Patents Examined by Kent Yip
  • Patent number: 9883054
    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: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9883093
    Abstract: A method for processing, saving and viewing a digital image of a microscope slide includes inserting a microscope slide into a digital slide scanner connected to an acquisition computer. A pre-scan formed from a plurality of image tiles uploaded to a network server while the pre-scan is being generated. The network server analyzes the image tiles in realtime to identify an area of interest. The acquisition computer generates a high magnification local scan of the area of interest. The local scan is formed from a plurality of local image tiles that are uploaded to the network server while the local scan is being generated. Each local image tile is viewable by a client computer in communication with the computer network while the plurality of local image tiles is being uploaded. A raw final image is then saved on the network server independent of the acquisition computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MIKROSCAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Victor Casas
  • Patent number: 9871960
    Abstract: A method for processing, saving and viewing a digital image of a microscope slide includes inserting a microscope slide into a digital slide scanner connected to an acquisition computer. A pre-scan formed from a plurality of image tiles uploaded to a network server while the pre-scan is being generated. The network server analyzes the image tiles in realtime to identify an area of interest. The acquisition computer generates a high magnification local scan of the area of interest. The local scan is formed from a plurality of local image tiles that are uploaded to the network server while the local scan is being generated. Each local image tile is viewable by a client computer in communication with the computer network while the plurality of local image tiles is being uploaded. A raw final image is then saved on the network server independent of the acquisition computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MIKROSCAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Victor Casas
  • Patent number: 9871938
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a communication unit and a controller. The communication unit receives first identification information via wireless communication from a terminal that has received the first identification information. The first identification information indicates a first storage location for image information in another apparatus. A controller transmits the image information to the first storage location indicated by the first identification information in a case where the communication unit has received the first identification information from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Akamine
  • Patent number: 9854114
    Abstract: A display device includes a display portion, a display processing portion, a detection processing portion, and a replacement processing portion. The display processing portion displays a plurality of pieces of character information as a list in a display area set in the display portion. The detection processing portion detects specific character information from among the plurality of pieces of character information displayed by the display processing portion, the specific character information being character information whose display size exceeds a size of the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Tamura
  • Patent number: 9848100
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has: a selection unit for selecting device type information in which function settings of a printer have been defined; an obtaining unit for obtaining configuration information regarding a function construction of the printer as an output target; and a generation unit for generating new device type information on the basis of the selected device type information in the case where among functions regarding the function construction shown by the configuration information obtained by the obtaining unit, there is a function which is not included in functions regarding the function settings shown by the device type information selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoichi Kanno
  • Patent number: 9826114
    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: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukari Ebi, Shinsaku Tohki
  • Patent number: 9805387
    Abstract: A printing device 1 has a print unit 21 that prints; a storage unit 23 that stores identification information; and a communication unit 22 that wirelessly transmits a position correction signal S1 including identification information stored in the storage unit 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Terashima, Yoshihiro Ueno, Tadashi Furuhata, Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 9785393
    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: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Hiroki
  • Patent number: 9787875
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus (EA) and a user authentication method thereof both can prevent information leakage and disadvantages caused by an unauthorized access to the EA. The EA is configured to store a combination of a recognizing-code and a key-code correlated therewith, the combination being in relationship with each of plural users, and to give a user an exclusive authority for executing a specific process if an inputted combination of a recognizing-code and a key-code=the stored combination of the recognizing-code and the key-code. In case of a request for accepting the specific process, if the inputted combination of the recognizing-code and the key-code is?the stored combination of the recognizing-code and the key-code, the EA notifies, without executing the specific process, initiating a receipt of instructing the specific process to user of the inputted combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tenken To
  • Patent number: 9772806
    Abstract: A method implemented in a server computer for producing a package of printed documents from multiple original digital documents. A user specifies the multiple original digital documents, their order in the package, and print settings for each original digital document. The user further specifies additional print settings for the package. The server generates a combined digital document by combining contents of the plurality of original digital documents in the specified order, and generates a package job ticket that specifies print settings for the combined digital document in accordance with the print settings for the plurality of original digital documents. The server submits the combined digital document and the package job ticket as a print job to a printer. The printer executes the package print job to produce the multiple documents in the specified order which form a package of printer materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Sivaraman Rajalingam, Danny Naoshi Kumamoto, Hidetaka Yoshida, Rakesh Pandit
  • Patent number: 9773199
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided which can insert a test-printed sheet on an arbitrary page into an intended page. The image forming apparatus includes a test print selection portion, an original document reading portion, a test print page specification portion, a test print portion, a sheet set member, a print instruction portion and a print portion, where from image data on the read original document, overall page information, information specifying the page on which the test print is performed and detection information indicating that the test print page is set in the sheet set member, based on the instruction from the print instruction portion, the print portion performs the print while inserting the test print page into the intended page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Dozen, Makoto Kowaka, Yosuke Nakazato, Ryusuke Nakatani, Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9760322
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system including a master device that transmits a signal transmitted from an upstream side to a downstream side, and plural slave devices connected in series to the downstream side of the master device, wherein the slave devices include a communications port that communicates with the upstream side and at least one communications port that communicates with the downstream side, and the master device sequentially sets identification information that identifies the slave device from another slave device from the upstream side to the downstream side by sequentially transmitting a setting information towards all of the plural slave devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hamada, Yuuri Miura
  • Patent number: 9747060
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a display controller, an input receiver, a job management unit, and a sorting unit. The display controller performs control to display, on a display unit, a job list that is a list of one or more jobs and contains one or more setting items for each job. The input receiver receives selection of a setting item from the list. The job management unit stores, in the storage unit, arrangement orders of setting values of the setting items on the list when selection of the setting item is received. The sorting unit rearranges the jobs such that the setting values of the selected setting item are arranged in a predetermined order while keeping arrangement orders of the setting values of the setting items other than the selected setting item among the jobs in ascending or descending order as stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 9740970
    Abstract: An image forming system is provided. One or more embodiments sets forth an image forming method using printing data that includes a plurality of strip information including a plurality of images, respectively, segmented into a plurality of regions by rendering at least one page from a file, and that includes unique information having information on respective number indicators allocated to the plurality of strip information The method includes sequentially receiving the unique information and the plurality of strip information, detecting an intended number of the plurality of strip information configuring the page based on the received unique information, determining whether all of an intended plurality of strip information configuring the page are received by comparing the intended number of the plurality of detected strip information with a detected number of the received plurality of strip information, and performing printing using the plurality of received strip information based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: So-young Kim
  • Patent number: 9733874
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes plural communication interfaces, a request receiving unit, and a restricting unit. The request receiving unit receives, by using a communication interface, a request for system information including management information concerning the image processing apparatus from a communication device. The restricting unit restricts at least part of the system information to be sent to the communication device if an IP address assigned to the communication interface used for receiving the request is a global IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Saito
  • Patent number: 9707783
    Abstract: A replaceable printer component includes a memory and a communication link. The memory stores a tag encryption mask and data. The data is stored in a plurality of portions of the memory where each portion is defined by a tag. The tag encryption mask indicates an encryption status of each portion of the memory defined by a tag. The communication link is configured to communicatively link the memory to a printer controller when the replaceable printer component is installed in a printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Panshin, Jefferson P. Ward, David B. Novak, Glenn D. McCloy, Brian L. Helterline
  • Patent number: 9707784
    Abstract: A replaceable printer component includes a memory device to store a tag encryption mask and data. The data is stored in a plurality of blocks of the memory device wherein each block is defined by a tag. The tag encryption mask indicates an encryption status of each block of the memory device defined by the tag. The replaceable printer component includes a communication link to communicatively link the memory device to a printer controller when the replaceable printer component is installed in a printing system. The tag encryption mask is stored within a header of the memory device. Each tag defines a type and a length of the data stored in the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Panshin, Jefferson P. Ward, David B. Novak, Glenn D. McCloy, Brian L. Helterline
  • Patent number: 9671982
    Abstract: A method of performing cloud printing is provided. The method may include generating a virtual apparatus corresponding to an image forming apparatus in a mobile device, receiving, by the mobile device, a job request for the virtual apparatus, and when the mobile device is connected to the image forming apparatus, transmitting the received job request to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joong-mok Lee, Seung-hae Yang
  • Patent number: 9665319
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive print data, a storage unit configured to store the print data, an authentication unit configured to authenticate a user, and a control unit configured, when a plurality of print data, which is associated with the authenticated user, to which same identification information is added is stored in the storage unit, to display the identification information and control print data selected according to an instruction from the user to be printed, and configured, when a plurality of print data to which same identification information is added is not stored in the storage unit, to perform control so that the print data stored in the storage unit is printed without a selection operation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Nakajima