Attribute Control Patents (Class 358/1.9)
  • Patent number: 11120310
    Abstract: This invention provides a detection method and a device thereof which are applied to the field of image processing. The method includes: receiving an image of a target object, acquiring a type of the target object according to a first classifier and the image of the target object, and sending information containing the type of the target object to a display device. The method can automatically prompt a product type, thereby reducing the time of manual recognition and increasing the accuracy of the recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ARCSOFT CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Chung-Yang Lin, Hui Deng
  • Patent number: 11120313
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating search determinations for assortment planning and buying using visual sketches are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes processing a query image by identifying one or more visual features in the query image and applying at least one nearest neighbor algorithm to the one or more identified visual features; identifying, from one or more databases, multiple images based at least in part on the processing; generating a result set by applying one or more smoothing algorithms to the multiple identified images; generating at least one sketch based at least in part on the result set; and outputting the at least one generated sketch to one or more users via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raghavendra Singh, Ayushi Dalmia, Vikas C. Raykar, Abhishek Bansal
  • Patent number: 11119428
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a heater, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to generate first energization data based on at least part of first raster image data representing a first image to be formed on a first page, and then compress the first raster image data into first compressed image data. The control circuit is also configured to generate second energization data based on at least part of second raster image data representing a second image to be formed on a second page, and then compress the second raster image data into second compressed image data. The control circuit is configured to further determine whether rotation of the second image by a predetermined degree will lower power consumption based on a comparison of the first energization data to the second energization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ueta
  • Patent number: 11120725
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for gamut mapping color gradient preservation is described. In one example, the method and apparatus obtains a source image having a plurality of source color gamut pixels in a source color gamut, wherein the plurality of source color gamut pixels include a same hue value and a same luminance value and define a color gradient, and converts the plurality of source color gamut pixels to a plurality of target color gamut pixels such that the color gradient of the plurality of source color gamut pixels is preserved by the plurality of target color gamut pixels in a target color gamut. The method and apparatus provides the plurality of target color gamut pixels for display on a target color gamut display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Essam Aly
  • Patent number: 11120530
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on the acquired image, and an output unit configured to output the image having undergone the image processing to an output destination. The image processing unit is able to perform replacement processing for replacing colors of predetermined image portions in the acquired image with a color selected from a plurality of predetermined different colors based on the colors of the predetermined image portions. The output unit is able to output the acquired image having undergone the replacement processing to the output destination, and to output the image not having undergone the replacement processing to the output destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 11120580
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a dominant color in a digital image are provided, including a computing device configured to analyze pixels in a first pixel group of a digital image based on a first sample rate, analyze pixels in a second pixel group of the digital image based on a second sample rate, and determine a dominant color for the digital image based on the analyzed pixels in the first pixel group and the analyzed pixels in the second pixel group. The pixels in the first pixel group are closer to a center of the digital image than the pixels in the second pixel group and the first sample rate is greater than the second sample rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventor: Un Ho Chung
  • Patent number: 11122278
    Abstract: Parallel processing concepts such as wavefront parallel processing, are realized with a reduced end-to-end delay by giving up the usual slice concept according to which slices are either coded/decoded completely independent from areas of the picture outside of the respective slice, or at least independent from areas outside the respective slice as far as the entropy coding is concerned, namely in favor of slices of different modes, namely ones called dependent slices which allow for interdependencies across slice boundaries, and others which do not, called normal slices, for example. Combined with the aspect or not, WPP processing concept is made more efficiently by using the slices' start syntax portions to locate WPP entry points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GE Video Compression, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schierl, Valeri George, Anastasia Henkel, Detlev Marpe, Karsten Grüneberg, Robert Skupin
  • Patent number: 11106470
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to receive designation of a setting value for one or a plurality of parts if a workflow for generating a product formed by one or a plurality of parts is set, and a management unit configured to manage, as a setting value for a part, a presetting in which a set of setting values capable of being shared is defined. If a change in a setting value for a part to which a setting is made using a first presetting managed by the managing unit is received, the setting unit further receives designation of a range which reflects the change in the setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsu Oishi
  • Patent number: 11097534
    Abstract: When a job does not exactly match the purpose of a printing profile but would benefit from some of the characteristics of a different printing profile, dynamically making the tradeoffs between the printing profiles is desirable. For example, a high-ink, large gamut profile might not be needed for a particular job, but an ink-saving profile would be excessively grainy. An intermediate profile would be recommended. Alternatively, the ink-saving profile can be adequate for everything except the skin tones in the print. Presented here are systems and methods to create a blended representation that could adopt the high-ink rules for a portion of the image, but ink-saving rules elsewhere. For example, the high-ink rules can be applied to the skin colors, but ink-saving rules can be applied in other parts of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Leon Calvin Williams, Theodore A Olson
  • Patent number: 11100666
    Abstract: An image processing method includes acquiring a plurality of image data items by continuously capturing images of an object by an image capturing apparatus (S1), transmitting the plurality of image data items to a computing section (S2), computing image feature values each of which relates to positional information and information correlated with illumination conditions of each of the image data items by using the computing section (S3), comparing degrees of matching between reference image feature values, each of which corresponds to positional information and information correlated with illumination conditions, and the plurality of image data items (S4), and selecting, from the plurality of image data items, an image having positional information and illumination conditions that match the reference image feature values and outputting the image (S5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenkichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11089181
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printer configured to print on a print medium, and a reading unit configured to acquire color information of an image printed on the print medium. In printing on both sides being a first side and a second side of the print medium opposite the first side, upon a determination that a predetermined condition is met, the reading unit is configured to acquire the color information of the image printed on the first side of the print medium, after printing on the first side of the print medium is provided and before printing on the second side of the print medium is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Miwa
  • Patent number: 11082586
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood stain display sample includes optically scanning a wood sample including a wood stain with a computing device to generate a digital image of the wood stain. The method includes altering the digital image by adjusting a color of one or more portions of the digital image to correlate the color of the one or more portions to a color gamut of a xerographic printing process to form a color-adjusted digital image. The method includes printing the color-adjusted digital image to a substrate using a xerographic printing process to form the wood stain display sample. The printing includes printing an underlay toner to the substrate. The underlay toner includes a white or a transparent color. The printing includes printing a yellow, magenta, cyan, and black toner over the underlay toner. The printing includes printing an overlay toner to the black toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: John Fred Pangrace
  • Patent number: 11080575
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a printer configured to form an image on a sheet at a carrying speed, a first reading/writing unit configured read tag information stored in a wireless tag disposed on the sheet and to write tag information to the wireless tag, a reading/writing control unit configured to control the first reading/writing unit to read tag information stored in the wireless tag and to write tag information to the wireless tag, and a printer control unit configured to control the carrying speed of the sheet according to a total number of wireless tags disposed on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Setsuo Takada
  • Patent number: 11082584
    Abstract: An image forming device which forms an image for color correction in the margin of a continuous recording medium such as continuous paper as appropriate without causing erroneous detection by a mark sensor at a post-processing stage. In the image forming device, a printing data generator (control section) performs: acquiring a detection criterion to detect a post-processing image for use at the post-processing stage; creating a color correction image to be used for color correction of an original image according to the detection criterion; and arranging the color correction image as an outer area image in an area other than an original image formation area in printing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11079993
    Abstract: A print setting corresponding to a folder referable by an external apparatus is stored in an image formation apparatus, storage of a file in the folder is detected, the detected file is moved to a storage area in the image formation apparatus, and a print job is generated based on the moved file and information about the print setting corresponding to the detected folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohide Kubota
  • Patent number: 11076070
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to: when an extension device that extends functions of the information processing apparatus by being connected to the information processing apparatus is connected to the information processing apparatus, display (i) information representing a basic function provided in the information processing apparatus and (ii) information representing an extended function added by the extension device on one screen together; and when the connection with the extension device is released, display the information representing the extended function so as to indicate that the extended function becomes available when the extension device is connected to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Miyoshi, Shunji Tsunashima, Terutake Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11068759
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a control unit to execute either one of a first calibration and a different second calibration in a case where a predetermined execution condition corresponding to a type of printing paper that is set in the printing apparatus is satisfied. The first calibration is executed when the type of printing paper that is set is a first type that is included in a plurality of types and the second calibration is executed when the type of printing paper that is set is a second type. The control unit determines whether the predetermined execution condition is satisfied, based on a relationship as to which is greater and which is smaller between a predetermined threshold value and a count value corresponding to a number of elapsed days since calibration was previously executed for the type of printing paper that is set in the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11069043
    Abstract: A method to reduce background noise in a document image. The method includes extracting, from the document image, a connected component corresponding to a background of the document image, generating a histogram of pixel values of the connected component, generating, using a non-linear mapping function based on the histogram, a non-linear probability distribution of the pixel values in the connected component, generating, based at least on a comparison between the non-linear probability distribution and a predetermined threshold, a replacement range of the pixel values, selecting, from the connected component, a pixel having a pixel value within the replacement range, and converting the pixel value of the pixel to a uniform background color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Prebble
  • Patent number: 11061350
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a density detector, a determination unit, and a change unit. The density detector detects a density of a patch image formed on an image carrier over plural places. The determination unit determines whether plural detection results of the density detector are within a threshold. When the number of determination results, by the determination unit, that the density of the patch image is not within the threshold exceeds a predetermined number, the change unit changes (i) a detection timing at which the patch image is detected by the density detector or (ii) a formation position of the patch image on the image carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takahira, Shoji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11055036
    Abstract: An advertisement system includes a distribution member computer that causes a printer to print the test image data received from a posting server and transmits read data obtained by reading an image of a printed matter obtained by printing test image data by the printer to a posting server, and the posting server including an evaluation unit that evaluates printing quality of the printed matter based on the read data and a decision unit that determines whether to distribute the advertisement data to the distribution member computer based on an evaluation result by the evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Kato, Kan Matsuda, Tomomi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 11057528
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus performs processing for putting a width of a line in an output in a case where printing is performed by a first printing apparatus based on print data including a line close to a width of a line in an output in a case where printing is performed by a second printing apparatus based on the print data. A first acquisition unit is configured to acquire first information relating to an output in a case where printed matter including a plurality of line width detection images is printed by the second printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouta Murasawa, Okinori Tsuchiya, Yugo Mochizuki, Tatsuhiro Yamagata, Toshiki Miyazaki, Masao Kato
  • Patent number: 11050553
    Abstract: A system includes a campaign management service to detect a campaign initiation request indicating a number of computerized devices to be updated for a campaign and store data corresponding to the computerized devices to be updated. The campaign management service can generate a bloom filter data structure comprising hash values based on the data for each of the computerized devices to be updated and transmit the bloom filter data structure to a network edge. The system can include the network edge that can use the bloom filter data structure from the campaign management service to determine whether a computerized device is to obtain a device update from the campaign management service. The network edge can retrieve the device update and modify the computerized device by transmitting the device update to the computerized device, which then installs it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTEGRITY SECURITY SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Neil Locketz
  • Patent number: 11048975
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform acts of receiving one or more digital images from a repository of digital images; annotating the one or more digital images from the repository of digital images; digitally altering the one or more digital images, as annotated, from the repository of digital images; digitally combining the one or more digital images, as annotated and digitally altered, with at least one or more portions of one or more other digital images of the repository of digital images to create one or more combined digital images; training a machine learning algorithm on the one or more combined digital images; and storing the machine learning algorithm, as trained, in the one or more non-transitory computer readable storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Shreyansh Prakash Gandhi, Alessandro Magnani, Theban Stanley, Qian Li, Abilash Amarthaluri, Abon Chaudhuri, Behzad Ahmadi, Omer Ovenc, Venkatesh Kandaswamy
  • Patent number: 11048187
    Abstract: An exposure control device includes an exposure light amount calculator that obtains, for each of correction points that are associated with a respective one of primary correction values and are separated from each other, a correction factor for correcting the primary correction value of the correction point, based on a pixel value of the correction point, calculates, for each correction point, a secondary correction value based on the primary correction value and the correction factor of the correction point, and calculates a distribution of the secondary correction values on an image based on the secondary correction values of the correction points, and an exposure controller that causes an exposure unit to form a latent image by exposure to light having a corrected light amount obtained by correcting a light amount corresponding to a pixel value of each point based on the secondary correction value of the point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Shigeru Arai
  • Patent number: 11049307
    Abstract: In implementations of transferring vector style properties to a vector artwork, an artwork editing system directly processes artwork represented by vector graphics, unlike systems that process raster graphics. The artwork editing system transfers vector style properties from shapes of a style vector artwork to shapes of a content vector artwork based on overlapping shapes between the two artworks and in proportion to an amount of the overlap. A user may select vector style properties to transfer, such as fill content, stroke color, stroke width, stroke dashing, etc., and a percentage of the vector style property to transfer. Accordingly, a designer may transfer vector style properties of the designer's selection to a vector artwork efficiently and predictably, in real-time (e.g., without perceptible delay to the designer), without undesired distortions that are commonly introduced by neural networks, and without the cost associated with neural networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun Gehlaut, Paragi Singhal, Ayush Bansal
  • Patent number: 11049161
    Abstract: A solution for managing branding for an entity is provided. The solution can generate a brand style guide by analyzing electronic entity identity resources, which are representative of one or more branding strategies for the entity. The analysis can include extracting entity brand attributes from each electronic entity identity resource. Illustrative entity brand attributes can include one or more of: image data, font data, color data, or text. An ad hoc style guide, which can include at least one branding strategy for the entity can be generated and provided for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mimeo.com, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Simpson, David Jacques Uyttendaele, Craig Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11044384
    Abstract: First, a color close to a prediction target color is selected as a similar color from among a plurality of sample colors for which spectral reflectances of a plurality of patches are obtained. Next, for a similar color, a relational equation representing the relationship between the spectral reflectances of a solid patch (a patch with the highest ink density) and the spectral reflectances of a color prediction target patch is obtained. Finally, the spectral reflectances of the solid patch for the prediction target color are applied to the relational equation, by which predicted values of spectral reflectances of the color prediction target patch for the prediction target color are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yokouchi
  • Patent number: 11039039
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus for performing printing in a plurality of colors. The image forming apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive first print data in which an object to be printed in a spot color is designated in a first area in a document to be printed and second print data of the document to be printed from an information processing apparatus; convert the second print data received by the communication unit into image data of a predetermined color; extract an image of the first area from the image data obtained by conversion of the drawing unit; convert the image of the first area extracted by the spot color image control unit into the spot color; and generate image data of the spot color in which the image of the first area converted by the conversion unit is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Kunimi, Yutaka Ataku, Noboru Tamura, Ryo Kobayashi, Hiroki Matsuura, Yoshio Taga, Kaname Nomura
  • Patent number: 11032443
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an imaging device for generating a white reference image of a white reference member and a document image of a document and a periphery of the document, and a processor for performing first processing for detecting a dirt substance from the white reference image, generating data for shading correction based on the white reference image, correcting the document image using the data for shading correction to generate a correction image, and performing second processing for detecting a dirt substance from the correction image. One of the first processing or the second processing is performed using a dirt substance detection result of the other one of the first processing or the second processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shingo Kanaya
  • Patent number: 11030127
    Abstract: A memory controller includes a large combinational cloud to serve multi-core-to-multi-bank memory accesses which causes congestion and routing delays at physical design level especially in lower technology nodes thus limiting the frequency of operation. Present invention proposes an architecture to process sequences of access requests from multiple processing cores using alternating processing to generate sequences of granted access requests to one or more memory banks. For each processing core, first and second buffers store access requests. When an access request from one buffer is granted, that buffer is configured to receive a new access request and processing is performed to determine whether to grant an access request stored in the other buffer. The invention can maintain optimal bandwidth while providing desired sequences of the granted access requests and solving physical congestion issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Singh, Nikhil Tiwari, Sumit Mittal
  • Patent number: 11030824
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve obtaining a three-dimensional color model containing hue, lightness, and chroma dimensions. The color model may represent each of at least one thousand distinct colors as unique points within the hue, lightness, and chroma dimensions. The embodiment may involve displaying, in accordance with the color model, a rotatable three-dimensional representation of the unique points. The embodiment may further involve receiving a selection of a first point of the unique points and a selection of a second point of the unique points. The embodiment may involve, in response to receiving the selection of the first point and the selection of the second point, displaying, in accordance with the color model, a rotatable three-dimensional representation of the first point, the second point, a line connecting the first point and the second point, and a subset of the unique points that are within a particular radius of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: COLORO CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hu Song
  • Patent number: 11030497
    Abstract: There is provided a PC that performs print control on a printing apparatus which stores a plurality of pieces of color conversion information for color-converting first color information included in print data into second color information different from the first color information, the PC including a PC control unit that generates the print data including first designation information for designating in the print data a conversion target of the color conversion and second designation information for designating color conversion information used for the color conversion among the plurality of pieces of color conversion information stored in the printing apparatus, and transmits the generated print data to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonobu Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11032490
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a camera array comprising camera modules, the camera modules comprising a master camera that includes a processor, a memory, a sensor, a lens, a status indicator, and a switch, the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a start operation to start recording video data using the lens and the sensor in the other camera modules and the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a stop operation to stop recording, the status indicator configured to indicate a status of at least one of the camera modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur van Hoff, Thomas M. Annau, Jens Christensen, Koji Gardiner
  • Patent number: 11025791
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to control an operation to determine a type of a printing medium to be printed by a printing unit, determine a type of printing medium indicated by information input by an input unit as the type of the printing medium to be printed, and be capable of executing a measurement mode and a designation mode. In the measurement mode, the type of the printing medium to be printed is determined by using a measurement result and a reference characteristic values set in advance. In the designation mode, the type of the printing medium to be printed is determined without using the measurement result. The information processing apparatus is configured to, even in the designation mode, change the reference characteristic value set in advance for the type of printing medium indicated by the information input by the input unit based on the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Igarashi, Takehiko Kasamatsu, Fumikazu Nishikawa, Yasushi Morimoto, Koji Suda, Keiko Harada
  • Patent number: 11019235
    Abstract: An image processing control apparatus includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor obtains: read image data obtained through reading a color sample and shown in a first color system; original image data corresponding to the color sample and shown in a second color system; and region-by-attribute information indicating a first region corresponding to spot-color printing and a second region corresponding to decoration printing, the first and second regions being in the original image data. The hardware processor determines a color conversion parameter for color conversion of the first region and a color conversion parameter for color conversion of a third region different from the first and second regions in the original image data by using the read image data. The hardware processor determines a color conversion parameter for color conversion of the second region according to predetermined values shown in the second color system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Naoyo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11019236
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control execution of monochromatic calibration and multi-color calibration, and a registration unit configured to register paper types of paper to be used at time of execution of the monochromatic calibration, a monochromatic target value set for each of the paper types used for the monochromatic calibration, paper types of paper to be used at time of execution of multi-color calibration, and a multi-color target value set for each of the paper types used for the multi-color calibration. The image processing apparatus executes the multi-color calibration, after executing the monochromatic calibration, via the control unit by using paper of a paper type selected from common paper types out of the registered paper types and the monochromatic target value and the multi-color target value set for the selected paper type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Sato
  • Patent number: 11011092
    Abstract: A decoder of a display apparatus and a decoding method thereof is provided. The decoder comprises a first switching control block configured to select at least two section values from a plurality of gamma gray level values based on predetermined low bits of inputted data, and a second switching control block configured to select section values from the at least two selected section values based on predetermined high bits of the data and output at least two channel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MagnaChip Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun Kyu Seong
  • Patent number: 11010648
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs a first generation process generating first partial print data by a first color conversion process using a first profile corresponding to a first direction, and a second generation process generating second partial print data using a second color conversion process using a second profile. When a color difference is smaller than a reference, the apparatus sets a printing direction to the first direction, and outputs the first partial print data to a print execution unit for printing the first partial print data while the main scan moves in the first direction. When the color difference is larger than or equal to the reference, the apparatus sets the printing direction to the second direction, and outputs the second partial print data to the print execution unit for printing the second partial print data while the main scan moves in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota Morikawa, Masashi Kuno, Satoru Arakane
  • Patent number: 11012580
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a memory and processing circuitry. The memory is configured to store first instructions for performing a first processing, the first instructions being associated with a first processing request. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a second processing request from another device, the second processing request being associated with second instructions, and a part of the second processing request being incompatible with the first processing request; generate a resolution request for resolving an incompatibility between the part of the second processing request and the first processing request; generate an adjusted second processing request by changing information included in the second processing request, according to the resolution request, so that the adjusted second processing request is compatible with the first processing request; and perform the first processing by executing the first instructions according to the adjusted second processing request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 11010960
    Abstract: A method for rendering volume radiographic image content of a subject forms a volume image. The method extracts a first image slice from the volume image, then modifies the extracted first image slice by defining two or more spatial frequency bands from the image slice data and applying one or more viewer adjustments to the image slice data, wherein the one or more viewer adjustments condition the image data to enhance image content in at least one of the defined spatial frequency bands. A set of display rendering parameters is generated according to the two or more frequency bands and according to viewer adjustments made for the first image slice. A second image slice is extracted from the volume image. The generated set of display rendering parameters is applied to the second image slice to render an adjusted image slice and the adjusted image slice is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori L. Barski, Mary E. Couwenhoven
  • Patent number: 11006088
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining colour correction parameters for a digital imaging device. The method comprises simulating target and raw value pairs for a set of colours based on pre-determined sample transmission spectra of the set of colours; i) a sensitivity spectrum of a monochrome sensor of the digital imaging device; and illumination spectra of different colours of a light source of the digital imaging device; or ii)—sensitivity spectra of pixels of different colours of a colour sensor of the digital imaging device; and an illumination spectrum of a light source of the digital imaging device. The method comprises determining a colour correction transformation for transforming the raw values to target values, wherein the colour correction transformation is parametrized by transformation parameters; and solving the transformation parameters for the colour correction transformation using an optimization problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Grundium Oy
    Inventors: Matti Pellikka, Markus Vartiainen
  • Patent number: 11001050
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to material sets for 3-dimensional printing, 3-dimensional printing systems, and 3-dimensional printed parts. A material set can include a thermoplastic polymer powder having an average particle size from 20 ?m to 100 ?m, an x-ray contrast ink including a jettable x-ray contrast agent, and a fusing ink. The fusing ink can include a fusing agent capable of absorbing electromagnetic radiation to produce heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sterling Chaffins, Kevin P. DeKam, Cassady S. Roop, Bret McHuron-Guss
  • Patent number: 10997780
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a rendering unit, a reception unit, and a smoothing unit. The rendering unit executes rendering processing on page description language (PDL) data and generate bitmap data. The reception unit receives a setting of a rendering condition that is used in the rendering processing in order for the rendering unit to generate bitmap data in which a diagonal line, having a predetermined line width designated by the PDL data, is thicker than a horizontal line having the predetermined line width. The smoothing unit executes smoothing processing on the generated bitmap data. The smoothing unit executes smoothing processing of thickening the diagonal line within the bitmap data based on reception of the setting of the rendering condition by the reception unit, and the smoothing unit executes smoothing processing of thinning the diagonal line based on non-reception of the setting of the rendering condition by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Yabe
  • Patent number: 10999449
    Abstract: A method for measuring a blur of a print job and adjusting printer parameters in response to the blur is disclosed. For example, the method may be performed by a multi-function device (MFD) and includes printing an image on a print media, scanning the image, calculating a blur count for each location of the image in a cross-process direction, determining that the blur count for at least one location of the image is above a blur threshold, and adjusting at least one print parameter for a subsequently printed image on the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Jason Matthew LeFevre, Christine A. Steurrys, John T. Newell, David Alan Vankouwenberg, Paul J. McConville
  • Patent number: 10999476
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a gradation correction unit configured to perform a correction process on first image data expressing first gradation values, and output second image data expressing second gradation values. The gradation correction unit is configured to determine the second gradation values based on the first gradation values of a plurality of colors of a plurality of pixels in an area including a process target pixel and having a size corresponding to a first color misregistration amount. The gradation correction unit is further configured to determine the second gradation values such that there is no pixel in which a sum of the second gradation values of the plurality of colors exceeds a first threshold value, even when color misregistration within the first color misregistration amount occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Tanaka, Shinji Katagiri, Shuichi Tetsuno, Ken Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10992840
    Abstract: An example is provided to calculate calibration data for or print quality data of a printer, in one example, image data on printed elements of a plurality of patches printed at different powers or intensities by a print device may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Uri Lidai, Rivay Mor, Lior Katz, Iliya Shahamov, Pavel Blinchuk
  • Patent number: 10992975
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media are described herein for optimizing adaptive bitrate streaming for content (e.g., streams of live events). Bitrate selections may be made based at least in part on the current state of the playback. When the playback is in a transient state (e.g., when the user has recently played or navigated within the content), bitrate selections may be determined utilizing a virtual buffer that simulates a playback buffer. The virtual buffer may be initialized with a predetermined fullness value. As content fragments are received and queued on the playback buffer, the fullness values for the virtual buffer and the playback buffer may be adjusted differently. When the fullness of the playback buffer exceeds the virtual buffer, subsequent bitrate selections may be determined utilizing the playback buffer. The virtual buffer may be utilized to simulate a steady state playback buffer while the playback buffer populates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Urgaonkar, Satheesh Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 10992871
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for protecting a device under powerful light are disclosed. It is determined whether there is a powerful light source in an image captured by a camera device based on the number of target pixels (pixels whose gray values are larger than the first preset threshold) in the image. If so, it is indicated that the photosensitive element in the camera device is aligned with the powerful light source. In this case, the light avoidance instruction is sent, so as to cause a photosensitive element of the camera device to avoid the light source, thereby reducing the damage caused by the powerful light to the photosensitive element in the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Haixun Guo, Qiyi Song, Jie Tang
  • Patent number: 10990330
    Abstract: A first provider for providing a printer, a second provider for providing a print medium, a client which performs printing on the print medium using the printer, and a management section for processing and storing information are coupled to each other via a network. The first provider provides the second provider with a provider printer and a profile preparation tool. The second provider executes a process of preparing a profile corresponding to a combination of the provider printer and the print medium using the same, and transmitting printing setup information including the profile to the management section with respect to one or more print media. The client receives the printing setup information corresponding to the combination of the client printer used in printing and the print medium used in printing from the management section, performs setup based on the printing setup information on software for controlling the client printer and performs printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Matsuzaka
  • Patent number: 10990793
    Abstract: Introduced here are computer programs and associated computer-implemented techniques for determining reflectance of an image on a per-pixel basis. More specifically, a characterization module can initially acquire a first data set generated by a multi-channel light source and a second data set generated by a multi-channel image sensor. The first data set may specify the illuminance of each color channel of the multi-channel light source (which is configured to produce a flash), while the second data set may specify the response of each sensor channel of the multi-channel image sensor (which is configured to capture an image in conjunction with the flash). Thus, the characterization module may determine reflectance based on illuminance and sensor response. The characterization module may also be configured to determine illuminance based on reflectance and sensor response, or determine sensor response based on illuminance and reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: RINGO AI, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Weaver, James Kingman, Jay Hurley, Jeffrey Saake, Sanjoy Ghose