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04/07/16
20160099903 
 Identifying communication participants to a recipient of a message patent thumbnailIdentifying communication participants to a recipient of a message
Participant identifiers, or display names, for participants in an electronic communication can be selected such that each participant's display name is unique relative within a defined set of “relevant” participants, such as all participants in an electronic communication exchange or all contacts in a contacts list maintained for a specific user. Selection of display names can be optimized to provide a unique display name for each participant using a reduced or minimized number of characters..
Dropbox, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098936 
 Educational system for teaching science, history and other subjects patent thumbnailEducational system for teaching science, history and other subjects
A two-part educational system uses a virtual reality environment created on an internet connected computer or mobile device, populated with historical characters who are expert avatars, and which can be entered by students as avatars; and e-books or print books in which a fictional virtual reality environment is a central feature. Readers can visit a computer-based virtual reality environment, which reproduces the visits made by the book characters, to expand their knowledge through interactions with the activities and the expert avatars found there.

04/07/16
20160098623 
 Method and  recognizing characters patent thumbnailMethod and recognizing characters
A method and an apparatus for recognizing characters using an image are provided. A camera is activated according to a character recognition request and a preview mode is set for displaying an image photographed through the camera in real time.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098450 
 Querying input data patent thumbnailQuerying input data
A hardware accelerator 2 for performing queries into, for example, an indexed text log files is formed of plurality of hardware execution units (text engines) 4, each executing a partial query program upon the same full set of input data. These partial query programs may switch between different query algorithms on up to a per-character basis.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


04/07/16
20160098411 
 Querying input data patent thumbnailQuerying input data
A hardware accelerator 2 for performing queries into, for example, an indexed text log files is formed of plurality of hardware execution units (text engines) 4, each executing a partial query program upon the same full set of input data. These partial query programs may switch between different query algorithms on up to a per-character basis.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


04/07/16
20160098136 
 Keyless entry system patent thumbnailKeyless entry system
A keyless entry system having a single entry point display coupled to a processor that generates one or more characters to be displayed. The processor accepts an entry at the single entry point and initiates a task associated with the entry.
Ford Global Technologies


04/07/16
20160098098 
 Gestures for auto-correct patent thumbnailGestures for auto-correct
In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to a user entering a string of one or more characters on a computing device, determining a plurality of auto-suggestions for the string; displaying all or a portion of one of the auto-suggestions on the display with the string; and in response to a particular swipe gesture on the display, causing the displayed auto-suggestion to be accepted. .
Facebook, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094934 
 Wireless proximity pairing of user-interface devices patent thumbnailWireless proximity pairing of user-interface devices
In order to establish a connection between electronic devices, after receiving an advertising packet from another electronic device, an electronic device compares a performance metric associated with the communication with the other electronic device with a threshold value. Based on the comparison, the electronic device provides pairing-intent information specifying a pairing intent for the electronic device and the other electronic device for presentation by the other electronic device.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160094399 
 Avoiding electronic-device identification errors patent thumbnailAvoiding electronic-device identification errors
In order to increase the likelihood of possession of an electronic device (such as an access point), a modified identifier associated with the electronic device may be provided to another electronic device. In particular, the modified identifier may be generated by adding one or more additional characters to an identifier.
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092106 
 Accessible keyboard for mobile devices and tablets patent thumbnailAccessible keyboard for mobile devices and tablets
An accessible virtual keyboard provided as a computer-readable medium including instructions, that when executed by a controller in communication with a user interface, cause the controller to: in response to a request from a running application, display a keyboard including selectable cluster keys via the user interface, wherein each cluster key is associated with a character set including two or more characters, wherein each displayed cluster key includes each character of the character set displayed within a boundary; in response to a selection of one of the cluster keys, display selectable individual keys of the character set associated with the selected cluster key via the user interface, wherein each individual key is associated with a single character of the character set associated with the selected cluster key; and, in response to a selection of one of the individual keys, provide the associated character as an input to the running application.. .
Crick Software Ltd.


03/31/16
20160092102 

Smartphone screen touch round keyboard with or without swift, with or without vowels


This software system allow smartphone users to type words using a round keyboard containing the letters of the alphabet, numerals and special characters (including emoji).. .

03/31/16
20160089604 

Game-providing device and software program for game-providing device


If a carryover condition has been satisfied such that the attacks against an enemy character, which are carried out by the player character in a first battle scene against the enemy character that appears in said first battle scene, can be extended to other enemy characters, the carryover processing module sequentially executes a process that uses a first attack value generated as a result of the player character's attacks against the enemy character in the first battle scene to offset defeat parameter values required to defeat enemy characters configured in each of the enemy characters appearing in each battle scene provided subsequent to said first battle scene, skips the appearance of the enemy characters whose defeat parameter values have been reduced to zero and, additionally, causes the subsequently appearing enemy character to appear in a state in which the defeat parameter value of said enemy character has been offset.. .
Dena Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088172 

Image forming apparatus and screen operation method


Provided is an image forming apparatus mainly including a recognition part, a first determination part, and a second determination part. The recognition part recognizes the plural characters when a user performs a first operation tracing a sequence of plural characters out of the character group included in the screen displayed on the display part by bringing an indicator into contact with the touch panel part.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


03/24/16
20160086064 

Image forming apparatus and image processing apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming machine that forms an image on a recording material; and an image processing unit that sets different addition/subtraction amounts for thickness of lines constituting bold characters and thickness of lines constituting non-bold characters in changing thickness of lines constituting each character in case where image information for formation of an image by the image forming machine includes bold character information and non-bold character information.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086056 

Systems and methods for recognizing alphanumeric characters


Systems and methods for recognizing alphanumeric characters are described. In one implementation, the method for recognizing alphanumeric characters comprises receiving features for each of the alphanumeric characters to be recognized.
Wipro Limited


03/24/16
20160086026 

Removal of graphics from document images using heuristic text analysis and text recovery


A graphic removal process for document images involves two stages: first, removal of graphics in the document image based on heuristic text analyses; and second, text recovery to recover some text that is accidentally removed during the first stage. The first stage uses a relatively aggressive strategy to ensure that all graphics components are removed, which also temporarily leads to the removal of some text; the lost text will then be recovered using the text recovery technique.
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.


03/24/16
20160085731 

Reordering text from unstructured sources to intended reading flow


An approach is provided in which a number of sections from a sequence of characters included in a portable document format (pdf) file are identified. Each of the identified sections includes a unique set of coordinate positions.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085727 

Reordering text from unstructured sources to intended reading flow


An approach is provided in which a number of sections from a sequence of characters included in a portable document format (pdf) file are identified. Each of the identified sections includes a unique set of coordinate positions.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085361 

Touch screen apparatus


Disclosed herein is a touch screen apparatus including a touch screen having a geomagnetic sensing function and a near-field communication (nfc) function and configured to calculate touched coordinates using a touch input signal when the touch input signal is generated as a location on a touch panel is touched by a touch screen electronic pen after the touch screen is powered on; the touch screen electronic pen having an nfc function, and configured to take notes on the touch panel according to a user's manipulation and transmit the touched coordinates calculated by the touch screen to a main central processor; and the main central processor having an nfc function, and configured to receive the touched coordinates from the touch screen electronic pen and output characters corresponding to the touched coordinates onto the touch panel.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160082350 

Videogame system and method that enables characters to earn virtual fans by completing secondary objectives


A videogame may be provided to one or more users in which characters controlled by users earn fans that impact the videogame similarly to fans in real life. For example, a character may earn virtual currency, be invited to participate in events and/or teams, obtain sponsorships, and/or experience other impacts associated with fanbase size.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080355 

Authentication of api-based endpoints


A method includes detecting an incoming request from a first application to a second application. The method further includes performing an authentication that involves sending a challenge message to a first application.
Ca, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078847 

Reflecting handwriting attributes in typographic characters


For reflecting handwriting attributes in typographic characters, code parses calligraphic data from digitized handwriting on the touch screen display. The calligraphic data includes a character stroke slant and a character pixel matrix.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078713 

Gaming machine and methods of providing games to players having player characters and enemy characters


A gaming machine for providing a game to a player is described herein. The gaming machine displays a primary game including a plurality of reels, detects a triggering condition occurring with the primary game and responsively displays a secondary game.
Konami Gaming, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078631 

Information processing device, image modification method, and computer program product


According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes: a first division unit divides an image into a text containing region and a background region other than the text containing region; a second division unit divides a text containing region into a character region constituted by lines forming characters and a character background region other than the character region; a calculator calculates a first representative value of an attribute of the character region, a second representative value of the attribute of the character background region, and a third representative value of the attribute of the background region; a modification unit makes modification so that a first difference based on the first and third representative values, a second difference based on the first and second representative values, and a third difference based on the second and third representative values become larger; and an output unit outputs a modified image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160078217 

Computer implemented generating and recovering an authorization code


A computer implemented system and method for generating and recovering an authorization code. The system creates an authorization code by accepting a base-sentence from a user.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078207 

Method and providing combined authentication service


Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for providing a combined authentication service. Combined authentication information is set by acquiring an entry window location and authentication characters from a user, an entry window including the entry keypad is displayed at the entry window location, entry information including entry characters and entry coordinates is acquired from the user via the entry window, and combined authentication is performed by verifying the entry characters and the entry coordinates, thus strengthening the security of authentication of a mobile terminal while maintaining the user's existing password.
Sk Planet Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078013 

Fault-tolerant input method editor


A computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device including one or more processors, an input from a user. The input can include one or more characters in a first writing system.
Google Inc.


03/17/16
20160077735 

Character input apparatus and character input method


A character input apparatus includes a display an input module and an area controller. The display displays characters and a cursor position.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160077730 

User interface device, vehicle having the same, and controlling the same


A user interface device, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the same, implement a display unit configured to display a plurality of characters, a dial part configured to select any one character among the plurality of characters, and a touch part configured to be touched by a user. A control unit of the interface is configured to select a handwritten recognition mode as a character input mode when the touch part is touched, and select a dial operation mode as the character input mode when the dial part is operated, thereby improving user convenience..
Hyundai Motor Company


03/17/16
20160077716 

Computational design of linkage-based characters


There are provided systems and methods for the computational design of linkage-based characters. The system including a display, a memory storing a software application, and a processor configured to execute the software application to display a linkage on the display, the linkage including a plurality of links and a plurality of motors, each of the plurality of links being connected to at least another of the plurality of links using one of the plurality of motors, receive a user input selecting a first link and a second link from the plurality of links and a motor from the plurality of motors, the motor being located between the first link and the second link, and generate an updated linkage by connecting the first link to the second link using a new link and replacing the motor with a pin..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072912 

Apparatus for user challenge generation for competitive collaboration


Apparatuses, methods and storage media for user challenge generation are described. In one instance, an apparatus may include an integrated circuit; and logic to be operated by the integrated circuit to: select a polyhedron having a number of vertices that substantially corresponds to a number of users having user-associated information that includes first and a true statement and false statements; associate each edge of the polyhedron with a character; select a face of the polyhedron for a provision of a secret code comprising a sequence of characters associated with edges of the selected face; associate user information with vertices; and generate challenges for the users based on the above actions.

03/10/16
20160072793 

Mitigating risk of account enumeration


Technology is disclosed for mitigating account enumeration and thus enhances network security. The technology can receive from a client computing device a sequence of characters corresponding to a portion of an email address input by a user.
Square, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071302 

Systems and methods for cinematic direction and dynamic character control via natural language output


A method for executing cinematic direction and dynamic character control via natural language output is provided. The method includes generating a first set of instructions for animation of characters and a second set of instructions for animation of environments; extracting a first set of dialogue elements from a conversant input received in an affective objects module of the processing circuit; extracting a second set of dialogue elements from a natural language system output; analyzing the first and second sets of dialogue elements by an analysis module in the processing circuit for determining emotional content data used to generate an emotional content report; analyzing the first and second sets of dialogue elements by the analysis module in the processing circuit for determining duration data used to generated a duration report; and animating the characters and the environments based on the emotional content report and the duration report..

03/10/16
20160070927 

Distributed tokenization using several substitution steps


A method for distributed tokenization of sensitive strings of characters, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and the like, in a local server is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving from a central server at least one, and preferably at least two, static token lookup tables, and receiving a sensitive string of characters.
Protegrity Corporation


03/10/16
20160070710 

Evaluating typeability of domain names


Methods and systems are disclosed for assessing an identifier. The method comprises receiving a string of characters making up the identifier and determining a keyboard type for a keyboard.
Verisign, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070468 

Systems and methods for multiuse of keys for virtual keyboard


Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are described for generating a virtual keyboard user interface that includes a popup area for selecting alternative characters. The user interface may include a plurality of keys generated on a display, with at least one key among the plurality of keys having a first character or action associated with the at least one key.
Touchtype Limited


03/10/16
20160070464 

Two-stage, gesture enhanced input system for letters, numbers, and characters


A system and method that allows convenient input of letters, numbers, and characters using an input requiring a minimal number of input buttons or keys enhanced by gestures. The system utilizes a two-stage input, first with an array “call-up” function that allows a user to select a range of letters, numbers, or characters, followed by a subsequent “specification” function that allows a user to select a specific letter, number, or character from the aforementioned array.

03/10/16
20160067992 

Method of manufacturing hand stamp


A method of manufacturing a hand stamp by assembling a stack of individual stamp pegs. The pegs are attached to each other by tabs and slots so that the individual pegs can be easily separated from each other.

03/03/16
20160065569 

Neural authentication system


In certain embodiments, a system receives a first request from a user to perform a function with an enterprise. The system communicates a second request for the user to provide a thought to facilitate authenticating the user with the enterprise.
Bank Of America Corporation


03/03/16
20160065562 

Method and system for efficient password input


Embodiments of the present application disclose a method for receiving password input from a user. During operation, the system receives, by a computing device, user input indicating that a user is entering a password.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


03/03/16
20160065545 

Cryptographic key pair generation system


In certain embodiments, a system communicates a request for a user to provide a thought to facilitate generating a cryptographic key pair. The system receives a string of characters corresponding to the thought.
Bank Of America Corporation


03/03/16
20160063751 

Animation engine for blending computer animation data


Computer-generated images are generated by evaluating point positions of points on animated objects in animation data. The point positions of the points are used by an animation system to determine how to blend animated sequences or frames of animated sequences in order to create realistic moving animated characters and animated objects.
Pixar


03/03/16
20160063559 

Method and mobile link to advertising content


A method and apparatus for accessing advertising content from a mobile device provides for establishing a link to a content server using location coordinates from a gps receiver in the mobile device and a brief, simple code, for example composed of only two alpha and/or numeric characters displayed in a billboard advertisement and associated with the content server. Entering the code enables a link to the content server to obtain additional content for download to the mobile device..

03/03/16
20160063388 

Method for estimating format of log message and computer and computer program therefor


A technique for estimating a format of a log message (lm) according to the present invention includes creating a first directed graph structure by dividing a first lm by predetermined characters to define divided portions as nodes and arranging the nodes in order from the beginning of the first lm; creating a second directed graph structure by performing on a second lm the same processing as that performed on the first lm; comparing nodes in the first directed graph structure with nodes in the second directed graph structure to detect nodes other than nodes including a corresponding character string; adding to the first directed graph structure the node detected in the second directed graph structure among the detected nodes as a first branch node; and estimating the format, based on the first directed graph structure including the first branch node added thereto.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


03/03/16
20160063058 

Computerized identifying points-of-interest using customized query prediction


Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying points-of-interest using customized query prediction. According to certain embodiments, a partial query is received from a client via a network.
Mapquest, Inc.


03/03/16
20160063055 

Method and improved database searching


A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for improved string searching. Embodiments described herein provide a mechanism for retrieving string positions of nearest sorted strings.

03/03/16
20160062954 

Flexible high-speed generation and formatting of application-specified strings


Flexible high-speed generation and formatting of application-specified strings is available through table-based base conversion which may be integrated with custom formatting, and through printf-style functionality based on separate control string parsing and specialized format command sequence execution. Mechanisms include digit group tables for immediate output with or without separation characters, dynamic format templates, format localization and customization, funnels, digit extraction in left-to-right or right-to-left order, scaling and size estimation, leading bit identification, casting, indexing with exponent bits, division via multiplication by select constants and shifts, fractional value manipulations, batching transformations, stamping safety zones, rounding tools, jump and call avoidance, tailoring to processor characteristics and word size, conversions between various numeric types and representations, command stitching, stack parameter analysis, printf compilation, and others.
Numbergun Llc


03/03/16
20160062650 

Method and providing character input interface


A method and an apparatus are provided for providing a character input interface in a terminal having a touchscreen. A single keyboard is displayed in a keyboard area of the touchscreen.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160062647 

Software for keyboard-less typing based upon gestures


Ergonomic keyboard-less typing may be used to replace traditional typing on a computer keyboard. The user may use an alternative user interface device, such as a smart phone, a tablet, or a wearable device, to make character selections.

03/03/16
20160062566 

Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a completion suggestion


An operating unit is used to choose least alphanumeric characters and/or symbols and to combine them to form a character group. A display device displays selectable characters in a selection field and displays selected characters in an one input field.
Audi Ag


03/03/16
20160062477 

Device and creating virtual keyboard


In a method for creating a virtual keyboard, multiple intersections formed as a honeycomb structure are set on a plane. A selected type of virtual keyboard is acquired according to a command input by a user.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160059132 

Conditional access to areas in a video game


A video game includes conditional access to areas of the game. An area may be unlocked when particular game characters are at an entrance to the area.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057499 

Profiling media characters


Provided is a process of matching media characters, the process including: obtaining a plurality of character records, each character record including a trait vector specifying traits of the respective character; receiving a request from a user device to match characters in the character records, the request identifying at least one reference character record; calculating, with one or more processors, matching scores indicative of similarity between the trait vector of the reference character record and trait vectors of other character records among the plurality of character records; selecting a responsive character record from among the plurality of character records based on the matching scores; and sending instructions to the user device to display information about a character of the responsive character record.. .
Charactour Llc


02/25/16
20160057129 

Adaptive policies and protections for securing financial transaction data at rest


A system, method, and computer-readable medium for challenge-response authentication are provided. A plurality of codes is received over a communication network based on input provided by way of a user interface displaying a plurality of images.
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056601 

Brush structure of fuel pump for vehicle


There is provided structure of a brush of a fuel pump for a vehicle in which the brush is formed of two kinds of different materials unlike a typical brush which is formed of only one material, more particularly, a high resistance material is used at one side portion only of the brush, and the same efficiency is ensured as that of the typical brush formed of low resistance material only, by suppressing the spark generation even in use of ethanol and low grade fuels and suppressing the spark generated in high current fuel pump and minimizing the abrasion of the structure due to decrease of spark generation, thereby ensuring the durability and the reliability and improving the emi characters due to decrease of spark noise of the fuel pump.. .
Hyundam Industrial Co., Ltd


02/25/16
20160055392 

Estimating degree of deterioration of road surface


Image analysis methods for quantifying cracks in a road surface from a road surface image recorded as a digital image, and quantify the degree of deterioration of the road surface. An object image is prepared, in which its region is divided into a plurality of pixels and the grayscale value of each of the pixels is inverted.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/25/16
20160055374 

Enhanced interpretation of character arrangements


Technologies are described herein for interpreting character arrangements. An image including an arrangement of characters may be received or captured by a computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.


02/25/16
20160055174 

Facilitating searching for geographic place names


A data store of geographic place names includes geographic place names in each of multiple different languages for each of multiple different types of geographic places. These different types of geographic places can include cities, countries, regions (e.g., states), country codes, region (e.g., state) codes, and so forth.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/25/16
20160055131 

Systems and methods for processing input streams of calendar applications


Systems and methods for processing input streams of calendar applications. An example method, performed by a computer system, may comprise receiving an input stream; processing the input stream to produce a sequence of characters; responsive to determining that the sequence of characters comprises a time reference, storing, in a memory, a calendar entry in a first data structure of a first type, the calendar entry comprising an identifier of a time referenced by the time reference; responsive to determining that the sequence of characters does not comprise a time reference, storing, in the memory, a memorandum in a second data structure of a second type, the memorandum comprising at least part of the sequence of characters..

02/25/16
20160054022 

User friendly interface for control unit


A user-friendly programmable thermostat is described that includes a circular body having a large central display surrounded by a ring that can be rotated an pressed inward by a user so as to receive user input in a simple elegant fashion. Different colors can be displayed to the user to indicate currently active hvac functions, and different shades of colors can be displayed to a user to indicate an estimated amount of time and/or energy for reaching a target temperature.
Google Inc.


02/25/16
20160051897 

Virtual world electronic game


An electronic game for playing on a portable handheld game unit and on-line includes a dynamic animated virtual character that can be customized and updated both visually and functionally through game play and that can translate from a two dimensional visual presentation on a game unit to a higher order visual presentation in an interactive multi-player virtual world on-line and back while retaining any customization or upgrades is provided. Different versions of the electronic game produce different virtual characters that can interact on-line or through wireless linkage between game units..
Mga Entertainment, Inc.


02/18/16
20160050467 

Scene-by-scene plot context for cognitively impaired


To improve cognitive comprehension of plots in videos and thus assist not only people with cognitive issues but also inattentive people that have trouble following along with the plot, information is sent about each scene in a video. By selecting “info” in a predetermined way, screen text is presented not about the entire show about rather about the current scene, such as a brief synopsis of what characters in the scene have done up to that point in the video..
Sony Corporation


02/18/16
20160050169 

Method and system for providing personal emoticons


The present invention relates to a method of providing personal emoticons by applying one or more image processing filters and/or algorithms on a self-portrait image for performing at least one of the following tasks: enhancing said provided image, recognizing the face expression, and/or emphasizing the face expression represented by the provided image, and converting said process image into one or more emoticon/s format such that the image file is standardize into a pixel array of uniform dimensions to be used as personal emoticons in one or more applications and/or operating system based platforms by a software component that allows a user to enter characters on a computer based device.. .

02/18/16
20160048908 

Interactive computer network system and method


A computer-based virtual interactive global marketplace system may facilitate the sale, over a network, of a real product or service by a seller to a buyer having access to a client device. The system may allow the buyer to customize the product or service and interact with digital non-playing characters to learn about the product or service..

02/18/16
20160048723 

Method and providing image contents


Disclosed herein is a method for providing image contents. The method for providing image contents includes: dividing the image contents into a plurality of scenes, each scene including a plurality of shots; classifying image frames for each scene depending on each of a plurality of characters appearing in the image contents; receiving a user input for selecting any one of the plurality of characters; and displaying a scene corresponding to the character selected depending on the user input..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160048297 

Method and inputting character


A method of inputting a character is provided. The method includes receiving a user input for inputting a character, obtaining a plurality of candidate characters corresponding to the user input, sequentially converting the plurality of candidate characters into a selectable character state whenever a predetermined character conversion cycle ends, updating a character conversion cycle based on an amount of time it takes to sequentially convert the plurality of candidate characters into the selectable character state, before a user input for selecting a selectable character is received, and sequentially converting the plurality of candidate characters into the selectable character state whenever the updated character conversion cycle ends..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160046023 

Control interface for robotic humanoid avatar system and related methods


A system and method for controlling a humanoid robot from a remote location are provided. One or more sensing devices are used to sense positions and movements of a user at an inhabiter station.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


02/18/16
20160046018 

Pneumatically actuated and safely compliant skeletal joints for robotic characters


A robot that includes two or more skeletal or rigid links interconnected by a joint. The joint is pneumatically actuated and includes a pneumatic joint actuator that allows the robot's skeletal links to be moved in an expressive manner.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


02/11/16
20160044020 

Facilitating users to obfuscate user credentials in credential responses for user authentication


A system and method for facilitating users to obfuscate user credentials in credential responses for user authentication are disclosed. A string sequence may be presented to a user for prompting the user to input credential characters sequentially but not continuously.
Kabam, Inc.


02/11/16
20160043736 

System and method to concurrently match any type, combination and/or range of characters defined by a regular expression on a hardware implementation using a single detection logic


Method to simultaneously detect all possible types, combinations and/or ranges of characters of a regular expression search pattern in a search space by re-encoding the search pattern and the search space in single set bit representations, employing a single detection logic. The search space n-bit representation is re-encoded into a single set bit representation of 2n bits while single/multiple search pattern(s) n-bit representation(s) is (are) re-encoded and combined into a sole single/multiple set bit representation of 2n bits.
Nxgn Data, Inc.


02/11/16
20160042662 

System and learning the chinese written language


A system and method for learning the chinese language is disclosed. The system and method includes selecting and translating at least one character from the chinese language into a different language.

02/11/16
20160042546 

Retrieval and display of visual objects


For generating one or more two-dimensional visual objects, an initial visual representation is determined (s2) and shown (s3) in a display area of a communication terminal (1). A data representation of the visual objects is transmitted (s5) from the communication terminal (1) to a remote processing center (3).
Gmc Software Ag


02/11/16
20160042256 

Tape printer and generating print data in tape printer


Disclosed is tape printer including: a display section that selectively displays one of a plurality of evaluation images based on the number of evaluation characters placed in a first mode; a first operation section used to operate the evaluation image in a first direction; a second operation section used to operate the evaluation image in a second direction; an image change section that changes the evaluation image to another evaluation image in which the number of the evaluation characters placed in the first mode is incremented in the first direction and changes the evaluation image to another evaluation image in which the number of the evaluation characters placed in a second mode is incremented in the second direction; and a print data generation section that generates print data of the displayed evaluation image.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/11/16
20160041978 

Media content discovery and character organization techniques


Techniques for recommending media are described. A character preference function comprising a plurality of preference coefficients is accessed.
Fem, Inc.


02/11/16
20160041966 

Method and word prediction selection


Methods and apparatuses are provided for improving word prediction candidate selection in an electronic device. Input of one or more characters is received via a capacitive physical keyboard.
Blackberry Limited


02/11/16
20160041965 

Improved data entry systems


A word predictive data entry system includes a plurality of first input signals to which one to a few characters are assigned, and an input signal, separate from the plurality of first input signals, to which a significantly larger number of characters are ambiguously assigned. The system uses a database of words wherein upon receiving a sequence of the input signals the system predicts one or more words from the database of words..
Keyless Systems Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041738 

Bidirectional text selection


Techniques for bidirectional text selection are disclosed. When a character selection is received, such as a “shift+arrow” input, the unanchored side of a selection area is adjusted by one glyph in the selection direction.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/11/16
20160041627 

Apparatus and inputting characters on touch screen of a terminal


An apparatus and method for inputting a character on a touch keyboard in a terminal are provided. A touch screen displays a basic key set and an extended key set.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160038829 

System and puzzle solving utilizing letters and visual representations


A method and system for providing a puzzle game containing an answer category clue, a letter grid containing multiple letters, numbers or characters, an image, and an answer grid which contains blanks for each letter that will be used to fill-in the correct answer. The game allows a letters from the letter grid to be selected and automatically placed onto the answer grid.

02/04/16
20160035142 

Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology


A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation.
Electronic Arts Inc.


02/04/16
20160035060 

Method for watermarking the text portion of a document


A method for watermarking a document containing at least one text portion comprising the following steps: —determining a specific character font comprising, for at least one character, an original graphic and at least one variation, each of the variations being associated with a different value, said character being termed encodable characters; —using the specific character font to encode an item of information in the text portion of the document, by replacing at least one original graphic with a variation, the original graphic and the variation or variations being identified as a single character by a first optical character recognition process referred to as standard ocr and identified as a plurality of characters by a second optical character recognition process referred to as specific ocr that is capable of determining if the represented character is the original graphic or one of the variations of same and, if so, making it possible to determine the variation that is represented, a strict order relationship being defined on the encodable characters in order to establish the order in which the encodable characters are to be processed during the decoding phase.. .
Send Only Oked Documents (sood)


02/04/16
20160034950 

Identifying malicious text in advertisement content


An online system receives advertisement requests from one or more advertisers and determines whether an advertisement request includes malicious content before presenting content from the advertisement request to a user. To determine whether the advertisement request includes malicious content, the online system identifies text in the advertisement request, identifies words in the text, and identifies characters in each word.
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034803 

Label for barcodes, letters and images and forming barcodes, letters and images


An image label is used to present a barcode and characters and images. The label is printed label with a pre-determined color among various colors such that the characters and images resist subsequent erasure due to friction or chemical materials, etc.
Tootech Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034774 

Image processing device and image processing method


A font recognition section recognizes a font of characters depicted by character image data included in image data upon first character data corresponding to the character image data being acquired through character recognition. A font character recognition section compares the character image data to font character image data depicting characters in the recognized font and acquires second character data corresponding to font character image data when the font character image data matches the character image data.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/04/16
20160034686 

Password configuration and login


Password characters input by a user as an account password are obtained. A password table including the password characters and a preset number of supplemental characters is randomly generated.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


02/04/16
20160034179 

Dual directional control for text entry


Disclosed herein are systems and methods for text using directional input. A computing system causes display of a user interface including a first set of characters and a second set of characters.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160034163 

Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a delete button and/or list selection button


The present invention relates to a vehicle-associated device, with an operating unit by means of which at least alphanumerical characters and/or symbols can be selected and assembled to form a character or function group, and with a display device by means of which, using a display unit 1, selectable characters and/or symbols can be displayed in at least one selection field 2, and selected characters, symbols, a character or function group can be displayed in at least one input field 3, wherein the device is set up (a) in order to display, on the display unit, immediately adjacent to a character or symbol dialed in by means of the operating unit and displayed in a selection field 2, a delete switch area 4 which can be activated by means of the operating unit for deleting at least the most recently selected character or symbol displayed in an input field 3, and/or (b) in order to display, immediately adjacently to a character or symbol dialed in by means of the operating unit and displayed in a selection field 2, a list selection switch area 5, which can be retrieved by means of the operating unit in order to retrieve a selection list.. .
Audi Ag


02/04/16
20160030847 

Information storage medium and game system


A game system includes a character setting section that sets a plurality of characters selected by a player from among a plurality of characters possessed by the player to be battle characters, a game processing section that executes a battle between the characters that have been set to be the battle characters and an enemy character that appears in a stage selected by the player, and an information presentation section that, when a number of times that the player failed to clear the stage has reached a predetermined number, extracts a plurality of characters recommended to be the battle characters from among the characters possessed by the player when the number of times that the player failed to clear the stage has reached a predetermined number, determines whether or not the player can clear the stage when the extracted characters are set to be the battle characters, and presents information that corresponds to the determination result to the player.. .
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.


02/04/16
20160030843 

Utilization and electronic gaming of compilation of game user data for video entertainment


Video games created and distributed have software that track decisions made by the user within the game and are uploaded via the internet to a system (e.g. Playstation network or xbox live, pc, ios, android) and the decisions are compiled on a server.

02/04/16
20160030811 

Swimming goggles


Swimming goggles comprise a lens frame having an inner circumference surface and an outer circumference surface; a decorative frame assembled with the lens frame and located on a side of the outer circumference surface; and head strap devices at least comprising a head strap being of the buoyancy in water, and brackets made for perforation and orientation of the head strap, and further, the head strap having a first linking element and a second linking element capable of being connected or separated each other; wherein the swimming goggles have no sharp corners on their contour causing the injury, could not be disassembled again after assembled to prevent children from mistakenly swallowing their fallen components, provide the buoyancy in water when accidentally fell into water for ease of pickup for children's safety, and have the decorative frame that could simulate images of cartoon characters to bring out nifty and happy feelings.. .
Global Esprit Inc.


01/28/16
20160028745 

System and key challenge validation


This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for detecting an initiation of a transaction and generating a string of characters based on the detection. A subset of characters of the string of characters is presented in such a way as to be distinguished from remaining characters of the string of characters.
Ebay Inc.


01/28/16
20160026630 

Character sequence map generating apparatus, information searching apparatus, character sequence map generating method, information searching method, and computer product


A computer-readable recording medium stores therein a sequence-map generating program that causes a computer to execute extracting from files that include character strings written therein, a word having q (q≧2) characters; extracting from the word extracted at the extracting the word, consecutive characters from a character position s-th (1≦s≦q−r+1) from a head of the word to a character position determined by a number of characters r (r≦q); and generating, for each character position s-th from the head, a consecutive-character sequence map including a flag row that indicates, for each file, whether a file includes the consecutive characters extracted at the extracting the consecutive characters.. .
Fujitsu Limited


01/28/16
20160026382 

Touch-based flow keyboard for small displays


Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a full keyboard of characters, such as latin-based characters, to fit on a small touchscreen display. In an embodiment, a keyboard may be displayed including a text entry area and six virtual buttons.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160026319 

Password input device


A password input device includes: at least two mutually separate touch display screens; a controller configured to control the touch display screen to randomly display characters; and a processor configured to determine the characters currently displayed on corresponding touch display screens subjected to a touch operation after detecting the touch operation, determine a character string inputted by a user according to a sequence of the touch operation, and take the character string as a password inputted by the user. The password input device can adopt a flexible overall arrangement mode of the character string for the password and improve the security of password input.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025511 

Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a completion indication


The present invention relates to a vehicle-associated device with an operating unit by means of which at least alphanumerical characters and/or symbols can be selected and assembled to form a character or function group, and with a display device by means of which, using a display unit 1, selectable characters and/or symbols can be displayed in at least one selection field 2, and selected characters, symbols, a character or function group can be displayed in at least one input field 3, with a storage device with data stored therein, and with a data processing unit for selecting data from data stored in the storage device, on the basis of predeterminable criteria and taking into consideration the characters and/or symbols selected so far by a user, wherein the device is set up in order to display, on the display unit 1, a completion designation 4 in the area of the selection field 2 in the immediate vicinity of a character or symbol selected most recently by a user, to the extent that a possible completion of the character(s) and/or symbol(s) selected so far is determined by the data processing unit on the basis of the data in the storage device and taking into consideration the character(s) and/or symbol(s) selected by a user so far, the completion designation 4 can be selected by a user using the operating unit or a selection designation can be positioned automatically on the completion designation 4, and a displayed completion suggestion can be selected by a user using the operating unit.. .
Audi Ag


01/28/16
20160023794 

Method of manufacturing and fixing metal label


A method of manufacturing and fixing a metal label allowing for the logos or trademarks of products or companies to be displayed as characters or figures on the surfaces of various products includes: forming a metal label to have fixing legs and a connection member thinner than the metal label through etching; forming holes in a product and a backplate in positions corresponding to those of the fixing legs; cutting the connection member connecting the fixing legs; and fixing the metal label to the product and the backplate. By forming the fixing legs thinner than the metal label, sharpness in the edges of the metal label is obtained when the fixing legs are bent.

01/28/16
20160023122 

Hand held novelty cheering device


A hand-held novelty cheering device that enables a user to express patriotism, support and encouragement at any type of event by waving the device to-and-fro as the device can generate a rattling sound and display images in holographic relief, glow-in-the-dark, luminescent, reflective, distinctive coloration, lights, insignias, licensed characters, mascots, or any visual representation the user desires in order to generate the desired expressive effect.. .

01/28/16
20160023115 

Terminal device


A terminal device for controlling progress of a game by determining attack power of one or more characters constituting an ally team on the basis of a first player operating a plurality of objects disposed on a board formed by m rows and n columns and displayed on a display unit, applying the attack with the attack power to one or more characters constituting an enemy team, and varying the remaining value of a physical strength parameter related to the character constituting the enemy team, the terminal device comprising an attack power computation unit that, if single play mode has been selected by the play mode selection unit, computes the attack power on the basis of a result obtained by a plurality of objects disposed on the board being placed in a predetermined state by an operation of the objects via the operation unit of the first player, and, if multiplay mode has been selected, computes the attack power on the basis of the result obtained by the objects being operated via the operation unit of the first player and the result received via the communication processing unit from the terminal device operated by the other player.. .

01/28/16
20160023108 

Network game system


A network game system includes a game server in which a plurality of players respectively operating a plurality of portable communication terminals are registered in advance. When any one of the players logs in the game server through a communication network, a game is supplied to the portable communication terminal of the player.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160021876 

Antifungal composite and manufacturing the same


The invention provides an antifungal composite comprising an antifungal agent and β-cyclodextrin surface-modified with a long carbon chain compound, wherein the antifungal agent is clad in β-cyclodextrin surface-modified with a long carbon chain compound as a carrier, and thus a use of inhibiting harmful fungi can be provided by sustained release of the antifungal agent from the composite. The antifungal composite may be retained on the surface of the resin materials to increase the concentration of the antifungal composite on the surface of the resin materials by adjusting the difference of the lipophilic and hydrophilic characters between the antifungal composite and the resin materials, and thus an antifungal effect can be increased.

01/21/16
20160021123 

Reverse nfa generation and processing


In a processor of a security appliance, an input of a sequence of characters is walked through a finite automata graph generated for at least one given pattern. At a marked node of the finite automata graph, if a specific type of the at least one given pattern is matched at the marked node, the input sequence of characters is processed through a reverse non-deterministic finite automata (rnfa) graph generated for the specific type of the at least one given pattern by walking the input sequence of characters backwards through the rnfa beginning from an offset of the input sequence of characters associated with the marked node.
Cavium, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021103 

Providing a service based on time and location based passwords


A first device may receive a first password from a second device. The first password may be generated based on first time information and first location information identifying a geographic location of the second device.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021094 

Systems and methods for secure password entry


Systems and methods for secure password entry are provided. A request to authenticate a user is received from a user device.
Paypal, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021060 

Reverse nfa generation and processing


In a processor of a security appliance, an input of a sequence of characters is walked through a finite automata graph generated for at least one given pattern. At a marked node of the finite automata graph, if a specific type of the at least one given pattern is matched at the marked node, the input sequence of characters is processed through a reverse non-deterministic finite automata (rnfa) graph generated for the specific type of the at least one given pattern by walking the input sequence of characters backwards through the rnfa beginning from an offset of the input sequence of characters associated with the marked node.
Cavium, Inc.




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

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