Detail Of Image Placement Or Content Patents (Class 358/1.18)
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10627924
    Abstract: The electronic devices described herein are configured to enhance user experience associated with using a pen on the touchscreens of the electronic devices. Contact of a pen on the touch screen is detected by a persistent, pen-aware shell that occupies some or all of the touch screen user interface throughout operation of the electronic device. Detected pen contact with the touch screen is captured/collected as pen input and used to perform a function of the electronic device or shared with an application such that the application may perform a function based on the pen input. A performed function or application with which to share the pen in put is selected by a user, automatically by an operating system, or a combination of the two. Automatic capture of pen input by the persistent, pen-aware shell provides an intuitive way of making use of pen/touch screen capability of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arunabh P. Verma, Sophie A. Beland, Oluwadara Oke, William M. Geraci, II
  • Patent number: 10628494
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-readable storage media for maximizing information associated with content items on a search engine results page are provided. A total number of pixels available on the search engine results page is determined, and content items are received in response to a search query. Templates are selected from a set of pre-generated templates, and the content items are initially assigned to the templates such that a number of content items is maximized on the search engine results page. Next, and starting with the highest-ranked content item, an optimal size is determined for each of the templates such that the content-item-per-pixel is maximized within each template. After resizing the templates to the optimal size, the content items are presented on the search engine results page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Marantz, Keith Alan Regier, Tejas Girish Nadkarni, Diana Hsu
  • Patent number: 10614124
    Abstract: A system, computer readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method presents video search results responsive to a user keyword query. The video hosting system uses a machine learning process to learn a feature-keyword model associating features of media content from a labeled training dataset with keywords descriptive of their content. The system uses the learned model to provide video search results relevant to a keyword query based on features found in the videos. Furthermore, the system determines and presents one or more thumbnail images representative of the video using the learned model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gal Chechik, Samy Bengio
  • Patent number: 10599098
    Abstract: A nanophotonic phased array is configured to generate dynamic three-dimensional imagery when employed as an oscillatory beam-steering device. A scanning nanophotonic phased array generates programmable light fields. That is, a phased array generates reconfigurable light fields when controlled to perform an angular scan of incident illumination synchronized with respect to modulation of the incident illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg E. Favalora, Steven J. Spector, Benjamin F. Lane
  • Patent number: 10532566
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a shape reading unit that reads a shape of a conveyed recording medium, a line data generating unit that generates line data based on information of the shape of the recording medium read by the shape reading unit, a head unit that ejects ink to the conveyed recording medium, a mask data generating unit that specifies an ejection inhibition part to which ink is not ejected from each of the plurality of line data, and a print image data generating unit that combines the dot image data and the mask data so as to generate print image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10521173
    Abstract: A print control apparatus controls at least one printer including a first printing mechanism to perform a first printing process with a first paint and a second printing mechanism to perform a second printing process with a second paint. The print control apparatus includes circuitry configured to set, based on an operation performed by a user, a print order in which the first printing process and the second printing process are executed, generate a print job based on the print order, acquire device information representing relative positions of the first printing mechanism and the second printing mechanism, determine whether the print job is executable in one pass printing based on the print order and the device information, and notify the user of information indicating whether the one pass printing is executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Teruya
  • Patent number: 10515474
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for detecting facial expressions according to EMG signals for a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MINDMAZE HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Tej Tadi, Robert Leeb, Nicolas Bourdaud, Gangadhar Garipelli, Skander Mensi, Nicolas Merlini, Yann Lebrun, Arthur Giroux, Sylvain Cardin
  • Patent number: 10509607
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for replacing preprinted forms with blank print media. One embodiment is a system that includes a memory that stores entries which include Page Description Language (PDL) instructions for marking blank print media to match different types of preprinted forms, and an interface that receives a print job comprising PDL print data. The system also includes a controller that determines that the print job includes a media callout referring to one of the types of preprinted forms, consults an entry that corresponds with the type of preprinted form, integrates PDL instructions from the entry into PDL print data for an existing page of the print job to match an appearance of the type of preprinted form at the existing page, selects a printer, and transmits the print job to the printer for printing after the PDL instructions have been integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Linda Sue Liebelt, Michael Glen Lotz, Jeffrey Alan Sikkink, Marquis G. Waller
  • Patent number: 10495756
    Abstract: A method may include identifying features in images of a setting captured by cameras associated with a laser scanner at a first location. The features may correspond to elements in the setting. The method may include correlating the features with scan point data associated with the elements. The scan point data may be derived from a scan of the setting by a laser of the laser scanner at the first location. The method may include tracking the features within images captured by the cameras. The images may be captured during movement of the laser scanner away from the first location. The method may include estimating a position and/or an orientation of the laser scanner at a second location based on the tracking of the features and based on the correlating of the features with the scan point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Gregory Walsh, Roman Parys, Alexander Velizhev, Bernhard Metzler
  • Patent number: 10482640
    Abstract: A control section performs control of displaying a plurality of different original images in a list form on a touch display section, clips a part of at least one of the plurality of different original images displayed in the list form in response to the detection of a second instruction operation by the user, acquires the clipped image, and performs control of displaying the clipped and acquired image in place of its original image displayed in the list form and subjected to the clipping, with the display size of the original image being maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 10475269
    Abstract: A method for creating a secure document, registering the secure document and verifying the authenticity of the secure document includes receiving a print object that has content. A security feature, including an identifier, is created and is associated with the content. The identifier may be a barcode. The barcode may represent a character string. The security feature may include the identifier barcode and a decoy barcode that is not associated with the content. The identifier barcode (or the character string represented by the barcode) and the content are transmitted to a database for storage. Once stored, the identifier and the content are considered to be registered. A print object that includes the security feature and the content is then transmitted to a printer for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TROY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Lewis, Xiaorong Cai, Michael R. Riley, David Altfeder
  • Patent number: 10471743
    Abstract: According to one example of the present invention there is provided a method of printing, with a printer, an image on a substrate, the printer comprising a substrate support. The method comprises obtaining an image to be printed, determining an offset position of a substrate positioned on the substrate support relative to a predetermined reference printing position, and controlling the printer to print the image to be printed at the determined offset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HP SCITEX LTD.
    Inventors: Doron Shaked, Carl Staelin, Oren Perets, Eviatar Halevi, Yuval Dim
  • Patent number: 10462357
    Abstract: Processing for judging whether a face is included in a frame is performed, in a predetermined interval, on each of frames included in a moving image of a subject, displayed on a monitor, until the judgment becomes positive. If it is judged that a face is included in a frame, the facial position is detected in the frame, and stored. Then, judgment is made as to whether a face is included in the next frame after predetermined time. If the judgment is positive, the facial position is detected. The previously stored facial position is replaced by the newly detected facial position, and the newly detected facial position is stored. These processes are repeated until photographing operation is performed by operating a release unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 10430697
    Abstract: A printer including: a receive buffer that receives string information indicating a strong including one or more substrings; a storage storing data defined by a specific rule; a command string generator that generates, for each substring in the string information received by the receive buffer, a command string including a command and the substring based on information stored in the storage indicating the style of each sub string, a command executor that generates image data according to the one or more commands in the one or more command strings generated by the command string generator; a print buffer for storing the image data generated by the command executor; and a printing mechanism that prints based on the image data stored in the print buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10430838
    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: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Andreou
  • Patent number: 10402134
    Abstract: This application discloses a print control device suppressing paper waste without reducing the size of a print sheet that is to form a section upon printing for bookbinding. In one configuration example of the print control device, the numbers Np1 and Np2 of first and second print sheets to be used, which correspond to two pieces of imposition information Dfly1 and Dfly2 prepared for manuscript data Dd for a single print job, are determined so as not to waste paper, on the basis of the numbers of pages imposed on the first and second print sheets and a total page number Npg in the manuscript data Dd. On the basis of the determined numbers Np1 and Np2 and the two pieces of imposition information Dfly1 and Dfly2, overall imposition for the manuscript data Dd is determined such that, of the first and second print sheets, the shorter print sheets are sandwiched between the longer print sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Onogawa
  • Patent number: 10402444
    Abstract: A personalized image-text creation system and method is disclosed. The system including: a database that stores image-text data; a user interaction framework that interacts with a user equipment accessed to the creation system via a network; and a content aggregation engine that acquires corresponding image-text data from the database and generates a personalized image-text in response to interaction between the user interaction framework and the user equipment, according to the interaction. The present application provides a creation system and method that more flexibly and conveniently create personalized image-texts with more personalization and higher user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Concept Infinity Limited
    Inventor: Hiu Fung Lam
  • Patent number: 10395402
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided to generate electronic document data representative of at least one physical document having at least one page. A unique document identifier value is determined to identify the at least one page, the unique document identifier being determined based on an end document identifier value associated with an electronic document project managed by a document management system. An annotated electronic document is generated by embedding data representing the unique document identifier within the at least one page of the electronic document data. An information file is generated and includes at least one characteristic associated with the annotated electronic document. The information file and annotated electronic document are communicated to the document management system for incorporation into an associated electronic document project stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: CANON INFORMATION AND IMAGING SOLUTIONS, INC., CANON U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10397440
    Abstract: A method includes operating a computer of an image forming apparatus, using, as a target image, an adjustment image including a center image representing a center thereof in a width direction, to: perform test processing of generating a print image by superimposing an outline image on an adjustment image after further shifting the outline image in the width direction by a first distance, and then executing printing processing; and adjust a relative position such that each of a difference between the first distance and a length in the width direction of a margin region lying along one lateral edge of a sheet, and a spaced-apart distance between the center of the sheet in the width direction and the center of the adjustment image in the width direction, represented by the center image formed on the sheet, becomes 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10397422
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a processor that causes a preview to be displayed for an image to be printed on a print medium by a printing apparatus and a display that displays the preview. The processor causes the display to display the preview including one or more page images on a first side and one or more page images on a second side such that a positional relationship between a position of a page image on the first side of a print medium and a position of a page image on the second side of the print medium is shown, and adjusts the positions of the page images on the first side and second side such that a position of a blank area between the page images on the first side corresponds to a position of a blank area between the page images on the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Nagai
  • Patent number: 10393858
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interactive spatial orientation method and system. The method includes: sequentially scanning, by a scanning apparatus, a receiving apparatus in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to each other; converting, by the receiving apparatus, received optical signals generated from the first scanning and the second scanning into radio waves carrying results of the first scanning and the second scanning, and transferring the radio waves to a processing apparatus; synthesizing, by the processing apparatus, the results of the first scanning and the second scanning to obtain six degrees of freedom information of the receiving apparatus. The system includes a scanning apparatus; a receiving apparatus; and a processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: VR Technology (Shenzhen) Limited
    Inventor: Shaojun Dang
  • Patent number: 10395148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transmitting print data, a server (120) and a mobile terminal (100). The invention further relates to a corresponding computer-readable storage medium. In the method, steps are carried out which include receiving the print job, conversion into the printer-specific format, saving the printer-specific format on another server (130), informing the mobile terminal (100) of the completed conversion, reporting the completed conversion to the user and, after confirmation from the user, transmitting the print data to the mobile terminal (100), in order to forward the print data in a last step to a printer (200) connected to the mobile terminal (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CORTADO AG
    Inventors: Carsten Mickeleit, Bernd Trappe
  • Patent number: 10356262
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided for scanning a medium including a scan region where target information is provided. The image processing apparatus implements processes of running an application for generating an electronic document; controlling the application to instruct a scanning device to scan the medium at a specified scan size, which is smaller than the size of the medium and includes at least the scan region, upon accepting a scan instruction from a user; controlling the scanning device to scan the medium and capture image data of the medium at the specified scan size based on the instruction from the application; executing a character recognition process on the image data captured by the scanning device to acquire the target information; and controlling the application to generate the electronic document including the target information acquired by the character recognition process input to a corresponding input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishitori, Takahisa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10350893
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a head, a platen, a platen absorbent that temporarily stores ink ejected from the head, a waste ink storage container that stores the ink discharged from the platen absorbent, and an estimation unit that, in a case where the platen is divided into a plurality of regions in a direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the printing medium, estimates an amount of ink stored in the waste ink storage container based on a position of a region to which the ink is ejected by the head and an amount of ink ejected to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10341527
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions that are executable by a computer in an information processing apparatus having a communication interface, through which the information processing apparatus is connected with a printer, is provided. The information processing apparatus has a first channel and a second channel configured to cause the printer to print an image based on image data. The computer readable instructions, when executed by the computer, cause the computer to conduct a first printing control to cause the printer to print the image through the first channel, determine whether image printing to print the image by the printer under the first printing control failed, based on a determination that the image printing under the first printing control failed, conduct a second printing control to cause the printer to retry the image printing based on the image data through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 10339580
    Abstract: Software replaces album art stored in metadata of a music file with a personalized picture that is displayed when the music file is played on a music player device. The personalized picture may be selected from diverse sources such as social media sites or hard drives on computers. The personalized music file may be gifted to intended recipients and downloaded to their music player devices. The personalized picture is displayed when the personalized music file is played on the music player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
    Inventor: Jason Cohen
  • Patent number: 10341530
    Abstract: A system and method for obfuscating indicia on reused printing media includes a scanner and a printer. A sheet feeder communicates a paper sheet for scanning and the sheet is scanned to generate a digital image which is analyzed to determine a presence of indicia on the paper surface. One or more areas of the paper surface containing indicia are identified and an overprint is commenced in the one or more areas encompassing identifiable indicia. The overprinted sheet containing the indicia and the overprint is then erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Milong Sabandith
  • Patent number: 10328726
    Abstract: A label creation apparatus includes a control unit that controls, at a time of continuously creating a plurality of labels by a label creation unit, the label creation unit to resume the creation of the labels from an n-th label when determining a tape-end state in which a tape end of the tape has passed through a printing position based on a detection result of a detection unit in a tape-end detection period for the n-th label, the tape-end detection period for the n-th label indicating a period from a point at which an (n?1)-th label has been determined to be completed to a point at which the n-th label has been determined to be completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsaku Kosuge
  • Patent number: 10324665
    Abstract: A method for processing with a document processing system is provided. The method includes generating a sheet assembly by executing a production route model of at least one function leading to a plurality of actions, the sheet assembly including a set of transitions that result from invocation of the plurality of actions, extracting from the sheet assembly a document imposition recipe including a set of imposition descriptions generated by computing transformations and parameters for each transition performed on the sheet assembly, and rendering the imposition descriptions of the document imposition recipe on behalf of at least one source file in order to deliver impositions in a source format describing at least placement of content of pages of the source file and action marks for subsequent displaying of the impositions on a user interface of the document processing system and/or for subsequent processing on the at least one printer and/or an the at least one finisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Ernst P. Van Horssen, Maurice L. M. Luttmer, Jan H. Geels, Matthieu W. J. Helder
  • Patent number: 10311344
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes: a processing unit that performs a process related to image data; a display unit that displays a process selection portion, with which the process performed by the processing unit is associated and which is selected to start the process by the processing unit; and a creation unit that, in a case of creating the process selection portion to be displayed in the display unit, creates the process selection portion while associating data with the process selection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Asae Orimoto, Yusuke Kamoi
  • Patent number: 10313545
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a volatile first memory, a non-volatile second memory, a hardware processor, a power supply and a delay unit, wherein the hardware processor executes a process defined by a program, after execution of the program ends, deletes data stored in the second memory by execution of the program by overwriting the stored data with predetermined data, in response to the generation of the stop trigger, stores data, stored in the first memory, in the second memory as a snapshot, in response to generation of a start trigger, transfers the snapshot stored in the second memory to the first memory, and in the case where prospective deletion data that is to be deleted is stored in the second memory in a stage where the stop trigger is generated, overwrites the prospective deletion data with the snapshot without overwriting the prospective deletion data with the predetermined data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kana Kodama, Hiroyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 10298788
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image obtaining unit, a copy number obtaining unit, a set value obtaining unit, a set value applying unit, and a print performing unit. When the set value obtaining unit obtains and stores a plurality of different set values, the set value applying unit applies the plurality of respective set values to the image obtained by the image obtaining unit to generate and store a plurality of different set value applied images, and the specific count of copies of the plurality of respective set value applied images are printed, the print performing unit printing any one set value applied image among the plurality of stored set value applied images. A count of copies of the printing of the one set value applied image is found by subtracting the specific count of copies from the count of print copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Motoki Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 10289886
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method for determining optical sensing correction parameters, a biological feature detection apparatus and an electronic terminal. The method includes: determining a light intensity of this group of optical signals according to output data generated by a plurality of optical sensing units once under irradiation of the same group of optical signals to determine light intensities of a plurality of groups of optical signals; and determining optical sensing correction parameters of the plurality of optical sensing units according to the output data generated by the plurality of optical sensing units once under irradiation of each group of optical signals and the light intensities of the plurality of groups of optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ting Yin, Jing Gu, Shu Pang
  • Patent number: 10282391
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10275197
    Abstract: A method for printing a plurality of print jobs on a flat bed printer includes automatically grouping the print jobs into a plurality of consecutive container jobs, and for each container job automatically creating a digital plan of the flat bed, automatically defining a mask with cutting information according to the created plan, receiving the defined mask on the flat bed, receiving the media pieces on the flat bed positioned in according with the received mask, and unattended printing of the print jobs on the media pieces by the flat bed printer making use of the received mask. The automatic grouping includes gathering the group of print jobs due to the print job characteristics of each of the print jobs and/or the flat bed characteristics of the flat bed and ordering the consecutive container jobs due to the print job characteristics of each of the print jobs and/or the flat bed characteristics of the flat bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Martinus G. M. Lange, Dominique M. L. Perdaen, Anne A. Wind
  • Patent number: 10267683
    Abstract: In a colorimetric device and a colorimetric method according to the present invention, chart definition information including at least patch position definition information representing each position of a plurality of patches in a color chart is stored, patch position measurement information representing the position of the patch is obtained on the basis of an image of the color chart, patch position correction information is obtained by correcting the patch position measurement information on the basis of the chart definition information, and then, each color of the plurality of patches is measured in each of the positions of the plurality of patches represented by the patch position correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Tanimura, Ryoji Bando, Koji Harada
  • Patent number: 10248858
    Abstract: Techniques to capture document data are disclosed. It is determined that a sequence of pages in a stream of document page images comprise a single multi-page document. Data is extracted from two or more different pages included in the sequence. The data extracted from two or more different pages included in the sequence of pages is used to populate a data entry form associated with the multi-page document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventor: Ming Fung Ho
  • Patent number: 10248364
    Abstract: To troubleshoot an error, a printer uses a job ticket and printer-independent document data to perform a job, such as printing a document. The job ticket includes instructions for hardware component settings of the printer. In response to a capture bug command, the printer will capture, from a group of hardware configuration sensors, real-time values of the settings for the print device hardware components while the print device implements performs the job. The printer will save the captured real-time values of the settings, the job ticket, and the printer-independent document data to a merged file, and it will transmit the merged file to a maintenance service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward N. Chapman, Paul Roberts Conlon, Timothy L. Dioguardi, Lee Coy Moore, Stephen Santini
  • Patent number: 10244563
    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: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi, Yuuki Wakabayashi, Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 10235611
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processing unit group forming section, a converting section, and plural raster image processors. The processing unit group forming section forms plural processing unit groups by grouping plural processing units included in a print job. The converting section converts, for each of the plural processing units, the print job into intermediate data so as to form plural intermediate data groups corresponding to the plural processing unit groups. The plural raster image processors correspond to the plural intermediate data groups, each of the plural raster image processors performing a conversion process of converting a corresponding one of the plural intermediate data groups into raster data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Torii
  • Patent number: 10237440
    Abstract: A printing apparatus capable of adding information to a printing target image includes an addition unit configured to add the information, a setting unit configured to set an area to which the information is added based on a user operation, a specification unit configured to specify a length of a sheet used for printing in a sheet conveyance direction, and a control unit configured to control, in a case where the length of the sheet in the sheet conveyance direction is not specified, the addition unit to add the information into a leading end side area in the sheet conveyance direction even if a trailing end side area is set by the setting unit as the area to which the information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Kanematsu
  • Patent number: 10197663
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interactive spatial orientation method and system. The method includes: sequentially scanning, by a scanning apparatus, a receiving apparatus in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to each other; converting, by the receiving apparatus, received optical signals generated from the first scanning and the second scanning into radio waves carrying results of the first scanning and the second scanning, and transferring the radio waves to a processing apparatus; synthesizing, by the processing apparatus, the results of the first scanning and the second scanning to obtain six degrees of freedom information of the receiving apparatus. The system includes a scanning apparatus; a receiving apparatus; and a processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VR Technology (Shenzhen) Limited
    Inventor: Shaojun Dang
  • Patent number: 10197675
    Abstract: A system and a method for determining a position and an orientation of an object relative to a defined reference frame is disclosed. A plurality of targets are disposed at known locations relative to the defined reference frame. A head assembly is disposed on the object, where the head assembly includes a plurality of cameras. The head assembly determines the position and the orientation of the object from location data associated with the plurality of targets and image data from the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Paul Yalden Montgomery, Andreas Winter, Till Cramer