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Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions

Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions

System for determining whether character string has been accepted by automaton

International Business Machines

System for determining whether character string has been accepted by automaton

System for determining whether character string has been accepted by automaton

Intsig Information

Overlapped handwriting input method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
01/29/15
20150033208
 Validating a specification associated with a software application and/or a hardware patent thumbnailnew patent Validating a specification associated with a software application and/or a hardware
System and method for validating a specification associated with a software application and/or a hardware is disclosed. The specification comprising expected behaviour requirements specified in a specification language and the semantics in the tabular notation is received.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
01/29/15
20150033186
 Retrieval device for retrieving data specific information used for identifying data of a data group patent thumbnailnew patent Retrieval device for retrieving data specific information used for identifying data of a data group
A retrieval device includes: a touch panel that displays a list that arranges a data specific information piece, a retrieval character reception section that receives one or more characters of the data specific information piece for identifying data of a data group via an handwritten input to the list on the touch panel, an information retrieval section that retrieves the data specific information piece with the one or more retrieval characters, and a retrieval result display section that displays a retrieval result of the information retrieval section on the touch panel.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
01/29/15
20150033185
 Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing selected character specification program, selected character specification method, and selected character specification device patent thumbnailnew patent Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing selected character specification program, selected character specification method, and selected character specification device
A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a selected character specification program that causes a computer to execute a process including detecting a character region indicating a region, in which each character of the displayed character string is displayed on a screen, based on character string display information, specifying a stroke of a closed curved line designated on the screen based on input operation information, and specifying one or a plurality of successive characters, in which a ratio of an area of a selected region based on uppermost, lowermost, leftmost, and rightmost points of the stroke of the closed curved line in the character region to an area of the character region exceeds a threshold, as selected character among a respective character of the displayed character string overlapped with the stroke of the closed curved line.. .
Fujitsu Limited
01/29/15
20150033018
 System for determining whether character string has been accepted by automaton patent thumbnailnew patent System for determining whether character string has been accepted by automaton
Provided is a server connectable to a client for input of a string and that has an automaton defining a subsequent state for transition for each state and each character. This server has a key chain generating unit for generating a key chain for each combination of index, character and state expressing the position of each character in a string, the key chain having encrypted keys for the next index corresponding to the subsequent state of transition from the current state in accordance with the character on the basis of the key corresponding to the current state, and a providing unit for communicating with a client and providing to the client a key chain corresponding to each inputted key among a set of key chains for each index in a state concealing the inputted characters from the client..
International Business Machines Corporation
01/29/15
20150032902
 Method and system for pacing, acking, timing, and handicapping (path) for simultaneous receipt of documents patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for pacing, acking, timing, and handicapping (path) for simultaneous receipt of documents
A computing device determines impactful content in transmittable content. The computing device assigns the impactful content in the transmittable content to one or more impactful block units.
Acquire Media Ventures, Inc.
01/29/15
20150032830
 Systems and methods for spam interception patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for spam interception
Systems and methods are provided for intercepting spam messages. For example, a message including one or more first characters is received, the one or more first characters not being associated with predetermined formats; the one or more first characters are converted to one or more second characters associated with the predetermined formats; the one or more second characters are determined as a feature fingerprint of message; and in response to the feature fingerprint of the message being included in a database of sample feature fingerprints, the message is determined as a spam message and the message is intercepted..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
01/29/15
20150032828
 Friendly names for stored cpm conversation histories patent thumbnailnew patent Friendly names for stored cpm conversation histories
A method is provided for providing a meaningful representation for a conversation that occurs according to an oma cpm protocol. The method comprises generating a friendly name for the conversation, wherein the friendly name comprises a string of characters that form a meaningful expression to a conversation participant, and associating the friendly name with the conversation..
Blackberry Limited
01/29/15
20150031421
 Method and  providing online shooting game patent thumbnailnew patent Method and providing online shooting game
The present disclosure relates to providing an online shooting game by a game server communicatively connected to a player terminal. The player terminal may display a virtual online shooting game environment based on information received from the game server.
Gree, Inc.
01/29/15
20150031069
 Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions patent thumbnailnew patent Phylogenetic analysis of mass spectrometry or gene array data for the diagnosis of physiological conditions
A universal data-mining platform capable of analyzing mass spectrometry (ms) serum proteomic profiles and/or gene array data to produce biologically meaningful classification; i.e., group together biologically related specimens into clades. This platform utilizes the principles of phylogenetics, such as parsimony, to reveal susceptibility to cancer development (or other physiological or pathophysiological conditions), diagnosis and typing of cancer, identifying stages of cancer, as well as post-treatment evaluation.
01/29/15
20150030305
 Apparatus and  processing stage performance using digital characters patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and processing stage performance using digital characters
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for processing a stage performance using digital characters. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for processing a virtual video performance using a performance of an actor includes a motion input unit for receiving an input motion from the actor through a sensor attached to the body of the actor, a performance processor for creating a virtual space and reproducing a performance in real time according to a pre-stored scenario, a playable character (pc) played by the actor and acting based on the input motion, a non-playable character (npc) acting independently without being controlled by the actor, an object, and a background being arranged and interacting with one another in the virtual space, and an output unit for generating a performance image from the performance reproduced by the performance processor and outputting the performance image to a display device..
Dongguk University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation
01/29/15
20150030249
new patent

Overlapped handwriting input method


An overlapped handwriting input method, which includes: moving a touch unit on a touch screen, recording and displaying the track of a stroke on a handwriting area of the screen; determining whether the stroke currently being written and all previously input strokes having a color a belong to the same character; if yes, keeping the current stroke color unchanged; otherwise, determining whether an inactive visual layer character is present on the screen; if yes, clearing an image of the inactive character and related stroke information; otherwise, defining as the inactive character all strokes having the color a, excluding the current stroke; submitting data of the current inactive character to a recognition engine, and outputting a recognition result. Thus, the interface friendliness for users to continuously input handwriting according to their natural writing practice is ensured, and multiple handwritten characters can be written continuously without pause, thereby improving handwriting input efficiency..
Intsig Information Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150026828

Methods and character set control, verification and reporting


Systems and methods for character set control, verification and reporting are provided. In an example embodiment, a data evaluation system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to implement a language and character set phase in which an authorized character set comprising authorized characters is defined; a document phase including receipt of an input document, the input document comprising document characters; a detection phase including a comparison of the document characters against the authorized characters in the authorized character set to detect unauthorized characters in the input document not forming part of the authorized character set; and a reporting phase including display of the unauthorized characters to a user..
Ebay Inc.
01/22/15
20150026817

Hiding sensitive data in plain text environment


Method and system for hiding sensitive data in a plain text environment. The method may include recognizing a starting key in a plain text environment, wherein the starting key indicates to a working system that the text input subsequent to the starting key is to be hidden according to a specified hiding method; receiving subsequent plain text, the working system carrying out the hiding method on the plain text, wherein the input plain text is not displayed in the plain text environment; and recognizing an ending key, ending the hiding method and displaying subsequently input plain text in the plain text environment.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026728

Interactive video viewing


A method and apparatus for providing an interactive video viewing experience for a user. The user has an internet enabled device and launches an interactive watching application (iwa) on his device.
The Carter Group Llc D/b/a Bottle Rocket
01/22/15
20150026628

Space prediction for text input


An example method includes displaying, at a presence-sensitive device, a virtual keyboard, receiving an indication of input entered at a presence-sensitive device indicating a plurality of characters, determining a sequence of at least three character strings in the plurality such that the sequence does not include any space characters, modifying the characters by inserting at least two space characters to demarcate the at least three character strings, and determining at least two suggested character strings based on first, second, and third character strings of the sequence. The method further includes outputting, for display at the presence-sensitive device and at a text-suggestion area of the gui, the at least two suggested character strings, receiving a selection that indicates a selected character string of the at least two suggested character strings, and outputting, for display at the presence-sensitive device and at the text-entry area of the gui, the selected character string..
Google Inc.
01/22/15
20150026625

Category-based keyboard


Apparatuses, systems, media, and/or methods may involve a keyboard and/or a selection of an element thereof. The keyboard may include a keyboard configuration, which may have one or more elements such as a character, a key, and/or functionality for the key.
01/22/15
20150026226

Filename-based inference of repository actions


In response to detecting a file upload request of a file to a file repository, at least one filename metadata token that includes a subset of characters of a filename of the file is inferred using text analysis techniques. At least one inferred filename metadata token is extracted from the characters of the filename of the file, and is mapped to at least one repository upload processing action.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150026225

Filename-based inference of repository actions


In response to detecting a file upload request of a file to a file repository, at least one filename metadata token that includes a subset of characters of a filename of the file is inferred using text analysis techniques. At least one inferred filename metadata token is extracted from the characters of the filename of the file, and is mapped to at least one repository upload processing action.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/22/15
20150025877

Character input device, character input method, and computer program product


According to an embodiment, a character input device includes a first obtainer, a determiner, a first generator, and an outputter. The first obtainer receives an input of characters from a user and obtains an input character string.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
01/22/15
20150025876

Integrated keypad system


A data entry system using a number of different input signals provided by interacting with input means such as keys wherein to at least some of the different input signals a number of symbols including substantially all of the letters of the alphabet of one language are distributively assigned such that at least two of the letters are ambiguously assigned to at least one of the some input signals. The data entry system includes a database of words and uses a word predictive system such that in order to enter a word of the database the user provides a first input information consisting of providing the input signals corresponding to the characters, generally the letters, of the word, and an additional input information corresponding to at least one of the characters of the word and its corresponding input signal provided through the first input information, and wherein the system precisely recognizes the character among the ambiguous characters assigned to the input signal and provides a word of the dictionary that corresponds to the first and the additional input information..
01/22/15
20150023582

Method and system for resolution conversion of textual content or magnetic ink character recognition (micr) content


A method and a system for resolution conversion of textual content or magnetic ink character recognition (micr) content in an image are provided. The method includes receiving image data of the image, the image data having a plurality of image planes having essentially the same resolution, wherein at least one of the plurality of image planes includes textual image data configured to be rendered by a print engine with an output resolution different from the remaining image planes; processing the at least one of the plurality of image planes to identify one or more characters contained therein and to obtain character encoding data and positional information for the one or more identified characters; and processing the obtained character encoding data and the obtained positional information to generate an output data at the output resolution for the at least one of the plurality of image planes..
Xerox Corporation
01/22/15
20150022505

Position measuring device and position information input system using same


Disclosed are a position measuring device capable of precisely measuring a position of an electronic pen tip, and a position information inputting system using the same. The position measuring device includes: a position measuring unit configured to measure a position of a tip of an electronic pen using a reference signal and ultrasonic signals, and configured to input position information on the electronic pen tip to an electronic device; a housing where the position measuring unit is installed; and a coupling means having one end connected to the housing, and another end coupled to the electronic device, so as to couple the housing to one side of the electronic device.
Pnf Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022462

Information handling device handwriting clean-up


An embodiment provides a method, including: accepting, at an input surface, handwriting input; identifying, using one or more processors, one or more characters included in the handwriting input; modifying one or more of the one or more characters included in the handwriting input to match penmanship; and rendering, on a display device, the handwriting input including one or more modified characters. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022455

Novel character specification system and method that uses a limited number of selection keys


A method and apparatus of identifying and selecting characters from among a plurality of characters. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer processor electronically enables identification of each of a plurality of characters arranged in a one-dimensional array.
01/15/15
20150020028

Character input device and character input method


A character input device includes: a display for displaying a plurality of character candidates for an input character; a use frequency database that accumulates, for each character, a first character use frequency of use as first character and a successive use frequency of at least one character used in succession to the character; a first character extractor that extracts a highly-ranked predetermined number of frequently-used characters used frequently as first character, based on first character use frequencies of respective characters; a successive use frequency extractor that extracts, for at least one frequently-used character, the successive use frequency of at least one character used in succession to the frequently-used character; and a display controller that displays the predetermined number of frequently-used characters as arranged in a center on the display and displays the characters other than frequently-used characters as arranged around the frequently-used characters, based on the successive use frequencies.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.
01/15/15
20150019959

Method and bidirectional typesetting


The application provides method and apparatus for bidirectional typesetting. The method for bidirectional typesetting of the present application comprises: retrieving a small sample used for a document to be bi-directionally typeset; defining at least one reverse region, wherein the reverse region consists of successive characters required to be reversed in the retrieved small sample; and determining locations where the reversed characters will be located in the documents and recording the locations into a big sample..
Perking University Founder Group Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150019539

Methods and devices for providing a text prediction


A method for use in an electronic device including a display and a keyboard, the method including: receiving input reflecting selection of one or more characters through the keyboard; generating a predicted string of one or more characters based on the received input; determining a confidence value for the predicted string, based on a determination that the received input associated with a first one of the one or more selected characters reflects more than a single tap on a key of the keyboard; and displaying the predicted string on the display based on the determined confidence value.. .
Blackberry Limited
01/15/15
20150018944

Valve positioning device


Medical devices for positioning a valve in a subject's body, such as a prosthetic heart valve in a subject's heart, are disclosed. The prosthetic heart valve may include a valve assembly, a frame, and a control arm.
Medtronic, Inc.
01/15/15
20150015587

Method for editing character image in character image editing apparatus and recording medium having program recorded thereon for executing the method


Disclosed are a method for editing a character image in a character image editing apparatus and a recording medium having a program recorded thereon for executing the method. The present invention is implemented through processes of enabling a character image editing apparatus to take, as an input, character information and to generate a dot image at the position corresponding to the position of the margin on the character image relevant to the input character information.
01/15/15
20150014409

Servicing system for a field device


An exemplary servicing system for a field device in an automation engineering installation. The servicing system is equipped with at least one sensor for converting a physical variable into an electrical variable and/or with at least one actuator for converting an electrical variable into a physical variable and also with a display device for presenting graphical characters.
Abb Technology Ag
01/08/15
20150012979

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.
01/08/15
20150012872

Character input method and apparatus in portable terminal having touch screen


A character input method and apparatus in an electronic terminal are provided. The character input method includes displaying a virtual keypad having at least one key area to which a plurality of characters are associated, displaying a plurality of areas when a touch is detected on the at least one key area, detecting whether the touch includes a drag and inputting, after the drag is detected, a character mapped to an area corresponding to a point where the drag is released..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150012564

Secure matching supporting fuzzy data


Provided are techniques for secure matching supporting fuzzy data. A first bloom filter for a first data element is retrieved, wherein each of the characters in the data element has been encrypted with a beginning offset position of the character and encrypted with an end offset position of the character to produce two encrypted values that are added to the first bloom filter.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/08/15
20150011278

Method for providing an online sports game providing ability compensation for beginner users, and system for same


A method for providing an online sports game is implemented in an online sports game providing system that provides an online sports game to users through a plurality of game clients. The method includes (a) checking whether the plurality of users of each participating team of a pair of teams participating in a match have relationships of friendship, (b) strengthening and compensating for the ability of player characters belonging to a sports team of first users at the lowest level, and (c) providing a match for an online sports game.
Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150010293

Modular multifunction fragrance emitter


Solid fragrance carriers are received in a cavity in between a replaceable shell and a permeable screen of a base that is further housing a heating element, a vertical portion of a ventilation channel and a fan. The solid fragrance carriers are evenly directly aerated by a forced air stream that is evenly heated by passing through the screen positioned around and irradiated by the central heating element.
Home & Garden Party, Ltd. Dba Celebrating Home
01/08/15
20150009830

Methods of operating load balancing switches and controllers using matching patterns with unrestricted characters


A load balancing system may include a switch coupled with a plurality of servers and a controller. A flow table may include default flow entries with each default flow entry including a different match pattern.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
01/08/15
20150009542

Apparatus and scanning and decoding information in an identified location in a document


A imaging scanner identifies first and second locations in a first and second captured image of a document, analyzes each character in the identified locations, and produces a first and second string, each including a character and a confidence value. The device determines that a first measurement of the confidence values in each of the first and second string is beyond a range of a first threshold.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
01/08/15
20150009336

Thermal imaging device and normative photographing thermal image


This invention provides a thermal imaging device and a normative photographing method for a thermal image. In the prior art, when the thermal imaging device is used, a photographing part, angle, and distance of a photographed object are selected according to subjective experience of users, thus lowering photographing speeds and having omissions, and a position, dimension, and angle of thermal images of similar photographed objects in infrared thermal images photographed each time are different, causing subsequent analysis trouble.
Mission Infrared Electro Optics Technology Co., Ltd
01/01/15
20150006903

User authentication method and user authentication system


A verification server is configured to communicate with a usage target system via a first communication channel and an information terminal device via a second communication channel. The verification server includes: a unit for registering personal information of a user for using a usage target system; a unit for receiving, via the second communication channel, system identification information of the usage target system and a restriction code from an information terminal device owned by a use; a unit for generating an internal system password for the usage target system; a unit for receiving, via the first communication channel, a plurality of characters from the usage target system, the plurality of characters being inputted by a user into the usage target system; and a unit for determining whether the plurality of characters are legitimate based on the internal system password and the system identification information..
Passlogy Company Ltd.
01/01/15
20150006857

Processors, methods, systems, and instructions to transcode variable length code points of unicode characters


A processor includes a plurality of packed data registers. The processor also includes a decode unit to decode a packed variable length code point length determination instruction.
Intel Corporation
01/01/15
20150006405

System and methods for secure entry of a personal identification number (pin) using multi-touch trackpad technologies


Systems and methods for entering credential components are provided. The system includes an input device coupled to a computing device.
01/01/15
20150006320

Consumer guidance while shopping for products


A computer-implemented method is disclosed herein. The method includes the step of receiving, with a processing device of a guidance server, a series of guidance request signals from an electronic computing device operated by a consumer shopping in a retail store.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
01/01/15
20150006148

Automatically creating training data for language identifiers


Example apparatus and methods concern automatically creating labeled training data for automatic language identifiers. One embodiment includes logic to produce a predicted language classification for a post from geographic data associated with the post.
Microsoft Corporation
01/01/15
20150006145

Chinese name transliteration


Chinese name transliteration is described. A chinese name including a surname followed by a given name is received.
International Business Machines Corporation
01/01/15
20150003809

Content receiving device, content receiving method and digital broadcast transmitting and receiving system


A content receiving device for receiving broadcast waves includes: a receiving unit which receives the broadcast waves; an input unit which inputs a user input; a recording unit which records content included in the broadcast waves on a recording medium; and a control unit, and in the content receiving device, character facial data to be information enabling identification of faces of characters of the content is included in the broadcast waves, and the control unit generates searching facial data to be information enabling identification of faces of persons, on the basis of information input to the input unit, and controls recording of the content on the recording medium, on the basis of the searching facial data and the character facial data.. .
01/01/15
20150003745

Method 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.
01/01/15
20150003609

Implementing encrypted content in a game


A device, method, and an action figure toy for implementing encrypted content for implementation in a game are disclosed. The encrypted content may relate to physical objects, such as action figure toys corresponding movie characters and/or any other physical objects.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
01/01/15
20150002515

Method for displaying multi-gradation characters, device for displaying multi-gradation characters, television receiver provided with device for displaying multi-gradation characters, mobile equipment provided with device for displaying multi-gradation characters, and recording medium


The present invention includes: a step (s5) of measuring a gradation difference between (i) each gradation of character font parts of multi-gradation characters and (ii) a gradation of a corresponding intermediate part between the multi-gradation characters; and a step (s6 through 9) of preparing corrected multi-gradation characters by correcting, in accordance with the gradation difference obtained in the step (s5), a gradation of each of the multi-gradation characters.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
01/01/15
20150000355

Mechanical combination lock


The present application is directed to a mechanical combination lock which includes a base having a cavity, a central shaft provided inside the cavity, and a plurality of combination control units provided on the central shaft, wherein each combination control unit includes a combination disc having at least three combination regions that correspond respectively to different combination conditions. The present application provides the mechanical combination lock whereby one button can set a combination with 2 or more bits.
Borg Locks (hk) Ltd
12/25/14
20140380301

Launching a target application based on characteristics of a string of characters in a source application


A method and system for launching a target application. A predefined data type is identified by: determining that a first row of a parser table including a first regular expression formulating a string of characters includes rows ordered from a more general to a more specific regular expression; setting a first regular expression as a regular expression matching the string; resetting the regular expression with a second regular expression, of a next row of the parser table, that formulates the string more specifically than the first regular expression; and selecting the predefined data type in the row of the regular expression as the predefined data type of the string, upon performing the resetting for all rows of the parser table.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/25/14
20140380228

Method and device of controlling input for input boxes


A method and device for controlling information input for text boxes are disclosed. The method includes: at a device having one or more processors, memory, and a display: detecting selection of a text input box in a user interface; in response to detecting the selection of the text input box and prior to receiving input text for the text input box, obtaining a regular expression for acceptable input corresponding to text input box; for each character in the regular expression, determining whether the character belongs to a respective validation filter character set for a predetermined data type; and in response to a determination that all characters in the regular expression belongs to the respective validation filter character set for the predetermined data type, selectively presenting a respective character keyboard corresponding to the predetermined data type to a user for text entry..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
12/25/14
20140379533

Story based selling of products


Disclosed are methods, systems, paradigms and structures for story based selling of products. An online sales event of a number of products is presented to consumers as a story.
One Kings Lane, Inc.
12/25/14
20140379331

Automatic semantic rating and abstraction of literature


Deep semantic analysis is performed on an electronic literary work in order to detect plot elements and optional other storyline elements such as characters within the work. Multiple levels of abstract are generated into a model representing the literary work, wherein each element in each abstraction level may be independently rated for preference by a user.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/25/14
20140378220

Game play marketing


A system and method for business establishments to market, advertise and incentivize consumers to frequent their businesses thorough the medium of the virtual world of a role playing game. A virtual world is populated with virtual, graphic representations of real business locations.
12/25/14
20140378209

Method for providing battle game, server device, and computer-readable recording medium


Low-proficiency players' motivation to participate in a battle game is enhanced. A server device calculates a difference Δp1 in a parameter between two characters belonging to the same group and successive in attack order, and performs presentation processing of increasing the effect of successive attacks by the two characters according to the difference Δp1 in the parameter.
Gree, Inc.
12/25/14
20140376547

Transporting serially over tcp/ip using raw tcp encapsulation


In one embodiment, a router establishes a serial-over-tcp/ip (transmission control protocol/internet protocol) communication session between terminal units using raw-tcp encapsulation. For the session, the router maps serial characters to tcp out-of-band (oob) communication fields, maps serial flow control signals to tcp/ip receiver-window advertisements, and dynamically adjusts a tcp/ip priority based on serial payload priority.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
12/25/14
20140376042

Image forming system, image forming apparatus, remote control apparatus, and recording medium


A remote control apparatus includes a display unit that displays an operation screen for remote control of an image forming apparatus, a communication unit that, when operation input is a display instruction to display a character input screen, receives character type information indicating a type of characters to be input in the character input screen from the image forming apparatus, and a display control unit that, when the character type information is received, activates a handwriting input application installed in the remote control apparatus and displays a handwriting input screen for the handwriting input application on the display unit, on condition that the character type information indicates a first character type. When the character type information indicates a second character type different from the first character type, the display control unit displays a character input screen for input of the second character type without activating the handwriting input application..
Konica Minolta, Inc.,
12/25/14
20140375802

Document camera reading image


A document camera system includes a page-turning device, an image pickup unit, a specification unit, a recognition unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The page-turning device turns pages of a book.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140375569

System for inputting information by utilizing extension key and method thereof


A system for inputting information by utilizing an extension key. The system includes: an input unit having multiple division areas and detecting a division area selected by a user from among the multiple division areas; and an input analysis unit for allocating corresponding information to the multiple division areas and analyzing that if the input unit detects any of the multiple division areas being selected, information allocated to the selected division area is input, wherein multiple characters are allocated to each of the multiple division areas, when one or more of the division areas are selected, predicted words that are generated by combining characters allocated to the selected division area or areas according to an sequential order of the selected division area or areas are extracted and allocated to each of the division areas, and when a division area to which the predicted word is applied is selected by a predetermined method, the input analysis unit analyzes that the predicted word allocated to the division area which has been selected by the predetermined method is input..
Tp-i Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140375566

Integrated, one-handed, mouse and keyboard


An integrated mouse and keyboard intended to be used to type with only one hand. The mouse is contoured so that the wrist is in a neutral position during typing.
12/18/14
20140372933

Automatically displaying suggestions for entry


Suggestions are automatically displayed in response to an event. For example, suggestions may be automatically displayed in response to a receiving an indication from a user to enter content (e.g.
Microsoft Corporation
12/18/14
20140372849

Interactive notepad for computing equations in context


A system, method and computer program product for interactive computing of equations in context includes finding a beginning and an end of a line of text comprising an equals sign and determining if the line is an equation based on any predefined mathematical notation existing in the line; and determining a string variable name comprising all characters and spaces between any two of the predefined mathematical notation, the equals sign and the beginning and the end of the equation wherein the string variable name comprises any unicode character including a space, a non-breakable space and a plurality of any unicode characters including numbers, special and non-printed characters. Declaring in the user's electronic notes any computed and numerically unassigned variable(s) in context with the equation and any related variable(s) is further included.
12/18/14
20140372554

Efficient synchronization of behavior trees using network significant nodes


Objects in a virtual space may need to be synchronized between different instances (or different expressions of an instance) of the virtual space that are separated spatially. Objects include characters.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
12/18/14
20140372373

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.
12/18/14
20140372127

Voice-controlled computer system


A voice-controlled computer system comprising a headset with a heads up display (hud). When the system requires a user to verbally enter a character of an alphanumeric security code the system presents to the user on the hud a plurality of different pairs of alphanumeric characters each containing a first character and an associated (pseudo) randomly generated second character.
Mastercard International Incorporated
12/18/14
20140372103

Data detection


A method of processing a sequence of characters, the method comprising converting the sequence of characters into a sequence of tokens so that each token comprises a lexeme and one of a plurality of token types. Each of the plurality of token types relates to at least one of a plurality of predetermined functions, wherein at least one said token type relates to multiple functions of the plurality of predetermined functions..
Apple Inc.
12/18/14
20140370992

Player substitution to preserve team balance


Exemplary embodiments determine a type, and a status of a first character included in a group of characters participating in a gaming session. Exemplary embodiments determine a goal of the group of characters.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/18/14
20140370963

Gaming machine capable of moving at least one visual recognition target in a top box


A gaming machine includes a symbol display device, a top box, and a controller. The symbol display device is capable of variably displaying and then rearranging a plurality of symbols.
Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
12/18/14
20140370249

Method for blackening white fluoride spray coating, and fluoride spray coating covered member having a blackened layer on its surface


This invention is to provide a fluoride spray coating covered member having excellent resistance to halogen corrosion and resistance to plasma erosion and displaying identification symbols such as letters, numeric characters, graphic, pattern, firm name, serial number and so on. In the invention, one or more implanting gases selected from fluorine-containing gas, oxygen gas and inert gas are ion-implanted onto a white fluoride spray coating formed on a surface of a substrate, whereby at least a part of the surface of the white fluoride spray coating is changed into a black color to form a black ion-implanted layer..
Tocalo Co., Ltd.
12/18/14
20140369567

Authorized access using image capture and recognition system


Provided is a system and method of electronically identifying a vehicle entering/leaving a predetermined geographical area by identifying a license plate and comparing the results to a predetermined database. The software aspect of the system runs on standard pc hardware and can be linked to other applications or databases.
Cyclops Technologies, Inc.
12/18/14
20140369566

Perimeter image capture and recognition system


Provided is a system and method of electronically identifying a vehicle entering/leaving a predetermined geographical area by identifying a license plate and comparing the results to a predetermined database. The software aspect of the system runs on standard pc hardware and can be linked to other applications or databases.
Cyclops Technologies, Inc.


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