Patents Examined by Moustapha Diaby
  • Patent number: 10735608
    Abstract: A message conversion system converts a message regarding one operation screen out of an operation screen after the customization and a default screen before the customization to a message regarding the other operation screen, and includes: a first obtainer that obtains a name of the operation item and identification information of operation control; a second obtainer that obtains a name of the operation item and identification information of operation control; a creator that creates a comparison table; and a replacer that specifies the identification information corresponding to the name of the operation item included in the message regarding one operation screen, and obtains the name of the operation item of the other operation screen and replaces the name of the operation item of the one operation screen included in the message with the name of the operation item of the other operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10728736
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method by means of which a mobility management entity (MME) determines the communication mode of a terminal in a communication system includes the steps of: receiving, from the terminal, an access request including information on the position of the terminal; transmitting a message to a home subscriber server (HSS) on the basis of the received access request; receiving, from the HSS, specific position information for setting a first mode; comparing the information on the position of the terminal with the specific position information; and determining the communication mode of the terminal according to the result of the comparison. According to the present disclosure, the frequent transmission of small amounts of data can be supported in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Na Lim, Song Yean Cho, Jung Je Son, Sang Soo Jeong, Soeng Hun Kim, Sang Bum Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10725719
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus performs, in a case where a file transmitted from an information processing apparatus is stored in a folder that is accessible from the information processing apparatus and with which a print setting is associated, processing for printing the file in accordance with the print setting. The image forming apparatus transmits, to the information processing apparatus as screen information of an operation screen displayable by a web browser, screen information of a first operation screen for accepting an operation for storing a print target file in the folder, and screen information of a second operation screen for, in a case where the operation is accepted via the first operation screen, accepting a determination as to whether or not to transmit the print target file to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiji Kanamoto, Toshihiko Iida, Hiroya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10728422
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems providing a secure scanning. A method includes receiving a document for scanning, by a multi-function device, wherein the multi-function device is configured with an identity key, wherein the multi-function device is enabled with a secure scanning feature. An image data corresponding to the document is generated. A scanned document corresponding to the image data is generated. Then, content of the scanned document is encoded with the identity key of the multi-function device, to secure the content in the scanned document, wherein the content of the scanned document is accessible only at a device having the identity key. The device can be the same multi-function device that encodes the content of the scanned document. The device can be a different multi-function device but configured with the same identity as of the multi-function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Vinothraja Packirisamy
  • Patent number: 10728403
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a short-range wireless communication device to communicate with a portable terminal via short-range wireless communication, a first wireless communication device to communicate with the portable terminal via a direct wireless connection, a second wireless communication device to communicate via a network connected to the image forming apparatus, and a control device. The control device includes an authentication unit that determines whether o a device within short-range wireless communication range has been authenticated. The control device sets up a connection for data communication via the network when the portable terminal has been authenticated and set up the direct wireless connection for data communication when the portable terminal has not been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takaaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10728400
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method programmed for execution in a computing environment for ordering and facilitating payment of a print product. The method comprises storing a digital image in a memory; allowing for the selection of a print product to establish a print order that includes an identification of the selected product and an order cost; generating a unique payment link that corresponds to the print order and provides a mobile computing device with access to communicate with a remote payment processing system to provide payment for the print order; providing access to the unique payment link; receiving a payment notification from the payment processing system indicating that a payment authorization has been received through use of the unique payment link by the mobile computing device, wherein the payment authorization is for an amount equal to the order cost; and allowing for the fulfillment of the print order using a printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan P. Curry, Ryan Moore
  • Patent number: 10716049
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a predetermined signal from an external device in a situation where a specific wireless connection not via an access point is being established, determine whether a wireless communication via a first access point is executable with the external device, and supply a first disconnection instruction in a case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the external device. The communication device may execute the wireless communication with the external device using the first wireless connection in the case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the external device and execute a wireless communication with the external device using the specific wireless connection in the case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is not executable with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10708459
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Yuki Asai, Katsuhiko Akita, Shinya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10701228
    Abstract: A scanner for removing paperclips from a sheaf of papers, with a paper lifting tray operable to move the sheaf of papers in a vertical direction, a pushdown bar configured to move in a vertical direction and make contact with the sheaf of papers on the paper lifting tray and apply a force in an opposite direction from the direction in which the paper lifting tray moves, the force being sufficient to hold the sheaf of papers in place, and with a removal bar configured to move in a direction that is coplanar with the paper lifting tray and orthogonal to the vertical direction, wherein the removal bar is configured to come into contact with the sheaf of papers and push a paperclip off of the sheaf of papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Gin Yoshidome
  • Patent number: 10694064
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an optical scanning device that scans an object to be scanned with a beam in a main scanning direction includes a first rotation fulcrum unit and a second rotation fulcrum unit that are respectively provided in the optical scanning device on one side and on the other side in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction. The first rotation fulcrum unit is provided outside a scanning area of the beam in the main scanning direction. The optical scanning device is provided rotatably around a virtual rotation axial line connecting the first rotation fulcrum unit and the second rotation fulcrum unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Matsuo, Takaharu Motoyama
  • Patent number: 10686946
    Abstract: An intermediary device includes circuitry to: transmit, to a server, device information on a device to be monitored acquired from the device via a network; monitor a state of another intermediary device, the another intermediary device being configured to acquire from another device to be monitored device information on the another device and transmit the acquired device information to the information processor; and take over monitoring of the another device, which the another intermediary device kept monitoring, based on setting information for monitoring the another device monitored by the another intermediary device, when the state of the another intermediary device indicates that the another intermediary device has an abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10684802
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according an embodiment includes: a storing unit capable of storing one or more setting information each of which is set for executing image formation processing, wherein each setting information is associated with and stored with first apparatus information indicating a first configuration of the image formation apparatus for the corresponding setting information, the storing unit further being capable of storing second apparatus information indicating a second configuration of the image formation apparatus, which is a latest configuration of the image formation apparatus; and a processing unit that, when receiving an instruction to select one of the one or more setting information as actual setting, compares the first apparatus information associated with the selected setting information and the second apparatus information, and determines, based on the comparison result, to accept or reject to reflect the selected setting information to the actual setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10674024
    Abstract: An assisted scanner is ergonomically positioned in the bottom of a specially equipped MFP where the scanner is accessible to a user's feet by being housed in a housing drawer extensibly/retractably carried on slides in the bottom of the MFP. Instead of the scanner cover itself retaining a to-be-scanned document on the scanning-unit platen, the scanner cover is laterally slidable off from/onto the platen. Specially configured bar clamps as document holders, pivoting on motorized hinges, are provided flanking the platen. The document holders assume the function of pressing down on the document to retain it on the platen. The motorized hinges are voice-actuatable via a voice-user interface. The assisted scanner may be part of a system including wield-assist sandals, the sole of one, but not both, of which is coated with a low-tack adhesive whose adherence is easily breakable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Gin Yoshidome
  • Patent number: 10666819
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display and a control unit. The control unit includes a processor and functions, when the processor executes a control program, as a screenshot executing section and a control section. The screenshot executing section acquires an image being displayed on the display. When an image is displayed on the display and a preset condition is satisfied, the control section causes the display to display a message indicating that the image can be acquired by the screenshot executing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Judd, Shoichi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10666811
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for metering on a prepaid wireless access point the amount of data transferred between a wireless device and the Internet and inhibiting further data transmission when the amount of prepaid data available reaches or drops below a pre-determined threshold. Specifically, the wireless access point includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. When the metering client indicates that the amount of data available has dropped below a pre-determined threshold, the wireless access point inhibits further data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10659635
    Abstract: A proxy logger is a proxy or gateway between a Semantic Query/Certification tool and a Multifunction device, such as a multifunction printer. A user specifies the beginning and end points of a specific operation and the proxy logger records network requests and decrypts/encrypts the traffic. The proxy logger and SQCT logs the results for later consumption. Using this method the Semantic Query/Certification tool may generate a certification report or enumerate how a semantic operation is performed for different models of MFDs. The output of the log will be used to build device management profile for the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter J. Zehler
  • Patent number: 10659641
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which may execute a job including printing an image. The disclosed image forming apparatus may include: a printer; a detector that may detect a property of a printing paper sheet, the printing paper sheet being a paper sheet used by the printer in the printing; and a determinator that may, on the basis of the property detected by the detector and a situation of the job, determine conditions for executing the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Ikuta, Masahiro Kamiya, Shota Igo
  • Patent number: 10652178
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that acquires input information input to a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus operating a message exchange program, determines, based on the input information being acquired, whether or not a condition as a trigger for calling an information processing service is satisfied, changes, based on the determination that the condition as the trigger for calling the information processing service is satisfied, a status of the message exchange program into a status that exchanges a message with the information processing service, acquires, based on the message to the information processing service, electronic information used for information processing, and requests an information apparatus to execute the information processing using the electronic information being acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takishima, Yoshiharu Tojo, Daisuke Koya, Kiriko Chosokabe, Hiroya Uruta
  • Patent number: 10652726
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method by means of which a mobility management entity (MME) determines the communication mode of a terminal in a communication system includes the steps of: receiving, from the terminal, an access request including information on the position of the terminal; transmitting a message to a home subscriber server (HSS) on the basis of the received access request; receiving, from the HSS, specific position information for setting a first mode; comparing the information on the position of the terminal with the specific position information; and determining the communication mode of the terminal according to the result of the comparison. According to the present disclosure, the frequent transmission of small amounts of data can be supported in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Na Lim, Song Yean Cho, Jung Je Son, Sang Soo Jeong, Soeng Hun Kim, Sang Bum Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10652172
    Abstract: An electronic communication device and method for communication including automatically selecting, composing, and/or presenting a number of proposed responses to a message is disclosed. The device can present the incoming message content to the user together with an alert to the user that one or more proposed responses are available for review and selection. The device can calculate a confidence metric for each proposed response. The user alert and/or presentation of the messages can be made to vary in intensity in accordance with the confidence metric of the one or more proposed responses. The presentation of the proposed responses can be alternated and/or combined with a method for the device to receive user input to the content of the proposed response. The user can edit a proposed response rather than composing a complete response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rubinstein, Jason Nelson