Patents Examined by Pawan Dhingra
  • Patent number: 10915281
    Abstract: A printing apparatus acquires change history information indicating a print setting value of a print setting item has been changed in accordance with received change instructions, with the print setting item being a print setting item that has not been able to be set for the print job selected from a list by an external device having transmitted the print job to the printing apparatus, and displays recommended settings that are print settings determined based on the acquired change history information about the selected print job. A print setting value of a print setting item of a print job selected from the list is changed based on a selection of the displayed recommended settings, and the selected print job is executed by using print setting values including the print setting value that has been changed in accordance with the received change instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10911609
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a memory including instructions, and at least one processor for executing the instruction to cause the image forming apparatus to act as a generation unit to perform image processing so as to generate image data including pieces of page data based on a print job, a determination unit to determine whether a piece of page data corresponding to a sheet passing a predetermined location of a conveyance path is prepared in time, and a control unit to perform, in a case where the piece of page data is not prepared in time, control to leave the sheet as a blank sheet by not performing image processing. The control unit changes a page order, determined in advance, of pages to be printed following the blank sheet in a case where it is determined the piece of page data is not prepared in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Shimura
  • Patent number: 10904400
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that performs control to cause a related device to perform a corrective step, the related device installed in an organization in which a target device is installed, if a condition to determine that the target device is in a verification necessity status is satisfied in response to presence or absence of a notification repeatedly received from the target device, and a determination unit that determines a necessity for dispatching a maintenance crew to the target device in response to results of the corrective step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10897548
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has an image reading portion sequentially generating image data of pages, a printing portion sequentially printing, a discharge portion sequentially discharging printed sheets, and a control portion making the discharge portion discharge the printed sheets to a set discharge position. The control portion detects the page numbers of a precedent read page and of a subsequent read page and sets, when the page numbers are not consecutive, the discharge position of the printed sheet corresponding to the subsequent read page to a different position from the discharge position of the printed sheet corresponding to the precedent read page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Mari Kokomoto
  • Patent number: 10893166
    Abstract: A management system includes a plurality of network devices, a client communicating with the plurality of network devices, and a manager managing the client. The manager includes a management unit managing a destination list set including a plurality of destination lists including one or more destinations and a generation unit generating a task in which the destination list set and the network device to be distributed are set. The client includes a first determination unit that determines whether the network device to be distributed is able to manage the plurality of destination lists of the destination list set, based on the task generated by the manager and a second determination unit that determines whether the number of destinations included in the plurality of destination lists of the destination list set is within the number of destinations manageable by the network device to be distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shohei Baba
  • Patent number: 10863054
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display, a communication unit, and a controller. Information is displayed on the display. The communication unit performs communication with a first display apparatus, which is an external apparatus. The controller performs control, if an error occurs during an image forming process, in such a manner that different error information is displayed on the display and on the first display apparatus on the basis of a communication status with the first display apparatus and statuses of operations performed by a user of the first display apparatus and a user of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Kamoi
  • Patent number: 10855860
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touchpanel, and a controller that pops up a screen, on the touchpanel automatically without an operation instruction from a user, information that identifies a job ready for execution and a button that is adapted to stop the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Michimura, Masao Morita
  • Patent number: 10855876
    Abstract: In response to a position information request, a controller in a management system transmits original image position information to an image processing device such that the controller transmits first and second original image position information, respectively, in response to first and second position information requests that are different from each other, first and second original image storage positions indicated by the first and second original image position information being different from each other. The controller receives original image data from the image processing device that has accessed by using the original image position information, stores the original image data at an original image storage position, and transmits code data to the image processing device. In response to a target image data request from a terminal device that has acquired target image position information by reading a code image, the controller transmits target image data to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10834271
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus includes an information input unit that inputs predetermined information, a memory that stores the predetermined input information as electronic data, a communication unit that transmits an electronic mail to a predetermined transmission destination, a storage location information generating unit that generates storage location information indicating a location where the electronic data is stored, a storage location tagged mail generating unit that generates a storage location tagged electronic mail including the storage location information, an acquisition request acknowledgment unit that acknowledges an acquisition request to acquire electronic data from the transmission destination, and an electronic data loaded mail generating unit that generates an electronic data loaded mail including the electronic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanori Okubo
  • Patent number: 10819877
    Abstract: A printing apparatus to which an option unit can be connected includes a storage unit configured to store an update program for updating an option unit program, and an update unit configured to, if an option unit has been connected to the printing apparatus, update the option unit program using an update program stored by the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10805487
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touchpanel, and a controller that pops up a screen, on the touchpanel automatically without an operation instruction from a user, information that identifies a job ready for execution and a button that is adapted to stop the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Michimura, Masao Morita
  • Patent number: 10789731
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting an object (12) alongside a road (10) of a motor vehicle (1) based on at least two images (13) of an environmental region (9) of the motor vehicle (1) consecutively captured by at least one vehicle-side camera (4) for extrinsic calibration of the at least one camera (4), wherein the images (13) at least partially display a texture of a road surface (11) and wherein the following steps are performed: a) determining at least two mutually corresponding blocks (14) based on the at least two images (13); b) determining respective motion vectors for each of the at least two pairs of mutually corresponding blocks (14); c) determining a depth information concerning the at least two images (13) based on the at least two motion vectors; d) detecting the object (12) based on the depth information. The invention also relates to a computing device (3), a driver assistance system (2) as well as a motor vehicle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Pantelis Ermilios, Bryan Mcnamara, William O'Grady, Myles Friel
  • Patent number: 10742825
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium containing computer-readable instructions which cause an information processing device, when executed by a controller thereof, to obtain print file including print object data in accordance with a particular obtaining condition in response to application of the second operation to the start-up icon, display file information which is at least a part of information included in the print file as obtained, create, in response to a pointing operation which is at least one of the first operation and the second operation with respect to the displayed file information, print data having a data form interpretable by the printer based on the print object data included in the print file corresponding to file information subjected to the pointing operation, and transmit the print data as created to the printer through the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 10728418
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of being remotely operated by a remote operation device includes an operation acceptor, and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor executes a process corresponding to the operation accepted by the operation acceptor, in the case where a cooperation mode is set, executes a process in accordance with a command received from the remote operation device, acquires a type of a first medium used by the remote operation device, in the case where the cooperation mode is not set, notifies the user by using a second medium when an operation is accepted by the operation acceptor, and in the case where the cooperation mode is set, if the second medium is different from the first medium, notifies the user by using the first medium when an operation is accepted by the operation acceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohno, Mie Kawabata, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yoichi Kurumasa
  • Patent number: 10721369
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image based on image data; and a control unit that controls the image forming unit, the control unit is capable of controlling an image quality adjustment operation in the image forming unit, and in formation of an image on which foil stamping is performed, selection of no performance of an image quality adjustment or/and selection of performance of an image quality adjustment for foil stamping is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tetsu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10719275
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for controlling functions of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving, from one or more servers, a text or voice message expressed in natural language and received by the one or more servers from a mobile device of the user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data of the received text or voice message to the one or more servers, receiving, from the one or more servers, information indicating a language type for one or more portions of text within a document, dynamically adapting content of the document based on the language type for the one or more portions of text or content of the document, and performing one or more functions using the dynamically adapted content of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10708461
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus that provides an electronic apparatus with a service by way of a web application. The system includes a memory and circuit. The memory is configured to store information relating to a setting item of the web application, and store a setting value to be set to the setting item. The circuitry is configured to generate a setting screen based on the information relating to the setting item and the setting value, and update the setting value stored in the memory based on an instruction for configuring settings relating to an operation screen of the web application that is displayed at the electronic apparatus, the instruction being accepted through the setting screen being displayed to the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Minami Ogawa, Kai Kodama
  • Patent number: 10686951
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for controlling functions of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving a text or voice message expressed in natural language and received by the one or more servers from a mobile device of the user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data of the received text or voice message to the one or more servers, receiving, from the one or more servers, one or more entities or intents related to the text or voice message based on processing of the text data or audio data by the one or more servers, processing the entities or intents to determine one or more functions related to the text or voice message from the mobile device of the user of the MFP, and performing the determined one or more functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10674019
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for assisting with troubleshooting of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) by receiving a text or voice message expressed in natural language from a user of the MFP, extracting text data or audio data of the received text or voice message, forwarding the extracted text data or audio data to one or more servers, receiving, from the servers, entities or intents related to the text or voice message based on processing of the text or audio data by the servers, processing the received entities or intents, sending information indicating one or more errors to the servers, receiving, from the servers, troubleshooting information directed to the errors, and providing at least a portion of the received troubleshooting information to the user of the MFP through the mobile device of the user of the MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacek Joseph Matysiak, Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 10671329
    Abstract: In an image forming system, an image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to start image generation that is based on received print data, and a unit configured to interrupt, according to receiving a notification concerning a printing instruction during execution of the image generation, the image generation and to transmit, to an image forming apparatus, generated image data and interrupted data including command information about a page whose image data is ungenerated. The image forming apparatus includes a unit configured to accept a printing instruction and to notify the image processing apparatus of the accepted printing instruction, and a unit configured to cause an image acquisition unit to acquire image data about all printing target pages using the interrupted data received from the image processing apparatus and to cause an image forming unit to perform image formation that is based on the image data about all printing target pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohide Kubota