Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 11838457
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided and is capable of directly registering image data received by the image forming apparatus in an expense processing system as voucher data without printing the image data. The image processing apparatus according to the present invention is an image processing apparatus capable of communicating with an expense processing server that registers a character string included in received image data as expense data. The image processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive image data from an external apparatus and a transmission unit configured to automatically transmit the image data received by the reception unit to the expense processing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Kasuya
  • Patent number: 11831836
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a receiver that receives posting of a message including a request by a user; a poster that posts the message received by the receiver to a social networking service (SNS); an acquirer that acquires a message posted by an image forming device from the SNS, the image forming device being able to process the request and being among image forming devices that are associated with the user in the SNS; and a display that shows the message acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuhko Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 11811999
    Abstract: A document management system includes a facsimile device or a multi-peripheral (MFP) device having facsimile and scanning components. A cloud based server stores a policy that is used to manage documents received at the facsimile device or scanning component. When a document is received at the facsimile device or scanning component, a parameter is used to determine an action to be taken according to the policy. Such actions include forwarding the received document to the cloud based server or sending it as an attachment in an email. When received at the cloud based server, the policy is used to categorize the document according to an attribute to make the document available within a document management service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Jin Liang
  • Patent number: 11811995
    Abstract: A mediation device that mediates an image forming apparatus and a device management system that generates an F/W update task serving as a task for updating firmware of the image forming apparatus periodically transmits a request for an F/W update task for the image forming apparatus managed by the mediation device itself to the device management system and executes the F/W update task transmitted from the device management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Chika Tsuji, Hisakazu Nishiyama, Jumpei Takagi, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11805214
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, and a control system and a control method of the image forming apparatus are provided. The image forming apparatus includes a non-transitory memory, a first controller, and a first interface. The first controller, connected to the non-transitory memory, is configured to control read and write of the non-transitory memory; first and second storage regions are configured in the non-transitory memory; the first storage region is configured to store driving programs; and the second storage region is configured to store first firmware files. The first interface is connected to the first controller; an external device accesses the non-transitory memory through the first interface; the driving programs are acquired by the external device through the first interface and installed in the external device; and the external device is capable of exchanging information with the image forming apparatus through an interface different from the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Zhuhai Pantum Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baoxu Jiang, Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 11775237
    Abstract: A display device (1) includes a receiving section (11), a generating section (12), and a display section (40). The receiving section (11) receives an arrangement setting that is a setting by which a page image P is arranged in formation of the page image P on a sheet. The generating section (12) generates based on the arrangement setting a preview image (AP) in which an identification image D identifying the page image P is disposed. The display section (40) displays the preview image (AP). A location of the identification image D in the preview image (AP) indicates a location of the page image P when the page image P is formed on the sheet. The identification image D has a data size smaller than a data size of the page image P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11776107
    Abstract: Provided are an inspection method, a program, an inspection device, and a printing device capable of realizing a uniform inspection in a defect inspection of a printed article using a special substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Seki
  • Patent number: 11770492
    Abstract: An information processing system for controlling usage of a service to be provided to a user via a device, obtains information on an amount of resource usage by a server in providing the service, determines whether the amount of resource usage satisfies at least one condition of a plurality of conditions previously set, and when the amount of resource usage is determined to satisfy at least one condition of the plurality of conditions, performs, in accordance with the at least one condition, at least one of a plurality of control operations including a control operation for changing a screen displayed by the device and a control operation for restricting accumulation of the jobs in the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takayori Nishida
  • Patent number: 11768638
    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: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshito Hosomizo
  • Patent number: 11769025
    Abstract: A color printing system includes a printing device and other components that use color printing resources, such as calibration and ICC profiles, to complete color printing operations. These color printing resources are used for a large number of paper types stored in a paper catalog. The paper types can be further placed into paper groups within the paper catalog. The paper groups may be formed by assigning new papers into the paper catalog to those having paper types with existing calibration data and ICC profiles. These relationships are shown in a paper catalog map. The print shop can use the paper catalog map for selling paper types, providing different capabilities for paper types, and other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Chang, Mohamed Al Sayed Mostafa
  • Patent number: 11765280
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus comprising a controller and a communicator, wherein the controller is configured to perform to detect distance information of the image-forming apparatus with respect to a portable terminal device possessed by a user based on communication with the portable terminal device using the communicator, detect, based on the detected distance information, approach or leaving of specific portable terminal devices possessed by at least one or more predetermined users to or from the image-forming apparatus, and change a behavior of the image-forming apparatus when the controller detects the approach or the leaving of the specific portable terminal device to or from the image-forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kodama
  • Patent number: 11765302
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a signature verification unit, an execution propriety determination unit, an image forming unit, and a control unit. The signature verification unit decrypts encrypted data with a preset public key in accordance with acquisition of the encrypted data, and uses the decrypted data to verify a digital signature representing authenticity and integrity of a program contained in the decrypted data; the execution propriety determination unit permits execution of a program registered in a preset permission list and the program in which digital signature is verified; the image forming unit forms an image on an image forming medium; and the control unit controls the image forming unit by executing the program permitted to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaki Sone
  • Patent number: 11748049
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller that obtains a first job associated with first document image data, obtains read image data of a color sample associated with the first document image data, generates a first color conversion parameter regarding a color conversion of the first document image data based on the first document image data and the read image data, and automatically associates the first color conversion parameter with the first job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiki Tsukano
  • Patent number: 11743409
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing method executed by a server apparatus that communicates with one or more storage apparatuses over a network, the one or more storage apparatuses having a printer, plural storages for storing a printed material printed in accordance with a reservation, and a transport mechanism that transports a printed material to a corresponding storage. The information processing method includes offering a terminal the one or more storage apparatuses that are capable of printing and storing a printed material designated by the terminal as one or more candidates for a place to which the designated printed material is to be output; and transmitting a data file to the one or more storage apparatuses selected from among the one or more candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11726724
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a printer, a display, and a controller. The printer forms a desired image indicated by image data on a sheet. The display displays the desired image. The controller receives a first designation, by a user, of a designation region of the desired image displayed on the display. The controller receives a second designation, by the user, of a superimposition position at which an abnormality region containing an abnormality is superimposed on the desired image. The controller transmits user designation information indicating the designation region and the superimposition position to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haru Hikita, Sou Miyazaki, Masaki Narahashi, Hideyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11727235
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which communicates with an image forming apparatus and a reader, including: a display; and a controller configured to: obtain read image data output from the reader; determine an error of the read image data based on the read image data and reference data; cancel image forming operation of the image forming apparatus in a case where the error is determined in succession a predetermined number of times; cancel reading operation of the reader in the case where the error is determined in succession the predetermined number of times; notify, on the display, the cancellation of the image forming operation and the reading operation in the case where the error is determined in succession the predetermined number of times; and receive a user's instruction information about the predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuomi Murayama, Isami Itoh, Sumito Tanaka, Sho Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 11729334
    Abstract: A disclosed communication system designed for implementing remote access from an information terminal connected to a first network to an electronic device connected to a second network differing from the first network. The communication system includes a computer having a processor and a memory storing programmed instructions that, when executed by the processor, are operable for performing a process. The process includes relaying, by a relaying device, communication between the information terminal and the second network, in a state of being connectable from the first network and the second network; and converting, by a converter, a first protocol used by the information terminal for the remote access into a second protocol corresponding to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ota, Kazumasa Takemura, Susumu Chida
  • Patent number: 11729333
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to store data in the memory, transmit the data stored in the memory to an information processing system, instruct the information processing system to execute a transfer job that includes a first process for transferring the data and a second process related to the first process, and delete the data from the memory in a case where transfer job execution history information indicates that the first process and the second process are completed. The transfer job execution history information includes a history of execution of the transfer job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 11720694
    Abstract: An image transmission system includes an information processing apparatus and an image reading apparatus. In the information processing apparatus, a first controller generates, upon receipt of authentication information, location information, and restriction information, an access code using the cited information, and transmits the cited information and the access code to the image reading apparatus. In the image reading apparatus, a second controller stores the cited information and the access code, upon receipt thereof, in a storage device. In the case where an image file satisfies a condition indicated by the restriction information, when the information indicating the access code is received, the second controller transmits the image file to the shared folder indicated by the location information, using the authentication information, but keeps from transmitting the image file when the image file does not satisfy the condition indicated by the restriction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Jay Sillador
  • Patent number: 11714589
    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: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Hiroki