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 Image processing device and method patent thumbnailImage processing device and method
The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, which realize improvement in encoding efficiency for color difference signals and reduction in address calculations for memory access. In a case where a block size of orthogonal transform is 4×4, and a macroblock of luminance signals is configured of four 4×4 pixel blocks appended with 0 through 1, the four luminance signal blocks are corresponded with one color difference signal 4×4 block appended with c.
Sony Corporation


 Method, systems and  hdr to hdr inverse tone mapping patent thumbnailMethod, systems and hdr to hdr inverse tone mapping
The present invention proposes to provide methods, apparatus and systems for inverse tone mapping of a high dynamic range image. The method may include the operations of obtaining a luminance component of the high dynamic range image.
Thomson Licensing


 Illuminating device, control  illuminating device, and image acquisition system patent thumbnailIlluminating device, control illuminating device, and image acquisition system
To propose a novel and improved illuminating device, control method for an illuminating device, and image acquisition system that can adjust each of the light amounts of a plurality of light sources on the basis of the correlation between luminance acquired from a light receiving unit and the light amounts of the emission light beams, and accurately adjust the color temperature of the light receiving unit. The illuminating device includes a plurality of light sources capable of adjusting light amounts of emission light beams, a light monitor unit configured to detect each of light amounts of emission light beams; and a control unit configured to control the light amounts of the emission light beams on the basis of a correlation between luminance acquired from a light receiving unit and the light amounts of the emission light beams..
Sony Corporation


 Selectable encryption methods patent thumbnailSelectable encryption methods
A secure mobile financial transaction is provided by receiving, over a communication network, a list of protection mechanisms available for implementation by an external terminal. Security-related data is received from one or more sensors and an attack signature is computed based on the security-related data.
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.


 Light emitting device, driving  light emitting device and electronic device patent thumbnailLight emitting device, driving light emitting device and electronic device
By controlling the luminance of light emitting element not by means of a voltage to be impressed to the tft but by means of controlling a current that flows to the tft in a signal line drive circuit, the current that flows to the light emitting element is held to a desired value without depending on the characteristics of the tft. Further, a voltage of inverted bias is impressed to the light emitting element every predetermined period.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


 Light emitting device, driving  light emitting device and electronic device patent thumbnailLight emitting device, driving light emitting device and electronic device
By controlling the luminance of light emitting element not by means of a voltage to be impressed to the tft but by means of controlling a current that flows to the tft in a signal line drive circuit, the current that flows to the light emitting element is held to a desired value without depending on the characteristics of the tft. Further, a voltage of inverted bias is impressed to the light emitting element every predetermined period.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


 Display device patent thumbnailDisplay device
There is provided a field-sequential-system display device that reduces or eliminates a color mixture phenomenon while suppressing a reduction in luminance. In a field-sequential-system liquid crystal display device, when one frame period is divided into three subframe periods, red, green, and blue backlights are lit during light-on periods which are the second half of a first to a third subframe period, and the operation of writing an image to pixel formation portions is performed twice using two scanning periods each being shorter in length than the first half of each subframe period.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


 Automated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records patent thumbnailAutomated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records
An automated banking machine operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts.
Diebold Self-service Systems Div Of Diebold, Inc.


 Integrating multiple trading platforms with a central trade processing system patent thumbnailIntegrating multiple trading platforms with a central trade processing system
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for integrating multiple trading platforms with a central trade processing system are presented. In some embodiments, a central trade processing computing platform may receive, from a trading engine computer system, a request for interface information.
Bank Of America Corporation


 Gift card ordering system and method patent thumbnailGift card ordering system and method
A personalized stored value card and teaser presentation creation system includes a server included with instructions to generate a graphical user interface (gui) on a second computing device, receive user-supplied content including at least one of user-supplied textual, audio, image, or video content, receive stored value card information associated with a merchant of a stored value card and a monetary amount to be associated with the stored value card, and transmit the received user-supplied content to the server. The server then generates a stored value card holder comprising the received user-supplied content, facilitates a financial transaction to acquire a stored value card associated with the received stored value card information, composites a teaser presentation that includes the received user-supplied content by rendering the user-supplied content in one or more pre-defined fields of the teaser presentation, the teaser presentation indicating, to the recipient, that the stored value card holder and the stored value card are to be received, and transmits the teaser presentation along with or prior to the stored value card holder and the stored value card to a recipient..
Gift Card Impressions, Llc


Internet-based affiliate-referral driven consumer-transaction rewarding system network and methods supported by the same

The present disclosure provides, among other things, a new and improved method of and a system network for supporting the payment of monetary amounts (i.e. Consumer rewards) to financial gift-card accounts held by consumers registered on the system network, as a financial reward for referring specific service providers and/or merchants affiliated with the system network to perform specific jobs listed on the system network on behalf of other consumers registered on the system network, and also holding gift card accounts so as to drive consumer transactions on the system network with the consumer rewards paid by network affiliates to consumers who refer or recommend another consumer the services and/or goods of such network affiliates to drive the local economy which the system network supports, while overcoming the shortcomings and drawbacks of prior art apparatus and methodologies..
Locallyselected.com, Llc

Authentication code entry system and method

An example method includes displaying, by a first computing device (110) comprising a display (114), each of one or more characters at a location of one or more locations within the display (114); receiving, by the first computing device (110) from a second computing device (150), data indicating at least one selected location of the one or more locations within the display (114); making a determination, by the first computing device (110), that at least one character of the one or more characters matches a predetermined authentication code, wherein each character of the at least one character is displayed at a location of the at least one selected location within the display (114); and after making the determination, sending, by the first computing device (110), a message authorizing a financial transaction. Corresponding operations of the second computing device (150) are disclosed herein..
Thumbzup Uk Limited

Automated account provisioning

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, methods, and apparatus for allowing an issuer to initiate account provisioning on a mobile device without interacting with an accountholder. The issuer may initiate the process by sending a provisioning information request message to a mobile device with a secure element.

Device, efficiently servicing high volume electronic transactions

The present invention provides a system for implementing electronic transactions between various users in a financial system. The system includes a server for storing financial and personal information of the users, a transaction terminal capable of connecting to the server via a wide area network, and multiple digital wallets capable of communicating with each other and with the transaction terminal.
Nucleus Software Exports Limited

Comparing an extracted user name with stored user data

An application extracts a user name from a financial card image using optical character recognition (“ocr”) and compares segments of the user name to names stored in user data to refine the extracted name. The application performs an ocr algorithm on a card image and compares an extracted name with user data.
Google Inc.

Input-output device and driving input-output device

Accuracy of photodetection is improved. An input-output device includes a light unit including z (z is a natural number of 3 or more) first light-emitting diodes that emit light with a wavelength in a visible light range and a second light-emitting diode that emits light with a wavelength in an infrared range; a display circuit that is supplied with a display selection signal, supplied with a display data signal in accordance with the display selection signal, and set to be in a display state based on data of the input display data signal; and y (y is a natural number) photodetectors including a filter for absorbing light with a wavelength in a visible light range, supplied with a photodetection control signal is input, and generating data based on the illuminance of incident light in accordance with the input photodetection control signal..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Video presentation device, dynamic illusion presentation device, video generation device, method thereof, data structure, and program

A video is superimposed on an object in order that the object will be perceived as if the object were given a motion. This video is a video including a luminance motion component corresponding to a motion given to the object..
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

Microlens array

Is satisfied and f (x) is determined such that an illuminance distribution in an illuminated area is more uniform than that in the case that the curved surface is shaped in a segment of a circle.. .

Modulated immunodominance therapy

The invention involves generating a t cell response to subdominant antigens and using the cells to therapeutically change the cellular homeostasis and nature of the immune response. In a preferred embodiment, the cells are generated outside of the patient avoiding the influence of the patient's immunologic milieu.
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Modulated immunodominance therapy

The invention involves generating a t cell response to subdominant antigens and using the cells to therapeutically change the cellular homeostasis and nature of the immune response. In a preferred embodiment, the cells are generated outside of the patient avoiding the influence of the patient's immunologic milieu.
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Modulated immunodominance therapy

The invention involves generating a t cell response to subdominant antigens and using the cells to therapeutically change the cellular homeostasis and nature of the immune response. In a preferred embodiment, the cells are generated outside of the patient avoiding the influence of the patient's immunologic milieu.
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Modulated immunodominance therapy

The invention involves generating a t cell response to subdominant antigens and using the cells to therapeutically change the cellular homeostasis and nature of the immune response. In a preferred embodiment, the cells are generated outside of the patient avoiding the influence of the patient's immunologic milieu.
Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Led display apparatus

An led display apparatus includes a first led display including a first led, a second led display including a second led, and a luminance corrector. The luminance corrector corrects a luminance of the first led in accordance with a first cumulative lighting period of the first led and with both luminance transitions and a second cumulative lighting period of the second led..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Multi-use long string authentication keys

An authentication system that uses a multi-use long string authentication key to authenticate client device access to protected resources, is presented. The authentication system is based on a shared knowledge of long string authentication key.

Secure comparison of information

The technology encompasses new uses of already-known cryptographic techniques. The technology entails computer-based methods of sharing information securely, in particular an asymmetric method of secure computation that relies on the private-key/public key paradigm with homomorphic encryption.
Openeye Scientific Software, Inc.

Information communication method

An information communication method is provided that determines a pattern of a change in luminance by modulating a signal to be transmitted, and outputs the determined pattern to a light emitter that changes in luminance according to the determined pattern. In the method, the signal includes a first data, a first header of the first data, second data, and a second header of the second data.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Display device and manufacturing the same

First rib layers made of an inorganic material are formed in first frame regions of a first glass substrate. First resin layers are formed in first product regions after the first rib layers are formed.
Japan Display Inc.

Led light-emitting element

An led light-emitting element having reduced the occurrence of illuminance unevenness is provided. A light-emitting element comprising a substrate, an led element mounted on the substrate, a phosphor resin arranged on the substrate so as to seal the led element and having an emission surface from which light based on light emitted from the led element is emitted, a reflective resin arranged around the phosphor resin; and a reflecting frame having an opening and at least part of which is arranged on the reflective resin, wherein the reflective resin is arranged directly under the reflecting frame and on the side surface of the phosphor resin, the ratio of the area of the emission surface to the area of an inside area of the reflecting frame is set to 80% or higher, and in the inside area of the reflecting frame, the reflective resin is exposed around the emission surface..
Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.

Electron beam device

The present invention provides an electron beam device that achieves high spatial resolution and high luminance, while remaining insusceptible to the effects of external disturbance. The present invention relates to an electron beam device, wherein, between, e.g., an electron source for generating an electron beam and an objective lens for focusing the electron beam onto a sample, a high voltage beam tube is disposed close to the electron source and a low voltage beam tube is disposed close to the objective lens.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Color compensation circuit, display apparatus, and color compensation method

The present disclosure provides a color compensation circuit, a display apparatus, and a color compensation method, wherein the color compensation circuit comprises an acquisition unit for acquiring, from a video signal, gray image of a frame to be displayed and chrominance image of any color; wherein a chrominance value in the video signal, corresponding to at least a portion of pixels within the chrominance image, is absent; a processing unit for smoothly processing the chrominance value in the chrominance image according to the change trend of gray value in the gray image to obtain a chrominance image with color compensated. The present disclosure can solve the problem that compression and decompression of a video signal during transmission will significantly decrease the frame display effect, and thereby helping improve the frame display effect in a transmission scenario with the loss of chrominance value of the video signal..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Gamma curve and color coordinate adjusting apparatus and adjusting method thereof

A gamma curve and a color coordinate adjusting apparatus and method are provided. The method includes: receiving a display image and generating a color analyzing data, wherein the color analyzing data comprises a plurality of stimulus values respectively corresponding to a plurality of driven gray levels; receiving a target color coordinate value and a target luminance value; operating a searching operation according to a setting range on the color analyzing data, calculating a simulation color coordinate value and a simulation luminance value according to the stimulus values of each of the driven voltage levels, and obtaining a plurality of adjusted node information for the gamma curve and the color coordinate according to a difference between the target color coordinate value and the simulation color coordinate value and a difference between the target luminance value and the simulation luminance value corresponding to each of the driven voltage levels..
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

Devices and methods of adaptive dimming using local tone mapping

Methods, systems, and devices for improving contrast, dynamic range, and power consumption of a backlight in a display are provided. By way of example, a method includes receiving image data to be displayed on pixels of a display panel, generating a global histogram of the image data, generating a plurality of thresholds based on the global histogram, and defining a first threshold and a second threshold of the plurality of thresholds as local thresholds based on the global histogram and a local histogram.
Apple Inc.

Driving voltage control method and apparatus,array substrate, and display device

A driving voltage control method and apparatus, an array substrate, and a display device, wherein a plurality of predetermined areas (11a) are preset within a display area (11), and corresponding to any of the predetermined areas, the apparatus comprises an acquisition module (21) configured to acquire a luminance value of a pixel cell with the maximum luminance within the predetermined area (11a) in any frame, a search module (22) configured to search a preset table for a corresponding driving voltage value according to the luminance value acquired by the acquisition module and a control module (23) configured to control a driving voltage outputted to all the pixel cells within the predetermined area (11a) in a next frame according to the driving voltage value obtained by the search module. The driving voltage for the display device in any image can be reduced without affecting the display effect of the image..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Three-dimensional display method, three dimensional display device and display substrate

A three-dimensional display method, a three-dimensional display device and a display substrate are provided, which can improve a ppi of an image, and enhance a three-dimensional display effect of the image. The three-dimensional display method is applied to the three-dimensional display device, the three-dimensional display device including a pixel array and a grating, the grating including light-shielding regions and light-transmitting regions arranged alternately; the pixel array including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including at least two sub-pixels, an odd-numbered column and an even-numbered column in the pixel array being staggered longitudinally by a preset length, and the preset length being less than a length of one sub-pixel in a longitudinal direction, the three-dimensional display method including: obtaining original luminance values of sub-pixels of respective colors in each pixel in an original signal of a to-be-displayed image; determining compensation pixels of each sub-pixel, part of the compensation pixels in the compensation pixels corresponding to the sub-pixel being located in a column where the sub-pixel is located, and part of the compensation pixels being located in a column adjacent to the column where the sub-pixel is located; calculating a target luminance value of the sub-pixel, for each sub-pixel in the pixel array, according to an original luminance value of a compensation sub-pixel having a same color as that of the sub-pixel in the compensation pixels corresponding to the sub-pixel, and a weight thereof; displaying the to-be-displayed image according to the target luminance value of each sub-pixel in the pixel array, and dividing the image displayed into two views by the grating..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Display panel and image display method thereof

A display panel and an image display method for using in the display panel are provided. The display panel comprises first pixel rows and second pixel rows, the first pixel row is adapted for displaying a three-dimensional image according to a three-dimensional image data and the second pixel row is adapted for displaying a luminance compensated image corresponding to a luminance compensated data according to the luminance compensated data so as to increase a brightness of a screen composed of the three-dimensional image and the luminance compensated image.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. , Ltd.

System and financial education, entrepreneurship education and life management

An apparatus for financial education, entrepreneurship education and life management. The apparatus can include a housing, at least one storage compartment received within the housing and including an interior cavity, a coin acceptor assembly adapted to receive a coin, determine the denomination of the coin, and deposit the coin into the storage compartment, electronic circuitry communicatively coupled to the coin acceptor assembly, a display device communicatively coupled to the electronic circuitry, at least one input device communicatively coupled to the electronic circuitry, wherein the electronic circuitry includes at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions and a processor adapted to execute the instructions, wherein the instructions are adapted to display a graphic interface on the display device, and to receive input from a user via the at least one input device, so as to allow the user to manage a user account, the user account including a monetary balance..

Image pickup apparatus that corrects contrast of image, control the image pickup apparatus, and storage medium

An image pickup apparatus which is capable of appropriately correcting the contrast of an image. A luminance histogram is detected from an image including a subject, and a subject distance to the subject is measured.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Data analytics and predictive method

A financial and market analytics and prediction method, including a method for performing market portfolio and trading performance analytics and prediction and market portofolio and trading risk analytics and prediction.. .

Method and system for the discovery, visualization, communication, alerting, capture and subsequent reporting of user actions and market information relating to the trading requirements and activities of investment management firms

A system for conducting over the counter trades, the system comprising a first initiating party's computer system; a second responding party's computer system; and a central communication hub in contact with the first and second parties' computer systems. The first system enables a user to input a trading interest in a financial instrument, and send information indicative of the trading interest to the central communication hub.
Algomi Limited

System and automating trades in personal accounts based on trading directives by a trading advisory service provider

A computer-implemented method and system of automatically executing trades based upon trading directives issued by a trading service provider to which a user is subscribed. The system includes receiving a trading directive that is transmitted from the trading service provider.

Determining transaction risk from similarity of parameters characterizing a user terminal which originated a transaction to a user terminal identified from the transaction

A method of performing operations on a processor of a financial transaction processing system, includes receiving an ecommerce transaction message containing an account identifier for a pending ecommerce transaction and initial parameter information characterizing an originating user terminal that communicated the ecommerce transaction message. A network address of a registered user terminal that is associated with the account identifier is identified.
Ca, Inc.

Secure authentication and payment system

The present invention provides a service for allowing secure financial transactions to be carried out, the service involving authenticating a user's identity and/or status as part of a financial transaction with another party and in the event that the user is authenticated arranging for the transaction to be completed without revealing the user's financial details and/or other personal details to that other party. Authentication data and transaction data may be communicated over any suitable communications channel(s).
Payfont Limited

Secure authentication and payment system

The present invention provides a service for allowing secure financial transactions to be carried out, the service involving authenticating a user's identity and/or status as part of a financial transaction with another party and in the event that the user is authenticated arranging for the transaction to be completed without revealing the user's financial details and/or other personal details to that other party. Authentication data and transaction data may be communicated over any suitable communications channel(s).
Payfont Limited

Systems and methods to process transactions and offers via a gateway

A system, configured to integrate the processing of transactions and offers applicable to the transactions, includes: a data warehouse storing an offer in association with a financial payment account; a gateway configured to receive an authorization request that is transmitted from a transaction terminal without going through an acquirer processor, the gateway coupled with the data warehouse to determine whether the offer is applicable to the authorization request and if so, apply a benefit of the offer to the authorization request; and a transaction handler coupled with the gateway to process the authorization request submitted from the gateway, provide an authorization response corresponding to the authorization request, and communicate with the acquirer processor to credit funds according to the authorization request to a merchant account associated with the transaction terminal.. .
Visa International Service Association

Systems, methods and devices for providing a single-use payment credential

Systems, methods and devices for providing a single-use payment credential usable in a financial transaction are disclosed. In a method conducted at a remotely accessible server, a request for a single-use payment credential is received from an issuing financial entity.
Visa International Service Association

Financial transaction systems and methods

A computer-implemented method for facilitating the transfer of funds from a sending account to a receiving account, the method including the steps of: receiving first data from a first device, the first data including: first transaction data representing a first portion of information required to transfer the funds; and second device identification data uniquely identifying a second device; transmitting request data to the second device identified by the second device identification data, at least a portion of the request data being derived from the first data; receiving from the second device second transaction data representing a second portion of the information required to transfer the funds; and generating combined transaction data from the first transaction data and second transaction data for subsequent transmission to a transaction processor.. .
My Life It (aust) Pty Ltd

Management of financial instruments

A method, executed by a computer, for managing financial instruments includes receiving a financial instrument value and financial instrument details for a financial instrument, wherein the financial instrument's value and the financial instrument details are extracted from an image of the financial instrument using image processing tools, and sequestering a monetary amount in a monetary account corresponding to the financial instrument details, wherein the monetary amount is equal to an exchangeable value of the financial instrument. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein..
International Business Machines Corporation

Management of financial instruments

A method, executed by a computer, for managing financial instruments includes receiving a financial instrument value and financial instrument details for a financial instrument, wherein the financial instrument's value and the financial instrument details are extracted from an image of the financial instrument using image processing tools, and sequestering a monetary amount in a monetary account corresponding to the financial instrument details, wherein the monetary amount is equal to an exchangeable value of the financial instrument. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein..
International Business Machines Corporation

System, method, and computer program product for processing workers' compensation claims

Systems and methods for administering a workers' compensation (wc) claim include a non-transitory, tangible computer-readable storage medium including a wc claim processing program bearing instructions for performing a settlement strategy for wc claims. A processor is configured to execute the wc claim processing program.
American International Group, Inc.

Supply chain intelligence search engine

A global supply chain intelligence system (“gscf”) configured as a supply chain intelligence search engine adapted to predict, discover and verify commodity trade flows. Creating and maintaining a dataset that tracks real and near real-time commodity flows as they happen as an input to the gsci.
Thomson Reuters Global Resources

Extracting card data from multiple cards

Extracting financial card information with relaxed alignment comprises a method to receive an image of a card, determine one or more edge finder zones in locations of the image, and identify lines in the one or more edge finder zones. The method further identifies one or more quadrilaterals formed by intersections of extrapolations of the identified lines, determines an aspect ratio of the one or more quadrilateral, and compares the determined aspect ratios of the quadrilateral to an expected aspect ratio.
Google Inc.

Secure comparison of information

The technology encompasses new uses of already-known cryptographic techniques. The technology entails computer-based methods of sharing information securely, in particular an asymmetric method of secure computation that relies on the private-key/public key paradigm with homomorphic encryption.
Openeye Scientific Software, Inc.

Prediction system, prediction method, and computer program

In a prediction system, terminal devices having monitors connected thereto and a server can communicate with each other through a network. Each terminal device acquires a luminance measured by a corresponding monitor and transmits it to the server.
Eizo Corporation



Inanc topics:
  • Transactions
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Graphical User Interface
  • User Interface
  • Credentials
  • Ultraviolet
  • Gray Scale
  • Arithmetic
  • Coordinates
  • Image Processing
  • Electro Luminescence
  • Ion Source
  • Image Capture
  • Subscriber Identity Module


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