Patents Examined by Frantz Bataille
  • Patent number: 10735602
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms an image on a print medium, and the image forming apparatus includes: a storage that stores medium information including profile information corresponding to the print medium and attribute information of the print medium; and a medium detection sensor that detects attribute actual information of the print medium; wherein the medium information is configured such that the profile information corresponding to the print medium is associated with the attribute information of the print medium, and the attribute information or the print medium includes information detectable by the medium detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Fusako Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10728764
    Abstract: A cell site can be configured to have a first group of antennas arranged to provide coverage around the cell site and a second group of interleaved antennas that are interleaved between the antennas of the first group. The two groups can communicate at different frequency sets so that the two groups do not interfere with one another. Service nulls of one group that would otherwise be created by interference and low RSSI between antennas from the same group can be covered by the main beam of the other group, which can significantly improve SINR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Breuer
  • Patent number: 10728708
    Abstract: A network system analyzes data samples using embeddings based on, for example, symbolic representations of the data samples or representations in latent dimension space. The network system coordinates providers who provide geographical location-based services to users. The network system may receive data samples from the client device of a provider. For instance, a sensor of the client device captures the data samples during a transportation service along a particular route. To verify that the data samples accurately indicate the location or movement of the provider, the network system can generate a test embedding representing the data samples and compare the test embedding with a reference embedding. The reference embedding is generated based on data samples captured for other similar services, e.g., corresponding to providers who also provided transportation services along the same particular route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fahrettin Olcay Cirit
  • Patent number: 10721591
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media guidance application that adjusts output parameters of media assets delivered to output devices based on user preferences of users near the output devices. For example, the media guidance application may adjust the volume to be higher at a speaker near a first user who enjoys a particular media asset and lower at a speaker near a second user who dislikes the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ti-Shiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10715963
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, assemblies and devices useful for identifying the location and/or motion of a mobile device in a specified area, for assisting in mapping a specified area and also to methods, assemblies and devices for determining a location of anchors found at fixed locations in a specified area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ariel-University Research and Development Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Boaz Ben-Moshe, Nir Shvalb
  • Patent number: 10698934
    Abstract: In order to make existing IVR transactions visible to mobile device users that utilize a Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA), an interface is provided for an IVR system. The interface receives a transaction request from a VPA for a transaction provided by the IVR system and determines the transaction pertaining to the request. The interface then executes the respective IVR transaction application and converts the voice prompts of the IVR application to semantic data requests that can be interpreted by the VPA. The interface can provide data to the IVR application from data provided in the initial transaction request. Any missing data fields can be requested from the VPA. If the VPA is unable to provide the missing data from data available to the VPA, the VPA is able to prompt the user with text, audio and/or images prompts to obtain the missing data for the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Wohlsen, Jason Ethridge
  • Patent number: 10698641
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a read-out unit, a memory unit, and a processor. The read-out unit reads out first collation information from an exchange product which is mounted in the image forming apparatus. The memory unit stores second collation information. The processor detects a power supply or a sleep return, compares the first collation information with the second collation information based on detection of the power supply or the sleep return, and sets an operation mode based on a comparison result of the first collation information with the second collation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahide Kenmotsu
  • Patent number: 10681230
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory to store information of a display status of setting item buttons used for selecting corresponding setting items on a screen, and information of at least one of the setting items corresponding to an error that occurs during information processing as an error-occurred setting item, and circuitry to detect occurrence of the error during the information processing, determine whether a setting item button corresponding to the error-occurred setting item is displayed or not on the screen when the occurrence of the error is detected during the information processing, and display the setting item button corresponding to the error-occurred setting item on the screen based on a determination that the setting item button corresponding to the error-occurred setting item is not displayed on the screen when the occurrence of the error is detected during the information processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 10674038
    Abstract: The present image processing apparatus stores setting information for whether to force setting of authentication information for each user. Furthermore, upon accepting a login request from a user, in a case where the stored setting information indicates forcing setting of authentication information, the image processing apparatus displays on a display unit a setting screen for setting authentication information to allow the user to set authentication information. In addition, the image processing apparatus executes login processing in accordance with a setting status of authentication information for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10674356
    Abstract: A system and method provide a security aspect for a UE in dual connectivity mode of operation in wireless communication networks. The system and method provide secure simultaneous transmission and reception in a secure manner between a User Equipment (UE) and one or more eNodeBs (eNBs) configured in an inter-eNB carrier aggregation scenario. The system establishes of a security context between the UE and the Secondary eNB (SeNB) using the RRC signaling between the UE and the Master eNB (MeNB), when a plurality of SCells within SeNB are added simultaneously. The system also detects the intruder in the user data radio bearers, while a UE is operating in dual connectivity mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Himke Van Der Velde, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Woo-Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 10674033
    Abstract: An information acquisition method includes steps of selecting, transmitting, and determining. The selecting step is a step of selecting one function demanding an input of a destination. The transmitting step is a step of transmitting information indicating one or more destinations from a mobile terminal to a multifunction device. The determining step is a step of determining at least one destination corresponding to the one function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Rowel del Rosario
  • Patent number: 10656879
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a conversion section that retrieves a printing data stored into a storage section on a first-in first-out basis, and converts, for each set of n lines, n being a predetermined number larger than or equal to 1, the retrieved printing data into image data in accordance with a printing setting in order in which the printing data is retrieved; a deletion controller that, at timing when printing of the image data is started, deletes, from the storage section, converted printing data corresponding to the image data; and a printing setting controller that, when the printing setting is changed during the printing of the image data, causes the conversion section to convert converted printing data stored in the storage section, in accordance with the changed printing setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10659655
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus including an image reading chip for reading an image, wherein the image reading chip includes: a terminal; a pixel portion that outputs a pixel signal and includes a light-receiving element that receives and photoelectrically converts light from the image; an output circuit that can output a signal based on the pixel signal with one of a plurality of drive capabilities including a first drive capability and a second drive capability that is larger than the first drive capability; and an output selection circuit that, based on a signal input to the terminal, selects the drive capability of the output circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takafumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10652428
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes plural communication units, a determination unit, and a controller. The plural communication units are configured to be capable of conducting a wireless communication. The determination unit is configured to determine a communication unit from among the plural communication units in accordance with whether a mobile communication terminal that is attempting to conduct a communication is approaching the information processing apparatus. The controller is configured to perform a control so as to start the communication using the communication unit determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sakayama
  • Patent number: 10645246
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program readable by a computer of a portable device comprising a memory storing a plurality of external programs activated by the computer program and being connectable to an image forming device that executes a formation operation, the computer program causes the portable device to perform: obtaining type information indicating each type of the plurality of external programs; determining whether the corresponding external program is a first type or a second type; pre-processing of activating the external program determined as the first type and obtaining a parameter indicating a condition of generating the image data designated by a user; instructing the image forming device to execute the formation operation; and post-processing of activating the external program determined as the second type with designating the image data formed in the formation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10638408
    Abstract: A device for specifying service combinations in pre-association discovery includes at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to determine at least one combination of services of interest. The at least one processor may be further configured to encode the at least one combination of the services of interest. The at least one processor may be further configured to generate a pre-association request message that includes identifiers of the services of interest and the encoded at least one combination of the services of interest. The at least one processor may be further configured to transmit the pre-association request message. The encoded at least one combination of the services of interest may be represented, for example, in a canonical sum-of-products form, a canonical product-of-sums form, a sum-of-positive-products form, or an any m of n form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventor: Payam Torab Jahromi
  • Patent number: 10623577
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for providing multiple, different types of information for mobile devices and associated users to requesting systems, such as customer service systems provided by telecommunications carriers. The systems and methods may generate a single API that, when called by a requesting system (e.g., via a request transmitted by the requesting system that includes subscriber or device information), provides data collected from multiple, disparate data sources back to the requesting system via the single API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Soini, Timothy Shelton, Alex Thanh Nguyen, Ganesh Balgum, Vikas Verma, Tony Giannini
  • Patent number: 10616428
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading apparatus, including: a reading unit configured to read an original image of an original placed on an original table for each line in a main scanning direction; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to derive, from the original image read for a predetermined number of lines by the reading unit, a luminance difference value between luminance values of two pixels each separated by a first distance from a pixel of interest that is located at a predetermined position in the main scanning direction, and a difference value between a maximum luminance value and a minimum luminance value of pixels within a range of a second distance, which is larger than the first distance, from the pixel of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10606531
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of executing a plurality of jobs that differ in kind, the image processing device includes: a controller that controls execution of an input job; and a detection part that, on the basis of a voice detected by a voice detector, detects that any of a plurality of predetermined target voices has been emitted, wherein in a case where it is detected that the target voice has been emitted during a target setting period corresponding to a job that is being executed, among setting periods that are defined beforehand according to kinds of jobs respectively, the controller stops the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoko Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10609236
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus that suppresses degradation of performance of processing up to completion of printing while suppressing the occurrence of moire. A data-compression unit stores identification data indicating the presence or absence of periodicity obtained by analyzing printing data, and printing data correlated with the identification data in a first memory area of a RAM. A color-conversion-processing unit that performs a speculative process, causes printing data that has undergone a color conversion process corresponding to printer printing to be stored in a second memory area of a RAM. A screen-processing unit that performs a speculative process, performs an AM screen process on printing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Norifumi Miyahara, Kunihiko Shimamoto, Satoshi Hayama