Image Processing Patents (Class 358/448)
  • Patent number: 11509790
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a storage and a random access memory (RAM) includes an extended app manager that performs management of an extended app as an application for implementing a function other than the standard functions of the image forming apparatus in itself, and an extended app platform as a platform of the extended app. The extended app manager stores a source for extended app application program interface (API) that is a program for an extended app API as an API usable to the extended app, in a region for dynamic addition that is a region provided on the storage for purposes of dynamic addition of the source for extended app API, and the extended app platform uses the source for extended app API in the region for dynamic addition to load the extended app API on the RAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Hanayama
  • Patent number: 11508083
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a calculation unit configured to obtain, for a pixel of interest in a boundary portion of a specific region in a captured image bounding a non-specific region, a direction vector to the non-specific region, a selection unit configured to select one of pixels in the boundary portion that are adjacent to the pixel of interest, as a selected pixel based on the direction vector of the pixel of interest, and a generation unit configured to generate information indicating a direction from the pixel of interest to the selected pixel as information indicating a contour corresponding to the specific region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11503181
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus which is capable of preventing occurrence of a paper jam and poor stacking during conveyance of originals. The image reading apparatus sets a type of an original, conveys the original based on the set type of the original, and reads an image on the conveyed original. An original detecting sensor detects placement of the original on an original tray. An LCD touch panel displays an object for setting a type of the original in response to the detection by the original detecting sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 11494914
    Abstract: Smart metrology methods and apparatuses disclosed herein process images for automatic metrology of desired features. An example method at least includes extracting a region of interest from an image, the region including one or more boundaries between different sections, enhancing at least the extracted region of interest based on one or more filters, generating a multi-scale data set of the region of interest based on the enhanced region of interest, initializing a model of the region of interest; optimizing a plurality of active contours within the enhanced region of interest based on the model of the region of interest and further based on the multi-scale data set, the optimized plurality of active contours identifying the one or more boundaries within the region of interest, and performing metrology on the region of interest based on the identified boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventor: Umesh Adiga
  • Patent number: 11487790
    Abstract: A device and method are described for a universal analytical data mart and data structure for same. The analytical data mart (ADM) associated data structure is designed to allow data from disparate sources to be integrated, enabling streamlined business intelligence, reporting and ad hoc analysis. Conceptually, the ADM enables analytics and business intelligence from multiple frames of reference including people, such as parties and actors including individuals and organizations, places, such as addresses with geographic information at various levels of view, objects, such as insured properties, automobiles and machinery, and events, milestones which happen at points in time and provide analytical/business value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Vladislav Michael Beznos, Lynne C. Clark, Arthur Paul Drennan, III, David J. Kuethman, William C. Lewis, Fred A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11478679
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a distortion-free pool-surface display beneath a swimmer. In one embodiment, projectors are positioned below a water level at opposite walls of a pool, and are configured to project images to a display surface at the bottom of the pool beneath a swimmer. A camera is used to view images projected by the projectors and to provide corresponding image data to an image correction platform on a graphics processing unit (GPU). The image correction platform identifies distortions in the images, generates image corrections that counter the identified distortions, and applies the corrections to subsequently projected images. The image correction platform also generates image adjustment that cause overlapping portions of the projected images to match seamlessly. The projected images may provide immersive experiences, coaching/training interfaces or other interactive displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Real Big Waves LLC
    Inventors: George Reid Evans, Victor Miller
  • Patent number: 11477342
    Abstract: A reading device, an image forming apparatus, and a method of correction. The reading device includes a scanner configured to read an image in a first wavelength range and an image in a second wavelength range from light reflected by a surface of a recording medium, a detector configured to detect a change from a reference position in a reading-depth direction when the surface of the recording medium is read by the scanner, based on an amount of characteristic read from the image in the second wavelength range, and a corrector configured to correct the image in the first wavelength range based on the change detected by the detector. The image forming apparatus includes the reading device, and an image forming device configured to form an image corrected by the corrector of the reading device on a recording medium. The method includes reading the image in the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Hashimoto, Masamoto Nakazawa, Daisuke Nikaku, Yutaka Ohmiya
  • Patent number: 11474758
    Abstract: An intelligent seal with cloud computing-based anti-forgery capability and a method for using the same. In various embodiments, the seal is provided with a special-shaped anti-forgery mark. All data files and log files are stored collectively at a seal management cloud platform, thereby achieving anti-forgery through cloud computing at the cloud platform, preventing theft and tampering of user data and seal data, allowing real-time query of seal usage information, and enabling third-party verification and anti-forgery of the seal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: HAIMING UNITED ENERGY GROUP JUWANG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiming Sang, Ge Gan, Song Li
  • Patent number: 11467784
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry and a memory, the circuitry performing perceptual image conversion of converting two image data generated from one color image data respectively into perceptual images based on human visual characteristics, collation of determining whether the two perceptual images converted by the perceptual image conversion are same, and comparison result outputting of outputting the comparison result by the collation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., National University Corporation Chiba University
    Inventors: Takahiko Horiuchi, Ren Nakamura, Midori Tanaka, Shoko Imaizumi, Tsuyoshi Sakamoto, Tatsuroh Yoshioka, Kazuhiro Miyabe
  • Patent number: 11463664
    Abstract: A method of de-mosaicing pixel data from an image processor includes generating a pixel block that includes a plurality of image pixels. The method also includes determining a first image gradient between a first set of pixels of the pixel block and a second image gradient between a second set of pixels of the pixel block. The method also includes determining a first adaptive threshold value based on intensity of a third set of pixels of the pixel block. The pixels of the third set of pixels are adjacent to one another. The method also includes filtering the pixel block in a vertical, horizontal, or neutral direction based on the first and second image gradients and the first adaptive threshold value utilizing a plurality of FIR filters to generate a plurality of component images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shashank Dabral, Mihir Narendra Mody, Denis Beaudoin, Niraj Nandan, Gang Hua
  • Patent number: 11457124
    Abstract: An example image forming apparatus includes a user interface device, an image forming job operator, a processor, and a memory. The processor executes instructions to perform a redaction process of redacting personal information displayed on a preview screen of a document through the user interface device of the image forming apparatus and included in the document, show display state information of the personal information, in synchronization with a progress of the redaction process, and control the image forming job operator to perform an image forming job with respect to the document in which the personal information is redacted when the redaction process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Incheon Park, Jaein Lee, Daehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11429648
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a method and device for creating an index. For example, the embodiments of the present disclosure propose a method for creating an index, comprising: dividing a document into a plurality of regions; determining the number of times that a token appears in the plurality of regions, the token including at least one character in the document; assigning respective weights to the plurality of regions; and creating an inverted document linked list directed to the token based on the number of times that the token appears in the plurality of regions and respective weights of the plurality of regions. In addition, the embodiments of the present disclosure propose a corresponding device and computer program product for creating an index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Winston Lei Zhang, Charlie Chen, Kun Wu Huang, Jingjing Liu, Duke Dai
  • Patent number: 11418681
    Abstract: A method in described in which a halftone matrix is generated using a kernel by mapping kernel values of each pixel to a halftone matrix value at a corresponding element of the halftone matrix. Where a plurality of pixels have the same kernel value, the kernel value is randomly mapped to a respective halftone matrix value in a range of halftone matrix values corresponding to the kernel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic
  • Patent number: 11381704
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit and a controller. The reading unit reads a first image on a first surface of a sheet and a second image on a second surface of the sheet and generates first and second image data, respectively. The controller determines, based on the first and second image data, whether the first image is at a first edge of the first surface and the second image is at a second edge of the second surface of the sheet. The controller combines the first and second image data into combined image data corresponding to the first and second images if both the first image is at the first edge and the second image is at the second edge. The controller processes the combined image data such that a combined image corresponding to the combined image data has a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sadowara
  • Patent number: 11373391
    Abstract: An image processing device determining image adjustment parameters in real time so as to facilitate modifying the image adjustment parameters includes an image input device acquiring an original image signal and output a first image signal; a parameter adjustment device modifying image adjustment parameters; an image processing circuit receiving the first image signal and the image adjustment parameters and adjusting the first image signal according to the image adjustment parameters to output a second image signal; an information label circuit coupling to the image processing circuit and receiving the second image signal and internal information of the image processing circuit and labeling at least one part of the second image signal according to the internal information to generate a labeled output image; and an image output device coupling to the information label circuit and outputting the labeled output image having at least one label indicating the internal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hung-Chang Chuang, Chaohsu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11323583
    Abstract: A reading device includes: a reading unit configured to read a first recording medium; and an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to a detection object applied to the first recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Zengo, Akira Mihara, Mamoru Fujita
  • Patent number: 11312128
    Abstract: A head driving device includes a recording head, an input-and-output interface, and circuitry. The recording head includes a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of pressure generating elements corresponding to the plurality of nozzles. The input-and-output interface is configured to acquire correction information generated based on a chart image of a specific pattern for correcting a deviation amount of a landing position of each of the plurality of nozzles. The circuitry is configured to set the correction information acquired by the input-and-output interface and perform correction processing for correcting the deviation amount of the landing position on a driver for each of the plurality of nozzles of the recording head, in accordance with the correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi, Keiji Kojima
  • Patent number: 11295427
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for image processing for multiple cameras. In one embodiment, a method comprises acquiring image frames with a plurality of image frame sources configured with different acquisition settings, processing the image frames based on the different acquisition settings to generate at least one final image frame, and outputting the at least one final image frame. In this way, information from different image frame sources such as cameras may be leveraged to achieve increased frame rates with improved image quality and a desired motion appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Pixelworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Woodall, Yue Ma, Hongmin (Bob) Zhang
  • Patent number: 11284010
    Abstract: An apparatus for evaluating an image is provided and includes one or more processors, and one or more memories storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors configure the apparatus to perform operations including receiving an input image, determining whether an exposure value corresponding to an input image is to be evaluated based on information obtained by the input image, and evaluating the exposure value corresponding to the input image according to the determined result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori Aokage, Haruki Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 11259018
    Abstract: The encoding apparatus encodes an input image by a non-reversible encoding method and transmits identification information for identifying match components that are, from among a plurality of texture components registered in a database, texture components that match with the input image and encoded data obtained by encoding the input image. The decoding apparatus receives the encoded data and the identification information, decodes the encoded data into a decoded image, and synthesizes the texture component as the match component identified by the identification information from among a plurality of texture components registered in a database and the decoded image. The present technology can be applied, for example, a codec or the like by which an image is encoded and decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Chida, Takahiro Nagano, Kenichiro Hosokawa, Takuro Kawai, Ohji Nakagami
  • Patent number: 11233910
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method programmed for execution in a computing environment for recommending at least one substrate to be used in conjunction with a digital image to form a print product is provided. The method comprises: providing a digital image; providing a list of available substrates stored in a memory; utilizing a processor, analyzing the digital image to identify at least one of: image content included in the digital image, or at least one image characteristic included in the digital image; utilizing the processor, automatically selecting at least one substrate size to be used to form a print product based on at least one of the identified image content or the identified at least one image characteristic; automatically identifying at least one substrate from the list of available substrates based on the selected at least one substrate size; and displaying the identified at least one substrate on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: James Dolce, James Riekert
  • Patent number: 11223736
    Abstract: In a printing system capable of supplying a sheet of a job having undergone print processing by the printing unit of a printing apparatus to a post-processing unit capable of executing at least a specific type of post-processing among a plurality of types of post-processes, when the target job requires the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is inhibited from executing print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by a user using a user interface unit. When the target job does not require the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is permitted to execute print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by the user using the user interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11196925
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the image processing apparatus to function as: an obtaining unit configured to sequentially obtain first images and second images captured using a different optical system for each, the second images having a wider angle of view than the first images; and a detection unit configured to detect motion vectors in an image using the first images or the second images that are sequentially obtained, wherein the detection unit detects the motion vectors by using different images depending on whether or not a condition under which motion vectors can be detected from a predetermined area of the first images is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 11184498
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus extracts a pagination image from original document image data of each of a plurality of original documents, specifies a last-digit image corresponding to the ones place of a pagination, arrays a plurality of pagination images in a reading order of original documents beginning with an original document earliest read to form a matrix with n rows and ten columns, sets a row including ten different last-digit images as a reference row, sets a row after the reference row as a first check row, determines, in order from a first column, whether a pagination image of the first check row is a first subject pagination image differing in last-digit image from a pagination image in the identical column of the reference row, and, if determining that some pagination image or another is the first subject pagination image, determines that multi feed has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 11176559
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for generating a cross channel cross linkage of channel devices associated with an entity for resource distribution. As such, the system allows for resource distribution across entity devices so that distribution may occur at any location. A resource distribution document may be scanned via a remote device associated with the entity. The system may process the resource distribution document via optical character recognition used for data pulling from the resource distribution document. The system may communicate for acquiring, authenticating, routing, switching, and authorizing the resource distribution. Upon approval of the resource distribution the system may provide the user with a unique identifier for input at a cross channel device for distribution of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Therese H. Willis, Srikanth Balagangadhar, Himanshu Goyal, Martha Sain McClellan, James J. Park
  • Patent number: 11170511
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an imaging device, and an image processing method to superimpose a complementary image in such a manner that an appearance becomes more natural. From an image acquired by imaging of an arbitrary subject, a removal region selecting unit selects a region, in which an intended object to be removed is included, as a removal region with reference to distance information that is acquired when the image is imaged and that indicates a distance to the subject. Based on the distance information, a complementary region specifying unit specifies a complementary region to complement the removal region from a region including a background of the object to be removed in the image. An image superimposition processing unit superimposes a complementary image generated from the complementary region on a place from which the removal region is deleted in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakagawa, Keita Ishikawa, Hiromasa Doi
  • Patent number: 11170045
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product are provided for processing an output of batch processed information. A document storage system receives the output of batch processed information from a number of company portals, websites, and online systems of organization. The document storage system separates the output into individual documents and individual forms. The document storage system indexes the individual documents and forms according to metadata. The metadata includes structural attributes extracted from the individual documents and forms, and company relevant parameters identified from business intelligence for the organization. The document storage system stores the individual documents and forms in association with the metadata. Responsive to storing the individual documents and forms, the document storage system generates an event message. The event message comprises information about the storing of the individual documents and forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagamalleswara Bodeddula, Deepak Gupta, Vijaya Mahesh Sayi, Ravi Lankalapalli, Madhusudhan Kakurala, Ram Sama, Srikanth Chintamaneni, Gopal Prasad, Harsh Sharma, Anuradha Verma, Kenneth Kingery, Michael Plonski, Ajit Kumar, Arjun Hegde, Margaret Aronson-Olague, Akshay Chopra, Maria Rios, Jie Huang, Christine Wymore, Pablo Budke
  • Patent number: 11163253
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a paper transport unit, an image forming unit, a reading unit, a foreign matter detection signal generation circuit, and a foreign matter detection control circuit. The foreign matter detection signal generation circuit generates a first foreign matter detection signal, based on an analog image signal to be output from a line sensor. In foreign matter detection processing, when a pixel that reads foreign matter continues by a specific first consecutive number or more in a signal based on the analog image signal of each pixel to be output from the line sensor, the foreign matter detection signal generation circuit sets a level of the first foreign matter detection signal to a level indicating the presence of foreign matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kohei Ishido
  • Patent number: 11131951
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes printing a set of images by transferring print agent between a roller of a print agent source and an electrophotographic surface in a plurality of transfer operations, wherein the roller is controlled to have a first voltage profile during each of the transfer operations. A variation in optical density which is consistent across the set of printed images may be detected, and a second voltage profile correction may be determined based on the variation in optical density. The method may further comprise printing a subsequent image by transferring print agent between the print agent source roller and the electrophotographic surface in a subsequent transfer operation, wherein the roller is controlled to have the second voltage profile during the subsequent transfer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Moshe Haim, Tsafrir Yedid Am, Rivay Mor, Iliya Shahamov
  • Patent number: 11112741
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a corrector, and a controller. The image forming device is configured to form an image on a sheet using a rotating body under a predetermined image forming condition. The corrector is configured to correct the image forming condition to adjust image density unevenness corresponding to a rotation cycle of the rotating body. The controller is configured to control the image forming device to form on at least one sheet (i) plural test images that are different in correction amount for the image forming condition and (ii) pointing portions indicating intervals corresponding to the rotation cycle of the rotating body, in a state where the rotating body is continuously rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuma Motegi, Daisuke Ishihara, Yusuke Kaji
  • Patent number: 11080825
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aliasing elimination technique capable of suppressing noise amplification in an aliasing elimination calculation in parallel imaging and the like. The technique utilizes the fact that a phase of an image (a true image that is one of a plurality of images) to be separated from a main captured image obtained with the plurality of images superimposed is basically the same as a phase of an image obtained at a low resolution, to obtain a phase difference between a phase of a low-resolution image and a phase of the main captured image, and separates the true image by calculation using the phase difference and a pixel value of the main captured image. At this time, the low-resolution image is obtained by each of a plurality of receiving coils, and the true image is calculated after multiplying a plurality of low-resolution images by a complex number that minimizes the noise amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kousuke Itou, Shinji Kurokawa, Masahiro Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11074683
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes an image reader that reads an original image formed on a recording material based on a print job and generates a read image, and a hardware processor that analyzes the read image and performs an image inspection, wherein the hardware processor: acquires the read image from the image reader, detects an edge from the read image, and excludes a region near the edge from a target of the image inspection; performs a predetermined filter process on the read image after the exclusion process to generate a first reference image compares the read image after the exclusion process with the first reference image to generate a first comparison image; and binarizes the first comparison image using a predetermined threshold to detect points where a specific abnormality has occurred, and outputs a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11048941
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging portion that images a subject; a positional information acquisition portion that acquires positional information of an imaging position; a control portion which acquires information on the subject based on the positional information, and displays image data of the subject and the information on the subject on a display portion; and a hold control portion that outputs a hold control signal, which holds the image data of the subject and the information on the subject, to the control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideya Inoue
  • Patent number: 11029811
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a display of an electronic device includes performing, in iterations, a current execution of icon processing for icons on the display. Each iteration includes selecting, as a candidate for appearance adjustment, one of the icons, where the selected icon has not been previously selected as a candidate in the current execution and selecting an appearance for the candidate based on at least one of the icons neighboring the candidate. The selecting the appearance includes selecting between changing and not changing the appearance in response to comparing an average quantitative hue of the candidate to the at least one of the neighboring icons and changing the appearance of the candidate responsive to selecting to change the appearance. Changing the appearance includes changing the average quantitative hue of the candidate. The method includes repeating the iterations until all the icons have been selected as candidates for appearance adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell J. Bouknight, Jr., Erik W. Hochstedt, Thai T. La, Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 11017273
    Abstract: A currency classification device that classifies currency types using currency images includes a feature value calculator, a storage, and an output unit. The feature value calculator calculates feature values for every currency type that is a candidate for classification from an image area common in images of every currency type. The storage stores the feature values calculated by the feature value calculator from learning images, which are currency models, as templates for every currency type. The output unit outputs the currency type corresponding to the template having a highest value of similarity with the feature value calculated by the feature value calculator an input image, which is a currency image subject to classification, in the templates stored in the storage as a classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Ruka Morishita, Toru Yonezawa, Kazuya Tada, Hideaki Manabe
  • Patent number: 11010631
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, an image processing method includes performing a first scan in a first direction on a first list of pixels in which, for each pixel in the first list, a feature point property is compared with a corresponding feature point property of each of a first set of neighboring pixels, performing a second scan in a second direction on the first list of pixels in which, for each pixel in the first list, a feature point property is compared with a corresponding feature point property of each of a second set of neighboring pixels, using the results of the first and second scans to identify pixels from the first list to be suppressed, and forming a second list of pixels that includes pixels from the first list that are not identified as pixels to be suppressed. The second list represents a non-maxima suppressed list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Poddar, Pramod Kumar Swami, Prashanth Viswanath
  • Patent number: 10970587
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device according to various embodiments includes a display, a memory, a communication module comprising communication circuitry, and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the communication module to receive a second image corresponding to a first image stored in the memory from an external electronic device, the second image being an image in which a raw image corresponding to the first image is corrected, to control the display to display the first image on a first segment of the display and to display the second image on a second segment of the display, and to identify whether to store the second image in the memory, based on an input for the first image or the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjo Kim, Sungjun Lim, Hyunhee Park, Hongseok Yang, Changsu Han, Kwangtai Kim
  • Patent number: 10957022
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera, a communication module, and a processor. The processor is operably coupled with the camera and the communication module. The processor is configured to obtain a first image corresponding to an external object using the camera. The processor is also configured to generate a second image smaller in data size than the first image using the first image. The processor is further configured to transmit the second image to an external electronic device through the communication module. The processor is also configured to receive correction area information from the external electronic device through the communication module. The correction area information is based on information associated with an image area identified from the second image. The processor is further configured to perform correction using the first image based on at least part of the correction area information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Kim, Seong-Woon Kim, Jae-Gon Kim, Hyun-Hee Park, Yung-Mok Yu, Sang-Hyeon Lim, Jong-Bum Choi, Il-Do Kim, Kwang-Tai Kim, Ha-Joong Park, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 10936116
    Abstract: An electronic conference apparatus, a method for controlling the same, and a digital pen are provided. The electronic conference apparatus includes a sensor configured to sense a touch point of a digital pen through first hand writer during a period in which handwriting is input to paper through second hand writer. The electronic conference apparatus further includes a controller configured to generate handwriting information based on the sensed touch point, and a communicator configured to transmit the handwriting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ran Han, Dai-boong Lee, Min-chul Jung, Yong-hun Choi, Jung-hyun Choi, Kyoung-oh Choi
  • Patent number: 10896481
    Abstract: A method displays images of a scene with restrictions. The method includes measuring a first plurality of 3D coordinates and a second plurality of 3D coordinates with a 3D measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. The first plurality of 3D coordinates and the second plurality of 3D coordinates are registered together in a common frame of reference. A trajectory is defined within the scene that includes a plurality of trajectory points, the plurality of trajectory points including a first trajectory point and a second trajectory point. At least one restriction is defined at the first trajectory point. A plurality of 2D images are generated at each trajectory point, a first 2D image is associated with the first trajectory point. The first 2D image is changed based on the at least one restriction. The first 2D image is displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhard Becker, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 10885626
    Abstract: An identifying apparatus may include: an imaging unit configured to store multiple identifiers that are trained to identify, from images of objects, the presence or absence of a detection target included in the objects, the identifiers being stored in association with attributes of the objects, and to capture an image of a predetermined object; a specifying unit configured to specify an attribute of the predetermined object; a selecting unit configured to select, from the multiple identifiers, a first identifier stored in association with the specified attribute; an input unit configured to input the image of the predetermined object to the first identifier; and an output unit configured to output the presence or absence of the detection target included in the predetermined object, which is output from the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinori Tamai
  • Patent number: 10841437
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a first camera, a storage unit, and a control unit. The first camera images a face of a user who is operating the electronic device. The storage unit stores an image imaged by the first camera. The control unit includes a processor and, upon execution of a control program by the processor, functions as: a detection section detecting that a suspicious operation is being performed on the electronic device; and a controller allowing, when the detection section detects the suspicious operation, the display to display, as an image to be displayed in occurrence of the suspicious operation, the image that the first camera is imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Fumiya Sakashita, Yoichi Hiranuma, Shoichi Sakaguchi, Shohei Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10831725
    Abstract: The present application relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for grouping data records based on entities referenced by the data records. The disclosed grouping mechanism can include determining a pair-wise similarity between a large number of data records, and clustering a subset of the data records based on their pair-wise similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FACTUAL, INC.
    Inventors: Boris Shimanovsky, Manuel Lagang, Leonid Polovets
  • Patent number: 10825563
    Abstract: Aligning image data of a patient with actual views of the patient using an optical code affixed to the patient. In some embodiments, a method may include affixing an optical code to a patient, affixing a pattern of markers to the patient, capturing image data of the patient, sensing the optical code affixed to the patient and a position of the optical code in a 3D space, accessing the image data, calculating the position of the pattern of markers in the 3D space, registering the position of the inner layer of the patient in the 3D space by aligning the calculated position of the pattern of markers in the 3D space with the position of the pattern of markers in the image data, and displaying in real-time, in an alternate reality (AR) headset, the inner layer of the patient from the image data projected onto actual views of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NOVARAD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wendell Arlen Gibby, Steven Cvetko, Jacob Troy Gibby
  • Patent number: 10819910
    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 the item set to the non-display has been registered in the My Menu, the item is reset in the My Menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Okada
  • Patent number: 10812681
    Abstract: A data processing system comprising a device and a data processing apparatus that is connected to the device via a network and that stores screen data in association with identification information of the device, the screen data including an image processing condition and output destination data for each of one or more operation components, the data processing apparatus comprising a reception unit configured to receive image data and identification data transmitted from a device, an authentication unit configured to obtain authentication data corresponding to an output destination, and receive an authentication of the output destination using the authentication data, and a transfer unit configured to transfer the image data to an output destination indicated by the output destination data corresponding to the identification data of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Ando
  • 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