Sensing Mechanism In Platen Patents (Class 382/315)
  • Patent number: 9194957
    Abstract: In a method and system for deriving a seed position of a subscriber station in a wireless communications system in supporting unassisted GPS-type position determination is provided, the subscriber station receives overhead messages from the wireless communications system, and derives the seed position from the parameter values. The subscriber station may use a data structure in its memory and map possible parameter values to corresponding positions that may serve as the seed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Neal Rowitch, Chang S. Row, Ann Yun-En Tien, Sanjeev Khushu
  • 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: 8873858
    Abstract: A device includes a display having touch sensitive display surface that is responsive to pen-based user input, and a control unit that is bidirectionally coupled to the display. The control unit is responsive to a user selecting displayed text from a first display location using the pen, and is further responsive to a first signal generated using the pen, to copy the selected displayed text to a buffer associated with a text window and to display the copied text in the text window. The control unit is further responsive to the user selecting a second display location using the pen, and to a second signal, to copy the displayed text from the text window to the second display location, thereby implementing a copy and paste function. A cut and paste function may also be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: RPX Corporation
    Inventor: Shijun Yuan
  • Patent number: 8833658
    Abstract: An improved document or ID card scanner for imaging documents and decoding coded indicia such as bar codes and magnetic strips is disclosed. The scanner incorporates an internal motor and automatic multi-pass scanning function to quickly and accurately capture all data on a document. During these passes the document is imaged under a number of different lighting conditions and a magnetic strip is read multiple times. The document scanner can perform scans as the document moves in forward and reverse directions; and each scan occurs at a speed optimized to the particular scanning method and direction of the current pass. During the multiple passes, the document is scanned and or read at varying speeds for reliability and for different purposes as detailed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: E-Seek, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Lebaschi, Haksoo Kim, Chung Yong Suh
  • Patent number: 8787706
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus, device, system, and method. In an embodiment, a human wearable apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an annotation environment capture device operable to generate information indicative of a recognizable aspect of an item and an annotating device operable to generate information indicative of a user expression associated with the recognizable aspect of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8717643
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a drive source, a speed change mechanism provided in a transmission unit that transmits a driving force from the drive source to a scanning drive unit. The speed change mechanism is configured to change a transmission ratio of the transmission unit by selectively bringing one of first and second couplings into a connected state. The image reading apparatus further includes a selector configured to selectively bring one of the first and second couplings into the connected state, a detector configured to detect the connected state of the second coupling, and a controller configured to control a scanning position of the reading unit based on the transmission ratio changed via the second coupling after the detector detects the connected state of the second coupling after the selector changes selection from the first coupling to the second coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mizuki Hayakawa, Atsushi Miyahara
  • Patent number: 8526767
    Abstract: A state machine gesture recognition algorithm for interpreting streams of coordinates received from a touch sensor. The gesture recognition code can be written in a high level language such as C and then compiled and embedded in a microcontroller chip, or CPU chip as desired. The gesture recognition code can be loaded into the same chip that interprets the touch signals from the touch sensor and generates the time series data, e.g. a microcontroller, or other programmable logic device such as a field programmable gate array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Bowens
  • Patent number: 8508523
    Abstract: A display control unit performs a control of displaying first image information on a display unit. An electric-power supply unit converts thermal energy generated from a body temperature of a user into electric power upon the user contacting the electric-power supply unit, and supplies the electric power to the display control unit. A determination unit determines whether the user is in contact with the electric-power supply unit. When it is determined that the user is not in contact with the electric-power supply unit, the display control unit performs a control of rewriting the first image information displayed on the display unit with second image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Nemoto, Hiroki Ohkubo, Yuji Matsuda, Yusuke Ozaki, Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8488916
    Abstract: Described herein is an interactive digital software program and hardware that enables rapid acquisition of textual or audio subject matter, its conversion to editable text and immediate compression into a user understandable summary. The software program maximizes “time on task” while minimizing the time-consuming steps of “concept capture” and “compression”. The instant invention provides an accurate condensate of textual subject matter in a fraction of the time it would take to prepare such a document by manual note taking. In a single step, mobile devices such as cameras, camera phones, tablets, iPODs™, scanners and the like rapidly capture textual images convert them to OCR and to a user understandable summary in a fraction of the time it takes to process such a document by manual note taking. With more study time available for repetitious practice of the lesson, the user improves preparedness and performance on tests and presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: David S Terman
  • Patent number: 8456717
    Abstract: A method of scanning comprises detecting a document on a scanning device scanning surface, wherein the document lies directly on the scanning device scanning surface; detecting pressure on the scanning device scanning surface to scan a region of the document; detecting a first point pressure of a first point and a second point pressure of a second point; connecting the first point and the second point, the connecting the first point and the second point forming a boundary between a first document region and a second document region; and receiving a scan instruction to scan at least one of the first region of the document and the second region of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lydia M. Do, Lisa M. Seacat, Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 8340476
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus, device, method, and computer program product. In an embodiment, a device includes a handheld writing device that includes a writing element, and a writing detector module operable to generate information indicative of a handwriting movement of the writing element. The device also includes a context detector module operable to generate information indicative of a content portion of a document proximate to the handwriting movement of the writing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8290313
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus, device, method, and computer program product. In an embodiment, a device includes a handheld writing device that includes a writing element, and a writing detector module operable to generate information indicative of a handwriting movement of the writing element. The device also includes a context detector module operable to generate information indicative of a content portion of a document proximate to the handwriting movement of the writing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8270775
    Abstract: A system and method of recognizing absolute coordinates are provided. The absolute coordinate recognition system includes: a pattern recording medium in which each cell is diagrammatized, and a predetermined microcode is allocated to the pattern formed by each arrangement of the diagrammatized cells; a pattern sensing unit recognizing the microcode by sensing the pattern; and a signal processing unit calculating the position of the pattern sensing unit on the pattern recording medium, from the sensed pattern. By constructing the simpler patterns of the pattern recording medium, the absolute coordinate recognition system and method therefor enable imaging system and image sensor with not-high resolutions to recognize the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Finger System, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Young Yang, Seung Gol Lee, Sang Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8259366
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a drive source, a speed change mechanism provided in a transmission unit that transmits a driving force from the drive source to a scanning drive unit. The speed change mechanism is configured to change a transmission ratio of the transmission unit by selectively bringing one of first and second couplings into a connected state. The image reading apparatus further includes a selector configured to selectively bring one of the first and second couplings into the connected state, a detector configured to detect the connected state of the second coupling, and a controller configured to control a scanning position of the reading unit based on the transmission ratio changed via the second coupling after the detector detects the connected state of the second coupling after the selector changes selection from the first coupling to the second coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mizuki Hayakawa, Atsushi Miyahara
  • Patent number: 8244074
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus, device, method, and computer program product. In an embodiment, a device includes a handheld writing device that includes a writing element, and a writing detector module operable to generate information indicative of a handwriting movement of the writing element. The device also includes a context detector module operable to generate information indicative of a content portion of a document proximate to the handwriting movement of the writing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8229252
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus, device, system, computer-program product, and method. In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes receiving an annotation environment signal that includes a context information indicative of a recognizable aspect of an item. The method also includes receiving an expression signal that includes an annotation information indicative of a user expression associated with the recognizable aspect of the item. The method further includes electronically associating the context information indicative of a recognizable aspect of an item and the annotation information indicative of a user expression associated with the recognizable aspect of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8218202
    Abstract: Multiple images are combined where the images exhibit variations in illumination between one another. The images are of the same portion of an object, and each image is represented by a set of image data. A comparative data transform is applied to each set of image data, such that the transformed comparative image data isolates and preserves first variations in the illumination between the images but suppresses second differences in illumination between the images. At least one normalization transform is determined from the transformed comparative image data sets. When applied to at least one of the image data sets, the at least one normalization transform minimizes the variation in illumination between the image data sets. Each determined normalization transform is applied to the at least one of the image data sets. The normalized sets of image data are transformed to a single image of the portion of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Hunter, Stephen Pollard
  • Patent number: 8189922
    Abstract: A technique that facilitates modifying (e.g., erasing or smudging) digital ink includes selecting a digital ink drying time based on a selected digital ink type. An ink stroke associated with the selected digital ink type is then tracked. The ink stroke may then be modified, prior to an end of the digital ink drying time, without using a dedicated tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Just Tyler Dubs
  • Patent number: 8115439
    Abstract: A system for moving robots in accordance with a predetermined algorithm. The system includes: a surface having a position-coding pattern which identifies the surface; mobile robots for moving across the surface, each robot being configured for sensing and decoding the position-coding pattern; and a computer system in communication with the mobile robots. The computer system is configured to send instructions for moving each mobile robot relative to the surface in response to position information corresponding to that mobile robot. Further, the computer system is configured to determine instructions for moving each mobile robot using a predetermined algorithm. The predetermined algorithm is selected on the basis of the identity of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Zhenya Alexander Yourlo, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8111433
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a reference member, a reading unit, a first reference value setting unit, a detecting unit, a second reference value setting unit, a determining unit, and a pixel value setting unit. The reading unit obtains image data and reference data. The first reference value setting unit sets a first reference value based on the reference data. The detecting unit detects a usage state of the reading unit. The second reference value setting unit sets a second reference value in accordance with the usage state. If the determining unit determines that the first reference value is in a predetermined condition, the pixel value setting unit sets a pixel value based on the image data and the first reference value; otherwise, the pixel value setting unit sets the pixel value based on the image data and the second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 8103069
    Abstract: A registration apparatus includes: display control means for controlling display means to display a body part reflected on an image pickup surface and where the body part should be placed on the image pickup surface; driver means for driving a light source to emit light specific to a verification object inside the body part, the verification object being used for verification; extraction means for extracting a pattern of the verification object reflected on the image pickup surface as a result of emitting the light; and registration means for registering in storage means the pattern extracted by the extraction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Asano
  • Patent number: 8005275
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pointer tool for connecting to a display device, comprising a number of sensors elements being positioned on a two dimensional surface, for measuring a predetermined parameter at a surface, the measured quantity being sampled at a chosen rate, and calculating means for comparing the measurements from the sensor elements for detection of movements in two dimensions over the elements based on changes in the measured parameter, the time between the changes and the known relative positions between the sensor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventors: Stig Mathiassen, Svein Mathiassen, Jon Nysaether
  • Patent number: 7982898
    Abstract: A method of creating a printed interactive document using a printer connected to a computer. The method includes the steps of: receiving a print request for the interactive document at the computer; requesting and retrieving a unique document identity to a server in response to the print request; indexing the document with the unique document identity and archiving the indexed document in a database; sending the unique document identity and the document to the printer; and printing the graphic content together with coded data coincident with the graphic content onto a substrate so as to create the printed interactive document. The coded data identifies the unique document identity and a plurality of locations on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7876980
    Abstract: The resolution, frame rate, or both can be improved when imaging moving subjects in an imaging apparatus using a CMOS image sensor. The imaging apparatus has an image sensor having a two-dimensional array of pixels. Each of the pixels includes an element operable to produce an electric charge by photoelectrically converting light from an imaged subject and a part operable to accumulate the produced charge and output an accumulated charge or a signal representing the accumulated charge. The imaging apparatus also has an area control unit operable to define a specified area of the image sensor containing a plurality of pixels and an area density control unit operable to specify a density of pixels read from the specified area defined by the area control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Chiba, Kazuo Okamoto, Yuji Nagaishi, Tatsuro Juri
  • Patent number: 7800795
    Abstract: An original comprises a first page and a second page as disposed face-down on the platen surface of an image-processing device. The platen is scanned to form a platen image. The positions of two diagonally-opposite corners of the original are determined based on a fixed platen reference point. An original image is formed by cropping the platen image based on the positions of the two original corners. The size and position of either one selected page or both pages are determined based on the two original corner positions. When the image of only one selected page is desired, the image of the selected page is formed by cropping the original image based on the size and position of the selected page. When the images of both pages are desired, the images of both pages are formed by cropping the original image based on the sizes and positions of both pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy R Kelly, Paul R Conlon
  • Patent number: 7751653
    Abstract: A method for providing an intensity or brightness measurement using a digital image-capturing device comprising: selecting a target area within a field of view of the image-capturing device, the target area containing pixels; determining the brightness of pixels in the target area; accumulating the brightness values of the pixels in the target area; and determining a pixel value representative of the pixels in the target area. A device for making color measurements comprising an image-capture device, a processor or logic device, and a memory location for accumulating color data, and the processor or logic device is programmed to perform color measurements by accumulating the data for pixels located in the target area in memory, and determining a representative color value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Color Savvy Systems Limited
    Inventors: Gary N. Bodnar, Christopher H. Pearson, Donald J. Staufenberg, Joshua M. Broehl, Bryan M. Shova, Ronald J. Duke, Karl F. Seibert
  • Patent number: 7697001
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to the creation of an ink font. Based on characteristics of handwritten characters, the collection of characters may be scaled so as to adjust the size of the font to match predefined size values or relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Zhouchen Lin
  • Patent number: 7623847
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7526109
    Abstract: An input device with an optical scanner for use in capturing biometric images such as fingerprints. The user places the biometric image on the platen window. Movement of the platen window causes a scan head to move and allows the scan head to scan the biometric image and capture a series of scan lines. The series of scan lines are combined together to form an image representative of the biometric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Bohn, Derek L. Knee
  • Patent number: 7483596
    Abstract: Methods to capture a digital image are disclosed. Embodiments include methods for taking multiple color data readings with a series of sensing elements in one collecting location during a single exposure, associating the collecting location with a pixel, and calculating a color value for the pixel based on the multiple color data readings. The method may include directing light successively to the sensing elements of the series of sensing elements within one exposure via reflective optics. The method may include determining that a sensing element of the series of sensing elements is defective. The method may include redirecting light to align a non-defective sensing element of the series of sensing elements with the collecting location. The non-defective sensing element and the defective sensing element may be associated with the same color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Bornstein, Anthony Cappa Spielberg
  • Patent number: 7418160
    Abstract: Device for processing of information, which device comprises a processor and, connected to the processor, a reading unit for electronic reading of information on a surface, which is provided with a position code which codes a plurality of positions on the surface. The device reads the position code, associates a position code for coded positions within a value area defined on the surface with values in a set of values which includes a plurality of values, and initiates the generation of a control signal whose level is related to a value associated with a read-off position code. Method for processing of position data obtained from said surface. According to the method, the position code is read for a coded position which lies within the value area; the value in the set of values which is associated with the read-off coded position is determined; and the generation of a control signal is initiated, the level of which control signal is related to the determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Anoto AB
    Inventor: Stefan Lynggaard
  • Patent number: 7409090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handwritten character input device and handwritten input character processing method enabling easy selection of a text input area and reliable input of handwritten characters, regardless of where the text input area is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 7403644
    Abstract: An input device with an optical scanner for use in capturing biometric images such as fingerprints. The user places the biometric image on the platen window. Movement of the platen window allows a scan head to scan the biometric image and capture a series of scan lines. The series of scan lines are combined together to form an image representative of the biometric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Bohn, Derek L. Knee
  • Patent number: 7400785
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for associating images. In one embodiment, a system and a method pertain to capturing an image of image association data, capturing other images to which the image association data is relevant, and associating the other images such that each of the other images will have a file name that is reflective of the captured image association data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William Robert Haas, Kirk Steven Tecu, Dave Boll
  • Patent number: 7363023
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. A V-shaped groove is provided adjacent an operation panel, the V-shaped groove containing a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward. The V-shaped groove may contain a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321756
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321758
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321760
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321759
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel, a V-shaped groove is provided which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321757
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7315724
    Abstract: An original comprises a first page and a second page as disposed face-down on the platen surface of an image-processing device. The platen is scanned to form a platen image. The positions of two diagonally-opposite corners of the original are determined based on a fixed platen reference point. An original image is formed by cropping the platen image based on the positions of the two original corners. The size and position of either one selected page or both pages are determined based on the two original corner positions. When the image of only one selected page is desired, the image of the selected page is formed by cropping the original image based on the size and position of the selected page. When the images of both pages are desired, the images of both pages are formed by cropping the original image based on the sizes and positions of both pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy R. Kelly, Paul R. Conlon
  • Patent number: 7308121
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pointer tool for connecting to a display device, comprising a number of sensors elements being positioned on a two-dimensional surface, for measuring a predetermined parameter at a surface, the measured quantity being sampled at a chosen rate, and calculating means for comparing the measurements from the sensor elements for detection of movements in two dimension over the elements based on changes in the measured parameter, the time between the changes and the known relative positions between the sensor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Idex Asa
    Inventors: Stig Mathiassen, Svein Mathiassen, Jon Nysaether
  • Patent number: 7224996
    Abstract: A mobile information device has an operation unit which detects an operation by a user, a detection unit which detects a predetermined state when operated by the user, and a control unit which validates or invalidates the operation of the operation unit, depending on whether the predetermined state is detected or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masayoshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7203365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to storing information including electronic ink. Ink is stored in a data structure that permits later retrieval by applications. The ink includes stroke information and property information. Properties may be defined specifically for some strokes or may be stored in a tablet and referenced by one or more indices. Using tables and indices helps minimize the size of the data structure used to store the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bodin Dresevic, Rudolph Balaz, Donald D. Karlov
  • Patent number: 7196828
    Abstract: A scanner having a chassis and a body, the body containing a base portion and a document lid. The body is movably connected to the chassis by a connection element, allowing the body to move from a substantially horizontal operative position to a substantially vertical rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Rubner, Bavo Debusschere
  • Patent number: 7133638
    Abstract: An original comprises a first page and a second page as disposed face-down on the platen surface of an image-processing device. The platen is scanned to form a platen image. The positions of two diagonally-opposite corners of the original are determined based on a fixed platen reference point. An original image is formed by cropping the platen image based on the positions of the two original corners. The size and position of either one selected page or both pages are determined based on the two original corner positions. When the image of only one selected page is desired, the image of the selected page is formed by cropping the original image based on the size and position of the selected page. When the images of both pages are desired, the images of both pages are formed by cropping the original image based on the sizes and positions of both pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy R. Kelly, Paul R. Conlon
  • Patent number: 7123239
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling user interaction with computer software running in a computer system. The user is provided with an interface surface containing information relating to the computer software and including coded data indicative of at least one interactive element relating to the computer software. A sensing device in the form of an optically sensing stylus contains identifying data indicative of an identity of the user. When the user writes with the stylus, or uses it as a pointer, an operative end of the stylus is brought into contact with the interface surface. The sensing device senses indicating data indicative of the at least one interactive element using at least some of the coded data. The computer system receives the identifying data and the indicating data from the sensing device. The interactive element is identified in the computer system using the indicating data, and user data is identified using the identifying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7031030
    Abstract: A image reading device is activated by the light interference of a light path. The image reading device comprises at least a image sensing element, a picture and a image changing mechanism such as a picture conveying module, picture rotating module, a hole or a soft button with picture in the inner side. The user may use finger or other objects to interfere the image generated in the image sensing element. By detecting the changes of the image, a predetermined activation process of the image reading device is therefore started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventors: Hsi-Min Chen, Jung-Chou Lin, Te-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 7019872
    Abstract: A scanner comprises a transparent platen mounted on a housing, and an object-imaging device within the housing mounted for longitudinal movement relative to the platen and an object supported thereby. The object-imaging device is rotatable about a transverse axis and comprises an aperture for receiving light reflected from the object. The object-imaging device has a travel distance between a home end position and a back end position, the travel distance comprising a central portion and at least one end portion. The scanner further comprises a mechanism operatively associated with the object-imaging device for rotating the device about the transverse axis thereof in response to movement of the device within the at least one end portion of the travel distance, the device being rotated in a direction so that the light-receiving aperture is rotated away from the central portion of the travel distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William Robert Haas, Kirk Steven Tecu, Dave Boll
  • Patent number: 6967749
    Abstract: A duplex scanner capable of calibrating the two-sided documents comprises an automatic document feeder (ADF), an upper carriage and an upper calibration paper. The upper carriage is installed in the ADF and the upper calibration paper is installed under the upper carriage. Alternatively, the upper carriage is movable installed in the ADF while the upper calibration paper is fixed in the duplex scanner and corresponding to the upper carriage. Before image scanning, the relative motion between the upper carriage and the first calibration paper is generated for calibrating the light beam information. According to the invention, the effects of the contaminated upper calibration paper for the calibration of the light beam information can be reduced, and the quality of the scanning image is greatly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Avision, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chen