Patents Examined by Lennin R Rodriguezgonzalez
  • Patent number: 10986240
    Abstract: A communication device is configured to relay or capture communication performed between a plurality of information processing apparatuses. The communication device includes circuitry configured to: generate a log indicating a record of the communication performed between the plurality of information processing apparatuses; store the generated log in a memory; infer which one of a normal mode or and energy saving mode an operation state of a transfer destination device is, based on content of communication performed between a transfer destination apparatus and another information processing apparatus in a predetermined latest period; and controls transfer of the log based on a result obtained by inferring by the circuitry, so that the circuitry transfers the log to the transfer destination apparatus in a case where the result indicates the normal mode, and the circuitry postpones a transfer of the log in a case where the result indicates the energy saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ota
  • Patent number: 10976974
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system includes a print controller including one or more processors to receive print data, rasterize the print data into bitmap data, analyze objects in each page of bitmap data to determine sizes of objects and generate mapping data for each page of bitmap data that maps locations of page bitmap data having same size objects, a print engine to print the bitmap data to a medium and a print verification system to capture one or more images of the medium as print verification data and to detect one or more defects in the print verification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl Michael Dennison
  • Patent number: 10979596
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit configured to perform area division by color of an original image included in input image data, and to generate masking sheet image data of each color including a cutout guide image corresponding to a color unit area obtained by the area division by color of the original image, on the basis of color density and a shape of the color unit area; and a printing unit configured to execute a print job based on the masking sheet image data so as to print the cutout guide image on a material sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tateyama
  • Patent number: 10963762
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes a plurality of PDL processing units configured to execute analysis processing corresponding to a type of PDL data, an operation unit configured to accept a user's instruction for implementing a specific printing function, and a control unit configured to control execution of printing processing based on the user's instruction accepted by the operation unit. The control unit starts, in accordance with the acceptance of the user's instruction by the operation unit, reserving work memory to be used for the analysis processing by a PDL processing unit, among the plurality of PDL processing units, which corresponds to PDL data included in a print job associated with the user's instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shu Kumahashi
  • Patent number: 10956797
    Abstract: A method for extracting and printing a selected area of a document, comprising steps of: receiving an image to select the area for printing, extracting parameters of an outline drawn with a specific colored ink around the selected area, storing one or more of the extracted parameters to create an outline mask to identify the selected area enclosed within the outline, and retrieving the selected area within the outline by performing outline removal using the outline mask and printing the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Saikat Chakrabarty
  • Patent number: 10949133
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected to a plurality of networks, includes: a plurality of device drivers each of which is receives a packet from each of the networks; and circuitry determines a network to which a transmission source device of the packet belongs based on information indicating which of the device drivers has received the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Ejima
  • Patent number: 10951786
    Abstract: Method and systems of automated document processing described herein include activating in sequence a plurality of illumination modules of an illumination source to illuminate a document, where the plurality of illumination modules are located at different positions relative to the document. The document can be imaged each time the document is illuminated by an illumination module to provide a plurality of images. A shadow profile of the document can be obtained based on the plurality of images. One or more of a boundary of the document and presence of a fastener attached to the document can be identified using the shadow profile. Any fasteners present may be removed using a robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RIPCORD INC.
    Inventors: Alex Fielding, Kevin C. Hall, Kirk H. Knight, Jens Jordan Hurley, Jonathan Floyd Grubb, Joseph David Dills Hartnagle
  • Patent number: 10949144
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a communication unit for executing a first communication mode in which wireless communication is performed with a terminal device via an external access point and a second communication mode in which the communication apparatus serves as a master station to directly and wirelessly communicate with the terminal device without using the external access point, and a control unit for controlling the communication unit. In the first communication mode, the communication unit can perform communication using a frequency band set by the control unit from a first frequency band and a second frequency band including a specific frequency band, and in the second communication mode, the communication unit can perform communication using the first frequency band and does not perform communication using the specific frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Moriya, Kenichiro Suga
  • Patent number: 10951787
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can operate an application on firmware comprising: at least one memory that stores a set of instructions; and at least one processor that executes the instructions, the instructions, when executed, causing the information processing apparatus to perform operations comprising: receiving an instruction from a user; performing job determination in which whether or not a job is being executed is determined upon receipt of an instruction to enable an application in the receiving; and activating the application, wherein, in the activating, if it is determined that the job is being executed, the application is activated after the job ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Yagi
  • Patent number: 10936265
    Abstract: A computer-implemented printing control method includes receiving a first identifier input at a time of logging in to an application on a terminal, and information indicating a storage location of printing data stored in a storage device, an instruction to print the printing data being received on the application, transmitting, in accordance with at least one of the first identifier or the information, a request for acquiring the printing data to a storage application configured to control the storage device, storing the printing data acquired from the storage application in association with a second identifier, and outputting a list of the printing data stored in association with the second identifier in response to receiving the second identifier from a printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki Hakamata, Takumi Toyoshima, Ryosuke Hyogo, Tetsuhiro Yamaguchi, Kaori Imori
  • Patent number: 10936261
    Abstract: A printing method and a printing system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: In Cheon Park, Gi Won Seo, Young Hoon Son, Jong Ha Yun, Byeong Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10938997
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of functions for forming an image, which are implemented by a power supply, a signal output unit, a control circuit, and a load operation unit operating in cooperation with one another. The load operation unit includes a sensor for detecting an abnormality. When the sensor has detected an abnormality, the image forming apparatus identifies a failure portion being a cause of the abnormality by checking failure portions of the power supply and the signal output unit, checking a failure portion of the control circuit when there is no failure portion in the power supply and the signal output unit, and checking a failure portion of the load operation unit when there is no failure portion in the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Yoshimoto, Shuji Obata
  • Patent number: 10931843
    Abstract: A multi feed detection device includes a position detector that detects a position of paper being transported, a multi feed detector that is disposed on a downstream side of the position detector in a paper transport direction and detects multi feed of the paper being transported, and a control section that performs control such that multi feed detection by the multi feed detector is stopped when a leading end of paper being transported next to paper, on which multi feed detection is executed by the multi feed detector, is detected by the position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mabara, Akira Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10915282
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an information processing apparatus is provide, which comprises a transmitter that transmits a print job to an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a roll sheet; and a manager that outputs association information associating the print job with printed matter of the roll sheet in accordance with the print job, wherein, when printed matter for one print job is divided into a plurality of pieces, the manager outputs the association information for each piece of the divided printed matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuro Ogaki
  • Patent number: 10917534
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a transport unit, a reader, a detector, and a controller. The transport unit transports a document. The reader reads the transported document. The detector detects whether or not a document bundle prior to being transported is present. While a document in a first document bundle corresponding to a first job is being transported, if the detector detects that a document in a second document bundle corresponding to a second job as a subsequent job is loaded, the controller actuates the transport unit until all documents in the first document bundle are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Sato, Hosana Kimura, Hiromichi Sawamura, Kaoru Furusawa, Atsuhiro Itoh, Akari Fukuda, Minoru Aizumi, Yuichi Tanaka, Taketo Kondo
  • Patent number: 10915283
    Abstract: A method of controlling a communication device includes acquiring attribute information indicating a reference method of post-processing from the printing device. The method is supported by a printing device. A print job is transmitted including: (1) attribute information indicating a type of the post-processing and a position where the post-processing is to be executed; and (2) attribute information indicating a reference method of the post-processing added to the print job, determined based on at least the received reference method of the post-processing, to the printing device when printing using the printing device is to be carried out and performance of the post-processing on a printed matter is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneda, Takahiro Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10916238
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for obtaining, by a first sequence-training speech model, a first batch of training frames that represent speech features of first training utterances; obtaining, by the first sequence-training speech model, one or more first neural network parameters; determining, by the first sequence-training speech model, one or more optimized first neural network parameters based on (i) the first batch of training frames and (ii) the one or more first neural network parameters; obtaining, by a second sequence-training speech model, a second batch of training frames that represent speech features of second training utterances; obtaining one or more second neural network parameters; and determining, by the second sequence-training speech model, one or more optimized second neural network parameters based on (i) the second batch of training frames and (ii) the one or more second neural network parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Georg Heigold, Erik Mcdermott, Vincent O. Vanhoucke, Andrew W. Senior, Michiel A. U. Bacchiani
  • Patent number: 10901666
    Abstract: A control method for a device searched for by an external terminal is provided. The method includes: transmitting a first response when a searching request for a first searching protocol is received from the external terminal; and transmitting a second response when a searching request for a second searching protocol different from the first searching protocol is received from the external terminal. Each of the first and second responses includes identification information for uniquely identifying the device. The included identification information is differentiated between the first and second responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsubasa Hirano
  • Patent number: 10884688
    Abstract: A print control device includes: an extraction section that extracts plural print data items to be included in a print unit, the print unit being a unit of sequential printing by a printing device; an exclusion section that excludes a specific print data item among the plural print data items extracted by the extraction section, from the print unit; and a control section that performs control such that the print unit from which the specific print data item is excluded by the exclusion section is printed by the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 10884686
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions that are executable by a computer in an information processing apparatus connected with a printer, is provided. The computer readable instructions cause the computer to obtain a type of an object contained in an image file, determine whether the obtained type of the object falls under a first type, and based on a determination that the obtained type of the object falls under the first type, determine a combination of applicable options for a print setting for the image file to be a first option group, and based on a determination that the obtained type of the object falls under a second type, determine a combination of applicable options for the print setting for the image file to be a second option group containing a smaller number of applicable options than the first option group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Aiko Mizutani