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07/23/15
20150202876 
 Printing control device, printing control method, and printing control program patent thumbnailnew patent Printing control device, printing control method, and printing control program
A printing control device includes a nozzle information obtainment unit that obtains the position of a discharge-failing nozzle which fails to discharge ink in a printing head which includes a nozzle array, a data generation unit that generates printing data in which a dot position is associated with a nozzle which discharges ink so that a raster which is one line and is configured by a plurality of dot positions is configured through multiple times of a scan, and a data correction unit that specifies a first position which is the position where ink is discharged by a discharge-failing nozzle and corrects the printing data so that non-discharge of ink is associated with the first position, and discharge of ink is associated with a second position between which the first position is interposed when discharge of ink is associated with the first position in the printing data generated.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/23/15
20150202712 
 Adhesion improvement via material nanostructuring or texturizing patent thumbnailnew patent Adhesion improvement via material nanostructuring or texturizing
A embodiment of the invention includes providing a system and method in accordance with an embodiment of the invention including processing a target surface of interest to adjust interfacial material characteristics such as increasing surface area and/or chemical interaction properties via laser texturizing such as via increasing porosity. An embodiment can include an ultrashort pulse laser (uspl), wherein laser pulses are of a duration of femtoseconds, and adapting the uspl's laser energy output irradiance to athermally convert the target surface of interest's material into a plasma state for re-deposition on the target surface; applying the exemplary embodiment's laser beam energy in a raster pattern across the target surface, wherein the uspl is adapted to nano-structure or texturize the target surface to produce a region having a surface covered by texturized structures that can include nano structures increasing adhesion or chemical reaction properties of the target surface..
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


07/09/15
20150193969 
 Graphics processing patent thumbnailGraphics processing
A graphics processor includes a vertex shader 20 that processes input attribute values from a vertex buffer 26 to generate output vertex shaded attribute values 28 to be used by a rasteriser/fragment shader 22 of the graphics processor when processing an image for display. Vertex shader output attributes for which the vertex shader input attributes that the vertex shader output attribute depends on are defined solely on a per-vertex basis or solely on a per-instance basis are identified.
Arm Limited


07/09/15
20150193968 
 Sparse rasterization patent thumbnailSparse rasterization
An importance map indicates, for each of a plurality of pixels, whether the pixel is considered important enough to be rendered. A hierarchical tree for pixels is created to generate a hierarchical importance map.

07/09/15
20150191009 
 Adjustment  printing positions, printing apparatus and printing system patent thumbnailAdjustment printing positions, printing apparatus and printing system
With an ink jet head having for each color two parallel columns of nozzles arranged shifted by one-half the pitch, odd-numbered rasters and even-numbered rasters are printed by the two nozzle columns. The registration between the odd- and even-numbered rasters is secured during the printing to produce a high quality image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150189038 
 Method and  pre-fetching remote resources for subsequent display on a mobile computing device patent thumbnailMethod and pre-fetching remote resources for subsequent display on a mobile computing device
A computer-implemented method and system for pre-fetching remote resource data from a remote mapping system for display on a client computing device is disclosed. Data received at a client device from an online mapping system in response to a query from the client device includes vector and remote resource data.
Google Inc.


07/02/15
20150187329 
 Method and system for implementing flexible color schemes in a raster image patent thumbnailMethod and system for implementing flexible color schemes in a raster image
A method for coloring a greyscale raster image defined by a plurality of predefined greyscale values, having the following steps: (i) receiving a color selection intended for a portion of the raster image; (ii) retrieving from a predefined database multiple groups of predefined color parameter values, each group of predefined color parameter values defining a color parameter associated with the selected color, and each group of predefined color parameter values including a predefined greyscale value; and (iii) for each pixel within said portion of said raster image, determining a pixel channel value for each of a plurality of color channels that collectively define an appearance of said pixel, said determination being based on said predefined greyscale value for said pixel, and said predefined color parameter values for at least two of said predefined color parameters associated with said selected color.. .
Groupestahl


07/02/15
20150186565 
 Augmented material point  simulating phase changes and varied materials patent thumbnailAugmented material point simulating phase changes and varied materials
The disclosure provides an approach for simulating and rendering materials across different states and undergoing phase transitions. In one configuration, a simulation application generates video frames depicting a material phenomenon using an augmented material point method (mpm).
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


07/02/15
20150185622 
 Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailIllumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus comprises an optical integrator, which includes a first optical raster plate and a second optical raster plate. The first second optical raster plate comprising an array of first lenses having, along a reference direction, a first focal length f1, and the second optical raster plate comprises an array of second lenses having, along the reference direction, a second focal length f2.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/25/15
20150178982 
 Four corner high performance depth test patent thumbnailFour corner high performance depth test
One or more apparatus and method for multi-pixel/sample level depth testing in a graphics processor is described. In embodiments, a bounding-box of variable size over which a depth test is to be performed is determined based on the pattern of lit pixels or samples within rasterizer tile.

06/25/15
20150178962 

Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image generating method, and medium


An image processing apparatus includes: an image generating section to generate an image having a gradation value for each pixel by a rasterizing process; and a position correcting section to correct a position of a certain region of the image on a pixel basis. The image generating section generates the image including a line image by the rasterizing process, so that a line width of the line image is adjusted to be equal to or more than twice a minimum line width which can be generated by the rasterizing process..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


06/25/15
20150178358 

Verification of transformed content


A computer manages methods for determining accurate document transformation by rendering the source document into a non-rasterized format, where the non-rasterized format is a rendered source document. The computer rendering the target document into a non-rasterized format, where the non-rasterized format is a rendered target document.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/25/15
20150178344 

Verification of transformed content


A computer manages methods for determining accurate document transformation by rendering the source document into a non-rasterized format, where the non-rasterized format is a rendered source document. The computer rendering the target document into a non-rasterized format, where the non-rasterized format is a rendered target document.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/25/15
20150178248 

Delayed rendering of content


The invention relates to a computer implemented method for preparing content of a document, wherein a document file is received as an input, the content of the document file is parsed, the parsed content data items forming the content of the document file are classified into at least two separate categories. Further, within the method at least one of the following is performed for the classified parsed content data items: rendering the content data items classified in a first category into a raster canvas and storing the rendered content of the raster canvas into a raster image file, generating and storing a meta file comprising at least one preprocessed rendering instruction for at least one content data item classified in a second category.
Documill Oy


06/25/15
20150174699 

Rastered laser melting of a curved surface path with uniform power density distribution


A method of progressing a melt front (55) around a curved progression path (20) via a pattern (lp) of transverse laser scan lines (s1-s8) of differing lengths. Multiple area bands (b1-b8) conceptually divide a width of the curved path.

06/18/15
20150172683 

Raster to block conversion in a compressed domain


A system for raster to block conversion in a compressed domain may include a raster to block encoder, a raster to block decoder, and a memory partitioned into a number of memory stripes having widths of a number of bits. The raster to block encoder may be configured to receive image information associated with pixels of an image in raster order, compress the image information associated with the pixels of the image to generate compressed bits that correspond to at least one of memory stripes, and write the compressed bits to the at least one of the memory stripes.
Broadcom Corporation


06/18/15
20150170413 

Systems and methods for rapid three-dimensional modeling with real facade texture


A computer system is described for automatically generating a 3d model, including hardware and non-transitory computer readable medium accessible by the hardware and storing instructions that when executed by the hardware cause it to create wire-frame data of structures within a geographic area; identify a geographic location of a structure of the structures; receive multiple oblique images representing the geographic location and containing a real façade texture of the structure; locate a geographical position of a real façade texture of the structure; select one or more base oblique image from the multiple oblique images by analyzing, with selection logic, image raster content of the real façade texture depicted in the multiple oblique images, and, relate the real façade texture of the one or more base oblique image to the wire-frame data of the structure to create a three dimensional model providing a real-life representation of physical characteristics of the structure.. .
Pictometry International Corp.


06/18/15
20150170410 

Reducing shading by merging fragments from the adjacent primitives


Instead of shading a triangle from the rasterizer as soon as it is known that there is a sample inside the triangle, in accordance with one embodiment, shading is delayed until the triangle beside it, called the neighboring triangle, is received. If there is a neighboring triangle facing the same way, with non-mutually exclusive coverage, meaning that it is not overlapping the same region, then the shader shades only once for the pair of triangles.

06/18/15
20150170406 

Graphic processing unit, system-on-chip including graphic processing unit, and graphic processing system including graphic processing unit


A graphic processing unit includes a primitive assembler configured to produce position information of a first primitive and position information of a second primitive; and a visibility tester configured to perform a visibility test based on position information of the second primitive and triangle correlation information of the first primitive, and, prior to operating a rasterizer, remove the second primitive based on a result of the visibility test.. .

06/18/15
20150168733 

Laser projector system with graphical pointer


A graphical laser pointer is provided that comprises: three laser sources, the laser sources generating light beams having different colors; and a means for scanning the light beams in a raster pattern.. .
Thomson Licensing


06/04/15
20150154796 

Accelerated three-dimensional intersection testing using compressed volumes


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to building volumetric data structures for intersection testing. For example, 3d data may be represented by points associated with triangles.
Google Inc.


06/04/15
20150154772 

Variable rasterization order for motion blur and depth of field


Cache thrashing or over-accessing of a cache can be reduced by reversing the order of traversal of a triangle on different granularities. In the case where triangles are not grouped, the traverse order may be reversed on each triangle.

06/04/15
20150154733 

Stencil buffer data compression


A raster operations (rop) unit is configured to compress stencil values included in a stencil buffer. The rop unit divides the stencil values into groups, subdivides each group into two halves, and selects an anchor value for each half.
Nvidia Corporation


06/04/15
20150154522 

Method of estimating risks caused by accidental dropped object loads to subsea pipelines or other subsea assets associated with offshore oil & gas and marine operations


A method of estimating risk of at least one accidentally dropped object load from at least one crane on a platform or vessel includes providing or generating a schematic representation of a sea level area; identifying a drop area for accidental drops of the at least one accidentally dropped object load from the crane based on image processing of the schematic representation of the sea level area; estimating probability density of risk of accidentally dropped object loads based on a multitude of drop points within the drop area; and representing the sea level area, the subsea area, and estimating probability of risk of accidentally dropped object loads using data representations in the form of at least one of matrix-type data, raster graphic image, or dot matrix data for location, estimated risk values and other statistics.. .
Global Maritime As


06/04/15
20150154323 

Horizontal optimization of transport alignments


A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer program product provide the ability to optimize a transport alignment. Terrain data, constraint data, and cost data are read.
Autodesk, Inc.


05/28/15
20150146794 

Decoding for high efficiency video transcoding


A two-stage context adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) parser is provided to efficiently transcode an input video bitstream that is partitioned into tiles into a non-tiled based video bitstream. A picture of the input video bitstream is partitioned into one or more tiles, each of which has multiple coding tree units (ctus) according to the hevc standard.
Zenverge, Inc.


05/28/15
20150145880 

Graphics processing of a vertex buffer using a relative index buffer


Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for graphics processing of a vertex buffer using a relative index buffer are disclosed. Example methods to process a vertex buffer disclosed herein include accessing a first relative index stored in a relative index buffer, the first relative index specifying an offset from a current index selecting a first entry of the vertex buffer.

05/28/15
20150145873 

Image processing techniques


Techniques are described that can delay or even prevent use of memory to store triangles associated with tiles as well as processing resources associated with vertex shading and binning triangles. The techniques can also provide better load balancing among a set of cores, and hence provide better performance.

05/28/15
20150145872 

Scheduling, interpreting and rasterising tasks in a multi-threaded raster image processor


A method of rasterising a document using a plurality of threads interprets objects of the document by performing interpreting tasks associated with the objects. Objects associated with different pages are interpreted in parallel.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/28/15
20150144014 

Method for generating relief prints


A method is provided for processing a relief raster image, comprising customary color channels for indicating a color of each pixel and a height channel for indicating a height of each pixel into several pass images that are printed using a printer with several colorants including a white colorant. For each pixel a relief part, a white part and a skin part are discriminated in order to combine the demands for height and color variation across the surface of the image.
Oce-technologies B.v.


05/21/15
20150139334 

Method for parallel processing of a video frame based on wave-front approach


A method for parallel processing of a video frame in accordance with principles of inventive concepts may include dividing the video frame into n tiles in a direction perpendicular to a raster scan direction; and sequentially encoding or decoding coding tree blocks included in each of the n tiles from a first row to an mth row according to the raster scan direction, wherein encoding or decoding of an kth tile (k being a natural number more than 2 and less than n) starts at a point of time when encoding or decoding of coding tree blocks included in a first row of a (k−1)th tile is completed.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150138607 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stored with information processing program


An information processing apparatus calculates a number of times of color conversion performed for an object included in an original document data as a first number of color conversions as the; generates tag bits including attribute information for each pixel of raster data and calculates a number of pixels that are included in the raster data and that have an object attribute indicated by the tag bits as a second number of color conversions; compares, when generating new raster data with color adjustment performed for the original document data, the first number of color conversions with the second number of color conversions; performs color conversion either for the original document data when the first number of color conversions is smaller than the second number, or for the generated new raster data when the second number of color conversions is smaller than the first number.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


05/21/15
20150138603 

Printer driver device, printer, and printer system


A printer driver device includes: an ink-based maximum tone level determination unit configured to determine maximum tone levels for respective types of ink for raster data on an image generated by a layout setting section, based on contents of a print setting information of the image; and a data volume determination unit configured to generate tone datasets on the respective types of ink for each pixel of the image based on the maximum tone levels determined by the ink-based maximum tone level determination unit, and transfer the generated tone datasets as the raster data by connecting the generated tone datasets by use of a line-interleaved format or a band-sequential format.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation


05/14/15
20150132507 

Medium for random laser and manufacturing process of the same


A process for fabricating a device capable of random lasing comprising a substrate and a rare earth-doped glass fabricated on the substrate in the form of a waveguide, wherein the glass comprises a germanium glass, a titanium glass or a chalcogenide glass, where the process comprises ablating a target glass with incident radiation from an ultrafast laser in the presence of the substrate to deposit a quantity of the target glass on the substrate and applying rastering to ablate the target glass uniformly. The ultrafast laser emits pulses of 15 ps or less and the relative position of the laser spot on the target glass with respect to the substrate is constant during the ablation and wherein the gaussian intensity profile of the laser beam has a spot area less than 3000 μm2..

05/14/15
20150130805 

Method and system of anti-aliasing shading decoupled from rasterization


A method and system for rendering a graphic object is disclosed. The method includes selecting a set of points of a graphic object for shading.

05/14/15
20150130802 

Forward pixel killing


A graphics processing apparatus and method of graphics processing is disclosed. Obscuration identification circuitry is configured to receive graphics fragments from rasterization circuitry and to identify an obscuration condition if a received graphics fragment, in combination with at least one previously received graphics fragment, will obscure at least one further previously received graphics fragment.

05/14/15
20150130798 

Rasterization in graphics processing system


A method and system are provided for performing rasterisation of input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be subsequently processed to generate output data for display in a render output area. The method comprises, for each input primitive, determining from the vertex data of the primitive a bounding box for the primitive, and performing a multi-level patch analysis in order to determine patches covered at least partially by the primitive, at a first level the render output area being divided into one or more patches, and at each subsequent level the render output area being divided into a plurality of patches smaller than the patches of the preceding level.

05/07/15
20150128090 

Rendering map images using modifications of non-raster map data


First map data is generated in a vector format for displaying a first map image at a client device. The first map image corresponds to a perspective of a camera panned to a certain location at a certain zoom level.
Google Inc.


05/07/15
20150125077 

Gradient assisted image resampling in micro-lithographic printing


The present disclosure relates to the re-sampling of pixel data, with one application being micro-lithography. In particular, it relates to the extraction of modulator pixels from a rasterized image, as a function of how the modulator moves across the rasterized image..
Mycronic Ab


05/07/15
20150124886 

Apparatus for decoding motion information in merge mode


Disclosed is an apparatus for decoding motion information in merge mode. The apparatus for decoding motion information in merge mode discloses a merge mode motion vector decoding unit configured to generate motion information using available spatial and temporal merge candidates when a motion information encoding mode of a current block indicates a merge mode; a prediction bock generating unit configured to generate a prediction block of the current block using motion information; and a residual block generating unit configured to perform an entropy-decoding process and an inverse-scanning process on residual signals to generate a quantized block, and to perform an inverse-transforming process on the quantized block to generate a residual block.
Ibex Pt Holdings Co., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150124295 

Information processing device and processing information


An information processing device includes an identifying unit, a generation unit, and a contour extraction unit. The identifying unit identifies a first object expressed by pixel data and a second object expressed by vector data from target image data including drawing information for each object.

04/30/15
20150118369 

Non-thermal electromagnetic sterilization


The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with non-thermal electroporation. One or more electromagnetic radiation sources may be used to generate an interference pattern having at least one antinode.
Elwha Llc


04/30/15
20150118106 

Non-thermal electromagnetic sterilization


The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with non-thermal electroporation. One or more electromagnetic radiation sources may be used to generate an interference pattern having at least one antinode.
Elwha Llc


04/30/15
20150116747 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus includes: an interpreter processing part for creating intermediate data by analyzing a page description language; a rasterize processing part for creating rip image data for each band for dividing each page into a plurality of parts, on the basis of the intermediate data; a characteristic value calculating part for calculating a characteristic value of rip image data and associating the calculated characteristic value with the corresponding rip image data; and an expansion processing part for, when the rip image data whose characteristic value agrees with that of rip image data that is a target for expansion are stored in a cache, reading out the rip image data whose characteristic value agrees, the rip image data being stored in the cache, and storing the rip image data in an expansion memory.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation


04/30/15
20150116398 

Printing an authentication pattern with multi-deflection continuous inkjet printer


A method for printing an authentication pattern wherein, using a multi-deflection continuous inkjet printer, the pattern is printed on a substrate and only contains a small number of black pixels per raster. The resolution in the travel direction x of the substrate and in direction y of the rasters is thereby largely improved compared with printing in dot-matrix mode, which makes reproduction of the pattern difficult for an infringer not having means to determine the electric charge to be applied to each of the droplets of a train of droplets needed to print each raster of the pattern..
Markem-imaje Holding


04/23/15
20150113127 

Method and a mobile ad-hoc network for the effective identification of neighboring nodes


In a method for the effective identification of neighboring nodes in a mobile ad-hoc network, every node transmits within a given time raster (Δt1, Δt2, Δt3) a message signalling its presence (1), which is acknowledged through transmission of an acknowledgement message (2) by at least one node which receives the message signalling a presence (1) for the first time. The time raster (Δt2, Δt3) within which the message signalling a presence (1) is transmitted is varied by a node which is disposed outside an ad-hoc network..
Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg


04/23/15
20150109313 

Method of and processing graphics


Operating a graphics processing pipeline that includes processing stages including a rasteriser that rasterises input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be processed, each graphics fragment having one or more sampling points associated with it, and a renderer that processes fragments generated by the rasteriser to generate output fragment data for output to a render output, comprising the following steps: (i) determining first information to test whether at least a part of a primitive should be processed further; (ii) using at least some of the first information to decide whether to process at least a part of the primitive further; and if it is decided that at least a part of the primitive is to be processed further: (iii) determining further information to be used in further processing of the primitive; and (iv) further processing at least a part of the primitive using the determined further information.. .
Arm Limited


04/23/15
20150109297 

Graphics processing sub computing a three-dimensional clipmap


A graphics processing subsystem and method for computing a 3d clipmap. One embodiment of the subsystem includes: (1) a renderer operable to render a primitive surface representable by a 3d clipmap, (2) a geometry shader (gs) configured to select respective major-plane viewports for a plurality of clipmap levels, the major-plane viewports being sized to represent full spatial extents of the 3d clipmap relative to a render target (rt) for the plurality of clipmap levels, (3) a rasterizer configured to employ the respective major-plane viewports and the rt to rasterize a projection of the primitive surface onto a major plane corresponding to the respective major-plane viewports into pixels representing fragments of the primitive surface for each of the plurality of clipmap levels, and (4) a plurality of pixel shader (ps) instances configured to transform the fragments into respective voxels in the plurality of clipmap levels, thereby voxelizing the primitive surface..
Nvidia Corporation


04/16/15
20150104185 

Techniques for raster line alignment in light-based communication


Techniques are disclosed for providing proper raster line alignment of a camera or other light-sensing device of a receiver device relative to a transmitting light-based communication (lcom)-enabled luminaire to establish reliable lcom there between. In accordance with some embodiments, proper alignment can be provided automatically (e.g., by the receiver device and/or other suitable controller).
Osram Sylvania Inc.


04/16/15
20150103109 

Inkjet nozzle flushing mechanism


A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving print job data, rasterizing the print job data to generate image data for each page of the print job data to be printed, calculating a coverage per unit area for two or more color planes of each page of the image data and calculating a flushing mask to flush nozzles of the inkjet print head..

04/09/15
20150097857 

Selective rasterization


According to one embodiment, a given tile, made up of pixels or samples, may be of any shape, including a square shape. These pixels may contain colors, depths, stencil values, and other values.

04/09/15
20150097839 

Stochastic rasterization of waveform trace displays


A stochastic system in a waveform monitor reduces the amount of memory used to store waveform data as it is being accumulated. The system produces a high quality trace display using fewer bits of memory by incrementing pixels using stochastic methods.
Tektronix, Inc.


04/09/15
20150097831 

Early depth testing in graphics processing


An apparatus and method for processing graphics primitives for display is disclosed. The apparatus comprises in sequence: rasterization circuitry, depth testing circuitry and rendering circuitry.
Arm Limited


04/02/15
20150092865 

Method and frame coding in vertical raster scan order for hevc


A method and apparatus for frame coding in adaptive raster scan order. The method includes encoding at least one of image or video utilizing input frames and at least one of a data related to the input frame to produce bitstream with raster scan order information and displacement information for producing compressed video bitstream, at decoding time, decoding at least one of the encoded bitstream with raster scan order information and displacement information for producing compressed video bitstream..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


04/02/15
20150091901 

Raster image three-dimensionalization processing device, raster image three-dimensionalization method, and raster image three-dimensionalization program


The computer main body includes a mesh size matching unit, a shading map generator, a red three-dimensional image generator, a raster image reader, a gradient reader, a floating-sinking degree reader, a first hsv converter, a mesh designator, a shading data reader, a second hsv converter, a hue reader, a first synthesis unit, a second synthesis unit, a third synthesis unit, an image output unit, a register, a color adjuster and the like, and causes the raster image rsgi having an elevation value to be viewed three-dimensionally.. .
Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd.


03/26/15
20150084952 

System, method, and computer program product for rendering a screen-aligned rectangle primitive


A system, method, and computer program product are provided for processing a screen-aligned rectangle within a processing pipeline. The method includes the steps of determining coordinates for a screen-aligned rectangle by projecting a specification line onto a screen-space plane, computing a plane equation associated with the specification line, and rasterizing the screen-aligned rectangle that is within the screen-space plane based on the coordinates and the plane equation.
Nvidia Corporation


03/19/15
20150077773 

Image forming method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium stored with program for image forming system, and image forming system


There is provided an image forming method using an image forming system that includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses. A print setting using attribute information that is necessary for image formation performed by a first image forming apparatus is registered in a second image forming apparatus in advance, it is determined whether a print setting of print data coincides with the registered print setting when a rasterization process of image data is performed by the second image forming apparatus, when the print settings coincide with each other, the attribute information is generated by the second image forming apparatus and is transmitted from the processing unit of the second image forming apparatus to an image forming unit of the first image forming apparatus together with the image data and the print setting, whereby the image formation is performed..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


03/12/15
20150070373 

Clarification of zoomed text embedded in images


Described herein are technologies related to clarification of zoomed text embedded in images. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
Google Inc.


03/05/15
20150062659 

Raster image processor with printhead profile compensation for a multi level digital printing machine


A system and method of calibration, screening, and compensation is presented for multiple gray-level digital presses. Unequal quantization of the input range is employed with compensated overlapping of sub-ranges.

03/05/15
20150062611 

Imaging forming apparatus, control image forming apparatus, and recording medium


An image forming apparatus capable of receiving a raster image from an image processing controller includes: a transmitting unit transmitting device information of the image forming apparatus to an external device via the image processing controller; a determining unit determining whether the image processing controller is in a first power condition or in a second power condition consuming lower power than the first power condition; and a control unit allowing the transmitting unit to transmit the device information to the external device in a case where the determining unit determines that the image processing controller is in the first power condition, and in a case where the determining unit determines that the image processing controller is in the second power condition, restrict the transmitting unit to transmit the device information to the external device until the image processing controller returns to the first power condition from the second power condition.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/05/15
20150059411 

Method of separating a glass sheet from a carrier


A method of separating a thin glass substrate from a carrier plate to which edge portions of the glass substrate are bonded, including irradiating a surface of the glass substrate with a pulsed laser beam, the laser beam moving along a plurality of parallel scan paths within a raster envelope, producing relative motion between the raster envelope and the glass substrate so that the raster envelope is moved along an irradiation path on the unbonded central portion. The irradiating produces ablation of the glass substrate along the irradiation path that forms a channel having a width w1 at the first surface greater than a width w2 at the second surface and extending through the thickness of the glass substrate, thus separating a thin glass sheet from the glass substrate-carrier plate assembly..
Corning Incorporated


02/26/15
20150054845 

Bit-count texture format


A system, method, and computer program product are provided for using a bit-count texture format. A rasterized coverage bit mask is received by a texture processing unit from a bit-count format texture map, the rasterized coverage bit mask is converted to a scalar value, and the scalar value is processed while the rasterized coverage bit mask is retained in the bit-count format texture map.
Nvidia Corporation


02/26/15
20150054836 

System, method, and computer program product for redistributing a multi-sample processing workload between threads


A system, method, and computer program product are provided for redistributing multi-sample processing workloads between threads. A workload for a plurality of multi-sample pixels is received and each thread in a parallel thread group is associated with a corresponding multi-sample pixel of the plurality of pixels.
Nvidia Corporation


02/19/15
20150049949 

Redigitization system and service


A system and method to error correct extant electronic documents is disclosed. An electronic document may be rasterized to obtain a pixel representation of the electronic document (e.g., raster image).

02/12/15
20150043034 

Printing control device, printing control method, and printing control program


A printing control device includes an image fetching unit configured to fetch image files expressing a page containing objects, a decision unit configured to divide the page into a plurality of bands, and configured to, for each band, decide whether or not to expand to a band unit raster format image data based on features of the objects contained in the band, an image expansion unit configured to expand to the image data according to drawing command for drawing the objects contained in the band, and a transfer unit configured to, for a band that has been expanded to the image data, transfer the expanded band unit image data to a printing unit, and, for a band that has not been expanded to the image data, transfer drawing command for drawing the objects contained in the band to the printing unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/12/15
20150042716 

Method and system for printing an object


A method prints an object, for example a vehicle and specifically the body thereof, wherein at least one area of the surface of the object is printed. The method includes: providing an image; three-dimensionally measuring at least the area; generating a number of spatial points in correspondence with the area; generating a three-dimensional net corresponding with the area; generating path data, i.e.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag


02/05/15
20150036160 

Method of processing graphics with limited memory


A method for combining layers of an image represented using an intermediate format receives at least two layers from the plurality of layers to be combined and estimates resources required to combine the received layers using a first combining operation. The first combining operation comprises at least rasterising data of the received layers.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/05/15
20150035844 

Buffer display techniques


Buffer display techniques are described. In one or more implementations, at least part of an off-screen buffer is rasterized by an application to generate an item for display by the computing device.
Microsoft Corporation


02/05/15
20150033561 

Laser melt particle injection hardfacing


A method for hardfacing a surface including: depositing a powder (68) having alloy particles onto a surface (70) of a substrate (66); rastering a laser beam (60) across the surface to melt the powder and to form a weld pool (78) having a width (64); directing particles (74) of a material exhibiting a different property than the substrate into the weld pool in a spray pattern having a width less than the width of the weld pool; and establishing the rastering and directing steps such that material circulation within the weld pool is effective to distribute the particles in the weld pool into a pattern having a width greater than the width of the spray pattern prior to re-solidification of the weld pool.. .

01/22/15
20150024791 

Wireless communication device capable of efficient network search


A wireless communication device is disclosed that is capable of performing efficient network searching. Specifically, by utilizing its location information and accessing stored cell information, the device can streamline searching.
Broadcom Corporation


01/22/15
20150022798 

Illumination system for microlithography


A raster arrangement includes first and second types of raster elements which have different bundle-influencing effects. There is a distance step between a first raster area and a second raster area.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


01/22/15
20150022532 

Hierarchical motion blur rasterization


Motion blur rasterization may involve executing a first test for each plane of a tile frustum. The first test is a frustum plane versus moving bounding box overlap test where planes bounding a moving primitive are overlap tested against a screen tile frustum.
Intel Corporation


01/22/15
20150022525 

Triangle rasterization


Techniques are disclosed for deriving a list of pixels contained within a projected triangle in a way that is computationally efficient. In particular, the recursive techniques disclosed herein are particularly well-suited for implementation on modern multi-processor computer systems, and enable a list of pixels contained within a projected triangle to be derived quickly and efficiently.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


01/22/15
20150022519 

Pixel serialization to improve conservative depth estimation


One embodiment includes determining a first z-range for a first portion of a coarse raster tile, where the first portion includes a plurality of pixels having a first set of pixel locations, retrieving from a memory a corresponding z-range related to a second set of pixel locations associated with the coarse raster tile, where the first set of pixel locations comprises a subset of the second set of pixel locations, and comparing the first z-range to the corresponding z-range to determine whether the plurality of pixels is occluded. If the plurality of pixels determined to be occluded, then the plurality of pixels is culled.
Nvidia Corporation


01/15/15
20150016684 

Object detection device, object detection method, and object detection program


An object detection device includes a raster scan execution unit that executes a raster scan on an input image using a scan window in order to detect an object within the input image which is input by an image input unit, a scan point acquisition unit that acquires scan points of the scan window which are positions on the input image during the execution of the raster scan, and a size-changing unit that changes a relative size of the input image with respect to the scan window. When the relative size is changed by the size-changing unit, an offset is given to the starting positions of the scan points after the change with respect to the starting positions of the scan points before the change..
Panasonic Corporation


01/15/15
20150015901 

Image processing system and method


Image processing system for generating control signals for printing means, from source image data from an image source, comprising a raster image processing and layout module configured to convert said source image data into a first lane bitmap element and a second lane bitmap element; a streaming processor arranged to receive said first lane bitmap element and said second lane bitmap element, and position signals comprising position data for said first and/or said second lane image in the printed image; said streaming processor being configured to generate control signals for the printing means based on said first lane bitmap element, said second lane bitmap element, and said position signals in order to be able to adjust the position of said first lane image and/or the position of the second lane image in the printed image.. .
Xeikon Ip Bv


01/15/15
20150015862 

Illumination optical unit for projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for projection lithography illuminates an illumination field with illumination light of a primary light source. The illumination optical unit has a raster arrangement to predefine a shape of the illumination field, a transfer optical unit for the superimposing transfer of the illumination light toward the illumination field, and an illumination angle variation device which deflects the illumination light with different deflection angles.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


01/15/15
20150015595 

Techniques for optimizing stencil buffers


One embodiment sets forth a method for associating each stencil value included in a stencil buffer with multiple fragments. Components within a graphics processing pipeline use a set of stencil masks to partition the bits of each stencil value.
Nvidia Corporation


01/15/15
20150015594 

Techniques for optimizing stencil buffers


One embodiment sets forth a method for associating each stencil value included in a stencil buffer with multiple fragments. Components within a graphics processing pipeline use a set of stencil masks to partition the bits of each stencil value.
Nvidia Corporation


01/15/15
20150015593 

Result data stream coding for repeating workloads


A graphics processing pipeline includes a vertex transformation stage 14 having a vertex transformation cache 20. If a request to transform vertex data is received and the vertex transformation cache 20 indicates that the transformed vertex data for that received request has already been generated, then a pointer to that previously generated transformed vertex data is output within a result data stream in place of the transform vertex data.
Arm Limited


01/15/15
20150015571 

Divided-area-based rendering device and divided-area-based rendering method


A divided-area-based rendering device includes: a table generating unit that calculates, for each unit polygon, a first area including the unit polygon, using screen coordinates, determines, from among divided areas obtained by dividing a rendering region, a divided area including at least part of the first area, and generates an area-by-polygon table that is a table in which, for each unit polygon, the divided area including the at least part of the first area including the unit polygon is associated with the unit polygon; a determining unit that determines a rendering unit polygon that is one of the unit polygons which is associated with the divided area, by referring to the area-by-polygon table; and an area rendering unit that performs, for each divided area, vertex processing and rasterization on the rendering unit polygon.. .
Panasonic Corporation


01/08/15
20150009550 

Image display controlling image display apparatus


An image display apparatus includes a light source unit, a scanning mirror unit that reflects and raster scans a light beam from the light source unit, a light source drive unit that drives the light source unit based on input image data, a microlens array that is arranged on an optical path between the light source unit and an eye of a user, and an optical sensor configured to detect the presence or absence of the microlens array. When the optical sensor fails to detect the presence of the microlens array, drive of the optical source is stopped..
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


01/01/15
20150005917 

Method and database-assisted requalification reticle inspection


A method embodiment includes providing a reticle design data that specify a plurality of printable features that are formed on the wafer using the reticle and a plurality of nonprintable features that are not formed on the wafer using such reticle, wherein the reticle design data is usable to fabricate the reticle. A reduced design database is generated from the reticle design data and this reduced design database includes a description or map of the nonprintable features of the reticle, a description or map of a plurality of cell-to-cell regions of the reticle, and a grayscale reticle image that is rasterized from the reticle design data.
Kla-tencor Corporation


01/01/15
20150003513 

Image decoding apparatus


For a decoding apparatus based on h.265/hevc with single-core or single-threaded hardware not parallelized, which executes decoding a plurality of tiles and filtering around a tile boundary, the disclosed invention is intended to reduce the frequency of access to decoded data around the boundaries between tiles stored in a frame memory for filtering such data or reduce the circuit size of a buffer that retains decoded data around the boundaries between tiles. The image decoding apparatus disclosed herein executes decoding and filtering in raster scan order across a screen independently of the sizes and positional relations of tiles.
Renesas Electronics Corporation


01/01/15
20150002859 

Image forming apparatus


An image-forming apparatus that generates print image data for a printing apparatus including a printing unit for each color, on which, as the printing unit, at least a low-resolution printing unit having a relatively low resolution and a high-resolution printing unit having a relatively high resolution are mounted, includes: a color conversion processing unit that converts colors of an original image into color data for the printing apparatus; a rasterizing unit that generates data about a shape corresponding to a resolution of the printing unit from the original image; and an adjustment processing unit that generates overwriting image data about an overwriting-side object by synthesizing the color data generated by the color conversion processing unit and the data relating to the shape generated by the rasterizing unit, and generates the print image data by performing an overwriting process of overwriting base image data with the overwriting image data.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation


01/01/15
20150002651 

Scanning-electron-microscope image processing device and scanning method


The image processing device has: a scanning direction decision unit which divides an captured image into a plurality of scanning regions and deciding a scanning direction of each scanning region based on a pattern edge captured in each scanning region in the captured image, a scanning order decision unit which performs a raster scan per pixel constituting each scanning region such that the scanning direction of each of the decided scanning region is directed to a horizontal direction of the raster scan, and a scanning image acquisition unit which acquires a scanning image by capturing each scanning region by the scanning-electron-microscope based on the decided scanning order.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


12/25/14
20140376024 

Image processing controller for performing image processing in cooperation with image forming apparatus, image forming system including image processing controller, controlling image forming system, and storage medium


An image processing controller capable of preventing an image forming apparatus from being caused to return from a power saving state inefficiently, and wastefully consuming electric power. The controller acquires the status of the apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/25/14
20140376019 

Image forming apparatus, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and print control method


Provided are an image forming apparatus, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a control program, and a print control method. An image forming apparatus which can directly print printing data described in a page description language.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


12/25/14
20140375678 

Data overlay for animated map weather display and rapidly loading animated raster data


A data visualization technique rapidly loads images to decrease data transfer time and associated bandwidth cost for animation effects in displays of data, and includes initially loading raster imagery at a coarser zoom level than a current view on the display, and then manipulating the imagery using general-purpose image manipulation algorithms to interpolate data points as a user adjusts the zoom level. In this manner, the data visualization technique intentionally displays a coarser view than that selected, rather than transferring entirely new imagery or datasets, and manipulates the imagery as necessary to avoid loading more data from a remote server to the local client each time the user adjusts the view..
Iteris, Inc.


12/25/14
20140375637 

Apparatus and processing graphics primitives


A method and apparatus includes primitive setup circuitry for determining a plurality of functions for an input graphics primitive, including an edge function associated with each edge of the input graphics primitive and a depth function associated with the input graphics primitive. Rasterization circuitry performs a rasterization operation in order to calculate position data for a plurality of graphics fragments to be used to represent the input graphics primitive.
Arm Limited


12/18/14
20140368528 

Color optimization for visual representation


A method for optimizing an amount of colors used in content data is described. At least one content object is received and it is analyzed if any of the received content objects is a predetermined type.
Documill Oy


12/18/14
20140368521 

Graphics processing systems


A tile-based graphics processing pipeline comprising a rasteriser 3, a renderer 6, a tile buffer 10 configured to store rendered fragment data locally to the graphics processing pipeline prior to that data being written out to an external memory, a write out stage 13 configured to write data stored in the tile buffer to an external memory, and a programmable processing stage 14. The programmable processing stage 14 is operable under the control of graphics program instructions to read fragment data stored in the tile buffer 10 on a random access basis, perform a processing operation using the read fragment data, and write the result of the processing operation into the tile buffer 10 or to an external memory..
Arm Limited


12/18/14
20140368503 

Untransformed display lists in a tile based rendering system


3-d rendering systems include a rasterization section that can fetch untransformed geometry, transform geometry and cache data for transformed geometry in a memory. As an example, the rasterization section can transform the geometry into screen space.
Imagination Technologies Limited


12/11/14
20140362421 

Method for dynamic background reduction


A method is provided for reducing a background in a raster image as generated from capturing a hardcopy original. The background indicates a deviation between a lightness value of a subset of pixels in the raster image and a maximum lightness value of raster image input values, contrasting with dark information in the image.

12/04/14
20140354682 

Method of and processing graphics


A tile-based graphics processing pipeline that uses primitive lists that can encompass plural rendering tiles includes a primitive list reading unit that reads primitive lists for a tile being rendered to determine primitives to be processed for the tile and a rasteriser that rasterises input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be processed. The pipeline further comprises a comparison unit between the primitive list reading unit and the rasteriser that for primitives that have been read from primitive lists that include plural rendering tiles, compares the location of the primitive in the render target to the location of the tile being rendered, and then either sends the primitive onwards to the rasteriser if the comparison determines that the primitive could lie at least partially within the tile, or does not send the primitive to the rasteriser if the comparison determines that the primitive definitely does not lie within the tile..

12/04/14
20140354670 

Rasterisation in graphics processing systems


The rasteriser 10 also identifies when a given smaller patch of the render output is found to entirely pass the edge test for an edge of the primitive in question when the larger patch encompassing that smaller patch is tested, notes that event in state information associated with the primitive edge in question, and then uses that state information to skip the testing of the edge in question against the smaller patch of the render output.. .

12/04/14
20140354640 

Hidden surface removal in graphics processing systems


A graphics processing pipeline 1 includes a rasteriser 3 that tests patches representing respective different regions of a render output against the edges of primitives 2 to determine if the primitive at least partially covers the patch and an early depth test stage 4 that performs early depth tests for primitives in respect of patches of the render output that the primitive has been found by the rasteriser at least partially to cover, by using depth test information 5 associated with a patch indicating the number and distribution of different depth value regions associated with the patch to determine the depth value region or regions associated with the patch that the primitive should be depth tested against, and then performing a depth test or tests for the primitive in respect of the respective determined depth value region or regions associated with the patch.. .

12/04/14
20140354634 

Updating depth related graphics data


Updating depth related graphics data is described. Geometric primitives are processed.



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