With A Display Patents (Class 382/189)
  • Patent number: 10296572
    Abstract: An editing apparatus includes a processor and a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the editing apparatus to perform processes that include causing a mark and at least one portion of a character string to be displayed, causing a selection image to be displayed in a state in which the at least one portion of the character string and the mark are displayed, performing, in a case where the selection image is displayed, a determination whether the mark ceases to be displayed in an outer side of one of a left edge and a right edge of the selection image, and moving the at least one portion of the character string and the mark to a position where the mark is displayed in the outer side, in response to determining that the mark ceases to be displayed in the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minako Ishida, Shinya Goto, Yasunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10275674
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises generating a description of a character symbol from a binarized image; comparing a template for the character symbol with the description of the character symbol based on a reference description, wherein the template comprises a grid of cells, a set of local features which may be present in the grid of cells, the reference description specifying which member of the set of local features should be present or absent in the grid of cells, and a threshold of an accepted deviation with the description of the character symbol; assigning a penalty value to the description of the character symbol via a cost function when a discrepancy exists based on the comparing; selecting the template as a match candidate for the character symbol when the penalty value is below the threshold; recognizing the character symbol based on the selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Security Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Bonch-Osmolovsky
  • Patent number: 10248220
    Abstract: A character input method includes receiving an input of at least one base shape and a base shape input signal from a user, generating a root shape by combining the at least one base shape input before the input of the base shape input signal, according to the input of the base shape input signal, receiving an input of an input complete signal from the user, and generating a character by combining the at least one root shape generated before the input of the input complete signal, according to an input of the input complete signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BENEDEA INC.
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyung Noh, Seung-Kwon Noh
  • Patent number: 10185701
    Abstract: An electronic device is described which comprises a memory storing a font comprising a mapping from character codes to glyphs. The memory also stores character information comprising at least information about one or more unsupported character codes. A processor of the device processes text content comprising character codes using the font to create text output by converting the character codes into glyphs for display at a display associated with the electronic device. The processor is configured to capture the text output and detect whether the text output comprises at least one unsupported character code; and, in the case that at least one unsupported character code is detected, to output to a user of the device information about the unsupported character code obtained from the character information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Steven Hamilton, Oliver Jones
  • Patent number: 10109219
    Abstract: A method for sign language recognition includes receiving, with an input device, an input based on a plurality of hand movements and postures of a user that correspond to a sequence of signs, extracting a plurality of features from the input corresponding to the plurality of hand movements and postures, identifying, a start of the sequence of signs in the input based on a first set of features in the plurality of features and a first Hidden Markov Model (HMM) stored in the memory and identifying a first sign in the input based on a second set of features in the plurality of features and a second HMM stored in the memory. The method also includes generating an output corresponding to the first sign from the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Zhengyu Zhou, Tobias Menne, Kehuang Li, Kui Xu, Zhe Feng, Chin-Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 10013603
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for recognizing an arrangement of multiple objects on computing devices. The computing device may include a processor and at least one non-transitory computer readable medium for recognizing handwriting input under control of the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium may be configured to determine with the medium at least one geometrical relationship between a plurality of recognized elements of the input and allocate with the medium the recognized elements having the at least one geometrical relationship therebetween to corresponding positions of an arrangement of the recognized elements. The positions of the arrangement may be cells of a two-dimensional structure of the recognized elements. The at least one geometrical relationship may be an overlap of the plurality of recognized elements in one or more directions of the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MyScript
    Inventor: Sebastien Onis
  • Patent number: 9946946
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises generating a description of a character symbol from a binarized image; comparing a template for the character symbol with the description of the character symbol based on a reference description, wherein the template comprises a grid of cells, a set of local features which may be present in the grid of cells, the reference description specifying which member of the set of local features should be present or absent in the grid of cells, and a threshold of an accepted deviation with the description of the character symbol; assigning a penalty value to the description of the character symbol via a cost function when a discrepancy exists based on the comparing; selecting the template as a match candidate for the character symbol when the penalty value is below the threshold; recognizing the character symbol based on the selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Security Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Bonch-Osmolovsky
  • Patent number: 9946945
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises generating a description of a character symbol from a binarized image; comparing a template for the character symbol with the description of the character symbol based on a reference description, wherein the template comprises a grid of cells, a set of local features which may be present in the grid of cells, the reference description specifying which member of the set of local features should be present or absent in the grid of cells, and a threshold of an accepted deviation with the description of the character symbol; assigning a penalty value to the description of the character symbol via a cost function when a discrepancy exists based on the comparing; selecting the template as a match candidate for the character symbol when the penalty value is below the threshold; recognizing the character symbol based on the selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Security Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Bonch-Osmolovsky
  • Patent number: 9934422
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present methods and systems may focus on computer implemented methods of obtaining digitized hand-writing data corresponding to a sample of a needed code point of a set of code points. Such methods may include: obtaining a sample of digitized handwritten text, the sample of digitized handwritten text including glyph data corresponding to a first glyph, the first glyph corresponding to the needed code point of the set of code points; associating the first glyph with the needed code point; identifying stroke data in the glyph data, the stroke data corresponding to a stroke component of the first glyph, determining a plurality of dimensional values of the stroke component in the stroke data; and associating the plurality of dimensional values with a new code point sample of the needed code point in a code point set data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GRACIOUS ELOISE, INC.
    Inventors: Hugh Stout, R. Ford Hurley, Grover Ehlers
  • Patent number: 9880990
    Abstract: A stroke processing system (SPS) is described which processes a user's current instance of handwriting with reference to previous instances of handwriting. In one application, the SPS matches a new token input by a user (corresponding to a sequence of stroke samples) with previous tokens that are similar to the new token. The SPS then refines the new token by averaging it with the previous tokens. This improves the appearance of the new token. In another application, the SPS uses the previous tokens to produce a search result. In another application, the SPS uses the previous tokens to perform an auto-completion operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Charles L. Zitnick, III
  • Patent number: 9864508
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device performs character recognition based on spatial and temporal components of touch input detected on a touch-sensitive surface. In some embodiments, a device provides feedback about handwritten input and its recognition by the device. In some embodiments, a device presents a user interface for changing previously-inputted characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Dixon, Ueli Meier
  • Patent number: 9711117
    Abstract: Disclosed are music symbol recognition apparatuses and methods that recognise music symbols from handwritten music notations. Various implementations may process handwritten music notations by segmenting the handwritten music notations into a plurality of elementary ink segments and then grouping the segments into graphical objects based on spatial relationships between the segments. One or more candidate music symbols may be determined for each graphical object, along with a symbol cost for each symbol, which represents a likelihood that the graphical object belongs to a predetermined class of symbols. The music symbol candidates may be parsed to form graphs based on grammar rules, and the graph most likely to represent the handwritten music notations may be selected for display or other use. The selection may be based on the symbol costs associated with each candidate and on spatial costs associated with the grammar rules that are applied to the candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: MYSCRIPT
    Inventors: Fabio Valente, Pierre-Michel Lallican
  • Patent number: 9607106
    Abstract: A method of searching a pattern in sequence data includes setting a plurality of interest pattern models each including an interest pattern length, an allowed mismatch value, and a minimum support; calculating a support of a candidate pattern that is generable within the interest pattern length based on the allowed mismatch value of at least one of the plurality of interest pattern models; and determining whether the support of the candidate pattern fulfills a condition of the minimum support of at least one of the plurality of interest pattern models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-Han Roh, Hyoung-Min Park, Joo-Hyuk Jeon, Seok-Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 9563350
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are provided, which facilitate diverse functions thereof to be registered in a touch gesture and functions, information and menu icons registered in the touch gesture to be arranged and displayed adjacent to the input touch gesture, when the touch gesture is input on the touchscreen. Further, a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are provided, which facilitate a terminal to be used in further consideration of a user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9323741
    Abstract: A system and method for searching through functions and expressions with symbols. Moreover, the system can be used to recognize and further analyze the notations of this nature and use this in order to translate, transform into audio, or solve the mathematical problems. According to at least some embodiments, the functions comprise mathematic equations which are defined by symbols and mathematic notation. The system and method enable a user to enter a mathematical equation in a WYSIWYG environment to a search engine, and to find similar or identical equations, first and foremost according to theoretical similarity, and secondly, according to visual similarity. The engine does this be understanding the meaning behind the visual symbols of the equation using a Dynamic Hidden Markov Model (hereon DHMM). The system enables the user to insert the equation with no prior knowledge of LaTeX, or any computing language, and with no need to follow a predefined generic protocol in order to insert the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: EQSQUEST
    Inventor: Adam Arnon
  • Patent number: 9317937
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for managing the drawing of graphical objects are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a touchscreen interface configured to receive at least one gesture from a user on a touchscreen of a client device. The apparatus also includes a coordinate detector configured to determine a coordinate-plane for the at least one gesture and determine coordinates of points along the at least one gesture. The apparatus further includes an object detector configured to determine a graphical object based on the coordinates of points corresponding to the at least one gesture and an object manager configured to cause the graphical object to be displayed by the client device. The graphical object includes a formalized editable version of the at least one gesture in a format native to an application selected to receive the graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SKRIBB.IT INC.
    Inventor: Vietlong Le
  • Patent number: 9275274
    Abstract: An in-vehicle information system includes a camera and a controller that accept gesture input. A controller receives frames of video data and generates trajectory data for a movement of a hand in the video data. The controller uses a first hidden Markov model (HMM) to decode a sequence of strokes from the trajectory data, removes a starting and ending stroke to form an edited stroke sequence, and re-normalizes the strokes in the edited stroke sequence. The controller uses a second HMM corresponding to a predetermined set of characters to identify a character corresponding to the re-normalized edited stroke sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: You-Chi Cheng, Zhe Feng, Chin-Hui Lee, Fuliang Weng
  • Patent number: 9256784
    Abstract: The techniques and systems described herein track gaze movement of a user while eyes of the user read a document on a computing device. The techniques may then analyze or evaluate the gaze movement to determine if a reading interruption occurs (e.g., a reading pause or irregularity in a regular reading rate for the user). The reading interruption may occur when the user, while reading, encounters or notices a problem in the text. The reading interruption may also occur when the user encounters or notices text that the user has a strong interest in. When the reading interruption occurs, the techniques may evaluate a gaze direction and associate the reading interruption with a text that is currently displayed (e.g., word, sentence, paragraph, page, etc.). Moreover, the techniques may map the displayed text to a location in the document (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis James Taylor, Joshua Daniel Wright, Jed Baraban Reinitz, Tommy Lee Bennett
  • Patent number: 9244610
    Abstract: A contextual keyboard allows users to bring in information not normally found on a keyboard, as though that information had been typed in afresh. It also allows users to take information entered on the keyboard, or simply available on the screen, or implicit in information on the screen, and perform actions on it, such as calling a phone number, entering contact or calendar information into a local database on the device, or using the information as search terms in an online query. The central novelty of this invention is moving the functionality into the keyboard layer, so as to be universally accessible on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Clifford A. Kushler, Jane Manning, Mike McSherry, Aaron Sheedy
  • Patent number: 9233710
    Abstract: A trailer target detection system includes a camera located on a vehicle and arranged to capture video images of a trailer towed by the vehicle. The system includes an image processor processing the video images to detect a gesture by a user indicative of position of target on the trailer and identifying location of the target based on the detected gesture. A vehicle trailer backup assist system includes a camera and an image processor for processing images to detect a gesture and determine a command based on the gesture. The processor controls backing of the trailer based on the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Sudipto Aich
  • Patent number: 9195326
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes a detection portion, a processor, and a memory. The detection portion is configured to detect a position. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions cause the processor to perform processes that include acquiring a plurality of first positions, determining whether a combination and a sequence of the plurality of first positions satisfy a specified first condition, acquiring a plurality of second positions after it has been determined that the combination and the sequence satisfy the first condition, determining whether a combination and a sequence of the plurality of second positions satisfy any of a plurality of second conditions, and identifying, in a case where it has been determined that the combination and the sequence of the plurality of second positions satisfy one of the plurality of second conditions, format information associated with the one of the plurality of second conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimura
  • Patent number: 9152730
    Abstract: Extracting principal content from Web pages includes identifying and classifying items on the Web page, building a list of candidates, calculating candidate scores, selecting a top score candidate, performing clean up processing for the top score candidate, and performing final page processing for the top score candidate. Candidate scores may vary according to a number of paragraphs and images grouped according to size. A word length of CJK (Chinese-Japanese-Korean) text may be determined according to punctuation therein. Candidate scores may be modified according to a number of containers and pieces and wherein a container is a Web page element that is associated with tags ‘body’, ‘div’, ‘td’, ‘li’, ‘article/section’ and pieces are candidates that do not include other candidates. Candidate scores may be modified according to a number of ratios corresponding to text and link density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Evernote Corporation
    Inventors: Jakob Bignert, Gabriel Alexandru Coarna
  • Patent number: 9141355
    Abstract: Generalized input for use in a computing environment. The generalized input can include freely mixed input types. The generalized input is received via a user interface. Each expression can include multiple types of input that can be processed as peers, without translation from one input type to another input type prior to parsing. The generalized input can include textual, numerical, graphical, and symbolic input as part an expression. The input can also include programs, scripts, methods, procedures, and the like or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: WOLFRAM RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore W. Gray, Christopher Carlson
  • Patent number: 9071462
    Abstract: A method for displaying a message in a mobile communication terminal in which includes: when a message is received (or transmitted), a keyword is extracted from received (or transmitted) message contents; a determination is made whether a counterpart's (or one's own) sender information of the received (or transmitted) message exists, wherein when the counterpart's (or one's own) sender information exists, a determination is made whether a representative photo image exists in the counterpart's (or one's own) sender information, and when the representative photo image exists, a face detection feature is extracted from the representative photo image, and a keyword is extracted from the received message contents, and wherein a photo image that meets at least one of the extracted face detection feature and the keyword is searched for from an internal device or an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-Sun Lee, Sung-Jo Oh
  • Patent number: 9047267
    Abstract: Various methods for written mathematical expression analysis are provided. One method may include receiving written input where the written input is representative of a mathematical expression. The method may also include analyzing the written input to identify at least one operator and at least one operand and constructing an expression tree based at least in part on predefined symbol relationships, the at least one operator, and the at least one operand. Similar apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Xiaohui Xie, Yanming Zou, Yingfei Liu, Kongqiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20150149952
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments pertain to a method on a Mobile Station (MS) for input of text for abugida writing systems. In some embodiments, the method may comprise obtaining a base character by performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on written user-input on the MS. A conjunct character may also be obtained by applying one or more functional or diacritical operators to the base character. The conjunct character may then be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pawan Kumar BAHETI, Abhijeet S. Bisain, Santanu Chaudhury, Anirudh Seksaria
  • Publication number: 20150146986
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to input stroke data corresponding to a handwritten stroke, display a first stroke on the display, change a display mode of the first stroke from a first display mode to a second display mode when a first-time first operation related to the first stroke is detected through the display, and change a display mode of the first stroke from the second display mode to a third display mode when a second-time first operation related to the first stroke is detected through the display following the first-time first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chikashi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20150139550
    Abstract: The inputted character candidate display section (1213)/inputted character string candidate display section (1214) cause candidates of a character/character string, which is predicted as an intended character/character string to be inputted by the user, to be displayed as inputted character candidates/inputted character string candidate, and the converted character string candidate display section (1215) causes converted character string candidates, which have been obtained by converting the inputted character string candidate, to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michiaki Kuno
  • Publication number: 20150139549
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display controller, a detector and a processor. The display controller displays a document on a screen of a touch screen display, the document including one or more elements corresponding to a first layer and one or more elements corresponding to a second layer. The detector is configured to detect a position and a contact pressure of a first contact on the screen. The processor is configured to delete either a first element corresponding to the first layer or a second element corresponding to the second layer, by using the position and the contact pressure of the first contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Ookawara
  • Patent number: 9036914
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide an arrangement with an X-ray detector that is driven by a rotation device. The arrangement includes a first rotational speed sensor and a second rotational speed sensor that determine a rotation of the X-ray detector. The first rotational speed sensor and the second rotational speed sensor are coupled via a connection device including a pre-tensioned torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Groβ
  • Patent number: 9025878
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display processor configured to display a first locus input by handwriting with a second color equal to a color of a background in an input mode, and to display a second locus input by handwriting with the first color in an erase mode, and a storage module configured to store a first stroke data corresponding to the first locus and a second stroke data corresponding to the second locus, wherein the display processor is configured display an area in which the first locus crosses the second locus with the second color if the first locus is input later than the second locus, and to display the area with the first color if the first locus is input earlier than the second locus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hirotada Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 9025879
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a line recognition module, a character recognition module and a generator. The line recognition module recognizes lines in a handwritten document. The character recognition module recognizes character codes corresponding to handwritten characters in a first line and a second line which follows the first line. The generator generates, if the first and second lines satisfy a condition, document data using first character codes corresponding to the first line and second character codes corresponding to the second line, the formed document data including either one of the first character codes at a position of the second line or including at least one of the second character codes at a position of the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Chikashi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9020265
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for automatically recognizing building numbers in street level images. In one aspect, a processor selects a street level image that is likely to be near an address of interest. The processor identifies those portions of the image that are visually similar to street numbers, and then extracts the numeric values of the characters displayed in such portions. If an extracted value corresponds with the building number of the address of interest such as being substantially equal to the address of interest, the extracted value and the image portion are displayed to a human operator. The human operator confirms, by looking at the image portion, whether the image portion appears to be a building number that matches the extracted value. If so, the processor stores a value that associates that building number with the street level image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Alessandro Bissacco, Raymond W. Smith, Kong Man Cheung, Andrea Frome, Shlomo Urbach
  • Patent number: 9020267
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a storage processor and a search module. The storage processor stores document data and character codes, the document data including stroke data corresponding to strokes input by a handwriting operation and the character codes corresponding to the stroke data. The search module performs at least one of a handwriting search according to strokes of a first search key and a character search according to a character code of a second search key, stroke data corresponding to the strokes of the first search key retrieved from the document data in the handwriting search and stroke data corresponding to the character code of the second search key retrieved from the character codes in the character search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takehiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9019247
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for modifying information stored in storage by modifying information on a hand writable physical medium with a digital pen, wherein the hand writable physical medium includes a predetermined field including one or more item field name and one or more first region for information entry associated with the one or more item field name. The information stored in the storage includes attribute values corresponding to each of the one or more item field name of the physical medium, and attribute values corresponding to information entered into each of the one or more first region. The method for modifying includes an apparatus communicable with the digital pen detecting that a modification symbol is added, by using the digital pen, to information which has been entered into any of the one or more first region in the predetermined field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Muto, Satoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9020266
    Abstract: A method for processing handwriting input includes determining a first boundary point and a second boundary point corresponding to each target track point, forming an enclosed area by connecting all first boundary points determined for all target track points, connecting all second boundary points determined for all the target track points, connecting the first boundary point corresponding to the first target track point with the second boundary point corresponding to the first target track point, and connecting the first boundary point corresponding to the last target track point with the second boundary points corresponding to the last target track point, and filling the enclosed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd., Peking University, Beijing Founder Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Lei Ma, Yingmin Tang
  • Patent number: 9013485
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synthesizing paintbrush strokes may use high fidelity pose data of reference strokes to supplement lower dimension stroke data. For example, 6DOF data representing reference strokes created by skilled artists may be captured and stored in a library of reference strokes. A query stroke made by a less skilled artist/user and/or made using input devices that do not provide 6DOF data may be processed by a stroke synthesis engine to produce an output stroke that follows the trajectory of the query stroke and includes pose data from one or more reference strokes. The stroke synthesis engine may construct feature vectors for samples of reference strokes and query strokes, select the best neighbor feature vector from the library for each query stroke sample, assign the pose data of the best neighbor to the query sample, and smooth the sequence of assigned poses to produce the synthesized output stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen J. DiVerdi, Jingwan Lu, Adam Finkelstein
  • Publication number: 20150098653
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of displaying an image on an electronic device includes acquiring a first image created by a first device comprising a first screen of a first size; and displaying the first image by the electronic device including a second screen of a second size different from the first size. The first image is displayed on the second screen under a first magnification based on the first size and the second size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Aiko Akashi
  • Patent number: 9003435
    Abstract: A method of recommending media content for a media playing system includes identifying a user in a viewing area; determining whether personal information of the user is stored in a database; and generating information related to a first media content recommendation according to the personal information when the personal information of the user is stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hsi-Chun Hsiao, Shou-Te Wei, Hsun-Chih Tsao
  • Publication number: 20150086114
    Abstract: A method for acquiring a person's signature includes handwriting a signature by projecting movements of light. Signature information with respect to the projected light movements is concurrently acquired. The signature information is compiled to create a signature image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Todeschini
  • Patent number: 8989497
    Abstract: A handwritten character input device includes a correction amount computation unit which performs, when a characteristic value of handwritten characters input to a designated character writing area of a template image by a handwriting input operation of a user does not meet predetermined character writing requirements, a computation process that computes a correction amount of the characteristic value required to meet the character writing requirements; and a corrected handwritten character information output unit which outputs information of after-correction handwritten characters generated based on the correction amount computed by the correction amount computation unit, the characteristic value of the after-correction handwritten characters meeting the character writing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mayuka Araumi
  • Patent number: 8989498
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system stores a plurality of contents in a storage medium, each content includes handwritten data including stroke data corresponding to strokes which are handwritten, image data corresponding to the strokes, and retrieval information for retrieving the handwritten data. The system provides, upon receiving a retrieve request including a character string from a terminal, to the terminal either the handwritten data in the content corresponding to first retrieval information, the first retrieval information corresponding to the character string from among retrieval information of the plurality of contents, or the image data in the content corresponding to the first retrieval information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Aiko Akashi
  • Publication number: 20150063701
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an electronic device includes a display processor and a first processor. The display processor displays an electronic document and a plurality of handwritten strokes on the electronic document. The strokes include a linear first stroke having one end near an element in the electronic document, a second stroke near the one end of the first stroke, and a third stroke near another end of the first stroke. The first processor associates, if the first stroke, the second stroke, and the third stroke is input, the first stroke with the third stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takehiko Demiya, Eita Shuto
  • Publication number: 20150055869
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for providing a layout based on a handwriting input. A first input is received from a user. The first input includes handwriting data. A layout is created based on the handwriting data. A second input is received from the user. Content of the second input is arranged in the created layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jeong-wan PARK, Jae-woong LEE
  • Patent number: 8965129
    Abstract: The present invention is related to systems and methods for translating language text on a mobile camera device offline without access to the Internet. More specifically, the present invention relates to systems and methods for displaying text of a first language and a translation of the first language text into a second language text which is displayed in real time in augmented reality on the mobile device. The processing can use a single line or a multiline algorithm designed with a plurality of processing innovations to insure accurate real-time translations without motion jitter. The invention may be used to help travelers in a foreign country with difficulties in reading and understanding text written in the local language of that country. The present invention may be utilized with wearable computers or glasses, producing seamless augmented reality foreign language translations. Some embodiments are particularly useful in translations from Asian languages to English.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Translate Abroad, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Leon Rogowski, Huan-Yu Wu, Kevin Anthony Clark
  • Publication number: 20150043825
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an input and a display controller. The input is configured to receive information of a handwritten table. Cells in the table include strokes. The display controller displays either one of a first symbol and a second symbol as a recognition result of a first stroke in a first cell of the table at a position of the first cell in response to an operation for formatting the table. One of the first symbol and the second symbol is determined to be displayed according to one of at least one of second strokes in another cell in a same row as the first cell and at least one of third strokes in another cell in a same column as the first cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Chikashi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20150036929
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an information recognition unit, an acquiring unit, and a recording unit. The information recognition unit recognizes a description written in each of one or more description areas. The acquiring unit acquires attribute information of the description area in which the description is written. The recording unit records the description written in the description area or a recognition result obtained through the recognition performed by the information recognition unit in accordance with the attribute information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Xiaoyan Dai
  • Patent number: 8948514
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a recognition module, a modification module, and a display processor. The recognition module recognizes one or more figures from first stroke data corresponding to a plurality of strokes. The modification module modifies, if a plurality of a first kind of first figures are recognized from the first stroke data, second stroke data corresponding to the plurality of the first kind of the first figures to third stroke data corresponding to the first kind of a second figure. The display processor performs processing of displaying a locus corresponding to the third stroke data on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Ookawara
  • Patent number: 8948819
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a touch screen; an input unit configured to generate input data; and a controller configured to activate a handwriting input function in response to the input data generated by the input unit, capture an image of a display screen being displayed on the touch screen, receive handwriting input received through the touch screen, generate output data corresponding to the received handwriting input, and generate a file including the generated output data and the captured image of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeerang Yun, Hoyoun Lee
  • Patent number: RE45406
    Abstract: Unique encoding of each of a substantial number of distribution video copies of a program such as a motion picture is produced by altering the images slightly at several pre-selected locations in the program in a uniquely coded pattern. Suspected counterfeits can be compared with an unaltered master video to determine the encoded number for the copy which was counterfeited to enable tracking the source of the counterfeit. Preferably, each frame of several whole scenes is altered at each location by shifting an image so as to make the alterations largely undetectable by counterfeiters but easily detected by comparison with an unaltered master video. Artifacts are inserted in patterns representing a unique number for the program. These supplement the encoding by alteration of images and gives added means to aid in tracing counterfeit copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Deluxe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Dewolde