Size Variation Patents (Class 358/528)
  • Patent number: 9001376
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a receiver which receives original image data from a terminal, a converter which converts the original image data to tone-changed image, a storing unit which stores parameter groups for converting the original image data, the parameter groups including a first parameter group for RGB components and a second parameter group for YMCK components, a print size selector, and a print controller which issues a print instruction for the converted image data. A display controller allows the terminal to display the converted image data obtained by using the first parameter group. The print controller issues a print instruction for the converted image data obtained by using the second parameter group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 8970856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is described. Selecting a function desired by a user from among functions provided in the apparatus is provided to improve operability as well as eliminating erroneous copy. In the image forming apparatus, an operation unit includes a display panel for displaying a function selecting portion. An operation unit side control portion, as the function selecting portion, has a first function selecting portion in which selectable function items are displayed corresponding to an operation mode and a second function selecting portion in which other function items which are selectable at the same time. The first function selecting portion and the second function selecting portion are displayed at the same time on the display panel, so that functions of the first function selecting portion and functions of the second function selecting portion are selectable at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Makoto Okumura
  • Patent number: 8861018
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a character identifying unit configured to identify character data of black from color image data; a character data generating unit configured to add character data of a color other than black to the character data of black as additional character data to generate combined character data; and a character data correcting unit configured to perform thinning process of making a line of a character of the additional character data thinner than a line of the character data of black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yuuki Sagimori
  • Patent number: 8786626
    Abstract: A color processing device includes a calculating unit that calculates hues in a device-dependent color space and hues in a device-independent color space of plural reproduction colors that are positioned on an input color gamut boundary and that have different hues, a deriving unit that calculates hues of corresponding colors in which a change in at least one of lightness and chrome caused by color gamut mapping performed in the device-independent color space is smaller than a change caused by the color gamut mapping performed on the reproduction colors, thereby deriving a correspondence between the hues in the device-dependent color space and the hues of the corresponding colors in the device-independent color space, a hue correcting unit that calculates hues in the device-dependent color space from input colors, thereby correcting the input colors, and a color gamut mapping unit that performs the color gamut mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunari Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8767250
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an acquiring unit; a resolution converting unit; a receiving unit; a position determining unit; a correcting unit; and a scaling unit. The acquiring unit acquires image data composed of a plurality of pixels; the scaling-factor determining unit determines a scaling factor of the acquired image data; the resolution converting unit converts a resolution of the acquired image data into a higher resolution than the resolution of the image data; the receiving unit receives a designation of a sub-scanning directional shift amount of a correction pixel to be corrected; a position determining unit performs a position determining process; and the scaling unit scales the image data at the determined scaling factor by causing the position determining unit and the correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Kaima
  • Patent number: 8730545
    Abstract: The precision of phase difference AF control is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Yoichi Iwasaki, Takashi Aoki, Kazuki Inoue, Kenkichi Hayashi, Seiji Tanaka, Noriko Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8643891
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a multi-layer data acquiring part configured to acquire multi-layer data having a required-formation-amount-related value representing a value relating to a formation amount required to form an image, and an expanding part configured to expand, based on a correspondence relationship for expansion, the acquired multi-layer data into multiple sets of single-layer data. The correspondence relationship for expansion has a correspondence relationship between the required-formation-amount-related value in each of the sets of single-layer data and the required-formation-amount-related value in the multi-layer data. The required-formation-amount-related value in the multi-layer data is image data that exceeds a maximum-formation-amount-related value representing a value relating to a maximum formation amount of a color value of the single-layer data with which an image can be printed in a single printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Fujita, Minoru Koyama
  • Patent number: 8559034
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided that is capable of, in displaying a preview of image data to be output, confirming a confirmation point in accordance with an operation mode immediately without performing a user operation such as enlarging, reducing or shifting. The image processing apparatus (illustrated as a digital multi-functional peripheral) is capable of operating in each of a plurality of operation modes. The image forming apparatus is provided with an image display portion such as a touch panel for displaying a preview of image data and a set value storage portion such as control memory for storing a display set value in displaying a preview image at first on the image display portion for each operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nami Mori
  • Patent number: 8547591
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performing image processing on image data stored in a temporary storage area, is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: a size-reducing unit that reduces a size of original image data, wherein the size of the original image data is reduced according to a parameter of the original image data such that a size-reduction ratio of a chroma component is greater than a size-reduction ratio of a luminance component, to perform the image processing; and a storage control unit that stores size-reduced image data in the temporary storage area to perform the image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8498032
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus reads image information of an original document to produce image data having different data sizes. An image converting section converts the image information into a plurality of items of image data. A display section displays a plurality of items of information on the plurality of items of image data. A selecting section allows selecting of one of plurality of items of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kohara
  • Patent number: 8441676
    Abstract: In a case where both a first group and a second group obtainable by dividing a head rendering object of a second page can be disposed on a same surface of a same paper, the head rendering object of the second page is divided into the first group and the second group and the first group is located on the first page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunari Yamanakajima
  • Patent number: 8416448
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is disclosed, which includes: a printing unit including print sheets having different sizes, the printing unit being able to print selectively on any of the print sheets; an original document size determining unit to determine the size of an original document; a scanning unit to scan the original document; a region recognizing unit to recognize a region to be printed in the original document; a deciding unit to decide a print sheet size being larger than the region to be printed and smaller than the size of the original document by comparing the sizes of the print sheets with the size of the original document and the size of the region to be printed; and a controlling unit to cause printing of the image of the region to be printed at 100% magnification on the print sheet of the decided size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 8400670
    Abstract: A method for resizing an input digital image having input pixel values to produce an output digital image having output pixel values, wherein the output digital image has a lower resolution and wherein single pixel width details in the input digital image are preserved, the method being performed by a processor and comprising: determining an output pixel value for the output digital image by interpolating within a corresponding neighborhood of image pixels in the input digital image; detecting whether the input digital image contains a fine detail within the corresponding neighborhood of image pixels; adjusting the output pixel value when a fine detail is detected; and repeating steps a)-c) for a plurality of output pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Christopher Rueby
  • Patent number: 8392833
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus having a preview function and an original paper size automatic detection function, capable of displaying a preview of original image data immediately next a detected original paper size has been switched with a simple operation. On receipt of an operation of a next skip button by a user, a preview image display control portion refers to a paper size recording table and displays a preview of image data of a top page in the group (unit) next to the group in which the preview of the image data of the top page is currently displayed, the group being different in a paper size from the other group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamaguchi, Masanori Matsumoto, Syoichiro Yoshiura
  • Patent number: 8373906
    Abstract: This invention has as its object to generate image data having a desired resolution by a small footprint upon execution of resolution conversion processing in an image processing apparatus having an area image sensor. This invention is an image processing method for processing a plurality of image data which have phase shifts in the main scanning direction and sub scanning direction, including a step of inputting a target resolution, a step of executing super-resolution processing for respective positions using image data, corresponding to each position of the document in the sub scanning direction, of the plurality of image data, and a step of further executing variable-magnification processing of the image data which has undergone the super-resolution processing at that position when the resolution of the image data executed super-resolution processing is lower than the target resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukichika Ichihashi
  • Patent number: 8351101
    Abstract: A system and method to select a print area to be printed from a document, to search the selected print area for blank areas, and to print and/or store the selected print area, having a size of the searched blank areas turned into a predetermined size or other space marker. Thus, the number of printed pages is reduced by printing only parts of documents in which there exists data for printout. Similarly, readability is improved, and comparison of data with other documents is facilitated. Further, a user can easily select certain content titles in a document for printing and/or storage while skipping underlying data content, and so on, so as to increase the user's satisfaction with printout results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-rim Han, Jae-kyoo Kang
  • Patent number: 8345970
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a red eye candidate detecting section, a red eye-gold eye separating section, a gold eye converting section, and a red eye correcting section. Herein, the red eye candidate detecting section detects a red eye candidate included in images. The red eye-gold eye separating section judges whether a red eye candidate detected by the red eye candidate detecting section is either red eye or a gold eye respectively specified in a predetermined color range. The gold eye converting section converts a color of the red eye candidate, which was judged as red eye by the red eye-gold eye separating section, into a color, which is judged as a red eye by the red eye-gold eye separating section. The red eye correcting section performs a red eye correction to a color of the red eye candidate converted by the gold eye converting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fu Hang, Jun Enomoto, Takafumi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8320020
    Abstract: An image printing system which determines dot forming condition when printing an image containing a plurality of pixels by using dots of a plurality of sizes includes: a fine drawing detecting unit which detects a dot color fine drawing pixel having a dot color used for printing the image and positioned on a fine drawing portion having a drawing width equal to or smaller than a predetermined value; an edge area detecting unit which detects a dot color edge area pixel having a dot color used for printing the image and positioned at a distance equal to or shorter than a predetermined value from an edge of the image; a first dot allocating unit which allocates dots such that a dot of predetermined size in the dots of the plural sizes can be formed for the dot color fine drawing pixel during printing the image; and a second dot allocating unit which allocates dots such that a dot of a size determined according to the distance from the edge of the image in the dots of the plural sizes can be formed for the dot col
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Karito, Masaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8314975
    Abstract: A first main-scanning-position correction unit divides a surface to be scanned into first areas in a main scanning direction into areas, sets a separate clock-pulse timing for first area, and corrects a main-scanning position error. A second main-scanning-position correction unit divides the surface into second areas in the main scanning direction based on first-scanning-position correction data, sets a separate clock-pulse timing for each second area, and corrects the main-scanning position error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8300263
    Abstract: A method for forming an image on recording media includes providing a support adapted to receive the recording apparatus; providing a controller programmed for controlling a print head to form the image on the recording media in accordance with image data corresponding to the image; determining a minimum feature size; and operating the print head to form the image on the recording media, wherein the image comprises a feature having a size that is restricted to be at least equal to the minimum feature size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Douglas C. Smythies
  • Patent number: 8264740
    Abstract: This invention relates an image printing apparatus capable of copying by executing enlargement/reduction (E/R) processing optimum to an instructed mode. According to the apparatus, a copy mode and an enlargement rate are input. The use priority order of each enlargement/reduction (E/R) unit of the apparatus is decided. The enlargement rate is distributed to each E/R unit in accordance with the copy mode, decided use priority order, and the E/R rate upper limit value of each E/R unit. An image is copied by causing each E/R unit to sequentially execute E/R processing in accordance with the distributed enlargement rate and the decided use priority order and causing a printing unit to print based on the image data that has undergone the E/R processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ishii, Shigeki Hachiro, Kazuya Imafuku, Naomi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8218209
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus reads image information of an original document to produce image data having different data sizes. An image converting section converts the image information into a plurality of items of image data. A display section displays a plurality of items of information on the plurality of items of image data. A selecting section allows selecting of one of plurality of items of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kohara
  • Patent number: 8213050
    Abstract: An image processing device, which includes: an original reception unit that receives an original image; a dot image generation unit that generates, on the basis of additive information to be added to the original image, a dot image in which a plurality of dots each formed by one or more pixels are arranged; a state alteration unit that, when any of the dots in the dot image is determined to be not extractable, alters a state of the non-extractable dot on the basis of a relationship between a position on the dot image generated by the dot image generation unit and a corresponding position on the original image; and a composite image generation unit that generates a composite image by superimposing, on the original image, the dot image having the state of the non-extractable dot altered by the state alteration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8203772
    Abstract: When a processed image obtained by performing image processing on an original image is presented, an option desired by a user is presented. A plurality of object regions is detected from an original image to detect the imaged state of each of the object regions when the original image was obtained. Then, an attention level for each object region is calculated based on the imaged state of the object region, and an output condition and an image processing condition are set based on the calculated attention level. Thereafter, a processed image is generated by performing image processing according to the image processing condition, and the processed image is outputted according to the output condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kameyama, Fumito Takemoto
  • Patent number: 8179559
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for forming images on recording media of different sizes are provided. The image forming procedure may include reading setting information which includes the size of a substitute recording medium for each user from a memory and, when the size of the recording medium specified by the print instruction is not available, executing a print instruction by automatically changing the size of a recording medium to be used to the size of the substitute recording medium based on the setting information. Additional computer-readable storage media storing image forming procedures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomi Sawada
  • Patent number: 8179560
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided for realizing a higher speed print-out of a scan image. It is determined whether an input data type stored in metadata of document data is PDL or not (S1609). If the input data type is “full-page image”, page data is divided into blocks and a thread is allotted to each of the blocks (S1608). If the input data type is not “full-page image”, the process goes to S1603. Subsequently, DL data is generated from vector data in the document, the DL data is added to the document, and the DL data is rendered into a bit map (S1603 to S1605). If the threads are processed by a plurality of processors, respectively, it becomes possible to carry out the processing in parallel and thereby to realize higher speed processing, when the input data type is “full page image”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Hino
  • Patent number: 8175341
    Abstract: In case of an image region having a property of abrupt changes in luminance and tint, even when a region made up of pixels having luminance values and tint levels similar to those of one point designated by the user is extracted as a correction region with reference to the user designated point, it is difficult to extract a region to be corrected without omission. To solve this problem, a user instruction indicating a point inside or near an image region which is to undergo correction is input, and a plurality of origin pixels corresponding to start points of region expansion are set in a region which includes the input point and has a predetermined size. The region expansion is executed from each origin pixel, and a correction region is decided according to the result of the region expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 8149471
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus in which cross-talk noise occurring between plural reading units is reduced, an image reading method and an image reading program are provided. There are included plural reading units that respectively operate at different timings, a noise calculation unit that acquires first read data as a result of reading of a first read object as the read object by the plural reading units, acquires an operation state of the plural reading units during the reading of the first read object, and calculates, based on the operation state and the first read data obtained in the operation state, noise information based on the operation state, and a noise removal unit that acquires second read data as a result of reading of a second read object as the read object different from the first read object by the plural reading units, and removes noise from the second read data based on the noise information calculated by the noise calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: 8134739
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquiring unit, a reducing unit, and an outputting unit. The acquiring unit acquires at least two files each including a page on which at least one of character and image is carried. The reducing unit generates a reduced-size page. If the file includes a plurality of pages, the reducing unit reduces size of the plurality of pages. The outputting unit outputs the plurality of reduced-size pages generated from at least two files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8130410
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus executes a zoom process to an image data depending on a received zoom level, selects a dither matrix from a plurality of dither matrices each having a different resolution. The image processing apparatus selects a dither matrix that has a higher resolution in a case that the received zoom level is equal or less than a first zoom level to reduce the image data. Furthermore, the image processing apparatus selects a dither matrix that has a lower resolution in a case that the received zoom level is equal or more than a second zoom level to enlarge the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makio Gotoh
  • Patent number: 8107774
    Abstract: An image data processing method is provided. In this method, a plurality of original pixel values of an image is input. An interpolation position of a target pixel in the image is determined. Whether the interpolation position is in a central region of an object or in a marginal region of an object is determined. A pixel value interpolation with respect to the interpolation position is performed. When the interpolation position is in the central region of an object, the pixel value interpolation is performed in a first calculation mode, and when the interpolation position is in the marginal region of an object, the pixel value interpolation is performed in a second calculation mode, wherein the first calculation mode may be a low pass filtering interpolation mode, and the second calculation mode may be a linear interpolation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Po-Chin Hu, Ming-Yu Lin, Wei-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 8094167
    Abstract: A display color correcting method is provided. A first plurality of input color values are provided to a display, wherein the input color values correspond to a plurality of vertices of a plurality of cubes within a cubic color space of the display. Each cube has two vertices arranged along a gray diagonal of the cubic color space. A response value is measured for each of the color values and a first plurality of calibration values is determined, the calibration values corresponding to the first plurality of input color values. A second plurality of calibration values corresponding to a second plurality of input color values is determined by interpolating the first plurality of calibration values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel G. Marcu, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8064094
    Abstract: A position deciding unit decides a correction target position in the image data from a position of a reference pixel in the image data based on size-adjustment proportion and a correcting unit performs correction with respect to the correction target position. A size adjusting unit adjusts a size of the image data by performing sub-scanning direction processing including causing the position deciding unit to sequentially decide positions of a plurality of correction target pixels in one line of pixels along a sub-scanning direction and causing the correcting unit to sequentially perform correction with respect to the correction target positions, and performing main-scanning direction processing including performing the sub-scanning direction processing for all the lines of pixels in the sub-scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Kaima, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 8054318
    Abstract: An image displaying device and a method for controlling color thereof. The image displaying device includes a lattice selection unit which selects a lattice of a look-up table (LUT) for reference of each pixel of an input image, a lattice control unit which determines whether the selected lattice requires to be changed for color adjustment and calculates a change degree of the lattice, an LUT conversion unit which converts the LUT by changing the lattice based on the calculated change degree, and a lattice reference/interpolation unit which refers to or interpolates the lattice based on the converted LUT. Accordingly, the LUT can be updated real time, thereby realizing more accurate adjustment of color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-wook Ok, Du-sik Park, Young-shin Kwak
  • Patent number: 8049905
    Abstract: A computer readable recording medium bearing a printer driver program for controlling a print device, which is installed in a print job data processing apparatus constituting a printing system together with the printing device, the printer driver program comprising computer executable instructions of; receiving a print job data from an application program which has a print command; analyzing the received print job data from the application program to identify respective objects included in the page description language data; calculating a position where each object is arranged on a printable area designated depending on output paper size; and modifying the object to allow the object to be accommodated within the printable area, thereby accomplishing a correct print operation such that a print region designated by a user is accommodated to a predetermined output paper size without depending on a function of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukinori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7978358
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image forming device that forms visible images by scanning in a first scan direction and a slow scan direction that is perpendicular to the first scan direction, image data that are arranged in the first scan direction and the slow scan direction. The image data include actual latent image lines formed from actual data, and artificial latent image lines formed using the actual data. The image forming device has a data storage unit that stores the image data so that the total number of scan lines in the image data from one end to the other end in the slow scan direction is an odd number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Aiichiro Otana
  • Patent number: 7936936
    Abstract: A method of visualizing a large still picture on a display having a size smaller than the large still picture includes the steps of dividing the large still picture into a set of pieces, where the pieces have a size substantially equal to the display size; ranking the pieces of the large still picture according to a predetermined scanning order; and encoding the set of pieces using a predictive block-based compression technique according to the predetermined scanning order so as to obtain a video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Philippe Gentric
  • Patent number: 7929175
    Abstract: This invention relates an image printing apparatus capable of copying by executing enlargement/reduction (E/R) processing optimum to an instructed mode. According to the apparatus, a copy mode and an enlargement rate are input. The use priority order of each enlargement/reduction (E/R) unit of the apparatus is decided. The enlargement rate is distributed to each E/R unit in accordance with the copy mode, decided use priority order, and the E/R rate upper limit value of each E/R unit. An image is copied by causing each E/R unit to sequentially execute E/R processing in accordance with the distributed enlargement rate and the decided use priority order and causing a printing unit to print based on the image data that has undergone the E/R processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ishii, Shigeki Hachiro, Kazuya Imafuku, Naomi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7884977
    Abstract: The image processing device is provided with an area process portion for generating objects indicating specific areas included in original image data of an scanned original and for discriminating whether each of the objects is a character object or a non-character object, an integration process portion for performing a process of integrating character objects that satisfy a first condition so as to make one character object and a process of integrating character objects that have remained after integration and satisfy a second condition if the number of the remaining character objects is larger than a preset value, a lossless compression portion for performing a lossless compression process on a character object, and a lossy compression portion for performing a lossy compression process on a non-character object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 7880937
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope apparatus includes an imaging element and a signal processing unit. The imaging element obtains an image of an observation object, and outputs an image signal of the observation object. The signal processing unit alternately repeats obtainment of a partial image signal using a part of a light receiving area of the imaging element and obtainment of a partial image signal using the remaining part of the light receiving area. The signal processing unit also obtains a whole image signal corresponding to an image of the observation object using a partial image signal obtained in the n-th (n is a natural number) obtainment and a partial image signal obtained in the (n+1)th obtainment. Further, a partial component of the n-th partial image signal is extracted by an extraction unit, and the extracted partial component is added to the (n+1)th partial image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Fujinon Corporation, FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Abe, Yoshifumi Donomae
  • Patent number: 7859704
    Abstract: In a disclosed image forming apparatus, an original is scanned and image data of the original are obtained. The data size of the image data corresponding to one page of the original is measured. The image data obtained are stored in or deleted from a memory. A storable number of pages of the original that can be stored in the memory is calculated based on the data size measured and available space in the memory. In response to the storable number of pages calculated being less than a total number of pages of the original, the image data of the original is successively stored in and deleted from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Nakamura, Tetsuo Asakawa, Miki Kouchi, Akihiro Kakoi, Yoshinori Furuichi
  • Patent number: 7859707
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printing apparatus which can prevent surrounding borders from becoming uneven and unnecessary borders from appearing, and which can optimally print object data even when the aspect ratio of the object data is maintained. The printing apparatus 200 includes: a print data analysis unit 203 having a layout area information obtainment unit 2032 which obtains layout area information indicating a layout area, and an effective drawing area information obtainment unit 2033 which obtains effective drawing area information indicating a printing area which is dependent on the printing apparatus 200; and a layout unit 204 which lays out, based on the size of the object data which is the object to be printed and the size of a layout area on layout area, and in addition lays out, based on the size of the layout area and an effective drawing area, the layout area onto the effective drawing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuwano, Kenji Hisatomi
  • Patent number: 7787144
    Abstract: A storage medium readable by a computer, stores a program of instructions executable by the computer to perform a function for executing an image processing on an image defined by vector data containing a plurality of lines having different line widths, the function including calculating the line widths of the plurality of lines so as to maintain the number of types of line widths of the plurality of lines and a thinner-or-thicker relation among the line widths of the plurality of lines before executing the image processing, and setting the line widths calculated by the calculating step as line widths of the plurality of lines after the image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Yokota
  • Patent number: 7751083
    Abstract: A method for automatically compensating for scanner metamerism errors associated with scanning input images using a digital color image scanner, wherein the input images can be on a variety of different input media having colorants with different spectral characteristics, comprising scanning an input image on a digital color image scanner to produce a scanned image; determining one or more estimated color balance error values in a color balance parameter space by analyzing the scanned image using a color balance analysis algorithm; assigning an input medium from a set of possible input media for the scanned input image in response to the estimated color balance error values; selecting a scanner metamerism correction color transform associated with the assigned input medium; and applying the selected scanner metamerism correction color transform to the scanned image to produce a corrected image compensated for scanner metamerism errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David W. Jasinski, Kevin E. Spaulding, James A. Reczek
  • Patent number: 7706034
    Abstract: What is provided is a system and method for node set construction and look-up table generation to transform image data in the form of color values of an input color image in an input color space to an output color space of an image output system. In the present method, node locations are selected based upon an importance value generated by a significance function which describes a relative importance of a given color value in the input image or a region thereof. A distance weighting function is also provided which is applied to the significance function to balance the significance of a given node against a relative positioning of all other nodes in the multi-dimensional grid. Nodes can be added or deleted according to methods also described herein. Accordingly, a multi-dimensional look-up table is generated wherein node tiling is based upon a significance of color values of an input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Monga, Raja Bala
  • Patent number: 7692834
    Abstract: An image processing system that can remove unnecessary blank parts in print data, thereby achieving sheet saving and efficient print output at the time of printing and copying. Data is inputted to an information processing apparatus of the system, and at least one object is extracted from the data. Out of the extracted object, at least one object to be reduced or enlarged is designated, and then reduced or enlarged. The data including the reduced or enlarged object is searched to find at least one blank part in the data, and the reduced or enlarged object is moved to the found blank part. After the reduced or enlarged object has been moved, a blank part generated on the data is deleted from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 7675661
    Abstract: A technology is provided by which images can be specified in a moving picture and printed easily. First, a plurality of first still images are displayed on a display unit based on a plurality of images which are to be displayed at mutually differing times in a single moving picture. After receiving from a user a selection of a first still image from among the plurality of first still images, the moving picture is played on the display unit for a first time segment which is shorter than a playback time of the moving picture and includes a time at which the selected first still image is to be displayed. Then, according to an instruction by the user which is given during the playback of the moving picture, a second still image is displayed on the display unit based on an image which is to be displayed in the moving picture. The second still image is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Shingai
  • Patent number: 7573600
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling printing are disclosed. The system and method comprise inputting image data printed by a printing section and a preset value for a print medium's size corresponding to the image data; measuring a size of each print medium being fed to the printing section; comparing the measured value for the each measured print medium and the preset value for the print medium's size; counting the number of times in which difference is occurred between the measured value and the preset value; and determining whether the print mediums fed to the printing section are different from the preset print medium's size by comparing the counted number of times and a predetermined reference number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-bae Jeon, Cheol-ju Yang, Su-kyoung Chae
  • Patent number: 7570394
    Abstract: An input scanner, such as used in a digital copier, accepts original documents on sheets of any number of possible sizes within a single job. The video output of the scanner is applied to an algorithm to determine the length, along a process direction, of useful image data on each sheet. From such a determination, a size of output copy sheets can be automatically selected, or the image can be automatically changed in size in subsequent processing. A prescan of the original documents is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Xing Li, Ramesh Nagarajan, Ammal Z. Malik
  • Patent number: 7570378
    Abstract: The data sending and receiving controller (104) of sender's communication device (100) sends data with its mode information such as graphic resolution to receiver's communication device (200). The operator at receiver's communication device occasionally requests for re-sending once received data according to the mode information received with the data when the receiver is not satisfied with the data because its resolution is too low etc. The sender's communication device (100) analyzes the content of request and re-sends data with the mode corresponding to the content of request when it is sent from the receiver's communication device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Imaizumi