Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first storage that stores therein operation flow information indicating an operation flow in the image forming apparatus. An information processing device includes a second storage, a second display section, and a second input section. The second storage stores therein operation manual information indicating an operation manual for the image forming apparatus. The second display section displays the operation manual in accordance with the operation manual information. The second display section displays the operation flow in accordance with the operation flow information when an execution button on the operation manual displayed on the second display section is operated through the second input section.
Abstract: A printing system includes: a conveyance controller configured to control a conveyor, the conveyor being configured to convey paper having a printing surface in which label portions are formed at predetermined intervals; a sensor configured to irradiate light on the paper conveyed by the conveyor to detect reflected light of the irradiated light; a detector configured to detect an output of the sensor; a moving average calculator configured to calculate moving averages of voltage values based on the output of the sensor detected by the detector; and a determiner configured to determine that a portion between an adjacent pair of the label portions has been detected based on the moving averages of the voltage values calculated by the moving average calculator, and the output of the sensor.
Abstract: An image scanner includes a display unit configured to display a UI screen, an authentication unit configured to authenticate a user based on an identification information of the user, a display control unit configured to control display, a setting unit configured to set functions of the image scanner according to setting information selected on the UI screen in a state in which the user is successfully authenticated, and a storage unit configured to store a database in which the identification information, at least one of the functions, and the setting information are registered in association with each other, in which the display control unit acquires the setting information from the database corresponding to the identification information and the functions displayed to the UI screen when the identification medium is read corresponds, and causes the display unit to display the acquired setting information.
Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to capturing an identifying characteristic of a printer, displaying a plurality of documents suitable for printing on the printer, receiving a selection of at least one document of the plurality of documents suitable for printing on the printer, and causing the selected at least one document to be delivered to the printer according to the identifying characteristic.
July 30, 2019
Date of Patent:
April 25, 2023
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Abstract: A printing system is described. The printing system includes a memory to store print performance prediction logic and a processor to execute the print performance prediction logic to train a prediction model, receive print job metadata, receive configuration criteria of a printing system and predict first processing performance measurements of the printing system using the prediction model to simulate the printing system based on the print job metadata and the configuration criteria.
December 21, 2020
Date of Patent:
April 18, 2023
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Omar Ghalib Kahwaji, Ryan Blake Jackson
Abstract: A computer of an information processing device performs selecting an image processing device of the one or more image processing devices. Further, when one or more pieces of workflow information defining various settings and various processes with respect to the image processing devices are stored in a storage area accessible by the computer, the one or more pieces of workflow information being associated with device identification information identifying a target image processing device subjected to the various settings and the various processes, the computer reads workflow information associated with the device identification information identifying the target image processing device which is different from the image processing device selected in the selecting, and imports the read workflow information in a workflow information storage area of the memory.
Abstract: In an image processing system, an interactive message is transmitted and received between an information processing apparatus and a chatbot server, job setting information is generated, image data and the job setting information are stored in a storage on a network in association with job identification information, a QR code generated from the job identification information is displayed on a screen of the information processing apparatus, an image forming apparatus is caused to read the QR code and to convert the QR code to job identification information, and the image data and the job setting information associated with the job identification information are transmitted from the storage to the image forming apparatus via the management server.
Abstract: A system includes a spool directory accessible by a mobile computing device and an imaging device. A user selects for imaging on the imaging device a file accessible by the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device saves the file on the spool directory with a unique name Upon the user accessing the imaging device for imaging, the imaging device generates a unique quick response code. The user captures the code with a camera of the mobile computing device and the code is used by the mobile computing device to rename the file on the spool directory. That the imaging device knows the quick response code, the imaging device accesses and prints the file on media for the user.
October 18, 2021
Date of Patent:
March 21, 2023
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Larraine Belleza Caño, Richmond Fajardo Enriquez, Froilan Balaga Guioguio, Jr., Ralph Lester Borces Rabor, Christopher Gerald Gamboa Santos
Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus installed with at least one first application includes a setting receiving unit, a storage unit, an installation unit, and an addition unit. The setting receiving unit displays at least one first setting screen for setting the first application and receives an input of setting value corresponding to the first application. The storage unit stores first information used, by the setting receiving unit, to display the first setting screen for setting the first application. The installation unit installs a second application on the image forming apparatus. The addition unit adds, to the storage unit, second information used for displaying at least one second setting screen for setting the second application. The setting receiving unit displays the second setting screen based on the second information added to the storage unit and to receive an input of setting value of the second application.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller to set one of a first print mode, in which, after starting printing on a first number of sheets per unit time, a printer decreases a number of sheets on which the printer performs printing per unit time from the first number of sheets per unit time so as to avoid a rise in temperature of a fixing device to a predetermined temperature value, and a second print mode. In the second print mode the printer performs printing on a second number of sheets per unit time without changing, based on a rise in temperature of the fixing device, a number of sheets on which the printer performs printing per unit time, where the second number is smaller than the first number.
Abstract: A printing method includes a customizing step of receiving a customization instruction of an administrator and customizing a printing screen, a printing step of performing printing in response to reception of a printing start instruction, and a displaying step of displaying the customized printing screen during the printing step, in which when an error occurs in the printing step and then the error is resolved and printing is resumed, a display is performed by switching to an uncustomized printing screen immediately after resuming.
Abstract: Systems and methods for executing a robotic process automation (RPA) workflow for document processing are provided. An input document is processed by a first robot executing one or more document processing activities of the RPA workflow. The document processing activities may include optical character recognition, digitization, classification, or data extraction. Execution of the RPA workflow is suspended by the first robot in response to a user validation activity of the RPA workflow. The user validation activity provides for user validation of the results of the one or more document processing activities. A user request that requests validation of the results from an end user is generated and the user request is transmitted to the end user. The execution of the RPA workflow is resumed by a second robot based on the validation received from the end user.
Abstract: A printer includes a reception unit, an acquisition unit, and a printing unit. The reception unit receives a second print job including print data containing embedded storage location information indicating a storage location of a first print job from a relay unit that receives a print job from a user terminal, transmits the print job designating limited functions to the printer, the limited functions being a limited subset of functions that a printer treated as a relay destination is capable of achieving, and does not transmit the print job designating a function other than the limited functions to the printer. The acquisition unit acquires the first print job from the storage location indicated by the storage location information. The printing unit executes printing based on the first print job.
Abstract: A print control server that controls printing through an SNS includes a registration section configured to register, in association with each other, a first account that is an account of a user of the SNS and print setting information including designation information of a printer to be used for printing. The registration section issues a first password when accepting a designation of the first account and a designation of a second account that is an account of a user of the SNS and that is to be a share destination of a print setting, notifies the first account of the first password through the SNS, and registers, when a password posted on the SNS by the second account coincides with the first password, the print setting information registered in association with the first account also in association with the second account.
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.
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.
Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, a consumable accommodates printing material and is mounted in a main casing. The consumable includes a consumable memory. A controller performs a restriction process to rewrite the first status information to indicate the used product to prohibit the consumable from being used in other image forming apparatuses in a case where first status information stored in the one of the consumable memory and a main memory indicates the new product. The controller performs an updating process to update the second status information so that the second status information indicates that the consumable can be temporarily used in the another image forming apparatus in a case where the controller receives a contract cancellation instruction. The contract cancellation instruction instructs to cancel an agreement concluded for the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor configured to: allow execution of printing using registered print information, the registered print information being allowed to be applied to a print job for performing printing, the registered print information being allowed to be recorded in image forming apparatuses individually, and receive an operation for executing a print job, the print job being a job to which the registered print information is applied; when the registered print information is recorded in the image forming apparatus, the registered print information being applied to the print job for which the operation for execution is received, perform printing in the image forming apparatus by using the registered print information; and, when the registered print information is not recorded in the image forming apparatus, the registered print information being applied to the print job for which the operation for execution is received, perform printing by using the registered print information receiv
Abstract: A printing apparatus including: an operation section including a hardware key for receiving a first operation and a hardware key for receiving a direction designating operation for designating a direction from one or more directions; and a printing section. In a first mode, upon receiving the first operation, a first function is executed. In a second mode, upon receiving the direction designating operation, a focus position on a target region is moved in a direction designated by the direction designating operation, and, upon receiving the first operation, the focus position is moved to a position of a first image which is predetermined among a plurality of images.