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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
358461000 Shade correction 35
358449000 Document size detection 22
358450000 Plural images combined into a single image 21
358462000 Text and image detection and processing 15
358452000 Image editing 14
358464000 To distinguish intelligence from background 13
358453000 Image portion selection 9
358463000 Noise elimination 7
358451000 Picture size conversion 6
358465000 Picture signal thresholding 6
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20100157380Image Reader And Method For Adjusting Magnification Accuracy Of Image Reader - Reference patterns disposed on a platen unit are read by optically scanning the reference patterns and stored in an image memory as pattern image data. An interval between the reference patterns, the interval being stored in advance, is compared with intervals between read images of the reference patterns to calculate correction scaling factors for scaling the intervals between the read images. Document image data read by scanning a document placed on the platen unit is multiplied by the calculated correction scaling factors to adjust magnification accuracy of an image of the document.06-24-2010
20080259409IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A method of controlling an image processing apparatus comprising the steps of: generating color reduced image data from the color image data; generating monochrome reduced image data from the monochrome image data; and determining the order of generation of the color or monochrome reduced image data when generating both the color reduced image data and the monochrome reduced image data for display.10-23-2008
20110194155DOCUMENT CAMERA, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DOCUMENT CAMERA, AND PROGRAM - A document camera includes: n (n≧2) imagers; a temporal storage that temporarily stores m sets of image data captured by m (1≦m≦n) imagers among the n imagers; an image processor that performs predetermined image processing according to the number of image data sets m on the m sets of image data stored in the temporal storage; and an output image data output unit that outputs output image data to a display apparatus, the output image data being a single output image data set produced in the predetermined image processing.08-11-2011
20110194154Image Processing Apparatus, Method, And Computer Program - An overlap determining unit determines whether or not it is difficult to read watermark characters by overlap between the watermark characters of the watermark image and pixels having a pixel value of the scan image equal to or more than a predetermined value using image data of a watermark image and image data of a scan image read by a scanner unit when the watermark image and the scan image area overlapped. A watermark image generating unit generates a correction watermark image obtained by correcting the watermark image to improve readability of the watermark characters when it is determined that it is difficult to read the watermark characters. A synthesis image generating unit generates a synthesis image in which the correction watermark image and the scan image are overlapped. A printer unit forms the synthesis image on a printing medium.08-11-2011
20100073733Restricted image processing device and method for restricting usage of an image processing device - An image processing device includes a date and time information management unit for managing date and time information, a device management unit for determining, whether or not image processing is restricted based on the date and time information and based on the time of image processing, an image processing restriction unit for determining an image processing restriction when the device management unit determines that image processing is restricted, and an image processing unit for performing image processing in accordance with the image processing restriction. The restriction is a blocking of image processing or a limitation on image processing.03-25-2010
20080273227Method And Apparatus To Digitally Whiteout Mistakes On A Printed Form - A method enables users to make corrections to printed forms using a computer arrangement. The printed form is scanned and displayed to the user on a display of the computer arrangement. The user selects one or more regions of the printed form to be corrected. The selected regions are digitally whited out to create a corrected image that can be output to a printer.11-06-2008
20100097662SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCANNING AND PROCESSING PRINTED MEDIA - A method of scanning paper media, the method comprises rendering a three-dimensional (3D) dataset comprising a plurality of voxels that represents ink data and paper data within scanned paper media, orienting the 3D dataset to a coordinate system, perform voxel smoothing when undulations are present to remove the undulations, and electronically unfolding any folded pages.04-22-2010
20130027756IMAGE READING DEVICE - An image reading device includes a feeding unit, a reading unit, and a processor. The feeding unit is configured to feed a plurality of sheets of original document one by one. The reading unit is configured to read an image on each of the plurality of sheets fed by the feeding unit and generate image data representing the image. The processor is configured to function as a selecting unit and a determining unit. The selecting unit is configured to select a criterion from among a plurality of criteria. The determining unit is configured to determine, according to the criterion selected by the selecting unit, whether or not a sheet of the original document is actually fed while being overlapped with another sheet of the original document based on image data corresponding to the sheet.01-31-2013
20130083366IMAGE READING DEVICE CAPABLE OF READING SKEW SHEET WITHOUT IMAGE LOSS - An image reading device includes a conveying unit, reading unit, detecting unit, and control unit. The conveying unit conveys two sheets of the original one by one. The reading unit reads a sheet passing past a reading position. The detecting unit detects a sheet passing past a detection position upstream of the reading position in a conveying direction. The control unit controls the reading unit to start a reading process when a leading edge of sheet reaching a position upstream of the reading position by a first distance, controls the reading unit to stop the reading process when a trailing edge of sheet reaching a position downstream of the reading position by a second distance, determines an interspace between the trailing edge of sheet and a leading edge of a subsequently-conveyed sheet, and updates the first distance and the second distance based on the interspace.04-04-2013
20130083365Image-Reading Device and Computer-Readable Storage Medium - An image-reading device may include a conveyor, a reading unit, and a control device. The control device may be configured to extract feature points from an area between a first edge and a line, obtain the density of the extracted feature points, and compare the density to a threshold. The control device may be further configured to identify the first edge as a document leading edge or a document trailing edge based on the comparison result.04-04-2013
20130050772IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a computer-readable medium storing a computer program and an image processing system cropping a document image from image data including a document region having a tab. The image processing apparatus includes a line determination unit for determining a line extending the boundary of the document region in the tab portion and a line extending the boundary of the document region in the non-tab portion, respectively, a selector for selecting, in accordance with the setting designating the outside or the inside of the document region, one line either in the outside or in the inside from the among lines determined by the line determination unit, and an image cropper for cropping an image of the document region with the selected line as a boundary line.02-28-2013
20130050771RETRACTABLE CALIBRATION STRIP FOR A DIGITAL PRINTER OR IMAGE SCANNER - According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided an apparatus that includes a calibration member that is disposed within a calibration holder and is movable to a position within the optical path of the scanner head assembly. The apparatus can perform optical analysis of images on sheets, comprising a structure forming a baffle for passage of a sheet therethrough, and a photosensor disposed to receive light reflected from a sheet in the baffle. In particular, this embodiment employs a shutter plate mounted to a rack and pinion system where the shutter plate serves the dual purpose of presenting the calibration member to the scanner when engaged into the paper path and when retracted, the backside of the shutter serves as a paper guide.02-28-2013
20090303550IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - To generate an image used for image formation by processing with less image deterioration when a page image including plural kinds of objects is formed. An image processing apparatus extracts identification information for identifying types of objects included in a bitmap image and identifying to which objects respective pixels of the bitmap image correspond, generates a first image including a first image area in the page and a second image including a second image area different from the first image area such that at least one of the images is an image given with an extension area crossing a boundary between an image area corresponding to the image and the other image area, compresses the first image according to an irreversible compression system and compresses the second image according to a reversible compression system, causes a storage area to store compressed information, acquires the compressed information stored in the predetermined storage area, expands the acquired information, and adopts image information of the second image to combine the expanded first image and second image in overlapping sections caused by an extension area of at least one of the first image and the second image.12-10-2009
20090296165Methods and Systems for Scanning and Processing an Image Using the Error Diffusion Screening Technology - Disclosed is a method for scanning and processing an image using the error diffusion screening technology, comprising: (1) scanning each pixel M12-03-2009
20090268258IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A first line sensor optically reads a first surface of an original in a main scanning direction to obtain first line image data. A second line sensor arranged in parallel to the first line sensor at a predetermined distance optically reads a second surface of the original to obtain second line image data. A tilt detecting unit detects main-scanning coordinates of a first edge and a second edge from the first line image data, detects main-scanning coordinates of a third edge and a fourth edge from the second line image data, and detects a tilt of the original with respect to a sub-scanning direction based on the detected main-scanning coordinates.10-29-2009
20120224234CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE READING SYSTEM - In a control method for an image reading system comprising an image scanning apparatus selectively reading an original as a reflective or transmissive original, an image processing apparatus receiving image data read by the image scanning apparatus and executing image processing of the image data, an operating unit, and a display unit. The control method includes determining whether the original is the reflective or transmissive original, executing reading of the reflective or transmissive original based on the determination result, processing the read image data, displaying details of processing executed and the image processing, and inputting an instruction to change the details of displayed processing. When the change instruction input instructs change of a process under execution or having been already executed, the image processing is executed again from the changed process.09-06-2012
20130063788IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a computer-readable medium storing a computer program and an image processing system improving edge detection precision at the time of flare occurrence. The image processing apparatus includes an input unit for taking image data including a document region, a first candidate detector for detecting a first candidate of an edge point constituting a boundary line of the document region by scanning binarized image of the image data with a predetermined pattern along a line, a second candidate detector for detecting a second candidate of an edge point based on differential value of pixels adjoining each other, and an edge point determination unit for determining the second candidate as an edge point when the second candidate is positioned more inside of the document region than the first candidate, and otherwise determines the first candidate as an edge point.03-14-2013
20090237744IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, CONTROL PROGRAM FOR ELIMINATING CONVEYANCE FAILURE, AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON CONTROL PROGRAM FOR ELIMINATING CONVEYANCE FAILURE - An image forming apparatus is disclosed that forms an image based on a control signal from an image processing controlling unit that processes input image information into image data. The apparatus includes a carriage that moves in a main scanning direction in accordance with the control signal; a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a sub-scanning direction; an output detection unit that detects motor outputs of the carriage at any plural points when the carriage moves at a constant speed; and a jamming determination unit that compares an average value of the motor outputs of the carriage between the plural points with a predetermined tolerance to determine a conveyance failure.09-24-2009
20090237743INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - When data of large capacity compared with the capacity of a recording medium used for storing a backup is divided into sections of data and backed up on recording media, a unit configured to divide data and generate sections of the data in order to record the data on recording media, the sections having an order, and a unit configured to generate representative images for each of the recording media, on which the sections of the data are recorded, are provided. Representative images assigned to a certain recording medium include a representative image generated using one of the sections of the data to be recorded on the certain recording medium and a representative image generated using at least one of a previous section and a next section of the data regarding the section of the data, whereby the relationship between the recording media can be easily recognized.09-24-2009
20090231633IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus is disclosed. In the image processing apparatus, when preview images and/or thumbnail images of image data of plural documents read by a scanner section are formed, a preview image and/or a thumbnail image of the image data of a document is formed before the scanner section starts to read image data of a next document, and the formed preview image and/or the formed thumbnail image is stored in a storage unit. When the preview image and/or thumbnail image is displayed, the stored preview image and/or the stored thumbnail image is displayed so that the image processing apparatus can immediately and easily display the preview image and/or the thumbnail image while maintaining the productivity of the image processing apparatus.09-17-2009
20090231632Image processing apparatus and image processing method - A detecting unit detects output-prohibit area information indicating an output-prohibit area from image data. An identifying unit identifies the output-prohibit area in the image data based on the output-prohibit area information detected by the detecting unit. A masking unit performs a masking on the output-prohibit area identified by the identifying unit. A rearranging unit rearranges an image of an area other than the output-prohibit area over the output-prohibit area on which the masking is performed by the masking unit. An outputting unit outputs image data obtained by rearranging the image by the rearranging unit.09-17-2009
20090046326Image processing device, method of controlling the same, and program - An image processing device includes a display unit, an image reading unit that reads a photo image, an extracting unit that extracts a characteristic amount of a face region of a person included in the photo image,a storing unit that stores the characteristic amount and shaping information that is used for shaping the face region of the person to be associated with each other, and a performing unit that reads out the shaping information from the storing unit, shapes the face region of the person based on the shaping information, and displays the shaped face region of the person in the display unit.02-19-2009
20120229871Image Processing Apparatus, an Image Processing Method, A Medium on Which an Image Processing Control Program is Recorded, an Image Evaluation Device, an Image Evaluation Method and a Medium on Which an Image Evaluation Program is Recorded - A method for image processing image data having a plurality of picture elements. While scanning the image data, a scanned picture element is determined to be sampled or not according to a plurality of sampling methods until the scanned picture element is displaced to a next picture element (to be scanned) of the image data.09-13-2012
20100085610IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - When copying an object that has faded markings of color fadable toner and is printed with the color fadable toner, a threshold value changing key is displayed on a liquid crystal display of an operation panel to be pressed down. A main CPU sets a threshold value 04-08-2010
20090284804Displacement/Distortion Measuring Method and Displacement/Distortion Measuring Apparatus - Provided are a displacement/distortion measuring method and a displacement/distortion measuring apparatus for easily and highly accurately measuring displacement or distortion of an object. An image of the surface of the measuring object is picked up by a line scanner apparatus adhered or brought close to the surface of the measuring object. The image is taken, displacement or distortion is measured by image analysis of the image of the measuring object surface prior to time lapse and that after time lapse, and displacement or distortion measuring results are outputted.11-19-2009
20090310187Face Simulation in Networking - A system allows you to do things on the internet in a way you might do them in the real world. This system allows modifying your look on the internet, but only by an amount that changes your look like you could change it in the real world, e.g, with makeup or plastic surgery. More extensive changes are not allowed, to prevent the user from masking their identity or characteristics via the editing of their looks.12-17-2009
20110299132DOCUMENT SCANNING APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING IMAGE-PROCESSING PROGRAM - A document scanning apparatus for automatically transferring an image-processing program includes an image-capturing assembly, a memory unit, an I/O connection interface and a controlling module. The image-capturing assembly captures an image of an original and generates image data correspondingly. The memory unit stores the image-processing program. The I/O connection interface is provided for outputting and inputting data to and from an external device. The controlling module transfers the image-processing program from the memory unit to the I/O interface device, and the I/O connection interface outputs the image-processing program to a removable storage device connected thereto.12-08-2011
20100202025IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An object of the present invention is to achieve both of high compressibility and high image quality property of an electronic file to improve user friendliness of the electronic file.08-12-2010
20110299131IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING POWER SUPPLY CONTROL PROGRAM - There is provided an image processing apparatus including: an image scanner that scans in an image of an original, the image scanner including an opening and closing member capable of moving between an open position and a closed position, a closing operation detection unit that detects closing operation of the opening and closing member, and a determination unit that determines a size and orientation of the original; an image forming unit that forms an image on recording paper based on scanned image data; a switching unit that independently switches between power supply or supply interruption for the image scanner and the image forming unit; and a notification unit that, after power supply has been resumed to the image scanner, executes notification to urge selection of either manual input of the size and the orientation of the original or opening and closing operation of the opening and closing member.12-08-2011
20110292462IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus is provided for performing image processing on an image containing a first image and a second image representing a translucent object. The image processing apparatus includes a detector that detects a non-overlapping region in the second image, the non-overlapping region being a region that does not overlap the first image, and an equalizing portion that makes gradations in the non-overlapping region uniform.12-01-2011
20110292461IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes a pattern generation unit configured to cause an image forming section to generate a plurality of image patterns that have periodicity unique to the image forming section and are different from each other, a selection unit configured to select one test pattern from the generated plurality of image patterns, and an image correction unit configured to correct an image based on the test pattern selected by the selection unit.12-01-2011
20110267658IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - The present invention realizes an image processing apparatus including: a reading section to obtain image data by scanning a document, a document feeding section to deliver a plurality of pages of documents successively to the reading section, a detection section to detect a document group from the plurality of documents successively delivered by the document feeding section, a memory section to memorize the image data obtained by the reading section, an output section to output the image data, having been memorized by the memory section, in accordance with an output condition having been set, and a control section that is configured, in a case in which a plurality of document groups has been detected by the detection section, so as to receive an output condition for the image data, which has been memorized by the memory section, on the basis of a document group.11-03-2011
20120140292IDENTIFICATION AND/OR AUTHENTICATION OF ARTICLES BY MEANS OF THEIR SURFACE PROPERTIES - The subject matter of the present invention is a method for identifying and/or authenticating objects with the aid of their surface nature. A further subject matter of the present invention is a sensor for scanning a surface.06-07-2012
20090310188Document Processing System Using Full Image Scanning - A system for tracking currency bills comprises a currency scanning device. The scanning device includes a sensor that retrieves currency identification characteristic information of each bill processed. The currency identification characteristic information permits the unique identification of each bill processed. The system further comprises a customer identification means and means for associating each processed bill with the customer depositing the bill. Means for identifying the customer (or customer account) associated with a particular processed bill after the deposit transaction has been completed is also included in the system.12-17-2009
20090219579Image reading device, apparatus, and method - An image reading device reads a document using a plurality of reading modes including a sheet-through reading mode for reading a document at a fixed reading position while the document is automatically fed. The image reading device includes a first resolution changer, a second resolution changer, and a resolution setting unit. The first resolution changer changes one of a linear velocity at which the document is fed and a traveling speed of a reading carriage to change a resolution at which the document is read in a sub-scanning direction. The second resolution changer electrically interpolates image data output from the first resolution changer to change a resolution of the image data. The resolution setting unit provides a plurality of combinations of resolution change rates between the resolution changers as resolution change modes and sets the resolution changers to one of the combinations of resolution change rates.09-03-2009
20110122457OPTICAL MODULE, AN IMAGE READER AND AN ASSEMBLING METHOD OF AN OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module 05-26-2011
20100079821Image processing device and method of the same - A image processing device includes an image scanning unit for scanning a plurality of pages of a book and generating image data, a storage unit in which data related to direction of the image data is stored, a direction determination unit for determining a direction of a page unit of the image data, and an image rotation unit for changing a direction of a page unit of the image data based on the direction determined by the direction determination unit.04-01-2010
20120268799PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR RE-USABLE MEDIA BY IMAGE REMOVAL - Various embodiments provide methods and apparatuses for removing a printed image and/or image portion(s) of a printed image from at least one side of a media by one or more optical ablations such that the media can be ready for reuse.10-25-2012
20120268800DOCUMENT SCANNING SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE IMAGE SENSORS AND METHOD OF THE SAME - A image generating apparatus and method for scanning documents using multiple image sensors are disclosed. The image generation apparatus comprises a glass plate configured to hold a document placed upside down on the glass plate; a calibration pattern placed on the glass plate; a plurality of image sensors arranged under the glass plate, wherein each of the plurality of image sensors is configured to capture and generate a raw image, the raw image covers a portion of the document and a portion of the calibration pattern through the glass plate; and a processing unit capable of combining all raw images generated by the plurality of image sensors based on the portion of the calibration pattern in the raw image captured by each of the plurality of image sensors, and the processing unit is further configured to generate a complete image of the document.10-25-2012
20090273814APPARATUS AND METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing apparatus includes a first color determining device, a storage device, a second color determining device, an output image processing device, and a controller. The controller compares between a first area of input image data and a second area of the input image data to generate a comparison result. When the comparison result indicates that the second area of the input image data does not match the first area of the input image data, the controller causes the second color determining device to generate the second determination result and causes the output image data to be generated based on the second determination result. When the comparison result indicates that the second area of the input image data matches the first area of the input image data, the controller causes the output image processing device to apply image processing determined based on the first determination result.11-05-2009
20090284805IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - This invention has as its object to generate image data having a desired resolution by a small footprint upon execution of resolution conversion processing in an image processing apparatus having an area image sensor. This invention is an image processing method for processing a plurality of image data which have phase shifts in the main scanning direction and sub scanning direction, including a step of inputting a target resolution, a step of executing super-resolution processing for respective positions using image data, corresponding to each position of the document in the sub scanning direction, of the plurality of image data, and a step of further executing variable-magnification processing of the image data which has undergone the super-resolution processing at that position when the resolution of the image data executed super-resolution processing is lower than the target resolution.11-19-2009
20090103143IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image reading apparatus has a document reader for reading an image from a document and generating image data. A determining section determines whether the read document is color or monochromatic. An area separator separates a character area in the image data generated by the document reader and generates area information indicating the separated character area. A character document determining portion determines whether the document is a character document in accordance with the area information. A compressing portion compresses the image data generated by the document reader into a first compression format if the document is determined to be a monochromatic character document, or into a second compression format if the document is determined to be a monochromatic document that is not a character document. A storage section stores the image data compressed by the compressing portion.04-23-2009
20120293843IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE NOISE DETECTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a reflection member configured to reflect scanning light; a scanner unit configured to scan a document to generate image data and scan the reflection member with the scanning light to generate detection-reference image data; and a detecting unit configured to detect image noise in the generated detection-reference image data in a detection range of a desired number of contiguous pixels in a sub-scanning direction so that the image noise extending in the sub-scanning direction of the generated detection-reference image is detected.11-22-2012
20100128325IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE - In an image-forming device, an image-reading unit reads an image formed on an original document. A data-reading unit reads data stored in a storing member of the original document. A duplication-performing unit performs a plurality of duplication processes including at least an image/data-duplication process in which the duplication-performing unit forms the read image on a first recording medium having a storing member and writes the read data to the storing member of the first recording medium, and a data-duplication process in which the duplication-performing unit writes the read data to the storing member of the first recording medium without forming the read image on the first recording medium. A receiving unit receives an image/data-duplication instruction and a data-duplication instruction. The duplication-performing unit performs the image/data-duplication process if the receiving unit receives the image/data-duplication instruction, and performs the data-duplication process if the receiving unit receives the data-duplication instruction.05-27-2010
20080278770Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and image processing method - Upon receipt of image data of a set of originals in different formats, image analysis information for the image data is generated based on features extracted from the image data. Based on the image analysis information, the formats of the image data is adjusted to a uniform output format. A preview image is created from the image data in the uniform output format. Depending on contents of the preview image, the image data in the uniform output format are output.11-13-2008
20120194874Mobile Print Quality Assurance Mechanism - A method disclosed. The method includes capturing an image of a printed document, retrieving an electronic version of the printed document and comparing the printed document image to the electronic version of the printed document to verify quality of the printed document.08-02-2012
20110205598IMAGE-READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS - An image-reading apparatus includes a gain correction processing portion, and a gain setting control portion including a setting portion that sets a gain condition, the gain setting control portion: repeatedly sets the gain condition in the setting portion at predetermined time intervals, and records the set gain condition in the recording portion, in an idling state from when the power supply portion switches to an on state until a reception portion receives a read instruction; stops setting the gain condition in the setting portion in a reading state after the reception portion receives the read instruction; and implements gain correction on electrical signals output from an imaging element in the gain correction processing portion by applying the gain condition recorded in the recording portion just before the reception portion receives the read instruction.08-25-2011
20090161170IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE READING DEVICE - An image processing device includes a first encoding processing portion to perform first encoding processing according to a first compression method for compressing multilevel image data and a second encoding processing portion to perform second encoding processing according to a second compression method for compressing binary image data. A determination portion determines whether an image made up of acquired image data is a monochrome image. A data volume estimating portion makes an estimation between a first data volume when image data forming the monochrome image is compressed by the first encoding processing and a second data volume when the image data is compressed by the second encoding processing as to which data volume becomes smaller. A file creating portion creates a data file from image data that has the smaller volume.06-25-2009
20090128864IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In a first mode, an original is read with a first and a second carriages stopped. In a second mode, the original is read with the first and the second carriages moving in a sub-scanning direction with a distance between the original and an optical reading element kept constant. A control unit causes, if a predetermined condition is satisfied after reading the original in the first mode, the first and the second carriages to standby at a reading position of the first mode while keeping the light source turned on, and if a next read request is issued within a predetermined time, causes the first and the second carriages to move to a next reading operation.05-21-2009
20110102859IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided, which are useful for faithfully reproducing luster even if a luminance reproduction range of an output apparatus is brighter than the luminance reproduction range of an input apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a luster region determination unit configured to determine a luster region included in an input image based on a luminance value of the input image, a luminance correction value calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance correction value of the luster region, and a corrected image generation unit configured to generate an output image by adding the luminance correction value to the luminance value of the input image.05-05-2011
20120069406DETERMINING SCAN PRIORITY OF DOCUMENTS - When a group of documents are received, the scan priority of the documents may be determined, according to one embodiment, by acquiring contexts about each of the documents and calculating a scan priority of each of the documents according to a combination of the contexts of the document. Then, each of the documents may be stored to a queue corresponding to the scan priority of the document, such that documents stored in a higher priority queue are processed before documents stored to a lower priority queue. Also, a confidentiality label may be assigned to each of the documents, starting with the documents in the highest priority queue first, based on content acquired from each of the individual documents.03-22-2012
20080316544IMAGE READING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image reading apparatus including: an original transporting device for transporting an original; an image reader for reading an image of the original in a first reading region or a second reading region while transporting the original by the original transporting device; and a correcting device for correcting image data read in the second reading region by the image reader so as to give the image data the same white level as image data read in the first reading region based on the ratio of the white level of the second reading region to that of the first reading region.12-25-2008
20090051976IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The present invention provides an image processing apparatus having an image readout sensor that is provided with a plurality of pixels that optically read out an image, and a driving unit that moves the image readout sensor. The driving unit moves the image readout sensor, whereby the driving unit and the image readout sensor are controlled so that each of the plurality of pixels reads out a chart with a predetermined pattern. A feature amount of the plurality of pixels is calculated from the image data that has been read out by each pixel through the control, and MTF characteristics of the plurality of pixels are analyzed from the calculated feature amount. Then, nonuniformity of MTF characteristics of the plurality of pixels is corrected according to the analysis result.02-26-2009
20090257097METHOD, APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR SELECTING AN IMAGE READING APPARATUS - A selection method, in an information processing apparatus connected to a plurality of image reading apparatuses, for making a selection from the plurality of image reading apparatuses, includes the steps of searching for the connected image reading apparatuses, performing a first displaying process to display the image reading apparatuses detected in the searching step, performing pre-scanning to acquire preview images from the respective image reading apparatuses detected in the searching step by controlling the image reading apparatuses, performing a second displaying process to display the preview images acquired in the pre-scanning step in such a manner that the preview images are correlated with the image reading apparatuses displayed in the first displaying process, and selecting an image reading apparatus based on the preview images displayed in the second displaying process.10-15-2009
20120105917IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes an image output apparatus and an image reading apparatus. The image output apparatus includes an entry order acceptance module, an information image generation module, a combining module, an image output module. The image reading apparatus includes a reading module, an extraction module, a determination module, and an alarm module.05-03-2012
20090316217IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing device including a registration unit that registers plurality pieces of style information is provided. In the device, one object or a plurality of objects is extracted from image data. By comparing the extracted objects with objects included in the plurality pieces of style information that are registered on the registration unit, style information to be output is selected. An object which is not included in the selected style information is selected among the extracted objects as an output object. An electronic file in which the selected output object is recorded on a page description part, and the selected style information is recorded on a style description part, is output.12-24-2009
20090251738IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus, which includes an input unit configured to input image data and which is communicably connected to multiple external apparatuses via a network, which obtains a document with a predetermined form via the network from one of the multiple external apparatuses and transmits the image data input by the input unit according to instructions from a user based on the predetermined form. Also, in the case that the predetermined form described in the obtained document is recognized as a form to request input of image data, determines whether transmission of the image data should be restricted according to transmission destination of the image data transmitted, and based on the determining results, a control unit restricts transmission of the image data.10-08-2009
20090316218IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image obtained by reading an original using a reading device is input in units of band images, the input band image is analyzed, and an area corresponding to the original within the band image is detected. A partial image containing the detected area within the band image is stored in a memory, and an image corresponding to the original is cut out from the stored partial image.12-24-2009
20100002271IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING SCANNED-DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTED-TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY - An image processing device, such as multifunction peripheral, includes a reading section, a judging section and a transmission section. The reading section reads an image on each of a plurality of objects and outputs a plurality of pieces of image data. Each piece of image data represents the image on each of the plurality of objects. The judging section judges whether each piece of image data meets a predetermined criterion. The transmission section transmits one or more pieces of image data that are judged by the judging section to meet the predetermined criterion to a predetermined destination set in relation with the criterion.01-07-2010
20110228348IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus detects an edge from image data and generates edge data indicating a result of the detection, obtains a variance value of the generated edge data, and determines that the image data is data without print information when the obtained variance value of the edge data is equal to or larger than a threshold value and determines that the image data is data with print information when the variance value is smaller than the threshold value.09-22-2011
20100259799IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - An image processing apparatus that is capable of avoiding a mistake of transmitting a scan image read by pseudo-push scanning method to a wrong transmitting destination. A display unit displays a selection screen on which a scan setting and a transmitting destination of the scan image are selected. A first transmission unit transmits the selected information and a transmitting request of reading-start-instruction information about the image. A reading unit reads an image of an original upon receiving the transmitted reading-start-instruction information. A second transmission unit transmits the read scan image. When the scan image is transmitted from the information processing apparatus to the other device and stored, the storage destination information about the scan image includes information about the information processing apparatus and another device. In that case, the display unit displays the information processing apparatus and the other device as the transmitting destination.10-14-2010
20130215475IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Provided is an image processing device including an image sequence acquisition unit acquiring a read image sequence made up of images read from each of recording media on which a two-dimensional code enabling a page number of a document to be specified is printed, a page number specifying unit specifying the page number corresponding to each of the read images in the read image sequence based on a reading result of the two-dimensional code image, and a page number determining unit determining the page number corresponding to a target image which is a read image of which the page number is not specified based on a position of the target image in the read image sequence, a position in the read image sequence, of the read image of which the page number is specified, and the page number corresponding to the read image of which the page number is specified.08-22-2013
20130215476IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a processing unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an image. The processing unit is configured to select a format of a file corresponding to the image acquired by the acquisition unit, by analyzing a feature of the image. The processing unit is further configured to create a file for each feature of the image in the selected format.08-22-2013
20100238516IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus is provided which performs a correction process in such a manner that a geometrical arrangement of images of a plurality of pages of image data is approximated to a predetermined appropriate geometrical arrangement. The image processing apparatus causes a display to display a list of information indicating degrees of correction on the individual pages to be performed by an image processing portion.09-23-2010
20120194875IMAGE READING DEVICE - An image reading device includes a first reading unit, second reading unit, and determining unit. The first and second reading units are configured to read one surface and another surface of an original, respectively. The second reading unit is disposed downstream of the first reading unit with respect to a conveying path. The determining unit determines, based on read data obtained by reading the one surface with the first reading unit before the original is arrived at the second reading unit, whether or not an image is formed on the one surface. The first reading unit continues reading the one surface and the second reading unit fails to read another surface when an image is formed on the one surface. The second reading unit reads another surface and the first reading unit fails to read the one surface when an image is not formed on the one surface.08-02-2012
20120194873IMAGE REGISTRATION PARAMETERS AND CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION FROM SENSOR DATA - An off page condition or invalid sensors position data is detected by checking the errors from an initial transformation parameter estimation. If an abnormally large error is encountered, a sensor's reading (position data) may be invalid or the sensor was off page. Then the invalid sensor data will be identified and removed. Finally the transformation parameters will be re-estimated using valid sensor position data only. A weighted least-square minimization is used by considering the sensor lift situation. If a sensor is lifted, the weight for the error related to the sensor will be set to a small weight or zero. Also considered are the geometric properties of sensor locations in weighting the sensor error. A confidence measurement of the sensor data and associated error is performed. The confidence measurement is derived from an error ellipse at 95% confidence level.08-02-2012
20100220365IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPRATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image recording apparatus includes: a recording head which has a plurality of recording elements; a conveyance device which conveys at least one of the recording head and a recording medium to cause relative movement between the recording head and the recording medium; an input device which inputs image data; an image processing device which causes a plurality of subsidiary image processing devices to perform a plurality of subsidiary image processes with respect to the input image data so as to generate output data; an image recording device which causes the recording head to perform recording on the recording medium according to the generated output data; a selection device which selects, of the plurality of subsidiary image processing devices, a subsidiary image processing device that is not to reflect, in the output data, processing result; and a control device which controls the selection device in accordance with the input image data.09-02-2010
20120243055Flexible Structure Descriptions for Multi-Page Documents - A method for processing a batch of scanned images is provided. The method comprises processing the scanned images into documents. For documents of multiple pages, the method comprises maintaining a page-based coordinate system to specify a location of structures within a page and joining the pages to form a multi-page sheet having a sheet-based coordinate system to specify a location of structures within the multi-page sheet. The method comprises performing a data extraction operation to extract data from each document, said data extraction operation including a page mode wherein structures are detected on individual pages using the page-based coordinate system and a document mode wherein structures are detected within the entire document using the sheet-based coordinate system.09-27-2012
20120243054Method and System for Performing an Imaging Function by an Imaging Device - A method for reducing time in performing an imaging function by an imaging device. The method includes receiving at least one media sheet against an image capture window of the imaging device, detecting whether a lid for covering the image capture window is closed, capturing an image of the at least one media sheet in the image capture window in response to detecting a closed lid, receiving a start signal indicative of a user request to start an image capture operation after capturing the image, and sending a final image based upon the captured image to a destination.09-27-2012
20110058228IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus is disclosed, including a marking position detection part and a first character recognition part. The marking position detection part detects a marking position with respect to a first sheet based on first image data scanned from the first sheet. The first character recognition part conducts a first character recognition with respect to an area specified based on the marking position, for second image data scanned from a second sheet.03-10-2011
20080291502DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD - A disclosed document processing device for processing image data includes a medium identification information acquiring unit configured to acquire medium identification information from an image of the medium identification information included in the image data; a process information acquiring unit configured to acquire, based on the medium identification information, process information pertaining to a currently-executing process in a currently-executing workflow associated with the medium identification information; a form definition information acquiring unit configured to acquire, based on the process information pertaining to the currently-executing process, form definition information of a form corresponding to the currently-executing process; and a region image acquiring unit configured to acquire, based on the form definition information, a region image of a predetermined region in the image data, which predetermined region corresponds to an entry region in the form where written-input information is written in at the currently-executing process.11-27-2008
20090244646IMAGE PROCESSOR - An image processor includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of image files each corresponding to an image; a correction unit that corrects each image by conforming a characteristic quantity of each image to a reference characteristic quantity, the characteristic quantity representing image characteristic of each image; and an output control unit that outputs the corrected images on a same output plane.10-01-2009
20090207460SERVICE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - A plurality of equipment connected to a network are linked with each other to perform plural processing operations to document data. When, for example, a user defines a desired service linkage job flow by using, for example, a GUI screen displayed on a client terminal, job flow information is transmitted to a script creation server, and a script is created in which processing contents and a storage location of a document as a processing object are defined. The created script can be stored in a storage unit such as, for example, a script management server. When the user selects a desired script among plural scripts stored in the script management server, the selected script is transmitted to a linkage processing server. The linkage processing server interprets the script, makes a processing request to respective devices such as, for example, an image processing device so that the document is processed in accordance with the processing contents described in the script, and links the devices with each other to perform plural processing operations.08-20-2009
20100220366IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD UTILIZING THE SAME - An image processing apparatus provided with a reader for reading an original image, a connection unit for connection with a network to which plural computers are connected, and a transfer unit for transferring the image data, read by the reader, to a computer through the connection unit, the apparatus comprising a specifying unit for specifying a desired one among the computers connected through the connection unit, and a designation unit for designating image reading by the reader, wherein the transfer unit is adapted to transfer the image data, read by the reader in response to the designation by the designation unit, to a computer specified by the specifying unit.09-02-2010
20110019245IMAGE DEFECT DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE DEFECT DIAGNOSTIC METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image defect diagnostic system includes: a memory that stores an image density threshold set for each of partial regions in a test target image being a test target for an image defect and set as a criteria for judging whether or not each of the partial regions has an image defect, and that stores a positional information piece indicating a position of corresponding one of the partial regions in the test target image, while associating the image density threshold and the positional information piece with each other; and a diagnostic unit that compares an image data piece of each of the partial regions generated by scanning the test target image with the image density threshold set for corresponding one of the partial regions stored in the memory, to diagnose whether or not an image defect occurs in the test target image.01-27-2011
20110019244IMAGE DEFECT DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE DEFECT DIAGNOSTIC METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image defect diagnostic system includes: an acquiring unit acquiring image data for a test target image; an image defect detecting unit detecting image defects in the test target image; a coordinate conversion processor performing coordinate conversion processing to convert position coordinate information on the image defects into position coordinate information in each rotated coordinate system by every predetermined angle by using a coordinate point in the test target image as rotation center coordinates; an occurrence state detecting unit detecting an occurrence state of the image defects in each rotated coordinate system by using the position coordinate information; a setting unit setting a coordinate rotation angle for the coordinate conversion processing on the basis of the occurrence state; and a feature amount extracting unit extracting a feature amount characterizing the image defects, by using the position coordinate information in a coordinate system rotated by the coordinate rotation angle.01-27-2011
20110019243STEREOSCOPIC FORM READER - A stereoscopic optical reader of a form example is provided where two images are captured of the same scene on a known form example taken from two different angles. The stereoscopic images are amenable to parallax calculations that may help determine that the form example is flat. If the two captured images are congruent with each other and/or with a stored digital model of the form, the entire form example may be read. If the images are not congruent, the form may be rejected as not being flat, and/or the image data may be further processed via parallax operations and/or other such projections to yield a virtual flat form.01-27-2011
20110019246IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE - An image processing device includes an image data acquiring part that acquires the first and second image data, an edge characteristic extraction part that extracts first edges and second edges forming the shapes of the rectangular regions contained in the first and second image data, a rectangular characteristic calculating part that extracts both a first calculated rectangular region formed by the first edges and a second calculated rectangular region formed by the second edges, a position adjustment parameter calculating part that calculates parameters indicating a separation distance and a separation angle between the first calculated rectangular region and the second calculated rectangular region when the first image data and the second image data are overlapped, and an image data correction part that corrects at least one of the first image data and the second image data by shifting and rotating based upon the parameters.01-27-2011
20110242616IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises an anchor point candidate information extraction unit configured to decide coordinates of anchor point candidates and attributes of the anchor point candidates based on a plurality of predetermined extraction rules and a sequence of coordinate points that expresses an outline of image data; an anchor point decision unit configured to decide an anchor point candidate to be reduced based on the attributes of the anchor point candidates and priority orders set in advance for the attributes, and configured to decide anchor points by reducing the decided anchor point candidates to be reduced; a control point coordinate decision unit configured to decide control point coordinates based on the anchor points decided by the anchor point decision unit and the sequence of coordinate points; and a data output unit configured to output information including the coordinates of the decided anchor points and the decided control point coordinates.10-06-2011
20110242615IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises an anchor point information extraction unit configured to decide coordinates of anchor points and attributes of the anchor points based on a plurality of predetermined extraction rules and a sequence of coordinate points that expresses an outline of image data; a tangential direction decision unit configured to decide tangential directions at an anchor point of interest based on the attribute of the anchor point of interest and coordinate points which are located within a predetermined range from the anchor point of interest; a control point coordinate calculation unit configured to calculate control point coordinates based on the tangential directions and the coordinates of the anchor point of interest; and a data output unit configured to output information including the coordinates of the anchor points and the control point coordinates.10-06-2011
20090323129IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An image processing method of an image processing apparatus, the method includes: discerning pixels to be processed on the basis of a preset reference pixel value in a scanned image that comprises plural pixels; drawing a pixel area including the pixels to be processed from the scanned image on the basis of a preset condition; and selecting whether to apply an image process to the pixels to be processed or the drawn pixel area on the basis of a percentage of the pixels to be processed in the drawn pixel area.12-31-2009
20090323130IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device includes a processing section, a load section, an operating section, and a display unit. The processing section performs processing upon sheets of a recording medium. The operating section includes input keys which receive input operation for controlling the processing section, and is disposed over the load section. The display unit displays information corresponding to input operation from the operating section. And the operating section can be freely shifted between a pulled out position in which its input keys are exposed to the exterior, and a storage position in which it is stored internally, and, in the storage position, is disposed below the display unit.12-31-2009
20100039678Presenting Relevant Messages Associated with Incoming Fax Documents - Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and relevant messages may be added in the facsimile. A sample embodiment of the system comprises a Receiving Means, an Extracting Means, an Analyzing Means, a Storing Means, a Selecting Means, an Incorporating Means, a Converting Means, and a Delivering Means. An alternative sample embodiment comprises a Receiving Means, an Extracting Means, an Incorporating Means, and a Delivering Means. The systems may be maintained by a Fax Server Provider. A sample embodiment of the method comprises the steps of receiving a facsimile intended for a Recipient, extracting text from the facsimile, incorporating one or more relevant messages in the facsimile, and delivering the facsimile to the Recipient.02-18-2010
20100053695IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes an image receiving unit, an image processing unit, an image storage unit, a usage-log managing unit, an operation display unit, and a control unit. The usage-log managing unit manages processing contents used for image data processed by the image processing unit in association with the processed image data as usage log information. When the operation display unit receives a request for an output process, the control unit acquires a processing content of the output process from the usage log information and displays information about the acquired processing content in association with image data processed based on the acquired processing content via the operation display unit.03-04-2010
20100134850IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ITS METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus which inputs data obtained by reading a chart of highlights formed by an image forming apparatus and generates a correction condition of an image reading unit based on the data. The image processing apparatus includes a first image reading unit configured to read the chart of highlights formed by the image forming apparatus, a second image reading unit configured to read the chart of highlights, a calculation unit configured to calculate a difference between an image signal read by the first image reading unit and an image signal read by the second image reading unit, and a generation unit configured to generate a correction condition for correcting reading resolving power of the first image reading unit or reading resolving power of the second image reading unit corresponding to the difference.06-03-2010
20100134849IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes an image accepting module, a number accepting module, a discriminating module and a criterion modifying module. The image accepting module receives image data of plural images. The number accepting module receives the number of images delimiting the received images. The number is input by a user. The discriminating module determines whether or not each of the received images corresponds to the images delimiting the received images based on a criterion. The criterion modifying module changes the criterion when the number of images determined as an image corresponding to the images delimiting the received images is not in a given relationship with the received number. The discriminating module determines, after the criterion is changed, whether or not each of the received images corresponds to the images delimiting the received images based on the modified criterion.06-03-2010
20110102858LAYOUT EDITING SYSTEM, LAYOUT EDITING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A plurality of types of layout data which are used to edit a layout and have laid-out image frames are stored in a memory. An original on an original table is read to generate original image data. The number of originals on the original table is detected. Based on the detected number of originals, layout data used to edit the layout is selected from the plurality of types of stored layout data. The generated original image data is laid out using the selected layout data.05-05-2011
20090015878IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a resolution-independent data generation unit which generates resolution-independent data, which does not depend on a resolution, from input data, a resolution-dependent data generation unit which generates resolution-dependent data, which depends on a resolution and is used to be rendered to bitmap data, from the generated resolution-independent data, a saving unit which saves the generated resolution-independent data and the generated resolution-dependent data, an apparatus information acquisition unit which acquires image output apparatus information associated with the image output apparatus, an apparatus information determination unit which determines whether or not the image output apparatus information matches image processing apparatus information associated with the image processing apparatus, and a data transmission unit which transmits the resolution-dependent data as the output data when it is determined that the image output apparatus information matches the image processing apparatus information.01-15-2009
20110102860DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING TYPES OF DOCUMENT FILES - According to one embodiment, a device for identifying types of document files includes an extraction unit, an evaluation unit, and a document type identification unit. The extraction unit extracts document feature information indicating distinguishing information for a document included in a document file. The evaluation unit verifies the validity of the document feature information extracted by the extraction unit. The document type identification unit identifies a type of the document file corresponding to the document feature information extracted by the extraction unit if the document feature information is valid.05-05-2011
20120120456IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit and a first difference extracting unit. The receiving unit receives images of a document. The first difference extracting unit performs difference extracting processing for extracting a difference between images of a document having 2n (n=2, 3, . . . ) pages received by the receiving unit by comparing the image of the first page and the image of the (n+1)-th page, the image of the second page and the image of the (n+2)-th page, the image of the third page and the image of the (n+3)-th page, . . . , and the image of the n-th page and the image of the 2n-th page.05-17-2012
20110038016IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes: an image processing section including plural image processing groups and including a DR (dynamic reconfigurable) circuit at least in one of the image processing groups and configured to process image data; a control section configured to set data for reconfiguration in the DR circuit according to content and a processing type of the image data; and a clock supply circuit configured to generate a clock signal supplied to the DR circuit and change a frequency of the clock signal according to the content and the processing type of the image data.02-17-2011
20110038015IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - Another code image is added so that a code image previously embedded in an original document image can be read. An image forming device includes: a generation means configured to use, when a second code image is combined with the original document image including a first code image, a result of decoding of the first code image to generate a third code image; and means configured to combine the second code image with the original document image and combine the third code image on the second code image.02-17-2011
20110002015IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an image processing method which determines the area of a document from an image read on a transparent platen, the image processing method also determines a single object area or a plurality of object areas from the image on the transparent platen, and when the luminance of the area in which the object area is removed from the image on the transparent platen is detected to determine the document area, the image processing method detects whether or not an image of a shadow exists around the periphery of the object area on the image of the transparent platen, and the threshold value used for determining the document area is different depending on whether a shadow is detected.01-06-2011
20090323131IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A copying machine includes a document skew detection section. The document skew detection section includes an angle calculation section and a judgment section. The angle calculation section specifies an angle θ12-31-2009
20100321740SECONDARY SCAN TO ENSURE TRANSIENT DOCUMENT ERASURE - Systems and methods of ensuring the erasure of transient documents are disclosed. The systems and methods include an imaging device that sends a transient document with a pre-printed image into an erase cycle to attempt to remove the image from the document. After the erase cycle, a scanner scans the transient document and converts the transient document into a digital image. A processor compares bit depths of individual bits of the digital image to a bit depth threshold. Depending on the comparison and a number of completed erase cycles, the transient document enters an additional erase cycle, completes as sufficiently erased, or is rejected as not sufficiently erased.12-23-2010
20120062961FORM PROCESSING APPARATUS, FORM PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A form processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store definition data for scanning and processing a first form in a storage area, an image input unit configured to scan a second form to obtain a form image, a position adjusting unit configured to adjust a position of a process region representing an entry field of a process item on the form image based on a relative position of the entry field of the corresponding process item on the first form and to associate the process region on the form image with definition information of the process item defined in the definition data, and an updating unit configured to update the definition information by changing a value indicating the position of the process region in the definition information to a value indicating the adjusted position of the process region.03-15-2012
20100284043IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus which detects a plurality of image areas included in an original plate image to extract a minimum rectangular area including the plurality of image areas, specifies maximum eight line segments acquired by extending four sides of the rectangular area toward corresponding four sides of the original plate image, respectively, extracts pixels existing in a neighborhood area including each of the specified line segments, and determines that the rectangular area and the minimum rectangular area including the extracted pixels are the areas of the original image. With the configuration, the image processing apparatus can accurately decide only an original area even if edge information of an original extracted from a read image is unclear.11-11-2010
20110134489IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a storage unit for storing image data; a readout unit for reading out the image data from the storage unit, while dividing the image data into a plurality of image data; image processing units for respectively performing image processing on the image data read out by the readout unit; an image combining unit for combining the received image data after deleting an unnecessary pixel; a control unit for shifting the plurality of image data, instructing the readout unit to read out image data to include an overlapping region such that the plurality of image data partially overlap each other, and instructing the image combining unit to delete the unnecessary pixel according to the shift; and an output unit for outputting the image data combined by the image combining unit.06-09-2011
20120147439IMAGE READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A scanner unit includes, a CIS module having a light source unit, and a CIS which receives reflected light which is emitted in the light source unit; a carriage motor which is provided in the vicinity of the CIS module, and operates along with heat when reading out using the CIS module; a determination unit which determines whether or not dark period measurement data read out using the CIS module in a dark period is in a predetermined range of a reference dark period which is set corresponding to a temperature of the carriage motor; and a control unit which controls the carriage motor so as to limits an operation of the carriage motor in read processing, when the dark period measurement data is not in the range of the reference dark period.06-14-2012
20100214625READER, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND METHOD THEREFOR - A reader includes a reading unit configured to read image data on both sides of each of document sheets, a determining unit configured to make a determination as to whether a predetermined one of both sides of each of the document sheets is blank, based on the image data read by the reading unit, and a classifying unit configured to classify the image data read from each of the document sheets into one of different groups, based on the determination made by the determining unit.08-26-2010
20100214624IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SPATIAL FREQUENCY CONVERSION METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus regardless of usage environment, at any time, for any occasion, without requiring a dedicated chart or device, spatial frequency conversion method and program for the apparatus that can calculate spatial frequency response characteristics necessary for calibration. The apparatus includes first and second image reading units reading a print-out image of a patch image stored in a storage section, and first and second spatial frequency conversion units performing spatial frequency conversion on images read by first and second reading units. Based on the amounts of change, caused through processing by first spatial frequency conversion unit, in spatial frequency response, the apparatus determines a patch image used for spatial frequency conversion, and calculates correction amounts for conversion by first and second spatial frequency conversion units, according to a result of spatial frequency conversion, using the patch image, by first and second spatial frequency conversion units.08-26-2010
20090180155IMAGE READING APPARATUS - An image reading apparatus includes a document table that is transparent, a read unit that reads a document placed on the document table through the document table so as to generate image data representing a read image of the document, an extraction unit that converts the image data of the read result of the read unit into edge image data representing an edge image and extracts edge points satisfying a predetermined condition as edge points corresponding to a side of the document placed on the document table from the edge image data, an outer margin recognition unit that approximates the edge points corresponding to each side of the document extracted by the extraction unit to a line so as to recognize an outer margin of the document, and a likelihood evaluation unit that evaluates the likelihood of the outer margin recognized by the outer margin recognition unit.07-16-2009
20110188091IMAGE-READER SELECTING PARAMETER - In the image-reader, a first reading unit generates the first surface worth of first image data by reading a first surface of an document sheet. The second reading unit generates the second surface worth of second image data by reading a second surface. The process surface determining unit determines which of the first surface and the second surface is a process surface. The parameter storing unit stores a first parameter that corresponds to the first surface and a second parameter that corresponds to the second surface. The selecting unit selects one of the first parameter and the second parameter as a process parameter that corresponds to the process surface. The selecting unit outputs the process parameter. The image process executing unit executes an image process on the one of the first image data and the second image data by using the process parameter.08-04-2011
20100020362IMAGE SCANNER, AND METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THEREFOR - An image scanner includes a scanning unit configured to scan images on document sheets, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for the images scanned by the scanning unit under a predetermined condition, an identifying unit configured to identify one or more damaged sheets among the document sheets to be scanned, and a condition setting unit configured to set a specific condition under which the image processing is to be performed for images scanned from the damaged sheets identified by the identifying unit.01-28-2010
20120147438IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An image processing device includes an image scanning part that scans an image on a document and generates image data based on the image, an input part that accepts an input designation of a division number into which the image data generated by the image scanning part is divided, and an output resolution of output image data created based on the image data, a division processing part that creates divided image data by dividing the image data by the division number accepted by the input part, controller that calculates a scan resolution based on the division number and the output resolution of the output image data, and a data output part that outputs the divided image data as the output image data. The controller controls the image scanning part to scan the image at the calculated scan resolution.06-14-2012
20120147437IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - To detect an image region to be an object of thinning processing appropriately and through the use of simple processing. An image processing apparatus detects a line region being a region sandwiched by white pixel regions and consisting only of a non-white pixel region, and detects a thinning candidate region being a region sandwiched by black pixel regions in the line region. A thinning region is detected from the inside of the thinning candidate region.06-14-2012
20110317224IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus and an information processing apparatus that are connected via a data communication channel. The image processing apparatus includes an execution request unit sending an execution request to request the information processing apparatus to execute an image processing function, a command reception unit receiving a control command from the information processing apparatus, and a hardware control unit controlling a hardware component of the image processing apparatus based on the received control command to perform image processing corresponding to the image processing function. The information processing apparatus includes a request reception unit receiving the execution request from the image processing apparatus, a software control unit executing a software program for implementing the image processing function based on the received execution request, and a command transmission unit sending the control command generated by the software program to the image processing apparatus.12-29-2011
20120044542TRANSFER OF IMAGE DATA USING POWER SAVING STATE - An image processing apparatus includes a data output control unit to output image data on a line-by-line basis in response to a line synchronizing signal, and a data output interface circuit to transfer via a bus the image data that is output from the data output control unit on a line-by-line basis in response to the line synchronizing signal, wherein the data output interface circuit makes a transition, together with the bus, from a normal state to a power saving state when a predetermined check period next following completion of transfer, by the data output interface circuit, of image data for one line output from the data output control unit passes before transfer of image data for a next one line, and returns, together with the bus, from the power saving state to the normal state for transfer of image data for the next one line.02-23-2012
20120044541IMAGE READING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - In a case where it is determined after reading an original that an abnormal pixel is included in image data generated by reading the original, after the original is reversed by a reversing unit for re-reading of the original by a reading unit, the original is conveyed to a reading position of the reading unit and image data generated by the re-reading of the reading unit is corrected.02-23-2012
20120057208IMAGE SCANNER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image scanner includes: a light source that irradiates, with light, a recording medium on which an image is formed; a light receiving portion that receives light reflected by the recording medium; and a reflecting portion that has a reflecting surface for measuring the amount of specular reflection light coming from the light source, the specular reflection light being included in the light received by the light receiving portion.03-08-2012
20120008174IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises: a character information acquisition unit configured to acquire character information included in each of a body region and a caption region; an accumulation unit configured to divide the character information acquired from the body region into predetermined set units and to accumulate the character information and position information of the divided set unit in a memory; an anchor term extraction unit configured to extract an anchor term from the character information acquired from the caption region; an anchor term search unit configured to search, based on the character information accumulated in the memory for each set unit, for the set unit including the anchor term extracted; a link information generation unit configured to generate link generation information that associates the set unit found by the anchor term search unit with the object region to which the caption region including the anchor term is appended.01-12-2012
20120013953IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A method for image processing in which an area of a platen on which a document is placed is read and the platen image is processed includes extracting an object included in the platen image, detecting an area of the object and inclination of the area of the object with respect to the platen image, determining the minimum rectangular area which includes the area of the object, and is surrounded with four sides parallel to four sides of the platen image respectively, comparing an extent to which a pixel group constituting an edge of each area includes pixels constituting an edge of the platen image between the area of the object and the minimum rectangular area, and determining a minimum rectangular area as the area of the document if a pixel group includes a larger number of pixels based on the comparing or if the inclination is small.01-19-2012
20120013952IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING SCANNED IMAGE - An image scanning apparatus includes: an image scanning unit that includes plural light emitting elements and a light receiving portion receiving light emitted from the light emitting elements and reflected on a document and scans an image on the document; a light quantity information acquiring unit that acquires light quantity information on the quantity of light received by the light receiving portion while causing the light emitting elements to irradiate a reference member with light; a correction unit that corrects the scanned image, based on the light quantity information; and an abnormality detecting unit that detects abnormality of the light emitting elements. If the abnormality detecting unit detects the abnormality, the light quantity information acquiring unit acquires new light quantity information while causing the light emitting elements to irradiate the reference member with light and the correction unit corrects the scanned image, based on the new light quantity information.01-19-2012
20120062960IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DETERMINING BIT SEQUENCE AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image read from a medium having the image printed thereon, the image representing a specific bit sequence; an information acquisition unit that acquires a state information piece indicating a reading state of the image acquired by the image acquisition unit; a detection unit that detects a bit sequence from the image acquired by the image acquisition unit; and a determination unit that determines the specific bit sequence on the basis of the bit sequence detected by the detection unit and the state information piece acquired by the information acquisition unit.03-15-2012
20130010337IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - In a control method for a processing apparatus connected to an image reading apparatus, in a case where the processing apparatus receives a cancellation instruction while the image reading apparatus performs a reading step, the processing apparatus causes the image reading apparatus to terminate the reading step and deletes image data of a page being read, and in a case where the processing apparatus receives a cancellation instruction after the image reading apparatus has performed the reading step, the processing apparatus performs controlling processing for deleting image data that has been acquired in the last reading step and has yet to be stored.01-10-2013
20120300267APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING AND PROCESSING PROGRAM - Disclosed is an image processing method for processing an image obtained by reading a document plate on which at least one document is placed. The method includes a first detecting step of specifying a first rectangular region including all of objects included in the image to detect the coordinates of each vertex thereof, an identifying step of identifying on each object whether it is a document item, an eliminating step of eliminating the object which is not a document item from the image, a second detecting step of specifying a second rectangular region to detect the coordinates of each vertex thereof, the region including all of the objects after elimination and having a minimum area, a comparing step of comparing the coordinates of the vertices detected in the first and second detecting steps, and a determining step of determining a method of cropping the document based on the comparison result.11-29-2012
20120300265SCANNING APPARATUS HAVING IMAGE CORRECTION FUNCITON - A scanning apparatus includes a scanning head that scans an image of a document positioned on a stage glass, but varying in its distance therefrom. A boundary line is detected to determine an amount of skew therein. A skew line is compared with an established reference line, and a correction factor is calculated based on the result of the comparison. The original image processed to map the boundary line to the reference line and image data inside of the boundary line is similarly mapped based on the calculated correction factor. Beneficially, skews of an image produced when a thick book is scanned can be corrected simply.11-29-2012
20120300264IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image processing apparatus, includes an image-scanning unit, and an image processing unit, wherein when the image-scanning unit continuously scans a plurality of documents, the image-scanning unit continuously scans the documents and parallel the image processing unit executes image processing on the scanned documents.11-29-2012
20120120455IMAGE TO TARGET COMPARATOR SOFTWARE - A system, method, and machine-readable storage medium for detecting changes in images are provided herein. The system includes an original grid and an image detection software program. The original grid represents an original image. The image detection software program detects changes between the original image and the processed image as follows: receiving a description of the original grid, the processed image and a set of tolerance parameters; scanning horizontally the pixels of the processed image into horizontal runs, scanning vertically the pixels of the processed image into vertical runs, and saving each of the plurality of vertical and horizontal coordinates within the predefined vertical and horizontal tolerance; determining a plurality of processed intersection coordinates; comparing a portion of the plurality of processed intersection coordinates to a portion of the plurality of original grid line intersection coordinates; and providing an image comparison result.05-17-2012
20120250100CONTROLLING DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SCAN PERFORMING UNIT - A controlling device may cause a scan performing unit to perform either a first type of scan or a second type of scan. In the first type of scan, a document may be moved with respect to optical elements while the optical elements are not moved, and in a second type of scan, the optical elements are moved with respect to the document while the document is not moved. The controlling device may judge that a first type of analysis is to be performed on scan data in a case where one type of scan is performed, and judge that the first type of analysis is not to be performed in a case where the other type of scan is performed. The controlling device may determine an output resolution by utilizing a result of the first type of analysis, and create a file including image data indicating the output resolution.10-04-2012
20100245933IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An image processing system and method for comparing and correcting two monochromic images A09-30-2010
20100245934COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREFOR - A communication device having a communication unit configured to communicate with a contents storage storing contents information and location information in associated manner, and to communicate with an external device. The communication device obtains the location information from the contents storage, modifies the location information to access information causing an access to the communication device, and transmits the same to the external device. An identifying unit identifies the location information corresponding to the access information if it is selected in the external device and second access to the communication device is made, in response to the selection of the access information through the communication unit. A contents obtaining unit obtains contents information directed by the location information identified by the identifying unit, through the communication unit, and an execution unit generates the contents based on the contents information and outputs the same.09-30-2010
20100245935Image Processing Apparatus and Image Processing Method - Background images are removed and only desired payment information is extracted from a grayscale image of a check or similar financial instrument. A density distribution improvement process applied to grayscale raw image data 09-30-2010
20120162721IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a reading unit, a controller, and an identifying unit. The image forming unit includes multiple recording elements arrayed in a first predetermined direction and drives the recording elements in accordance with input image information so as to form an image on a recording medium that moves relatively to the recording elements in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The reading unit reads the image formed by the image forming unit and outputs read data. The controller controls the image forming unit so as to form a detection pattern in a detection-pattern region located upstream or downstream, in the second direction, of a region where the image is formed in the recording medium. The identifying unit identifies a target recording element on the basis of read data obtained by reading the detection pattern using the reading unit.06-28-2012
20110181919IMAGE READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image reading apparatus of the present invention, which reads an automatically conveyed document at a set reading resolution and outputs image data of the document, comprises an image reading unit configured to output image data with a resolution corresponding to the reading resolution in accordance with reflected light, a conversion unit configured to, in a case that the reading resolution is higher than a resolution for abnormal pixel detection, convert the image data with a resolution corresponding to the reading resolution into image data with the resolution for abnormal pixel detection, a detection unit configured to detect an abnormal pixel in accordance with the image data converted by the conversion unit, and a correction unit configured to correct a pixel, of pixels included in the image data of the document read by the image reading unit, which corresponds to a position of an abnormal pixel detected by the detection unit.07-28-2011
20110176179SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY VIEWING, COORDINATING, MANIPULATING AND INTERPRETING THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL DIGITAL IMAGES OF STRUCTURES FOR PROVIDING TRUE SCALE MEASUREMENTS AND PERMITTING RAPID EMERGENCY INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION - The present invention provides a true-scale, coordinate-matched, linked in real-time, dual three-dimensional/two-dimensional visual display/viewer. The display simultaneously shows a 3D digital image and an associated 2D digital image of a selected drawing. The display of the present invention allows a user to visualize an asset's location, surrounding environment and hazards and true scale structural details for interior or external structural scenes. Using the display and associated tools, the user can obtain real-time information of an environment, true-scale measurement, plan ingress/egress paths, shortest paths between points and the number of doorways in a structure and track objects within the displayed environment. The intelligence gained using the tools and 3D/2D display may be used and further manipulated by a single user or may be distributed to other users.07-21-2011
20090059312Image data processing apparatus and method - An image data processing apparatus includes: a reader that reads image data included an image file in an arrangement order thereof from a storage medium, the image data being coded data of image blocks obtained by dividing an image in a main scanning direction and a sub scanning direction and arranged in an order of the main scanning direction and the sub scanning direction; a storage that temporarily saves the image data read by the reader; and a data processor that requests image data to the reader and performs a specified data processing to the image data fed from the reader in response to the request, wherein the reader executes a variable-length reading mode as a reading mode in which the image data are read from the storage medium and saved in the storage, the variable-length reading mode being for successively reading image data having a shorter data length out of image data of a predetermined specified data length and image data from leading end data to be first read to tail end data in a data arrangement in the storage medium out of image data belonging to the image blocks having the same position in the sub scanning direction as the image block, to which the leading end data belongs, and for saving them in the storage.03-05-2009
20120250102CONTROLLING DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SCAN PERFORMING UNIT - A controlling device for controlling a scan performing unit may determine a specific optical resolution from among a plurality of optical resolutions by utilizing specific information given from a user, cause the scan performing unit to perform a scan of a document in accordance with the specific optical resolution, perform an analysis of scan data obtained by the scan of the document, determine an output resolution based on a result of the analysis of the scan data, converting the scan data indicating the specific optical resolution into image data indicating the output resolution in a case where the output resolution is not identical to the specific optical resolution, and create a file including the image data indicating the output resolution.10-04-2012
20100007927IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes plural image outputting parts, an image processing part configured to process image data to be output by the plural image outputting parts, plural software control parts configured to selectively control the plural image outputting parts, a user service selecting part configured to share the image processing part in a case of processing the image data to be output from the plural image outputting parts and select plural user services that selectively use the plural software control parts, and a request executing part configured to sequentially receive plural image process requests and plural output requests from the plural software control parts and execute the plural image process requests and the plural image output requests in an order in which the plural image process requests and the plural output requests are sequentially received.01-14-2010
20090097076IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHODS OF CONTROLLING SUCH IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA WHICH, WHEN EXECUTED, CONTROL SUCH IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read an open document. The open document includes a first page including a first image and a second page including a second image. The apparatus also includes a storing unit configured to store the first page read by the reading unit as first page image data including the first image, and to store the second page read by the reading unit as second page image data including the second image. The apparatus further includes a designating unit configured to identify whether the open document is a first type of open document or a second type of open document which is different than the first type of open document, a rotation unit configured to rotate the first page image data 180 degrees when the open document is the first type of open document and to rotate the second page image data 180 degrees when the open document is the second type of open document, and an output unit configured to record a portion of the first image data and a portion of the second image data on a single recording medium. Moreover, the portion of the first image data includes the first image and the portion of the second image data includes the second image, and an orientation of the first image data on the single recording medium is the same as an orientation of the second image data on the single recording medium.04-16-2009
20120262763AUTOMATICALLY-ACTIVATED IMAGE SCANNING DEVICE - An automatically-activated image scanning device includes a platform, a light source, an image sensor, a driving unit and a controller. The platform is configured for supporting an object. The light source is configured for providing illuminating light. The image sensor is configured for capturing reflected light from the object reflecting the illuminating light and outputting an image signal. The driving unit is configured for driving the image sensor to move relative to the object. The controller is configured for analyzing the image signal to determine existence of the object on the platform and then activate a scanning process if the existence of said object is determined.10-18-2012
20120229870Panoramic Image Preparing Method And Three-Dimensional Laser Scanner - A panoramic image preparing method comprises a step of setting a measurement range 09-13-2012
20120229872APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTERIZED AUTHENTICATION OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS - A computerized method for authenticating documents having VIZ sections, the method comprising capturing an image of a document to be authenticated from a scanner and enhancing the captured image, and using a processor for identifying and cropping a VIZ section in the image.09-13-2012
20110122456Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product - An image processing apparatus includes: a memory unit; a read-out image processing unit that performs read-out image processing on input image data and stores the image data on which the image processing has been performed in the memory unit; an output attribute determining unit that performs determination image processing on the image data stored in the memory unit and determines an attribute of the image data on which the determination image processing has been performed; an output image processing unit that performs output image processing on the image data according to the determined attribute; and an output unit that outputs the image data on which the output image processing has been performed by the output image processing unit.05-26-2011
20100328728IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes a LVBC extraction unit configured to make a determination as to copy restriction based on the LVBC, a copy restricted image pattern analysis unit configured to make a determination as to the copy restriction based on the copy restricting information, a job control unit configured to decide whether the copying of the copy target image is permitted or prohibited by referring to the determination result by the copy restricted image pattern analysis unit based on the determination result of the LVBC extraction unit, and a print unit configured to output the copy target image in a case where the deciding unit decides that the copying of the copy target image is permitted.12-30-2010
20110216376System For And Method Of Providing Enhanced Copy Protection On A Reader Device - A system for and method of providing enhanced copy protection on a reader device in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include detecting orientation data that indicates an orientation of a display screen of the reader device with reference to a horizontal surface, processing the orientation data to determine whether the orientation of the display screen of the reader device is such that the display screen is facing and aligned with the horizontal surface, and restricting display of electronic content on the display screen of the reader device based on a determination that the display screen is facing and aligned with the horizontal surface.09-08-2011
20110134490IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus has a capability of displaying a preview image on a display under the control of a controller even in the middle of a process of reading document pages in a binding reading mode in which a large number of document sheets are read by repeatedly performing reading on a part-by-part basis until all pages of a given set of document sheets have been read. The preview capability enables a user to easily detect if an error occurred in reading one or all of the pages. If a particular page of image data is detected to have an error, re-reading of that page is performed using a scanner unit. The page of image data having the error is discarded and the image data obtained by re-reading is inserted in place of the discarded page. After completion of re-reading, reading of the remaining pages of the document set can continue in the binding reading mode. This leads to a drastic improvement in operational efficiency.06-09-2011
20080252937Image processing apparatus - Depending on processing to be executed, the processing is prevented from being restricted even if a particular image is included in image data. There is provided an image processing apparatus comprising an authentication section 10-16-2008
20080231910Registration and compression of dynamic images - A technique for selecting portions of a dynamic medical image data set to be stored and portions of the medical image data set to be discarded or processed differently in order to reduce the overall amount of image data that is stored for each image data set. The dynamic image data is segmented and registered. The segmentation and registration enables changes in intensity based on patient motion to be distinguished from changes in intensity due to anatomical function. In general, the regions with changes in intensity due to anatomical function are more relevant than regions with changes in intensity due to patient motion. The regions of greatest relevance are stored at their full resolution. Regions of lesser relevance are stored at less than the full resolution. Regions of no relevance are discarded and not stored at all.09-25-2008
20080225346IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND PREVIEW IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD - In an image processing apparatus, preview images are generating by continuously scanning both sides of originals. The page scrolling unit scrolls the preview images while pairing a first preview image to be processed with a second preview image that is not processed as pages of front and back sides of an original or a two-page spread, and a preview displaying unit displays at least one of the first preview image and the second image.09-18-2008
20080225345Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium - An image forming apparatus includes: a first holding unit that holds a pixel value data sequence in which each of the data sequences is formed by a pixel value and a range of the pixel value or by the pixel value, the range of the pixel value, reference to a pixel, and a range of the reference; a second holding unit that holds a transparency data sequence in which each of the one-dimensional data sequences is formed by a coefficient representing transparency of a pixel in the image element and a range of the coefficient or by the coefficient, the range of the coefficient, reference to coefficient, and a range of the reference; and an image generation unit that forms an image from the pixel value data sequence, and that generates information about transparency of the image from the transparency data sequence.09-18-2008
20120250104METHOD FOR READING SEQUENTIALLY A MANUSCRIPT GROUP MADE OF PLURAL SHEETS - A method is provided for reading sequentially a manuscript group made of plural sheets and dividing the manuscript group into manuscript data. The manuscript group made of the plural sheets is read sequentially to produce reading data. Each reading data of the sheet produced at the reading step is analyzed and judged on whether or not the sheet is added with a predetermined mark. The manuscript group data is divided by the reading data of the sheet added with the predetermined mark into plural manuscript data in a case where the sheet is judged as being added with the predetermined mark at the judging step. Thereafter, each of the manuscript data including the reading data of the sheet added with the predetermined mark in a storing region is collectively stored.10-04-2012
20120250103DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SCANNING PAPER MEDIA - A system for scanning paper media includes at least one microprocessor and a scanner connected to the microprocessor. The scanner is configured to simultaneously scan o or more printed pages using nuclear magnetic resonance and wherein the scanner is configured to send a three-dimensional data set to the microprocessor representing the printed pages.10-04-2012
20120250101IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device may calculate, by utilizing scan data obtained by a scan of a document including a natural image in accordance with a specific optical resolution, a first type of index value for classifying the document, determine an output resolution by utilizing the first type of index value, convert the scan data indicating the specific optical resolution into image data indicating the output resolution in a case where the output resolution is not identical to the specific optical resolution, and create a file including the image data indicating the output resolution.10-04-2012
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20110273748IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device for every frame of a moving or still image including an uptake device to take the image data of the pixel unit from the image which photographed a subject, a histogram generating device to generate the histogram of the brightness after having disintegrated the data in the particular color space, read out the image by a predetermined pattern according to color, and set the brightness of the pixel of the particular position of the pattern based on the mean histogram of a pixel removed (lifted) from a particular position in the pattern.11-10-2011
20130148171IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE READING METHOD - An image reading device includes an arbitrating unit configured to obtain read data on a main-scan-line-by-main-scan-line basis from a first image sensor that reads one side of a document and read data on a main-scan-line-by-main-scan-line basis from a second image sensor that reads the other side of the document. The arbitrating unit transfers a piece of read data obtained from the first image sensor and the second image sensor alternately. The device also includes a reducing unit configured to perform reduction in image data including the read data in a sub-scanning direction in a way that thins on the transferred pieces of read data corresponding respectively to main scan lines; an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on the read data having undergone the thinning; and a transfer unit configured to transfer the read data having undergone the image processing to another unit.06-13-2013
20120274990IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a scanning unit which scans a light beam on a photosensitive member in accordance with image data, and a smoothing unit which performs a smoothing for a jaggy of a scan line of a light beam scanned on the photosensitive member by the scanning unit. The smoothing unit does not perform the smoothing when the scanning unit scans a light beam in accordance with image data representing a halftone image.11-01-2012
20120274989IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Correction amounts of pixels in a sub-scanning direction for correcting misregistration of an image are determined based on interpolation using the correction amount in the sub-scanning direction corresponding to a first segment and the correction amount in the sub-scanning direction corresponding to a second segment, both of which are configured by pixels in the image.11-01-2012
20100309529Image Processing Apparatus - An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit storing an image and a processing unit performing image processing in each segment of the stored image to obtain a value of each pixel in a predetermined order using calculation results for peripheral pixels processed. At least one segment is a quadrangular area. Two sides of the quadrangular area extend from a first vertex of two opposite vertices of the area toward two of subsequent pixels after a first pixel at the first vertex so that the area includes the subsequent pixels whose values are obtained using a calculation result for the first pixel. The other two sides extend from a second vertex of the two vertices toward two of previous pixels before a second pixel at the second vertex so that the area includes the previous pixels for which a value of the second pixel is calculated using calculation results.12-09-2010
20130182292SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE IMAGE CAPTURE AND PROCESSING - In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for processing digital images captured by a mobile device are disclosed. Myriad features enable and/or facilitate processing of such digital images using a mobile device that would otherwise be technically impossible or impractical, and furthermore address unique challenges presented by images captured using a camera rather than a traditional flat-bed scanner, paper-feed scanner or multifunction peripheral.07-18-2013
20120300266SHEET MUSIC CREATION METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A sheet music creation method of creating sheet music whose layout is changed based on image data of sheet music input from an input device includes the steps of dividing the image data of the sheet music input from the input device into grand staffs, designating the grand staffs divided in the dividing in the order of performance, and re-editing, by a processor, image data representing the grand staffs in accordance with the order designated in the designating.11-29-2012

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