Patents Examined by Gabriel I. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10735609
    Abstract: A printing apparatus having an insert-sheet inserting function includes a plurality of sheet-feeding ports, a printing mechanism that performs printing on paper fed from each sheet-feeding port, and a controller that controls the printing mechanism. In a case where no insert-sheets are present in a sheet-feeding port for insert-sheets when the printing mechanism feeds the insert-sheets from the sheet-feeding port for insert-sheets, the controller selects another sheet-feeding port different from the sheet-feeding port for insert-sheets as a new sheet-feeding port for insert-sheets on the basis of a paper specification of paper used for printing data to be printed and a sheet-feeding port setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Miura
  • Patent number: 10735624
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (printing apparatus) provides a service to an external apparatus via a communication line. A first communication unit performs communication via a first communication line. A second communication unit performs communication via a second communication line that is different from the first communication line. A provision unit provides a user interface for accepting, from a user, a setting that limits services that are to be provided via the second communication line. A limitation unit limits services that are to be provided via the second communication line, to one or more services out of a plurality of services that the information processing apparatus can provide, according to the setting accepted via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10728408
    Abstract: A CPU of an MFP receives battery information from a first external device via a first interface, determines whether a total amount of electric power supplied to a plurality of interfaces from a power supply is maintained, and reduces an amount of the electric power supplied to the first external device via the first interface in a case where determining that the first external device has no battery based on the battery information in response to determining that the total amount of the electric power supplied to the plurality of the interfaces from the power supply is not maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimamura, Hajime Usami
  • Patent number: 10728401
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that, when a device that changes an image presented in a field of view of a user along with a motion direction of the user receives an output instruction of the image, performs a control to output an image of an area being presented to the user at a time when the output instruction is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10706340
    Abstract: This image processing apparatus inputs a density value for each pixel of image data and an attribute indicating an object type to which the pixel belongs, processes one pixel of input image data as a pixel of interest in turn, and in accordance with at least the attributes of the pixel of interest and two pixels which sandwich the pixel of interest, executes image processing for replacing the density value of the pixel of interest with the density value of one pixel out of two pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichirou Haruta
  • Patent number: 10701226
    Abstract: A server is capable of performing communication with each of a multi-functional peripheral and an external terminal device. The server includes a control portion, wherein the control portion is configured to execute: storing, when the multi-functional peripheral executes image output according to a user operation that is input from the external terminal device or an operating portion provided on the multi-functional peripheral in a state where a first user interface image is displayed on the multi-functional peripheral or/and a state where a second user interface image is displayed on the external terminal device, a history of the user operation; and transmitting a content to be displayed in the first user interface image and the second user interface image based on the stored history of the user operation stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10701222
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing a display image includes using an image forming apparatus which includes a position detector detecting a position of contact with a display screen and forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed on the display screen. 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 processing method includes modifying magnification of the object image with respect to the medium image, without modifying the medium image, based on contact positions of two points detected by the position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10691381
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a storage section (118) that stores apparatus setting information including a plurality of setting values corresponding to a plurality of setting items in the image forming apparatus; a backup setting generation section (115) that generates a BSF including a setting value extracted from the apparatus setting information and first identification information assigned to the image forming apparatus in a network; a backup setting control section (114) that sends the generated BSF to another printer (110) and receives the BSF from the another printer (110); and a backup setting update section (117) that specifies a setting value that is able to be set in the image forming apparatus and updates a setting value included in the apparatus setting information to the specified setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Ushikubo
  • Patent number: 10691384
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an authentication unit configured to perform authentication of a user; and a job management unit configured to perform printing processing by executing a saved print job, and in the case where the user is authenticated by the authentication unit, the job management unit executes a print job for which a first printing method is specified of print jobs associated with the user without receiving a selection by the user and executes a print job for which a second printing method is specified of print jobs associated with the user by receiving a selection by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10691974
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a superpixel classification method based on semi-supervised K-SVD and multiscale sparse representation. The method includes carrying out semi-supervised K-SVD dictionary learning on the training samples of a hyperspectral image; using the training samples and the overcomplete dictionary as the input to obtain the multiscale sparse solution of superpixels; and using the obtained sparse representation coefficient matrix and overcomplete dictionary to obtain the result of superpixel classification by residual method and superpixel voting mechanism. The proposing of the present invention is of great significance to solving the problem of salt and pepper noise and the problem of high dimension and small samples in the field of hyperspectral image classification, as well as the problem of how to effectively use space information in classification algorithm based on sparse representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Harbin Institute Of Technology
    Inventors: Lianlei Lin, Jingli Yang, Chang'an Wei, Zhuxu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10694051
    Abstract: An image handling apparatus is disclosed, including an operation panel, hardware resources, a transferring part, and an image generation controlling part. The transferring part transfers image handle information input at the input screen to an external apparatus. The image generation controlling part receives and parses image generation information for at least one of the hardware resources to execute an image generation based on the image handle information, from the external apparatus in response to an instruction of the image generation, so that at least one of the hardware resources executes the image generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shohhei Moroi
  • Patent number: 10685236
    Abstract: A metadata generation system utilizes machine learning techniques to accurately describe content of videos based on multi-model predictions. In some embodiments, multiple feature sets are extracted from a video, including feature sets showing correlations between additional features of the video. The feature sets are provided to a learnable pooling layer with multiple modeling techniques, which generates, for each of the feature sets, a multi-model content prediction. In some cases, the multi-model predictions are consolidated into a combined prediction. Keywords describing the content of the video are determined based on the multi-model predictions (or combined prediction). An augmented video is generated with metadata that is based on the keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Saayan Mitra, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Somdeb Sarkhel, Julio Alvarez Martinez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10674028
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a paper feed section and a processing section. The paper feed section stores paper. The processing section executes a decoloring processing for decolorizing an undecolored paper stored in the paper feed section, and issues a warning indicating that the paper stored in the paper feed section is taken out when the decoloring processing is stopped, or does not issue the warning when the decoloring processing is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuma Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10642542
    Abstract: A method for creating a machine-readable code for a custom cut stock is disclosed. For example, the method is executed by a processor and includes receiving information associated with the custom cut stock, creating the machine-readable code for the custom cut stock, wherein the machine-readable code contains the information and at least one system setting of a printing device, and transmitting the machine-readable code to the printing device to automatically configure the printing device for the custom cut stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Dickinson, James E. Baxter, III, Valerie Parcero
  • Patent number: 10642554
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: a communicator that communicates with an image forming apparatus capable of executing a print job; and a hardware processor that obtains, for each of the image forming apparatuses in communication with the communicator, a degree of variations in remaining endurance of each of a plurality of units included in the image forming apparatus, wherein the hardware processor assigns a print job to the image forming apparatus having the smallest degree of variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Yuasa, Natsuko Minegishi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Hiroki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10635925
    Abstract: A system and method of video surveillance, namely, for processing of graphic and other video information for combination of display of the video images received from video cameras and data submitted a map of a given. The method including receiving an image from the video camera, defining a static object and coordinates of its location on a frame of the image and defining a mobile object and coordinates of its location on an image frame. Then setting a graphic symbol of a static object on map, calibrating the video camera and defining at least four virtual segments on the map and frame of the received image, and transforming coordinates of the static object from system of coordinates of a frame to a system of coordinates of the map, displaying a combination image on a display, and consecutively adjusting the transparency of the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OOO ITV Group
    Inventor: Murat K. Altuev
  • Patent number: 10638004
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a power supply switch, a display, a light-emitting unit, and a controller. The power supply switch is used to perform a control function. The display is such that a time from switching on of the power supply switch until occurrence of a screen change is long and a user is likely to fail to correctly recognize a switching-on state. The light-emitting unit is switched on in a time until the screen change occurs. The switching on is performed in such a manner that the user is notified that the power supply switch is in a switching-on state. After the controller is activated through an operation of switching on the power supply switch, the controller switches off the light-emitting unit according to a switching-off condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Miki, Teiju Sato, Masato Saito
  • Patent number: 10606524
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, which is connectable to a first device configured to conduct a punching process on a sheet with use of a replaceable punching member, the first device being connectable to a second device configured to conduct a binding process for generating a bookbinding product having a binding member inserted through a hole punched in the sheet, the image forming apparatus including: a display configured to display a print setting screen; and a controller configured to determine whether or not the replaceable punching member of the first device is compatible with the binding member of the second device, and control the display to inhibit bookbinding setting using the second device from being selected on the print setting screen in a case where the replaceable punching member is not compatible with the binding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Iida, Yoshiji Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 10609239
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes a processor and a memory storing boundary data defining a boundary between allowable and prohibited document processing jobs. The processor receives a document processing job and analyzes it relative to boundary data stored in the memory. The processor selectively performs the document processing job in accordance with analysis of the received document processing job relative to the boundary data. The boundary data defines what is acceptable or unacceptable for a document processing operation. The boundary data is determined via machine learning applied to analysis of document content, document metadata, rules or policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sai Geetha Kandepalli Cherukuru, Hoang Bao
  • Patent number: 10609257
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a protection-target document sheet determining portion determines whether or not a protection-target image is included in a read image that is obtained by an image reading device, the protection-target image satisfying a predetermined protection condition. An operation detection sensor detects a removal operation of removing the document sheet from the document sheet support portion. An image output device executes a read image output process that includes printing the read image or outputting data of the read image to outside. A control device, in a case where it has been determined that a protection-target image is included in the read image, causes the image output device to execute the read image output process only after the removal operation is detected after the image is read from the document sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hikaru Miyaji