Patents Examined by Saeid Ebrahimi Dehkordy
  • Patent number: 10936260
    Abstract: A printer may receive communication information from a server via a second type interface in a case where account information for logging in to the server is sent to the server, receive the print data from the server via the second type interface in a case where the print data is uploaded onto the server due to the terminal device using the communication information without sending the account information to the server after the communication information has been sent to the terminal device, and cause the print executing unit to print the target image represented by the print data in a case where the print data is received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Patent number: 10936255
    Abstract: Method(s) and apparatus(es) relate to notification to pick-up a printed document (“document”). In a method, stored in a cloud computing system are: at least one operation image of the document; operation metadata associated with scanning or printing; and a user identity. A snap-notify function readies a camera to store a photo image and associated metadata. The photo image and metadata, uploaded from the mobile device to the cloud computing system, is compared by a backend application. The photo metadata is compared with data entries to obtain a match to the operation metadata. The photo image stored in relation to the photo metadata matching the operation metadata is retrieved. The photo image is compared to the operation image, and, for a match thereof to at least a threshold percentage, the cloud computing system instructs the multifunction printer to send a confidential notification for the user identity to pick up the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shaileesha Shrestha, Tomohiro Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10936259
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains update data for a common control program capable of controlling plural apparatuses whose models are different from one another and a model information file including maintenance information indicating a current maintenance state of each of the plural apparatuses, a second obtaining unit that, when updating the common control program using the update data obtained by the first obtaining unit, obtains information regarding a model name from a connected apparatus to be controlled, and a display control unit that, if the maintenance information regarding the connected apparatus from which the second obtaining unit has obtained the information regarding the model name indicates that a maintenance period has expired, displays a selection screen for asking a user whether to delete the model name from a model list displayed to the user by the common control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 10924628
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having a transmission function for transmitting image data includes a reader that reads a document to generate image data, a memory device that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory device. The instructions are executed to execute a transmission job for transmitting the image data generated by the reader, set a first setting for not printing a transmission report representing a transmission result of the transmission job to the image processing apparatus as a device setting of the image processing apparatus, and set a second setting for printing the transmission report to the transmission job as a setting for a transmission job. The transmission report is printed in accordance with the first setting being set to the image processing apparatus and the transmission job to which the second setting is set being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 10924615
    Abstract: A cloud-based document scanning system includes a cloud computing platform having a cloud computing application and a cloud storage system. The system further includes a scanning device communicatively coupled over a network to the cloud computing platform, the scanning device configured to: accept a set of documents; generate a set of digital image files corresponding to the set of documents; store the set of digital image files; and upload the set of digital image files directly to the cloud storage system. Upon receiving a request from the scanning device, the cloud computing application is configured to: access the set of digital image files; apply image processing operations to the set of digital image files in accordance with a plurality of image processing parameters, generate a portable document format document based on the processed image files, and send the portable document format document to a user-selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Starfish Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Diasti, Fiyyaz Pirani
  • Patent number: 10908860
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) for executing multiple jobs. The MFP receives a single request comprising one or more inputs for executing a plurality of jobs. Also, one or more setting parameters for each job is received. The MFP stores the one or more inputs in a memory associated with the MFP and executes the plurality of jobs. The plurality of jobs is executed such that a job subsequent to a previously executed job, is executed continuously without receiving user inputs after completion of the previously executed job. Also, the one or more setting parameters are applied while executing to corresponding jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shubham Krishna Anshu
  • Patent number: 10897553
    Abstract: A print system that is capable of performing a network setting operation easily in a case where two information processing apparatuses are connected. A first network connects first and second information processing apparatuses to an external apparatus. A second network that connects the first and second information processing apparatuses to exchange information for print management. The second information processing apparatus displays a first setting screen on which a user inputs network configurations of the first and second information processing apparatuses for the first network, changes the network configuration of the second information processing apparatus for the first network into the network configuration input by the user, and transmits the network configuration input by the user to the first information processing apparatus through the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shou Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10896008
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a specifying section, a decision section, and a display controller. The specifying section specifies print jobs satisfying a search condition designated to select a print job. The decision section decides an enlargement/reduction ratio on a time axis so that when events related to print jobs satisfying the search condition are displayed in a display area arranged in a time series, a start time of a first event and an end time of a last event are contained in the display area. The display controller controls the display of a line of events related to print jobs satisfying the search condition, enlarged or reduced by the decided enlargement/reduction ratio, in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Tajima
  • Patent number: 10887481
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an execution unit that, when a specific execution instruction is received, which specifies that a manual sheet feed section via which a sheet is fed manually is included as a sheet feed source that feeds the sheet, under the condition that the sheet is present in the manual sheet feed section, executes specific printing; and a confirmation unit that, when the execution unit executes first specific printing according to a first specific execution instruction, then receives a second specific execution instruction from an operator different from an operator who has issued the first specific execution instruction, under the condition that the sheet is present in the manual sheet feed section, confirms with the different operator whether the sheet is allowed to be fed from the manual sheet feed section before the execution unit executes second specific printing according to the second specific execution instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tojo, Hiroaki Komatsu, Takahiro Shiomi
  • Patent number: 10877704
    Abstract: Sheet feeding has been started after storing image data for one page of a document. A control method for a printing apparatus includes feeding a sheet from a sheet holding unit by a feeding unit, reading an image of a document by a reading unit, storing image data of the document read by the reading unit in a storing unit, and reading out, before image data for one page of the document is stored in the storing unit, the image data of the document from the storing unit and printing, by a printing unit, the image based on the read image data to the sheet fed from the sheet holding unit by the feeding unit, in which the feeding unit is able to start to feed the sheet from the sheet holding unit before the image data for the one page of the document is stored in the storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 10868929
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores history information including setting information of a previously executed process. The circuitry receives, via a server, a user request input in voice to a terminal. In response to receipt of an instruction from the server to reflect previous settings in job settings, the circuitry reflects settings of a history record of the history information in the memory in the job settings based on the user request. The circuitry further executes a process based on the user request with the job settings reflecting the settings of the history record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10860263
    Abstract: A system of configuring a decurler subsystem of a print device includes an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium having one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the electronic device to receive from a print device via a communication network, one or more job parameters associated with a print job that is to be processed by a print device, access a historical print job data store comprising one or more historical job parameters associated with one or more historical print jobs processed by the print device or one or more other print devices that are in communication with the electronic device, compare at least a portion of the received job parameters to at least a portion of the historical job parameters to identify one or more recommended job parameters for the print job, and determine an updated decurler transfer function based on the recommended job parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto Irizarry, Carlos M. Terrero
  • Patent number: 10863048
    Abstract: A system and method for noise management for printers includes a processor that retrieves temporal data indicative of a current day or time. A print job is received via a network interface. The processor determines a relative noise level associated with printing of the print job and modifies a printing operation of an electronic document associated with a received print job in accordance with a determined, relative noise level and retrieved temporal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Dehua Zhao
  • Patent number: 10860269
    Abstract: Systems and methods of managing print procurement systems are disclosed herein. An example method includes displaying, ordering information for a fixed plurality of items that include a respective user interface (UI) object for each item. The fixed plurality of items are associated with a first time period that spans a start date and an end date for indicating an interest level in items of the fixed plurality of items. The respective UI objects includes a visual representation of an aggregate interest level for each item during the first time period as compared to a threshold interest level for each item. While displaying the respective UI objects, the method includes receiving a first indication that a second user is modifying ordering information for a first item and updating a first UI object for the first item to indicate that the second user is modifying ordering information for the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNERWORKINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Roberts, Mark Hilger, Robert Burkart, Timcy Chacko
  • Patent number: 10834276
    Abstract: An object is to improve convenience in a system. The present invention is a system having an image processing apparatus, a service provider server that provides a WEB service using status information on the image processing apparatus, and a management server capable of communicating with the image processing apparatus and the service provider server, and the service provider server has a transmission unit configured to transmit a registration request of information indicating that the image processing apparatus receives the WEB service to the management server and the management server has a control unit configured to manage the image processing apparatus as a status management target and to instruct the service provider server to start a WEB service for the image processing apparatus based on a user operation for the image processing apparatus to agree to transmit status information on the image processing apparatus to the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Kawahata
  • Patent number: 10834286
    Abstract: A system and method for determining where to send a document from information printed on the document includes a scanner configured to scan a document, and a processor configured to use optical character recognition on the scanned document to determine recipient contact information. The processor generates a user-selectable list of one or more of the determined recipients and receives a user selection of one or more recipients to receive the document. The processor then transmits the document to the selected recipients using a modality suitable to the recipient's contact information, which includes faxing the document to the recipient when the recipient's contact information is a fax number, emailing the document to the recipient when the recipient's contact information is an email address, and transmitting the document when the recipient is a network file server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Brendon Wai, Kevin T. Nguyen, Sai Geetha Kandepalli Cherukuru
  • Patent number: 10809950
    Abstract: The web server program causes the information processing apparatus to function as: a reception unit that receives a request from a web application executed on the web browser; an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from the request, information about a domain of the web application executed on the web browser; a determination unit that determines whether or not to permit communication with the web application executed on the web browser, based on the domain indicated in the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and a transmission unit that transmits a response to the web browser based on the result of determination of the determination unit, wherein the web server program communicates with an external apparatus connected to a network, and acquires, from the external apparatus, information used for authentication or authorization by the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON DENSHI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sousuke Onodera, Hiroki Miura, Taketo Ochiai, Hirotaka Watanabe, Kazuki Takano, Hiroki Arai, Dayon Kou, Yuantian Wei
  • Patent number: 10805495
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores computer-readable instructions for a processor to perform a first and second processes. The first process comprises: generating first scan data; acquiring a first feature data set indicating features of the first scan data; selecting using the first feature data set as input data, one or more of target workflow parameter sets according to a selection procedure based on selection criteria indicated by selection criteria data; and executing a process on the first scan data according to one of the selected one or more target workflow parameter sets. The second process comprises: acquiring a workflow parameter set; generating second scan data; acquiring a second feature data set indicating features of the second scan data; and updating the selection criteria data to add the workflow parameter set to the target workflow parameter sets and to reflect the second feature data set in the selection criteria data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroya Nojiri, Yoji Sohara
  • Patent number: 10791580
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that performs first wireless communication in accordance with a Neighbor Awareness Network (NAN) and second wireless communication using a communication circuit common with the first wireless communication is provided. The communication apparatus performs the first wireless communication so as to transmit identification information of the communication apparatus as a predetermined transmission in response to a start of the first wireless communication, and to advertise a service providable by the communication apparatus in response to a response from a terminal apparatus with respect to the predetermined transmission. The communication apparatus performs the second wireless communication to provide the service with the terminal apparatus which has detected the service by advertisement of the service using the first wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Aran Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 10773917
    Abstract: A sheet profile input area is displayed on a user interface. The user interface can be in communication with a processor and a decurler device. The decurler device receives sheets output by any form of sheet output device that may add curl to the sheets. User input that corresponds to the curl of the sheets is received into the sheet profile input area. The decurler device is controlled to remove the curl of the sheets based on the user input by causing the decurler device to contact the sheets after the sheets are output from the sheet output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto A. Irizarry, Erwin Ruiz, Rachel L. Tanchak, Carlos M. Terrero