Patents Examined by Iriana Cruz
  • Patent number: 10963192
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a list acquirer that acquires a display object that is at least one of a folder and a file including a name and a type serving as an attribute; a display name decider that decides whether a name relating to a display object is named according to the type, on the basis of predetermined rules for displaying a list, and if not a name according to a type, adds an identifier to the name according to the type; and a list generator that displays the display object in the list by utilizing the name for an acquired display object or the name having an identifier added based on a decision by the display name decider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nagao
  • Patent number: 10963948
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for optimizing and facilitating 3D printing services in a marketplace environment are provided. In one example, a system comprises a hosting system to enhance a 3D printing service marketplace environment including marketplace participants and a federated network of 3D printing service providers. In one aspect, operations include receiving a 3D printing request to print a 3D object selected from among a selection of 3D objects, responsive to the 3D printing request and the 3D object selected from among the selection of 3D objects, listing at least some of the 3D printing service providers based on a 3D printer identifier metric, wherein the 3D printer identifier metric includes one or more of a 3D printing quality metric, a 3D printer model number, a 3D printer serial number, and a 3D digital model type. The operations further include receiving a selection of a preferred 3D printing service provider from among the list of at least some of the 3D printing service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: John Tapley, Scott Leach, Nathalie Walton, Shakul Hameed Kajamohideen
  • Patent number: 10958801
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus includes: a reading unit that reads image data, which includes an image of a document transported along a transport path and an image at a scanning position of the image, from a storage area in synchronization with a reading synchronization signal; a detection unit that detects a dirt at the scanning position by processing the image data; and a delay unit that delays and outputs a period, during which the synchronization signal to be provided to the detection unit is valid, until reading of data of a document part included in the image data starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemasa Takahashi, Fumihito Kasai, Atsuhiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 10949138
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a plurality of image processing functions, executes processing based on an OS as an operation system, and includes an OS memory and a control device. The control device functions as an allocating device, a determination device, and a release device. The allocating device allocates, on the OS memory, image processing memories used for image processing, for the image processing functions, respectively. The determination device determines, based on respective past usage statuses of the image processing memories allocated for each of the image processing functions, regions unlikely to be used, of the image processing memories. The release device, upon occurring memory shortage in the OS memory, releases the regions of the image processing memories determined by the determination device to resolve the memory shortage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Shimamoto, Akihiko Ikazaki, Shinichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10942689
    Abstract: A pull printing server may include a communicator to receive a job list including user authentication information from an image forming apparatus, and a controller to determine at least one of the image forming apparatus or a user terminal as a job list display device by using an authentication level corresponding to the user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Deok Hee Boo, A Ri Kim, Jeong Hun Kim, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10929726
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for shortening the time required to read documents having a plurality of pages, while preventing the occurrence of an overflow in a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumiaki Hirose
  • Patent number: 10922039
    Abstract: In a case where it is determined that any job in a queue other than a job at the head of the queue is a first job, an image processing module is requested to execute processing based on a first job acquired from the queue. On the other hand, in a case where it is determined that no job in the queue other than the job at the head of the queue is the first job, the image processing module is requested to execute processing based on a second job different from the first job acquired from the head of the queue, and when the processing by the image processing module is completed, the determination by a determination unit is executed again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shun Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10924622
    Abstract: A management apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains a history of communication performed with an external apparatus in accordance with a derivative application program created on a basis of a basic application program and a state control unit that, if the basic application program is made unavailable, controls, using the history of communication, whether to make the derivative application program unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10911637
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the sending, delivery and receiving of faxes are disclosed herein. In particular, certain embodiments include a fax connector that may be deployed at a user's site, and a faxing system that may be deployed remotely from the user's site. The fax connector can be accessed at the user's site over a computer based network in order to perform functions associated with faxing, including sending, receiving and obtaining status on faxes. The fax connector deployed at the user's site communicates with the remotely deployed faxing system to send, receive, obtain status on, or perform other functions associated with, faxing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, Michael Riedel
  • Patent number: 10911614
    Abstract: To provide a printing system that can print, on a medium, an alignment mark for aligning the medium in a processing device that performs processing on the medium after printing without complicated work carried out by a user. The printing system includes a printer, the processing device, a printer control unit, a processing device control unit, a data creating unit that creates printing data for performing printing on the medium and processing data for performing processing on the medium after printing, and a data processor that transmits the printing data to the printer control unit and transmits the processing data to the processing device control unit. The data processor creates alignment data for aligning the medium in the processing device, and transmits the alignment data to the printer control unit. The printer control unit controls the printer to print the alignment mark on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoriko Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10904399
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a priority setting unit configured to set the lowest failure recovery priority for devices belonging to a first group for which it is not possible to determine how to recover from failures, among devices in which the failures have occurred, and set a failure recovery priority higher than the lowest failure recovery priority, for devices belonging to a second group for which it is possible to determine how to recover from the failures, among the devices in which the failures have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10897552
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a reading unit, which is configured to read an original placed on an original table in a main scanning direction by irradiating the original with light; and a sub-scanning size detector, which is configured to detect presence or absence of the original on the original table by radiating invisible rays. When the platen cover forms an angle of equal to or smaller than a first angle with respect to the original table, the image reading apparatus determines a size of the original in a sub-scanning direction in accordance with a detection result acquired from the sub-scanning size detector. When the platen cover forms an angle equal to or smaller than a second angle, which is smaller than the first angle, with respect to the original table, the image reading apparatus determines a size of the original in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10891576
    Abstract: A method and system for recommending a transaction to replace a target device by calculating a total cost of ownership based upon actual device usage data. Based, at least in part, on the TCO for the target device, a recommendation is provided to replace the target device with a replacement device that has a lower TCO than the target device, or a TCO difference compared to the TCO of the target device that is within a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: gabi Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis J. Diaz, Norman Sherman
  • Patent number: 10893161
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing apparatus provided with sheet containers and capable of registering sheet information in correspondence with the sheet containers. The printing apparatus can update print adjustment information linked with the sheet information in accordance with a request from a sheet management application executed by an external apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a unit configured to retain information about the external apparatus executing the sheet management application. The unit is configured to simultaneously retain information about multiple external apparatuses. The external apparatus includes a display configured to display information and a unit configured to cause the display to display an execution screen of the sheet management application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Kimura, Nobuhiro Kawamura, Hiroya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10884680
    Abstract: A print control apparatus receives a print job from an external apparatus. In a case where attribute information for performing processing for each set, the set being composed of one or more pages included in a print job, is included in the received print job, the print control apparatus extracts print data, which is to be used for outputting of one set of printed product, from the received print job based on the attribute information. Moreover, the print control apparatus stores, in a storage area, data including the extracted print data to be used for outputting of one set of printed product and a number of copies derived based on at least the attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10884677
    Abstract: A sheet management system, in which a print control apparatus and an image forming apparatus are configured to communicate with each other, includes a selection unit, an adjustment unit, a confirmation unit, and a setting unit. The selection unit selects a sheet feeding deck. The adjustment unit adjusts sheet information including setting values for performing print processing on a sheet to be used for printing. The confirmation unit confirms. In a case where there is not a match between selected sheet information set for the sheet feeding deck and the sheet information to be adjusted, the confirmation unit confirms whether the sheet information to be adjusted by the adjustment unit is to be set for the selected sheet feeding deck. The setting unit sets the sheet information adjusted by the adjustment unit for the image forming apparatus in accordance with a result of confirmation by the confirmation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Kimura, Nobuhiro Kawamura, Aya Ito, Hideaki Ooba
  • Patent number: 10877702
    Abstract: A printer communicates with an operation terminal and a weight measuring apparatus. The printer includes a receiving buffer configured to store data, a memory in which an identification information list for the weight measuring apparatus is stored, and a controller. The printer has a weight measuring mode for transferring the data received via a specific interface, to which the weight measuring apparatus is connected, to the operation terminal, and an ordinary mode for executing a command analysis after developing, in the receiving buffer, the data received via all interfaces including the specific interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10880445
    Abstract: A multi-function peripheral includes: a body; a scanner being disposed on the body and outside the body and performing sheet-fed image acquiring on a document; a discharge tray having a fulcrum about which the discharge tray is pivotally disposed on a lower section of the body lower than and away from the scanner, and can be rotated to a receiving state to receive the document scanned by the scanner; and a printer, which is disposed in the body and electrically connected to scanner, and performs a printing function according to a signal generated after the sheet-fed image acquiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AVISION INC.
    Inventors: Shao-Lan Sheng, Chin-Chu Chiu, Ming-Chih Shih
  • Patent number: 10866769
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a two-phase printing process that utilizes page-to-resource tracking during the first rip-to-spool phase in order to perform resource scheduling during the second print-from-spool phase. In one embodiment, compute nodes include a RIP and a raster builder. A controller receives a print job, identifies a distribution of logical pages in the print job to the compute nodes, and generates page assignment information that maps the logical pages to the compute nodes based on the distribution. The compute nodes rasterize the logical pages to generate intermediate data using the RIPs, and store the intermediate raster data at a RIP spool. The controller directs a distribution of the intermediate raster data from the RIP spool to the compute nodes based on the page assignment information, and the compute nodes assemble the intermediate raster data into complete raster data using the raster builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Justin J. Coulter, David Ward
  • Patent number: 10863041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image forming portion configured to form an image on a sheet; an image reading portion provided above the image forming portion and configured to read an image from a document sheet; a housing storing the image forming portion and the image reading portion; an operation/display portion provided more outside the housing than a front surface of the housing, and used to operate the image forming apparatus; and a slit provided at the operation/display portion and configured to hold a mobile terminal that is smaller in size than the operation/display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shinobu Ohata, Koshiro Tomimori