Patents Examined by Scott A. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11991336
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of preventing damage and loss of an audit log when an attack due to an unauthorized access is detected is provided. The information processing apparatus having one or multiple functions includes a controller configured or programmed to function as a recording unit that records an audit log for each type corresponding to the one or multiple functions, a judging unit that, when an access request to the audit log is received, judges whether or not the access request is an unauthorized access, and a control unit that, in a case that a judgement result of the judging unit indicates that the access request is the unauthorized access, performs a stopping control to stop a function related to the type of the audit log that has received the access request, among the one or multiple functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinichi Kanematsu
  • Patent number: 11983451
    Abstract: A print plugin different from an application displaying an application screen on a terminal may be unable to display a screen over the application screen at timing unintended by a user. In such a case, the print plugin is unable to display a warning screen for notifying the user of a warning related to print processing, and the user is unable to be informed of occurrence of the warning. If the warning screen is unable to be displayed over the application screen, the print plugin instructs the terminal to issue a notification for calling the warning screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11985288
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire first image data indicating a reference image as a target print result, and second image data indicating a target image to be inspected, and a processing unit configured to inspect the target image by performing a correction on a second partial region adjacent to a first partial region to enhance the second partial region relative to a difference image representing a difference between the reference image and the target image based on the first image data and the second image data, the first partial region having a difference in between the reference image and the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Nakada
  • Patent number: 11979536
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes, at least one processor, in response to each of a plurality of requests, determining a halftone screen. Determining the halftone screen comprises encoding a signature pattern in the halftone screen, and halftone screens for different requests may be encoded with a different signature pattern. The halftone screen may be arranged such that, when applied to image data to provide a printed output, the pattern is discernible therein to provide a signature for the printed output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gideon Amir, Tadej Turk
  • Patent number: 11964497
    Abstract: The invention comprises an apparatus and method of use thereof for processing a machine produced emulated handwritten document prepared on a marking surface, comprising the steps of: receiving a print job order; digitally generating a reference image of the print job order; machine plotting with a plotting pen and a downward force of one-half to forty ounces applied to said plotting pen an indentation trail to form input text on the marking surface; digitally imaging the input text on the marking surface to form an actual image; and in a quality control step, digitally comparing the reference image to the actual image prior to insertion of the print job order into an envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: David Wachs
  • Patent number: 11966641
    Abstract: A method for printing a document with user-defined boundaries is disclosed. For example, a method is executed by a processor of a multi-function device (MFD) and includes receiving a user-defined boundary of a document that excludes a portion of at least one page, identifying content within the user-defined boundary, generating an MFD job with the content, and executing the MFD job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yolanda R. Zhesnik, Amanda Applin, Steven L. Aurand, Kim P. Ciulla, Lee C. Moore
  • Patent number: 11968332
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. A first obtaining unit obtains data of a reference image indicating a target of printing output to be performed by a printing apparatus. A second obtaining unit obtains data of an image printed by the printing apparatus. A correcting unit corrects a local image density difference or the reference image based on a global image density difference between the reference image and the printed image. An evaluating unit evaluates quality of the printed image based on the local image density difference between the corrected reference image and the printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kyohei Kikuta, Kosei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11968342
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage device and a control device. The storage device stores a document. The control device includes a processor and functions, through the processor executing a control program, as a character recognizer and a tag generator. The character recognizer analyzes the document stored in the storage device and recognizes characters contained in the document. The tag generator analyzes, based on a recognition result of the character recognizer, a sequence of characters contained in the document and generates a tag expressing a feature of descriptive content of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Keanu Go, Eliot Emerson Uy, Romel Dianon, Jr., Roy Vincent Maranon, Peter James Bulat-Ag, J'mark Ramos, Gerald Galanida, Hazel Ozon, Fritzer Abapo, Maria Johanna Ybanez, Kenneth Kienzle Arrieta, July Descartin
  • Patent number: 11954519
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and processing circuitry. The memory stores log data generated by an execution of a process. The processing circuity stops the execution of the process in a state where the process is being executed and when an amount of the log data in the memory is larger than a first threshold, and restarts the execution of the process in a state where the execution of the process is stopped and when the amount of the log data in the memory is smaller than a second threshold that is smaller than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Uejo
  • Patent number: 11949820
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicably connected to one or more image forming apparatuses each including: an image forming device that forms an image on a recording medium; an image reading device that reads the image to obtain read image data; and an image forming controller that executes a first inspection and detects in the read image data an image defect corresponding to a predetermined inspection item at a first cycle, the information processing apparatus including: a processing controller that: acquires inspection source data based on the read image data obtained from at least one of the image forming apparatuses, and executes a second inspection to inspect the inspection source data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Daisuke Genda
  • Patent number: 11943416
    Abstract: A redundantly printed security-enhanced document, printing method, and system for better ensuring that the meaning of the information imparted by variable indicia printed by redundant printing indicia on a document protected by a removable Scratch-Off Coating (SOC). By printing the variable indicia with multiple colors, redundancy and integrity of the intended indicia is achieved relative to the perception of human eye photoreceptor cones. The redundantly printed document, methods, and systems enhance the overall appearance of the redundantly printed document, and reduce possible consequences resulting from misprinted variable indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Hydragraphix LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Earl Irwin, Jr., Fred W Finnerty
  • Patent number: 11936837
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores a colorimetric value of a gradation correction chart and environmental information each time of acquisition of the colorimetric value. The circuitry predicts an output characteristic of an image formed by the image forming apparatus based on the colorimetric value associated with particular environmental information among the environmental information stored in the memory, the particular environmental information being within a predetermined range with reference to current environmental information, when the image forming apparatus is to output the gradation correction chart. The circuitry adjusts the output characteristic of the image in a case that the predicted output characteristic is lower than a target output characteristic. The circuitry corrects a gradation correction table based on the colorimetric value of the gradation correction chart and the target output characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuma Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 11936833
    Abstract: A prescribed program causes a computer to display a first display region to execute printing by using a first color adopting an ordinary color ink being an ink of a process color and a specific color ink being an ink of a color other than the process color, and a second display region being different from the first display region to execute printing by using a second color being different from the first color and adopting at least the specific color ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11936819
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes a designated area acquisition device that acquires information related to an area designated in a recording medium, wherein when trial printing is instructed, a read image of an image printed on the recording medium in the trial printing and an image of the area generated on the basis of the information related to the area acquired by the designated area acquisition device are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasumasa Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11936836
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a non-transitory recording medium. The information processing apparatus acquires colorimetric values from a patch of a target color with metallicity, the colorimetric values being measured by a colorimeter, calculates two or more physical quantities including a metallic value indicating a degree of metallicity and a color value indicating a degree of color from the colorimetric values, determines priority of the physical quantities of the target color, and derives an amount of metallic colorant and an amount of process color colorant in an image forming apparatus from the two or more physical quantities according to the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsushima, Yukiko Maeo
  • Patent number: 11928369
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a plurality of functions includes: an accepting unit configured to accept selection of one environment from among a plurality of different environments as a use environment of the information processing apparatus; a first notification unit configured to provide a notification of a function which is at least one of the plurality of functions and for which a change in use occurs when a group of set values corresponding to the selected one environment is set in the information processing apparatus; a second notification unit configured to extract a set value related to the change in use from the group of set values and provide a notification of the set value; and a setting unit configured to perform batch setting for the information processing apparatus on the basis of the group of set values in response to an instruction for setting the group of set values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takumi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11924384
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: acquire a read image resulting from reading a recording medium where a diagnostic image to be used to diagnose an image forming apparatus is formed; acquire, from the read image, an image read portion of the recording medium from which the diagnostic image is read and one specific portion of a non-formation read portion, the non-formation read portion resulting from reading a non-formation portion of the recording medium where the diagnostic image is not formed; and output the image read portion and the one specific portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuki Tanaka, Shinya Miyamori, Masashi Morimoto, Shinsuke Sugi, Kyotaro Tomoda, Tomokazu Sugata
  • Patent number: 11922081
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus gives an update notification of a firmware of the image printing apparatus and an update notification of a printer driver necessary for the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus having a driver that causes the image printing apparatus to execute image printing, includes: a driver information obtaining unit configured to obtain information on firmware update of the image printing apparatus and information on a required version of the driver; an information analysis unit configured to compare a current version of the driver and the information on the required version obtained by the driver information obtaining unit; and a display controlling unit configured to display an update notification screen based on a result analyzed by the information analysis unit and the information on the firmware update obtained by the driver information obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideharu Sawada
  • Patent number: 11902474
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a reader that reads an image formed on a print medium; and a backing part that is disposed at a position facing the reader and is capable of switching a color of a portion to be a background of the print medium upon reading by the reader to a plurality of colors according to a type of the print medium and/or a color read from the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Kawatsu
  • Patent number: 11902488
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires N-valued image data corresponding to an image including at least one object, and edge data indicating an edge area of the object, an image processing unit that generates M-valued (N>M?2) quantized data where each of a plurality of pixels is associated with one of a value indicating that no dot is to be recorded and a value indicating that a dot is to be recorded, based on the acquired image data, using an image processing parameter, and a changing unit that changes at least one pixel among pixels that indicate the edge area of the object in the edge data and have the value indicating that no dot is to be recorded in the quantized data so that the at least one pixel has the value indicating that the dot is to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Nagai, Satoshi Wada, Yoshinori Nakajima, Hidehiko Kanda, Takeshi Yazawa, Shingo Nishioka, Keiji Kuriyama, Junichi Saito