Patents Examined by Henok A Shiferaw
  • Patent number: 11954388
    Abstract: A printing apparatus capable of connecting to a plurality of cloud print services executes a print job received from any one of the plurality of cloud print services, stores identification information for identifying the cloud print service from which the print job is transmitted, and after the print job is executed, transmits execution history information about the print job to the cloud print service from which the print job is transmitted, using the stored identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Toyama
  • Patent number: 11941309
    Abstract: An information processing system is provided for supporting trust printing that prints a document to be printed by registering the document in a document assurance system that assures authenticity of the document. The system obtains information of usable image formation apparatuses, and provides a setting screen of an image formation apparatus selected from the usable image formation apparatuses based on the information, and causes the selected image formation apparatus to print the document to be printed in accordance with setting on the setting screen. The information contains information indicating whether the selected image formation apparatus is capable of the trust printing, and, in the providing, if the selected image formation apparatus is incapable of the trust printing, the setting screen is displayed such that a setting item for the trust printing cannot be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiwamu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11943397
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus transmits a login request for logging into an external device to the external device, based on a short-range wireless communication being established between the information processing apparatus and the external device in a state where an application is operating in a background state on the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11934713
    Abstract: An image forming system includes circuitry. The circuitry reads an inspection target image from a printed matter. The circuitry generates a difference image between the inspection target image and a comparison target image. The circuitry performs processing on the difference image using a threshold value to perform determination as to whether a defect of the printed matter is present. The circuitry calculates a threshold value for show-through at which a show-through of the printed matter is not determined as the defect of the printed matter among multiple threshold values based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Kitai
  • Patent number: 11934731
    Abstract: A system to is described. The system includes at least one physical memory device to store print workflow manager and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory devices to execute the print workflow manager receive a print job including print data to be printed, wherein the print data comprises a first presentation format, convert the received print data from the first presentation format to generate second print data in a second presentation format, duplicate the second print data to generate third print data, process the second print data to generate data to be printed to a first page size and process the third print data to generate data to be printed to a second page size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ned Otey, David Stokes
  • Patent number: 11934708
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a scanner mechanism; an inkjet-type print mechanism; a display mechanism; and a control unit configured to control the scanner mechanism, the print mechanism, and the display mechanism. The control unit includes a pattern storage unit configured to store a temperature, a humidity, and an adjustment pattern group including a plurality of adjustment patterns, in association with each other, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first measured temperature and a first measured humidity from a temperature and humidity sensor, and a data generation unit configured to read an adjustment pattern group corresponding to the first measured temperature and the first measured humidity acquired by the first acquisition unit from the pattern storage unit, and generate print data including the read adjustment pattern group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ikumi Watanabe, Masahiro Someno
  • Patent number: 11934720
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that prevents erroneous use of paper by enabling registration of user identification of a user who can use a paper feed deck in information about each paper feed deck of the image processing apparatus and controlling paper feeding so that just the user associated with the user identification can use a paper feed deck to which the user identification was added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takahashi, Yurino Kojima
  • Patent number: 11930141
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising an allocation unit for rearranging an order of original data of a plurality of pages and allocating the original data to book data used to generate a printed product having a book form, a display unit for displaying each of the original data and the book data along one direction on a predetermined display unit, and a setting unit for setting a binding method of the printed product having the book form, wherein the allocation unit changes, based on the setting of the binding method, an arrangement order of the book data to be displayed by the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiya Fujinaga
  • Patent number: 11924385
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that executes a job using a destination, and a storage that stores a setting value of the job, as history information. The controller applies the setting value to execution of the job, when the history information of the job in which a destination acquired from a terminal device is a transmission destination is stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahisa Onishi
  • Patent number: 11917110
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: a job executor; a storage that stores therein history information related to execution of jobs; and a controller that sets a display priority of the history information based on an operation mode of the job executor when calling up the history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayuko Yoshida, Kumiko Ogino
  • Patent number: 11914907
    Abstract: A printing device includes: a communication interface communicable with a server; and a controller. The controller is configured to perform: a communication status monitoring process to monitor a communication state with the server; a consumable determination process; and a transition process. The consumable determination process is to determine whether a particular consumable is included in one or more of consumables attached to the printing device, the particular consumable being a consumable that meets a prescribed condition required for transition to a specific printing state where specific printing under a contract with the server is allowed. The transition process is to execute the transition to the specific printing state in a case where: the communication state is determined to be communicable with the server in the communication status monitoring process; and the particular consumable is determined to be included in the one or more of consumables in the consumable determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takatsugu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11914910
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer, which reproduces a color tone of a printed matter and displays the color tone on a screen before printing, to realize a function of acquiring a density value of a color material that develops a color by absorption of a specific wavelength component and a property of paper related to the absorption of the specific wavelength component, and a function of displaying an image that reproduces the color tone of the printed matter based on the density value and the property of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Koichi Matsubara, Yuichi Nishikuni, Shinya Takaishi, Daichi Kurotsu
  • Patent number: 11907598
    Abstract: Provided is a production method including a reception step of receiving a plurality of matters as a group, a display step of displaying a list in which the received matters are grouped in a unit of the group and the group is configured to be distinguished from other groups, and a production step of producing a finished product by executing processing that includes a plurality of processes corresponding to the received matters, in which the display step displays a progress for each process together with the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto Fukuchi, Yasuo Koyauchi, Yuka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11909926
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that allows unique setting of an image processing apparatus even when print is instructed from a cooperation application. The information processing apparatus is connected to the image processing apparatus, a tenant server that holds machine information including first setting information about the image processing apparatus, and a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11899989
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to cause an image reading device to execute reading processing of a first color chart printed by a particular image forming apparatus of a plurality of image forming apparatuses and display, for each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, a progress status of each stage of processing from the reading processing of the first color chart to registration processing of a profile generated based on color information data obtained by the reading processing of the first color chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Koda, Akiko Bamba, Kanako Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 11900001
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for monitoring print jobs. The method includes configuring a monitoring program, where the monitoring program monitors queued jobs in a print spooler; and monitoring, by the monitoring program, submission time of all queued jobs; and if queue time of a queued job is determined to be greater than a first preset time, cancelling the queued job according to a preset configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ZHUHAI PANTUM ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heng Wang, Haixiong Li
  • Patent number: 11868669
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a setting history storage that stores a setting history being a history of a setting value when a job is executed; a list displayer that displays a list of the setting history; a setting screen displayer that displays, in a case where the setting history is selected, a setting screen on which the setting value included in the selected setting history is input; and a job executer that executes a job, based on the setting value input on the setting screen. The list displayer displays a list including the setting history for which authentication information is required, in a case where a job based on the setting value is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Ido
  • Patent number: 11861251
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an input device, an image processing device, an image forming device, a delivery device, and a controller. The controller causes the image processing device to execute RIP operation in forward order with respect to print data, upon receipt, through the input device, of a first instruction indicating one of a combination of reverse order and face-up, and a combination of forward order and face-down, as combination of sorting order and face orientation at delivery of a recording medium having an image formed thereon, and causes the image processing device to execute RIP operation in reverse order with respect to the print data, upon receipt, through the input device, of a second instruction indicating one of a combination of forward order and face-up, and a combination of reverse order and face-down, as the combination of the sorting order and the face orientation at delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takenori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11861249
    Abstract: In an in-hand apparatus being operated by a user, a display device of the in-hand apparatus displays a list of image forming apparatuses that can access a cloud server, an input device of the in-hand apparatus designates an image forming apparatus selected out of the list according to a selection input, as remote apparatus. When the display device of the in-hand apparatus displays a user box stored in a storage device of the remote apparatus, and the input device of the in-hand apparatus receives an input for selecting a file out of the user box, the remote apparatus transmits the selected file to the cloud server, and the cloud server stores the file and a file name to which information proper to the remote apparatus is added, and the in-hand apparatus receives the file and the file name from the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Johanna Ybanez, Romel Dianon, Jr., Peter James Bulat-Ag, Gerald Galanida, Hazel Ozon, Fritzer Abapo, Roy Vincent Maranon, Keanu Go, July Descartin, J'Mark Ramos, Eliot Emerson Uy, Kenneth Kienzle Arrieta, Dinnel Cabiles
  • Patent number: 11861245
    Abstract: After the end of initial processing, such as a setting of a priority mode, a print schedule (a job execution schedule and a roll paper loading schedule) is created in consideration of the type, the remaining amount, and the like of roll paper loaded in each of a plurality of slots constituting an autochanger. Then, a possible loading time is obtained, which is a time at which roll paper can be loaded into a loading target slot that is a slot in which the roll paper is to be loaded during execution of continuous printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Enjo, Kazuyuki Matsuoka, Satoru Kiyohara