Patents by Inventor Nobushige Aoki

Nobushige Aoki 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: 20160266850
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine coordinate of a region in a web page having a plurality of elements in a structured document, the display region being specified by a user, an extraction unit configured to extract image data corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit in the web page, an output unit configured to output an image based on the image data extracted by the extraction unit, wherein, when the region specified by the user is a part clipped out of an element in the web page, the extraction unit extracts image data of the part of the element corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 9317226
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine coordinate of a region in a web page having a plurality of elements in a structured document, the display region being specified by a user, an extraction unit configured to extract image data corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit in the web page, an output unit configured to output an image based on the image data extracted by the extraction unit, wherein, when the region specified by the user is a part clipped out of an element in the web page, the extraction unit extracts image data of the part of the element corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 9256581
    Abstract: The number of pages in which data of a structured document is laid out is determined in response to an instruction from the user, and whether the content of the data of the structured document is editable when the data is laid out is judged. The data of the structured document is then laid out in accordance with the judgment result and the determined number of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 9158488
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input data, a first processing unit configured to generate intermediate data using a printer driver based on the data input by the input unit according to a print setting that is determined not to divide an editing area of the data into pages, and a second processing unit configured to perform editing processing based on the intermediate data generated by the first processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 9141587
    Abstract: A print control method causes a printing apparatus to print an image on the basis of a structured document containing a plurality of hierarchical elements. In the print control method, a print preview image and a tree view showing a hierarchy of the elements contained in the structured document are displayed. In the tree view, the elements are displayed in a selectable manner When an instruction to specify an element is input, an updated print preview image including the specified element is displayed. Thus, the user can easily remove unnecessary part of a Web page on a print preview screen and print the resulting Web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobushige Aoki, Asuka Kanno
  • Patent number: 9141324
    Abstract: Information representing content of a plurality of elements which are included in a structured document defined as a layer structure is obtained, and one of the elements included in the structured document is selected in accordance with the content of the elements included in the structured document. Then, the selected element is output separately from the other elements. Note that the elements included in the structured document are selectable in the plurality of layers and an element selected from any one of the layers is output separately from the other elements. By this, an appropriate element can be selected and output from among the plurality of elements included in the structured document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130176597
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a first structured document to have designated a second structured document to be inserted into a prescribed area within the web page that is based on the first structured document, acquires the second structured document designated in the first structured document, and outputs the second structured document in a manner that is distinguishable from the first structured document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 8482785
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus in which when one or a plurality of original sheets are put on an original plate and are read, a desired image can be automatically cropped without previously setting a cropping method by a user is provided. A control method of such an image reading apparatus is also provided. The image on the original plate is read. The type of original sheet is discriminated on the basis of color characteristics information of the read image on the original plate. One of plural read image cropping methods is selected in accordance with the discriminated original sheet type. The read image on the original plate is cropped by the selected cropping method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130097483
    Abstract: This invention causes the Web browser to display a tool for processing the acquired Web page, which is called by the Web browser by causing the Web browser to analyze a structured document including a description for calling the tool, and the acquired Web page, and processes the acquired Web page in accordance with operation via the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130057876
    Abstract: The number of pages in which data of a structured document is laid out is determined in response to an instruction from the user, and whether the content of the data of the structured document is editable when the data is laid out is judged. The data of the structured document is then laid out in accordance with the judgment result and the determined number of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20130057891
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input data, a first processing unit configured to generate intermediate data using a printer driver based on the data input by the input unit according to a print setting that is determined not to divide an editing area of the data into pages, and a second processing unit configured to perform editing processing based on the intermediate data generated by the first processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120099153
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine coordinate of a region in a web page having a plurality of elements in a structured document, the display region being specified by a user, an extraction unit configured to extract image data corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit in the web page, an output unit configured to output an image based on the image data extracted by the extraction unit, wherein, when the region specified by the user is a part clipped out of an element in the web page, the extraction unit extracts image data of the part of the element corresponding to the coordinate determined by the determination unit
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120092730
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a first structured document containing a plurality of elements and having designated a second structured document to be inserted into a frame within a web page that is based on the first structured document, acquires the second structured document designated in the first structured document acquired by the first acquiring unit, and selects an element to be output, from the elements contained in the first structured document and the second structured document, based on the plurality of elements contained in the first structured document and an element contained in the second structured document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 7999960
    Abstract: A printing system is arranged so that each time a storage button disposed on an operation panel of a printer is operated, an interrupt event transferred from the printer to the computer is detected at the computer, and in accordance with the detected interrupt event, image data in a memory card mounted on a card slot of the printer is stored on a hard disk of the computer, and that each time a print start button disposed on the operation panel of the printer is operated, an interrupt event transferred from the printer to the computer is detected, and in accordance with the detected interrupt event, image data read from the memory card and image data stored on the hard disk of the computer is both printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yurika Kadoi, Shinichi Yuga, Nobushige Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110096361
    Abstract: A print control method causes a printing apparatus to print an image on the basis of a structured document containing a plurality of hierarchical elements. In the print control method, a print preview image and a tree view showing a hierarchy of the elements contained in the structured document are displayed. In the tree view, the elements are displayed in a selectable manner When an instruction to specify an element is input, an updated print preview image including the specified element is displayed. Thus, the user can easily remove unnecessary part of a Web page on a print preview screen and print the resulting Web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobushige Aoki, Asuka Kanno
  • Publication number: 20110035657
    Abstract: Information representing content of a plurality of elements which are included in a structured document defined as a layer structure is obtained, and one of the elements included in the structured document is selected in accordance with the content of the elements included in the structured document. Then, the selected element is output separately from the other elements. Note that the elements included in the structured document are selectable in the plurality of layers and an element selected from any one of the layers is output separately from the other elements. By this, an appropriate element can be selected and output from among the plurality of elements included in the structured document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobushige Aoki
  • Patent number: 7812859
    Abstract: To display a print preview to which an operating instruction from an operation panel provided for an external operating apparatus, an interruption event which is transferred from the external operating apparatus 111 to a host computer 101 is detected every instruction of the operation panel provided for the external operating apparatus 111, image data which is read out from a memory card which can be loaded into the external operating apparatus 111 and a print setting which is set are obtained in accordance with the detected interruption event, and a preview display unit 305 controls a print preview display in which the print setting has been reflected to a display device of the host computer 101 and an updating display of the print preview display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriaki Ito, Shinichi Yuga, Nobushige Aoki, Yurika Kadoi
  • Patent number: 7698471
    Abstract: To enable simple and detailed confirmation of an operation instruction from an operation panel provided to a printer, each time an instruction is given using a preview button in the operation panel of the printer, an interruption event transferred from the printer to a host computer is detected, and in accordance with the detected interruption event, image data read out from a memory card attached to the printer, and a print setting to be set, are obtained. A preview display unit controls a print preview display reflecting the print setting in real time to a display device of the host computer, and also controls an update display of the print preview display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobushige Aoki, Shinichi Yuga, Yurika Kadoi
  • Patent number: 7483166
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus for implementing a print preview display of print data that is to be printed, the apparatus including an acquisition unit for acquiring amount of offset of a page in a print preview, a preview image generating unit for generating a print preview image of the print data, and a preview display control unit for causing the preview image display, which is generated by the preview image generating unit, to be offset and displayed for every sheet of paper in a case where the print data is to be printed on a plurality of sheets of paper, based upon amount of offset acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yurika Kadoi, Shinichi Yuga, Nobushige Aoki, Noriaki Ito
  • Patent number: 7464336
    Abstract: This invention prevents ballooning of the amount of comment information while being applied to an operation environment of the user, and provides comment information associated with an intuitively plain operation in a way that is particularly easy for a user. To this end, upon launching of an application, a window including processing buttons and a message area is displayed. Immediately after display, bitmap data of that window is acquired (self-captured), and the acquired bitmap data is displayed in a reference image display area of the window after being scaled down. Arrow lines which specify correspondence between comments in a message area and the buttons in the reference image display area are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakamoto, Noriaki Ito, Nobushige Aoki, Yurika Kadoi, Akira Nozaki