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, a first displaying step of displaying the customized printing screen during the printing step, and a customized information processing step of enabling customized information corresponding to the customized printing screen to be confirmed after printing, when an execution instruction by a user is received during displaying the customized printing screen.
Abstract: When a file is selected, a user PC control section of a user PC determines whether or not a format of the file selected is a first file format, and when it is determined that the file format of the file is a first file format, the file is transmitted to a server device, and when it is determined that the file format of the file is a second file format different from the first file format, a printer driver is caused to convert the file in the second file format into the file in the first file format, and the file converted in the first file format is transmitted to the server device.
Abstract: An non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer installed in an information processing device to execute a process corresponding to a printer connected to the information processing device. The process includes receiving image data for images of a plurality of pages from a general-purpose print program which is pre-installed in an OS of the computer, generating composite image data corresponding to an composite image which is generated by reducing images of the plurality of pages in size and arranging the reduced images for the N pages so that the reduced images fit on one surface of the sheet, from the image data received in the receiving of the image data, and causing the information processing device to transmit print data which is rasterized based on the composite image data to the printer.
Abstract: A verification apparatus includes reads an image on a sheet conveyed using a plurality of imaging units configured to respectively perform reading in read regions different from each other in a predetermined direction orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the sheet, the read regions respectively corresponding to adjacent imaging units partially overlapping with each other. The apparatus performs processing of changing a size, in the predetermined direction, of a larger one of a read image obtained by reading the image on the sheet by each of the plurality of imaging units, and a corresponding reference image, in accordance with a size of a smaller one, and performs verification by comparing the read image corresponding to each of the plurality of imaging units with the corresponding reference image, after the processing has been completed.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire first information that is information on an apparatus associated with one selection element selectable by a user, and second information that is information on the apparatus associated with another selection element selectable by a user; display the first information, in a case where the one selection element is selected, and display the second information instead of the first information, in a case where the other selection element is selected, on a display unit that displays the one selection element and the other selection element; and display the second information associated with the first information, without performing an operation of selecting the other selection element, in a case where the first information is displayed on the display unit.
Abstract: A system and method for toner classification from device printouts includes applying machine learning to electronic documents formed from scanned printout images. A training set is formed by scanning documents known to be printed with OEM toner, supplemented by scanning documents known to be printed with non-OEM toner. When new printouts are made, they are scanned and analyzed by an AI/ML server and classified as printed by OEM toner or by non-OEM toner.
Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to determine that data stored in a memory device of a printer cartridge installed in a printing device is to be updated. The printing device may be in remote communication with the apparatus via a network connection. The instructions may also cause the processor to identify update data that is to be used to update the data stored in the memory device. The instructions may further cause the processor to communicate, via the network connection with the printing device, the identified update data to the printing device. The printing device may update the data stored in the memory device of the printer cartridge with the update data.
December 8, 2021
Date of Patent:
February 28, 2023
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Gabriel Scott McDaniel, Paul L Jeran, Juan Carlos Guzman, George Henry Kerby, Katelyn Christene Morse
Abstract: A printing system includes a first printing unit that performs printing using a material that exhibits structural color, based on first data, a second printing unit that performs printing using a material that includes pigment, based on second data, and a control apparatus that outputs the first data and the second data; the first data causes the first printing unit to print the first personal information items of a first information group in respective regions, and an item of identification information linked to the first information group; and the second data causes the second printing unit to print the second personal information items of a second information group linked to the item of identification information on the corresponding respective regions on which the first personal information items corresponding to the respective second personal information items have been printed.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus generates embedded information for uniquely identifying a page, for each page of a document, prints the document while embedding the embedded information into the document, and registers a set of pieces of the embedded information in a blockchain service. The image forming apparatus thereby verifies whether the printed product is a correct printed product.
Abstract: A sheet discharge device includes a sheet discharge tray, a stopper, a sheet size detection unit, and a display unit. In the sheet discharge tray, sheets discharged from a sheet discharge port are stacked on the upper surface. The stopper is provided on a upper surface side of the sheet discharge tray and is movable to a position corresponding to the leading end of each of a plurality of sheet sizes to be used in a sheet discharge direction, and regulates the position of the leading end of the sheet. The sheet size detection unit detects the sheet size corresponding to the position of the stopper. The display unit visually displays the sheet size detected by the sheet size detection unit.
Abstract: An image processing device may include a controller configured to, in a case where a disabling instruction to cause a service state to shift to a disabled state is obtained under a situation where the service state is an enabled state, shift the service state from the enabled state to the disabled state, and in the case where the disabling instruction is obtained under the situation where the service state is the enabled state, send an acceptance stop instruction to a server. The acceptance stop instruction may be an instruction to cause the server to stop acceptance of a job sending request.
Abstract: If the printing protocol associated with a received print job is not an internet printing protocol, the number of times of printing is counted for each type of printing protocol. If the printing protocol associated with a received print job is an internet printing protocol, the number of times of printing is counted while distinguishing a transmission source application by identifying a transmission source application.
Abstract: The image forming apparatus according to the present disclosures is configured to transmit, to a file server, an acquisition request for an updating data file at a time different from an access time, which is indicated by access time information of a setting file, by a particular time and update a content of the setting file by the acquired updating data file.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an authenticating unit, a first communication interface, a second communication interface, an image forming unit, and a managing unit. The first communication interface is disposed for communication with an external apparatus, the second communication interface differs from the first communication interface and can connect to an external apparatus if a predetermined requirement for operation is satisfied. The image forming unit forms an image on a medium in accordance with an execution instruction received from an external apparatus via the first communication interface or the second communication interface. The managing unit handles one process performed by the image forming unit separately from the image forming unit.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus as electronic equipment includes an AI processor provided with a memory, a storage unit capable of storing a binary, which is a program for the AI processor, and an AI processor operation unit that operates the AI processor. The AI processor operation unit deploys, in the memory, the binary stored in the storage unit. The AI processor executes a function of the binary by loading the binary deployed in the memory. The binary is not included in firmware of the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display device, a gesture sensor, and a control device. The control device functions as a controller. When the gesture sensor detects a first gesture, the controller sets the image forming apparatus to a suspend mode and starts counting a first time. When the first time reaches a first threshold value, the controller sets the image forming apparatus to a waiting mode and allows the display device to display a notification indicating the waiting mode. When the gesture sensor detects a second gesture while the notification is displayed, the controller starts counting a second time. When the second time reaches a second threshold value, the controller turns off power of the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: A roll of media having a core encircled by a length of media units adhered to a liner, the roll of media having the liner having a width across a shortest dimension of the liner, a perforation pattern in the liner configured to react to a tear in the liner by redirecting the tear towards a center line of the perforation pattern; the perforation pattern having a plurality of perforated lines in the liner, wherein each perforated line comprises a series of die-cuts, wherein the perforation pattern comprises a center-line perforation and a plurality of perforations on either side of the center-line perforation.
Abstract: A multi-mode scanning device includes a background element, a transparent platen, first and second light sources and an optical module. The first light source outputs visible light to irradiate the background element and an original on the transparent platen to generate first and second light, respectively. The second light source outputs invisible light to irradiate a combination of the background element and the original to generate third and fourth light. The movable optical module receives the first to fourth light and generates sensing signals, and obtains visible light information and invisible light information representative of the original according to the sensing signals. The original is disposed between the background element and the optical module. The first light source and the optical module are disposed on a same side of the background element. The optical module and the second light source are disposed on different sides of the background element.
Abstract: A sheet alignment apparatus includes a sheet leading-end aligning device, a sheet side-end aligning device. The sheet leading-end aligning device is configured to align a leading end of a sheet bundle in a sheet conveyance direction. The sheet side-end aligning device is configured to align a side end of the sheet bundle in the sheet conveyance direction and move the sheet bundle to a predetermined position. The sheet leading-end aligning device is configured to maintain contact with the leading end of the sheet bundle when the sheet leading-end aligning device retracts from a movement path of the sheet side-end aligning device along which the sheet side-end aligning device moves the sheet bundle to the predetermined position.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display, an input device, and a processor configured to accept, through the input device, a user input of identification information about a package for delivery, acquire information about a plurality of document types used in a delivery service, generate a screen displayed on the display, the screen showing a preview of a print image for each of the document types, upon selection of a previewed print image, encode the identification information into a code, and output the selected print image together with the code for printing. The previewed print image includes a signature field and a code field in which the code is to be printed.
August 30, 2021
Date of Patent:
December 13, 2022
TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Akihiko Fujiwara, Koji Nagai, Shigeo Uchida, Masateru Mitani