|| List of recent Characters-related patents
|Document classification using multiscale text fingerprints|
Described systems and methods allow a classification of electronic documents such as email messages and html documents, according to a document-specific text fingerprint. The text fingerprint is calculated for a text block of each target document, and comprises a sequence of characters determined according to a plurality of text tokens of the respective text block.
|Resource locator suggestions from input character sequence|
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which an input method editor receives roman character inputs, identifies keywords for candidate sets of a non-roman character, and identifies an associated resource location. Upon identifying an associated resource location, associating the resource location with the candidate set of non-roman characters..
|Detection and reconstruction of right-to-left text direction, ligatures and diacritics in a fixed format document|
Detection of right-to-left text direction, left-to-right text direction, ligatures and diacritics in fixed format documents for reconstruction of fixed format documents into flow format documents is provided. Each text run of a fixed format document is analyzed for directionality.
|Contact searching method and apparatus, and applied mobile terminal|
The present invention provides a contact searching method, including: receiving first input of a user; selecting a first grapheme from a first graphemes sequence according to the first input, the first graphemes sequence being displayed on a display; where the first graphemes sequence is associated with an initial unit of characters in multiple contact labels; receiving second input of the user; selecting a second grapheme from a second graphemes sequence according to the second input, the second graphemes sequence being displayed on the display, and the second graphemes sequence being associated with a secondary unit of characters in the multiple contact labels; and searching for and displaying a contact label on the display, where contact label is matched with the first grapheme and the second grapheme.. .
|Detection and reconstruction of east asian layout features in a fixed format document|
Detection of east asian layout features and reconstruction of east asian layout features is provided. Vertically written text in the fixed format document is detected and rotated for layout analysis.
|Customizing names of insulin delivery profiles for improved patient safety|
Configuration software implements techniques for customizing names of insulin delivery profiles with improved patient safety. The techniques include: receiving a string of characters which serve as a name for a given insulin delivery profile, where the insulin delivery profile includes at least one parameter pertaining to insulin delivery by an insulin pump and is one of a plurality of insulin delivery profiles associated with a given patient; normalizing the string of characters in accordance with a rule set; comparing the normalized string of characters with names for each of the plurality of insulin delivery profiles; and updating the name of the given insulin delivery profile in a pump configuration file residing on the configuration device when the normalized string of characters is unique in relation to the names of the plurality of insulin delivery profiles..
|Method for preventing misoperations of intelligent terminal, and intelligent terminal|
One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for preventing misoperations of an intelligent terminal, which includes detecting gesture operation information of a touch screen corresponding to a location around a non-player-controlled character (npc) in a game; determining whether the detected gesture operation information includes first gesture information; and shielding game characters of non-npc when the detected gesture operation information contains the first gesture information. The method can prevent a misoperation of the intelligent terminal, thereby improving user experience..
|System and method for scanning vehicle license plates|
A method and a system for identifying a license plate of a vehicle are described. The system has a gateway, a web server, and a client device.
|Predictive analysis using vehicle license plate recognition|
A method and a system for predictive analysis using vehicle license plate recognition are described. The system has a gateway, a web server, and a client device.
|System and method of using variable pulses for symbology|
A method and system for storing and transmitting data using variable pulse characteristics to represent ascii or unicode characters, of the value of a string of data using a number base higher than 2. Pulse characteristics are modified to correspond to different data values.
|Inputting chinese characters|
Among other things, a method for use in causing chinese characters that comprise shape elements to be constructed by an electronic device is described. A user is enabled to enter any of a set of chinese characters sufficient to enable typical communication to a chinese reader.
In various disclosed examples, an identifier is selected from a first set of identifiers, the selected identifier having a representation of at least two different characters. An indication of a difference between the representation of the selected identifier and representations of one or more identifiers from a second set of identifiers is calculated, and the selected identifier is determined to be an eligible identifier if the indication of the difference satisfies a threshold criteria..
|Door cover device|
A door cover is useful for covering a door that one would like to hide for various reasons not limited to dings, nicks, scratches, color fading, paint chipping, or simple dislike of design or color. In addition to the utility of hiding an aspect of a door, the door cover also offers an easy, cheap, and quick method of securely fastening a new style to a door.
|Distinguish valid users from bots, ocrs and third party solvers when presenting captcha|
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of providing an automated public turing test to a client display system. The method includes providing an image having a plurality of random characters, as well as providing a browser code to the client, whereby the browser code is adapted to restrict display of the image to only a predetermined portion of the image.
|Graphical input display having a carousel of characters to facilitate character input|
Systems and methods for facilitating character input using a graphical input display having a carousel of characters are provided. In an aspect, a system includes an interface component configured to generate a carousel graphical input display, the carousel graphical input display comprising a plurality of characters arranged in a fixed line, wherein a cursor is configured to move over the characters about the line and the cursor shifts from a first end of the line to a second end of the line in response to reaching either the first end of the line or the second end of the line.
|Information processing apparatus, method, and program|
An information processing apparatus may include a processing unit to control layout of article information on a display, where the layout is to include a plurality of display areas, the display areas include first and second text display areas and a number of characters to be displayed in the first and second text display areas is determined, respectively, by a size of the first and second text display areas. .
|Persisting the state of visual control elements in uniform resource locator (url)-generated web pages|
In one embodiment, a system for creating a key for storing a state of a visual control element includes a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being adapted to: retrieve a uniform resource locator (url) used to create a dynamically-generated web page on which a visual control element is output, parse the url in order to create a list of key-value pairs for each of a plurality of parameters specified in the url, concatenate the list of key-value pairs into a key represented by a string of characters, and store the key to a memory.. .
|Terminal, function starting-up method and program for terminal|
A terminal includes a display unit and a character conversion unit that recognizes a function related to entered characters in a character acceptable state, converts the entered characters to a symbol to be displayed on the display unit for starting the recognized function, and outputs the symbol. The terminal further includes a control unit that starts the function corresponding to the symbol displayed on the display unit..
|Reducing visual crowding, increasing attention and improving visual span|
Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer readable media, for modifying displayed text in a gaze-contingent way to reduce crowding, thus increasing the observer's visual span, and thus increasing the observer's reading rate. The trick is to introduce only a few differences between characters (not enough to produce a pattern) of text so as to reduce crowding.
|Method and apparatus for inputting characters|
A method and apparatus for inputting characters in a terminal are provided. The method includes receiving a first key input through a key input unit; storing at least one character corresponding to the first key input; displaying the stored at least one character in a first display area; removing the displayed at least one character from the first display area in response to a second key input received through the key input unit; displaying the removed at least one character in a second display area; receiving input of a selection of at least one character that is displayed in the second display area; and displaying the selected at least one character in the first display area..
A method and apparatus for password authentication. The password authentication method, includes: generating a group of sequential candidate characters according to a user's operations to a keyboard, at least one key on the keyboard being associated with at least two characters, wherein the user's single operation of any one key results in characters associated with that key being selected as candidate characters with the same ranking; and authenticating whether a character string formed by the sequential candidate characters matches the password of the user.
|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.
|Compact encoding of node locations|
Techniques for encoding node locations are provided. In some examples, a node in a hierarchy such as a document object model (dom) may be expressed as a location path from the root node of the hierarchy to the node.
|Method and apparatus for improved text entry|
A method and apparatus which improves qwer-sive text input into an information handling system by gestures on or above a keyboard layout. It is known that languages have a characteristic frequency at which characters will appear.
|Navigation device having next valid character search tree|
A navigation device comprises a search tree which indicates next valid characters. The search tree has a plurality of nodes.
|Techniques for ranking character searches|
Techniques for asynchronous rendering are described. An apparatus may comprise a character set converter application, an index server, and a ranking application.
|Chinese name transliteration|
Chinese name transliteration is described. A chinese name including a surname followed by a given name is received.
|Systems, methods and software applications for merging a virtual world, live events and an entertainment channel|
Systems, methods and software merge a virtual world, live event and entertainment channel, thus creating “the perfect storm” of gaming and entertainment whereby the characters of a social network game (e.g., an online fantasy sports league) are represented by human beings who register to be avatars of characters supported by a “character service center,” while players compete to bring avatars to life in a real world event (e.g., a real world sports league), where the human beings behind the avatars compete for prizes while staying in character, as these competitors and players are incentivized by a “collaboration incentive platform.”. .
|Video game processing program and video game processing method|
A plurality of characters including a player character appears in a video game. An arrangement position of at least one of characters is specified in a virtual space in accordance with progress of the video game.
|Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program|
A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game is provided. A plurality of characters including a user character and a friend character appears in the video game.
|Braille display device and method of constructing same|
Disclosed is a braille display device. The device supports an array of individual braille cells with corresponding tactile pins.
|Pharmacy network computer system and printer|
The invention provides a network computer system and novel pharmacy printers and their methods of use wherein the local cs includes a pharmacy printer for printing pharmacy orders including prescriptions, and the pharmacy printer includes a pharmacy printer database storing drug information and association of a drug identifier with information about a corresponding drug, and additional information, and obtains and uses instructions for printing the additional information in association with printing of a prescription label from characters contained in a prescription label print file for the prescription label.. .
|Image forming apparatus|
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an image receiving unit, an aggregate printing process unit, a size receiving unit, a size judgment unit, and an aggregate sheet number determination unit. In the case where the size judgment unit judges that an aggregate printing process is executable in such a manner that the smallest size (aggregate smallest size) of characters included in an aggregate print image formed on a sheet by the aggregate printing process is not smaller than the lower limit value (lower limit size) of the size of characters included in the aggregate print image received by the size receiving unit, the aggregate sheet number determination unit determines the aggregate sheet number in such a manner that the aggregate smallest size is not smaller than the lower limit size, and the aggregate printing process unit executes the aggregate printing process using the aggregate sheet number..
|Portable analyte meter with enhanced measurement display|
A medical testing device performs a test measurement on a sample from a user of the device and displays alphanumeric characters representative of the test measurement. The device includes a display screen integrated within the housing for displaying the alphanumeric characters when the device is held by the user in a first orientation.
|Login security with short messaging|
Additional security is provided for on-line account users beyond that which is otherwise conventionally provided by, e.g., longer passwords, passwords that include both characters and numbers, etc., by implementing an on-line server that notifies a pre-registered account holder via a short messaging system (sms) with a short message login notification when a log-in (or even just a login attempt) occurs. Thus, even entry of the proper user/password information, which would conventionally be presumed to be authorized, will be notified to the registered sm address of the authorized user..
|Method and apparatus for word completion|
Methods and apparatuses are provided for improving character entry in an electronic device. User input of one or more characters is received via a capacitive physical keyboard.
|Method of generating search trees and navigation device|
A method of generating search trees (25, 27) indicating next valid characters for an input interface of a navigation device includes determining a search sub-tree (29) which indicates next valid characters for both a subset of a first set of character strings and for a different second set of character strings. A first search tree (25) is generated based on information on the first set of character strings, and a second search tree (27) is generated based on information on the second set of character strings.
|Messaging within a multi-access health care provider portal|
Embodiments are provided for securely messaging healthcare entities. In one scenario, a computer system receives an input from a user indicating that a message including text or other characters is to be securely transmitted to a specified healthcare entity.
|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.
|Limiting processing of calls as text telephony calls|
A communication node processes a call supported over a voice coded channel in a wireless communication network. The node tentatively designates the call as a voice call as soon as the call is initiated.
|Image forming apparatus, system and method|
Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of reducing possibility that small symbols and characters become invisible without impairing user's convenience even in the case of using a nongenuine replacement part. An image forming apparatus (100) is provided with: an image forming portion (103) for forming an image; a nongenuine product judging portion (101a) for judging whether or not a replacement part of the image forming portion (103) is a nongenuine product; an operation receiving portion (for example, an operating panel (102)) for receiving user operation including setting operation of an image forming condition; and a control portion (101) for controlling image formation of the image forming portion (103) based on the image forming condition set from the operation receiving portion.
|Information acquisition/presentation apparatus, information providing apparatus, and information communication system provided with information acquisition/presentation apparatus and information providing apparatus|
Based on whether a display region of a display for displaying information provided from an information providing center is large or small, in a state in which a display area is small (display pixel is small or number of characters that can be displayed in character array direction is small), an information presentation ecu requests the information providing center to provide mobile-ready information to be displayed in the state in which the display area is small by access in a mobile user agent. Meanwhile, in a state in which the display area is large (display pixel is large or number of characters that can be displayed in character array direction is large), the information presentation ecu requests the information providing center to provide pc-ready information to be displayed in the state in which the display area is large by access in a pc user agent..
|Distributed tokenization using several substitution steps|
A method for distributed tokenization of sensitive strings of characters, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and the like, in a local server is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving from a central server at least one, and preferably at least two, static token lookup tables, and receiving a sensitive string of characters.
|System and method for estimating typicality of names and textual data|
According to one aspect, a method of assessing typicality of a first name that includes a plurality of characters includes obtaining the first name, determining at least a first n-gram size, and extracting a first plurality of n-grams of the first n-gram size from the first name. The first plurality of n-grams is analyzed with respect to a model.
|Terminal device, information input method, and program|
To provide a terminal device, an information input method, and a program, capable of facilitating input of information of two or more digits or two or more characters. The terminal device comprises an operation unit configured to receive an operation from a user, a display unit configured to display an operation object capable of being operated by the user, an operation recognition unit configured to change input information having a length of two or more digits or two or more characters according to an amount of operation on the operation object and based on a predetermined rule, and a control unit configured to perform a predetermined process using input information selected by the operation on the operation object..
|User interface for advanced input functions|
The user interface allowing users to intuitively interact with a virtual keyboard to enter text containing non-alphabetic characters. The user interface uses a special purpose key to input a symbol which can be automatically interpreted as the intended symbol by the device..
A system and method for enhancing a controller interface is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include an input device, an input interface, a processor, and a display.
|System and method for enabling users to select combination of numeric or alpha numeric characters|
A system for enabling users to select combination of characters includes a database, a system restriction module, a rule engine and processing module. The database comprises a list of combinations of characters.
|Genomic/proteomic sequence representation, visualization, comparison and reporting using bioinformatics character set and mapped bioinformatics font|
Genomic or proteomic data are encoded as a genomic or proteomic character string comprising characters of a bioinformatics character set (20). Each base or peptide of the genomic or proteomic data is represented by a single character of the bioinformatics character set, and each character of the bioinformatics character set encodes (i) a base or peptide and (ii) at least one annotated datum value associated with the base or peptide.
|System and method for visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for visualizing synthetic objects within a real-world video clip. The embodiments allow interactive, synthetic objects or characters to appear as if they are “embedded” inside or form part of a video clip.
|Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium|
An information processing apparatus includes a network creating unit that creates a network in which respective characters of plural character recognition results are represented as nodes, and in which nodes of adjacent character images are connected with a link, a first determining unit that determines a first candidate boundary in the network, a second determining unit that determines a second candidate boundary different from the first candidate boundary in the network, and an extracting unit that extracts, as to-be-searched objects, plural candidate character strings from a set of candidate character strings each formed of nodes between the first candidate boundary and the second candidate boundary.. .
A laundry organizer has a plurality of enhanced laundry bags suspended by a plurality of drop bars and a cross bar. The organizer can be hung from doors, walls, seat-backs, chair-backs, etc.
|Managing an environment of a virtual space based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected|
Objectives, an environment, and/or a theme associated with a virtual space may be managed based on characters made accessible responsive to corresponding tokens being detected. Tokens, including a first token associated with a first character or a second token associated with a second character, may be detected based on signals received from one or more token readers.
|Graphical user interface (gui) that receives directional input to change face for receiving passcode|
A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium includes instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a computing system to at least generate a graphical user interface (gui), receive selections of characters and directional input, and compare the selections of the characters and the directional input to a stored passcode combination.
|Method and apparatus for using persistent directional gestures for localization input|
Methods and apparatuses are provided for entering characters into an electronic device. As part of a device configuration process, languages and associated character sets are stored in the electronic device.
|Method and device for unlocking screen|
A method for unlocking a screen of a device, including: detecting an inputting operation on the device for inputting an unlock password, the inputting operation causing one character to be inputted to the device; performing, in response to the detecting, a comparison to determine whether all input characters corresponding to a password indicator displayed on the screen match a preset password; and unlocking the screen of the device if it is determined that all the input characters corresponding to the password indicator match the preset password.. .
|Method and system for reconciling remote data|
A method, system and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for determining whether an unordered collection of overlapping substrings (called shingles) can be uniquely decoded into a consistent string. The method, system and medium are applicable to the fields of networking, data management, cryptography, genetic engineering and linguistics.
|Illumination display and communication device and method|
The present invention relates to illumination display(s) and/or communication devices. The device may contain one (1) or more lights and/or light emitting members, which may be arranged in certain configuration(s) to simulate body parts, other parts, and/or accessories in or on humans, animals, objects, things, fantasy creatures or characters or things.
|Alphabet teaching aid|
A teaching aid for children learning the alphabet of any language utilizing a combination of alpha characters each in a cluster with a word starting with the alpha character and a drawing that are drawn in a child's hand. A preferred configuration is an alphabet strip with irregular child drawn borders appearing on a substrate.
|Label-embedding for text recognition|
A system and method for comparing a text image and a character string are provided. The method includes embedding a character string into a vectorial space by extracting a set of features from the character string and generating a character string representation based on the extracted features, such as a spatial pyramid bag of characters (spboc) representation.
|Character segmentation device and character segmentation method|
A character segmentation section, for segmenting characters of a character line may include a minimum pixel-value curve creating section configured to extract a smallest pixel value in pixels composing a pixel line arranged in a direction orthogonal to a character line direction in said multi-level image data and create a minimum pixel-value curve, a character partitioning position determining section configured to determine partitioning positions of said characters, based on said minimum pixel value curve, a binarization processing section configured to detect a minimum pixel value indicating said linear drawing from said minimum pixel-value curve, acquires a binarization threshold based on said minimum pixel value, and binarizes said multi-level image data using said binarization threshold, and a character segmentation implementing section configured to extract the image data of each character.. .
|Script control for camera positioning in a scene generated by a computer rendering engine|
A system for controlling a rendering engine by using specialized commands. The commands are used to generate a production, such as a television show, at an end-user's computer that executes the rendering engine.
|Method for remote control to input characters to display device|
In one aspect of the invention, a method for a remote control to input characters to a display device includes: in response to a character input request sent by a remote control, displaying an input box and a soft keyboard, where the soft keyboard includes a plurality of preset characters arranged one by one; in response to a position movement instruction sent by an arrow button on the remote control, moving a cursor to a target character; and in response to an input confirmation instruction sent by an ok button on the remote control, inputting the target character to the input box.. .
|Hybrid keyboard for mobile device|
A mobile device has a user interface comprising a plurality of keys arranged in a plurality of groups. A processor is operatively coupled to the user input device to receive user input from the user input device and to identify which group of keys has received the user input.
|Method for remote control to input characters to display device|
In one aspect of the invention, a method for a remote control to input characters to a display device includes: in response to a character input request sent by a remote control, displaying an input box and a soft keyboard, where the soft keyboard includes a plurality of preset single characters or strings, and each string at most includes four characters; in response to a position movement instruction sent by a button on the remote control, moving a cursor to a target character, where buttons on the remote control include arrow buttons and an ok button; and in response to an input confirmation instruction sent by a button on the remote control, inputting the target character to the input box.. .
|Headwear and blanket system and method|
Headwear and blanket system and method, comprising a blanket having a first end comprising a lip having a snap or other securing means for removably securing the headwear to the blanket; wherein the headwear includes a snap or other means for removably securing itself to the blanket, preferably at the lip area of the first end of the blanket. The headwear may be detachably attached to the blanket using other means like hook and loop fasteners or button and button hole.
|Apparatus and method pertaining to predicted-text entry|
A method includes displaying, via a touch-sensitive display, a plurality of predicted entries as a function, at least in part, of at least some characters entered via a non-virtual alphanumeric keyboard. A first touch is detected with the touch-sensitive display.
|Search device, search method and recording medium|
A search device comprises a memory device for storing document data containing search target character strings to which delimiting characters are appended at both ends; an acquirer for acquiring keywords; a generator for generating a search character string by appending delimiting characters to both ends of the keywords; a designator for designating appearance positions where those extracted partial strings from the search character string appear in the search target character string of the document data; a determiner for determining the frequency with which partial strings common to the partial strings of the search character string appear with a positional relationship similar to the search character string in the search target character string; an evaluator for evaluating the degree of similarity between the search target character string and the search character string; and an output device for outputting the search target character string.. .
|System and method for applying an efficient data compression scheme to url parameters|
Disclosed is a system and methods for data compression and decompression. The systems and methods discussed herein include an encoder, dictionary, decoder, literal string and control output.
|Character and word level language models for out-of-vocabulary text input|
A computing device determines, based at least in part on indications of user input, scores for a first set of candidate strings and a second set of candidate strings. Each candidate string from the first set of candidate strings is in a lexicon.
|Efficient verification or disambiguation of character recognition results|
Machines, systems and methods for character recognition disambiguation are provided. The method comprises selecting a first set of characters that match a first visual profile based on results of a character recognition process applied to target content; selecting a subset of the first set based on criteria associated with at least one of confidence level with which characters grouped in the subset are recognized or fragmentation associated with the characters grouped in the subset; and disambiguating recognition results for the characters grouped in the subset by displaying the characters along with context information, wherein reviewing two or more of the characters on a display screen along with context information associated with said two or more characters allows a human operator to select one or more suspect characters from among the two or more characters..