Patents Examined by Gabriel Garcia
  • Patent number: 10216459
    Abstract: A printing system for printing data stored in a storage device includes a registration unit that registers a plurality of different print settings as one workflow, a specifying unit that specifies the registered workflow with respect to the stored data, and a generation unit that generates, according to the specified workflow, a plurality of print jobs, to which the different print settings are reflected, with respect to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taishi Tomihisa
  • Patent number: 10192637
    Abstract: This specimen analyzer includes: an analysis unit which analyzes a specimen collected from a subject; a print unit which prints on a print sheet; a display unit which displays an operation screen; and a controller which performs control of causing the print unit to print an analysis result of the analysis unit, and prohibiting the display unit from displaying the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Takemoto, Takeshi Komoto, Hideki Hirayama, Takashi Yoshida, James Ausdenmoore
  • Patent number: 10182172
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs: acquiring instruction data including notification data and location information indicative of a location of next instruction data; controlling at least one of a display and an image processor to perform an operation instructed by the instruction data acquired most recently; when controlling the at least one of the display and the image processor, connecting a first communication interface with a mobile terminal within a particular distance range from the image processing apparatus, in accordance with a near-field wireless communication protocol; when controlling, transmitting the notification data extracted from the instruction data acquired most recently, to the mobile terminal through the first communication interface, the notification data being data for specifying an operation to be performed by the mobile terminal; and acquiring the next instruction data based on the location information extracted from the instruction data acquired most recently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toyoshi Adachi, Tetsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 10182166
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a memory and a storage controller. The memory stores a setting of an image forming process in accordance with generation of a first image formation command or an input of a command for generating the first image formation command. The storage controller causes a first setting designated as a result of a first operation to be overwritten and stored over a second setting designated as a result of a second operation and corresponding to a second image formation command. The first setting and the second setting are included in the stored setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10178260
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an application on a framework that is separated into a core logic portion handling basic processing and a user interface frame portion handling rendering processing and operates; and a controller that executes the application and the framework. The core logic portion is implemented with an application programming interface defined by the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Morita, Masanori Satake, Tadao Michimura
  • Patent number: 10168968
    Abstract: In response to receiving an instruction operation in a receiving process, a processor executes an apparatus-side preparing process including an issuance requesting process of transmitting issuance requesting information to a server through a communicator, the issuance requesting information being information for requesting issuance of authentication information indicative of authority to perform data communication with a service providing apparatus, the instruction operation being a user operation of instructing execution of a preparing process for connecting the image forming apparatus to the service providing apparatus, a storage-instruction receiving process of receiving storage instructing information from the server through the communicator, the storage instructing information being information including the authentication information issued by the service providing apparatus, and a first near-field transmitting process of, in response to approach of the card to the first near-field communicator, transmi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Sone
  • Patent number: 10148830
    Abstract: A printer control method enables even non-technical users to quickly and accurately set printer information in a printer. A control method of a printer having a first interface that connects through a first communication cable to a host computer, and a second interface that connects to nonvolatile memory storing printer information through a second communication cable, the nonvolatile memory being attached to the first communication cable, reads the printer information from the nonvolatile memory through the second communication cable and the second interface, and sets the read printer information in the printer, at a specific time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Wasamoto, Makoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10142513
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms a measurement image on a sheet, moves a carriage to read the measurement image, reads from a storage unit an adjustment condition, generates a correction condition based on the adjustment condition and a result of reading the measurement image, moves the carriage to read an original, generates image data of the original, corrects a position at which an image is formed on a sheet based on the correction condition and forms an image of the original on a sheet based on the corrected image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Hirota, Hiroshi Kokubo
  • Patent number: 10136015
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a read image processor, a write image processor, an image path selector, and a communication controller. The read image processor is configured to execute an image processing module corresponding to read of image data. The write image processor is configured to execute an image processing module corresponding to write of image data. The image path selector is configured to select a path for transmitting image data output from the image processing modules corresponding to read and write of image data to an external apparatus, and select a path for inputting image data processed by the external apparatus to an image processing module in a subsequent stage. The communication controller is configured to control transmission and reception of image data to and from the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Komura, Norio Sakai, Yuya Itoh
  • Patent number: 10129427
    Abstract: In a communication system including a first terminal and a second terminal, a management server manages the first terminal and the second terminal, and a relay server relays communication between the first terminal and the second terminal, upon authenticating the first terminal, the management server notifies the first terminal of first authentication information for requesting authentication to the relay server and connection information for connecting to the relay server, and upon authenticating the second terminal, the management server notifies the second terminal of second authentication information for requesting authentication to the relay server. In response to a request from the first terminal, the relay server creates access information and transmits it to the first terminal. The relay server transmits the access information to the second terminal and relays the communication performed between the first terminal and the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirofumi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10116810
    Abstract: A server including a network interface, a storage and a controller. The network interface communicates with an image-outputting apparatus. The storage is capable of storing the notification data for transmission to the image-outputting apparatus. The controller receives the query information via the network interface, determines whether or not the notification data is stored in the storage in response to receiving the query information and receives the device information via the network interface in response to determining that the notification data is stored in the storage. The controller determines whether or not the login information included in the device information indicates a specific account. The controller transmits an output instruction to the image-outputting apparatus in response to determining that the login information indicates the specific account, the output instruction being for controlling the image-outputting apparatus to output a notification image represented by the notification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10091381
    Abstract: An image printing apparatus includes a printer assembly, a control panel configured to receive a user input, a memory, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive first data from a first data source such as a PC external to the printer assembly, store the first data in the memory, and control the printer assembly to print a first image based on the first data stored in the memory. In response to a first user input received from the control panel during the print of the first image, the controller is configured to receive second data from a second data source such as a scanner assembly, and store the second data in the memory during the print of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Tony Lee
  • Patent number: 10082986
    Abstract: Upon satisfaction of a predetermined trigger condition with a first hard disk drive mounted in a first controller, a first processor executes a first common file stored in a first common file storage region and write and store a first configuration file into a first configuration file storage region. The first processor executes the first common file and the first configuration file of a first firmware program and drives a first print engine to execute a first job segment stored in a first job segment storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yongning Wang
  • Patent number: 10062019
    Abstract: Print data generated in a page description language can be processed using a processor. The processing can include checking whether conditions specified in trigger information are satisfied for at least one page of the document and/or for the entire document. Based on the checking, an action associated with the trigger information can be executed that changes the print data. The print data supplied as input print data can be output as output print data after the execution of the action. For example, images, text, barcodes, and/or graphics may be inserted via in the action. Finishing options may also be added, or fonts may be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Cam Hung Mach, Robert Wallner, Adelheid Wiringer
  • Patent number: 10061545
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a memory and a controller that receives, from an external apparatus, a print job for printing images on a plurality of sheets, estimates a print time of the received print job, and executes the received print job. The memory stores predetermined values which the controller uses for estimating the print time of the received print job. The stored predetermined values include (i) one predetermined sheet change time for a sheet change from a sheet of a first size to a next sheet of a second size larger than the first size, and (ii) another predetermined sheet change time for another sheet change from a sheet of the second size to a next sheet of the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 10063718
    Abstract: An image processing device according to an embodiment includes a display unit that displays a FAX destination registration screen having a destination registration region and a destination input region in which a plurality of selectable FAX destinations are displayed. An input unit configured receives a destination registration input with respect to the destination input region, the destination registration input indicating a selected FAX destination from the plurality of selectable FAX destinations. The input unit also receives a transmission input. In response to the destination registration input, a control unit controls the display unit to display a plurality of FAX destinations, including the selected FAX destination, in the destination registration region. In response to the transmission input, the control unit transmits an image to each FAX destination displayed in the destination registration region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yamanishi
  • Patent number: 10063724
    Abstract: A control unit displays a setting item with respect to print on a touch panel type display, and a print start instruction button in a situation or configuration according to a setting content, which is set in the setting item and is used for the print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Fujii, Tomohiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10057446
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an application on a framework that is separated into a core logic portion handling basic processing and a user interface frame portion handling rendering processing and operates; and a controller that executes the application and the framework. The core logic portion is implemented with an application programming interface defined by the framework. The application programming interface includes an after-the-fact notification indicative of that a window displayed by the application is changed to a non-display state as a result that another window is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Satake, Masao Morita, Tadao Michimura
  • Patent number: 10051140
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a position detecting section detecting a position of contact with a display screen of a display section and forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed on the display section. The display image includes an object image indicative of an object for an image formation and a medium image indicative of the recording medium, and the image forming apparatus selectively edits the object image with respect to the medium image based on positions of two points detected by the position detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10048908
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a storage section configured to store a sheet profile in coordination with environment information of at least one of a temperature and a humidity around the apparatus, the sheet profile including an image formation condition in accordance with a sheet; an acquisition section configured to acquire the environment information; and a retrieval section configured to retrieve a sheet profile corresponding to current environment information acquired by the acquisition section from among the sheet profile stored in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoriko Noda