Patents Assigned to Canon Europa N.V.
  • Patent number: 10122868
    Abstract: A method of submitting an event relating to MFP device activity to an analytics service. The method of submitting an event to an analytics service comprises a receiving step of receiving a command in a first format. A writing step is provided to write a value of the received command to a stored property. A monitoring step is provided to monitor the property to determine whether or not the property has changed. A transmission step is provided to, in the case that it is determined that a stored property has changed, transmit an event corresponding to the updated property to the analytics service in accordance with a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Jiawei Hu
  • Patent number: 9843698
    Abstract: A print system made up of networked devices, which include a management server, a client, and a printer. The client provides attribute information, indicating at least one attribute of the client, and capability information, indicating a capability of the client, to the management server. The management server uses the capability and attribute information provided by the client to generate a map indicating, for each of a plurality of services forming part of a print process, address information of at least one networked device capable of performing the service. The management server provides the map to the client. The client uses the address information of the map in the performance of the print process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Karsten Huster, Peter Lange, Michael Rosemann
  • Patent number: 9678961
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for associating metadata with a media object that has been published on a plurality of social networks obtain a respective identifier by which the media object is identified on each of the plurality of social networks, retrieve metadata associated with the media object from each of the plurality of social networks using the corresponding identifier, and store the retrieved metadata in association with the media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Matthew Adams, Simon Evans
  • Patent number: 9661161
    Abstract: A method of printing a document is described. The method comprises a workstation generating and storing print job data for a document, the workstation assigning ID information to the print job data, the user inputting the assigned ID information at a chosen printing device, the printing device transmitting a print job data request signal to the workstation, and the workstation transmitting the print job data to the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 9626139
    Abstract: A network printing system includes user devices, printing devices, a print server, and a logon server. The print server includes a print queue arranged to store print jobs received from the user devices and to send stored print jobs to the printing devices. The logon server is arranged to store logon details for users of the user devices and to store printer information for the users. The print server is arranged to select a printing device to which to send a print job stored in the queue based on the printer information stored in the logon server for the user of the user device from which the print job originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Tiemeyer, Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 9565058
    Abstract: The present subject matter is generally related to a method of connecting a device to a network, a device connecting system and a device connecting program. A network device or a device responding on a device service discovery request within a network with information of a virtual service on the device, which may be different from the actual capabilities and functions of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 9542139
    Abstract: A network printing system includes user devices, printing devices, a print server, and a logon server. The print server includes a print queue arranged to store print jobs received from the user devices and to send stored print jobs to the printing devices. The logon server is arranged to store logon details for users of the user devices and to store printer information for the users. The print server is arranged to select a printing device to which to send a print job stored in the queue based on the printer information stored in the logon server for the user of the user device from which the print job originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventors: Karsten Huster, Dirk Tiemeyer
  • Patent number: 9292230
    Abstract: A print-management system comprises a plurality of web-submission servers and a print server. Each web-submission server hosts a website configured to allow submission of print jobs to the print management system. The print server is configured to receive print jobs from the plurality of web-submission servers, process the print jobs, and send print jobs to at least one printer to be printed. The print management system is configured to add an identifier to each received print job to identify the web-submission server or website that received the print job. The print server is configured so that print jobs are processed based on the identifiers added to the print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventor: Volker Heinrich Scheller
  • Patent number: 9203825
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a user at a peripheral apparatus includes receiving a log-in request from a user, sending a request to a social networking service to authenticate the user's social networking service account, receiving the user's social networking service account information from the social networking service, determining based on the user's social networking service account information whether the user is authorised to access the peripheral apparatus, and allowing, in a case that the determining determines that the user is authorised to access the peripheral apparatus, the user access to the peripheral apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Benjamin John Parks
  • Publication number: 20140372580
    Abstract: The present subject matter is generally related to a method of connecting a device to a network, a device connecting system and a device connecting program. A network device or a device responding on a device service discovery request within a network with information of a virtual service on the device, which may be different from the actual capabilities and functions of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 8914479
    Abstract: An image-processing system comprising a peripheral device 10, a web server 12 associated with the peripheral device 10 an application server 13 and a mobile phone 11. The web server 12 is configured to send a registration request to register communication parameters of the peripheral device 10 in association with a piece of identification information at the application server 13. The mobile device 11 is configured to determine the piece of identification information and to send a request to the application server 13 with the determined piece of identification information. The application server 13 is configured to associate the registered details of the peripheral device 10 with the request from the mobile device 11 thereby allowing a connection to be configured between the mobile device 11 and the peripheral device 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin John Parks, Pierre-Jean Champault, Ricardo Jose Teixeira dos Santos
  • Patent number: 8854654
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling routing of print jobs, the computer-implemented method includes determining whether a print job meets at least one predetermined criteria and sending a notification based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 8830500
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium and computer-implemented method of distributing a print-job including receiving, from a printer, a request to send a print job to the printer, converting the print job from a first format to a second format, sending the print job to the printer in the second format, wherein the second format is compatible with the printer, and wherein the second format is selected from a plurality of different formats depending on the identity of the printer from which the request to send a print job was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Publication number: 20140081926
    Abstract: An image duplication prevention apparatus comprising: image duplication prevention means for, when a determining means of the image duplication prevention apparatus determines that a subset of metadata of an image to be transferred from a first location to a second location is identical to a corresponding subset of metadata of any image already stored at the second location, preventing the transfer of the image from the first location to the second location. The image duplication prevention means is further for, when the determining means determines that the subset of metadata of the image to be transferred is not identical to the corresponding subset of metadata of the any image already stored at the second location, allowing the transfer of the image from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Matthew ADAMS, Simon EVANS
  • Publication number: 20140074836
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for associating metadata with a media object that has been published on a plurality of social networks obtain a respective identifier by which the media object is identified on each of the plurality of social networks, retrieve metadata associated with the media object from each of the plurality of social networks using the corresponding identifier, and store the retrieved metadata in association with the media object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: CANON EUROPA, N.V.
    Inventors: Matthew ADAMS, Simon EVANS
  • Publication number: 20140049797
    Abstract: A printing system with at least one printer and at least two print servers is provided for printing a print job on a selected printer. The print job is stored on one of the print servers and print job information about the stored print job on the storing print server is shared between the print servers. In case of a request for print out the print job on the selected printer, the print job is sent from the storing print server to the selected printer based on the print job information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: CANON EUROPA N.V., C/O CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Publication number: 20130163037
    Abstract: A job-processing method route a print job to one of a plurality of printers in a job-processing apparatus. Each printer has a low-power state and a powered-up state. The method comprises: determining a destination printer from print data included in the print job; determining whether or not the destination printer is in the low-power state; if the destination printer is in the low-power state, selecting at least one alternative printer; determining the state of the at least one alternative printer; and, if the alternative printer is in the powered-up state, re-routing the print job from the destination printer to the alternative printer for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster
  • Patent number: 8244921
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for providing a user interface comprising a peripheral device (1) for displaying a user interface, and computer means (2) connected to the peripheral device (1). The apparatus is configured to provide user-interface information to the peripheral device (1), and the peripheral device (1) is configured to allow a user to interact with a program on the computer means (2) via a user interface displayed on the peripheral device (1). The apparatus is configured so that the computer means (2) sends user-interface information to the peripheral device (1) to allow the peripheral device (1) to display a plurality of panes of the user interface to the user without receiving further user-interface information from the computer means (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Karsten Huster, Michael Rosemann
  • Publication number: 20120079081
    Abstract: An image-processing system comprising a peripheral device 10, a web server 12 associated with the peripheral device 10 an application server 13 and a mobile phone 11. The web server 12 is configured to send a registration request to register communication parameters of the peripheral device 10 in association with a piece of identification information at the application server 13. The mobile device 11 is configured to determine the piece of identification information and to send a request to the application server 13 with the determined piece of identification information. The application server 13 is configured to associate the registered details of the peripheral device 10 with the request from the mobile device 11 thereby allowing a connection to be configured between the mobile device 11 and the peripheral device 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Canon Europa N.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin John Parks, Pierre-Jean Champault, Ricardo Jose Teixeira dos Santos
  • Publication number: 20120026537
    Abstract: A method of printing a document is described. The method comprises a workstation generating and storing print job data for a document, the workstation assigning ID information to the print job data, the user inputting the assigned ID information at a chosen printing device, the printing device transmitting a print job data request signal to the workstation, and the workstation transmitting the print job data to the printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: CANON EUROPA N.V.
    Inventor: Karsten Huster