Unconstrained Handwriting (e.g., Cursive) Patents (Class 382/186)
  • Patent number: 11068158
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling the electronic apparatus are provided, the method includes displaying an image window on a first part of a writing area of a display; displaying, based on a first user input for writing being detected on a second part of the writing area that is outside the image window, first writing information corresponding to the first user input on the writing area with a first thickness that is predetermined; and displaying, based on a second user input for writing being detected on the image window, second writing information corresponding to the second user input on the image window with a second thickness that is set according to the first thickness and a display magnification of the image window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Yuk, Heejin Kwon, Sunyoung Kim, Jooyoun Kim, Kijun Jeong, Soyoung Jung, Seungwon Choi
  • Patent number: 11030450
    Abstract: A method and system for determining originality of computer-generated images of document evidence. The method includes receiving a plurality of computer-generated images of document evidence, wherein the plurality of computer-generated images includes at least one original document evidence generated by an approved source; generating a first electronic template for the at least one original document evidence, wherein the generation includes determining a first array of a plurality of regions of interest (ROIs); searching in an evidence repository for at least a second electronic template associated with at least a plurality of second images, wherein the second electronic template having a second array of a plurality of ROls, wherein the first array of ROIs substantially matches the second array of ROIs; and associating the at least one original document evidence with a first originality tag including a first certainty level of originality and the verified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Vatbox, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Guzman, Isaac Saft
  • Patent number: 10983983
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a system, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for identifying data entries associated with an entity. A first rule is applied on a plurality of data entries associated with a plurality of entities to obtain a first set of data entries from the plurality of data entries. Each data entry includes corresponding attributes. The first rule is to search for data entries with a first group of attributes. A second rule is applied on the plurality of data entries associated with a plurality of entities to obtain a second set of data entries from the plurality of data entries. The second rule is to search for data entries with a second group of attributes. A third set of data entries associated with a single entity is obtained based on the first set of data entries and the second set of data entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. BANCORP, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kallas, Xiaoqiao Wei, Wentao Lu
  • Patent number: 10976918
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for guiding hand-drawing of diagrams including text and non-text elements on a computing device are provided. The computing device has a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium for detecting and recognizing hand-drawing diagram element input under control of the processor. Display is performed, on an interactive display of the computing device, of a guide element associated with at least one diagram element of displayed handwriting diagram input. The guide element is configured with a depiction of the at least one diagram element in recognized form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MYSCRIPT
    Inventors: Robin MéLinand, Romain Bednarowicz, Claire Sidoli, Fabien Ric, Nicolas Rucine, Erwan Jestin, Anthony Laurence, Khaoula Elagouni, Cyril Cerovic, Anne Bonnaud
  • Patent number: 10970461
    Abstract: A method for generating and displaying a user-customized page and a mobile device thereof are provided. The method for processing a user-customized page in a mobile device includes collecting use information of a user with respect to the mobile device when a preset specific situation occurs, generating a user-customized page associated with the specific situation using the use information when the specific situation is terminated, and storing the generated user-customized page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chihoon Lee, Sanghyuk Koh, Taeyeon Kim, Jihye Myung, Hyunmi Park, Hyemi Lee
  • Patent number: 10964313
    Abstract: A word score calculation device according to an embodiment includes an input unit and a calculating unit. The input unit receives input of a string of words including known words, which are known already, and new words, which are not yet known. The calculating unit inputs the lexicon feature of a word, which is included in the string of words, in a neural network in which one or more unit groups for inputting the lexicon features of words are included in an input layer, and calculates a word score of the target word included in the string of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Terufumi Morishita, Takashi Masuko
  • Patent number: 10963725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for digitized document image data spillage recovery are provided. One or more memories may be coupled to one or more processors, the one or more memories including instructions operable to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to capture an image; process the image through at least a first pass to generate a first contour; remove a preprinted bounding region of the first contour to retain text; generate one or more pixel blobs by applying one or more filters to smudge the text; identify the one or more pixel blobs that straddle one or more boundaries of the first contour; resize the first contour to enclose spillage of the one or more pixel blobs; overlay the text from the image within the resized contour; and apply pixel masking to the resized contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Slattery
  • Patent number: 10949699
    Abstract: An input apparatus performs character recognition on trajectory data that is input by handwriting, determines whether or not an order of recognized characters complies with a rule on mathematical representations, and if it is determined that the recognized characters, except for a first character at any position in a sequence of the characters, comply with the rule, replaces the first character with a second character that complies with the rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tohru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10922343
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores a data search program that causes a computer to execute a process including: receiving a search character string for target text data; and searching for the search character string by a logical operation between index information associated with appearance positions in the target text data of each of characters or words appearing in the target text data as bitmap data and search bitmap data generated to be associated with an appearance order in the search character string of respective characters or respective words constituting the search character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Ryo Matsumura, Junki Hakamata
  • Patent number: 10901608
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a screen-off gesture, and a storage medium and a terminal thereof are disclosed. The method includes reading, when it is detected that the user inputs a screen-off gesture, gesture data of the screen-off gesture from the touch chip according to a set period. The method also includes determining, when the gesture data satisfies a preset matching condition and does not contain a preset end identifier, a screen-off gesture trajectory based on gesture coordinates that have been read. Furthermore, the method includes matching the screen-off gesture trajectory with each preset gesture trajectory in the preset gesture trajectory set. Moreover, reading operation of the gesture data is stopped when the screen-off gesture trajectory does not match any of the preset gesture trajectories in the preset gesture trajectory set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Rendong Shi, Tong Han, Hao Wang, Mingqiang Guo, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10872266
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for handwriting recognition. Handwriting data is received. Geometric data of text in handwriting data is determined. Sub-characters of the text are determined. Sub-characters of text are matched to a model. Most probable characters of the text are determined based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Read-Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas O Binford
  • Patent number: 10866093
    Abstract: A method of retrieving data comprises receiving a user input in the form of a command, determining that the user input is a gesture, sending a request to a cloud server based on the determined gesture, receiving data from a knowledge base connected to the cloud server based on the request, and displaying virtual content at the user device based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Matthew D. Watson
  • Patent number: 10852938
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for use in providing interactive ink from handwriting input to a computing device are provided. The computing device is connected to an input device in the form of an input surface. A user is able to provide input by applying pressure to or gesturing above the input surface using either his or her finger or an instrument such as a stylus or pen. The present system and method monitors the input strokes. The computing device further has a processor and an ink management system for recognizing the handwriting input under control of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MyScript
    Inventors: Jean-Nicolas Guiavarc'h, Alain Chateigner, Romain Bednarowicz
  • Patent number: 10846510
    Abstract: Handwriting verification methods and related computer systems, and handwriting-based user authentication methods and related computer systems are disclosed. A handwriting verification method comprises obtaining a handwriting test sample containing a plurality of available parameters, extracting geometric parameters, deriving geometric features comprising an x-position value and a y-position value for each of a plurality of feature points in the test sample, performing feature matching between geometric features of the test sample and a reference sample, determining a handwriting verification result based at least in part on the feature matching, and outputting the handwriting verification result. Techniques and tools for generating and preserving electronic handwriting data also are disclosed. Raw handwriting data is converted to a streamed format that preserves the original content of the raw handwriting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Holden, Nicholas Mettyear
  • Patent number: 10796342
    Abstract: A system of human capital management is provided for implementing a plurality of integrated interfaces for the creation, management, delegation, tracking and monitoring of development plans for one or more individuals. A method is also provided for managing human capital by managing the developmental needs of an individual. This novel method includes defining a plurality of developmental needs (e.g., goals, conditions and tasks) to be achieved or completed by an individual, consolidating the developmental needs into a development plan specific to the user and tracking the progress of the individual with respect to the development plan in a single integrated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SABA SOFTWARE, INC
    Inventors: Sheldon Nathan, Vijayendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10789508
    Abstract: In the current artificial intelligence field, models of deep learning that is prevalent can only map functions. Therefore, a machine learning model with higher performance is desirable. The issue is to construct a machine learning model that enables deep competitive learning between data based on the exact distance. A precise distance scale is submitted by unifying Euclidean space and probability space. It submits a measure of the probability measure of fuzzy event based on this distance. Or, it constructs a new neural network that can transmit information of the maximum probability. Furthermore, super deep competition learning is performed between data having very small ambiguous fuzzy information and minute unstable probability information. By performing integral calculation on this result, it has become possible to obtain dramatic effects at tape macro level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Zecang Gu
  • Patent number: 10776583
    Abstract: A method is presented for error correction of tabular data in document conversion. The method includes identifying errors from tabular data transformation by employing an error/invalidation checking module and correcting the identified errors from the tabular data transformation by employing an error correction module. The error correction module includes identifying a main structure pattern from common row structures, concatenating separate keywords according to natural language processing models employing training data obtained from a plurality of candidate tabular data, adjusting cells in the tabular data based on a domain-specific knowledge database including the training data in combination with linguistic and semantic knowledge, merging partial tabular data pieces, and generating an adjusted table as output on a display of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: HongLei Guo, Li Zhang, Changhua Sun, Birgit M. Pfitzmann, Shiwan Zhao, Zhong Su
  • Patent number: 10748031
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for handwriting recognition. Handwriting data is received. Geometric data of text in handwriting data is determined. Sub-characters of the text are determined. Sub-characters of text are matched to a model. Most probable characters of the text is determined based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Read-Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas O Binford
  • Patent number: 10684760
    Abstract: A function for configuring a screen reflecting user preference is implemented when formlets are displayed to indicate function items of a mobile communication terminal. The size, position and shape of a formlet on which an indicator is positioned are changed by user settings in a state in which multiple formlets are displayed, thereby increasing accessibility to a formlet of high preference to a user and also increasing display visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong-Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 10650189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing and processing building plan documents. An electronic building plan document including a plurality of plan sheets is received. A first plan sheet is provided for display. A user interface is provided via which a user can select or enter a first comment associated with the first plan sheet. A user interface is provided via which the user can associate metadata, including a project type or discipline, with the first comment. A first plurality of comments, including the first comment, is stored in association with respective metadata. A user interface via which the user can select, by category and/or subcategory a plurality of comments to be included in a plan correction list, and a correction list is generated including a plurality of comments specified by a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: E-PLAN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. Chegini, Sholeh Noori-Chegini, Stacy Ann Reno, Jesse Bethke, Matthew David Smart
  • Patent number: 10649647
    Abstract: A device for providing handwritten content is provided. The device includes a controller configured to segment handwritten content into a plurality of objects by grouping strokes included in the handwritten content and process the respective segmented plurality of objects in a form of a selectable object, and a display configured to display the handwritten content including the processed plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-bok Lee, Adrien Delaye
  • Patent number: 10521047
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, method, and computer program product are provided to: display a textual word; detect a gesture via the touch screen on the textual word; in a first touch state, perform a first function in connection with the textual word; in a second touch state, perform a second function in connection with the textual word, the second function including selecting the textual word so as to display a selection of the textual word in a separate virtual display layer that is at least partially transparent or translucent for viewing an insertion point of the textual word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10514841
    Abstract: An ink object component of a content creation application is provided that can transform an ink object into a multi-layered ink object that enables a user to move between the layers without losing access to the previous layers or the original ink object. One or more ink strokes can be received, displayed, and stored in an ink object. The ink object can be transformed into a multi-layered ink object by obtaining content objects based on recognized entities of the ink object and generating a data structure storing the content objects associated with the ink object. Conversion between layers of the multi-layered ink object can be performed in response to a designated gesture and can include displaying any of the content objects or the one or more ink strokes in place of the one or more ink strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marta Luis Burguete, Elise L. Livingston
  • Patent number: 10509959
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and device for segmenting lines in a line chart. The device converts a line chart in which N legends are detected from an RGB color model to an LAB space model to obtain an LAB value of each legend in the line chart and an LAB value of each pixel in the line chart respectively; performs Euclidean distance calculation on the LAB value of each legend and the LAB value of each pixel in the line chart to generate N color difference distribution maps, one legend corresponding to one color difference distribution map; and finds out the minimum in each color difference distribution map, setting a segmentation threshold with reference to the minimum, and segmenting a rough line corresponding to the color difference distribution map in the color difference distribution map according to the segmentation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ABC FINTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Yu, Yongzhi Yang, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10489461
    Abstract: A method of identifying substantially similar data fields may include accessing a first/second text strings, performing an approximate string-matching algorithm that generates a first score, and comparing the first score to a first threshold. The method also includes performing an exact string-matching algorithm that generates a second score and comparing the second score to a second threshold. The method further includes generating a third score by combining a weighted first score with a weighted second score and comparing the third score to a third threshold. The method also includes determining whether the first text string is substantially similar to the second text string based on the three score comparisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Abhijit Bhattacharjee, Pradeep Kumar
  • Patent number: 10410316
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for use in beautifying digital ink of handwriting input to a computing device are provided. The computing device is connected to an input device in the form of an input surface. A user is able to provide input by applying pressure to or gesturing above the input surface using either his or her finger or an instrument such as a stylus or pen. The present system and method monitors the input strokes. The computing device further has a processor and at least one application for recognizing the handwriting input under control of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MyScript
    Inventors: Edgard Baudry, Bertrand Gourraud
  • Patent number: 10409861
    Abstract: Useful search results are obtained when the search logic retrieves, not only text strings, or “words,” that match exactly the search arguments but also when the search logic retrieves phonetically similar words, which are misspelled. The method and system disclosed herein provide both results faster than known conventional methods and systems, and in some embodiments such speed may be achieved using conventional resources as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: WIZSOFT LTD.
    Inventors: Abraham Meidan, Oren Zbeda
  • Patent number: 10353563
    Abstract: Methods and system for enabling locally generated transition graphics interaction with virtualized host computer service includes receiving a control command issued by a user to control screen data currently being rendered at the display device, at a display device of a client device. The control command is transmitted to the host computer service for processing. The host computer service processes the control command and returns updated screen data to the client device. In response to the receipt of the updated screen data, the client device identifies a desired screen effect associated with the control command. The updated screen data received from the host computer service is packaged at the client device with data associated with the desired screen effect to generate a visual response at the client device. The packaged screen effect is returned to the display device for rendering, in response to the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 10296788
    Abstract: A minimum edit cost is determined between the candidate string and a model string, where the model string includes at least one blank model character located at a first character position between two consecutive non-blank model characters. The minimum edit cost is representative of a cost of edit operations performed on the candidate string to satisfy characteristics of the model string, and includes: responsive to determining that there is a non-blank candidate character at a second character position of the candidate string and that the second character position is associated with the first character position of the blank model character in the model string, a cost of performing a delete operation of the non-blank candidate character from the candidate string, and a cost of performing an insert operation of a blank character in the candidate string at the second character position are computed, and added to the minimum edit cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Dominique Rivard
  • Patent number: 10289219
    Abstract: Systems and methods of communicating with an unsupported input device to make an application interact with the unsupported input device are described herein. The method comprises obtaining, for the application to be subscribed to the unsupported input device, a mapping of each of a plurality of hotkeys with a corresponding function performed in the application. The method further comprises retrieving a list of universal identifiers, where each of the universal identifiers corresponds to an unsupported input of the unsupported input device. Also, each of the universal identifiers is tagged with a function to be performed in the application in response to the corresponding unsupported input. The method also includes generating a configuration map for the application. The configuration map comprises a mapping of at least one universal identifier, from amongst the list of universal identifiers, with at least one of the plurality of hotkeys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Karthik Jayaraman, Molly Joy
  • Patent number: 10275524
    Abstract: A method for data presentation includes assembling a set of documents in response to a search query by a user having a social network. A respective person is identified with each of a group of documents in the set. For at least one document in the group, a chain of one or more links is found in the social network between the respective person and the user. A search results page is displayed, including an identification of the at least one document together with a sequence of breadcrumbs corresponding to the one or more links in the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEARS HOLDINGS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Avital Yachin, Sagie Davidovich, Tal Kedar, Yaron Fishman, Liad Agmon
  • Patent number: 10275692
    Abstract: An image recognizing method adopted by a platform is disclosed. The method first receives multiple targets to be recognized at the platform, and inquiries a pre-established semantic tree by reference to the targets for determining if the recognition results of the multiple targets will cause confusion or not. If confusion is not foreseeable, the method obtains respectively a parent-classifier corresponding to each parent-category of each of the targets, and uses the parent-classifiers directly to perform a recognition action to the targets. Otherwise, the method obtains respectively multiple child-classifiers corresponding to multiple subcategories below each of the targets, and uses the multiple child-classifiers to perform such recognition action to the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: VISCOVERY (CAYMAN) HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shao-Hang Hsieh, Yen-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10269120
    Abstract: A character recognition method is provided, including the steps of: recognizing a character string, which includes one or more characters, in a region of interest (ROI) using a first convolutional neural network (CNN) model to generate a recognized character string; and comparing the recognized character string with a plurality of character strings in a character database to find a character string corresponding to the recognized character string, wherein each of the character strings includes one or more characters; wherein if the character string corresponding to the recognized character string is found, the recognized character string is used as a character recognition result, otherwise, using a second CNN model to correct the recognized string and generate a new recognized character string as the character recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chih-Chung Kao, Hao-Ping Kang, Jia-Hua Wu
  • Patent number: 10216992
    Abstract: An electronic device is described which has a memory storing an image for display to a user. The device has a shape recognizer which receives drawing input as a result of the user drawing at a location of the displayed image; and a semantic segmentation component which carries out image analysis of the image to compute one or more object classes of objects depicted at the location. The shape recognizer is configured to recognize the drawing input as being in a computed graphical item class of a plurality of pre-specified graphical item classes by analyzing a shape of the drawing input and by using information about the computed object classes of the one or more objects depicted at the drawing input location in the image. The processor is configured to offer at least one graphical item of the computed graphical item class for input to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: To Tran
  • Patent number: 10192557
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device are provided for voice recognition. A method includes receiving a first voice by one of a first voice recognition device and a second voice recognition device; when the first voice is received by the first voice recognition device and the first voice recognition device recognizes a predetermined command in the first voice, transferring a received second voice to an external electronic device and recognizing the received second voice through the external electronic device; and when the first voice is received by the second voice recognition device and the second voice recognition device recognizes the predetermined command in the first voice, recognizing a second command in the received second voice, and performing an operation based on the recognized second command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon Lee, Hyuk Kang, Kyung-Tae Kim, Seong-Min Je, Seok-Yeong Jung
  • Patent number: 10133859
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for registering a user identity. The method includes receiving handwriting information associated with handwriting entered by a user, computing a degree of complexity of the first handwriting information, and in the event that the degree of complexity of the first handwriting information satisfies one or more preset conditions, associating the first handwriting information with identity registration information corresponding to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xuemei Song, Tao Fang
  • Patent number: 10032065
    Abstract: Handwriting verification methods and related computer systems, and handwriting-based user authentication methods and related computer systems are disclosed. A handwriting verification method comprises obtaining a handwriting test sample containing a plurality of available parameters, extracting geometric parameters, deriving geometric features comprising an x-position value and a y-position value for each of a plurality of feature points in the test sample, performing feature matching between geometric features of the test sample and a reference sample, determining a handwriting verification result based at least in part on the feature matching, and outputting the handwriting verification result. Techniques and tools for generating and preserving electronic handwriting data also are disclosed. Raw handwriting data is converted to a streamed format that preserves the original content of the raw handwriting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Holden, Nicholas Mettyear
  • Patent number: 10032135
    Abstract: Embodiments provide electronic calendar application features and functionality that includes a free form calendar input surface, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method can be configured to provide electronic calendar features including a free form calendar surface that enables users to personalize the calendar surface using a variety of input types and methods. Other embodiments are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Hin Nelson Siu, Jonathan Cadiz
  • Patent number: 10007859
    Abstract: A system and method that is able to recognize a user's natural superimposed handwriting without any explicit separation between characters. The system and method is able to process single-stroke and multi-stroke characters. It can also process cursive handwriting. Further, the method and system can determine the boundaries of input words either by the use of a specific user input gesture or by detecting the word boundaries based on language characteristics and properties. The system and method analyzes the handwriting input through the processes of fragmentation, segmentation, character recognition, and language modeling. At least some of these processes occur concurrently through the use of dynamic programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MyScript
    Inventors: Zsolt Wimmer, Freddy Perraud, Pierre-Michel Lallican, Guillermo Aradilla
  • Patent number: 9977976
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method that improves the performance of handwriting recognition by calculating path scores so as to identify the path with the highest score as the basis for interpreting handwritten characters. Specifically, the method comprises the following steps: detecting connected regions in an input image comprising handwritten characters; determining a plurality of segmentation positions of the input image; obtaining a plurality of recognition results for each segment of each path in the input image, wherein each recognition result represents a character candidate for the segment and each path comprises one or more segments; obtaining a plurality of scores corresponding to the recognition results; calculating scores for each path in the input image based on segment lengths and the scores corresponding to the recognition results; and using the path with the highest score to interpret the handwritten characters in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Duanduan Yang
  • Patent number: 9965676
    Abstract: A method for identifying reference points in a hand drawing track with a number (n) of dots includes marking a first one of the dots as a reference point; for each of a (kth) one of the dots, determining an included angle; marking the (kth) one of the dots as a reference point when the included angle associated therewith is larger than a predetermined angle; calculating an accumulated distance between the (kth) one of the dots and a last one of the reference point (s) thus marked when the included angle is not larger than the predetermined angle; and marking the (kth) one of the dots as a reference point when it is determined that the accumulated distance thus calculated is larger than the predetermined distance, 2?k?(n?1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Zeng Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Yu Liu, Jia-Hui You
  • Patent number: 9949107
    Abstract: System and method for detecting an input for an apparatus inside a vehicle, wherein at least one moving user device generates a changing electromagnetic field. A detection unit detects at least one field parameter of the electromagnetic field, wherein the detected field parameter is a function of the geometric arrangement of the user device relative to the detection unit. A radio signature of the user device is determined based on the detected field parameters, and a signature sequence is determined based on a sequence of time-sequentially determined radio signatures of the user device. The determined signature sequence is then assigned to an input gesture, and whereby, based on the input gesture, a signal is generated and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Gehrling, Klaus Meierling, Gerd Penshorn, Wolfgang Theimer, Jens Kampermann, Matthias Mohaupt, Henning Taschke, Ernst Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9940513
    Abstract: Improved accuracy and user interaction efficiency for selecting a grouping of digital strokes is provided. In response to receiving an indication of a selection input on or in proximity to a digital stroke, a determination is made as to whether the digital stroke is part of an existing group of digital strokes. When the digital stroke is not part of an existing group, an analysis of the digital stroke and other digital strokes within a calculated boundary is performed for determining which strokes should be included in a stroke grouping. A stroke grouping is generated based on the determination. Accordingly, in response to the selection input on or in proximity to the digital stroke, the selection is expanded to the stroke grouping, thus improving the accuracy of the selection gesture and improving computer efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Carine Ramses Iskander, Jie Wu, Ian William Mikutel, Sarah Elizabeth Sykes, David Glen Garber
  • Patent number: 9898186
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a portable terminal using a touch pen and a handwriting input method using the same are provided. In the apparatus, upon receipt of a handwriting image in an input field provided by an executed application through the touch pen, the received handwriting image is converted to text, the text is inserted in the input field, and the input field with the text is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa-Kyung Kim, Joo-Yoon Bae, Ju-Youn Lee, Sung-Soo Kim, Jin-Ha Jun, Sang-Ok Cha
  • Patent number: 9875022
    Abstract: A portable terminal device using a touch pen and a handwriting input method thereof are provided. The handwriting input method of the portable terminal device using a touch pen includes displaying an execution screen of an application on a touch screen in response to the application being executed, overlapping a handwriting input layer, which is configured for a handwriting input, with the execution screen, inputting a handwriting image on an area of the handwriting input layer using the touch pen, determining a data type for recognizing the input handwriting image in consideration of an attribute of the area corresponding to a position in which the handwriting image has been input on the execution screen, and recognizing the input handwriting image as the determined data type, and applying a recognized result of the determined data type to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung
  • Patent number: 9870197
    Abstract: A buffer receives input from a plurality of objects. A display controller performs control to cause a display unit to display received pieces of input content of the objects in divided frames in time-series order of reception and display received input content additionally in a frame that displays past input content when a specific condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichi Ono, Yoshiki Matsuda, Yasuaki Takamoto, Natsue Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9857909
    Abstract: Techniques for determining whether touch-input gestures approximate straight lines and for animating a display with such gestures are described. The techniques determine a linear regression line for pixel locations comprising a gesture, determine distances of the pixel locations from the linear regression line, and render the set of pixel locations to the display based on the distances and a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Spencer Blue Worley, Julien George Beguin, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9846494
    Abstract: An information processing device, such as a tablet computer or a smartphone, executes diverse processes by an intuitive operation combining a stylus pen and a finger in an input operation of information for performing the startup of an application program, the search for or editing of information, or the like. The information processing device is provided with an information input control program that identifies a first input such as a stylus pen and a second input such as a finger, identifies information input by the first input, recognizes a region designated by the second input, and from the information identified in the recognized region, executes a predetermined process that starts an application program, or searches for or edits information. It is possible to execute diverse processes an intuitive operation using two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: UEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuro Masuda, Makoto Kondo, Hidemi Tsuji, Makoto Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 9807350
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods for capturing media content for a plurality of guests and intelligently parsing the media content to produce a customized/personalized media product for a particular guest or group of guests are described. A system is configured for combining video data and position tracking data to record a group guest experience or show and automatically provide custom media products. Embodiments record a plurality of guests throughout an experience or show, and simultaneously position track each guest individually. Embodiments utilize the tracking data to extract a sub-sampled video of each guest. This sub-sampled video is combined with additional media automatically according to a script. The result is a personalized video take-away for each guest, which can be created entirely without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Purvis, Joshua B. Gorin, Cliff Wong
  • Patent number: 9754559
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having a display device displaying a background image and a stroke image superimposed on the background image, the stroke image reproducing a stroke which is drawn by an input operation of a user, includes a recording unit recording image data of the background image and stroke data, which are related to the stroke input by the input operation, into an electronic document; a read unit reading the electronic document; a display unit displaying the background image on the display device by using the image data of the background data, reproducing the stroke image by using the stroke data, and displaying the stroke image superimposed on the background image on the display device; and an edit unit editing the stroke data in accordance with the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mototsugu Emori, Tomoyuki Tsukuda