Static Presentation Processing (e.g., Processing Data For Printer, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.1)
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 10691383
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is controlled by a job processing program serving as a portion of a firmware and into which an application program is installable, the image forming apparatus includes at least one hardware processor which executes an instruction stored in a memory performs operations which include determining whether a print job has been successfully input to the job processing program, in accordance with execution of the application program, terminating the application program without the application program receiving completion notification of the print job, in accordance with a result of the determination that the print job has been successfully input, acquiring a status of the print job under control of the job processing program after termination of the application program, and notifying status information based on the status acquired by the acquiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Koike
  • Patent number: 10664675
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a code recognition device includes a reader, a processor for region detection, for first extraction, and for second extraction. The reader photographs a code image. The processor detects a code region and a letter region included in the code image from the code image photographed by the reader. The processor extracts first code information indicating the code image from the code region. The processor also extracts second code information indicating the code image from the letter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Taira, Norimasa Ariga, Masaaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10652426
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first holding unit which holds a disk-like first recording medium capable of storing information and a second holding unit which holds a second recording medium which is different from the first recording medium. The communication device further includes a request reception unit configured to receive a request for information indicating a recording medium which is usable by the communication device from a terminal device, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information indicating the first recording medium and information indicating the second recording medium held by the second holding unit to the terminal device when the request is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Bannai, Akinori Horiuchi, Arata Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10649709
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing a print job in a virtual environment. The described technique includes associating a physical printer with a chosen virtual printer which may be used by the user in the remote application to execute. A remote application server can receive from a remote application a request to choose a virtual printer in a remote session established between the client device and a remote application server. A tag associated with the print job that indicates one or more parameters of the virtual printer is determined, as well as a location of the client device. The technique includes selecting a physical printer from a plurality of available printers in the remote session based on the determined location and the determined tag of the virtual printer. An association with the virtual printer is generated and saved, and may be used for a subsequent print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Khalyapin, Serguei M. Beloussov, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy
  • Patent number: 10649707
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions that are executable by a computer in an information processing apparatus connected with a printer, is provided. The computer readable instructions cause the computer to obtain a type of an object contained in an image file, determine whether the obtained type of the object falls under a first type, and based on a determination that the obtained type of the object falls under the first type, determine a combination of applicable options for a print setting for the image file to be a first option group, and based on a determination that the obtained type of the object falls under a second type, determine a combination of applicable options for the print setting for the image file to be a second option group containing a smaller number of applicable options than the first option group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Aiko Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10652410
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display and a processing execution unit. The display displays an operator for receiving an instruction to execute predetermined processing. At least part of information concerning the predetermined processing is not appended to the operator. When the operator is selected by a user, the processing execution unit starts to display associated information associated with the operator, continues to display the associated information for a predetermined time, and then executes the predetermined processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Hamada
  • Patent number: 10642210
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus executes an image forming operation adequately while reducing a cumbersome work of a user of setting the sheet size. A processor of the image forming apparatus controls an image forming portion to form the image on the sheet even if the sheet size included in an image forming job is inconsistent with the sheet size stored in a storage portion. In such a mode, the processor controls a notification portion so as to give notification when a size detection portion detects one of regular sheet sizes and where the sheet size included in the image forming job is inconsistent with the detected sheet size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Shinohara, Yuichiro Shibuya, Masaki Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 10642552
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions realizing a printer driver causing, when executed, a controller to output driver-executable information indicating a driver-executable drawing process executable by the printer driver designatable by an operating system to the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10637953
    Abstract: A server that receives, from an image processing device, a request indicating a data file stored on a file server and a predetermined type of processing to be performed on the data file. It is determined whether memory stores information associated with a current session between the image processing device and the server. Based on determining that the information is not stored, initiating a download of the data file, generating a modified version of the downloaded data file and storing the information associated with the current session in the memory. The modified version is provided to the image processing device if the predetermined type of processing is a first type of processing and the downloaded file to the image processing device if the predetermined processing is a second type of processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: CANON INFORMATION AND IMAGING SOLUTIONS, INC., CANON U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Jiayin Peng, Daniel Doran, Kosuke Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10620894
    Abstract: In one example, a server is disclosed, which includes a communication interface to obtain printer data and attribute data associated with a plurality of print jobs that has been processed by at least one printer and obtain a user rating corresponding to each of the plurality of print jobs. Further, the server may include an analyzing unit to determine a predictive model by analyzing the user ratings, printer data and attribute data corresponding to each print job of the plurality of print jobs. Furthermore, the server may include a recommendation unit to recommend a printer, printer settings or combination of the printer and printer settings based on a given print job using the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Darshan B T, Abdul Qader Mohd, Sharanabasappa Biradar
  • Patent number: 10623606
    Abstract: An example method of linearizing print outputs for a printing system is described. The method involves retrieving a look-up table comprising a plurality of nodes that map input space values to Neugebauer Primary Area Coverage vectors. The printing system is used to print a set of ramps, each ramp comprising a plurality of test areas. The test areas for each ramp are defined by varying vector element values corresponding to input space values that vary in a dimension of the input space. A property of each of the printed test areas is measured and a linearization function is determined based on those measured properties. The linearization function is then applied to the input space values for the plurality of nodes in the look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic
  • Patent number: 10613807
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image forming apparatus; a terminal capable of transmitting a print job; a server that sends a push notification to the terminal based on identification information; a memory that stores the identification and terminal information in association with each other when the identification information is generated upon reception of permission of the push notification; and a CPU that: upon reception of the print job, extracts the terminal information from received data of the print job; designates the identification information associated with the extracted terminal information from stored information; generates information about a print setting screen based on the print job; and causes the push notification of the information about the print setting screen to be sent from the server to the terminal associated with the identification information based on the generated information about the print setting screen and the designated identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masanori Nishida
  • Patent number: 10603938
    Abstract: In a method for print tuning of a printer or copier, at least one first region of a first printing element to be printed is selected. Further, at least one third region of a second printing element to be printed is selected. The second printing element can be different from the first printing element. Additionally, the first and the third region can be repeatedly printed on a same proof sheet to print tune the printer or copier. The at least one printing parameter can be varied from region to region in the repeated printing of the first region, and from region to region in the repeated printing of the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Schmidt, Ulrich Baeumler
  • Patent number: 10599698
    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: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Burton, Donna K. Byron, Manvendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 10582071
    Abstract: A service use support device used for receiving a plurality of services, includes a hardware processor that: acquires one or more of target images to be processed; selects a preferred service from among the plurality of services for each of the one or more of target images on the basis of a degree at which each attribute satisfies a condition set for each of the plurality of services; and transfers each of the one or more of target images to a provider that provides each preferred service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Minako Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10565137
    Abstract: A memory device controlling apparatus of the present invention includes a device information requesting part that requests device information with respect to a memory device, when recognizing that the memory device is connected to the memory device controlling apparatus, and an extension activating part that activates an extension of the memory device based on the device information acquired in the device information requesting part. The memory device controlling apparatus accesses the memory device using the extension in the memory device. Such a configuration enables the memory device and the memory device controlling apparatus to be operated in an optimum operation mode in accordance with the characteristics of each bus, a host PC, and the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yamashita, Takeshi Ootsuka
  • Patent number: 10565164
    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 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10567597
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method programmed for execution in a computing environment for recommending at least one substrate to be used in conjunction with a digital image to form a print product is provided. The method comprises: providing a digital image; providing a list of available substrates stored in a memory; utilizing a processor, analyzing the digital image to identify image content and at least one image characteristic included in the digital image; automatically identifying at least one substrate from the list of available substrates utilizing the processor based on at least one of the identified image content or the identified at least one image characteristic; displaying the identified at least one substrate on a display; and allowing for the selection of the identified at least one substrate for fulfillment to produce a print product including the digital image disposed on the selected at least one substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM North America Corporation
    Inventors: James Dolce, James Riekert
  • Patent number: 10558406
    Abstract: An information processor includes a communicator, a memory, and a controller. The communicator communicates with a first electronic device, and thereby generates a first address parameter corresponding to the first electronic device. The memory stores a parameter set including a plurality of parameters. The parameter set is adapted to perform a first process including a process that causes the communicator to transmit data. The controller controls, on a basis of the parameter set and the first address parameter, the first process when the first address parameter is generated by the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 10540130
    Abstract: A management apparatus included in a system including a plurality of MFPs receives a use history of a user from at least one MFP among the plurality of MFPs. The management apparatus, based on the use history, designates a group including one or more MFPs among the plurality of MFPs as MFPs being preferentially requested information related to a job issued by the user. Then, the management apparatus updates a group, which is stored in the storage device and previously designated, to be a designated group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10528309
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a print controller that outputs image data to a printing apparatus to print an image representing the image data, and an image processor that executes, with respect to the image data that requires two or more printing pages because the printed image protrudes from a first of the printing pages, a processing including separating a part of the image protruding from the first of the printing pages, from a fitted part of the image that can be fitted in the first of the printing pages, dividing the separated image into image segments according to a length of the fitted part of the image, and sequentially aligning the divided image segments parallel to the fitted part of the image. The print controller outputs the image data processed by the image processor to the printing apparatus, to print the image representing the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Rie Miyata
  • Patent number: 10530970
    Abstract: Various different output devices (e.g., printers, display devices) can be used to output content on various different substrates (e.g., paper, projector screens, painted walls or wallpaper). A data store stores output metadata for various output device and substrate combinations. The output metadata for an output device and substrate combination describes various different aspects of how that output device is to output color on that substrate. A computing device coupled to an output device obtains an identifier of the output device and an identifier of the substrate. The computing device communicates uses these identifiers to retrieve from the data store (e.g., directly or via a service) the output metadata for the output device and the substrate. The computing device uses the output metadata to generate output parameters for use when outputting content to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald R. Martinsen
  • Patent number: 10530957
    Abstract: An image filing method including following steps is provided. At least one sheet is searched form from a plurality of scan image data by an office machine or a computer connected to the scanner. the plurality of scan image data is divided into M groups, and the at least one sheet form is set up in a first image data of each of M groups when there are M sheet forms searched from the plurality of scan image data, wherein M is an integral larger than 1. A keyword string is searched in each of the M sheet forms and an encoded string arranged after the keyword string is identified. M files corresponding to the M groups are created and named according to the encoded strings in each of the M sheet forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AVISION INC.
    Inventor: Chun-Chieh Liao
  • Patent number: 10521172
    Abstract: Systems and methods associated with resource provisioning are disclosed. One example method includes dividing a set of printing resources into a first partition and a second partition. The example method also includes provisioning the first partition to handle print jobs from a print queue that have a specified attribute. The first partition may be provisioned when print jobs having the specified attribute exceed a first predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sunil Kothari, Jun Zeng, Thomas J Peck, Michael L Reasoner, Gary J Dispoto, Francisco Jose Oblea Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10523826
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor for acquiring an image of a reference member, calculating a dirt degree at an imaging position by comparing a gradient value of a pixel with a gradient value of peripheral pixels of the pixel or comparing the gradient value of the pixel with a reference value, with regard to a pixel included in the acquired image of the reference member, and generating when the dirt degree is equal to or more than a first threshold. When the dirt degree is less than the first threshold and equal to or more than a second threshold that is smaller than the first threshold, the processor generates the warning only when a scan count exceeds a scan count threshold, and when the dirt degree is less than the second threshold, the processor does not generate the warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuaki Umi
  • Patent number: 10514875
    Abstract: A printer controller arranged to control a print engine comprising: a print job storage for storing print jobs to be printed; wherein a print job may comprise a deadline, the deadline specifying an ultimate time by which the print job is to be completed; a scheduler module for determining a print execution time for each print job in a sequence of one or more print jobs, the scheduler taking into account a setup time for a print job for setting up the print engine to print the print job given a previous print job; a planning module for determining a print order for to-be-printed print jobs in the print storage, arranged to submit a plurality of sequences of to-be-printed print jobs in the print job storage to the scheduler and in response receive from the scheduler for each sequence of to-be-printed print jobs the print execution times of the print jobs; wherein the planning module elects a sequence of to-be-printed print jobs for which each deadline in a print job in the sequence is met according to the print
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Michel De Groot, Pieter Verduin
  • Patent number: 10516803
    Abstract: An apparatus that executes a driver program generating an electronic document in a predetermined format based on drawing data in a predetermined type converted by a conversion module, wherein the conversion module converts a drawing command, for an object with a text attribute that satisfies a predetermined condition, of drawing commands making up drawing data of a document into a drawing command with a non-text attribute and delivers text information the type-converted drawing command both relating to the object and to the driver program; and the driver program generates, in the case of receiving the text information and the type-converted drawing command, an electronic document in the predetermined format by representing the object whose attribute has been converted into the non-text attribute of the type-converted drawing command by an object with a text attribute based on the received text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kawara
  • Patent number: 10514870
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is capable of preventing degradation of operability associated with setting of job setting information. The image forming apparatus is unable to directly edit the job setting information required to execute a submitted job. The submitted job is executed based on the job setting information. In a case where user-specific setting information corresponding to identification information on a user who has logged into the image forming apparatus and corresponding to a type of the submitted job is registered in the image forming apparatus, the user-specific setting information is set as the job setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Yoshihara, Yoshihisa Nomura, Masanori Ichikawa, Shigeki Hasui
  • Patent number: 10514872
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions that are executable by a computer in an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus has a display interface, an operation interface, and a communication interface, and is connected with a printer through the communication interface. The computer readable instructions, when executed by the computer, causing the computer to control the display interface to display a setting screen to accept entry of print settings applicable to the printer, including a first special setting which is feasible to a first channel but infeasible to a second channel, and in response to a specific operation related to the first special setting to the setting screen through the operation interface, determine the first channel to be a processing channel to be used to cause the printer to print the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Aiko Mizutani, Naoki Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 10511729
    Abstract: Provided is the image forming apparatus that is implemented guidance mode. A connecting part connects with a terminal for remote maintenance in a session of a specific protocol. An operation acquiring part acquires operational information corresponding to operation of the terminal connected by the connecting part. A mode changing part is changed into a normal control mode and guidance mode by the operational information acquired by the operation acquiring part. The normal control mode is a mode that actually-controls each part. Also, guidance mode is the mode that controls each part for guidance. An operation control part controls each part by operational information corresponding to the mode changed by the mode changing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Keisuke Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10509589
    Abstract: A method of controlling a memory device can include: (i) receiving a first read command for a critical byte, where the critical byte resides in a first group of a memory array on the memory device; (ii) reading the critical byte from the memory array in response to the first read command, and providing the critical byte; (iii) reading a next byte in the first group; (iv) outputting the next byte from the first group when a clock pulse; (v) repeating the reading the next byte and the outputting the next byte for each byte in the first group; (vi) reading a first byte in a second group of the memory array, where the second group is sequential to the first group, and where each group is allocated to a cache line; and (vii) outputting the first byte from the second group when a clock pulse is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Adesto Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gideon Intrater, Bard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10506123
    Abstract: Provided is technology reducing the capacity required to store actual parameter information by establishing conditions enabling providing actual parameter information to the device that uses the actual parameter information. A control device 5 has label information storage 321 storing label information relationally to combinations of printer 3 models and print media; and actual content storage 322 storing, relationally to the label information, actual parameter information that is used by printers 3 to print to print media. When a combination of printer 3 model and print medium is identified and actual parameter information corresponding to that combination is requested, the control device 5 references the label information storage 321, identifies the label information corresponding to that combination, and acquires actual parameter information from the actual content storage 322 based on the identified label information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Iwamoto, Masahiko Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10503540
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that controls activation of a processing unit that processes data, and a memory that stores information related to the condition of a processing unit. The controller causes a processing unit to transition in advance from a stopped state to a ready state that is an intermediate state between the stopped state and an active state, and stores information related to the condition of the processing unit in the ready state into the memory. In response to receipt of a process request from a user, the controller causes the processing unit in the ready state to transition from the ready state to the active state by use of settings information specific to the user and the information related to the condition of the processing unit in the ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Michimura, Masao Morita
  • Patent number: 10500440
    Abstract: An exercise computer includes a page object that includes an ordered list of data fields. The ordered list includes a first data field pertaining to a first data value and a second data field pertaining to a second data value. A first layout stored defines a first cell having a position and size and a second cell, the cells for displaying the first data value and the second data value, respectively. A second layout defines a third cell also for displaying the first data value, but having a size and/or position different than those of the first cell. A processing unit of the exercise computer is configured to selectively display the first layout and the second layout and to populate each of the cells with the corresponding data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wahoo Fitness LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Benjamin P. Johnston, Shane A. Byler
  • Patent number: 10498470
    Abstract: A channel propagation emulator includes a radio peripheral configured to receive input radio frequency (RF) data and modify the input RF data according to channel effects including signal delay, propagation loss and Doppler shift effect to generate an RF output, and a host device operably coupled to the radio peripheral. The RF output represents a modification of the input RF data based on a propagation model. The host device operably coupled to an external controller and is configured to define emulation parameters based on the propagation model. The propagation model is selected at the external controller. The external controller is configured to provide instructions for implementing the Doppler shift effect to include spreading that is multiplicative in frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: David M. Coleman, Daniel W. Chew, William D. Kight, Jr., Daniel R. Barcklow, Stephan D. Frisbie
  • Patent number: 10489695
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a network interface to receive, from an external device, print job data including a plurality of ordered separate document files and two sequential serial page numbers in the plurality of ordered separate document files for specifying sequential target pages to be printed. The print job data has been generated and sent by the external device. One of the two sequential serial page numbers indicates, as an initial page, a page of one of the plurality of ordered document files, and the other of the sequential serial page numbers indicates, as a last page, a page of another one of the plurality of ordered document files. A rasterizer rasterizes at least the sequential target pages specified by the two sequential serial page numbers, and does not rasterize one or more pages of one or more document files that do not include the sequential target pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10481841
    Abstract: A print system includes a print device and a processor comprising programming instructions. The processor is configured to launch a first application that causes a display device to output a user interface via which a user may select a document to print via the print device. The user interface includes user interaction fields that, when actuated, will initiate actions that are unrelated to operation of the print device. The processor is further configured to launch a second application that causes the display device to generate and output a graphical overlay that is at least in part displayed over one or more of the user interaction fields to prevent the user from actuating the user interaction fields while presenting a user interaction field that permits the user to cause the print device to print a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Prince Gerald Albert, Dheeraj Chaitanya Thotakura, Bernard Roch Heroux, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10484554
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a function-screen processing unit and a customization-screen processing unit. The function-screen processing unit arranges setting-item elements in order, the setting-item elements corresponding to respective setting items to be displayed, the setting items being a portion of a group of setting items corresponding to a function provided to a user, and performs processing for presenting, to the user, a function screen on which a customization element for receiving a request for a customization operation is arranged after the arranged group of setting-item elements. The customization-screen processing unit performs, in a case where the user has performed an operation to request the customization operation on the customization element, processing for presenting, to the user, a customization screen through which, for each setting item in the group of setting items, specification of whether the setting item is to be displayed is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10474401
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an apparatus and a server system. The server system includes an apparatus information receiving unit, a content generation unit, a content information request receiving unit, a content information transmitting unit, a content request receiving unit, and a content transmitting unit. The apparatus information receiving unit receives apparatus information. The content generation unit generates a content based on the apparatus information. The content information request receiving unit receives a content information request from the apparatus. The content information transmitting unit transmits content information that can identify one or more contents generated by the content generation unit to the apparatus. The content request receiving unit receives a content request from the apparatus. The content transmitting unit transmits the content to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Chiyo
  • Patent number: 10474590
    Abstract: A storage medium storing a device driver is a storage medium storing a device driver executed by a computer to control communication between the computer and a peripheral device connected to the computer, and a process for matching a first characteristic and a second characteristic is executed by the device driver, with respect to information transmitted and received between the application software and the peripheral device, on the basis of first information and second information acquired from the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Ichiro Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10469685
    Abstract: A print control apparatus to communicate with a printing apparatus includes storage, display, setting, and selection units. The storage unit stores identification information of a plurality of sheets in association with stored adjustment values of a plurality of adjustment items. The display unit displays the stored identification information of the plurality of sheets. The setting unit sets, based on a user instruction, the adjustment values of the stored adjustment items. The selection unit selects, based on a user instruction, identification information of one sheet from among the identification information of the plurality of sheets displayed on the display unit. Based on a selection, the display unit displays, in addition to the displayed identification information of the plurality of sheets, at least one of the adjustment items of which set adjustment values are stored from among the adjustment values associated with the selected identification information of the one sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Aya Ito, Junichi Yamakawa, Yuzo Harano, Hideaki Ooba, Yusuke Kimura, Nobuhiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10466939
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions including a first module and a second module. The second module is configured to, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to receive from the first module compatible-device information specifying compatible devices that are compatible with the first module, receive connected-device information specifying connected devices that are connected via a network interface, determine, as a target device, a particular one of selectable devices specified by both the compatible-device information and the connected-device information, and provide target device information identifying the target device to the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Ueda, Tetsuya Nose, Junjiro Yoshida, Yongqi Sun
  • Patent number: 10460218
    Abstract: A bitmap processing system for creating digital documents on a digital printing press by a fulfiller includes a fulfiller operated raster image processor that receives customer application Page Description Language (PDL) job files containing information for creating the digital documents and generates bitmaps in accordance with the files and a fulfiller operated editor that modifies the bitmaps so that the resulting documents process more efficiently in production steps downstream of a printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Broadridge Output Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Delfer, Marc J. Fagan, Charles Preston
  • Patent number: 10447887
    Abstract: A terminal includes: an extraction unit that extracts output target candidates from a plurality of files included in the terminal; a display that displays the extracted candidates; a receiving unit that receives a selection of an output target from the displayed candidates; and an output unit that outputs the selected output target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Maki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10445034
    Abstract: To make a set of set values of a plurality of print setting items added in a first execution environment usable in a second execution environment as well, an information processing apparatus comprises: a first printer driver configured to operate in a first execution environment, and add a set of set values of a plurality of print setting items to a list; and an application corresponding to a second printer driver configured to operate in a second execution environment, and obtain the set of the set values added by the first printer driver and display the set of the set values as a choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Omura
  • Patent number: 10447871
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that controls display of a device necessary for executing a linkage function and controls execution of the linkage function when communication with the device is performed using near-field wireless communication. In a further modification of the invention, when near-field wireless communication is performed with all of devices necessary for executing the linkage function, the controller may cause all the devices to execute the linkage function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi