Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 10121098
    Abstract: When the generation of intermediate data of the following page is completed before the generation of intermediate data of the preceding page, the rasterization of the intermediate data of the following page is performed after completion of the generation and rasterization of the intermediate data of the preceding page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuichi Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10116812
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus capable of improving the operability at the time of transition from a currently-displayed image to another image as compared with the conventional technique. The image forming apparatus includes: a display unit; an operation accepting unit for accepting an operation indicating that display of an image currently displayed on the display unit is unnecessary; a generating unit for generating, based on the operation, a menu showing image candidates to which transition from the currently-displayed image can be made; a menu display unit for displaying the menu on the currently-displayed image; a selection accepting unit for accepting an operation for selecting a particular image from the candidates; and an image display unit for displaying the particular image on the display unit based on the operation for selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hozuma Nakajima, Kenzo Yamamoto, Manabu Furukawa, Masao Hosono
  • Patent number: 10110765
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus controls a display of an operation screen, receives an operation signal corresponding to first operation content through the operation screen, and performs a process based on the operation signal. The operation signal is generated based on second operation content through a display screen of imaging data which is imaged of the operation screen. The second operation content has operation item positional information and screen identification information. When performing the process, the first operation content is associated with the second operation content based on the operation item positional information and the screen identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryou Sei, Katsutoshi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10108887
    Abstract: A print apparatus is provided that executes a print using print data that is stored in the apparatus, and in addition to executing post-processing on output materials after the printing, deletes the corresponding print data when processing of the print job ends. Here, the print apparatus according to the embodiment deletes the corresponding print data only in a case when the post-processing to all the sheets or the like set in one print job successfully ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daiji Kirihata
  • Patent number: 10097729
    Abstract: A system and method provides features for accessing an image processing device by an authorized user and assigning a temporary identifier to the image processing device. The image processing device creates mapping information that associates the authorized user, the temporary identifier and a network address of the image processing device, and stores the mapping information on a server. The user provides voice input commands to a personal assistant application, the voice input commands including the temporary identifier of the image processing device and a requested job functions of the image processing device. The server receives and interprets the voice input commands from the personal assistant application and determines, by recalling the mapping information stored, verifying whether the image processing device having the temporary identifier is available to perform the requested job functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nigel Brady
  • Patent number: 10082991
    Abstract: A device search is executed using a first network protocol capable of searching for a device in a first subnet including an information processing apparatus and a second subnet not including the information processing apparatus (a first search). A device search is executed using a second network protocol capable of searching for a device in only the first subnet among the first subnet and the second subnet (a second search). According to whether or not a selected device selected by a user among one or a plurality of devices detected by the first search is detected by the second search, a communication port for the selected device is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10084928
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus. A transfer controller is capable of transferring an original document image read from an original document to a plurality of transfer destinations. A management unit manages the transfer controller in such a manner that after the original document image is transferred to one of the plurality of transfer destinations, the original document image is transferred to another transfer destination. The transfer controller reflects a result of transfer to the one transfer destination when transferring the original document image to the other transfer destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10057438
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation display portion, an image reading portion which reads a reading region including an original document so as to generate image data and a control portion which generates basic display data for displaying an image in all parts of the reading region including an original document image. When the size of the original document is a threshold value or more smaller than the size of the reading region, the control portion generates enlargement display data for displaying the original document image whose display size is enlarged as compared with the original document image displayed based on the basic display data and makes the operation display portion produce the display based on the enlargement display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kin O
  • Patent number: 10044889
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image reading unit that reads an image of a sheet. A sheet discharge tray receives a sheet read by the image reading unit. A measurement unit measures a total weight of sheets on the sheet discharge tray. A read counter counts a number of all sheets read by the image reading unit. The read counter stores the number of the currently read sheet in association with the measured total weight of the sheets on the sheet discharge tray. A measured value comparison unit compares the current measured weight of the sheets and a stored measured weight stored in association with the number of the read sheet immediately preceding the currently read sheet. A dropped page identification unit identifies, by page number, one or more sheets dropped from the sheet discharge unit based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yayoi Doi
  • Patent number: 10033897
    Abstract: An energy saving setting unit controls an image forming apparatus that makes a transition to a power saving state if a transition time passes without any prescribed operation in a normal state, and it includes: a unit for storing specific day information distinguishing a normal operation day and a specific day; an auto pattern updating unit determining the transition time in a normal operation day based on past operational status of the normal operation day of the image forming apparatus; a specific day pattern registering unit receiving and storing setting of the transition time of the specific day; and a switching unit, switching the state of conduction of the image forming apparatus using the transition time determined by the auto pattern updating unit and the stored transition time, on the normal operation day and on the specific day, respectively, based on the specific day information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukari Ebi, Shinsaku Tohki
  • Patent number: 10015337
    Abstract: Provided is a recording apparatus capable of accurate positioning and size detection in accordance with a medium size in a paper feed cassette capable of supporting media of a plurality of sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Miyamoto, Masaki Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10007794
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system used to ensure that a printer which is capable of printing security patterns loses its ability to print these patterns if the printer is disconnected from an approved system and, more particularly, to a method and system including a printer containing an encrypted key and password loaded into its memory, where the stored password must match a password present in a data stream sent from the host software application in order to print a requested print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CTPG OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Turner, Robert Delaney, John E. Tarbotton
  • Patent number: 9967425
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral includes an answerer identifying unit, a character data extracting unit, a correct/incorrect determining unit, a question data extracting unit, a question sheet image data creating unit, and an image formation control unit. The correct/incorrect determining unit determines answers on a question sheet as correct or incorrect based on characters extracted by the character data extracting unit. The question data extracting unit extracts a plurality of questions from question data stored in a storage unit in accordance with the ratio of correct answers determined by the correct/incorrect determining unit, for each of answerers identified by the answerer identifying unit. The question sheet image data creating unit creates image data of the question sheet with the questions, which are extracted from the question data by the question data extracting unit, arranged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 9961229
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus supporting a near-field communication (NFC) function generates scan data by scanning a document, transmits the scan data to a server, receives access information for accessing a preview image of the scan data stored in the server, tags a mobile terminal on which the preview image is to be displayed through NFC, and transmits the access information to the tagged mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-yong Um
  • Patent number: 9952816
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus to acquire a job from an external apparatus via a network and process the job includes a storage unit, a selection unit, and a processing unit. The job includes a data and setting information to process the data. The storage unit stores a plurality of processing modules. The selection unit selects a plurality of processing modules to be used in processing the data, from the plurality of processing modules, based on setting information included in the job. The processing unit causes the selected plurality of processing modules to sequentially perform processing on the data. In a case where processing is to be sequential performed by a first processing module and then a second processing module included in the selected plurality of processing modules, the processing unit inputs information processed by the first processing module into the second processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Tamaki, Yosuke Ito
  • Patent number: 9930199
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: an operation acceptance section that accepts an operation input from a user; a platen glass; an image reading section; an area determination section that determines, from a difference in input light volume among various points on a whole image acquired through the reading by the image reading section, an image area representing a display screen in the whole image; an analyzing section that retrieves a print target image associated with a data code when the data code exists within the image area of the display screen determined by the area determination section; and an image creating section that creates an image in which the print target image retrieved by the analyzing section is composited into the image area of the display screen in the whole image, the image area being determined by the area determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Matsui
  • Patent number: 9928453
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging station, an actuator for driving a medium roller for controllably displacing the medium along a media transport path, and a controller assembly. The controller assembly includes a sensor device for generating a position signal and a processor for processing the position signal. The actuator is actuated in response to an actuation command from the controller assembly, which actuation command is derivable from a feedback component and a feedforward component. The feedback component is based on a position error. The processor is further arranged for determining a time dependent status parameter, which status parameter represents a status of the medium on the medium roller. The processor is further arranged for deriving an actuation command estimate based on the status parameter, and wherein the feedforward component includes the actuation command estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan A. C. J. Winteraeken, Rik W. J. Boonen
  • Patent number: 9928454
    Abstract: A printer driver enables appropriately executing real-time commands without causing operating errors even when print data is compressed for transmission to a printer. A driver causing a host computer that connects to a printer to execute a process, including causing the host computer to generate first commands executed by the printer in the order received, and second commands executed with priority over the first commands; generate print data including the first commands and send the print data to the printer; and execute a compression process converting data of the first commands contained in the print data to compressed data not containing a data train identical to a second command when generating the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 9917956
    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 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Sato
  • Patent number: 9917977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for generating one or more cut contours based on object types. The method includes receiving from a user a print job including a first file having objects and receiving at least one object type and a cut width for printing the job at a printer. Based on the at least one object type, corresponding objects are extracted from the first file. Then, automatically cut contours are generated while creating a raster image for the extracted objects. The cut contour is generated at the cut width distance outside a boundary of each object. The cut contour then is embedded around each object in the raster image to generate a second file. The cut contour is embedded using a specific color. The second file including the cut contour in the specific color around each object is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiranjib Basu, Ranita Bej, Arindam Das