Patents Examined by Thomas D. Lee
  • Patent number: 11003968
    Abstract: Techniques to improve storage of information, including encoding of multimedia data on physical pages. Some techniques include logic configured to encode multimedia data pursuant to a colorspace scheme and on a piece of paper. The logic may further be configured to generate one or more colorspaces associated with the multimedia data, perform colorspace conversions based on the generated colorspaces, and encode the multimedia data pursuant to the colorspace conversions. The logic may be further configured to apply one or both of an ultraviolet layer and an infrared layer to the physical page, e.g. paper, in order to further enhance security and provide an additional vehicle for storing and encoding data on the physical page, e.g. paper. The logic may further be configured to provide a scanning device with the ability to scan and decode the encoded data one the sheet of paper. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10996905
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system capable of specifying an image forming apparatus to be used with minimum operation without requiring input of special information. A terminal apparatus includes a printer searching unit that transmits a response request to an image forming apparatus from which there is a response to a presence confirmation request; an image forming apparatus includes: a response button generating unit that, after receiving the response request, generates a response button; and a printer information transmitting unit that, by operation of the response button, transmits printer information as a response to the response request; and the printer searching unit of the terminal apparatus causes the image forming apparatus from which there is a response to the response request to be highlighted in a display of a network printer list screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Wataru Sunami
  • Patent number: 10998089
    Abstract: A method for displaying information includes providing a computing system comprising an input device and a processor in data communication with memory comprising a code generator; inputting user-specific information into the memory for a first user; accessing the code generator to generate a first code; accessing the code generator to generate a customizable indicia for the first user; providing a temporary cosmetic ink (TCI) printer having TCI, and being in communication with the computing system; placing the TCI printer on a first area of the first user; activating the TCI printer to print the first code on the first area; activating the TCI printer to print the customizable indicia on the first user; providing a scanner having a scanning module, and being in communication with the computing system; placing the scanner at the first area of; and activating the scanning module to read and decode the first code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Bodyguard ID, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Allen, Adam Johnson, Scott Olitsky
  • Patent number: 10992838
    Abstract: An MFP stores a plurality of different pieces of biometric information of a user and a plurality of secret keys respectively corresponding to the pieces of biometric information in the TPM and registers public keys corresponding to the private keys in a server. When an authentication request is received from the server, the MFP executes a biometric authentication process using the biometric information input from the user and the biometric information registered in the TPM. If authentication is successful in the biometric authentication process, the MFP creates signature data and transmits it to the server. If verification of the signature data using the public key in the server is successful, the MFP performs display related to a shortcut process associates with the biometric information corresponding to the secret key used when the signature data that is a target of the verification is created by an input and output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10976977
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are configured to manage the printing of an electronic document having different page sizes. They include receiving a request from a user to print an electronic document, the electronic document arranged as a set of pages. They also include determining if a page size for a page of the set of pages in the electronic document matches at least one print media size available for printing. They further include providing a message for display to the user, the message including an indication that the page size for the page is not available for printing when it is determined that the page size of the page does not match the at least one print media size. The message also including a menu with a set of user selectable options for completing the print request on the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasarao Bindana, Rathinavell Arumugam, Anand Arokia Raj Antony Muthu Rayar
  • Patent number: 10970016
    Abstract: In an image processing system, a controller of an image forming apparatus, when user identification information is entered, causes a communication device to transmit a transmission request for an encryption code to a mobile terminal device at which the user identification information has been set, and, when the communication device receives the encryption code, uses the encryption code to encrypt image data. A controller of the mobile terminal device, when a communication device receives the transmission request for the encryption code, converts a fingerprint of a user detected by a fingerprint sensor into the encryption code, and causes the communication device to transmit the encryption code to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nixon Segarra, Jr., Deniel Molina, Jesus Jovannie John Burgos, Rodney Omangayon, Shiela Mae Quimbo, Vinald Rey Cagatan, Jefty Negapatan, John Mathew Cabido, Matthew Grafilo, Shaye Alysson Baisac, Melvin Gaviola, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10972620
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that enables a user to easily grasp setting values associated with a settings history button. Execution of a function selected by a user is controlled using setting values set on a setting screen displayed with initial values of the setting values registered at factory shipment. An identification reference used for identifying a setting value used and different from a corresponding initial value is switched. An instruction for changing the initial values on the setting screen to other initial values than the initial values registered at factory shipment is received. Setting value information indicative of the identified setting value is displayed for a settings history button for calling setting values used for the function. If the initial values on the setting screen are changed to the other initial values, the identification reference is switched to the other initial values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuko Shino, Yohei Shogaki
  • Patent number: 10970010
    Abstract: The first server issues, in response to an issuance request, identification information that corresponds to a printing apparatus and is used for registration processing to use the printing apparatus from a messaging application, and manages first information of the printing apparatus and the identification information, and the second server manages the first information of the printing apparatus and second information of the messaging application and registers the second information of the messaging application so that the printing apparatus corresponding to the identification information from the messaging application can be used if the identification information is determined to be valid by referring to information managed by the first server when the identification information is input via the messaging application, wherein the first server issues, for one printing apparatus, a different piece of identification information for each issuance request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Asuka Kanno
  • Patent number: 10970005
    Abstract: A printer according to an embodiment includes: a communication unit configured to perform communication based on a first gateway and a second gateway; and a control unit configured to control the communication unit to perform the communication through the first gateway in communication with a first device connected to a mobile communication network and to perform the communication through the second gateway in communication with a second device connected to a LAN. The control unit is configured to control the communication unit such that the communication with the first device and the communication with the second device are performed independently from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10965822
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing the cropping of faces depicted by digital photographs are provided. To this end, the methods and systems may automatically detect the presence of faces depicted by the digital photographs and generate a facial boundary for the faces. The methods and system may also generate a crop boundary at which the photograph is cropped. In some scenarios, the systems and methods attempt to locate the crop boundary on the digital photograph to prevent omitting a portion of the facial boundary. Additionally or alternatively, users are provided an interface to manually set a location for the crop boundary. The user is warned if the crop boundary omits a portion of the facial boundary. The digital photographs and crop boundaries are sent to a printer to generate a physical print of the digital photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Joseph Zizzo, Benjamin Weiss
  • Patent number: 10951781
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus having a display unit that displays a screen on which a pointing tool corresponding to a function is disposed. The information processing apparatus obtains a display language of the screen and obtains a language of the pointing tool, and in a case where the display language differs from the language, displays, on the display unit, a confirmation screen for confirming with a user whether to execute the function corresponding to the pointing tool in response to an instruction given by the user via the pointing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 10949139
    Abstract: A printing apparatus accepts an input related to a secure print job, controls a size of a spool area in a predetermined memory for secure print jobs in response to an input related to the accepted secure print job, and executes secure printing based on the secure print job in response to a user operation. Non-secure printing is executed based on a non-secure print job without a user operation being performed, acceptance of the input related to the secure print job is acceptance of an input indicating that an environment of the printing apparatus is an environment in which secure printing is executed more than non-secure printing, and in response to the accepted input, the size of the spool area for secure print jobs in the predetermined memory becomes larger than a size of a spool area for non-secure print jobs in the predetermined memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasufumi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10942623
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display and a display controller. The display controller controls the display so as to display first information, second information, and third information once processing on a system that cooperates with the information processing apparatus is resumed after the processing has been stopped. The first information indicates a state of a processing screen displayed at the time of the stoppage, the processing screen being used for performing processing related to a document used in the system. The second information specifies the document that is a target of the processing after the processing on the processing screen has been resumed. The third information indicates a screen for the system in which the document is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazushi Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 10944887
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that performs display control for receiving edit of a display screen on which at least one image representing a function is displayed and causing a user display screen edited by an authorized user to be displayed on an operation display unit includes a first controller that, in a case where the user display screen is changed by an entity other than the user, performs display control for displaying a receiving screen that includes an image of a display screen after the change and a selection part for selecting whether to permit or prohibit shift to the display screen after the change and receives user's selection; and a second controller that, in a case where the user selects prohibition of shift to the display screen after the change, performs display control for shifting the receiving screen to an edit screen for editing the display screen after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10936254
    Abstract: Method(s) and apparatus(es) relate to notification to pick-up a printed document (“document”). In a method, stored are: at least one print image of the document; print metadata; and a user identity. A snap-notify function for a photograph of at least one printed page of the document is to store at least one photo image and associated photo metadata. The photo metadata is compared with data entries in a printer log to obtain a match to the print metadata. The at least one photo image stored relating to the photo metadata matching the print metadata is retrieved. The at least one photo image is compared to the at least one print image. Responsive to determining the at least one photo image matches the at least one print image to at least a threshold percentage, sent from the printer is 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: 10929074
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit that receives an instruction to obtain a model information file, which is list information regarding models controllable by a common control program, an input unit that, if the reception unit receives the instruction to obtain the model information file, inputs identification information regarding the information processing apparatus, and an obtaining unit that obtains, from an external management apparatus, a model information file corresponding to the identification information input by the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 10915800
    Abstract: A controller causes a display device, upon receipt of an instruction designating fixed data, to display a fixed image represented by the fixed data; generates, upon receipt of an instruction designating a position for generating a first region in the fixed image, a first position information on a basis of the position designated, and stores the first position information in the storage device; acquires, upon receipt of an instruction designating a plurality of pieces of variable data, the plurality of pieces of variable data through a data input device; and causes an image forming device to form on a recording medium an image, in which a variable image represented by the variable data is inserted as replacement in the first region in each page of the fixed image, on a basis of the fixed data, the first position information, and the plurality of pieces of variable data acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Carlota Teodocia Daniel
  • Patent number: 10911619
    Abstract: An input device includes a display on which a work screen is displayed, a detector that optically detects an operation input, and an allocating unit that variably allocates a second operational function to a detection region of the detector. The second operation function is different from a first operational function an allocation position of which is visually ascertainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideharu Iwashita
  • Patent number: 10908524
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of photosensitive drums respectively corresponding to a plurality of colors to print, on a recording medium, color chart of a plurality of vertical lines in a sub-scanning direction to a main scanning direction of the recording medium and to be arranged at intervals along the main scanning direction. A vertical line of the plurality of vertical lines includes at least two colored sub-lines to be formed by corresponding at least two photosensitive drums. A processor is to perform a correction in non-linear color registrations in the main scanning direction using an image of the color chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Youn-jae Kim, Ki-youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10908851
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus configured to manage operation log information about an external apparatus and communicate with a communication apparatus communicating with the external apparatus, includes at least one controller configured to acquire the operation log information about the external apparatus and to transmit, upon receiving a notification from the communication apparatus, state information based on the operation log information, to the communication apparatus. The notification indicates a communication error in communication between the external apparatus and the communication apparatus, wherein a message based on the state information is displayed on the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Shibata