Patents Examined by Saeid Ebrahimi Dehkord
  • Patent number: 10212310
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input portion for a user to enter information, the input portion including a first input portion, and a second input portion with which information being entered is hard to be seen by a person around the user as compared with the first input portion. The information processing apparatus also includes a determination portion configured to determine whether or not entry target information to be entered by the user is sensitive. The information processing apparatus further includes a call portion configured to, prior to entry of the entry target information, call the first input portion when the determination portion determines that the entry target information is not sensitive, and call the second input portion when the determination portion determines that the entry target information is sensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kanai, Masayuki Ito, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Hiroki Ueda, Yukina Hisada
  • Patent number: 10178257
    Abstract: A monitoring device that acquires device information to be collected from a device includes an operation finish notification acquiring section that acquires an operation finish notification indicating that a predetermined operation performed by the device has been finished, and a device information acquiring section that acquires the device information from the device with a trigger of the acquisition of the operation finish notification. A monitoring method for acquiring device information to be collected from a device includes acquiring an operation finish notification indicating that a predetermined operation performed by the device has been finished, and acquiring the device information from the device with a trigger of the acquisition of the operation finish notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshie Imai
  • Patent number: 10165151
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus stores, as user information of a user capable of logging into the information processing apparatus, first user information of a user having particular authority and second user information of a user having no particular authority. The information processing apparatus displays a list of, from the stored user information, user information that includes the second user information and no first user information. Then, the information processing apparatus performs a login process enabling a user corresponding to user information selected from the list to log into the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 10158778
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that controls an image forming apparatus from a terminal with sufficient usability for a user. The image forming system includes the terminal and the image forming apparatus. The job accumulating part accumulates a job. The command acquiring part acquires the command for setting time and executing for the job accumulated by the job accumulating part. The command interpreting part interprets the command acquired by the command acquiring part. The command instructing part performs the instructions to execute the job in the image forming apparatus at the set time corresponding to the command interpreted by the command interpreting part. The job executing part executes the job with an instruction acquired from the command instruction part of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Gin Yoshidome
  • Patent number: 10157025
    Abstract: Determination is made as to whether or not image data inputted in a state where a mode for confirming a print result is set in a maintenance mode used by a service person includes information that indicates data for maintenance, and in a case that it is determined that the information is included, image formation is performed after superimposing a particular pattern on the image data, and in a case that it is determined that the information is not included, image formation in accordance with the image data is performed after waiting for the mode to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiko Kamoi
  • Patent number: 10158785
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input portion for a user to enter information, the input portion including a first input portion, and a second input portion with which information being entered is hard to be seen by a person around the user as compared with the first input portion. The information processing apparatus also includes a determination portion configured to determine whether or not entry target information to be entered by the user is sensitive. The information processing apparatus further includes a call portion configured to, prior to entry of the entry target information, call the first input portion when the determination portion determines that the entry target information is not sensitive, and call the second input portion when the determination portion determines that the entry target information is sensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kanai, Masayuki Ito, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Hiroki Ueda, Yukina Hisada
  • Patent number: 10154169
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide for a method, system, and computer program for increasing the success of a facsimile transmission. In an embodiment of the invention, the method includes writing a record to a database during a failed attempt at transmitting a fax image by the fax server, receiving each of a new fax image to be transmitted to a recipient, a specified fax sender, and also at least a portion of a phone number, and retrieving a current selected configuration stored for the specified fax sender. The method further includes querying the database to determine whether the current selected configuration of the specified fax sender matches a record in the database, and if a match is found, establishing that a prior facsimile transmitted by the specified fax sender was unsuccessful, but on condition that no match is found, transmitting the new fax image by the fax server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CONCORD III, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ralph Musgrove
  • Patent number: 10146485
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit, an acquiring unit, a color information extracting unit, a storage unit, an image extracting unit, and an image generating unit. The reading unit reads an image on a sheet. The acquiring unit acquires image data from the image read by the reading unit. The color information extracting unit extracts color information from the image data. The storage unit stores specific color information. The image extracting unit extracts second image data surrounded by a line with the specific color information in first image data that the acquiring unit acquires from an image on a first sheet which is read by the reading unit. The image generating unit generates third image data based on the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10074044
    Abstract: A printing device printing on a non-transitory recording medium with a print head, comprising the following: an input receiver receiving input of a character string including multiple characters; a print data transmitter sending to the print head individually inverted characters of one or more characters included in the character string of which the input is received; and a printer printing with the print head the inverted characters received by the print head such that the inverted characters are arranged closer to a leading end in a transfer direction of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Oyakawa
  • Patent number: 10069985
    Abstract: A managing system includes a managing apparatus that transfers command information corresponding to a type of the apparatus to the intermediate apparatus and an intermediate apparatus including circuitry that acquires apparatus information from the apparatus in response to the command information transferred by the managing apparatus, and transfers the acquired apparatus information to the managing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Mizunashi, Satoshi Aoki, Yuuichiroh Negishi
  • Patent number: 10055181
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a receiving unit, a determining unit, a transmitting unit, and a presenting unit. The receiving unit receives an application for use of the image processing device from an applicant. The determining unit determines whether or not the applicant is associated with an administrator of the image processing device. The transmitting unit transmits, in a case where the applicant is associated with the administrator of the image processing device, a registration request to an external device so that the applicant is permitted to use the image processing device. The presenting unit presents, after a notification indicating registration is received from the external device, information indicating the permission for use to the applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10051137
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique that enables an image communication apparatus capable of performing voice communication and T.30 in-band FAX communication over the IP network to positively detect a CNG signal and achieve switching to FAX reception in the answerphone connection mode and the FAX/TEL-switching mode. The communication apparatus includes a MODEM that controls facsimile communication and a SLIC that controls a telephone. A selector includes switches for connecting the IP network and the MODEM, and switches for connecting the IP network and the SLIC. A CPU controls the switches of the selector such that signals from the IP network are supplied to both of the MODEM and the SLIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yutaka Inoue
  • Patent number: 10033889
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a panel portion connected with a control portion of an apparatus body and being capable of executing at least one of functions of displaying information obtained from the control portion and of inputting information to the control portion, and an antenna capable of transmitting/receiving radio waves to/from a mobile terminal brought close to the antenna. The NFC substrate can make communication between the mobile terminal brought close to the antenna and the control portion by a near field communication system. The antenna is provided under and in a vicinity of the panel portion in a front view of the panel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirohisa Sawada
  • Patent number: 10031704
    Abstract: A printing system that is capable of saving time for inputting authentication information at the time of instructing job process from the portable terminal. A printing system comprises a printing apparatus and a portable terminal. The printing apparatus comprises an NFC tag, an authentication unit, a writing unit that writes data including user information about a user whose authentication succeeds into the NFC tag when the user authentication succeeds, a reception unit that receives print data, and a processing unit that processes the print data based on the user information included in the print data received. The portable terminal comprises a reading unit that read data from the NFC tag, an extraction unit that extracts the user information from the data read, a generation unit that generates print data using the user information extracted, and a transmission unit that transmits the print data generated to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9992374
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit configured to execute, in forming an image on both surfaces of a sheet, image processing including skew correction to deform the image in advance to offset distortion to be caused in the image to be formed on the sheet, wherein, the image processing unit receives specification of any of one side, two sides, and an external form of the sheet, as a reference position of the image processing for the image to be formed on the both surfaces of the sheet, and executes the image processing including the skew correction based on the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nomura
  • Patent number: 9992358
    Abstract: A pull print system includes a printing apparatus (MFP) that executes a print job, a pull print server that spools the print job to be executed as a pull print by the printing apparatus, and an electronic device that sends the print job to the pull print server. The pull print server sends to the electronic device setting information for a job setting being a setting of the print job, and when displaying a setting screen for the job setting, the electronic device displays the setting screen on which the setting information sent from the pull print server is reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Mondo, Koji Kubono, Masafumi Sato, Toyoaki Oku, Zhenyu Sun, Yoshio Inoue
  • Patent number: 9967430
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable program causes a computer incorporated in a mobile terminal to execute the steps of: a) acquiring apparatus specifying information in order for a user to determine whether an information processing apparatus to cooperate with the mobile terminal is a desired information processing apparatus using a proximity wireless communication with the information processing apparatus; b) displaying, on an operation unit of the mobile terminal, a confirmation message which is a confirmation message to confirm execution of a cooperative action with the information processing apparatus and includes the apparatus specifying information; and c) executing the cooperative action in response to a confirmation operation to the confirmation message by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagasawa, Toshiya Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 9946500
    Abstract: A method for two-sided printing of digital images on a roll of media by means of a roll-to-roll system is provided. The roll-to-roll system includes a digital image queue including entries for digital images to be printed on the roll. For each digital image to be printed on a first side of the roll, a first entry is registered in the digital image queue, which entry includes at least one digital item identifying the digital image and digital items of print properties of the digital image. For each digital image to be printed on a second side of the roll, a second entry is registered in the digital image queue, which entry includes at least one digital item identifying the digital image and digital items of print properties of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: OCE HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Elsemieke P. A. Van Rossum, Eduardus J. W. Van Vliembergen
  • Patent number: 9883070
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The image reading apparatus includes a communication device configured to perform communication in a preset communication manner, a scanner configured to generate a scan image by scanning a manuscript, and at least one processor configured to control the communication device to transmit use information of the manuscript to an address corresponding to authorship information in response to a preset security pattern including the authorship information being detected in the generated scan image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Do-soon Lee
  • Patent number: 9880792
    Abstract: A management system includes: a setting unit that performs administrator setting; a storage unit that stores therein administrator setting information, program information specifying a program corresponding to an image processing device, and customization information indicating how to change a setting of the program in accordance with an administrator setting; a generation unit that generates a program file based on the administrator setting information and the program information, and generates a customization file based on the administrator setting information and the customization information; and an installation control unit that installs the program in an information processing device based on the program file, and changes the setting of the program to adapt to the administrator setting based on the customization file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Youichi Minegishi