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 Captcha challenge incorporating obfuscated characters patent thumbnailnew patent Captcha challenge incorporating obfuscated characters
A method for determining if a user of a computer system is a human. A processor receives an indication that a computer security program is needed and acquires at least one image depicting a first string of characters including at least a first and second set of one or more characters.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Deferred automatic creation of human readable meeting placeholder join links based on a calendar entry patent thumbnailnew patent Deferred automatic creation of human readable meeting placeholder join links based on a calendar entry
Computer-implemented methods are performed at a user device and a server. At the user device, a meeting calendar identifier is retrieved for a previously scheduled virtual meeting.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


 Confirming automatically recognized handwritten answers patent thumbnailnew patent Confirming automatically recognized handwritten answers
An image is received that contains handwritten characters as answers to an inquiry. An automatic character recognition process is performed on the image to generate initially recognized characters from the handwritten characters.
Xerox Corporation


 Methods and systems for efficient automated symbol recognition using decision forests patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for efficient automated symbol recognition using decision forests
The current document is directed to methods and systems for identifying symbols corresponding to symbol images in a scanned-document image or other text-containing image, with the symbols corresponding to chinese or japanese characters, to korean morpho-syllabic blocks, or to symbols of other languages that use a large number of symbols for writing and printing. In one implementation, the methods and systems to which the current document is directed carry out an initial processing step on one or more scanned images to identify a set of graphemes that most likely correspond to each symbol image that occurs in the scanned document image.
Abbyy Development Llc


 Detection and reconstruction of east asian layout features in a fixed format document patent thumbnailnew patent Detection and reconstruction of east asian layout features in a fixed format document
Detection of east asian layout features and reconstruction of east asian layout features is provided. Vertically written text in the fixed format document is detected and rotated for layout analysis.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Apparatus and  inputting character based on hand gesture patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and inputting character based on hand gesture
Provided are an apparatus and method for inputting a character based on a hand gesture. The apparatus includes a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize hand gestures of a user corresponding to horizontal directions, vertical directions, and diagonal directions, a control unit configured to control character input according to the directions of the recognized hand gestures, and a display unit configured to display a character pad for the character input and display characters input according to the directions of the hand gestures recognized on the character pad..
Korea Electronics Technology Institute


 Generation and use of numeric identifiers for locating objects and navigating in spatial maps patent thumbnailnew patent Generation and use of numeric identifiers for locating objects and navigating in spatial maps
A computer system implements novel addressing algorithms to translate different types of non-network addresses requested by distributed clients into unique numeric addresses device of language-specific alphabetic characters. The non-network addresses may locate different objects in different addressing or locating systems for physical and virtual objects or locations.
Naviworld Limited


 Drawing apparatus and  use patent thumbnailnew patent Drawing apparatus and use
A drawing aid configured to assist a user in creating illustrations such as, for example, cartoons, characters, caricatures, and figures is disclosed. The drawing aid includes a template that includes indicia configured to assist the user in creating illustrations with predetermined proportions..
Trends International, Llc


 Tri-fold card and manufacturing method therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Tri-fold card and manufacturing method therefor
A tri-fold card of the present invention has such a shape that the tri-fold card can be unfolded to the state in which three cards are lined up adjacent to each other, and has a tangent line or a boundary between the middle one of three cards and each of the cards at both ends of the card. The lined-up cards are bonded to a plastic film mount.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


 Method and  identifying malicious website patent thumbnailMethod and identifying malicious website
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for identifying a malicious website, the method including: acquiring uniform resource locators (urls) of websites determined as malicious websites and urls of websites determined as safe websites; performing feature extraction on the urls of the malicious websites to obtain a first feature character set and performing feature extraction on the urls of the safe websites to obtain a second feature character set; and determining whether a frequency of a first feature character obtained by feature extraction in the first feature character set is higher than a frequency in the second feature character set, and if the frequency of the first feature character in the first feature character set is higher than the frequency in the second feature character set, adding the first feature character into a malicious feature library, feature characters in the malicious feature library being used for identifying a malicious website.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


Method and group messaging


Methods, systems, and apparatuses for group messaging are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a group messaging system receiving a broadcast message from an originating user, imposing a limit on a number of text characters included in the broadcast message, identifying a group of intended recipients of the broadcast message, determining contact information for an intended recipient included in the group, determining at least one broadcast message sending method for the intended recipient, and sending the broadcast message to the intended recipient using the at least one broadcast message sending method..
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


Location-based website hosting optimization


A hosting provider may host a website at a first hosting location based on initial business information received from a hosting customer, perhaps while the hosting customer created an account. The initial business information may include, as non-limiting examples, whether the business is a local or non-localized business, business addresses and/or registered domain names.
Go Daddy Operating Company, Llc


Illuminated vehicular sign


An illuminated vehicular sign is provided including a vehicle and luminescent planar sheet. The luminescent planar sheet is constructed to provide illuminated alpha-numeric characters which are mounted to the horizontal planar surfaces of a vehicle.

3d map display system


In displaying a 3d map, a feature image is generated by perspective projection of the feature based on a predetermined position of the point of sight and a predetermined direction of the line of sight. A plate polygon on which characters are pasted is arranged in a virtual 3d space in a direction along a road and tilted from the ground surface, and parallel projection is applied to the plate polygon so as to generate a character image.
Geo Technical Laboratory Co., Ltd.


Targeted optical character recognition (ocr) for medical terminology


Embodiments of the present invention provide concepts for correcting optical character recognition (ocr) errors from and ocr scan result by sequentially applying an anagram hash (ah) and levenshtein-distance (ld) measurement for concurrent character identity-based (machine code) and character shape-based (ocr-key) corrections. The ocr-key classifies characters by shape into one or more disjoint and overlapping classes.
Optum, Inc.


System and methods for encrypting data


A system and associated methods for encrypting data are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a key manager is located in memory on an at least one computing device and configured for creating and managing an at least one encryption key to be used for encrypting the data.
Risoftdev, Inc.


File explorer system usable in an emulated integrated development environment (ide)


A method and apparatus for a user-friendly file explorer usable in an emulated integrated development environment (ide). The file explorer may allow users to perform functions within an emulated ide that were previously unavailable.
Unisys Corporation


Context sensitive input tools


A computer-implemented method can include receiving an input from a user. The input can include one or more characters in a first script representative of text in a particular language.
Google Inc.


Chinese input method using pinyin plus tones


This invention discloses a chinese input method using pinyin plus a new tone notation on a western keyboard or keypad to input chinese characters, characterized in that the user can input a chinese compound word (polysyllabic word) containing several syllables and tones by just keying in a series of letters representing the syllables and tones of the word, and the letters are all joined together without causing any confusion. This feature is attributed to the new tone input method of this invention, which is characterized in that the three letters j, q and x are used to input three of the four tones of putonghua (mandarin), and “no entry” is used to input the remaining tone.

Techniques for preventing voice replay attacks


Technologies for authenticated audio login by a user of a computing device include generating a security token having a plurality of token characters. The computing device renders the generated security token to a current user of the computing device on an output device of the computing device.

Methods and apparatus to de-duplicate impression information


Example methods and apparatus to de-duplicate impression information are disclosed. An example method includes extracting, by executing a first instruction with a processor, characters from first cookies stored in a first memory space, the first cookies collected from client devices via network communications, and in response to the processor determining that at least two of the first cookies (1) include a same pattern of characters, and (2) correspond to a same first demographic, executing a second instruction with the processor to store, in a second memory space, the pattern of characters in association with the first demographic to indicate that the pattern of characters and the first demographic are both representative of a same first unique audience member..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


Vehicle speed detection


Improved systems and methods for determining vehicle speed along a roadway use a precisely timed sequence of images. In various embodiments, vehicle position and speed may be estimated based on geometric knowledge of certain vehicle features unlikely to vary among vehicles, e.g., boundary points along license plate characters and the knowledge that these points are coplanar on intact license plates.

Automated language detection for domain names


Methods and systems for automated language detection for domain names are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method for detecting a language of an internationalized domain name (idn) comprises receiving, by an i/o interface, a string of characters for the idn; receiving training data, including a plurality of multi-gram analyses for a set of languages; analyzing, by a processor, the string of characters based on the training data, wherein the analyzing includes extracting a set of multi-grams from the string of characters and comparing the extracted set of multi-grams with the training data; detecting the language of the idn based on results of the analyzing.
Verisign, Inc.


Method and device for rearranging paragraphs of webpage picture content


The present invention provides a method for recomposing individual characters obtained by segmenting webpage image, including determining whether the line of words is the start line of a new paragraph on the webpage image based on the blank space at the beginning of the line. When a line of words is determined as the start line of a new paragraph, it is set as the start line of the new paragraph being recomposed and the original blank space at the beginning of line is retained, and all segmented individual characters are recomposed according to the screen size of the mobile terminal.
Uc Mobile Limited


Determining a valid input for an unknown binary module


A method includes selecting a set of printable characters as one or more test inputs for a binary module having no known valid input. The method also includes executing the binary module with the set of printable characters as the one or more test inputs for the binary module.
Fujitsu Limited


User interface


A system and method for enhancing a controller interface is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include an input device, an input interface, a processor, and a display.
Goma Systems Corporation


User interface


A system and method for enhancing a controller interface is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include an input device, an input interface, a processor, and a display.
Goma Systems Corporation


Input/output device


An input/output device is provided. The input/output device may include an output device having a display surface, on which characters or symbols are displayed, a body rotatably provided above the display surface, a body through-hole formed in the body to allow the display surface to be visible from an outside of the body, a signal generation device configured to generate a control signal according to whether the body is rotated, and a controller configured to control the output device based on the control signal input from the signal generation device..
Lg Electronics Inc.


Associated prompt input method, system and terminal


The present invention provides an associated prompt input method, an associated prompt input system, and a terminal. Wherein, the associated prompt input method comprises step 102, inquiring one or more priority associated characters and one or more non-priority associated characters which are associated with an input character when receiving the input character, and step 104, displaying the one or more priority associated characters in a preset mode when finding the one or more priority associated characters, and causing the non-priority associated characters and the one or more priority associated characters displayed by the preset mode to be prompt input items of the input character..
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


High performance wire marking for downhole cables


Cables, systems, and methods are disclosed that provide for the monitoring of a cable being deployed to a borehole. Such systems may include a cable having one or more markings at regular intervals.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Polypeptide regulating and controlling the formation of plant agronomic trait or yield trait, and use of polypeptide


The invention relates to a polypeptide for regulating agronomic characters and yield characters of plants and application thereof. The invention alters agronomic characters and yield characters of plants such as root development, tillering ability, heading period, panicle structure, grains number per panicle, grain morphology, and 1000 grains weight by directional regulating expression level of cytokinin-o-glycosyltransferase 1 in plants, thus achieve the aim of modifying plant type, panicle structure, grain morphology and weight, increasing yield..
Shanghai Institutes For Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy Of Sciences


Information processing device, method, and medium


Provided is an information processing device including: a specifying unit that specifies a plurality of parts where a character string is described in image data; a layout information acquiring unit that acquires, for each of the plurality of specified parts, layout information including the position of the part in the image data and the size of described characters; and an estimating unit that calculates, for each of the plurality of parts, a likelihood as a character string having a predetermined attribute that can be included in the image data based on a positional relationship with other parts and on a size relationship with other parts, and estimates a part where a character string having the predetermined attribute is described based on the likelihood.. .
Pfu Limited


Systems and methods for secured communications


Systems and methods may be provided for constructing and deconstructing encoded messages. A method for constructing an encoded message comprising: providing an unencoded message having one or more unencoded characters; identifying one or more suitable human-readable phrases indexed from one or more codebooks wherein characters from extended character sets are mapped to standard characters having similar appearances to the characters from the extended character sets to create one or more human-readable phrases; selecting a suitable human-readable phrase from the one or more codebooks; and generating an encoded message by mapping the unique and repeating characters of the unencoded messages to the extended character set provided by the selected human-readable phrase.
The Joule Group Technology Inc.


Immersive story creation


Immersive, dynamic storytelling functionality is described. The stories may include elements (e.g., characters, settings, duration, etc.) based on information provided, including in real time, by the user or presentation environment, and may be presented by projecting visual or audio story elements into the space surrounding the user.
Hallmark Cards, Incorporated


Device for rule-based document parsing and analysis


A system may include a memory and a processor to perform rule-based document parsing and analysis. The system may comprise a device that receives, from a different, second device, a document including strings of characters.
General Electric Company


Tire recognition method and apparatus


Provided are a method and an apparatus for recognizing a tire by using an image of a tire captured by using a terminal. The apparatus recognizes a tire by converting an image of a round tire included in the image into a linear image, extracting an area of a character to be recognized from the linear image, and determining a character for learning, which is most similar to the extracted area of the character to be recognized from among a pre-constructed group of characters for learning, as a character in the area of the character to be recognized..
Dain Co., Ltd.


Computer implemented extracting and recognizing alphanumeric characters from traffic signs


A computer implemented system and method for extracting and recognizing alphanumeric characters from traffic signs is envisaged. A camera present in the system is adapted to be mounted on the vehicle for capturing images of traffic signs.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.


Character input apparatus, character input assist method, and character input assist program


Disclosed herein is a character input apparatus including: a display section having a screen capable of displaying at least characters; an operation section configured to allow a user to input at least the characters; a first character input processing section configured to perform a first character input process of causing a character string to be displayed on the screen in accordance with a predetermined notation rule; a second character input processing section configured to perform a second character input process of causing a character string to be displayed on the screen not in accordance with the predetermined notation rule; a scene determination section configured to determine a character input scene; and an input process switch control section configured to switch between the first character input process and the second character input process in accordance with the character input scene.. .
Sony Corporation


Vehicle interface ststem


The present invention relates to a vehicle interface system (1) for performing word processing. The system (1) includes a display (13) for displaying text in the form of words made up of one or more characters.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


Display module of liquid crystal display and mobile terminal


The disclosure discloses a display component of a liquid crystal display (lcd), wherein the display component is assembled with a mainboard of a mobile terminal for use. The display component includes: a rubber frame, arranged on an lcd; an adhesion material, arranged in the rubber frame; a lamp strip of which two sides are provided with light emitting diode (led) lamps, a circuit for controlling the led lamps and a conductor for connecting the circuit with the mainboard of the mobile terminal being further arranged on the lamp strip; and a light guide plate, arranged between the led lamps in the rubber frame.
Zte Corporation


Secret hidden message candles


A message display candle having a hidden message visible in a prerequisite time after lighting. Message characters are initially embedded within the consumable non-transparent wax material to a prescribed depth during manufacturing to determine reveal time after lighting.

Card game counter


The present disclosure provides a counting device that can be used during card game which is effective in tallying the numerical attributes of the card. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the device of the present disclosure comprises a housing with plurality of openings; plurality of semi-circular members rotationally connected to the housing, wherein each of the plurality of semi-circular members contains numbers, characters or symbols; wherein for each of the plurality of semi-circular members, one of the numbers, characters or symbols is displayed through one of the openings of the housing; and wherein when each of the plurality of semi-circular members is rotated, the number, character or symbol displayed through the openings of the housing changes..

Device for acquiring a characterstic image of a body


A device for acquiring a characteristic image of a body, including: an image sensor including a plurality of photosensitive cells; and a layer of a material having its color varying according to a physical parameter characteristic of said body, coating a surface of the sensor.. .
Isorg


Format-preserving cipher


A format-preserving cipher including an encryption and a decryption scheme supporting non-linear access to input data by allowing the selection of portions of data from a potentially larger dataset to be encrypted, thus avoiding a necessarily sequential access into the input plaintext data. The cipher first defines a forward mapping from the allowable ciphertext values to an integer set of the number of such allowable ciphertext values, and a corresponding reverse mapping.
Zettaset, Inc.


Pad encoding and decoding


A system, method and computer program product for encoding an input string of binary characters representing alphanumeric characters. A system includes: a register for storing a multi-dimensional cellular shape definition including a starting empty cell; a character writing engine for writing a binary character to an empty cell with a predefined initial position; a next cell determination engine for determining a next empty cell by traversing neighboring cells in the multi-dimensional shape until an empty cell is located; a loop facilitator for looping back to the character writing engine and the next cell determining engine until there are no more data characters or a next empty cell is not determined; and a serialization engine for serializing the multi-dimensional cells into a one dimensional binary string of characters representing an encoded string of alphanumeric characters..
International Business Machines Corporation


Ar-book


The present invention illustrates a picture book augmented reality application that includes scanning capability, 3d graphics presentation and video presentation that immerses participants into the story line of a picture book. The book cover or a page in the book itself can be scanned with a smart device (smart phone, tablet, kindle, nuke, mac, pc, laptop), which activates the augmented reality book application to get the appropriate content of the ar-book.

Methods and systems for decision-tree-based automated symbol recognition


The current document is directed to methods and systems for identifying symbols corresponding to symbol images in a scanned-document image or other text-containing image, with the symbols corresponding to chinese or japanese characters, to korean morpho-syllabic blocks, or to symbols of other languages that use a large number of symbols for writing and printing. In one implementation, the methods and systems to which the current document is directed create and store a decision tree, the nodes of which include classifiers that each recognizes the symbol that corresponds to a symbol image.
Abbyy Development Llc


Identifying syntaxes of disparate components of a computer-to-computer message


A method identifies syntaxes of disparately syntaxed components of a message file. One or more processors receive a message at a computer, where the message comprises disparately syntaxed components.
International Business Machines Corporation


3d printing method that generates fine asperity on solid surface


The problems are solved by the following method. Solids with fine asperity on the surface can be generated in high speed and exactly by changing the cross section of filament by changing the print-head motion speed or by changing the filament extrusion speed.

Enhancing the legibility of images using monochromatic light sources


A system and method are described for enhancing readability of document images by operating on each document individually. Monochromatic light sources operating at different wavelengths of light can be used to obtain greyscale images.
Georgetown University


Authentication information encryption server apparatuses, computer readable mediums and methods


There is provided an authentication server apparatus connected with a terminal device through a network including a storage device configured to store pattern descriptions, wherein characters used for an authentication password for authenticating a user are divided into groups, and the divided characters are associated with ids of the respective groups in one of the pattern descriptions, a password processing unit configured to generate an authentication code composed of a string of the ids of the groups and to store it, wherein the authentication code is generated on a pattern description—by —pattern description basis, a screen transmitting unit configured to transmit data of an authentication screen including one of the pattern descriptions to the terminal device, and an authentication unit configured to authenticate the user based on the string of the ids corresponding to the authentication password and the authentication code corresponding to the pattern description.. .
Line Corporation


Converting device and converting method


An information processing apparatus receives a compressed file in which character string data with a first character code is compressed by a unit of character string including a single character or a plurality of characters. The information processing apparatus converts compression information included in the compressed file into converted compression information, the compression information mapping each of compressed character string data in the compressed file to each of corresponding unit of character string with the first character code, thereby the converted compression information mapping each of the compressed character string data in the compressed file to each of the corresponding unit of character string with a second character code.
Fujitsu Limited


Method and system to perform text-to-image queries with wildcards


A system and method for comparing a text image with or without a wildcard character and a character string are provided. The method includes embedding a character string into a vectorial space by extracting a set of features from the character string and generating a character string representation based on the extracted features, such as a spatial pyramid bag of characters (spboc) representation.
Xerox Corporation


Multi-gesture security code entry


A processor-implemented method for collecting a sequence of security code characters includes: detecting a trajectory through a region proximate the device followed by an instrument; responsive to the trajectory, identifying one of a collection of defined gestures; and interpreting the identified gesture as the portion of the security code.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Hybrid keyboard for mobile device


A mobile device has a user interface comprising a plurality of keys arranged in a plurality of groups. A processor is operatively coupled to the user input device to receive user input from the user input device and to identify which group of keys has received the user input.
Blackberry Limited


Work vehicle


Regarding a work vehicle that includes an engine mounted on a travelling machine body and an exhaust gas purification device arranged in an exhaust gas path of the engine, it is an object to prevent the regeneration control of the exhaust gas purification device from being executed against operators' will. The work vehicle of the present invention includes a regeneration switch 329 for executing the regeneration control of an exhaust gas purification device 50, a meter panel 246 for displaying the situation of driving operations of a travelling machine body 2, and a work device 15.
Yanmar Co., Ltd.


Content-triggered highlight recording


Systems and methods for selectively recording and bookmarking a portion of broadcast media content include receiving a video stream containing the broadcast media content, determining a video segment of the video stream to be output to a display device, and performing ocr on characters present within the video segment. The systems and methods may further include detecting a trigger event in the ocr of the video segment and creating a digital bookmark corresponding to the detected trigger event.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


Method and system for resizing digital page content


A method and system for resizing a digitally rendered page content for rendering on a display screen. The method comprises displaying a current page content of the e-book, the current page content bounded by at least one margin within the display screen, receiving a touch gesture enacted on the current page content, identifying the touch gesture as a command to modify the at least one margin, in response to the margin modify command, reconstructing the current page content by incorporating an adjacent page content portion of text characters while preserving a plurality of text attributes of the text characters, and within the display screen, rendering the reconstructed current page partially outside of the at least one margin..
Kobo Incorporated


Alphabet teaching aid


A teaching aid for children learning the alphabet of any language utilizing a combination of alpha characters each in a cluster with a word starting with the alpha character and a drawing that are drawn in a child's hand. A preferred configuration is an alphabet strip with irregular child drawn borders appearing on a substrate.

Parking system and customer tracking in a parking facility


A parking system and method of tracking parking vehicles at a parking facility includes providing a first control panel and a camera adjacent an entrance of the parking facility, entering a customer number into the first control panel, recognizing characters on a license plate by the camera at the entrance, allowing the vehicle to enter the parking facility, entering the customer number upon an exit from the parking facility, and allowing exit from the parking facility if the customer number matches the customer number entered at the entrance. The exit is allowed from the parking facility if the customer number and the characters of the license plate at the entrance match the characters of the license plate and the customer number at the exit..

String search device, string search method, and string search program


A prefix set identification unit 81 identifies a set of prefixes ending with an input string from a set of prefixes each of which is a string of one or more continuous characters extracted from a beginning of each search candidate string. A prefix identification unit 82 identifies a prefix with the highest prefix score from the set of prefixes ending with the input string, the prefix score being defined for each prefix by the highest string score among string scores associated with search candidate strings beginning with the prefix.
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


Mobile terminal and controlling mobile terminal


A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal are disclosed. The mobile terminal, according to one embodiment, can display images including characters on a touch screen, receive consecutive touch inputs through the touch screen, display lines on regions of images corresponding to the consecutive touch inputs, extract the characters of which parts intersect with the lines when a particular input is received through the touch screen, and display the characters on a pop-up window..
Lg Electronics Inc.


Optical fiber cable with print protective outer surface profile


An optical cable includes a cable body having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a lumen. The cable body has a profile feature formed on the outer surface, wherein the profile feature includes a trough that extends longitudinally between a first buttress and a second buttress, the first buttress and the second buttress having a radial height.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


Information storage medium and terminal


A terminal receives a shape input that sequentially designates a predetermined number of player characters to form a predetermined shape, and forms the predetermined shape based on the shape input. When an enemy character is present within an area defined by the formed shape, the terminal performs a process that causes the designated player characters to attack the enemy character..
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.


Captcha challenge incorporating obfuscated characters


A method for determining if a user of a computer system is a human. A processor receives an indication that a computer security program is needed and acquires at least one image depicting a first string of characters including at least a first and second set of one or more characters.

System and determining building numbers


A system and method is provided for automatically recognizing building numbers in street level images. In one aspect, a processor selects a street level image that is likely to be near an address of interest.

Method and system for recognizing characters


The present disclosure relates to a method and a system for recognizing characters. In one embodiment, the input image comprising one or more characters to be recognized is received and processed to extract one or more nodes and edges of each character in the input image.

Three-dimensional printing modeling hand-written characters and method thereof


A three-dimensional printing modeling apparatus for hand-written characters and a method thereof are disclosed. Based on the fact that hand-written characters can be finished in one stroke, the present disclosure includes identifying linking feature information of strokes inside or between the hand-written characters, forming a curve linked between the strokes inside or between the hand-written characters according to the linking feature information, and performing three-dimensional modeling of the hand-written characters to obtain a three-dimensional printing object..

Computer-readable recording medium, method, and character recognition


A character recognition apparatus includes a storage and a processor that executes a method including generating input stroke data from input coordinate data corresponding to an input operation, generating stroke combination candidates and evaluation data corresponding to the stroke combination candidates from the input stroke data, the stroke candidates including target verification strokes combined to constitute target verification characters, identifying a first stroke combination from the stroke combination candidates based on appearance probability of the target verification strokes, appearance probability data of each stroke stored in the storage, and the evaluation data, and outputting a character corresponding to the input operation based on the first stroke combination. The appearance probability indicates a probability in which the target verification strokes appear in each of the target verification characters.

Incremental query refinement


A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined.

Method and apparatus of building intermediate character library


A method and an apparatus of building an intermediate character library are provided. The method comprises: acquiring an original character library which stores contour information of characters therein; dividing the characters in the original character library into character components, so as to acquire contour information of character components after division; and storing the contour information of the character components into the original character library so as to build an intermediate character library on the original character library.

Method and system for e-book expression randomizer and interface therefor


A method and system for providing an expression randomizer for selected portions of e-book content rendered on a device display screen, with an interface therefore. The method, executed in a processor of the device, comprises receiving, at the touch screen display, a selection of an expression within the content of e-book, the expression comprising a plurality of characters; generating a randomized version of plurality of characters of the expression; receiving an action, at the touch screen display, to create a re-arranged version from the randomized version by re-arranging a sequence at least one character within the randomized version; and presenting the selected expression and the re-arranged version within a digitally repaginated content page of the e-book at the touch screen display..

Acoustic energy treatment using phase change couplant


Method and apparatus for transmitting acoustic energy to a sample for treatment by employing a phase change couplant at least adjacent a sample vessel. The phase change couplant may be solid before and after treatment, but liquid during treatment to improve acoustic energy transmission charactersitics..

Display and navigation of virtual built environments in computer-implemented games


A method and system provides a multiplayer computer-implemented game in which a game instance defines a virtual world comprising a building displayed to a user in a game display which can be switched between an overview comprising a side on, elevational view of the building in which the interiors of multiple rooms that together define the house are simultaneously visible, and a close-up side on view of a selected room. At least the close-up view may provide a three-dimensional interactive space that is accessible to one or more player characters controlled by users, to allow movement laterally across a screen on which the game display is provided, and into a depth dimension relative to the user's view..

Method of providing service for recommending game video


It is distinguished that, to achieve the purpose above, the game video recommendation service in this invention is provided through the following phases in presenting the service of recommending to a game user another user's' game video: (a) the phase where, based on the object information including 3d shape information of the characters, props and backgrounds constituting game videos, the script information is saved in the video server for form a video list for game play video rendering, which records data on the appearance and disappearance points of time of characters, props and backgrounds included in the above-mentioned object information as well as their movements according to time; (b) the phase where users' in-game failures are detected and sent by the above game device the server; (c) the phase where the video lists saved in the said server are searched and videos (failure videos) including the fore-said failure situations or success videos resolving such situations are extracted; (d) the phase where a message recommending the failure video or success video searched in the previous (c) process (recommendation message) is sent to the game device that has sent the corresponding failure situation; and (e) the phase where the recommendation message of the (d) process is displayed on the device.. .

Network based static font subset management


A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The system also includes a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations that include receiving, at an imaging device, one or more files representing a network asset that is presentable on a display of the imaging device.

Method, apparatus and system for client accessing authenticated web address


The invention discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for a client accessing an authenticated web address. The method comprises: automatically querying a server or a database whether there is an authenticated website matching entry corresponding to all keywords that the client already has, when it is detected that a user enters one or more characters to the client each time; obtaining a web address link corresponding to the authenticated website matching entry from the server or the database, and displaying an interface element corresponding to the web address link at a predetermined position of the client, if the corresponding authenticated website matching entry is found out; and when detected that the user triggers the interface element, accessing the authenticated website corresponding to the web address link.

Frame synchronization for data transmission over an optical network


We disclose an interface device configured to inter-convert cpri data frames and optical transport units (otus). The interface device acquires frame synchronization by temporarily storing data in a buffer bank such that translated sync characters are placed at respective predetermined locations within the buffer bank.

Path encoding and decoding


This invention relates to a system, method and computer program product for encoding an input string of binary characters including: a cellular data structure definition including a starting empty cell; one or more path definitions defining paths through the data structure; a character reading and writing engine for writing a binary character to an empty cell with a predefined initial position; a next cell determination engine for determining a next empty cell by methodically checking cells along one of the paths in the data structure until an empty cell is located; a loop facilitator for looping back to the writing next character step and the determining next cell step until there are no more data characters or a next empty cell is not determined; and a serialization deserialization engine for methodically serializing the data structure into a one dimensional binary string of characters representing an encoded string of alphanumeric characters.. .

Method and establishing ultra-large character library and displaying character


A method and apparatus for establishing an ultra-large character library and a method and apparatus for displaying a character are disclosed. The displaying method comprises: intercepting by a font engine middleware a font invoking message sent from a system font engine, the font invoking message comprising a character code and a font name corresponding to a character to be displayed by an application; acquiring outline data corresponding to the character from an ultra-large character library in a non-standard format based on the character code and font name; transmitting the outline data of the character to the system font engine to enable the system font engine to display the character according to the character outline data.

Email address token integration


A system and method to facilitate transactions between a customer and a vendor is disclosed. The system and method include receiving a response email, wherein the response email includes a short lookup token associated with the transaction between a customer and a vendor; determining the long token associated with the short lookup token; decoding the long token; performing a validation of the decoded long token; and processing the transaction, on a condition that validation is approved.

Method for segmenting text words in document images using vertical projections of center zones of characters


A word segmentation method for segmenting a text line into word segments, which is particularly advantageous for processing italic text but can also be used for regular text. A horizontal center zone of the text line, corresponding to the vertical center parts of the characters, is used to generate a center-zone-only vertical projection profile.

Fast search in a music sharing environment


A method, apparatus and system of method and system of directory sharing and management in a group communication environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a fast-search server includes processing a character of a query of music data, referencing the character with a reverse index of a music database, determining that the character matches a data record of the music database using the reverse index and returning the data record of the music database prior to receiving all characters of the query of music data from a user.

Text-based content management method and apparatus of electronic device


A text-based content management method and apparatus of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device, a display unit configured to display a message management screen comprising a text input window, and a control unit configured to detect at least one entity text among texts displayed on the text input window in response to characters input therein, control the display unit to display relevant information corresponding to the detected at least one entity text in response to a first input selecting the entity text, the selected at least one entity text being a search keyword for retrieving the relevant information, and generate a text-based content in which the retrieved relevant information is linked to the selected at least one entity text in response to a second input selecting the retrieved relevant information..

Wall encoding and decoding


The encoding of an input string of binary characters includes: a register storing a cellular data structure definition including a starting empty cell; a register storing a group cell structure definition for a valid brick formation; a brick validation engine testing data structure at a current cell beginning with the starting empty cell for an invalid brick formation; a character reading/writing engine writing, if the empty cell is not invalid, a binary character from the input string to the empty cell and writing, if the empty cell is invalid, a dummy value to the empty cell; a loop facilitator looping back through the testing and writing steps with a next data character and a next empty cell until there are no more data characters; and a serialization de-serialization engine methodically serializing the data structure into a one dimensional binary string of characters representing an encoded string of alphanumeric characters.. .

Generating suggested queries based on social graph information


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a first user of an online social network, the request comprising a character string of one or more characters of text entered by the first user, identifying a first set of objects associated with the online social network matching at least in part the character string of the request, calculating a score for each identified object in the first set of objects, wherein the score for each identified object is based at least in part on connections between the first user and the identified object, and sending one or more suggested queries responsive to the request, each suggested query comprising the character string of the request and one or more keywords associated with one or more of the identified objects, wherein the suggested queries are displayed in a ranked list based on the calculated scores of the associated identified objects.. .

System and read-ahead enhancements


A method and system are provided for identifying type-ahead candidates. A method includes determining a context of past non-threaded emails of a user.

Orthographic error correction using phonetic transcription


This illustrative embodiments provide a mechanism for correcting a phonetically sourced spelling mistake. The mechanism receives a language text string comprising at least one spelling mistake word and transcribes the at least one spelling mistake word into a phonetic form of the spelling mistake word using a phonetic dictionary.

Navigational lane guidance


Navigational lane guidance enhances a maneuver display by incorporating full display of available lanes in a freeway, when available in the map data. An otherwise regular turn icon display is replaced with a variable width image that grows to show all available lanes, highlighting lanes usable to complete a navigated maneuver.

Computer-readable recording medium, computer apparatus, and computer processing method


Disclosed are a program, a computer apparatus, a computer processing method, and a system capable of inputting one guidance among one or more guidances which can be given to a character without deteriorating visibility. A program executed in a computer apparatus that includes a display device having a touch-panel display screen causes the computer apparatus to function as: a character selector that selects a character according to a user's initial contact location with respect to the display screen from among a plurality of characters which are displayed on the display screen and can be selected by a user; a guidance information displayer that displays, when the character is selected by the character selector, guidance information indicating one or more guidances which can be given to the character on the display screen; and an inputter that receives an input of the user with respect to the guidance information displayed by the guidance information displayer..

Method, device and system for sharing of game characters


A method for sharing of game characters comprises a game management system is coupled to a first platform server and a second platform server, the game management system generates a uniform identifier, assign the uniform identifier to a username that is used by a user to log in the first platform server and the second platform server, and transmit the uniform identifier to a game server. The game sever creates or retrieves a game character based upon the uniform identifier..

Techniques to accelerate lossless compression


An embodiment may include circuitry that may be capable of performing compression-related operations that may include: (a) indicating, at least in part, in a data structure at least one position of at least one subset of characters that are to be encoded as a symbol, (b) comparing, at least in part, at least one pair of multi-byte data words that are of identical predetermined fixed size, (c) maintaining, at least in part, an array of pointers to potentially matching strings that are to be compared with at least one currently examined string, and/or (d) allocating, at least in part, a first buffer portion to store at least one portion of uncompressed data from an application buffer that is to be input for compression to produce a compressed data stream. Other embodiments are described and claimed..
Intel Corporation


Heirarchy-based character rigging


Animated characters for a computer animated production are rigged via a rigging hierarchy. A character rigging system receives a first selection associated with a template character rig description.
Pixar


Identifying user marks using patterned lines on pre-printed forms


Methods, devices, and systems replace solid lines of user-fillable areas of a print job with patterned lines and then print the print job with the patterned lines to print user-fillable pre-printed forms, using a printing device. These methods, devices, and systems also scan at least one of the user-fillable pre-printed forms having user markings to produce a scan, using an optical scanner.
Xerox Corporation


Translation station


An interactive electronic translation and communications process is provided for use in a translation station that provides a mobile or stationary fixed interactive facility for interviews or interrogations to be carried out between two persons speaking in different languages. The process can be assisted by animated virtual characters (avatars) realistically created and displayed on a computer screen to represent ethnic looks from around the globe.

Font data streaming


Provided is a method for font data streaming for time-based video/audio presentations where content is transmitted in small increments and transmission continues while a previously transmitted portion is viewed or played. Different subsets of characters of the same font are assembled together on a device and previously sent characters are reused for rendering subsequent text strings.
Monotype Imaging Inc.


Dynamically managing a serial port interface of virtualization software


One or more examples provide techniques to dynamically manage serial port interface(s) of virtualization software executing in a host device. In an example, a method of managing a serial port interface of a virtualization software executing on a host device includes: receiving input characters through the serial port interface to a serial port of the host device; parsing the input characters to detect a character sequence; and connecting the serial port interface to a first service executing in the virtualization software in response to the character sequence and during execution of the virtualization software on the host device..
Vmware, Inc.


Exclusive view keyboard system and method


A secure computer keyboard system utilizes a mobile device in conjunction with a keyboard device to provide secure keyboard entry in a public place. An application on the mobile device produces a mapping of characters to character codings, and displays to the user a key such as a modified keyboard showing the mapping.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Reusable water writing paper, preparation method thereof, and inkless printing device used for same


The present invention relates to a reusable water writing paper, as well as to its production process and an inkless printing device thereof the reusable water writing paper is consisted of a substrate as structure-support material, a color-displaying component supported on the substrate, and an optional performance-enhancing additive, wherein the color-displaying component is an oxazoline-based hydrochromic dye, which can change color obviously to display characters and/or patterns after contacting with water, and revert to the initial color to disappear the displayed characters and/or patterns after the water is removed, thereby the water writing paper is reusable. The paper is not only suitable for the exercise of writing or drawing with a brush pen, but also can be used for daily writing with a pen.
Jilin University


System and transparently styling non-player characters in a multiplayer video game


A system and method are provided for transparently styling non-player characters (“npcs”) in multiplayer video games such that it is difficult to distinguish between human players and computer-controlled npcs. Npcs may be styled to resemble human players in terms of both player profile attributes and gameplay actions such that players may not recognize npcs as non-human, computer-controlled players.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


Hybrid game system


The hybrid game system can include a virtual game software allowing virtual interaction of a plurality of characters with a virtual world in a manner leading to changes relating to said characters, the virtual game software being playable on a computer device operable to display the virtual interaction on a display screen; and a plurality of controllers, each controller having a communicator; an access to a memory adapted to store data concerning the changes relating to at least a character associated to the controller; a controller software allowing controller-to-controller interaction of the associated character directly with at least one character associated to another one of the controllers via direct communication between said controllers, the controller-to-controller interaction also leading to changes relating to said associated character.. .
Frima Studio Inc.




Characters topics:
  • Characters
  • Touchscreen
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Microprocessor
  • Character String
  • Readability
  • Alphanumeric
  • Electronic Device


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