With A Display Patents (Class 382/189)
  • Patent number: 7949189
    Abstract: In a digital camera 1, when the shutter button is half-depressed (Y at S2), face detection processing is performed on periodically imaged frame images until it is fully depressed (N at S6), and face detection results are cyclically stored in a detection result storage area. When it is fully depressed (Y at S6), a still-image imaging operation is performed, and the face detection processing is performed on an imaged still-image (S7 and S8). Then, after a high priority face detection result is selected from among the face detection results currently stored in the detection result storing area (S9), the selected face detection result and the face detection result of the still-image are compared and judged whether or not they are in agreement (S10 and S11). When judged not to be in agreement, the still-image is displayed as a preview and the warning display of this disagreement is performed (S13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Nara
  • Publication number: 20110111775
    Abstract: A method for reproducing a handwritten message using handwriting data, the method including receiving an input of the handwritten message and generating handwriting data including position information and time information of the handwritten message and a still image using the position information, encoding a handwriting image including the handwriting data in the still image and transmitting the encoded handwriting image through the still image, receiving and decoding the handwriting image, extracting the handwriting data included in the decoded handwriting image, and sequentially reproducing the handwritten message according to an order of input of the handwritten message using the extracted handwriting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Hyeon KIM, Mu-Sik Kwon, Sang-Wook Oh, Seong-Taek Hwang
  • Patent number: 7932895
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electronic device using a gesture as an input, including recording a gesture and detecting, within the gesture, each one of a sequence of partial gestures that form the gesture; and performing the same first command on detecting each partial gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Roope Rainisto
  • Patent number: 7929770
    Abstract: A handwriting processing apparatus and method effective for search of, e.g., a document file including handwriting is provided. When a handwriting characters are input to a coordinate input unit as a search key, a corresponding character in a dictionary is recognized for each of the handwritten characters, a search unit searches for a text code stored in a document file storage unit based on a text code of the corresponding character if the corresponding character is recognized and the search unit searches for handwriting trail data stored in a handwriting trail storage unit based on a handwriting trail of the handwriting character if the corresponding character is not recognized, thereby finding a desired document file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsunekazu Arai
  • Patent number: 7925092
    Abstract: A hand-writing input device comprises: an input surface, a guidance device provided on the input surface along a predetermined track to guide a finger or pen along the track; a plurality of switch elements provided at particular positions on the track. When a particular character is inputted, the triggered switch element outputs the corresponding signal, and the combinations of the signals outputted by the switch elements correspond to the inputted characters. Since hand-writing input is performed by guiding a finger or pen along a predetermined track, only few switch elements are needed, thereby simplifying hand-writing recognition, reducing software requirements and increasing recognition accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ziyan Wang, Xuming Zhang
  • Patent number: 7916925
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing data to generate documents for use in MICR line testing. The system comprises a MICR testing station for testing MICR processing. The MICR testing station comprises a MICR line testing module for generating at least one MICR testing document for use in testing MICR processing. The MICR line testing module further comprises: (1) an application determination module for determining an application based on a bank selection provided by a tester, (2) a routing/transit number determination module for determining a routing/transit number based on the bank and the application determined, and (3) a tran code determination module for determining a tran code based on the routing/transit number determined; and at least one client station connected to the MICR testing station via a communications network, the at least one client station being used by at least one tester to provide particulars about at least one MICR line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Cheryl Mount, Akshay Pradhan, Sheryl F. Tucker, Danielle O. Garvey, Dennis C. Barry, Brenda Goodwin, Tammy Radvanyi, Linda M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7916344
    Abstract: An image detecting method is provided that permits the specific image information to be present within image data of a document and is capable of detecting the specific image information within a relatively short period of time and accurately, with little effect of interference with the image data of the document and without regard to an angle at which the document is placed. The specific pattern image comprises a plurality of dot images Sa and Sb arranged in a straight line, and by positioning one of the plurality of dot images Sa and Sb at the center O of a plurality of concentric circles of different diameters and detecting that other dot images are on the plurality of concentric circles R1 to R4 and are on a straight line L running through the center O of the concentric circles, the pattern image is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakai, Koichi Sumida, Yohichi Shimazawa
  • Patent number: 7907779
    Abstract: A game apparatus displays a game screen of 9×9 grid, for example, of a Sudoku puzzle on one LCD and an empty cell (cell to be answered) is large-displayed on the other LCD. A touch panel is provided on the LCD to allow a player to handwrite a numeral to fill in the cell with a stick, etc. on the touch panel. When a handwritten region is larger at a certain degree or more with respect to the cell, it is considered that an answer numeral is input, and the answer numeral is large-displayed. If the handwritten region is not so large as to the cell, it is considered that a note numeral is input, and the note numeral is displayed in a smaller region in the cell. However, if the notes numeral is settled as an answer numeral, a game determination is performed according to the answer numeral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kawamoto, Jun Ito
  • Patent number: 7894641
    Abstract: An ink manager running at a computer system receives ink information entered at a pen-based input/display device and accumulates the ink information into ink strokes. The ink manager communicates with a handwriting recognition engine and includes an ink phrase termination engine that is configured to detect the occurrence of one or more ink phrase termination events by examining the ink information. Upon the occurrence of an ink phrase termination event, the ink manager notifies the handwriting recognition engine and organizes the preceding ink strokes into an ink phrase data structure. The ink manager may also pass the ink phrase to an application executing on the computer system that is associated with the ink information, and it, in response, may return a reference pointer and a recognition context to the ink manager. The reference pointer and recognition context are then appended to the ink phrase data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Larry S. Yaeger, Richard W. Fabrick, II, Giulia M. Pagallo
  • Patent number: 7881534
    Abstract: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for using user corrections to help improve handwriting recognition operations. The system tracks user corrections to recognition results. The system receives handwritten input from the user and performs a recognition operation to determine a top recognized word. The prior corrections made by the user are analyzed to calculate a ratio of times the user has corrected the top recognized word to a particular other word as opposed to correcting the particular other word to the top recognized word. If the ratio meets or exceeds a required minimum, then at least one secondary source is optionally analyzed to determine if the particular other word is used a certain number of times more frequently than the top recognized word in the secondary source. The system performs a swap of the top recognized word with the particular other word when the required criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Leung, Michael Revow, Richard K. Sailor
  • Patent number: 7873228
    Abstract: A method identifying a ligature within a scanned document, the ligature including two or more touching characters. The two or more touching characters of the ligature are then compared to a plurality of prototypes to identify two or more matched prototypes. A synthetic ligature is then created based on the two or more matched prototypes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dennis G. Nicholson, Robert Filippini
  • Patent number: 7865016
    Abstract: A method for recognition of a handwritten pattern comprising one or more curves is presented. The method comprises a step of receiving sample data representing the handwritten pattern. The method further comprises a step of segmenting the handwritten pattern by detecting segmentation points on each curve, and by dividing the handwritten pattern into segments. Further, the method comprises a step of comparing the handwritten pattern to templates wherein the comparing comprises a step of normalizing said segments according to a scheme which is independent of the templates to which the segments are to be compared, and a step of determining matching measures for selecting at least one sequence of templates representing a recognintion candidate of the handwritten pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Zi Decuma AB
    Inventor: Jakob Sternby
  • Patent number: 7865018
    Abstract: Handwriting recognition techniques employing a personalized handwriting recognition engine. The recognition techniques use examples of an individual's previous writing style to help recognize new pen input from that individual. The techniques also employ a shape trainer to select samples of an individual's handwriting that accurately represent the individual's writing style, for use as prototypes to recognize subsequent handwriting from the individual. The techniques also alternately or additionally employ an intelligent combiner to combine the recognition results from the personalized recognition engine and the conventional recognition engine (or engines). The combiner may use a comparative neural network to combine the recognition results from multiple recognition engines. The combiner alternately may use a rule-based system based on prior knowledge of different recognition engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmad A. Abdulkader, Ioannis A. Drakopoulos, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 7813556
    Abstract: Flexible and efficient systems and methods for organizing, analyzing, and processing digital ink incrementally analyze input data (e.g., representing ink strokes) as the user continues to add to, edit, or modify the data. In this manner, processing is performed promptly as the ink is entered, and the processing system and method can effectively keep up with the user. This prevents long processing delays, because the systems and methods need not first process a large volume of ink data present after the user has entered has completely filled a page with ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sashi Raghupathy, Michael M. Shilman, Zile Wei, F. David Jones, Charlton E. Lui
  • Publication number: 20100245230
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of inputting characters into a handheld device, comprising steps of: reading handwriting information; recognizing said handwriting information in one active recognition mode and at least one inactive recognition mode; displaying at least one character candidate obtained in said active recognition mode and at least one character candidate obtained in said at least one inactive recognition mode; and inputting into said handheld device a desired character candidate selected by a user among said character candidates being displayed. The present invention also provides a corresponding apparatus for inputting characters into a handheld device, and a related handheld device. A user no longer needs to designate handwriting recognition modes, and recognition accuracy is greatly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shijun Yaun
  • Patent number: 7804489
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying information on a hand held computer system in a display region identified by permanent printing. The hand held computer system may comprise a second display region, separate from the first display region located in the permanent printing region. Independent streams of information may be displayed on the separate display regions. Alternatively, the second display region may be a different region of a single display unit. The display region can display any type of information, e.g., alert information, clock information, phone messages, pager messages, etc. Display of information in the display region does not interfere with the second display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: PalmSource Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Guiter, Jerome Tredez, Paul Plaquette
  • Patent number: 7796818
    Abstract: Execution commands corresponding to the type of gesture are stored and by acquiring coordinate values of accepted handwriting input including gesture on a display screen, handwriting is displayed. When handwriting input is accepted, display data of handwriting is updated. When handwriting input is not completed, it is decided whether or not handwriting input is gesture input. When it is decided that the handwriting input is gesture input, the type of gesture is decided on the basis of the coordinate values of gesture on the display screen, an execution command corresponding to the type of gesture is read and the fact that the handwriting input is gesture input is displayed. When gesture input is completed, the execution command corresponding to gesture input is executed. Therefore, the user can make handwriting input according to the user's intent without performing mode switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naomi Iwayama, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Kenji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7791592
    Abstract: A method for inputting characters pairs in an electronic device having a user input device, a display for displaying characters input through the user input device, and a memory for storing characters input through the user input device, including storing a character input through the user input device in the memory and displaying the input character on the display; and determining if the input character is an opening character of a predefined character pair, and if so, automatically and without further user input, causing a corresponding closing character of the predefined character pair to be inserted in the memory and on the display, and locating an input pointer so that subsequently input characters will be inserted between the opening and closing characters in the memory and on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Gheorghe Curelet-Balan
  • Publication number: 20100207892
    Abstract: A touch-control module for recognizing gesture inputs by a position sensitive device to an electronic device is disclosed. The touch-control module includes an input connected to the position sensitive device for receiving at least one sensing signal generated by the position sensitive device when one or more objects touch a surface thereof; a touch state unit for detecting the sensing signal and determining a touch state of the object(s), such as approaching to or lifting off the position sensitive device; a position and multi-gesture processing unit for analyzing the sensing signal to determine a touch position of the object(s) on the position sensitive device, and tracking the touch state and touch position to determine a corresponding motion factor; and an output connected to the electronic device for outputting the touch state and touch position as well as information corresponding to a motion factor whenever the motion factor is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Sentelic Corporation
    Inventors: Jao Ching Lin, Chung Yi Shen, Wen Ting Lee, Lin abel Chu
  • Publication number: 20100195910
    Abstract: A method for attaching handwritten information to an electronic document comprises the steps of displaying a handwriting area of an electronic document on a displaying apparatus; adjusting the location or the size of the handwriting area according to commands from an electronic device; detecting handwritten information by a touch screen on the electronic device; translating the handwritten information into an information file by the electronic device; and attaching the information file to the handwriting area on the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: PENPOWER TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: YIH TAY TSAY, WEI HSIN KUO
  • Patent number: 7764837
    Abstract: A technique for continuously recognizing a character entry into a computer. In one example embodiment, this is achieved by drawing a character in a continuous stroke order using a stylus [210] on touch screen [220]. As associated data of the drawn continuous stroke order is then inputted into a continuous character recognizer [930] via the touch screen [220]. One or more hypothesis candidate characters including the continuous stroke order are then produced by the continuous character recognizer [930] upon a partial recognition. The produced one or more hypothesis candidate characters are then displayed substantially over the drawn continuous stroke order on a display device [230].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shekhar Ramachandra Borgaonkar, Sriganesh Madhvanath, Prashanth Pandit
  • Patent number: 7751623
    Abstract: A handwriting guide including an active and/or inactive writing guide is rendered by displaying a shaded outline object having a line for receiving electronic ink, displaying the active writing guide thereby indicating a location of a current active context, and expanding the active and/or inactive writing guide up to a maximum width of the outline object in response to receiving more electronic ink within a line. The active writing guide can comprise a bracket displayed on each corner of a writing area distinguished on a line and can correspond to an insertion point upon switching to text mode. A drawing guide that includes an active and/or inactive drawing guide is rendered by displaying a shaded drawing guide and the active drawing guide in response to detecting ink strokes within the drawing guide. The active drawing guide can comprise a bounding rectangle encompassing a drawing area that receives ink strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Simmons, Benoit Barabe, Peter Engrav, Christopher Pratley, Owen Braun, Kentaro Urata
  • Publication number: 20100166314
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for generating, by a computing device configured to interpret a handwritten expression, a symbol graph to represent strokes associated with the handwritten expression, are described herein. The symbol graph may include nodes, each node corresponding to a combination of a stroke and a candidate symbol for that stroke. The computing device may also generate a segment graph based on the symbol graph by combining nodes associated with a same stroke if strokes of their preceding nodes are the same. Also the computing device may perform a structure analysis on at least a subset of segment sequences represented by the segment graph to determine hypotheses for the handwritten expression. In other embodiments, rather than generate a segment graph, the computing device may determine segment sequences by selecting a number of symbol sequences from the symbol graph and combining symbol sequences having the same segmentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Shi, Frank Kao-Ping Soong
  • Publication number: 20100149206
    Abstract: A CPU determines whether there is handwriting. If handwriting is determined to be done, the handwritten image data is obtained. Thereafter, CPU determines, based on the obtained handwritten image data, whether the handwritten image is a handwritten data for area designation. If it is determined, based on the obtained handwritten image data, that the handwritten image data is a handwritten image for area designation, next, a designated write area display process is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Shigehisa, Takeshi Morikawa, Kenji Matsuhara, Toshimichi Iwai
  • Patent number: 7734094
    Abstract: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that identify possible incorrect recognition results. Handwritten input is received from a user. A recognition operation is performed on the handwritten input to produce an initial recognition result. A possible incorrect recognition is identified using the self-consistency process that identifies the possible incorrect recognition when the initial recognition result is not consistent with a normal writing style of the user. The self-consistency process performs a comparison of the initial recognition result with at least one sample previously provided by the user. If the comparison reveals that the initial recognition result is not consistent with the at least one sample, then the result is identified as possibly incorrect. A classifier confidence process can be alternatively or additionally used to identify a possible incorrect recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Revow
  • Patent number: 7729542
    Abstract: A new unistroke text entry method for handheld or wearable devices is designed to provide high accuracy and stability of motion. The user makes characters by traversing the edges and diagonals of a geometric pattern, e.g. a square, imposed over the usual text input area. Gesture recognition is accomplished not through pattern recognition but through the sequence of corners that are hit. This means that the full stroke path is unimportant and the recognition is highly deterministic, enabling better accuracy than other gestural alphabets. This input technique works well using a template with a square hole placed over a touch-sensitive surface, such as on a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), and with a square boundary surrounding a joystick, which might be used on a cell-phone or game controller. Another feature of the input technique is that capital letters are made by ending the stroke in a particular corner, rather than through a mode change as in other gestural input techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Jacob O. Wobbrock, Brad A. Myers
  • Publication number: 20100128985
    Abstract: Method for online character recognition of Arabic text, the method including receiving handwritten Arabic text from a user in the form of handwriting strokes, sampling the handwriting strokes to acquire a sequence of two dimensional point representations thereof, with associated temporal data, geometrically pre processing and extracting features on the point representations, detecting delayed strokes and word parts in the pre processed point representations, projecting the delayed strokes onto the body of the word parts, constructing feature vector representations for each word part, thereby generating an observation sequence, and determining the word with maximum probability given the observation sequence, resulting in a list of word probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: BGN TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Jihad El-Sana, Fadi Biadsy
  • Patent number: 7720316
    Abstract: A handwriting recognition system interprets handwritten text and produces a typed interpretation of that text. When the initial interpretation of the handwritten text is inaccurate, the handwriting recognition system alters the initial recognition by reinterpreting the handwritten text in view of a correction made by a user and constraints (e.g., derived by assumptions in user behavior). The handwriting recognition system intelligently reinterprets and renews its text recognition each time the user implements a correction. In effect, a single correction can trigger multiple adjustments to the text recognition. Therefore, with the use of a reinterpretation algorithm, the handwriting recognition system helps the user obtain the desired result in fewer correction steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shilman, Desney S. Tan, Patrice Y. Simard
  • Patent number: 7715629
    Abstract: Techniques for processing handwriting input based upon a user's writing style. Some techniques employ the style in which the user writes a single character, while other techniques alternately or additionally employ a group of allographs that form a handwriting style. Some implementations of these techniques, such as those implemented in writing style analysis tool, analyze one or more characters written by a user to identify a community, such as a geographic region or cultural group, to which the user's handwriting style belongs. Other implementations analyze one or more characters of a user's handwriting in order to alternately or additionally categorize the user's handwriting into a particular handwriting style. The writing style analysis tool may then provide the user with a handwriting recognition application specifically configured for that user's personal handwriting style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Ahmad A. Abdulkader
  • Publication number: 20100097341
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided with a signature window data generating unit that, by combining template window data stored in a template data storage unit with confirmation note item data and confirmation note content data acquired by a confirmation note data acquiring unit, generates signature window data indicating a signature window on which the confirmation note item data and the confirmation note content data are displayed in at least a portion of an input area, and a signature window display unit that causes a display apparatus to display the signature window indicated by the signature window data generated by the signature window data generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Iwayama, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Kazuo Sasaki, Manabu Machida, Masanori Yasunaga, Hirokazu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7690975
    Abstract: According to a function 188 which stores in the first memory for difference, pickup image data from CCD camera 42 based on a predetermined timing, a function 190 which stores in the second memory for difference, pickup image data from CCD camera 42 based on another timing, a function 192 which obtains a difference between the pickup image data stored in the first memory for difference 24 and the pickup image data stored in the second memory for difference 26, a function 194 for specifying an image having moved based on the data as a difference, a function 196 which determines whether or not the image having moved is touching the character image, and a function 200 which increases a value of parameters such as experiential value, physical energy, and offensive power, when it is determined that the image having moved comes into contact with the character image, it is possible to expand a range of card game used to be played only in a real space up to a virtual space, and offer a new game which merges the card g
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Watanabe, Satoru Miyaki, Tukasa Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20100083162
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic Bible. A user having a stylus handwrites inputs and commands onto the screen of the electronic Bible. Handwriting recognition software receives the handwritten inputs and commands and then converts the inputs and commands into computer readable inputs and commands. The hand-held electronic Bible includes a processor, programming and a memory configured to display biblical text on the screen, receive handwritten inputs and commands from a user, and to process the inputs and commands to display biblical information requested by the user. In a preferred embodiment, the hand-held electronic Bible is a programmed tablet PC. In another preferred embodiment, the hand-held electronic Bible includes a books button, a memorize button, a dictionary button and a notes button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Selina Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20100073297
    Abstract: A system, method and computer writeable medium for creating a personalized font and which includes an electronic pad exhibiting a display. A stylus pen is manipulated to mark upon at least one field exhibited by the pad on its display. A separate processor operable device incorporates a keyboard, and to which the electronic pad is communicated. In this fashion, the pad is utilized in combination with the keyboard in order to create a personalized font associated with a software writing program of the processor operable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Penny Jean Beckwith, Eric R. Lane, SR.
  • Patent number: 7680334
    Abstract: A method for presenting recognized handwritten symbols includes recognizing a detected handwritten pattern. Recognizing may include comparing the handwritten pattern to templates representing ways of writing symbols and returning a best interpretation of the handwritten pattern. The best interpretation may be based on the pattern of a best template. At least two templates may include different patterns which represent different ways of writing a single symbol, and the patterns of the at least two templates may return different best interpretations when being most similar to the handwritten pattern. The method further includes presenting the pattern of the best template on a screen. A device for implementing the method may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Zi Decuma AB
    Inventors: Erika Oknelid, Magnus Persson
  • Patent number: 7636176
    Abstract: The invention seeks to suitably adjust the amount of a toner reduction in accordance with the type of image (object). To attain this object, an image forming apparatus according to the present invention comprises a discrimination unit for discriminating types of objects contained in input data; and a processing unit for applying reduction processing, which suppresses amount of colorant, to a thin line in a graphics if result of discrimination by said discrimination unit is that an object is a graphic; wherein whether reduction processing is to be executed or not can be selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Mikami
  • Publication number: 20090304283
    Abstract: A processing device may recognize a number of input handwritten strokes, which may represent a mathematical expression, a chemical formula, or other two-dimensional structure. Rewriting rules of a grammar may be applied to the strokes to produce a number of possible recognition results. Each of the possible recognition results has a respective score based on a sum of rewriting rules applied to the strokes to produce respective ones of the possible recognition results. Input may be provided to identify misrecognized strokes and a correct terminal production, or symbol corresponding to the misrecognized strokes. Strokes may be misrecognized for many reasons, including parsing errors, over-grouping or under-grouping of matrices, and improper placement of a recognized terminal production, or symbol, with respect to a root structure. Correction hints may be leveraged for correcting types of errors mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goran Predovic, Bodin Dresevic, Nikola Letic, Milan Vukosavljevic
  • Publication number: 20090284488
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a multi-touch sensitive display. The multi-touch sensitive display displays a graphical user interface having a handwritten region and a menu selection region. The handwritten region receives handwritten inputs. The menu selection region operatively simultaneously provides a menu for switching input types during the handwritten inputs being received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KIM-YEUNG SIP
  • Publication number: 20090279783
    Abstract: An ink manager running at a computer system receives ink information entered at a pen-based input/display device and accumulates the ink information into ink strokes. The ink manager communicates with a handwriting recognition engine and includes an ink phrase termination engine that is configured to detect the occurrence of one or more ink phrase termination events by examining the ink information. Upon the occurrence of an ink phrase termination event, the ink manager notifies the handwriting recognition engine and organizes the preceding ink strokes into an ink phrase data structure. The ink manager may also pass the ink phrase to an application executing on the computer system that is associated with the ink information, and it, in response, may return a reference pointer and a recognition context to the ink manager. The reference pointer and recognition context are then appended to the ink phrase data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Larry S. Yaeger, Richard W. Fabrick, II, Giulia M. Pagallo
  • Publication number: 20090279782
    Abstract: A method for handwriting input includes recognizing a first character inputted by handwriting; providing a plurality of recognition results each with a code based on the recognition of the first character; recognizing a second character inputted by handwriting; and determining the first character based on the recognition of the second character. A handwriting input system for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Yingchao Wu
  • Publication number: 20090245645
    Abstract: A computerized method of recognizing an input hand-drawn table formed by freeform line objects comprises transforming each freeform line object of the table into one of a vertical line segment and a horizontal line segment, generating a grid system based on the vertical and horizontal line segments and converting the generated grid system into a table object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: ZHAOHUI XING
  • Publication number: 20090245646
    Abstract: One way of recognizing online handwritten mathematical expressions is to use a one-pass dynamic programming based symbol decoding generation algorithm. This method embeds segmentation into symbol identification to form a unified framework for symbol recognition. Along with decoding, a symbol graph is produced. Besides accurately recognizing handwritten mathematical expressions, this method can produce high quality symbol graphs. This method uses six knowledge source models to help search for possible symbol hypotheses during the decoding process. Here, knowledge source exponential weights and a symbol insertion penalty are used to weigh the various knowledge source model probabilities to increase accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Shi, Frank Kao-Ping Soong
  • Publication number: 20090226091
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for inputting text. A handwriting area is presented on a touch-sensitive display of a device. A handwritten input is received in the handwriting area. One or more candidates are identified for the handwritten input and presented. An input selecting one of the candidates is received. The selected candidate is presented as a current input in a text input area of the touch sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Deborah Eileen Goldsmith, Leland Douglas Collins, JR., Elizabeth Caroline Furches, Ken Kocienda
  • Publication number: 20090228273
    Abstract: A speech recognition result is displayed for review by a user. If it is incorrect, the user provides pen-based editing marks. An error type and location (within the speech recognition result) are identified based on the pen-based editing marks. An alternative result template is generated, and an N-best alternative list is also generated by applying the template to intermediate recognition results from an automatic speech recognizer. The N-best alternative list is output for use in correcting the speech recognition results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lijuan Wang, Frank Kao-Ping Soong
  • Patent number: 7587087
    Abstract: The invention relates to on-line handwriting recognition. At least one auxiliary line is displayed on a touch sensitive panel. Each of the auxiliary lines constitutes a portion of more than one character of a character set. A character of the character set is drawn on the touch sensitive panel by completing one of the at least one auxiliary line into the character. The drawn character is recognized on the basis of said completion. The invention allows handwriting recognition that is significantly more reliable and easier to use than prior art techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 7564995
    Abstract: An ink manager running at a computer system receives ink information entered at a pen-based input/display device and accumulates the ink information into ink strokes. The ink manager communicates with a handwriting recognition engine and includes an ink phrase termination engine that is configured to detect the occurrence of one or more ink phrase termination events by examining the ink information. Upon the occurrence of an ink phrase termination event, the ink manager notifies the handwriting recognition engine and organizes the preceding ink strokes into an ink phrase data structure. The ink manager may also pass the ink phrase to an application executing on the computer system that is associated with the ink information, and it, in response, may return a reference pointer and a recognition context to the ink manager. The reference pointer and recognition context are then appended to the ink phrase data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Larry S. Yaeger, Richard W. Fabrick, II, Giulia M. Pagallo
  • Patent number: 7561740
    Abstract: A possible portion providing method involving receiving a pattern provided using a movable member, the pattern corresponding to a traveling path of the movable member, and the provided pattern corresponding to a portion of an intended sequence, determining at least one possible sequence which includes the received pattern, and displaying a remaining portion of the at least one possible sequence using a predefined font set for a plurality of components, the predefined font set including a record of a pattern corresponding to the traveling path of the movable member or another movable member for each of the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Laurent Denoue, Patrick Chiu
  • Publication number: 20090160818
    Abstract: A touch system includes a touch panel having a touch surface and a projector for projecting images onto the touch surface. A computer executing an applications program is coupled to the touch panel and the projector. The computer is responsive to contact output generated by the touch panel in response to proximity of a pointer to the touch surface and updates image data conveyed to the projector so that the images presented on the touch surface reflect the pointer activity. The computer executes a gesture responsive ink injection routine to detect when a selected gesture is made with the pointer on the touch surface. The gesture responsive ink injection routine performs recognition to convert ink drawn on the touch surface into a form suitable for the applications program when the selected gesture is recognized and enters the recognized text into the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Keith Correy Wilde, Taco van Ieperen
  • Patent number: 7538771
    Abstract: A mail server extracts a character unregistered in a portable terminal from received mail data and affixes the font data of the character concerned to the mail data or inserts a reading tag indicating the reading (pronunciation) of the character concerned into the mail data. The portable terminal additionally registers the font data affixed to the mail data into a font database before the received mail data are displayed. Furthermore, in the display processing of the mail data, a character for which the corresponding font data is unregistered is replaced by a no-font symbol and then displayed. Furthermore, the font of each character constituting the reading tag is read out and this font is displayed subsequently to the no-font symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nakamura, Teruo Onishi
  • Publication number: 20090123073
    Abstract: A novel symbollogy derived from the lower-case cursive English alphabet (which is compatible with Latin alphabet derived languages), and a multi-step identification program designed to invoke the strengths of the XY Cartesian coordinate mapping system and a specific multi-step identification criteria designed to work in concert so as to allow absolute identification of each symbol. Each symbol is written onto an electronic tablet capable of identifying and distinguishing each individual symbol from a range of possible stroke patterns and then outputting or storing the symbol's assigned English alphabet counterpart. The combination of this symbollogy and recognition program allows high writing speed with the highest possible recognition potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Nelson
  • Patent number: RE40993
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for recognizing typing from typing transducers that provide the typist with only limited tactile feedback of key position. The system includes a typing decoder sensitive to the geometric pattern of a keystroke sequence as well as the distance between individual finger touches and nearby keys. The typing decoder hypothesizes plausible key sequences and compares their geometric pattern to the geometric pattern of corresponding finger touches. It may also hypothesize home row key locations for touches caused by hands resting on or near home row. The resulting pattern match metrics may be combined with character sequence transition probabilities from a spelling model. The typing decoder then chooses the hypothesis sequence with the best cumulative match metric and sends it as key codes or commands to a host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Carl Westerman