Image Processing Patents (Class 358/448)
  • Patent number: 10771691
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a plurality of images are synthesized. The present invention includes a camera configuring to acquire a first image in response to a shooting command and a plurality of second images on a preset condition, a controller creating a synthetic image by synthesizing a whole part of the acquired first image and at least one portion of a plurality of the acquired second images, and a display unit configured to display the created synthetic image, wherein the controller controls a prescribed visual effect to be displayed on the synthetic image to indicate a region corresponding to the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunhyuk Lee, Bumbae Kim
  • Patent number: 10735623
    Abstract: Imagery captured by a point-of-sale scanner (e.g., in a supermarket) for purposes of barcode decoding, is contrast-enhanced preparatory to use for watermark decoding—despite the fact that such operation may sometimes result in contrast between certain pixels being diminished. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Eric D. Evans
  • Patent number: 10701222
    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: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10672139
    Abstract: A method for measuring a liquid volume and/or corresponding fill rate of floating roof tanks includes selecting an Area Of Interest (AOI) to be monitored at the earth's surface, gathering geographical coordinates of tanks in the AOI, and downloading and pre-processing a time series of SAR reference images covering the AOI. The method includes projecting geographical coordinates of the tanks on the time series of the images to determine pixel coordinates of the tanks, and determining tank dimensions through processing of the images at the pixel coordinates. The method includes downloading and pre-processing at least one new SAR image over the AOI and registering it on top of the reference images, and, for each tank of the AOI, detecting in the new SAR image a bright spot corresponding to the roof of the tank and converting its pixel coordinates into liquid volume and/or fill rate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KAYRROS
    Inventors: Carlo De Franchis, Guillaume Lostis, Hefdhi Abdennadher, Pablo Arias, Thomas Madaule, Axel Davy, Sylvain Calisti, Jean-Michel Morel, Raffaele Grompone, Gabriele Facciolo
  • Patent number: 10614603
    Abstract: Techniques are described in which a device is configured to determine an overlap region between a first image and a second image, determine a first histogram based on color data included in the first image that corresponds to the overlap region, and determine a second histogram based on color data included in the second image that corresponds to the overlap region. The processor is further configured to determine, based on the first and second histograms, a mapping function that substantially maps the second histogram to the first histogram and apply the mapping function to the second image to generate a normalized second image with respect to the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Shilpi Sahu, Chiranjib Choudhuri, Pawan Kumar Baheti, Ajit Deepak Gupte
  • Patent number: 10579007
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller configured to execute: a task that measures a plurality of first color patterns; a task that, on the basis of a first output value corresponding to a measurement result of the first color patterns, determines a threshold value; a measurement task that measures a plurality of second color patterns; and a task that detects an amount of color misregistration on the basis of a result of a comparator comparing a second output value corresponding to a measurement result of the second color patterns with a threshold value corresponding to each of the second color patterns. In the measurement task, the controller controls whether or not to set the threshold value to the threshold value corresponding to each of the second color patterns on the basis of the first output value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10558749
    Abstract: A text prediction system and method for predicting entered text from a captured image is disclosed. An image capture device captures an image with within a field of view for the image capture device where the image has at least one object in the image. The image capture device identifies at least one object in the captured image. A set of words are identified for at least one object in the captured image. This set of words is then provided to a text entry device to be presented to the user as a possible suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze
  • Patent number: 10526750
    Abstract: Examples to process print media (105) are defined herein. At least one marked cell from a plurality of cells (305) extending throughout a processed image of the print media (105) is detected. The processed image of the print media (105) may include marked portions (110) and unmarked portions (115). Further, the marked cell overlays a marked portion of the processed image. Once the marked cell is detected, the marked portions (110) of the print media (105) corresponding to the marked portions (110) of the processed image may be determined and separated from the print media (105) to provide a processed media (130) comprising the unmarked portions (115).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Shinoj Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 10530963
    Abstract: A shading correction device includes a reference acquirer that acquires a reference pixel value W in a captured image of a color measurement reference object, a target pixel value acquirer that acquires a pixel value S in a captured image of a measurement target, a bit shift value acquirer that acquires a bit shift value k2 based on the reference pixel value W, a lookup table storing a variable G2 (=2k1/W>>k2) corresponding to W>>k2, and a calculator that reads the variable G2 corresponding to the reference pixel value W and the bit shift value k2 from the lookup table and calculates a shading correction value Rdec of each pixel in the captured image of the measurement target using Expression (5): R dec = ( F · G 2 ) ? ( k ? ? 1 + k ? ? 2 ) + B ? ? where ? ? F = S · ( A - B ) + { W ? 1 } , G 2 = 2 k ? ? 1 W ? k ? ? 2 , ( 5 ) and A, B and k1 are integer constants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10474701
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for indexing, processing, or both of information from physical media or electronic media, which may be received from a plurality of sources. In embodiments, a document file may be matched using pattern matching methods and may include comparisons with a comparison reference database to improve or accelerate the indexing process. In embodiments, information may be presented to a user as potential matches thereby improving manual indexing processes. In embodiments, one or more additional actions may occur as part of the processing, including without limitation, association additional data with a document file, making observations from the document file, notifying individuals, creating composite messages, and billing events. In an embodiment, data from a document file may be associated with a key word, key phrase, or word frequency value that enables adaptive learning so that unindexed data may be automatically indexed based on user interaction history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Indxit Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Ebaugh, Matthew J. Morvant
  • Patent number: 10475155
    Abstract: A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3D coordinates 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: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 10474399
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section capable of forming an image on a sheet of paper based on an input image, a display section for displaying the input image, an operation section which receives a user's input operation to designate three or more arbitrary number of points inside the input image displayed on the display section as adjustment points, and designates at least one destination of the three or more adjustment points, and an image processing section which calculates each moving amount of the adjustment points from position information on the destinations of the adjustment points designated by the operation section so as to adjust a position of an image of a region enclosed by the three or more adjustment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10466835
    Abstract: A disclosed display method includes: projecting data of a space that includes a first display provided by a first display device to a perspective view; causing a second display device to display the perspective view on a second display; accepting a designation of a first position on the second display; converting the first position into a second position on the first display, upon detecting that the first position is inside an area that corresponds to the first display; and operating an image displayed on the first display based on the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Chen, Yusuke Yasukawa, Yoshihiko Murakawa, Keiju Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 10445063
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for classifying and comparing similar documents using base templates. The method comprises accessing a document; extracting metadata from the document; matching the metadata to at least one base template of a plurality of base templates; and storing the document with one or more similar documents, wherein the one or more similar documents are documents that match the at least one base template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit Vohra, Aditya Kumar Pandey, Yash Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 10438083
    Abstract: A method and system of recognizing a string of characters in a target image. An acquired target image is analyzed using an optical character recognition process to identify a candidate string, the candidate string having an associated plurality of character positions, each character position being associated with a set of one or more candidate characters located at related positions in the target image. A minimum edit cost is determined between the candidate string and a template for an output string. Determining the minimum edit cost includes, for a given character position in the candidate string and a given output character position in the template, identifying, among the respective set of candidate characters of the candidate string, a subset of candidate characters that satisfy the respective character set of the template; and determining an edit cost based on the recognition score of one of the candidate characters belonging to the identified subset of candidate characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Dominique Rivard
  • Patent number: 10440299
    Abstract: An image signal processor may include a pixel defect correction component that tracks defect history for frames captured by an image sensor and applies the history when identifying and correcting defective pixels in a frame. The component maintains a defect pixel location table that includes a defect confidence value for pixels of the image sensor. The component identifies defective pixels in a frame, for example by comparing each pixel's value to the values of its neighbor pixels. If a pixel is detected as defective, its defect confidence value may be incremented. Otherwise, the value may be decremented. If a pixel's defect confidence value is over a defect confidence threshold, the pixel is considered defective and thus may be corrected. If a pixel's defect confidence value is under the threshold, the pixel is considered not defective and thus may not be corrected even if the pixel was detected as defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Lin, D. Amnon Silverstein, David R. Pope, Suk Hwan Lim
  • Patent number: 10425587
    Abstract: A camera capable of interchanging a mount as a connection part that connects with a lens. Under control of a system control unit, when the power of the camera is in an on state, a type of the mount attached to the camera is discriminated to determine mount interchange. When it is determined that the mount interchange has been performed, with respect to a menu including a plurality of items and a My Menu in which items selected by a user from among the items included in the menu are registered, an item unnecessary for the discriminated type of the mount among the items of the menu is set to non-display, and when toe item set to the non-display has been registered in the My Menu, the item is reset in the My Menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Okada
  • Patent number: 10412263
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a scanner having characteristics of causing a distortion of gradation including a sine wave being formed by its obtained image data and being represented as an array of gradation values arranged in a main scanning direction; a reference member to be scanned; a hardware processor that: obtains a gradation value at each main scanning position from shading reference data obtained from the reference member; determines a target range in the shading reference data based on the gradation value at the each main scanning position; generates a substitute part of data to be replaced for an original part of data in the target range; and replaces the original part of data with the substitute part of data while the gradation values at the start and end phase of the substitute part of data are adjusted to the same of the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10401768
    Abstract: A signal level adjustment apparatus includes a detector configured to detect both a plurality of peak levels of an input signal having a sinusoidal waveform or a substantially sinusoidal waveform and a plurality of bottom levels of the input signal; and a level adjuster configured to adjust, in a predetermined zone of the input signal, levels of the input signal based on the plurality of peak levels and the plurality of bottom levels detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuroh Tatebe, Tomohiko Kamatani
  • Patent number: 10395081
    Abstract: A method of encoding indicia for one or more fields and subfields of a document is described. The one or more fields and subfields are encoded in extraction fields of the document with field descriptors. The field descriptors are unique at a parent level for the one or more fields and subfields, and provide information on relationships between the one or more fields and subfields. The field descriptors can include a current level of the field, a field's count identifier, a total number of fields at the current level, and an indication if the current level has subfields. The field descriptors can be encoded in the extraction field border via an embedded barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lundberg, Eric Swanson, Robert Nguon
  • Patent number: 10379787
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus can operate first wireless communication in parallel with second wireless communication whose communication standard is different from that of the first wireless communication by sequentially operating the first wireless communication and the second wireless communication. In addition, this information processing apparatus determines whether or not a parallel operation in which the second wireless communication is operated in parallel with and in addition to the first wireless communication is to be performed, and decides the transmission interval of the first wireless communication based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10375261
    Abstract: In an input image generated as a binary image from a scanned document image, a projection image generating unit (a) tries at each primary-scanning-directional target pixel position to detect a secondary-scanning-directional run along a secondary scanning direction, projects the detected secondary-scanning-directional run at the primary-scanning-directional target pixel position and thereby generates a one-dimensional primary-scanning-directional-projection image, and (b) tries at each secondary-scanning-directional target pixel position to detect a primary-scanning-directional run along the primary scanning direction, projects the detected primary-scanning-directional run at the secondary-scanning-directional target pixel position and thereby generates a one-dimensional secondary-scanning-directional-projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Mutsuo
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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