Cloud Storage & Electronic Documents


The new millennium has seen massive change in the accessibility of the Web, the size of its broad user base, and the methods and patterns of its users’ interactions. Whereas early conceptions of the Web focused on asymmetric data sharing through large central hubs (many users interact with content from the few), the Web has since grown into a model of creation, collaboration, communication, and sharing between peers. This shift relies on technological advances in electronic documents while also pushing the pace of development in the space. This shift has also led to the creation of a number of new markets built on the back of web-based applications, social media and blogging, user-generated content creation and sharing, and the general “offshoring” of data and services from the individual desktop to the cloud.

Several multi-billion dollar markets having strong growth trajectories are listed below with corresponding patent clusters resulting from significant research and development investments by Xerox over the past few decades.

Cloud Storage Market

The Cloud / Collaboration Cluster includes: patents directed to enabling technologies and core functionality for commercial products that already operate in the cloud storage market, such as various implementations of cloud file managers and editors. Specific technologies that are believed to be covered by these patents include: collaborative document versioning and annotation, the creation and distribution of structural documents, and the integration of software components.

Mobile Devices & Communication Market

The Mobile Documents Cluster includes: patents directed to the viewing, sharing, creation, and editing of documents, particularly for such activities performed on mobile devices. Technologies covered include document viewing on mobile devices, client-side and server-side document transfers, and remote document access, among others.

The E-Mail Cluster includes: patents directed to the sharing of documents by e-mail and includes enhanced e-mail detection, conflict detection in e-mails, and carbon copying options. Several other notification-related technologies having more generalized applicability are also included.

Electronic Document Management & Modification Market

Document Management System Cluster: includes patents directed to both online and offline management of documents. The technologies covered by the patents include: knowledge management and distribution systems, document processing, document transfer and retrieval, document authoring, and document sizing.

Document Content Identification / Classification Cluster: includes patents directed to: techniques for classifying and clustering documents, querying previously classified documents, performing document analysis, and for annotation and identification of text.

Image Classification Cluster includes: patents directed to the classification of entire inputted images as well as to classification of selected areas of images (or documents) so as to identify, e.g., pictures or graphics of interest. The underlying functionality to accomplish this classification includes a variety of technologies including advanced image segmentation techniques. Techniques for image resolution conversion are also included.

Document Security & Watermarking Market

The Document Watermarking Cluster includes: patents directed to the generation, manipulation, display, and decoding of watermarks. Specific technologies employed herein include: watermark imaging and coloration, techniques of watermark generation, embedding of miniature security marks and other identification marks, and watermark decoding.

The Document Security Cluster includes: patents directed to technologies for providing secure documents beyond watermarking, including document encryption and protection, the secure handling of documents (especially digital documents), and the anonymization of documents. The claimed techniques are becoming increasingly important as enterprise document handling shifts to the digital domain, and as robust cyber-security becomes essential.

Intellectual Property Summary

For your convenience and review, we have provided a sample of selected patents from our portfolio.

U.S. 8812978 System and method for dynamic zoom to view documents on small displays Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8812870 Confidentiality preserving document analysis system and method Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8799760 Smart macros using zone selection information and pattern discovery Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8780369 Method and apparatus for managing common color profiles for one or more printing devices by a cloud administration system Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8763919 Method and system for generating machine-readable code Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8726144 Interactive learning-based document annotation Cloud Storage; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8700756 Systems, methods and devices for extracting and visualizing user-centric communities from emails Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8699089 Variable data image watermarking using infrared sequence structures in black separation Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8666935 System and method of on-demand document processing for a medical office Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8645819 Detection and extraction of elements constituting images in unstructured document files Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8615713 Managing document interactions in collaborative document environments of virtual worlds Cloud Storage
U.S. 8606789 Method for layout based document zone querying Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8554542 Textual entailment method for linking text of an abstract to text in the main body of a document Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8543906 Probabilistic learning method for xml annotation of documents Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8538896 Retrieval systems and methods employing probabilistic cross-media relevance feedback Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8515923 Organizational usage document management system Cloud Storage; Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8510257 Collapsed gibbs sampler for sparse topic models and discrete matrix factorization Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8484245 Large scale unsupervised hierarchical document categorization using ontological guidance Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8473740 Method and system for secured management of online xml document services through structure-preserving asymmetric encryption Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8451501 Watermark decoding via spectral analysis of pixel spacing Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8451500 Watermark encoding via pixel spacing modulation Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8429141 Linguistically enhanced email detector Mobile Devices & Communication
U.S. 8373895 Prevention of unauthorized copying or scanning Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8351688 Categorization quality through the combination of multiple categorizers Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8346879 Detecting conflicts in email messages Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8345314 Methods and systems to embed glossmark digital watermarks into continuous-tone images Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8335342 Protecting printed items intended for public exchange with information embedded in blank document borders Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8334996 Automated e-mail address book update system and method for document output devices Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8271871 Automated method for alignment of document objects Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8243982 Embedding information in document blank border space Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8239183 Method and system for universal translating information Mobile Devices & Communication
U.S. 8224019 Embedding information in document blank space Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8194275 Method and apparatus for low cost embedded platform for device-side distributed services enablement Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8185587 Capturing processing managing and reporting events of interest in virtual collaboration spaces Cloud Storage; Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8171296 A system and mentod for producing and checking validation certificates Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8154741 Method and apparatus for low cost embedded platform for device-side distributed services enablement Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8111432 Infrared watermarking of photographic images by matched differential black strategies Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8108773 Method and apparatus for generating instances of documents Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8086557 Method and system for retrieving statements of information sources and associating a factuality assessment to the statements Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 8077907 System and method for the generation of correlation-based digital watermarks Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 8060512 Hybrid tensor-based cluster analysis Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7975221 Method for document viewing Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7953679 Scalable indexing for layout based document retrieval and ranking Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7949175 Counterfeit deterrence using dispersed miniature security marks Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7930407 Method and apparatus for controlling document service requests from a mobile device Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7864979 System and method for embedding dispersed miniature security marks Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7792324 System and method for embedding miniature security marks Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7764403 Watermarking Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7734749 Device model agent Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7730396 Systems and methods for converting legacy and proprietary documents into extended mark-up language format Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7715057 Hierarchical miniature security marks Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7698421 Method and apparatus for collaborative document versioning of networked documents Cloud Storage; Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7590934 Meta-document and method of managing Electronic Document Management & Modification; Document Security & Watermarking
U.S. 7577706 Workflow system and method Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7440974 Method for automatic wrapper repair Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7440951 Method for automatic wrapper repair Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7409452 Method and apparatus for controlling document service requests from a mobile device Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7409434 Method and apparatus for controlling document service requests using a mobile computing device Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7392473 Method and apparatus for determining logical document structure Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7296223 System and method for structured document authoring Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7284069 Method for document viewing Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7174377 Method and apparatus for collaborative document versioning of networked documents Cloud Storage; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7154628 Job secure overwrite failure notification Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 7035841 Method for automatic wrapper repair Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6999962 Shared document repository with coupled recommender system Cloud Storage; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6922725 Method and apparatus for processing document service requests originating from a mobile computing device Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6868411 Fuzzy text categorizer Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6766494 Method and system for creating ad-hoc links from free-form ink Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6766069 Text selection from images of documents using auto-completion Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6731814 Method for compressing digital documents with control of image quality and compression rate Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6646657 Systems and methods for processing data Mobile Devices & Communication
U.S. 6515988 Token-based document transactions Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6493760 Standalone device for identifying available document services in a token enabled operating environment Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6421716 System for generating context-sensitive hierarchically ordered document service menus Electronic Document Management & Modification
U.S. 6119147 Method and system for computer-mediated mult-modal asynchronous meetings in a virtual space Cloud Storage; Mobile Devices & Communication; Electronic Document Management & Modification

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