Color Attribute Patents (Class 715/275)
  • Patent number: 10075622
    Abstract: A method, system, and recording medium are disclosed for producing a color image on a print media. The method includes (a) receiving a selection of a color profile for a print job on a user interface, the color profile being associated with an attribute of a print media; (b) determining if a tray on a printer stores a first print media corresponding to the selected color profile based on the attribute associated with the selected color profile; (c) when the tray on the printer stores the first print media corresponding to the selected color profile, (c1) performing a color conversion for the print job using the selected color profile; and (c2) printing the print job with the first print media corresponding to the selected color profile from the tray by a print engine on the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Cruz Soriano
  • Patent number: 10013149
    Abstract: A process control monitoring system for a process control plant uses graphic trend symbols to assist in detecting and monitoring trends of process variables within the process control plant. A graphic display application within the process control monitoring system may implement and display each graphic trend symbol to graphically indicate or encapsulate current trend and value information of a process variable within the process control plant. The graphic display application may display the graphic trend symbol in a spatially realistic location within a graphical representation of the process control plant while maintaining the hierarchical structure or each hierarchical level of the process plant. The graphic display application may also include a zoom feature that enables a user to quickly drill down through tend data to obtain more information and to support problem identification and diagnosis tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Maia B. Cook, Daniel I. Manes, Harvey S. Smallman
  • Patent number: 9792270
    Abstract: A method of providing a combined interface-and-document includes simultaneously displaying a first instance of a document and an interview pane, wherein the interview pane is displayed via at least one of juxtaposing or superimposing the interview pane relative to the document. The method includes iteratively triggering transformation of the first instance of the document, to produce a second instance of the document, via user interaction received within the interview pane. The document is dynamically reflowed upon each iterative transformation of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kloiber, Davis L. Marksbury, Christopher J. Heinz, Robert C. Guckenberger, Ronald L. Heiney, Kenneth E. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 9639624
    Abstract: An aspect includes extracting a color scheme of a page written in a markup language. A content portion from the page is nonvisualized, a subtractive process is applied to the page with the content portion having been nonvisualized, and a color scheme is extracted from the page to which the subtractive process has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Ishikawa, Keisuke Nitta, Takuya Tejima
  • Patent number: 9158743
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for designing a network site. A grid layout component is provided in conjunction with a network page. The network page has at least one text element and at least one image element. The grid layout component has a plurality of cell configurations. Each cell configuration includes at least one text cell and at least one image cell. An indication is received from a user, indicating that one of the cell configurations is to be an initial cell configuration. In response to the user indication, the at least one text element and the at least one image element are displayed in a grid having the initial cell configuration. Layout code is generated which renders the grid, including the at least one text element and the at least one image element, within the network page for display by the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin H. Kraemer, Jonathan Kupferman, Manigandan Natarajan, Srinivas Guduru, Katherine L. Corthell, Julian Sell, Krista A. Strickland, Anna Catherine Bell, Robert K. Maher
  • Patent number: 9026907
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for graphically indicating text continuity. One method includes receiving text including a first line of text followed by a second line of text followed by a third line of text and selecting a distinct line beginning and line end of each of the first, second, and third lines of text. The method further includes formatting the text, including setting respective first attribute values for a first appearance attribute, so that, with respect to the first appearance attribute, the text has a continuity of visual appearance from the first line end to the second line beginning, and so that, with respect to the first appearance attribute, no continuity of visual appearance exists from the first line end to either the first line beginning or to the third line beginning, and presenting the formatted text on the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Lum
  • Patent number: 9024971
    Abstract: A user interface and method for identifying related information displayed in an ultrasound system are provided. A medical image display of the ultrasound system includes a first region configured to display a medical image having color coded portions and a second region configured to display non-image data related to the medical image displayed in the first region. The non-image data is color coded to associate the non-image data with the color coded portions of the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zvi Friedman, Sergei Goldenberg, Peter Lysyansky
  • Publication number: 20150113396
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method for generating a simulated shadow for a digital object on a virtual curved surface in a digital canvas. A base image is generated by removing color from the digital object. An initial shadow image is generated by identifying the virtual curved surface on the digital canvas and projecting the base image onto the virtual curved surface. A plurality of blurred images is generated by blurring the initial shadow image to different percentages of blur for each of the plurality of blurred images. A mathematical function is applied for generating the simulated shadow on the virtual curved surface, wherein the mathematical function interpolates between the initial shadow image and the plurality of blurred images at different points on the virtual curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William J. Thimbleby, Jennifer Pon Chan
  • Patent number: 9007613
    Abstract: A secure mobile printing method and system allow a user to unlock remotely submitted print jobs without having to remember job identifiers and without imposing onerous barcoding requirements on printer firmware or requiring the user to scroll through a list of print jobs on a printer's front panel display screen. An exemplary method, performed on a mobile device, comprises initiating a print job, assigning a job identifier for the print job, selecting a printer for the print job, sending to the selected printer the print job and the job identifier whereby the print job is locked on the selected printer, imaging a printed printer identification code (PIC) on an exposed surface of the selected printer, resolving the printed PIC image to the job identifier, and sending to the selected printer the job identifier whereby the print job is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: William John Vojak
  • Patent number: 8977957
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus displays a preview image of an input job and a method controls the apparatus. The apparatus determines an attribute of an object included in an input job, analyzes the job while switching the degree of the precision of analysis of the job based on a user-specified display size and the attribute of the object, and generates and displays a preview image of the job based on the analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Matsui
  • Patent number: 8977951
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8953218
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extending LCDS imaging data stream imaging capabilities. An imaging data stream can be modified to permit the imaging data stream to implement at least one full-color call for rendering full-color forms and full-color jobs via at least one rendering device within a rendering system. This can be accomplished by creating and associating at least one full-color extension with a syntax of the imaging data stream in order to implement the at least one full-color call in an extensible set of color spaces, and also compactly decoding, storing indexing and searching the at least one full-color call within a particular job. In addition, an LCDS imaging data stream can be modified to provide an image substitution pathway to permit at least one full-color image included in said LCDS imaging data stream to be substituted for monochrome images or highlight color images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: George Kenneth Hartupee, Jr., Hayley H. Yau
  • Patent number: 8930835
    Abstract: A system and method for providing the dynamic display of content and related advertisements are provided. The advertisements are displayed based on predetermined customer types. A network resource, such as Web page, can include a plurality of dynamic content modules. Depending on the available display area and additional display criteria, each dynamic content module displays a subset content and related advertisements. Each dynamic content module corresponds to an integration of multiple layers of content, such as text, graphics and image rendering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Ming Kan, Ares Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8922794
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, including an input device for receiving a specification input for specifying a page for which an image forming apparatus is caused to execute a job, a display for displaying preview images of only a first page and a last page among continuous pages and displaying the preview images of all non-continuous pages that are separate from each other without forming a continuous range when specified pages are the non-continuous pages, and a communication portion for transmitting data for executing a job based on the specified page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kouji Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20140337723
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating background for an image. A graphical interface module arranges an image in a display element. The arrangement of the image in the display element defines a space between the perimeters of image and the display element. A color detection module determines an estimate of a color of the image about the perimeter of the image. A background generator module determines a variation of color of the image about the perimeter of the image. The background generator module determines a background based at least on the estimate of the color and the variation of color. A display module provides the arrangement of the image in the display element with the background at least filling a portion of the space defined between the perimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Ladd Van Tol, Tyler Yong Nugent, Jonathan David Chard, Bradley Roberts
  • Patent number: 8843308
    Abstract: A system for displaying a map, the system including: a map database maintaining map data associated with a route; a map data identification unit identifying map data corresponding to a driving route of a vehicle from the map database; an information receiving unit receiving weather information associated with a current seasonal weather from a background service server in real time; a background data generation unit generating background data according to an actual environment based on the received weather information; and a route guidance unit guiding a route by associating the map data with the generated background data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thinkware Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Hun Chang
  • Patent number: 8823737
    Abstract: A user interface and method for identifying related information displayed in an ultrasound system are provided. A medical image display of the ultrasound system includes a first region configured to display a medical image having color coded portions and a second region configured to display non-image data related to the medical image displayed in the first region. The non-image data is color coded to associate the non-image data with the color coded portions of the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zvi Friedman, Sergei Goldenberg, Peter Lysyansky
  • Patent number: 8793600
    Abstract: An image-processing device includes a first memory, a determining unit, a creating unit, and an outputting unit. The first memory stores a first file and a second file. The first file includes first printing data and first additional information. The second file includes second printing data second additional information. The determining unit determines whether or not the first file is a distinguishable file. The distinguishable file is distinguishable from the second file based on the first additional information and the second additional information. The creating unit creates index data based on determination made by the determining unit. The index data includes first indicative data corresponding to the first file and second indicative data corresponding to the second file. The outputting unit outputs index image based on the index data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sadaaki Miyazaki, Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8793576
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for computing a desktop picture. Instead of loading a file that contains the desktop image from memory, the present invention provides for a system and method for opening and retaining a procedural recipe and a small set of instructions that can be executed to compute a desktop picture. The desktop picture can be computed very quickly using a GPU (graphics processing unit), and can be made to move on demand. When a part of the desktop image is needed to composite, that part is computed using a fragment program on the GPU using the procedural recipe and a specially written fragment program into a temporary VRAM buffer. After it is computed and composited, the buffer containing the result of the fragment program may be discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Zimmer, Ralph Brunner, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 8781814
    Abstract: A method for locating line breaks in text, carried out by a computer device having a processor and system memory, includes the steps of creating a probabilistic model of a paragraph of text, parameterized by inter-word spacing, and running an inference on the model to find a sequence of line-breaks that maximize the joint probability of line break positions with minimum deviation of inter-word spacing from an ideal value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Niranjan Damera-Venkata
  • Patent number: 8780130
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for binding attributes between visual components. A first visual component, including a first presentation space for presenting first data by an operating first application, is detected. Binding information, for the first application, is identified that specifies a mapping between a first visual attribute of the first visual component and a second visual attribute of a second visual component including a second presentation space for presenting second data by a second application. A change to the first visual attribute is detected. In response to the detection of the change, change information is automatically sent to change the second visual attribute according to the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 8775932
    Abstract: A guided natural language interface, a method for guiding a user in specifying a color problem with a document image, and a set of templates for use in the interface and method are provided. The interface includes computer readable memory which stores a set of issue description templates, each template being configured for guiding a user in formulating a problem statement characterizing, in natural language, a problem related to color identified in an input document. A natural rendering engine receives information input by a user and/or information input from an associated problem detector, and instantiates one of the templates in response thereto. The natural language rendering engine is configured for presenting the problem statement to the user as it is refined and communicating information based on the refined problem statement to an associated problem corrector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Roulland, Jutta K. Willamowski, David B. Martin
  • Patent number: 8769406
    Abstract: In setting, by using a format, a non-display region in image data obtained by an image reading unit, a format location information input unit writes in the image data, an image representing information on access to a format storage unit in an external apparatus where a format to be used has been stored. In displaying the image data, a format location information extraction unit extracts the format location information by extracting the image from the image data. A format obtaining unit obtains the format by accessing the format storage unit based on the information. An image modification unit uses the obtained format to modify the image data such that the designated region is displayed in an invisible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hashimoto, Takeshi Hibino, Kana Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8743134
    Abstract: Interactive analysis of data objects within a display includes displaying icons representing different data objects on a graphic display device at each of a plurality of unique locations within a multi-dimensional relational structure as a function of unique respective values of dimensions of a display data variable that is relevant to the display structure and common to each of the data objects represented by the icons, and wherein the icons each have initial respective graphic display appearances. Selecting an icon specifies a comparison data variable common to the data objects, wherein graphic display appearances of each of the icons are updated at their same, unique locations to revised dimensional graphic display appearances that visually indicate relationships of respective values of the selected common comparison data variable of their represented data objects to a value of the selected common comparison data variable of the data object represented by the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, Vincent C. Conzola, Randall A. Craig, Todd M. Eischeid, Mark E. Molander
  • Patent number: 8743414
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an acquisition unit, an extraction unit, a determination unit and an addition unit is provided. The acquisition unit acquires an image of one page from images of a plurality of pages included in one file. The extraction unit extracts color information, which is information about a color of the image of the one page acquired by the acquisition unit. The determination unit determines whether the color information extracted by the extraction unit satisfies a predetermined condition for specifying a page partition. The addition unit adds additional information, by which the page partition can be searched, to at least one of the images of the plurality of pages, when the determination unit determines that the color information satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Nagai
  • Patent number: 8725801
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for image sharing and display. The method includes selecting an image, establishing a context with a peer workstation, and displaying an image on the peer workstation based on the established context. The context may include an image sharing coordinate system, the displayed data types, the coordinates of displayed data types, and lookup tables for image data types. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for image sharing and display. The system includes a master workstation and a peer workstation. The peer workstation includes a display device adapted to display an image based at least in part on information received from the master workstation. The information received from the master workstation may include an image sharing coordinate system, the displayed data types, the coordinates of displayed data types, and lookup tables for image data types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Murali Kumaran Kariathungal, Prakash Mahesh
  • Patent number: 8725513
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for providing expressive user interaction with a multimodal application, the multimodal application operating in a multimodal browser on a multimodal device supporting multiple modes of user interaction including a voice mode and one or more non-voice modes, the multimodal application operatively coupled to a speech engine through a VoiceXML interpreter, including: receiving, by the multimodal browser, user input from a user through a particular mode of user interaction; determining, by the multimodal browser, user output for the user in dependence upon the user input; determining, by the multimodal browser, a style for the user output in dependence upon the user input, the style specifying expressive output characteristics for at least one other mode of user interaction; and rendering, by the multimodal browser, the user output in dependence upon the style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Cross, Jr., Ellen M. Eide, Igor R. Jablokov
  • Publication number: 20140108909
    Abstract: In the present invention, a combination of asynchronous rendering and synchronous rendering is utilized to render an electronic document on the screen of a computing device. Particularly, a document-rendering application may be configured to draw asynchronously a high-detail version of the document to a rendering cache. This high-detail version is used to paint the document to the screen in a synchronous screen refresh operation. If, during the screen refresh operation, there are parts of the viewport that the asynchronous process has not finished rendering, these missing parts are filled in with a low-detailed version of the document that is painted fast enough to maintain the high screen refresh rate. For example, the low-detailed version of the document may show the basic structure of the document including the background color, layout boxes, and lines. However, other elements of the document may be replaced or excluded entirely from the less-detailed version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: OPERA SOFTWARE ASA
    Inventor: Marcus GEELNARD
  • Patent number: 8687012
    Abstract: An example of a game apparatus includes a CPU, and in a mode of examining a flower based on an imaged image, the CPU activates two outward cameras to thereby display an imaging screen on a stereoscopic LCD and a lower LCD. In the center of an upper screen displayed on the stereoscopic LCD, a designation image for adjusting a position and a size of an object to be imaged is displayed. Also, on the upper screen, a through image imaged by the outward camera is displayed, and the designation image is displayed in front of the through image. At this time, the designation image is displayed in a complementary color of a color of the through image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kira, Shinya Saito, Ken-ichi Minegishi, Takamitsu Tsuji, Naoshi Suzue
  • Patent number: 8683331
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implement techniques for configuring at least a portion of a document for display in a display environment. The techniques include generating a document color palette for all or a portion of an electronic document, where the colors of the document color palette are selected based on colors of a plurality of color containing objects in the document or portion thereof, and generating a plurality of views of the document, two or more of the views being based on different color palettes. The plurality of views includes a document view including each of the plurality of color containing objects, where each color containing object in the document view is represented using the document color palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Atul K. Puri, Prashant Verma, Susanta Sarkar
  • Patent number: 8669998
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating the selection of colors. An initial set of colors from a color space is rendered in a user interface. A selection of at least one of the initial set of colors is received. A subsequent set of colors from the color space is rendered in the user interface in response to the selection. The subsequent set of colors is related to the selected colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Charles McBride, Vinayak Ramachandra Hegde
  • Patent number: 8661333
    Abstract: A Web server function is provided for an image processing apparatus including a scanner for reading an image on a document, a printer for printing an image, an E-mail transmission/reception function, a FAX transmission/reception function, and the like to make the image processing apparatus generate a list of information about the status of various jobs and image data stored in a storage unit as a Web page. A user can browse and operate this Web page by using the Web browser of a computer connected to the apparatus through a LAN. The user of the computer can therefore grasp and manipulate information about a plurality of jobs executed by the image processing apparatus and information about image data at a remote place from the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsuda, Yukiyoshi Hikichi, Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 8656278
    Abstract: A data converting apparatus includes: a display image producing section that receives a file including one or more records in each of which records print data for one or more pages is described so as to produce image data for displaying; a preview displaying section that displays an image based on the image data produced in the display image producing section, and receives a designation by a user operation as to whether or not printing on a record basis or on a page basis is required; and a print image producing section that produces image data for printing with respect to the record or page which is designated to be printed by the preview displaying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Kuranoshita
  • Patent number: 8626460
    Abstract: A chip diagnostics management system includes secure design information that define production features of integrated circuit devices and are accessible according to selected levels of access privilege. A database of device defect information includes information of defects of devices produced according to the production features of the design information and associated wafers, production lots, and dies in or with which the devices were produced. A diagnostic manager correlates device defect information from plural wafers with the design information to identify a device location with a probability of being associated with the device defect information. A diagnostic manager viewer indicates the device location together with an amount of design information correlated the level of access privilege assigned to a selected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Teseda Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Kaufman, Ralph Sanchez, Brian Mason
  • Publication number: 20130346843
    Abstract: An author of a document may be enabled to specify viewing preferences for displaying a document in a reading view. The author may be enabled to define or select among available options for document viewing preferences such as transitions, animations, display of selected elements, layout features, embedded objects, and comparable ones. A reader of the document may be enabled to specify similar viewing preferences on their end. The author's preferences may also include customization of viewing rules based on a device, application, or version of application through which the document is viewed. In case of conflict between the author's and reader's preferences, one may prevail depending on permission levels and similar attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Murray, Shawn Villaron, Hannes Ruescher
  • Patent number: 8600539
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus which can securely show the status of recipe transition is provided. In a substrate processing apparatus 100 including a main control unit 312 which sends a control instruction to process a substrate, and a sub control unit 314 which carries out control of the apparatus in accordance with the control instruction from main control unit 312, the main control unit 312 has a memory unit 317 which stores plural recipes, a display control unit 336 which accepts an execution instruction to cause an arbitrary recipe of the plural recipes to be executed, and a display unit 334 which displays the arbitrary recipe designated by the display control unit 336, on an operation screen 308.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiko Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8593478
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining a color palette model from an image of a document. Pixel values of the image of the document are clustered to provide image clusters. Color layers of the image are determined, each color layer corresponding to an image cluster. Aspects of the color palette model can be determined using the color layers. Aspects of the color palette model include a foreground-background color pair for a content block in the document and a background-area color of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Clayton Brian Atkins, Niranjan Damera-Venkata, Jerry J Liu
  • Patent number: 8553299
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a two color process section and a color material usage estimation and calculation section. The two color process section generates, based on input image data of RGB inputted by reading an original document, image data of CMY for outputting a two-color image. The color material usage estimation and calculation section calculates, based on the image data of CMY generated by the two color process section, a usage of color materials used when the two-color image is outputted and generates information concerning the usage of color materials from a result of the calculation. The color material usage estimation and calculation section outputs the generated information concerning the usage of color materials to an image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Ohira, Yasutaka Hirayama, Takafumi Hosogi
  • Patent number: 8549080
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for displaying authorship and time stamp data within an electronic mail (e-mail) message comprising multiple contributors. The recipient of a multiple author e-mail may view an e-mail inclusive or exclusive of an author's comments. The e-mail client is capable of identifying the author and insertion date of content included within an e-mail message by hovering on or near the word(s)/or phrase utilizing a pointing device. E-mail content may be viewed in chronological order of contribution(s) as selected by the recipient. Contributed content may be displayed chronologically, or color coordinated to avoid displacing key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam R. Cook, Sarah F. Hall, Xinyi Xu
  • Patent number: 8539351
    Abstract: A method of modifying the color characteristics of advertising content and web page content to increase the click-through rate of the advertising content. The advertising content and web page content may include hyperlinks and text. The color characteristics may include saturation, hue, intensity, contrast, and RBG characteristics. The color characteristics may be modified to make the advertising content more visible to the user, which results in a higher click-through rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: YieldBuild, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Baciu, Tim Lawrence Martin, Jason Vigen Menayan, James Norton Reitz, Paul Edmondson
  • Patent number: 8526061
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an object type determining unit that determines whether a drawing object in the input image data includes a color character group; a background area extracting unit that extracts the background area on which the color character group is formed in the drawing object; a monochromatic conversion unit that, when the drawing object is determined to include the color character group, generates monochromatic image data by performing monochromatic conversion of the input image data with minimum luminance of a main color; a pattern generating unit that, when the drawing object is determined to include the color character group, generates, according to the hue of the color character group, pattern image data to be added to the background area of the post-monochromatic-conversion color character group; and a synthesizing unit that synthesizes the monochromatic image data and the pattern image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Shirata
  • Patent number: 8526060
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus with a preview function and a monochrome/color automatic detection function, capable of displaying a preview of original image data immediately next a detection result has been switched such as from color to monochrome, or monochrome to color, with a simple operation. On receipt of an operation of a next skip button by a user, a preview image display control portion refers to a detection result recording table and displays a preview of image data of a top page in an image data group (unit) that is next the image data being displayed for previewing currently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takao Fujita, Masanori Matsumoto, Syoichiro Yoshiura
  • Patent number: 8510646
    Abstract: Contextually placed chat-like annotations in an electronic record. Users can input successive time-stamped annotations at a selected location in an electronic record. The annotations are displayed chronologically in a discussion window, which is customizable by color, style, and location. The discussion window styles minimize clutter and distraction, thus providing for more effective review and collaboration. The discussion location is indicated by a discussion point icon, and can be displayed in a window of fixed size with scrolling capability. A user can email the discussion window content to other users and request an alert, notifying the user of successive annotations. An annotation engine can reside on a server and receives user input and performs functionality related to the annotations. The electronic record can reside on the server and is repeatedly updated to reflect current content relating to the electronic record and annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Young, Andrea Knight
  • Patent number: 8421816
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating the selection of colors. An initial set of colors from a color space is generated in one or more computing devices for rendering in a user interface. Each color from the color space is expressed as a respective tuple of color component values. A selection of one of the initial set of colors is obtained. A subsequent set of colors from the color space is generated for rendering in the user interface. The subsequent set of colors is determined according to values of the N most significant bits of each of the corresponding color component values of the one of the initial set of colors, where N is a predetermined positive integer that is less than a bit length of each color component value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Charles McBride, Vinayak R. Hegde
  • Patent number: 8418059
    Abstract: An editing apparatus includes a designating unit configured to designate a color for use in an image including a plurality of objects, according to an instruction by a user, a determining unit configured to determine a combination of colors corresponding to the color designated by the designating unit, and a specifying unit configured to specify colors of the plurality of objects included in the image, by using the combination of colors determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Kitada
  • Patent number: 8384734
    Abstract: A method for implementing a user selectable white level includes displaying a default white patch of a default shade of white on a display, displaying a modified white patch of a modified shade of white that is different than the default shade of white on the display, receiving a selection of the modified white patch, associating another default shade of white with the modified shade of white in response to receiving the selection, receiving pixel data for a pixel, the pixel data comprising color information for displaying the default shade of white, and displaying the pixel with the second default shade of white.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: John M. Knadler, Eugen Munteanu, Jack D. Conway
  • Patent number: 8370761
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide a computational assistance for interactive classification that compensates for the small size of computer screens and accelerates classification tasks. Similarity indicators reduce manual search by enabling information objects to “call out” automatically to encourage a sensemaker to place related items nearby. Similarity terms signal which groups or objects match and why they match. Using these techniques, an interactive classification tool can focus a sensemaker's attention, move things into view automatically, and provide shortcuts for automatic classification. These techniques speed up classification for rule-based classification, example-based classification, and mixed strategies and have the potential for application in a wide variety of sensemaking tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Lance E. Good, Mark J. Stefik, Alexander B. Brawer
  • Patent number: 8368715
    Abstract: An audio signal processing apparatus includes an examining unit and a generating unit. The examining unit examines, in each frequency band and at each localization angle, volume of an audio signal of two or more channels. The generating unit generates, on the basis of the examination result supplied from the examining unit, display data for showing the volume value in each frequency band and at each localization angle on an area that displays a frequency and a localization angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tadaaki Kimijima
  • Patent number: 8363063
    Abstract: According to one example embodiment described herein is a method of notating a color that includes determining, using predetermined mathematical equations and in dependence on numerical color attributes that identify a color, a plurality of numerical color emotion values each representative of a different human emotional response to the color; and assigning an identifying notation to the color, the identifying notation comprising a color emotion notation that includes the color emotion values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Benjamin Moore & Co.
    Inventors: Li-Chen Ou, Ming Ronnier Luo, Patrick Tak Fu Chong, Carl Minchew
  • Patent number: 8352860
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device and an image processing method, which prevent printing mishaps from occurring in printed matter when a user performs a printing process without knowing a compressed image is included on a page layout. When a compressed image is detected, a warning is generated to request selection of the next process. For this reason, when interruption of printing is designated, the printing process may be interrupted. The use of a warning color or application of an outline may be designated, and a drawing setting may also be performed according to the designation. An output of a warning page is designated, and a setting may also be performed such that a print output is obtained by either extracting the compressed image or by deleting the compressed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Ishizuka, Mari Kodama, Yasushi Nishide