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Assignee:
Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
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Camas, WA
No. of patents:
1516
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8589523 Personalized assistance with setup of a media-playing set November 19, 2013
A system and corresponding method for providing personalized assistance to users with setup of their respective media-playing sets provides a computing device remote from each set hosting a web page interface for prompting each user to create an individual account and to submit perso
8588833 Assigning and coordinating uplink reference signals for cooperative communication November 19, 2013
A method for assigning and coordinating uplink reference signals for cooperative communication is disclosed. Data about an assigned uplink reference signal sequence used by a wireless communication device is received at a non-serving base station. An uplink reference signal estimate
8588535 Methods and systems for estimation of compression noise November 19, 2013
Systems and methods for determining the compression noise present in an image or frame in a video sequence are provided. Horizontal and vertical pixel value differences are computed. A plurality of horizontal standard deviation values associated with a plurality of horizontal offsets are
8587425 Methods, systems and apparatus for power management November 19, 2013
Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring and controlling energy usage. Alert notifications may be generated based on a current power status of an energy-consuming device and location information of a mobile device associated with t
8583805 Communication period management in a communication system November 12, 2013
A method for communication period management in a communication system is disclosed. The method may involve determining a duration of a communication period that is scheduled between two electronic devices. The method may then involve determining whether the duration exceeds a thresh
8581923 Temporal color liquid crystal display November 12, 2013
A temporal based system for reducing the color artifacts of a field sequential color based liquid crystal display.
8581753 Lossless coding technique for CABAC in HEVC November 12, 2013
A system utilizing a lossless coding technique for CABAC in HEVC is described. The system includes a first and second electronic device. The first electronic device encodes according to a lossless coding technique for CABAC in HEVC. The second electronic device decodes according to a
8571343 Methods and systems for document-image correction October 29, 2013
Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for correcting illumination and vignette in a camera-captured document image. A background type may be detected from down-sampled luminance image associated with the camera-captured image, and model parameters may be
8571313 Methods and systems for estimation of document skew in an image October 29, 2013
Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for determining a skew angle associated with a document image. According to a first aspect of the present invention, a rotation vector may be estimated for at least one layer in a vertical-edge buffer and a horizontal-ed
8571099 Decoder with dynamic range compensation October 29, 2013
A system for decoding video including receiving quantized coefficients representative of a block of video representative of a plurality of pixels and dequantizing the quantized coefficients. The system inverse transform the dequantized coefficients using a first one dimensional inver
8300949 Edge detection technique having improved feature visibility October 30, 2012
A method for determining edge features of an image comprising filtering at least a portion of the image to attenuate high frequency signals of the image to an extent greater than low frequency signals of the image. Performing a one-dimensional search in a two different horizontal dir
8300945 Methods and systems for connected-component labeling October 30, 2012
Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for connected-component labeling.
8300540 Systems and methods for dynamic network channel modification October 30, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention comprise methods and systems for establishment and modification of network allocation parameters.
8291421 Idle task monitor October 16, 2012
A system and method are provided for determining processor usable idle time in a system employing a software instruction processor. The method establishes an idle task with a lowest processor priority for a processor executing application software instructions, and uses the processor to
8289894 Systems and methods for inter relay interference coordination October 16, 2012
A method for inter relay interference coordination (IRIC) by a first relay node in a wireless communications system is described. A second relay node is communicated with over a relay interface. A first set of user equipment (UE) communication settings is received over the relay inte
8289536 Systems and methods for detailed job accounting for thin client rendering October 16, 2012
In an exemplary embodiment, a job request is received. The job request may include at least one accounting detail requirement. A determination may be made about whether the at least one accounting detail requirement is supported by a rendering device. If the at least one accounting detai
8288645 Single heterojunction back contact solar cell October 16, 2012
A back contact single heterojunction solar cell and associated fabrication process are provided. A first semiconductor substrate is provided, lightly doped with a first dopant type. The substrate has a first energy bandgap. A second semiconductor is formed over a region of the substr
8286197 Method and system for comprehensive socket application programming interface loopback processing October 9, 2012
Methods and systems for comprehensive socket API loopback processing on a computing device. In an exemplary method and system, a socket API processes loopback calls without resort to a TCP/IP protocol stock or lower level systems (e.g. network drivers), reducing overhead requirements
8284467 Intelligent toner saving for color copying October 9, 2012
A software-controlled method for minimizing color toner use during copying of a color page by a color copier including (a) examining such a page to identify different pre-selected categories of page-contained image elements, (b) associating, with identified different-categories of su
8284235 Reduction of viewer discomfort for stereoscopic images October 9, 2012
A method for modifying images for display on a three dimensional display includes receiving a first image and a corresponding second image which together represent a three dimensional image when displayed on the three dimensional display. Based upon the first and second image, the method
8280157 Methods and systems for refining text detection in a digital image October 2, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for refining text-detection results for a digital image.
8279471 Virtual USB over NFC printing method and system October 2, 2012
A VUSB over NFC mobile printing method and system. In an exemplary arrangement, an imaging device has a network connection with an application server and an NFC interface for connecting with a client device. When a mobile user places his or her client device in proximity with the NFC
8279461 Systems and methods for managing a plurality of resources across multiple printing devices October 2, 2012
Systems and methods for managing a plurality of resources across multiple printing devices are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a resource server. The resource server includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions are stored in the mem
8274705 Multi-level surround error diffusion September 25, 2012
Machine-enabled methods of, and system, and processor readable media, embodiments for, tone quantization error diffusion comprising a first stage process and a second stage process. where pre-calibrated index tables may be applied by which quantized pixels may be expressed according
8274678 Method and system for remote access and customization of internally generated printing node stat September 25, 2012
Methods and systems for facilitating remote access and customization of internally generated printing node status reports. In some embodiments, the methods and systems advantageously facilitate remote access and customization of internally generated printing node status reports by ad
8270066 Optical spectrum splitting for black color display September 18, 2012
A display device is provided for reflecting a black color, as enabled by an optical splitting photonic liquid crystal waveguide. Sets of top and bottom electrodes are formed in a periodic pattern. A first dielectric layer overlies the set of bottom electrodes, made from a liquid crystal
8270003 Methods and systems for integrating imaging device display content September 18, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems, methods and devices for imaging device display standardization.
8266260 Method and system for updating the software of multiple network nodes September 11, 2012
A method and system for updating a group of network nodes, such as a group of MFPs, with replacement software in a manner that improves network performance and the predictability of a completion time for installation of the replacement software involves throttling distribution of a s
8265065 Method and system for voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) transmission in a wireless communicati September 11, 2012
The invention is a method and system for reliably detecting the start and/or end of silence periods during voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) sessions in a wireless communications network. A VoIP session typically includes "talkspurt" periods, during which VoIP packets are transmitted,
8265016 Systems and methods for reducing the power used to transmit channel quality information (CQI) du September 11, 2012
A method for instructing a mobile node to reduce the power used to transmit channel quality information is described. A scheduling mode of a mobile node is determined. An uplink control channel in a first format is allocated to the mobile node if the mobile node is in a first scheduling
8264614 Systems and methods for video processing based on motion-aligned spatio-temporal steering kernel September 11, 2012
A method for video processing based on motion-aligned spatio-temporal steering kernel regression may include estimating local spatio-temporal steering parameters at pixels in input video data. The method may also include using the local spatio-temporal steering parameters to apply mo
8264081 Multilayered barrier metal thin-films September 11, 2012
A multi-layered barrier metal thin film is deposited on a substrate by atomic layer chemical vapor deposition (ALCVD). The multi-layer film may comprise several different layers of a single chemical species, or several layers each of distinct or alternating chemical species. In a pre
8260367 Motion driven follow-up alerts for mobile electronic device September 4, 2012
A motion driven event alert system and method synchronize output of follow-up event alerts on a mobile electronic device to changes in the state of motion of the device. Generally, the device outputs an initial alert in response to receipt of a new event from a wireless network. If a
8260087 Image upsampling technique September 4, 2012
An upscaling (upsampling) technique for digital images and video for presentation on a display. An image at a first resolution may be separated into a plurality of channels. Each channel may be upsampled to a higher resolution. The plurality of channels may then be combined to form a
8259887 Systems and methods for detecting a specific timing from a synchronization channel September 4, 2012
A method for detecting a specific timing from a synchronization channel is described. A signal with a known sequence is received. Two or more correlation values between the received signal and the known sequence are calculated at two or more positions. The two or more correlation values
8258499 Core-shell-shell nanowire transistor September 4, 2012
A fabrication method is provided for a core-shell-shell (CSS) nanowire transistor (NWT). The method provides a cylindrical CSS nanostructure with a semiconductor core, an insulator shell, and a conductive shell. The CSS nanostructure has a lower hemicylinder overlying a substrate sur
8253951 Systems and methods for determining when to download a resource to a printing device as part of August 28, 2012
Systems and methods for determining when to download a resource to a printing device as part of a print job are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a computing device. The computing device includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions
8243789 Methods and systems for rate-adaptive transmission of video August 14, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for: authorizing the transmission of audiovisual data based on an iterative changing bit budget, where the bit budget may be based on a value of a total size of the set of Network Abstraction Layer units and a value of
8243341 Imaging device with adjustable imaging surface August 14, 2012
An imaging device has an adjustable imaging surface that can be readily enlarged by a user from a first size to a second size and reduced by the user from the second size to the first size to meet imaging requirements. The imaging device thus permits imaging of larger documents than its
8243093 Systems and methods for dither structure creation and application for reducing the visibility of August 14, 2012
Aspects of the present invention relate to creation, modification and implementation of dither pattern structures applied to an image to diminish contouring artifacts. Some aspects relate to dither pattern structures with pixel values in a first color channel pattern that are spatial
8242482 Nanotip electrode electroluminescence device August 14, 2012
An electroluminescence (EL) device and a method are provided for fabricating said device with a nanotip electrode. The method comprises: forming a bottom electrode with nanotips; forming a Si phosphor layer adjacent the nanotips; and, forming a transparent top electrode. The Si phosp
8238654 Skin color cognizant GMA with luminance equalization August 7, 2012
A method for mapping/enhancing the color of an image to be displayed on a display includes receiving an image having a plurality of pixels where each of the pixels has a plurality of color components. The image is processed using a pair of gamut color mapping operations in combination
8237977 System for maintaining imaging device accounting data August 7, 2012
A system is provided for maintaining imaging device (IDev) accounting data. A primary accounting server (PAS) sends messages to an imaging device (IDev) and to a lightweight accounting back-up server (LABS). The PAS receives messages from the IDev and updates a primary IDev activity
8237951 Intermediate stage emulation of firmware on connected host August 7, 2012
A firmware controller is configured to enhance or modify the processing capabilities of an imaging device by creating custom firmware for a particular imaging job. The firmware controller does so by dynamically linking firmware processing stages resident on the imaging device with ad
8237949 System and method for combining at a single location selection of image finishing operations of August 7, 2012
A system and method for combining at a single location selection of image finishing operations of multiple devices. The system comprises a first memory for storing imaging finishing operations of the source device; a second memory for storing imaging finishing operations of the destinati
8237946 Methods and systems for imaging device accounting server redundancy August 7, 2012
Aspects of the present invention relate to systems, methods and devices for maintaining imaging device (IDev) accounting data in the event that an imaging device's primary accounting server becomes unavailable. Some aspects relate to the use of a lightweight accounting backup server
8237868 Systems and methods for adaptive spatio-temporal filtering for image and video upscaling, denois August 7, 2012
A method for adaptive spatio-temporal filtering is disclosed. Local motion vectors between a current video frame and other nearby video frames are determined. Local motion-aligned temporal confidence parameters are determined. Local spatial orientation parameters are determined. The
8236631 Four-transistor Schmitt trigger inverter with hysteresis August 7, 2012
A four-transistor Schmitt trigger inverter is provided. The Schmitt trigger inverter is made from an n-channel MOS (NMOS) dual-gate thin-film transistor (DG-TFT) and a p-channel MOS (PMOS) DG-TFT, both DG-TFTs having a top gate, a back gate, and source/drain regions. A (conventional)
8236571 Method of making micro-pixelated fluid-assay precursor structure August 7, 2012
A method of producing a precursor, active-matrix, fluid-assay micro-structure including the steps of (1) utilizing low-temperature TFT and Si technology, establishing preferably on a glass or plastic substrate a matrix array of non-functionalized pixels, and (2) preparing at least on
8236245 Micro-pixelated fluid-assay precursor structure August 7, 2012
A pixel-by-pixel, digitally-addressable, pixelated, precursor, fluid-assay, active-matrix micro-structure including plural pixels formed preferably on a glass or plastic substrate, wherein each pixel, formed utilizing low-temperature TFT and Si technology, includes (a) at least one n

 
 
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