Patents by Inventor Yao-Tian Wang

Yao-Tian Wang 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: 20090094539
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer peripheral device driver comprises logic operable to perform sending, from a computer to a peripheral device, a request for a user interface of the peripheral device; receiving from the peripheral device a description of the user interface that the peripheral device has created in at a time of the request and based upon then-current capabilities of the peripheral device; creating one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements based upon the description of the user interface and causing displaying the GUI elements; receiving user input representing one or more selections of the GUI elements; creating a user interface ticket that describes the GUI elements that were selected as represented in the user input; sending the user interface ticket to the peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Yue Liu, Hitoshi Sekine
  • Publication number: 20090089802
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for reducing the amount of event notifications within a Web Service Application (WSA) of a device such as a multi-functional peripheral (MFP). In one technique, a Subscription ID is linked with a Job ID within a reduced notification table. When an event occurs related to a specific job, an event notification is sent only to the subscriber associated with that job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Tian Wang, Lifen Tian
  • Publication number: 20090063710
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises sending, to a computer peripheral device, a request to obtain capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a first capability description from the computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities, features or functions of the device at the time of the request; creating one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements based upon the first capability description and causing displaying the GUI elements; receiving user input representing one or more selections of the GUI elements; creating job ticket data that describes a job for the computer peripheral device to perform, based on the GUI elements that were selected as represented in the user input; sending the job ticket data to the peripheral device; wherein the job ticket data describes one or more device settings that the computer peripheral device can transform to device commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Alain Regnier, Yao-Tian Wang, Yue Liu, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao
  • Publication number: 20090063718
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises device driver generation logic that is encoded in one or more computer-readable storage media for execution and which when executed is operable to perform receiving a first capability description from a computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a generic device driver file; receiving configuration data; automatically generating a device driver for the computer peripheral device and for a computer operating system based on the first capability description, the generic device driver file and the configuration data; device job processing logic that is configured to receive a request to use the computer peripheral device, to request and receive current first capability description from the computer peripheral device at the time of the request, to generate based on the current first capability description and send to the computer peripheral device job ticke
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sekine, Alain Regnier, Yao-Tian Wang, Yue Liu, Senthil Selvaraj, Zhenning Xiao
  • Publication number: 20080148287
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for efficiently processing SOAP requests at a Web service application (WSA) of a multi-functional device (MFP). In one technique, a WSA includes at least three threads. An external request processing thread processes SOAP requests from different client applications. A request processing thread processes a SOAP request according to the business logic of the WSA. A internal communications thread communicates with other components of the MFP that are distinct from the WSA. In another technique, a WSA processes different SOAP request differently, depending on the size of the SOAP and the resources required to process the SOAP request so that fast requests may be processed immediately while slow requests are pending. In another technique, a WS-Eventing specification is implemented within a WSA to simplify the event subscription and notification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Alain Regnier, Lifen Tian, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Publication number: 20080148258
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for efficiently processing SOAP requests at a Web service application (WSA) of a multi-functional device (MFP). In one technique, a WSA includes at least three threads. An external request processing thread processes SOAP requests from different client applications. A request processing thread processes a SOAP request according to the business logic of the WSA. A internal communications thread communicates with other components of the MFP that are distinct from the WSA. In another technique, a WSA processes different SOAP request differently, depending on the size of the SOAP and the resources required to process the SOAP request so that fast requests may be processed immediately while slow requests are pending. In another technique, a WS-Eventing specification is implemented within a WSA to simplify the event subscription and notification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Alain Regnier, Lifen Tian, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Publication number: 20080148278
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for efficiently processing SOAP requests at a Web service application (WSA) of a multi-functional device (MFP). In one technique, a WSA includes at least three threads. An external request processing thread processes SOAP requests from different client applications. A request processing thread processes a SOAP request according to the business logic of the WSA. A internal communications thread communicates with other components of the MFP that are distinct from the WSA. In another technique, a WSA processes different SOAP request differently, depending on the size of the SOAP and the resources required to process the SOAP request so that fast requests may be processed immediately while slow requests are pending. In another technique, a WS-Eventing specification is implemented within a WSA to simplify the event subscription and notification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Alain Regnier, Lifen Tian, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Publication number: 20080120512
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating with a device is provided. A user views a graphical user interface displayed on a client. For example, the graphical user interface may correspond to a web page or a graphical user interface of an operating system. The graphical user interface may display an icon. The display of the icon may indicate, to the user, whether a device, associated with the icon, is in an energy-saving mode. The user may configure the icon to cause the client to issue requests to the device. A request, sent from the client to the device, may instruct the device to exit the energy-saving mode. In this way, the user may instruct a device to exit the energy-saving mode (i.e., to “wake-up”) prior to issuing a request for the performance of a service (such as a request to print an electronic document) to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Yao-Tian Wang
  • 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: 20070177192
    Abstract: A method and mechanism for a client causing an electronic document to be printed without using a printer driver installed on the client is provided. A client discovers one or more printing devices on a network. The client communicates with a discovered printing device to identify the printing features supported by the discovered printing device. When the client receives a request to print an electronic document to a selected printing device, the client sends the electronic document and print configuration data to the selected printing device. As the client has been informed of the printing features supported by the selected printing device, the client can send the electronic document and the print configuration data to the selected printing device in a form readable by the selected printing device. The selected printing device processes the electronic document and the print configuration data to produce a printed copy of the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Yao-Tian Wang