Patents Examined by Darryl V Dottin
  • Patent number: 10990338
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a dividing unit that divides a text from a user into multiple segments, an acquisition unit that acquires information on multiple predetermined operations, an associating unit that associates one of the predetermined operations with each of the segments in accordance with the segments and the information on the predetermined operations, and an output unit that outputs information on a series of the predetermined operations associated with the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunari Hirai
  • Patent number: 10986241
    Abstract: A method for changing a message that is presented on a multi-function device (MFD) is disclosed. For example, the method is executed by a processor and includes monitoring a user interaction with the MFD, determining a message is to be displayed based on the user interaction with the MFD, changing the message based on historical interactions with the message by a user and a plurality of parameters associated with the message to create an adapted message for the user, and causing the adapted message to be displayed on a display of the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noah John David Ullmann
  • Patent number: 10976968
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: storing, for each user, a first image forming apparatus usually used, a print setting usually used in the first image forming apparatus, and a first operational procedure, the first operational procedure being a procedure for selecting the print setting via a user interface of the first image forming apparatus; receiving authorization information of a user from a second image forming apparatus; and where the first operational procedure of a user specified based on the authorization information is different from a second operational procedure, the second operational procedure indicating a procedure for selecting the print setting of the specified user via a user interface of the second image forming apparatus, sending guide information to the second image forming apparatus, the guide information indicating guide-display of the second operational procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 10972618
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a display unit and a processor configured to determine whether or not functions of the image processing device are executable by the image processing device, and cause the display unit to display a screen including a first item corresponding to a first function that is determined to be executable and a second item corresponding to a second function that is determined to be not executable. The first item is displayed on the screen in a first display format, and the second item is displayed on the screen in a second display format that is less conspicuous than the first display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10972633
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that dynamically and suitably switches login processing between a user who selects an icon and a user who is identified by reading of a card. The image forming apparatus searches user information of a user who logs in by selecting a user icon displayed on a display unit and a user who logs in using a card, and performs the login processing on a searched user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Morii
  • Patent number: 10970006
    Abstract: A method for executing a saved job from a remotely located multi-function device (MFD) is disclosed. For example, the method is executed by a processor and includes authenticating a user, accessing a saved job from an application server, wherein the saved job was created from a local MFD, setting a plurality of parameters on the remotely located MFD based on metadata obtained from the saved job, and executing the saved job on the remotely located MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl A. Nazzaro, Sanja Pstrocki-Porras
  • Patent number: 10965833
    Abstract: A connection system includes a terminal device and an image processing apparatus. The terminal device includes a first controller, a first communicator, and a first display. The image processing apparatus includes a second controller, a second communicator, and a second display. The first controller of the terminal device causes the first display to display information of the terminal device when the terminal device is connected to the image processing apparatus through the first communicator. The second controller of the image processing apparatus causes the second display to display the information of the terminal device when the terminal device is connected to the image processing apparatus through the second communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuusuke Nakatani, Hiroki Munetomo
  • Patent number: 10956103
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that enables efficient setting of poster printing and efficient processing of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Hori
  • Patent number: 10942692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printing system for producing a digital printed image, in particular on a textile, having a data server which is designed to receive image data of a print order, at least one printing apparatus with at least one digital print head, in particular an inkjet print head, which is designed to receive and print at least one print file for a print order, a first raster image processor module which is provided on the data server and designed to make available the received image data of the print order as a converted file format that can be read and processed in the form of a printed image by the printing apparatus, wherein the image data in the converted file format can be transmitted to the printer. The at least one printing apparatus is designed with a second raster image processor module, by means of which the image data in the converted file format can be adapted in a printer-specific manner prior to the printing of a corresponding printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Angelo Schiestl
  • Patent number: 10939000
    Abstract: Apparatus(es) and method(s) relating to operation of a multi-function printer panel are disclosed. In such a method, a main menu is displayed on a display screen of the multi-function printer panel. A plurality of primary image items of the main menu displayed on the display screen are navigated responsive to a first movement of a dial control. The dial control is pressed to select a primary image item of the plurality of primary image items. A plurality of secondary image items displayed on the display screen associated with the primary image item selected are navigated responsive to a second movement of the dial control. The dial control is pressed to select a secondary image item of the plurality of secondary image items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Dilinur Wushour, Jacek Joseph Matysiak
  • Patent number: 10922593
    Abstract: A test image having a plurality of line rows is printed. The individual lines of the line rows are printed by different nozzles of a print head. The lines are thereby associated with the different line rows such that the lines of two directly adjacent line rows are not printed by all respective nozzles from two nozzle rows of the print head that are connected with one another via a common ink supply channel. Crosstalk between the nozzle rows, and print image artifacts of the test image that are linked therewith, may thus be advantageously avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Claus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10878534
    Abstract: An apparatus, process, and computer program product provide an improvement to downscaling techniques for image processing. Embodiments of the downscale processes may be applied to images rendered on printed documents. Aspects of the downscaling processes provide quality, discernible rendered images while being efficient with computing resources. Exemplary embodiments carryover binary bit data from adjacent regions into an application region being downscaled for determination of the downscale output. Depending on the downscale output value for the application region, bits from the application region may be carried over to adjacent regions and used in determining whether those regions, when processed will have an “ON” or “OFF value when downscaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jayant Bhatt
  • Patent number: 10853707
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus makes printing performed for maintenance by a service engineer charge-free, and prevents a print method for the service engineer from being used by a user. The image forming apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image, a print unit configured to print the image input by the input unit, and a control unit configured to control the image input by the input unit to be output to the print unit and update a charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a first operation mode, and configured to control a specific pattern image to be superimposed on the image input by the input unit and the image with the superimposed specific pattern image to be output to the print unit without updating the charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Iwadate
  • Patent number: 10853706
    Abstract: A liquid consuming device, including an attachment case, to which a cartridge including a first compartment is attachable, a first channel connectable with the first compartment, a tank including a second compartment connected with the first channel, a second channel connected with the second compartment, a head connected with the second channel, a display, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls, in response to a first remainder amount being an amount of a liquid in the cartridge being greater than or equal to a first predetermined amount, the display to display a first screen including a first object indicating the first remainder amount, and controls, in response to the first remainder amount being smaller than the first predetermined amount, the display to display the first screen including a second object, which indicates a second remainder amount being an amount of the liquid in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10846030
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a target IP address from a target device; after the target IP address which is a global IP address has been received from the target device, send a request signal including the target IP address to a server, the request signal being for causing the server to send a specific signal, the specific signal including the target IP address as a destination IP address; determine whether first information is received from the server, wherein the first information is received from the server in a case where the server receives a response signal including the target IP address as a source IP address in response to the server having sent the specific signal; and in a case where it is determined that the first information is received, execute a security process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoya Tsuji, Takeshi Miyake
  • Patent number: 10841444
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a supply tray, which supports sheets to be supplied and includes a movable plate configured to move from a first position to a second position as the sheet supported by the supply tray is decreased, the second position being higher than the first position; a discharge tray; a conveyance guide; a reading sensor; a discharge unit, which includes a discharge opening to discharge the sheet conveyed by the conveyance guide to the discharge tray and is configured to move from a third position to a fourth position as the sheet supported by the paper feed tray is decreased, the fourth position being higher than the third position; and a first drive source, which generates a drive force, wherein the discharge unit is configured to move by receiving the drive force and to transmit the drive force to the movable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Fujiwara, Kazutoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10841435
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus causes a display to display, based on a plurality of page data included in data of a book and print setting information, a setting screen including sheet preview images indicating print results of sheets forming the book and an interface for accepting selection of the sheet, and identifies the sheet to be printed by accepting, from a user, selection of the sheet via the interface in the setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10838668
    Abstract: A managing device used in an apparatus managing system including a print relational apparatus, terminals of users and a storing device manages the print relational apparatus and the users. The storing device stores user information of each user. The managing device includes a user authorizing part, a notification transmitting part and an information changing part. The user authorizing part authorizes, based on use history of the apparatus of each user, the user whose a nonuse period of the apparatus exceeds a predetermined period, as a registration erasure candidate user. The notification transmitting part transmits a registration erasure proposal notification having a proposal to erase registration of the candidate user to the terminal of a management user. The information changing part erases registration of the candidate user by erasing or changing the user information of the candidate user, according to indication inputted by the management user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Nishikai, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoshi Goshima, Dukil Park, Yuichi Obayashi, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10827102
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, which includes a first physical computing circuit, configured to receive a plurality of first analog signals output by an image sensor, and perform a convolution operation on the plurality of first analog signals to obtain a second analog signal. The plurality of first analog signals are in a one-to-one correspondence with a plurality of pieces of pixel data of a to-be-recognized image. The first physical computing circuit comprises at least one multiplication circuit array and at least one subtraction circuit, the at least one multiplication circuit array is in a one-to-one correspondence with the at least one subtraction circuit, a multiplication circuit in each multiplication circuit array comprises a differential pair transistor, each multiplication circuit array implements the convolution operation on the plurality of first analog signals using a plurality of multiplication circuits and a corresponding subtraction circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Fei Qiao, Kaige Jia, Zheyu Liu, Qi Wei, Hai Chen
  • Patent number: 10827086
    Abstract: A document reading device that is capable of selectively designating a document reading process includes a sound output unit that gives notification of information needed for a document reading process that has been selected and a notification control unit that controls output from the sound output unit. When a specific document reading process has been selected, the notification control unit exercises control so that in a case where a device state of the document reading device is not the specific device state, notification information that prompts for the specific device state is outputted by the sound output unit after a predetermined period of time has elapsed since the specific document reading process was selected and so that in a case where the device state of the document reading device is the specific device state, notification information whose content prompts for the specific device state is not outputted by the sound output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirohito Morioka