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05/19/16
20160142783 
 Personalized menus and media content interface patent thumbnailPersonalized menus and media content interface
Methods and apparatus for generating personalized menus and a media content interface are provided. In one example, different device specific media asset lists are generated at different user devices for the same user based on the media consumption history at each device.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


05/19/16
20160142549 
 Phone number recognition patent thumbnailPhone number recognition
Method and system for recognising a numeric or alphanumeric sequence of characters in a document, the sequence conforming to predetermined rules and representing user identifiers for identifying users in a communication system include identifying a country of origin of the document, recalling rules relating to the format of the sequence associated with the determined country of origin, searching the document to identify any sequence in the document satisfying the format and returning any such sequence.. .
Skype


05/19/16
20160142405 
 Authenticating a device based on availability of other authentication methods patent thumbnailAuthenticating a device based on availability of other authentication methods
An approach for authenticating a device is provided. The approach includes a computer implemented method for receiving a first stage biometric variable verification data for accessing the device.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160142312 
 Packet forwarding patent thumbnailPacket forwarding
Embodiments disclose a packet forwarding method and device. The method includes: obtaining, by a packet forwarding device, a feature character included in a packet to be forwarded.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140801 
 Regulated games: multi-act games patent thumbnailRegulated games: multi-act games
Creative multi-act games for the younger generation of casino players accustomed to creative simulation games such as “the sims®” and familiar tv characters such as the cast of “friends”. Stories unfold through acts that have been staged by the player by selecting and placing acting objects.
Igt


05/19/16
20160140540 
 Background ocr during card data entry patent thumbnailBackground ocr during card data entry
Financial transaction card data can be entered by providing a picture of the card to a server programmed with a text recognition algorithm. The server can perform text recognition on the image at the same time that a consumer enters additional required data, such as a zip code.
Square, Inc.


05/19/16
20160139804 
 Electronic device and  inputting characters using the electronic device patent thumbnailElectronic device and inputting characters using the electronic device
A method for inputting characters into an electronic device by receiving proximity signals from proximity sensors. The proximity sensors include a first proximity sensor and at least one proximity sensor.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139796 
 System-initiated help function for operating an apparatus associated with a vehicle-input of spaces patent thumbnailSystem-initiated help function for operating an apparatus associated with a vehicle-input of spaces
System-initiated help is provided for operating an apparatus associated with a vehicle, in which alphanumeric characters and/or symbols can be selected using an operating device and can be assembled to form a character or function group and can be displayed in an input field on a first display device. A detection operation is carried out, on the basis of which it is detected whether the user inputs or must input a space in a next operating step with a predefinable degree of probability.
Audi Ag


05/19/16
20160136524 
 Story development tool patent thumbnailStory development tool
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a story development tool. In one aspect, a method includes presenting, for selection by a user, one or more settings and one or more characters.
Amplify Education, Inc.


05/19/16
20160136516 
 Interactive electronic games patent thumbnailInteractive electronic games
An interactive game in which one or more game characters are controlled by chewing, or other mouth-related movements of one or more players. The game may be used in conjunction with marketing of a chewable product, and the game may include a feature in which data associated with a particular product may be detected by a device associated with the game to affect play of the game.
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc


05/12/16
20160133246 

Voice synthesis device, voice synthesis method, and recording medium having a voice synthesis program recorded thereon


Provided is a voice synthesis device, including: a voice synthesis information acquisition unit configured to acquire voice synthesis information for specifying a sound generating character; a replacement unit configured to replace at least a part of sound generating characters specified by the voice synthesis information with an alternative sound generating character different from the sound generating character; and a voice synthesis unit configured to execute a second synthesis process for generating a voice signal of an utterance sound obtained by the replacing.. .
Yamaha Corporation


05/12/16
20160133081 

Medium dispensing device and medium dispensing system


A medium dispensing device including a storage section that stores a sheet shaped medium, a conveying section that conveys the medium, plural dispensing ports that dispense the medium, an instruction reception section that receives from plural external terminal devices instructions related to dispensing the medium, a controller that, based on the instructions, feeds out the medium from the storage section and conveys the medium to a dispensing port using a conveying section, and a notification section that notifies a correspondence between the terminal device that the instruction is received from and the dispensing port for dispensing the medium. The notification section is equipped with a display section that displays characters, graphics, symbols, images, hue, or brightness, or a combination thereof..
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132738 

Template matching with data correction


An approach is provided to generate forms with template inclusions. In the approach, optical character recognition (ocr) text is compared to corresponding text in a selected form.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160132545 

System and adaptive spell checking


A system and method for adaptive spell checking and correction. The method includes tracking frequencies of historical replacement strings of characters, and providing a list of “n” number of the historical replacement strings of characters in response to a string of characters which were previously changed or are not recognized..
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160132277 

Print path obfuscation document content analytics assessment


Disclosed is a method and system of differential processing a print job including one or more original documents to render an obfuscated version of the print job. According to an exemplary method, the differential process replaces letters of an original document with randomly selected characters of substantially the same size and location as the original document and objects such as images/graphics are replaced with blurred versions of substantially the same size and locations as the objects in the original document.
Xerox Corporation


05/05/16
20160127389 

Preventing url confusion attacks


Methods and apparatus are disclosed for detecting illegitimate or spoofed links on a web page. Illegitimate links can be detected by receiving a web link that includes link text and a link address, generating normalized link text based upon the link text, wherein characters in the link text that are visually similar are represented by a single normalized character identifier in the normalized text, determining whether the normalized link text is in the format of a link address, and determining that the text is safe when the normalized link text is not in the format of a link address.
Apple Inc


05/05/16
20160127280 

Communication apparatus with in-context messaging


A communication apparatus, a system, and a method are provided that allow in-context electronic communication. In particular, communications received by a user is organized with in-context information, such as pictures or profiles of senders or recipients, forwarding history of the communication, relationship among the senders or recipients, subject matter and flow of conversation, and the like.
Ebay Inc.


05/05/16
20160125696 

Managing a theme 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.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125632 

Electronic device and creating comic strip


A method for creating a comic strip includes selecting a background image from a number of background images for a number of comic cells of the comic strip, selecting a character from a number of characters to appear in the comic cells, selecting a character expression from a number of character expressions for the character to make, inputting text speech corresponding to the at least one character, and inputting audio for the character to speak. The comic cells can include different background images and different characters.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125411 

Secure passcode entry using mobile device with augmented reality capability


Secure passcode entry using a mobile device having augmented reality capability. The mobile device is registered with an authorization server to register an agreed input display algorithm with an initialization seed, and a user passcode is registered with the authorization server.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160125391 

Background ocr during card data entry


Financial transaction card data can be entered by providing a picture of the card to a server programmed with a text recognition algorithm. The server can perform text recognition on the image at the same time that a consumer enters additional required data, such as a zip code.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125387 

Background ocr during card data entry


Financial transaction card data can be entered by providing a picture of the card to a server programmed with a text recognition algorithm. The server can perform text recognition on the image at the same time that a consumer enters additional required data, such as a zip code.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125371 

Money transfer using canonical url


Described is a technology for executing financial transactions, e.g., payment transfers, by enabling a sender to trigger a money transfer by specifying a payment proxy having a particular syntax, the syntax including a monetary indicator preceding one or more alphanumeric characters. The payment proxy having the syntax indicates an intent of the sender to transfer money to a recipient associated with that payment proxy.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125370 

Money transfer by use of a syntax


Described is a technology for executing financial transactions, e.g., payment transfers, by enabling a sender to trigger a money transfer by specifying, in any communication message, an input having a particular syntax, the syntax including a monetary indicator preceding one or more numeric characters. The input having the syntax indicates an intent of the sender to transfer money to a recipient.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125369 

Money transfer by use of a payment proxy


Described is a technology for facilitating money transfer between a sender and a recipient by use of a payment proxy associated with the recipient. The technology enables a sender, who desires to send cash to a recipient, using an application (e.g., a payment service application, a messaging application, etc.), to specify the recipient by inputting, in a message being created using the application, one or more alphanumeric characters and a monetary currency indicator prefixing the alphanumeric characters (e.g., $alex).
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125368 

Money transfer in a forum using a payment proxy


Described is a technology for executing financial transactions, e.g., payment transfers, by enabling a sender to trigger a money transfer by specifying, in any communication message, a payment proxy having a particular syntax, the syntax including a currency indicator preceding one or more alphanumeric characters. The payment proxy having the syntax indicates an intent of the sender to transfer money to a recipient associated with that payment proxy.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125193 

Secure display element


Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125182 

Evaluation of a password


A method and computer for assessing whether a password can be generated by using characteristics of a physical arrangement of keys of an input device. A received password includes characters corresponding to respective select keys in a sequence of select keys of the input device.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160125181 

Secure display element


Techniques for securely displaying sensitive information against attempts to capture such information via screenshots are introduced. Similar to the pieces of a puzzle, a plurality of images that collectively represent a keypad (for example) are generated and each image represents a different part of the characters.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160125031 

Method and retrieving and organizing physical addresses


A method and apparatus for retrieving and organizing geographical address information. Each physical address is assigned a unique code including symbols and alphanumeric characters.
Umm Al-qura University


05/05/16
20160124633 

Electronic apparatus and interaction the same


An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a touch screen configured to display content and to sense a user input that is input to the touch screen, a bezel part housing the touch screen, a touch sensing unit configured to sense a user input that is input to the bezel part, and a control unit configured to select one character from a first set of characters based on a first user input when receiving the first user input starting at the bezel part and ending at the touch screen, and to select one character from a second set of characters based on a second user input when receiving the second user input from the touch screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124630 

East asian character assist


A method can include identifying at least one radical of a plurality of east asian characters based at least in part on stroke information received via a touch-sensitive display; ranking individual east asian characters of the plurality of east asian characters according to their individual frequencies in a corpus; and rendering at least a portion of the ranked individual east asian characters to the touch-sensitive display.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124535 

Method of character identification that uses button press types


Systems, devices and methods are disclosed for input of characters and text using button press types. A device identifies button presses as one of three types that are both mutually exclusive and that categorize all possible button press outcomes.

05/05/16
20160121212 

Cross-realm zones for interactive gameplay


Methods, computer-readable media, and specially configured machines are described for hosting an instance of a cross-realm zone that manages interaction among characters from different instances of a virtual world in a massively multiplayer online game. Different zones of the virtual world may support different numbers of realms or different combinations of realms, and some zones of the virtual world may remain as single-realm zones.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119505 

Image forming apparatus and image forming method have print function to prevent see-through


Provided is an image forming apparatus that can keep the character of a concealing area secret certainly even if it makes low the printing rate of a see-through preventive image. A concealing area specifying part specifies the concealing area that includes a concealing character string in the print data.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/28/16
20160119119 

Compact fuzzy private matching using a fully-homomorphic encryption scheme


A method for data matching includes providing two sets of encrypted data elements by converting data elements to respective sets of vectors and encrypting each vector with a public key of a homomorphic encryption scheme. Each data element includes a sequence of characters drawn from an alphabet.
Xeror Corporation


04/28/16
20160117686 

System and generating a random number and/or marker sentence using spoken sentence


A system and method for generating a random number and/or marker sentence using spoken sentence is provided. The system includes a master table which stores a unique value for each characters/word of the spoken sentence, a master rule and a configuration database.

04/28/16
20160117510 

Computer security system and method to protect against keystroke logging


Static security credentials are replaced by pseudonyms and session-specific passwords to increase security associated with user login attempts, and specifically to defeat keylogging attacks. For each login event, the system generates unique, session-specific credentials by randomly replacing characters within a given username and password.
Acxiom Corporation


04/28/16
20160117494 

Keyboard neutral authentication


A method of performing user authentication including the steps of receiving a password comprising a sequence of characters, accessing one or more alternative keyboard layout definitions, generating one or more additional passwords from applying the alternative keyboard layout definitions to the sequence of characters, and using the received password and the additional passwords in the user authentication process.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


04/28/16
20160117311 

Method and device for performing story analysis


A method and apparatus for performing story analysis are described including accepting a story, segmenting the received story into a plurality of scenes, detecting characters for each scene in the story, analyzing a relationship of each set of characters in the each scene of the story, by parsing, tagging and filtering descriptive text and words of dialog between the each set of characters to calculate a number of dialogs between each the set of characters and a number of words in each dialog between each the set of characters, determining an importance of each character in the each scene of the story, determining an interaction characterization for the each character in the each scene of the story using the importance of the each character and generating character relationship data responsive to the importance of each character in the each scene of the story and the interaction characterization for the each character in the each scene of the story.. .
Thomson Licensing


04/28/16
20160116764 

Systems and methods for printing on a contact lens


One embodiment of a contact lens includes a lens body configured to fit directly on the surface of the eye and legible characters positioned on the lens body. Another embodiment of a contact lens comprises a lens body including polymeric material and a lens enhancing material (e.g., ink, silicone material, medicament material, and the like) encapsulated in the polymeric material.
Menicon Singapore Pte Ltd.


04/21/16
20160113056 

Communicating arbitrary attributes using a predefined characteristic


An electronic device that communicates input messages and output messages with another electronic device using a bluetooth low energy communication protocol is described. In particular, the electronic device receives input messages using a predefined characteristic to convey input information associated with a set of input attribute types.

04/21/16
20160112600 

Image forming apparatus and image forming method


A region separating section performs region separation to separate image data targeted for security printing into a text region only containing text characters and picture regions other than the text region. A masking region selection receiving section receives a user selection of a picture region to be masked.

04/21/16
20160112362 

Contextual messaging systems and methods


Contextual messaging systems and message implemented through a mobile device associated with a sender of a message include composing a message to a recipient via a messaging application; selecting one or more unique characters or pictures to trigger one or more of functionality, an application, or a service on a mobile device associated with the recipient; selecting one or more additional details subsequent to selecting the one or more unique characters or pictures, wherein the one or more additional details are used in the functionality, application or service; and sending the message to a mobile device associated with the recipient with the one or more unique characters or pictures and the one or more additional details. The mobile device is configured to receive the message and automatically perform one or more actions based on the one or more unique characters or pictures and the one or more additional details..

04/21/16
20160112198 

System and secure text generation


A device including circuitry configured to receive a security profile corresponding to one or more of a user and an application to which an output of a secure text generation process will be applied, wherein the security profile includes a private key. The circuitry may receive a sequence of characters input from a text input device in communication with the circuitry.

04/21/16
20160110900 

System and dynamically combining images to display textual content in the form of an image


The system and method for providing a composite image corresponding to a textual message. The composite image is generated by receiving a text message, parsing out styling information, using predetermined size and spacing for combinations of typographical characters in combinations with a graphics editing routine which allows for the recognition and translation of text into a series of images which can then be presented to a viewer as a composite image..

04/21/16
20160110547 

Systems and methods for analysis of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities


A system for detecting xss vulnerabilities includes determining the context in which a probe supplied as an input to a webpage or an application exists in a script associated with the webpage or application. A payload is generated based on, at least in part, the context such that during execution of the script, an executable code fragment in the payload can escape out of the context in which the probe exists and into a the global context of the script.

04/14/16
20160105627 

Assignment and characteristics of multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to an individual physical key on a physical keypad integrated into an external remote control device and used for data input on the screen of the electronic device


The present invention allows for multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to be assigned to a given physical key on a physical keypad residing in a hand held remote control device used for data entry on the viewing screen of an electronic device and the methodology of automatically displaying and inserting the assigned data assigned to that physical key on the viewing screen of the electronic device. As the user continues to touch/press said physical key on the external remote control keypad, a software module will display and bring into focus the data assigned to the appropriate time duration of the continued touch/press of said physical key in a visual manner on the viewing screen of the electronic device and will continue rotating thru the assigned data as long as the physical key touch/press continues.

04/14/16
20160105394 

Ccn name patterns


A method is implemented by a content centric network (ccn) naming layer executed by a network device. The naming layer is configured to enable processing of regular expressions as part of a hierarchical ccn name, where regular expressions are sequences of characters that form a search pattern.

04/14/16
20160104321 

Transfer of attributes between generations of characters


A system in which attributes are transferred between generations of characters in an interactive software experience is described. In an embodiment, data identifying one or more hardware attributes for a virtual entity are received from a physical user device associated with that virtual entity.

04/14/16
20160104153 

Configurable payment tokens


Methods and systems are disclosed for the generation and use of merchant-customizable token formats that define tokens that represent credit card and other payment numbers in online transactions. The tokens, which are used instead of the card numbers themselves for security, can be specified by the token format to have a certain number of characters, have certain fields reserved for major card identifiers, use encryption and/or randomization, be alphanumeric, and have other formatting.

04/14/16
20160103989 

Device authentication


Multi-touch groupings of characters are detected for device authentication and access. In an embodiment, one or more non-character based factors are used in combination with an inputted authentication code (character based) for device authentication and access..

04/14/16
20160103983 

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.

04/14/16
20160101371 

Element for amusement articles, corresponding system and method


The element (10) may be used as pendant or necklace, as component of a modular construction toy, possibly with different possibilities of connection, such as (e.g., radial and axial) coupling and swivel connection, as wheel (e.g., for providing models of wheeled vehicles), and/or for creating toys, such as statuettes or “characters” with added parts, which may be articulated. The element (10) may be used for creating, for example, surprises to be put in chocolate eggs and the like..

04/07/16
20160099903 

Identifying communication participants to a recipient of a message


Participant identifiers, or display names, for participants in an electronic communication can be selected such that each participant's display name is unique relative within a defined set of “relevant” participants, such as all participants in an electronic communication exchange or all contacts in a contacts list maintained for a specific user. Selection of display names can be optimized to provide a unique display name for each participant using a reduced or minimized number of characters..
Dropbox, Inc.


04/07/16
20160098936 

Educational system for teaching science, history and other subjects


A two-part educational system uses a virtual reality environment created on an internet connected computer or mobile device, populated with historical characters who are expert avatars, and which can be entered by students as avatars; and e-books or print books in which a fictional virtual reality environment is a central feature. Readers can visit a computer-based virtual reality environment, which reproduces the visits made by the book characters, to expand their knowledge through interactions with the activities and the expert avatars found there.

04/07/16
20160098623 

Method and recognizing characters


A method and an apparatus for recognizing characters using an image are provided. A camera is activated according to a character recognition request and a preview mode is set for displaying an image photographed through the camera in real time.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160098450 

Querying input data


A hardware accelerator 2 for performing queries into, for example, an indexed text log files is formed of plurality of hardware execution units (text engines) 4, each executing a partial query program upon the same full set of input data. These partial query programs may switch between different query algorithms on up to a per-character basis.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


04/07/16
20160098411 

Querying input data


A hardware accelerator 2 for performing queries into, for example, an indexed text log files is formed of plurality of hardware execution units (text engines) 4, each executing a partial query program upon the same full set of input data. These partial query programs may switch between different query algorithms on up to a per-character basis.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


04/07/16
20160098136 

Keyless entry system


A keyless entry system having a single entry point display coupled to a processor that generates one or more characters to be displayed. The processor accepts an entry at the single entry point and initiates a task associated with the entry.
Ford Global Technologies


04/07/16
20160098098 

Gestures for auto-correct


In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to a user entering a string of one or more characters on a computing device, determining a plurality of auto-suggestions for the string; displaying all or a portion of one of the auto-suggestions on the display with the string; and in response to a particular swipe gesture on the display, causing the displayed auto-suggestion to be accepted. .
Facebook, Inc.


03/31/16
20160094934 

Wireless proximity pairing of user-interface devices


In order to establish a connection between electronic devices, after receiving an advertising packet from another electronic device, an electronic device compares a performance metric associated with the communication with the other electronic device with a threshold value. Based on the comparison, the electronic device provides pairing-intent information specifying a pairing intent for the electronic device and the other electronic device for presentation by the other electronic device.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160094399 

Avoiding electronic-device identification errors


In order to increase the likelihood of possession of an electronic device (such as an access point), a modified identifier associated with the electronic device may be provided to another electronic device. In particular, the modified identifier may be generated by adding one or more additional characters to an identifier.
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092106 

Accessible keyboard for mobile devices and tablets


An accessible virtual keyboard provided as a computer-readable medium including instructions, that when executed by a controller in communication with a user interface, cause the controller to: in response to a request from a running application, display a keyboard including selectable cluster keys via the user interface, wherein each cluster key is associated with a character set including two or more characters, wherein each displayed cluster key includes each character of the character set displayed within a boundary; in response to a selection of one of the cluster keys, display selectable individual keys of the character set associated with the selected cluster key via the user interface, wherein each individual key is associated with a single character of the character set associated with the selected cluster key; and, in response to a selection of one of the individual keys, provide the associated character as an input to the running application.. .
Crick Software Ltd.


03/31/16
20160092102 

Smartphone screen touch round keyboard with or without swift, with or without vowels


This software system allow smartphone users to type words using a round keyboard containing the letters of the alphabet, numerals and special characters (including emoji).. .

03/31/16
20160089604 

Game-providing device and software program for game-providing device


If a carryover condition has been satisfied such that the attacks against an enemy character, which are carried out by the player character in a first battle scene against the enemy character that appears in said first battle scene, can be extended to other enemy characters, the carryover processing module sequentially executes a process that uses a first attack value generated as a result of the player character's attacks against the enemy character in the first battle scene to offset defeat parameter values required to defeat enemy characters configured in each of the enemy characters appearing in each battle scene provided subsequent to said first battle scene, skips the appearance of the enemy characters whose defeat parameter values have been reduced to zero and, additionally, causes the subsequently appearing enemy character to appear in a state in which the defeat parameter value of said enemy character has been offset.. .
Dena Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088172 

Image forming apparatus and screen operation method


Provided is an image forming apparatus mainly including a recognition part, a first determination part, and a second determination part. The recognition part recognizes the plural characters when a user performs a first operation tracing a sequence of plural characters out of the character group included in the screen displayed on the display part by bringing an indicator into contact with the touch panel part.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


03/24/16
20160086064 

Image forming apparatus and image processing apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming machine that forms an image on a recording material; and an image processing unit that sets different addition/subtraction amounts for thickness of lines constituting bold characters and thickness of lines constituting non-bold characters in changing thickness of lines constituting each character in case where image information for formation of an image by the image forming machine includes bold character information and non-bold character information.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086056 

Systems and methods for recognizing alphanumeric characters


Systems and methods for recognizing alphanumeric characters are described. In one implementation, the method for recognizing alphanumeric characters comprises receiving features for each of the alphanumeric characters to be recognized.
Wipro Limited


03/24/16
20160086026 

Removal of graphics from document images using heuristic text analysis and text recovery


A graphic removal process for document images involves two stages: first, removal of graphics in the document image based on heuristic text analyses; and second, text recovery to recover some text that is accidentally removed during the first stage. The first stage uses a relatively aggressive strategy to ensure that all graphics components are removed, which also temporarily leads to the removal of some text; the lost text will then be recovered using the text recovery technique.
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.


03/24/16
20160085731 

Reordering text from unstructured sources to intended reading flow


An approach is provided in which a number of sections from a sequence of characters included in a portable document format (pdf) file are identified. Each of the identified sections includes a unique set of coordinate positions.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085727 

Reordering text from unstructured sources to intended reading flow


An approach is provided in which a number of sections from a sequence of characters included in a portable document format (pdf) file are identified. Each of the identified sections includes a unique set of coordinate positions.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/24/16
20160085361 

Touch screen apparatus


Disclosed herein is a touch screen apparatus including a touch screen having a geomagnetic sensing function and a near-field communication (nfc) function and configured to calculate touched coordinates using a touch input signal when the touch input signal is generated as a location on a touch panel is touched by a touch screen electronic pen after the touch screen is powered on; the touch screen electronic pen having an nfc function, and configured to take notes on the touch panel according to a user's manipulation and transmit the touched coordinates calculated by the touch screen to a main central processor; and the main central processor having an nfc function, and configured to receive the touched coordinates from the touch screen electronic pen and output characters corresponding to the touched coordinates onto the touch panel.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160082350 

Videogame system and method that enables characters to earn virtual fans by completing secondary objectives


A videogame may be provided to one or more users in which characters controlled by users earn fans that impact the videogame similarly to fans in real life. For example, a character may earn virtual currency, be invited to participate in events and/or teams, obtain sponsorships, and/or experience other impacts associated with fanbase size.
Activision Publishing, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080355 

Authentication of api-based endpoints


A method includes detecting an incoming request from a first application to a second application. The method further includes performing an authentication that involves sending a challenge message to a first application.
Ca, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078847 

Reflecting handwriting attributes in typographic characters


For reflecting handwriting attributes in typographic characters, code parses calligraphic data from digitized handwriting on the touch screen display. The calligraphic data includes a character stroke slant and a character pixel matrix.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078713 

Gaming machine and methods of providing games to players having player characters and enemy characters


A gaming machine for providing a game to a player is described herein. The gaming machine displays a primary game including a plurality of reels, detects a triggering condition occurring with the primary game and responsively displays a secondary game.
Konami Gaming, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078631 

Information processing device, image modification method, and computer program product


According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes: a first division unit divides an image into a text containing region and a background region other than the text containing region; a second division unit divides a text containing region into a character region constituted by lines forming characters and a character background region other than the character region; a calculator calculates a first representative value of an attribute of the character region, a second representative value of the attribute of the character background region, and a third representative value of the attribute of the background region; a modification unit makes modification so that a first difference based on the first and third representative values, a second difference based on the first and second representative values, and a third difference based on the second and third representative values become larger; and an output unit outputs a modified image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160078217 

Computer implemented generating and recovering an authorization code


A computer implemented system and method for generating and recovering an authorization code. The system creates an authorization code by accepting a base-sentence from a user.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078207 

Method and providing combined authentication service


Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for providing a combined authentication service. Combined authentication information is set by acquiring an entry window location and authentication characters from a user, an entry window including the entry keypad is displayed at the entry window location, entry information including entry characters and entry coordinates is acquired from the user via the entry window, and combined authentication is performed by verifying the entry characters and the entry coordinates, thus strengthening the security of authentication of a mobile terminal while maintaining the user's existing password.
Sk Planet Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160078013 

Fault-tolerant input method editor


A computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device including one or more processors, an input from a user. The input can include one or more characters in a first writing system.
Google Inc.


03/17/16
20160077735 

Character input apparatus and character input method


A character input apparatus includes a display an input module and an area controller. The display displays characters and a cursor position.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160077730 

User interface device, vehicle having the same, and controlling the same


A user interface device, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the same, implement a display unit configured to display a plurality of characters, a dial part configured to select any one character among the plurality of characters, and a touch part configured to be touched by a user. A control unit of the interface is configured to select a handwritten recognition mode as a character input mode when the touch part is touched, and select a dial operation mode as the character input mode when the dial part is operated, thereby improving user convenience..
Hyundai Motor Company


03/17/16
20160077716 

Computational design of linkage-based characters


There are provided systems and methods for the computational design of linkage-based characters. The system including a display, a memory storing a software application, and a processor configured to execute the software application to display a linkage on the display, the linkage including a plurality of links and a plurality of motors, each of the plurality of links being connected to at least another of the plurality of links using one of the plurality of motors, receive a user input selecting a first link and a second link from the plurality of links and a motor from the plurality of motors, the motor being located between the first link and the second link, and generate an updated linkage by connecting the first link to the second link using a new link and replacing the motor with a pin..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


03/10/16
20160072912 

Apparatus for user challenge generation for competitive collaboration


Apparatuses, methods and storage media for user challenge generation are described. In one instance, an apparatus may include an integrated circuit; and logic to be operated by the integrated circuit to: select a polyhedron having a number of vertices that substantially corresponds to a number of users having user-associated information that includes first and a true statement and false statements; associate each edge of the polyhedron with a character; select a face of the polyhedron for a provision of a secret code comprising a sequence of characters associated with edges of the selected face; associate user information with vertices; and generate challenges for the users based on the above actions.

03/10/16
20160072793 

Mitigating risk of account enumeration


Technology is disclosed for mitigating account enumeration and thus enhances network security. The technology can receive from a client computing device a sequence of characters corresponding to a portion of an email address input by a user.
Square, Inc.




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

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