Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 11706359
    Abstract: A print apparatus registers information of the print apparatus in a server via an external access point based on an instruction provided via an operation screen of the print apparatus, obtains print data when an audio control device receives a print instruction by audio so that the server generates the print data, and executes a print process based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 11659119
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a fluctuation generating portion, and a connection identifying portion. The fluctuation generating portion fluctuates an output power of a power supply portion that supplies power to a load. The connection identifying portion identifies a connection relationship between the power supply portion and the load based on a correlative relationship between a fluctuation of the output power and a fluctuation of the power supplied to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yasushi Takatsuki
  • Patent number: 11652934
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing unit and a panel unit. The printing unit includes a printing mechanism that executes a printing operation, a main circuit board including a processor that controls an operation of a panel unit and an operation of the printing mechanism, and a relay board that relays a signal propagated between the main circuit board and the panel unit, the panel unit is rotatably attached to the printing unit so as to take a first attachment state and a second attachment state, the relay board includes a wireless communication device attachment portion to which a wireless communication device configured to receive a wireless signal from an outside by wireless communication is attached, and a shortest distance between the panel unit and the relay board is smaller than a shortest distance between the panel unit and the main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushige Hori
  • Patent number: 11652944
    Abstract: There is provided a method for an information processing apparatus configured to communicate with an image processing apparatus. The method includes displaying a screen of an application, wherein the screen corresponds to a screen displayed on a display unit of the image processing apparatus and is subjected to display control by the image processing apparatus, and transmitting an instruction to stop the display control to the image processing apparatus if a predetermined condition is satisfied in a state where the application is no longer operating as a user's operation target on the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taiki Sumi
  • Patent number: 11647144
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral stores normal user information for executing user authentication in and an auxiliary storage. The multifunction peripheral has a quick login mode for simple authentication. When registering a new user in the quick login mode, the CPU determines whether a login name in the normal user information of an existing user matches a login name of the new user. When the two login names match, the user is allowed to select whether to associate the new user with the existing user. When selected to associate the new user with the existing user, the quick user information of the new user including the first management information and the second management information is generated using at least user ID in the normal user information of the existing user, the first management information is stored in the auxiliary storage, and the second management information is stored in a main storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Morishita
  • Patent number: 11641431
    Abstract: Both a transmission priority of order data and a reception priority of product data can be controlled based on a usage status of a bandwidth of a network. In an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a recording medium according to an embodiment of the present invention, product data is created based on order data received via a network. A transfer priority of current data over preceding data is determined based on a determination condition of transfer priorities, and control is performed such that the preceding data and the current data are transferred according to the transfer priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Otani
  • Patent number: 11637940
    Abstract: A method and system for eliminating contraband in legal postal mail at a correctional facility comprising of a facility-use legal mail scanning station and a network of inmate-accessible devices and or messaging systems such that correctional institution staff can inspect the legal mail for contraband without violating an inmate's right to privacy for such mail. The legal mail is scanned by the staff member or inmate under the supervision of a staff member and then shredded or placed into the inmate's personal property in secure storage. The scanned mail may then be made available to the intended inmate through the inmate-accessible devices or printed at the scanning station to ensure the elimination of contraband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: HLFIP HOLDING, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan D Logan
  • Patent number: 11616893
    Abstract: A first terminal device includes a communicator capable of communicating with a server device which provides a service enabling message exchange among a plurality of terminal devices, a controller, and a display, wherein the controller displays, on the display, a message showing that a first communication device received a first image from the second communication device, receives an instruction for sending a second image to the second communication device, and, when failing to send the second image to the second communication device, sends, to the server device, an instruction for sending a reply message in response to having received the first image to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sho Kamihisa
  • Patent number: 11611676
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a processor that executes a script and a native instruction sequence; a controller that instructs execution of an image processing function selected by a user; an operation manager that receives an instruction from the controller and manages progress of plural procedures constituting the image processing function; and a processing module that executes processing according to each of the procedures. The processing module is written as a script, the controller assigns an identifier corresponding to each of different image processing functions and provides a common instruction to the operation manager, and the operation manager calls and executes the processing module corresponding to the assigned identifier via common calling processing to the image processing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nagao
  • Patent number: 11609734
    Abstract: A terminal capable of performing wireless communication stores wireless connection information about connection established by a handover, and, in a case where an instruction to transmit new job data is received after wireless connection is disconnected after job data is transmitted, the wireless connection is automatically established using the stored wireless connection information as far as a predetermined condition is satisfied, to enable smooth job execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shukei Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11606471
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that is capable of a simple operation and is capable of executing a function in an action pattern corresponding to a changeable user's request. A registration unit registers a function in association with an action pattern. A selection unit designates a function registered by the registration unit and to select one of a first mode and a second mode. A controller controls so as to execute a function designated by the selection unit according to the action pattern registered in association with the designated function when the selection unit selects the first mode, and to execute a function designated by the selection unit according to an action pattern designated by a user irrespective of the action pattern registered in association with the designated function when the selection unit selects the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ikuko Shino
  • Patent number: 11593598
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including: generating plural page description language (PDL) files written in plural types of PDLs for one portion of data; and performing control such that the generated plural PDL files and a different portion of the data other than the one portion are stored in an internal or external storage device in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Ryo Akamine
  • Patent number: 11574157
    Abstract: In a printer, a controller determines a type of print medium currently mounted in a mount portion, and acquires a first set of print data correlated with a first medium type and a second set of print data correlated with a second medium type. In a case that a print medium of the first medium type is mounted in the mount portion, a print portion prints a first print image based on the first set of print data, and thereafter prints a second print image based on the second set of print data. In a case that a print medium of the second medium type is mounted in the mount portion, the print portion prints the second print image based on the second set of print data, and thereafter prints the first print image based on the first set of print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michihiko Furuhashi, Tomoyasu Fukui, Ryuichi Kanda, Koichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 11570312
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive an addition instruction for adding a page to album data including a plurality of pages; an image obtaining unit configured to obtain a user selection image as an image to be arranged in the page to be added in response to the addition instruction, the user selection image being selected by a user; a first analysis information obtaining unit configured to obtain analysis information of the user selection image; and a selecting unit configured to select an image to be arranged in the added page other than the user selection image, based on the analysis information of the user selection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kunieda
  • 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