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Real-time identification of data candidates for classification based compression

International Business Machines

Real-time identification of data candidates for classification based compression

System and method for interacting with event and narrative information as structured data

System and method for interacting with event and narrative information as structured data

System and method for interacting with event and narrative information as structured data

Systems, methods and devices for input of characters with optional time-based button taps


Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
08/20/15
20150237080 
 Method for quickly obtaining decision advice from several people patent thumbnailMethod for quickly obtaining decision advice from several people
A method for obtaining decision advice from a set of confidants comprises the steps of receiving a plurality of user inputs on a source communication device from a user to generate a pending decision, receiving at least one user input on the source communication device to select one or more confidants from the set of confidants, posting the user inputs to an application server that is being coupled with an application of the source communication device via at least one network, sending the user inputs to other communication devices associated with the one or more confidants, receiving a set of selections from at least one confidant and posting a message that indicates the user has made a decision. The user inputs are defined as a set of choices including at least one of a set of images and a set of text characters..

08/20/15
20150234852 
 Real-time identification of data candidates for classification based compression patent thumbnailReal-time identification of data candidates for classification based compression
Identification of data candidates for data processing is performed in real time by a processor device in a computing environment. Data candidates are sampled for performing a classification-based compression upon the data candidates.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/20/15
20150234805 
 System and  interacting with event and narrative information as structured data patent thumbnailSystem and interacting with event and narrative information as structured data
Systems and methods for storing, retrieving and interacting with events and narratives as structured data. Events from the real world, or from fictional story worlds, are structured using definitions of classes of events, each described by a verb concept, a set of related event roles, and a set of descriptive natural language phrases.

08/20/15
20150234592 
 Systems, methods and devices for input of characters with optional time-based button taps patent thumbnailSystems, methods and devices for input of characters with optional time-based button taps
Systems, devices and methods are disclosed for input of characters and text with optional time-based button taps. The duration of the activation of a selection button specifies the selected character.

08/20/15
20150234588 
 Recognizing handwriting input using rotatable support lines patent thumbnailRecognizing handwriting input using rotatable support lines
Software, firmware, and systems are described for identifying characters in a handwritten input received from a user on an input device, irrespective of an angle that the input is received at. In one implementation, the system establishes an anchor point and distances from the anchor point to reference support lines.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231499 
 Computer-readable non-transitory recording medium, game system, and  controlling a game system patent thumbnailComputer-readable non-transitory recording medium, game system, and controlling a game system
Provided is a game program that can increase the strategic aspect of a battle event between groups. In the battle event, an image of a map m is first displayed on client devices, and the characters in the groups are placed in an initial arrangement.
Gree, Inc.


08/13/15
20150228117 
 Asynchronous representation of alternate reality characters patent thumbnailAsynchronous representation of alternate reality characters
Technologies for representing alternate reality characters in a real-world environment include receiving sensor data from sensors of a sensor network of a home location of an alternate reality character, determining available response to the stimuli represented by the sensor data, and determining an activity of the alternate reality character for a time period based on the available responses. The technologies may also include generating a video of the alternate reality character performing the determined activity superimposed on an image map of a real-world environment of the home location during the time period.

08/13/15
20150228033 
 Portraying an individual through use of artifacts for social networking and playing patent thumbnailPortraying an individual through use of artifacts for social networking and playing
A method and apparatus platform for portraying a first individual relating to engaging in social activities, such as networking and/or playing, with at least a second individual, through using artifacts, preferably an image and/or an art work, that can be displayed at a physical or virtual exhibit, whose elements of said artwork can be extracted or described by the individuals for identifying or defining some personal and/or psychological attributes that can translate, pattern or portrait unique characters of the individuals, for example with the purpose of interacting, communicating, playing, gaming, entertaining, initiating courtship or intimate relationship, networking or trading.. .

08/13/15
20150227804 
 Character reader and container inspection system using character reader patent thumbnailCharacter reader and container inspection system using character reader
A character reader 200 for reading and recognizing a character displayed at a predetermined height position on the outer peripheral surface of a plurality of cylindrical containers (for example, bottles bt), the character reader includes: a rotary drive mechanism 203 to 207 for supporting the cylindrical container to rotate the cylindrical container around the central axis thereof; a camera 201 positioned to face the cylindrical container so that a character displayed on the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical container is captured within the visual field; and an image processing device for acquiring an image at the height position where the character is displayed over an angular range more than one rotation of the cylindrical container by controlling the imaging operation of the camera 201, thereby executing recognition processing. The image processing device includes: a search means for searching an image portion including all characters from the acquired image; a character recognition means for recognizing a character to be recognized by collating the image of a character to be recognized included in the image portion searched by the search means with the model images of a plurality of types of characters; and an output means for outputting a recognition result recognized by the character recognition means for each cylindrical container..
Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150227787 
 Photograph billpay tagging patent thumbnailPhotograph billpay tagging
Tools for photograph billpay tagging of a digital image are provided. The digital image may correspond to a portion of text positioned upon a medium.
Bank Of America Corporation


08/06/15
20150222617 

Controlling access to ideograms


Particular embodiments of a method comprise providing one or more ideograms (e.g., written characters, symbols or images that represent an idea or thing) for insertion into a message. A request may be received from a user for a restricted one of the ideograms.
Facebook, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222586 

Ideograms based on sentiment analysis


Particular embodiments of a method comprise analyzing a message to perform sentiment analysis with respect to at least a portion of the message. One or more sentiments associated with the at least a portion of the message may then be identified.
Facebook, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222428 

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.


08/06/15
20150221243 

Personalizing tag for individual used carrying bag and using the same


A personalization tag kit is used to replace a handbag's original brand logo tag. Instead of plain old brand logo on the bag, this personalization tag may display statements such as bag owner's name, initials, or other styled characters that make the bag more personal or stylish to him or her..

08/06/15
20150221045 

System and normalizing vendor data


Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward systems and methods that include normalizing plurality of unique entries by removing or altering characters from an identification field that delays identification of plurality of unique entries for each of plurality of unique entries. In addition, the systems and methods include associating each of the plurality of unique entries with one of a plurality of vendor entries.
Valify, Llc


08/06/15
20150220956 

Creating consumable content with embedded codes, and tracking use of embedded codes


Methods, systems, means and machine-readable media embodying program instructions for creating codes, creating content with the codes, and tracking use of the codes are described. Certain methods may generate a code that includes a number of characters, determine different sections in selected content at which to insert different characters of the code such that none of the characters will be inserted in the same section, and generate new content that includes each of the characters inserted at its respective section in the selected content..

08/06/15
20150220774 

Ideograms for captured expressions


Particular embodiments of a method comprise analyzing an image to classify an expression displayed on a face shown in a captured image. Image analysis may include detecting the face in the image, generating a characterization of features of the face, and classifying the expression based on the characterization.
Facebook, Inc.


08/06/15
20150220728 

Multiline one time password


A credential such as a one time password (otp) can be proffered as a matrix of characters provided by a user. The verifier can accept that credential if it determines that the matrix is rank one.
Google Inc.


08/06/15
20150220494 

Individualized font display


A method and apparatus for displaying an individualized font are disclosed. The method includes: according to character information input by a user, creating a font template consistent with writing habits of the user; according to the font template, creating a character library consistent with the writing habits of the user; and applying the character library to a terminal, and according to characters in the character library, displaying a character on the terminal.
Zte Corporation


08/06/15
20150219792 

Simulation of insular karstification


A detailed listing of all claims that are, or were, in the present application, irrespective of whether the claim(s) remain(s) under examination in the application is presented below. The claims are presented in ascending order and each includes one status identifier.
Total Sa


07/30/15
20150215782 

Mobile device management


A device may receive information associated with a particular entity and trigger, based on the information, a status for the particular entity. The device may transmit, based on triggering the status, a list of a plurality of mobile devices and may receive an identified set of mobile devices from the list of the plurality of mobile devices.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


07/30/15
20150213734 

Medical identification device linked to electronic medical profile and fabricating same


In one embodiment, a wearable medical identification device that is linked to an online emergency medical profile of the wearer. The device includes a translucent substrate, and a first layer deposed on the translucent substrate, where the first layer includes an inverse image of a digital identifier corresponding to a uniform resource locator (url).
My Id Square, Llc


07/30/15
20150213439 

Multi-use numbering system and method


A numbering system is provided having an identifier with hexadecimal, vigesimal, quadrivigesimal, or any other suitable alphanumeric characters includable on a card and an account identifiable using the identifier. The card can be a gift card, a customer loyalty card, or a customer incentive card.
Wilopen Products, Lc


07/30/15
20150213333 

Method and device for realizing chinese character input based on uncertainty information


The present invention provides a method and device for realizing chinese character input based on uncertainty information, wherein the method comprises: receiving input information from a user; extracting at least two types of uncertainty information of chinese characters to be input, from the input information; and, determining the matched chinese characters according to the at least two types of uncertainty information and outputting the matched chinese character(s). The device comprises a receiving module, an extracting module and a matching module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213332 

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes a character recognizing unit that performs character recognition on a first image and on a second image, a comparing unit that compares a first character recognition result of the first image obtained by the character recognizing unit, with a second character recognition result of the second image obtained by the character recognizing unit, a determining unit that extracts matching characters between the two character recognition results, and determines whether a character existing between the matching characters, which is obtained as either the first or second character recognition result, is one of a character deleted from the first image, an inserted character that does not exist in the first image but exists in the second image, and a character by which a character in the first image has been replaced, and an outputting unit that outputs a comparison result obtained by the comparing unit.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213330 

Methods and systems for efficient automated symbol recognition


The current document is directed to methods and systems for identifying symbols corresponding to symbol images in a scanned-document image or other text-containing image, with the symbols corresponding to chinese or japanese characters, to korean morpho-syllabic blocks, or to symbols of other languages that use a large number of symbols for writing and printing. In one implementation, the methods and systems to which the current document is directed carry out an initial processing step on one or more scanned images to identify a subset of the total number of symbols frequently used in the scanned document image or images.
Abbyy Development Llc


07/30/15
20150213313 

Methods and systems for efficient automated symbol recognition using multiple clusters of symbol patterns


The current document is directed to methods and systems for identifying symbols corresponding to symbol images in a scanned-document image or other text-containing image, with the symbols corresponding to chinese or japanese characters, to korean morpho-syllabic blocks, or to symbols of other languages that use a large number of symbols for writing and printing. In one implementation, the methods and systems to which the current document is directed carry out an initial processing step on one or more scanned images to identify, for each symbol image within a scanned document, a set of graphemes that match, with high frequency, symbol patterns that, in turn, match the symbol image.
Abbyy Development Llc


07/30/15
20150212986 

Preventing website content plagiarism and indexing using a character and font glyph mapping scheme


The invention uses alternate mapping between characters and font glyphs to prevent website content from being plagiarized or indexed by a third party. Specifically, a font glyph file may be created comprising a plurality of font glyphs.
Go Daddy Operating Company, Llc


07/30/15
20150212777 

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and nontransitory storage medium


A data processing apparatus extracts operators (including particular operators) describing character strings in a text format, at least one by one, from among acquired page data. The data processing apparatus determines an order in which two or more of the page data containing the particular operators whose font information coincides with each other are to be arranged according to a sequence indicated by particular characters..
Fujifilm Corporation


07/30/15
20150212729 

Method for inputting chinese in electronic device


A chinese input method for computing devices is disclosed. The method includes the steps of a) showing a plurality of radical index divisions, wherein each of the radical index divisions has squares which separately represent different radicals; b) selecting one of the squares, which corresponds to a radical of a chinese character to be input; c) showing a character index division composed of chinese characters with the same radical as the selected square in the step b); and d) selecting one from the chinese characters shown in the step c)..

07/30/15
20150212726 

Information processing apparatus and input control method


An information processing apparatus including a display unit configured to display a virtual keyboard and a character representation area for displaying a character, a detection unit configured to detect a touch input to the virtual keyboard, and a control unit configured to display a character in the character representation area according to the detected touch input to the virtual keyboard, wherein when the detection unit detects a sliding operation starting from a predetermined key of the virtual keyboard, the control unit selects from among characters displayed in the character representation area at least one character according to the number of characters determined by a distance between the predetermined key and a touch position of the sliding operation and then deletes the selected character when the detention unit detects that the sliding operation is completed.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/30/15
20150212592 

Phonetic keyboards


The present invention is directed to a system and method for typing phonetic characters using two keystrokes. An aspect of the invention relates to the rendering of characters is based on the timing between a first and second keystroke if a second modifying keystroke is used, or based on a first keystroke.

07/30/15
20150212586 

Chinese character entry via a pinyin input method


A chinese character pinyin input method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes displaying on a human-machine interaction interface (hmi) initial keys representing all initials and simple final keys representing all simple finals.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150211701 

Led and/or laser light has more than one optics means to create wider or big areas image


An led or/and laser-light for 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 or/and laser-light to let 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(s) or laser-light(s) will reflective or/and refractive travel or 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, stars, 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(s) or laser-light(s) light beam(s) traveling or passing through the optics means.

07/30/15
20150209734 

Molecular filter


A molecular filter is provided where the filter comprises of sheets of few layered graphene, few layered oxidized graphene and edge-functionalized graphene oxide. The water molecules are drawn into the filter based on the different hydrophobic and hydrophilic characters of the layers.

07/23/15
20150206369 

Digital image coin discrimination for use with consumer-operated kiosks and the like


Systems and associated methods for coin discrimination are disclosed herein. Disclosed methods for discriminating coins include recognizing strings of alphanumerical characters of the coin using optical character recognition (ocr).
Outerwall Inc.


07/23/15
20150206038 

Printing system and printing control program


A host computer (100), wherein the computer is equipped with a font availability determination unit (6) for determining whether or not the font and glyph image specified for characters to be printed are available in a printer (200) and an outline image transmission unit (9) for transmitting an outline image of the specified font to the printer (200) in cases in which it is determined that the font and the like are not available in the printer, and by transmitting the outline image to the printer (200) to print, it is possible to print using a character format which is infinitely close to the font specified by the host computer (100) even in cases in which the specified font and the like are not available in the printer (200).. .
Wingarc1st Inc.


07/23/15
20150205857 

Systems and methods for character string auto-suggestion based on degree of difficulty


In one embodiment, the method includes a computing device receiving one or more characters as a user enters the characters into a graphical user interface (gui) of the computing device. The method also includes the computing device determining one or more auto-suggestions, where each of the auto-suggestions presents a character string determined based at least in part on the entered characters.
Facebook, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205828 

Methods, systems, and auto-complete suggestion lists


Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating an auto-complete list are described. A scope of a query and one or more characters of a search term may be obtained.
Sap Ag


07/23/15
20150205765 

Font process method and font process system


When opening a document, the character codes of all characters in the document are uploaded to a font server, then all possible glyphs corresponding to the uploaded character codes of characters tagged with a font are selected from a font file which stores a plurality of glyphs of the font to form a glyph subset. And the glyph subset is then downloaded..
Arphic Technology Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205370 

Method for providing tactile keys for touch-sensitive keyboards


Depressible home keys built into an overlay for a touch-sensitive keyboard offer rest positions for the fingers of a typist, and recesses in the overlay allow engagement of the touch sensor while providing tactile feedback to the typist when engaging non-home keys. The significant difference in elevation between the recesses and the rest of the overlay prevents accidental engagement of spaces between the keys or of multiple keys at one time.

07/23/15
20150205369 

Rotary-type keyboard for inputting multiple languages


The present invention relates to a keyboard for inputting multiple languages using a detachable keypad, and more particularly, to a rotary-type keyboard for inputting multiple languages that includes a baseboard, rows of a plurality of key caps placed on the baseboard, and a plurality of moving mechanism members connecting the key caps to the baseboard and enabling the key caps to move upward and downward with respect to the baseboard. The key caps are divided into an opaque portion and a transparent portion, and have a plurality of rotatable members which are provided between the baseboard and the transparent portion in the direction in which the rows of key caps extend, and which have characters printed on the outer surfaces thereof.

07/16/15
20150199582 

Character recognition apparatus and method


According to one embodiment, a character recognition apparatus includes a first generation unit, an estimation unit, a second generation unit and a search unit. The first generation unit generates a user dictionary that a preferred character is registered.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/16/15
20150199426 

Method of searching for integrated multilingual consonant pattern, creating character input unit for inputting consonants, and the same


Provided are an integrated multilingual consonant pattern search method and apparatus for extracting original strings, in correspondence with a number that is small compared to that of a conventional technology, as a search result and displaying the search result, by inputting a consonant pattern which is formed of a plurality of consonants, with respect to an original string list that is pre-stored in a database in a language written with a phonogram in which an initial consonant and a final consonant are distinguished from each other. Provided are also a method and apparatus for generating a character input unit for inputting consonant characters to be searched fast with a low typing error rate, by using the integrated multilingual consonant pattern search method..
Touchup Apps Inc.


07/16/15
20150199336 

System and recognizing characters in multimedia content


A system and method for recognizing characters embedded in multimedia content are provided. The method includes extracting at least one image of at least one character from a received multimedia content item; identifying a natural language character corresponding to the at least one image of the at least one character, wherein the identification is performed by a deep content classification (dcc) system; and storing the identified natural language character in a data warehouse..
Cortica, Ltd.


07/09/15
20150195421 

Method for water-marking digital books


A method for water-marking digital books with parameters involves developing, for each parameter, a new typeface on the basis of a pre-existing typeface, by creating at least one new code/glyph pair. The method also includes developing a new coded text on the basis of the pre-existing coded text by replacing, in the pre-existing coded text, at least one code or group of codes from the pre-existing typeface.
Viaccess


07/09/15
20150194156 

Method, apparatus, and system for processing numerical value in sending message using sound waves


It is provided a method, an apparatus, and a system for processing a numerical value in sending information using sound waves. The method mainly includes: generating intermediate values from the numerical value which is to be converted into a short link, wherein a number of the intermediate values is equal to a number of characters included in the short link, the numerical value and the short link have a relationship as 10.̂(m−1)<x.̂n; obtaining characters each corresponding to a respective one of the intermediate values from a preset mapping table between the intermediate values and the characters; joining together the characters to obtain the short link; and transmitting the obtained short link using sound waves.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/09/15
20150193960 

Portable virtual characters


Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for portable virtual characters such as virtual characters. One embodiment provides a method for providing a virtual character, including: storing, in device memory, a listing of at least one mobile device having at least one device component selected from the group consisting of an accelerometer, a camera, and a microphone; and transferring, using a processor, to a mobile device information to permit an instantiation of a mobile device version of a virtual character on the mobile device, the instantiation of the virtual character on the mobile device including at least one virtual character attribute matching the at least one device component selected from the group consisting of an accelerometer, a camera, and a microphone.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193667 

Processing text images with shadows


Embodiments disclosed facilitate robust, accurate, and reliable recovery of words and/or characters in the presence of non-uniform lighting and/or shadows. In some embodiments, a method to recover text from image may comprise: expanding a maximally stable extremal region (mser) in an image, the neighborhood comprising a plurality of sub-blocks; thresholding a subset of the plurality of sub-blocks in the neighborhood, the subset comprising sub-blocks with text, wherein each sub-block in the subset is thresholded using a corresponding threshold associated with the sub-block; and obtaining a thresholded neighborhood..
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/09/15
20150193610 

Automatic pin creation using password


A pin is automatically generated based on at least one rule when the user enters a password through a user device. In one example, the pin is a truncated version of the password where each character in the truncated version is mapped onto a number.
Ebay Inc.


07/09/15
20150193608 

User authentication


A method and system for authenticating a user is provided. The method includes receiving keyboard entries from a user while a cursor of a computer screen is positioned in a password field of the user.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/09/15
20150193449 

Predictive algorithm for search box auto-complete


In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method to predict search results in an electronic environment is disclosed. The system architecture comprises a communications module to receive a query from a remote end-user where the query includes one or more characters contained within a first single communications packet.
Ebay Inc.


07/09/15
20150193393 

Dynamic display of web content


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for connecting to a first server to retrieve a first web page; presenting the retrieved first web page in a graphical user interface; and after receiving one or more characters in a string of characters entered into an input field of the graphical user interface, and before a submission action is received: identifying a different second web page for the string of characters; connecting to a second server to retrieve a second web page; replacing the presentation of the first web page with the second web page; after replacing the presentation, receiving one or more backspace characters entered into the input field; and in response to receiving the one or more backspace characters, replacing the presentation of the second web page with the presentation of the first web page.. .

07/09/15
20150193382 

Word processor data organization


A computer-implemented word processing presentation method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining an unformatted data structure containing a series of characters representing content for a word processing document, accessing a series of first records in a file associated with the unformatted data structure, wherein each first record contains data correlating a location of one or more characters in the unformatted data structure to a location for the one or more characters in the word processing document, and generating a display of the word processing document by applying the correlating data from the series of records to the series of characters in the unformatted data structure..
Google Inc.


07/09/15
20150193143 

Systems and methods for fast keyboard entry using a remote control in video conferencing and other applications


Systems and methods for performing data entry in videoconferencing and other systems that use remote controls and other non keyboard-based user interface devices. In some embodiments, the keys of a numeric keypad are associated with letters and symbols, such that when a number key is pressed the system displays a selection of choices in a spatial configuration, including the number pressed as well as additional character choices.
Vidyo, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193141 

Continuous handwriting ui


Some embodiments provide a touch-sensitive device that includes a handwriting area for receiving a handwritten input and a text area for displaying text characters that have been recognized for the handwritten input. As the device receives a subsequent handwritten input, it continuously removes portions of previously handwritten input from the handwriting area in order to allow the user to continue to provide handwritten input without having to clear the handwriting area.
Apple Inc.


07/09/15
20150190719 

Systems and methods of crowd sourced virtual character evolution


A computer-implemented method is provided for providing virtual gameplay. Access is provided to a video game in which players are able to interact via characters and each character behaves according to a series of scripts in a script set.
2343127 Ontario Inc.


07/09/15
20150190712 

Configuration for nonlinear gameplay


An improved computer implemented process for providing an interactive game event for two or more users. A game event is configured to comprise one or more independently progressing sub-processes (sp1-sp6) into which groups of game characters (c1-c3) are selected.
Tribe Studios Oy


07/02/15
20150187240 

Luminescent planar sheet


A luminescent planar sheet is constructed to provide illuminated alphanumeric characters particularly suitable for mounting upon the planar surfaces of a vehicle. Preferably the luminescent planar sheet can produce visible light, infrared light, or both.

07/02/15
20150186502 

Method and apparatus and computer readable medium for computing string similarity metric


A string similarity apparatus, method, and computer readable medium which manages caching of resources. The method includes storing a plurality of software instructions, executing the plurality of software instructions, such as, determining a first number of characters contained by a first string, determining a second number of characters contained by a second string, determining a larger number from among the first number and the second number, setting the larger number to a string length value, determining a maximum number of subsequent characters from the first strings which match subsequent characters from the second string and setting the value, setting the maximum number to a maximum group size value, calculating a resulting value by subtracting the maximum group size value from the string length value, and outputting the resulting value which represents a computational cost of converting the first string into the second string..
Neustar, Inc.


07/02/15
20150186034 

Recognition recognizing handwriting for electronic device


A recognition system and method for recognizing handwriting on an electronic device are provided. The recognition system includes a processor configured to execute instructions stored in a memory for: creating handwriting in response to a handwriting input; displaying the created handwriting on a user interface of the electronic device; defining a first planar coordinate system on the user interface; determining the electronic device is rotated if a rotation angle is larger than a predetermined value; defining a second planar coordinate system on the user interface; identifying a coordinate of each touched point of the handwriting in the second planar coordinate system; recognizing the handwriting according to the coordinate and retrieving one or more first characters or words matching the handwriting; and displaying the retrieved one or more first characters or words on the user interface..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150186014 

Information input method, account information input method and terminal


An electronic device for receiving an account identifier is described. The device includes display; one or more processors; and memory storing one or more programs.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/02/15
20150186013 

Electronic device and key input prompt method


The present invention provides an electronic device and a key input prompt method. The electronic device includes: a touch panel; multiple transparent deformation units arranged above the touch panel, each deformation unit corresponding to an area on the touch panel and having an initial shape; a first detection unit detecting whether a virtual keyboard is displayed on the touch panel and acquiring a first determination result; a first specifying unit selecting at least one target character from multiple characters included in the virtual keyboard and specifying a display area of the target character when the first detection result indicates that the virtual keyboard is displayed on the touch panel, a second specifying unit specifying a target deformation unit that corresponds to the display area from the deformation units, and a generation unit generating an excitation source for exciting the target deformation unit, the target deformation unit deforms from the initial shape to a target shape under the control of the excitation source.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185868 

Brahmi phonemics based keyboard for providing textual inputs in indian languages


A brahmi phonemics based keyboard that enables user to provide textual inputs in any of the indian languages has been envisaged. The keyboard can be incorporated into any computer based system capable of handling unicode compliant inputs.

07/02/15
20150185861 

Phonetic symbol based chinese input computer by using word prediction and apparatus thereof


A phonetic symbol based chinese input method for computer and apparatus thereof is provided. The method includes pressing keys to enter a numeric string corresponding to a set of phonetic symbols wherein each key represents one of 0 to 9; activating a piece of software to assign the set of phonetic symbols to a corresponding numeric string wherein the piece of software divides the string into a symbol zone and a tone zone; wherein the symbol zone includes one or two consonants, zero, one or two rhymes or zero, one or two compound rhymes; activating a chinese characters output module to receive the string by using word prediction based on frequently used chinese characters wherein the numeric string has numerals corresponding to the set of phonetic symbols; searching a chinese characters database to find matched chinese character(s); outputting the matched chinese character(s); and returning to beginning..

07/02/15
20150183203 

Compound membrane and manufacturing same


A compound membrane includes a silicon-based layer and a polyetheretherketone layer heat compressed with the silicon-based layer. A method for manufacturing the compound membrane includes a the steps of providing a silicon-based layer, applying plasma treatment to the silicon-based layer, activating the upper surface of the silicon-based layer, providing a peek layer, and compounding the silicon-based layer and the peek layer by heat compression.
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.


06/25/15
20150180575 

Efficient mapping of cpri signals for sending over optical networks


A method for communication includes receiving in a first communication interface input frames, which include data symbols that were derived by encoding respective characters, and further include one or more synchronization symbols having no corresponding characters. The characters from the data symbols are recovered, and the recovered characters are transmitted to a second communication interface by mapping the characters into communication frames and discarding the synchronization symbols.
Iplight Ltd.


06/25/15
20150179085 

Interactive method and game for learning characters and spelling of a foreign language


The present invention is directed to a method for learning a foreign language using a computer game and to an interactive spelling and speech learning system comprising the game and computer system on which the game is run.. .

06/25/15
20150179024 

Banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records


An apparatus that operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records includes at least one processor that is in operative connection with a card reader, a check acceptor, a cash dispenser and a touch screen display. The processor causes the machine to operate to read card data from a user card, and to cause a determination to be made that the read card data corresponds to an authorized financial account.
Diebold Self-service Systems Division Of Diebold, Incorporated


06/25/15
20150178878 

Information processing method, apparatus and payment system


A portable electronic device for presenting a recommendation message is described. The device includes display; one or more processors; and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


06/25/15
20150178559 

Chinese, japanese, or korean language detection


Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for determining a text contains chinese, japanese, or korean characters. A document image is received and binarized.
Abbyy Development Llc


06/25/15
20150178266 

Entity-based summarization for electronic books


An entity-based summary of an electronic book (e-book) is presented to a user of a client device. The e-book to be summarized is identified and multiple entities, e.g., characters, events and dates, referenced in the identified e-book are also identified.
Google Inc.


06/25/15
20150177935 

Digital map based 3d-character virtual interaction system for social networking


A digital map based 3d-character geospatial virtual interaction system for social networking proposes a visual and audio presentation and virtual interaction system and methods for presenting 3d-characters which can be extended to other 3d objects (e.g. Cars, buses, bikes, ships, planes, etc.) and presenting their animations and sounds for interactions on a digital map mimicking the actual persons' and/or objects' physical appearances, looks, shapes, voices, sounds, locations, movements, behaviours and interactions, some or all of which can be mimicked, the visual and audio presentation and virtual interaction system and methods being combined with a geographic information system (gis) supported social networking platform which can store, manage and distribute geospatial and virtual interaction information along with other social networking information for use on the actual persons' computing devices (e.g., any type of computers, smartphones, tablets, microcontrollers, etc.)..

06/25/15
20150177850 

Input precision minimizing erroneous entries stemming from instability of a mobile device using an accelerometer and apparatus to detect a shake and apparatus and computer program thereof


A method of correcting an error in user input is described. The method includes monitoring for an occurrence of a shake in a user equipment, detecting a shake, comparing the detected shake with a threshold value, evaluating characters within a pre-determined distance of a character entered by the user during the shake, selecting a replacement character from the evaluated characters and replacing the entered character with the replacement character..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


06/25/15
20150174487 

Communication game system, communication game apparatus, and program


A communication game system which enables a host player to progress a game in collaboration with guest players is provided. Each player using a video game apparatus connected to a server apparatus progresses the game while moving a party including a plurality of player characters on a field.
Square Enix Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150174483 

Apparatus and displaying player character showing special movement state in network game


In a network game, player characters manipulated by individual players of video game apparatuses belong to the same party to battle with an opponent character. When a player character making a special move is not present in the party, the display screen of each video game apparatus becomes a screen focusing on the player character of the player who uses this video game apparatus.
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)


06/18/15
20150172883 

Short message service (sms) message segmentation


Disclosed herein is a technique for preventing words from spanning across message blocks of a short message service (sms) message. An sms message is generated at a source wireless device, and an sms manager, executing on the source wireless device, determines whether any words in the sms message span across two or more message blocks of the sms message.
Apple Inc.


06/18/15
20150172288 

Secure information handling system matrix bar code


An information handling system analyzes secondary information captured with an image of a two-dimensional barcode to perform a function. For example, a mobile phone camera captures an image of a qr code at a product plus characters printed next to the qr code, uses optical code recognition to determine the characters, and applies information from the qr code and the characters to register the product.
Dell Products L.p.


06/18/15
20150172273 

Systems and methods for secure password entry


Systems and methods for secure password entry are provided. When a user wishes to log in or otherwise authenticate as an authorized user of a system using a password, the system can provide an apparently random sequence of characters to the user.
Ebay Inc.


06/18/15
20150169975 

User interface for overlapping handwritten text input


A “stroke untangler” composes handwritten messages from handwritten strokes representing overlapping letters or partial letter segments are drawn on a touchscreen device or touch-sensitive surface. These overlapping strokes are automatically untangled and then segmented and combined into one or more letters, words, or phrases.
Microsoft Corporation


06/18/15
20150169973 

Incomplete patterns


A method for recognizing characters in an image includes receiving the image containing characters to be recognized and analyzing the received image. A first portion of the received image is compared to a set of patterns to determine a first coincidence value for each pattern in the set of patterns and a first series of hypotheses is generated based at least on the determined first coincidence values.
Abbyy Development Llc


06/18/15
20150169972 

Character data generation based on transformed imaged data to identify nutrition-related data or other types of data


Embodiments relate generally to wearable/mobile computing devices and computer software configured to perform image processing, including transformation of images of characters into data representing characters. More specifically, disclosed are wearable systems, platforms and methods directed to, for example, health and wellness, for identifying character data, such as text, from captured image data, including but not limited to the identification of nutrition-related information captured as an image.
Aliphcom


06/18/15
20150169971 

Character recognition using search results


This disclosure is related to techniques for character recognition. Disclosed techniques include obtaining an electronic image containing depictions of characters, obtaining an initial optical character recognition output for the electronic image, identifying as potentially accurate a set of subsections of the initial optical character recognition output to generate a query, obtaining a search result corresponding to a document and responsive to the query, verifying text in the search result matches the depictions of characters, and outputting computer readable text from the document..

06/18/15
20150169949 

Segmentation of devanagari-script handwriting for recognition


Methods and systems for recognizing devanagari script handwriting are provided. A method may include receiving a handwritten input and determining that the handwritten input comprises a shirorekha stroke based on one or more shirorekha detection criteria.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150169552 

Techniques for predictive input method editors


A computer-implemented technique is presented. The technique can include receiving, at a computing device comprising one or more processors, a first input from a user, the first input including one or more first characters in a first language.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150169508 

Obfuscating page-description language output to thwart conversion to an editable format


A method for managing an electronic document (ed), including: receiving a request to generate an obfuscated page-description language (pdl) file for the ed; identifying, within the ed, a first text flow comprising a plurality of characters; calculating a plurality of positions on a page for the plurality of characters; generating, in response to the request, a modified text flow by applying an obfuscation technique to the first text flow; and generating the obfuscated pdl file comprising the plurality of positions and the modified text flow.. .
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.


06/18/15
20150169212 

Character recognition using a hybrid text display


A character recognition application is disclosed for receiving touch gesture input and displaying scaled representations of the input. A user is given the ability to input textual content using a touch sensor.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150169081 

Text correction processing


Text correction processing is disclosed. An initial score is assigned to each of a plurality of candidate sequences of one or more characters, based at least in part on a keyboard geometry-based value associated with the received user input with respect to the candidate key.
Apple Inc.


06/11/15
20150162936 

Method for coding a data stream


The invention relates to a method for coding a data stream (ds), wherein the data stream (ds) comprises a multiplicity of characters which are symbols (s) from an alphabet, wherein the characters of the data stream (ds) are combined to form a plurality of blocks (b), and the blocks (b) are entropy-coded on the basis of a code table (ct) valid for the respective block (b). The method according to the invention is characterized by the fact that the blocks (b), by means of iteration (it), are associated with a plurality of clusters (cl) on the basis of a clearance (d) which is defined such that the clearance (d) between a block (b) and a cluster (cl) is smaller the less pronounced the change in the entropy (et) of the cluster (cl) when adding the block (b) to the cluster (cl).
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft




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