Data Organization And Access Thereof (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.031)
  • Patent number: 9563192
    Abstract: A software workstation and method configured to employ appended metadata in an industrial automation software of an industrial automation environment are provided. The software workstation in one example includes an interface configured to interact with a user and communicate with an industrial automation system including the industrial automation software and a processing system coupled to the interface, with the processing system configured to obtain a metadata information, generate at least one metadata instance from the metadata information, associate the at least one metadata instance with one or more predetermined objects in the industrial automation software, and store the at least one metadata instance and the association as part of the industrial automation software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrie E. Sauvain
  • Patent number: 8938437
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a project search system, implemented on one or more computer systems, comprising two or more stored projects represented by electronically stored, computer-accessible data that are stored in a project-database component; a project-comparator subsystem, executed on the one or more computer systems, that generates a similarity metric for two electronically-represented projects input to the project-comparator subsystem; and a project search engine, executed on the one or more computer systems, that receives data that represents an input project, identifies, by pairwise comparison of the stored projects with the input project using the project-comparator subsystem, one or more stored projects with greatest similarity to the input project, and outputs, to a graphical interface displayed on a computer display or to an application program, indications of the one or more stored projects with greatest similarity to the input project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Marianne Hickey, David Trastour, Andrew Byde, Maher Rahmouni, Claudio Bartolini
  • Publication number: 20140289263
    Abstract: According to example configurations, a digital asset manager receives a digital asset. The digital asset manager generates multiple sets of thumbnail data based on the digital asset. Each of the multiple sets of thumbnail data can be encoded to support display of a different thumbnail resolution of the digital asset. The digital asset manager initiates storage of the multiple sets of thumbnail data in a unit of storage of a repository. The unit of storage can be pre-allocated for storing the multiple sets of thumbnail data associated with the digital asset. Accordingly, in lieu of storing data for each thumbnail in a different file as in conventional methods, configurations herein can include storing thumbnail data in the same unit of storage or file. Thus, multiple sets of thumbnail data for a corresponding digital asset can be stored in a single file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Tapani Juha Otala
  • Publication number: 20130144893
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an approach to automated recurring concept extraction, from a plurality of input data models (schemas) is presented. The approach converts input data models to graphs, with typed elements. The graphs are mined for closed subgraphs that have a defined minimum support. The identified subgraphs can be filtered with a relevance metric. These subgraphs are converted to schemas or an appropriate representation, and stored for reuse in a repository. The repository can be used to automate further transformation or mapping of schemas presented to a system that uses the repository. In one example, the repository is used in a schema covering process to perform schema transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Konrad Voigt, Peter Mucha
  • Publication number: 20130073571
    Abstract: Methods for developing an ontology of pharmacogenomics (PGx) relationships starting from a lexicon of key pharmacogenomic entities and a syntactic parse is described. The syntactic structure of PGx statements is used to systematically extract commonly occurring relationships and to map them to a common schema. In an embodiment, extracted relationships have a 70-87.7% precision and involve not only key PGx entities such as genes, drugs, and phenotypes (e.g., VKORCl, warfarin, clotting disorder), but also critical entities that are frequently modified by these key entities (e.g., VKORCl polymorphism, warfarin response, clotting disorder treatment).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Adrien Coulet, Nigam H. Shah, Yael Garten, Mark Musen, Russ B. Altman
  • Publication number: 20130060790
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting outliers. A method may include selecting, from a first subset of digital objects, a second subset of digital objects, sorting the first subset of digital objects according to a similarity to at least some of the objects included in the second subset, and, designating at least one digital object included in the first subset as an outlier based on the sorting. A similarity value indicative of a level of similarity between an object and a reference object may be associated with the object. A set of objects may be sorted according to their associated similarity values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Michael CHERTOK, Adi Pinhas
  • Publication number: 20130041903
    Abstract: Digital media categorization can include receiving information including a plurality of media objects and a metadata tag descriptive of at least a first media object; comparing the first media object with a second media object; and selectively associating the first media object's metadata tag with the second media object based on a result of the comparison. Each media object can include a digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: APPLE INC.
  • Publication number: 20120290589
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for performing a content search performs search for contents that match a predetermined search condition, generates list data of identification information corresponding to the found contents, wherein identification information corresponding to contents that were newly found while the search is being performed is added to the list data that has been generated so far, in accordance with a sorting condition, repeatedly sorts a sequence of the identification information included in the list data in accordance with a predetermined timing. The identification information corresponding to contents that were newly found is added to the list data without conforming to the sorting condition, from when the sorting was performed by the sorting unit until when the sorting is performed next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Kubo
  • Publication number: 20120239661
    Abstract: A unique application within Video that allows for user generated Meta-tagging to be delivered in real time to individual clips is provided. This meta-tag creates its own tail based upon the user generated words population, which is searchable via a “spider network” that runs invisible behind the web pages of the site. These same “tagged” words are broadcast over various delivery networks including but not limited to live feeds from SMS, MMS, News Feeds within Community Web Sites, Video Sharing Web Sites, Widget applications any other forms of electronic communication that are dropped in real time to identified users and friends of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick Giblin
  • Publication number: 20120203651
    Abstract: A method for tagging images comprises embedding a code into a template file of a website, executing the code to activate the image by overlaying a tagging interface on the image, placing a tag within the image, and storing a copy of the tag in a database supported by a remote server. A unique random string of characters is generated as a function name before data is posted to the remote server and on response executes a string function to allow the tag to be displayed on the website and the copy of the tag be posted to the remote server while maintain system security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Nathan Leggatt
  • Publication number: 20120110035
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for constructing objects within a cache system thereby allowing the cache system to respond to requested objects that are not initially available within the cache system. One embodiment of the invention caches image files, where the images are divided into components and stored in a format that allows identification and access to the components. The cache system determines that an object, such as an image file, is missing from the cache memory, locates sufficient components from the cache memory and/or external storage, and constructs the object from the located components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ron Abraham Gut, Alexis Paul Tzannes, Edmund Campion Reiter
  • Publication number: 20120023103
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of generating annotation tags (28) for a digital image (22) includes maintaining a library (16) of human-meaningful words or phrases organized as category entries (72) according to a number of defined image description categories (70), and receiving context metadata (20) associated with the capture of a given digital image (22). The method further includes selecting particular category entries (72-1, 72-2) as vocabulary metadata (24) for the digital image (22) by mapping the context metadata (20) into the library (16), and generating annotation tags (28) for the digital image (22) by logically combining the vocabulary metadata (24) according to a defined set of deductive logic rules (30) that are predicated on the defined image description categories (70). In another embodiment, a processing apparatus (12), such as a digital processor (18, 26) and supporting memory (14), etc., is configured to carry out the above method, or to carry out variations of the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Joakim Soderberg, Jonas Bjork, Andreas Fasbender
  • Publication number: 20110320457
    Abstract: An image file for storing a still digital image and metadata related to the still digital image, the image file including digital image data representing the still digital image, and metadata that categorizes the still digital image as an important digital image, wherein the categorization uses a range of levels and the range of levels includes at least three different integer values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Tomasz A. Matraszek, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Publication number: 20110289085
    Abstract: In a recording method, in particular, for recording still pictures, while classifying the still pictures and managing the still pictures classified, wherein still picture data and management information for managing that still picture data are recorded therein. The management information includes information for classifying the still picture data into a classifying unit, each, and also includes a file format of the still picture data classified into the classifying unit mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20110282831
    Abstract: A device including a virtual drive system is provided. An image file can be identified as an ordinary physical disk drive via the device. The device includes a storage unit, an image management unit, and an operating-system interface. The storage unit is configured to store at least one image file. The image management unit includes an image management program which can manage the image files to be selected. The operating-system interface is connected by electrical signals with an operating-system apparatus and is controlled by the image management program to send a controlling signal to the operating-system apparatus. Therefore, the operating-system apparatus can identify as many physical disk drives as the corresponding selected image files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: National Chip Implementation Center National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Huang, Chien-Ming Wu, Wei-De Chien, Wei-Chang Tsai, Chin-Long Wey, Yu-Tsang Chang
  • Publication number: 20110222761
    Abstract: Capturing complex artistic intent for an image having image data for multiple pixels. Plural look algorithms are defined, where each look algorithm applies color adjustments to one or more colors to produce corresponding output colors. An artistic intent is identified for each pixel of the image, where the artistic intent is constituted by chained application of one or more of the look algorithms. Information identifying the artistic intent for each pixel of the image is stored in a format that stores the artistic intent identification information together with the image data for each pixel of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: John S. Haikin
  • Publication number: 20110202531
    Abstract: A method for tagging digital media is described. The method includes selecting a digital media and selecting region within the digital media. The method may further include associating a person or entity with the selected region and sending a notification of the association the person or entity or a different person or entity. The method may further include sending advertising with the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Sittig, Scott Marlette
  • Publication number: 20110193975
    Abstract: An image inputting apparatus includes: an input unit that inputs an original image file including at least an image data region in which image data is stored and an appended information region; a decision unit that decides whether or not falsification of the original image file is prohibited, based upon the appended information; a file modification unit that modifies the original image file to create a new image file in which the appended information region is expanded; and a store control unit that disallows the file modification unit to create the new image file and stores the original image file just as it is if the decision unit has decided that falsification of the inputted original image file is prohibited, and that makes the file modification unit create the new image file and stores the new image file if the decision unit has decided that falsification of the inputted original image file is not prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Hiromi Kuwata, Hiroyuki Akiya, Shutaro Teramoto, Kazuhira Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 7992082
    Abstract: Embodiments of a computer system which determines information associated with documents are described. During operation, this computer system receives documents (such as images). Then, the computer system determines a first set of editing instructions and classification information associated with the documents using image-processing software. Next, the computer system receives a second set of editing instructions and classification information associated with the documents. Note that the second set of editing instructions and classification information are generated by a group of individuals and include modifications and additions to the first set of editing instructions and classification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Primatech Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Weiss
  • Publication number: 20110184980
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an image is provided. The apparatus including a storage unit for storing an image, a receiving unit for receiving an event associated with a predetermined image from an external device, an additional information extracting unit for extracting additional information from the stored image, a filtering unit for selecting at least one image corresponding to the event through filtering, and a transmission unit for transmitting the selected image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-guk JEONG, Soo-hong PARK, Hui MIAO
  • Patent number: 7904447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for directing data access in a local system. The method includes steps of obtaining sharing metadata from the local system by a remote application, wherein the sharing metadata comprises local access path information for accessing a shared data resource associated with the local system, generating, by the remote application, a local access path for the shared data resource from the local access path information, requesting, by the remote application, that a data access application on the local system perform a data operation on the shared data resource, wherein the remote application provides the local access path to the data access application, and receiving the result of the data operation from the data access application, wherein the data access application performs the data operation on the shared data resource using the local access path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Kent S. Russell, Mark Richard Tyler, Bradley Gary Keck, Wei Wang, Louis Francisco daRosa, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110016150
    Abstract: A system for tagging multiple digital images includes an electronic device having a display for rendering digital images. An interface in the electronic device receives an input of an area of interest within one of the rendered images, and receives a selection of images from among the rendered images to be associated with the area of interest. An input device in the electronic device receives a tag input based on the area of interest to be applied to the associated images. In one embodiment, the input device is a keypad that receives a manual tag input. Alternatively, portions of the rendered images may be transmitted to a network server. The server may compare the image portions to a reference database to identify the subject matter of the image portions, and generate a plurality of suggested tags based on the subject matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jimmy Engström, Bo Larsson
  • Publication number: 20100325117
    Abstract: Content signal recognition is based on a multi-axis filtering of the content signal. The signatures are calculated, formed into data structures and organized in a database for quick searching and matching operations used in content recognition. For content recognition, signals are sampled and transformed into signatures using the multi axis filter. The database is searched to recognize the signals as part of a content item in the database. Using the content identification, content metadata is retrieved and provided for a variety of applications. In one application, the metadata is provided in response to a content identification request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Ravi K. Sharma
  • Publication number: 20100293132
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for detecting and/or predicting maladies in humans and animals. Electronic copies of second order output are collected and compared to a symptoms database storing data ranges describing symptoms. When the second order output lies outside a data range, a symptom associated with the data range is retrieved. The onset of a malady associated with the symptom is then predicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Steven N. Tischer, David Gibbon, N. L. Schryer, Christopher Volinsky
  • Publication number: 20100284566
    Abstract: A land mark used as a key for organizing images captured by, e.g., a digital camera is adequately selected. A association degree adding section (107) weights each landmark according to the degree of association between the captured still image and the landmark by using the distance between the landmark and the imaging place received from a landmark distance calculating section (105) and the distance HL between the imaging place and the address of the residence of the imaging person received from a parameter acquiring section (106). A landmark specifying section (108) specifies one or more landmarks added to the still image from among the landmarks weighted by the association degree adding section (107) and writes them at predetermined positions of the image data on the still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Kenji Hisatomi, Shogo Hamasaki, Takahiro Higashimura
  • Publication number: 20100280871
    Abstract: An ATM exception balancing system is disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide a method of resolving image ATM transaction exceptions and enabling reconcilement of ATM transactions. An exception record can be created and stored for each batch of image ATM transactions wherein the credit and the debit for the batch of image ATM transactions do not match, and the exception record can be displayed to an analyst. Input can be received from the analyst indicating a resolution of an exception. Possible resolutions can include a general ledger entry, a customer adjustment, and/or an ICA/WIP entry. The system can optionally provide for reporting and performance analysis. Image ATM cash transactions, image ATM check transactions, or both, can be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Goertz, Ivette Yoshida, Susan Joslin, Tony Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20100277611
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are systems and methods for automatically generating tags for digital content, such as digital images from a digital camera or camcorder. Further, the system can automatically determine who or what may be in digital content. Further details and features are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Adam Holt, Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20100260426
    Abstract: Implementations relate to systems and methods for real-time image recognition and mobile visual searching. A mobile device, such as a cellular phone, acquires an image and pre-processes the acquired image to generate a visual search query based on objects detected in the acquired image. The visual search query includes the acquired image or a query image extracted therefrom and metadata associated with the detected objects. The mobile device wirelessly communicates the visual search query to a remote server, and in response to the visual search query, the remote server recognizes an object in the query image based on the associated metadata. The remote server then generates information content based on the recognized object and communicates the information content to the mobile device to be presented via the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph Jyh-Huei HUANG, Chang YONG, Hsiang-Tsun LI, Devender Akira YAMAKAWA, Jose Ricardo DOS SANTOS
  • Publication number: 20100235356
    Abstract: A measurement of an object from which data is collected may be determined. A scale of the object may be determined by determining the absolute or relative magnitude of the object in comparison to a magnitude of surrounding objects such as the total magnitude of the illustration. An appropriate container shape and size for the object may be determined by searching for a container size with a scale similar to the scale of the object. The object may be stored in a database with the appropriate container shape, size and the scale being attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Eyal Ofek
  • Publication number: 20100223165
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for annotating financial transactions. For example, one embodiment of the invention provides a financial institution's computer apparatus having a memory communicably coupled to a processor. In one embodiment, the memory device includes information regarding a plurality of bank accounts stored therein, and the processing device is configured to receive an indication of a transaction involving a first bank account stored in the memory device, send a request for ancillary information about the transaction to a party associated with the first bank account, receive ancillary information, such as a photograph of a product purchased in the transaction, from the party associated with the first bank account, and associate, in the memory device, the received ancillary information with the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Calman, Elizabeth Votaw
  • Publication number: 20100191459
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and system for improving navigation using mobile devices by adding previously captured media to navigation maps provided by mobile device. Added media include still images and video clips. Media captured at the same location using various camera orientations are available in an image database. Images in database include metadata indicating location, orientation and other parameters associated with each image. User location and pose are matched against metadata indicating location and camera orientation of captured images. User motion may also be matched to metadata indicating camera motion of stored video clips. Other parameters like lighting, seasonal factors, and tasks of walking, biking or driving may also be matched. User pose may be derived from an accelerometer embedded in the mobile device. Some or all of user parameters desired by user may be directly input to mobile device by user instead of being automatically detected by mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Scott Carter, Laurent Denoue, Arttu Perttula
  • Publication number: 20100191540
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for equitably assigning medical images for examination. Data describing a medical image study that is pending examination is obtained from a medical data server. The medical image study is assigned for examination by at least one of a plurality of users based on preferences associated with each of the users and a relative complexity value determined for the medical image study. Data describing the assignments is sent to a client. The client is configured to display at least one worklist. Each worklist is associated with a user and describes the one or more medical image studies that have been assigned to the user for examination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Michael B. Esposito
  • Patent number: 7756334
    Abstract: A person-based digital photo clustering method, medium, and apparatus and a person-based digital photo albuming method, medium, and apparatus. The clustering method may include detecting a face area from photo data, extracting predetermined content-based face feature value information from the detected face area, obtaining person-based photo clustering hint information, and performing person-based clustering by applying photo clustering hint information to the extracted content-based face feature value information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Industrial Cooperation Group
    Inventors: Sangkyun Kim, Jiyeun Kim, Youngsu Moon, Yongman Ro, Seungji Yang
  • Publication number: 20100125603
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining media item privacy settings may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive media item capture data associated with a media item. The media item capture data may include at least a capture location. The processor may also be configured to identify a privacy context that corresponds to the media item capture data. In this regard, the capture location of the media item capture data may be within a geographic zone of the privacy context. The processor may be further configured to determine a privacy setting for the media item based on the corresponding privacy context, and, in some embodiments, control access to the media item in accordance with the determined privacy setting. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Jaakko Lehikoinen, Petri Piippo, Juha Arrasvuori, Severi Uusitalo
  • Publication number: 20100121881
    Abstract: Images transferred and received via a mobile device are logged. At a network node, images transferred to or from the mobile device are received and then stored on a network data storage device. Access to the images on the network data storage device is provided only to an authorized user. The images may be saved within a sliding time window. An authorized user may restrict future communication between the mobile device and another mobile device which received or sent an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: William O'Hern
  • Publication number: 20100115012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for defining content at the point of purchase of a digital display device (“DDD”), such as a digital picture frame, and for managing content for the DDD. These methods may include the following steps of: defining content for a DDD by a first DDD content provider at a point of purchase; associating a frame content ID with the defined content; and programming the DDD of the DDD with the frame content ID prior to shipping of the DDD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AMLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Yip, Jiping Zhu, Michael Mo
  • Publication number: 20100114951
    Abstract: Provided are a medical information importer and method for importing medical information into a network-accessible database. The medical information importer includes a housing includes with an external stand-alone form factor, the housing including an interface for receiving a portable computer-readable medium storing medical information. An information reading component is provided for reading the medical information from the portable computer-readable medium when operatively connected to the interface. A computer-readable memory in communication with the information reading component stores, at least temporarily, the medical information read by the reading component under the direction of a controller. And a network interface connects the medical information importer to a communication network without a local connection between the medical information importer and a computer terminal including a display device for viewing the medical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron A Bauman, Garvin Seto, Gary Enos, Gary Keefe, Michael Lustig, Ross Goodman
  • Publication number: 20100030815
    Abstract: A method for managing an image file in which a plurality of images each having ancillary information is sequentially included, and in which a main image among the plurality of images is indicated based on the ancillary information of the image stored at a head of the image file, includes inputting an instruction to delete an image included in the image file, and based on the input of the instruction, deleting images other than at least the main image from among the plurality of images included in the image file based on the ancillary information of the image stored at the head of the image file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuo Onuma
  • Publication number: 20100030786
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting evidentiary information from the one or more evidence systems associated with the evidence systems network, storing the evidentiary information collected from the one or more evidence systems associated with the evidence systems network, processing the evidentiary information collected from the one or more evidence systems associated with the evidence systems network in a chronological order, outputting result of the processed evidentiary information collected from the one or more evidence systems associated with the evidence systems network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc.
    Inventor: James T. McConnell
  • Publication number: 20100030620
    Abstract: A computer implemented method presents garments to a consumer using a computer by reading a garment database. The database includes garments from a plurality of retail, manufacturing, and media partners. Media and retail partners combine inventories on data servers and allow each partner to show a particular offering of garments at their website. A given partner may tailor the particular garment offering to subscribers based on a profile relating to the garment parameters contained within the database inventory. Applications within the system produce outfits composed of garment selections based on particular user profile information. Outfits selections are presented to the user through a web browser where shopping and purchasing of various garments may be conducted. The computer implemented method is facilitated through databases, database servers, application servers and networks to interrelate inventory offerings between the partners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: myShape, Inc.
    Inventors: Louise J. Wannier, James P. Lambert, Eric Jennings, Mercedes De Luca, Louisa Anna Simpson
  • Publication number: 20100027852
    Abstract: A method and system for matching two biometric images including receiving an input biometric image; generating an index table for the input biometric image, wherein the index table includes a quality quantity for each minutia of the input biometric image; receiving a second biometric image; generating a number of patterns for a first minutia of the second biometric image; associatively accessing the index table by the generated number of patterns; accumulating quality quantities accessed from the index table for each minutia of the input biometric image for the number of patterns of the first minutia of the second biometric image; and selecting a minutia candidate of the input biometric image responsive to the accumulated quality quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ming Hsieh, Huansheng Xue, Ping Chen, Jing Wang
  • Publication number: 20100017369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a database system for ideograms and a processing method thereof. The database system includes an ideogram database having fields in which shapes of characters constituting the ideograms are separated into Chinese radicals comprised of dots and strokes, each Chinese radical comprising one stroke count, a sequence is assigned to each of the Chinese radicals, and the respective ideograms are arranged according to the sequences of the Chinese radicals and a stroke order of each ideogram; and a list window for searching the ideogram database for the ideograms based on the arranged sequences of the ideograms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: In Ki Park
  • Publication number: 20100017697
    Abstract: A data administration system includes a database having files, at least a data sheet having at least an appointed field and at least a picture paste field, wherein each picture file has a picture and an identical filename. The user may input one filename on the data filed. The data administration system further includes a selection module operable for selecting the file with the inputted filename from the database, and a picture paste module operable for pasting the picture of the selected file on the picture paste field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Ting-Ying LEE
  • Publication number: 20090300034
    Abstract: A method and system of converting numerical infrastructure data relating to a utility monitoring system having elements arranged in a hierarchy to a graphic compatible storage data format. Numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements of the utility monitoring system is obtained. The numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements of the utility monitoring system is converted to the graphic compatible storage data format. The graphic compatible storage data format may be System Specification Description (SSD). The converted data is stored in a storage file. A user interface may access the storage file to generate a graphic display showing the elements of the utility monitoring system arranged in the hierarchy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Amjad Hasan, Ronald W. Carter, Jon A. Bickel
  • Publication number: 20090281890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating an on-line purchase of at least one item on behalf of a consumer are disclosed. A consumer may shop and purchase at least one item on a consolidated shopping (CS) website displaying one or more items available for purchase on one or more different merchant websites. The CS website provides consumers with advanced searching that takes into consideration a personal profile of the consumer, the consumer's previous shopping history, transactional data relating to a group of similar consumers, and the like. A host computer providing the CS website may access a merchant website selling the requested item, and order the requested item on behalf of the consumer, and charging a transaction fee, listing fee, receiving a rebate and/or offering a rebate for performing such. One embodiment allows a consumer to purchase/order multiple items from multiple websites in a single purchase request to the CS website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Aliabadi, Noreen Dalton, Anargiros Zacharias Frangos, Jeffrey T. Hammond, Courtney Ann Licardi, Becky Sutton, Martin Tarvydas
  • Publication number: 20090271365
    Abstract: One embodiment of the application provides a method of generating a 3D user interface (UI) in a controller for an appliance in a physical environment. The method includes: abstracting the appliance to obtain to a appliance functionality description having variables of the appliance, operations of the state variables, and relationship among the state variables; converting the state variables into corresponding 3D widgets in the controller, wherein the state variable are mapped respectively into the 3D widgets; laying out the 3D widgets to form the 3D UI in the controller; constructing communication objects in the controller from the state variables, the state variables being mapped into the communication objects; and providing interaction between the 3D UI and the appliance by a communication protocol integrated with the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Ji Gu, Cheng Jun Li, Yajun-Edwin Zhang, John R. Hajdukiewicz, Tom Plocher
  • Publication number: 20090271429
    Abstract: A data recording system 1 includes: a file generating part 3 for dividing digital data so as to generate a plurality of data files and recording the plurality of the data files sequentially into a recording medium 5; a management file judging part 6 for determining one management file for recording management information of the plurality of the data files; and a management information generating part 4 for recording the management information of the plurality of the data files into the determined management file. The management file judging part 6 determines the management file such that the number of the data files managed by the management file does not exceed a maximum data file number L (L is a natural number) that can be managed by the management file. Thereby, it is possible to record the plurality of the data files that are divided from the digital stream data and are recorded, such that the management of the plurality of the data files is easy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Sato, Kazuya Fujimura, Hiroyuki Kamezawa, Tomoo Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20090222459
    Abstract: The invention involves a method, system, apparatus, and computer code to consolidate one or more pieces of information onto an electronic device for later conveyance via wireless transmission, display in human readable form, and/or display in computer readable form. The invention improves convenience for people who today carry multiple credit cards, membership cards, tickets, coupons, and other items which can all be represented electronically on a single device. Information from multiple sources can be stored on—or accessible to—a single device and later conveyed individually or in groups in a fashion that both humans and other electronic systems can read such information. One instance of the invention, for example, would improve human convenience by allowing people to carry membership, identification, boarding passes, admission tickets, coupon, and other information electronically within their mobile phones rather than having to carry identification cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Steinberg
  • Publication number: 20090217188
    Abstract: Processes for presenting a current state of a device having device storage connected with a host system are provided. In some processes, device manufacturers or vendors define a set of operational states of a device and provide user interface (UI) elements of a custom representation of each state through information stored in the device storage. Initially, the set of states of the device and UI elements associated with each state are received from the device storage. Information regarding a current state is received from the device, and a representation of the current state, which includes the received UI elements, is presented on the host system. In other processes, UI elements of a representation of each state are obtained from a remote system using device identification information. In other processes, UI elements from the device, from the host system, and/or from a remote system are combined to form a state representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Alexander, Vladimir Sadovsky, Narasimhan Ramasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20090204625
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating a searchable electronic record of a locate operation performed by a locate technician, in which a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area is identified. An image of a geographic area comprising the dig area is electronically received, and combined with image-related information so as to generate the searchable electronic record. The image-related information comprises at least a geographic location associated with the dig area, and a timestamp indicative of when the locate operation occurred. The searchable electronic record of the locate operation is electronically transmitted and/or electronically stored so that performance of the location operation is verifiable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Curtis Chambers, Steven Nielsen