Patents Examined by Dov Popovici
  • Patent number: 10536601
    Abstract: A controller of an information processing device changes a current state among standby states including a first standby state, a second standby state, and a third standby state, in which power consumption decreases in this order. When the non-operation duration runs for a first period, the controller changes the current state from the first standby state to the second standby state. When the non-operation duration subsequently runs for a second period, the controller changes the current state from the second standby state to the third standby state. When the sensor detects a detection target in the second standby state or the third standby state, the controller changes the current state to the first standby state. When the non-operation duration runs for a third period starting from state change, the controller changes the current state from the first standby state to the previous standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Ohashi, Yusuke Okazaki, Yukihiro Shibata, Satoshi Sato, Yuki Yamamoto, Koji Tagaki
  • Patent number: 10536598
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a fold unit that folds an adjustment sheet in which a first adjustment pattern including at least one line segment, and a second adjustment pattern filled in with black are formed, based on a predetermined reference fold position to across the first and second adjustment patterns; an image reader that reads an image of the first adjustment pattern and an image of the second adjustment pattern of the adjustment sheet with the adjustment sheet unfolded; a position identifying unit that identifies a position of a fold line based on distortion of the line segment on the image of the first adjustment pattern, or a fold line on the image of the second adjustment pattern; and a position adjusting unit that adjusts a fold position of the fold unit based on a difference between the position of the fold line and the reference fold position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10530941
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10521160
    Abstract: If files selected from files of multiple types, which are stored in a storage unit, have the same extension, a print setting screen having setting items corresponding to the extension is displayed. If the extensions of the selected files include two or more types of extensions, a print setting screen having predetermined setting items is displayed, regardless of the extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takekazu Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10523841
    Abstract: A print processing apparatus is provided such that when a print processing apparatus is connected to a printing apparatus, use of Wi-Fi Direct is prohibited. On the other hand, in the printing apparatus, when the print processing apparatus is not connected to the printing apparatus, the use of Wi-Fi Direct is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10504011
    Abstract: A method of controlling printing by print control script embedded in a web page acquired by a client terminal from a web application server includes, after the acquired web page is displayed, accepting an input operation on the displayed web page and drawing a result of the input operation in a specific drawing area, the accepting and drawing operations being performed by the client terminal. The method further includes generating print data by converting image data written in the specific drawing area to a form enabling processing by a printer as a result of a print operation performed on the displayed web page, and commanding the printer to print the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa, Atsushi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10496908
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, printing requests for first and second target data are received via a network interface from a terminal device. First target data, first password information, and first identification information are stored in association with one another in a memory, and second target data, second password information, and first identification information are stored in association with one another in the memory. When it is determined that the specific password information received via the inputting device matches the first password information, the printing device is controlled to print a first image represented by the first target data, the second target data whose associating identification information is the first identification information associated with the first target data is extracted from the memory, and the printing device is controlled to print a second image represented by the second target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10481845
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an input part that acquires image data for an image forming part to perform image formation; an image reader disposed in a stage after a conveyance path for a paper sheet on which an image is formed by the image forming part; and an inspection processor that conducts inspection by comparing an image to be inspected with an image read by the image reader, wherein, after a defect is detected in the image read by the image reader, when a defect at the same portion is again detected from an image read by the image reader from a paper sheet subjected to recovery reprinting at the image forming part, the inspection processor performs image correction on a defect at the portion in image data for recovery re-reprinting in which the image forming part performs image formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Itou
  • Patent number: 10481839
    Abstract: A communication system includes a mobile terminal; an information processing apparatus; and a device. The mobile terminal communicates with the information processing apparatus. The mobile terminal communicates with the device. The device communicates with the information processing apparatus. The mobile terminal includes a first processor executing a process including transmitting, by a first communication device, output data to be output by the device, to the information processing apparatus; and transmitting, by a second communication device, acquisition location specification information to the device, the acquisition location specification information specifying a location from which the output data is to be acquired by the device from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10469676
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store configuration information of an image forming apparatus, a return unit configured to return the image processing apparatus from a power saving state when the image processing apparatus detects a predetermined condition, and a request unit configured to transmit a request for acquiring the configuration information of the image forming apparatus to the image forming apparatus when the return unit returns the image processing apparatus from the power saving state. The image forming apparatus includes a transmission unit configured to transmit the configuration information of the image forming apparatus to the image processing apparatus based on the request transmitted by the request unit. Further, the image processing apparatus includes an update unit configured to update the configuration information stored in the storage unit by using the configuration information of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Oba
  • Patent number: 10459669
    Abstract: A printer including: a printhead; and a processor that controls the printhead. The processor, when data including print data of one transaction is received from an external device, acquires from the received data the print data and a first error detection code the external device calculated from the print data, calculates a second error detection code from the acquired printer, determines whether or not the first error detection code and the second error detection code match, and sends to the external device evaluation result data indicating the evaluation result. When the first error detection code and second error detection code match, the processor prints by the printhead based on the acquired print data; and when first error detection code and second error detection code do not match, discards the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Yuki Yajima, Eri Iiyama
  • Patent number: 10445041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of performing hold printing that holds a received print job and performs the print job in accordance with instructions to perform printing from a user, and includes a document type specification unit configured to specify a document type from the print job, a setting rule acquisition unit configured to acquire a setting rule in which print setting values are associated with a document type, and a setting value change unit configured to change a print setting value of the print job based on a setting rule of a document type corresponding to a document type specified by the document type specification unit, which is acquired by the setting rule acquisition unit. In addition, a display control unit is configured to perform control so as to display the print job whose print setting value is changed by highlighting the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Imai, Hisashi Terae
  • Patent number: 10423798
    Abstract: An authenticated print session allows a mobile device to authenticate an encrypted file for printing at a print device sent by a base computer. The base computer authorizes the mobile device to release printing when in close proximity to the print device. The authenticated print session uses the mobile device to authenticate the owner of the encrypted file, and to authorize the release of the file at the print device over a non-secure communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steve Claiborne, Chris Gunning, Jim F Adams
  • Patent number: 10419633
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes an operation unit having a program installed therein and including a processor that is configured to execute a first monitoring process of monitoring an arrival of a first time that is set up in advance, and a setting process of setting up the first time to be monitored in the first monitoring process in response to a request from the program. When the arrival of the first time is detected in the first monitoring process, the setting process causes the program to recover from a transitioned state to which the program transitions when the operation unit is in a power-saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jongsook Eun
  • Patent number: 10417540
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, printing requests for first and second target data are received via a network interface from a terminal device. First target data, first password information, and first identification information are stored in association with one another in a memory, and second target data, second password information, and first identification information are stored in association with one another in the memory. When it is determined that the specific password information received via the inputting device matches the first password information, the printing device is controlled to print a first image represented by the first target data, the second target data whose associating identification information is the first identification information associated with the first target data is extracted from the memory, and the printing device is controlled to print a second image represented by the second target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10412236
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry controls a display to display a symbol corresponding to operation by a user during a first period of time since occurrence of the operation. The circuitry controls output of an image indicating a content displayed on the display to an external apparatus, so as not to output the image to the external apparatus during a second period of time that is equal to or longer than the first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuko Kubo, Kazunori Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10402706
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to perform a printing process of forming an image on a print medium based on print data, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether or not the printing process has completed based on remaining print data to be printed, when the print medium is removed from a paper discharge tray in which the print medium on which the image is formed by the image forming unit is placed, and to cause a warning to be output upon determining that the printing process has not completed based on the remaining print data to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Marunouchi
  • Patent number: 10394506
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an input unit configured to input account information; a setting unit configured to set whether or not input of account information by the input unit is restricted; a hold controller configured to hold information regarding restriction in a first holding memory; a transmission unit configured to transmit data to an external apparatus; and an adding unit configured to add the account information to the transmitted data. The hold controller holds the account information in a second holding memory which is accessed by an administrator and which is not accessed by a user or in a third holding memory which is accessed by the user, based on operation authority. The adding unit adds the account information held in the second holding memory or in the third holding memory, based on the operation authority and the information regarding restriction held in the first holding memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideharu Sawada
  • Patent number: 10389914
    Abstract: A method of generating data representing a halftone screen includes generating tonal data of a first colorant for a plurality of pixels according to a darkness level by assigning a tonal value to at least a first subset of the plurality of pixels, wherein the tonal value takes a value equal to any of a plurality of ordered tonal values. A difference between a maximal tonal value and a minimal tonal value assigned to pixels of the first subset is equal to or smaller than a predefined threshold. For a given darkness level, a number of pixels with the minimal tonal value is maximized. The darkness level is related to a ratio of a sum of tonal values of all pixels of the plurality of pixels to a number of pixels of the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HP SCITEX LTD.
    Inventor: Alex Veis
  • Patent number: 10375260
    Abstract: There is provided an image reading device including a power transmission unit that transmits power of a driving source to a transportation roller and a discharging roller, in which the power transmission unit is configured to include a first gear group that constitutes a first power transmission route and a second gear group that constitutes a second power transmission route and that is configured to include a smaller number of gears than the first gear group, the second gear group includes a transportation roller driving gear and is disposed inside a curved inversion route as seen from an axial direction of a rotation shaft, and at least a portion of the transportation roller driving gear is positioned inside a medium transportation region in a width direction of a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Kozaki, Shintaro Miyamoto, Kensuke Tamai