Patents by Inventor Soiba Mohammad

Soiba Mohammad 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: 20140139870
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print capabilities are transmitted to a web print service for rending the document. The web print service generates a print job based on the document and the print capabilities of the printing device selected for printing the document. The web print service provides the print job to the selected printing device for subsequent printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 8723963
    Abstract: A system for discovering, installing and using a printer device directly from a digital camera is provided. The system eliminates the use of a personal computer as an intermediary in printing images from a digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 8605311
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print capabilities are transmitted to a web print service for rending the document. The web print service generates a print job based on the document and the print capabilities of the printing device selected for printing the document. The web print service provides the print job to the selected printing device for subsequent printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 8547575
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for printer discovery with a webpage such that a client device may print the webpage via a remote printing service. The client device retrieves a webpage with an internet browser. The webpage includes a printer detection module that detects printing devices of one data network and transfers their printing characteristics to a print server in another data network. The printer detection module is accessible through the webpage. The printer detection module allows for the selection of one or more of the printing devices. The client device transfers the webpage (or the URL of the webpage) to the print server to render the webpage for printing on the selected printing device. The print server renders the webpage according to the printing characteristics of the selected printing device and then transfers the rendered webpage to the selected printing device via the client device for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Soiba Mohammad, Hitoshi Sekine, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Patent number: 8179545
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring an imaging device is provided. A first imaging device may monitor communications exchanged between clients and imaging devices over a network to identify requests to process electronic documents. In response to the first imaging device either detecting a particular request, to process an electronic document, issued to a different imaging device than the first imaging device or receiving at the first imaging device the particular request to process the electronic document, the first imaging device may update its own current configuration for processing electronic documents. For example, an imaging device may update its own current configuration to reflect the most popular way in which electronic documents have been processed by imaging devices on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 8144349
    Abstract: A system for distributing printed documents comprises print device logic comprising a Web Services server, wherein the print device logic is configured to send one or more Web Services messages that indicate attributes of a print device; sender print manager logic comprising a first Web Services client that is coupled over a network to the printer logic; wherein the sender print manager logic is configured to store the attributes, to request print history information from the print device, to determine one or more preferred print devices for one or more users based on the print history information, and to store a mapping of identifiers of the users in association with identifiers of the preferred print devices; wherein the sender print manager logic is configured to select one or more of the preferred print devices based on the mapping, and to initiate one or more print jobs to print a document on the selected preferred print devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eicoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Publication number: 20110222104
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for printer discovery with a webpage such that a client device may print the webpage via a remote printing service. The client device retrieves a webpage with an internet browser. The webpage includes a printer detection module that detects printing devices of one data network and transfers their printing characteristics to a print server in another data network. The printer detection module is accessible through the webpage. The printer detection module allows for the selection of one or more of the printing devices. The client device transfers the webpage (or the URL of the webpage) to the print server to render the webpage for printing on the selected printing device. The print server renders the webpage according to the printing characteristics of the selected printing device and then transfers the rendered webpage to the selected printing device via the client device for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Soiba Mohammad, Hitoshi Sekine, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Publication number: 20110222105
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for printing, via a remote printing service, Internet content retrieved by a client device. The retrieved Internet content is Internet inaccessible to the remote printing service as it is viewable within a private network (e.g., an Intranet). In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving the webpage from a data network with a client device, transferring a request from the client device to the remote printing service to render the webpage for printing, and receiving a response from the remote printing service indicating that the webpage is inaccessible. The method also includes storing data of the webpage in the client device and transferring the stored webpage data from the client device to the remote printing service for rendering and printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Publication number: 20110037995
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print capabilities are transmitted to a web print service for rending the document. The web print service generates a print job based on the document and the print capabilities of the printing device selected for printing the document. The web print service provides the print job to the selected printing device for subsequent printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Hitoshi Sekine, Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 7697851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing electronic documents is provided. A request, from a first user, to issue an alert to a second user that may have submitted a print request to the printing device is received at the printing device. The printing device may be attempting to process the print request submitted by the second user when the printing device receives the request from the first user. The first user may not know the identity of the second user. The printing device consults contact data that identifies how to contact the second user. The printing device thereafter issues the alert to the second user in accordance with the contact data. Upon receiving the alert, the second user is informed of the current condition of the printing device, e.g., the printing device may be experiencing a problem that prevents the second user's print request from being fully processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt Knodt, Soiba Mohammad, Yue Liu, Lifen Tian, Yao-Tian Wang, Yi Ding, Yuwen Wu
  • Publication number: 20090179991
    Abstract: A system for discovering, installing and using a printer device directly from a digital camera is provided. The system eliminates the use of a personal computer as an intermediary in printing images from a digital camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Publication number: 20080170253
    Abstract: A system for distributing printed documents comprises print device logic comprising a Web Services server, wherein the print device logic is configured to send one or more Web Services messages that indicate attributes of a print device; sender print manager logic comprising a first Web Services client that is coupled over a network to the printer logic; wherein the sender print manager logic is configured to store the attributes, to request print history information from the print device, to determine one or more preferred print devices for one or more users based on the print history information, and to store a mapping of identifiers of the users in association with identifiers of the preferred print devices; wherein the sender print manager logic is configured to select one or more of the preferred print devices based on the mapping, and to initiate one or more print jobs to print a document on the selected preferred print devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Publication number: 20080031639
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing electronic documents is provided. A request, from a first user, to issue an alert to a second user that may have submitted a print request to the printing device is received at the printing device. The printing device may be attempting to process the print request submitted by the second user when the printing device receives the request from the first user. The first user may not know the identity of the second user. The printing device consults contact data that identifies how to contact the second user. The printing device thereafter issues the alert to the second user in accordance with the contact data. Upon receiving the alert, the second user is informed of the current condition of the printing device, e.g., the printing device may be experiencing a problem that prevents the second user's print request from being fully processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Kurt Knodt, Soiba Mohammad, Yue Liu, Lifen Tian, Yao-Tian Wang, Yi Ding, Yuwen Wu
  • Publication number: 20070182987
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring an imaging device is provided. A first imaging device may monitor communications exchanged between clients and imaging devices over a network to identify requests to process electronic documents. In response to the first imaging device either detecting a particular request, to process an electronic document, issued to a different imaging device than the first imaging device or receiving at the first imaging device the particular request to process the electronic document, the first imaging device may update its own current configuration for processing electronic documents. For example, an imaging device may update its own current configuration to reflect the most popular way in which electronic documents have been processed by imaging devices on the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Soiba Mohammad
  • Patent number: 7016325
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for wirelessly exchanging communications with at least one mobile unit in a network that includes base stations units. The method includes receiving a wireless communication from the mobile unit, where the wireless communication is under a wireless communications protocol that does not provide for handoff of communications links between base station units. The method also includes obtaining a unique session identifier for the communication with the mobile unit, and establishing a communications link with the mobile unit, where the communications link includes link context data associated with the mobile unit. The link context data associated with the mobile unit is identified at least in part based on the unique session identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Beasley, Dennis Dombrowski, James Fuhring, James Jollota, Duke Kamstra, Matthew Kuiken, Wade Mergenthal, Soiba Mohammad, Carol Sherick, Spencer Stephens, Alan White, Said Zandian
  • Publication number: 20020167965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for wirelessly exchanging communications with at least one mobile unit in a network that includes base stations units. The method includes receiving a wireless communication from the mobile unit, where the wireless communication is under a wireless communications protocol that does not provide for handoff of communications links between base station units. The method also includes obtaining a unique session identifier for the communication with the mobile unit, and establishing a communications link with the mobile unit, where the communications link includes link context data associated with the mobile unit. The link context data associated with the mobile unit is identified at least in part based on the unique session identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: James Beasley, Dennis Dombrowski, James Fuhring, James Jollota, Duke Kamstra, Matthew Kuiken, Wade Mergenthal, Soiba Mohammad, Carol Sherick, Spencer Stephens, Alan White, Said Zandian