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System and method for visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip

Paofit Holdings Pte

System and method for visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip

Computer keyboard including a control unit and a keyboad screen

Adaptable Keys A/s

Computer keyboard including a control unit and a keyboad screen

Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
04/16/15
20150106702
 Cross-lingual input method editor patent thumbnailnew patent Cross-lingual input method editor
Some implementations provide techniques and arrangements for cross lingual candidate suggestion. For instance, some display a user interface of a host application including a text entry area.
Microsoft Corporation
04/16/15
20150106700
 Display and selection of bidirectional text patent thumbnailnew patent Display and selection of bidirectional text
Techniques are disclosed for editing bidirectional text, including techniques for creating, selecting, inserting, and copying bidirectional text. The disclosed techniques include a method of inserting a character in bidirectional text.
Apple Inc.
04/16/15
20150106098
 Voice input device, voice input method and program patent thumbnailnew patent Voice input device, voice input method and program
A voice input device provided with an input section for inputting a voice of a user, a recognition section for recognizing the voice of the user inputted by the input section, a generation section for generating characters or a command based on a recognition result of the recognition section, a detection section for detecting a device's own posture, and an instruction section for instructing the generation section to generate the command when a detection result of the detection section represents a specific posture as compared to instructing the generation section to generate the characters when the detection result of the detection section represents a posture other than the specific posture. Accordingly, character input and command input during dictation is correctly distinguished, or more specifically unexpected character input during dictation is avoided..
Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
04/16/15
20150105155
 System and  visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip patent thumbnailnew patent System and visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for visualizing synthetic objects within a real-world video clip. The embodiments allow interactive, synthetic objects or characters to appear as if they are “embedded” inside or form part of a video clip.
Paofit Holdings Pte Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103007
 Computer keyboard including a control unit and a keyboad screen patent thumbnailnew patent Computer keyboard including a control unit and a keyboad screen
An ergonomic writing apparatus including a keyboard screen integrated in the ordinary screen image, alternatively an independent keyboard screen, which interacts with a control unit. When the control arm/lateral joystick is moved, then two cursors which can be moved independently of each other and simultaneously, are displaceable over the columns of characters in the keyboard image.
Adaptable Keys A/s
04/09/15
20150100882
 Method and system for interactive font feature access patent thumbnailMethod and system for interactive font feature access
Opentype fonts have become a standard with desktop published with over 150,000 fonts available each potentially comprising up to 65,535 characters and even more glyphs. Accordingly it is difficult for anybody to know the endless combinations for every font or even a significant subset of these opentype fonts.
Corel Corporation
04/09/15
20150100570
 Excerpted content patent thumbnailExcerpted content
A system and a method are disclosed for finding content uploaded by users of a computing system. The method search receives a search term, retrieves content, identifies instances of the search term in the retrieved content, scores the retrieved content, ranks the scored content, and selects content from the ranked content.
Foxwordy, Inc.
04/09/15
20150100537
 Emoji for text predictions patent thumbnailEmoji for text predictions
Techniques to employ emoji for text predictions are described herein. In one or more implementations, entry of characters is detected during interaction with a device.
Microsoft Corporation
04/09/15
20150099582
 Medium, system, method and information processing device patent thumbnailMedium, system, method and information processing device
An information processing device is configured to execute: performing game processing including movement of a plurality of characters in a virtual world; specifying one character as a specific character on the basis of predetermined conditions; judging whether there is commonality in movement of a plurality of non-specific characters other than the specific character; determining at least one of the characters for which it has been judged that there is commonality, as a preferential display character; and adjusting drawing related parameters so that the preferential display character is located in a predetermined area of a display image.. .
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
04/09/15
20150098120
 Interferometric-modulator-based reflective labels and tags and methods for their manufacture patent thumbnailInterferometric-modulator-based reflective labels and tags and methods for their manufacture
The current disclosure is directed to labels and tags that employ two-dimensional arrays of self-parallelizing interferometric modulators (“spims”) to display digits, characters, and other symbols. Each spim functions as a discrete display element, containing a plurality of electrodes disposed on a bottom plate, a fixed top plate, and a movable plate separated by a cavity.
Unipel Technologies, Llc
04/02/15
20150095803

Social network capable of recommending friends and friend recommendation method


A friend recommendation method is applied for a social network. The social network stores a relationship between to-be-recommended friends and image characters of images uploaded by each to-be-recommended friend.
Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150095241

Scrambling passcode entry interface


A method of secured passcode entry is disclosed. The method, in one embodiment, includes: receiving a request to authenticate a user; in response to receiving the request, generating a passcode entry interface that includes a plurality of buttons for the user to compose a passcode entry, each button representing a character of a set of characters, the set of characters having a natural sequence, wherein said generating includes displaying the buttons on a touchscreen of the electronic device in an arrangement that does not reflect the natural sequence of the set of characters; detecting a touch event, represented as a coordinate on the touchscreen, interacting with the touchscreen while the passcode entry interface is displayed, wherein the touch event is indicative of at least a portion of a passcode entry by the user; and verifying an authenticity of the passcode entry based at least partly on the touch event..
Square, Inc.
04/02/15
20150095016

Ontologically driven procedure coding


Computer implemented systems and methods of processing clinical documentation for a multi-axial coding scheme include inputting clinical documentation from memory operatively coupled with a computer system, and executing a natural language processor configured to process narrative text in the clinical documentation. The processor segments the narrative text based on boundaries defined in the clinical documentation, sequences words in the narrative text based on the segmentation, and maps the sequenced words to semantic objects in an ontology database.
A-life Medical Llc
04/02/15
20150094144

System and methods for adapting operation of a computing device based on intrinsic motivators, play profiles and play personalities


Techniques are described herein for automatically determining a play personality of a user. Play personalities develop from play type and play patterns, which may be automatically determined by computing devices based on that user/subject's information and actions.
Playnovation Llc
04/02/15
20150094143

System and methods for identifying intrinsic motivators, play profiles and play personalities through captured actions in an online environment


Techniques are described herein for automatically determining a play personality of a user. Play personalities develop from play type and play patterns, which may be automatically determined by computing devices based on that user/subject's information and actions.
Playnovation Llc
04/02/15
20150093958

System for controlled distribution of light in toy characters


A toy character is provided including a body supporting an eye assembly. The eye assembly may include a base, a plate and three or more segments connecting the base and plate.
Rehco, Llc
04/02/15
20150091288

Notebook and process for production thereof


A notebook is produced through a process, including the steps of: successively printing a multiplicity of unit forms including ruled lines formed of a succession of micro characters by the a first printer equipped with an endless belt-shaped printing plate on one surface of a continuous web form supplied from a feed roll; inverting the front and back surfaces of the continuous web form with a form inverter; printing on the other surface of the continuous web form by a second printer equipped with an endless belt-shaped printing plate to provide the continuous web form with prints on both surfaces; folding up zigzag the continuous web form for every unit form to pile up the zigzag-folded continuous web form on a stack, and cutting and separating the continuous web form for every preset number of consecutive unit forms, thereby providing a notebook including a group of the preset number of consecutive unit forms which have been printed on both faces thereof and spreadably zigzag-folded. The obtained notebook is equipped with capability of preventing falsification and missing pages, thus ensuring high security.
Yugengaisha Misatomirai21
04/02/15
20150091215

Fabricating lightweight skin systems for large scale robotic characters


A method of fabricating a skin system or its elements using a laser cutter. The laser cutter is controlled to perform multiple passes to selectively cut away layers of material on a surface of a sheet of cellular foam materials.
03/26/15
20150089644

Document classification using multiscale text fingerprints


Described systems and methods allow a classification of electronic documents such as email messages and html documents, according to a document-specific text fingerprint. The text fingerprint is calculated for a text block of each target document, and comprises a sequence of characters determined according to a plurality of text tokens of the respective text block.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089432

Quick data entry systems and methods


A system for inputting data in an electronic device comprising: a segmented pattern on a touch sensitive graphical user interface; a numeric value associated to each of the segments; a character table stored in the electronic device, the said character table having at least one set of numeric values associated to at least one character; a set of characters displayed on the segmented pattern, each said character associated to at least one segment of the segmented pattern and the numeric value of that said segment in at least one set of the numeric values stored in the character table and the said set associated to the said character; an input signal received on at least one segment to provide an input having numeric values; a matched character determined according to input having numeric values and the character table; wherein the matched character is displayed on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of an electronic device, stored and the segmented pattern on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of the electronic device is reset.. .
Idelan Inc.
03/26/15
20150089429

Very thin virtual keyboards and keyboard locators


There is proposed a digital processing device including a display incorporating a virtual keyboard locator, having an elongated shape extending along one side of the display. The locator includes—partly invisible keys, and—visible alphabetical characters arranged into three rows (upper, middle, and lower).
03/26/15
20150089420

Information processing apparatus, and information processing method


An information processing apparatus includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process includes, detecting flick operation in a text area where an input character string is displayed, determining a direction of the detected flick operation, selecting, when the flick operation is performed in a predetermined direction, characters the number of which is according to a length of the flick operation from the character string located at a starting position of the flick operation, storing the selected characters in a finger recording buffer, obtaining, when the flick operation is performed in a direction reverse to the predetermined direction, the number of characters according to the length of the flick operation from the finger recording buffer, and outputting the obtained characters to the starting position of the flick operation in the text area.. .
Fujitsu Limited
03/26/15
20150088985

Client-server input method editor architecture


In general, one innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a key event at an input method editor (ime) server transmitted to the ime server from an ime client that is in communication with the ime server, wherein the ime server is a stateful server that stores both requests and responses of a communication session between the ime server and the ime client, and the ime client is a stateless ime client that issues a request to the ime server based on the key event, identifying, by the ime server, one or more logographic characters based on the key event, generating, by the ime server, rendering information corresponding to the one or more logographic characters, and transmitting the rendering information from the ime server to the ime client to display the one or more logographic characters.. .
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088929

Comparing sets of character data having termination characters


Multiple sets of character data having termination characters are compared using parallel processing and without causing unwarranted exceptions. Each set of character data to be compared is loaded within one or more vector registers.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088904

Progressive spatial searching using augmented structures


A location associated with a user of a computing device and a prefix portion of an input string may be received as one or more successive characters of the input string are provided by the user via the computing device. A list of suggested items may be obtained based on a function of respective recommendation indicators and proximities of the items to the location in response to receiving the prefix portion, and based on partially traversing a character string search structure having a plurality of non-terminal nodes augmented with bound indicators associated with spatial regions.
Microsoft Corporation
03/26/15
20150088745

Account identification


A method of account identification is performed on suitably programmed computing apparatus. An account number comprising a plurality of numeric characters is assigned to an account.
Mastercard International Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088650

System and purchasing by social network status update or post


A system and method facilitating online purchases within social network environments comprises posting or re-posting a string of characters affiliated with a product on a social network newsfeed, page, or as a status update. The system includes a search engine monitoring posts for the string of characters indicating intention to purchase and a payment processing component.
03/26/15
20150088487

Techniques for transliterating input text from a first character set to a second character set


Computer implemented techniques for performing transliteration of input text in a first character set to a second character set are disclosed. The techniques include receiving input text and determining a set of possible transliterations of the input text based on a plurality of mapping standards.
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088486

Written language learning using an enhanced input method editor (ime)


A computer processor operating an input method editor (ime) receives an input of a phonetic word. The processor identifies one or more word characters corresponding to the phonetic word, wherein each of the one or more word characters represents one or more words of a first language.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088420

Systems and methods for providing input suggestions via the head unit of a vehicle


To assist a driver with requesting navigation data via a head unit of a vehicle, partial user input provided to the head unit is received via a short-range communication link and suggested input corresponding to the partial user input is generated. The partial user input includes a sequence of alphanumeric characters.
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150086178

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for displaying custom-tailored music video content


Applicants have created systems, methods, and computer readable media for displaying custom-tailored music video content. The method can include the step of providing a first selection of the media content and the step of outputting a first portion of first media data if first media data is selected or a first portion of second media data if second media data is selected.
03/26/15
20150086113

System and detection and segmentation of touching characters for ocr


The present disclosure relates to a system and a method for detection of touching characters in a media, characterized by segmentation of adjoining character spaces. In the very first step, an aspect ratio is calculated for each connected component.
Indian Statistical Institute
03/26/15
20150085328

Data processing apparatus that enables import/export of setting value, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor


A data processing apparatus that is capable of reducing the garbling of characters caused by the difference among the character codes when setting data are transferred to another apparatus by the import-export function. A storage unit stores setting data for the data processing apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
03/26/15
20150085306

Input device, image forming apparatus, and electronic apparatus


An input device includes: a receiving section configured to receive a plurality of characters input by a user's operation, a confirming section allowing the display control section to confirm the plurality of characters received by the receiving section; a display section configured to display the plurality of characters allowed to be confirmed by the confirming section; a touch sensor configured to detect a touch point on the display section; and a display control section configured to identify, based on the touch point detected by the touch sensor through a user's double tap, at least one conversion target character among the plurality of confirmed characters, convert a character style of the conversion target character, allow the display section to display the conversion target character converted in character style, confirm the input of the conversion target character converted in character style.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
03/19/15
20150082244

Character input device using event-related potential and control method thereof


The present invention relates to a character input device using an event-related potential (erp) and a control method thereof, and more specifically, to a character input device using a sub-block paradigm (sbp), which is a novel stimulus presentation paradigm capable of solving adjacency-distraction errors and double-flash problems while using a 6×6 character matrix. The character input method using an event-related potential in relation to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: determining a first character to be input by a user among thirty six characters included in a 6×6 matrix; randomly flashing once for each of a plurality of sub-matrixes configured as a 2×3 matrix including six different characters among the 6×6 matrix; counting the number of times of flashes by the user when a first sub-matrix including the first character flashes among the plurality of sub-matrixes; generating the event-related potential (erp) by the counting operation of the user; and extracting the first character using the generated erp..
The Industry & Academic Cooperation In Chungnam National University (iac)
03/19/15
20150082229

Multi-gesture text input prediction


A computing device outputs a keyboard for display, receives an indication of a first gesture to select a first sequence of one or more keys, determines a set of candidate strings based in part on the first sequence of keys, and outputs for display at least one of the set of candidate strings. The computing device receives an indication of a second gesture to select a second sequence of one or more keys, and determines that characters associated with the second sequence of keys are included in a first candidate word based at least in part on the set of candidate strings, or are included in a second candidate word not based on the first sequence of keys.
Google Inc.
03/19/15
20150081054

Combination magnetic stripe and contact-less chip card reader with integral transaction journal


A combination magnetic-stripe card reader with integrated contact-less chip card read/write functions and with integral transaction record keeping means, a replacement for the player tracking card reader installed in slot machines. It is a form, fit and function for existing player tracking readers, having the same front panel appearance, the same physical envelope, using the same mounting method, using the same cable connections and operating in the identical manner.
03/19/15
20150080130

Game management device, game system, and computer-readable storage medium having program recorded thereon


A game management device includes an automatically setting unit that automatically sets an automatic setting point to the registered character that produces a prescribed game result when an operation of selecting a prescribed number of characters from the characters owned by the user is performed by a prescribed time limit and a game, in which the registered character is applied, is performed by a prescribed time limit, on a basis of a result of executing the game; a real event accepting unit that accepts an information on a real event produced by the existent object after the prescribed time limit; and a game information change unit that changes a user's game information on a basis of the automatic setting point set to the registered character when it is determined that the existent object corresponding to the registered character produced a prescribed real event based on the information on the real event accepted by the real event accepting unit.. .
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150080125

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and toy system


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an attribute management unit configured to manage a variable attribute value associated with each one or more characters existing in a real space, a detection unit configured to detect an interaction event between a first character and a real object by using an image captured by a camera that captures the real space, and a setting unit configured to set a rule for changing the attribute value of the first character depending on the interaction event. In a case where the detection unit has detected the interaction event, the attribute management unit changes the attribute value of the first character in accordance with the rule set by the setting unit..
Sony Corporation
03/19/15
20150080123

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, game apparatus, game system and game processing method


The present disclosure provides a novel game apparatus on which a plurality of characters are controlled in a virtual space. An example game apparatus 10 executing a game in which each of a plurality of players controls his/her plurality of characters in a virtual space includes a first input unit 11 and a second input unit 12 for receiving a command from a first player and a second player respectively, and an information processing unit 14 causing the characters controlled by the first player to act according to a first player's command and causing the characters controlled by the second player to act according to a second player's command, wherein the plurality of characters controlled by the first player are on an equality with each other and the plurality of characters controlled by the second player are on an equality with each other..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150080122

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, game apparatus, game system and game processing method


There is provided a game apparatus capable of providing enhanced player controllability of characters in a game where a plurality of characters are controlled in a virtual space. An example game apparatus 10 that executes a game where a plurality of characters in a virtual space are controlled includes an input unit 11 for receiving a command from a player and an information processing unit 14 moving a plurality of characters according to the command from the player and on the basis of a relative positional relation between the plurality of characters in the virtual space.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150080121

Method for tracking physical play objects by virtual players in online environments


Techniques are disclosed for tracking physical play objects by virtual or non-player characters in an electronic game environment. More specifically, techniques are disclosed for enabling a game system to track a physical toy object, using tracking information to update the game state, and transmitting updated game state to the toy object and update the toy state.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
03/19/15
20150080073

Information storage medium and game system


A game system is designed so that, when an operation input that sequentially selects a plurality of player characters from a plurality of player characters placed in a character selection area has been performed, and it has been determined that the sequentially selected player characters satisfy a selection allowance condition that is set based on an attribute, each of the sequentially selected player characters attacks an enemy character, and the player character that has attacked the enemy character is deleted from the character selection area. The same number of player character as the player character deleted from the character selection area is additionally placed in the character selection area, and an attribute of each player character that is additionally placed in the character selection area is determined according to a given rule..
Bandai Namco Games Inc.
03/19/15
20150077767

Printer and control system


The size of text printed based on font data can be adjusted. A printer has: a print unit that prints an image on a recording medium; a storage unit that stores a font table containing font data for characters, and stores adjustment ratio information specifying a ratio used to scale the size of the font data stored in the font table; a first communication unit that receives print instruction data including information specifying a character; a second communication unit that receives a change instruction instructing changing a ratio specified by the adjustment ratio information; and a control unit that scales the font data of the specified character at the ratio specified by the adjustment ratio information, and controls the print unit to print the character based on the scaled font data..
Seiko Epson Corporation
03/12/15
20150074585

Device, method, and graphical user interface for performing character entry


A method of managing user interface content, including performing character entry without a keyboard, is disclosed. The method includes displaying a character entry area and a character selection indicia, wherein the character selection indicia is displayed at a first predefined location, and the character selection indicia includes locations corresponding to respective characters in a plurality of characters; detecting a point of contact over the character selection indicia; in response to detecting the contact over the character selection indicia, displaying at a second predefined location distinct from the first predefined location a temporary character that represents a character to be selected; while displaying the temporary character, detecting a character selection gesture; and, in response to detecting the character selection gesture, selecting a character corresponding to the temporary character for placement in the character entry area..
Apple Inc.
03/12/15
20150074521

User interface for searching an electronic document


A graphical user interface (gui) capable of presenting a display that indicates that navigation controls can be used for navigating through results of a search using a search engine. The gui highlights the gui control that accepts text characters for indicating a search term such that the area contrasts with the display of an adjacent display area in response to entering the search term.
Microsoft Corporation
03/12/15
20150074507

Information extraction and annotation documents


Information extraction and annotation systems and methods for use in annotating and determining annotation instances are provided herein. Exemplary methods include receiving training documents having annotated words, identifying a predetermined number of characters preceding and following each annotated word for each of the training documents to determine a context for each of the annotated words, performing an alignment of an annotated word and its context with characters in the target document, identifying common sequences, and assigning annotations to words in the target document when common sequences are found..
Recommind, Inc.
03/12/15
20150073778

Techniques for automatically generating test data


Techniques for automatically generating test data solve various problems in test data generation. A technique of automatically generating test data includes receiving a signature to be embedded in at least one character string to be generated and determining a total sum of attribute values intrinsic to characters in the character string.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/12/15
20150072562

Flippable electrical connector


A plug connector includes a mating tongue defining top and bottom surfaces thereon. Each surface is provided with a plurality of conductors in one row wherein the characters/categories of the conductors on the top surface are sequentially arranged to be same with those on the bottom surface with a pair of power conductors in two notches at two lateral side edges.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150071546

Character-recognition method and character-recognition device and program using said method


A character-recognition device and method for imaging a character string, generating a grayscale image that corresponds to the character string, cutting out, from the grayscale image, individual characters in the character string, obtaining a coincidence of a character image that is being focused on for each of model images of a plurality of kinds of characters by sequentially focusing on cut-out character images to match the cut-out character images against the model images, and recognizing characters corresponding to the cut-out character images based on each coincidence.. .
Omron Corporation
03/12/15
20150071138

Data packet generator with isolation link


A data packet generator device includes a processing device, a wireless communication device, and a network communication device. The processing device generates a token including alphanumeric characters.
Wherepro, Llc
03/12/15
20150070937

Led plug-in or usb wired light has more than one optics means has reflective or/and refractive properties to create wider viewing angle range image


An led light having different power sources including a battery, outlet plug-in power source, or interchangeable power source or usb-means power source, incorporates more than one of geometric shape optics means(es) which any one of optics means may has more than one reflective or refractive means(es) which has relative positions, distances, and/or orientations to leds and create plurality of light beams reflect or retro-reflective or refractive by more than one reflector or refractor means(s), so the light beam(s) of the said led or leds will reflective or/and refractive pass though the said more than one optics means(es) to create or project image, message, time, geometric art, nature scene, galaxy, milky way, sky, cloud, starts, moon, water-wave, aurora light, animal, characters, cartoon, sign, logo, commercial to surface(s) surrounding including ceiling, walls, floor and all desire areas with wider view angle image. At least one of the optics means has see-though and reflective or refraction surface(s) to permit the plurality of led or leds light beam(s) passing through the optics means and also plurality of led or leds light beam travel within or passing the optics means's reflective or refraction surface.
03/12/15
20150068087

Household appliance comprising a logo and a logo coating method


The present invention relates to a household appliance (1) comprising a body, a logo (3) comprising one or more than one logo segment (2) like characters such as letter, numeral, etc. And/or figures, symbols providing visual presentation of the producer name, the brand, the model or any characteristic of the household appliance (1) to the user, and a background (4) such as panel, front wall, door, etc.
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
03/05/15
20150067810

System and protecting specified data combinations


A method in one example implementation includes extracting a plurality of data elements from a record of a data file, tokenizing the data elements into tokens, and storing the tokens in a first tuple of a registration list. The method further includes selecting one of the tokens as a token key for the first tuple, where the token is selected because it occurs less frequently in the registration list than each of the other tokens in the first tuple.
03/05/15
20150067607

Password fraud protection apparatus


A locking apparatus is provided which includes a display including a plurality of characters comprising the predetermined characters of the personal identification code, a pointer for moving along the plurality of characters on the display means and a controller for selecting the predetermined characters of the personal identification code when the pointing means moves along the plurality of characters on the display means. The controller is configured to select a first predetermined character of the personal identification code when the pointing means is configured to move in a first direction on the display means and to pass the first predetermined character and then to stop randomly between the first predetermined character and a first predetermined marker character on the display means.
Access Defender Limited
03/05/15
20150067493

Method of modifying text input from user and electronic device therefor


A method for operating an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a virtual keypad on a screen of the display; receiving one or more characters from a user through the virtual keypad; displaying the one or more characters on the screen; displaying one or more recommended words at a location close to the virtual keypad on the screen based on at least some of the one or more characters; displaying a first key on the screen; maintaining the one or more characters on the screen when a user input for selecting the first key is received; and removing the recommended words from the screen. Furthermore, other embodiments can be made..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150067482

Method for layout of speech bubbles associated with characters in an image


A system and method of speech bubbles layout are described. A context module determines geometric constraints of speech bubbles for characters in an image and features of the characters in the image, receives a speech content for one or more characters, and identifies a conversation order of the characters.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
03/05/15
20150067346

Digital fingerprinting track and trace system


Methods and systems for tracking a physical object to identify or authenticate it utilizing digital fingerprints which are based on natural features extracted from a digital image of the object. Digital fingerprints do not require or rely on any labels, tags, integrated materials, unique identification characters, codes or other items that may be added to the object specifically for the purpose of identification.
Raf Technology, Inc.
03/05/15
20150067005

Path resolver for client access to distributed file systems


Systems and methods implementing a path resolver facilitating client access to a distributed file system. An example method may comprise: receiving, by a processing device, file identifier comprising a symbolic link; producing, by a user space process being executed by the processing device, a modified file identifier, by replacing a pre-defined sequence of characters within the file identifier by a path to a mount point of a distributed file system; and identifying, in view of the modified file identifier, a data structure comprising information about a file identified by the file identifier..
Red Hat, Inc.
03/05/15
20150066862

Managing an archive for approximate string matching


In one aspect, in general, a method is described for managing an archive for determining approximate matches associated with strings occurring in records. The method includes: processing records to determine a set of string representations that correspond to strings occurring in the records; generating, for each of at least some of the string representations in the set, a plurality of close representations that are each generated from at least some of the same characters in the string; and storing entries in the archive that each represent a potential approximate match between at least two strings based on their respective close representations..
Ab Initio Technology Llc
03/05/15
20150066745

Payment relay system and method


A payment relay system according to the present disclosure may allow even a pg server, which is unable to access (use) account information or card information, to process a payment for a cost and a wire transfer by using a key value of an online id, which substitutes for a bank account or a credit card, and is configured in a form of file or by a combination of numbers and characters. Also, the payment relay system can also minimize a separate change or the demand on devices for processing such payment manner..
Ubgreen Co., Ltd
03/05/15
20150066686

Portfolio-level decision support


The present invention employs branded virtual characters to engage and educate users regarding an array of health-related insurance, financial, and other benefits, enabling informed decision-making during this complex process. Information is collected gradually on an “as-needed” basis to avoid overwhelming users with lengthy and redundant requests for information, while still providing a safe environment for users to freely discuss personal, health, financial and related sensitive issues.
Navera, Inc.
03/05/15
20150066484

Systems and methods for an autonomous avatar driver


The autonomous avatar driver is useful in association with language sources. A sourcer may receive dialog from the language source.
03/05/15
20150064664

Method and teaching the pronunciation of alphabet characters of an unfamiliar language


Method and apparatus for teaching a student the pronunciation of alphabet characters of an unfamiliar language include providing a group of distinct sequential narrative media segments, each narrative media segment including a partial transliterated narrative text comprising words of a base language known to the student formed by base characters of a base alphabet, and wherein a number of target characters comprising a subset of the target alphabet are substituted in the text for corresponding base characters of the base alphabet, the sequential media segments containing successively increasing numbers of target characters of the target alphabet substituted for corresponding base characters of the base alphabet; and displaying each narrative media segment to the student sequentially.. .
Danimar Media Llc
03/05/15
20150063891

Overloaded typing apparatuses, and related devices, systems, and methods


Overloaded typing apparatuses, and related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a typing apparatus is provided.
5 Examples, Inc.
03/05/15
20150063699

Line segmentation method applicable to document images containing handwriting and printed text characters or skewed text lines


A text line segmentation method for a document image containing printed text and handwriting, or document image containing skewed lines or printed text. Connected component (cc) are obtained for the document, and their bounding boxes and centroids are calculated.
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.
03/05/15
20150063653

Method and system for providing efficient feedback regarding captured optical image quality


An optical image of a source document is captured. Two or more source document image test regions are then defined/determined.
Intuit Inc.
03/05/15
20150062655

Method and system for automatically generating variable sequence data, computer program product and computer readable medium


The present application discloses a method and a system for automatically generating variable sequence data. The method comprises: acquiring a customized ary set by a user for generating variable sequence data, and characters included in the customized ary; converting the characters included in the customized ary into a character array; acquiring relevant parameters of the variable sequence data set by the user; pre-processing the relevant parameters; and generating the variable sequence data according to the character array and the pre-processed relevant parameters.
Founder Information Industry Group
03/05/15
20150062184

Resizing predictive keyboard


Systems and methods for keypad button resizing are disclosed. In some implementations, a keypad including multiple characters is displayed on a display of a touchscreen device.
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless
03/05/15
20150062050

Actuating user interface


An actuating user interface for a media player or other electronic device is disclosed. According to one aspect, the user interface is a display device that can both display visual information and serve as a mechanical actuator to generate input signals is disclosed.
Apple Inc.
03/05/15
20150060556

Method for generating images from text


A computer assisted method for generating an image from a text character includes the steps of reading the text character from a machine readable storage device and pattern mapping the text character to a pattern of multiple-valued text characters, and rendering the image.. .
Porter Lee Corporation
03/05/15
20150060553

Self-adhesive type radio frequency anti-counterfeiting and anti-reclamation label


A self adhesive type radio frequency anti-counterfeiting and anti-reclamation label includes a self-adhesive label provided with characters or patterns and has its inner surface formed with a gluing layer. A radio frequency identification system is installed at the outer side of the gluing layer and provided with a foundation plate mounted with a radio frequency chip and an antenna serving as a passive source signals sent out by the identification chip.
Supreme Technic Package Co., Ltd.


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