Patents Examined by Douglas Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 11599316
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a wireless communication section configured to perform first wireless communication or second wireless communication that is short-range wireless communication having a slower communication speed than the first wireless communication and includes a processor configured to perform communication control on the wireless communication section and perform control on job processing. The processor connects to an information processing apparatus for communication by using the second wireless communication to receive initial setting information for setting a state for enabling the job processing and receive connection setting information for connecting to an external access point by using the first wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomo Asahara, Junpei Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11595886
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a wireless communication section configured to perform wireless communication and a processing section configured to perform communication control for the wireless communication section. The processing section performs control for causing the wireless communication section to operate as an internal access point that acquires, from a terminal device having a history of connecting to an external access point, through the wireless communication section, frequency information used for the connection to the external access point and performs the wireless communication using a frequency based on the acquired frequency information and, with the internal access point, directly connecting to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11593039
    Abstract: A printing system including a first printer and a second printer is provided with: a job group creation unit that creates a job group defining a plurality of jobs to be grouped and a print order thereof; a job group storage unit that stores information on the print order of the plurality of jobs; a job group updating unit that updates the information on the print order stored in the job group storage unit based on information on an output order when printing is executed by the second printer; and a print instruction unit that instructs the first printer to execute printing based on the plurality of jobs in the print order stored in the job group storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Tsujita, Yoshihiko Onogawa, Hiroshi Nishide
  • Patent number: 11588951
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus may include a processor including a processing unit, a creating unit, and an output unit. The processing unit stores image data created by executing a job in a storage unit. The creating unit creates an information code representing information indicating a storage area of the storage unit in which the image data is stored. The output unit displays the information code created by the creating unit on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasukazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11579814
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of reducing the labor and time expended by a user for an instruction in reservation printing is provided. The information processing apparatus performs communication with a server for storing files and an image forming apparatus for printing files. The information processing apparatus includes a file obtaining unit configured to obtain files shown in a print candidate file list generated based on a priority setting indicating priorities of files stored in the server among a plurality of files stored in the server, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the obtained files to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoya Kakutani, Akira Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11579823
    Abstract: A server system connectable to a print system including a transmission unit configured to transmit received print data to a printer includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating an amount of a consumable which is used for printing of transmitted print data to the printer, and a placement unit configured to place an order for the consumable to be used by the printer, based on the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 11575800
    Abstract: A system and method for managing print services between multifunction peripherals and a print server includes a connector server. The connector server subscribes to event notifications from each multifunction peripheral through two or more network adapters. Events are relayed from the connector server to the print server, irrespective as to which network adapter receives them. The connector server also relays web content between the multifunction peripheral and the print server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: William Su, Christopher Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11567712
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first control circuit, a second control circuit, and a third control circuit. The first control circuit communicates with an information processing device. The second control circuit is configured to communicate with the first control circuit. The third control circuit is configured to communicate with the second control circuit and control a printer. The first control circuit is configured to receive print information from the information processing device during a power-saving mode and control the start of the second control circuit based on the print information. The second control circuit is configured to control a power supply to the third control circuit based on the start by the first control circuit and transmit, to the third control circuit, a warm-up start instruction for the printer based on the print information acquired from the first control circuit after communication with the third control circuit becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoki Terada
  • Patent number: 11556294
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer network of printing devices is configured to share printing device information, such as job queue status, configuration information, and resource information for automated load balancing, capability matching, failover, and print splitting operations. A digital front end (DFE) of a printing device establishes connections with the DFEs of other printing devices to manage output within the peer-to-peer network in an automated manner. When a print job is received at a DFE for a printing device, it is evaluated to determine how to best manage the output for the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11553105
    Abstract: Methods and systems for secure media processing may be used to execute and certify a digital media asset by verifying that the digital media asset is authentic and has not been altered since capture. In some cases, these secure media processing techniques may be used in the mobile certification and execution application and a corresponding server system. The mobile application and the corresponding server system may automatically generate finalized documents upon receiving certified digital media and the corresponding metadata from the users. The digital media and other information from the users may be received while the user is in communication with other users. A biometric and artificial intelligent feature recognition system may be utilized to receive biometric data and verify identity. Data transferred to a secure server are accessible by various parties involved in the certification and execution process to provide transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ImageKeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Speasl, Michael Patterson, Marc Roberts
  • Patent number: 11550519
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a first acquisition unit acquiring identification information of a target terminal device in a communicable state with a printing apparatus, a second acquisition unit acquiring respective pieces of identification information of one or more search terminal devices searched based on transmission of one or more search signals for searching for the target terminal device, a third acquisition unit acquiring respective pieces of distance information indicating distances to the one or more search terminal devices, and a notification controller. The notification controller causes a notifier to provide a notification of the distance information indicating a distance to the search terminal device identified by a target identification information, that is identification information identical to the identification information of the target terminal device acquired by the first acquisition unit, among the respective pieces of distance information acquired by the third acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 11550524
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: store document information of a document in a predetermined storage region when processing that does not include a storing process of the document is executed on the document; display the document information stored in the predetermined storage region on a display when executing processing, the document information including at least one item of the document information, and cause a user to select an item of the document information from the at least one item of the document information; and execute processing by using the selected item of the document information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Makoto Hamada
  • Patent number: 11546960
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a wireless communication unit wirelessly communicating with an external access point; and a processing unit performing communication control for the wireless communication unit. The processing unit performs uninstallation of driver software causing the wireless communication unit to operate and installation of the driver software after the uninstallation, as a self-repair and reboot, when there is an error in wireless connection with the external access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11537343
    Abstract: A server includes a server storage that stores a print job related information record in which a print job ID is associated with network information, a first acquirer that acquires a print request, a transmitter that transmits a print instruction to a terminal device based on the stored network information associated with the print job ID included in the print request acquired by the first acquirer, a second acquirer that acquires print job information from the terminal device, and an updater that updates, based on the acquired print job information, the stored print job related information record including the print job ID included in the print job information acquired by the second acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromu Okada
  • Patent number: 11528766
    Abstract: A controller of an electronic device starts a setup procedure according to a first method. In the setup procedure according to the first method, the controller notifies a start of the setup and attempts to obtain connection information from an external device. When the connection information is obtained, the controller stores the connection information and attempts to connect to an access point using the connection information. When the connection information is not obtained in the setup procedure according to the first method, the controller starts a setup procedure according to a second method to display a message requesting input of the connection information, obtain the connection information through an input interface, and attempt to connect to the access point of the wireless network using the obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayoshi Osaki
  • Patent number: 11520534
    Abstract: The printing device registers setting information pertaining to printing and sends identification information of the registered setting information registered to an information processing device in response to an obtainment request from the information processing device. When a print job including the identification information is received from the information processing device, the printing device executes the print job having applied the setting information corresponding to the identification information to print settings of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11513975
    Abstract: The invention provides an alternative applications programming interface (API) for a software application to interface with and to control and coordinate the operation of a variety of specialty devices, including a barcode scanning device and a label printing device. In some embodiments, this alternative API is provided via a software application interface module (SAIM) that is remotely accessible to a software application module (SAM) via a computer network. The SAIM provides for interface and control of specialty devices that would otherwise be un-accessible to a software application module (SAM), via employment of a device specific interface module (DSIM), which functions like a device driver to specialty devices that can be geographically distributed away from the software application module (SAM) and sway from the software application interface module (SAIM), and also function in circumstances where the software application module (SAM) is mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Majid Amani
  • Patent number: 11516363
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect an object, a reception unit configured to receive an operation of a user, and a shifting unit configured to shift, if the detection unit detects an object, a power state of the image forming apparatus from a first power state to a second power state different from the first power state, and shift, if the reception unit receives an operation of a user, the power state of the image forming apparatus from the second power state to the first power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 11507333
    Abstract: A control method includes transmitting, based on reception of a predetermined operation a first command to cause a communication apparatus to search for a predetermined access point using at least one communication channel including a communication channel used by the predetermined access point among a plurality of communication channels available for use by the communication apparatus and without using at least one other communication channel other than the at least one communication channel among the plurality of communication channels available for use by the communication apparatus, the predetermined access point being connected to an information processing apparatus at least when the predetermined operation is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Ehara
  • Patent number: 11509792
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a communication apparatus capable of preventing a decrease in the speed of communication with an external device due to execution of a handover when the communication apparatus is connected to the external device, and also directed to a control method and a recording medium. A communication apparatus provides, by using a first communication portion that uses a first communication method, communication information for performing communication based on a second communication method to an external device, and causes a second communication portion that uses the second communication method to connect with the external device using the second communication method, and performs control in such a manner that, in a case where the second communication portion connects with the external device, the first communication portion is used to provide communication information to no other external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yasuzaki