Size, Resolution, Or Scale Control Patents (Class 358/1.2)
  • Patent number: 11504986
    Abstract: A printing device includes a first accommodating unit, an image-recording unit, a cutting unit, and a second accommodating unit. The first accommodating unit is configured to accommodate a printing medium therein. The printing medium is conveyed in a first conveying direction along a first conveying path. The cutting unit is configured to cut the printing medium to separate the printing medium into a first printing medium and a second printing medium. The second accommodating unit is configured to accommodate therein the second printing medium which has is produced by cutting the printing medium by the cutting unit. A length of the second accommodating unit in a printing medium conveying direction is shorter than a length of the first accommodating unit in the printing medium conveying direction. The second printing medium is conveyed to the second accommodating unit in a second conveying direction along a second conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mamoru Namba
  • Patent number: 11481876
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for image processing for reconstructing a super resolution image from multispectral (MS) images. Receive image data and initialize a fused image using a panchromatic (PAN) image, and estimate a blur kernel between the PAN image and the MS images as an initialization function. Iteratively, fuse a MS image with an associated PAN image of a scene using a fusing algorithm. Each iteration includes: update the blur kernel based on a Second-Order Total Generalized Variation function to regularize a kernel shape; fuse the PAN image and MS images with the updated blur kernel based on a local Laplacian prior function to regularize the high-resolution information to obtain an estimated fused image; compute a relative error between the estimated fused image of the current iteration and a previous estimated fused image from a previous iteration, to a predetermined threshold, to stop iterations stop, to obtain a PAN-sharpened image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dehong Liu, Lantao Yu, Yanting Ma, Hassan Mansour, Petros Boufounos
  • Patent number: 11477518
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes an interface, which includes a demodulation processing unit that executes demodulation processing, a processing unit that executes demux processing or the like, and a sync signal line, a valid signal line, a clock signal line, and a data signal line disposed between the demodulation processing unit and the processing unit, that transmits data signals as two-bit parallel transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Yuichi Hirayama, Toshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11431860
    Abstract: At the time of registering an image in units of documents, which is obtained by performing multi-cropping processing for a scanned image, and value information extracted from each image in a database in association with each other, there is a case where it is not possible to extract the value information successfully because of an overlap between documents during a scan. In a case where this fact is noticed after registration, it becomes necessary for a user to perform the entire work from the beginning. In a case where there is a possibility that the value information is hidden by an overlap between documents during a scan or the like, a display is produced for prompting a user to scan the document again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11380031
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating product design by an electronic device are described. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may present a design having a set of design elements, and may detect a modification to one or more of the set of design elements. The electronic device may determine, based on a set of characteristics, how remaining design elements can be modified based on the detected modification. The electronic device may determine and present a modified design according to the modified design elements, for review by a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Shelman, Siyang Zhang, Johanna Bodnyk, Noah Portnoy
  • Patent number: 11381696
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a selector and an instructor. The selector selects an image. The instructor provides an instruction if an aspect ratio of the selected image exceeds a maximum ratio of a range of predetermined aspect ratios. The instruction is an instruction to remove an end portion of the selected image in a width direction so that the aspect ratio of the selected image will be contained within the range of the predetermined aspect ratios. The instructor also provides an instruction if the aspect ratio of the selected image is smaller than a minimum ratio of the range of the predetermined aspect ratios. The instruction is an instruction to add a margin to an end portion of the selected image in the width direction so that the aspect ratio of the selected image will be contained within the range of the predetermined aspect ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kana Shiratori
  • Patent number: 11373072
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a generation unit generating a sample image showing each of a first surface and a second surface that are next to each other of a label attachment target object having a plurality of surfaces, and a first image and a second image allocated to the first surface and the second surface, respectively, in association with each other; and a display processing unit performing control to display, on a display unit, a print setting screen for a printer printing a label, the print setting screen including the sample image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Niiyama
  • Patent number: 11360719
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image selection receiving unit, a change receiving unit, and a control unit. The image selection receiving unit receives selection of an image to be registered in a system that executes an image output process. The change receiving unit receives a change in setting related to output of the image which is selected via the image selection receiving unit. The control unit controls the change receiving unit such that, in a case where only one image is selected using the image selection receiving unit, the change receiving unit receives the change in setting related to output of the selected image, and such that, in a case where plural images are selected using the image selection receiving unit, the change receiving unit does not receive the change in setting related to output of the plural selected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kana Shiratori
  • Patent number: 11336784
    Abstract: A method of controlling an information processing apparatus includes acquiring information on a sheet size specified by a user and acquiring information on a sheet feeding direction to a printing apparatus for sheet corresponding to the specified sheet size. In a case where the sheet feeding direction is a predetermined direction, a predetermined control is executed. After the predetermined control, a drawing application is notified of information on a page setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukiyasu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11319086
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to aligning a taxi-assist camera such that each image frame of real-time video that the camera generates has a standard presentation format. The taxi-assist camera is configured to be mounted on an aircraft and oriented such that each image frame includes both a specific feature of the aircraft and of nearby objects external to the aircraft. The specific feature of the aircraft is detected and a location within the image frame of the specific feature is determined. The determined location within the image frame is compared with a reference location. A transformation operator is generated to transform the image frame such that the specific feature of the aircraft will be located within the image at a location corresponding to the reference location. The transformation operator is then applied to each of the image frames of the real-time video that the camera generates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Travis W. Fleck, Gerald L. Brown
  • Patent number: 11323575
    Abstract: A printing abnormality detection system includes a printer that prints an image on a printing medium based on image data, a reader that reads the image printed on the printing medium, a processing unit that detects an abnormal printed portion based on read image data from the reader, a storage unit that stores information of a display necessity determination criterion, and a display unit. The processing unit determines, based on the image data, the read image data, and the display necessity determination criterion, whether the abnormal printed portion is to be displayed on the display unit. When the processing unit determines that the abnormal printed portion is to be displayed, the processing unit executes a process of displaying, on the display unit, abnormal printed portion information including an image of the abnormal printed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Tetsuo Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 11300916
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for printing an image on paper includes first and second units, and a registration unit. The first unit detects a first length, along a predetermined conveyance direction, of paper conveyed from a feed port. The second unit detects a second length, along a direction intersecting with the predetermined conveyance direction, of the paper set in the feed port. The registration unit registers a size corresponding to the first and the second lengths of the paper set in the feed port, based on second unit detection. The first unit detects the first length of first paper conveyed to print a predetermined test pattern before second paper is set in the feed port. The registration unit registers a regular size based on a result of first unit detection on the first paper from among regular sizes corresponding to a result of second unit detection on the second paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Hideyuki Terashima
  • Patent number: 11277600
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Newton, Fons Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Joop Talstra, Erik Moll
  • Patent number: 11256398
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect an initiation of a drawing to a media content item. A first drawing option that is selectable via a first dimension can be provided. A second drawing option that is selectable via a second dimension can be provided. A first current state of the first drawing option and a second current state of the second drawing option can be indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: William Joseph Flynn, III, Timothy Paul Omernick, Nilesh Vinubhai Patel, William Samuel Bailey
  • Patent number: 11245811
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a painting section and an extraction section. The painting section performs painting on a margin at an end part of an image. The extraction section extracts a document included in the image on which the painting is performed by the painting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishino, Minoru Sodeura
  • Patent number: 11241886
    Abstract: An inkjet recording device includes: an inkjet head that includes a nozzle for discharging ink on a recording material, and forms an image by discharging the ink from the nozzle on the recording material based on image data; and a hardware processor that performs image processing of the image data, wherein the hardware processor calculates a difference in ink adhesion amount between a target region and an adjacent target region adjacent to the target region in the image data, determines whether the difference in the ink adhesion amount exceeds a threshold based on a calculation result of the hardware processor, and performs a responding process for occurrence of a wrinkle on the recording material based on a determination result of the hardware processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yuichi Omori
  • Patent number: 11243730
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit that receives an operation for a group printing job including plural printing jobs, and an instructing unit that gives an instruction to an image forming apparatus performing printing processing based on the printing job, in accordance with the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Taku Nishio
  • Patent number: 11227200
    Abstract: The systems and methods presented here completely separate a non-user pattern from the user jobs being printed. In fact, depending on the number of images in the job and the number of patterns provided by the manufacturer or press operator, the patterns may appear on different images of the job each time the job is printed. This is because the image marks are generated and processed according to the configuration of ROUS, independent of the user jobs being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Crosby, Haresh Joshi
  • Patent number: 11201972
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image, a conveying unit configured to convey a sheet on which the image is formed, a reader configured to read the sheet conveyed by the conveying unit and a controller. The controller is configured to execute first calibration in which a density of an image to be formed by the image forming unit is controlled based on a result of reading by the reader, and execute second calibration in which a geometric characteristic of an image to be formed by the image forming unit is controlled based on a result of reading by the reader. The controller allows usage of a sheet of a first type in the first type of calibration, wherein the controller prevents usage of a sheet of a second type in the first type of calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tomii
  • Patent number: 11196895
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a painting section and an extraction section. The painting section performs painting on a margin at an end part of an image. The extraction section extracts a document included in the image on which the painting is performed by the painting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishino, Minoru Sodeura
  • Patent number: 11190689
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-storage media, for multi-camera video stabilization. In some implementations, a video capture device has a first camera and a second camera. The video capture device provides a digital zoom capability permitting user-specified magnification changes within a digital zoom range during video recording. The video capture device is configured to use video data from different cameras over different portions of the digital zoom range. The video capture device can process image data captured using the second camera by applying a set of transformations including (i) a first transformation to a canonical reference space for the second camera, (ii) a second transformation to a canonical reference space for the first camera, and (iii) a third transformation to apply electronic image stabilization to image data in the canonical reference space for the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Youyou Wang, Fuhao Shi, Chia-Kai Liang
  • Patent number: 11159689
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus. A changing unit changes settings relative to image data generated by a reading unit for reading a document, in a case where it is not possible to store the image data in a predetermined memory. An image processing unit performs image processing on the image data generated according to the changed settings. A display displays a preview image of the image data subjected to the image processing in the case where it is possible to store the processed image data in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Atsuya Baba, Naoki Homma
  • Patent number: 11144260
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recoding medium for an information processing apparatus stores instructions realizing a computer program. The program is installed in the information processing apparatus using printer model information coinciding with connected printer information indicating a model of the printer and sheet type information indicating the sheet selected by a user. The program causes, when executed by the controller, the information processing apparatus to determine, from among a plurality of pieces of display information, one piece of the plurality of pieces of display information which is associated with the printer model information and the sheet type information used to install the program as determined display information to be displayed, obtain image data, generate print data based on the obtained image data, output the generated print data and output the determined display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryota Kakitsuba
  • Patent number: 11126643
    Abstract: An intelligent advertisement publishing system and method based on a double-sided printer distribution map. The method includes: generating a distribution map based on geographical location information of double-sided printers; displaying the distribution map of the double-sided printers, and after obtaining advertisement content input by a user and an advertisement publishing scope selected by the user on the distribution map, generating advertisement information; parsing to obtain the corresponding advertisement publishing scope and advertisement content, generating corresponding advertisement push information based on the advertisement content, and sending the advertisement push information to double-sided printers in the advertisement publishing scope; and enabling the double-sided printers to print the corresponding advertisement information at the back of cash register paper when printing cash registration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZONERICH BUSINESS MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11122169
    Abstract: There is provided a photo album creation system configured to create album data used to create an album in which a plurality of images are laid out accepts editing for an image used for the album data; decides, based on information of each of the plurality of images, a resolution when printing the album before the acceptance of the editing; decides, based on the resolution decided by the first decision unit, a threshold used to make a warning; and makes a warning for an image whose resolution is less than the threshold based on a result of editing performed by the editing unit for the image used for the album data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11115550
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes: a conveyor reeling out a recording medium from a roll medium and conveying the recording medium; a recording device; a cutter; a reading device; and a controller configured to: record a test image on the recording medium and cut the recording medium to form a rear end of the recording medium; generate read data of the test image; generate correction data relating to a cutting position of the recording medium based on a difference between a length obtained from the generated read data and an ideal value of the length; and record an image on the recording medium based on a recording command and cut the recording medium in a cutting position based on image data included in the recording command and the correction data to form the rear end of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11102361
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a display that displays plural operators for selection of service processes; and a detection unit that detects an operation state of a user who selects any of the service processes. Upon detection of an operation state in which an instruction to execute a service process has been cancelled after issuance of the instruction, the display selectively displays one or more operators for selection of a service process of a same kind as the service process for which the instruction has been cancelled among the plural operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yusuke Kamoi
  • Patent number: 11095792
    Abstract: An information-processing device includes: a storage storing setting information including an operation setting for the information-processing device; a controller configured to operate according to the setting information stored in the storage; and an input-output interface to which a removable storage medium is connectable, the removable storage medium storing import setting information and import instruction information on importation of the import setting information, the import setting information being setting information for importation, the import setting information including a plurality of setting items. The controller is further configured to perform: (a) importing, while the removable storage medium is connected to the input-output interface, a designated setting item of the plurality of setting items into the storage in accordance with the import instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 11044407
    Abstract: An image sensor may include a pixel array having an N√óM array of merged pixels arranged in a Bayer pattern, each merged pixel including an k*l matrix of unit pixels of a same color, where k and l are integers greater than two; and an image signal processor to process signals output by the pixel array in accordance with a normal mode or a zoom-in mode. In the zoom-in mode, signals from the pixel array may be remosaiced such that signals corresponding to the unit pixels are arranged in a p*q matrix of unit pixels of a same color, wherein p is a non-negative integer that is less than k and q is a non-negative integer less than 1, the p*q matrixes being arranged in a Bayer pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Yun Jeong, Je Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11042790
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and devices for printing a large-size object on multiple sheets. The method includes receiving, at a printing device, a print job submitted by a user, wherein the print job includes a large-size object. The large-size object present in the print job is processed by the printing device to ascertain the number and sizes of sheets required for printing the large-size object. Then, the large-size object is printed by the printing device on multiple sheets based on the ascertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Saurav, Nagarajan Narasimhan, Sivaprakash Ramasethu
  • Patent number: 11029895
    Abstract: Systems and methods for placing visual content on a virtual surface for customizing a physical product are disclosed. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may, in conjunction with enabling a user to customize a product design, access and identify certain parameters associated with certain page boxes of the electronic document. The electronic device may calculate a set of differences between certain aspect ratios associated with the page boxes, and accordingly modify certain parameters of the page boxes. The resulting page box modifications may mitigate certain errors associated with production of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Harrison Paine, David Greenberg, Anatoliy Tsykora, Vikramaditya Khemka
  • Patent number: 11025799
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a light source configured to emit a light beam based on an image signal; a deflector configured to deflect the light beam so that the light beam emitted from the light source is scanned on a surface of a photosensitive member in a main scanning direction; a storage portion configured to store a first magnification of an image with respect to a scanning position in the main scanning direction; and a controller configured to generate a second magnification of the image with respect to a reference color image, wherein the controller generates a third magnification based on the first magnification corrected based on the second magnification and the second magnification to correct the image signal based on the third magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kosuke Yasaki
  • Patent number: 11012583
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a selector and an instructor. The selector selects an image. The instructor provides an instruction if an aspect ratio of the selected image exceeds a maximum ratio of a range of predetermined aspect ratios. The instruction is an instruction to remove an end portion of the selected image in a width direction so that the aspect ratio of the selected image will be contained within the range of the predetermined aspect ratios. The instructor also provides an instruction if the aspect ratio of the selected image is smaller than a minimum ratio of the range of the predetermined aspect ratios. The instruction is an instruction to add a margin to an end portion of the selected image in the width direction so that the aspect ratio of the selected image will be contained within the range of the predetermined aspect ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kana Shiratori
  • Patent number: 11010113
    Abstract: Provided by the present disclosure are a method and an apparatus for printing a relational graph. The method for printing a relational graph includes: determining whether an overall view of a to-be-printed relational graph exceeds a set print size; in response to the overall view of a to-be-printed relational graph exceeding the set print size, clustering nodes in the to-be-printed relational graph according to the print size and attribute information of the nodes to form a clustered overall view of the relational graph and subviews of the relational graph; and printing the clustered overall view of the relational graph after the clustering and subviews formed based on the clustered nodes. At least one embodiment of the present disclosure can automatically split a relational graph into pages for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Lingzhi Xu
  • Patent number: 10978027
    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: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Mahesh B. Chappalli, Assaf Menachem
  • Patent number: 10972629
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is an image processing apparatus that performs image processing on first image information of a target first image. The image processing apparatus has a controller and a first storage device which stores second image information of a second image. The controller reads the second image information stored in the first storage device, changes a resolution of the read second image information to a first resolution which is the same as a resolution of the first image information, and combines the first image information and the second image information based on the first image information and the second image information of which resolution is changed to the first resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 10963193
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a memory stores in advance a plurality of sets of setting data for printing. Each set of setting data is in association with a setting mode. The setting process in a first setting mode sets a set of setting data for a specific print whereas the setting process in a second setting mode sets a set of setting data used generally for printing. The control device executes the setting process in a current setting mode, and acquires from the printer a sheet size currently set in the printer. The control device extracts from the memory a set of setting data having a sheet size matching the acquired sheet size, and notifying information concerning a sheet size in a case where setting mode in association with the extracted set of setting data indicates a setting mode different from the current setting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Po Chun Chew
  • Patent number: 10936264
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Patent number: 10929076
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system to improve print legibility is provided. A processor receives a file to print. A processor generates a print preview of the file, wherein the print preview is generated at an initial scale. A processor generates a preview text for the print preview. A processor determines a legibility metric based for the print preview on a comparison between the preview text for the print preview and text of the file to print. A processor prints the file at a second scale in response to the legibility metric being below a predetermined value, wherein the second scale is larger than the initial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley John Vernier, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Kyle Matthew Brake, Keith Gregory Frost
  • Patent number: 10929073
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of imaging devices, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive work process data indicating items of multiple work processes; a first image of a first form including first job ID information; and information indicating that multiple pieces are obtained from a first deliverable corresponding to the first form, in a first work process from among the multiple work processes. The information processing device includes a job-ID generating unit configured to generate a second job ID in which distinguishing information is added to a first job ID. The information processing device includes a color-code image generating unit configured to generate second color code data based on the second job ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kawasaki, Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10902642
    Abstract: In an example, two images of a printed calibration image are acquired using two measurement devices. The measurement devices are offset along an axis so that the two images correspond to two portions of the printed calibration image overlapping along the axis. The printed calibration image comprises a pattern extending across the printed calibration image in the direction of the axis, the pattern defining a shape so that in each image, a portion of the pattern appears as different from a straight line parallel to the axis. The two images are aligned using the two portions of pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Tsafrir Yedid Am, Eli Kaminsky, Moshe Haim
  • Patent number: 10860366
    Abstract: An example method of managing multi-architecture system input in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes receiving an input from a first processing unit in the multi-architecture system, receiving an input from a second processing unit in the multi-architecture system, combining the inputs, and providing the combined inputs to a display unit. The display unit displays the combined inputs in a configurable orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Mike Provencher, Monji G. Jabori, Valentin Popescu
  • Patent number: 10832373
    Abstract: An electronic device providing image data processing and an image data processing method are provided. The electronic device comprises: a display; a reception unit for receiving an input image; and a processor which determines image characteristics of the input image, overlaps a pixel of the input image and a pixel of the display, creates a plurality of resampled images by changing the phase of the pixel of the input image on the basis of the characteristics of the display pixel, performs filtering on each of the plurality of resampled images on the basis of the characteristics of the image, and renders a corrected image on the display by creating the corrected image on the basis of the plurality of resampled images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-sik Sohn, Seung-ran Park, Seung-jin Baek, Ho-young Lee
  • Patent number: 10810775
    Abstract: This application relates generally to computer-implemented methods and systems for computer graphics processing. Specifically, the application involves automatically selecting and blending images based on image aesthetic scores. Computer systems are provided that may blend an automatically selected foreground image with an automatically selected background image to produce an editable photo creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Sonali Gupta, Sameer Bhatt, Aanchal Somani
  • Patent number: 10798266
    Abstract: A plurality of halftone processing units are provided for processing each of a plurality of pieces of image data corresponding to a plurality of divided images to generate dot data representing presence or absence of dot formation. At least two halftone processing units simultaneously perform at least a part of halftone processing for at least two pieces of image data. In the halftone processing, complex error diffusion method processing of matching at least a part of dot data obtained by performing halftone processing using an error diffusion method for an error diffused gradation value of each pixel of a divided image with a determination result of a dither method, is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kakutani
  • Patent number: 10791317
    Abstract: A three dimensional [3D] video signal is processed in a video device (50). The device has generating means (52) for generating an output signal for transferring the video data via a high-speed digital interface like HDMI to a 3D display, which selectively generate a 3D display signal for displaying the 3D video data on a 3D display operative in a 3D mode, a 2D display signal for displaying 2D video data on the 3D display operative in a 2D mode, or a pseudo 2D display signal by including 2D video data in the output signal for displaying the 2D video data on the 3D display operative in the 3D mode. Processing means (53) detect a request to display 2D video data on the 3D display, while the 3D display is operative in the 3D mode, and, in response to the detection, the generating means are set to generate the pseudo 2D display signal for maintaining the 3D mode of the 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Philip Newton, Fons Bruls, Wiebe De Haan, Joop Talstra, Erik Moll
  • Patent number: 10752031
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a mount portion that removably supports a cassette configured to contain a printing medium and including a cassette storage; a printing device configured to draw the printing medium from the cassette and perform printing on the printing medium; and a controller. The controller performs: when the printing apparatus is in a required state in which medium information stored in the cassette storage of the cassette mounted on the mount portion is required, executing obtaining-communication for obtaining the medium information from the cassette, each time when a first cycle has elapsed; and when the printing apparatus is in a non-required state in which the medium information stored in the cassette storage of the cassette mounted on the mount portion is not required, inhibiting execution of the obtaining-communication or executing the obtaining-communication each time when a second cycle greater than the first cycle has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keigo Kako, Alisson De Brito Ninomia
  • Patent number: 10742839
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an acquisition unit, and a control unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet based on a gamma correction table. The acquisition unit acquires information on a sheet. The control unit controls the image forming unit. The image forming unit forms a first image indicating first image data on a sheet. The acquisition unit acquires the information on the sheet from the first image. The control unit creates second image data for creating a gamma correction table based on the information on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10733710
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for beautifying raw drawing data include a beautification engine having a raw data processor that receives the drawing data and identifies a set of segments in the data. A beautification director constructs a structural representation of the set of segments data that specifies a topological relationship between the segments. A single primitive beautifier identifies a segment in the structural representation to be beautified and a single primitive beautification action is applied to the segment to generate beautified raw drawing data. A multiple primitive beautifier identifies adjacent segments in the structural representation to be beautified and a multiple beautification action is applied to the adjacent segments to generate further beautified drawing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tianyi Chen, Xiao Tu, Sheng Yi, Kyle Thomas Beck, Reed L. Townsend, Megan L. Fu
  • Patent number: 10723136
    Abstract: An image formation device includes a plurality of nozzles, a processor which forms an image on the basis of print data, and a memory which stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform processes including, performing first ejection control which ejects a first amount of the ink at a timing of one of a forward path and a return path in the main scan direction, when printing is performed by a multi-pass method in which each of pixel arrays is printed by a plurality of main scans and, in each of the plurality of main scans, the ink is ejected onto the same pixel array from the respectively different nozzles, and performing second ejection control configured to eject a second amount of the ink at a timing different from the previous timing of the ejection of the ink, the second amount being smaller than the first amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kayanaka, Naoki Mizuno