Patents Examined by Negussie Worku
  • Patent number: 10453151
    Abstract: A portable device is configured to obtain an image of a document, the document being of no predefined format and containing numerical data. The numerical data is extracted and automatically organized into a report in a predefined or customized format and stored into a database. The database is accessible and searchable by a user to obtain either the numerical data of the image or the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KRIS ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Radha K. C. Pandipati
  • Patent number: 10455634
    Abstract: A communication device is described as including: a first wireless interface configured to communicate over a first distance; a second wireless interface configured to communicate over a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance; a display; a processor; and a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to: receive, via the second wireless interface, a connection request from a first external device; wait for user confirmation of second wireless interface connection between the first external device and communication device; while waiting, establish, via the first wireless interface, a connection with a second external device; where no user confirmation has been received and the connection with the second external device has been established, terminate the waiting; and establish, via the second wireless interface, a connection with the second external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10455124
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus used for an image forming system that outputs a job in a plurality of image forming apparatuses in a distributed manner, the image forming apparatus including: a communication unit that communicates with other image forming apparatuses; and a control unit that controls the communication and a distributed output of the job and includes state information on the plurality of the image forming apparatuses. The control unit determines, according to the states of each of the image forming apparatuses, the image forming apparatus for printing of a reference test chart on a transfer medium, the test chart being used as a reference for an image formation adjustment in each of the image forming apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Mikimasa Honma
  • Patent number: 10442227
    Abstract: Examples of stalling of operation of imaging devices are described herein. In an example, the imaging device includes an input roller assembly to transport a medium in the imaging device and a line feed roller assembly disengagably coupled to the input roller assembly to selectively drive the input roller assembly. To stall the operation of the imaging device, a line feed shaft of the line feed roller assembly can be automatically disengaged from the input roller assembly to discontinue advance of the medium along a print path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiao-Xi Huang, Vincent L-H Ong, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10437539
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording medium; a server unit having a server function; a casing having the image forming unit housed therein; and a cabinet arranged below the casing and having the server unit housed therein. The cabinet serves as a partition between the image forming unit and the server unit, and is provided as a housing separately from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hironori Akashi, Ryutaro Taira, Hironao Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10440223
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides an electronic device having a light source, a two-dimensional photosensor, the photosensor and the light source being stacked on top of each other, and a non-transitory computer readable memory. In one example, the mobile electronic device is configured to: capture two or more frames using the photosensor while light is emitted from the light source, identify common features in neighboring frames of said two or more frames, combine said two or more frames into an image based on the common features, such that the common features are spatially collocated in the image, and record the image to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bidirectional Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Michael Thomas, Hsuan-Yeh Chang
  • Patent number: 10440214
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a turning unit and a reading unit having a reader. The reader reads an image on a sheet. The turning unit can turn with respect to the reading unit. The turning unit includes a communication unit and a storage portion. The communication unit receives data from outside the image reading device by wirelessly communication and includes a communication main unit detachably mounted within the turning unit and a communication cable that transfers data received by the communication main unit. The storage portion stores the communication cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akio Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10432820
    Abstract: One or more image processing apparatuses, image processing systems, control methods and storage mediums for use with same are provided herein. At least one embodiment of an image processing apparatus includes: a scanning unit that scans multiple original documents placed on a platen glass and generates image data; an acquisition unit that acquires pieces of image data of the respective original documents from the image data generated by the scanning unit; a decision unit that decides on a page order based on pieces of geometric information of the pieces of image data acquired by the acquisition unit; and a file creation unit that converts the pieces of image data of the respective original documents into one file in the page order decided by the decision unit and stores the one file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koya Shimamura, Naoki Ito
  • Patent number: 10414166
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a jetting unit connected to a tank storing liquid, and having jetting ports for jetting the liquid supplied from the tank; a purge unit which performs a purge operation for discharging the liquid from the jetting unit; a notifying unit which notifies a user selectively that a remaining amount of the liquid in the tank is included in a first range, and that the remaining amount is included in a second range greater than the first range; and a controller configured to: determine a first purge amount; detect the remaining amount; and in a case that the detected remaining amount is included in a third range greater than the second range and that the remaining amount is included in the first range if the purge operation is executed with the first purge amount, determine a second purge amount obtainable by reducing the first purge amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10416942
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing engine to perform image processing; a memory to store setting information used in the image processing; a control panel to accept an operation instruction for operating the image processing engine and an input instruction for editing the setting information; and a Web server, functioning as a Web API service, to accept a request of the instruction from the control panel via one or more Web APIs. The control panel receives a response to the instruction for editing from the Web API service, and displays the received response as a result of the editing of the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10412237
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided and includes a display unit which displays an operation screen. The information processing apparatus controls whether or not to receive setting for a first application from a different apparatus and use the received setting for the first application, in accordance with a type of a screen being displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuki Kado
  • Patent number: 10401225
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a document scanner contact image sensor scan bar having an LED array to increase LED sensor array output and/or reduce total color scan line cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Lane Mayberry, Karl Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 10404882
    Abstract: An image sensor unit includes a light condenser that collects light from an object to be read, an image sensor that receives the light collected by the light condenser and outputs an image, and a housing that houses the light condenser and the image sensor. The housing includes a plurality of spacer attachment portions to which a first spacer that keeps a distance between the housing and a mount member can be detachably attached and for which distances between the housing and the mount member in a state where the attached first spacer abuts against the mount member differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Takeshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10401227
    Abstract: A colorimetry device and a colorimetry method according to the present invention relatively move the position of a color measuring unit with respect to a color chart to the position of each of a plurality of patches obtained based on an image of the color chart by a moving unit for a chart region selected by a user out of chart regions extracted based on the image of the color chart, and measure the color of each of the plurality of patches by the color measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Satoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 10402133
    Abstract: An image data processing controller includes circuitry to receive, from a server, output target image information, and command information including a description of process setting information in a first format used for generating and outputting an image, set description conversion setting information to one or more specific job receiving units, convert, when the description of process setting information in the first format is not interpretable by the image data processing controller, the description of process setting information in the first format into the description of process setting information in a second format interpretable by the image data processing controller by referencing the set description conversion setting information, and generate image drawing information to be used by an image generator based on the output target image information, and the command information including the description of process setting information in at least one of the first and second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoh Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10404868
    Abstract: Apparatus to detect a defect in a printed image and methods of detecting detects in a printed image are described. In some examples, a printing operation is initiated using image data to generate a printed image. The printed image is then scanned to generate a scanned image. A resolution of the scanned image is estimated, calculated or determined on the basis of a characteristic of the printing operation, and a reference image, having a resolution corresponding to the estimated, calculated or determined resolution, is generated from the image data. Whether defects are present in the printed image may be determined on the basis of a comparison of the reference image with the scanned image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Spivakovsky, Oded Perry, Oren Haik, Avi Malki
  • Patent number: 10401143
    Abstract: A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3D) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3D measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. The method records images of a light pattern emitted by the projector onto an object. The 3D measuring device is moved from a first position and a second position along a second path. A gesture and a corresponding control function are determined based at least in part on the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gerrit Hillebrand, Rolf Heidemann, Martin Ossig
  • Patent number: 10389918
    Abstract: A document reading unit includes an R light source, a G light source, a B light source, a UV light source, a lighting control unit, a first photoelectric conversion element, a second photoelectric conversion element, a lens, and an output unit. The first photoelectric conversion element includes an M filter. The second photoelectric conversion element includes a G filter. The output unit outputs outputs of the first photoelectric conversion element and the second photoelectric conversion element at the time of simultaneous lighting of the R and G light sources and an output of the first photoelectric conversion element at the time of simultaneous lighting of the B and UV light sources as the image data, and outputs an output of the second photoelectric conversion element at the time of simultaneous lighting of the B and UV light source as fluorescent color data indicating a fluorescent color region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10382640
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a screen information request receiver, an application identification information specifying unit, a screen information transmitter. The screen information request receiver receives, from a device, a screen information request used to request screen information for providing an application. The screen information includes at least dealer information representing a dealer that sells the device. The application identification information specifying unit specifies application identification information corresponding to the dealer information included in the screen information request based on application correspondence relation information representing a correspondence relation between the dealer information and the application identification information identifying an application available to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Han
  • Patent number: 10375261
    Abstract: In an input image generated as a binary image from a scanned document image, a projection image generating unit (a) tries at each primary-scanning-directional target pixel position to detect a secondary-scanning-directional run along a secondary scanning direction, projects the detected secondary-scanning-directional run at the primary-scanning-directional target pixel position and thereby generates a one-dimensional primary-scanning-directional-projection image, and (b) tries at each secondary-scanning-directional target pixel position to detect a primary-scanning-directional run along the primary scanning direction, projects the detected primary-scanning-directional run at the secondary-scanning-directional target pixel position and thereby generates a one-dimensional secondary-scanning-directional-projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Mutsuo