Detail Of Image Placement Or Content Patents (Class 358/1.18)
  • Patent number: 11356567
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus that speeds up the auto color mode. The image forming apparatus includes a document reading unit that reads a document including a plurality of pages and outputs image data and can determine whether the document is a color document or a monochrome document. In the document read by the document reading unit, when monochrome pages of the first specific number of pages or more continues in the same job, a document determining unit predicts that the subsequent page is also determined to be a monochrome document. When the document is predicted by the document determination unit to be a monochrome document, an image processing unit performs monochrome image processing for the monochrome document on the image data immediately after reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Norifumi Miyahara, Kunihiko Shimamoto, Kendrick Esperanza Wong
  • Patent number: 11354717
    Abstract: A method for generating and displaying a print product offering including a plurality of digital images is provided. In one aspect the method comprises: generating a group of digital images from the plurality of digital images; classifying each of the digital images within the group based on an image quality parameter that is a predetermined minimum image file size; selecting only the digital images in the group which conform to the image quality parameter; providing a pre-developed electronic image product layout including a plurality of virtual orifices; populating the plurality of virtual orifices with only the digital images which conform to the image quality parameter to provide an image product template design; and displaying the image product template design as the print product offering on a display of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Asbury, Ryan Moore, William A. Fuss, Jason Womer, George Jegadesh, Victor Moudgil
  • Patent number: 11338566
    Abstract: An image control system for a can decorator includes an electronic can decorator control assembly, a mechanical can decorator control assembly and a number of sensors. The electronic can decorator control assembly includes a programmable logic circuit and a number of modules. The mechanical can decorator control assembly is structured to be, and is, operatively coupled to at least one of an ink fountain ink application adjustment assembly, a ductor roll assembly duty cycle adjustment assembly, a printing plate cylinder assembly axial adjustment assembly or a printing plate cylinder assembly circumferential adjustment assembly. The electronic can decorator control assembly is structured to be operatively coupled to the mechanical can decorator control assembly. Each sensor in the number of sensors is structured to measure a can body applied image characteristic and to generate an image signal including data representing the can body applied image characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: David Matthew Sebesta, Bryon Lee Kajfosz, Karl Scott Fleischer
  • Patent number: 11343398
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading unit. When printing a postcard is selected, a preview screen including a preview image about an image on a communication side of the postcard read by the image reading unit is displayed on a display. At this occasion, an instruction image indicating an orientation of an address side of the postcard is also displayed. When it is instructed to turn over the preview image on the communication side, the preview screen including the preview image on the address side is displayed on the display. When the orientation of the address side and the orientation of the communication side do not coincide with each other, or when they are not as intended by a user, printing is performed after the image on the communication side is rotated according to the user's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Koujiro
  • Patent number: 11307732
    Abstract: A system and method for providing integrated play diagram compilation visualization and assembly that includes a visual graphic diagramming tool having a visual workspace for creating play diagrams and an add-on play diagram compilation tool that provides a graphical user interface in combination with the visual workspace of the visual graphic diagramming tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pro Quick Draw LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Erich Bischoff
  • Patent number: 11303762
    Abstract: An image inspecting apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to determine, based on a result of comparison of scanned image data and sample image data, whether an image indicated by the scanned image data has a printing error, the scanned image data being generated from a document image formed and output according to document image data on a recording medium and read, the sample image data corresponding to the document image data. The circuitry is configured to generate display image data representing a pseudo defect image having the printing error added to a position different from a position of the printing error in the image indicated by the scanned image data, in response to determination that the image indicated by the scanned image data has the printing error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takayama
  • Patent number: 11283964
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and methods for utilizing intelligent sectioning and selective document reflow for section-based printing. For example, the disclosed systems can intelligently identify document objects (e.g., document structures and sections) within a digital document by utilizing a machine-learning model. In so doing, the disclosed systems can identify document-object types and document-object locations for the document objects in the digital document. In turn, the disclosed systems can provide, for display within a dynamic printing interface, selectable document sections comprising the identified document objects. In response to a user selection of one or more of the selectable document sections, the disclosed system can generate a modified digital document for printing by reflowing the identified document objects in accordance with the user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vipul Aggarwal, Pranjal Bhatnagar, Nipun Poddar, Naveen Goel, Amit Gupta
  • Patent number: 11275897
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to modify a cluster segment relating to a character string group in an adaptive manner to the character string group to be acquired. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a first character string group; and a modification unit that modifies a cluster segment relating to the first character string group on the basis of the first character string group and a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Yuhei Taki
  • Patent number: 11270485
    Abstract: Automatic positioning of textual content within digital images is leveraged in a digital medium environment. Initially, user input is received to add textual content to a digital image. A salient portion and a non-salient portion of the digital image are identified. The salient portion of the digital image contains a salient object which corresponds to the most important or noticeable object in a digital image, as opposed to non-salient objects which correspond to less important background objects or portions of an image. A placement region for the textual content within the non-salient portion of the digital image is automatically determined, and the digital image is modified by positioning the textual content within the automatically determined placement region of the digital image. Positioning the textual content may include automatically adjusting the textual content to fit within the placement region, such as by automatically scaling or aligning the textual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Mrinal Kumar Sharma, Gourav Singhal
  • Patent number: 11259191
    Abstract: A server, method, and computer-readable storage medium for coverage prediction in wireless networks. The server includes a memory storing instructions and a processor operably connected to the memory, which is configured to execute the instructions to cause the server to identify a region of interest (RoI) for the coverage prediction; determine, using a neural network, a set of values for a system performance metric for areas in the RoI, respectively; and generate the coverage prediction for the RoI which associates the areas in the RoI with a determined value in the set of values. The set of values for the system performance metric is determined based on a plurality of data samples for a set of RoIs which include at least one of building height, terrain height, foliage height, clutter data that classifies land cover, line-of-sight indication data, antenna height, and ground truth data for the system performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Vishnu Ratnam, Young-Han Nam, Joonyoung Cho, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11256904
    Abstract: Provided are an image candidate determination apparatus that assists which image is to be selected in order to uniformize the number of images including each person in an image to be made public as much as possible, a method thereof, a program thereof, and a recording medium storing the program. In a case where a plurality of images are input, images in which the same person is included are grouped. In a case where there are images of which the number is equal to or larger than a maximum number of images to be made public for the same person (YES in step 61), a total image evaluation value is calculated for the images in which the same person is included (step 62). An image with a small total image evaluation value is determined as a private image candidate so that the number thereof is smaller than the maximum number (step 63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yukinori Katsumata
  • Patent number: 11249709
    Abstract: A method of controlling an information processing apparatus includes displaying an edit screen including an obtained image and a print range frame based on obtained print setting information, accepting an edit operation of arrangement of the image in the edit screen, generating image data based on an edited image, and transmitting the generated image data and the print setting information to the image forming apparatus as a print job. Where the image has been edited such that there is a region where the image is not arranged in the print range frame, combining processing in which a predetermined image is added in the region is performed and whereby image data including the image and predetermined image is generated, and where the image has been edited such that there is no region where the image is not arranged in the print range frame, the combining processing is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadanobu Fujita
  • Patent number: 11243721
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a plurality of instructions readable by a computer of an information processing apparatus. When executed by the computer, the plurality of instructions cause the information processing apparatus to obtain a quality parameter indicating print quality that includes at least a first quality and a second quality, determine, when the obtained quality parameter is the first quality, a first size range, determine, when the obtained quality parameter is the second quality, a second size range, accept, when the obtained quality parameter is the first quality, designation of the medium size parameter indicating a size within the first size range, and accept, when the obtained quality parameter is the second quality, designation of the medium size parameter indicating a size within the second size range and not within the first range in addition to the size within the first size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yushi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11226716
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating content to be shared between users. For example, user interfaces are described that include features and/or mode controls for generating content to be shared between users. Additionally, the described techniques include determining content shared between users (e.g., previously distributed content) based on a selection of a second user account, and generating customized content which may be specific to an event that includes the shared content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Choi, Rennie Song, Yo-Tzu Yeh
  • Patent number: 11229068
    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: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi, Yuuki Wakabayashi, Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 11223742
    Abstract: A set of program instructions, when executed by a controller of an information processing apparatus configured to communicate with an image scanner, causes the information processing apparatus to: display, on a display of the information processing apparatus, a scan result screen formed by alternately arranging a front-side image and a back-side image of a document scanned by the image scanner, the front-side image and the back-side image being received from the image scanner; perform at least insertion of an image of a newly-scanned document into a plurality of images displayed on the scan result screen, or deletion of an image included in the plurality of images displayed on the scan result screen; and in response to determining that the insertion or the deletion is performed, disable file separation, the file separation being separating a plurality of images displayed on the scan result screen into files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rutuja Tungatkar
  • Patent number: 11216232
    Abstract: A workflow including a plurality of work processes for producing a product is generated for each of a plurality of product types, a setting of a parameter for each of the work processes is received by a user operation, and a preview is displayed using the received setting and predetermined dummy data. A designation of one of a plurality of pieces of document data is received by a user operation, and a preview is displayed by replacing the dummy data with the designated document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazufumi Kobashi
  • Patent number: 11212401
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the image processing apparatus are provided. The image processing apparatus holds a type of image data and a setting item of image processing corresponding to the type in association with each other, and obtains, by applying a learned learning model to image data which are input, a result of classifying the image data into the type. The image processing apparatus presents, based on the setting item input by a user and the held setting item that corresponds to the type of the obtained image, a recommended setting item corresponding to the image data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11205245
    Abstract: A method of improving visual recognition of an item amongst a plurality of items displayed by an electronic device having a display includes providing a number of sets of actual dimensions of a number of the plurality of items, respectively, the number of the plurality of items including the item. A scaling factor is determined using the number of sets of actual dimensions and a number of sets of image dimensions of a respective number of representations of the number of the plurality of items respectively contained in a number of images. The scaling factor is applied to a dimension of an image to be displayed containing a representation of the item, and the scaled image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Tim Steiner, Hannah Gibson, Lawrence Hene, Yess Padilla
  • Patent number: 11195071
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is configured to form and output a printed material obtained by printing image information on a printing medium. The image forming apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to acquire designation information for designating an output state of the image information; detect orientation in which the printed material is to be output, and form an output state image based on the detected orientation in which the printed material is to be output and the designation information, the output state image representing an output state of the printed material and being to be displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Okamura
  • Patent number: 11196887
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to, in a case where there are plural patterns of document areas extracted from an input image obtained by imaging documents, execute display control for displaying the plural patterns as options on a screen, receive selection of a correct pattern among the plural patterns according to the display of the screen through the display control, and extract an image of each document area included in the pattern selected by a user from the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Arihito Takagi
  • Patent number: 11188509
    Abstract: A system and method for a visual design system includes a memory, a processor, a page analyzer to extract business information of at least one data structure of at least one page of a visual application having an existing layout, to perform a semantic analysis of the extracted business information and to use the extracted business information to produce a business information layout and an associated business information signature; a database to store at least one layout and at least one associated layout signature where the layout signature represents a business information composition of the at least one layout, a signature comparer to perform a comparison of the associated business information signature of the at least one data structure with the associated layout signature of the at least one layout stored in said layout database and where the processor and the memory embody the page analyzer and the signature comparer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wix.com Ltd.
    Inventors: Roni Ben-Aharon, Nadav Abrahami, Uri Dromy, Barak Igal, Daphna Ofek
  • Patent number: 11182967
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and systems for augmented reality of available resources. In one embodiment, an electronic device includes a camera, a display screen, a memory including at least one of an available resources repository or an options repository, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive an image including a remuneration vehicle from the camera, recognize the remuneration vehicle that is included in the image, generate a graphical user interface including at least one of available resources or one or more options that are associated with remuneration vehicle based on information stored in the at least one of the available resources repository or the options repository, generate an augmented reality image by overlaying the graphical user interface that is generated onto the image from the camera, and control the display screen to display the augmented reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Kobi Gulersen, Brian Millar Adair Lang
  • Patent number: 11172085
    Abstract: A method for scanning a document a single time on a multi-function device (MFD) to generate a scanned image in different resolutions is disclosed. For example, the method is executed by a processor of the MFD and includes receiving the document, causing a scanner to scan the document, generating a plurality of scanned documents, wherein each one of the plurality of scanned documents have different resolutions, and outputting the plurality of scanned documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl A. Nazzaro, Sanja Pstrocki-Porras
  • Patent number: 11169748
    Abstract: An estimation unit provides an estimation result using a trained model generated by machine learning which is trained using training data that includes input data representing document data about documents read from a plurality of MFPs and teaching data representing collected setting data about each of the documents read from the plurality of MFPs. A setting unit transmits, for a particular document read by the MFP, an estimation request to the estimation apparatus along with document data about the document read by the MFP, and receives the estimation result, and sets an output setting of the document based on the received estimation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kensuke Hirata
  • Patent number: 11170276
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information processing apparatus and a printer. A controller of the information processing apparatus is configured to receive a layout instruction, generate image data representing a layout image including a first object and a second object, generate edit order data indicating an edit order of the first object and the second object, and send the image data and the edit order data to the printer. A controller of the printer is configured to edit the received image data in accordance with the received edit order data, and activate the printer engine to form the layout image based on the edited image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mina Shinagawa
  • Patent number: 11144801
    Abstract: A method of generating control data for a printing system includes receiving image data comprising an image to be printed by the printing system, determining a presence of a control mark in the image data, and generating control data for the printing system based on the control mark, the control data including at least an indication of the presence of the control mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Raz Zamir, Shlomi Ben David
  • Patent number: 11144266
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a first printing device, which has a first print processing unit that performs print processing and a first display unit that displays a setting input screen that receives a predetermined input of settings; a second printing device, which is provided on the downstream side of the first printing device, has a second print processing unit that performs print processing and a second display unit that displays a setting input screen that receives a predetermined input of settings; and a control unit that controls the first printing device and the second printing device. The control unit enables a setting to be input via the setting input screen of only one of first display unit and the second display unit in the case that input of settings having the same content is to be received by the first printing device and the second printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Kurita
  • Patent number: 11140276
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs operations. A mode is designated in repeat layout processing. A document area is detected by performing image analysis processing on a scanned image, and an inclination-corrected document image is acquired by performing extraction and inclination correction of a document image based on the detected document area. An initial repeat target area position is determined based on the acquired inclination-corrected document image and the designated mode, the inclination-corrected document image and a frame indicating the determined position are displayed, and a repeat target area designation screen is displayed to change a position of the frame indicating the repeat target area based on a user instruction. An output image is generated after the repeat layout processing by repeatedly laying out, in a designated sheet size, an image of the repeat target area determined based on the frame set on the repeat target area designation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaro Kamata, Takashi Miyauchi, Naoki Ito
  • Patent number: 11115545
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display having a function of editing input image data and a function of displaying page images immediately after reading in order. When a first type of instruction to change shape of an image formed on a recording medium is given, the edition is not reflected on a document display mode screen image, and when a second type of instruction to edit page by page the recording medium having images formed thereon is given, the edition is reflected on the document display mode screen image. By switching between a finish preview screen image and the document display mode screen image, the image after edition and the image immediately after reading can be compared easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minami Sensu, Toshihiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 11106399
    Abstract: A printing control method is performed by an information processing apparatus including a predetermined application capable of requesting first software to output a print file and includes an input step of inputting an output size specified by a user, a determination step of determining a file name of the print file, based on the inputted output size, and an instruction step of instructing the predetermined application to request the first software to output the print file which includes data created by the predetermined application and has the determined file name. In addition, printing target data corresponding to the data created by the predetermined application is generated, with a size corresponding to the output size, based on the file name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Kurata
  • Patent number: 11087078
    Abstract: There are many administrative processes which require a user to enter handwritten data on ordinary paper forms. This data is then further processed and converted in the digitized form. In the existing methods, the turnaround time for whole process is high, lacks accuracy of the digitized data, and cost is also on the higher side. A system and method for real time digitization of hand written input data has been provided. The system comprises an input device that utilizes a pen and paper input form which is filled by a user in his hand writing. The completed form data is then transferred to a form inspector application that runs on the aggregation device. It allows for applications to be verified for completeness and send the same for real-time digitization using a form processor application. A recognition engine is then used for the digitization of the hand written input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Deepak Swamy, Prashant Mohanan, Piyush Agarwalla, Aniket Roy, Sumanta Saha, Santosh Kumar Mohan, Olivia Roy, Ipsita Banerjee
  • Patent number: 11076008
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to provide information to a user based on a symbol with a plurality of interpretations. Each candidate interpretation for the symbol is identified and compared to an attribute of a user profile. The meaning of the symbol is determined and the user profile is updated with the meaning of the symbol. This meaning may be used to provide relevant information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Christensen Kelly, Benjamin Maughan, Brian Peterson, David Yon, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 11068133
    Abstract: An electronic album is created taking into consideration the intentions of the user regarding electronic album creation. Face images are extracted from among a number of images for an electronic album and the face images are displayed on a display screen. A face image of an important person is dragged and dropped onto an important image setting area, and the face image of a person not required to be included in the electronic album is dragged and dropped onto an excluded image setting area. An electronic album in line with user intentions is created so as to increase the proportion of images of an important person and exclude images of unwanted persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11064089
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first holding unit which holds a disk-like first recording medium capable of storing information and a second holding unit which holds a second recording medium which is different from the first recording medium. The communication device further includes a request reception unit configured to receive a request for information indicating a recording medium which is usable by the communication device from a terminal device, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information indicating the first recording medium and information indicating the second recording medium held by the second holding unit to the terminal device when the request is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Bannai, Akinori Horiuchi, Arata Miyagi
  • Patent number: 11048932
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a vector image from a raster image, where the raster image is, for instance, a photographed or scanned version of a hand-drawn sketch. While drawing a sketch, an artist may perform multiple strokes to draw a line, and the resultant raster image may have adjacent or partially overlapping salient and non-salient lines, where the salient lines are representative of the artist's intent, and the non-salient (or auxiliary) lines are formed due to the redundant strokes or otherwise as artefacts of the creation process. The raster image may also include other auxiliary features, such as blemishes, non-white background (e.g., reflecting the canvas on which the hand-sketch was made), and/or uneven lighting. In an example, the vector image is generated to include the salient lines, but not the non-salient lines or other auxiliary features. Thus, the generated vector image is a cleaner version of the raster image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 11047791
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying images of cells in a sample include obtaining a plurality of images of cells in the sample, where each image corresponds to one of the cells in the sample, determining values of at least one property for each of the cells based on the plurality of images, arranging the plurality of images to form a first image array, where the images are ordered in the first image array based on the values of the at least one property, displaying the first image array, sorting the plurality of images to form a second image array in which an ordering of the images is different from the first image array, and displaying the second image array, where the sample includes blood and the cells include red blood cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Zahniser, Michael Zahniser, Adam Yie
  • Patent number: 11050896
    Abstract: An information control apparatus controls a printer device. The printer device performs printing on a sheet fed from a sheet feeder in accordance with a print instruction. The information control apparatus includes a controller. In a case in which the printer device outputs a check sheet while the print instruction is being executed, if a sheet to be used as the check sheet is a prohibited type of sheet to be prohibited from being used as the check sheet, the controller performs control so that the prohibited type of sheet will be switched to a sheet which is preset as a substitute type of sheet and the sheet feeder will feed the sheet preset as the substitute type of sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Hisao Komazawa, Hideo Kato, Shingo Ichijima
  • Patent number: 11036927
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for improved retrieval of data from documents. Embodiments include receiving, from a user, a definition of a document region, wherein the definition comprises coordinates relative to a location on a document page. Embodiments include receiving, from the user, an identifier associated with the document region. Embodiments include receiving a document comprising one or more elements. The document may not support queries for the one or more elements. Embodiments include building a tree based on the document, the tree including one or more elements with element coordinates. Embodiments include retrieving an item of data associated with the identifier by determining that the element coordinates of an element in the tree are within the document region associated with the identifier and retrieving the element as the item of data. Embodiments include using the item of data to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Williams
  • 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: 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: 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: 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