Static Presentation Processing (e.g., Processing Data For Printer, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11443204
    Abstract: A computer system stores interpretation factor conversion information for managing an interpretation factor interpreting a basis of a prediction result for input data, the interpretation factor is determined by a value of each of a plurality of feature quantities contained in the input data including values of the plurality of feature quantities, and a first evaluation value of each of the plurality of feature quantities contained in the input data. When evaluation target data is input, the computer system calculates a prediction result, calculates a contribution value of each of the plurality feature quantities contained in the evaluation target data, specifies a corresponding interpretation factor, based on a value and a contribution value of each of the plurality of feature quantities contained in the evaluation target data, by referring to the interpretation factor conversion information, and generates and outputs display information for presenting the specified interpretation factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi Hama, Masashi Egi, Yasuhide Mori
  • Patent number: 11416194
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a scanner, a receiver, and a controller. The scanner scans a document to obtain image data representing the scanned document. The receiver receives faxed image data. The controller includes a processor and a memory, performs processing for reducing usage of a consumable material on the image data obtained by the scanner, and does not perform the processing on image data obtained from an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Unno
  • Patent number: 11403408
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a secure and auditable means for exchanging files related to 3D objects intended for replication is provided. A secure system and method to facilitate the acquisition of files (such as 3D design files) that can involve intellectual property rights management, standard of quality assurance for 3D printed objects, warranty protection for the printed object, and audit and report tools for the results of a 3D replication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: 3D BRIDGE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Karima Bawa
  • Patent number: 11403788
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: identifying a first object to be rendered in a target image and a second object to which the first object belongs in the target image; generating a reference image including a mark based on the target image and the second object, the mark being used for recording a coverage area of the second object; determining an area to be rendered based on the reference image and the first object, the area to be rendered being located within the coverage area corresponding to the mark; and rendering the area by utilizing a target material to generate a rendering result. Through the process, the rendering range can be constrained when the first object is rendered based on the reference image including the mark generated by the second object to which the first object belongs, so that the reliability and authenticity of a rendering result are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liu Su
  • Patent number: 11405513
    Abstract: Techniques to parse an electronic document to extract a comment and topological features of the electronic document to which the comment is attached, transform the comment into one or more printing command and one or more parameters of the printing command, generate a printed document from the electronic document, and apply the printing command and parameters of the printing command specifically to the topological features to which the comment is attached when generating the printed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Chinh Co Tang Chan, Duc Phu Truong
  • Patent number: 11379159
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a reception unit, a generation unit, and a display control unit. The reception unit receives, for a screen on which a first instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute a first process for which a set value for a setting item is set and a second instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute a second process for which a set value for a setting item is set are displayed, a synthesizing operation for synthesizing the first instruction part and the second instruction part. The generation unit integrates, by the received synthesizing operation, the first process regarding the first instruction part and the second process regarding the second instruction part to generate a specific process. The display control unit performs control such that a specific instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute the specific process is displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masakazu Ketsuka, Ichiro Shiozaki, Nobumi Kusano, Naoki Mukai
  • Patent number: 11323579
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a unit configured to set a color selected by a user from among colors included in scanned image data obtained by reading a reference sample as a destination color for the adjustment-target color. Then, the unit configured to set a destination color has a function to set the destination color based on first scanned image data obtained by reading a color sample as the reference sample, in which patches of a plurality of colors including colors around the adjustment-target color are printed and a function to set the destination color based on second scanned image data obtained by reading a sample document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11307821
    Abstract: A print control method, a non-transitory recording medium, an information processing apparatus and a printing system. The print control method includes acquiring a print job to be executed by the image forming apparatus, storing print data relating to the print job in a memory, receiving an operation for displaying a job list of print job, creating the job list of print job corresponding to the print data stored in the memory when the operation is received, and displaying the job list of print job on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Minari Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11281849
    Abstract: In some embodiments a method includes sending, from a composition compute device and to a user compute device, a data file that is based on a print file template. The data file includes (1) a plurality of raster image fonts based on user selected text, (2) a low-resolution image based on a user selected image, and (3) frame data indicative of coordinate locations on a webpage for the raster image fonts and for the low-resolution image. The method includes receiving, at the composition computer device and from the user computer device, a signal indicative of a modification to the data file. The method includes defining, at the composition compute device, a print file based on (1) a plurality of vector fonts based on the user selected text, (2) a high-resolution image based on the user selected image, (3) the frame data, and (4) the modification to the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Neal Cogan
  • Patent number: 11263320
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to updating firmware. For example, a system according to the present disclosure may include a printing device and a computing device. The printing device may be on a network. The printing device may detect an intrusion against the printing device. The computing device may be on the network. The computing device may receive a broadcast reporting the intrusion directly from the printing device. The computing device may request, responsive to receiving the broadcast, an updated portion of a firmware code image for the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger S Twede, Samuel Marshall Lester, Brandon R Ashey
  • Patent number: 11256451
    Abstract: A server disclosed herein may include a controller configured to: receive a location information request for requesting sending of location information from a function executing device; receive a first screen request including the location information from a first terminal device that has obtained the location information; send screen data representing the setting change screen to the first terminal device; receive a change request for requesting a change of the setting information from the first terminal device; and in a case where the change request is received from the first terminal device, change the setting information in the memory according to the change request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11258922
    Abstract: A method and system for combining, communicating, storing and/or separating image data and non-image data. The method involves a computer programmed to identify an end-of-file (EOF) marker of an image file, and being programmed to add the non-image data to the image file after the EOF marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: William Agush
  • Patent number: 11249693
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a job control unit configured to, in response to, during a period in which an output processing unit is performing printing of image data for a first print job, a reception unit receiving a second print job higher in degree of priority than the first print job, cause an input processing unit to interrupt acquisition of data for each page about the first print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shu Kumahashi
  • Patent number: 11244213
    Abstract: A printer is caused to perform duplex printing by an information processing device in which an OS standard printing program is installed. When causing a printer connected to a PC to execute duplex printing based on a print instruction output from an editing application installed in the PC, an auxiliary program that supports the printer executes rotation processing of rotating an image of a page, which is required to be rotated, by 180° for intermediate data received from a general-purpose print program, executes rearrangement processing of rearranging a processing order from a page order to a print order for print data received from the general-purpose print program, according to a sheet conveying aspect of the printer, and transmits the print data after the rotation processing and the rearrangement processing from the PC to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryota Kakitsuba
  • Patent number: 11237775
    Abstract: A communication device is configured to communicate with an information processing apparatus through a first communication interface using a first protocol, and communicate with an image processing apparatus having the image processing function through a second communication interface using a second protocol which is different from the first protocol. A controller of the communication device is configured to obtain particular information of the image processing apparatus from the image processing apparatus using the second protocol. When receiving a search request from the information processing apparatus, the controller responds to the search request based on the particular information as obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Kai
  • Patent number: 11210992
    Abstract: A display controller is provided. The display controller includes n field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) (n is an integer greater than 1). A respective one of the n FPGAs includes a first input circuit and an output circuit and a first process circuit connected between the first input circuit and the output circuit. The first input circuit is configured to receive a respective one first sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs. The n first sub-images are combined to form one frame of initial image. The first process circuit is configured to enhance image-resolution of the respective one first sub-image to obtain a respective one second sub-image and the output circuit is configured to deliver the respective one second sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs to a timing-controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 11194851
    Abstract: A method and system for generating summary details is provided. The method includes retrieving event data of associated with a user. Attributes are extracted from the event data and the event data is segmented into logical groups of related activities performed by the user. Key information and associated attributes of each logical group are identified and in response the user is evaluated. The logical groups of related activities are ranked and presented to the user. In response, an engagement summary associated with the user and the logical groups is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Burton, Donna K. Byron, Manvendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 11184497
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor configured to detect a length of a sheet, which is placed on a platen, in a predetermined direction and a controller. The controller is configured to convert an image signal based on a conversion condition, control the image forming unit to form an image based on the converted image signal, and execute calibration in which the conversion condition is generated. The controller is configured, in a case in which the calibration is to be executed, to acquire information related to a size of a sheet on which a test chart is to be formed, select a sheet based on the information, form the test chart on the selected sheet, acquire reading data output from the reader, and generate the conversion condition based on the reading data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tomii
  • Patent number: 11178303
    Abstract: A multifunction inkjet printer that displays an image on a display device includes: an operation display unit configured to receive an instruction from a user; and a CPU configured to control the display device to display an image, wherein, in a state where display on the display device is being performed at a first refresh rate, in response to the operation display unit receiving an instruction for displaying a code to be captured by a mobile terminal, the CPU is configured to control the display device to display the code at a second refresh rate that has a higher frequency than the first refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Maki Onuma
  • Patent number: 11176094
    Abstract: Approaches for dynamic file name generation are provided. A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a naming server, user input defining a file naming convention; associating, by the naming server, the file naming convention with a user account; receiving, by the naming server, a first request for a file name from a first user device associated with the user account; generating, by the naming server, a first file name using the file naming convention in response to the first request; transmitting, by the naming server, the first file name to the first user device; receiving, by the naming server, a second request for a file name from a second user device associated with the user account, the second user device being different from the first user device; generating, by the naming server, a second file name using the file naming convention in response to the second request; and transmitting, by the naming server, the second file name to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 11163294
    Abstract: A management apparatus includes a data acquiring unit, a desired-time acquiring unit, an assigning unit, and a data output unit. The data acquiring unit acquires image data expressing at least one of a three-dimensional image and an image. The desired-time acquiring unit acquires desired time information associated with the image data. The desired time information indicates a desired time for completing an image forming process for forming the image. The desired time is expressed as at least one of a time point and a time frame. The assigning unit assigns image formation of the image data to an image forming apparatus that performs the image forming process such that the image forming process is completed at the desired time indicated by the desired time information. The data output unit outputs the image data toward the image forming apparatus assigned by the assigning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Hironori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11164059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-dimensional code image generation method and apparatus, a storage medium and an electronic device related to the field of two-dimensional code image technology. The method includes obtaining an initial two-dimensional code image and a background image, and performing structured processing on the initial two-dimensional code image according to the background image to obtain a structured two-dimensional code image, performing mode transfer processing on the background image to obtain a background image of a target mode by a mode transfer model, and performing a fusion operation on the structured two-dimensional code image and the background image of the target mode to obtain a target two-dimensional code image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Zhu, Pablo Navarrete Michelini, Lijie Zhang, Hanwen Liu
  • Patent number: 11163512
    Abstract: A setting screen for adding an operation process and setting a parameter related to the operation process is displayed. Via the setting screen, accepting of an instruction to add an operation process and setting of a parameter of the operation process are performed. A workflow is generated so as to include the operation process instructed to be added and information on the parameter of the set process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazufumi Kobashi
  • Patent number: 11163505
    Abstract: A printing system in which a client device utilizing a web browser and a printer, that provides a share folder, are communicably connected, displays a screen on which a print file can be specified by a drop operation on the web browser, transmits the specified print file and share-folder specification information from the client device to the printer, and prints the print file using print settings linked to the share folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Iida, Yoshiji Kanamoto, Hiroya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11119430
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a control unit, a reading unit, an analysis unit, a storage unit, and a computation unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet. The control unit controls the image forming unit. The reading unit reads the sheet. The analysis unit analyzes a reading result acquired by the image formed on the sheet being read by the reading unit, and outputs an analysis result. The storage unit stores a printing condition used when the image was formed and the analysis result in association with each other. The computation unit computes a control parameter to be used by the control unit in order to control the image forming unit, with reference to the analysis result and the printing condition stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Shun-ichi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11122181
    Abstract: A PC APP is configured to cause an information processing apparatus to perform a determining process of determining a device, a setting process of setting the device determined by the determining process as a selected device of the information processing apparatus, a detecting process of detecting that the selected device set to an other information processing apparatus has been changed from a first device to a second device, a changed device information obtaining process of, when detecting the change of the selected device set to the other information processing apparatus by the detecting process, obtaining device information indicating the second device from the other information processing apparatus, and a setting changing process of changing the selected device of the information processing apparatus to the second device indicated by the device information obtained by the changed device information obtaining process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 11104074
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for printing an object with a rapid prototyping machine (RPM) working in a computer network environment including one or more rapid prototyping RPMs, enables users in different locations to add objects to a virtual construction platform that is being prepared for printing via the computer network. Available space on the virtual construction platform for building the object may be communicated and instructions to add the model to the available space may be communicated via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaim Kleinhendler, Tatyana Rodin Entin, Stanislav Shtilerman, Igal Zeitun
  • Patent number: 11108921
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores a creation program including a set of instructions readable by a computer of an information processing apparatus. The set of instructions, when executed by the computer, causes the information processing apparatus to perform: receiving, from a transmission program, specification information indicative of a specification of an image processing device configured to communicate with the information processing apparatus, the transmission program being readable by the computer and being different from the creation program; creating image data corresponding to the specification information received from the transmission program; and outputting the image data to the transmission program, the transmission program being configured to transmit the image data to the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11099545
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a main chassis and a motherboard-less expansion chassis. The main chassis may include a host system motherboard and a first host interconnect card. The motherboard-less expansion chassis may include a second host interconnect card communicatively coupled to the first interconnect card via an external cable having one or more in-band signal channels and one or more sideband signal channels, a first information handling resource configured to communicate data with the host system motherboard via the one or more in-band signal channels, and a second information handling resource configured to communicate control signals with the host system motherboard via the one or more sideband signal channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Shih-Tien Cheng
  • Patent number: 11086578
    Abstract: When a general-use printing program implemented in an OS of an information processing apparatus receives a print instruction, a supporting program implemented in a PC determines, based on a print parameter or image data indicating at least one image subjected to be printed, whether a distribution condition is satisfied. The distribution condition is a condition to execute distributed printing of the image data using a plurality of printers. When it is determined that the distribution condition is satisfied, the supporting program transmits a part of a total printing amount of a print job to a printer through a first port which is used by a general-use printing program and transmits a remaining part of the total amount of the print job to another printer through a second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 11080571
    Abstract: Provided are an image forming apparatus for outputting a plurality of images having different sizes according to a method pre-set by a user without interrupting a current printing operation when the plurality of images having different sizes are obtained and a method of operating the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: In Soo Sung, Chang Min Han
  • Patent number: 11061636
    Abstract: A print job data generation portion generates print job data, including flatplan information that specifies an actual position of each of pages on a unit printing sheet, based on submission data and a flatplan template. In the case where a page size in the submission data is smaller than a maximum page size defined by the flatplan template, the print job data generation portion determines the position of each of the pages in accordance with an intra-cell positioning rule set in the flatplan template Dt with no change in the folding position represented by the flatplan template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yo Izawa, Takako Kato, Yoshihiko Onogawa
  • Patent number: 11052597
    Abstract: Described is a method of forming a structure having viscoelastic properties. The method can include a) depositing a layer of droplets of a solidifying material and a non-solidifying material, the droplets being deposited according to an occupancy matrix specifying voxels for the solidifying and non-solidifying materials, the solidifying and non-solidifying material being interspersed within the occupancy matrix, the occupancy matrix being generated by a probabilistic function; b) exposing the droplets of solidifying material to ultraviolet radiation to cure the solidifying material; and c) repeating a) and b) to deposit additional layers of droplets of solidifying and non-solidifying materials, thereby forming the structure having viscoelastic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert Bruce MacCurdy, Daniela Rus, Jeffrey Ian Lipton
  • Patent number: 11012843
    Abstract: A communication device may include a first type of interface and a second type of interface. The communication device may execute the communication of object data with a mobile device using the second type of interface after executing a specific process for causing the communication device to shift to a communication-enabled state, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is not currently in the communication-enabled state. Also, the communication device may execute the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface without executing the specific process, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is currently in the communication-enabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11010181
    Abstract: A method for enabling performance of a protected computer operation on a protected item without pop-up confirmation dialogs being generated, is provided. The method includes performing a first action on a first element of a user interface of a computing device, the first action is associated with the protected computer operation by processing a first response that is a first input into the computing device. Performing the first action on the first element of the user interface enables a second element of the user interface to perform the protected computer operation. The protected computer operation is performed by processing a second response that is a second input into the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Digital.ai Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Umakanthan Diwakaran, Rahul Kapoor
  • Patent number: 11003399
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes circuitry to receive a file including data of a plurality of pages and position information indicating individual positions of data of the plurality of pages. The circuitry further starts printing of one of the plurality of pages based on data specified by specifying information that indicates a position of data of one of the plurality of pages. The circuitry further starts the printing of one of the plurality of pages when receiving the specifying information before the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Junji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10976692
    Abstract: When sheets having the same surface property and grammage are registered on a size basis, adjustment value registration operations need to be repeated for the respective sheets as many as these sizes. An image forming apparatus that includes a display unit and forms an image on a sheet sets a setting value of adjustment influenced by the characteristics of the image forming apparatus upon forming an image by using a sheet, and then displays a sheet list which displays a list of a plurality of types of sheets on a display unit and reflects the set setting value on at least one sheet selected from the sheet list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Ooba
  • Patent number: 10976981
    Abstract: A selected screen, such as a monitoring tool, operating on a remote desktop is exported to a mobile client device, such as a smart phone, tablet, smart watch, etc. The client device polls the remote desktop for images, pointers, commands, etc. relating to the selected screen. The remote desktop provides the requested data to the client device through a command queue maintained by the remote desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel James Beveridge, Blake Watts, Jian Mu
  • Patent number: 10956663
    Abstract: A computing device includes a digital input system that allows freehand digital inputs to be received (e.g., via movement of a pen, stylus, finger, etc.). The digital input system provides functionality allowing applications to receive digital inputs from a user and control the display of data based on the digital inputs. The digital input system receives digital input from a user and analyzes the digital input to collect input data for the digital input. As the digital input is received, the input data is made available to an application, allowing the application to operate on the input data (e.g., modify the input data and/or generate additional input data) and provide the operated-on input data to the digital input system. The digital input system then proceeds to control the display of data based on the operated-on input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Zhou, Xiao Tu, David W. Duhon, Silvano Bonacina, David Abzarian
  • Patent number: 10949135
    Abstract: A print setting prediction method in a print system for providing print data to a printer across a network includes accepting document data as a print target; issuing print data based on print setting indicated by the print request; causing an accumulation unit to accumulate, as collected data, print setting used for issued print data and document attribute information indicated by document data in association with each other; generating, from the collected data, training data including a pair of input data containing the document attribute information and ground truth data containing the print setting; generating, by machine learning, a learning model by using the training data; predicting print setting by using the learning model and by using document attribute information indicated by the prediction request; and providing the predicted print setting to a request source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 10932312
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that makes a request for permission to use a device and controls display of a linkage function executable using the device permitted to be used. In a further modification of the invention, it may be possible to make the request for permission to use for the device using a wireless communication. The controller may control display of plural linkage functions executable by combining plural devices permitted to be used. It may be possible for a user to select the plural linkage functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10931840
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, in a case where between a timing when a user operation based on a first operation button is executed and a timing when a user operation based on a second operation button is executed, another user operation is executed on document data, a third operation button is added between the first and second operation buttons, and in a display area, a tab is displayed in a state where the third operation button is placed between the first and second operation buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10918269
    Abstract: A medical light source apparatus includes: a first light source configured to emit light in a first wavelength range; a second light source configured to emit light in a second wavelength range different from the first wavelength range; and a light source controller configured to control the first light source and the second light source to perform pulse light emission in a state in which the pulse light emission of the second light source is less frequent than the pulse light emission of the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Taihei Michihata, Kiminori Sugisaki, Yoichiro Sakanoue, Koji Kojima
  • Patent number: 10924615
    Abstract: A cloud-based document scanning system includes a cloud computing platform having a cloud computing application and a cloud storage system. The system further includes a scanning device communicatively coupled over a network to the cloud computing platform, the scanning device configured to: accept a set of documents; generate a set of digital image files corresponding to the set of documents; store the set of digital image files; and upload the set of digital image files directly to the cloud storage system. Upon receiving a request from the scanning device, the cloud computing application is configured to: access the set of digital image files; apply image processing operations to the set of digital image files in accordance with a plurality of image processing parameters, generate a portable document format document based on the processed image files, and send the portable document format document to a user-selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Starfish Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Diasti, Fiyyaz Pirani
  • Patent number: 10915283
    Abstract: A method of controlling a communication device includes acquiring attribute information indicating a reference method of post-processing from the printing device. The method is supported by a printing device. A print job is transmitted including: (1) attribute information indicating a type of the post-processing and a position where the post-processing is to be executed; and (2) attribute information indicating a reference method of the post-processing added to the print job, determined based on at least the received reference method of the post-processing, to the printing device when printing using the printing device is to be carried out and performance of the post-processing on a printed matter is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneda, Takahiro Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10908859
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a network interface and a processor configured to upon receipt of a print job from an external apparatus via the network interface, determine whether hold printing is instructed for executing the print job, when the hold printing is instructed, determine a state of the image forming apparatus, generate information about execution of the print job according to the determined state, and control the network interface to transmit the generated information to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yushi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10911609
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a memory including instructions, and at least one processor for executing the instruction to cause the image forming apparatus to act as a generation unit to perform image processing so as to generate image data including pieces of page data based on a print job, a determination unit to determine whether a piece of page data corresponding to a sheet passing a predetermined location of a conveyance path is prepared in time, and a control unit to perform, in a case where the piece of page data is not prepared in time, control to leave the sheet as a blank sheet by not performing image processing. The control unit changes a page order, determined in advance, of pages to be printed following the blank sheet in a case where it is determined the piece of page data is not prepared in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norio Shimura
  • Patent number: 10901669
    Abstract: A printing system is described. The printing system includes a memory to store print performance prediction logic and a processor to execute the print performance prediction logic to train a prediction model, receive print job metadata, receive configuration criteria of a printing system and predict first processing performance measurements of the printing system using the prediction model to simulate the printing system based on the print job metadata and the configuration criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Omar Ghalib Kahwaji, Ryan Blake Jackson
  • Patent number: 10901604
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples described herein relate to dynamic and intelligent transformation of a data object to a form that fits a context of a content portion in a receiving application/service. As an example, action(s), such as a drag and drop, is received through a user interface of a productivity service. The drag and drop drags a data object onto a content portion of a digital document. A context for the drag and drop is determined based on semantic analysis of the drag and drop. A composite data object is generated based on the determined context of the drag and drop. The composite data object comprises the content portion and a representation of the data object that alters presentation of the data object to fit a context of the content portion. The composite data object may be surfaced through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yibing Zhu, Seth Fox
  • Patent number: 10894431
    Abstract: A system and method for printing an indicia on a graphic medium is described. A print mechanism is operable for marking multiple printouts of the indicia at a target position on the graphic medium, and for outputting a printed media product. The printed media product has a first output group of the marked printouts, and continuous with the output of the first group of printouts, at least one output group of the printouts marked subsequent to the first output group. A controller is operable for adjusting the print mechanism in response to an input related to an evaluation of the printouts marked on the first output group. The adjustment conforms a position at which the printouts are marked in the at least one subsequent output group spatially to the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Chia Kiang Sum