Patents Examined by Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11221806
    Abstract: A print support apparatus that receives a print target image selected in a terminal apparatus having a display unit, on which image browsing is possible, and instructs a printer to perform image print includes at least one processor. The processor is configured to generate a terminal setting history by receiving and recording a terminal setting value, which is transmitted in a case where a specific event occurs and is involved in image browsing, from at least one terminal apparatus, specify the terminal setting value having a longest image browsing time as a reference setting value based on the terminal setting history, and correct a characteristic of the print target image based on the reference setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Otani
  • Patent number: 11219426
    Abstract: A method and system for determining an irradiation dose. The method for determining the irradiation dose includes determining a pixel having a biological feature in a region of interest in a radiotherapy simulated locating image by using a retrospective label; extracting a local radiomics feature based on the pixel having the biological feature, in which the local radiomics feature includes a grayscale histogram intensity, a tumor shape feature, a textural feature, a Laplacian of Gaussian filtering feature, and a wavelet feature; acquiring the local radiomics features to be measured; identifying a positive region having the local radiomics features to be measured based on the local radiomics features; performing three-dimensional reconstruction for the peripheral boundary of the positive region to determine a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Tumor Hospital of Shandong First Medical University (Shandong Cancer Hospital and Institute
    Inventors: Jian Zhu, Zhen Hou, Zhenjiang Li, Haining Yu, Tong Bai, Yong Yin, Baosheng Li
  • Patent number: 11221813
    Abstract: A method for asset routing including receiving a digital asset, determining a set of print partners for the digital asset, determining a set of candidate batches for the digital asset, selecting a print partner for the digital asset, optionally determining a print partner for an unmatched digital asset, and routing the digital asset to the print partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Lob.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Leore Avidar, Ami Wang, Manushika Yapa, Andrew Nisbet, Boa Khanh Tran
  • Patent number: 11216698
    Abstract: The disclosed technology teaches training a NR VMOS score generator by generating synthetically impaired images from FR video using filters tuned to generate impaired versions and applying a FR VMOS generator to pairs of unimpaired FR images from the FR video and the impaired versions of the FR images to create ground truth scores for the impaired versions. The disclosed method also includes training by machine learning model an image evaluation classifier using the ground truth scores and the impaired versions to generate NR VMOS scores, and storing coefficients of the image evaluation classifier for use as the NR VMOS score generator. Also disclosed is generating a NR VMOS score by invoking the trained NR VMOS score generator, with stored coefficients generated by feeding the trained NR VMOS score generator with images captured from scenes in a video to be scored, and evaluating the images to generate NR VMOS scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Colligan, Jeremy Bennington
  • Patent number: 11200017
    Abstract: A method for providing a cloud print service includes receiving, from an external apparatus, a print job that is to be transmitted to a printing apparatus, and registering in the cloud print service at least one or more printer objects that is used to transfer the received print job to the printing apparatus, transmitting, to the second cloud print service, a registration request to register at least one of the printer objects registered in the cloud print service as a cloud printer that is used by a second cloud print service different from the provided cloud print service, and transmitting, in a case where a cloud printer corresponding to the printer object is registered as the cloud printer of the second cloud print service based on the registration request, ability information indicating that a printing apparatus corresponding to the printer object supports a pass-through mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hayato Udo
  • Patent number: 11190667
    Abstract: An image forming device according to the present disclosure includes a facsimile communication unit and a network communication unit. The facsimile communication unit transmits image information in increments of pages to a facsimile device that is a transmission destination, via a public telephone line. The network communication unit transmits image information as a file to an information processing device, via a network. A transmission processing unit performs broadcast transmission processing of transmitting same image information to multiple transmission destinations at one time, by at least one of the facsimile transmission unit and the network transmission unit. Further, a transmission report notification unit makes notification of transmission report information, including transmission destination information representing the transmission destinations of the broadcast transmission processing, to all of the transmission destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakamura, Yuki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 11188280
    Abstract: A method of providing a screen for manipulating execution of an application of an image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus using the method. The method includes an operation of displaying, on the screen, a first user interface for setting options to be applied to the execution of the application, and a second user interface including at least one virtual button for controlling the operation of the image forming apparatus, so that a user may control the image forming apparatus without using physical buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Kwang-soo Ha, Se-young Kim, Se-rrah Lim
  • Patent number: 11182630
    Abstract: Technology described herein includes a method that includes receiving, at one or more processing devices, data corresponding to a first image, and determining, by the one or more processing devices based on the received data, that a first set of pixel values of the first image corresponds to illumination of a first representative wavelength, and at least a second set of pixel values of the first image corresponds to illumination of a second representative wavelength. The illuminations of the first and second representative wavelengths constitute at least a portion of a first illumination sequence pattern used in capturing the first image. The method also includes determining that the first illumination sequence pattern matches a second illumination sequence pattern associated with a device from which the first image is expected to be received, and in response, initiating a biometric authentication process for authenticating a subject represented in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Srikanth Parupati, Zikomo Fields, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11153460
    Abstract: There is provided a control method of an information processing apparatus that can execute authentication processing with a communication apparatus by authentication schemes. The method includes: performing display control to cause a display unit to display a guide for performing the authentication processing with the communication apparatus in accordance with one of the authentication schemes when the information processing apparatus has obtained information from the communication apparatus; and executing the authentication processing in accordance with an operation performed by a user after the guide is displayed. In the performing the display control, a different guide is displayed in accordance with contents of the obtained information, and in the executing, the authentication processing is executed in accordance with an authentication scheme, which differs in accordance with the contents of the obtained information and corresponds to the displayed guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yu Kawai
  • Patent number: 11141127
    Abstract: A method and system for determining an irradiation dose. The method for determining the irradiation dose includes determining a pixel having a biological feature in a region of interest in a radiotherapy simulated locating image by using a retrospective label; extracting a local radiomics feature based on the pixel having the biological feature, in which the local radiomics feature includes a grayscale histogram intensity, a tumor shape feature, a textural feature, a Laplacian of Gaussian filtering feature, and a wavelet feature; acquiring the local radiomics features to be measured; identifying a positive region having the local radiomics features to be measured based on the local radiomics features; performing three-dimensional reconstruction for the peripheral boundary of the positive region to determine a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Tumor Hospital of Shandong First Medical University
    Inventors: Jian Zhu, Zhen Hou, Zhenjiang Li, Haining Yu, Tong Bai, Yong Yin, Baosheng Li
  • Patent number: 11144264
    Abstract: A device selects a template image, and displays a first screen on a display of the device. The first screen includes the selected template image and a first object used for receiving print instruction. In a case where the selected template image is a first type of template image and has not been edited, the device makes the first object disabled. In a case where the selected template image is the first type of template image and the template image has been edited, the device makes the first object in the first screen enabled, and outputs a print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Longlong Ruan, Machiko Watanabe, Masanori Oda
  • Patent number: 11144266
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a first printing device, which has a first print processing unit that performs print processing and a first display unit that displays a setting input screen that receives a predetermined input of settings; a second printing device, which is provided on the downstream side of the first printing device, has a second print processing unit that performs print processing and a second display unit that displays a setting input screen that receives a predetermined input of settings; and a control unit that controls the first printing device and the second printing device. The control unit enables a setting to be input via the setting input screen of only one of first display unit and the second display unit in the case that input of settings having the same content is to be received by the first printing device and the second printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Kurita
  • Patent number: 11061626
    Abstract: A machine learning applies page parameters of a complex document file to transform the complex document file into pre-press operator action predictions for the complex document file. Prompts are generated on an operator console for a pre-press operator to confirm the pre-press operator action predictions, and to apply responses to the prompts to enhance the classification model and to control a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11042790
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and devices for printing a large-size object on multiple sheets. The method includes receiving, at a printing device, a print job submitted by a user, wherein the print job includes a large-size object. The large-size object present in the print job is processed by the printing device to ascertain the number and sizes of sheets required for printing the large-size object. Then, the large-size object is printed by the printing device on multiple sheets based on the ascertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Saurav, Nagarajan Narasimhan, Sivaprakash Ramasethu
  • Patent number: 11025790
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a processor that is programmed to perform control to display multiple document-addition display components that are formed on the display together with all or some of reduced images of pages included in a first document. Each of the multiple document-addition display components is formed between adjacent ones of the reduced images of pages included in the first document. The multiple document-addition display components are operated by a user to add a second document to the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11012580
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a memory and processing circuitry. The memory is configured to store first instructions for performing a first processing, the first instructions being associated with a first processing request. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a second processing request from another device, the second processing request being associated with second instructions, and a part of the second processing request being incompatible with the first processing request; generate a resolution request for resolving an incompatibility between the part of the second processing request and the first processing request; generate an adjusted second processing request by changing information included in the second processing request, according to the resolution request, so that the adjusted second processing request is compatible with the first processing request; and perform the first processing by executing the first instructions according to the adjusted second processing request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 10999451
    Abstract: Based on a correction value that is stored in a correction value storage, correcting circuitry corrects printing data that is acquired according to a printing instruction that is transmitted from a higher-level device. When an image forming unit determines, in response to reception of the printing instruction, that timing of reception of the printing instruction meets a given condition, the image forming unit suspends the printing instruction, requests the correcting circuitry to update the correction value, and forms an image based on the printing data that is corrected by the correcting circuitry. When the image forming unit requests the correcting circuitry to update the correction value, the correcting circuitry updates the correction value that is stored in the correction value storage based on the image that is formed by the image forming unit according to measurement pattern printing data that is stored in a measurement pattern storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Arita
  • Patent number: 10990335
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus sequentially outputs on a discharge tray a sheet medium on which an image based on printing data is formed and includes a counting portion and a control portion. The counting portion counts the number of sheet medium output on the discharge tray. The control portion, when the count number of the sheet medium counted by the counting portion exceeds a prescribed threshold value, issues a warning to a user and/or interrupts output of sheet medium to the discharge tray, infers based on the printing data whether the attended time after the sheet medium is output to the discharge tray until they are removed is short or not, and, after outputting the printing data of which the unattended time is inferred to be short, decrements the count number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Keisaku Matsumae
  • Patent number: 10952823
    Abstract: The object of the present invention relates to a method for the production of an orthodontic functional device for the treatment of facial asymmetries. The present invention refers to the field of the technique comprising the manufacturing methods and the technique used to make orthodontic appliances, Specifically, it refers to a methodology that allows the artwork to be performed without making the operator dependent based on a cephalometric frontal path created by a computer so without ever contacting the patient with a functional orthodontic device for the treatment of facial asymmetries. Facial asymmetry is an alteration in skeletal growth that can be determined by several congenital or acquired factors that in patients with skeletal development in place. They exemplify the pathogenetic action by altering the functional harmonics of the entire stomatognathic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Clelia Lettieri
  • Patent number: 10947075
    Abstract: A control apparatus to control a system including an image forming apparatus and a sheet discharge apparatus. The control apparatus receives configuration information of the system, and discharge state information having a discharge destination and a stacking amount of sheets discharged by the sheet discharge apparatus, and job identification information of an image forming job of sheets to be picked up. The control apparatus generates a system configuration image based on the configuration information, generates a sheet bundle image based on the discharge state information, combines the sheet bundle image with the system configuration image based on the discharge destination, and displays them as combined. The sheet bundle image is displayed with a size corresponding to the stacking amount and a first sheet bundle image, which corresponds to the job identification information, and a second sheet bundle image, which does not correspond to the job identification information, are distinguishably displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shin Fukuda