Patents Examined by Moustapha Diaby
  • Patent number: 10289359
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a determination processing portion and a special operation sound generating portion. The determination processing portion determines whether or not image data received from an external apparatus is confidential data. When the determination processing portion determines that the image data received from the external apparatus is the confidential data, the special operation sound generating portion executes a process of generating a special operation sound that is different from an operation sound that occurs when the image data is other than the confidential data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Shintani
  • Patent number: 10289356
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first memory unit configured to store data, which is output target data to be output to an apparatus, a compression unit configured to generate compression data formed by compressing the data, and a sending unit configured to send the compression data corresponding to the data in response to a data acquisition request to acquire the data from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Mori
  • Patent number: 10284748
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image processor having an image print function; and a server part, wherein the image processing system is connectable to a display part that displays a screen, and the server part determines whether acquisition of request information to be requested for printing is necessary, on the basis of a print mode of a print job, and generates a first screen for receiving a user operation for inputting the request information as the screen when the acquisition is necessary and generates a second screen different from the first screen when the acquisition is unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kano
  • Patent number: 10277765
    Abstract: A program is provided for causing a computer of a device having a predetermined program and at least one other program other than the predetermined program to execute acquiring processing for acquiring an exclusive object before the job is generated using the predetermined program and generating the job by means of the predetermined program in a state in which the acquired exclusive object is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10270924
    Abstract: A setting is made such that an operation screen based on screen information transmitted to an external apparatus is not displayed on a display during a connection with the external apparatus for remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 10271302
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for paging terminals such as Low Cost User Equipment (UEs) in a wireless communication system such as the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. Terminals determine their signal quality level and, based on the signal quality, determine a number of repetitions of a message to use for decoding of the message. The message corresponds to part of a procedure for paging the terminal. The terminal receives and combines the determined number of repetitions of the message in order to decode the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Steven John Bennett
  • Patent number: 10270916
    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: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10270931
    Abstract: The processor of a printer prints a setting value settable in a setting item of one in which a setting value is set on a print medium on the basis of input to an input section in a setting mode for setting a setting value in the setting item of one. If the first setting value of the setting item of one is stored in a memory, the processor causes a printing mechanism to print a first image in association with the setting value corresponding to the first setting value of the setting item of one out of the setting values to be printed. If the first setting value is not stored, the processor causes the printing mechanism to print the first image in association with the setting value corresponding to a second setting value of the setting item of one out of the setting values to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Yoshida, Toshiaki Koike
  • Patent number: 10261727
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus including a control device configured to: receive a specific signal from a second communication apparatus; determine whether an inter-device distance between the communication apparatuses is equal to or smaller than a first distance; cause a server to supply printing data to a printer when the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the first distance; again receive the specific signal from the second communication apparatus; determine whether the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than a second distance that is smaller than the first distance by using a second reception radio wave intensity of the again-received specific signal; and cause the printing execution unit to execute printing in accordance with the printing data when it is determined that the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10257843
    Abstract: A digital media device is provided. The digital media device includes a processor, a transceiver configured to be operationally connected with the processor, and a sensor configured to be operationally connected with the processor. The processor may be configured to receive identification information of an object when an event occurs, obtain state information of a user within a specific distance from the object, and create reaction information with respect to the object based on the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Yeon Han, Heejun Song, Junho Koh
  • Patent number: 10250763
    Abstract: An input device includes a display on which an operation screen is displayed, at least one protrusion displayed along an outer edge of the display, and a detector in which a display region of the display is set as a detection region. In a case where a continuous operation input in a direction provided with the protrusion is detected, a function corresponding to the continuous operation input is enabled faster than in a case where a continuous operation input in a direction different from the direction is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomi Noguchi, Asako Takayama, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Patent number: 10248367
    Abstract: The present remote support system is provided as an information processing system including an image forming apparatus, an information processing apparatus, and a relay server. The present information processing apparatus obtains a first session ID and temporary authentication information for communicating with the image forming apparatus via the relay server by transmitting a request to the relay server, and the information processing apparatus displays the temporary authentication information on a display. Also, the present image forming apparatus accepts temporary authentication information via user input and uses the temporary authentication information to transmit a request to the relay server to obtain a second session ID for communicating with the information processing apparatus via the relay server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenta Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10250765
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and circuitry that controls the display to display multiple display components corresponding to multiple setting items, accepts a setting value for a first setting item through corresponding one of the multiple display components, based on a determination indicating a first setting item is one of a preregistered combination of setting items to be configured en bloc, modifies setting values for respective ones of the preregistered combination of setting items based on the accepted setting value for the first setting item, determines whether any one of the multiple display components corresponding to the modified setting values for the preregistered combination of setting items is configured as non-displayed, and based on a determination indicating any one of the multiple display components corresponding to the modified setting values is configured as non-displayed, outputs a notification indicating the setting value for the non-displayed setting item is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Shibata, Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Patent number: 10225433
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a controller configured to execute: first acquisition processing of acquiring instruction data, execution instruction processing of causing an image processing device to execute the image processing action instructed by the instruction data, and first determination processing, in response that an error occurs during the image processing action, of determining whether the instruction data is specific instruction data or not, first error processing, in response that it is determined that the instruction data is not the specific instruction data, of displaying a standard error screen to be represented by standard screen data stored in advance in the memory, and second error processing, in response that it is determined that the instruction data is the specific instruction data, of displaying a custom error screen to be represented by custom screen data acquired from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hironori Takasaki
  • Patent number: 10225769
    Abstract: A method for receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a base station, an RRC connection reconfiguration message for adding a secondary cell group (SCG), wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message includes data radio bearer (DRB) configuration parameters for remapping a DRB that is established on a master cell group (MCG), to the SCG; and remapping the DRB to the SCG based on the RRC connection reconfiguration message, wherein the DRB configuration parameters include a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 10223056
    Abstract: A printing control machine includes an obtaining section, a determination section, and a printing control section. The obtaining section obtains from each of a plurality of printing machines, ink information regarding an ink mounted to the each printing machine. The determination section determines whether or not each of the plurality of printing machines is within a similarity condition range on the basis of the ink information obtained by the obtaining section. The printing control section allocates a printing job to printing machines determined to be within the similarity condition range to make the determined printing machines perform printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Takata
  • Patent number: 10223045
    Abstract: A management server receives a location information request from an image processing apparatus. The location information request is for requesting location information of the management server. The location information is for allowing a terminal device to transmit original image data to the management server. The management server transmits the location information to the image processing apparatus as a response to the location information request. The management server receives the original image data which is transmitted from the terminal device by using the location data. The management server stores the received original image data. The management server transmits identification information identifying the original image data to the terminal device. The management server receives specific information which enables specification of the identification information from the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10212294
    Abstract: An input device includes a display, a protrusion, and a detector. The display includes a first region that displays contents and a second region that displays an operator that receives a command input with respect the displayed contents. The protrusion is disposed alongside the display. In the detector, a display region of the display is set as a detection range, and the detector detects the command input by an input object. A positional layout of the second region displayed on the display changes in accordance with a positional relationship with the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomi Noguchi, Asako Takayama, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Patent number: 10212103
    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: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rubinstein, Jason Nelson
  • Patent number: 10198226
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus determines, if a restriction mode is set in which image formation by a predetermined cartridge is restricted, whether a cartridge loaded to the apparatus is the predetermined cartridge. If the cartridge loaded to the apparatus is the predetermined cartridge, the apparatus determines whether an accepted job is a specific job of printing information for purchasing a cartridge for which image formation is not restricted. If the accepted job is the specific job, the apparatus executes printing based on the accepted job without restricting the image formation by the predetermined cartridge, and executes printing based on an accepted job if the restriction mode is not set or if the cartridge loaded to the apparatus is not the predetermined cartridge. If the accepted job is not the specific job, the apparatus restricts execution of the image formation by the predetermined cartridge loaded to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Chiba