|| List of recent Characters-related patents
| Password authentication|
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..
|Enrollment apparatus, system, and method|
An apparatus for enrolling a package is disclosed including: a receiving surface for receiving the package; at least one weight sensor in communication with the receiving surface which generates a weight signal indicative of the weight of the package; at least one video camera which generates a video signal indicative of an image of the package on the receiving surface; and a processor in communication with the at least one weight sensor and the at least one video camera. The processor includes: a weight module which produces, in response to the weight signal, weight data indicative of the weight of the package; and a dimension capture module which produces, in response to the video signal, dimension data indicative of the size of the package.
|Printing ribbon security apparatus and method|
An apparatus and method of securing and maintaining the integrity of desired information on a ribbon and media subsequent to a printing operation is provided. The apparatus and method includes a thermal transfer printer having a print station and a printhead operable for performing a printing operation.
|System and method for procedural cg eye meniscus|
Systems and methods are disclosed to provide a highly convenient and practically automated system for creation of highly-realistic menisci for cg characters. Creating the meniscus in the correct place and maintaining its correlation with moving eyes and eyelids was in the past difficult.
|System and method for dynamically displaying characters over a screen of a computerized mobile device|
A method of changing a display of an original image on a screen of a computerized mobile device is provided herein. The method comprises the following steps: (i) dynamically identifying conditions related to display changes.
|Predictive input using custom dictionaries|
In one embodiment, a method includes detecting that a first user is entering a text input at an input region of a computing device, wherein the input region includes multiple subregions and each subregion is associated with at least one character of a plurality of characters. The method also includes determining, for each character as the first user enters the text input, a probability that the character is next in the text input.
|Geo-aware spellchecking and auto-suggest search engines|
Systems and methods for generating geo-aware auto-suggestions for searching are provided. Characters corresponding to user input for a search query to a searching service may be processed prior to completion of the search query.
A tape cassette that includes a tape cassette that includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear wall, a front wall, and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, and a first indicator aperture positioned on the front wall and a second indicator aperture position on a rear portion of the bottom surface. A position of the first indicator aperture on the front wall indicates a type of the tape included within the housing.
|Interactive audio/video system and method|
There is provided an interactive audio/video system for making an interactive audio/video clip of one or more participant each provided with a green neck and torso bib and a microphone. One or more audio/video camera is aimed at the at least one participant in front of a green screen.
|Systems and methods for animating the faces of 3d characters using images of human faces|
Techniques for animating a 3d facial model using images of a human face are described. An embodiment of the method of the invention involves matching an image of a human face to a point in a space of human faces and facial expressions based upon a description of a space of human faces and facial expressions obtained using a training data set containing multiple images of human faces registered to a template and multiple images of human facial expressions registered to the same template.
|Testing internationalized software using test resource file and test font|
A storage medium containing computer code, which when executed by a computer causes the computer to perform the steps of creating a second file of messages to be outputted by the software from a first file of messages, the messages in the first file being written in a first language and executing the software using the second file. The creating of the second file includes for each message in the first file, applying specified rules to form a second message by changing the character length of the second message, filling in any blank characters in the second message with a dummy character, inserting characters from the target language into prescribed places in the second message to form a second message having both characters of the first language and characters of the target language, and copying the second message into the second file..
|Special character input method and electronic device therefor|
A method and apparatus for inputting special characters which are paired in an electronic device. The method includes detecting input of at least one first special character, determining at least one second special character corresponding to the at least one first special character, displaying the at least one second special character, and inputting the at least one second special character when selection of the at least one special character is sensed..
|Selecting and presenting content relevant to user input|
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media are provided. An example method includes receiving user input in a control, for example, one associated with a search engine.
|Idle insertion for physical layer rate adaption and time-division duplexing|
A method is performed in a communication device that includes one or more media access control (mac) entities, a coax physical layer (phy), and a media-independent interface coupling the one or more mac entities with the coax phy. In the method, a bitstream is generated that includes data frames and characters corresponding to time windows in which the coax phy does not transmit signals.
|System and methods for determining color characterstics of an image|
Disclosed embodiments relate to a method implementable on a computing device for determining color characteristics of an image. The method includes identifying one or more regions in the image based on a luminance value associated with pixels in the image.
|Display apparatus, ui display method thereof and computer-readable recording medium|
A display apparatus which corrects input characters by moving a cursor in word units is provided. The display apparatus includes a communication interface configured to receive a control command for a character input from a control device, a display configured to display characters corresponding to the control command, and a controller configured to control the display to move a cursor in word units when a correction command to correct the displayed characters is received..
|Device, methods, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text|
The present invention includes a device, method, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text. In one form, a method for providing selectable characters within a user interface includes determining an operating mode of a communication device and receiving an input associated with a selected input key.
|Apparatus and method for providing a virtual keypad|
A method and apparatus are described for providing a virtual keypad. The method includes displaying a character string region and a virtual keypad region on a display, the character string region including a character string composed of a plurality of characters, and the virtual keypad region including an edit key; receiving a selection of the edit key; and displaying an edit key region including only the edit key and supporting a predefined selection function..
|System and method for generating an account number automatically|
A system and method for generating an account number are described. In an example embodiment, the creation of a first table and a first field, capable of receiving alphanumeric characters, is disclosed.
|Search query generation using query segments and semantic suggestions|
Methods and computer program products for generating a search query are provided. A method includes receiving a first string of characters inputted into a text input field of a graphical user interface, wherein the first string of characters represents a first portion of the search query.