Patents Examined by Neil R. McLean
  • Patent number: 10306095
    Abstract: An image printing apparatus includes a control section configured to receive original image data, analyze the original image data to acquire address information included in the original image data, and generate a two-dimensional code corresponding to the acquired address information. A printer is then controlled to print the generated two-dimensional code and the original image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Mizutani, Hiroshi Watanabe, Toshihiro Ida, Kazuhiro Ogura, Takahiro Hagiwara, Kazuhiro Kamimura, Yusuke Hamada, Koji Endo, Yoshinori Sato, Sho Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10306109
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus can reduce degradation of the line quality in an output image by a simple method while maintaining the stability of the density characteristics of the output image, and a control method therefor. To accomplish this, in accordance with the amount of change, from a reference density value, of a density value measured from a test pattern image formed on a photosensitive drum, the image forming apparatus according to the invention creates LUT_2 for correcting a laser output signal value corrected using ? correction LUT_1. The image forming apparatus performs ? correction using LUT_1 and LUT_2 for developing colors other than a predetermined low-brightness developing color, whereas for the predetermined low-brightness developing color, it performs ? correction using LUT_1 and laser light amount correction instead of ? correction using LUT_2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sumito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10306100
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a short-range wireless communication function includes a scanner that scans a document and generates image data of the document, and a storage that stores the image data generated by the scanner. If an operation mode of scanning a document by the scanner and transmitting image data of the document to an external apparatus by the short-range wireless communication function is instructed, the scanner is controlled to generate image data of a document, and store the image data in the storage, and then the image data stored in the storage is transmitted to the external apparatus by the short-range wireless communication function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Utsumi
  • Patent number: 10298800
    Abstract: A local application is prepared for each access destination for accessing the URL of a Web application. Upon calling the local application, a setting and URL associated with it are set and displayed in a Web browser. The local application monitors the state of the Web browser and initializes the state of the Web browser when they are hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yasuhara, Satoki Watariuchi
  • Patent number: 10289369
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing multi-parameter current sharing are described. In some embodiments, a printer may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the printer to: assume master status; receive a first peer list from a first peer printer; create an updated peer list, where the updated peer list lists the printer; send the updated peer list to the first peer printer; receive confirmation that the updated peer list was accepted by the first peer printer; and release master status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Bee June Tye, Chee Wei Lok, Manish K. Desai
  • Patent number: 10291800
    Abstract: In an apparatus, a reception unit receives information indicating an end of image process in an external apparatus or information indicating an occurrence of an error in the external apparatus. A display control unit causes a display unit to display predetermined information based on the information received by the reception unit. An acquisition unit acquires a constraint condition for causing the display unit to limit a display of the predetermined information. A determination unit determines whether an operating state of an apparatus capable of controlling the display unit meets the constraint condition. When the determination unit determines that the operating state meets the constraint condition, the display control unit limits the display of the predetermined information on the display unit based on the information received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10289364
    Abstract: In an application, an instruction to execute a function is set in a Print Ticket and a printer driver is called via an OS. In the printer driver, the Print Ticket is obtained from the OS, and the function is executed based on the instruction set in the obtained Print Ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10289362
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation panel which receives an entry of a password, a control portion which determines whether or not the entry password is correct and a storage portion. The storage portion stores, as an item of information which indicates that the entry password is wrong and which is included in notification information, an item to be notified that is previously set by a user, and when the control portion performs notification processing for notifying the notification information to an outside, the control portion includes, in the notification information, information corresponding to the item to be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hikaru Miyaji
  • Patent number: 10282143
    Abstract: When Web content of a specific URL is displayed, a return operation screen is displayed, and when the Web content of the specific URL is no longer being displayed, the return operation screen is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukari Yano
  • Patent number: 10284734
    Abstract: An application storage area on an application PF stores an Intent information file including <intent> tag data in addition a cooperation destination application in application cooperation by an Intent. When a Web browser is activated, an Intent processing unit confirms with an application management unit about an active application in the application storage area. After the confirmation, the Intent processing unit acquires the Intent information file of the active application from an Intent information file storage unit and performs Intent registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasutomo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10282145
    Abstract: While a specific application is running, a printer driver enables printing other data that is not data from the specific application. A dedicated driver (printer driver) that runs on a POS terminal occupies a communication port when receipt data is supplied from a POS application. The dedicated driver also sends print data generated based on the receipt data through the communication port to a POS printer. After continuing for a previously set time, the dedicated driver releases the communication port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakai, Masatoshi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10275191
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a nonvolatile storage unit including an auxiliary storage area defined therein to save data from a real storage area, and a control unit configured to reduce a tendency for saving data from the real storage area to the auxiliary storage area from a tendency in a first power state based on a transition of the information processing apparatus from the first power state to a second power state with lower power consumption than power consumption in the first power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 10277777
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that dynamically and suitably switches login processing between a user who selects an icon and a user who is identified by reading of a card. The image forming apparatus searches user information of a user who logs in by selecting a user icon displayed on a display unit and a user who logs in using a card, and performs the login processing on a searched user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Morii
  • Patent number: 10277759
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a fold unit that folds an adjustment sheet based on a predetermined reference fold position; a punch hole former that forms a punch hole in a stacked portion of the adjustment sheet, created as a consequence of folding of the adjustment sheet; an image reader that reads an image of the adjustment sheet with the adjustment sheet unfolded, in which the punch hole is formed; and a position identifying unit that identifies a position of a fold line using at least positions of a pair of punch hole images which appear in the image of the adjustment sheet and on both sides of the fold line of the adjustment sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Yasui
  • Patent number: 10275199
    Abstract: Provided is technology enabling uploading device management information more appropriately. A communication device that manages a device, including: a storage device configured to store management information related to the device; a communicator configured to execute communication with an external device through a network; and a controller configured to cause the communicator to send the management information to a server specified by address information as the transmission destination when the communicator receives from a management server address information specifying a server to manage the device. The controller causes the communicator to send device identification information to the management server; and the communicator receives the address information corresponding to the identification information from the management server as a response to transmission of the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Go Ishida
  • Patent number: 10265969
    Abstract: An image processing device generates data for forming an image by layering, on a printing medium, a first layer and a second layer. The image processing device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first dot arrangement in the first layer formed by a gloss printing material, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a printing amount of a color printing material for forming the second layer, and a halftone unit configured to perform halftone processing of converting the printing amount into second dot arrangement of the color printing material on the printing medium based on the first dot arrangement, wherein the halftone unit separately performs the halftone processing in a third area of the second layer and the halftone processing in a fourth area of the second layer based on the first dot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 10268428
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request for paper properties needed to perform page raster image processing (RIP) of a page and prompting an operator to load a virtual paper without inserting a physical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: David Ward, John Varga
  • Patent number: 10261456
    Abstract: A method for automated process control of a printing machine system by using a computer includes the steps of applying a set of rules including process parameters to be examined by the computer to detect whether and when process control is required. The values of the process parameters are made available to the computer by respective responsible components of the printing machine system. The computer is used to implement process control and the computer is used to evaluate process control results. The computer is used to implement actions that are deemed necessary based on the evaluation of the results and the computer is used to save the established data of the implemented process control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Stefan Schenk, Nikolaus Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10261730
    Abstract: An electronic system includes an electronic apparatus and a mobile terminal that transmits instruction signals to the electronic apparatus to allow the electronic apparatus to perform a plurality of various functions. When a plurality of the mobile terminals exist within a predetermined distance and transmit the respective instruction signals for allowing the electronic apparatus to perform the same function, an operation control section of the electronic apparatus performs the function indicated by the instruction signal transmitted from, of the plurality of the mobile terminals, the mobile terminal located nearest to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 10264160
    Abstract: An information processor includes a first input unit configured to accept designation of an enlargement/reduction rate, an extraction unit configured to extract a first output setting for printout at the designated enlargement/reduction rate and a second output setting different from the first output setting for printout at the designated enlargement/reduction rate, a calculation unit configured to calculate a first fee for the first output setting and a second fee for the second output setting, a display configured to display the first output setting and the first fee in association with each other, and the second output setting and the second fee in association with each other, a second input unit configured to receive a selection of one of the first output setting and the second output setting, and a controller configured to cause the execution of image formation onto a medium with the selected output setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Hiraki