Patents Examined by Neil R. McLean
  • Patent number: 10264156
    Abstract: A reflected light amount from a patch under a first light source is acquired, and a reflected light amount from the patch under a second light source whose wavelength band is different from the first light source is acquired. The type of a printing medium on which the patch is printed is determined based on the ratio of the two acquired reflected light amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Eiyama
  • Patent number: 10264153
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured in the following manner. When a client is connected to a server, the client transmits all of setting information that the client handles as a synchronization target to the server. The server returns an error response to prohibit synchronization in response to transmission of a setting item that the server does not handle as the synchronization target among the setting information transmitted from the client. After that, the client apparatus does not notify the server of a content of an update with respect to the setting information of the setting item to which the error response is returned when the client is connected to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 10264144
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power unit that accommodates a battery; a communication unit that wirelessly communicates with an external device; and a printer unit that prints print data obtained by the communication unit on a recording paper, wherein an outer appearance of the electronic device is a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oguchi, Sumio Watanabe, Yukihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10264149
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first unit that is a base of the information processing device, a second unit that is disposed above the first unit and rotates around a first rotation shaft which is horizontally arranged, an input part that accepts an operation input by a user, and a wireless reading unit containing part that is disposed next to the input part and contains a wireless reading unit. The wireless reading unit containing part is provided with a containing part to contain the wireless reading unit, and an open/close lid that opens and closes the containing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Sunohara
  • Patent number: 10257371
    Abstract: A touch operation device includes a touch detection unit that detects a touch operation to a display unit and a touch operation control unit that controls the display unit in accordance with the touch operation that has been detected by the touch detection unit. The touch detection unit acquires touch operation information including information of the number of points that have been simultaneously touch-operated in the display unit and the touch operation control unit determines an operation screen that is displayed when the display unit returns from a sleep state, based on the touch operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kunio Imaoka
  • Patent number: 10257391
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connecting a terminal apparatus through a network includes a display unit that displays first explanatory information of the terminal apparatus, an input unit that receives a user operation input by a user, a first acquisition unit that, when the display unit displays the first explanatory information, based on a first instruction from the input unit, acquires a first identifier corresponding to the first explanatory information displayed by the display unit, the first instruction being one type of the user operation, and a first communication unit that transmits the first identifier acquired by the first acquisition unit to the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Iijima, Noriharu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10248066
    Abstract: When a first image forming apparatus 1 cannot perform printing based on a print instruction from a user, the first image forming apparatus 1 (a1) makes a substitution printing request to a second image forming apparatus 2 and (a2) receives a temporary authentication ID from this second image forming apparatus 2 and notifies the user of it if the user is not managed by an authentication server 4 that manages this second image forming apparatus 2. If the user is not managed by the authentication server 4 and not authenticated when receiving the substitution printing request, the second image forming apparatus 2 (b1) requests the authentication server 4 to issue the authentication ID, (b2) receives the authentication ID and notifies the apparatus 1 of it, and (b3) receives a user inputted authentication ID and performs the printing if the inputted authentication ID is identical to the received one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoharu Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10244127
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a storage unit configured to store a template group for assigning image data, an acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information of a photographing area in which the image data is photographed inside a facility, and a selection unit configured to select a template with a design corresponding to the identification information of the photographing area inside the facility from the template group stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10241729
    Abstract: A communication device including a processor configured to, when executing processor-executable instructions stored in a storage unit, perform determining a first configurable range including setting values stored in the storage unit, acquiring, from an image processing apparatus via a communication unit, a second configurable range including setting values for image processing executable by the image processing apparatus, determining whether the first configurable range is equal to the second configurable range, when determining that the first configurable range is equal to the second configurable range, transmitting an image processing instruction to perform an image processing operation according to the setting values of the first configurable range stored in the storage unit, to the image processing apparatus via the communication unit, and when determining that the first configurable range is different from the second configurable range, restricting transmission of the image processing instruction to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10244143
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus scans an image of a document into image data, splits the image data into a plurality of areas to generate split image data, magnifies the split image data, and aggregates the magnified split image data at least based on a font size of one or more characters included in the split image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 10237434
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an acquisition unit that successively acquires plural images, a display unit that displays the images on a display in an automatic image switching mode by successively switching from one to another the images acquired by the acquisition unit, a suspending unit that temporarily suspends the automatic image switching mode without the acquisition unit stopping acquiring the images if an instruction to suspend the automatic image switching mode is provided, and a resuming unit that resumes the automatic image switching mode that has been temporarily suspended by the suspending unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiharu Hayashida
  • Patent number: 10237431
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation acceptance section, a storage section, a sheet feed cassette, a plurality of trays, a sorting mechanism, a scanner, a data analyzing section, and a control section. The scanner scans an image of a sheet. The data analyzing section analyzes image data of the sheet scanned by the scanner. When the operation acceptance section accepts a specification of a sorting condition from a user, the control section allows the storage section to store the sorting condition and allows the sorting mechanism to sort the sheet to one of the trays according to the sorting condition using an analysis result of the data analyzing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Efren Duran, Jr., Shadel Faith Abarquez, Divina Agang, Neil Dy, Gerald Clyde Labadia, Aubrey Jean Abanes, Jovin Jimenez, Joard Saquilon, Anthony Sevilla
  • Patent number: 10223042
    Abstract: A system includes a terminal and an information processing device including a first specification unit configured to specify a second computer program based on terminal information on the terminal received from the terminal; a first provision unit configured to provide the second computer program to the terminal; and a second specification unit configured to specify a first computer program based on device information received from the terminal; and a second provision unit configured to provide the first computer program to the terminal. The terminal including a transmission unit configured to transmit the terminal information; a first processing unit configured to perform processing of acquiring device information and transmitting the acquired device information, by execution of the second computer program; and a second processing unit configured to perform processing of installing the first computer program on the terminal, by execution of the second computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukasawa, Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 10223623
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus makes printing performed for maintenance by a service engineer charge-free, and prevents a print method for the service engineer from being used by a user. The image forming apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image, a print unit configured to print the image input by the input unit, and a control unit configured to control the image input by the input unit to be output to the print unit and update a charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a first operation mode, and configured to control a specific pattern image to be superimposed on the image input by the input unit and the image with the superimposed specific pattern image to be output to the print unit without updating the charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Iwadate
  • Patent number: 10223041
    Abstract: A printing apparatus capable of improving user-friendliness when the user inputs a print job via wireless direct communication in a case where a setting of reservation printing is active. The printing apparatus has a wireless direct communication function and a reservation function for reserving a received print job. A setting unit sets whether or not to use the reservation function. A determination unit determines whether or not the print job received by the printing apparatus is a print job received by the wireless direct communication function. A control unit prints the received print job without reservation according to determination by the determination unit that the received print job is a print job received by the wireless direct communication function, even in a case where use of the reservation function has been set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10223053
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The present electronic device comprises: a user interface unit displaying a UI for controlling a function of an image forming device; a communication interface unit for transmitting, to the image forming device, a control command received through the UI; a workform generation unit for automatically generating a workform on the basis of a series of user operation contents and orders inputted on the UI; and a storage unit for storing the generated workform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-im Kim, Tae-jung Yun, Hong-seock Kim, Chang-seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10217036
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus capable of combining a group element so that a color intended by a user is output ultimately even in the case where flattening is performed on the way of the processing performed on the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Hitosugi
  • Patent number: 10218869
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform: receiving a user operation of designating one of a plurality of image processing apparatuses as a designated apparatus; obtaining designated apparatus information that includes a set of an operation ID and a program ID; displaying, on a display, a first screen that includes a first activation object corresponding to the target program; and in response to receiving a user operation of designating the first activation object, activating the target program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10210442
    Abstract: An image forming system identifies a user's operation for changing a set value related to a processing of the image forming apparatus or the post-processing apparatus. When the set value is changed during a continuous output operation of the image forming system, the image forming system causes the image forming apparatus and the post-processing apparatus to continue the continuous output operation while reflecting the changed set value. The image forming system Detects a predetermined change related to the processing by referring back to a time when the user's operation is identified, and causes the image forming apparatus and the post-processing apparatus to re-output papers that have been output from a time when the predetermined change occurred to a time when the changed set value was reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10203915
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention is operated by at least switching between a first power state and a second power state in which its power consumption is less than that of the first power state. In a case where an event detected during a period from start to end of processing of making transition from the first power state to the second power state is a communication establishment event, the information processing apparatus causes a communication unit to transmit to a communication partner a notification for maintaining connection of communication in the second power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Haruki Sato