Document Filing And Retrieval System Patents (Class 358/403)
  • Patent number: 10282284
    Abstract: Disclosed are a test method, system, and device, as well as a readable storage medium. The test system is used to: set parameters of a test grid used for grid testing to obtain corresponding setting parameters; simulate a virtual test grid corresponding to the setting parameters for the uppermost layer of an operating interface of a tested application; extract a preset number of coordinate data from within the virtual test grid by a preset coordinate extraction rule; acquire a configuration file of the tested application from terminal under test and determine respective area pixel data of various controls of the tested application from the acquired configuration file; test the controls based on the acquired coordinate data and area pixel data by a preset test rule, to obtain respective test data of the various controls; and generate a corresponding test report for the tested application based on the obtained test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuai Hu
  • Patent number: 10262202
    Abstract: A method includes: extracting a first line segment pair including a combination of line segments selected from a plurality of line segments included in an image of a form to be recognized; calculating a first feature amount which represents a relationship between the line segments in the extracted first line segment pair; extracting a candidate for a form identifier of the form to be recognized based at least on the calculated first feature amount and a second feature amount in line segments in a second line segment pair correlated with a form identifier which is registered in advance; extracting corresponding line segment pairs which include a line segment correlated with the candidate for the form identifier and a line segment of the form to be recognized; and specifying the form identifier of the form to be recognized based at least on the degree of overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Katsuyama, Eigo Segawa
  • Patent number: 10262482
    Abstract: A document storage and retrieval system for securely storing documents. A mass storage device contains document identification data and document location information but not the document data. A host computer extracts the document identification data and document location information from the mass storage device and sends this information to a storage cabinet containing the document. Each document is removably stored in a file folder contained in a cabinet drawer. Each file folder has a memory unit which stores an electronic version of each physical document contained in the file folder. The host computer directs the initial storage of a document in folder memory. Thereafter, the host computer is denied access to the electronic versions stored in file folder memory. Access to the electronic versions is only possible using a special reader device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICRODATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shengbo Zhu, Su Shiong Huang
  • Patent number: 10241433
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a reading configured to read a shape of a sheet to be used for image formation, and an original sheet carrying an original image, and an image forming portion configured to form a toner image, corresponding to the original image read by the reading portion, on the sheet to be used for image formation. A fixing portion is configured to fix the toner image, formed by the image forming portion, to the sheet to be used for image formation. In addition, a controller is configured to control a fixing condition of the fixing portion in accordance with the shape of the sheet to be used for image formation read by the reading portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Tanaka, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Daigo Matsuura, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shigeru Hirano
  • Patent number: 10228845
    Abstract: A computer device displays some amount of an electronic document which includes an object. The object correlates with both a first and second portion of the electronic document. The first and second portions are different. The device detects a first input gesture which is located within a predetermined distance of the object. The first portion is determined to correlate with both the object and the first input gesture. In response to determining this correlation, the first portion is displayed. After displaying the first portion, the device detects a second input gesture. The second input gesture is within the predetermined distance of the same object. The second input gesture includes a different motion than the first input gesture. The device determines that the second portion correlates with both the object and the second gesture. In response to this determination, the second portion is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tateo Kawamura, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10210309
    Abstract: Setting information in which a sequence with medical meaning is set as the sequence of viewing a plurality of medical image data is read from a portable medium. Moreover, in accordance with the sequence set in the setting information, a plurality of medical image data stored in the portable medium is replicated into a storage unit of a terminal device as replicated medical image data. Furthermore, before replication of all of the medical image data stored in the portable medium is finished, reception of an output instruction is started. Replicated medical image data corresponding to medical image data specified in the output instruction is then output to an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Hiromasa Yamagishi, Teruhiko Ebina
  • Patent number: 10182164
    Abstract: In an image processing system, a multifunction printer carries out image reading or printing in accordance with processing execution condition information stored in a storage apparatus of a host PC. A storage apparatus of a client PC stores processing execution condition information. In a case where the client PC is connected to the host PC via the network, a control apparatus transmits the processing execution condition information stored in the storage apparatus to the host PC. The host PC stores the received processing execution condition information in the storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 10162481
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for creating a food or drink recipe and systems for implementing the same. Ingredients in the food or drink recipe are combined to create a desired characteristic of the end food or drink product. Some or all of the ingredients can be subject to one or more methods of preparation. The ingredients are selected based on compatibility between pairs of ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FOODPAIRING NV
    Inventors: Dries Robberechts, Bernard Lahousse, Peter Coucquyt, Johan Langenbick
  • Patent number: 10146564
    Abstract: A server apparatus provides a social networking service (SNS). The server apparatus stores a specific relation between a terminal apparatus and a printer that are allowed for communication using the SNS. The server apparatus stores relations between one or more icons and commands each corresponding to a respective one of the icons and including an image forming condition and an image forming instruction. Upon receiving a selected icon having been selected on the terminal apparatus, information indicating a selected printer having been selected on the terminal apparatus out of printers in specific relations with the terminal apparatus, and a piece of image data from the terminal apparatus, the server apparatus transmits a command corresponding to the selected icon and the piece of image data to the selected printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayuko Yoshida, Takashi Sawano
  • Patent number: 10133954
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide automated systems and methods for visualizing a product using standard and personal objects. An image can be retrieved from the shopping history or shopping cart of a user, and the dimensions of the image can be automatically adjusted to make an accurate relative size comparison to a product for purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10095921
    Abstract: A processing device includes: a memory that stores first difference information representing a difference between a judgment use frame in reference information and a representative frame in association with the reference information; and a judging unit that, based on second difference information representing a difference between a judgment frame in input information and the representative frame and on the first difference information stored in the memory, judges the input information by use of the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10091277
    Abstract: A client device is disclosed. The client device comprises: a communication unit configured to receive a plurality of parameters, the parameters defining segments of an image stored on a server, wherein the segments do not overlap; a processing unit configured to allow selection of a segment of the image in accordance with a defined view on the client device and wherein upon selection the segment and an adjacent segment are downloadable from the server; a plurality of the decoders operable to decode the segment and the adjacent segment and a display configured to display on the client device the cut out of the image taken from the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Clive Henry Gillard
  • Patent number: 10037406
    Abstract: Example described herein are directed to systems and methods for converting and delivering medical images by request. In an example, the system includes a server coupled with a data storage system and a communication interface. The server can receive a conversion request to convert a medical image into a destination format associated with a destination device. The conversion request can include metadata associated with the requested medical image and the destination format. The system can determine whether the requested medical image can be located based at least on the metadata in the conversion request and if the requested medical image is located, load image data associated with the requested medical image from the data storage system in a binary format, convert the binary image data into the destination format, and return the converted medical image as a response to the conversion request via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TRICE IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Westin, Johanna Wollert Melin, Åsa Sjöblom Nordgren
  • Patent number: 10026107
    Abstract: A method and system for analyzing user behavior as users search for items within an electronic marketplace is provided. A query is submitted by a user of the electronic marketplace, the query is processed to identify a series of actions or behaviors performed by the user in relation to the query and fingerprint information for the query is determined based at least in part on analyzing the actions. A classification for a query is determined based on the fingerprint information. In one embodiment, an electronic marketplace receives a query from a user, accesses a query classification database having fingerprint information, determines a fingerprint for the query based on the fingerprint information and dynamically modifies a user experience for the user based at least in part on the fingerprint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Antonio Diniz Fernandes de Morais Sarmento, Lisa Jane Hinegardner, Thomas Jay Hoover, Alexander Michael Spinelli
  • Patent number: 10019211
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus is disclosed. The image scanning apparatus comprises: a scanner for generating a scan image by scanning a loaded document; and a controller for in response to sensing the presence of a preset identification mark in the generated scan image, processing, with a first job, the scan image before the document in which an identification mark is present and processing, with a second job, the scan image for the document in which an identification mark is present and the scan image after the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-seock Kim, Hye-soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9952812
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling digital printing of a secret file is provided in this invention. The method comprises: obtaining a source file to be printed; importing the source file into a secret file library; generating a printing job for the source file and adding the printing job into a job list; writing printing control information of the source file into a standard file; after the printing is started, extracting page dot matrix data of the source file from the secret file library, and processing the page dot matrix data according to the printing control information; and transmitting the processed page dot matrix data to a numerical control device. Control management may be effectively realized throughout the printing process of the secret file, and the source file and the standard file cannot be copied without some professional skills in the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: Peking University Founder Group Co., LTD., Founder Information Industry Holdings Co., LTD., Beijing Founder Electronics Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Xingxin Sun
  • Patent number: 9934282
    Abstract: A cooking recipe information provision device including a recipe name obtaining unit for obtaining a recipe name input by a user; a recipe extraction unit for extracting a plurality of recipes, based on the recipe name obtained from a recipe information database for storing a plurality of recipes, ingredients used in the respective recipes, and amounts of the respective ingredients so as to be correlated to each other; and a display data generation unit for extracting a recipe, based on the amount of the main ingredient, from among the plurality of recipes extracted, and generating display data indicating information on the extracted recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Uchida, Koichi Suto, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Kazutoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 9934250
    Abstract: A server computing device and an image search system based on contents recognition using the same are provided. The image search system includes a server computing device, and the server computing device is configured to perform an operation of receiving image search basic information including at least one among an image, a keypoint extracted from the image, and an image search condition from a user computing device; an operation of extracting a keypoint which matches with a search request keypoint obtained from the image search basic information among keypoints which are previously stored; and an operation of transmitting at least one of an image and image related information corresponding to the extracted keypoint to the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CK&B CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Je Cho, Ki Hyeok Bae
  • Patent number: 9894389
    Abstract: Provided is an image coding method that partitions an input image signal into processing units, and that codes the partitioned image to generate a code sequence. In particular, the image coding method determines a partitioning pattern for hierarchically partitioning the input image signal in order starting from a largest unit of the processing units, generates partition information indicative of the partitioning pattern, and codes partition information. The partition information includes maximum used hierarchy depth information indicative of a maximum used hierarchy depth which is a hierarchy depth of a deepest processing unit of the processing units included in the partitioning pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio
  • Patent number: 9881079
    Abstract: Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include selecting a dataset that includes instances, each of the instances having respective features, and determining an expected distribution of the instances among multiple categories. A first classification is generated that includes, for each of the instances based on their respective features, one or more first categories and a corresponding confidence score for each of the one or more categories. One or more of the instances classified into the given category are allocated to each given category, based on their respective confidence scores, using the allocated one or more instances, a second classification is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Levin, Haggai Roitman
  • Patent number: 9819674
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methodologies, for secure operation of an image forming (or output) device, by automated handshaking between the image forming (or output) device and a user's mobile device, when the mobile device is within short-range operation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tom Haapanen, Matt Cecile
  • Patent number: 9817911
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for analyzing, by a server computer, closed captioning text associated with a media program being experienced by a user having a client device. The server computer obtains, based on the analyzing, a subject matter of a portion of the media program from the closed captioning text. The server computer constructs a query associated with the determined subject matter and submits the query to a computer network as a search query. The server computer receives, in response to the submitting of the query, content relating to the subject matter and measures an elapsed time period between the receiving of the content and the obtaining of the subject matter. If the elapsed time period is less than a predetermined period of time, the server computer communicates, to the client device, information related to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Roi Blanco, Fabrizio Silvestri
  • Patent number: 9792261
    Abstract: A medical image display apparatus determines a priority order of each of medical image data based on a display direction of a body model and an imaging direction of the medical image data. The medical image display apparatus displays each of the medical image data on the body model according to the priority order of the medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuto Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9779287
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. One or more faces are automatically detected within the image. A user provides input that selects a face of the one or more faces to be a currently-selected face. A set of images are selected from a collection of images, where the set of images includes images that closely match the currently-selected face. Concurrently with display of the currently-selected face, each image in the set of images is displayed. Within the graphical user interface, a control is provided. The control enables a user to select a target image from the set of images. In response to detecting that the user has selected a target image using the control, the currently-selected face is associated with a person to which the target image corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Verlan
  • Patent number: 9764222
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing an image of letter tiles such as letter tiles used in a game play, and comparing one or more configurations of the letter tiles in the captured image to one or more words that are stored in a memory associated with the imager that captured the image. A signal may be issued to upon a match or mismatch of one or more of the words configured by letter tiles in the captured image to one or more of the words stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EyeCue Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronen Horovitz
  • Patent number: 9742932
    Abstract: To make it possible to appropriately determine whether to register a number in an address book for fax data from the number not registered in the address book. A fax data management system including: a management unit configured to, in the case where a fax number of received fax data is not registered in address book data, in which a name and a fax number of a source of transmission are registered in association with each other, manage information including at least the fax number of the received fax data as unregistered address information; a display unit configured to display the unregistered address information and an image corresponding to the received fax data of which the fax number is not registered in the address book data; and a registration unit configured to register a fax number selected from the unregistered address information in the address book data, the registered fax number being associated with a name of the source of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Natsuki Kato, Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9729737
    Abstract: An image reader includes a first judging section which judges whether a newly captured image is an image obtained by page-turning of a book to a destination position of the page; a temporary storage section which temporarily stores the newly captured image as a previous captured image when it is judges that the newly captured image is not an image obtained by page-turning to a destination position; a second judging section which, prior to temporarily storing the newly captured image as a previous captured image, judges whether, based on a latest image temporarily stored as a previous captured image and the newly captured image to be temporarily stored, the latest captured image and the newly captured image are an image of same pages; and a determining section which determines the latest captured image as a storage target when it is judged that the latest captured image and the newly captured image are not an image of a same page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyasu Yamane
  • Patent number: 9721189
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus, the theme determiner determines a theme of the image group based on the image analysis information, and the preference analyzer analyzes a preference of the user based on the theme of the image group. The composite image generator uses a certain number of images corresponding to the preference of the user selected, respectively, from among the plurality of images to generate composite images of a plurality of patterns. The display controller performs control such that one composite image is displayed on the image monitor and, the one composite image displayed on the image monitor is replaced with one composite image designated by the instruction from among the composite images of the plurality of patterns to display the one composite image designated on the image monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Teruyoshi Nakashima, Tomoya Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9712716
    Abstract: A print apparatus comprises: a holding unit that holds destination information of a print server trusted as a request destination; a determination unit that determines, when a print request is received, whether destination information of a print server designated by the print request matches the held destination information; an access unit that requests access to the print server indicated by the held destination information if the determination unit determines that there is no match for the destination information; and an update unit that updates the held destination information to the destination information of the print server designated by the received print request if, as a response to the request, a destination that is the same as in the destination information of the print server designated by the received print request is received as a redirect destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 9659213
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for efficient recognition of one or more handwritten characters in one or more documents is provided. The system comprises an image input module configured to receive the one or more documents as one or more images. The system further comprises a snippet extraction module to extract one or more fields of information from the one or more received images. Furthermore, the system comprises a segmentation module to segment the one or more extracted fields of information into one or more segments. Also, the system comprises a feature extraction module configured to extract one or more handwritten characters from each of the one or more segments. In addition, the system comprises a character recognition module configured to recognize the one or more extracted handwritten characters. The system further comprises a language processing module configured to detect and correct errors in the one or more recognized characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Natarajan Venkatachalam, Swaminathan Mithra Baala Mithra, Geelapaturu Subrahmanya Venkata Radha Krishna Rao, Anshuman Santosh Gauriar
  • Patent number: 9639532
    Abstract: A method and server for analyzing a multimedia content item are provided. The method comprises receiving a multimedia content item; extracting from the multimedia content item a plurality of multimedia elements; generating at least one signature for each of the plurality of multimedia elements; for each of the plurality of multimedia elements, querying a deep-content-classification (DCC) system to identify at least one concept that matches one of the plurality of multimedia elements, wherein querying is performed using the at least one signature generated for the multimedia elements and wherein an unidentified multimedia content element does not have a matching concept; generating a context for the multimedia content item using matching concepts; and characterizing each unidentified multimedia element using the generating context and signatures of the matching concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Cortica, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 9635214
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a storage unit configured to store an address book to be used to set a transmission destination of image data, a reception unit configured to receive image data, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a name registered in the address book in association with transmission source information of the image data received by the reception unit, a setting unit configured to set a filename using the name acquired by the acquisition unit to the image data received by the reception unit, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the image data to which the filename is set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuuhei Kawakami, Ryuta Mori, Makiya Tamura, Natsuki Kato, Fumitoshi Ito, Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9613283
    Abstract: A system and method uses an image manipulating application to define in an object image a plurality of discrete cells. Predefined image information is substituted for image information in selected ones of the plurality of discrete cells to form a translated version of the object image. The translated version of the object image may then be provided to an image recognition capable search engine to obtain search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9594981
    Abstract: This invention suppresses bloating of indices for an image search. To accomplish this, when a target image to be registered is given, an apparatus described in this specification executes partial image search processing using the target image to be registered as a query image. As a result, if a corresponding image is found, and an already registered image includes the query image, the target image to be registered is registered as an image linked to the already registered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Sorakado, Hirotaka Shiiyama, Masahiro Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9588990
    Abstract: Image similarity operations are performed in which a seed image is analyzed, and a set of semantic classifications are determined from analyzing the seed image. The set of semantic classifications can include multiple positive semantic classifications. A distance measure is determined that is specific to the set of semantic classifications. The seed image is compared to a collection of images using the distance measure. A set of similar images is determined from comparing the seed image to the collection of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Ioffe, Yushi Jing, Stephen C. Holiday
  • Patent number: 9569816
    Abstract: An image signal processing system may include processing circuitry that may reduce banding artifacts in image data to be depicted on a display. The processing circuitry may receive a first pixel value associated with a first pixel of the image data and detect a first set of pixels located in a first direction along a same row of pixels or a same column of pixels with respect to the first pixel. The first set of pixels is associated with a first band. The processing circuitry may then interpolate a second pixel value based on an average of a first set of pixel values that correspond to the first set of pixels and a distance between the first pixel and a closest pixel in the first band. The processing circuitry may then output the second pixel value for the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C. Chou, Guy Cote, Haiyan He
  • Patent number: 9552138
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. When a pre-set input with respect to an object is received, the mobile terminal selects the object, and searches and displays at least one application associated with the selected object, and when an input with respect to a specific application, among the at least one application, is received, the mobile terminal converts the selected object into an applicable form corresponding to the specific application and displays the converted object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moonjung Kim, Hoonju Yun
  • Patent number: 9466003
    Abstract: A system and method uses an image manipulating application to define in an object image a plurality of discrete cells. Predefined image information is substituted for image information in selected ones of the plurality of discrete cells to form a translated version of the object image. The translated version of the object image may then be provided to an image recognition capable search engine to obtain search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: W. W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Patent number: 9451103
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing device side wireless communication unit configured to execute wireless communication with a mobile terminal, an operation acquisition unit configured to acquire user operation thereof, and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire instruction information via the printing device side communication unit, acquire at least one piece of image information from among a plurality of pieces of image information included in an image information set, acquire information, which is generated in response to an operation of the operation unit, as selection information which is used to identify image information selected by the user operation of the operation unit, and, in response to acquisition of the instruction information, execute a first print process to print an image based on the image information which is identified by the selection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Kai
  • Patent number: 9443001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a service which obtains media directly from users and from online sources, which obtains events and anniversaries from online sources, which obtains location and date information associated with photographs, which dynamically provides users with a selection of automatically curated collections of photographs based on the then-current location of the user, based on and relevant to personal and publicly recognized anniversaries and holidays (with dates obtained directly from the users and from online sources), based on specific people or locations associated with dates, events, and anniversaries, and which presents intelligently organized location-based collections which can be quickly re-organized by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: REALNETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kadir Rathnavelu, Christine McKee, David Miller, Alastair Sutherland, Chris Petersen, Surya Subbiah
  • Patent number: 9423964
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for transforming data in a file system. As part of a recycling process, a determination is made that transformations should be attempted. A data block is determined to be in use by at least one user of the storage system. If a transformation should be attempted on the data block is determined. Parameters associated with the performance of the file system can be used in this determination. A type of transformation to be done is determined. The data block is transformed based upon the selected transformation. The transformed data block is written to the storage system. As part of the recycling process, the transformation requires no additional input/output requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Randall, David D. Wright, Michael Xu
  • Patent number: 9400609
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for transforming data in a file system. As part of a recycling process, a determination is made that transformations should be attempted. A data block is determined to be in use by at least one user of the storage system. If a transformation should be attempted on the data block is determined. Parameters associated with the performance of the file system can be used in this determination. A type of transformation to be done is determined. The data block is transformed based upon the selected transformation. The transformed data block is written to the storage system. As part of the recycling process, the transformation requires no additional input/output requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Randall, David D. Wright, Michael Xu
  • Patent number: 9396223
    Abstract: Provided is a method for performing a full-text-based logic operation using hash, the method including: (a) generating a hash data structure having a logic state that varies according to a type of a logic operator, so as to correspond to a first logic operator; (b) inserting hash nodes corresponding to first operand data into buckets that are sequentially allocated from the hash data structure; and (c) if a type of the current logic operator is AND, selecting buckets that coincide with hash nodes corresponding to second operand data among buckets inserted in (b) in the hash data structure or buckets selected as resultant values of the previous operation, as resultant values and if the type of the current logic operator is OR, inserting hash nodes among the hash nodes corresponding to the second operation data that are not retrieved from the hash data structure into the buckets that are sequentially allocated from the hash data structure and selecting all effective buckets within the hash data structure as res
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: REALTIMETECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Kwang Kim, Hyeok Han, Seong-il Jin
  • Patent number: 9378414
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for determining a text contains Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters. A document image is received and binarized. The binarized document image is searched for connected components. A plurality of fragments is identified based on the connected components. A language hypothesis for each fragment of the plurality of fragments is determined. The language hypothesis has a probability rating. A subset of fragments from the plurality of fragments having the highest probability ratings is selected. The language hypothesis of each fragment in the subset of fragments is verified. A determination of the presence of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters is made based at least on the verification of the language hypothesis of the subset of fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ABBYY Development LLC
    Inventors: Atroshchenko Mikhail Yurievich, Dmitry Georgievich Deryagin, Yuri Georgievich Chulinin
  • Patent number: 9374501
    Abstract: A device for registration of content in a filled-out application form is disclosed. The device is configured for scanning at least one portion of the filled-out application form. The device is configured for extracting filled-out content from the scanned form. The geometrical features of the master form are retrieved. The master form includes one or more anchor fields. Each anchor field has one or more anchor zones and at least one anchor segment. At least one anchor segment has global adjustment parameters and geometrical features. The extracted filled-out content is related to the retrieved geometrical features of a master form to create a new geometrical representation of the extracted filled-out content of the scanned application form. The new representation of the filled-out content based on the global adjustment parameters for the at least one anchor segment is globally adjusted. The globally adjusted filled-out content based on the geometrical features for the anchor segments is locally adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Safwan R Wshah, Michael R Campanelli
  • Patent number: 9367799
    Abstract: A computing device presents a cluster visualization based on a neural network computation. First centroid locations are computed for first clusters. Second centroid locations are computed for second clusters. Each centroid location includes a plurality of coordinate values where each coordinate value relates to a single variable of a plurality of variables. Distances are computed pairwise between each centroid location. An optimum pairing is selected based on a minimum distance of the computed pairwise distances where each pair is associated with a different cluster of a set of composite clusters. Noised centroid location data is created. A multi-layer neural network is trained with the noised centroid location data. A projected centroid location is determined in a multidimensional space for each centroid location as values of hidden units of a middle layer of the multi-layer neural network. A graph is presented for display that indicates the determined, projected centroid locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Hall, Ilknur Kaynar Kabul, Jared Langford Dean, Ralph Abbey, Susan Haller, Jorge Silva
  • Patent number: 9350714
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a computer system and computer program product for implementing encryption of data. A computer system determines that a first data field of a plurality of data fields of a web form requires encryption. The computer system tags the first data field with one or more HTML encryption tags. The computer system displays the web form to a user. The computer system receives user input, wherein at least a portion of the user input is contained in the first data field of the web form. The computer system encrypts the first data field on a first computer, wherein a first user specific encryption key is associated with at least the first data field. The computer system inserts the encrypted first data field into at least one record stored on a second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: William C Freeman, Richard V Hom
  • Patent number: 9330329
    Abstract: An image matching technique locates feature points in a template image such as a logo and then does the same in a test image. Feature points of a template image are determined under various transformations and used to determine a set of composite feature points for each template image. The composite feature points are used to determine if the template image is present in a test image. A covering set for a template image is used to optimize processing of test images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: DITTO LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Lawrence Mayle, Philip B. Romanik
  • Patent number: 9319541
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus includes a data receiver, a data transmitter, and a controller. The controller receives facsimile data from another facsimile apparatus through the data receiver, the facsimile data including related information. The controller outputs a screen on which at least one forwarding destination related to the related information of the received facsimile data is displayed in preference to at least one forwarding destination which does not relate to the related information of the received facsimile data. The controller forwards the received facsimile data through the data transmitter to at least one of the at least one forwarding destination designated on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Goto
  • Patent number: 9280306
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information management apparatus that accepts image generation requests and an image generation section that generates image data, which is provided independently of the information management apparatus. The information management apparatus issues a job ID in response to a print request from a client, and transmits the job ID and a URL of the image generation apparatus to the client. Based on the URL, the client directly requests the image generation apparatus for image data corresponding to the job ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Ueda, Kiyotaka Miura