Patents by Inventor Iwane Ikeda

Iwane Ikeda has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10824380
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The first wireless communication interface searches for the electronic apparatus using the first wireless communication scheme, and the processor performs processing that displays on a display unit a display image which associates the electronic apparatus that is found as a result of the search which uses the first wireless communication scheme, and information that is acquired with a beacon signal which is received using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10791242
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, and a controller. The first wireless communication unit conducts first wireless communication with a device under a first wireless communication scheme. The second wireless communication unit conducts second wireless communication via an access point. The controller causes a predetermined display unit to display a list of access points which the first wireless communication unit receives from the device. The device acquires the list by searching for the access points. The controller connects the device to an access point selected from the list under a second wireless communication scheme. The controller designates the access point selected from the list as an access point to which the second wireless communication unit is to connect, and causes the second wireless communication unit to search for the device via the access point selected from the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200162633
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, and a controller. The first wireless communication unit conducts first wireless communication with a device under a first wireless communication scheme. The second wireless communication unit conducts second wireless communication via an access point. The controller causes a predetermined display unit to display a list of access points which the first wireless communication unit receives from the device. The device acquires the list by searching for the access points. The controller connects the device to an access point selected from the list under a second wireless communication scheme. The controller designates the access point selected from the list as an access point to which the second wireless communication unit is to connect, and causes the second wireless communication unit to search for the device via the access point selected from the list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Iwane IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10645743
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor performs processing that displays on a display a display image that is based on information on the degree of radio wave interference in communication with the electronic apparatus in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme and information on a distance to the electronic apparatus, which is obtained based on a beacon signal that is received using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10628095
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor instructs the electronic apparatus, a communication connection to which is made with the first wireless communication scheme, to perform a job, and then performs control that turns off the wireless communication in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme and acquires status information on the electronic apparatus using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10628094
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor determines whether or not a designation electronic apparatus that is a target which performs a job in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme is present, based on a result of the wireless communication with the designation electronic apparatus in compliance with the second wireless communication scheme, and, in a case where the designation electronic apparatus is not present, performs processing that displays a screen for the absence, on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200077252
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit and a controller. The first wireless communication unit conducts first wireless communication with a device under a first wireless communication scheme. The controller causes the first wireless communication unit to transmit setting information to the device; the setting information is required for the device to conduct second wireless communication under a second wireless communication scheme. When a predetermined display unit displays an entry screen through which the setting information is to be input, the controller breaks a connection of the first wireless communication between the first wireless communication unit and the device. When receiving the setting information through the entry screen, the controller establishes the connection of the first wireless communication between the first wireless communication unit and the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi KARAKI, Iwane IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190265924
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor instructs the electronic apparatus, a communication connection to which is made with the first wireless communication scheme, to perform a job, and then performs control that turns off the wireless communication in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme and acquires status information on the electronic apparatus using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Iwane IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190265922
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor determines whether or not a designation electronic apparatus that is a target which performs a job in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme is present, based on a result of the wireless communication with the designation electronic apparatus in compliance with the second wireless communication scheme, and, in a case where the designation electronic apparatus is not present, performs processing that displays a screen for the absence, on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Iwane IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190268955
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The processor performs processing that displays on a display a display image that is based on information on the degree of radio wave interference in communication with the electronic apparatus in compliance with the first wireless communication scheme and information on a distance to the electronic apparatus, which is obtained based on a beacon signal that is received using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Iwane IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190265923
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The first wireless communication interface searches for the electronic apparatus using the first wireless communication scheme, and the processor performs processing that displays on a display unit a display image which associates the electronic apparatus that is found as a result of the search which uses the first wireless communication scheme, and information that is acquired with a beacon signal which is received using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Iwane IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9167127
    Abstract: A printing control device, a program, and a printing method is provided for creating printed matter for which a user can easily identify a web page on which an image included in the printed matter is published. A printing control device accessible to a server for managing a web site through a network includes a specification receiving unit receiving specification of an image published on the web site, an image acquisition unit acquiring the specified image through the server, an access information acquisition unit acquiring access information for accessing a web page on which the image is published on the web site, a code information creation unit creating code information expressing the access information using text or an image, and a printing execution unit making a printer print a synthetic image in which the acquired image and the created code information are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Takada, Masahiro Komatsu, Iwane Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150116733
    Abstract: A printing control device, a program, and a printing method is provided for creating printed matter for which a user can easily identify a web page on which an image included in the printed matter is published. A printing control device accessible to a server for managing a web site through a network includes a specification receiving unit receiving specification of an image published on the web site, an image acquisition unit acquiring the specified image through the server, an access information acquisition unit acquiring access information for accessing a web page on which the image is published on the web site, a code information creation unit creating code information expressing the access information using text or an image, and a printing execution unit making a printer print a synthetic image in which the acquired image and the created code information are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuyuki TAKADA, Masahiro KOMATSU, Iwane IKEDA
  • Patent number: 8279478
    Abstract: A printing system that transfers an image composed of pixels of a first resolution, includes a client and a printing apparatus. The client includes a determining unit that, for a pixel block that is of a size of a pixel of a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution, determines whether or not the pixel block is homogenous on the basis of a difference in color information for a target pixel of the first resolution included in the pixel block; an image-data-for-transfer creating unit that creates image data for transfer by changing pixels of the first resolution included in a pixel block that has been determined to be homogenous from the first resolution to the second resolution; and a transmitting unit that transmits the image data for transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Hyuga, Kenji Murakami, Iwane Ikeda, Kimitake Mizobe
  • Publication number: 20100208277
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a raster data creating unit that creates raster data representing an image including plural types of objects in response to input data representing the image, wherein the raster data includes high resolution raster data of a first pixel density and a low resolution raster data of a second pixel density lower than the first pixel density, and the raster data creating unit sets any one of pixel values of pixels of the high resolution raster data and pixel values of pixels of the low resolution raster data in an image area of objects of a type other than characters based on variation of colors of the image area represented by a plurality of pixels of the first pixel density, which correspond to one pixel of the second pixel density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Iwane Ikeda, Takashi Hyuga, Kimitake Mizobe
  • Publication number: 20100208276
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a data creating unit that creates image data in response to input data representing an image, wherein the image data includes first image data of a first pixel density and a second image data of a second pixel density lower than the first pixel density, and the data creating unit selects a representative color from colors included in the image, creates data, which includes information for specifying a high resolution pixel representing a portion indicating the representative color of the image among a plurality of high resolution pixels arranged with the first pixel density in an image area representing the image, as the first image data, and creates data, which includes a pixel value of a low resolution pixel representing a portion indicating a color different from the representative color of the image among a plurality of low resolution pixels arranged with the second pixel density in the image area, as the second image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Iwane Ikeda, Takashi Hyuga, Kimitake Mizobe
  • Publication number: 20100165394
    Abstract: A printing system that transfers an image composed of pixels of a first resolution, includes a client and a printing apparatus. The client includes a determining unit that, for a pixel block that is of a size of a pixel of a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution, determines whether or not the pixel block is homogenous on the basis of a difference in color information for a target pixel of the first resolution included in the pixel block; an image-data-for-transfer creating unit that creates image data for transfer by changing pixels of the first resolution included in a pixel block that has been determined to be homogenous from the first resolution to the second resolution; and a transmitting unit that transmits the image data for transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hyuga, Kenji Murakami, Iwane Ikeda, Kimitake Mizobe
  • Publication number: 20070247662
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for printing includes an analysis unit, a correction unit, a print-data generating unit, and a storage unit. When first analysis data corresponding to target image data has been generated, the analysis unit does not perform analysis processing on the target image data. When first analysis data corresponding to the target image data has not been generated, the analysis unit performs analysis processing on the target image data and generates second analysis data. The correction unit corrects the target image data using the first or second analysis data corresponding to the target image data and generates corrected image data. The print-data generating unit generates print data using the corrected image data. The storage unit stores the second analysis data in association with the corresponding target image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Kasai, Fumio Nagasaka, Iwane Ikeda, Takashige Tanaka