Patents Examined by Douglas Tran
  • Patent number: 10225424
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display, a human detection sensor, and a CPU. If the CPU determines that there is a person in a certain area with the display in an off state, the display enters a first on state in accordance with an instruction from the CPU. If the CPU determines that the image forming apparatus has been operated, the display enters a second on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10212309
    Abstract: A printing device displays a preview image of received image data, receives, based on the previewed image, an instruction to rotate the received image, rotates the received image data based on the received rotation instruction, and prints the rotated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10205846
    Abstract: A printer control system correlates a user identity with a hierarchy of persistent printer control settings, and adapts the hierarchy according to stored policies by disabling changes to particular printer control settings of the hierarchy. The system forms a network response communication that includes different types of graphical user interface control settings, a first type to control the operation of a printer, and a second type to control a position of the settings to control the printer in the hierarchy of persistent printer control settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Neil-Paul P. Bermundo
  • Patent number: 10192149
    Abstract: A remote editing card printing system by using mobile handsets includes a card printer for printing cards having a specific size. The card printer includes a transformer for transferring instructions into machine codes for instructing a printing unit of the card printer to print cards with predetermine drawings or texts on cards; A layout editor installed on the electronic computer device; the layout editor causing a user to input printing instructions or layout instructions through an I/O device of the electronic computer device to edit a layout of a card and thus causing the printing unit to print the cards based on the layout and printing instructions. The layout editor may be installed on an electronic computer device or a cloud device, and an APP is installed on a handset to be connected to the layout editor so that a user may edit the instructions directly on the APP, or the layout editor is installed on the handset directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yi-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10194053
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of the present invention acquires first correction characteristics representing an output density for an input gradation value at a reference position in a main scanning direction and second correction characteristics representing a relative relationship of an output density at a predetermined position in the main scanning direction with the output density at the reference position in the main scanning direction. Then, the image forming apparatus corrects image data corresponding to the predetermined position in the main scanning direction based on the first correction characteristics and the second correction characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Otani, Hidenori Kanazawa, Go Araki, Yoichi Takikawa, Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10185521
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus (100) includes a human sensor (10), an image forming section (20), an internal sensor (30), a power supply section (40), a controller (50), and a communication section (60). The internal sensor (30) includes a first internal sensor (31) and a second internal sensor (32). The first internal sensor (31) detects a quantity that varies by operation of the image forming section (20). The second internal sensor (32) detects a state of operation of the image forming section (20). In a power saving state, the controller (50) controls, based on a result detected by the human sensor (10), the power supply section (40) to supply electric power to the first internal sensor (31) and not to supply electric power to the second internal sensor (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10187538
    Abstract: When an event serving as a restoration factor occurs during a suspending process, a central processing unit (CPU) of a multifunctional peripheral (MFP)) reserves restoration to a power control unit and stores the event in a factor-event storage unit. In the suspend mode, if the restoration is reserved, the power control unit resumes power supply to a predetermined module. In the resuming process, the CPU restores the MFP, and in the case where a factor event is stored in the factor-event storage unit, the CPU controls the energization state of the MFP according to the factor event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10180813
    Abstract: A processing device includes a reception unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. The reception unit receives a process designated by a user. The processing unit performs the process received by the reception unit. The output unit outputs the process to an external apparatus capable of executing the process received by the reception unit. When the reception unit receives multiple processes, a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device has to be obtained is performed in the processing device, and at least a part of a process that is included in the multiple processes and in which an output from the processing device does not have to be obtained is output to the external apparatus by the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10182178
    Abstract: A method using L processers includes: receiving image data encoded by delta row encoding; dividing the two dimensionally arranged plurality of pixels by M (M?L) to make M blocks of pixels; assigning M processers to perform a parallel processing of accumulating the delta data for all the row lines of each of the M blocks of the image data to obtain the accumulated delta data, the accumulated delta data including a total delta between the first row line and the last row line in each of the blocks; obtaining the first row lines in the respective blocks using the total delta one by one starting from the second block; and assigning M+1 processers to perform a parallel processing of decoding using the obtained first row lines to obtain the decoded data and a parallel processing of rendering the image data using the decoded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hideo Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10178258
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image display that displays an image, and a change processing section that, if the image display is present in a user's gaze direction and if a distance between the user and the image display is shorter than a predetermined distance, performs a change process on the image displayed on the image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Okamoto, Yoshifumi Bando, Yuichi Kawata, Hideki Yamasaki, Ryoko Saitoh, Tomoyo Nishida, Mayumi Makiyama
  • Patent number: 10168761
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a first device. The processor executes an operating system and a power control application, which operates on the operating system and controls a power mode of the information processing apparatus. The first device is connected to the processor to communicate with the processor, and notifies the operating system of a return time. The power control application notifies the first device of information indicating the power mode of the information processing apparatus. Based on the information notified by the power control application, the first device determines a return time of which the operating system is to be notified, and notifies the operating system of the determined return time. Based on the return time notified by the first device, the operating system determines a power saving state to which the processor is to shift, and shifts the processor to the determined power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Minoru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10162581
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit and a controller. The receiving unit receives an access request from another apparatus. If an IP address of the own apparatus is a global IP address, the controller makes no response to or reject the access request unless a predetermined condition indicating that the other apparatus belongs to an organization to which the own apparatus belongs is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Masui
  • Patent number: 10162576
    Abstract: A method, job management apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for a job management apparatus, the job management apparatus managing a print job for at least one printer, wherein the code computer readable code configured to cause the job management apparatus to display a job scheduling screen. The process includes obtaining first information on a job to be executed by the at least one printer; obtaining second information on color reproduction state of the at least one printer; and generating the job scheduling screen, wherein the job scheduling screen is a two dimensional chart in which a first axis indicates an execution length of time for the job or a number of sheets of paper to be used for the job, and in which a part of a second axis of the two dimensional chart indicates the color reproduction state of the at least one printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10157027
    Abstract: A drawing unit configured to draw a print target content is instructed to draw a content and a predetermined element. Based on a notification from the drawing unit, which corresponds to the drawing instruction and has been made regardless of completion of drawing to the instruction, drawn data is acquired from the drawing unit. If the acquired data includes the predetermined element, a print apparatus is caused to execute printing based on the acquired data. If the acquired data includes no predetermined element, data is acquired from the drawing unit again without causing the print apparatus to execute printing based on the acquired data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Naoki Sumi, Kiyoshi Umeda, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Omagari
  • Patent number: 10157336
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit that acquires a processing attribute of a printing process corresponding to a printing instruction for executing the printing process using print data, a second acquiring unit that acquires an apparatus attribute of an image forming apparatus that executes the printing process, a third acquiring unit that acquires a data attribute of the print data, a print data interpretation unit that performs an interpreting process for the print data based on the processing attribute, a request unit that requests the print data interpretation unit to perform the interpreting process according to the printing instruction when it is not possible to determine from at least one of the processing attribute, the apparatus attribute and the data attribute whether or not an error occurs in the printing process, and a controller that displays information indicating that the error occurs in the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichirou Hotokeishi
  • Patent number: 10154170
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a display unit includes a processor and a memory storing instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the image processing apparatus to function as a detection unit that detects occurrence of a sheet jammed inside the image processing apparatus and a display control unit that displays a screen based on detection of the occurrence of the jammed sheet. The screen includes a first region for displaying work that a user carries out to remove jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus and a second region for displaying work that the user carries out after removing the jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10152287
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a receiver to receive from a terminal device, for each page of an image to be printed with an image processing device, one-page data included in electronic data of the image to be printed; and circuitry to: determine whether an output destination device to which a print medium having the printed image is output has been changed and whether a medium size of the print medium has been changed to generate a first determination result; request the image processing device to determine whether the output destination device permits mixture of different medium sizes to obtain a second determination result when the first determination result indicates that at least one of the output destination device and the medium size has been changed; and output a notification when the second determination result indicates that the output destination device does not permit the mixture of the different medium sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohsuke Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 10142509
    Abstract: A scanning device comprises a scan assembly, a control processor and an output interface. The scan assembly comprises two scanner modules for scanning front and reverse sides of a data medium to obtain front side analog data and reverse side analog data. The control processor electrically connected to the scan assembly controls the scan assembly, and executes an analog-to-digital converting process to convert the front side analog data and the reverse side analog data into front side digital data and reverse side digital data. The output interface electrically connected to the control processor outputs even sets of digital data, comprising the front side digital data and the reverse side digital data, to an image forming apparatus, so that the image forming apparatus performs even-set data typesetting and outputting after the even sets of digital data are completely outputted. An image forming system using the scanning device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Avision Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Chang Li, Shao-Lan Sheng
  • Patent number: 10136004
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of executing near field wireless communication includes at least one memory storing instructions and at least one processor. The at least one processor executes instructions stored in the at least one memory to obtain identification information regarding a printing apparatus from a near field wireless communication tag using the near field wireless communication and to execute, in a case where the identification information has been obtained, specifying processing for specifying the printing apparatus indicated by the identification information as a communication target. In accordance with the identification information being obtained while search processing is being executed for searching for a printing apparatus, the at least one processor stops the search processing and starts the specifying processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shukei Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10129431
    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: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yasuzaki