Patents Examined by Eric A Rust
  • Patent number: 10768878
    Abstract: A method includes receiving from a server, by one or more processors, account information associated with a device. The account information specifies an identifier and an amount of credit in an account associated with the device, where the identifier uniquely identifies the device. The method also includes initiating a wireless connection with the device, and authenticating the device based at least in part on the identifier. The method includes receiving a document to print, printing the document, and modifying the amount of credit in the account to create an updated credit amount. The method also includes receiving an additional document for printing, translating the additional document to a format that the printer is capable of printing. The method includes printing the additional document and modifying the updated credit amount. In the method, the device lacks a printer driver associated with the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chetan P. Somaiah, Arockiaraj Durairaj
  • Patent number: 10750056
    Abstract: A color chart for color selection to select a color patch of the closest color to a target color from among a plurality of the color patches, in which the color patch that represents colors of either an adjustment target color or a reference color that substitutes the adjustment target color is a target patch, a direction that represents a direction in which a color is to be adjusted from the target patch in the color chart for color selection is an adjustment direction, and the adjustment direction from the target patch is wider than the direction counter to the adjustment direction from the target patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10735603
    Abstract: When a near field communication (NFC) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the NFC function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Masamichi Tanji
  • Patent number: 10725715
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store a plurality of pieces of screen information, each corresponding to a type of an external device that is capable of accessing the apparatus, a transmitting unit configured to transmit the screen information to the external device, a receiving unit configured to receive an instruction request that is based on the screen information displayed in the external device, and an executing unit configured to execute processing in response to the instruction request received by the receiving unit. The screen information includes a common section that is common among the plurality of pieces of screen information regardless of the type of the external device and a difference section that differs among the plurality of pieces of screen information depending on the type of the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Masumoto
  • Patent number: 10721364
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes a tester and an image storage processor. The tester inspects image data for an abnormality and, in a case where the tester detected an abnormality, further detects a kind of the abnormality. The image data is generated by reading a surface of a sheet on which an image is formed by an image forming apparatus. The image storage processor determines a compression condition depending on whether or not the tester detected an abnormality and depending on the kind of the abnormality, performs compression processing of the image data under the compression condition, and generates data to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Genda
  • Patent number: 10715685
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, there is provided a method in which even if, in an environment where an information processing apparatus and an image processing apparatus are connected by USB, communication from the information processing apparatus is terminated midway, processing on the image processing apparatus side is terminated. In this method, an HTTP communication module transmits, to the image processing apparatus, request information including information for identifying communication with the image processing apparatus. If response information, from the image processing apparatus, corresponding to the request information does not match the transmitted request information, the HTTP communication module transmits an instruction to operate the image processing apparatus in a status in which it is possible to transmit the response information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kan Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10708447
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a first mobile terminal and an image forming apparatus. The first mobile terminal transmits first image data by carrying out first wireless communication. The image forming apparatus receives the first image data by carrying out the first wireless communication and forms an image on the basis of the first image data. The first mobile terminal includes first storage, a first communicator, and a first setting section. The image forming apparatus includes second storage, a second communicator, a second setting section, and an image forming section. The first and second storages both hold first communication setting information and are respectively able to hold second and third communication setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Sawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10686958
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to convert setting information described in a first format matched to a first electronic apparatus into setting information described in a second format matched to a second electronic apparatus includes circuitry to acquire the setting information related to settings of the first electronic apparatus, refer to first conversion information associating information related to a data storage of a set value and identification information of each setting item set for the first electronic apparatus to acquire the set value of each setting item set for the first electronic apparatus, refer to second conversion information associating the identification information of each setting item set for the first electronic apparatus and identification information of each setting item common to a plurality of models of electronic apparatuses, associate the set value acquired from the setting information of the first electronic apparatus and the common identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daigo Miyaguchi
  • Patent number: 10656891
    Abstract: A MFP including a wireless network interface can set whether wireless communication based on Wi-Fi Direct® or wireless communication not based on Wi-Fi Direct® is used as direct wireless communication via the wireless network interface. The MFP provides, in a method different from the wireless communication using the wireless interface, an external device with connection information for establishing network communication between the external device and the MFP. The MFP provides different types of connection information between the case of using wireless communication based on Wi-Fi Direct® and the case of not using such wireless communication as direct wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuji Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10650291
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10630863
    Abstract: If a storage period of data held in a holding unit elapses and the data is deleted from the holding unit after a user logs out of a job processing apparatus, the user cannot easily recognize that there is deleted data. A method for controlling the job processing apparatus includes holding in the holding unit a job associated with a user, storing in a first storing unit identification information for identifying a user associated with a job deleted from the holding unit, storing in a second storing unit identification information for identifying a user associated with a job of which holding in the holding unit has failed, notifying based on the identification information stored in the first storing unit a user that the job is deleted, and notifying based on the identification information stored in the second storing unit a user that the holding of the job has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10601107
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is described that comprises an antenna configured to intercept radio waves modulated with printing data; a receiver configured to recover the printing data from the intercepted radio waves; a printing module configured to generate a printed output on a printing medium based on the printing data; and a housing for the printing apparatus, wherein the housing encloses the antenna, the receiver, and the printing module, and further wherein the antenna is integrated with an interior surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventors: Wai Kit Ho, Adriel Kee Fatt Siew, Ranuff Delario, Ling Ying Koh
  • Patent number: 10586307
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of acquiring an image of a target to provide an output video image that has a plurality of frame images. The method includes the steps of receiving a series of frame images from a video camera, using a processor to manipulate the series of frame images, which includes determining a reference resolution for providing output frame images, and displaying and/or storing the manipulated series of frame images as the output video image without changing a resolution of the output frame images. Also disclosed is a document imaging apparatus that includes a digital imaging unit. The digital imaging unit contains optics that having an infinite focal length. The document imaging apparatus also includes a processor that is coupled to the digital imaging unit and that is configured to cause the digital imaging unit to zoom in or zoom out in real-time while maintaining a resolution value of stored images constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Shen, Dongbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10552105
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a moving apparatus and a service provision instruction apparatus. The moving apparatus moves to a user who is within a service provision area within a predetermined zone, the predetermined zone including the service provision area and a service prohibition area, and provides a service to the user. The service provision instruction apparatus recognizes a position of a user within the zone and instructs the moving apparatus to provide a service to the user when the user is within the service provision area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kunitoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10543671
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to the decorating and printing of three-dimensional edible media on a printable base media based on a user selected image. A base can be determined to support and couple the printed 3D edible media based on the user selected image to the printable base media. Using a user interface, the user selected image can be modified and adapted to print based on a 3D printer's capabilities. Maneuvers of either a platform or a printhead of the 3D printer can be tracked for secondary treatments to either the printed 3D edible media or the printable base media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Davila, Todd Brobst, Duane Wahlin, Elizabeth Glover, Douglas Boysen, John R. Anderson, Kent D. Whitten, Andy Schnoebelen
  • Patent number: 10546017
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is capable of displaying terms each having a character string embedded in an application and terms each having a character string to be added by at least one term module for the application, on a screen of the application. The information processing apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry determines, during startup of the information processing apparatus, whether at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry generates association information to be stored in a memory, based on determination that at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry acquires one of term identification information of the application and term identification information of the at least one term module from the memory. The circuitry selects a character string to be displayed, using the term identification information acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Hitomi, Kazuki Sasayama, Tatsuma Hirokawa, Zentaroh Ono
  • Patent number: 10509606
    Abstract: To provide a mechanism in which a browser appropriately notifies a user of a change in the state without waiting for an instruction from a server and displays an appropriate operation screen upon reception of the instruction from the server in an information processing apparatus executing a process based on a request from the server. Upon detection of a change in the state, a service provider 340 notifies a Web browser 330 of the state and content information corresponding to the state. The Web browser 330 displays a screen in accordance with the content information included in the notification of the change in the state from the service provider 340. In addition, the Web browser 330 accesses an URL in accordance with an instruction from a Web server 102 to acquire an appropriate operation screen and displays the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makiya Tamura
  • Patent number: 10506136
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a printer using a reflective scanner is disclosed. Because the reflective scanner used for calibration may only be able to accurately measure a limited density range that is less than the full density range of the printer, some information from the reflective scanner is disregarded or deemphasized during the calibration process. A calibration page is printed and scanned. Lookup tables (LUTs) that comprise the printer calibration values are updated based on adjustments calculated from the scanner for density regions where the scanner produces relatively accurate measurements, but updated based on the preexisting settings for density regions where the scanner produces relatively inaccurate measurements. In transitions regions between accurate and inaccurate regions, the LUTs are adjusted based on a combination of measurements from the scanner and the preexisting settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Craig Scott, Stuart Gerard Evans, Steven R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10506039
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a mobile apparatus that moves to a user in response to receiving an instruction to provide a service from the user and provides the service to the user after obtaining approval; and a client apparatus that manages a schedule input by the user, and, in response to receiving the instruction, transmits an instruction which is derived from the received instruction, the received instruction including information of at least one of a designated date and time and a designated location at which the service is to be provided. The client apparatus includes a display that displays a schedule in which a service providing schedule is added to the schedule input by the user according to a schedule display instruction, and the mobile apparatus moves to a scheduled location at a scheduled date and time and provides the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Hajime Kajiyama, Naoya Ogata, Akira Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10498922
    Abstract: A communication system includes a portable terminal, an image processing apparatus, and a server. The image processing apparatus transmits service request information to the server, and receives transmission instruction information from the server. The service request information includes request for a service provided by a service providing apparatus. The transmission instruction information includes an instruction to transmit connection destination information via the wireless near field communication. The connection destination information is for specifying a connection destination. The image processing apparatus transmits the connection destination information to the portable terminal via the first near field communication interface in response to establishment of wireless near field communication between the first near field communication interface and the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito