Patents by Inventor Marianne Kodimer

Marianne Kodimer 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).

  • Publication number: 20190246895
    Abstract: A system and method for adjustment of images to compensate for colorblindness includes a digital camera that generates image data corresponding to a captured color image. A processor retrieves conversion data from memory to complete a color conversion to accommodate colorblindness. The processor converts image properties associated with color in the captured color image to alternative image properties in accordance with application of the conversion data to the captured color image. The processor generates an image on the display in accordance with the alternative image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Publication number: 20190253580
    Abstract: A system and method for augmented reality for office machines such as multifunction peripherals (MFPs) includes a processor and memory and a data interface. Multifunction peripheral data is stored and corresponds to locations of identified MFPs. Device location data corresponds to a location of a portable data device such as a smartphone or other portable digital device. Relative location of the MFPs and the portable data device is determined. An image overlay corresponding to a property of one or more MFPs is displayed on the portable data device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Patent number: 10362183
    Abstract: A system and method for natural language-based multifunction peripheral control includes sensing when a portable data device is proximate to a MFP. A status of the MFP is monitored and user-specific configuration information is stored. The system receives activity data corresponding to performance of a preselected activity by a user and initiates a natural language exchange with a user of the portable data device in accordance with a monitored status of the multifunction peripheral and stored user-specific configuration settings. Document processing instructions received via the natural language exchange generate a natural language response. A second document processing instruction is then received via the natural language exchange responsive to the natural language response and a document processing operation is performed in accordance with the second document processing instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Marianne Kodimer
  • Publication number: 20190146728
    Abstract: A system and method for providing analytics on cost data and device state data for multifunction peripherals includes a document processing engine, a network interface and an intelligent controller having a processor and associated memory. The memory stores cost data corresponding to device usage costs of one or more MFPs. A device monitor monitors of a plurality of device states associated with a document processing engine associated with each MFP. An analytics engine generates a graphical dashboard illustrative of a return on investment in accordance with the cost data and monitored device states. A display generator renders an image of the graphical dashboard. The graphical dashboard is altered in accordance with modified or updated state data acquired over time in accordance with device usage changes or device configuration changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Louis ORMOND, Marianne KODIMER, Silvy WILSON, Rashmi BRAHMA
  • Publication number: 20190149675
    Abstract: A system and method for natural language-based multifunction peripheral control includes sensing when a portable data device is proximate to a MFP. A status of the MFP is monitored and user-specific configuration information is stored. The system receives activity data corresponding to performance of a preselected activity by a user and initiates a natural language exchange with a user of the portable data device in accordance with a monitored status of the multifunction peripheral and stored user-specific configuration settings. Document processing instructions received via the natural language exchange generate a natural language response. A second document processing instruction is then received via the natural language exchange responsive to the natural language response and a document processing operation is performed in accordance with the second document processing instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Publication number: 20190108425
    Abstract: A system and method multifunction peripheral policy-based configuration includes a processor and a memory storing a policy data for each of a plurality of multifunction peripheral device configuration policies. A selectable list of the device policies is displayed. A user selects one or more device configuration policies from the list, and the processor tests selected device configuration policies. Policies are identified as single or additive policy types. Selected policies are added when not identified as a single policy type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Marianne KODIMER, Silvy WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190098171
    Abstract: A system and method for aligning concurrently scanned documents, such as receipts, is accomplished on a suitable digital computing device such as a multifunction peripheral. An intelligent controller having a processor and memory operates a scan engine. One or more documents are placed, character side down, on a scanner platen. Axis data is stored and corresponds with a defined orientation of the platen, and thus a defined orientation of a scan image. The controller isolates two or more image portions from the scan image with each image portion defined by a boundary corresponding to a document. The controller detects a linearly oriented image component associated with each document image portion and reorients each image portion to generally align in accordance with each linearly oriented image component and the axis data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Publication number: 20190098170
    Abstract: A system and method for discretizing individual documents from a concurrently scanned group of documents includes an intelligent controller having a processor and memory and a scanner that generates an scanned electronic image from a group of documents disposed on a platen of the scanner with spaces between the individual documents. The controller determines the edges of the each of the individual document areas within the scanned electronic image and generates a unique image file for each of the determined individual document areas. The controller previews each of the unique image files on a display of an associated user interface, and the user interface receives user input for performing desired operations of the previewed image files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Marianne KODIMER, Devon STANLEY, Hsiao-Hsuan YU, Jeffery WONG
  • Patent number: 10244144
    Abstract: A system and method for aligning concurrently scanned documents, such as receipts, is accomplished on a suitable digital computing device such as a multifunction peripheral. An intelligent controller having a processor and memory operates a scan engine. One or more documents are placed, character side down, on a scanner platen. Axis data is stored and corresponds with a defined orientation of the platen, and thus a defined orientation of a scan image. The controller isolates two or more image portions from the scan image with each image portion defined by a boundary corresponding to a document. The controller detects a linearly oriented image component associated with each document image portion and reorients each image portion to generally align in accordance with each linearly oriented image component and the axis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Marianne Kodimer
  • Patent number: 10237429
    Abstract: A system and method for gamification of multifunction peripherals includes an intelligent controller having a processor and memory. A touchscreen user interface configured to receive a document processing instruction from an associated user. Electronic images of user fortunes are stored in memory. The processor monitors background tasks on the controller after receipt of a document processing instruction from the user and generates a user interactive graphical image of a tangible object on the touch screen. When a user touches the image on the touch screen, it then displays a user fortune image of a fortune.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Marianne Kodimer
  • Patent number: 10235113
    Abstract: A system method for multiple account document processing cost accounting includes a multifunction peripheral including an intelligent controller having a processor and memory. A document processing engine operates in conjunction with an instructions issued from the intelligent controller. The intelligent controller receives into memory document processing job data associated with a user. A user interface receives user input identifying the user. The processor calculates a cost for completing a document processing operation with the document processing job data and the calculated cost is displayed. The processor identifies of cost centers associated with an identified user and displays indicia identifying them, along with their associated account values. The processor receives a user selection identifying a selected cost center and completes a document processing operation with the job data and commences a debit from the account value of the selected cost center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Marianne Kodimer
  • Publication number: 20190057287
    Abstract: A system and method multifunction peripheral policy-based configuration includes a processor and a memory storing a policy data for each of a plurality of multifunction peripheral device configuration policies. A selectable list of the device policies is displayed. A user selects one or more device configuration policies from the list, and the processor tests selected device configuration policies. Policies are identified as single or additive policy types. Selected policies are added when not identified as a single policy type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Publication number: 20180357027
    Abstract: A system method for multiple account document processing cost accounting includes a multifunction peripheral including an intelligent controller having a processor and memory. A document processing engine operates in conjunction with an instructions issued from the intelligent controller. The intelligent controller receives into memory document processing job data associated with a user. A user interface receives user input identifying the user. The processor calculates a cost for completing a document processing operation with the document processing job data and the calculated cost is displayed. The processor identifies of cost centers associated with an identified user and displays indicia identifying them, along with their associated account values. The processor receives a user selection identifying a selected cost center and completes a document processing operation with the job data and commences a debit from the account value of the selected cost center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Marianne KODIMER
  • Patent number: 10129421
    Abstract: A system and method for generating customized user interface on a multifunction peripheral. The multifunction peripheral has an intelligent controller with a processor and memory, and a document processing engine with functional subsystems subject to software control by the intelligent controller. The intelligent controller functions as a webserver operating through a network interface. A variety of device control applications are stored with each applications configured to engage a corresponding subset of the functional subsystems. Image files generate an interface image corresponding to a device control application on a touchscreen multifunction peripheral interface. The webserver receives selection data corresponding to at least one selected device control application from an associated web client and outputs a web page displaying image files corresponding to each selected device control application image to the web client via the network interface generating a preview image of a customized user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Marianne Kodimer
  • Patent number: 10110768
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting and registering applications associated with operation of a multifunction peripheral includes a processor, a network interface and a memory. A plurality of user selectable applications for operation of a multifunction peripheral controller is stored. Each customization group includes a plurality of electronic files, and each customization group corresponds to a unique business type. A plurality of device customization data sets, each data set corresponding to document processing in the multifunction peripheral are also stored. Indicia are displayed identifying customization groups by business type. At least one user selected application is identified. A customizations menu listing available customizations from the selected identified customization group is generated. A user selects one or more applications from the customizations menu. A determination is made as to whether each application associated with the user application selection input is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: David Webb, William Su, Dehua Zhao, Marianne Kodimer, Louis Ormond, Christopher Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10097718
    Abstract: A system and method for application reporting by a multifunction peripheral includes a document processing device having an intelligent controller controlling operations of the multifunction peripheral, including operation of a scanner engine and a print engine. A memory stores a plurality of user selectable applications for the controller. The controller executes at least one user selectable application selected from a library of available applications. The processor determines when one or more of the user selectable applications are launched. The processor outputs status data relative to monitored application launches to an associated server via a network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Bill Melo, Marianne Kodimer, Young Park, William Su, Jia Zhang, Louis Ormond, Michael Yeung
  • Publication number: 20180249022
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting and registering applications associated with operation of a multifunction peripheral includes a processor, a network interface and a memory. A plurality of user selectable applications for operation of a multifunction peripheral controller is stored. Each customization group includes a plurality of electronic files, and each customization group corresponds to a unique business type. A plurality of device customization data sets, each data set corresponding to document processing in the multifunction peripheral are also stored. Indicia are displayed identifying customization groups by business type. At least one user selected application is identified. A customizations menu listing available customizations from the selected identified customization group is generated. A user selects one or more applications from the customizations menu. A determination is made as to whether each application associated with the user application selection input is registered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: David WEBB, William SU, Dehua ZHAO, Marianne KODIMER, Louis ORMOND, Christopher NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20180239571
    Abstract: A system and method for automated network device group collector management includes a memory storing device management data for each of the document processing devices. A processor receives updated device management data corresponding to a device change in an identified device group and designates a document processing device in the identified group as a group primary collector in accordance with received updated device management data. The processor communicates device management data comprising primary collector designator data to a selected document processing device in the identified group via the network interface. A second document processing device may be designated as a secondary collector and a load sharing or balancing between collectors is made. Assignment of roles and loads is communicated to devices via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Surya Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10027841
    Abstract: A system and method for registering network devices in accordance with customer identification includes a network interface that receives device identification data corresponding to a newly installed multifunction peripheral. The network interface also receives incoming location data corresponding to a physical location of the multifunction peripheral. A memory stores customer list data corresponding to identification of existing customers associatively with stored location data corresponding to existing customer locations. A processor compares incoming location data against the customer list data and associates a customer name with received identification data in accordance with a comparison of the incoming location data and the customer list data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Hsiao-Hsuan Yu
  • Patent number: 10027839
    Abstract: A system and method for customized multifunction peripherals includes a document processing controller including a processor and a memory, a scanner, a scanner engine, a printer, a user input and a display. The memory stores electronic customization groups, each corresponding to a unique business type. Each electronic customization group includes electronic files, such as forms, applications, screen backgrounds, company logos, screen positioning information, and labels. The memory also stores device customization data sets, each corresponding to document processing in the multifunction peripheral. Indicia on the display identify each of the customization groups by business type, and the user input receives a selection of a selected customization group. A customizations menu on the display lists available customizations from the selected customization group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Bill Melo, Marianne Kodimer, Young Park, William Su, Jia Zhang, Louis Ormond, Michael Yeung