Detail Of Image Placement Or Content Patents (Class 358/1.18)
  • Patent number: 11027538
    Abstract: In a register error detection device, an image capturing unit captures an image of two first register marks of a first color printed on a substrate by a first plate cylinder of a rotary printing press and a second register mark of a second color printed on the substrate by a second plate cylinder of the rotary printing press. A calculation unit calculates a register error based on the number of pixels between a reference position located between the two first register marks and a comparison position that is based on the second register mark in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 11019224
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a control device. The control device functions as: a detector detecting a trouble occurred in an own apparatus; and a controller. The controller performs, with respect to a trouble-displaying image including a two-dimensional code in which a storage location on a network is converted into an image, at least one of three outputs of displaying on the display, printing on a recording sheet, and transmitting to an external apparatus. The storage location is where information indicating a method for dealing with the trouble detected by the detector is stored. Based on a predetermined first degree using at least either difficulty in solving the trouble or seriousness of the trouble as an indicator, the controller changes a size of the two-dimensional code corresponding to the trouble so as to be larger as the first degree becomes higher, and then outputs the two-dimensional code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakaiwa
  • Patent number: 11010604
    Abstract: A CPU acquires bibliographic information of attached documents listed in an application document and bibliographic information given in each of the attached documents. If the application document or any of the attached document linked to the application document are in the form of image data, the CPU recognizes character information from the image data. Once the CPU determines the levels of agreement between bibliographic information in the application document and the corresponding bibliographic information in the individual attached documents, the CPU reports the bibliographic information in the application document, the corresponding bibliographic information in the attached documents, and the levels of agreement between these bibliographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AGATHA INC.
    Inventors: Nami Ono, Chiemi Kamakura, Guillaume Gerard
  • Patent number: 11010978
    Abstract: A method and system for generating interactive AR content. The method and system disclosed herein allow a user to digitally capture printed content and interact with that printed content in an AR session. AR session interaction provides access to dynamic, up-to-date, and contextually relevant information based on the characteristics of the printed content, as well as current date, time, and location information collected either from the user or from the devices used to implement the AR session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naohiko Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10990275
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a low power consumption mode is settable in which power supply to elements is restricted in a standby state. The device includes a touch panel display, a touch sensor, and a processor. The touch panel display includes a display for information display and a touch panel to receive user operation that are overlaid one on the other. The touch sensor detects a point of touch with a surface of the touch panel and a swipe operation of moving the point. In the mode, the touch panel display is in a display suspension state in which electric power supply to the display is restricted. When the user performs the swipe operation on the touch panel display in the display suspension state, the processor determines one of setting screens according to a movement direction of the swipe operation and causes the display to display the determined setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masazo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10970252
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating composite documents from document containers using a set of rules to populate slots in the containers with variable content is presented. The present invention allows the user to produce many individual, customized documents from a single container or set of linked containers and a set of content items stored in a database. Each container includes a set of rules that establish one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, or circular mappings between slots and content items. In one or more embodiments, the present invention may be used to create customized composite photograph collages, such as custom school pictures, where each generated document is a photograph collage that features a photograph of an individual student in a central, enlarged, or more prominent position, with smaller photographs of the other students in the class or school in less prominent positions in the collage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Sahadevan Balachandran
  • Patent number: 10956103
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that enables efficient setting of poster printing and efficient processing of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Hori
  • Patent number: 10949721
    Abstract: A printer system includes an information processing device; a printer; and a display apparatus, the information processing device being configured to control the printer and the display apparatus. A topology of the information processing device and the display apparatus includes a first topology in which the display apparatus is directly connected to the information processing device and a second topology in which the display apparatus is connected to the information processing device via the printer. The information processing device includes a processor configured to transmit to the display apparatus instruction data for the display apparatus without adding header information to the instruction data in the first topology; and transmit to the printer instruction data for the display apparatus by adding header information to the instruction data in the second topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Yoshio Kitamura, Tomoki Ogura, Yuichi Yoshigi
  • Patent number: 10939002
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for registering a web content item to be displayed, corresponding to a login event, displays the registered web content item at time of receiving the login event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tom Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10929728
    Abstract: The systems and methods presented here completely separate a non-user pattern from the user jobs being printed. In fact, depending on the number of images in the job and the number of patterns provided by the manufacturer or press operator, the patterns may appear on different images of the job each time the job is printed. This is because the image marks are generated and processed according to the configuration of ROUS, independent of the user jobs being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Crosby, Haresh Joshi
  • Patent number: 10909360
    Abstract: A control server which includes a control server controller which, on a screen for displaying print text data according to a layout according to which receipt information is printed on a paper, displays a plurality of setting items corresponding to an extraction item as a setting menu and receives selection of the setting item in a state where selection of extraction item related text is received and the extraction item related text is selected, sets the extraction item related text as item value text in a case where an item value setting item is selected, generates an extraction condition for extracting the item value text from print text data based on at least one of a relative position of the item value text in the print text data and an attribute of the item value text, and extracts text matching the generated extraction condition as the item value text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehisa Omiya, Yuichi Sugiyama, Masaru Koda, Cao Le, Toshiki Gonda
  • Patent number: 10901763
    Abstract: Embodiments described include systems and methods for user interface (UI) anomaly detection. One or more processors of a client device can execute an application undergoing UI anomaly detection. The application can be injected with a detection engine. The detection engine can determine, while executing as a thread of the application on the one or more processors of the client device, that a dimension of a text-designated region of a first user interface element of the application is less than that of corresponding text for rendering on the user interface element. The detection engine can provide, to a server responsive to the determination, an indication of a first UI anomaly. The indication can include information about a position and size of the first user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Maowen Li, Taodong Lu, Sai Xu
  • Patent number: 10896434
    Abstract: For a scheduled purchase, a point count setter sets an upper point usage limit in accordance with an operation. Based on point management information, a discount payment controller controls payment for the scheduled purchase so that the payment is executed at a discount based on the upper point usage limit set. A limited-time point count notifier determines the number of limited-time points scheduled to be used based on the point management information and the upper point usage limit, and before the scheduled purchase is executed, notifies a user of the number of limited-time points scheduled to be used. For a scheduled purchase in a series purchase, a revision suggestion notifier obtains the number of the user's points, and based on how the difference between the obtained number and the upper point usage limit occurs, gives the user a notice to suggest revising the upper point usage limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Takiko Kato, Shigeru Kanda
  • Patent number: 10891094
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for composing an imposed, intermingled output in pre-sorted postal order from an intermediate file are disclosed. A composition engine populates a template with variable printing data from a data file and generates an intermediate file. The composition engine repeats the process and generates a second intermediate file from a second data file and template. The intermediate files are merged and intermingled to generate a third intermediate file. The third intermediate file is converted to a renderable format and transmitted to a printing system to produce a ganged, imposed output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Neal Cogan, Daniel Stuart Korn
  • Patent number: 10891086
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein manage conflicts between media descriptions in a print job, and media descriptions in a job ticket associated with the print job. One embodiment comprises a print controller. The print controller identifies a logical page having an unmodifiable media attribute, directs a Raster Image Processor (RIP) of the print controller to rasterize the logical page based on the unmodifiable media attribute, and modifies the raster data generated by the RIP for the logical page based on a media attribute specified in a job ticket for the logical page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Justin J. Coulter, David Ward
  • Patent number: 10885559
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, instructions, and methods for computer based automated content generation, curation, and presentation are described. In one embodiment a content collection is generated with a first continuous presentation group by associating a first content element from a first content message of the plurality of content messages and a second content element from a second content message of the plurality of content messages to associate the first content element and the second content element as the first continuous presentation group. Advertising element placement within the presentation order for the first media collection is determined, and adjusted to avoid interrupting the continuous presentation group. In other embodiments, various advertising patterns are used and adjusted based on curated presentation groups within content collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Andreou
  • Patent number: 10882332
    Abstract: A mobile image forming apparatus includes a body, a recording device supported by the body and configured to form an image on a recording medium, a roller provided to the body and configured to rotate on the recording medium while the body is moved in a scanning direction for image formation. The mobile image forming apparatus further includes a switching device configured to switch a state of the mobile image forming apparatus during image formation between a roller contact state in which the roller is in contact with the recording medium and a roller contactless state in which the roller is contactless with the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikane Nishii, Hiroshi Ishii, Kunihiko Nishioka, Mitsutaka Nakamura, Akiyoshi Tanaka, Yasunari Harada
  • Patent number: 10855868
    Abstract: Embodiments identify documents with invisible or hidden information such as tracking codes and extract the tracking codes, which may be leveraged for different applications. Aspects may protect an individual's right to privacy by extracting “invisible” codes from a document. Other aspects preserve the authenticity of documents by converting the information of an extracted tracking code into other metadata which may accompany the document and copies of the document. In an embodiment, a blockchain ledger may be used to verify the authenticity of a document using information from the original tracking code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10846897
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing graphic design using metadata relationships are described. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may display a visual design including a set of design elements, each of which may be contained within a corresponding container. The electronic device may receive a selection to spatially adjust a design element, and may determine a modification to the design element based an element behavior of the design element and/or a container behavior of the corresponding container. The electronic device may display, in the user interface, the design element reflecting the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Shelman, Siyang Zhang, Johanna Bodnyk, Noah Portnoy
  • Patent number: 10847079
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of driving a display panel and a driving device. The present invention determines sub-pixels shared by sub-pixel rendering technology through comparing differences of the color components, and the sub-pixels shared by the display image are not fixed. Since the sub-pixels with the smallest absolute value of the color component difference are selected for sharing, a contrast of an edge region of an image is improved, and distortion of an edge region of an image is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Nian Tian
  • Patent number: 10834312
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (PED) includes a processor, and a transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver is configured to receive an RF signal having a unique identifier associated therewith when the PED is in proximity to at least one themed photograph overlay image beacon at a designated area. The unique identifier corresponds to at least one of a themed photograph overlay on a remote server. The transceiver transmits the unique identifier to the remote server, and receives the least one themed photograph overlay from the remote server based on the transmitted unique identifier. A camera is coupled to the processor and takes a photograph at the designated area. A display is coupled to the processor and displays the photograph with the at least one themed photograph overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Colorvision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Tyson, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10832107
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus that displays an edit screen of print data for printing a predetermined page, comprising: displaying, on the edit screen, a print region that includes a binding position indicating a position at which binding is performed using a binding material in the predetermined page and indicates a printable region in the predetermined page; receiving designation of a layout position of an image in the predetermined page; and making a notification if the designation is received so that the image is laid out in a predetermined region including at least a partial region in the print region between the binding position and a side of the print region on a side of the binding position, wherein a printing apparatus executes printing based on the print data edited in the edit screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryota Onoguchi
  • Patent number: 10826878
    Abstract: A business application may provide a secure ledger update while maintaining anonymity and security from unauthorized third parties. One example may include receiving a new entry transaction to save data in a database/ledger. The example may also include receiving a request to add a record stored in a database with a new entry, adding the record by inserting the new entry, and enabling the new entry to be unchangeable from subsequent modification attempts based on an immutable attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Cox, Donna N. Dillenberger, Jeffrey W. Josten, James W. Pickel
  • Patent number: 10824318
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatic user interface layout organization. In operation, a system receives an action representing at least one modification to a source user interface layout, or an unbalanced layout (a layout that violates the constraints). The system receives a list of constraints that define the validity of a given layout. The system creates a list of all possible valid user interface layout permutations including the at least one modification based on the constraints. The system determines a difference between the source user interface layout and each of the possible valid layout permutations. Further, the system selects one of the possible valid layout permutations that is least different from the source user interface layout to be used as a target user interface layout including the at least one modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoav Kadosh
  • Patent number: 10810363
    Abstract: A collaborative content management system enables users to selectively create threads and comments linked to specific portions of an image. An image comment may be indicated by a tag displayed at the location based on the specific portion of the image and having an identifier of the thread. Tags for image comments may be clustered together. When an image having image comments is replaced by a replacement image, the tags from the image may be transferred from the image to the replacement image and displayed at the same relative positions in the replacement image as positioned in the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Kofman, Lars Johnson, Kevin Tunc, David C. Stinnette, Travis Hance, Neil Sethi, Sheila Ramaswamy
  • Patent number: 10809379
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional position measuring system, a three-dimensional position measuring method, and a measuring module with which measurement can be performed without a special operation constraint even in state where a measuring module is inclined. The three-dimensional position measuring system includes a measuring module that includes a target, an omnidirectional camera, and a triaxial accelerometer, and is grasped a positional relationship among the target, the omnidirectional camera, and a measurement point, and a surveying instrument including a light output section that outputs light toward the target and a measurement section that performs distance measuring and angle measuring to the target. Since the measuring module including the target is equipped with the omnidirectional camera and the triaxial accelerometer, a posture direction of the measuring module can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 10810781
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for displaying representative images within a collection viewer is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an indication of a new orientation for the collection viewer, displaying a sequence of animation frames that depict an in-place rotation animation for the representative images, generating a rotation angle in a sequence of rotation angles, and displaying a rendered representative image for each of the two or more representative images by rendering the two or more representative images, wherein each rendered representative image is rotated according to the rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle, William Guie Rivard
  • Patent number: 10805653
    Abstract: An online system provides video data to client devices for presentation to users. Various client devices include a gaze tracking system that identifies locations within the video data where users' gazes were directed at different times during presentation of the video data and provides the identified locations to the online system. Based on characteristics of the users and of the video data, the online system generates a model determining likelihoods of a user's gaze being directed to different locations within the video data at different times. When the online system selects the video data for presentation to a target user, the online system applies the model to the target user and the video data. Based on the resulting likelihoods, the online system modifies resolutions of different locations of the video data when providing the video data to a client device for presentation to the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Jacob Reif
  • Patent number: 10802680
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a pixel-aligned layout grid. In some examples, a method may include receiving an input that quantifies a selected one of multiple horizontal dimensions, a number of columns, a column width, a gutter width, and a margin width, of a layout grid. The method may also include, responsive to receiving the input, calculating respective integer values for the remaining multiple horizontal dimensions based on the received input quantifying the selected one of the multiple horizontal dimensions. The method may further include generating a layout grid based on the integer values for the remaining multiple horizontal dimensions and the received input quantifying the selected one of the multiple horizontal dimensions, and rendering the generated layout grid as a pixel-aligned layout grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Randall James Edmunds, Christopher R. Bank, Ashley Margaret Huang
  • Patent number: 10796405
    Abstract: The position of a trimming region is decided in accordance with a scene type represented by an image which is a layout target. The trimming region is trimmed at the decided position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kunieda, Shinjiro Hori, Ryosuke Iguchi, Masaaki Obayashi, Tohru Ikeda, Fumitaka Goto
  • Patent number: 10798260
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a display. A first setting screen, which is used to set a setting condition of a selected job, is displayed on the display. The first setting screen includes a plurality of setting icons used to determine a first type setting and a second type setting. The first type setting or the second type setting is assigned to be different from each other to each of the plurality of setting icons. In addition, the plurality of setting icons is disposed in a matrix shape, the first type setting is disposed to be different in a first direction, and the second type setting is disposed to be different in a second direction which is different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Sawano, Mayuko Yoshida, Kumiko Ogino, Yasuhiro Nakai, Masao Saeda
  • Patent number: 10789022
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus perform operations. An inclination-corrected document image is acquired by executing detection of a document area from a scanned image, extraction of a document image corresponding to the detected document area from the scanned image and correction of an extracted document image inclination. An output size is designated to be used when an image of a repeat target area is printed out. The output size is designated based on a user instruction. A repeat target area is set based on the acquired inclination-corrected document image and the designated output size. An image inside the set repeat target area is scaled up/down such that the image has the output size, and the image is repeatedly laid out within a designated sheet size to create an output image subsequent to repeat layout processing. Print processing is executed by using the output image subsequent to the repeat layout processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Takashi Miyauchi, Yutaro Kamata
  • Patent number: 10783396
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media that efficiently and accurately identify matching designs and sub-shapes across one or more digital canvases in order to provide one or more development tools for rapid and efficient editing of the digital canvases. In particular, one or more embodiments utilize a transformation-agnostic method of identifying matching designs and sub-shapes between multiple digital canvases. Furthermore, in response to identifying a set of matching designs or sub-shapes, one or more embodiments generate a mapping between the matching designs or sub-shapes. Utilizing this mapping, one or more embodiments provide various tools that enable rapid and efficient development of robust digital canvases, while minimizing system storage burdens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Kumar Biswas, Praveen Kumar Dhanuka
  • Patent number: 10785381
    Abstract: A method of providing coding instructions to a printer includes creating artwork design for a package and creating coding instructions associated with the artwork design, the coding instructions for printing a code on the package. The coding instructions are associated with the artwork design and transferred to a remote storage location. An identifier is provided with the package, package materials, or a component thereof to allow a user to retrieve the coding instructions for printing the code on the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Weaver, John Fini, Kristiaan Van Bael, Martin Beyer
  • Patent number: 10755150
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of performing pixel synthesis processing at high speed. Synthesis processing of a first object and a second object is performed for an area where the first object and the second object overlap each other. A first image formation processor stores first pixel data, which corresponds to the area, of pixel data of the first object, in a first communication memory and stores second pixel data, which corresponds to the area, of pixel data of the second object, in a second communication memory. A second image formation processor acquires the first and second pixel data from the first and second communication memories, respectively, and performs synthesis processing of the acquired first and second pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mori
  • Patent number: 10747481
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus which comprises a memory that stores a graphical user interface (GUI) application capable of providing a GUI in a case where a driver that does not have a function of providing a GUI is selected, the control method includes causing the GUI application to acquire drawing data generated by a drawing application, acquiring, by the GUI application, at least either of data including information indicating a setting and data including information indicating a capability of the driver, and providing, the GUI application, a first display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10739970
    Abstract: A display device includes: a communication unit; a storage unit; a display unit which is enabled to display an image based on image information, when the storage unit stores the image information; and a control unit. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit first information used to give an instruction to display the image, to the information processing device, and causes the storage unit to store the image information, when the communication unit receives a first signal. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit a second signal which prompts a display corresponding to the first information to the information processing device, after the storage unit stores the image information. The control unit causes the display unit to display the image when the communication unit receives a third signal which gives an instruction to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10740638
    Abstract: A method for dynamic optical character recognition based data extraction includes: analyzing an image; detecting a first identifier associated with a first content type in an image; providing a first data extraction model for the first content type, the first data extraction model including definitions for a plurality of data types; performing an optical character recognition pass on the image to identify a plurality of characters of the image; and extracting a set of data elements from the image based on the first data extraction model and the plurality of characters of the image identified by performing the optical character recognition pass on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BUSINESS IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David Annis
  • Patent number: 10742893
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a camera having an image sensor; a memory; a display; and a controller configured to synthesize first image data generated by a first exposure and second image data generated by a second exposure, store a log image in the memory obtained by applying a log profile to the synthesized image data in a first mode, and display a first image on the display obtained by transforming the log image in a second mode. Further, the controller controls the first exposure and the second exposure based on first exposure information corresponding to an average brightness information and a maximum brightness information of the synthesized image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyunghee Kang, Seunghwan Kang, Hyungseok Ji, Jinsool Lee, Sungbum Joo
  • Patent number: 10715694
    Abstract: An image forming instruction device includes a selector that selects either a setting for borderless printing or a setting for non-borderless printing based on print data. In a further modification of the invention, the selector may select either the setting for borderless printing or the setting for non-borderless printing based on an image on an outer edge of the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10705605
    Abstract: A display control unit causes an accumulation image list screen having a list of accumulation images to be displayed on a head-mounted display. A detection unit detects an eye gaze of a user directed at one of the accumulation images on the basis of a captured image from an eye gaze detection camera of the head-mounted display. A time measurement unit measures an eye fixation duration of the user for the accumulation image. An evaluation unit replaces the eye fixation duration with an interest level of the user for the accumulation image on the basis of evaluation criteria. An information accepting unit accepts the interest level as information about the eye fixation duration. An information management unit records the image ID of the accumulation image and the interest level to a storage device in association with each other as image interest-level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Mayuko Ikuta, Yuki Okabe
  • Patent number: 10705687
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visually indicating on a user interface of an electronic reader the lengths, types of content, structure and current location of a user within a corpus of electronic content are presented. The corpus of electronic content may be converted into contiguous visual sections and contiguous thumbnails (of the visual sections). The user interface includes a content strip tray displaying a viewable portion of the thumbnails and a main viewing area displaying a viewable portion of the visual sections. An accent effect may be displayed over the viewable portion of the thumbnails that corresponds with the viewable portion of the visual sections currently displayed in the main viewing area to indicate a location of the user in the electronic content. Additionally, headers, location markers, assignments and notes may be displayed on the viewable portion of the thumbnails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Pace, Adam Beckley, Paul Smith, Laura Vlassarev, Emily Schneider
  • Patent number: 10701742
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus includes transmitting, by a first communication unit, information about an access point to which a second communication unit is connected, to a communication apparatus to which the first communication unit is connected. In a case where the information about the access point to which the second communication unit is connected is received, the communication apparatus connects to and communicates with the access point to which the second communication unit is connected by the second wireless communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi, Yuuki Wakabayashi, Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 10678767
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to search and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is organized into discrete events with normalized time stamps and the events are indexed by time and keyword. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time indexing mechanism, keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, Erik M. Swan, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Rory Greene, Bradley Hall, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert
  • Patent number: 10679106
    Abstract: A single dual-sided product placement and information strip includes a first side with product information for consumers and a second side with product placement information for placing products on a display shelf. The dual-sided product placement and information strip enables information necessary for consumers to be printed on the first (consumer-facing) side and information that assists stockers to place products on shelves to be printed on the second (opposing) side. Also disclosed are systems and methods for formatting and printing the dual-sided product placement and information strips. The single dual-sided product placement and information strip may be printed alone or in a single sheet along with one or more other dual-sided product placement and information strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Roger Burch, Jr., Christopher David Frensley, Paul Douglas Brooking
  • Patent number: 10656801
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, are provided for creating documents, such as graphic assets and corporate identity materials, incorporating enterprise branding elements, photography, video and other approved visual identity elements. The described embodiments provide a document creation environment integrated with visual identity compliance, digital asset management, sharing, collaboration and administration functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Inkbench Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Goodman
  • Patent number: 10652454
    Abstract: A method of evaluating image quality includes capturing a first digital image of a target object using a first digital camera of a smart device. A second digital image of a user of the smart device is captured using a second digital camera of the smart device. The second digital image includes an image of the user's facial expression. A quality index is generated for the first digital image by analyzing one or more features of the second digital image. Analyzing the second digital image includes determining the user's sentiment. The quality index is then associated with the first digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ruberth Andre Amaral Barros, Paul Borrel, Alvaro Bueno Buoro
  • Patent number: 10643097
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit that generates, in a case where a small-sheet image in a first image is unsuccessfully extracted and results in multiple small-sheet images, a second image including the small-sheet images that are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Oya, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Abe
  • Patent number: 10642951
    Abstract: Register pull-out for sequential circuit blocks may include determining, using computer hardware, a net of a circuit design having a driver that is a macro circuit block driving a plurality of loads and determining, using the computer hardware, a placement difficulty of the net based upon a type of the driver and number and type of the plurality of loads. In response to determining that the placement difficulty of the net exceeds a threshold placement difficulty, the computer hardware is capable of modifying the circuit design by pulling a register from the driver to a location on a device external to the driver and changing internal logic of the driver based upon the pulled register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventors: Govinda Keshavdas, Anup K. Sultania, Chaithanya Dudha, Sabyasachi Das
  • Patent number: 10635713
    Abstract: A method, device, and system are provided for change the application visual control. In the method: the terminal device obtains an image of a current scene. The terminal device performs intelligent matching on the image of the current scene and replaces the application visual control based on a result of intelligent matching. The system includes a device having a hardware processor and a non-transitory storage medium. The system also includes a database configured to store a plurality of subjects and corresponding pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheng Feng, Bo Hu, Xi Wang, Ruiyi Zhou, Zhipei Wang, Kai Zhang, Xin Qing, Huijiao Yang, Ying Huang, Yulei Liu, Wei Li