Patents Examined by Houshang Safaipour
  • Patent number: 10484570
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to one or more devices via a network. The apparatus includes a measuring unit measuring an inclination of the apparatus; a determining unit determining whether the inclination of the apparatus relative to a given surface of one of the one or more devices is within a predetermined inclination range; a receiving unit that receives radio waves; an obtaining unit obtaining identification information from the radio waves; a radio wave strength measuring unit measuring strength of the radio waves; a selection unit determining whether to select a given one of the one or more devices based on the strength of the radio waves; and a connection unit connecting the information processing apparatus to one of the one or more devices selected by the selection unit and for which the inclination of the apparatus is within the predetermined inclination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10481842
    Abstract: A communication apparatus, which has a first communication function for executing communication based on a Neighbor Awareness Network (NAN) and a second communication function for executing communication by a wireless LAN by sharing at least a part of a communication circuit with the first communication function, searches a printer by determining whether a value of a Service ID or a value of Service Info of a NAN Attribute included in a Publish message received by the first communication function is a value indicating a print service, and transmits print data to a printer discovered by the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Tachiwa
  • Patent number: 10474404
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a mobile terminal and an image forming apparatus. The mobile terminal obtains a list related to document data from the image forming apparatus, receives, from a user, a selection of document data via the list to create selected document data, transmits information indicating the selected document data to the image forming apparatus, causes a display device to display a preview image based on the preview image data, accepts print setting information and a print instruction of the document data corresponding to the preview image, and transmits the print setting information and the print instruction of the document data to the image forming apparatus. The mobile terminal sets the print setting information and transmits the print instruction of the selected document data to the image forming apparatus without receiving the selected document data from the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryousuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10474081
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus according to an embodiment includes a communication interface for receiving image forming instruction information via a plurality of communication protocols. The image forming instruction information includes image data, and transmission information indicating the communication protocol used. An image forming section prints an image using one of a decolorable toner and a non-decolorable toner. A storage device stores correspondence information indicating, for each communication protocol, one of the decolorable toner and the non-decolorable toner for forming an image. A processor is programmed to determine the communication protocol with which the received image forming instruction information was transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10462316
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a technique for reducing communication errors in facsimile transmission while restraining an increase in the temperature of a motor during execution of jobs of different types when a temperature reduction control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 10452325
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that transmits a plurality of parameter values of a device to an external apparatus includes a first transmission section that selectively periodically transmits the plurality of parameter values or part of the plurality of parameter values, and a second transmission section that transmits the plurality of parameter values to the external apparatus, in a case where an amount of change in a predetermined parameter value included in the part of the plurality of parameter values satisfies a predetermined condition in a period between a previous periodic transmission and a current periodic transmission, after the predetermined condition is satisfied and before the current periodic transmission is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kyoichi Kamijama, Kazuya Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 10453006
    Abstract: A workflow generation apparatus which generates a workflow in which a plurality of processes are combined displays a screen for editing a workflow in which a plurality of processes are combined and incorporates a log recording process of recording data processed in the workflow as a log after or before a process satisfying a designated condition among the plurality of processes constituting the displayed workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Hamada
  • Patent number: 10455097
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the sending, delivery and receiving of faxes according to particular protocols are disclosed. Certain embodiments may receive a fax from a sender and determine if the ability exists to send the fax over a computer based network according to a particular protocol. If there is no destination associated with the fax number for the protocol the fax may be sent according to the fax number. If, however, there is a destination for the protocol associated with the fax number an attempt is made to send the fax to the destination according to the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventor: Brian Lee Lennstrom
  • Patent number: 10447894
    Abstract: A profile adjustment method of adjusting a correspondent relation between coordinate values of an input color space and coordinate values of an output color space is a method including: storing history information indicating adjustment content of a first table defining the correspondent relation in a first profile at a private tag of the first profile; reading the history information from the private tag of the first profile; and using the read history information for at least one of readjustment of the first table and adjustment of a second table defining the correspondent relation in a second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yamashita, Kenji Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 10440216
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a feeder, a flexible transmission path, and a charge remover. The feeder conveys an image sensor in a forward direction directed from a reading start position toward a reading end position, and a backward direction opposite thereto. The flexible transmission path extends from a connection portion that is electrically connected to the image sensor, to a specific location within a reading range between the reading start position and the reading end position, and curved the connection portion and the specific location. The charge remover includes a conductor which abuts on an upper surface of the flexible transmission path and is grounded. With a reciprocal movement of the image sensor, the charge remover moves between a stop position being away from the reading start position in the forward direction, and a position being on the reading end position side of the stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryo Takayama
  • Patent number: 10440210
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for performing automatic reception processing of a calling signal received on a telephone line, by power supplied from a first power supply, includes an image processing unit, a detection unit, a counting unit, and a power supply control unit. The image processing unit performs image processing on image data received over the telephone line, by power supplied from a second power supply. The detection unit detects a calling signal received on the telephone line, by power supplied from the first power supply, while power supplied from the second power supply is stopped. The counting unit counts the number of calling signals detected by the detection unit. The power supply control unit starts supply of power from the second power supply on the basis that the number of detected calling signals counted by the counting unit reaches a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kozuka
  • Patent number: 10423369
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a printing processing program for executing steps on a CPU. In an editing screen display step, a display device displays an editing screen that includes an appearance virtual image of a printed matter. In a drag operation determination step, it is determined whether or not a text object or a text editing area frame is moved and arranged on an extended line of the appearance virtual image. In a first virtual image expansion step, the display device expands the appearance virtual image to include at least a portion of the text object or the text editing area frame arranged on the extended line, in the case that it is determined that the text object or the text editing area frame is arranged on the extended line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Yasui
  • Patent number: 10409535
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method of generating a label comprising label content based on information stored by a plurality of different databases. The system includes an interface that receives an order ID. A communication system transmits the order ID over a communication network to a remotely-located terminal, and receives order data comprising information obtained from a record in a first database. A memory device that is locally connected to the interface locally stores a second database comprising rules defining requirements of a drug labeling standard. The memory device stores insufficient information to locally interpret the order ID. A label generator applies at least one of the rules using a portion of the received order data and a portion of information locally stored in the second database to control a label printer that prints the label in compliance with the drug labeling standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka
  • Patent number: 10402126
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for configuring a print job in a print shop workflow can comprise defining, by a print job processing system of the print shop, one or more available print configurations for the print shop and one or more recommendation rules for applying the available print configurations. A file for a print job submitted to the print shop can be received and evaluated based on the defined one or more available print configurations and the defined one or more rules. One or more recommendations for configuring the submitted print job can be generated based on the evaluating of the received file. The submitted print job can be processed according to one of the generated recommendations and the print shop workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 10402134
    Abstract: This application discloses a print control device suppressing paper waste without reducing the size of a print sheet that is to form a section upon printing for bookbinding. In one configuration example of the print control device, the numbers Np1 and Np2 of first and second print sheets to be used, which correspond to two pieces of imposition information Dfly1 and Dfly2 prepared for manuscript data Dd for a single print job, are determined so as not to waste paper, on the basis of the numbers of pages imposed on the first and second print sheets and a total page number Npg in the manuscript data Dd. On the basis of the determined numbers Np1 and Np2 and the two pieces of imposition information Dfly1 and Dfly2, overall imposition for the manuscript data Dd is determined such that, of the first and second print sheets, the shorter print sheets are sandwiched between the longer print sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Onogawa
  • Patent number: 10394507
    Abstract: A selection screen for prompting a user to select a file selection method and including at least first and second display items for selecting a file selection method is displayed. If the first display item is selected, a screen for a file selection function provided by the application is displayed, and a file selected through the screen is determined as a file to be processed. If the second display item is selected, the file selection function provided by the OS is invoked, and a file selected through the file selection screen provided by the OS is determined as a file to be processed. Data based on the file is transmitted to the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiro Mihira
  • Patent number: 10379792
    Abstract: An operation display apparatus for shared use between a first and a second apparatus each being capable of operating independently, the operation display apparatus including a display, a manipulation device, and a processor, wherein the processor performs: allowing the display to selectively show either of display data received from the first apparatus through a first display interface and display data received from the second apparatus through a second display interface; transmitting operation information of an operation on the manipulation device to the first apparatus through a first input-output interface and to the second apparatus through a second input-output interface; detecting through the first or second display interface whether at least either one of the first and second apparatus enters power saving mode; and prohibiting the transmission of operation information to the first or second apparatus when at least either one of the first and second apparatus enters power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hisataka Funakawa
  • Patent number: 10382638
    Abstract: An electronic device performs a function according to an input by a user. The electronic device includes a market log acquisition unit that acquires a market log, the market log including contents of the input and an execution result of a process based on the function with respect to each execution unit of the process based on the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonori Naota, Tomihito Doi
  • Patent number: 10377148
    Abstract: A function executing method of a device that executes a step of displaying an operation unit image, which is an image of an operation unit of an apparatus including the operation unit and an apparatus function executing unit that executes a function by an operation of the operation unit, by a device display unit, a step of detecting an operation of the operation unit image by a detection unit, and a step of executing the function based on detection of the operation of the operation unit image by a device function executing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Oikawa, Seiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10382645
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to image signal processing, including encoding signals for image data or artwork. A color blend/print model is used to predict signal detectability and visibility as is printed on a particular substrate, which facilitates object grading prior to print runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Yang Bai, Dean H. Chadwick, Jackson B. Bennett, Daniel T. Pinard