Size, Resolution, Or Scale Control Patents (Class 358/1.2)
  • Patent number: 10675878
    Abstract: A cartridge unit for a printer including a cartridge and a circuit assembly. The circuit assembly includes a base member and a circuit substrate having a memory module and a plurality of second electrical contacts. In a cartridge attached state, the circuit assembly is configured to be in a circuit assembly attached state where the circuit assembly is arranged between the plurality of first electrical contacts of the printer and the particular cartridge side wall, the plurality of first electrical contacts electrically contacting the plurality of second electrical contacts, respectively. In a circuit assembly unattached state, the circuit assembly is not arranged between the plurality of first electrical contacts and the particular cartridge side wall. A thickness of the circuit assembly is larger than a distance between the plurality of first electrical contacts and the particular cartridge side wall in the cartridge attached and the circuit assembly unattached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ota, Keisuke Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10670999
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image transfer belt; a first transfer member; a second transfer member opposed to the first transfer member with the belt therebetween; an applying device for applying a voltage to at least one of the first and second transfer members; and a controller for controlling the applying device to apply to the at least one transfer member a voltage having the same polarity as a regular polarity of toner and a voltage of the opposite polarity to the first transfer member in a cleaning operation. The controller changes a number of image formations to be carried out from a cleaning operation to a next cleaning operation depending on the kind of the sheet. The number controlled by the controller is different depending on the kind of the sheets in a continuous printing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10636392
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display panel and an image data source designed to determine a differing region in the image frame by comparing source image data and image data corresponding with a previous image frame. The electronic device may also include a display pipeline between the image data source and the display panel. The display pipeline may include image processing circuitry to convert image data from a source space to a display space and image processing circuitry to spatially process the image data. The display pipeline may determine a crop region by converting the differing region to the display space and determine a partial frame region, based on the image data to be spatially processed, by the image processing circuitry. The display pipeline may also determine and retrieve a fetch region smaller than the image frame by converting the partial frame region to the source space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Mahesh B. Chappalli, Assaf Menachem
  • Patent number: 10638003
    Abstract: A printing apparatus performs printing using a plurality of sheets different in size. Stored instructions are executed to act as a display control unit displaying an operation guidance on a display unit for setting a sheet in a sheet tray, and a data acquiring unit acquiring regional information of the printing apparatus. When the data acquiring unit acquires regional information indicating a first region, the display control unit displays an operation guidance including content that notifies a user of a specific operation that is to be performed on the sheet tray so that it is able to hold a sheet having a first sheet size. When the data acquiring unit acquires regional information indicating a second region which is different from the first region, the display control unit displays an operation guidance not including the content that notifies a user of the specific operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tsukada, Yoshiyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10628984
    Abstract: A facial model editing method and apparatus are provided. The method includes detecting a location of a cursor in a facial model displayed on a screen. The facial model containing a plurality of facial positions. The method also includes determining a to-be-operated facial position from the plurality of facial positions according to the location of the cursor; and detecting a selection operation on the to-be-operated facial position. Further, the method includes editing the to-be-operated facial position in response to an obtained editing operation on the to-be-operated facial position; and displaying the edited to-be-operated facial position in the facial model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaomeng Li, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10614555
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to perform correction processing on the surgical site image as a captured surgical site on the basis of information related to display of a display apparatus that displays the surgical site image. The image processing apparatus is included in a surgical system that displays the surgical site image photographed by an endoscope on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Fukazawa, Yuki Sugie, Takami Mizukura, Hiroshi Ichiki
  • Patent number: 10549546
    Abstract: A printer includes a controller configured to perform a first printing process to control a thermal head to print a first image with a first density, store first print data for identifying the first image and first density data for identifying the first density into a first memory device attached to an attachment holder, when a second memory device storing second print data and second density data is attached to the attachment holder, acquire from the second memory device the second print data and the second density data stored into the second memory device by another printer, and perform a second printing process to control the thermal head to print a second image with a second density, the second image being identified based on the acquired second print data, the second density being identified based on the acquired second density data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukinori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10552015
    Abstract: Techniques for improving a user interface (UI) of an artwork application are described. For example, the artwork application presents a digital canvas, an art tool, and a menu. The menu identifies properties of the art tool. The artwork application receives a selection of some or all of the properties and, in response, generates a UI preview element. The UI preview element is configured to present respective values of the properties on the digital canvas. This presentation includes previewing a value of at least one of the selected properties in a one-to-one ratio on the digital canvas. The artwork application presents the UI preview element on the digital canvas, thereby previewing values of the selected properties. The artwork application receives a user interaction with the presented UI preview and the UI preview element adjusts the values of the properties of the art tool based on the user interaction with the UI preview element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Campbell
  • Patent number: 10534527
    Abstract: A computing device (e.g., a host computer in communication with a tablet input device) receives pen data corresponding to first and second positions of a pen device. The computing device compares the first and second positions to obtain an angle and an offset distance between the positions. The computing device selects a scrolling direction (either vertical or horizontal) based on the angle, with the selection being biased towards vertical scrolling. The computing device determines a number of scrolling events based on the offset distance, which may include comparing the offset distance with a preselected minimum distance. The computing device sends the scrolling events to an application executing on the computing device. The scrolling events cause the application to render scrolling in the selected scrolling direction. The pen data may include an indication of pen-down status and/or pen button activation to help determine whether to activate or terminate scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenton J. Loftus, Robert C. Cohn
  • Patent number: 10534567
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a generating unit configured to generate an image corresponding to at least part of a plurality of pages included in the print data according to acquisition of the print data, a holding unit configured to hold the image generated by the generating unit into a storage, and an obtaining unit configured to obtain images of all pages to be printed among the pages included in the print data according to the print instruction from the user, wherein the obtaining unit obtains the image of the page of which the image is already generated by the generating unit among the pages to be printed from the storage, and generates, after acceptance of the print instruction, an image of the page of which an image is not generated by the generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohide Kubota, Kenta Matsui
  • Patent number: 10523838
    Abstract: An image scanning device includes a platen, an image scanning unit that scans at a single time documents placed on the platen and generates pieces of image data, and an image data processing unit that performs processing of the pieces of image data. When the image scanning unit generates pieces of first image data by scanning first surfaces of the documents, each of which is placed in one of predetermined areas on the platen, and generates pieces of second image data by scanning surfaces opposite to the first surfaces of the documents, each of which is turned over and placed again in the one of the predetermined areas, the image data processing unit associates one of the pieces of the first image data with a corresponding one of the pieces of the second image data for each of the predetermined areas, as image data of the front and back surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Asakawa, Yohichi Tomota, Yuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10514062
    Abstract: A journal bearing includes: a carrier ring having an annular shape; a first bearing pad disposed on a radially inner side of a lower half region of the carrier ring and configured to support a rotor shaft from below; a first oil-supply unit disposed immediately before and upstream of the first bearing pad; a pair of side plates disposed on both end portions of the carrier ring with respect to an axial direction, along an outer periphery of the rotor shaft, Each of the side plates includes: a first region; and a second region which is positioned above the first region, and in which a gap between an inner peripheral surface of the side plate and an outer peripheral surface of the rotor shaft is narrower than that in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakano, Tanehiro Shinohara, Takaaki Kaikogi, Yuichiro Waki, Yutaka Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10491770
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading apparatus capable of accurately detecting an inclination amount of an original image by recognizing an edge part of the original image with high precision even when dust, stain, or the like adheres to a background part. The image reading apparatus includes: an original reader configured to read an image of an original; and a volume resistor configured to represent an original width of the original by a resistance value. The image reading apparatus further includes: a skew feed amount detector configured to set a predetermined range including the edge part of the original in a width direction as an edge detection range based on the original width, to acquire an edge image being the edge part of the original from an image within the edge detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Ishido
  • Patent number: 10395335
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving image data with a first image resolution, and determining an optimal image resolution for sampling the image data based on a learned model. The optimal image resolution is lower than the first image resolution. The method further comprises sampling the image data at the optimal image resolution, and performing image analysis on sampled image data resulting from the sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongzhi Wang, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10382656
    Abstract: An image processing device including a user interface, an image data inputting section that inputs image data, a resolution converting section that converts the image data to resolution corresponding to a printing device, a color converting section that generates ink amount data, and a print data generating section that generates print data based on the ink amount data, in which the resolution converting section includes a color inputting section that inputs the spot color and the specific condition for performing a spot color replacement of replacing the spot color in the specific condition by the color converting section through the user interface, and a thinning processing section that performs a simple thinning process on a spot color region including the spot color in a case in which a thinning process of converting the resolution of the image data to a second resolution lower than the first resolution is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Tanase, Shun Sakaibara, Mitsuhisa Ando
  • Patent number: 10348929
    Abstract: An example system includes a controller. The controller is to determine a first end point of a previous frame in a first image. The first image is to be printed on a first ribbon. The controller is to determine a second end point of the previous frame in a second image to be printed on a second ribbon. The controller is to create a current frame containing first image data from the first image starting after the first end point, second image data from the second image starting after the second end point, and third image data from a beginning of the first image. The system includes an image engine to form an image corresponding to the current frame on a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jose Galmes, Lluis Abello Rosello, Joan Vidal Fortia, Frank E. Perdicaro
  • Patent number: 10332247
    Abstract: The present application concerns the visual identification of materials or documents for tracking or authentication purposes. It describes methods to automatically authenticate an object by comparing some object images with reference images, the object images being characterized by the fact that visual elements used for comparison are non-disturbing for the naked eye. In some described approaches it provides the operator with visible features to locate the area to be imaged. It also proposes ways for real-time implementation enabling user friendly detection using mobile devices like smart phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ALPVISION, S.A.
    Inventors: Celine Di Venuto Dayer, V, Martin Kutter, Frederic Jordan
  • Patent number: 10326901
    Abstract: To provide a sheet size determining apparatus capable of appropriately determining a sheet size. Specifically, a sheet size detection result is acquired by a sensor, and when there are a plurality of candidate sheet sizes corresponding to the acquired detection result, a sheet size is determined from the plurality of candidate sheet sizes in response to a setting of the operation device that indicates sheet sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10321112
    Abstract: A first image and a second image of an object taken with different viewing directions are received. The first image and the second image are downscaled in a ratio of a downscale factor DF to generate a first downscaled image and a second downscaled image, respectively. An edge map is generated by detecting an edge pixel from the first downscaled image. An initial cost volume matrix is generated from the first downscaled image and the second downscaled image according to the edge map. An initial disparity estimate is generated from the initial cost volume matrix. The initial disparity estimate is refined using the initial disparity estimate to generate a final disparity set. A depth map is generated from the first image and the second image using the final disparity set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonathan Aflalo, Ariel Orfaig, Sagi Tzur, Ayal Keisar, Nathan Henri Levy
  • Patent number: 10311540
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing radial density masking graphics rendering for use in applications such as head mounted displays (“HMDs”) are described. Exemplary algorithms are disclosed, according to which image resolution varies within an image depending on the distance of a particular point on the image from one or more fixation points. Reconstruction algorithms according to certain embodiments include three stages: (1) hole filling; (2) cross-cell blending; and (3) Gaussian blur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Vlachos, Kenneth Barnett
  • Patent number: 10303989
    Abstract: A Raster Image Processing (RIP) module includes an object detection module configured to receive at least one input file, detect objects in the at least one input file and create at least one image comprising a predefined number of stripes along the edges of the detected objects, an edge processing module configured to receive the at least one image and process the at least one image by changing the gray level of each one of the objects' stripes according to an edge processing table; and a dithering module configured to receive the at least one processed image, dither the at least one processed image according to the at least one image's gray levels and output a printing ready file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Scodix Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Eden, Chaim Kleinhendler, Mordechai Yanuka, Sharon Goldstein, Gregory Burshtin
  • Patent number: 10300723
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method performed by a system operative to determine a condition related to a printed section printed by a shuttle-based printer. The method includes printing a portion of an image on a section of a medium, thereby providing a printed section. The section of the medium can have a size defined by at least a step size taken by the shuttle-based printer to advance the medium in a downstream direction. The method also includes scanning at least the printed section to capture a sample image of the printed section. The sample image can be captured by using an imager moving in a direction perpendicular to the downstream direction. The method also includes inspecting at least the sample image to determine a value indicative of a condition related to the printed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Billow, Ghilad Dziesietnik
  • Patent number: 10306109
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus can reduce degradation of the line quality in an output image by a simple method while maintaining the stability of the density characteristics of the output image, and a control method therefor. To accomplish this, in accordance with the amount of change, from a reference density value, of a density value measured from a test pattern image formed on a photosensitive drum, the image forming apparatus according to the invention creates LUT_2 for correcting a laser output signal value corrected using ? correction LUT_1. The image forming apparatus performs ? correction using LUT_1 and LUT_2 for developing colors other than a predetermined low-brightness developing color, whereas for the predetermined low-brightness developing color, it performs ? correction using LUT_1 and laser light amount correction instead of ? correction using LUT_2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sumito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10303990
    Abstract: An information generating device generates data for use in a print processing device capable of printing in a state where sheets are connected to each other, and includes a memory, an input device, and a controller. The memory stores predetermined image data. The input device receives sheet information relating to the sheets which are to be connected to each other by a sheet print processor. The controller sets a magnification ratio indicating either an enlargement ratio or a reduction ratio of the image data, based on a length of the sheet in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction in which sheets are to be connected. In addition, the controller determines a connection length indicating a length of a connection region which is formed between sheets in the first direction, based on the set magnification ratio and the lengths of sheets in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsunori Ishii
  • Patent number: 10290254
    Abstract: Technology is known for correcting the gradation characteristics of an input image signal in accordance with the characteristics of a display device, but a correction that is suitable for the usage of the display device is desired. Provided is an image processing apparatus including a first gradation converting section that converts a gradation of an image signal input thereto; a sharpening process section that performs a sharpening process on the image signal after the gradation has been converted by the first gradation converting section; a second gradation converting section that converts the gradation of the image signal after the sharpening process has been performed; and a display control section that displays an image indicated by the image signal after the gradation has been converted by the second gradation converting section, in a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EIZO Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Ogaki, Yusuke Bamba, Reo Aoki
  • Patent number: 10291701
    Abstract: A shortcut to a file in a cloud desktop can be virtualized. A file shortcut virtualizer can be executed on a server and a client terminal that establishes remote sessions with the server. Server-side components of the file shortcut virtualizer can be configured to identify when a file shortcut has been created on a user's cloud desktop and to send information about each created shortcut to client-side components of the file shortcut virtualizer. The client-side components can then employ this information to create a virtual shortcut for each file shortcut on the user's cloud desktop. A virtual shortcut corresponding to a particular file can be configured to invoke a remote application launcher and can include information identifying a connection file that the remote application launcher should use to directly open the particular file using an associated remote application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WYSE TECHNOLOGY L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ramanujam Kaniyar Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 10289047
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a developing device that performs a developing process by using two-component developer; an image carrier that carries a toner image including a toner band developed by the developing device; a density detection unit that detects a density of the toner band; and a determining unit that determines whether or not to perform a density adjustment on the basis of the density of the toner band detected by the density detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10270940
    Abstract: An image processing device includes circuitry to: acquire an image matrix including a target pixel from first image data having a first resolution; determine whether one or more detection patterns match the image matrix; and perform edge enhancement on the target pixel and convert the first resolution into a second resolution to convert the target pixel into second image data, if the image matrix matches any of the one or more detection patterns. The first image data includes a plurality of pixels each including first and second pixel values respectively indicating image information and whether each of the plurality of pixels is an area where a specific object is drawn. The one or more detection patterns, each including a plurality of pixels each including the first and second pixel values, are patterns to detect a pixel forming an edge portion where the first and second pixel values vary between pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hayato Fujita
  • Patent number: 10204330
    Abstract: A tax-exempt sale document creating system includes a device memory configured to store at least one program; and at least one processor configured to execute the at least one program to execute creation processing. The creation processing includes: obtaining an image of a passport or a qualification document and an image of a receipt printed when one or more commodities are purchased; storing the image of the passport or the qualification document and the image of the receipt and classifying the image of the passport or the qualification document and the image of the receipt; printing, on a passport area of one or more documents for tax-exempt sale, the image of the passport or the qualification document; and printing, on a receipt area of the documents, the image of the receipt on which image processing is performed to fit the image of the receipt in the receipt area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Kawakami, Toshinori Takaki
  • Patent number: 10200570
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus a controller acquires target image data representing an image including first and second type of objects. The controller specifies, as a specific type color material, one of first and second type of color materials whose remaining amount is smaller than that of the other, and determines a first reduction index value indicating a first degree of reduction in an amount of the specific type color material for printing the first type of object. The controller creates processed data by performing a reduction process on the target image data to reduce an amount of the specific type of color material for printing the first type of object on the basis of the first reduction index value. An amount of the specific type color material for printing the second type object is not reduced on the basis of the first reduction index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Shimahashi, Akidi Yoshida, Shota Morikawa, Kazuyuki Miyaki
  • Patent number: 10185718
    Abstract: A machine can compress an entry of an index, starting with accessing first data that corresponds to a segment of content and is expressed in a first number of bits. The machine classifies the content into a first class or a second class and generates second data that is expressed in a fewer, second number of bits. To generate an upper portion of the second data, the machine selects and executes one of two algorithms based on the class of the content. The machine then assigns the generated second data to the segment. To decompress the second data and thereby recover the first data, the machine parses upper and lower portions of the second data, determines the class of the content, and recovers upper and lower portions of the first data. The upper portion is recovered via one of two algorithms based on the class of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Wilkinson, Steven D. Scherf, Andreas Schmidt, Jeffrey Scott
  • Patent number: 10162586
    Abstract: The roll printing device includes a hardware processor configured to, on receiving a succeeding job during printing of a preceding job on a roll of print media, use a printing area for printing copies of an object of the preceding job and the width of the print media, to determine a blank area or areas to be created on the print media, and judge whether to print the succeeding job together with the preceding job with copies of the object of the succeeding job being arranged in the blank area or areas. The hardware processor is further configured to, according to the judgment result, define the layout of the copies of the object of the succeeding job in the blank area or areas, and change image data currently used for printing, at a certain time during the printing of the preceding job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10140559
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing clear tagged objects on clear plane are described herein. In an example, the system draws a bounding box for each block of text/graphic objects. Within each bounding box, an occupancy percentage of foreground pixels (tagged as clear objects) is computed against background pixels. If the computed occupancy percentage falls below a defined threshold value, then that text/graphic object is considered for application of dilation. Thus, the device described herein doesn't check the size of the text/graphic objects; rather checks for the occupancy percentage of the text/graphic objects within a bounding box. While constructing the clear plane to support flood clear, the clear values corresponding to the dilated pixels (pixels considered for dilation) will be intelligently modified. In this way, only intended and logically desired text/graphic objects undergo for dilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arindam Das, Karthik Jakkala, Polisettyvrk Jyothendravarma
  • Patent number: 10084939
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory and at least one processor or circuitry or a combination thereof. The memory is configured to store determination conditions. The at least one processor or circuitry or the combination thereof is configured to acquire image data and extract a feature element from the image data. The at least one processor or circuitry or the combination thereof is further configured to determine whether the extracted feature element satisfies conditions defined in the determination conditions. The at least one processor or circuitry or the combination thereof is further configured to set an area with reference to an extracted feature element satisfying the conditions based on the determination conditions. The at least one processor or circuitry or the combination thereof is further configured to set an attribute of the area based on the determination conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takako Shijoh
  • Patent number: 10061491
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cross-platform image editor configured with image editing tools and that is integrated with a software application and operable on a user computing device. A low-res version of a high-res image stored in an image library is displayed, and a user selection of at least one image editing tool and at least one associated parameter is received. The low-res version is modified accordingly. Without human user intervention the high resolution image is processed by executing at least one instruction respectively associated with each of the at least one selected image editing tools using the at least one parameter. The modified high resolution image is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abraham Moshe Muchnick, Israel Derdik
  • Patent number: 10007928
    Abstract: A context-aware targeted information delivery system comprises a mobile device, an MMR matching unit, a plurality of databases for user profiles, user context and advertising information, a plurality of comparison engines and a plurality of weight adjusters. The mobile device is coupled to deliver an image patch to the MMR matching unit which in turn performs recognition to produce recognize text. The recognized text is provided to a first and second comparison engines to produce relevant topics and relevant ads. The relevant topics and relevant ads are adjusted with information from a user context database including information such as location, date, time, and other information from a user profile. The third comparison engine compares the relevant topics and relevant ads to produce a set of final ads that are most related to the topics of interest for the user and delivered for display on to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jamey Graham, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 9990699
    Abstract: A low-latency method for applying image processing steps includes processing and displaying portions of the image as they are received in real-time. In a denoising process, the portion is denoised by selecting pixels, establishing a block centered on each pixel, identifying similar blocks within the portion, and performing a filtering process such as hard thresholding before the entire image is received. Pixels within each block may also be averaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Mokhtar M. Sadok, David W. Jensen, Andrew J. LeVake
  • Patent number: 9990572
    Abstract: To prevent the occurrence of a difference in printing results depending on a printer driver to be used despite that the drawing command originates from a GDI application and is the same. An information processing apparatus including a printer driver configured to generate print data compatible with a printing apparatus from input XPS format drawing data, and in the case where the input XPS format drawing data is XPS format drawing data converted by a conversion module from GDI format drawing data that is generated based on print processing of a GDI application and the XPS format drawing data includes a graphics drawing command specifying an object width of 0, the printer driver changes the graphics drawing command into a graphics drawing command specifying drawing with the minimum object width that can be represented by the printing apparatus and generates the print data based on the drawing data including the graphics drawing command after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Namihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 9989878
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is configured to change one of the expected adjustment timing and the expected switching timing so as to be matched with the other, to determine a timing for predetermined adjustment and switching of print modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ujike
  • Patent number: 9961227
    Abstract: A light source drive control device includes: an image data generating part that generates line-thinned image data having been subjected to line thinning processing for thinning an edge pixel in image data by a first pixel width; an intensity information generating part that generates intensity information including a first intensity at which a pixel not included in a set second pixel width of an edge in the line-thinned image data is exposed and a second intensity at which a pixel included in the second pixel width is exposed and which is higher than the first intensity; and a light source driving part that drives a light source based on a light source modulation signal generated according to the line-thinned image data and a drive current data switched based on a drive current switching signal generated based on the intensity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsufumi Omori, Masaaki Ishida, Muneaki Iwata, Hayato Fujita
  • Patent number: 9950513
    Abstract: A controller for a liquid discharging device generates a correction chart including a reference pattern and a correction part, using a liquid discharged from a liquid discharge head, the liquid discharge head having a plurality of nozzles that are arranged to form a nozzle array. The controller drives a predetermined number of the plurality of nozzles to form the reference pattern on the recording sheet along a direction of the nozzle array, the predetermined number being a number equal to or less than a total number of the plurality of nozzles of the nozzle array, and drives a number of the plurality of nozzles that is different than the predetermined number of nozzles driven in forming the reference pattern, to form the correction pattern on the recording sheet along the direction of the nozzle array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Mizutani, Takeo Shirato, Hiroki Takahashi, Katsuhiro Tobita, Ryuichi Hayashi, Yasuyuki Horie, Takatsugu Maeda, Hirohito Murate, Kohtaroh Ikegami, Kohsuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 9946500
    Abstract: A method for two-sided printing of digital images on a roll of media by means of a roll-to-roll system is provided. The roll-to-roll system includes a digital image queue including entries for digital images to be printed on the roll. For each digital image to be printed on a first side of the roll, a first entry is registered in the digital image queue, which entry includes at least one digital item identifying the digital image and digital items of print properties of the digital image. For each digital image to be printed on a second side of the roll, a second entry is registered in the digital image queue, which entry includes at least one digital item identifying the digital image and digital items of print properties of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: OCE HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Elsemieke P. A. Van Rossum, Eduardus J. W. Van Vliembergen
  • Patent number: 9942426
    Abstract: A system comprising a multifunctional peripheral device comprising a processor and a display device, in which the display device presents to a user an electronic document, in which, with an editing module, the multifunctional peripheral device receives input indicating edits to be made to the electronic document, and in which the edits are saved as a separate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Perry V Lea, Brian James Sahr, Steven Holland, Eric P Christianson, John D Wilcox, Bradley R Larson
  • Patent number: 9883065
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a reading member and a skew detector. The reading member reads an image of a passing document at a read position preset in a document transport path. The skew detector detects a skew of the document by selecting one of a first skew detection mode and a second skew detection mode based on information that specifies a method for detecting the skew of the document. The first skew detection mode is a mode in which the skew of the document relative to a transport direction is detected based on an image of a leading-edge section, in the transport direction, read by the reading member. The second skew detection mode is a mode in which the skew of the document relative to the transport direction is detected based on an entire image read by the reading member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamada, Kosuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9836439
    Abstract: A file, including visual information or auditory information may be uploaded to a processing device. Respective portions of content of the file may be identified fin compressing and saving at respective bit rates. A number of component files may be created, compressed and saved, at the respective bit rates, based on the identified respective portions of content of the file. A network page, including a reference to the uploaded file, may be created. The reference to the uploaded file, in the page, may be replaced with references to the compressed, saved component files and the network page may be saved. A processing device of a user may request the network page and the compressed, saved component files. A reasonable facsimile of the file may be reproduced based on an aggregate of the compressed, saved component files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kar Hong Wong, Trevin Chow, Zachary Steven Emmel, Nathan D. Kile, Jr., Derek Lynn Jamison, Jennifer N. Maertens, Justin James Watkins
  • Patent number: 9831894
    Abstract: Provided is a data compression apparatus. The data compression apparatus includes a header information extraction extracting block header information on compressed data from I/Q data block generated by dividing data on a block basis, a block scaling unit generating an I/Q data scaling block by performing block scaling on the I/Q data block based on the block header information, and a compressed data generation unit generating compressed data by using a block header based on the block header information and the I/Q data scaling block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Gweon Do Jo
  • Patent number: 9819824
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described that facilitate the creation of a digital image of an object using a custom scan area size. Custom scan area sizes are stored and displayed so as to eliminate cumbersome steps such as measuring irregularly-sized objects more than once or processing the digital image after scanning the object to remove undesirable “white space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Berke, Lakshmi Sujatha Yaramsetti, Timothy David Jonathan Spink, Veena Kumari Saluja, Colin Hewitt, Philip James Hambridge
  • Patent number: 9798505
    Abstract: A system and method of printing involves the use of mixed paper sizes in which the orientation of printing media can be selected to avoid a mixture of paper sheet orientations in the output document when auto tray selection has been selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Randy Cruz Soriano
  • Patent number: 9788559
    Abstract: A topical high resolution image of edible ink and having a resolution of at least 100 dots per inch is applied to a top major surface of a length of food (14) in the form of a thin fruit based paste or confection slurry by a digital imaging printer (130). The length of food (14) is at a temperature of at least about 75° C. at the time of application. During application, the food (14) is supported upon a moveable platform (136) mounted by parallelogram links (138) and which is moved parallel to the digital imaging printer (130) according to a condition of the top major surface upon which the topical high resolution image is applied and detected by detecting provisions (144).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9779064
    Abstract: Described is a method of rendering first page data to a document, by receiving the first page data in a first format, removing a portion of the first page data having a predetermined attribute; storing the removed data in a memory of the rendering device; inserting references to the removed data into the first page data to produce altered first page data in the first format; transmitting the altered first page data to a platform service device; forming second page data in a second format, the second page data containing the inserted references; and receiving, by the rendering device, the second page data from the platform service device, the rendering device rendering to the document the second page data using the inserted references and the copied data stored in the memory of the rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Joseph Leigh Belbin, Rolfe Craig Bozier