Recording Apparatus Patents (Class 358/296)
  • Patent number: 11438487
    Abstract: A vehicular camera module for a vehicular vision system includes a housing having a front housing portion and a rear housing portion. A circuit board includes a circuit board substrate having electronic circuitry disposed thereat. A thermal interface material is molded at an inner surface of the housing. The front housing portion is attached at the circuit board and the rear housing portion is mated with the front housing portion to encase the circuit board. The thermal interface material is formed to interface with electronic components of the circuit board and may conform with the electronic components at the circuit board substrate when the front housing portion is attached at the circuit board and/or when the rear housing portion is mated with the front housing portion. A connector element in electrical contact with circuitry of the circuit board is configured to connect to a connector end of a wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. White
  • Patent number: 11399111
    Abstract: An image output device includes a storage and outputs image data stored the storage. The image output device includes a detector, an output controller, and an eraser. The detector detects whether or not specific image information is included in the image data. The output controller allows an output of the image data when the image data does not include the specific image information, and disallows the output of the image data when the image data includes the specific image information. The eraser erases the image data from the storage when the specific image information is included in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 11398204
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprising, in order: a light-transmissive layer of conductive material; a layer of bistable electro-optic medium; a layer of light-shielding material; a plurality of pixel electrodes; a layer of photoconductive material; and one or more light emitters. In one exemplary embodiment, the layer of photoconductive material is adapted to bridge a gap between an address line and at least one of the pixel electrodes when the photoconductive material is in a low impedance state. In another, non-exclusive embodiment, the electro-optic display further comprises a second electrode layer between the layer of photoconductive material and the one or more light emitters and a driver adapted to apply voltage between the light-transmissive layer of conductive material and the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Krishna Sainis, Teck Ping Sim, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Stephen J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 11375604
    Abstract: A camera module includes a printed circuit board, a sensor, and a refrigeration chip. A first receiving groove is defined in the printed circuit board. The sensor is received in the first receiving groove and electrically connected to the printed circuit board. The refrigeration chip is formed on and electrically connected to the printed circuit board. The refrigeration chip comprises a cold surface. The sensor is formed on the cold surface. The cold surface is configured to absorb heat from the sensor when the refrigeration chip is powered on. The camera module is capable of dissipating heat and controlling an internal temperature of the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Li, Shin-Wen Chen, Long-Fei Zhang, Xiao-Mei Ma
  • Patent number: 11367296
    Abstract: A layout analysis method, an electronic device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are provided. The layout analysis method includes: obtaining coordinate information of a plurality of text lines in an image; creating a layout model of the image according to the coordinate information; analyzing a layout structure of the text lines based on the layout model; and determining an order of the text lines relative to each other based on the layout structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linfeng Li, Haijiao Cai, Xinpeng Feng, Ji Zhou
  • Patent number: 11360218
    Abstract: A lidar system includes a laser-source configured to emit laser-beams, and a single movable-mirror positioned to reflect the laser-beams from the laser-source. The movable-mirror is operable to pivot about a single rotation-axis. The system includes a first-optical wedge configured to direct at least a first-laser-beam reflected by the movable-mirror in a first-direction with respect to a bore-axis of the system, and a second-optical-wedge configured to direct at least a second-laser-beam reflected by the movable-mirror in a second-direction with respect to the bore-axis, where the second-direction is different from the first-direction. The system also includes a first-shutter interposed between the first-optical-wedge and the movable-mirror, and a second-shutter interposed between the second-optical-wedge and the movable-mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Yew Kwang Low
  • Patent number: 11295184
    Abstract: A image processing method includes a shifting step for determining whether to shift an identical color pixel region, in which two to N pixels of an identical color are arranged consecutively in a first direction, in the first direction or a direction opposite to the first direction within the image data, provided that N is an integer of 2 or greater, and shifting the identical color pixel region in the first direction or the direction opposite to the first direction when the shifting is determined to be performed, and an averaging step, in which in the shifting step, the shifting is determined to be performed when the identical color pixel region exists across two of the unit regions, and the identical color pixel region spanning across the two of the unit regions is shifted so as to be included in any one of the unit regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11281105
    Abstract: The invention provides a light generating method and system, the method including: generating first light, the first light being capable of forming a first area, a second area, and a third area, and intensity of the first light in the first area being higher than that in the second area and the third area, respectively; generating second light, the second light being capable of simultaneously irradiating the first area and the second area; generating third light, the third light being capable of simultaneously irradiating the first area and the third area; and controlling intensity of the second light and the third light, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Bixiufu Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lijiang Wang, Wei Wang, Song Zhu
  • Patent number: 11245801
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of changing a guidance screen from a terminal. An instruction acquiring unit acquires an instruction to change a guidance screen stored in a storage unit. A change acquiring unit acquires change data corresponding to the instruction acquired by the instruction acquiring unit from an external terminal 2. A change application unit applies the change data acquired by the change acquiring unit to screen data of the guidance screen. A display unit displays the screen data of the guidance screen to which the change data is applied by the change application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Osada
  • Patent number: 11212419
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading system capable of improving the image quality of a document in which text and images are mixed in the same page. A camera captures a document in page units to obtain captured image data. A document reading unit is an image scanner having a higher resolution than the camera. An area classifying unit classifies the captured image data captured by the camera into areas for each content. An area selecting unit selects, for each classified area, whether to output captured image data based on the area classification and the state of the captured image data. An image processing unit processes the captured image data or the scanned image data for each area, and outputs or deletes the data as area data. The document output unit collects the processed area data, reconstructs the data into document data, and outputs the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naohiko Kosaka
  • Patent number: 11204560
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition containing a specific hole transporting compound and a specific compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tokimitsu, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori, Shubun Kujirai
  • Patent number: 11201977
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading portion; a main assembly; a rotatable member; a damper unit mounted to either one of the main assembly and the rotatable member and including a cylinder portion and a piston portion inserted into the cylinder portion, wherein the damper unit is expanded in an expansion direction and contracted in a contraction direction by sliding the cylinder portion and the piston portion relative to each other; and a contact portion provided on the other one of said main assembly and said rotatable member and configured to contact said damper unit, wherein the damper unit suppresses a speed of said rotatable member when said rotatable member lowers from an upper position toward a lower position in a state in which the contact portion contacts and presses the damper unit in the contraction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takatsugu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11174327
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a modified polyvinyl alcohol resin, comprising step (A) of acetalizing polyvinyl alcohol particles swollen with a solvent capable of swelling the polyvinyl alcohol particles by reacting them with a carbonyl compound and/or an acetalized carbonyl compound in the presence of the solvent, wherein a content of an organic solvent in the solvent is 5% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Baba, Toshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 11175918
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus receives first command or data in accordance with a first management protocol from a first device. The apparatus then translates the first command or data into second command or data in accordance with second management protocol. The apparatus further sends the second command or data to a second device. One of the first device and the second device is a first managed element managing a first host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Satheesh Thomas, Aruna Venkataraman, Baskar Parthiban
  • Patent number: 11169451
    Abstract: An image exposure device includes an image display device having pixels that emit light having a plurality of wavelengths; a photosensitive recording medium support portion that supports a photosensitive recording medium for recording an image of the image display device; a collimation portion that is disposed between the image display device and the photosensitive recording medium support portion and makes radiation light including the light having a plurality of wavelengths radiated from the pixels into first transmitted light radiated within a range of a first radiation angle narrower than a radiation angle of the radiation light; and a dichroic filter that is disposed between the collimation portion and the photosensitive recording medium support portion, and makes the first transmitted light including the light having a plurality of wavelengths into second transmitted light radiated within a range of a second radiation angle equal to or smaller than the first radiation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hirotoshi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11144777
    Abstract: The apparatus includes an image data obtainer, a candidate region extractor, a candidate line extractor, an overlap degree determiner, and a clip image region extractor. The candidate region extractor extracts, as a candidate region, a region containing an object detectable from the image data. The candidate line extractor extracts, as a candidate line, a line that is at least either a line segment or an arc included in the image data. The overlap degree determiner determines whether the degree of overlap between a closed line forming the outline of the candidate region extracted and the candidate line extracted is greater than or equal to a preset predetermined first percentage value. If the overlap degree determiner determines that the degree of overlap is greater than or equal to the first percentage value, the clip image region extractor 19 extracts the candidate region as a clip image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daiki Kimura
  • Patent number: 11119709
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display configured to display a control menu to perform a function, a sensor configured to sense a user within a predetermined range and output a signal which has a voltage size corresponding to a distance of the sensed user, and a processor configured to change an operation state of the image forming apparatus based on a voltage change amount of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Su Hwan Kim, Hwi Kyeong An
  • Patent number: 11090963
    Abstract: A printing module configured to print a label on a curved surface of an article includes an expandable printing mechanism configured to be expanded to an open configuration for receiving the article or contracted to a closed configuration placing the curved surface in an operative position with respect to a print head and an article moving assembly configured to grasp and hold the article and effect relative movement between the curved surface and the print head. The printing mechanism includes contact elements, such as rollers, that contact or otherwise engage the article when the printing mechanism is in the closed configuration and maintain the curved surface in the operative position with respect to the print head during relative movement between the curved surface and the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rolf Silbert, Robert J. Rosati, David Buse, Olev Tammer, Matthias Merten
  • Patent number: 11048382
    Abstract: A scanning system includes: a configurator configured to make a first setting corresponding to an image captured by a pre-scan the setting of a process accompanying scanning based on learning results acquired by machine learning using training data related to a setting of the process accompanying scanning that is applied to a scanned image; and an executor that executes the process accompanying scanning based on the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yo Kawano, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11048988
    Abstract: A learning device includes an acquiring unit and a learning unit. The acquiring unit acquires an image and correction information designated for printing the image. The learning unit performs machine learning on recommended correction information that indicates correction content recommended for the print target image in printing the print target image, based on the data set in which the image is associated with the correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoki Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11030969
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprising, in order: a light-transmissive layer of conductive material; a layer of bistable electro-optic medium; a layer of light-shielding material; a plurality of pixel electrodes; a layer of photoconductive material; and one or more light emitters. In one exemplary embodiment, the layer of photoconductive material is adapted to bridge a gap between an address line and at least one of the pixel electrodes when the photoconductive material is in a low impedance state. In another, non-exclusive embodiment, the electro-optic display further comprises a second electrode layer between the layer of photoconductive material and the one or more light emitters and a driver adapted to apply voltage between the light-transmissive layer of conductive material and the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Krishna Sainis, Teck Ping Sim, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Stephen J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 10999401
    Abstract: On-die functional blocks may use multiple communication networks to send requests and receive responses. For example, a first functional block may send a request via a first network. In response to receiving the request, a second functional block may respond to the first functional block via a second network. The second functional block may also send any requested data to the first functional block via a third network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Loewenstein, Robert P. Masleid, Stephen Phillips, Thirumalai Swamy Suresh
  • Patent number: 10887600
    Abstract: An electronic device, a server and a method for packing and consuming video content are disclosed. The electronic device includes a sensor, a processor operably connected to the sensor, and a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The processor is configured to determine a current viewport for video content based on an output of the sensor. The transceiver is configured to request and receive a media stream including (i) a high-resolution video partition of the video content that covers the current viewport and (ii) a low-resolution version of the video content that is rotated relative to the video content. The processor is further configured to process the package to render at least one of the high-resolution video partition of the video content or the low-resolution version of the video content. The high-resolution video partition and the low-resolution video of the video content are packed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenghao Liu, Imed Bouazizi
  • Patent number: 10860785
    Abstract: By using a character recognition result of a scan image, a user can set supplementary information such as a file name for the scan image with simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10855871
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading apparatus includes a sensor capable of reading a document and a fixing member capable of restricting movement of the sensor on a basis of a user operation, the apparatus comprising: a control unit configured to perform predetermined control to move the sensor; a detection unit configured to detect a moving distance of the sensor by the predetermined control; a determination unit configured to execute a determination process of determining, on a basis of the detected moving distance of the sensor by the predetermined control, whether movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member; and a notification unit configured to execute a notification process of notifying a user that movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member, in a case where the determination unit determines that movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomofumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 10853010
    Abstract: A tilt-corrected document image is obtained by performing image analysis processing on a scan image to detect a document area and performing extraction and tilt correction of a document image based on the detected document area. A repeat target area is set based on the obtained tilt-corrected document image. The number of repetitions in repeatedly laying out the repeat target area for each of a plurality of candidate sheet sizes is calculated, and a list screen showing the calculated numbers of repetitions for the respective plurality of candidate sheet sizes is displayed. A repeat layout-processed output image is generated by repeatedly laying out an image of the repeat target area within a sheet size specified by a user, and print processing is made executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Takashi Miyauchi, Yutaro Kamata
  • Patent number: 10838315
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member having a protective layer wherein the density unevenness among output images is reduced with abrasion resistance maintained is provided. The present invention is an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer has a triarylamine structure and a cyclic structure represented by the formula (1) or (2): and an A value expressed by expression (4), A=S1/S2, wherein, in expression (4), S1 is a peak area based on in-plane deformation vibration of terminal olefin (CH2?), and S2 is a peak area based on stretching vibration of C?O among peak areas of a spectrum obtained by measuring a surface of the protective layer by total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy using Ge as an internal reflection element and using a measurement condition of 45° as an incidence angle is from 0.065 to 0.100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10827093
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for intelligent copying of bound documents. The method includes receiving a selection of copying a bound document via a user interface. The user interface is presented to the user to input whether a starting page of the bound document for copying is a left-side page or a right-side page. Then, multiple pages of the bound document are scanned to generate corresponding scanned images. Finally, the generated scanned images are arranged in the same order as per the arrangement of pages in the original bound document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Saranraj Velayutham, Ramanathan Arunachalam, Kalai Selvi Subramaniam, Kavin Kumar Gurusamy, Anand Babu, Shankar Durai
  • Patent number: 10805494
    Abstract: A method and system for rendering a gloss effect image on a recording medium, can involve creating with a processor, a mirror of a gloss effect image of a gloss mark located on a front side of a recording medium, and rendering with a color printer having marking materials, the mirror of the gloss effect image on a back side of the recording medium directly opposite the gloss mark located on the front side of the recording medium. The processor can include a digital front processor that communicates with the color printer. The gloss effect image of the gloss mark can be, for example, a micro gloss feature or a macro gloss feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10769109
    Abstract: A control method for a storage device of a driving recorder includes: planning a directory entry of a storage device according to a predetermined directory entry stored in a storage unit; planning a file allocation table of the storage device according to a predetermined file allocation table stored in the storage unit; and controlling a controller to write data to the storage device according to the directory entry and the file allocation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN SIGMASTAR TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Chang, Chia-Jung Lee, Cheng-Chieh Yeh
  • Patent number: 10732913
    Abstract: A system and method is used to manage scheduling of a plurality of print jobs in a multi-site print shop environment. The multi-site environment includes a plurality of print shops each having resources and equipment to complete at least one type of print job. Also included is a multi-site scheduler configuration arranged to assign and schedule print jobs to one of a home shop and a non-home shop. The assigning and scheduling is based on a fastest completion time, wherein a completion time of a print job in a home shop is defined as the actual time taken to complete the print job and a completion time of a print job in a non-home shop is defined as the actual time taken to complete the print job and a transportation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rong Zhou, Sudhendu Rai, Minh Binh Do, Craig Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10726557
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that acquire an image containing text with curved text lines to generate a corresponding corrected image in which the text lines are straightened and have a rectilinear organization. The method may include identifying a page sub-image within the text-containing image, generating a text-line-curvature model for the page sub-image that associates inclination angles with pixels in the page sub-image, generating local displacements, using the text-line-curvature model, for pixels in the page sub-image, and transferring pixels from the page sub-image to a corrected page-sub-image using the local displacements to construct a corrected page sub-image in which the text lines are straightened and in which the text characters and symbols have a rectilinear arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABBYY Production LLC
    Inventors: Olga Arnoldova Kacher, Ivan Germanovich Zagaynov, Vladimir Rybkin
  • Patent number: 10712987
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are configured to manage the printing of an electronic document having different page sizes. They include receiving a request from a user to print an electronic document, the electronic document arranged as a set of pages. They also include determining if a page size for a page of the set of pages in the electronic document matches at least one print media size available for printing. They further include providing a message for display to the user, the message including an indication that the page size for the page is not available for printing when it is determined that the page size of the page does not match the at least one print media size. The message also including a menu with a set of user selectable options for completing the print request on the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasarao Bindana, Rathinavell Arumugam, Anand Arokia Raj Antony Muthu Rayar
  • Patent number: 10682859
    Abstract: An recording device includes a recording head that performs recording using ink; a liquid containing body that is capable of accommodating ink; a casing of which at least the recording portion and the liquid containing body are provided on an inside portion; a tube that connects the liquid containing body and the recording head with each other; and a operating panel that constitutes a portion of an outer covering of the recording device and operates the recording device. The operating panel is provided to be capable of performing an opening/closing operation with respect to the casing between two positions which are an opened position which exposes and a closed position which does not expose an inside of the casing, and at least a portion of the liquid containing body is exposed, by an opening operation of the operating panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Soshi Okawa, Shoma Kudo, Nobuyuki Nishi, Munehide Kanaya
  • Patent number: 10681284
    Abstract: A pixel array uses two sets of pixels to provide accurate exposure control. One set of pixels provide continuous output signals for automatic light control (ALC) as the other set integrates and captures an image. ALC pixels allow monitoring of multiple pixels of an array to obtain sample data indicating the amount of light reaching the array, while allowing the other pixels to provide proper image data. A small percentage of the pixels in an array is replaced with ALC pixels and the array has two reset lines for each row; one line controls the reset for the image capture pixels while the other line controls the reset for the ALC pixels. In the columns, at least one extra control signal is used for the sampling of the reset level for the ALC pixels, which happens later than the sampling of the reset level for the image capture pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorgen Moholt
  • Patent number: 10657506
    Abstract: An imaging device provides a mobile device multi-feed scanner, which may utilize remote data capture for multi-sheet feed scanning by using mirrors to form a reflective path allowing the viewing of the reverse side of the check on a platform to capture the check image on a mobile device. A camera on the mobile device may either sequentially or simultaneously capture a picture of both the front and back sides of the check. The platform may include a transparent portion, which may be adjacent to a stage portion. The first and second mirrors may be positioned such as to allow imaging of a reverse side of an object through the transparent portion of the platform while the object rests on the stage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lattman, Greg McAllister
  • Patent number: 10642176
    Abstract: A photosensitive body is provided. The photosensitive body includes a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer formed on the photosensitive layer, and the protective layer includes a urethane oligomer acrylate and a modified perfluoropolyether acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Young-soo Ha, Sung-hoon Kang, Yong-jun Kwon, Seung-ju Kim, So-hyeon An, Hun Jung, Il-sun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10621465
    Abstract: An apparatus for character recognition executes a first process for acquiring first image data which is an image in which string data containing one or more characters is drawn at a first magnification through a drawing process that outputs image data acquired by drawing characters at a display magnification, executes a second process for acquiring second image data which is an image in which the string data is drawn at a second magnification larger than the first magnification through the drawing process, executes a third process for acquiring a recognition result including a character code of each of the characters in the string data drawn in the second image data through a character recognition process, and executes a fourth process for adjusting a newline position of the recognition result acquired from the second image data by using a newline position of the string data drawn in the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10589552
    Abstract: An imaging device including a housing, an access door, and a flap. The housing forms an interior and forms an access door opening and a slotted connection on a side of the access door opening. The access door includes a door cover, an arm extending from the door cover, and a hinge pin. The hinge pin extends outwardly at a terminal end of the arm and matingly couples with the slotted connection. The hinge pin rotates and translates along a length of the slotted connection. The flap is rotatably extendable over the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Mergen
  • Patent number: 10538406
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a sheet and a sheet processing apparatus for performing binding processing on a sheet bundle formed of a plurality of sheets having formed the image. The sheet processing apparatus performs binding processing by a stapler on the sheet bundle placed on an intermediate tray and an opening. The image forming apparatus controls image forming preparation and timing of movement of the stapler in accordance with presence/absence of the sheet bundle on the opening, position of the stapler and timing to obtain an image forming instruction including binding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Takuya Hayakawa, Naoka Omura
  • Patent number: 10530951
    Abstract: A feed tray can be switched between a first posture in which the feed tray is at a first tilt angle, and a second posture in which the feed tray is at a second tilt angle that is closer to a horizontal direction than the first tilt angle or the feed tray is horizontal. An image reading apparatus executes a first feed mode that starts feed of a medium based on a reading execution operation by a user in the first posture, and executes a second feed mode that starts feed of a medium when setting of the medium on the feed tray is detected in the second posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Miyauchi, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, Shinsuke Kogi, Tomoyuki Mokuo
  • Patent number: 10523845
    Abstract: A scanning device for automatically scanning and processing a document includes a port for communicating with a portable memory device, an image sensor, a processing device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The processing device is configured to detect a trigger event by detecting that the portable memory device is communicatively coupled to the port, automatically determine a scan instruction having at least one scan setting, determine whether the portable memory device includes one or more security instructions, determine whether biometric information associated with an authenticated user is available, identify the biometric information as a secure access token, automatically cause the image sensor to scan a physical document to generate a digital document file corresponding to the physical document based on the scan instruction, and save the digital document file to the portable memory device with the secure access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Narayan Kesavan, Raj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10511768
    Abstract: A system and method that allows the capture of a series of images to create a single linear panoramic image is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image, dynamically comparing a previously captured image with a preview image on a display of a capture device until a predetermined overlap threshold is satisfied, generating a user interface to provide feedback on the display of the capture device to guide a movement of the capture device, and capturing the preview image with enough overlap with the previously captured image with little to no tilt for creating a linear panorama.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jamey Graham, Daniel G. Van Olst
  • Patent number: 10507475
    Abstract: A device for structuring the surface of a metal pressed sheet or of an endless strip, comprising a support device adapted to support the metal pressed sheet or endless strip during structuring, and a spray head and a slideway adapted to permit movement of the spray head into a desired position within a plane defined by an X and a Y coordinate. The spray head is further adapted to move in a Z direction with reference to a work surface which is spanned by the X and Y direction, and the spray head is guided by means of a digitalized template that is identical to the printed image of an impregnated paper used in a further pressing process. Independent drive elements are connected to a control unit and configured to move the spray head into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hueck Engraving GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jordi Reichert
  • Patent number: 10511743
    Abstract: A scanning device for automatically scanning and processing a document includes at least a port for communicating with a portable memory device, an image sensor and a processing device. The scanning device may detect a trigger event by detecting that the portable memory device is communicatively coupled to the port. The scanning device may automatically determine a scan instruction, automatically cause the image sensor to scan a physical document based on the scan instruction, determine a secure access token, and save the digital document file to the portable memory device with the secure access token. The secure access token may be an encryption key that is associated with a log-in password of an authenticated user of the scanning device. The scanning device may obtain the encryption key from a storage medium of the scanning device or from a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Narayan Kesavan, Raj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10491784
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to printed structures and methods for generating the same. The printed structure includes a first surface including a first ink type arranged in a first image and a second surface at least partially aligned with at least a portion of the first surface, the second surface including a second type of ink arranged in a second image. The first and second surfaces are physically separated from one another, the first image is visible under a first set of light wavelengths and the second image is visible under a second set of light wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Petar Pjanic, Anselm Grundhöfer, Marjan Shahpaski
  • Patent number: 10484563
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that shifts to a power saving state, includes a printing unit, a printing control unit configured to control the printing unit, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the printing control unit when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, wherein the printing control unit, to which power is supplied by the power supply unit, executes initialization of the printing unit in a case where a printing screen for performing a printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, and wherein the printing control unit does not execute initialization of the printing unit in a case where a selection screen for selecting the printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 10477052
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an obtaining unit that obtains image information of a second region to detect an erecting direction of an image formed on a document, the second region being defined in the image in advance according to a criterion different from a criterion for defining a first region in the image, in which character recognition is performed; and an output unit that outputs character information of the first region, the character information being recognized in accordance with the erecting direction of the image obtained from the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oya, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 10475188
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device and an image enhancing method. The image enhancement method for the image processing device includes: calculating a first minimum value, a first maximum value, and a first average value of a luminance of a region based on a pixel in an image; calculating a first gain with respect to a pixel having a pixel value between the first minimum value and the first average value, and a second gain with respect to a pixel having a pixel value between the first average value and the first maximum value; and calculating a first correction value by correcting the pixel value of the pixel by using the first gain or the second gain according to a result of comparing the pixel value of the pixel with the first average value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Ho Gal, Eun Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10476849
    Abstract: A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method begins by obtaining maintenance tasks for performing within a DSN storage unit. The method continues by prioritizing the maintenance tasks and updating a status of the DSN storage unit to maintenance mode. The method continues by facilitating execution of the prioritized maintenance tasks and capturing maintenance task results as maintenance tasks are performed. The method continues by comparing the maintenance tasks to the captured maintenance task results to produce exceptions and sending, over a network, the exceptions to a DSN managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Shirley, Jr.