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Input device, image forming apparatus, and electronic apparatus

Kyocera Document Solutions

Input device, image forming apparatus, and electronic apparatus

System and method for purchasing by social network status update or post

System and method for purchasing by social network status update or post

Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
03/26/15
20150089644
 Document classification using multiscale text fingerprints patent thumbnailnew patent Document classification using multiscale text fingerprints
Described systems and methods allow a classification of electronic documents such as email messages and html documents, according to a document-specific text fingerprint. The text fingerprint is calculated for a text block of each target document, and comprises a sequence of characters determined according to a plurality of text tokens of the respective text block.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089432
 Quick data entry systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Quick data entry systems and methods
A system for inputting data in an electronic device comprising: a segmented pattern on a touch sensitive graphical user interface; a numeric value associated to each of the segments; a character table stored in the electronic device, the said character table having at least one set of numeric values associated to at least one character; a set of characters displayed on the segmented pattern, each said character associated to at least one segment of the segmented pattern and the numeric value of that said segment in at least one set of the numeric values stored in the character table and the said set associated to the said character; an input signal received on at least one segment to provide an input having numeric values; a matched character determined according to input having numeric values and the character table; wherein the matched character is displayed on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of an electronic device, stored and the segmented pattern on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of the electronic device is reset.. .
Idelan Inc.
03/26/15
20150089429
 Very thin virtual keyboards and keyboard locators patent thumbnailnew patent Very thin virtual keyboards and keyboard locators
There is proposed a digital processing device including a display incorporating a virtual keyboard locator, having an elongated shape extending along one side of the display. The locator includes—partly invisible keys, and—visible alphabetical characters arranged into three rows (upper, middle, and lower).
03/26/15
20150089420
 Information processing apparatus, and information processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus, and information processing method
An information processing apparatus includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process includes, detecting flick operation in a text area where an input character string is displayed, determining a direction of the detected flick operation, selecting, when the flick operation is performed in a predetermined direction, characters the number of which is according to a length of the flick operation from the character string located at a starting position of the flick operation, storing the selected characters in a finger recording buffer, obtaining, when the flick operation is performed in a direction reverse to the predetermined direction, the number of characters according to the length of the flick operation from the finger recording buffer, and outputting the obtained characters to the starting position of the flick operation in the text area.. .
Fujitsu Limited
03/26/15
20150088985
 Client-server input method editor architecture patent thumbnailnew patent Client-server input method editor architecture
In general, one innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a key event at an input method editor (ime) server transmitted to the ime server from an ime client that is in communication with the ime server, wherein the ime server is a stateful server that stores both requests and responses of a communication session between the ime server and the ime client, and the ime client is a stateless ime client that issues a request to the ime server based on the key event, identifying, by the ime server, one or more logographic characters based on the key event, generating, by the ime server, rendering information corresponding to the one or more logographic characters, and transmitting the rendering information from the ime server to the ime client to display the one or more logographic characters.. .
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088929
 Comparing sets of character data having termination characters patent thumbnailnew patent Comparing sets of character data having termination characters
Multiple sets of character data having termination characters are compared using parallel processing and without causing unwarranted exceptions. Each set of character data to be compared is loaded within one or more vector registers.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088904
 Progressive spatial searching using augmented structures patent thumbnailnew patent Progressive spatial searching using augmented structures
A location associated with a user of a computing device and a prefix portion of an input string may be received as one or more successive characters of the input string are provided by the user via the computing device. A list of suggested items may be obtained based on a function of respective recommendation indicators and proximities of the items to the location in response to receiving the prefix portion, and based on partially traversing a character string search structure having a plurality of non-terminal nodes augmented with bound indicators associated with spatial regions.
Microsoft Corporation
03/26/15
20150088745
 Account identification patent thumbnailnew patent Account identification
A method of account identification is performed on suitably programmed computing apparatus. An account number comprising a plurality of numeric characters is assigned to an account.
Mastercard International Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088650
 System and  purchasing by social network status update or post patent thumbnailnew patent System and purchasing by social network status update or post
A system and method facilitating online purchases within social network environments comprises posting or re-posting a string of characters affiliated with a product on a social network newsfeed, page, or as a status update. The system includes a search engine monitoring posts for the string of characters indicating intention to purchase and a payment processing component.
03/26/15
20150088487
 Techniques for transliterating input text from a first character set to a second character set patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques for transliterating input text from a first character set to a second character set
Computer implemented techniques for performing transliteration of input text in a first character set to a second character set are disclosed. The techniques include receiving input text and determining a set of possible transliterations of the input text based on a plurality of mapping standards.
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088486
new patent

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


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

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


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

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


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

System and detection and segmentation of touching characters for ocr


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

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


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

Input device, image forming apparatus, and electronic apparatus


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

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


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

Multi-gesture text input prediction


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Information storage medium and game system


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

Printer and control system


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

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


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

User interface for searching an electronic document


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

Information extraction and annotation documents


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

Techniques for automatically generating test data


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

Flippable electrical connector


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

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


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

Data packet generator with isolation link


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

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


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

Household appliance comprising a logo and a logo coating method


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

System and protecting specified data combinations


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

Password fraud protection apparatus


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

Method of modifying text input from user and electronic device therefor


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

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


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

Digital fingerprinting track and trace system


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

Path resolver for client access to distributed file systems


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

Managing an archive for approximate string matching


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

Payment relay system and method


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

Portfolio-level decision support


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

Systems and methods for an autonomous avatar driver


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Resizing predictive keyboard


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

Actuating user interface


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

Method for generating images from text


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

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


A self adhesive type radio frequency anti-counterfeiting and anti-reclamation label includes a self-adhesive label provided with characters or patterns and has its inner surface formed with a gluing layer. A radio frequency identification system is installed at the outer side of the gluing layer and provided with a foundation plate mounted with a radio frequency chip and an antenna serving as a passive source signals sent out by the identification chip.
Supreme Technic Package Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150058785

Character input device and computer readable recording medium


A character input device, including: a touch panel which integrally includes a display unit and an input unit; a first control unit which displays a character input screen having a character display region on the display unit, associates a keyboard including a plurality of characters with the touch panel and displays a character in the keyboard corresponding to a position where a touch input is performed via the input unit in the character display region as an input target character; an evaluation unit which obtains an evaluation value for the input target character on basis of an input manner; a determination unit which determines whether the input target character is a correction target character on basis of the evaluation value; and a second control unit which displays the correction target character on the display unit so as to be distinguishable.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd
02/26/15
20150058783

Multi-touch supporting parallel-tapping input


A multi-touch supporting parallel-tapping input method comprising the following steps: obtaining multiple input operations of a user at the same time; converting the input operations of the user into characters, permuting and combining the characters, and selecting a correct character combination sequence; displaying the selected character combination sequence as a candidate character sequence in a candidate display unit for the user to select; and displaying the character combination sequence selected by the user. The method may be implemented using a multi-touch supporting virtual keyboard, so that multiple fingers can select multiple keys at the same time to perform parallel-tapping input.
Borqs Wireless Ltd.
02/26/15
20150058719

Method for forming multi-font library and displaying different fonts using multi-font library


A method for forming a multi-font library can include extracting characters from a plurality of standard font libraries defined in existing international or national coding standards; configuring at least one customized code for each of the extracted characters, the number of customized codes of the each character is equal to the number of fonts of the character and the customized codes correspond to the fonts in a one-to-one manner; and storing the extracted characters and the customized codes thereof to form the multi-font library. An apparatus for forming a multi-font library, and a method and apparatus for displaying different fonts by using the multi-font library are correspondingly provided.
Founder Information Industry Group
02/26/15
20150058371

Answer form processing system, answer form processing method, data processing system, data processing mehtod and program


An answer form capable of saving display space and visibly easy to examine is provided. An answer form processing method includes the steps of obtaining a question form including one or more lines of a question sentence and a plurality of consecutive lines of options, obtaining an answer form that indicates an answer for the question sentence from an answerer, the answer form being generated by adding one or more characters to the one or more lines in the question form, each of the lines indicating the option, comparing the question form and the answer form on a line-by-line basis, and outputting at least a part of each line in the answer form while restricting output of the line which matches the corresponding line in the question form, thereby outputting the answer form where the line indicating the option to which one or more characters are not added by the answerer is omitted..
Rakuten ,inc.
02/26/15
20150058303

Decreasing duplicates and loops in an activity record


The claimed subject matter decreases duplicate entries and loops in an activity record. An exemplary method comprises analyzing a new entry from a user to determine an originating service and a type of activity and extracting an identifying portion of the new entry.
Microsoft Corporation
02/26/15
20150058011

Information processing apparatus, information updating method and computer-readable storage medium


An information processing apparatus recognizes input data as character information formed by character strings each being in a predetermined unit based on information relating to a character string as a recognition target, and performs processing based on the recognized character information. The apparatus includes an input information receiver that receives input information capable of being processed as characters; an input information dividing unit that divides the received input information into character strings each being in a predetermined processing unit; a popularity level calculating unit that calculates a popularity level based on history of an appearance timing of each of the divided character strings, the popularity level indicating information relating to a usage frequency for a predetermined period of time up to a current time for each of the divided character strings; and an updating processor that updates the information relating to the character string based on the calculated popularity level..
02/26/15
20150057085

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and information processing device


A character provided to a player is actively used in a battle with an enemy character. A game program according to the present invention causes a computer to perform character provision processing of providing a character to a player, the character being selected, based on character information in which a plurality of characters are set, from among the plurality of characters; battle processing of automatically starting a battle with an enemy character, triggered by the provision of the character, and determining win or loss of the battle, the enemy character being an opponent of the provided character; and parameter change processing of changing a predetermined parameter set for the enemy character, using a predetermined parameter set for the provided character, during progress of the battle..
Dena Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150057072

Control apparatus, control method, computer-readable recording medium, and game system


A social game capable of adding or improving unexpectedness, dramatic impact, and taste when a reward is provided to a player, and hence capable of raising the player's motivation to participate in or continue the game. A unit for storing information related to a game in which multiple players can participate stores a reward providing condition, rewards, and reward box information, and a control unit for accessing information related to the game, performing computation on the game, and displaying images of the game on terminal devices operated by players allocates at least one reward out of the rewards to the reward box, determines whether the reward providing condition is met based on match-up situations or match-up results between players and first game characters in the game, and displays, on the terminal devices, a screen for providing the reward to players based on the determination results..
Gree, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055866

Optical character recognition by iterative re-segmentation of text images using high-level cues


Disclosed techniques include receiving an electronic image containing depictions of characters, segmenting at least some of the depictions of characters using a first segmentation technique to produce a first segmented portion, and performing a first character recognition on the first segmented portion to determine a first sequence of characters. The techniques also include determining, based on the performing the first character recognition, that the first sequence of characters does not match the depictions of characters.
02/26/15
20150055664

Reconfigurable and variable-rate shared multi-transponder architecture for flexible ethernet-based optical networks


Systems and methods for data transport, including receiving one or more signals into a reconfigurable and flexible rate shared rate multi-transponder network architecture, wherein the network architecture includes one or more transponders with multiple line side interfaces and one or more client side interfaces. The transponders are configured to map one or more signals to multiple parallel virtual ethernet links, remove idle characters from the one or more signals, buffer one or more blocks of characters using an intermediate block buffer, activate and deactivate one or more portions of input/output electrical lanes of an ethernet module, multiplex and demultiplex the one or more signals to and from the input/output electrical lanes to enable sharing of a single optical transceiver by multiple independent signals, and insert blocks of idle characters to enable transmission over a lower rate transmission pipe..
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055156


An information processing apparatus for processing print data includes an extracting unit that extracts characters to be printed and coordinate information of the characters from the print data; an organizing unit that reorganizes the characters extracted by the extracting unit using the coordinate information of the characters; a sorting unit that sorts the characters extracted by the extracting unit into corresponding horizontal or vertical lines using the coordinate information of the characters; and a concatenating unit that concatenates the characters reorganized by the organizing unit and sorted by the sorting unit.. .


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