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04/17/14
20140108813
 Data processing systems with format-preserving encryption and decryption engines patent thumbnailData processing systems with format-preserving encryption and decryption engines
A data processing system is provided that includes format-preserving encryption and decryption engines. A string that contains characters has a specified format.
04/17/14
20140108004
 Text/character input system, such as for use with touch screens on mobile phones patent thumbnailText/character input system, such as for use with touch screens on mobile phones
A system and method for receiving character input from a user includes a programmed processor that receives inputs from the user and disambiguates the inputs to present character sequence choices corresponding to the input characters. In one embodiment, a first character input is received and a corresponding first recognized character is stored in a temporary storage buffer and displayed to the user for editing.
04/17/14
20140106883
 Video game financial determinations patent thumbnailVideo game financial determinations
According to an embodiment, a virtual environment is configured in which characters are able to engage in a variety of financial transactions is provided. Characters who are unable to fulfill their financial obligations may enter into bankruptcy.
04/17/14
20140106642
 Chin strap sensor for triggering control of walk-around characters patent thumbnailChin strap sensor for triggering control of walk-around characters
A walk-around character assembly or system with enhanced control functionality to provide a performer of a walk-around character the ability to silently and non-visibly trigger audio, animation, and/or special effects. A deflection monitoring (or chin movement) sensor is provided in the head portion of the character costume to detect predefined chin movements, e.g., a performer opening their mouth once or twice within a time period to limit false negatives/triggers.
04/17/14
20140105502
 Devices, systems and methods for transcription suggestions and completions patent thumbnailDevices, systems and methods for transcription suggestions and completions
Methods, devices and systems are described for transcribing text from artifacts to electronic files. A computer system is provided, wherein the computer system comprises a computer-readable storage device.
04/17/14
20140105497
 System and method for selecting and displaying segmentation parameters for optical character recognition patent thumbnailSystem and method for selecting and displaying segmentation parameters for optical character recognition
A computer-implemented method for selecting at least one segmentation parameter for optical character recognition is provided. The method can include receiving an image having a character string that includes one or more characters.
04/17/14
20140105496
 System and method for selecting segmentation parameters for optical character recognition patent thumbnailSystem and method for selecting segmentation parameters for optical character recognition
A computer-implemented method for selecting at least one segmentation parameter for optical character recognition is provided. The method can include receiving an image having a character string that includes one or more characters.
04/17/14
20140104998
 Method and apparatus for acquiring and displaying image data corresponding to content data patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for acquiring and displaying image data corresponding to content data
An information reproducing apparatus and method thereof. The information reproducing apparatus includes a storage unit, communication unit, controller, and display unit.
04/17/14
20140104506
 Portable electronic device patent thumbnailPortable electronic device
When image data is displayed on the display portion of a conventional mobile telephone, characters cannot be displayed thereon, and thus the image data and the characters cannot be simultaneously displayed. In a portable electronic device according to the present invention, a cover member having a first display device (101) for displaying an image (digital still image or the like) and a second display device (102) having a touch input operational portion (for displaying characters, symbols, or the like) are attached to each other so as to allow opening and closing..
04/17/14
20140104215
 Apparatus and method for inputting character using touch screen in portable terminal patent thumbnailApparatus and method for inputting character using touch screen in portable terminal
A method of inputting characters in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes displaying a plurality of characters on a keyboard, detecting a touch on the keyboard, displaying one character corresponding to a key corresponding to the touch on the keyboard as enlarged relative to other characters upon detecting the touch, displaying the character, which is displayed enlarged when detecting a release of the touch, in a character input area upon detecting a release of the touch on the keyboard, and displaying a plurality of recommended words in a vicinity of the keyboard based on characters which have been inputted so far, at least one of the plurality of recommended words comprising the characters which have been inputted so far..
04/17/14
20140104182
Method for character correction
A computer program product is provided and includes a non-transitory tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and on which instructions are stored for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes enabling retrieval of a keyboard pressed sequence of characters of a first type, permitting a re-selection of characters of a second type, which are associated with the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type and permitting modification of the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type to initiate a search for and retrieval of characters of the second type..
04/17/14
20140104181
Displaying and inputting symbols
Methods, systems, and computer-storage media having computer-usable instructions embodied thereon, for displaying and inputting symbols are provided. Bopomofo symbols are phonetic representations of chinese characters.
04/17/14
20140104177
Multi-gesture text input prediction
A computing device outputs a keyboard for display, receives an indication of a first gesture to select a first sequence of one or more keys, determines a set of candidate strings based in part on the first sequence of keys, and outputs for display at least one of the set of candidate strings. The computing device receives an indication of a second gesture to select a second sequence of one or more keys, and determines that characters associated with the second sequence of keys are included in a first candidate word based at least in part on the set of candidate strings, or are included in a second candidate word not based on the first sequence of keys.
04/17/14
20140104176
Ultra-compact keyboard
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition where input is received from an actuated key. The angle of the input is determined with a sensor, wherein the angle of the input includes pressure on a first axis, pressure on a second axis, and/or pressure on an additional axis.
04/17/14
20140104174
Ultra-compact keyboard
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition where input is received from an actuated key. The angle of the input is determined with a sensor, wherein the angle of the input includes pressure on a first axis, pressure on a second axis, and/or pressure on an additional axis.
04/17/14
20140104085
Optimizing compression engine throughput via run pre-processing
An apparatus includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to generate a reduced representation of an input sequence of characters by replacing a repetition of a sequence of one or more characters by a code representing the repetition of the sequence of one or more characters.
04/17/14
20140104084
Optimized bitstream encoding for compression
An apparatus includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to generate (i) a compressed representation of an input sequence of characters and (ii) statistics regarding one or more types of information in the compressed representation of the input sequence of characters.
04/10/14
20140100853
Interactive voice response system
An interactive voice response system, comprising: a processor configured to control the output of voice prompts for transmission to a user; an alphanumeric string generator controllable by the processor to generate a random or pseudo-random alphanumeric string for outputting by the processor to a user in natural language form; an input module for receiving a user response and configured to recognize alphanumeric characters in the user response and to output a recognized string of one or more alphanumeric characters recognized in the user response; and a validation module. The validation module is configured to receive the generated alphanumeric string from the alphanumeric string generator and the recognized string corresponding to the generated alphanumeric string from the input module, to compare the generated alphanumeric string with the recognized string, to determine whether the recognized string matches the generated alphanumeric string, and to output validation data in response to determining that the recognized string matches the generated alphanumeric string..
04/10/14
20140100845
Automated language detection for domain names
Methods and systems for automated language detection for domain names are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method for detecting a language of an internationalized domain name (idn) comprises receiving, by an i/o interface, a string of characters for the idn; receiving training data, including a plurality of multi-gram analyses for a set of languages; analyzing, by a processor, the string of characters based on the training data, wherein the analyzing includes extracting a set of multi-grams from the string of characters and comparing the extracted set of multi-grams with the training data; detecting the language of the idn based on results of the analyzing.
04/10/14
20140100842
System and method of writing the chinese written language
A method for writing the chinese language is disclosed. The method includes selecting and translating at least one character from the chinese language into a different language.
04/10/14
20140100815
Method and apparatus for building and asset management
A global spatial modeling system and architecture are provided. Each of a plurality of georeferenced boxels provides a whole number georeferenced representation of a location on earth.
04/10/14
20140100042
Game control device and storage medium
An event starting unit starts an event which associates characters of first and second players. An event managing unit repeatedly executes alternately a first interaction including transmission of first question information to a communication terminal and reception of first answer information from the communication terminal, and a second interaction including transmission of second question information to the communication terminal and reception of second answer information from the communication terminal.
04/10/14
20140100032
System and method for simulating group play within asynchronous videogame content
To simulate group play, player-controlled characters may be grouped prior to entry into a set of asynchronous videogame content. Then separate instances of the set of asynchronous videogame content may be provided to players associated with individual ones of the grouped player-controlled characters.
04/10/14
20140099016
Automated vision inspection of a side curtain airbag assembly
An automated vision inspection system detects whether a cushion of a side curtain airbag assembly system is twisted. The cushion is provided a plurality of markings arrayed along a longitudinal extent of the cushion.
04/10/14
20140099015
Automated vision inspection of a side curtain airbag assembly
An automated vision inspection system detects whether a cushion of a side curtain airbag assembly system is twisted. The cushion is provided a plurality of markings arrayed along a longitudinal extent of the cushion.
04/10/14
20140098516
Shifting position display apparatus of a vehicle
A shifting position display apparatus of a vehicle including: a light-transmissive lens including a plurality of characters or symbols; a light guide panel arranged on a lower side of the lens to be overlapped therewith; a side light emitting body for illuminating light from a side of the light guide panel toward the light guide panel; and a plurality of lower light emitting bodies provided at the positions corresponding to the characters or symbols on a lower side of the light guide panel. Various colors are illuminated on a character portion for displaying the respective shifting ranges to implement luxurious feeling of a vehicle greater than same level vehicle while relatively smaller number of the light-emitting bodies are used and as a result a complexity of the electric circuit for driving the light-emitting bodies is reduced to save cost and reduce manufacturing processes..
04/10/14
20140098036
Text entry using shapewriting on a touch-sensitive input panel
Described herein are various technologies pertaining to shapewriting. A touch-sensitive input panel comprises a plurality of keys, where each key in the plurality of keys is representative of a respective plurality of characters.
04/03/14
20140095515
Real time single-sweep detection of key words and content analysis
A system and method are provided for real-time analysis of text. During a single sweep through the text, a detection tree is used to identify a sequence of characters in the text from a large dictionary of keywords.
04/03/14
20140095477
System and method for enhancing search experience of a user of a communication device
Embodiments of the present invention may enable a communication device to search for multiple results from a database by using a single search query. The communication device may include a display screen, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor.
04/03/14
20140094742
Dermatological drug injecting device
The present invention relates to a dermatological drug injecting device, and more particularly, to a dermatological drug injecting device that can use a needle to treat wrinkles, dry skin, scars, freckles, hair loss, etc. On human skin, or to use ink to inscribe images or characters.
04/03/14
20140093222
Shared scene mosaic generation
A method of joint generation of a mosaic of scenes. The method comprises selecting by each of a plurality of users one of a plurality of characters which are imaged in a plurality of media content items, alternately selecting by the plurality of users a plurality of expression indications, each the expression indication is selected during another of a plurality of user interactions which are held alternately with the plurality of users using a plurality of client terminals, sequentially selecting a plurality of scenes which are extracted from the plurality of media content items, each the scene is selected in another of the plurality of user interactions according to a respective the expression indication and images a respective character from the plurality of characters, and automatically generating a scene mosaic which comprises the plurality of scenes..
04/03/14
20140093173
Classifying a string formed from hand-written characters
A method of classifying a character string formed from a known number of hand-written characters is disclosed. The method starts by determining character probabilities for each hand-written character in the character string.
03/27/14
20140089865
Handwriting recognition server
A gesture input application adapted for translating gesture input into font characters. A web application, such as a webpage, embedded with the gesture application is served over a network to one or more computing devices for local execution of the gesture put application by a web browsing software on the computing device.
03/27/14
20140089852
Emoticon input method for mobile terminal
An emoticon input method and mobile terminal are provided. A message writing display is provided for a user.
03/27/14
20140089344
Method and apparatus for url address search in url list
A url search apparatus is configured to perform a method for url address search in a url list. The url search apparatus maintains a url list, and the method for uniform resource locator (url) address search includes receiving a connection request containing url address information from a user; identifying tables that are generated according to characters constituting url address information in the url list and lengths of character strings serving as url address information in the url list; and performing a url search by checking whether the url address information contained in the connection request is present in the url list on the basis of the identified tables..
03/27/14
20140089285
Method and system for autocompletion for languages having ideographs and phonetic characters
A set of ordered predicted completion strings including strings of ideographs are presented to a user as the user enters text in a text entry box (e.g., a browser or a toolbar). The user entered text may include zero or more ideographs followed by one or more phonetic characters, or the entered text may be one or more.
03/27/14
20140088703
Soft prosthetic implant manufacturing process
A soft prosthetic implant, for example, a breast implant, having a shell filled with a fluid. One or more components of the soft prosthetic implant receive a unique identifier for traceability during the manufacturing process.
03/27/14
20140086556
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit that causes a content view which displays statistic information of characters appearing in video content and a relationship view which displays character-relation information of the characters appearing in the video content, to be displayed on a predetermined display unit.. .
03/27/14
20140086025
Display module of a timepiece
The invention concerns a timepiece display module intended to display a series of alphanumerical characters and/or pictures at different moments. The display module includes a platform (3) arranged to be actuated in rotation about an axis and several wheel sets (5) arranged on the platform (3) so that each wheel set (5) turns on itself while orbiting about the axis of rotation of said platform (3) when the latter is actuated in rotation.
03/27/14
20140085669
Image processing apparatus that generates hyperlink structure data
An image processing apparatus includes an image reading unit configured to read information as image data, a character recognition unit configured to recognize individual characters included in the image data, a grouping unit configured to group the individual characters recognized into one or more character string based on character information indicating a format of the character, a character extraction unit configured to extract a character string for which a link is to be created based on an importance of the character string obtained by the grouping, a character search unit configured to search the image data in which the characters have been recognized for the character string having the same character base among the character strings extracted, and a link setting unit configured to link the character strings having the same character base that are retrieved to each other based on the importance.. .
03/27/14
20140085668
Printer
A printer is configured to print on a tape-type print medium. The printer includes a processor and a memory.
03/27/14
20140085313
Systems and methods for animating non-humanoid characters with human motion data
Systems, methods and products for animating non-humanoid characters with human motion are described. One aspect includes selecting key poses included in initial motion data at a computing system; obtaining non-humanoid character key poses which provide a one to one correspondence to selected key poses in said initial motion data; and statically mapping poses of said initial motion data to non-humanoid character poses using a model built based on said one to one correspondence from said key poses of said initial motion data to said non-humanoid character key poses.
03/27/14
20140085311
Method and system for providing animated font for character and command input to a computer
A method includes receiving from a user a gesture input and correlating the gesture input with a first animated font character in an animated font character library. As the gesture input continues, the first animated font character morphs into a second animated font character to give a visual appearance to the user of a character forming on the display device.
03/27/14
20140085310
Font generating system of display
A font generating system of a display includes a variable converting module, a database and a font generator. The variable converting module is used to receive a first set of font parameters and environmental parameters of the display and to generate a second set of font parameters according to the first set of font parameters and the environmental parameters of the display.
03/27/14
20140085292
Techniques to provide depth-based typeface in digital documents
An apparatus may include a processor circuit and a three-dimensional (3-d) typeface module that is operative on the processor circuit to provide a choice of one or more 3-d typefaces in a graphical user interface displayed on a digital display. The 3-d typeface component may be operable to determine that a selection of the 3-d typeface selection has been received and to apply the 3-d typeface to a selected set of characters in a digital document that includes editable text..
03/27/14
20140085215
Progress display of handwriting input
A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, at a user device, user input corresponding to handwritten text to be recognized using a recognition engine; and receiving, at the user device, a representation of the handwritten text. The representation includes the handwritten text parsed into individual handwritten characters.
03/27/14
20140084541
Lettered balls for use in word games
A word game has a plurality of tennis balls bearing alpha-numeric characters, spaced apart uniformly on the spherical surface of the tennis balls, a support structure having a thickness, parallel upper and lower surfaces, and an arrangement of indentions configured to support individual tennis balls in a manner to primarily display one alphanumeric character on each ball placed, a mechanism enabling selection of one or more categories for words in a specific game, and a rule set for the specific game, in which athletic activities with the tennis balls may be a part of the rules, wherein the athletic activities may server to acquire balls by players or teams, or to define specific used of balls and characters on the balls in the game.. .
03/27/14
20140084061
Optical information reading device, optical information reading method, computer-readable program and recording medium
To prevent misreading of barcodes and to allow accurate outputting of bar data even when an element is damaged or blurred, an optical information reading device containing a computation means 23a for adding widths of 6 elements containing a bar and a space that are adjacent within one character to derive respective patterns of 2- through n-element added widths and for converting each of the patterns of 2- through n-element added widths into the module number for one character to obtain the module numbers of the patterns of the 2- through n-element added widths; an extraction means 23b for narrowing down the target characters to extract a candidate character wherein the target character is that each module number of the 2- through n-element widths is an integer with an error equal to or less than 1; and a search means 23d for comparing the extracted candidate character, having the module numbers of the patterns of the 2- through n-element added widths with the expected value character for evaluating the candidate character to search for an expected value character with the strongest correlation to the candidate character.. .
03/20/14
20140082569
Security system and methods for portable devices
A portable communications or computing device includes one or more sensors for detecting motion in the x, y, and z axes, and/or pitch, yaw, and roll, and/or magnetic direction, and includes hardware and software programmed to allow a user to use one or more motions of the portable device as a security feature such that such motions are needed in order to gain access to the functionality of the device or data stored in memory of the device. A display provides prompts allowing the user to choose to include one or motions of the device as security, and allows the user to include such one or more motions of the device alone or in combination with one or more alphanumeric characters as a password to restrict access to the functionality of the device and/or data stored in memory on the device.
03/20/14
20140082553
Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof
A mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to display a keypad including a plurality of key buttons having assigned first alphabet characters, respectively; and a controller configured to receive a first key input of a first key button of the plurality of key buttons, to display a first alphabet character corresponding to the first key input on a display portion of the mobile terminal, to predict a word that starts with the first alphabet character, to receive a second key input of the first key button after the first key input, and to display a second alphabet character included in the predicted word on the display portion based on the second key input.. .
03/20/14
20140081632
Computer product, analysis support apparatus, and analysis support method
A computer-readable recording medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process that includes acquiring first scenario information that formalizes and indicates a character set of characters appearing in a first scene, a knowledge set of knowledge items retained by the characters, and an action set of actions taken by the characters; receiving into the action set, an input of speech contents of a speech action from a first character to a second character who appear in the first scene; producing second scenario information that inherits the character set and the knowledge set of the first scenario information and, formalizes and indicates for a second scene, a character set, a knowledge set, and an action set; and registering into the knowledge set of the second character indicated in the second scenario information, the speech contents of the speech action for which the input is received.. .
03/20/14
20140081622
Information display control apparatus, information display control method, information display control system, and recording medium on which information display control program is recorded
An information display control apparatus includes a display section, a four-tone combination list display control section which displays four-tone combinations of kanji characters representing a word on the display section as a four-tone combination list, a four-tone combination selecting section which selects a four-tone combination from the four-tone combination list displayed by the four-tone combination list display control section in accordance with a user operation, and a word list display control section which displays on the display section a list of words corresponding to the four-tone combination selected by the four-tone combination selecting section.. .
03/20/14
20140080598
Game machine with touch panel display
A game machine with a display which serves as a touch panel type input is provided. The game machine includes a character display for displaying at least two characters on a screen of the display.
03/20/14
20140080596
Prism code
Coding and decoding words formed of alphanumeric characters, in which a listing of symbols are provided, each symbol being associated with a different alphanumeric character, converted and transmitted to another who has the listing of symbols, (the symbols may be different colors icons, or sounds), each associated with a different alphanumeric character.. .
03/13/14
20140075379
Direct character display control
A display device may be, operable to display one or more characters. Each of the characters may comprise an upper portion and a lower portion.
03/13/14
20140075305
Method and apparatus for defining and responding to help request in virtual environment service
A method includes providing a virtual environment service, wherein a plurality of characters interacting with each other; providing a first user, with a first user account associated with a first user level of the virtual environment service; providing a second user, with a second user account associated with a second user level of the virtual environment service, the second user level being higher than the first user level. The method further includes defining a help request relating to the virtual environment service, by the first user; allocating the help request to the second user; responding to the help request by the second user; generating feedback by the first user in response to the responding; and modifying the second user level based on the feedback..
03/13/14
20140074983
Associating an online publication with a print publication
This document discusses, among other things, a system and methods for associating an online publication with a print publication. Example embodiments may include receiving a request from a publisher that may identify first data that is to be published over a network, in an online publication.
03/13/14
20140074951
Enhanced chat functionality and searching
Methods and systems for providing new functionality in chat applications are provided. In one embodiment, the new methods and systems associate commands with particular characters appearing in a chat message which instruct the chat application to perform certain protocols.
03/13/14
20140074828
Systems and methods for cataloging consumer preferences in creative content
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for consumers to better understand their preferences for attributes in entertainment content and enable smarter search and discovery of content. Embodiments support a mapping system showing a consumer's preference mix for specific attributes of entertainment content (e.g.
03/13/14
20140071056
Hand-held combination key apparatus and method for inputting information by hand-held combination key apparatus
A hand-held combination key apparatus configured to input information to an intelligent electronic apparatus is provided. Three to five key groups, which correspond to each corresponding finger of a single hand respectively, are set on one of left side and right side of a shell, each key group having two combination keys, and each combination key being the key with compound functions of touch conduction and press conduction.
03/06/14
20140068757
Authentication device, authentication method, and recording medium
An authentication device includes an authentication unit configured to determine whether an input password input to a input unit matches a registered password registered in advance in a storage unit, count the number of times it is determined that the input password does not match the registered password, and stops authentication using a password if the number of times a mismatch is determined reaches a specified number, and a management unit configured to create an input error list supporting each of characters, digits, or other elements included in the registered password, on the basis of a history of errors of input to the input unit, and configured to cancel counting in a case where it is determined by the authentication unit that the input password does not match the registered password and a cause of the mismatch lies in an input error included in the input error list.. .
03/06/14
20140068756
Systems and methods for challenge-response animation and randomization testing
Systems and methods are provided for challenge/response animation. In one implementation, a request for protected content may be received from a client, and the protected content may comprise data.
03/06/14
20140068754
Password generation and recall
The invention provides the ability to produce long, complex passwords from simple, easy to recall, pictorial selections. The invention features a picture based interface unit, linked to a series of individual process modules.
03/06/14
20140068502
Display device for displaying screen including scrollable list
An mfp as a display device includes a first display unit for displaying a screen including a list on an operation panel and a second display unit for displaying the screen on the operation panel in a format different from the first display unit. When flick operation is accepted to scroll the list in a predetermined direction, the mfp decides a scroll speed to scroll-display the list, based on which of the first and second display units displays the screen.
03/06/14
20140067803
Data enrichment using business compendium
Embodiments relate to enrichment of a data warehouse utilizing a business compendium. Embodiments may employ a process comprising data standardization and cleansing, de-duplication of entries, and matching and enrichment, followed by manual review of an enriched record by a user.
03/06/14
20140067769
String substitution apparatus, string substitution method and storage medium
A method includes: unifying plural types of substitution tables in each of which a substitution source string and a substitution destination string are mapped to each other into a single substitution table; constructing a prefix tree to incorporate the substitution source string registered in the single substitution table, a string in the prefix tree represented by characters of a label assigned to plural branches on route from a root node to a certain node is identical to the substitution source string mapped to the substitution source string; performing addition of a link failure directing from a first node to a second node for all nodes included in the prefix tree under a certain condition; and searching the substitution source string included in the target string by repeating migration between nodes in the prefix tree based on a certain condition to record identification information assigned to a node before migration.. .
03/06/14
20140067366
Techniques for selecting languages for automatic speech recognition
A computer-implemented technique includes receiving, at a computing device including one or more processors, a touch input from a user. The touch input includes (i) a spot input indicating a request to provide a speech input to the computing device followed by (ii) a slide input indicating a desired language for automatic speech recognition of the speech input.
03/06/14
20140066199
Server device, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing game program
A server device according to the present invention is connected with a player terminal that displays a game screen through a network, and to execute a battle game played by a player using a plurality of characters. The server device includes: a storage unit configured to store the plurality of characters to be arranged in the character arrangement area; a special area selection unit configured to select a special area to be highlighted on a game screen; a character arrangement unit configured to arrange a character selected from the plurality of characters to be arranged in the character arrangement area in the highlighted special area; and a battle processing unit configured to control attack processing in which the character arranged in the special area performs an attack and attack processing in which a character arranged in an area other than the special area performs an attack to be different..
03/06/14
20140063067
Method to select word by swiping capacitive keyboard
A method for an electronic device having a keyboard and a display, including, receiving an input reflecting selection of one or more of the keys, displaying, at a location on the display, one or more characters associated with the one or more selected keys, wherein the location corresponds to a region of the keyboard determined based on a subsequent candidate input character that is based on the one or more characters associated with the one or more selected keys, and detecting a swipe input associated with the determined region. An electronic device including a display, a keyboard, a memory, and a processor, the processor being configured to execute the method.
03/06/14
20140061320
Additional encoding in conventional one-dimensional bar code symbologies
An additional layer of encoding is provided using conventional one-dimensional (“1-d”) bar code symbology. Dark bars of at least 2 heights are used (where the dark bars may be narrow or wide, and may be separated by a space that is narrow or wide) for 2-dimensional (“2-d”) encoding.


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