orientation sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Metaio GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Meier, Selim Ben Himane, Stefan Misslinger, Ben Blachnitzky
  • Patent number: 8970632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to temporarily rendering a display on a display device using map data stored in a high speed memory of the display device while the display device is waiting to receive updated data from a display device persistent memory or a remote map data database in response to a user initiated request for updated data. The present disclosure also relates to a display device high speed memory management module for managing the contents of a high speed memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ronghui Zhu, Michael Siliski
  • Patent number: 8952989
    Abstract: A viewer unit, comprising a display control device configured to control to shift the position of the display range sequentially within the page image in accordance with the positional line determined by the determination device in order to display the images of each display range sequentially on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichiro Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8952988
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes first and second display control units and an operation region specifying unit. The first display control unit is configured to control display of an image of a content by displaying a plurality of article information pieces in a plurality of regions laid out in advance in the image, the article information pieces each being constituted of one of a character string and a picture image, and the article information pieces and the regions being correlated with each other. The operation region specifying unit is configured to specify on which of the regions in the image an operation is performed. The second display control unit is configured to control display of an additional image by displaying the article information pieces in a predetermined region in the image, the article information pieces excepting the article information piece correlated with the specified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Ohki, Tatsushi Nashida, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 8947458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing information on an object included in a visual field of a terminal in a form of augmented reality (AR) by using an image inputted to the terminal and its relating information. The method includes the steps of: (a) specifying the visual field of the terminal corresponding to the inputted image by referring to at least one piece of information on a location, a displacement and a viewing angle of the terminal; and (b) acquiring a graphic element corresponding to the object, included in the visual field of the terminal, whose identity is recognized by using a technology for matching a building image and displaying the acquired graphic element with the inputted image in the form of the augmented reality by providing the graphic element on a location of the object displayed on a screen of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Hee Ryu, Kyoung Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 8947457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing information on an object excluded in a visual field of a terminal in a form of augmented reality (AR) by using an image inputted to the terminal and information related thereto. The method includes the steps of: (a) specifying the visual field of the terminal corresponding to the inputted image by referring to at least one piece of information on a location, a displacement and a viewing angle of the terminal; (b) searching an object(s) excluded in the visual field of the terminal; and (c) displaying guiding information on the searched object(s) with the inputted image in a form of the augmented reality; wherein the visual field is specified by a viewing frustum whose vertex corresponds to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Hee Ryu, Hana Ryu, Kyoung Suk Lee, Chan Jin Ju, Hae Il Lee
  • Patent number: RE47865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for generating a document preview. According to the method, a preview handler provides an interface to one or more previewers. The previewers are software components capable of generating a visual preview for one or more document types. In response to a request from a host application to generate a preview for a document, the preview handler is operative to identify the appropriate previewer for generating a preview for the document. The preview handler may then call the previewer and instruct the previewer to load the document and to show the preview in a sub-window of a window provided by the calling host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Rosenberg, Rhae-Christie Shaw