Character Or Font Patents (Class 358/1.11)
  • Patent number: 11386310
    Abstract: In implementations of systems for font replacement in print workflows, a computing device implements a print system to receive print request data describing a document having a corpus of text rendered using a font that is not available to the print system. The print system extracts the corpus of text from the document and generates an indication of a context category of the corpus of text using a machine learning model training to classify context categories of text inputs using training data describing a different corpus of text. A replacement font is identified based on the indication of the context category from replacement font data describing a plurality of candidate replacement fonts. The printing system generates a raster image depicting the corpus of text rendered using the replacement font.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vipul Aggarwal, Lakshay Kumar, Bhavna Sardana, Amit Sharma
  • Patent number: 11373756
    Abstract: An at-home medical diagnostic test kit container including a plurality of at-home medical diagnostic test kits is provided herein. In particular, the medical diagnostic test kit container may include a machine-readable code (e.g., QR code) configured to facilitate an augmented reality experience associated with the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container. In some embodiments, a testing and diagnostic platform may facilitate tracking of inventory within the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container and/or may facilitate coordination of prescription medication order fulfillment and delivery upon indication of a medical condition that could benefit from taking prescription medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EMED LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Colman Thomas Bryant, Sam Miller, Zachary Carl Nienstedt, Marco Magistri, John Ray Permenter
  • Patent number: 11354295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing incoming data in real-time are described herein. The incoming data is processed in real-time to generate data records that may be improved over time, for example, by automatically correcting inaccurate data in the records. In some embodiments, when data is received, a real-time process is initially performed on the received data under a first time constraint to produce first data for a data record. Subsequently, one or more non-real-time processes are then performed on the received data under a second time constraint to produce second data for the data record. The second data may be used to update the data record, for example, to correct any inaccuracy caused by the real-time process of the received data. Preferably, the second time constraint is longer than the first time constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Li, Xiaohan Yun, Yunfeng Li, Yang Yu, Zhijun Ling, Ke Zheng, Uri Arad, Frederic Tu
  • Patent number: 11269565
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printer that prints an image on a sheet, an operation panel that receives an operation from a user, a storage device that stores page description language (PDL) data including PDL commands of a plurality of pages received from an external apparatus, and at least one processor. The at least one processor executes a set of instructions to receive a delete instruction for deleting at least one page of the PDL data stored in the storage device, via the operation panel, to edit the PDL data based on the delete instruction, to generate image data of a page other than the at least one page to be deleted in accordance with the delete instruction, based on the edited PDL data, and to cause the printer to execute printing based on the generated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: 11250544
    Abstract: A display device and a controlling method thereof are provided. The display device includes: displaying a plurality of objects on a rotatable display of the display device; based on an event occurring, rotating the rotatable display in a first direction; and based on the rotatable display being rotated in the first direction, rotating and displaying constituent elements included in the plurality of objects in a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction, while maintaining an arrangement of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-hyun Jang, Min-sun Park, Ji-hye Lim, Ji-Youn Han, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 11232334
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing unit, a buffer, and a control unit. The control unit reads out data from the buffer as target data. When the read-out target data is a character code, the control unit determines whether the target data is a character code associated with a plurality of character forms or not. When the target data is the character code associated with the plurality of character forms, the control unit prefetches data stored in the buffer after the target data, as prefetched data, before printing the target data, and determines whether the prefetched data is a predetermined code or not. When the prefetched data is the predetermined code, the control unit selects a character form indicated by the predetermined code as a target character form and causes the printing unit to print a character represented by the target data, in the selected target character form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 11223609
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for reducing a computational burden of a blockchain provider. A data processing computer may facilitate an exchange of a data transfer message between respective applications of a first and second device. The data processing computer may maintain an electronic record according to the exchange. A net transfer value may be determined for the record and data comprising the net transfer value may be transmitted to a blockchain provider. Receipt of the data by the blockchain provider may cause the blockchain provider to update a ledger with the net transfer value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Meredith Altenhofen, Jason Blackhurst, Quan Wang
  • Patent number: 11138529
    Abstract: In various embodiments, techniques are provided for coordinating the assignment of codes to infrastructure elements in an infrastructure modeling software architecture. A chain of authority is provided from a code authority local to a client to a cloud-based code authority service. Further, a code is structured in three parts, including a code specification part identifying a code specification that indicates what information is encoded into the code and how it is encoded, a code scope part based on boundaries over which the code authority guarantees the code is unique, and a code value part with a unique value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith A. Bentley, Paul Connelly, Casey Mullen, Shaun Sewall
  • Patent number: 11128775
    Abstract: Provided are a printing control unit that performs control so that printing is performed in a state in which character shape deformation is made in association with meta information that is meta information acquired on the basis of print data and indicates meaning of characters, and a digitalization unit that generates meta information corresponding to character shape deformation of characters when generating digital data including character data by inputting a read image of a printed matter to generate digital data including meta information in addition to the character data. The meta information is embedded in the printed matter in an aspect of character shape deformation of characters, and when generating digital data by reading the printed matter, the character shape deformation is recognized to generate meta information corresponding to the deformation. According to this, it is possible to perform retrieval of information using the meta information and the character data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WingArc1st Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11087409
    Abstract: In a system and method for auditing transactions where a set of image based transactions are received over a communications network, and stored in a central data store, the set of image based transactions are associated with a unique identifier associated with a user. A transaction format is identified from the set of image based transactions, utilizing a processor to apply a preprocessing to the set of image based transaction based on the identifying. The preprocessed image based transactions are processed into a series of text based transactions, wherein each image based transaction has a related text based transactions and each text based transaction has a plurality of data representing the transaction. The plurality of data for each text based transaction is stored and a quality identifier is associated with each text based transaction. An identifier is applied to a text based transaction based on the quality identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ocrolus, LLC
    Inventors: Sam Bobley, Michael Yang
  • Patent number: 11049303
    Abstract: A portable terminal as an example of an imaging apparatus has an imaging unit that images a subject, a display unit that displays an image captured by the imaging unit in a live view mode, an extraction unit, a composition unit, and a display control unit. The imaging unit acquires a first image. The extraction unit extracts a part of the first image as a composition target for image composition. The composition unit composes the composition target to a second image captured by the imaging unit and different from the first image. The display control unit displays the second image, to which the composition target is composed, on the display unit in a live view mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Rena Kamoda, Hirona Yumbe, Mayuko Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10984119
    Abstract: A method and system are provided including a data protection module; a display; and a data protection processor in communication with the data protection module and operative to execute processor-executable process steps to cause the system to: present a user interface on a display, the user interface including one or more application packages; receive selection of one of the one or more application packages; present on the display a user-entry field to receive an end-user-role associated with an administrative function, wherein the end-user-role is authorized to access at least one CDS view; receive an input in the user-entry field, wherein the input is one of the end-user-role and a request for assistance; determine whether the selected application package includes at least one core data service (CDS) view; determine whether a data control language (DCL) layer is provided for each included CDS view; and automatically generate the DCL layer for each included CDS view if the DCL layer is not provided for the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Tapasweni Pathak, Venkat Bhargav A S
  • Patent number: 10964024
    Abstract: This disclosure involves the automatic sizing and placement of text within an image background. For example, a computing system obtains reference font size information for a font type to be applied to message text for display on a digital image. The computing system detects, within an image background of the digital image, a target region having proportions that enclose the message text based on the reference font size information. The computing system determines a target font size for the message text. The target font size allows the message text, when rendered in the font type at the target font size, to fit within the target region of the image background. The computing system generates a combined digital image by rendering the message text in the font type at the target font size within the target region of the image background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Pin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10943106
    Abstract: A device may receive image data representing a document, the document including: text, and edges. Based on the edges, the device may identify, a segment of interest within the image data and crop the segment of interest to obtain a portion of the image data. In addition, the device may perform optical character recognition on the portion of the image data, the optical character recognition producing recognized text. The device may obtain, based on the recognized text, validation data that includes verification text, and determine whether the recognized text is verified based on the verification text. Based on a result of the determination, the device may perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Subhashini Tripuraneni, Joseph R. Barco, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10922592
    Abstract: A controller circuit board outputs image data. A head circuit board controls a head unit in accordance with a setting data list. An engine circuit board controls a sheet transportation unit, and sets setting data in the setting data list in accordance with a command from the controller circuit board. The head circuit board receives the image data from the controller circuit board not through the engine circuit board. The controller circuit board outputs a backup command and thereby causes the engine circuit board to acquire the setting data list from the head circuit board, acquires it from the engine circuit board, and store it in a storage device, and outputs a restoration command and a setting data list read from the storage device and thereby causes the engine circuit board to renew the setting data list in the head circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Tatsuya Chuto
  • Patent number: 10863038
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an interface and a processor. The interface may acquire an image, such as by scanning or received via an interface, such as a facsimile machine. The processor may use a character recognition engine to execute a character recognition process on the image. The process is configured to stop the character recognition process on the image when the elapsed recognition process time exceeds a predetermined threshold value. The processor is further configured to restart the character recognition process on the image when a restart condition is satisfied. As such, the processor thus may skip certain images that require unusually long processing time for character recognition and the processor may process and send out results on other images that do not require excessive character recognition processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10841436
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an external controller, a reception unit configured to receive, in a case where a predetermined error related to the communication occurs, log information on the predetermined error from the external controller, and a storage control unit configured to store, in a storage unit of the image forming apparatus, the log information received from the external controller and log information indicating an operation of the image forming apparatus corresponding to a timing at which the predetermined error has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Teppei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10742740
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes a first control unit, a second control unit, and a network connecting the first control unit to the second control unit. The first control unit performs a process of transmitting data, which is target of high-speed processing, having a first data length obtained by dividing transmission data by the first data length or obtained by adding predetermined data to the transmission data as high-speed processing. The second control unit performs a process of receiving reception data at a first processing speed that is a low speed when the second control unit determines that a data length of the reception data is not the first data length, and performs a process of receiving the reception data at a second processing speed higher than the first processing speed when the second control unit determines that the data length of the reception data is the first data length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kakiya
  • Patent number: 10719458
    Abstract: A direct memory access (DMA) buffer section configured to store data in a plurality of storage regions in units of DMA transfers, a buffer control section configured to output a first writing permission signal for permitting the DMA transfer on the basis of presence or absence of a free storage region, a smoothing buffer control section configured to output a second writing permission signal for permitting the DMA transfer within a predetermined period, a buffer writing control section configured to execute the DMA transfer according to the first writing permission signal and the DMA transfer according to the second writing permission signal and stored the data to the free storage region, and a buffer reading control section configured to sequentially read the data for each storage region, wherein a predetermined amount of data sequentially acquired by a plurality of DMA transfers is output as a transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusuke Tsuchida, Akira Ueno
  • Patent number: 10679087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for merging adjacent word fragments in outputs of optical character recognition (OCR) systems can include a processor obtaining word fragments associated with OCR data generated from an image. Each word fragment can be associated with a respective text line of a plurality of text lines. The at least one processor can determine, for each pair of adjacent word fragments in a text line, a respective normalized horizontal distance between the pair of adjacent word fragments. The processor can identify one or more pairs of adjacent word fragments that are candidates for merging based on the determined normalized horizontal distances. The processor can determine that a pair of adjacent word fragments, among the one or more pairs of adjacent word fragments that are candidates for merging, matches a predefined expression of a plurality of predefined expressions, and merge that pair of adjacent word fragments into a single word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Ordonez, Swaminathan Krishnamurthy, David Paul, Tushar Udeshi
  • Patent number: 10666821
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a processor; a first interface that acquires information for user authentication; a second interface that acquires information for user identification; and a memory that stores a customization information table defining information for customizing an operation screen displayed on the first interface. The processor displays: when the first interface acquires the information for the user authentication, an operation screen customized, using the customization information table, for a user authenticated through the user authentication as the operation screen, and when the first interface does not acquire the information for the user authentication, an operation screen customized, using the customization information table, for a user identified by the information acquired by the second interface as the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagasawa, Nordès Ménard-Lamarre
  • Patent number: 10650231
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method, device and server of recognizing characters of a claim document, and a storage medium. The method includes: after the server receives a claim document image to be subjected to character recognition, performing region segmentation according to the frame line layout of a claim document frame format, thus obtaining one or multiple segmented regions; and calling a predetermined analysis model to analyze all the obtained segmented regions, and respectively performing character recognition on all the analyzed segmented regions by using a predetermined recognition rule to recognize characters in all the segmented regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feihu Jin, Yan Xue, Yi Mi, Huanhuan Li, Yi Qiu
  • Patent number: 10645250
    Abstract: A relative position identification portion is included that identifies a relative position of a personal digital assistant with respect to an image forming apparatus. The relative position identification portion acquires the relative position of the image forming apparatus and the personal digital assistant, displays, on the display portion of the personal digital assistant, an image that shows the position and the direction of the image forming apparatus seen from a user who carries the personal digital assistant and an image of the position and the direction of an original document which is arranged in the reading portion of the image forming apparatus and which is seen from the user and thereafter transmits, to the image forming apparatus, setting information based on an input operation of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Kowaka
  • Patent number: 10628220
    Abstract: A system includes a first apparatus and a plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a first processor of the first apparatus executes a process that includes: obtaining, for each of one or more resources to be used to perform a task, evaluation information about whether the resource is suitable to be used by each of the plurality of second apparatuses; selecting at least one from the plurality of second apparatuses based on the evaluation information; and transmitting a result of the selection to the plurality of second apparatuses, wherein a second processor of each of the plurality of second apparatuses executes a process that includes, when the second apparatus to which the second processor belongs is not selected by the result of the selection received from the first apparatus, outputting information indicating any of the plurality of the second apparatuses which is selected by the result of the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Takumi Baba, Kei Taira, Motoshi Sumioka, Takashi Ohno, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10628914
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a dynamic pipeline for processing images. The pipeline can receive inventory data or records from an upstream process. These records can include one or more URLs for images relating to a product listing or any other listing. An orchestration layer of the pipeline can carry these records through a series of processes or steps. Each step can be performed by a cluster in the pipeline. Individual task workers in each cluster can pick up each record, perform the task assigned to the cluster, and pass the record to the next step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Donais, Venkata Sudha Reddennagari, Devi Kiran Gonuguntla, Jack Farrington, Suresh Navayamkunnil Raghavan, Rajani Kumar Reddy Naini, Grace Kaldawi
  • Patent number: 10595098
    Abstract: A system for generating video clips includes a video processing system configured to receive computer vision (CV) output data, which includes optical character recognition (OCR) text of graphics from a video, time codes for the OCR text of the graphics, and ontology classifiers for the OCR text. The video processing system includes a file storage and database system configured to store the video, and to store the CV output data according to an ontology associated with the ontology classifiers. A CV moments module of the video processing system is configured to identify themes contained in the CV output data using the ontology classifiers, the ontology, and natural language processing (NLP), and to identify time codes associated with the identified themes. A video clip generator of the video processing system is configured to generate video clips of the video based on the identified time codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: William Beckett, Gaurav Gupta, Milena Markova
  • Patent number: 10586078
    Abstract: A generation unit is configured to generate a document with a font embedded therein in a case where a determination unit determines that a parameter is an instruction to transmit the generated document to a print service system, and configured to generate a document without the font embedded therein in a case where the determination unit determines that the parameter is not an instruction to transmit the generated document to the print service system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10540580
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a program readable by a computer of an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a communication interface configured to communicate with a printing apparatus. When executed by the computer, the program causes the information processing apparatus to perform: creating irreversibly-compressed data representing a to-be-printed image and reversibly-compressed data representing the to-be-printed image as print image data, the to-be-printed image being an image to be printed on a sheet, the print image data being image data for printing; and transmitting the created print image data to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10534569
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing downgraded fonts for VDP printing application are described. A server system may be configured to generate and/or select a set of downgraded rasterized fonts for delivery to a client system in order to provide limited client-side WYSIWIG display functionality using the downgraded fonts. A client side application may use the downgraded fonts to provide a display-only or draft print only rendering of a VDP print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PTI MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas Neal Cogan
  • Patent number: 10503811
    Abstract: Acquisition of a font portion using a compression mechanism is described. In certain embodiments, an end-user device determines multiple characters to be displayed but are missing from a local font. The end-user device computes a compressed representation of the multiple characters based on multiple code points corresponding to the multiple characters. The end-user device transmits a font request including the compressed representation to a font repository. The font request may be implemented as a uniform resource locator (URL). The font repository, such as a server, decodes the compressed representation to identify at least the multiple code points encoded by the end-user device. The font repository prepares a font description including glyph data corresponding to the multiple code points and returns the font description. The end-user device produces a local font that includes at least multiple glyphs corresponding to the multiple requested characters. The local font production may include font augmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Kaplan, Bram Stein
  • Patent number: 10474738
    Abstract: An editing device includes an adjuster configured to, with respect to a specific one of adjustment methods for each of blocks, determine a reduction rate at which a character size specified by setting size information associated with the specific adjustment method is reduced when the setting size information is changed to size information specifying a character size one-level smaller than the setting size information, among a plurality of pieces of size information associated with the specific adjustment method for each block in adjustment information, identify, as a reference reduction rate, a smallest one of the determined reduction rates for the character sizes each specified by the setting size information associated with the specific adjustment method for a corresponding block, and adjust the character size of one or more characters in each block with a specific reduction rate equal or approximated to the identified reference reduction rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Ito, Junya Kawai
  • Patent number: 10452326
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to send a request for status information to an image processing apparatus. The status information indicates a status of the image processing apparatus. The circuitry is configured to acquire the status information from the image processing apparatus in response to the request. The circuitry is configured to store, in the memory, the status information acquired, in association with identification information. The circuitry is configured to retrieve the identification information from the memory when a standby time elapses. The circuitry is configured to determine whether the identification information retrieved satisfies a certain condition. The circuitry is configured to display, on a display, a screen indicating the status of the image processing apparatus based on the status information acquired, based on a determination that the identification information retrieved satisfies the certain condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10438315
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a dynamic pipeline for processing images. The pipeline can receive inventory data or records from an upstream process. These records can include one or more URLs for images relating to a product listing or any other listing. An orchestration layer of the pipeline can carry these records through a series of processes or steps. Each step can be performed by a cluster in the pipeline. Individual task workers in each cluster can pick up each record, perform the task assigned to the cluster, and pass the record to the next step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Donais, Venkata Sudha Reddennagari, Devi Kiran Gonuguntla, Jack Farrington, Suresh Navayamkunnil Raghavan, Rajani Kumar Reddy Naini, Grace Kaldawi
  • Patent number: 10437527
    Abstract: The present application is directed to system and method for pre-generation of page description language (PDL) for printing. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for pre-generating a page description language (PDL) print job for documents for printing. Such pre-generation of the PDL achieves almost instantaneous and efficient printing experience. The methods, systems, and computer readable mediums by pre-generation of the PDL achieves faster printing turnaround time from the time when user clicks “OK” to print the document to the time user picks up the print out is required. The method for pre-generating a PDL print job for a document for printing can determine an instance to pre-generate the PDL print job for the document before the manual election for printing, and issuing a printing instruction in response to a manual election, to send of the pre-generated PDL print job to a printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Neil-Paul Payoyo Bermundo, Philip Ver Paloma Dabon, Kendrick Esperanza Wong, Jesus Reyes Beltran
  • Patent number: 10430586
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium including instructions that are executable by one or more processors to perform operations including instrumenting a VM is shown. The VM is used to process an object to determine whether the object is associated with malware. Logic within the VM analyzes memory allocated for a process within the VM for a point of interest (POI), the POI being an address of one of a set predetermined instructions likely to be associated with malware. The VMM detects a memory violation during processing of the object and responsive to detecting the memory violation, injects a transition event at the POI on the page on which the POI is located in memory. Further, responsive to detecting an attempted execution of the transition event, the VMM (i) emulates an instruction located at the POI, and (ii) the logic within the VM performs one or more malware detection routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushant Paithane, Sai Omkar Vashisht
  • Patent number: 10430687
    Abstract: A method for automatically dividing trademark figurative element codes is disclosed, including: establishing a sample trademark library and establishing a corresponding relationship between sample trademarks and division data for figurative element codes of known filed/registered figurative trademarks; extracting and processing image feature information of the sample trademarks, and establishing a corresponding relationship between the sample trademarks and the extracted image feature information; extracting and processing image feature information of a trademark to be identified; performing a matching retrieval by taking the image feature information of the trademark to be identified as a retrieval condition, and finding out a sample trademark with a highest similarity degree to the image feature information of the trademark to be identified, and a corresponding trademark figurative element code; outputting the trademark figurative element code corresponding to the sample trademark with a highest similarity
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Qing Xu
  • Patent number: 10380462
    Abstract: Font replacement based on visual similarity is described. In one or more embodiments, a font descriptor includes multiple font features derived from a visual appearance of a font by a font visual similarity model. The font visual similarity model can be trained using a machine learning system that recognizes similarity between visual appearances of two different fonts. A source computing device embeds a font descriptor in a document, which is transmitted to a destination computing device. The destination compares the embedded font descriptor to font descriptors corresponding to local fonts. Based on distances between the embedded and the local font descriptors, at least one matching font descriptor is determined. The local font corresponding to the matching font descriptor is deemed similar to the original font. The destination computing device controls presentations of the document using the similar local font. Computation of font descriptors can be outsourced to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Hailin Jin, Zhaowen Wang, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 10310799
    Abstract: A control for causing an information processing device connected to an apparatus to perform a method includes: acquiring from the apparatus a display setting representing a setting of display for one or more user interface components displayed by the apparatus; selecting, in response to the acquired display setting, one of display settings representing a setting of display for one or more user interface components displayed on a screen of the information processing device; and displaying the one or more user interface components on the screen of the information processing device in accordance with the selected display setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10252555
    Abstract: A redundantly printed security-enhanced document, printing method and system ensure the meaning of the information imparted by variable indicia printed by redundant printing on the document with removable scratch-off coatings. By printing the variable indicia with multiple colors, redundancy and integrity of the intended indicia is achieved. Additionally, inverted color indicia countermeasures to pinprick attacks are also disclosed. The redundantly printed document, methods and systems enhance the overall appearance of the redundantly printed document, and reduce possible consequences resulting from misprinted variable indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hydra Management LLC
    Inventor: Fred W. Finnerty
  • Patent number: 10248939
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of sale device; calculating a total purchase amount for the item in response to a request from the user to purchase the item; and sending payment authorization for the total purchase amount from the point of sale device to a payment entity, in which the payment authorization is sent to the payment entity via a mobile communication device of the user. The method further includes receiving a result of the payment authorization from the payment entity through the mobile communication device; and completing the payment transaction based on the result of the payment authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 10235664
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of sale device; calculating a total purchase amount for the item in response to a request from the user to purchase the item; and sending payment authorization for the total purchase amount from the point of sale device to a payment entity, in which the payment authorization is sent to the payment entity via a mobile communication device of the user. The method further includes receiving a result of the payment authorization from the payment entity through the mobile communication device; and completing the payment transaction based on the result of the payment authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 10209938
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to acquisition of linked versions of print content having machine-readable links. Examples include acquisition of a message requesting that print content be printed at a destination printing device via the remote printing service, the message comprising link information specifying a selected type of optically machine-readable link and a digital content payoff. Examples further include acquisition, from a linking service, of a linked version of the print content comprising an optically machine-readable link that is associated with the digital content payoff via the linking service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sandeep Matti Prabhu, Sibin Jos Koothur, Bibhu Prasad Biswal
  • Patent number: 10147029
    Abstract: A method for providing content data to a user device, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining a reference code from the user device, the reference code corresponding to a printed or displayed linear code; identifying a reference within a content database corresponding to the reference code; identifying content data associated with the reference; and communicating the content data to the user device. Also disclosed is a content server for providing content, and a method for generating unique reference codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHOMI PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Tony Williams
  • Patent number: 10122883
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus specifies a difference between a circuit configuration for processing an accepted job and a circuit configuration configured in a reconfiguration circuit, and based on the difference, selects a functional block to be reconfigured in the reconfiguration circuit, and reconfigures the reconfiguration circuit by reading configuration data from storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naohiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10120842
    Abstract: There is provided a method for preloading the glyphs required to display the content of a system. In accordance with an embodiment of the present technique, only those glyphs which are present in the system upon startup or synchronization of an electronic device are preloaded. The glyphs present upon startup or synchronization of the electronic device may be determined by scanning the system. In an illustrated embodiment, scanning the system may include analyzing models and views to determine the glyphs present in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Szu-Wen Huang, Valeri A. Krasnov, Jesse W. Boettcher
  • Patent number: 10102185
    Abstract: A device including a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor is provided. The memory stores instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor, to: display a reference page number with each displayed page of a digital document having reference page numbers, the digital document corresponding to a reference document having page numbers that correspond to the reference page numbers; and display a fractional page number with each displayed page of the digital document, each fractional page number corresponding to a portion of a page of the reference document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rares Vernica, Steven J Simske, Shanchan Wu, Jerry Liu
  • Patent number: 10084932
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a receiving unit that receives a setting for image formation of an image forming apparatus, an addition unit that adds identification information to the setting when the setting has been received in a time period during which it is impossible to communicate with the image forming apparatus, a transmitter that transmits an instruction of the image formation and the setting to the image forming apparatus, and a notifying unit that notifies that the setting has been received in the time period, when the identification information has been added to the setting that the transmitter is to transmit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10063731
    Abstract: An input control script embedded in a web page is received by a client terminal that accesses, using a web browser, a web application server on which a web application operates, and that controls an input device. The input control script comprises an acquisition request transmission unit that sends an acquisition request to the input device when a specific operation is performed on the web page from the web application server; an acquisition unit that acquires input information from the input device as a response to the acquisition request; and a drawing process unit that draws the input information acquired by the acquisition unit in a specific drawing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 10051090
    Abstract: Methods and devices for encoding or decoding messages, each message including a list of information items. The encoding method comprises determining a first list of indexes associated with information items that are already indexed in a local indexing table and a second list of literal values of other information items not yet indexed in said indexing table; encoding the indexes of the first list; binary compressing at least a serialized binary representation of the literal values of the second list; and concatenating the first list and the second list together to obtain an encoded bitstream of the information items. When the messages are sent over a plurality of connections, a global table is shared between the connections to store the indexed items of information; and a local indexing table for each connection associates indexes with references to an entry of the shared global table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Romain Bellessort, Youenn Fablet, Hervé Ruellan
  • Patent number: 10007868
    Abstract: Font replacement based on visual similarity is described. In one or more embodiments, a font descriptor includes multiple font features derived from a visual appearance of a font by a font visual similarity model. The font visual similarity model can be trained using a machine learning system that recognizes similarity between visual appearances of two different fonts. A source computing device embeds a font descriptor in a document, which is transmitted to a destination computing device. The destination compares the embedded font descriptor to font descriptors corresponding to local fonts. Based on distances between the embedded and the local font descriptors, at least one matching font descriptor is determined. The local font corresponding to the matching font descriptor is deemed similar to the original font. The destination computing device controls presentations of the document using the similar local font. Computation of font descriptors can be outsourced to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hailin Jin, Zhaowen Wang, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller