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Method and device for determining skew angle of an image
Methods and apparatuses for determining a skew angle of text relative to an axis are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment of the method comprises locating...
System and method for estimating image sharpness
A method for determining image sharpness estimation of an image. Image data for at least one column of pixels and at least one row of pixels of the image is...
DC power port in a rack
A direct current (DC) power port is included in a rack to provide DC power to electrical equipment external to the rack.
Hard disk drive protection system and method
A hard disk drive protection system comprises a sensor configured to detect an impending shock event and a hard drive protection module configured to determine...
System for improving the speed of data processing
An apparatus includes a first processing device to perform halftoning on a first set of values corresponding to a first set of pixels and a second processing...
Document-to-printer color gamut matching
A document-to-printer color gamut matching system enables comparison of at least two color maps in a manner that allows selection of the printer that will result...
Displaying spatially offset sub-frames with a display device having a set
of defective display pixels
A method of displaying an image with a display device having a set of defective display pixels includes receiving image data for the image. The method includes...
Method and arrangement for improving image quality on a display of an
In the method and arrangement, a value of at least one image parameter of a liveview scene that is displayed on an imaging device display is determined. Based on...
Configurable H-bridge circuit
In an implementation of a configurable H-bridge circuit, a high switch is connected to a voltage source and a low switch is connected to ground. The configurable...
Dust and scratch detection for an image scanner
Multiple scans of the same object are obtained, where for any given line on the object to be scanned, the angle of the illumination is different for each scan....
Image scanner and method for detecting a defect in an image to be scanned
Image data in an image scanner is examined to determine whether lines (light or dark) are present in the image data. By examining whether the lines are present...
Amphipathic polymer particles and methods of manufacturing the same
The invention is directed to amphipathic polymeric particles that serve as both the dispersant and the binder in water based inks, ink compositions containing...
Imaging apparatus and improved toner therefor
The invention relates to a liquid toner and imaging apparatus provided with an imaging surface having a liquid toner image formed thereon on fibrous toner...
Electronics cooling fan with collapsible fan blade
An electronics cooling fan comprises at least one collapsible fan blade driven by centrifugal force to extend radially as the fan spins and driven by elastic...
Platen having channels and method for the same
A method and apparatus providing a platen for supporting a media sheet. The platen includes a contact surface, a channel and air passage. The channel is defined...
Structures and methods are disclosed for at least partially forming an image on a media disposed on a platen, directing air from a dryer at the platen, and...
Signal level propagation mechanism for distribution of a payload to
A method of identifying a software vulnerability in computer systems in a computer network includes a multiple level scanning process controlled from a...
Trusted computing environment
A trusted computing environment 100, wherein each computing device 112 to 118 holds a policy specifying the degree to which it can trust the other devices in the...
Intercepting function cells
Intercepting function calls. In one embodiment of the application, an import address table for an application is accessed and an address, in the import address...
A method of debugging a set of processes is disclosed. There is included providing a first debugger and forking the debugger, thereby creating a set of inner...
Method for managing personal and work-related matters
A family management system provides a family manager with family-related and work-related information. This information may be provided to the family manager in...
Wireless access point seek mode for wireless access clients
A computer system that is configured to wirelessly access a local area network is further configured to search for the availability of wireless access points...
Optimizing computer system
A computer-implemented method for improving the performance of a dynamically configurable computer system. The dynamically configurable computer system is...
Method and apparatus for managing processor availability using a microcode
A method and apparatus for managing processor availability uses a disabling microcode patch to prevent unauthorized processor(s) usage. By loading the disabling...
File security management
A method for implementing security management in a storage area network by controlling access to network resources. Initially, a resource provider communicates...
External RAID-enabling cache
Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with RAID-enabling caches in multi-cell systems are described. One exemplary system embodiment...
A memory subsystem may be usable in an electronic system. The memory subsystem may comprise a memory controller and a plurality of memory modules coupled to the...
Dynamic load balancing of video requests
A distributed streaming media server system including a plurality of streaming media servers that each store a selection of multimedia files. A master streaming...
Method and apparatus for optimizing client responsiveness and server
A method and apparatus for providing on line assistance to an end user who is experiencing a problem with a computer. The computer includes a display, a...
System and method for efficiently finding near-similar images in massive
Massive amounts of multimedia data are stored in databases supporting web pages and servers, including text, graphics, video and audio. Searching and finding...
Customer-side market segmentation
A system and method for customer-side market segmentation and categorization. This segmentation is done without disclosing sensitive private customer information...
Allocating freight haulage jobs
In one aspect, a global freight haulage job manager is configured collect excess capacity information and freight haulage job information on the fly, and...
Lightpipe with multiple projections
A lightpipe includes at least first and second projections extending outwardly from the body of the lightpipe, where the first projection is opposite the second...
Method and apparatus for electromagnetic resonance and amplification using
negative index material
An electromagnetic resonance device includes an input reflector, an output reflector, and a negative index material (NIM) disposed between the input reflector...
Method for bilateral filtering of digital images
A method for processing an image using a bilateral filter. The bilateral filter is reformulated at each pixel location in the image into a sum of the original...
Representing extended color gamut information
A computer-readable medium of one embodiment of the invention is disclosed that has a data structure stored thereon to represent extended color gamut information...
Portable computer system
A portable computer system comprising a main chassis with a front edge, a rear edge, an upper surface, and a lower surface. A support chassis is rotatably...
Optical image scanner with adjustable object plane
Cam-operated focus shift in an optical image scanner is provided. One embodiment comprises a method of adjusting the location of an object plane above a platen...
Systems and methods for recovery of a failed raster image processor
In a raster image processing (RIP'ing) pipeline, the invention recovers a failed raster image process (RIP) partition. In one aspect, multiple partitions of a...
Digital camera for capturing image data with rapid response between
activating a capture trigger and capturing...
A digital camera has an image sensor, a capture trigger, a processing system, and a capture buffer having multiple buffer locations. The processing system...
Apparatus and method for electrophoretic printing device
An electrode array with embedded thin-film transistors is fabricated with a self-aligned imprint lithography process. In an embodiment the electrode array is...
Multi-mode encoder output generator
Various apparatus and methods of a multi-mode encoder output generator are disclosed.
Disconnection of electronic device from power source
A mechanism of one embodiment of the invention is disclosed that disconnects an electronic device from a power source includes a user-actuable switch, an...
Reducing battery terminal contact resistance stemming from insulating
contaminant layer on same
A battery arrangement that minimize battery-to-battery and battery-to-device contact resistance by rupturing or removing an insulating contaminant layer on...
Cartridge tape removal method
A nozzle tape covers substantially all of an outlet portion and an electrical contact portion of a print cartridge. At least one hole provided in the portion of...
Printing system and method of printing an image in a fixed head printing
A method of printing an image in a fixed head printer system includes sensing a medium speed of a medium traveling in proximity to a plurality of ink printheads....
Tracking electronic devices
Tracking electronic devices that are equipped with tracking tags and that are stored in designated locations. The position of a reading device is monitored as it...
Method for affecting impedance of an electrical apparatus
A method for affecting an impedance of a portion of an electrical circuit loop in an electrical circuit apparatus includes providing an electrical circuit...