Patents Examined by Jamares Q Washington
  • Patent number: 10318213
    Abstract: When communicating with a printing apparatus used for the print function of an application, communication with the printing apparatus is requested of a second layer constituted by an instruction set which is translated in advance to be able to execute the instruction set by a processor, in a first layer constituted by a script instruction set which is translated to be able to execute the script instruction set by the processor when executing the application and is executed. In the second layer, communication with the printing apparatus is performed in accordance with the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitaka Goto, Kiyoshi Umeda, Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10318219
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that can generate the data of variable data printing, easily. Image forming system X includes A printing a terminal and an image forming apparatus. The terminal includes a form making part, a layer setting part, and a display part. The form making part generates a form data for variable data printing in which a plurality of objects is arranged. The layer setting part sets overlapped object where the object for a reference is behind as a semi-transparent layer. The display part superimposes the object set as the semi-transparent layer set up by the layer setting part, and corresponding variable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Danny N. Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10303405
    Abstract: In one example of the disclosure, environmental data indicative of an environmental factor measured at a printer is received via a network. The receipt of the environmental data is via an authorized non-anonymous data flow from the printer. Instructions for a service event to occur at the printer are determined based upon the environmental data. The service event instructions are sent, via the network, to the printer to cause the printer to perform the service event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Mulloy, William Jon Rittgers, Odhran Hendley, Bryan Murphy, Eduardo Macias
  • Patent number: 10303096
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller to control a process of printing identification information along with an image on a medium. A first image forming section forms images using a non-decolorable material. A second image forming section forms images using a decolorable material. A fixing device performs fixes images to the medium at a first fixing temperature at or above a decoloring temperature of the decolorable material. When the identification information is to be visible, the controller controls the first image forming section to form the image and identification information, and the images are fixed to the medium at the first temperature. When the identification information printed on the medium is to be invisible, the first image forming section forms the first image, the second image forming section forms the identification information, and the fixing device fixes the images at the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10298783
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes a multifunction peripheral for forming an image, a server communicable with the multifunction peripheral, and mobile terminal devices communicable with the server. The server includes an authorization unit and an image data generation unit. The authorization unit grants the mobile terminal devices data disclosure rights on the basis of delivery-related data, which has been received by a receiving unit. The image data generation unit generates image data on the basis of the delivery-related data received by the receiving unit. A mobile terminal device transmitting unit transmits, to the server, delivery image data read by a mobile terminal device image reading unit. A notifying unit notifies the delivery-related data that is transmitted from the server on the basis of the data disclosure rights granted to the mobile terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Kiyose
  • Patent number: 10291809
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (10) includes a processor capable of executing IP facsimile communication and a job other than the IP facsimile communication, a facsimile tone signal being transmitted/received as audio data in the IP facsimile communication; a storage (12) that stores a first or second level, which represents a mode for executing the IP facsimile communication; and a control unit (11) that determines whether the first or second level is stored in the storage, respectively selects a first mode and a second mode when determining that the first level and the second level are stored in the storage, and when receiving an execution instruction of the IP facsimile communication in the first mode and the second mode, respectively causes the processor to stop an uncompleted job and then preferentially execute the IP facsimile communication, and to execute an uncompleted job and the IP facsimile communication in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kenichi Katsura
  • Patent number: 10291810
    Abstract: An MFP receives an electronic mail from a mail server. The MFP prints an image based on an attached file of the received electronic mail. If an abort instruction is not accepted during printing of the image, the electronic mail is deleted from the mail server after printing of the image based on the attached file of the received electronic mail is completed. On the other hand, if the abort instruction is accepted during printing of the image, printing of the image is aborted without deleting the received electronic mail from the mail server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiko Kamoi
  • Patent number: 10291804
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a document, a reading unit configured to read an image on the conveyed document, a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from an upper portion of a sheet feeding port for the document to an upper surface of the document, and a control unit configured to, according to the distance measured by the measurement unit, suspend the conveyance of the document by the conveying unit. According to a user operation for reading again the document of which the reading is suspended by the control unit, the conveying unit conveys the document and the reading unit reads the image on the document, and while the document of which the conveyance is suspended is conveyed again, the control unit does not suspend the conveyance of the document based on the distance measured by the measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Muto
  • Patent number: 10291815
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, in a case where a particular notification is received via a first connection with any of one or more servers using a first protocol, a second connection with any of the one or more servers is established using a second protocol and data to be processed is acquired via the second connection. In a case where a particular status change occurs in the information processing apparatus, the second connection is established even in a state in which the first connection is not established, and status information is transmitted to any of the one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Katano
  • Patent number: 10272700
    Abstract: Examples of a method for detecting misalignment cause a printer to print a calibration pattern on a recording medium sheet. The calibration pattern includes graduated measurement scales positioned so that: when the calibration pattern is printed without misalignment on a recording medium sheet of predetermined dimensions, matching graduations of plural measurement scales in the calibration pattern are printed at respective reference locations on the recording medium sheet that correspond to corners of the recording medium sheet (or to spaced positions along a line where folding of the recording medium sheet by a folding apparatus is intended to take place). When the calibration pattern is printed with misalignment on a recording medium sheet of predetermined dimensions, non-matching graduations of the plural measurement scales are printed at the reference locations on the recording medium sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joan Singla, Gianni Cessel, Guido Charosky, Francesc Roure Pastor
  • Patent number: 10270941
    Abstract: To maintain confidentiality by a simile authentication procedure. An image processing device includes an input receiver configured to receive an input of an authentication pattern that is a trajectory of contact coordinates indicating a contact position on an operation unit; and a concatenation image display unit configured to display an image connecting, out of a plurality of predetermined images that are displayed on the operation unit, a part of the predetermined images that includes a first predetermined image and a second predetermined image of the predetermined images that are connected by the trajectory, wherein, prior to a display area of the first predetermined image overlapping the contact coordinates, a display area of the second predetermined image overlaps the contact coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Asakimori
  • Patent number: 10257392
    Abstract: An image formation device includes an image formation section that forms an image on a transfer medium, and a control section that acquires a read image for which the image formed on the transfer medium is read, the control section has a function of determining abnormality regarding the read image, and a function of performing masking processing on the read image in a case where user content is included in the read image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10237450
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing unit configured to print a chart in which patterns, each including an image object in a first process color and an image object in a second process color, are arranged at each of at least three positions in a main scanning direction, a receiving unit configured to receive, from a user, a plurality of pieces of information relating to correction of a color shift between the first process color and the second process color, the plurality of pieces of information being based on the patterns arranged in the printed chart and each corresponding to a different one of the at least three positions, and a correction unit configured to correct the color shift between the first process color and the second process color based on the received plurality of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumiaki Hirose
  • Patent number: 10218862
    Abstract: An information processing terminal functions as an operator of an image forming apparatus. The information processing terminal includes a display device for displaying a screen; a generator for generating a system home screen; a generator for generating an extended function screen; a display screen setter for setting the screen to be displayed on the operator according to an operation performed with respect to a predetermined icon included in the screen displayed on the display device, wherein the system home screen is set as an initial value; a switcher for switching the set screen; a determiner for determining the set screen according to the operation; and a display controller for displaying, on the display device, the extended function screen together with an icon for displaying the system home screen, upon determining that the extended function screen is set by the display screen setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisashi Naitoh
  • Patent number: 10185524
    Abstract: A print server may include a processor, a memory, and instructions stored on the memory and executable by the processor. In an example, the instructions may include: a print subscription component to control printing by a print subscription user according to a first printing quota associated with the print subscription user, and a print reservation component to reserve a second printing quota from the first printing quota for scheduled printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dhanendra Jain, Gurpreet Singh Bhatia, Kumaravel Ganesan, Ritesh Ranjan Jha, Puneet Kumar Arora
  • Patent number: 10178279
    Abstract: An image forming device includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium in response to an input of image data representing the image, a reading unit that reads a first image formed by the image forming device, and a second image formed by another image forming device to respectively generate a first read image and a second read image, the first image and the second image being formed based on identical image data, a discrimination unit that discriminates the first read image and the second read image from each other, and a color correction unit that performs, on the image formed by the image forming unit, a color correction that cancels out a difference in color between the first read image and the second read image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsuji, Takashi Nakajima, Takaya Nagasaki, Seiji Shiraki, Kiyoshi Une, Shinji Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 10171693
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a frame having a first side and a second side spaced apart from and substantially parallel to the first side by a third side that interconnects and extends longitudinally between the first side and the second side. The third side can define a portion of a media path. A surface of the third side includes a calibration area in the media path, the calibration area extending from an input edge to an exit edge in a media path direction that is substantially transverse to the longitudinal dimension of the third side. A plurality of bars can protrude outwardly from the surface of the third side in the calibration area. Each of the bars extends in the media path direction and has a leading edge and a trailing edge, the leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Payne, Edward A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10152841
    Abstract: A printing system provides a printer for printing indicia on a container within a vending machine. The printing system may print indicia based on information relevant to a purchase transaction. The vending machine may transmit to a remote server data relating to a purchase transaction entered into the vending machine, the remote server retrieving data relevant to the purchase transaction and/or to the purchaser and transmitting to the vending machine the data relevant to the purchase transaction, such that the printing apparatus prints indicia on the container based on the received data relevant to the purchase transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BEAVER MACHINE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Rendell, Detlef Lange, Robert Schwarzli
  • Patent number: 10129414
    Abstract: A printer that includes systems for detecting transparent medium may include a medium dispenser for transporting print medium along a transport pathway to a print station which receives the print medium. Transmitters and receivers may be positioned on opposite sides of the transport pathway for scanning the print medium with a light beam. The sensor arrangement may be configured to detect deflection of the light beam when a transparent print medium is transported on the transport pathway between the transmitter and the receiver. The results of the scan may be communicated to a controller to facilitate proper print settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: S├ębastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt, Adriel Kee Fatt Siew
  • Patent number: 10124574
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, when there is no leaf object striding over a boundary of two leaf rolls in a leaf image, a leaf image generating section performs processing for dividing first leaf image in first print data for leaves and a second leaf image of second print data for leaves at the boundary, replacing one of divided leaf images with one of other divided leaf images that hold the boundary between the first leaf image and the second leaf image to generate a first combined-leaves image and a second combined-leaves image, and rotating the second combined-leaves image at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ono