Patents Examined by Negussie Worku
  • Patent number: 12010274
    Abstract: A system and method for multifunction peripheral fleet device management includes a cloud-based management system interacting with an administrator terminal. Lists or desired device information are assembled and displayed as tabbed entries. An initial or active tab is displayed first, along with a tab that includes a descriptive term for the associated list, along with a numeric count of list items. A search box is provided to allow for filtering a list when a number of entries is excessive for an item-by-item review. Other tabs, associated with other, hidden lists, are not populated until the active tab list is complete. A placeholder indicator is displayed until such time as each inactive tab is completely populated. If an inactive tab is selected prior to being populated, it is moved to a position for being populated next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Grady Crossley
  • Patent number: 12001729
    Abstract: Useful information on image transmission is provided to a user who transmits an image in a network print technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hironori Yano
  • Patent number: 12001736
    Abstract: A system and method for providing alternative authentication modes in multifunction peripherals includes supplying mobile device management and application authentication to multifunction peripherals without such capabilities. A pluggable authorization module is installed on an incompatible multifunction peripheral by providing a user login on a devices idle screen with an login URL. A user's login credentials are verified by an authentication server that returns an associated username and access permissions once verified. This information is used by the pluggable authorization module to generate a temporary multi-function device services user supplied with the retrieved access permissions. The user can then use the multifunction device services via the temporary user. The temporary user is deleted once the user logs out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Christopher Nguyen, William Su
  • Patent number: 11995367
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of appropriately setting and adjusting the order of printing jobs by presenting an internal priority. An instruction acquiring unit presents a job list in which the plurality of jobs is arranged in the printing order and acquires a change instruction of the printing order. The instruction acquiring unit also presents the internal priority to the job list and acquires a change instruction to change the internal priority. An internal priority setting unit sets, based on the change instruction, an internal priority that is different from set priority specified for each of the plurality of jobs. The internal priority setting unit changes the internal priority according to the change instruction to change the internal priority. An image forming unit that outputs each of the plurality of jobs in the printing order corresponding to the internal priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Shimamoto, Taku Matsuo, Norifumi Miyahara, Yoshihiro Osada
  • Patent number: 11995365
    Abstract: Upon fulfillment of a replacement cartridge of print material, whether projected usage of a printing device will likely deplete a current cartridge of print material prior to anticipated arrival of the replacement cartridge is determined. Responsive to determination that the projected usage will likely deplete the current cartridge prior to the anticipated arrival of the replacement cartridge, the printing device is to enter a reduced print material usage mode during subsequent actual usage of the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gabriel Scott McDaniel, Scott K. Hymas, Jeffrey H. Luke
  • Patent number: 11997240
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for inline scanned image enrichment is provided. The apparatus includes a computing device configured to receive a plurality of subject data, generate a candidate set to model the scan focal points from, digitally capture the slide using the identified focal points through machine-learning processes, processing the captured image to optimize its viewability, and storing the captured image in an accessible repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Pramana, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanth Perugupalli, Jaya Jain, Prateek Jain, Durgaprasad Dodle, Tasin Ahmed, Deepak Anand, Raghubansh Bahadur Gupta, Himansh Mulchandani, Vaibhav Singh, Asa Rubin
  • Patent number: 11986285
    Abstract: A disease diagnosing method and a disease diagnosing system are provided in the disclosure. The disease diagnosing method includes: obtaining continuous images of a body skin and generating a time domain signal according to an average pixel value of a region of interest in each frame of the continuous images; transforming the time domain signal to a frequency domain signal and combining the time domain signal and the frequency domain signal to a time frequency signal; retrieving multiple first features of a first high dimensional space of the time frequency signal to obtain multiple second features of a second high dimensional space; and use the second features as feature vectors to map to a high dimension feature space, and classifying the second features as one of the multiple categories of a disease corresponding to the region of interest in the body skin according to a hyperplane of the high dimension feature space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Hao-Ming Hsiao, Hsien-Li Kao, Mao-Shin Lin, Chung-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 11989463
    Abstract: A system includes first and second image forming devices including first and second controllers respectively. The first controller generates a piece of shortcut information specifying an image formation process and a settings value for the image formation process both associated with a shortcut icon. The first controller displays the shortcut icon on the basis of the shortcut information. In response to receiving an operation on the shortcut icon, the first controller performs the image formation process specified in the shortcut information using the settings value specified in the shortcut information. The first controller copies the piece of shortcut information to the portable memory mounted on a first memory interface in the first image forming device. After the portable memory is mounted on a second memory interface in the second image forming device, second controller performs a shortcut process related to the copied piece of shortcut information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yutaka Urakawa
  • Patent number: 11989466
    Abstract: A device includes a communication interface and a controller. The controller is configured to obtain connection information for connecting the device with a target server from an external device via the communication interface, connect the device with the target server using the obtained connection information, and in response to failing in an attempt to obtain the connection information, provide an error notification varying depending on at what timing the attempt to obtain the connection information has been made. The controller provides a first error notification when the attempt to obtain the connection information has been made at a first timing. The controller provides a second error notification different from the first error notification when the attempt to obtain the connection information has been made at a second timing different from the first timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Yanagi
  • Patent number: 11991328
    Abstract: A reading apparatus, having a document placement table, a cover, a reader, and a controller, is provided. The cover has, on a facing surface thereof that faces the reader, a reference section having a first edge extending in a sub-scanning direction and a second edge extending in a main scanning direction, and a colored part on peripheries of the reference section. The colored part is colored along the first edge and along the second edge. The controller is configured to operate the reader to read the colored part and the peripheries of the colored part, detect a first position being a position of the first edge in the main scanning direction and a second position being a position of the second edge in the sub-scanning direction in an outcome of reading, and determine a reading range based on the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Okamoto, Toshiki Motoyama
  • Patent number: 11983449
    Abstract: A cartridge providing system includes a printer ejecting, onto a printing medium, a liquid (recording material) supplied from a cartridge, and a server managing provision of the cartridge to a plurality of users that use the printer. The server determines whether an unused stock, which is a stock that remains unused for a first period or longer, is present in a stock of cartridges held by each of the plurality of users. In a case in which it is determined that an unused stock is present in the stock held by a first user of the plurality of users, when a period until a usage expiry date of the unused stock is less than a first threshold value, the server specifies a second user, of the plurality of users, to be provided with the unused stock, based on user stock data in which the stock of cartridges held by the user is registered, and on usage amount data indicating a usage amount of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Yonekubo, Shigenori Nakagawa, Yoshihisa Horikawa
  • Patent number: 11985282
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading system that divides, with respect to image data obtained by performing a double sided reading in a state where a booklet is opened, cover sheet image data into two parts corresponding to a pair of cover sheets to arrange the two parts at a front and an end, respectively, and arranges main text image data between the front and the end, and then generates an image file from each of the arranged image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Suzuki, Nao Sato, Osamu Koyama, Masatomo Kanamitsu, Hideaki Tokuda
  • Patent number: 11985283
    Abstract: A scanner includes a reading unit that reads an image of a paper, a medium feeding portion that is capable of selecting a first feeding mode in which a separation feeding for separately feeding a paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper is overlapped with each other is performed and a second feeding mode in which a non-separation feeding for collectively feeding the paper bundle without separating is performed, and a pair of first transporting rollers and a pair of second transporting rollers that transport the paper fed by the medium feeding portion, in a case in which the medium feeding portion feeds the paper in the second feeding mode, a first driven roller and a second driven roller respectively constituting the pair of first transporting rollers and the pair of second transporting rollers are driven in a rotation direction where the paper is transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Tezuka, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Naoki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11983447
    Abstract: A control method of an information processing apparatus identifies remaining page data, among a plurality of page data to be printed, being not printed due to suspension of print processing, and displays a preview image of the identified remaining page data as a print target without a user selecting the remaining page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryota Onoguchi
  • Patent number: 11977794
    Abstract: An information processing device connecting to a print server via a network and connectable to a printing device is provided. The information processing device determines whether the printing device is a compatible printing device compatible with the print server or an incompatible printing device incompatible with the print server, and causes registration processing corresponding to a result of the determination to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Genki Nozaki, Hideyoshi Itokawa, Motomu Miyajima, Tomoki Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11977796
    Abstract: Provided are a content provision device, a content provision method, a program, and a recording medium capable of suppressing unpermitted obtaining of content by a simple process. In the present invention, a processor executes processing of acquiring identification information of a device used by the user to use the content and transmitting an image based on the identification information to the user, processing of receiving first data, which is generated by reading the image by a reading device of the user, and second data for specifying the identification information from the reading device, and processing of providing the content to the user in a case in which the identification information specified from the image indicated by the first data and the identification information specified from the second data match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11973907
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes: a document platen on which a document is placed; a reading portion configured to read a document placed on the document platen; a cover that is openable and closable between a first position at which the document platen is covered and a second position at which the document is uncovered; and a frame member including a first inclination portion and a second inclination portion, configured to constitute at least a part of an outer frame of the document platen, the first inclination portion being adjacent to the document platen and higher with an increasing distance from the document platen, and the second inclination portion being arranged farther away from the document platen than the first inclination portion and higher with an increasing distance from the document platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Niwamae, Hiroki Nakanishi, Keitaro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11962740
    Abstract: In an image processing device a controller is configured to perform: a first display operation; and a second display operation to display at least one of a target color and a non-target color in a manner different from the at least one of the target color and the non-target color in a printing target image displayed by the first display operation. The target color is a color targeted for color calibration and included in a color calibration space. The color calibration space is defined by a predetermined number of first grid points and a plurality of second grid points. The first grid points define a first polyhedron with a minimum volume enclosing the specified color. The second grid points define a plurality of second polyhedra with the minimum volume together with the first grid points. The color calibration space is a space enclosed by the second grid points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 11954375
    Abstract: The terminal device may acquire a first data association instruction for associating a label file and a first database file and acquire a second data association instruction for associating the label file and a second database. The terminal device may, in a case where the first data association instruction and the second data association instruction are acquired, store data association information in a memory. The terminal device may, in a case where a print instruction is acquired under a state where the data association information is stored in the memory, create one or more pieces of print data corresponding to one or more label images using the label file and the third database file associated with the label file, and send the one or more pieces of print data to a label printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryoji Ban
  • Patent number: 11949826
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a sensor and circuitry. The sensor reads an image on a recording medium. The circuitry inspects the image and outputs an inspection result. The circuitry excludes an area of the recording medium as a first area from an area to be inspected, based on a type of the recording medium or a position of the recording medium with respect to a reading position at which the sensor reads the image, to determine a second area to be inspected. The circuitry outputs the inspection result based on the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Suzuki, Tatsuya Ishii