Image Processing Patents (Class 358/448)
  • Patent number: 10341510
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing a display image includes using an image forming apparatus which includes a position detector detecting a position of contact with a display screen and forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed on the display screen. The display image includes an object image indicative of an object for an image formation and a medium image indicative of the recording medium, and the image processing method includes modifying magnification of the object image with respect to the medium image, without modifying the medium image, based on contact positions of two points detected by the position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10319025
    Abstract: A system for executing terms of physical trade documents includes a document intake machine comprising a document scanner and a data extractor. The document intake machine receives a physical trade document from an entity. The document scanner may scan the physical trade document to create an electronic file of the physical trade document. The data extractor may identify trade terms from the electronic file. A trade executing machine receives the trade terms from the document intake machine and compare the trade terms to a trade condition, wherein the trade condition is identified from a document related to the physical trade document. If the trade terms match the trade condition, the trade executing machine may process the physical trade document according to the trade terms and communicate a notification message to the entity indicating that the physical trade document was processed according to the trade terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ann McCormick, Gary Ford, Mark Zanzot, Peter Tholl, Robin Tooker, Steven Dommes, Timothy Lukavsky, Walter McKay
  • Patent number: 10321007
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a processor that causes a conveyance unit to convey a first sheet to print an image on the first sheet in a free size printing mode, before a user instruction for starting printing is accepted, and causes the conveyance unit to start conveying a portion of sheets of a plurality of sheets following the first sheet to print a portion of images on the portion of the sheets following the first sheet, before detection of the size of the first sheet. The processor also causes, in the free size printing mode, the conveyance unit to start conveying other sheets, of the plurality of sheets, following the portion of the sheets following the first sheet, to print other images on the other sheets, in accordance with having confirmed detection of the size of the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toyomi Hirao
  • Patent number: 10311801
    Abstract: It is possible to realize a liquid crystal display device 1 which is provided with a down-converter 7, a local dimming control circuit 8, and an upscaling control circuit 9 including a luminance ratio calculation circuit and a gradation conversion circuit, and thus, capable of processing an image having an image size that is not assumed, and further, reducing a storage area, a processing load and a circuit size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuya Otoi
  • Patent number: 10313565
    Abstract: A technique to perform edge-aware spatial noise filtering that may filter random noise from frames while maintaining the edges in the frames. The technique may include receiving a frame comprising a pint ht of pixels, filtering a subset of the plurality of pixels based on a weighting factor associated with each pixel of the subset of pixels, wherein the weighting factor is at least in part based on a difference in pixel value between the pixel and the individual pixels in the subset, and providing the filtered pixel to an encoder for encoding. Example implementation may include a spatial noise filter to receive an image, the noise level, and configuration parameters, and configured to determine weighting factors of pixels of the image based on differences in pixel values and a set of configuration parameters, and further configured to filter noise from the image based on the weighting factors of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Novotny, Eric Pearson
  • Patent number: 10248798
    Abstract: A system and method for performing confidential scanning of a document are provided. Initially, a request from user for a confidential scan of a document through a scanner device associated with the confidential scan system may be received. Further, a first credential may be received from the user. The user may be authenticated based on the first credential data. Upon the authentication, the document may be stored as a hidden document in a predefined path for the confidential scan of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Veena Jayakumar, Anjana Srinivas Pattanagere Srinivas, Saiprasad Kagatikar
  • Patent number: 10229315
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for detecting duplicate copies of a form in an image of a document. An exemplary method generally includes obtaining a first digital image of a document, performing one or more transformations on the first digital image, determining one or more rectangles in the transformed first digital image, identifying at least a first duplicate copy of the form being depicted in the first digital image based, at least in part, on the detected one or more rectangles, and generating, based on the identified duplicate copy of the form, a notification that the first digital image includes at least the first duplicate copy of the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Vijay Yellapragada, Peijun Chiang, Sreeneel K. Maddika
  • Patent number: 10216465
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for integrating print and scan of a document at a multifunctional device. The multifunctional device receives a request to print and scan the document from a user device and creates a single job corresponding to the request to print and scan. The single job is assigned an identifier. The single job is executed partially by printing the document and is placed on hold until a manual scan request is received. The manual scan request for the document is received when a user selects the identifier of the single job displayed on a user interface of the multifunctional device. The processing of the single job is resumed by scanning the document by applying one or more predefined scan settings specified by the user using the user device. The scanned document is sent to an output destination indicated in the predefined scan settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Maharajan Maruthu Pandi, Pradeep Kumar Vijayakumar
  • Patent number: 10215848
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for improved scanning ladar transmission, including but not limited to an example embodiment where a dynamic scan pattern for a scanning ladar transmission system includes interline skipping and detouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AEYE, INC.
    Inventor: Luis Carlos Dussan
  • Patent number: 10148841
    Abstract: A scanner comprising a platen, a first laser assembly movable along a first axis, a second laser assembly movable along a second axis substantially orthogonal to the first axis, and laser movement controllers configured to control the movement of the laser assemblies along their axes. The laser assemblies comprise laser emitters configured to project laser lines on the platen that illustrate edges the current scan area, such that the dimensions and/or position of the scan area can be adjusted by moving the laser lines on the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tommy Yue
  • Patent number: 10127701
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether a plurality of input images are a plurality of divided images or a plurality of independent images, an adding unit that adds a margin image to an edge portion of each input image, an image processing unit that performs image processing on the plurality of input images to each of which the margin image has been added when the plurality of input images are the plurality of divided images, and performs image processing on the plurality of images to each of which the margin image generated from another input image has not been added when the plurality of input images are the plurality of independent, and a synthesizing unit that generates one synthesized image by synthesizing the plurality of input images on which image processing has been performed by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiichi Matsuzaki, Toru Koike
  • Patent number: 10109033
    Abstract: A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3D coordinates of the scene with a 3D measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. The 3D coordinates are registering into a common frame of reference. Within the scene, a trajectory includes a plurality of trajectory points. Along the trajectory, 2D images are generated from the commonly registered 3D coordinates. A trajectory display mode sequentially displays a collection of 2D images at the trajectory points. A rotational display mode allows a user to select a desired view direction at a given trajectory point. The user selects the trajectory display mode or the rotational display mode and sees the result shown on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 10091392
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique capable of obtaining image data without a missing part even in a case where a business form is not rectangular. An image reading device including a reading unit which reads an image of a business form, the image reading device includes a skew angle calculation unit which calculates a skew angle used for correcting inclination of the business form according to image data of the image read by the reading unit, a circumscribed region detection unit which generates an image after a first skew correction obtained by rotating the image according to the skew angle, scans the generated image after the first skew correction, and thus detects a circumscribed quadrangle circumscribed around the image of the business form and included in the image after the first skew correction, and an image cutout unit which cuts out a business-form image after cutout from the image read by the reading unit, according to coordinates of four corner points of the circumscribed quadrangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohiro Negami, Kazumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10073397
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image, an intermediate transfer member for a measuring image, a measurement unit that measures the measuring image, a conversion unit that converts a measurement result of the measuring image on a basis of a conversion condition, a determination unit that determines an image forming condition on a basis of the converted measurement result, and an update unit that updates the conversion condition while forming and measuring first measuring images, converting the measurement results of the first measuring images, determining a measuring image forming condition on a basis of the converted measurement results, forming second measuring images on a basis of the measuring image forming condition, obtaining measuring results of the second measuring images output from another measuring unit, and updating the conversion condition on a basis of the measurement results of the second measuring images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakase, Hayato Negishi
  • Patent number: 10049264
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a page-turned bound medium is read continuously to acquire images, it is determined whether there is any image without the appearance of a foreign object out of the images corresponding to the same page, when it is determined that there is any image without the appearance of the foreign object, the image without the appearance of the foreign object is acquired as an output image, and when it is determined that there is not any image without the appearance of the foreign object, the images corresponding to the same page are combined to acquire the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Akira Iwayama
  • Patent number: 10051140
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a position detecting section detecting a position of contact with a display screen of a display section and forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed on the display section. The display image includes an object image indicative of an object for an image formation and a medium image indicative of the recording medium, and the image forming apparatus selectively edits the object image with respect to the medium image based on positions of two points detected by the position detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10010303
    Abstract: An image processing device or radiation imaging device for generating an image using output data from a detector for detecting a radiation transmitted through an object to be examined, wherein artifacts caused by a gap between an estimated output value and the true output value are reduced when estimating an output value of a defective element of the detector. Correction is performed not only for the output of the defective element but for the output of the surrounding normal elements used for the defective element correction by a blurring process. Additionally, whether or not to perform the blurring process for the surrounding normal elements and the degree of the blurring process are adjusted according to the device conditions, scanning conditions, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Konno
  • Patent number: 9986163
    Abstract: A digital photographing apparatus includes: an image sensor including a first pixel group and a second pixel group each pixel group including a plurality of pixels for generating an imaging signal by photoelectrically converting incident light, the image sensor being configured to acquire the imaging signal two or more times in the second pixel group and to acquire the imaging signal once in the first pixel group; and a processor configured to acquire an image in which a motion of a subject appears based on the imaging signal acquired by the image sensor, and to generate a motion-corrected image based on the imaging signal acquired in the second pixel group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-hyoung Park, Woo-seok Choi
  • Patent number: 9978123
    Abstract: Image data representing an image are obtained. A quadrangular area, which is defined by a quadrangle including a group of pixels with a first color, is specified. The first color corresponds to a color of an outline of a hole image in the image. A hole orientation is specified based on positions of the group of pixels with respect to the quadrangular area. The hole orientation represents a direction that the outline of the hole image occupies. When the hole orientation is specified, a candidate area is specified by extending the quadrangular area in an extension direction. The extension direction corresponds to a direction opposite to the hole orientation and extending along one of sides of the quadrangular area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akidi Yoshida, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Toshiki Motoyama
  • Patent number: 9965869
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a light sensor, such as a camera, records an image through the surface with the residue to produce a stained image. A processor associated with the camera identifies object outlines within the image using a machine learning model, and smooth the colors within the object outlines. In another embodiment, the light sensor is placed beneath a dual-mode region of a display containing the residue. The dual-mode region can be opaque and function as part of the display, or can be transparent and allow environment light to reach the light sensor. Initially, the processor determines the position of the residue by causing the dual-mode region to display a predetermined pattern, while the light sensor records the predetermined pattern. Using the determined position of the residue, the processor corrects the pixels within the residue in the recorded image, by interpolating the values of the pixels outside of the residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Patent number: 9965829
    Abstract: A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3D coordinates of the scene with a 3D measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. The 3D coordinates are registering into a common frame of reference. Within the scene, a trajectory includes a plurality of trajectory points. Along the trajectory, 2D images are generated from the commonly registered 3D coordinates. A trajectory display mode sequentially displays a collection of 2D images at the trajectory points. A rotational display mode allows a user to select a desired view direction at a given trajectory point. The user selects the trajectory display mode or the rotational display mode and sees the result shown on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 9940510
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the sharing of digital content stored on a device via an image that is representative of the digital content. The device, in response to selection of digital content stored on the device, extracts frames from the digital content that are representative of the digital content. In response to selection of one of the frames, the device captures digitally handwritten customizations made to the selected frame to create a customized image. The device extracts features at least from the handwritten customizations made to the selected frame to identify the customized image. The device uploads the digital content, the customized image, and the extracted features to a remote database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Andre Le, Mark Dorn, Alexis Katherine Gregorich, Elaine Yan Chi Yuan
  • Patent number: 9934432
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product to validate documents is provided. A processor receives an image of a document. The processor identifies a plurality of fixed contents of the document. The processor identifies a plurality of field contents of the document. The processor determines a type of the document based, at least in part, on the plurality of fixed contents and the plurality of field contents. The processor validates the plurality of field contents of the document based, at least in part, on rules associated with the type of the document. The processor generates a validated document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar Agrawal, Reinaldo T. Katahira, Craig M. Trim, Albert T. Wong
  • Patent number: 9922032
    Abstract: A system for building a knowledge base of co-occurring features extracted from a document corpus is disclosed. The method includes a plurality of feature extraction software modules that may extract different features from each document in the corpus. The system may include a knowledge base aggregator module that may keep count of the co-occurrences of features in the different documents of a corpus and determine appropriate co-occurrences to store in a knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QBase, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Lightner, Rakesh Dave, Sanjay Boddhu
  • Patent number: 9897689
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for improved scanning ladar transmission, including but not limited to an example embodiment where a dynamic scan pattern for a scanning ladar transmission system includes interline skipping and detouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Aeye, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis Carlos Dussan
  • Patent number: 9894232
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a light emitting element, a luminance calculating unit, a light amount setting unit, and a storing unit. The light amount setting unit, in each line period, causes the light emitting element to emit a light with gradually changing a reference light amount from a reference light amount set as a default value from among a plurality of reference light amounts stored in the storing unit, identifies a reference light amount so that the luminance calculated by the luminance calculating unit is within a predetermined range, sets the identified reference light amount as a default value for the next line period, and causes the storing unit to store that reference light amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 9872654
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes compressing circuitry. The compressing circuitry is configured to compress, for each of a first data group and a second data group both of which being included in data pertaining to a medical image, each of the first data group and the second data group separately, starting from data corresponding to a boundary between the first data group and the second data group and shifting sequentially to a direction away from the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Nakaba Kogure, Tomoya Kodama, Shinichiro Koto, Wataru Asano, Hiroaki Nakai
  • Patent number: 9844350
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes compressing circuitry. The compressing circuitry is configured to compress, for each of a first data group and a second data group both of which being included in data pertaining to a medical image, each of the first data group and the second data group separately, starting from data corresponding to a boundary between the first data group and the second data group and shifting sequentially to a direction away from the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Nakaba Kogure, Tomoya Kodama, Shinichiro Koto, Wataru Asano, Hiroaki Nakai
  • Patent number: 9774760
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: an image reading unit configured to, in a process of reciprocating relative to a fixed document, read a document image using one or a plurality of reading colors, and when a plurality of reading colors are used, read the document image while successively switching the reading colors in a process of moving; a moving unit configured to move the image reading unit; a moving speed changing unit configured to change moving speeds of the image reading unit in an outgoing path and a return path based on a number ā€œNā€ (where N is a positive integer) of the reading colors by the image reading unit; and a reading color number changing unit configured to change reading color numbers of the image reading unit in the outgoing path and the return path based on the number ā€œNā€ of the reading colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Sakurai, Kenichi Satoh
  • Patent number: 9762761
    Abstract: In general, an image forming apparatus according to the present embodiment comprises an image forming section, a reading section and a controller. The image forming section forms an image on a sheet. The reading section reads the image on the sheet to generate scan image information. The controller generates background image information obtained by excluding extraction image information from the scan image information and forms the background image information, first identification information of the sheet and orientation information indicating orientation of the sheet on the sheet through the image forming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Sadakuni
  • Patent number: 9761016
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating a three-dimensional (3D) video of a scene by measuring and registering 3D coordinates at a first position and a second position of a 3D measuring device, the 3D video generated by combining two-dimensional images extracted at trajectory points along a trajectory path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig, Daniel Flohr, Daniel Pompe
  • Patent number: 9747308
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for searching an image, and to a computer-readable recording medium for executing the method. The apparatus for searching an image of the present disclosure obtains features of an input image; and obtains words that correspond to the features respectively and an adjacent word that is adjacent to the words corresponding to the features. When a word is assigned to a first word cell of a plurality of word cells that are included in a visual feature space, an adjacent word is assigned to at least one second word cell that is adjacent to the first word cell, where the plurality of word cells is assigned to different words, and at least one word being within a predetermined distance from a word is designated as the adjacent word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tae-Hoon Kim, Minje Park, Songki Choi
  • Patent number: 9747662
    Abstract: A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3D coordinates of the scene with a 3D measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. The 3D coordinates are registering into a common frame of reference. Within the scene, a trajectory includes a plurality of trajectory points. Along the trajectory, 2D images are generated from the commonly registered 3D coordinates. A trajectory display mode sequentially displays a collection of 2D images at the trajectory points. A rotational display mode allows a user to select a desired view direction at a given trajectory point. The user selects the trajectory display mode or the rotational display mode and sees the result shown on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 9747665
    Abstract: A display panel driver includes first and second scaler circuits and a pixel data feeding section which feeds to the first scaler circuit first divisional image pixel data corresponding to a first divisional image and feeds to the second scaler circuit second divisional image pixel data corresponding to a second divisional image. The pixel data feeding section also feeds to the first scaler circuit first boundary pixel data corresponding to pixels in a portion of the second divisional image, adjacent to the first divisional image and feeds to the second scaler circuit second boundary pixel data corresponding to pixels in a portion of the first divisional image, adjacent to the second divisional image. The first scaler circuit performs image scaling on the basis of the first divisional image pixel data and the first boundary pixel data and the second scaler circuit performs image scaling on the basis of the second divisional pixel image data and the second boundary pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventors: Masao Orio, Hirobumi Furihata, Takashi Nose
  • Patent number: 9741093
    Abstract: A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3D coordinates of the scene with a 3D measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. The 3D coordinates are registering into a common frame of reference. Within the scene, a trajectory includes a plurality of trajectory points. Along the trajectory, 2D images are generated from the commonly registered 3D coordinates. A user interface provides a trajectory display mode that sequentially displays a collection of 2D images at the trajectory points. The user interface also provides a rotational display mode that allows a user to select a desired view direction at a given trajectory point. The user selects the trajectory display mode or the rotational display mode and sees the result shown on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 9692919
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a position detecting section detecting a position of contact with a display screen of a display section and forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed on the display section. The display image includes an object image indicative of an object for an image formation and a medium image indicative of the recording medium, and the image forming apparatus selectively edits the object image or the medium image based on positions of two points detected by the position detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 9676357
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement includes a controller and an integrated driver arrangement coupled to the controller. The integrated driver circuit includes a driver unit having at least one operation parameter, and a diagnostic unit coupled to the driver unit. The diagnostic unit is adapted to retrieve the at least one operation parameter from the driver unit, and is coupled to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Timo Dittfeld, Wolfgang Scherr
  • Patent number: 9652852
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating a three-dimensional (3D) video of a scene by measuring and registering 3D coordinates at a first position and a second position of a 3D measuring device, the 3D video generated by combining two-dimensional images extracted at trajectory points along a trajectory path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig, Daniel Flohr, Daniel Pompe
  • Patent number: 9612710
    Abstract: Image generation means generates an input image corresponding to an output from a pointing device. Image display control means displays the input image generated by the image generation means on a display means. Image change control means disassembles the input image generated by the image generation means into a plurality of partial images, and changes at least one of a display position and a display form of each of the partial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naonori Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9609160
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a controller including a master unit and a slave unit, and a serial communication line connecting the master unit and the slave unit and used in serial communication. The master unit includes an arithmetic module that generates first serial data to be transmitted to the slave unit to monitor serial communication, and monitors whether the first serial data has been successfully received in accordance with second serial data received from the slave unit. The slave unit includes a pulse signal output module that outputs pulse signals for a number of pulses which is set from the first serial data, an analog voltage output module that receives the pulse signals, changes an analog voltage in accordance with the number of pulses, and outputs the analog voltage, and an analog/digital conversion module that converts the analog voltage into the second serial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisayuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9584689
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to this invention, when accepting an instruction to execute a job based on a history of a previously executed job, identifies settings allowed to be reflected to the job to be executed based on the instruction from among settings of the previously executed job. The information processing apparatus executes the job based on the instruction according to the settings obtained by reflecting the identified settings to default settings of the job to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenta Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9571672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for acquiring document data from additional input sources to a DSM system. In an embodiment, a DSM computing device includes a remote image receiver service configured to connect to a remote image source via a network connection, receive configuration information and image data from the remote image source, and determine post scan processing instructions based, at least in part, on the configuration information. In another embodiment, a DSM computing device includes an input selection service configured to identify one or more input sources available at the computing device, receive input source information identifying a particular input source of the one or more input sources, receive image information identifying the particular image data residing on the particular input source, retrieve the particular image data from the particular input source, and make the particular image data available to a distributed scan management service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Jiang Hong
  • Patent number: 9533521
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: plural recording elements that are arrayed along a crossing direction; a reading unit that sequentially reads an image formed on a recording medium; a forming unit that drives the recording elements that are continuously arrayed along the crossing direction so as to form at least one reference image on the recording medium, and then makes timings for driving the recording elements continuously arrayed in the crossing direction different from each other so as to form detection images on the recording medium; and a detection unit that detects the recording element in an abnormal state by changing a size of at least one of a threshold value and a detected value based on the detection image read by the reading unit when the recording element in the abnormal state is detected using the detected value and the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masami Furuya
  • Patent number: 9531897
    Abstract: A scanner is configured to scan an original sheet to generate image data, an image on the original sheet being subject to scanning, obtaining a first side of the original sheet area within one of a leading end side part and a trailing end side part of the image, the first end side part being a part where two edges having a common end do not exist, an outer side edge in the first end side part being obtained as the first side, obtaining a second side of the original sheet area within a second side part, the second end side part being a part where a pair of edges having a common end exists, one of the pair of edges closer to the first end side part being obtained as the second side, and determining the original sheet area based on the first and the second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Lifan Yu
  • Patent number: 9508209
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ultraviolet anti-counterfeiting check verification method which solves subjective defect and time consuming problems of the traditional verification methods, and comprises the following steps: a. collecting ultraviolet gray level image by a ultraviolet scanner; b. extracting a first binary image from the ultraviolet gray level image; c. calculating a tilt angle of the first binary image; d. calculating tilt correction positions of pixels of the ultraviolet gray level image and the first binary image; e. determining a top left corner locating position of a first binary image rectangle; f. extracting a second binary image from the tilt corrected ultraviolet gray level image; g. performing position correction on the second binary image of a check to be verified; and h. calculating the matching degree between the second binary image of the check to be verified and a second binary image of a real check to verify authenticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CHENGDU SANTAI HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Bu, An Luo, Shaochuan Feng, Gaimei Shi, Ruhuan Hu, Ze Miu, Yun Bai, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 9497357
    Abstract: A subsampling unit (2) converts pixel values of plural pixels in a pixel block in the chroma plane to one pixel value associated with the pixel block on the basis of values in the pixel block in an attribute plane that indicates existency of an edge at the predetermined resolution. A compression processing unit (3) performs a compression process for a luma plane and the chroma planes for which the subsampling has been performed by the subsampling unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Seiki Satomi, Toshiaki Mutsuo
  • Patent number: 9491472
    Abstract: A method of increasing resolution of an image includes generating vector contours associated with a first image and scaling the vector contours to a second resolution. The first image has a first resolution, and the second resolution is greater than the first resolution. The vector contours are rendered to generate a guiding image at the second resolution, and a second image is generated from the first image based on the guiding image, by using joint upsampling. The second image is generated at the second resolution. The vector contours can be generated by bitmap tracing binary images at different quantization levels. An apparatus and computer readable device implementing the method of increasing the resolution of an image are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shankar Krishnan, James Klosowski
  • Patent number: 9489590
    Abstract: A color mode determination apparatus includes: a color mode determining section that obtains image data including a plurality of visualization objects, performs polychrome/monochrome determination on whether the visualization object is polychromic or monochromic, and performs color mode determination on whether the image data is polychromic image data or monochromic image data based on a result of the polychrome/monochrome determination; and an overlap determining section that determines whether a predetermined visualization object is overlapped with other visualization objects when the polychrome/monochrome determination is performed for the predetermined visualization object. The color mode determining section changes a determination target range of the polychrome/monochrome determination depending on whether the predetermined visualization object is overlapped with other visualization objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakao
  • Patent number: 9485380
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: an illumination unit that is disposed so as to be moved relative to a recording medium and illuminates the recording medium with light beams of plural colors that are circulated in predetermined order; a reading unit that reads an image recorded on the recording medium by receiving reflection light that is produced as a result of the illumination unit's illuminating the recording medium during the moving relative to the recording medium; and a control unit that controls the illumination unit so that a difference between a first illumination interval and a second illumination interval is determined based on a reading resolution of the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Shimizu, Norikazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9473672
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus capable of accurately detecting abnormal pixels caused by a contaminant such as dirt, stain, or flaw on a moving document reading glass being read. An image processing unit of the image reading apparatus performs a first abnormal pixel detection process to detect pixel signals representing abnormal pixels and output from image sensors for respective colors when a reading unit reads a guide plate in a main scanning direction in a state before an original passes through a moving document reading position, performs a second abnormal pixel detection process to detect pixel signals representing abnormal pixels and output from the image sensors when an original being conveyed is read by the reading unit in the main scanning direction, and detects a main scanning direction of abnormal pixels based on results of these detection processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Morikawa