Static Presentation Processing (e.g., Processing Data For Printer, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10884687
    Abstract: A print management system includes: a receiving unit that receives plural pieces of input data each of which includes component data and due date information; and a generating unit that, in a case where at least one piece of input data indicates that an extra part would be delivered independently from the plural input data, generates a grouped print job so that the grouped print job does not include extra data corresponding to an extra part whose delivery due date is later than shortest due date information among the due date information included in the plural pieces of input data that are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Sawata, Masanori Wada
  • Patent number: 10885408
    Abstract: A document generation system generates a plurality of form data of a first file format from document data; converts the plurality of form data of the first file format into a plurality of form data of a second file format; causes a display unit to display the plurality of form data of the converted second file format so as to be able to accept a storage request; and, in response to accepting a storage request for the plurality of form data of the second file format displayed on the display unit, combines the plurality of form data of the first file format corresponding to the plurality of form data of the second file format into data of the first file format and store the combined data in a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10884685
    Abstract: A job execution control device according to an embodiment controls the execution of jobs defined according to job definitions; and includes a display control unit that controls the display of a UI screen for receiving user operations, and a job executing unit that executes jobs according to user operations performed using the UI screen and records a job execution history. The display control unit displays a job definition list in the UI screen and, when any one job definition is selected from the job definition list, displays, as input candidates, one or more already-executed jobs usable as the input for the job to be executed according to the selected job definition. When an already-executed job is selected from the input candidates, the job executing unit performs job execution according to the job definition selected from the job definition list, with the output of selected already-executed job serving as the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation :
    Inventors: Kenta Cho, Megumi Aikawa, Kouji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10868926
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is configured to receive a selection of a first function and search for one or more devices which has the capability to perform that first function. The apparatus may then receive a selection of the one or more devices for performing that first function and, in conjunction, determine whether the selected device has the capability to execute a second function. The device identification data may be stored. Subsequently, if the selected device is determined to be capable of executing the second function, which is different from the first function selected, and the second function is further selected, the previously selected device may be displayed as having the capability to execute the selected second function. Otherwise, the apparatus does not display the previously selected device as being able to execute the selected second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Yamada, Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10868939
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display, a first communication interface, and a second communication interface. The image processing apparatus performs operations including transmitting, via the first communication interface, connection information for communication via the second communication interface to a communication terminal, receiving, from the communication terminal via the second communication interface, a transmission destination information to be used in a transmission function of the image processing apparatus for transmitting image data, and displaying, on the display, a screen capable of designating whether or not to use the received transmission destination information as a destination of the transmission function in accordance with having received the transmission destination information via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 10860268
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing and cutting are described. Methods include generating an output image by placing a plurality of input images into an output image, identifying white space in one of the plurality of input images, determining the largest one of remaining ones of the plurality of input images that will fit the white space having been identified, locating the largest one of the remaining ones of the plurality of input images having been determined in the white space, and generating the output image comprising one of the plurality of input images and the largest one of the remaining ones of the plurality of input images having been positioned in the white space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Ver Paloma Dabon, Neil-Paul Payoyo Bermundo
  • Patent number: 10855860
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touchpanel, and a controller that pops up a screen, on the touchpanel automatically without an operation instruction from a user, information that identifies a job ready for execution and a button that is adapted to stop the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Michimura, Masao Morita
  • Patent number: 10845510
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and techniques related to optical diffusers and particularly, diffusers to reduce moiré patterns in a projected image. The device may comprise an array of micro-focal elements or reflectors and a light polarization grid. The light polarization grid configured to change a polarization between portions of a light beam and the micro-focal elements of reflectors to diffuse the light beam such that portions of the light beam having a difference in polarization may meet at a point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Masson, Christophe Le Gros, Lucio Kilcher
  • Patent number: 10848644
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: an obtaining unit configured to obtain a dynamic range of a captured image on captured image data; a determination unit configured to determine a dynamic range of a printed product when viewed obtained by printing the captured image based on the captured image data, based on printing information on viewing of the printed product; and a conversion unit configured to perform conversion processing for luminance of the captured image data to the dynamic range determined by the determination unit from the dynamic range obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Suwa, Hidetsugu Kagawa, Shuhei Ogawa, Maya Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10838671
    Abstract: A terminal device includes an operation interface, a short-range wireless communication interface, and a processor. The terminal device receives a designating operation of designating a model of an image processing device and a setting operation of setting an execution condition to perform an imaging process. After establishing a short-range wireless communication with the image processing device, the terminal device determines whether a model of the image processing device coincides with a designated model. When the two models coincide with each other, an execution instruction is transmitted to the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10834284
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a document reader, a storage for storing image data, an image output unit and a control unit. The control unit includes: a function setup controller for setting up the image output conditions of output images; and a control-unit side controller having a function of displaying a function setup screen corresponding to the function setup controller, on a display panel. The function setup controller has an additional input mode having a function of reading documents a multiple number of times to form multiple sheaves of documents. The additional input mode includes: an individual setup function of setting up individual image output conditions for each sheaf of documents and an all-in setup function of setting up identical image output conditions for all sheaves of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuo Fukumoto, Takeshi Tani
  • Patent number: 10810957
    Abstract: A display device driving method, applicable to a display device including a pixel circuit coupled with a first node point, a source driving circuit for providing a data signal, and a reading circuit, including following operations: coupling the first node point with the source driving circuit or the reading circuit; supplying a first control signal to the pixel circuit, wherein the first control signal is for enabling the pixel circuit to receive the data signal from the first node point; supplying a second control signal to an optical sensing circuit, wherein the second control signal is for enabling the optical sensing circuit to output a sensing signal to the reading circuit through the first node point; utilizing the reading circuit to amplify the sensing signal and output the amplified sensing signal, wherein duration of the second impulse overlaps with duration of the first impulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Che Hung, Mao-Hsun Cheng, Jian-Shen Yu
  • Patent number: 10803566
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for dynamically adjusting image clarity and an image processing device using the same method. The method includes: retrieving an image frame and searching for a predetermined object therein; evaluating a first sharpness of the predetermined object; if the first sharpness of the predetermined object is lower than a sharpness threshold, calculating a difference value between the first sharpness and the sharpness threshold; dividing the image frame into blocks and evaluating a risk value and an effect value of increasing a second sharpness of each block; inputting the difference value, the risk value, and the effect value to a classifying model to generate a clarity setting value; and adjusting a clarity of a display on showing the image frame based on the clarity setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chen-Kang Su
  • Patent number: 10805487
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touchpanel, and a controller that pops up a screen, on the touchpanel automatically without an operation instruction from a user, information that identifies a job ready for execution and a button that is adapted to stop the execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Michimura, Masao Morita
  • Patent number: 10805480
    Abstract: An image output service system on a cloud, that outputs information used for image output, includes a converting portion that obtains image data after a converting process from image data before the converting process, by the converting process according to an image output unit that outputs an image, and an output portion that outputs an information group for image output including the image data after the converting process and provision information indicating what types of plural pieces of information the information group is configured by and where each of the pieces of information is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kimihiko Isobe
  • Patent number: 10798283
    Abstract: An information apparatus for communicating with a portable information terminal includes a processor including hardware. The processor determines state information regarding a state of the information apparatus when the power state is switched, by the power switch, from the on state to the office state. The processor also determines whether the manually set parameter has been changed before and after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state, based on the use history information of a manually set parameter in the information apparatus. Finally, the information apparatus transmits, to the portable information terminal, the state information indicating that the set parameter in the information apparatus has been changed when the processor determines that the set parameter has been changed while keeping the processor energized after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Shintani, Akira Tani, Kensei Ito, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10795616
    Abstract: Printing performance is improved during a nested remote desktop session, in which a client computing device has established a first remote desktop session with a first virtual machine that has established a second remote desktop session with a second virtual machine. When print data is generated by the second virtual machine and transmitted to the first virtual machine, upon receipt of the print data by the first virtual machine, the first virtual machine determines whether or not the print data can be handled by the first virtual machine. Upon determining that the print data cannot be handled by the first virtual machine, the first virtual machine transmits the print data to the client computing device without issuing a print instruction to print the print data locally at the first virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Weigang Huang, Mangui She, Hui Yuan, Kun Shi
  • Patent number: 10791240
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a secure document with a text selection capability. The methods comprise: performing first operations, by a computing device, to determine which objects of a source document are non-text objects; creating, by the computing device, an image file representing a graphic consisting of the non-text objects of the source document and a watermark merged together as a single image; drawing the graphic represented by the image file to a base document having a first file format different than a second file format of the source document; and drawing text objects to the base document from the source document so as to create the secure document with the text selection capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Attila Majoros, Pulkit Gupta
  • Patent number: 10768876
    Abstract: A display device includes a process-action display section, a process-object display section, a process-object selection section, and a display controller. The process-action display section displays a process action, the process-object display section displays one or more process objects on which the process action displayed by the process-action display section is to be performed, the process-object selection section makes a selection from the one or more process objects displayed by the process-object display section, and the display controller performs control to display a different process action in the same display region of the process-action display section when the selection made from the one or more process objects is different, the selection being made by the process-object selection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10771658
    Abstract: A method includes receiving information specifying a color gamut. The color gamut corresponds to a range of colors producible by an output device. The method further includes receiving a first indication of a first color associated with a first point in a geometrical representation of the color gamut in a three-dimensional (3D) color space. The method further includes generating, based on the first color, a second indication of a second color that is included in the color gamut. The second color is associated with a second point in the 3D color space. The second point is identified based on a particular value of data associated with a plurality of distances between the first point and a subset of points of the geometrical representation. The subset of points includes more than one and fewer than all points of the geometrical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Gonsor, Terrell Riley, Caitlin Auffinger, Edward Greene, Raj Desai
  • Patent number: 10761677
    Abstract: A processing executing apparatus includes: a display; a storage that stores group identifying information for identifying a first group of a plurality of groups; a communication device communicable with a server that stores user information corresponding to each of users and at least including group belonging information indicating which group each of the users belongs; and a controller. The controller executes: a first receiving processing in which the controller receives, from the server, user information including the group belonging information indicating the first group identified by the group identifying information stored in the storage; and a first display processing in which the controller controls the display to display at least one operation button for each user corresponding to the user information received in the first receiving processing. The at least one operation button is for instructing execution of at least one processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takatoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 10764472
    Abstract: Disclosed is a profile adjustment method for adjusting a profile used in color conversion processing for performing a black point compensation, the method including: an adjustment target profile reception step of receiving any one of an input profile representing a correspondence relationship between an input coordinate values in an input color space and device independent coordinate values in a profile connection space and an output profile representing a correspondence relationship between the device independent coordinate values and an output coordinate values in an output color space as an adjustment target profile; a black point information storage step of obtaining black point information from a color conversion table and storing the black point information in a private tag when the black point information representing a black point in the color conversion table is not stored in the private tag of the adjustment target profile before adjusting the color conversion table stored in the adjustment target p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10757299
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes: a process execution unit that executes a process according to a user instruction; a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a mobile device moved in a predetermined communication area; a recognition unit that recognizes existence/non-existence of use intention; an authentication processing unit that executes a user authentication process in cases where the first communication unit receives a user ID maintained in the mobile device and the recognition unit recognizes that the user who possesses the user ID attempts to cause the process execution unit to execute the process; and a process execution permission unit that permits the process execution unit to execute the necessary authentication process in a case where the reception user ID is recognized as the user ID possessed by the user who has the authority to cause the process execution unit to execute the necessary authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Nobutani, Masafumi Ono, Manabu Hayashi, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10752029
    Abstract: A print data generation device includes a control unit that generates print data, and the control unit calculates a label length for a label to be printed on the basis of the first print data, acquires a maximum label length, generates first print data in a case in which a calculated label length, which is a label length that is calculated, does not exceed the maximum label length, and generates second print data, the label length of which is equivalent to the maximum label length, in a case in which the calculated label length exceeds the maximum label length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Murayama
  • Patent number: 10750055
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus capable of reducing color material consumption to the maximum while maintaining the hue of an image before and after color conversion to reduce the color material consumption. The present invention is an image processing apparatus having a first lookup table to convert pixel values in a color space into pixel values of color materials, the apparatus including: an acceptable color difference derivation unit configured to derive an acceptable color difference indicating a size of a range of acceptable color difference, which corresponds to each grid point in the color space; a pixel value determination unit configured to determine pixel values of color materials, which corresponds to each of the grid points, based on the derived acceptable color difference; and a lookup table creation unit configured to create a second lookup table to convert pixel values in the color space into the determined pixel values of color materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Juanxi Lin
  • Patent number: 10740727
    Abstract: Printed information related to attendance can be used through an external device. A control server has an attendance manager database storing attendance-related information based on print data instructing printing information related to attendance, and a control server controller. In response to a command from an management device, the control server controller executes a process using the attendance manager database, and sends information indicating the process result to the management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nishizawa, Moonhee Lee
  • Patent number: 10740044
    Abstract: An image processing device may acquire first process specifying information, in a case where an input of a registration instruction is received; send, to the server, a registration request including second process specifying information obtained by using the acquired first process specifying information, in the server, the second process specifying information may be registered; receive an execution request of a second image process from the server, in a case where an execution of the second image process is instructed to the server from a target user via a terminal device, the second image process being an image process among the one or more image processes specified by the registered second process specifying information; and cause an image process executing unit to execute the second image process, in a case where the execution request is received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yongyong Ren
  • Patent number: 10725496
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes a data output section configured to output serial data associated with video information through one or more lanes and a data processing section configured to process the serial data by supplying power from a power supply section to a receiving section configured to receive the serial data. The data processing section turns off the power supply to the receiving section while maintaining an output state of the data output section for a known ineffective period, turns on the power supply to the receiving section prior to the start of an effective period, then detects starting information based on a predetermined code included in the serial data and establishes a receiving operation of the receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinao Shimada
  • Patent number: 10725718
    Abstract: A print server is disclosed. The print server includes a printing software product that generates an object including one or more attributes defining work expected to be received in a printing system, assigns the object to an input device associated with a folder designated to receive the work, monitors the received work and provides a notification if the received work does not match the attributes of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Marquis G. Waller, Linda S. Liebelt, Thomas N. Bilan, Ioana C. Nagy
  • Patent number: 10710300
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a first output unit that, when an instruction to perform image formation based on 2D image data is received, generates first image formation information for formation of images on respective recording media based on the 2D image data and outputs the generated first image formation information to an image forming apparatus; a second output unit that, when an instruction to perform 3D modeling based on 3D data is received, generates plural slice data by slicing the 3D data by plural respective planes, generates second image formation information for formation of a series of slice images on respective recording media based on the plural generated slice data, and outputs the generated second image formation information to the image forming apparatus; a generation unit that generates a series of control data as defined herein; and a storing unit as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Isobe, Mamoru Mochizuki, Kenichirou Hotokeishi, Takashi Kikumoto, Jun Wakamatsu, Kazuhiro Ohkawa, Masaharu Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 10715948
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquirer that acquires information indicating a request from a user, and a controller that causes, in response to the request, a provider to provide first information that does not depend on a device or second information that depends on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yasuoka, Kiichiro Arikawa