Detail Of Image Placement Or Content Patents (Class 358/1.18)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10191696
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: a first image forming apparatus; and a second image forming apparatus connected on a downstream side of the first image forming apparatus in a paper conveying direction, wherein the first image forming apparatus includes: a first expander that expands a first image having image expansion time per page including first time; and a first image former that forms the first image expanded by the first expander, onto a first face of paper, and the second image forming apparatus includes: a second expander that expands a second image having image expansion time per page including second time longer than the first time; and a second image former that forms the second image expanded by the second expander, onto the first face on which the first image has been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Okamoto, Katsunori Takahashi, Takashi Nara, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10191704
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent an unnecessary external file created by a printer driver from continuing to remain even in the case where processing unique to a vendor cannot be performed at the time of uninstallation of the printer driver. The present invention is an information processing apparatus installed with a driver that creates data for image formation and has a render filter that saves the created data in a storage area that is not deleted at the time of uninstallation of the driver, the apparatus including: a saving unit configured to read the data saved in the storage area and to save the data in a temporary storage area that is deleted at the time of uninstallation of the driver; and a deletion unit configured to delete the data from the storage area after the data is saved in the temporary storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10194015
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying a graphical input stream comprising a plurality of keys, a first subset of which is a character set source and a second subset of which provides a message effect source. A first user input from the character set source forms an original multi-word message that is displayed in a message area. A second user input from the message effect source applies a corresponding message effect to only the multi-word message thereby forming a transformed representation. The multi-word message displayed in the message area is replaced with the transformed representation. Upon receipt of a third user input to transmit the contents of the message area, the original multi-word message and an indication of the message effect is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Glu Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Sourabh Ahuja, Liang Wu, Michael Andrew Mok
  • Patent number: 10182166
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a memory and a storage controller. The memory stores a setting of an image forming process in accordance with generation of a first image formation command or an input of a command for generating the first image formation command. The storage controller causes a first setting designated as a result of a first operation to be overwritten and stored over a second setting designated as a result of a second operation and corresponding to a second image formation command. The first setting and the second setting are included in the stored setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10168970
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing computer-readable instructions which cause, when executed by a controller, cause the print layout generating device to display a first image indicative of a layout area in which objects can be arranged, display a second image indicative of a database including at least one field, and at least one record for the at least one field, the at least one record containing character data corresponding to each of at least one field, receive a first operation to select at least one field, receive a second operation to select a position within the layout area, identify a position of the selected object within the layout area, generating print layout data in which the selected object and a selected field are associated with each other. Selected characters corresponding to the selected field of the database are arranged within the selected objects for each record of the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10154171
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive printing data, an image former configured to print the received printing data, and at least one processor configured to, in response to receiving a request for connection setting information from the user terminal apparatus, control the communicator to transmit the connection setting information to the user terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-cheon Park, Bo-yeon Kim, Jae-in Lee
  • Patent number: 10146744
    Abstract: An information processing terminal device includes: an acquiring unit acquiring image data; a detecting unit detecting a posture of the information processing terminal device; a generating unit generating display image data based on the image data acquired in the acquiring unit according to the posture of the terminal device detected by the detecting unit; and a displaying unit displaying the display image data generated by the generating unit on a display unit. If the posture of the terminal device is changed, the generating unit generates the display image data according to the changed posture of the terminal device. If the posture of the terminal device is changed during the generation of the image data by the generating unit, the generating unit does not generate the display image data according to the changed posture of the terminal device, until the generation of the display image data is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10140258
    Abstract: A portable device and an image displaying method thereof are provided. An method of displaying images in a portable device includes displaying a plurality of text blocks and at least one multimedia block when the portable device is in a first display mode, and arranging and displaying the plurality of text blocks and the at least one multimedia block in a second display mode, wherein the arrangement is determined based on distances between the plurality of text blocks and the at least one multimedia block as displayed in the first display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-soo Koo, Seung-seop Park, Sung-hyun Cho, Kyung-hoon Han, Chae-Kyung Lee, Jung-ah Heo
  • Patent number: 10127482
    Abstract: Functionality for issuing instructions related to the status of a printing device can be added to a control device capable of connecting to a printing device while suppressing modification of programs installed on the control device. A network system 1 includes a printer 9 that prints on recording media, and a control device 8 capable of communicating with the printer 9. The control device 8 has a control unit that generates and outputs by a printing program a command instructing the printer 9 to print; and a management unit that adds a maintenance command issuing an instruction related to the status of the printer 9 to the command output by the control unit, and sends the command with the added maintenance command to the printer 9, by a maintenance program that is different from the printing program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10126907
    Abstract: A screen generation device includes a controller configured to: determine one of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction to be a reference direction; generate a size-changed screen; generate a hard key screen; generate a remote operation screen; determine a first area and a second area; arrange the size-changed screen in the first area and the hard key screen in the second area; and arrange the soft key images in the hard key screen of the same size as the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hikaru Muto
  • Patent number: 10108639
    Abstract: Based on information being associated with one image among a plurality of images and concerning an object of the one image and information being associated with another image among the plurality of images and concerning an object of the other image, a characteristic information specification unit specifies characteristic information of the object of the one image as compared with the object of the other image. A characteristic information obtaining unit obtains the characteristic information specified by the characteristic information specification unit. A display control unit displays a screen image including a plurality of images on a display unit. Further, the display control unit displays the characteristic information so as to be associated with the one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Keiji Shinzato
  • Patent number: 10109093
    Abstract: A system and method for extending bounds of straightened and enlarged images is described. A user interface of an image editing application exposes an image to a user for editing. The user positions the image in the user interface and the image editing application generates a frame in the user interface to identify boundaries of a final image in the user interface. The image editing application then automatically determines an empty area within the frame, applies a fill operation to the empty area within the frame, and updates the image in the user interface to reflect results of the fill operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: John Peterson
  • Patent number: 10101700
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a generation section, an image forming section, and a size determining section. The generation section divides a first image to generate a plurality of second images. The image forming section forms the second images on a plurality of sheets, respectively. The size determining section determines a size of a margin area allocated to at least one of the sheets. The image forming section forms the second images on the sheets, respectively, so that the second images are placed in a designated area on a combined sheet that is to be formed by combining the sheets. The size determining section determines the size of the margin area based on sizes of the designated area and the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10102457
    Abstract: Text data is acquired from print request data, print content is expressed as raster data and print data is generated using a printer command based on the print request data, the acquired text data is added to the print data using the command, and the print data is sent with the text data to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10104185
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage device stores instructions that, when executed on a computing system, cause the computing system to receive a request for creating a new software container and determine that characteristics of the new software container match a co-tenant policy of an existing software container on a server. The instructions further cause the computing system to determine that characteristics of the existing software container match a co-tenant policy of the new software container as well as cause the new software container to be created on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Sharifi Mehr, Scott Gerard Carmack, Narasimha Rao Lakkakula
  • Patent number: 10096152
    Abstract: A method of generating data for use in image based lighting rendering, including displaying a 2-dimensional canvas (202), each point on the 2-dimensional canvas representing a surface co-ordinate of a 3-dimensional object having at least one surface. User input describing creation/modification of at least one shape (205, 205?) having an associated lightness value for use in image based lighting rendering is received via the 2-dimensional canvas. The 2-dimensional canvas is updated in accordance with the user input to display a representation of the at least one shape as created/modified by the user input, the representation on the canvas being distorted to indicate mapping of the at least one shape with respect to at least one said surface of the 3-dimensional object. Data describing the at least one shape for use in graphics rendering is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LIGHTMAP LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Simon Segasby, Simon Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 10089049
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for composing an imposed, intermingled output in pre-sorted postal order from an intermediate file are disclosed. A composition engine populates a template with variable printing data from a data file and generates an intermediate file. The composition engine repeats the process and generates a second intermediate file from a second data file and template. The intermediate files are merged and intermingled to generate a third intermediate file. The third intermediate file is converted to a renderable format and transmitted to a printing system to produce a ganged, imposed output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PTI MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Neal Cogan, Daniel Stuart Korn
  • Patent number: 10088295
    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: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VR Technology (Shenzhen) Limited
    Inventor: Shaojun Dang
  • Patent number: 10073861
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising assigning each of a plurality of nodes of a graph to a distinct image, of a plurality of images, wherein the graph represents a story, wherein each node corresponds to a respective element of the story, wherein each node comprises: (i) an attribute and (ii) a text of the respective element of the story, wherein the plurality of graph nodes are assigned based on a set of attributes of each of the plurality of images and the attribute of each node, and generating a visual depiction of the story, wherein the visual depiction comprises an ordered representation of each of the distinct images and the text of each respective element of the story.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Shamir, Oz Radiano, Leonid Sigal, Moshe B. Mahler
  • Patent number: 10053325
    Abstract: To provide a sheet binding processing apparatus for enabling strong binding strength or weak binding strength to be selected in a neat sheet posture to perform binding processing in applying narrow pressure to a plurality of sheets with concavo-convex-shaped pressurizing surfaces to perform the binding processing, in positioning sheets in a binding position for press-binding the sheets with the concavo-convex-shaped pressurizing surfaces that mutually mesh to perform the binding processing, it is possible to set an engagement area of the sheets and the pressurizing surfaces in two or more different steps with positioning references or by shifting a position of a binding processing section in the direction for passing over an edge side of the sheets to perform the binding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Saito
  • Patent number: 10046578
    Abstract: An image forming device includes an input unit to which image data are input, an image processing unit that performs image processing and generates output data, and an output unit that executes a job on the basis of the output data. The image processing unit, in a vertical width compaction process, recognizes a field enclosed by borders; determines whether the recognized field is a vertical width compaction candidate field; sets a vertical omission band in such a way as to include the blank and part of the border of the vertical width compaction candidate field, without eliminating information; eliminates the vertical omission band of the image data; and shifts and compacts the image data below the vertical omission band in the upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 10042592
    Abstract: A print management method implemented in a system including a client computer, a server, and a plurality of printers is disclosed, which includes by the server: (a) receiving, from the client computer, a request relating to a print job; (b) determining whether the print job has a reprint related setting, the reprint related setting being a request to save data related to color imaging for the print job and/or a request to reprint a prior print job; when it is determined that the print job has the reprint related setting to save data related to color imaging; (c) determining at least one printer which has an in-line spectrophotometer from the plurality of printers; (d) determining at least one page to be measured as a target; and (e) sending the print job to the at least one printer so that the determined page is measured as the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Randy Cruz Soriano, Kenneth Huang Young, Kazuto Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10027827
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains personal setting information about a user who logs into the image forming apparatus from a server apparatus and a display control unit that controls a display unit to display a customized operation screen customized for the user based on the obtained personal setting information. If the personal setting information has been obtained from the server apparatus within a predetermined time, the customized operation screen is displayed. If the personal setting information has been obtained from the server apparatus after the predetermined time elapses, the customized operation screen is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Maeda, Daiji Kirihata
  • Patent number: 9953556
    Abstract: In a method of correcting a desired color of a pixel to be displayed in an optical see-through display, a binned-display profile of prescribed colors arranged to be rendered by the display include background colors added to it so that the desired color can be matched to a closest one of the resulting predicted color profile of colors which are predicted to be perceived by a user. The display is then instructed to display the prescribed color which corresponds with the closest matching predicted color such that an observer substantially perceives the desired color. Typically the desired color is only compared to a subset of the predicted colors for efficiency. Additional corrections may take place to improve contrast of graphical content compared to the background in some instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Srikanth Kirshnamachari Sridharan, Juan David Hincapie Ramos, Pourang Irani
  • Patent number: 9940558
    Abstract: A system for formatting and printing wallet cards having the form factor of a standard ISO credit card or debit card, the printing format being calculated according to the aspect ratio and pixel density of mobile handheld devices that are capable of communicating with a printer wherein the handheld device preferably has an internal program that converts the pixilated display screen to a select content portion of the physical ISO card area wherein the remaining card area resulting from the mismatch of the aspect ratios of the display screen and the physical card form is programmed to contain data, graphics, coding, or if desired, left blank as part of the card margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Esty Peterson
  • Patent number: 9928229
    Abstract: A technique for pre-filling a computing device form with information associated with an action command found in a message includes receiving a message. Content of the message is analyzed utilizing natural language processing (NLP) to locate an action command within the message. NLP is applied to text in the message that is associated with the action command to determine a context of the action command. A similarity algorithm is applied to the text and one or more input fields of the form to identify one or more matching elements between the text and the input fields of the form. Finally, the input fields of the form are automatically pre-filled with information associated with the matching elements in the message whose similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 9928227
    Abstract: A technique for pre-filling a computing device form with information associated with an action command found in a message includes receiving a message. Content of the message is analyzed utilizing natural language processing (NLP) to locate an action command within the message. NLP is applied to text in the message that is associated with the action command to determine a context of the action command. A similarity algorithm is applied to the text and one or more input fields of the form to identify one or more matching elements between the text and the input fields of the form. Finally, the input fields of the form are automatically pre-filled with information associated with the matching elements in the message whose similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 9926155
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermal print apparatus including a medium detection sensor arranged from a thermal head at a distance shorter than an outer circumferential length of the platen roller, and a controller. The controller determines that the print medium is wrapped around the platen roller if the print medium is not detected by the medium detection sensor even when the print medium is fed by a feed amount at which the leading edge of the print medium reaches the medium detection sensor after starting of printing on the print medium. In this case, the print medium is fed backward by reversely rotating the platen roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hoshi, Atsuo Kayama
  • Patent number: 9917964
    Abstract: It is possible to notify a user of a condition of a Web server in the case where Web contents cannot be acquired from the Web server in an apparatus that employs a Web UI. A request for Web contents is made to a server by using a first communication method, a screen based on the Web contents received as a response to the request is displayed on a display unit, a condition of the server is acquired from the server by using a second communication method different from the first communication method, and a screen based on the condition of the server acquired by using the second communication method is displayed on the display unit without displaying a screen indicating an error of the request on the display unit in the case where the Web contents cannot be acquired as a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9904494
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus which acquires a plurality of jobs for repeatedly arranging images having widths smaller than a width of a continuous paper in a conveyance direction of the continuous paper, sets information for arranging the acquired jobs in a width direction of the continuous paper, forms images based on the set information, and sets a common blank forming period at which blanks among images appearing at different periods in each job coincide with each other between the jobs in the conveyance direction and forms a common blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ujike
  • Patent number: 9881238
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data of an original document including plural pages, a feature amount obtaining unit that obtains a predetermined feature amount for each of the pages based on the obtained image data, a detection unit that compares a feature amount of one page on which identification information for dividing the plural pages in units of pages is formed with a feature amount of the other pages and detects the identification information on a page having a feature amount similar to a feature amount of the one page from among the other pages, and a division unit that divides the plural pages in units of pages based on the detected identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Oya, Katsuya Koyanagi, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Akane Yoshizaki, Hiroyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9875434
    Abstract: A method for printing a strip-shaped material to be printed uses a printing unit of a roller printer. Output data for actuating at least one printing machine printing unit component, which determines the shape of printing images, is generated from stored template image data of a complete printing image in order to generate a printed complete printing image. The complete printing image is determined or described in a primary data packet, and the dimensions of the complete image, which dimensions are measured in a template direction, are assigned to the complete printing image in the template image data or the primary data packet. The dimensions of the complete image are compared with a threshold, and if the threshold is exceeded, the complete printing image is divided into a plurality of sections with respect to the template direction, with the plurality of sections being determined or described in a plurality of secondary data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Alexander Blank, Frank Huppmann, Christian Jank
  • Patent number: 9864557
    Abstract: The multifunctional peripheral includes a download control unit, a determination unit, a storage control unit, a display screen data generation unit, and a display control unit. The determination unit determines whether or not data downloaded by the download control unit contains printable file data. If the determination unit determines that the data contains printable file data, the storage control unit performs control so as to extract the printable file data and store the printable file data in the cache memory. The display screen data generation unit generates display screen data to be displayed on the display screen. The display screen data is a list of the file data stored in the storage unit by the storage control unit. The display control unit performs control so as to display the display screen data, which is generated by the display screen data generation unit, on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Hara
  • Patent number: 9849697
    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: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HP Scitex Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Shaked, Carl Staelin, Oren Perets, Eviatar Halevi, Yuval Dim
  • Patent number: 9840091
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative workpieces includes the step of nesting a set of decorative patterns digitally printed on a decoration layer to reduce the waste of decoration layer. To perform a corresponding relief for the nested decorative patterns on a nested decorative workpiece, the relief provided by a digital relief apparatus is in a correct match with the nested decorative workpiece. If the printing zone of the digital printer has a failure zone, the nesting method prevents arranging of the decorative patterns in this failure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: AGFA GRAPHICS NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Cloots, Laurent Meersseman, Joris Van Garsse
  • Patent number: 9830119
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a file specification acceptance section, a form storage section, a placement area storage section, a placement area acceptance section, a save location storage section, a data extracting section, and an image generating section. The save location storage section stores a save location indicating a location in a file accepted by the file specification acceptance section, the location being where a piece of data to be placed in a placement area accepted by the placement area acceptance section is saved. The data extracting section extracts, from the accepted file, the piece of data saved in the location in the file indicated by the save location stored in the save location storage section. The image generating section generates an image in which the extracted piece of data is placed in the accepted placement area in the document stored in the form storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ruell Magpayo
  • Patent number: 9824431
    Abstract: An image synthesis apparatus for generating a composite image by synthesizing a second image with a first image, includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire first group images including the first image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the first image, and second group images including the second image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the second image, a frequency component calculation unit configured to calculate low-frequency components and high-frequency components from the first group images and the second group images, and an image synthesis unit configured to generate the composite image on the basis of the low-frequency components of the first group images and the high-frequency components of the second group images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Morpho, Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9811293
    Abstract: The invention relates to producing personalized printed end products which have in each case a printed product collection and at least one personalized printed product by creating (S1) end product specifications which define in each case at least one personalized printed end product, creating (S2) sales orders on the basis of end product specifications, wherein a sales order defines at least one sequence of printed product collections, initiating (S3) the process of creating and creating (S4) digital print orders on the basis of end product specifications and sales orders, wherein a digital print order defines at least one personalized printed product, producing (S5) printed product collections in accordance with the sales orders, producing (S6) personalized printed products in accordance with the digital print orders, and producing (S7) personalized printed end products from the produced printed product collections and personalized printed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Gallati
  • Patent number: 9798924
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus delineate grouped together content in documents. Void and unvoid pixels in document images get clustered together. Execution of a histogram and autocorrelation function, including peak detection, against the unvoid clusters reveals the content. Techniques for clustering include iteratively transforming an original image into secondary images with a Haar wavelet transformation, for example. Clustering begins on a lowest image plane and advances to a next highest plane until all void and unvoid pixels in the images are grouped. Void clusters at lower levels remain void clusters at higher levels, thus only unvoid clusters of pixels require processing at higher levels thereby optimizing processing. Imaging devices with scanners define suitable hardware for transformation of the document into images and processors with executable code cluster together pixels to delineate content. Further processing includes executing OCR or other routines post void/unvoid analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KOFAX INTERNATIONAL SWITZERLAND SARL
    Inventors: Ralph Meier, Johannes Hausmann, Harry Urbschat, Thorsten Wanschura