Abstract: A system comprising a multifunctional peripheral device in which the multifunctional peripheral device comprises a processor and a display device, in which the processor detects signature lines in an electronic document, and in which the display device of the multifunctional peripheral device displays the detected signature lines one at a time.
April 28, 2014
Date of Patent:
January 5, 2021
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Perry V Lea, Eric P Christianson, Bradley R Larson
Abstract: A communication terminal communicates with an image forming apparatus to be moved on a medium to perform image formation. The communication terminal includes a display and circuitry configured to receive a notification from the image forming apparatus and to display a preview of an image to be formed by the image forming apparatus. The circuitry is further configured to distinguish, on the preview, one of a plurality of lines included in the image to be formed from a rest of the plurality of lines in accordance with a content of the notification and display operation aiding information for aiding an operation of the image forming apparatus in accordance with the content of the notification.
Abstract: An information terminal includes: a communication unit; and a control unit configured to control the communication unit, wherein the control unit is configured to establish a communication channel with another terminal by using the communication unit, and the communication unit is configured to receive device information containing an address of an image processing device positioned on the periphery of the another terminal, and transmit the device information of the image processing device positioned on the periphery of the another terminal to an image processing device positioned on the periphery of the information terminal.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus that generates image data to generate a image by superimposing a first output image that is output from a first image output apparatus and a second output image that is output from a second image output apparatus, includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain input image data, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain first output image data to be output to the first image output apparatus, and a generation unit configured to generate second output image data to be output to the second image output apparatus based on the input image data and the first output image data, in which a sharpness of an image represented by the second output image data is in accordance with a sharpness of an image represented by the first output image data.
Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a system are disclosed for recommending products based on usage of one or more multifunctional printers. The method includes collecting usage data from a multifunctional printer; classifying the usage data from the multifunctional printer into one or more categories; comparing the usage data from the multifunctional printer in each of the one or more categories to usage data from one or more other multifunctional printers; determining one or more usage patterns for the multifunctional printer from the comparison of the usage data between the multifunctional printer in each of the one or more categories to the usage data from one or more other multifunctional printers; identifying one or more products or services based on the one or more usage patterns for the multifunctional printer; and recommending one or more products or services for the multifunctional printer on a graphical user interface (GUI).
June 28, 2019
Date of Patent:
December 1, 2020
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC.
Abstract: Disclosed are a printing method using websocket communication and a management method for a websocket communication channel. The printing method includes establishing, by a printing apparatus, a websocket channel for communicating with an external apparatus, requesting, by the printing apparatus, print data from the external apparatus through the websocket channel, determining, by the printing apparatus, whether a predetermined condition associated with an acquisition of the print data is satisfied in response to the request for the print data, and controlling, by the printing apparatus, a channel duration time of the websocket channel when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
July 19, 2017
Date of Patent:
November 24, 2020
BIXOLON CO., LTD.
Peter Sahaya Darcius, Jae Hoon Jeong, Young Hwan Kwak, Sa Bin Son
Abstract: A print control apparatus capable of communicating with a printing apparatus, including a sheet holding unit in which a sheet to be used for printing is held, for printing an image on the sheet held in the sheet holding unit includes storage configured to store a type of a sheet, an image, and a setting value of the printing apparatus in association with each other, selects a type of a sheet to be used for printing by the printing apparatus, selects an image to be printed by the printing apparatus, and sets the setting value stored in the storage in association with the selected type of the sheet and the selected image.
Abstract: An image reading device includes a document conveying device, a first reading module and a control portion. When initial white reference data, that is, an initial value of white reference data, is acquired, the control portion performs white reference data acquisition processing in a plurality of reading modes sequentially, and if it is judged that the white reference data meets a predetermined condition through data judging processing in all the plurality of reading modes, the acquired initial white reference data is set as usable, and if it is judged that the white reference data does not meet the predetermined condition through data judging processing in at least one of the plurality of reading modes, the acquired initial white reference data is set as unusable.
Abstract: Information that is used for identifying a print data file having been obtained by an image processing apparatus is notified to a print server in response to an error occurring in processing for obtaining the print data files from a first storage server, and a print data file stored by a storage unit is obtained from a second storage server based on an index file including acquisition source information about a not-yet-obtained print data file, and print processing is executed.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a sheet output tray, an operating section, an operation acceptance section, a human body detection sensor, a communication section, a command acceptance section, and a control section. When the command acceptance section accepts a print job command from an external device while a human body is being detected by the human body detection sensor provided at the front of the image forming apparatus, the control section suspends a print job based on the print job command.
Abstract: A method for evaluating a print quality of a printed document that is printed by a printer is provided. The printer comprises a pre-print image scanner, a post-print image scanner, and a printhead disposed between the pre-print image scanner and the post-print image scanner. The method comprises generating a pre-printing image of a print media, generating the printed document, generating a post-printing image of the printed document, generating a validation image by comparing the post-printing image with the pre-printing image, and comparing the validation image with the source image.
January 4, 2019
Date of Patent:
October 6, 2020
Jose Fernando Sanchez Gutierrez, Ronald Schwallie, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, H Sprague Ackley
Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors and memory includes a procedure for using a digital assistant to automatically respond to incoming communications. In some embodiments, the device obtains a speech input from a user, and, in response to obtaining the speech input, the device determines whether the speech input includes instructions for performing a specified action in response to receipt of a subsequent incoming communication from one or more specified senders. After storing the instructions, the device obtains an incoming communication from a respective sender. The device determines whether the respective sender is one of the one or more specified senders, and, upon determining that the respective sender is one of the one or more specified senders, the device performs the specified action in accordance with the instructions and thereafter automatically deleting the instructions.
Abstract: An image forming device that executes an image forming program for real-time mechanical control and another program, using a single cache memory for the image forming program and said another program. The image forming device includes: a cache lockdown unit that executes a cache lockdown to lock down a storage area of the cache memory that stores at least a portion of the image forming program necessary for image formation processing; and a print unit that executes the image formation processing while the storage area is locked down.
Abstract: A raster image processing system including a computer readable media storing digital information that includes information corresponding to an image, and instructions for performing raster image processing (RIP) using an over scan RIP technique on the image to generate a bitmap. Also included is a processor configured to RIP the image using the over scan RIP technique at a multiple of the desired output pixel resolution to produce a plurality of sub-pixels per output pixel. The processor is further configured to determine each image output pixel value based on the values set for the plurality of sub-pixels of each image pixel, by firstly comparing the values of the plurality of sub-pixels to each other and, and then secondly comparing the values of the plurality of sub-pixels to a set background value if needed. The processor then sets the output pixel value based upon that second comparison, and generates a bitmap.
Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of controlling transmission of an image, each of which: displays, on a display, an image to a plurality of users, the plurality of users sharing a use of the shared terminal; obtains, from a first privately-owned terminal owned by a first user of the plurality of users, first terminal identification information for identifying the first privately-owned terminal; transmits an authentication request for authenticating the first privately-owned terminal to a terminal management server, the authentication request including the first terminal identification information of the first privately-owned terminal; receives an authentication result of authenticating the first privately-owned terminal from the terminal management server; and when the authentication result indicates that the first privately-owned terminal is a legitimate terminal, and transmits a print request for printing data relating to the image being displayed to a printer through a network.
Abstract: A server includes memory storing management information including: first correspondence information representing correspondence between an output format for printing process and price for the printing process based on the output format; and second correspondence information representing correspondence between an account information of a user and balance spendable by the user and a controller configured to perform: receiving a printing request using an account information item; determining whether an object price is equal to or less than an object balance; if the object price is more than the object balance, extracting candidate output format that is different from the object output format and usable to perform a printing process based on the printing request within the object balance, with reference to the first correspondence information; and transmitting information representing the extracted candidate output format to an external device.
Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a system are disclosed for creating a mapping library for converting a job ticket. The method includes obtaining a print job ticket schema that comprises a plurality of user items and user values; obtaining at least one sample print ticket each of which comprises a part of the plurality of user items and user values; obtaining a print job history that indicates whether a print job was successfully executed using the job ticket that has been previously created; and displaying a graphical user interface (GUI), which allows a user to associate the user values with target values to be used to execute a print job, wherein at least one of the user values and/or at least one of the target values that was used for the successful print job is shown in a different appearance from other user values and/or target values.
Abstract: A information processing device may store a first and second image process associated with a first and second moving direction. The information processing device may display an object image on a display. The information processing device may detect a first instruction position when an indicator makes contact with the object image. The information processing device may detect a second instruction position when the indicator moves to the second instruction position, while maintaining a state of being in contact with the display. The information processing device may calculate a predetermined direction towards which the second instruction position is located. The information processing device may execute a first image process on the object image when the calculated predetermined direction corresponds to the first moving direction. The information processing device may execute a second image process on the object image when the calculated predetermined direction corresponds to the second moving direction.
Abstract: A function of a device is displayed as a first display on a client device, and local user authentication information is displayed as a second display according to the function of the device selected on the first display on the client device.
Abstract: Colorful printing using more colors based on data for printing with a single color or few colors is enabled. A printer control unit 15 includes a print data acquisition unit 15c, print data processing unit 15d, and print control unit 15e. The print data acquisition unit 15c acquires data for a print object and a command specifying the print position of the print object. Based on the print position specified by the command acquired by the print data acquisition unit 15c, the print data processing unit 15d applies a process setting an attribute of the print object, or a process replacing the print object with another print object.