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Date/App# patent app List of recent Raster-related patents
02/04/16
20160035111 
 Methods and systems for providing mapping, data management, and analysis patent thumbnailMethods and systems for providing mapping, data management, and analysis
A method for providing mapping, data management and analysis. Creation of a map is initiated with a desired gaussian aggregation and desired color map parameters.

02/04/16
20160034601 
 Optimized rendering of shared documents on client devices with document raster representations patent thumbnailOptimized rendering of shared documents on client devices with document raster representations
Optimizing the rendering of a document stored on a collaboration server is disclosed. A request for the document is received from the client computer device.
Bluebeam Software, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034232 
 Printing for-pay content patent thumbnailPrinting for-pay content
In one embodiment, an email communication is received via a network. The email communication includes a content identifier identifying for-pay content hosted at a provider computing system, a sender identifier identifying a sender of the communication, and a printer identifier identifying a network-connected printer.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/04/16
20160033393 
 Raster optic device for optical hyper spectral scanning patent thumbnailRaster optic device for optical hyper spectral scanning
A spectroscopic scanning device, a portable spectroscopic scanning system, and methods for using the spectroscopic scanning device are described that include at least one focusing element configured to collect light, a beam-steering element configured to direct a portion of the collected light from the at least one focusing element, and a detector configured to receive the directed light from the beam-steering element, wherein the beam-steering element is operable to successively select portions of light from a plurality of locations within its field of regard.. .
Smiths Detection Inc.


02/04/16
20160030769 
 Method and device for fast raster beam scanning in intensity-modulated ion beam therapy patent thumbnailMethod and device for fast raster beam scanning in intensity-modulated ion beam therapy
A method and device are designed to deliver intensity-modulated ion beam therapy radiation doses closely conforming to tumors of arbitrary shape, via a series of two-dimensional (2-d) continuous raster scans of a pencil beam, wherein each scan takes no more than about 100 milliseconds to complete. The device includes a fast scanning nozzle for the exit of an ion beam delivery gantry.
Phenix Medical Llc


01/28/16
20160027414 
 External user interface for head worn computing patent thumbnailExternal user interface for head worn computing
Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027211 
 External user interface for head worn computing patent thumbnailExternal user interface for head worn computing
Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027203 
 Method and  hybrid rendering patent thumbnailMethod and hybrid rendering
A hybrid rendering method includes subdividing a two-dimensional (2d) frame into virtual tiles (hereinafter, referred to as ‘tiles’); classifying the tiles into first tiles which include an object having reflective or transparent properties and second tiles which do not include the object having reflective or transparent properties; storing geometric information of a primitive in the first tiles in a graphics processing unit (gpu) internal memory; and generating a first image by rendering one or more of the first tiles via ray tracing using the geometric information, generating a second image by rendering one or more of the second tiles via rasterization, and outputting a final image by merging the first and second images.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027144 
 Exploiting frame to frame coherency in a sort-middle architecture patent thumbnailExploiting frame to frame coherency in a sort-middle architecture
Pixel values that were computed in a previous frame may be reused for the current frame, operating in a sort-middle architecture. A hash or some other compact representation of all the data used in a tile, including all triangles, uniforms, textures, shaders, etc.
Intel Corporation


01/28/16
20160026903 
 Information processing apparatus, control method, and recording medium patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, control method, and recording medium
In an information processing apparatus according to the present invention, if setting of performing imaging processing of converting a page of print data into a raster image is accepted, a first filter converts a page of first print data into a raster image and stores the raster image as second print data in a storage area, and a third filter acquires the second print data from the storage area, and if setting of not performing the imaging processing is accepted, the first filter transmits the first print data to a second filter that converts print data received from the first filter, and the third filter acquires, from the second filter, the first print data converted by the second filter.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160025980 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025977 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y mirror control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025974 

External user interface for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to the projection of imagery from a head-worn computer, wherein a projector with x-y control and a laser are mounted in the head-worn computer and positioned to project a raster style interactive user interface image onto a nearby surface.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019445 

Data processing apparatus, image recording system, data processing method, and recording medium


A black figure specification part of a data processing apparatus specifies a black figure from among a plurality of figures in original image data that represents each figure in a vector format. When the overprint attribute of the black figure is on, a data processing part adds a new black figure whose overprint attribute is off and that indicates a figure central portion of the black figure excluding an outer edge portion of a predetermined width from the edge, to the original image data.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018662 

Raster, display apparatus and manufacturing the raster


The present invention relates to the field of display technologies, and discloses a raster, a display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the raster. The raster comprises a first substrate and a second substrate arranged to be opposed to each other, a surface of the first substrate facing the second substrate is provided with a plate electrode thereon, a surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate is provided thereon with a plurality strip electrodes arranged to space apart from each other.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd


01/21/16
20160018519 

High frequency acoustic spectrum imaging


A method and a device for high frequency acoustic spectrum imaging for an object over a field of view. A camera captures an image of the object.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


01/21/16
20160016254 

Raster methodology, apparatus and system for electron beam layer manufacturing using closed loop control


A method for layer-by-layer manufacturing of a three-dimensional work piece, including: (a) delivering a metallic feed material into a feed region; (b) emitting an electron beam; (c) translating the electron beam through a first predetermined raster pattern frame that includes: (i) a plurality of points within the feed region; and (ii) a plurality of points in a substrate region that is outside of the feed region; (d) monitoring a condition of the feed region or the substrate region for the occurrence of any deviation from a predetermined condition; (e) upon detecting of any deviation, translating the electron beam through at least one second predetermined raster pattern frame that maintains the melting beam power density level substantially the same, but alters the substrate beam power density level; and (f) repeating steps (a) through (e) at one or more second locations for building up layer-by-layer.. .
Sciaky, Inc.


01/14/16
20160012323 

Method for printing a grayscale raster image


A method is provided for enhancing a grayscale raster image comprising pixels. The method comprises the steps of composing a second raster image of equal dimensions to said raster image, selecting a target pixel in the second raster image, having a target position, and deriving a grayscale value for the target pixel from a grayscale value of a pixel in said raster image that is in a neighborhood of a pixel on a position corresponding to the target position, thereby dispersing the gray value of a pixel in a predetermined range around its original position and working the second raster image up for a halftoning process without using pixel segmentation..
Océ-technologies B.v.


01/14/16
20160012170 

Customizing a particle-beam writer using a convolution kernel


An exposure pattern is computed which is used for exposing a desired pattern on a target in a charged-particle multi-beam processing apparatus so as to match a reference writing tool, possible of different type: the desired pattern is provided as a graphical representation suitable for the reference tool, such as a raster graphics, on the image area on the target. A convolution kernel is used which describes a mapping from an element of the graphical representation to a group of pixels which is centered around a nominal position of said element.
Ims Nanofabrication Ag


01/07/16
20160006602 

Method and network infrastructure for the redundant transmission of messages in a distributed real-time system


The invention relates to a method for the redundant transmission of messages in a distributed real-time system, wherein the real-time system comprises two or more computing nodes (101-108) and one or more star couplers (201-209), wherein the computing nodes (101-108) are connected to the star couplers (201-209) by means of bidirectional communication lines (301, 302, 303) and the star couplers (201-209) are interconnected by bidirectional communication lines (310), and wherein the star couplers (201-209) connected by the communication lines (310) form a network infrastructure (200), wherein one or more star couplers (201-209) of the network infrastructure (200) perform one or more activity rasters (1000), wherein an activity raster (1000) consists of alternating active phases (502) and rest phases (501), and wherein any message sent in the network infrastructure is assigned to precisely one activity raster (1000). The invention also relates to a network infrastructure and also a real-time system comprising a network infrastructure of this type..
Fts Computertechnik Gmbh


01/07/16
20160005225 

Automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models


A system for automated conversion of two-dimensional hydrology vector models into valid three-dimensional hydrology vector models, comprising a vector extraction engine that retrieves vectors from, and sends vectors to, a vector storage, a dsm server that retrieves a dsm from a dsm storage and computes a dsm from stereo disparity measurements of a stereo pair retrieved from a raster storage, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for automated hydrology vector model development utilizing the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005149 

Automated seamline construction for high-quality high-resolution orthomosaics


A system for semi-automated feature extraction comprising an image analysis server that receives and initializes a plurality of raster images, a feature extraction server that identifies and extracts image features, a mosaic server that assembles mosaics from multiple images, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for generating a cost raster utilizing the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


01/07/16
20160004195 

Image forming apparatus, fixing temperature control method, and fixing temperature control program


An image forming apparatus includes: a printing unit that includes an image forming unit that forms a toner image of each page on recording paper, and a fixation unit that thermally fixes the toner image on the recording paper; and a control unit that controls the printing unit and includes a data acquisition unit, an analysis unit, a rasterization unit, and a printing control unit, wherein the analysis unit includes a band division unit that divides each page into a plurality of bands, and a condition determination unit that determines whether or not low temperature fixation executed at a relatively low temperature is allowed for each of the bands, and sets a fixing temperature for each of the bands based on a determination result, and the printing control unit controls a fixing temperature of the fixation unit based on the fixing temperature set for each of the bands.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


12/31/15
20150382004 

Limited error raster compression


Embodiments of the invention relate to an image or raster compression method that includes receiving pixel data for a raster comprising a two dimensional (2d) array of pixels where each pixel is associated with a data value. The method further includes receiving a user defined parameter defining a maximum error allowable per pixel for a compression algorithm.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri)


12/31/15
20150379763 

Method and filtered coarse pixel shading


An apparatus and method for performing coarse pixel shading (cps). For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: a method for coarse pixel shading (cps) comprising: pre-processing a graphics mesh by creating a tangent-plane parameterization of desired vertex attributes for each vertex of the mesh; and performing rasterization of the mesh in a rasterization stage of a graphics pipeline using the tangent-plane parameterization..
Intel Corporation


12/31/15
20150379431 

Spectral data analytic cube classifier (spadacc) for continuous wide area geospatial modeling using normalized and higly dimensional multispectal raster data


A system for enhanced geospatial modeling using a spectral data analytic cube classifier and normalized multispectral raster data, comprising a geospatial modeling server that receives and analyzes input imagery, a data import/export server that provides data for review or interaction and receives data to provide to the analysis server, and a database that stores data, and a method for enhanced geospatial modeling using raster data according to the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379340 

Image processing device


A binarizing section generates binary image data representing a binary image from raster image data representing a raster image. A white-pixel ratio determining section determines, based on the binary image data, a white pixel ratio for each line of the binary image and a position of each of lines having a white pixel ratio equal to or greater than a predetermined first threshold among the lines of the binary image, and also determines a white pixel ratio for an entirety of the binary image.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


12/31/15
20150378655 

Image processing apparatus


Provided are: an identifying process unit that calculates a product set of rendering instructions for objects included in a processing-target page and rendering instructions for objects included in a page different from the processing-target page; a blank sheet determining unit that identifies a body object and that determines whether the body object has been identified, the body object being obtained by excluding the objects corresponding to the rendering instructions included in the product set from objects included in the processing-target page; and a rip processing unit that generates raster data after excluding a page for which a determination has been made that the body object has not been identified.. .
Riso Kagaku Corporation


12/31/15
20150378441 

Input apparatus


An input apparatus includes: a light source that emits detection light toward a first direction, and raster scans a detection interface defined in space, with the detection light; a first light sensor that is disposed closer to the light source than the detection interface, and detects first reflected light which is the detection light that has been reflected; a second light sensor that detects second reflected light which is the detection light that has been reflected off an instructing body that has entered a detection region extending from the detection interface toward the light source; and a control unit that detects a coordinate value of the instructing body using received-light data obtained by the first light sensor and the second light sensor receiving light at the same timing.. .
Funai Electric Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150371421 

Map display device and map display method


A map display device 200 stores a map image dataset 211 with image pixels including a plurality of static-type pixels 410 each having only one color value 412, and a plurality of dynamic-type pixels 420 each having a predefined set of color values 422-426, and a function definition field 428 which defines a function to select between said color values 422-426. A graphics processor 220 processes one tile 401 of map image data by, for each of the dynamic type pixels 420, retrieving the function identified by the function definition field 428, applying a current time value to the function, and selecting one of the predefined set of color values 422-426 according to a result of the function.
Bae Systems Plc


12/24/15
20150370208 

Image forming apparatus, control method, and program


When calculating a toner consumption amount that is based on a dot count value of raster data, the toner consumption amount can be estimated more accurately by taking into consideration density control as well as pulse width control, which are used as part of image formation processing.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150357986 

Multi-dimensional array of impedance elements


Circuitry formed of a two-dimensional regular array of capacitive elements 2 is coupled to decoding circuitry in the form of column decoder 8 and a row decoder 6. The decoders 8, 6 are used to select a start point and an end point within a sequence of selected capacitive elements to be connected in parallel following a horizontal raster scan arrangement.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


12/10/15
20150353083 

Creation of an obstacle map


A method for creating an obstacle map of an area surrounding a motor vehicle on a road includes preparing a rasterized obstacle map, scanning an area surrounding the motor vehicle, dividing the surrounding into cells, recording those of the cells that are occupied by an obstacle, and identifying grid points of the obstacle map that correspond to occupied cells in the surrounding area. The dimensions of the cells are determined as a function of the position thereof relative to the course of the road..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


12/10/15
20150352872 

System for adjusting operation of a printer during three-dimensional object printing using an optical sensor


A printer compensates for printing errors occurring during production of the layers for the formation of an object in a three-dimensional printer. The printer includes an optical sensor that generates data corresponding to edges of each layer of the object after each layer is printed.
Xerox Corporation


12/10/15
20150352859 

2-d straight-scan on imaging surface with a raster polygon


A 2-d scanning system uses a fast-rotating raster-polygon as a single scanning component to produce straight scan lines over a 2-d image surface. An approach angle of incident light beams to the raster-polygon is selected to minimize pin-cushion distortion of scan lines introduced by polygon scanning on the image surface, and a tilt angle of the rotational axis of the raster-polygon is selected to position said polygon-scanning distortion symmetrically on the image surface.
Prysm, Inc.


12/10/15
20150352781 

System for compensating for drop volume variation during three-dimensional printing of an object


A printer compensates for variations in ejected material drop volumes occurring during production of the layers for the formation of an object in a three-dimensional printer. The printer includes an optical sensor that generates topographical and measurement data of each layer of the object after each layer is printed.
Xerox Corporation


12/03/15
20150348306 

Allocation of primitives to primitive blocks


An application sends primitives to a graphics processing system so that an image of a 3d scene can be rendered. The primitives are placed into primitive blocks for storage and retrieval from a parameter memory.
Imagination Technologies Limited


12/03/15
20150348283 

Techniques for deferred decoupled shading


Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for reducing the processing demands of shading primitives in rendering a 2d screen image from a 3d model. A device includes a fine rasterizing component to employ multiple screen image samples per screen image pixel to perform fine rasterization to identify a set of visible primitives, a coarse rasterizing component to employ a single shading image sample per shading image pixel to perform coarse rasterization from the same perspective as the fine rasterization to identify at least one primitive along a path of a shading image pixel, and a shading component to shade a primitive identified by a screen image sample of a first screen image pixel as visible within the shading image pixel and identified as along the path of the shading image sample associated with the shading image pixel to derive a color value.

12/03/15
20150347867 

Some automated and semi-automated tools for linear feature extraction in two and three dimensions


A system for vector extraction comprising a vector extraction engine stored and operating on a network-connected computing device that loads raster images from a database stored and operating on a network-connected computing device, identifies features in the raster images, and computes a vector based on the features, and methods for feature and vector extraction.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


12/03/15
20150347660 

Compensation of dose inhomogeneity using overlapping exposure spots


An exposure pattern is computed which is used for exposing a desired pattern on a target by means of a particle beam and a blanking aperture array in a particle-optical lithography apparatus, taking into account a non-uniform current dose distribution as generated by the beam over the positions of the apertures of the blanking aperture array: from the desired pattern a nominal exposure pattern is calculated as a raster graphics comprising nominal dose values for the pixels of the raster graphics; based on a map of the current dose distribution, which correlates each aperture with a current factor describing the current dose of the beam at the location of the aperture, a compensated dose value is calculated for each pixel, by dividing its nominal dose value by the compensation factor corresponding to the current factor of the corresponding aperture(s); and for each pixel, a discrete value is determined by selecting a value from a discrete gray scale so as to approximate the compensated dose value.. .
Ims Nanofabrication Ag


12/03/15
20150347528 

Pixel-aware query rewriting


A query rewriter associated with a database management system or visualization client rewrites a database query based on properties, characteristics, etc. Of the visualization to be rendered by the visualization client.

11/26/15
20150339852 

Graphics processing systems


When rendering a region of a three-dimensional object represented by a base set of polygon vertices in a graphics processing pipeline, a first processing stage uses meta-information representative of the surface relief of the region of the three-dimensional object to determine whether to generate a set of additional polygon vertices over the region of the three-dimensional object, and generates the additional set of polygon vertices (when this is deemed necessary). A second processing stage then uses information representative of the surface relief of the region of the three-dimensional object to modify the positions of one or more of the polygon vertices, before the vertices are assembled into primitives that are then rasterised and rendered..
Arm Limited


11/26/15
20150339799 

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


11/26/15
20150339553 

Automatic print job ticket settings based on raster images of previously printed document


Exemplary methods and devices herein receive the images of a previously printed document (through scanning, raster image processing, etc.), a second document to be printed, and instructions to use print settings of the previously printed document to print the second document. These methods and devices automatically detect page boundaries, detect page orientation, and detect page sequencing within the images of the previously printed document to identify previous layout parameters used to print the previously printed document.
Xerox Corporation


11/26/15
20150339550 

Image processing apparatus, print information generating apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system, image processing method, print information generating method, and non-transitory computer readable medium


An image processing apparatus includes a print information acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of print information of each print job to be performed on an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording material, the plurality of pieces of print information divided by a predetermined number of parallel processes and arranged in ascending or descending discrete page order, a command analyzing unit that command-analyzes the acquired print information, a rasterizing unit that rasterizes the command-analyzed print information to generate raster data, and a concatenating unit that concatinates the generated raster data in a consecutive page order. The print image acquisition unit, the command analyzing unit, and the rasterizing unit perform parallel processes thereof on the print information..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150338672 

Stereoscopic image displayer


The instant disclosure provides a stereoscopic image displayer including a backlight module, a lcd module, a stereoscopic film, and a touch panel. The lcd module is disposed on the backlight module.
C Vision Technology Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150338658 

Wearable display for stereoscopic viewing


A wearable display apparatus for displaying an image has a source of modulated laser light and a scanning apparatus energizable to scan the modulated laser light from the source in a raster pattern and into the eye for forming an image. The scanning apparatus directs light into the eye of the viewer from a distance to the eye that is within the object focal length of the eye, positioned below the horizontal line of sight of the viewer, and disposed within a lower portion of the vertical peripheral field of view and substantially outside of the normal vertical field of view of the viewer.

11/19/15
20150332430 

Information processing assistance device that caches image data, information processing device, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing information processing assistance program


An order of calling sub-functions called from a main function for drawing a vector image is obtained, a group of all of sub-functions having a common combination of call sources and being called in succession, is extracted as a group, and a cache function for caching a vector part image drawn with the sub-functions included in the group, as a raster image, is added to the main function to newly generate an improved main function.. .
Dena Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150332429 

Exploiting frame to frame coherency in a sort-middle architecture


Pixel values that were computed in a previous frame may be reused for the current frame, operating in a sort-middle architecture. A hash or some other compact representation of all the data used in a tile, including all triangles, uniforms, textures, shaders, etc.

11/12/15
20150325218 

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 Technology Licensing, Llc


11/12/15
20150325202 

Systems, devices, and methods for wearable computers with heads-up displays


Systems, devices, and methods for wearable computer systems are described. A wearable heads-up display (“whud”) is implemented as a peripheral to a wearable electronic band worn on a limb of the user.
Thalmic Labs Inc.


11/12/15
20150324154 

Printing system, printing control device, and printing control program


To provide a printing system, printing control device, and printing control program that can optimize the operating rate of a printer. An operation optimization processing part includes a comparison part and an output destination determination part, and performs a process that in order to the optimize the operating status of a printer, before an rip process is performed, in accordance with a condition determined by the relationship between an rip processing speed and a printing speed, for each print data, preliminarily determines a raster data output destination for temporarily storing raster data generated by performing the rip process of the print data..
Dainippon Screen Mfg.co., Ltd.


11/05/15
20150319424 

System and multi-view reconstruction with user-selectable novel views


A system for multi-view reconstruction of a photo-realistic rendering of an event includes cameras for imaging the event with image frames; a controller having a cem module for modeling an environment from image data of the image frames, an fes module for segmenting a foreground from the environment from image data of the image frames and constructing a 3d data representation; and a configuration engine includes a path selection module, the configuration engine for configuring and rendering the photo-realistic rendering along a path selected by a user using the path selection module, the path having at least one novel view image. The photo-realistic rendering has less than a 10% discrepancy between output pixel raster values of the novel view image and the image frames imaged by the cameras..
Replay Technologies Inc.


11/05/15
20150317827 

System, method, and computer program product for pre-filtered anti-aliasing with deferred shading


A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating anti-aliased images. The method includes the steps of assigning one or more samples to a plurality of clusters, each cluster in the plurality of clusters corresponding to an aggregate stored in an aggregate geometry buffer, where each of the one or more samples is covered by a visible fragment and rasterizing three-dimensional geometry to generate material parameters for each sample of the one or more samples.
Nvidia Corporation


11/05/15
20150317818 

On demand geometry and acceleration structure creation


Systems and methods of geometry processing, for rasterization and ray tracing processes provide for pre-processing of source geometry, such as by tessellating or other procedural modification of source geometry, to produce final geometry on which a rendering will be based. An acceleration structure (or portion thereof) for use during ray tracing is defined based on the final geometry.
Imagination Technologies, Ltd.


11/05/15
20150317763 

Graphics processing systems


A tile based graphics processing pipeline comprises a plurality of processing stages, including at least a rasteriser that rasterises input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be processed, and a renderer that processes fragments generated by the rasteriser to generate rendered fragment data, and a processing stage 6 operable to receive rendered fragment data 3, and to perform a processing operation using the rendered fragment data to generate per-tile metadata 7.. .
Arm Limited


10/29/15
20150310590 

Multiple rasterizing displays for multiple rois in an overlaid display


An electronic device can include an input configured to receive video data, at least one region of interest (roi) block configured to identify an roi within the video data, and at least one rasterizing block coupled with the at least one roi block and configured to rasterize an image based on the roi within the video data as identified by the at least one roi block. A display processor can be configured to provide as output an overlay display in which the image rasterized by the at least one rasterizing block is overlaid a rasterized image corresponding to the video data..
Tektronix, Inc.


10/22/15
20150304521 

Dynamically generating table of contents for printable or scanned content


Methods and devices receive a document comprising raster images, using an optical scanner. These methods and devices automatically identify topical items within the raster images based on raster content in the raster images, using a processor.
Xerox Corporation


10/22/15
20150302629 

Start node determination for tree traversal in ray tracing applications


At least one processor may organize a plurality of primitives in a hierarchical data structure. The at least one processor may rasterize a plurality of bounding volumes associated with non-root nodes of the hierarchical data structure to an off-screen render target.
Qualcomm Incorporated


10/22/15
20150301086 

A method and a device for determining a trigger condition for a rare signal event


A method and a device for determining a trigger condition for presenting a registered signal on a display of an oscilloscope on the basis of a rare signal event in the registered signal. The method and device determines a level-based and/or time-based distribution of frequencies of occurrence from level-based and/or time-based parameters determined from sampled values of the registered signal in a specified corresponding level-raster and/or time raster, and compares the determined level-based and/or time-based distribution of frequencies of occurrence with a previously given corresponding level-based and/or time-based reference-distribution of frequencies of occurrence.
Rohde & Schwarz Gmbh & Co. Kg


10/15/15
20150294855 

Semiconductor cleaner systems and methods


In an embodiment, the present invention discloses a euv cleaner system and process for cleaning a euv carrier. The euv cleaner system comprises separate dirty and cleaned environments, separate cleaning chambers for different components of the double container carrier, gripper arms for picking and placing different components using a same robot handler, gripper arms for holding different components at different locations, horizontal spin cleaning and drying for outer container, hot water and hot air (70 c) cleaning process, vertical nozzles and rasterizing megasonic nozzles for cleaning inner container with hot air nozzles for drying, separate vacuum decontamination chambers for outgassing different components, for example, one for inner and one for outer container with high vacuum (e.g., <10−6 torr) with purge gas, heaters and rga sensors inside the vacuum chamber, purge gas assembling station, and purge gas loading and unloading station..

10/15/15
20150294498 

Stochastic rasterization using enhanced stencil operations on a graphics processing unit (gpu)


Techniques are described for stochastic rasterization. A graphics processing unit (gpu) may discard samples of bounding polygons that together indicate movement of one or more primitives before a pixel shader process the samples.

10/15/15
20150293235 

Fast, high-rate, position-sensitive absolute dosimeter for ion beam therapy


A gas scintillation detector is designed to provide in-beam absolute dose monitoring for ion beam radiotherapy treatments employing spot or raster beam scanning, especially with microsecond-scale beam pulses. Detection of prompt primary scintillation light emitted by gas molecules excited by beam passage provides electronic signals that can be processed to yield output data proportional to delivered dose up to high dose rates, and that appear quickly enough to provide feedback to influence real-time beam intensity adjustments for subsequent steps in the beam scan.

10/08/15
20150287239 

Graphics processing enhancement by tracking object and/or primitive identifiers


Graphics processing includes setting up a plurality of objects in a scene in virtual space, each object being defined by a set of vertices. A unique object identifier is assigned to each object and written to an id buffer.

10/08/15
20150287238 

Depth of field rasterization


Depth of field may be rasterized by culling half-space regions on a lens from which a triangle to be rendered is not visible. Then, inside tests are only performed on the remaining unculled half-space regions.

10/08/15
20150287166 

Varying effective resolution by screen location by altering rasterization parameters


In graphics processing data is received representing one or more vertices for a scene in a virtual space. Primitive assembly is performed on the vertices to compute projections of the vertices from virtual space onto a viewport of the scene in a screen space of a display device containing a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels being subdivided into a plurality of subsections.

10/08/15
20150287158 

Method for efficient re-rendering objects to vary viewports and under varying rendering and rasterization parameters


Graphics processing renders a scene with a plurality of different rendering parameters for different locations on a screen area. A rendering parameter context is set up for each of a plurality of zones and each zone is assigned a zone index.

10/08/15
20150286750 

Model driven connection approximation for mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings


A system displays a raster-based or a vector-based formatted drawing on a user interface. A user selects a device on the drawing.

10/08/15
20150283805 

Liquid discharge control apparatus and liquid discharge control method


A liquid discharge control apparatus includes a discharge control unit that controls the discharge of the liquid through the nozzle. In the case that the discharge control unit allocates, to a first nozzle, the pixel of a first ratio in a pixel column that represents one raster line, and allocates, to a second nozzle, the pixel of a second ratio in the pixel column, and in the case that one nozzle of the first nozzle and the second nozzle is an abnormal nozzle, and the ratio of the pixel in the pixel column allocated to the one nozzle is more than or equal to a predetermined ratio with respect to a total of the first ratio and the second ratio, the discharge control unit increases the ratio of the pixel in the pixel column allocated to the other nozzle of the first nozzle and the second nozzle..

10/08/15
20150283804 

Recording apparatus


A recording apparatus includes a plurality of complementing units which form a complementing dot for complementing a dot to be formed using a defective nozzle; and a selection unit which selects any complementing unit from among the plurality of complementing units, in which the plurality of complementing units includes a substitute nozzle complementing unit which forms the complementing dot on the first raster using a substitute nozzle, without using a vicinity formation nozzle; and a combination complementing unit which forms a complementing dot on the first raster using the substitute nozzle, and on the second raster using the vicinity formation nozzle.. .

10/08/15
20150283382 

Respiration sensors for recording of triggered respiratory signals in neurostimulators


A respiration implant system includes a parasternal respiration sensor is configured for intramuscular placement into parasternal muscle of the implanted patient to develop a respiration signal representing respiration activity of the implanted patient. A movement sensor develops a patient movement signal representing movement of the implanted patient.

10/01/15
20150281572 

Method for image processing and method that can be performed therewith for the automatic detection of objects, observation device and high-precision tracking of the course followed by launched rockets over large distances


A method for image processing involves collecting image data of a scene as electromagnetic radiation and processing the image data to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the image data. The image processing involves dividing a raw image that contains the image data into lines and columns, to create a raster image, superimposing a central raster filter element of a raster filter having an odd number of lines and an odd number of columns onto a raster image element, determining the brightness values of each of the raster image elements covered by the raster filter, wherein except for the central raster filter element, every other raster filter element has an individual light-reducing property, and adding up the brightness values to produce a total brightness value, and assigning this total brightness value to the raster image element covered by the central raster filter element.
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh


09/24/15
20150269713 

Analytical motion blur rasterization with compression


A rasterizer, based on time-dependent edge equations, computes analytical visibility in order to render accurate motion blur. An oracle-based compression algorithm for the time intervals lowers the frame buffer requirements.
Intel Corporation


09/24/15
20150269703 

Dark to light watermark without special materials


Methods and systems rasterize a document to produce a bitmap having first pixels of a first color as background uniformly located across a watermark region and second pixels of a second color located in a pattern forming foreground items within the watermark region. The rasterization causes the first pixels to deposit a first marking material (forming the first color) to a first height on the print media, and the rasterization causes the second pixels to deposit a second marking material (forming the second color) to a second height (different from the first height) on the print media.
Xerox Corporation


09/24/15
20150269458 

Image forming managing job data


When, at a time of execution of processing of backup or restoration for job data, raster image data included in the job data is data generated using any state parameter other than a current state parameter, an image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention executes the processing of backup or restoration without including the raster image data as a target of the processing.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


09/17/15
20150264334 

Parallax image generation device


A parallax image generation device generates motion vectors of a first image with respect to a second image, the first image including a blank region that does not contain any image information and an effective region that contains image information. The parallax image generation device includes a motion vector search circuit configured to generate motion vectors of blocks of the effective region and blocks of the blank region, at least one of the blocks of the blank region being generated from a motion vector of a block of the effective region, and an output control circuit connected to the motion vector search circuit and configured to output the motion vectors of the blocks of the effective region and the blank region that have been generated by the motion vector search circuit in a raster scan order..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


09/17/15
20150262413 

Method and system of temporally asynchronous shading decoupled from rasterization


A method and system for rendering a graphic object that decouples shading from rasterization is disclosed. The method includes selecting a set of points of a graphic object for shading.
Oxide Interactive, Llc


09/17/15
20150262407 

Object illumination in hybrid rasterization and ray traced 3-d rendering


Rendering systems that can use combinations of rasterization rendering processes and ray tracing rendering processes are disclosed. In some implementations, these systems perform a rasterization pass to identify visible surfaces of pixels in an image.
Imagination Technologies Limited


09/10/15
20150253557 

Confocal microscope with freely adjustable sample scanning


A microscope for raster-free, confocal imaging of a sample arranged in a sample space has an illumination arrangement comprising a light source group having light sources which can be switched on individually, a detector arrangement, a pinhole arrangement which comprises a pinhole array and which has a plurality of pinhole elements which are adjacent to one another, wherein there is one pinhole element provided for each light source, and optics which irradiate each pinhole element with radiation of an individual light source of the light source group and confocally illuminate an individual spot located in the sample space, wherein one of the individual spots is associated with each pinhole element, and the individual spots are adjacent to one another in the sample space with respect to an incidence direction of the radiation, and the optics image the individual spots through the pinhole arrangement confocally on the detector arrangement.. .
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh


09/03/15
20150248993 

Compensation of defective beamlets in a charged-particle multi-beam exposure tool


An exposure pattern is computed which is used for exposing a desired pattern on a target by means of a blanking aperture array in a particle-optical lithography apparatus which has a finite number of defects, said desired pattern being composed of a multitude of image elements within an image area on the target: a list of defective blanking apertures is provided, comprising information about the type of defect of the defective blanking apertures; from the desired pattern a nominal exposure pattern is calculated as a raster graphics over the image elements disregarding the defective blanking apertures; the “compromised” image elements (1105) are determined which are exposed by aperture images of defective blanking apertures; for each compromised element (1105), a set of neighboring image elements is selected as “correction elements” (1104); for each compromised element, corrected dose values are calculated for the correction elements, said corrected dose values minimizing an error functional of the deviation of the dose distribution including the defects from the nominal dose distribution, under the constraint that each of the corrected dose values falls within the allowed doses; and a corrected exposure pattern (1103) is generated by substituting the corrected dose values for the nominal dose values at the correction elements.. .
Ims Nanofabrication Ag


09/03/15
20150248428 

Lexicon based intelligent media search


A computer image search system for rapid retrieval of media files images corresponding to a sequence of input display commands, the system comprising: a programmable data processor operating under the control of a program to convert the display commands into data entries in an array of multi-bit data characters and words, each entry of the array corresponding to a set of descriptions of the image to be displayed; and a scanned-raster display device for generating illuminated points on a display surface in response to applied data signals causing the programmable data processor to perform the following operations: starting an indexer and loading an autocomplete data file; and performing operations until each media type m in an array of available media type is processed.. .
Shutterstock, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243257 

Cross-platform rendering engine


A cross-platform rendering engine. The cross-platform rendering engine serves as an intermediary between the application and the operating system for displaying application content on the screen allowing software developers to write platform-agnostic application code.
Microsoft Corporation


08/27/15
20150241468 

Method and automated scanning probe microscopy


This invention concerns scanning probe microscopes and related instruments (“spms”) when used to investigate or measure large samples whose size is a multiple of the typical operational scanning area of an spm, say 150 μm×150 μm at most. To avoid frequent readjustments or other time-consuming human interaction and errors when focusing the spm, a multi-step, automated method for the spm-scanning of large samples is disclosed, comprising a “coarse”, i.e.
Nuomedis Ag


08/20/15
20150235401 

Vector data processor, image recording system, vector data processing method, and computer-readable medium


A vector data processor (12) includes a thinning part (301), a central line acquiring part (302), and a superimposing part (303). A target figure includes a linear figure.
Screen Holodings Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235340 

Techniques for conservative rasterization


This disclosure describes a method for performing conservative rasterization in a processor comprising determining vertices of a primitive, defining edges of the primitive by determining a set of edge equations based on the determined vertices, wherein the edge equations are based on an edge shifting parameter plus an offset, determining pixels that touch the edges of the primitive using the determined edge equations, and rasterizing the primitive using the determined pixels.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/13/15
20150230341 

Method and forming fine scale structures in dielectric substrate


Apparatus and methods for forming fine scale structures (4, 4′, 4″, 5, 6, 7, 8) in the surface of a dielectric substrate (3) to two or more depths are disclosed. In an example, the apparatus 25 comprises a first solid state laser (12) arranged to provide a first pulsed laser beam (13), a first mask (16) having a pattern for defining a first set of structures (4, 6, 7, 8) at a first depth, a projection lens (17) for forming a reduced size image of said pattern on the surface (3) of the substrate and a beam scanner arranged to scan said first pulsed laser beam (13) in a two-dimensional raster scan relative to the first pattern to form a first set of structures (4, 6, 7, 5) at a first depth in the substrate, wherein the first or a further solid state laser is arranged to form a second set of structures (8) at a second depth in the substrate (3)..
M-solv Limited


08/13/15
20150229914 

Autostereoscopic system


An autostereoscopic system includes a visualization surface having an image prepared for separation, the image consisting of a sequence of m perspectives, which alternate with the frequency of no less than physiologically conditioned sensitivity of a human eye, and a dual raster screen positioned in front of the visualization surface, having two rasters disposed on opposite sides with respect to a common focal plane diffusing a stream of light. Each raster consists of lens elements contiguously disposed on the surface and forming coaxial pairs.
Uab 3d Tau


08/13/15
20150228059 

Method for semantic image enhancement


The invention is related to a method for image processing a raster image according to an amount of image enhancement, using an image keyword. A predetermined set of raster images with associated keywords is used, a raster image being a digital image with pixel values.
Oce-technologies B.v.


08/13/15
20150227824 

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium


Provided is an image processing apparatus including a print image generation section that generates print image data to be supplied to a printing device by executing a rasterizing process with a resolution for printing on print data, and an image density calculation section that executes the rasterizing process on the print data with a resolution lower than the resolution for printing and calculates image density information used in control of an image forming process in the printing device based on raster image data which is generated through the rasterizing process and has a resolution lower than the resolution for printing, wherein a difference in a processing speed between the print image generation section and the image density calculation section causes the image density information of a page prior to a page of the print image data being printed by the printing device to be supplied to the printing device.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150227821 

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium


Provided is an image processing apparatus including a print image generation section that generates print image data to be supplied to a printing device by executing a rasterizing process and an additional process for printing on print data, and an image density calculation section that executes the rasterizing process on the print data without the additional process and calculates image density information used in control of an image forming process in the printing device from raster image data generated through the rasterizing process to process the print data at a speed higher than a speed in print image generation section, wherein a difference in a processing speed between the print image generation section and the image density calculation section causes image density information of a page prior to a page of the print image data printed by the printing device to be supplied to the printing device.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150222903 

Method and sub-picture based raster scanning coding order


A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a core, coding of a sub-picture is at least one of dependent or independent around sub-picture boundaries..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


08/06/15
20150219765 

Frequency quadrupled laser using thulium-doped fiber amplifier and method


An apparatus, method and associated fiber-laser architectures for high-power pulsed operation and pumping wavelength-conversion devices. Some embodiments generate blue laser light by frequency quadrupling infrared (ir) light from tm-doped gain fiber using non-linear wavelength conversion.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


07/30/15
20150213060 

Apparatus and comparing two files containing graphics elements and text elements


To avoid occlusion of subordinate errors, so that the precise error is no longer identifiable, an apparatus for comparing two files containing graphics elements and text elements is proposed that contains a memory for the two files, means for splitting the two files into graphics elements and text elements, means for text recognition, raster graphics means for producing a rastered image from the graphics elements, means for comparing the extracted texts and means for comparing the rastered images and also means for, preferably jointly, outputting the two comparison results.. .
Eyec Gmbh


07/30/15
20150212987 

Immediate independent rasterization


A method for rendering an electronic document (ed) includes: receiving a request to render the ed; initiating, by a main process thread, generation of a main display list (dl) for the ed; identifying, during generation of the main dl, a first self-contained graphical structure (scgs) within the ed; generating, by the main process thread, a first auxiliary dl for the first scgs; inserting a reference to the first auxiliary dl into the main dl; initiating, after completion of the first auxiliary dl, rasterization of the first auxiliary dl by a first rasterization thread; resuming, by the main process thread and during rasterization of the first auxiliary dl, generation of the main dl; and rasterizing, after completion of the main dl, the main dl based on a first pixmap generated by rasterization of the first auxiliary dl.. .
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.


07/23/15
20150202876 

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


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




Raster topics: Coordinates, Memory Locations, Decompress, Decompression, Computing Device, Compressed Sensing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Formatting, Characters, Image Recognition, Ed Coating, Interrupted

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