Image Editing Patents (Class 358/537)
  • Patent number: 10904473
    Abstract: As a solution to problems, provided is a control method including a display step of not executing display processing for displaying, on a display unit, a message indicating that there is an image that is not browsed when a non-layout image in a plurality of images indicated by layout information is not browsed and a layout image in the plurality of images indicated by the layout information is browsed, and executing the display processing when the layout image in the plurality of images indicated by the layout information is not browsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10573041
    Abstract: The first rear image candidate determination unit determines a first rear image candidate from among first object determination images on the basis of a first evaluation value calculated by the first evaluation value calculation unit and a first evaluation criterion stored in the first evaluation criterion storage unit. For example, the first rear image candidate determination unit determines a first object determination image (which may be one or a plurality of object determination images) in which a first evaluation value equal to or greater than a first evaluation criterion has been calculated, to be the first rear image candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Kenichi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10559078
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method for object detection. The method comprises receiving a user input that specifies one or more first regions and one or more second regions in a template image. The one or more second regions include one or more objects of interest. The method further comprises for each of the one or more first regions discovering a third region in an image under detection corresponding to the first region in the template image by matching the image under detection with the template image. The method further comprises computing a transformation function based on the matching from each of the one or more first regions to its corresponding third region. The method further comprises applying the computed transformation function to the one or more second regions to localize one or more fourth regions in the image under detection for the object detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guo Qiang Hu, Jing Chang Huang, Jun Chi Yan, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10412240
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a document reading unit 110 allowing input of image data generated from a read document, a paper feed unit 140 containing recording paper, an image forming unit 120 forming an image on the recording paper based on the image data, and a touch-panel display 132 displaying a preview image representing a state of image formation. The touch-panel display displays a preview image in a designated orientation for a document of a prescribed size, and displays a preview image in accordance with size and orientation of recording paper fed from the paper feed unit, for a document not of the prescribed size. Thus, for documents of a prescribed size, preview images in a prescribed orientation can be displayed regardless of the direction of arrangement of the recording paper, and easier confirmation of expected finish of the formed image becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Kumiko Ogino, Toshihiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 10242711
    Abstract: A method includes grouping media items associated with a user into segments based on a timestamp associated with each media item and a total number of media items. The method also includes selecting target media from the media items for each of the segments based on media attributes associated with the media item. The method also includes generating a video that includes the target media for each of the segments by generating a first animation that illustrates a first transition from a first item from the target media to a second item from the target media with movement of the first item from an onscreen location to an offscreen location, wherein the first item is adjacent to the second item in the first animation and determining whether the target media includes one or more additional items. The method also includes adding a song to the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shengyang Dai, Timothy Sepkoski St. Clair, Koji Ashida, Jingyu Cui, Jay Steele, Qi Gu, Erik Murphy-Chutorian, Ivan Neulander, Flavio Lerda, Eric Charles Henry, Shinko Yuanhsien Cheng, Aravind Krishnaswamy, David Cohen, Pardis Beikzadeh
  • Patent number: 10165223
    Abstract: A pre-selectable video file playback system and method, and a computer program product are provided. Multiple first images are captured from multiple frame images in a first time interval, and two chronological first images thereafter are compared sequentially. A next first image is selected if the next first image is substantially different from a previous first image, and the next first image is not selected if the next first image is substantially the same as the previous first image. By displaying the selected first images, the number of images that users watch may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Liu, Po-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 10077022
    Abstract: A device for integrity verification of image data. The device comprises: a database configured to store multiple field signatures respectively corresponding to multiple editing tools; a memory configured to store a program for integrity verification of image data; and a processor configured to execute the program stored in the memory. The processor: extracts a field from the image data when the program is executed; determines whether or not there is a field signature matched with the extracted field from among the multiple field signatures; and determines whether or not the image data are edited depending on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Heejo Lee, Jieun Song, Kiryong Lee, Wan Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 9852325
    Abstract: Images of a layout target for a template are acquired. The plurality of acquired images are edited using editing processing corresponding to a category corresponding to a layout. The edited images are arranged on the template corresponding to the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeru Sasaki, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Yusuke Hashii, Hiroyuki Sakai, Naoki Sumi, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 9830717
    Abstract: Techniques for non-destructive automatic face-aware vignettes are described. In implementations, a request is received to generate a vignette for an image that includes face(s) or other salient object(s) or a combination faces and salient objects displayed in the image. Based on the request, a boundary can be determined that encloses the face(s) or other salient object(s) or both. Using the boundary, one or more parameters of the vignette are automatically modified to customize the vignette based on the face(s) or other salient object(s) or both displayed in the image. Then, a customized version of the vignette can be generated for the image based on the modified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anant Gilra, Lance R. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9787864
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a touch panel and capable of smoothly displaying an image even though the image forming apparatus has scarce hardware resources. The image forming apparatus includes an operation unit provided with a touch panel configured to display a screen sequentially shifted by an operation of a user, determines a type of operations such as a flick and a drag executed on the touch panel by the user, and displays a screen on the touch panel by shifting the screen by N-screens (N is an integer of two or more) if the operation is the flick while displaying a screen on the touch panel by shifting the screen by one screen if the operation is the drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Omata
  • Patent number: 9602867
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatuses for requesting and obtaining data, in which time information is generated by use of a first device, and a data request command requesting data output by a second device is generated at a time point indicated by the time information. The generated data request command is transmitted, wherein the data request command includes the time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ju-yun Sung, Hee-jeong Choo, Keum-koo Lee, Ji-young Kwahk
  • Patent number: 9448518
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation panel to preview an image page by page. The image forming apparatus stores a feature of an image of a page previewed on the operation panel and extracts a regularity from the stored feature of the image. When a feature of an image of a page previewed on the operation panel does not agree with the extracted regularity, the image forming apparatus displays a menu for correcting the feature that does not agree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Businss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Shin Ohba, Eiichi Narimatu
  • Patent number: 9307021
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for processing information. In one example method a first frame of a first group of frames of an information transmission can be processed. The first frame can be encoded without reference to other frames of the information transmission. Additionally, a second frame can be processed in the first group of frames. The second frame can be processed with reference to a frame from a second group of frames of the information transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 9208595
    Abstract: Images of a layout target for a template are acquired. The plurality of acquired images are edited using editing processing corresponding to a category corresponding to a layout. The edited images are arranged on the template corresponding to the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeru Sasaki, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Yusuke Hashii, Hiroyuki Sakai, Naoki Sumi, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 9195364
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for generating a dynamic wallpaper, including: a basic visual effect control parameter is initialized and a 3D transformation parameter is set; a background and particles are rendered based on the 3D transformation parameter and the basic visual effect control parameter to generate a dynamic wallpaper; the 3D transformation parameter and the basic visual effect control parameter are updated based on a touch mode and a touch position upon detection of a user's touch action on a screen; and the background and the particles in the dynamic wallpaper are re-rendered based on the updated 3D transformation parameter and basic visual effect control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Dongming Zhang
  • Patent number: 9189776
    Abstract: The image editing device is provided with an area specifying portion to associate identification information for identifying an area of interest with each of a plurality of areas into which an image of original data is divided, an image generating portion to generate an edit image by disposing onto the image of the original data a section image enclosing the area of interest for each of a plurality of areas in association with an image indicating the identification information, a transmission portion to transmit a first electronic mail including the edit image, a reception portion to receive a second electronic mail transmitted back in response to the first electronic mail, an editing portion to generate edited data obtained by updating the original data based on an editing instruction included in the second electronic mail, and an output portion to output the edited data generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 9041962
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a data converting module, a communicating unit, a differential data obtaining module, and a combining module. The data converting module is configured to convert image data to displayed image data. The communicating unit is configured to send via a network the displayed image, and to receive an edited displayed image via the network which is edited based on the displayed image. The differential data obtaining module is configured to obtain differential data of at least a difference between the image data and the edited image data. The combining module is configured to combine the image data with the differential data into combined image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Sumito Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9030709
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a drawing receiving unit to receive a page start command and a drawing command from an OS, a transparency processing unit to generate a bitmap upon receiving the page start command, to alpha blend a first image with a second image existing on the bitmap to generate a blended image upon receiving the drawing command that includes the first image with an alpha channel, and to duplicate the alpha blended image, and a drawing processing unit to convert the drawing command that includes the first image with the alpha channel, into a print command to draw the duplicated alpha blended image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shimohira
  • Patent number: 9019583
    Abstract: A method of generating an electronic document for mobile terminals is described. The method includes: obtaining a target image to be scanned and recognized; performing image and text scanning and recognition on the target image and obtaining a scanning and recognition result; generating an electronic document based on the scanning and recognition result. A mobile terminal is also described. According to the method, a user can generate electronic documents from information of interest to the user whenever and wherever, using a mobile terminal, thereby greatly enhancing the capability of the user to obtain information while traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Shi Xiang Wu
  • Patent number: 8994972
    Abstract: A printing system includes an image forming apparatus, a management server, and a print data transmission apparatus, each of which are coupled one another via a network. The print transmission apparatus transmits print data to the management server in association with a user. The image forming apparatus, including apparatus-supported setting data, (i) causes the management server to authenticate the user, and (ii) prints the print data. The management server (i) manages the print data transmitted from the print data transmission apparatus, (ii) performs authentication of the user, and changes the print data associated with the user to supported print data corresponding to the apparatus-supported setting data, and (iii) transmits the supported print data to the image forming apparatus, if the authentication of the user is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keisaku Matsumae, Daisuke Yoshida, Ryusuke Nakatani
  • Patent number: 8988749
    Abstract: Scanning technology related to editing a scan image. A request to edit a scan image that was acquired through an input apparatus is received and an editing user interface area that includes an editing version of the scan image and at least one functional icon is displayed. After selection of the editing version of the scan image, user input is received moving the editing version of the scan image to a predetermined area of the editing user interface area that corresponds to a functional icon. The editing version of the scan image is converted into text data, a function associated with the functional icon is determined, and the converted text data is used in the determined function associated with the functional icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jungyong Lee, Bumsang Lee, Injik Lee
  • 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: 8970886
    Abstract: A write operation supporting apparatus 1 includes a camera 3 that images a placed document 10 as a reading target within an imaging area 6 and a projector 4 that displays information toward the imaging area 6. A control device 5 of the write operation supporting apparatus 1 displays, by the projector 4, operation supporting information for supporting an information writing operation using the document 10 toward the imaging area 6, based on positional information of the document 10 on the imaging area 6 acquired by the camera 3, with relative position relation with the medium 10 on the imaging area 6 maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventor: Masanari Takabatake
  • Patent number: 8964241
    Abstract: A print control device includes a mark information memory, a first print controller, and a second print controller. The mark information memory stores mark information for each type of printer. Upon receiving a printing instruction that specifies a first printer, the first print controller assigns identification information to the print data, combines interpretation result data of the print data and an additional mark for the type of the first printer to create imposition data, supplies the imposition data to the first printer, and saves the interpretation result data in a storage device in association with the identification information. Upon receiving a printing instruction that specifies a second printer, the second print controller acquires the interpretation result data from the storage device, combines the interpretation result data and an additional mark for the type of the second printer to create imposition data, and supplies the imposition data to the second printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 8965134
    Abstract: A method of registering a document comprises, with a processor (150), defining (block 505) a plurality of clusters in an image of a template document (300) by assigning each of a number of feature points of an image of a template document to a cluster with the closest mean, with the processor (150), refining (block 510) a correspondence set of the feature points between the image of the template document (300) and the image of the target document (400) using a histogram of Euclidian distances, and with the processor (150), eliminating (block 515) outliers within a correspondence set of the feature points between the image of the template document (300) and an image of a target document (400) by generating a hypothesis and evaluating the hypothesis a number of iterations, in which the image of the target document (400) is captured by an imaging device (110) from a physical document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Suryaprakash Kompalli, Venkata Gopal Edupuganti, Vinayak Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8958655
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an attention region determining unit and a blurring unit. The attention region determining unit is configured to determine an attention region of an image that includes an intended subject of the image. The blurring unit is configured to blur all of the image regions outside of the attention region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Ueda, Jun Minakuti
  • Patent number: 8958101
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same according to the present invention, displays a preview image by inputting image data read in a two-page spread mode in which two facing pages of a document are read and divided into two pages, and when a first area of one of the divided pages in the two-page spread mode is specified on the displayed preview image, the first area specified is reflected on a second area to be specified of the divided other page. Image data of the first and the second area is extracted from the image data read in the two-page spread mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasushi Shinto
  • Patent number: 8953905
    Abstract: Movies to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D?3D) are broken into backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background and motion elements are combined into composite frame which becomes a visual reference database that includes data for all frame offsets used later for the computer controlled application of masks within a sequence of frames. Masks are applied to subsequent frames of motion objects based on various differentiating image processing methods, including automated mask fitting/reshaping. Colors/depths are automatically applied with masks throughout a scene from the composite background and to motion objects. Areas never exposed by motion or foreground objects may be partially or fully realistically drawn/rendered/applied to the occluded areas and applied throughout the images to generate artifact-free secondary viewpoints during 2D?3D conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Legend3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sandrew, Tony Baldridge, Anthony Lopez, Timothy Tranquill, Craig Cesareo
  • Patent number: 8947754
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image reading part for reading an image of a document and generating image data, a preview image creation part for creating preview image from the image data generated by the image reading part, a display part capable of displaying at least one part of the preview image, an operation input part for receiving input in response to operation made by a user, a display area determination part for determining a part specified in response to operation made through the operation input part as a displaying area of the preview image, and a display control part for extracting an image responsive to the displaying area from the preview image and for displaying the extracted image on the display part. So, a load for user's operation for preview of an image read from a document may be reduced, and page update and others may be executed efficiently by reducing time to preview display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shuhei Kashiwa
  • Patent number: 8947717
    Abstract: A print data processing apparatus is provided which includes: a generation unit configured to generate image information and attribute information from print data; a conversion unit configured to convert an attribute of a first area included in the attribute information, wherein an attribute of a second area included in the attribute information is not converted; a compression unit configured to compress the image information and the attribute information in which the attribute of the first area has been converted by the conversion unit; an area information generation unit configured to generate area information indicating the first area having the converted attribute; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the image information compressed by the compression unit, the attribute information compressed by the compression unit, and the area information generated by the area information generation unit, to a printing apparatus as transfer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakane
  • Patent number: 8937747
    Abstract: An image processing device to receive print data generated based on image data of an original document, the original document including color pixels and being determined to be printed by color printing, and to store the received print data in a storage unit in preparation for a possible reprinting operation based on the received print data, the device including: a redetermination unit configured to redetermine whether to carry out color printing or monochrome printing to achieve a printing operation to print a part of the original document by using the stored print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Aya Okada, Shoji Kurita
  • Patent number: 8934130
    Abstract: An image forming device includes an assignment unit that detects a size of a document image to be printed in each page for each one of a plurality of pages assigned to a plurality of print sheets that configure a booklet and, in a case where it is determined that a second document image larger than a first document image is present, assigns a page that includes the second document image to a face of a print sheet that is positioned on an outermost face or an innermost face of the booklet as an exception page and a print image generating unit that generates print images by sorting the plurality of pages that include the exception page assigned by the assignment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8934109
    Abstract: In partially editing a given image displayed on a display section, a selection receiving section receives selection of an editing target in the display image, displayed on the display section, based on the direction of a straight line connecting two points detected by a position detecting section for detecting a position of contact with a display screen of the display section, and then an editing section partially edits the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 8923617
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image acquiring section for acquiring images; a mount number setting section for setting a mount number for mounts; an image dividing section for dividing the acquired images into a predetermined number of groups based on accessory information of the images, with the number of groups being equal to the mount number; and an image arranging section for arranging images included in each group after division on each corresponding mount. The image dividing section divides the images into the groups so that the number of images included in each group is not more than the upper limit number of images capable of being arranged on the corresponding mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Kazuma Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 8917422
    Abstract: An invisible ink management method and system. The method includes receiving by a computer processor data associated with an image to be duplicated and a duplication command enabling reproduction of the image. The computer processor receives a command for enabling a duplication prevention functionality and generates a first copy of the image. The computer processor enables an invisible ink spray nozzle. In response, the invisible ink spray nozzle sprays a plurality of invisible images on the first copy. The plurality of invisible images are invisible under first lighting conditions and are visible under second lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8917416
    Abstract: An apparatus that controls a display unit to display, as a preview image, an image to be printed on a print medium by a printing apparatus that includes a function for adjusting a conveyance amount to convey a print medium in a conveyance direction by increasing or decreasing the conveyance amount as compared to a reference conveyance amount when an image of a designated size is printed acquires an adjustment amount of the conveyance amount and changes a size of the preview image with respect to the conveyance direction according to the acquired adjustment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8913285
    Abstract: Some embodiments produce an image capture application that implements a novel auto scan feature. The auto scan feature directs a scanner to perform an initial scan and then decomposes the scanned document into component regions. Some embodiments then identify a set of attributes of each region from the initial scan, select a set of optimal scanning parameters for each region based on the identified set of attributes, and then direct the scanner to perform a detailed secondary scan of each region with the identified set of scanning parameters. Following the secondary scan, some embodiments perform post-scan operations on the image of the scanned region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Hans-Werner Neubrand
  • Patent number: 8873835
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for disparity map correction through statistical analysis on local neighborhoods. A disparity map correction technique may be used to correct mistakes in a disparity or depth map. The disparity map correction technique may detect and mark invalid pixel pairs in a disparity map, segment the image, and perform a statistical analysis of the disparities in each segment to identify outliers. The invalid and outlier pixels may then be corrected using other disparity values in the local neighborhood. Multiple iterations of the disparity map correction technique may be performed to further improve the output disparity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Asente, Scott D. Cohen, Brian L. Price, Lesley Ann Northam
  • Patent number: 8867864
    Abstract: There are provided a data processing apparatus which makes an I/F for data processing modules (processors) versatile to facilitate addition/modification on a data processing module basis in accordance with processing contents, an image processing apparatus, and a method for the apparatuses. A data processing module (3) includes a read address generator (11), read FIFO (7), write address generator (13), write FIFO (9), and arbiter (10) and is connected to a host arbiter (4) through a 1-channel port. The read address generator (11) and write address generator (13) generate interrupts upon acceptance of final access requests so as to control activation of each data processing module (8-1-8-m) in accordance with the state of each data processing module in interrupt processing. Note that data transfer among the respective data processing modules is performed on a RAM (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Ishikawa, Ryoko Mise
  • Patent number: 8854693
    Abstract: An image editing apparatus configured to perform ganging of a plurality of content images on a printing plate capable of transferring ink onto an output medium, includes: a region dividing unit that two-dimensionally divides a predetermined region on the printing plate into a plurality of sub regions; a priority order giving unit that gives an order of priority of disposition to each of the sub regions in a descending order of relative transfer amounts of the ink onto the output medium; a usage amount estimating unit that estimates respective usage amounts of the ink according to two or more content images out of the plurality of content images; and a disposition determining unit that determines respective disposing positions of the content images according to a disposition rule for sequentially disposing the content images of which the usage amount is estimated to be large in the sub regions having high priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Seto, Kakuya Ide
  • Patent number: 8842135
    Abstract: Methods and systems of editing a set of images depicting a subject displayed at a plurality of rotational angles is disclosed, comprising defining degrees of angular rotation of the subject about a rotational axis; selecting a subset of images based on the degrees of angular rotation of the subject depicted in the subset; determining image transformation values for the subset; determining interpolated image transformation values by interpolating the image transformation values for at least one of the images in the image set based on the image transformation values for the subset; and transforming at least one of the images in the set based on the image transformation values, and/or the interpolated image transformation values. The methods and systems may further comprise transforming the other images in the set based on both the image transformation values and the interpolated image transformation values, so they appear more precisely centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua Morgan Jancourtz
  • Patent number: 8842350
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a computer-readable medium storing a computer program and an image processing system improving precision of the calculation of boundary based on candidate pixels constituting the boundary of a side of the document region. The image processing apparatus includes a candidate pixel detector for detecting candidate pixels constituting boundary of sides of the document region, a classifier for classifying coordinates of the candidate pixels respectively detected in plural portions of the boundary into a plurality of groups, an approximate line calculator for calculating a plurality of approximate lines for the boundary based on the coordinates belonging to each of the plurality of groups, and a provisional line determination unit for determining a provisional line for the boundary of the side based on the approximate line having the largest number of candidate pixels within a prescribed distance from the approximate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Akira Iwayama, Masayoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8837865
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus for performing image processing of image data in which information specifying, on a first coordinate system, a position of a portion of interest in an image is recorded, including an image processing unit configured to perform rotation processing of the image data using a second coordinate system having an origin different from that of the first coordinate system, and a change unit configured to change the information specifying the position of the portion of interest in accordance with a rotation amount of the image data by the rotation processing such that an image of the portion of interest specified by the information specifying the position of the portion of interest after the rotation processing matches that before the rotation processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuhei Konno
  • Patent number: 8836714
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer-readable medium are provided which provide interactive editing of image data. Image data is sampled, by a computing device, at a first resolution. The first resolution is lower than a full resolution of the image data. Gradients for the sampled image data are calculated by the computing device. The computing device solves a system equation for color pixel data for each pixel of the sampled image data using the sampled image data and the calculated gradients. The computing device controls a display of the color pixel data on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventor: Valerio Pascucci
  • Patent number: 8837023
    Abstract: A printing apparatus which prints a composite image formed of a background image and an input image on a recording medium includes: a display; a display image data generating section which generates data of a display image to be displayed on the display; a display controller which controls the display; an input region determining mechanism which determines at least one input region in which the input image is to be inputted on the background image displayed on the display; an image capturing mechanism which captures the input image inputted via the display; a composite image data generating section which generates data of the composite image from data of the background image and the input image captured by the image capturing mechanism; and a printing mechanism which prints the composite image on the recording medium based on the data of the composite image generated by the composite image data generating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Takata, Kazuma Goto, Atsushi Nakamura, Narumi Kawai, Yuichi Ito
  • Patent number: 8830523
    Abstract: An article image annotation system including an imager and a transparent sheet discrete from the imager having a first face adapted to engage an imageable surface of an article and a second face adapted to receive annotations and adapted for engagement with the imager to allow imaging of the imageable surface of the article in association with the annotation through the transparent sheet, thereby producing an annotated article image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Couragent, Inc.
    Inventor: Diane M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8824019
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus may include a generation unit, a calculation unit, and a storing unit. The generation unit generates, from job data, image data independent of a model of the image processing apparatus. The calculation unit calculates charging information about contents included in the image data and charging information about additional information added to the image data. The storing unit stores the charging information about the contents and the charging information about the additional information for each charging destination stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhide Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8811772
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for evaluating a one-to-one mapping between a first spatial point set and a second spatial point set in nD comprising the steps of receiving a first and a second spatial point sets in nD and a one-to-one mapping between the two spatial point sets; generating a pair of mapped agreeable (n+1)-combinations in the first point set; computing two affine transformations that transform the pair of mapped agreeable (n+1)-combinations to correspondents in the second point set; computing the difference of the left sub-matrices of the two affine transformations; and computing a local distance measure based on the difference of the left sub-matrices of the two affine transformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Tianzhi Yang
  • Patent number: 8811735
    Abstract: To reduce artifacts caused by quantization errors in image compression systems, an offset is added to quantized samples at low frequency sections of a macroblock. A decoder uses the offset after decoding to bring the decoded sample closer to the original pre-encoded and pre-quantized sample, thereby compensating for quantization errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Alireza Shoa Hassani Lashdan
  • Patent number: 8804156
    Abstract: A method of managing files in a Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)-embedded image forming apparatus and an image forming apparatus that performs the method. The method includes receiving a connection request from the WebDAV client to manage at least one of a file and a directory stored in a storage unit of the image forming apparatus; receiving login information from the WebDAV client, authenticating the received login information of the WebDAV client, receiving a WebDAV command to control the at least one of the file and the directory from the authenticated WebDAV client, and executing a process with respect to the at least one of the file and the directory with reference to the received WebDAV command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-wook Park