Patents Examined by Darryl V Dottin
  • Patent number: 12008420
    Abstract: A printed-material check apparatus includes a processor configured to: acquire check information including section information and first comparison information from a printed material printed on a basis of print data with check information, the section information identifying a section in print data, the first comparison information being generated from data identified by the section, the print data with check information being generated by adding the check information to the print data; acquire an image of an inner part of a section on the printed material, the section being identified by the acquired check information; and determine whether the printed material is valid by using the first comparison information and the image of the inner part of the section on the printed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Satoshi Misawa
  • Patent number: 12008274
    Abstract: In printing of a print job to be inspected using a pre-printed sheet having information printed thereon in advance, control is performed so as not to register a reference image based on image data that is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Mutsuno
  • Patent number: 12001510
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for length-aware local tiling in a sparse attention module in a transformer in heterogeneous devices are provided. The method includes that a heterogeneous device including one or more GPUs: divides a transformed sparsity mask into a plurality of first tiles and obtaining one or more effective first tiles from the plurality of first tiles, where each effective first tile includes at least one non-zero element; loads the one or more effective first tiles into a shared memory in the one or more GPUs and loads a plurality of elements in a first matrix corresponding to the one or more effective first tiles into the shared memory; and performs multiplication by a first sampled dense-dense matrix multiplication (SDDMM) kernel in the sparse attention module in the transformer by fetching the one or more effective first tiles and the plurality of elements from the shared memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING TRANSTREAMS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhendong Wang, Yongxiong Ren, Yang Liu, Lingzhi Liu
  • Patent number: 12001731
    Abstract: A printing device includes a control section that is configured to receive designation of a first print mode or a second print mode for one or more print jobs and cause the printing section to execute printing in accordance with print setting, wherein a consumption amount of a medium in the printing of one print job in the second print mode is larger than a consumption amount of the medium in the printing of one print job in the first print mode and the control section acquires, from among the print setting information, specific setting information that causes a difference in the consumption amount of the medium between printing in the first print mode and printing in the second print mode from different acquisition sources for the print job for which the first print mode is designated and the print job for which the second print mode is designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 11989473
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image data acquisition unit that acquires image data; a print condition acquisition unit that acquires a print condition including a type of a print medium on which an image is printed; a parameter acquisition unit that acquires a texture parameter indicating a texture of the print medium; a color conversion unit that performs color conversion corresponding to the print condition, on the image data; and a rendering unit that executes rendering, causing the image data on which the color conversion is performed, to correspond to at least one of a front face and a back face of a 3D object representing a shape of the print medium, and causing the texture parameter to correspond to the front face and the back face of the 3D object, and thus generates a rendered image representing the print medium with the image printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yamashita, Takahiro Kamada, Takuya Ono, Yuko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11989471
    Abstract: Anon-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores computer-readable instructions that are executable by a computer of an information processing device and conform to a printer connected with the information processing device. The instructions cause, when executed by the computer, the information processing device to obtain automatic processing information stored in the printer, the automatic processing information indicating whether particular processing on image data of a print job is to be performed automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 11985284
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a separating roller that is capable of switching between a separation state in which an original document is separated and a non-separation state in which the original document is not separated, and determines whether or not the original document is fed in the separation state or the non-separation state based on the types of the original document set through a user interface for instructing a select of the types of the original document to be read and a start of reading the original document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Mokuo, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Keiichiro Fukumasu, Keisuke Miyauchi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11977790
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a processor is configured to perform: acquiring; displaying; receiving; and identifying. The acquiring acquires from a memory a single set of template data for a composite label. The single set of template data includes a plurality of sets of image data corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of print labels and representing respective ones of a plurality of label images. The single composite label is to be created using the plurality of print labels. The displaying displays on a display a composite label image in which the plurality of label images is superimposed on each other. The receiving receives a designating operation on the composite label image via an operating interface. The designating operation targeting a target label image. The identifying identifies target image data corresponding to the target label image from among the plurality of sets of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Fukui, Ryuichi Kanda, Koichi Kondo, Hiromichi Nampo
  • Patent number: 11977801
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus stores held print jobs on a storage apparatus, displays a list of the held print jobs that have been stored on the storage apparatus, and performs a display according to a state of the storage apparatus when displaying the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11966640
    Abstract: A method for controlling a printer includes receiving a set of first variables for the printer, determining, using a machine-learning program, one or more second variables based on the set of first variables, and controlling a printer to perform a print job based on the set of first variables and the one or more second variables. The first and second variables may correspond to different types of printer settings. The machine-learning program may determine the second variables using a classifier model that may prevent partial curing or drying, print media deformation and/or other defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cara Ellen Birschbach, Volker Seidel, Albert Franco Morera
  • Patent number: 11966645
    Abstract: A document creation method includes: specifying a missing unit in document information divided into units; and specifying a unit serving as a reference for inserting the missing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: LEGALON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawato, Ruka Funaki
  • Patent number: 11966643
    Abstract: A controller is configured to: perform a registration process for again storing connection information in an intermediary server; after the registration process, perform a transition process of changing a state of a device from a first state to a second state, the first state being a state where setting information is stored in a memory and a service is usable by the device, the second state being a state where intermediary server information is stored in the memory and the connection information and the setting information are not stored in the memory; after the transition process, receive, from the intermediary server, the connection information that is stored again; connect to a target server by using the received connection information and again receive the setting information from the target server; and store, in the memory, the setting information that is received again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11960780
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a specific signal from a first external device; after the specific signal has been received from the first external device, cause an output unit of the communication device to output specific information obtained by using a public key; after the specific information has been outputted, receive an authentication request in which the public key is used from the first external device; in a case where the authentication request is received from the first external device, send an authentication response to the first external device; after the authentication response has been sent to the first external device, receive connection information from the first external device; and in a case where the connection information is received from the first external device, establish, by using the connection information, a wireless connection between the communication device and a second external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11962726
    Abstract: A printing system includes an administrator terminal, a user terminal, and a processor that provides a printing service related to a printer configured to be used by the user terminal, in which the processor transmits, based on an expiration date of a contract for the printing service, request information for requesting response information to the administrator terminal and transmits notification information to the user terminal when continuation processing for the contract is not executed based on the response information from the administrator terminal, the user terminal transmits, based on the notification information, inquiry information for inquiring about continuation of the contract to the administrator terminal, the administrator terminal transmits, based on the inquiry information, continuation information for continuing the contract to the processor, and the processor executes, based on the continuation information, the continuation processing and grants permission to use the printing service to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki Kobayashi, Hiroto Tsukioka
  • Patent number: 11954376
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method. The method includes selecting a plurality of elements on a design page and, for each selected element, determining a plurality of edge bleed pairs, each edge bleed pair including a particular edge and a particular bleed of the design page. Each edge bleed pair is processed to determine whether the selected element should be resized, the determination being based on the position of the particular edge relative to the particular bleed. If the determination is that the element should be resized, the method involves resizing the selected element so that the element covers a greater portion of the particular bleed than was originally covered by the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Canva Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Michelle Munn Wai Seeto
  • Patent number: 11956656
    Abstract: A device management program causes a terminal device to function as a storing unit configured to store first access point information concerning a first access point and first device information, which is device information concerning a connected device, in correlation with each other in advance, a communication-state confirming unit configured to confirm a communication state at predetermined timing, an access-point-information acquiring unit configured to, when the communication state is a communication error state, acquire second access point information concerning a second access point that is in the communication error state, a determining unit configured to determine whether the second access point information and the first access point information coincide, a communication-state-information acquiring unit configured to acquire information concerning a communication state with the device when the second access point information and the first access point information coincide, and a communication-state n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Koide
  • Patent number: 11947844
    Abstract: A display control method includes the steps of obtaining a first preview image resolution for checking a printing layout, obtaining a second preview image resolution for checking a spot color printing portion where the spot color printing is carried out, and displaying a spot color preview image for checking the spot color printing portion by using a resolution based on the first preview image resolution and the second preview image resolution. The first preview image resolution is calculated and obtained based on a print setting included in the print data and on a size of a region where display is carried out in the preview image displaying step, and the second preview image resolution is calculated and obtained based on a drawing command included in the print data and on the size of the region where display is carried out in the preview image displaying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuhide Takasaki
  • Patent number: 11947848
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a first processor that is mounted on an image processing apparatus installed in a shared space and shared by plural users who do not belong to an identical organization, and a second processor that is mounted on a control apparatus installed together with a virtual private network (VPN) connection unit in a local area network outside the shared space, the control apparatus being used by an organization to which a part of the plural users belongs, in which the first processor is configured to acquire address information of the VPN connection unit, the first processor is connected to the VPN connection unit by using the acquired address information, and the second processor is configured to acquire apparatus information indicating an apparatus configuration of the image processing apparatus from the image processing apparatus via the VPN connection unit, acquire contract information regarding use of the image processing apparatus corresponding to the organization to which the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takahiro Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 11934710
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium capable of preventing an unintended print result from being produced. The present executes making a predetermined notification in a case where a spot color printing region set to be printed in a spot color which is a color different from a process color is included in a predetermined region in a region to be printed based on print data, the predetermined region being a region other than a text region in the region to be printed based on the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Kurata
  • Patent number: 11928373
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to obtain setting information regarding print settings for first printing employing a plate and output information based on the setting information with respect to whether second printing that does not employ a plate and that is based on the print settings for the first printing is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Taku Matsuo