Patents Examined by Mohammad H. Ghayour
  • Patent number: 10719275
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for controlling functions of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving, from one or more servers, a text or voice message expressed in natural language and received by the one or more servers from a mobile device of the user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data of the received text or voice message to the one or more servers, receiving, from the one or more servers, information indicating a language type for one or more portions of text within a document, dynamically adapting content of the document based on the language type for the one or more portions of text or content of the document, and performing one or more functions using the dynamically adapted content of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10721369
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image based on image data; and a control unit that controls the image forming unit, the control unit is capable of controlling an image quality adjustment operation in the image forming unit, and in formation of an image on which foil stamping is performed, selection of no performance of an image quality adjustment or/and selection of performance of an image quality adjustment for foil stamping is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tetsu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10708461
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus that provides an electronic apparatus with a service by way of a web application. The system includes a memory and circuit. The memory is configured to store information relating to a setting item of the web application, and store a setting value to be set to the setting item. The circuitry is configured to generate a setting screen based on the information relating to the setting item and the setting value, and update the setting value stored in the memory based on an instruction for configuring settings relating to an operation screen of the web application that is displayed at the electronic apparatus, the instruction being accepted through the setting screen being displayed to the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Minami Ogawa, Kai Kodama
  • Patent number: 10686951
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for controlling functions of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving a text or voice message expressed in natural language and received by the one or more servers from a mobile device of the user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data of the received text or voice message to the one or more servers, receiving, from the one or more servers, one or more entities or intents related to the text or voice message based on processing of the text data or audio data by the one or more servers, processing the entities or intents to determine one or more functions related to the text or voice message from the mobile device of the user of the MFP, and performing the determined one or more functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10674019
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for assisting with troubleshooting of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving a text or voice message expressed in natural language from a user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data to one or more servers, receiving, from the servers, entities or intents related to the text or voice message based on processing of the text or audio data by the servers, processing the received entities or intents, sending information indicating one or more errors to the servers, receiving, from the servers, troubleshooting information directed to the errors, and providing at least a portion of the received troubleshooting information to the user of the MFP through the mobile device of the user of the MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10671329
    Abstract: In an image forming system, an image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to start image generation that is based on received print data, and a unit configured to interrupt, according to receiving a notification concerning a printing instruction during execution of the image generation, the image generation and to transmit, to an image forming apparatus, generated image data and interrupted data including command information about a page whose image data is ungenerated. The image forming apparatus includes a unit configured to accept a printing instruction and to notify the image processing apparatus of the accepted printing instruction, and a unit configured to cause an image acquisition unit to acquire image data about all printing target pages using the interrupted data received from the image processing apparatus and to cause an image forming unit to perform image formation that is based on the image data about all printing target pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohide Kubota
  • Patent number: 10659651
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can appropriately delete data of an image forming apparatus used when remote support for an image forming apparatus is performed. The information processing apparatus provides remote support to an image forming apparatus through a relay server. For the remote support, the information processing apparatus acquires data used for remote support from the image forming apparatus through the relay server. The information processing apparatus controls execution of a deletion process of data cached in the information processing apparatus within the acquired data. In a preferable embodiment of the present invention, the information processing apparatus performs a deletion process of cache data when the remote support ends or when logged into the relay server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Suetani
  • Patent number: 10659646
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which can prevent from automatically deleting, without user's intention, a box document restored from another image forming apparatus. A document storage deadline is set with respect to a folder thereof for storing box documents so as to set, as a target to be deleted from the folder, a box document having been stored in the folder over the document storage deadline. When it is determined that one of the box documents stored in the folder is a restored document, the one of the box documents is controlled to be excluded from the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuaki Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 10652423
    Abstract: A configurable document server is described. In some embodiments, the configurable document server can enable administrators to set an option that prevents documents from being routed to users when the configurable document server experiences some types of errors. When the configurable document server determines that such an error condition exists, it may prevent the routing of the corresponding document. By preventing documents causing errors from being routed, the configurable document server enables administrators to improve the accuracy of document workflow and thereby improve productivity of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Jason K. Webster, Michael Riedel, Byron D. Hunt, Jr., Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, William R. Harman
  • Patent number: 10652429
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire registration information which is stored in a master database; a registration information storage configured to store the registration information; a rule storage configured to store rule information representing an update method for synchronizing the registration information which is stored in the registration information storage with the registration information which is stored in the master database; and a synchronous processing unit configured to update the registration information which is stored in the registration information storage based on the acquired registration information and the acquired rule information which are stored in the master database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10642556
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a memory that stores a setting for a first process in association with an identifier; a receiver that receives the identifier, image data, and a request for a second process from a host apparatus capable of requesting the second process but incapable of requesting the first process; and a processor that performs the first process on a basis of the image data according to the setting stored in association with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Fukuda, Patrick Rabel
  • Patent number: 10642559
    Abstract: An image forming device comprises: an additional information determining part that determines necessity of additional information required for execution of a print job based on information received from a terminal device; a print job storage that temporarily stores therein the print job received from the terminal device when the additional information determining part determines the additional information is necessary; an additional information requesting part that requests for the additional information to the terminal device when the additional information determining part determines the additional information is necessary; an additional information obtaining part that obtains the additional information from the terminal device; a print setting applying part that applies the additional information to the print job stored in the print job storage; and a printing part that produces the printed output based on the print job to which the additional information is applied by the print setting applying part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shohei Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10638000
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus reads an image depicted on paper to create image data of the image and saves the image data in a storage; selects an intermediary from among one or more servers based on an e-mail address designated; sends location data indicating a saving location of the image data or the image data to the intermediary in order to provide a terminal with the image data via the intermediary; sends, to the e-mail address, an message including access information for accessing the location data or the image data saved to the intermediary; and sends, when the intermediary is accessed by the terminal based on the access information and reques4USts the image data, and further, when data corresponding to the access information is the location data, the image data to the requesting server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10594822
    Abstract: A configurable queue processor for document servers is described. The configurable queue processor strives to allocate server resources in an optimal manner such that document servers can process documents efficiently. In various embodiments, the facility includes a configurable queue processor for allocating document flows for handling documents, document transport module for transporting documents between network devices, such as printers, fax boards, and content servers and across local and wide-area networks; functionality for routing optimization with other communications networks, such as messaging services, telephony, and IP networks; and flexible document transport capabilities to workflow applications and multifunction devices (such as all-in-one print/scan/copy/fax/telephone/answering machine devices) and multifunction devices enhanced with video and video capture, messaging, email, network router and gateway capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, Jason K. Webster
  • Patent number: 10587772
    Abstract: A configurable document server is described. In some embodiments, the configurable document server can enable administrators to set an option that prevents documents from being routed to users when the configurable document server experiences some types of errors. When the configurable document server determines that such an error condition exists, it may prevent the routing of the corresponding document. By preventing documents causing errors from being routed, the configurable document server enables administrators to improve the accuracy of document workflow and thereby improve productivity of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Jason K. Webster, Michael Riedel, Byron D. Hunt, Jr., Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, William R. Harman
  • Patent number: 10564904
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus causes an image forming portion to perform image forming processing based on a security job issued by an output-permitted user, in a case where an outsider-use-possibility calculated by an outsider-use-possibility calculation portion becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined threshold value on the basis of information of a movement trajectory of the output-permitted user and also the output-permitted user has been detected in an output-process-start area. Accordingly, it is possible to enhance the convenience for the output-permitted user while ensuring the security of the output product based on the security job issued by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kosuke Masumoto
  • Patent number: 10552104
    Abstract: A print data processing device that is a device for processing print data transmitted from a host device, and electronically providing printouts according to user needs without making changes on the host device side and without wasting paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10544000
    Abstract: A conveyance device includes: a holder to hold a paper roll and rotate along with rotation of the paper roll; a conveyor to convey a sheet located at an entry of a sheet conveyance path; a motor to apply a conveyance force to the conveyor; a first power supply circuit to output power both in a sleep mode and a ready mode; a second power supply circuit to output power in the ready mode but not in the sleep mode; a signal output unit supplied with the power from the first power supply circuit and to output a rotation detection signal when the holder rotates in the sleep mode or the ready mode; and a controller to, when the rotation detection signal is received in the sleep mode, turn on the second power supply circuit to supply the power to at least the motor to convey the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10542181
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a data processing apparatus and a server. The server stores a first and second application, the first application to be used by the data processing apparatus after being installed onto the data processing apparatus, the second application corresponding to the first application. The data processing apparatus includes: a display that displays an HTML-based operation screen of the second application on a Web browser, the operation screen being available from the server; and a main body that executes processing. The server includes a processor that offers an API when an instruction to execute processing is given via the operation screen displayed on the display, the API to be used by the second application such that the main body executes processing as instructed. The data processing apparatus further includes a processor that interprets the API and that makes the main body execute processing corresponding to the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10536590
    Abstract: A display control apparatus transmits change information for changing display provided by a predetermined device included in data acquired by the display control apparatus to the predetermined device. In response to a predetermined response to the transmission of the change information, the display control apparatus displays, on its own display device, a predetermined screen corresponding to display provided by the predetermined device changed by the change information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Konji