Patents Examined by Mark R. Milia
  • Patent number: 11106411
    Abstract: A file management apparatus includes a generation part that generates a coded file having a content processed not to be browsed in a user terminal from a file using key information associated with identification information of the file in a case where the identification information of the file is received from the user terminal before an expiry of the file in a storage device, and a control part that performs control for transmitting the coded file generated by the generation part to the user terminal as a transmission source of the identification information of the file and, in a case where the identification information of the file is received from an information processing apparatus after the expiry of the file, causing the content of the coded file input into the information processing apparatus to be browsed using the key information by transmitting the key information associated with the identification information of the file to the information processing apparatus as a transmission source of the identi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yusaku Awatsu
  • Patent number: 11108919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, which complies with a particular setting protocol including a procedure to receive setting information for a first communication system from an OS of an information processing device, includes a first communication interface for a first communication system, a second communication interface for a second communication system, and a controller configured to transmit, to the information processing device via the second communication interface, compliance information representing that the image processing apparatus complies with the particular setting protocol, after sharing mutual compliance recognition with the information processing device through transmitting the compliance information, receive the setting information from the OS via the second communication interface in accordance with the particular setting protocol, the mutual compliance recognition being recognition that the image processing apparatus and the OS comply with the particular setting protocol, and configure sett
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Kai
  • Patent number: 11082577
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing unit that performs printing based on a job, a setting unit that sets a setting specifying whether billing is to be performed for printing performed by the printing unit, and a control unit that, in a case where printing performed by the printing unit is interrupted due to occurrence of a job interruption event, if a setting specifying that billing is not to be performed is set by the setting unit, executes cancellation of the job when a predetermined time period elapses without a cause of the interruption being cleared and, if a setting specifying that billing is to be performed is set by the setting unit, does not execute the cancellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 11055046
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus comprises a determination unit configured to determine whether or not corresponding image data is cached in accordance with an instruction for generation of image data for the file stored in the memory, and an image processing unit configured to generate image data for the file in a case that the determination unit determines that the corresponding image data is not cached. The image forming apparatus controls to skip generation of image data by the image processing unit in a case that the instruction for generation of image data for the file is an instruction for an anticipation cache of image data for the file, and a file type of the file is a second type requiring, for generation of image data, a longer amount of time than a first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Chie Ito
  • Patent number: 11055045
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that are executable by a processor coupled with an information processing device. The information processing device includes a physical communication interface including a first logical interface and a second logical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazutaka Yamada, Akihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10990333
    Abstract: According to aspects illustrated herein, a method of printing a document is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request for printing a document and one or more print parameters, the one or more print parameters include at least a primary media size selected by a user for printing. While submitting the document for printing, an option is provided to the user to select an alternate media size to be used for printing the document. The document, the one or more print parameters along with the alternate media size as selected by the user are sent to a printer. Before printing the document, a count of the primary media size sheets available with the printer is estimated. Based on the estimated count, the document is printed with the alternate media size sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajesh Murugan, RakeshKumar Rajamohan, Ajaikumar Murugesan
  • Patent number: 10979581
    Abstract: In the case where a voice control device can communicate with a printing apparatus and a display apparatus, a user is provided with visual presentations of notifications on the display apparatus where print processing instructions are provided to the printing apparatus based on user instructions issued to the voice control device by voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Okamoto, Takuho Taguchi, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 10979588
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus acquires an input image generated by reading an image of an original document to be copied, and determination information of whether or not the input image corresponds to a blank. The image forming apparatus controls a printer to print the input image together with a page number on a sheet and output the sheet, according to a determination result indicated by the determination information. At that time, the image forming apparatus controls the printer so as to output a sheet on which the page number is not printed, with respect to the input image determined to correspond to a blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10979586
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes one or more processors, one or more memories for storing programs including an application configured to receive a setting relating to display candidates of a plurality of languages, the programs, when executed by the one or more processors, causing the image forming apparatus to perform a process for changing a display language, and a control unit configured to control processing such that the application transmits to firmware a changing request for changing a language displayed on a screen to a different language from among the display candidates of the plurality of languages when an instruction for changing a language displayed on the screen to a different language is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10958805
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus, in a case where the processor determines that the original image to be obtained represents a book document, the processor determines whether a value satisfies a prescribed condition. The value is based on a difference between a first density distribution of an image in a first partial region of the entire image and a second density distribution of an image in a second partial region of the entire image. The first partial region includes a part of a dark region. The dark region extends in an extending direction. The first partial region extends in a crossing direction crossing the extending direction. The second partial region includes another part of the dark region and extends in the crossing direction. In a case where the value satisfies the prescribed condition, the processor controls the reading device to interrupt reading the entire image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayoshi Osaki
  • Patent number: 10931833
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading unit that generates image data from an image on an original document, a short-range wireless communication unit that performs communication via short-range wireless communication, an acquisition unit that acquires identification information from a plurality of mobile terminals within a communication area, a display unit that displays a plurality of pieces of identification information, an operation input unit that accepts selection of a plurality of pieces of identification information, which is at least some of the pieces of identification information, in accordance with operation by an operator and that specifies a selection group including a plurality of mobile terminals indicated by the selected plurality of pieces of identification information, and a transceiving unit that transmits image data only to the plurality of mobile terminals included in the selection group via the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Saeda, Yasuhiro Nakai, Kohji Katamoto, Kohichi Murakami, Yasutomo Hayano
  • Patent number: 10929728
    Abstract: The systems and methods presented here completely separate a non-user pattern from the user jobs being printed. In fact, depending on the number of images in the job and the number of patterns provided by the manufacturer or press operator, the patterns may appear on different images of the job each time the job is printed. This is because the image marks are generated and processed according to the configuration of ROUS, independent of the user jobs being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Crosby, Haresh Joshi
  • Patent number: 10911610
    Abstract: A method of processing printer scripts is disclosed. A processor receives the printer script. For each original line of the printer script the process analyzes the line of script to find errors. If no error is found in the script, the script is transferred to a print engine for printing. If at least one error is found in any line of printer script: the script is modified to correct the printer script error and produce a modified line of printer script. A comparison of the original line of printer script with the modified line of printer script is generated and printed, displayed or saved to a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Datamax-O'Neil Corporation
    Inventor: Arnel Matunog
  • Patent number: 10872278
    Abstract: A method for correcting tone-level non-uniformities in a digital printing system includes printing a test target having a set of uniform test patches. The printed test target is automatically analyzed to determine tone-level errors as a function of cross-track position for each of the test patches. A tone-level correction function is determined and represented using a set of one-dimensional feature vectors which specifies tone-level corrections as a function of cross-track position and pixel value. Corrected image data is determined by using the tone-level correction function to determine a tone-level correction value for each image pixel responsive to the input pixel value and cross-track position of the image pixel. The corrected image data is printed using the digital printing system to provide a printed image with reduced tone-level errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Chung-Hui Kuo
  • Patent number: 10846028
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises an image processing part, an image forming part, and an inquiry output part. The image processing part performs image processing on image data. The image forming part forms an image on a sheet based on the image data. The inquiry output part outputs, when a page indicated by the image data includes an image at only an upstream side end part in a scanning direction and a consumption of a toner used on the page is less than a predetermined threshold, an inquiry about whether or not a print processing of the page is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuto Misu
  • Patent number: 10802772
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores computer-readable instructions for an information processing apparatus including: a processor; a display; and a memory storing at least one set of printer information. First and second type printers transmit status information to the information processing apparatus. The status information from the first type printer includes first information. The status information from the second type printer includes second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10805486
    Abstract: A remote management system includes an information processing apparatus and an electronic apparatus. A second controller of the information processing apparatus detects communication speed between the information processing apparatus and the electronic apparatus, and transmits, when the communication speed drops to a predetermined level, a second instruction for reducing a data amount of a first input screen, from a second communication device to the electronic apparatus. A first controller of the electronic apparatus reduces the data amount of the first input screen to a predetermined amount, when a first communication device receives the second instruction, and transmits a second input screen having the reduced data amount, from the first communication device to the information processing apparatus. The second controller causes, when the second communication device receives the second input screen transmitted from the electronic apparatus, a second display device to display the second input screen received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10771644
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reading section, a document table, a document pressing member, and a document size indication section. The image reading section reads an image of a document. The document table is located above the image reading section. The document is loaded on the document table. The document pressing member is provided over the document table in an openable and closable manner to press the document. The document size indication section is located on the document table and indicates a plurality of document sizes. The document size indication section is constituted by a semitransparent resin plate and includes a letter presenting portion. A part of the semitransparent resin plate of the document size indication section corresponding to the letter presenting portion has a smaller thickness than a part of the document size indication section other than the part thereof corresponding to the letter presenting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Kurotsu
  • Patent number: 10750040
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a line image sensor receiving a light reflected from an original illuminated by a light source to generate image data, an original size detector disposed away from an original positioning portion by a predetermined distance in a sub-scanning direction, an original image reading start instructing unit outputting an image reading start instruction for starting an image reading operation when being depressed by a user, and a controller determining a size of the original based on detection results of the line image sensor and the original size detector when the size of the original is not stored in a memory in a case in which the controller receives the image reading start instruction in a state in which it is detected that an angle of a pressure plate is greater than a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yushi Oka, Asahiro Nakayoshi, Akiko Kanno
  • Patent number: 10742842
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an authentication method performed using the information processing apparatus are provided. An information processing apparatus receives, as authentication information, identification information of a user of an information processing system including the information processing apparatus and an authentication apparatus, converts the authentication information, and controls to execute an authentication process based on the authentication information. The information processing apparatus converts the authentication information to form a readable authentication information by converting a character that cannot be interpreted by the information processing apparatus into a character that can be interpreted by the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Yano