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Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
02/04/16
20160035142 
 Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology patent thumbnailnew patent Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology
A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation.
Electronic Arts Inc.


02/04/16
20160035060 
 Method for watermarking the text portion of a document patent thumbnailnew patent Method for watermarking the text portion of a document
A method for watermarking a document containing at least one text portion comprising the following steps: —determining a specific character font comprising, for at least one character, an original graphic and at least one variation, each of the variations being associated with a different value, said character being termed encodable characters; —using the specific character font to encode an item of information in the text portion of the document, by replacing at least one original graphic with a variation, the original graphic and the variation or variations being identified as a single character by a first optical character recognition process referred to as standard ocr and identified as a plurality of characters by a second optical character recognition process referred to as specific ocr that is capable of determining if the represented character is the original graphic or one of the variations of same and, if so, making it possible to determine the variation that is represented, a strict order relationship being defined on the encodable characters in order to establish the order in which the encodable characters are to be processed during the decoding phase.. .
Send Only Oked Documents (sood)


02/04/16
20160034950 
 Identifying malicious text in advertisement content patent thumbnailnew patent Identifying malicious text in advertisement content
An online system receives advertisement requests from one or more advertisers and determines whether an advertisement request includes malicious content before presenting content from the advertisement request to a user. To determine whether the advertisement request includes malicious content, the online system identifies text in the advertisement request, identifies words in the text, and identifies characters in each word.
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034803 
 Label for barcodes, letters and images and  forming barcodes, letters and images patent thumbnailnew patent Label for barcodes, letters and images and forming barcodes, letters and images
An image label is used to present a barcode and characters and images. The label is printed label with a pre-determined color among various colors such that the characters and images resist subsequent erasure due to friction or chemical materials, etc.
Tootech Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034774 
 Image processing device and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device and image processing method
A font recognition section recognizes a font of characters depicted by character image data included in image data upon first character data corresponding to the character image data being acquired through character recognition. A font character recognition section compares the character image data to font character image data depicting characters in the recognized font and acquires second character data corresponding to font character image data when the font character image data matches the character image data.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/04/16
20160034686 
 Password configuration and login patent thumbnailnew patent Password configuration and login
Password characters input by a user as an account password are obtained. A password table including the password characters and a preset number of supplemental characters is randomly generated.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


02/04/16
20160034179 
 Dual directional control for text entry patent thumbnailnew patent Dual directional control for text entry
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for text using directional input. A computing system causes display of a user interface including a first set of characters and a second set of characters.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160034163 
 Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a delete button and/or list selection button patent thumbnailnew patent Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a delete button and/or list selection button
The present invention relates to a vehicle-associated device, with an operating unit by means of which at least alphanumerical characters and/or symbols can be selected and assembled to form a character or function group, and with a display device by means of which, using a display unit 1, selectable characters and/or symbols can be displayed in at least one selection field 2, and selected characters, symbols, a character or function group can be displayed in at least one input field 3, wherein the device is set up (a) in order to display, on the display unit, immediately adjacent to a character or symbol dialed in by means of the operating unit and displayed in a selection field 2, a delete switch area 4 which can be activated by means of the operating unit for deleting at least the most recently selected character or symbol displayed in an input field 3, and/or (b) in order to display, immediately adjacently to a character or symbol dialed in by means of the operating unit and displayed in a selection field 2, a list selection switch area 5, which can be retrieved by means of the operating unit in order to retrieve a selection list.. .
Audi Ag


02/04/16
20160030847 
 Information storage medium and game system patent thumbnailnew patent Information storage medium and game system
A game system includes a character setting section that sets a plurality of characters selected by a player from among a plurality of characters possessed by the player to be battle characters, a game processing section that executes a battle between the characters that have been set to be the battle characters and an enemy character that appears in a stage selected by the player, and an information presentation section that, when a number of times that the player failed to clear the stage has reached a predetermined number, extracts a plurality of characters recommended to be the battle characters from among the characters possessed by the player when the number of times that the player failed to clear the stage has reached a predetermined number, determines whether or not the player can clear the stage when the extracted characters are set to be the battle characters, and presents information that corresponds to the determination result to the player.. .
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.


02/04/16
20160030843 
 Utilization and  electronic gaming of compilation of game user data for video entertainment patent thumbnailnew patent Utilization and electronic gaming of compilation of game user data for video entertainment
Video games created and distributed have software that track decisions made by the user within the game and are uploaded via the internet to a system (e.g. Playstation network or xbox live, pc, ios, android) and the decisions are compiled on a server.

02/04/16
20160030811 
new patent

Swimming goggles


Swimming goggles comprise a lens frame having an inner circumference surface and an outer circumference surface; a decorative frame assembled with the lens frame and located on a side of the outer circumference surface; and head strap devices at least comprising a head strap being of the buoyancy in water, and brackets made for perforation and orientation of the head strap, and further, the head strap having a first linking element and a second linking element capable of being connected or separated each other; wherein the swimming goggles have no sharp corners on their contour causing the injury, could not be disassembled again after assembled to prevent children from mistakenly swallowing their fallen components, provide the buoyancy in water when accidentally fell into water for ease of pickup for children's safety, and have the decorative frame that could simulate images of cartoon characters to bring out nifty and happy feelings.. .
Global Esprit Inc.


01/28/16
20160028745 

System and key challenge validation


This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for detecting an initiation of a transaction and generating a string of characters based on the detection. A subset of characters of the string of characters is presented in such a way as to be distinguished from remaining characters of the string of characters.
Ebay Inc.


01/28/16
20160026630 

Character sequence map generating apparatus, information searching apparatus, character sequence map generating method, information searching method, and computer product


A computer-readable recording medium stores therein a sequence-map generating program that causes a computer to execute extracting from files that include character strings written therein, a word having q (q≧2) characters; extracting from the word extracted at the extracting the word, consecutive characters from a character position s-th (1≦s≦q−r+1) from a head of the word to a character position determined by a number of characters r (r≦q); and generating, for each character position s-th from the head, a consecutive-character sequence map including a flag row that indicates, for each file, whether a file includes the consecutive characters extracted at the extracting the consecutive characters.. .
Fujitsu Limited


01/28/16
20160026382 

Touch-based flow keyboard for small displays


Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a full keyboard of characters, such as latin-based characters, to fit on a small touchscreen display. In an embodiment, a keyboard may be displayed including a text entry area and six virtual buttons.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160026319 

Password input device


A password input device includes: at least two mutually separate touch display screens; a controller configured to control the touch display screen to randomly display characters; and a processor configured to determine the characters currently displayed on corresponding touch display screens subjected to a touch operation after detecting the touch operation, determine a character string inputted by a user according to a sequence of the touch operation, and take the character string as a password inputted by the user. The password input device can adopt a flexible overall arrangement mode of the character string for the password and improve the security of password input.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025511 

Device associated with a vehicle and having a spelling system with a completion indication


The present invention relates to a vehicle-associated device with an operating unit by means of which at least alphanumerical characters and/or symbols can be selected and assembled to form a character or function group, and with a display device by means of which, using a display unit 1, selectable characters and/or symbols can be displayed in at least one selection field 2, and selected characters, symbols, a character or function group can be displayed in at least one input field 3, with a storage device with data stored therein, and with a data processing unit for selecting data from data stored in the storage device, on the basis of predeterminable criteria and taking into consideration the characters and/or symbols selected so far by a user, wherein the device is set up in order to display, on the display unit 1, a completion designation 4 in the area of the selection field 2 in the immediate vicinity of a character or symbol selected most recently by a user, to the extent that a possible completion of the character(s) and/or symbol(s) selected so far is determined by the data processing unit on the basis of the data in the storage device and taking into consideration the character(s) and/or symbol(s) selected by a user so far, the completion designation 4 can be selected by a user using the operating unit or a selection designation can be positioned automatically on the completion designation 4, and a displayed completion suggestion can be selected by a user using the operating unit.. .
Audi Ag


01/28/16
20160023794 

Method of manufacturing and fixing metal label


A method of manufacturing and fixing a metal label allowing for the logos or trademarks of products or companies to be displayed as characters or figures on the surfaces of various products includes: forming a metal label to have fixing legs and a connection member thinner than the metal label through etching; forming holes in a product and a backplate in positions corresponding to those of the fixing legs; cutting the connection member connecting the fixing legs; and fixing the metal label to the product and the backplate. By forming the fixing legs thinner than the metal label, sharpness in the edges of the metal label is obtained when the fixing legs are bent.

01/28/16
20160023122 

Hand held novelty cheering device


A hand-held novelty cheering device that enables a user to express patriotism, support and encouragement at any type of event by waving the device to-and-fro as the device can generate a rattling sound and display images in holographic relief, glow-in-the-dark, luminescent, reflective, distinctive coloration, lights, insignias, licensed characters, mascots, or any visual representation the user desires in order to generate the desired expressive effect.. .

01/28/16
20160023115 

Terminal device


A terminal device for controlling progress of a game by determining attack power of one or more characters constituting an ally team on the basis of a first player operating a plurality of objects disposed on a board formed by m rows and n columns and displayed on a display unit, applying the attack with the attack power to one or more characters constituting an enemy team, and varying the remaining value of a physical strength parameter related to the character constituting the enemy team, the terminal device comprising an attack power computation unit that, if single play mode has been selected by the play mode selection unit, computes the attack power on the basis of a result obtained by a plurality of objects disposed on the board being placed in a predetermined state by an operation of the objects via the operation unit of the first player, and, if multiplay mode has been selected, computes the attack power on the basis of the result obtained by the objects being operated via the operation unit of the first player and the result received via the communication processing unit from the terminal device operated by the other player.. .

01/28/16
20160023108 

Network game system


A network game system includes a game server in which a plurality of players respectively operating a plurality of portable communication terminals are registered in advance. When any one of the players logs in the game server through a communication network, a game is supplied to the portable communication terminal of the player.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160021876 

Antifungal composite and manufacturing the same


The invention provides an antifungal composite comprising an antifungal agent and β-cyclodextrin surface-modified with a long carbon chain compound, wherein the antifungal agent is clad in β-cyclodextrin surface-modified with a long carbon chain compound as a carrier, and thus a use of inhibiting harmful fungi can be provided by sustained release of the antifungal agent from the composite. The antifungal composite may be retained on the surface of the resin materials to increase the concentration of the antifungal composite on the surface of the resin materials by adjusting the difference of the lipophilic and hydrophilic characters between the antifungal composite and the resin materials, and thus an antifungal effect can be increased.

01/21/16
20160021123 

Reverse nfa generation and processing


In a processor of a security appliance, an input of a sequence of characters is walked through a finite automata graph generated for at least one given pattern. At a marked node of the finite automata graph, if a specific type of the at least one given pattern is matched at the marked node, the input sequence of characters is processed through a reverse non-deterministic finite automata (rnfa) graph generated for the specific type of the at least one given pattern by walking the input sequence of characters backwards through the rnfa beginning from an offset of the input sequence of characters associated with the marked node.
Cavium, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021103 

Providing a service based on time and location based passwords


A first device may receive a first password from a second device. The first password may be generated based on first time information and first location information identifying a geographic location of the second device.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021094 

Systems and methods for secure password entry


Systems and methods for secure password entry are provided. A request to authenticate a user is received from a user device.
Paypal, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021060 

Reverse nfa generation and processing


In a processor of a security appliance, an input of a sequence of characters is walked through a finite automata graph generated for at least one given pattern. At a marked node of the finite automata graph, if a specific type of the at least one given pattern is matched at the marked node, the input sequence of characters is processed through a reverse non-deterministic finite automata (rnfa) graph generated for the specific type of the at least one given pattern by walking the input sequence of characters backwards through the rnfa beginning from an offset of the input sequence of characters associated with the marked node.
Cavium, Inc.


01/21/16
20160020872 

Encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses of ethernet physical layer


The present invention discloses encoding and decoding methods and apparatuses of an ethernet physical layer, the encoding method includes: determining a to-be-encoded first information group, where the first information group includes m characters, m≧2, and m is an integer, where a character attribute of any character is a data character, a boundary character, or a third-type character, and one character occupies one byte; detecting a character attribute of each character in the first information group; if the first information group includes n boundary characters, where n≧1, and n is an integer, deleting the n boundary characters, and generating a second information group by using a character, except the n boundary characters, in the first information group, and type information and position information that are of the n boundary characters, where the second information group includes m bytes; and adding header information to the second information group.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160019439 

Extracting card identification data


Extracting card information comprises a server at an optical character recognition (“ocr”) system that interprets data from a card. The ocr system performs an optical character recognition algorithm an image of a card and performs a data recognition algorithm on a machine-readable code on the image of the card.
Google Inc.


01/21/16
20160019431 

Extracting card identification data using card types


Extracting card information comprises a server at an optical character recognition (“ocr”) system that interprets data from a card. The ocr system performs an optical character recognition algorithm an image of a card and a data recognition algorithm on a machine-readable code on the image of the card.
Google Inc.


01/21/16
20160019430 

Targeted optical character recognition (ocr) for medical terminology


Embodiments of the present invention provide concepts for correcting optical character recognition (ocr) errors from and ocr scan result by sequentially applying an anagram hash (ah) and levenshtein-distance (ld) measurement for concurrent character identity-based (machine code) and character shape-based (ocr-key) corrections. The ocr-key classifies characters by shape into one or more disjoint and overlapping classes.
Optum, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019419 

Method and generating map data based on construction designs


A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating map data based on construction designs. In the context of a method, the method includes receiving a construction design, performing optical character recognition to detect characters within the construction design, extracting design features within the construction design, and generating map data based on the detected characters, and the extracted design features..
Here Global B.v.


01/21/16
20160019201 

Tone mark based text suggestions for chinese or japanese characters or words


For suggesting input text based on tone mark information for chinese or japanese characters or words, an apparatus, system, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor, a handwriting input unit operatively coupled to the processor, an input text module that receives input text comprising at least one character, a tone mark module that identifies a tone mark associated with the input text, and a suggestion module that proposes at least one next character based on the identified tone mark.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


01/14/16
20160014438 

Caption and speech alignment for a video delivery system


In one embodiment, a method determines a video including ad slots inserted within the video. The method generates a caption curve for a caption file of caption segments for a video based on start and stop times for caption segments in the caption file.
Hulu, Llc


01/14/16
20160012668 

Pull tab ticket handler and revealer with computer generated display


A gaming ticket dispensing device is provided for dispensing tickets having prize-revealing characters and a removable covering for hiding the prize-revealing characters prior to acquisition by an end user. The ticket dispensing device includes a storage mechanism for holding a plurality of gaming tickets.

01/14/16
20160012286 

Electronic apparatus, method and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a circuitry. The circuitry is configured to input data of an image including a plurality of ruled lines separated by intervals and a plurality of characters.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160012285 

Character input apparatus and method based on handwriting


Provided are a character input apparatus and method based on handwriting. The character input apparatus based on handwriting includes an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image of a motion of a hand moving in a space, a pattern storage unit configured to store various types of character input pattern information required for inputting characters, a pattern recognizing unit configured to recognize a character input pattern from the image of a motion of a hand obtained by the image obtaining unit, compare the recognized character input pattern with the character input pattern information stored in the pattern storage unit, and output a character matched to the same pattern, and an input character display unit configured to display the character output from the pattern recognizing unit..
Korea Electronics Technology Institute


01/14/16
20160009566 

Self-balanced high-pressure and high-shear autoclave and the application in the preparation of layered double hydroxides


The present invention belongs to the synthesis technology field of inorganic functional materials, and particularly provides a self-balanced high-pressure and high-shear autoclave and its application in the preparation of layered double hydroxides (ldhs). In this invention, by imbedding the handpiece of emulsification mill into the autoclave, and by taking the motor driving system outside of the autoclave, the pressure of the autoclave can be highly stable by the use of self-balanced seal gland.
Jiangyin Ruifa Chemical Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160008722 

Encouraging player socialization using a nemesis and avenger system


In an approach, one or more player characters controllable by a first player account perform an action in an instance of a game world. In the event that the action meets one or more conditions for creating a nemesis, a computer system controlling the game instance selects a second player account to be invaded by a nemesis.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008721 

Provision of game characters


Technologies are generally described for providing at least one opponent character for games. In some examples, a method performed under control of a game server may include calculating a winning probability with regard to a plurality of opponents; selecting at least one of the plurality opponents based at least in part on the calculated winning probability; and providing the selected opponent to be displayed within a predetermined range of at least two player characters that are controlled by respective players that have no known relationship with each other for at least a predetermined amount of time..
Empire Technology Development Llc


01/14/16
20160007719 

Customizable bag


A customizable bag for interchangeably displaying photos, business logos, and images of characters, such as superheroes, sports teams, celebrities, and the like on the exterior a bag. The customizable bag includes a main compartment and one or more secondary compartments for carrying objects therein.

01/07/16
20160006679 

System and recommending multimedia for plain-text messages


Systems, methods, and computer program products for recommending multimedia content for inclusion in a message for transmission from a first computing device to a second computing device, is disclosed. A server may receive a plain text message from the first computing device.
Kitri Software Llc


01/07/16
20160004937 

System and determining string similarity


Provided are string similarity assessment techniques. In one embodiment, the techniques include receiving a plurality of input strings comprising characters from a character set and generating hashtables for each respective input string using a hash function that assigns the characters as keys and character positions in the strings as values.
General Electric Company


01/07/16
20160004928 

Textual representation of an image


At least a computer-implemented method and an apparatus for processing an image are described. In examples, numeric values for at least one property of the image are determined.
Longsand Limited


01/07/16
20160004692 

Systems and methods for displaying foreign character sets and their translations in real time on resource-constrained mobile devices


The present invention is related to systems and methods for providing one or more translations in a real-time video feed of a first language into a second language, comprising selecting a vertical language text translation box corresponding to a plurality of words in the first language; cropping a frame of the real-time video feed of one or more words of the first language to fit inside a bounding box to produce a cropped frame; performing character segment detection on the cropped frame to produce a plurality character segments; performing character merging on the character segments to produce a plurality of merged character segments; performing character recognition on the merged character segments to produce a plurality of recognized characters; and performing one or more translations on the recognized characters of the first language into one or more translated words of the second language.. .
Translate Abroad, Inc.


01/07/16
20160004355 

Actuating user interface for media player


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.


01/07/16
20160001193 

Full-duplex, wireless control system for interactive costumed characters


A control system for interactively operating a show control system (audio plus data) provided in a walk-around character costume. The system includes an interactive controller wearable with the walk-around character costume.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


12/31/15
20150381591 

Secure transmission over satellite phone network


A reach back secure communications terminal includes a modem to satellite interconnect board that captures dtmf tones, demodulates encrypted modem information, and converts both into an ascii string for presentation to a data port of a satellite phone, allowing out-of-band control of a non-secure satellite system (e.g., at command control of a data port) by a user on a secure side of an encryption device, by including the ability to interpret control signals and control the satellite system appropriately. A false dial tone is presented to the encryption device, and the data stream coming from the encryption device is monitored for the presence of dual-tone, multi-frequency (dtmf) tones representing control signals, the dtmf tones are converted to ascii characters, which are in turn received as control signals by the satellite phone, allowing control of the functions of the satellite system directly from the secure side of the encryption device..
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379570 

Presenting advertisement content during searches of digital receipts


The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for presenting advertising content during searches of digital receipts. Advertising content can be presented at a user interface used to search digital receipts.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379502 

Image processing enabling financial transaction and an image processing system thereof


The present subject matter relates to an image processing method and an image processing system for enabling financial transaction. The method comprises capturing an image of a financial instrument using an image capture device.
Wipro Limited


12/31/15
20150379347 

Performing automated tasks based on visual cues


Visual cues may be provided for the purpose of triggering the performance of one or more actions associated with a given task. A visual cue may include one or more characters or other markings on any relevant surfaces, as well as naturally appearing edges, contours or outlines within an environment in which the visual cue is provided.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379261 

Data packet generator for generating passcodes


A data packet generator periodically generates a data packet including a passcode comprising a plurality of characters. The data packet is sent to a server or a computing device for validation.
Wherepro, Llc


12/31/15
20150378982 

Character entry for an electronic device using a position sensing keyboard


The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for entering characters into an electronic device. Character inputs from a keyboard are displayed on a display of an electronic device and a set of suggested character sequences are also presented on the display in proximity to the displayed text.
Blackberry Limited


12/31/15
20150378674 

Converting numeric-character strings to binary numbers


Improvements to the functioning of computers include algorithms and data structures for specific focal aspects of conversion from character strings to numeric values. Tables used include a doubles10 table, basetbl, tenstbl, and others.

12/31/15
20150378602 

Device, method, and graphical user interface for entering characters


A device with a display and a touch-sensitive keyboard with one or more character keys: displays a text entry area; detects a first input on the touch-sensitive keyboard; in accordance with a determination that the first input corresponds to activation of a character key, enters a first character corresponding to the character key into the text entry area; in accordance with a determination that the first input corresponds to a character drawn on the touch-sensitive keyboard: determines one or more candidate characters for the drawn character, and displays a candidate character selection interface that includes at least one of the candidate characters; while displaying the candidate character selection interface, detects a second input that selects a respective candidate character within the candidate character selection interface; and in response to detecting the second input, enters the selected respective candidate character into the text entry area.. .
Apple Inc.


12/31/15
20150378552 

Electronic device and rendering secondary characters


A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a screen configured to display data.
Blackberry Limited


12/31/15
20150378480 

Capacitive rotary encoder


A human machine interface includes a capacitive touch screen having a capacitive sensor. The capacitive touch screen displays text characters and/or graphical information.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America


12/31/15
20150375102 

Spawning new timelines during game session replay


A game system in which game sessions involving one or more players may be recorded and saved as game records. A previously recorded game session may be selected and replayed.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


12/31/15
20150375101 

Character simulation and playback notification in game session replay


A game system in which game sessions may be recorded and saved as game records. A previously recorded game session may be selected and replayed, and players may step into and assume control of respective game characters during the replay.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


12/24/15
20150372693 

Encoding of plain ascii data streams


A pair of adjacent characters in a plain ascii data stream is examined for a condition that the pair contains a consonant followed by one of a set of characters, or a vowel followed by one of the set of characters. The set of characters is selected only from vowels and the space character.
Oracle International Corporation


12/24/15
20150371650 

Communicating information between devices using ultra high frequency audio


A client device encodes data into an audio signal and communicates the audio data to an additional client device, which decodes the data from the audio signal. The data is partitioned into characters, which are subsequently partitioned into a plurality of sub-characters.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


12/24/15
20150371423 

Means and methods of transforming a fictional book into a computer generated 3-d animated motion picture ie “novel's cinematization”


A novel is a written fictional story that hopefully gives the reader a joyful reading experience with the ability to visualize the story depending on the author's expertise. As the story unfolds, with the storyteller's power of the written word, in describing and relating the story's plot and associated scenes that produce images of the characters and of the scenes pictured in the mind of reader.

12/24/15
20150371100 

Character recognition method and system using digit segmentation and recombination


Method and systems are provided for recognizing characters in an original image. The images received in the system as a set of pixels representing the original image as a character skeleton and a chaincore representation thereof.
Xerox Corporation


12/24/15
20150371033 

String and password generation from regular expressions


Technologies are described herein for generating uniformly random passwords by the use of regular expressions. One or more regular expressions are used to define a constraint on a string or password.
Microsoft Corporation


12/24/15
20150370893 

Methods, systems, and media for searching for video content


Methods, systems, and media for searching for video content are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving one or more characters entered into a first query field by a user; determining a predicted search query based on the one or more received characters; determining a plurality of suggested search queries based on the one or more received characters; causing the predicted search query to be presented in the first query field and at least a portion of the plurality of suggested search query to be presented in a second query field, wherein the predicted search query is combined with the one or more received characters in the first query field; searching a database of videos based on the predicted search query; causing a plurality of video content items from the database of videos responsive to the predicted search query to be presented; and causing, without user interaction, a first video content item from the plurality of video content items to be played back..
Google Inc.


12/24/15
20150370891 

Method and system for retrieving content


Various aspects of a method and a system for retrieving content are disclosed herein. The method includes receiving a search query comprising a string of characters from a user.
Sony Network Entertainment International Llc


12/24/15
20150370779 

Character recognition on a computing device


In some embodiments, a device performs character recognition based on spatial and temporal components of touch input detected on a touch-sensitive surface. In some embodiments, a device provides feedback about handwritten input and its recognition by the device.
Apple Inc.


12/24/15
20150370743 

Interface for bridging out-of-band information from a downstream communication link to an upstream communication link


A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (oob) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the oob information.
Rambus Inc.


12/24/15
20150370477 

Terminal and operating same


A method for operating a terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: displaying a text tool window; receiving an inputted character sequence and displaying all of the received character sequences on the displayed text tool window; receiving an input for deleting characters for deleting a portion of the character sequences from among all of the displayed character sequences; receiving an input for recovering characters for recovering the deleted portion of the character sequences; and recovering and displaying the deleted portion of the character sequences according to the received input for recovering characters.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


12/24/15
20150370475 

Character recognition on a computing device


In some embodiments, a device performs character recognition based on spatial and temporal components of touch input detected on a touch-sensitive surface. In some embodiments, a device provides feedback about handwritten input and its recognition by the device.
Apple Inc.


12/24/15
20150370455 

Input device and user interface interactions


In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item.
Apple Inc.


12/24/15
20150370397 

Systems and methods for character and command input


Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a user interface allowing a user to input characters, numbers, commands, symbols, etc. With a single hand.

12/24/15
20150370345 

Identifying one or more words for alteration of user input of one or more characters


In one aspect, a device includes a display, a processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive first input pertaining to at least two characters comprising a first character and a second character, present at least the first and second characters on the display, receive second input corresponding to the first character but not corresponding to the second character, present on the display a recommendation of at least one alternate character to the first character in response to receipt of the second input, and present the at least one alternate character on the display in place of the first character in response to third input corresponding to the at least one alternate character..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


12/24/15
20150370338 

Text character input device and text character input method


A text character input device for inputting a text character selectively from text characters displayed on a display screen is provided. The text character input device includes an area storage that stores positions of areas in the display screen, a text character storage that stores inputtable text characters assigned to any of the areas, a visual line detector that detects a position of a user's visual line in the display screen; a text character display that deploys and displays the text characters assigned to an area when the user's visual line is present within the area; and a text character selector that selects an input text character from the displayed text characters in accordance with a user's operation..
Denso Corporation


12/24/15
20150370327 

Virtual input device and virtual input method


A virtual inputting device comprises: a signal collection unit including a bioelectrical sensor for collecting bioelectrical signals and an acceleration sensor for collecting acceleration signals; a signal preprocessing unit for performing preprocessing for the bioelectrical signals and the acceleration signals collected by the signal collection unit; a signal segmentation unit for performing segmentation processing for the preprocessed bioelectrical signals and acceleration signals so as to obtain a plurality of gesture segments; a feature extracting unit for extracting feature values from the bioelectrical signals and the acceleration signals for respective gesture segments; a feature combination unit for combining feature values extracted from the feature extracting unit to form a combined feature vector; a gesture recognition unit for performing gesture recognition based on the combined feature vector; and a character mapping unit for obtaining characters corresponding to the recognized gesture according to a predetermined mapping relationship between characters and gestures.. .
Beijing Transborder Information Technology Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150368436 

High carbon grade graphite block and a method to make it


A method to make a graphite block of any desired size and with over 99% carbon purity and high density is provided. The graphite block is obtained by mixing graphite flakes of any size with graphene oxide sheets and subjecting the mixture to elevated temperature and pressure.

12/24/15
20150367240 

Information processing device and game program


The information processing device relating to the present invention configures, in association with a stage where each of a plurality of players can engage in battle play, a player character owned by the player as a support character that provides support in a stage where another player engages in battle play, generates a game screen displaying a list view of support characters associated with the selected stage once a first player among the plurality of players performs an operation to select a stage, directs the selected support character and a player character belonging to the first player to engage in battle with an enemy character configured in the selected stage once the first player performs an operation to select a support character from the list, and provides benefits to a second player, from among the plurality of players, who owns the selected support character.. .
Dena Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150365401 

Captcha challenge incorporating obfuscated characters


A method for determining if a user of a computer system is a human. A processor receives an indication that a computer security program is needed and acquires at least one image depicting a first string of characters including at least a first and second set of one or more characters.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/17/15
20150365234 

Methods and systems for user authentication


Methods and systems are provided for authenticating a user for access to restricted content. An exemplary method involves providing a plurality of selectable regions on a display, authenticating the user based at least in part on a user input that corresponds to a selectable region that includes a portion of authentication information, and providing the restricted content to the display after authenticating the user.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


12/17/15
20150363954 

Optimized serial text display for chinese and related languages


Various embodiments are disclosed for optimizing serial display of text comprising chinese characters (which appear in chinese and in other languages). Some embodiments comprise parsing a chinese text into display elements for serial display, each display element comprising a short phrase (generally one or two words) that is five or fewer characters in length.
Spritz Technology, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363593 

Apparatuses and methods for password authentication


A user inputs a password entry at a computer, which processes the entry using a function to obtain a plurality of sub-entries that are sent to a server. Each sub-entry is generated by padding the password entry to obtain a fix-length password entry from which are generated a number of strings in which different combinations of k characters are missing and then passed through a one-way function.
Thomson Licensing


12/17/15
20150363410 

Serving font glyphs


A system 20 and computer-implemented method is disclosed which involves receiving at a server 24 a live query that is being entered at a client location 22 in relation to creating an electronic document, the query comprising plural characters that have been entered. The system 20 and method uses the query to predict characters that might follow the plural characters that have been entered at the client location.
Google Inc.


12/17/15
20150363400 

Serving font glyphs


A computer-implemented method is disclosed which comprises the steps of receiving a request for glyphs, the request identifying a font and characters of the font that are required, and searching for at least one superset of glyphs that contain the required glyphs and are absent of other glyphs of the font. The method further operates so that, if at least one superset is found, it returns the or a selected superset in reply to the request.
Google Inc.


12/17/15
20150363196 

Systems and methods for software corpora


Systems, methods, and computer program products are shown for providing a corpus. An example embodiment includes automatically obtaining a plurality of software files, determining a plurality of artifacts for each of the plurality of software files, and storing the plurality of artifacts for each of the plurality of software files in a database.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.


12/17/15
20150360602 

Vehicular light bar and luminescent planar sheet combination


A vehicle lighting system is provided primarily for use with emergency response vehicles. The lighting system preferably includes a planar plate mounted to one of the horizontal surfaces of a vehicle.

12/10/15
20150358705 

Ultrathin speaker module


The invention provides an ultrathin speaker module, comprising: a casing, which is provided with a sound hole thereon; a speaker unit, which comprises a diaphragm; a first separating wall, which is provided with a diaphragm accommodating hole, wherein the diaphragm of the speaker unit is fixed in the diaphragm accommodating hole, and the first separating wall and the diaphragm separate the internal space of the casing into an upper space and a lower space; and a second separating wall, which separates the upper space into one first upper cavity and at least one second upper cavity, wherein the first upper cavity comprises the diaphragm and forms a front acoustic cavity, and the front acoustic cavity is in communication with the outside through the sound hole on the casing; and the at least one second upper cavity is in communication with the lower space through a through hole on the first separating wall, and forms a rear acoustic cavity. The speaker module of the invention utilizes the internal space to increase the volume of the rear acoustic cavity thereby reducing the impact of the thinning on the low frequency acoustic characterstics of the speaker module..
Goertek Inc.


12/10/15
20150358343 

Detection and classification of malicious clients based on message alphabet analysis


Described herein are systems, methods and apparatus for detecting and classifying malicious agents on a computer network. Many attacks require that the malicious message or messages employ certain characters.
Akamai Technologies, Inc.


12/10/15
20150356386 

Printing compensating for character size according to position, and printed matter printed by this printing method


A printing method is provided, in which character sizes are enlarged gradually as going from a lower portion to an upper portion of a printing surface which may be a page of a book or an article region on which an article of a newspaper is printed. The longitudinal size (height) of characters at a lowest portion in each page of the book or in the article region is k times larger than a longitudinal size of characters at a highest portion, and wherein a value of k is about 1.28˜1.79.

12/10/15
20150356372 

Character recognition method


The present invention relates to a character recognition method. Same comprises: step 1: reading in a character image; step 2: image preprocessing; step 3: character splitting; step 4: edge extraction; utilizing an edge detection operator to detect edge points of characters; step 5: feature extraction, where the features of each edge point of each character are all expressed with distances running from other edge points of the character to the edge point and are represented by eigenvectors (pk, pk, .
Grg Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150356365 

Optical character recognition method


The optical character recognition method applies a first ocr engine to provide an identification of characters of at least a first type of characters and zones of at least a second type of characters in the character string image. A second ocr engine is applied on the zones of the at least second type of characters to provide an identification of characters of a second type of characters.
I.r.i.s.


12/10/15
20150356360 

System and superimposed handwriting recognition technology


A system and method that is able to recognize a user's natural superimposed handwriting without any explicit separation between characters. The system and method is able to process single-stroke and multi-stroke characters.
Myscript


12/10/15
20150356324 

Identifiers for mass serialization


An example method includes generating a set of identifiers for a mass serialization; associating one or more of the identifiers of the set of identifiers with an object; and storing the set of identifiers and an association of the one or more identifiers with an object. Each identifier in the set of identifiers may have a representation of at least two different characters.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


12/10/15
20150356284 

User authentication


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


12/10/15
20150356064 

Management system for displaying information relating to target


A management system, on the basis of a value group that includes a plurality of values included in time-series data relating to a target, corresponding to a first standpoint, and corresponding respectively to a plurality of time points, displays a graph that has a first axis corresponding to a time and a second axis corresponding to the first standpoint and represents time-series variation of values corresponding to the first standpoint, and displays electronic tags at designated coordinates that are coordinates designated by a user, in the graph. The management system displays characters that are input by a user, in a displayed electronic tag.
Hitachi, Ltd.


12/10/15
20150355881 

Electronic device and control method thereof


An electronic device and a method for inputting information through touch input device of an electronic device is provided. The method inputs information including at least one of symbols and characters through touching of a screen displayed on the touch input device, and executes a specific application capable of processing the input information..
Lg Electronics Inc.


12/10/15
20150355836 

Text input system and method


The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method for inputting text into an electronic device (10). A virtual keyboard (30) having a plurality of keys (40) is displayed on a display screen (20) and one or more characters are associated with each key.
Keypoint Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.


12/10/15
20150355776 

Systems and methods for generating a secure locking interface


Systems and methods for generating a secure locking interface on a touch-screen display of a computing device are disclosed. The system comprises a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores processor-executable instructions, which, on execution, cause the processor to perform operations comprising associating a first attribute and a second attribute to at least one alphanumeric code upon receiving an authentication request for authenticating a user.
Wipro Limited


12/10/15
20150352448 

Social network use with and integration into a video game


A centralized social network tool is configured to interface with and integrates into one or more videogames and/or videogame series. The social network tool may be integral to the theme of the games and be pervasive within game play.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


12/03/15
20150350562 

System and assisting in computer interpretation of surfaces carrying symbols or characters


The present disclosure relates to image processing and analysis and in particular automatic segmentation of identifiable items in an image, for example the segmentation and identification of characters or symbols in an image. Upon user indication, multiple images of a subject are captured and variations between the images are created using lighting, spectral content, angles and other factors.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350190 

Electronic device and password authentication electronic device


A password authentication method for an electronic device and an electronic device is provided. The method comprises: receiving by the electronic device an input password, in which the input password is an n-bit character string and n≧1; comparing by the electronic device characters of the input password with corresponding characters of a pre-stored correct password bit by bit in sequence or randomly; and providing by the electronic device a comparison result at a predetermined feedback time or a random feedback time, in which each of the predetermined feedback time and the random feedback time is not less than a total time required to compare the n-bit character string of the input password..
Tendyron Corporation


12/03/15
20150350118 

Canned answers in messages


At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, display a message transcript, where the message transcript includes at least one message from at least a first user. Determine, based at least in-part on the at least one message, a plurality of suggested one or more characters.
Apple Inc.


12/03/15
20150350039 

Deep packet inspection (dpi) of network packets for keywords of a vocabulary


An aspect of the present disclosure provides deep packet inspection (dpi) of network packets for keywords of a vocabulary. In one embodiment, a mapping specifying association of respective keywords to corresponding unique pattern codes is maintained, with each pattern code being shorter in length compared to the corresponding keyword and being computed based on a formula.
Oracle International Corporation




Characters topics: Characters, Touchscreen, Virtual Keyboard, Microprocessor, Character String, Readability, Alphanumeric, Electronic Device

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