Patents Assigned to Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20200137248
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a size acquisition unit and a decision unit. The size acquisition unit acquires first size information indicating a first sheet size of a first sheet surface read by an image reading unit. The decision unit decides second image information indicating a second image size of a second image to be stored of a second sheet surface different from the first sheet surface based on first image information indicating a first image size of a first image to be stored based on the first size information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumiyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200137255
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a storage section configured to store a setting indicating one of a first condition for permitting start of an application both in a login state and in a logout state and a second condition for permitting start of the application only in the login state; a receiving section configured to receive an instruction to start the application; and a control section configured to start the application if the first condition is set for the application or start the application on condition that the image forming apparatus is in the login state if the second condition is set for the application in response to a start instruction in a logout state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200130389
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing section and an unleveling section. The printing section forms an image on a sheet-like medium based on image data indicating a color component corresponding to a coordinate indicating a position on the medium. The unleveling section has a protrusion capable of abutting against the medium, and forms at least either a convex portion or a concave portion on the medium by enabling the protrusion to abut against or move away from the medium on which the printing section forms an image, the convex or concave portion formed based on height data indicating a height of each coordinate indicating the position on the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200133359
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a power supply key, a latch switch and a processor. The latch switch is connected to a signal line of the power supply key and configured to maintain a state of a power supply in response to pressing on the power supply key when the latch switch is in an ON state. The processor is configured to perform control to set the state of the latch switch to an OFF state in a first mode corresponding to a state in which the image forming apparatus is not connected with an external device, and to set the state of the latch switch to the ON state in a second mode corresponding to a state in which the image forming apparatus is connected with the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200137245
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a display section configured to display an initial display screen; a storage section configured to store one or more applications installed in the image forming apparatus; an acquisition section configured to acquire an selection instruction of a target to be set in the initial display screen; and a setting section configured to set a screen relating to an application as the initial display screen in response to the selection instruction of the application contained in one or more applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshiro HAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200133175
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing rotating member, a heater, a fixing pad, a pressurizing member, a lubricant, and a surface layer. The fixing rotating member is configured to fix a toner image on a recording medium and is heated by the heater. The fixing pad is positioned on an inner circumferential side of the fixing rotating member, and presses the fixing rotating member from the inner circumferential side. The pressurizing member faces an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotating member, and forms a nip for fixing between the pressurizing member and the fixing rotating member. The lubricant is applied to the fixing rotating member. The surface layer is disposed in a vicinity of an end portion of a pressurizing surface of the fixing pad and returns the lubricant to a longitudinal central side of the pressurizing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi YAMAZOE
  • Publication number: 20200137239
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first display control unit and a second display control unit. The first display control unit displays a visual representation in a screen for setting a first SIP server and a second SIP server connected to an IP-FAX terminal on a display unit. The second display control unit displays a first connection state between the IP-FAX terminal and the first SIP server and a second connection state between the IP-FAX terminal and the second SIP server on the display unit, based on completion operation of setting of the first SIP server and setting of the second SIP server by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeo NISHIJIMA
  • Patent number: 10638002
    Abstract: A system and method for contemporaneous printing of a document along with content obtained from a network, in accordance with embedded network address information, includes a print engine, a network interface and an intelligent controller. An electronic document is parsed to identify at least one embedded network addresses. Content associated with each embedded network address is obtained from a network and printed contemporaneously with the original document. Separator pages preceding content obtained from the network are generated and include the network address from which content that follows was obtained, along with a page number in the original document where the address appeared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wong
  • Patent number: 10636391
    Abstract: A control device controls electronic labels in an electronic label system. The control device includes a first interface that acquires a captured image in which a commodity is included. A second interface transmits display information to an electronic label. A processor identifies, based on a captured image received via the first interface, the commodity and the position of the commodity. The processor determines a display position on an electronic label for displaying commodity information relating to the commodity based on the position of the commodity, and generates display information including the display position and a display content based on the identified commodity and the display position. The processor transmits the generated display information to the electronic label via the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Yamazaki, Masaaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10634758
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a positioning apparatus comprises a first interface and a processor. The first interface receives a positioning signal. The processor sets an interval for searching the positioning signal with a first interface to a first searching interval, sets the interval for searching the positioning signal to a second searching interval which is shorter than the first searching interval if it is determined that the positioning signal is received through searching in the first searching interval and uses the positioning signal received through searching in the second searching interval to specify a position of the positioning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Uchida, Akihiko Fujiwara, Mika Hirama, Kazunori Hirabayashi, Koji Nagai
  • Patent number: 10636259
    Abstract: A receipt printer comprises a discharge port configured to discharge a receipt; a conveyance section configured to convey a paper; a clamping section configured to clamp the paper in the front of the discharge port; and a controller configured to control the conveyance section to discharge the paper from the discharge port. The clamping section includes a fixed section and a movable section forming a paper insertion section, and the paper is clamped by the fixed section and the movable section if the paper is inserted into the paper insertion section. A paper conveyance direction in which the paper is directed to the paper insertion section is different from a paper discharge direction in which the paper is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Sanada
  • Patent number: 10632745
    Abstract: An inkjet head comprises a pressure chamber that stores liquid; an actuator that changes a volume of the pressure chamber in response to an applied driving signal; and an applying section that applies the driving signal to the actuator. The driving signal includes a discharge pulse and an oscillation pulse. The discharge pulse enables liquid to be discharged from a nozzle communicating with the pressure chamber. The oscillation pulse is applied before the discharge pulse and has a potential opposite in polarity to that of the discharge pulse to generate pressure oscillation for promoting discharge of the liquid in the liquid. When the driving signal includes two or more successive discharge pulses, a cycle of the discharge pulse is 1.5 times or more and 2.5 times or less as long as a half cycle of a main acoustic resonance frequency of the liquid in the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhito Kiji
  • Patent number: 10633210
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a fixed blade and a movable blade that slides past the fixed blade during cutting, and a cleaning tool with an adhesive removing element that comes into contact with a surface of the movable blade that faces the fixed blade during the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20200127498
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a power transmission device comprises a power transmission antenna arranged on a side of a cart stored at a storage position to face a power reception antenna arranged in a side surface of the cart so as to transmit electric power towards the side surface of the cart stored at the storage position; and a power transmission circuit configured to transmit the electric power to be received by the power reception antenna arranged in the side surface of the cart from the power transmission antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu KATO, Takuya OGISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200122949
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a processing tray; a conveyance roller for conveying a sheet towards a downstream side in a sheet conveyance direction; a pinch roller for moving between a first position away from the conveyance roller and a second position close to the conveyance roller, and to sandwich the sheet with the conveyance roller at the second position when the sheet is conveyed by the conveyance roller. The apparatus further includes an extruding member for extruding an upstream end of the sheet from the upstream side towards the downstream side to convey the sheet placed on the processing tray. The apparatus additionally includes a controller for conveying the sheet with the extruding member after the sheet is conveyed by the pinch roller and the conveyance roller when the sheet on the processing tray is conveyed to the downstream side in the sheet conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi DOBASHI, Yoshihisa HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200125883
    Abstract: An example article recognition apparatus disclosed herein includes an image interface and a processor. The image interface acquires a photographed image obtained by photographing articles. The processor extracts a plurality of article regions of the articles from the photographed image. The processor extracts, from the article regions, characteristic information indicating characteristics of the article regions, such as sizes, shape, color, or concentration values. And the processor specifies, based on the characteristic information of two article regions adjacent to each other, a boundary of a homogeneous region where articles of a same type are present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki YASUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10630855
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a control method of an image forming apparatus which offers high convenience are described. An image forming section forms a toner image in a print medium, and fixes the toner image by a heated fixing device. A power circuit supplies power to the image forming section to heat the fixing device. A communication interface receives a facsimile call signal and a facsimile image signal. A system controller controls the image forming section and the power circuit such that, when the facsimile call signal and the facsimile image signal are received, the image forming section and the power circuit are controlled to form an image by the image forming section on the basis of the facsimile image signal and, when the facsimile call signal is received and the facsimile image signal is not received, the power circuit supplies power to the image forming section to heat the fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10627759
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an input unit and a control unit. The image forming unit forms an image by using a plurality of consumables . The input unit receives an input of information designating the consumables to be used for forming the image. The control unit selectably displays other candidates of the consumables to be used for forming the image, based on the designated consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10627754
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes a heating rotating body having an first arched portion so that a first circular arc is formed in a cross section configured to rotate to be pressed against a medium so as to heat toner on the medium and an auxiliary heat-generating member having a second arched portion so that a second circular arc is formed in the cross section, the second arched portion being smaller than the first arched portion, configured to be supported at one end by a support member so as to be movable inside the heating rotating body and configured to contact with the first arced portion of the heating rotating body, the contact portion between the first arched portion and the second arched portion being closer to the support member than a middle point of the second circular arc in the cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuji Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10627750
    Abstract: A fixing device comprises a cylindrical sheet heating body for heating a sheet; a heat generation section which includes a center heat element that generates heat in a central area, a first heat element that generates heat in a first area containing an end in the length direction, and a second heat element that generates heat in a second area between the central area and the first area; a center temperature measurement section which measures a temperature of a portion of the sheet heating body; a both-end temperature measurement section which measures a temperature of the sheet heating body at a destination by moving in the length direction; and a power controller configured to control electric power to be supplied to the center heat element, to the first heat element, and to the second heat element according to the center temperature measurement section and the both-end temperature measurement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masao Ando