Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 10445512
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided in which, in a setting of making user names case-insensitive, if a plurality of user names determined to be identical to a user name that is requested to log in is registered in an authentication database, log-in using the user name is not accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Narita
  • Patent number: 10430136
    Abstract: A multifunctional image forming apparatus includes: a communication device communicable with a server providing a service related to image formation with the user; a display operation device having a display function, for receiving a user operation; and an image forming unit for forming an image in response to a user instruction received through the display operation device. The multifunctional image forming apparatus receives an input operation by the user through the display operation device, displays a screen in accordance with the input operation and, in addition, executes a user registration process for the service provided by the server through communication with the server through the communication device, and displays a screen thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mizoguchi, Atsushi Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10430129
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus capable of calling functions of a plurality of servers without having to perform authentication every time. An authentication-executing unit, in the case where a function requires authentication in one of the plurality of servers, performs authentication with that server. An integrated-arrangement unit arranges in one application instruction areas that acquire instructions for calling the functions to any one of the plurality of the servers, and further, arranges the instruction areas in which a plurality of the functions that are similar and that require authentication by the authentication-executing unit and/or a plurality of the functions that are to be authenticated in the same server are organized as a folder. An authentication-state-changing unit controls the authentication state in correlation with any one of the folder organized by the integrated-arrangement unit, the application, and the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Hirota, Takashi Oguma, Toru Yasui, Toshitsugu Nishimi, Chikara Yuki
  • Patent number: 10417536
    Abstract: A printer has a print unit, a printer communicator, printer storage, and a printer controller. The controller controls the printer communicator to receive a print command that includes character data and a font command. The controller acquires font data for characters specified by the character data based on font data and relational information stored by the printer storage 21. The controller generates print data by applying a specific process related to the font type and controls the print unit based on the generated print data to print on a print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Yudasaka
  • Patent number: 10419634
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that is capable of performing mode control of causing the image processing apparatus to transition from a first operation mode to a second operation mode at a time when a plurality of services is not being executed, obtains service operation history information and manages service operation status in the past for each of time zones, and determines whether an operation target service is to be executed by the image processing apparatus or to be executed by an external resource in place of the image processing apparatus, wherein the plurality of services is classified into a substitute execution viable service and a substitute execution unviable service, and the hardware processor makes a determination to the effect that the operation target service is to be processed by substitute execution by the external resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshio Komaki
  • Patent number: 10406827
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium for an information processing apparatus stores instructions realizing a controlling program. The controlling program causes, when executed, a controller to obtain rendering information corresponding to a rendering event when a rendering event requiring input of the rendering command to the operating system is generated, obtain characteristic information regarding a resolution of the display, and generate the raster image data using the rendering information as obtained and an expansion rendering instruction information as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junjiro Yoshida, Hideaki Ueda, Tetsuya Nose, Yongqi Sun
  • Patent number: 10404869
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus determines whether a network address of a first IP address used in a wireless communication with a first external apparatus conflicts with a network address of a second IP address used in communication with the second external apparatus. A predetermined process is executed at least in a case where it is determined that the network address of the first IP address conflicts with the network address of the second IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Ooba
  • Patent number: 10404889
    Abstract: A method of controlling a printing system includes displaying, in a mobile terminal, a setting region for inputting a print setting for print data, and a search region for inputting a search condition for image forming apparatus candidates, of a plurality of image forming apparatuses, for executing printing, and searching, in a management system, for one or more image forming apparatuses, out of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, in accordance with the search condition input in the search region of the screen, and displaying display content that associates information of the image forming apparatuses with charge information for when the print data is printed by the image forming apparatuses, respectively, on a screen that includes a selection region by which it is possible to select the printing target, out of the one or more image forming apparatuses found in the searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Miyamoto, Kazuhiko Okazawa, Yuuji Takayama, Hikaru Uchidate, Munehito Kurata, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Masayuki Takao, Masaaki Nakamura, Katsuhiko Shinjo, Senju Sato
  • Patent number: 10389919
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section to form a correction pattern, a reading unit to read the pattern and generate first data, a color converter to convert the first data into second data, a memory to store density conversion data for a recording medium, a determiner to determine whether the memory contains the conversion data for the recording medium the pattern is formed, an acquisition unit to acquire spectral measured by an external colorimeter the memory does not contain the conversion data, a first density converter to convert the spectral data into density data, a density conversion data generator to correlate the second data and the density data and generate the conversion data, a second density converter to convert the second data into the density data using the conversion data, and a correction curve generator to generate correction curve data based on the density data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Miwa
  • Patent number: 10389917
    Abstract: A method for printing on a printing machine with color space transformation using tables formed of n-dimensional orthogonal grids includes printing and colorimetrically measuring a test chart in a target color space providing measured values corresponding to sampling points in the color space, interpolating between the sampling points to determine further sampling points, and using existing sampling points to create an ICC table for color space transformation between target and process color spaces. A computer isolates combinations of n?1-dimensional partial grids for process color combinations from grids of the table in the process color space. Partial grids are converted into two-dimensional segments. Sampling points of segments are modified, removing nonrequired sampling points and distributing sampling points in the partial grid. The partial grids are reintegrated into the grid and color management of the printing operation and the printing operation using the reduced ICC table occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Helmut Siegeritz
  • Patent number: 10382636
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit, a hinge connected to the reading unit, and a cover connected to the hinge. The image reading apparatus further includes a decelerator configured to apply a damping resistance to a particular gear of the hinge, as a planet gear engages with the particular gear during movement of the cover from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuro Miura
  • Patent number: 10382634
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller changes, in accordance with an order in which images related to devices that have been identified are linked to each other, an order of priority in which one or plural cooperative functions that use functions of the devices are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10367952
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided that includes a controller configured to control a communication device to transmit, to an information processing terminal device, image processing information indicating a specific one of image processing operations that has been selected at a time when the controller starts establishment of communication with the information processing terminal device, control the communication device to receive execution instructing information from the information processing terminal device, and control a specific one of image processing executing devices that corresponds to the received execution instructing information to execute the specific image processing operation in accordance with the received execution instructing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Sato
  • Patent number: 10367969
    Abstract: A management system includes an image forming apparatus and a management server. The management server manages the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus is configured to switch a constant connection with the management server by a protocol for the constant connection between enabling and disabling. The management server is configured to operate the image forming apparatus via the constant connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsumoto, Jaclyn Tiffanie Tan
  • Patent number: 10359981
    Abstract: A system and method for multifunction peripheral data collection includes a network data connection with one or more multifunction peripherals and at least one peer data collector. A memory stores address data identifying each of a set of multifunction peripherals tasked for data collection. A processor initiates data transfer sessions in accordance with stored address data with each of the plurality of multifunction peripherals to retrieve device report data. Device report data from each successful data transfer session is retrieved and each device with an unsuccessful data transfer session is identified. A collection report is generated from retrieved device report data and this report is sent to an associated networked server. A generated problem list is sent to at least one other one networked device for further data collection and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Channa
  • Patent number: 10356280
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a linker that links respective identification information of one or more persons and an object involved in a transfer established using a network, and an updater that updates the respective identification information for a subsequent transfer transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10348912
    Abstract: A management system includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses, a management computer, and a management server. The plurality of image forming apparatuses are arranged inside a common network. The management computer is arranged inside the network to manage the image forming apparatus. The management server is arranged outside the network to manage the image forming apparatus. The management computer transmits information on the image forming apparatus obtained from the image forming apparatus to the management server. The management server manages the information on the image forming apparatus received from the management computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10313547
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an input unit to read out data of a first area of image data from an external memory, sequentially interpret commands included in a command list, and transmit the data of the first area to an image processing unit according to the command, and an output unit to receive data obtained by performing a image processing on the data of the first area and write the received data in the external memory, whereon, based on a control signal, the input unit controls readout of a following command to a command indicating suspension from the external memory and continuation, etc., of transmission of the data of a second area, and based on a control signal, the output unit controls, in a case that the command indicating suspension is received, continuation, etc., of writing of the data of the second area to the external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10303740
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving Final Form presentation document data and inserting one or more alternate Mark-Up formats at each of one or more document components identified in the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harry Reese Lewis, Reinhard Heinrich Hohensee, Roger Lee Buis
  • Patent number: 10306104
    Abstract: An image data processing method includes: allocating a storage region for at least one of a plurality of planes including a first color plane, a second color plane, and a third color plane configured for respective colors of three primary colors; dividing into a plurality of image regions having identical regions that mutually correspond between the plurality of planes; analyzing a variable indicating an identicalness of images in the image regions that correspond between the plurality of planes to determine the identicalness; and executing a sharing process between the plurality of planes based on the determined identicalness so as to generate image data representing an image constituted of the plurality of planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hideo Nakahara