Patents by Inventor Masumi Tabuki

Masumi Tabuki 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: 10674547
    Abstract: A communication apparatus including an access point function permits a designated terminal to wirelessly connect with the communication apparatus and inhibits a non-designated terminal from wirelessly connecting with the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20190335042
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which can easily identify a user's erroneous operation, a controlling method of the image forming apparatus, and a program for achieving the controlling method are provided. When an operation by a user to an operation unit is accepted, the image forming apparatus obtains operation information including a key code and a screen identifier, and stores, for each job, the obtained operation information in a storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Masumi Tabuki, Jun Omata
  • Patent number: 10462316
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a technique for reducing communication errors in facsimile transmission while restraining an increase in the temperature of a motor during execution of jobs of different types when a temperature reduction control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 10394505
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus obtains first print data from an external apparatus, stores, in a storage, identification information representing that image formation based on the first print data is uncompleted, obtains second print data from the external apparatus in a status in which the identification information is not stored in the storage, and inhibits obtaining of the second print data from the external apparatus in a status in which the identification information is stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 10379797
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a notification unit that initially provides a notification indicating that both of a Portable Document Format (PDF) format and a format that is different from the PDF format are supported, wherein the image processing apparatus waits for receipt of complete print data of a print job in the PDF format before performing image processing, and the image processing apparatus is capable of starting the image processing before receipt of complete print data of a print job in the format that is different from the PDF format, and to provide, after obtaining data size information, an updated notification to a server in a case in which the obtained data size information indicates a data size that is greater than a predetermined size. The updated notification is used to identify that the PDF format is not supported, but a format that is different from the PDF format is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20190104227
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a technique for reducing communication errors in facsimile transmission while restraining an increase in the temperature of a motor during execution of jobs of different types when a temperature reduction control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20180335988
    Abstract: A technique that enables identification, based on history information and not depending on date/time information, of a toner cartridge used when an error occurred in an image forming apparatus is provided. A CPU of the image forming apparatus counts a cumulative number of print sheets from a time of factory shipment of the image forming apparatus. If replacement of a toner cartridge mounted to the image forming apparatus is performed, the CPU saves a cartridge replacement history that includes information relating to the toner cartridge after the replacement. If an error occurs in the image forming apparatus, the CPU saves an error history that includes the cumulative number of print sheets for when the error occurred. A cumulative number of print sheets for when the replacement was performed is included in the cartridge replacement history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20180004465
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus obtains first print data from an external apparatus, stores, in a storage, identification information representing that image formation based on the first print data is uncompleted, obtains second print data from the external apparatus in a status in which the identification information is not stored in the storage, and inhibits obtaining of the second print data from the external apparatus in a status in which the identification information is stored in the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20170215215
    Abstract: A communication apparatus including an access point function permits a designated terminal to wirelessly connect with the communication apparatus and inhibits a non-designated terminal from wirelessly connecting with the communication apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 9651906
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, which is provided with a display device including a plurality of segments, registers a number having digits larger than the digits that can be displayed on the display device as a specific symbol other than numbers from 0 to 9 to be displayed on the display device including the plurality of segments, and controls the display device including the plurality of segments to display the registered arbitrary number when the display device including the plurality of segments is instructed to display the specific symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20160231970
    Abstract: If a size of a PDF file obtained from a server exceeds a capacity handled by an image forming apparatus, by notifying the server of capabilities of the image forming apparatus as a PDF-incompatible device, without a user operation document data of a smaller size is obtained from the server and printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20150153988
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which can easily identify a user's erroneous operation, a controlling method of the image forming apparatus, and a program for achieving the controlling method are provided. When an operation by a user to an operation unit is accepted, the image forming apparatus obtains operation information including a key code and a screen identifier, and stores, for each job, the obtained operation information in a storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Masumi TABUKI, Jun OMATA
  • Publication number: 20120293818
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, which is provided with a display device including a plurality of segments, registers a number having digits larger than the digits that can be displayed on the display device as a specific symbol other than numbers from 0 to 9 to be displayed on the display device including the plurality of segments, and controls the display device including the plurality of segments to display the registered arbitrary number when the display device including the plurality of segments is instructed to display the specific symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 8049916
    Abstract: When a process which does not carry out printing of image data by a print function is designated, based on the setting for the process, a determination is made as to whether a print function restriction setting is to be applied or not. As a result of the determination, when it is determined that the print function restriction setting is to be applied, a predetermined image is merged with the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Publication number: 20090009801
    Abstract: When a process which does not carry out printing of image data by a print function is designated, based on the setting for the process, a determination is made as to whether a print function restriction setting is to be applied or not. As a result of the determination, when it is determined that the print function restriction setting is to be applied, a predetermined image is merged with the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki