Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 11556286
    Abstract: When transmitting a print job to the image forming device, the print job transmission section transmits also a preview image of the print job generated by the preview image generation section to the image forming device, requests the preview image from the image forming device, acquires the preview image from the image forming device, and displays the acquired preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Dozen, Takanori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11544512
    Abstract: A hybrid ink limit is applied during the creation of an ICC profile. The hybrid ink limit takes into account a percentage total area coverage (TAC) ink limit and a volume-based ink limit. The percentage TAC ink limit is specified using an input from an operator. The volume-based ink limit is retrieved based upon the media for the ICC profile. Both ink limits are applied to primary color combinations for color patches to be printed in a test chart used to capture measurement data to create the ICC profile. A combination of primary colors at exceeds either ink limit is adjusted to meet the ink limit. The adjusted combination is used in the test chart to generate the measurement data for the ICC profile. After creation of the ICC profile, the volume-based ink limit is applied to the ICC profile color combinations to identify those combinations still over the ink limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chang, Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11537332
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus using an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet and a display unit configured to display information includes at least one controller, the at least one controller configured to function as a management unit configured to manage print data in association with user information, the management unit configured to discriminably manage information about previously-printed print data and information about unprinted print data, and a unit configured to display on the display unit a user selection screen on which a plurality of selection objects corresponding to the user information is arrangeable and on which the selection object corresponding to the user information associated with the unprinted print data is arranged while no selection object corresponding to the user information associated with the previously-printed print data but not associated with the unprinted print data is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Zhi Lin
  • Patent number: 11533409
    Abstract: An example image forming apparatus includes a communication device including a physical layer protocol chip for performing communication with a network by using a connector with a light emitting element for displaying a network connection state and a physical layer protocol, a print engine to perform a print job, and a processor to, based on print data being received through the communication device, control the print engine to print the received print data, determine whether a network cable is connected to the connector based on an operation state of the light emitting element, and, based on a determination that the network cable is not connected to the connector, control the physical layer protocol chip to be in a power-saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11533410
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a connection of an arithmetic device, a specifying unit that specifies an arithmetic operation capable of being performed by the arithmetic device, a transfer unit that transfers data used in the arithmetic operation to the arithmetic device in a case where the specified arithmetic operation is determined to be performed by the information processing apparatus before the connection, and an acquisition unit that acquires a result obtained by the arithmetic device performing the arithmetic operation using the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shunji Tsunashima, Nobukazu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11520542
    Abstract: After setting information is changed on an edition screen including a plurality of tabs, a confirmation message for each tab to which the changed setting information belongs is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiaki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11513747
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a computer executes a device list download process to download a device list from a storage server. The device list includes a plurality of pieces of identification information corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of management target devices. The computer executes a connection determination process to determine for each management target device whether or not the management target device identified by the piece of identification information is connected to the information processing device via the communication interface. The computer executes a content data download process to download content data from the storage server via the communication interface. The computer executes a transmission process to transmit, to the device that is determined to be connected to the information processing device in the connection determination process, the content data which is downloaded in the content data download process and corresponds to the target management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eriko Takahashi, Naoki Yoshida, Takashi Nishizaki, Shintaro Kunimoto
  • Patent number: 11500600
    Abstract: In a system in which communication between an information processing apparatus and a printing apparatus is possible, the information processing apparatus detects that communication with the printing apparatus has become possible and, in response to detection that such communication has become possible, generates print data based upon data that the information processing apparatus is displaying on a display unit connected to or built in the information processing apparatus, and transfers the generated print data to the printing apparatus. The printing apparatus prints the data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Hiroki
  • Patent number: 11496633
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus acquires image data of a document read via a scanner; detects a streak included in the image data acquired by the acquisition unit by using a parameter for detection processing of detecting a streak; transmits the image data, the parameter, and a detection result obtained by the detection unit to an external apparatus; and changes the parameter used by the detection unit upon reception of a change in the parameter from the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kosuke Yasaki
  • Patent number: 11489983
    Abstract: A facsimile communication device includes circuitry to count, for each of one or more facsimile numbers, at least one of the number of facsimile transmission times and the number of output times that is stored in association with a corresponding one of the one or more facsimile numbers. The circuitry determines whether registration of a specified facsimile number for unwanted facsimile is reasonable to be performed, based on at least one of the number of facsimile transmission times associated with the specified facsimile number and the number of output times associated with the specified facsimile number. The specified facsimile number is included in the one or more facsimile numbers. The circuitry registers the specified facsimile number for the unwanted facsimile in response to determining that the registration of the specified facsimile number for the unwanted facsimile is reasonable to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaroh Kubo
  • Patent number: 11489985
    Abstract: A system and method for printing large files from a memory constrained mobile device analyzes image files to determine whether decompressing them for display or printing would result in image data exceeding device capacity. If not, the image data is displayed on the device and sent to a printer. If so, metadata in the image files is altered such that image data is generated at a lower resolution before decompression for displaying and printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Guillermo Hernandez Gallegos, Kevin Marquez Vaca
  • Patent number: 11474766
    Abstract: An example method includes maintaining, by a processing resource associated with a finisher communicatively coupled to a printer, an interpage delay table, the interpage delay table storing an interpage delay value for each of a plurality of page attribute combinations. The method further includes processing, by the finisher, a job based at least in part on a particular interpage delay value stored in the interpage delay table for an identified page attribute combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cristopher Royce Jansson, Elliott Michael Downing
  • Patent number: 11463595
    Abstract: An image forming device includes an image forming unit performing image forming, a notifier playing a voice guidance of a service related to image forming for a user, a display that displays a message to a user, and a controller controlling the image forming unit, the notifier, and the display. The controller allows the notifier to start the voice guidance to perform image forming services. When the service is for the first time to a user, the controller allows the display to transition to the next screen after the voice guidance is played to the end, and on the other hand, when the service is repeated for the second or subsequent times to a user, the controller allows the notifier to stop playing the voice guidance halfway after screen transition to the next screen becomes possible, and then the controller allows the display to transition to the next screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masato Tokishige
  • Patent number: 11457113
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to communicate with an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a document feeder configured to convey, in order to read an original on an original tray, the original on the tray. The image forming apparatus is configured to form an image on a sheet based on a result of reading the original. The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire user instruction information about types of calibration selected from among a plurality of types of calibration for adjusting a quality of an image to be formed by the image forming apparatus; and a controller configured to determine test charts to be created by the image forming apparatus based on the user instruction information; receive an execution instruction that instructs to create the test charts in succession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tomii
  • Patent number: 11445070
    Abstract: An example image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus, a processor, and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The processor of the image forming apparatus executes the instructions to render a print job, obtain information regarding a pattern for determining print quality from a rendered image of the print job, scan, through the image forming job unit, a document on which the rendered image is printed, and determine the print quality based on a scanned image of the document and the obtained information regarding the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gwangeun Sim
  • Patent number: 11445074
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a standard layer configured to display an operation screen provided for use of a touch panel, a disable layer provided to overlap the standard layer, and an interrupt layer provided to overlap the standard layer and the disable layer. The information processing device further includes a processor, and a memory storing program instructions that cause the processor to disable a touch operation of the touch panel, display a touch operation disable screen on the disable layer to superimpose the touch operation disable screen on the operation screen, in a case where the touch operation is disabled, and display, when an interrupt event has occurred while the touch operation is disabled, a notification screen on the interrupt layer, the notification screen notifying the interrupt event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mana Kai
  • Patent number: 11445083
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for handling multiple URLs generated or obtained upon scanning multiple documents to one or more cloud locations. The one or more cloud locations may be different or may be the same. The method includes receiving multiple URLs generated for multiple scanned documents stored at the one or more cloud locations. Upon receiving, each URL is analyzed to identify a keyword relevant for each URL. Based on the identified keywords, a new single URL is created to access multiple scanned documents placed at the one or more cloud locations. The new single URL is created such that the new single URL when accessed by the user allows the user to access multiple scanned documents at the same time without needing the user to access multiple URLs. This way, the user can access multiple scanned documents through a single URL i.e., the new single URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jaya Siddarth, Sandhyakiran Giri, Saranya Bharathi, Sowjanya Mahendran
  • Patent number: 11445085
    Abstract: An information processing system, a data transfer method, and a recording medium. The information processing system transfers data to storage that is a transfer destination and in response to a data transfer request from a device, the information processing system transfers the data with reference to distribution settings information that designates a storage location of the data in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongzhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11429320
    Abstract: The supporting program, which is executable by a CPU of a PC, corresponds to a printer connected to the PC. The supporting program causes the CPU to obtain a capability value concerning a capability of the printer and provide, for a general-use printing program, information for determining a capability of the printer based on the obtained capability value. The general-use printing program provides information based on the information provided from the supporting program to an application program implemented to the PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshito Hosomizo
  • Patent number: 11425269
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for registering devices with a service is provided. The apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect devices connected to a same network as the information processing apparatus, a specification unit configured to specify devices not registered with the service, among the detected devices, and a registration unit configured to perform registration processing for registering at least one device, among the specified devices, with the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukari Yano