Size, Resolution, Or Scale Control Patents (Class 358/1.2)
  • 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: 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: 11044407
    Abstract: An image sensor may include a pixel array having an N×M 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10699380
    Abstract: A method for rotating a digital image in order to print a corresponding rotated print image. The method includes i) providing the digital image to be printed on the printing substrate; ii) receiving positioning coordinates of the substrate relative to a first predefined reference; and iii) rotating the image relative to its centre as a function of the positioning coordinates, thus determining a rotated image. According to one aspect, the rotation is performed by means of a technique of mapping between pixels of the rotated image and pixels of the digital image, and calculating a matrix of correspondences between the pixels of the rotated image and the pixels of the digital image. According to another aspect, the matrix is configured to indicate how many pixels of the rotated image correspond to pixels of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone Giardino, Federico Cavallini, Franco Stefani, Matteo Rubbiani, Giuliano Pistoni
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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