Patents Examined by Iriana Cruz
  • Patent number: 12045526
    Abstract: A printer includes: a print head configured to perform printing; and a controller configured to control the print head, wherein the controller executes: code acquisition process of acquiring code information obtained from an identification code, specifying process of specifying, based on the code information, first print data and second print data different from the first print data, and printing process of printing a first label based on the first print data specified in the specifying process and printing a second label based on the second print data specified in the specifying process by controlling the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiromichi Nampo
  • Patent number: 12019934
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate generally to printing. In a method, a data file for a print job is dropped into a hot folder. The hot folder is monitored for the dropping. Responsive to detection of the dropping, a syncing of a mirrored folder to the hot folder is triggered to create a mirrored file of the data file. Responsive to expiration of the data file in the hot folder, the syncing is stopped; an internal folder is created in a temporary file system; the mirrored folder is accessed for the mirrored file; the mirrored file is moved from the mirrored folder to the internal folder; and the data file in the hot folder is deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Chinh Co Tang Chan
  • Patent number: 12022034
    Abstract: A system includes a processing circuit and a display device. The processing circuit is configured to detect an error in the system and control the display device to display a code symbol including a uniform resource locator (URL) for a page that provides a display of one or more services related to the error based on detection of the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Kawaragi
  • Patent number: 12014229
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a table data acquirer that acquires table data; a print data generator that generates print data including an unconverted image in which information stored in the table data is not converted into other information when a user selects a text option and that generates the print data including a first code image obtained by converting the information stored in the table data into a one-dimensional code image when the user selects a one-dimensional code option; and a display controller that displays, on a touch panel, a fourth operation screen including an option region in which a plurality of options including the text option and the one-dimensional code option are displayed and a second table data region in which the table data is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Oshima
  • Patent number: 12008281
    Abstract: A job execution device includes a display unit, a storage unit that stores a first history group that is a history of a job group executed based on a setting received on a first home screen, and a second history group that is a history of a job group executed based on a setting received on a second home screen different from the first home screen, and a controller that display a display screen including the first home screen and the second home screen on the display unit, wherein the first home screen includes a first object group that receives an instruction to re-execute a first job that was executed, the first job being included in the first history group, and a second object group that receives an instruction to re-execute a second job that was executed, the second job being included in the second history group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kuramoto, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 12010282
    Abstract: An image forming system operable to perform image formation on a sheet includes a storage for storing a sheet, a conveyor configured to convey a sheet along a conveyance path a sheet size setter configured to set a size of the sheet stored in the storage, a sheet size detector configured to detect a size of the sheet conveyed by the conveyor, at least one memory that stores at least one program, and at least one processor. The at least one program causes the at least one processor to perform obtaining a difference between the size set by the sheet size setter and the size detected by the sheet size detector, and controlling image formation, wherein when the difference is greater than a first reference value, the processor interrupts image formation, and when the difference is less than or equal to the first reference value and greater than a second reference value, which is smaller than the first reference value, the processor notifies a warning without interrupting image formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11989472
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display section and a display controller. The display controller controls the display section so as to cause the display section to display a first image (703a to 703f) and a second image. The first image (703a to 703f) is displayed in an upper layer for the second image. The first image (703a to 703f) represents a category item. The second image represents a setting item belonging to the category item. The display controller controls the display section so as to cause the display section to display a predetermined image (705) in the first image (703a to 703f) according to the setting item that has been entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 11985278
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive first device identification information identifying a first communication device from a first communication device and send the first device identification information to a management server. The terminal device may receive first display related information associated with the first device identification information from the management server and receive the notification information from a notification server. The terminal device may, in a case where the first display related information indicates a predetermined information, display an object on a display, the object being for displaying the notification information, and in a case where the first display related information does not indicate the predetermined information, not display the object on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Patent number: 11977792
    Abstract: A printing apparatus having a head having first nozzles for inks in basic colors and second nozzles for an ink in a custom color, first flow paths for supplying the inks to the first nozzles, a second flow path for supplying the ink to the second nozzles, a display, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to acquire an imaging color gamut in a predetermined color space including color values included in image data, for each of a plurality of option colors, one of which is selectable as the custom color, acquire a printing color gamut, acquire an evaluation value for each of the option colors based on a comparison between the printing color gamut and the imaging color gamut, and before loading the second flow path with the ink in the custom color, display a ranked order of the option colors based on the evaluation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 11979527
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display to display a function display screen based on device functions; and a controller that controls displaying of the function display screen. The function display screen includes a fixed area where displayed content is fixed and a non-fixed area other than the fixed area. The controller determines a display format of the fixed area in accordance with a display format of the non-fixed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji Noda
  • Patent number: 11972313
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that enables an objective determination of an estimation of work related to printing. A data acquiring unit acquires a job for estimation. A unit estimating unit calculates an estimation of the work for each specific unit of the job acquired by the data acquiring unit. An entire estimating unit estimates and updates the estimation of the work for the entire job in real time based on the estimation of the work for the specific unit at the time calculated by the unit estimating unit. An estimation presenting unit presents the estimation of the work calculated by the entire estimating unit in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Osada
  • Patent number: 11966647
    Abstract: A jig determination method, a production base system, and an information processing system. The jig determination method executed by an information processing system for controlling production of an ordered product by printing includes acquiring correspondence information associating, for each image forming apparatus, a jig attached to the image forming apparatus and the image forming apparatus, determining a jig to be attached to an image forming apparatus on standby based on the correspondence information and a jig to be used in printing of an ordered product, and outputting information indicating a change of the jig attached to the image forming apparatus on standby based on a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryota Nakazato
  • Patent number: 11966646
    Abstract: In a method for selecting a print job and displaying the print job on a second window, the print job includes a digital image to be printed on an image receiving medium by a digital printer having a user interface including a first window representing a waiting room for the print job which is selectable to be printed, and the second window for displaying a virtual representation of the image receiving medium. The method includes displaying a corner indication on the second window, the corner indication indicating a location where a top left corner of the digital image of the print job will be placed on the image receiving medium, and selecting the print job in the first window. Upon selection of the print job in the first window, the corner indication is replaced by a canvas item with a size of a layout of the digital image of the selected print job, and the corner indication is moved to a location on the virtual representation where a next to be selected print job will originate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Martinus G. M. Lange, Eduardus J. W. Van Vliembergen, Andrea E. J. Meessen, Arjan Kroes, Bastiaan J. Hermus, Tim F. P. Paffen
  • Patent number: 11962732
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquirer that can acquire destination information from an external device, a job executor that executes a transmission job using the acquired destination information, and a controller. The controller controls display of the destination information in accordance with a screen mode of the transmission job, that has accepted a request to acquire the destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoya Arifuku
  • Patent number: 11960947
    Abstract: Variable data printing operations use static and variable content to create many different documents. An estimation system for printing operations implements accelerated consumable use estimation for variable data printing operations by tagging reused objects having static content. The static content is rendered within the estimation system once and then stored for use in later estimation operations, as needed. Variable content is rendered for each record. Using this process, the estimation system does not need to render reused content repeatedly in providing consumable use estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11954304
    Abstract: When displaying a setting value selection screen for selecting a setting value of a setting item of a function associated with a selected menu button, an image forming device displays, for each setting list, a notification batch for notifying the presence or absence of a shortcut button associated with a setting list of the setting value selection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11949839
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture image data and a controller operatively coupled to the image sensor. The controller is configured to receive, from the image sensor, a requesting user image of a requesting user who requests authentication to use the image forming apparatus. The controller is configured to transmit the requesting user image to a terminal associated with an authenticating user that is authorized to authenticate the requesting user. The controller is configured to acquire, from the terminal, an authentication result indicating whether the authenticating user authenticates the requesting user to use the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuichi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 11947847
    Abstract: By using the present disclosure, for example, a notification of an error that has occurred in a device can be received even in cloud printing. Some embodiments provide a method performed by executing an application using an information processing apparatus that transmits print data to be transferred to a printing apparatus by a server system, the method including transmitting, to the server system, a request to check a processing status of the print data in the printing apparatus, receiving the processing status of the print data from the server system having responded to the request, and displaying the received processing status on a display unit of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 11941310
    Abstract: An information processing device is configured to execute a management program and a print server program. The management program determines whether a non-compliant printer is connected to the information processing device, determines whether a print server program is running when the non-compliant printer is connected, starts up the print server program when the print server program is not running, and registers a print server configured by the print server program with an operating system. The print server program receives a print job designating the print server as an output destination, obtains individual print data which is printable by the non-compliant printer, and transmits the obtained individual print data to the non-compliant printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 11934725
    Abstract: A control device includes a memory configured to store variable data including a plurality of page images each including a variable region where an image is variable for each page and a non-variable region including the same image irrespective of the page and a display processing section configured to cause a display device to display a printing preview screen for the variable data. The display processing section causes the display device to display the printing preview screen that displays one or a plurality of row images in which the plurality of page images are arranged in a row in a first direction corresponding to the width direction of a printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Hasegawa, Koki Nomura