Static Presentation Processing (e.g., Processing Data For Printer, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.1)
  • Patent number: 10356278
    Abstract: Provided is a reading apparatus capable of preventing luminance unevenness in a reading range by correcting shading data. An original reading unit of a reading apparatus configured to read an image on an original includes a row of light receiving elements aligned in a main scanning direction orthogonal to a direction in which the original is conveyed. The reading apparatus generates shading data used in shading correction, based on the result of reading a white reference board via the original reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Seo
  • Patent number: 10354076
    Abstract: Reducing risk of data loss by automatically background scanning a data set to detect a plurality of candidate sensitive data items. For at least some of those candidate sensitive data items that are deemed not to concretely classified as sensitive, a dissolvable encryption is applied to the data item to at least temporarily protect the data item. When the user requests access to the data item, the system determines that the data item has been dissolvably encrypted and that the user is authorized to define the sensitivity of the data item. In response, the user is allowed to direct the system as to whether the data item is to be concretely encrypted (such as if the user was to confirm the data item as sensitive), or whether the dissolvable encryption of the data item is to be dissolved (such as if the user was to confirm the data item as not sensitive).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Plastina
  • Patent number: 10346110
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a sheet size included in print settings is a user-defined size; a decision unit configured to decide a fixed size as a sheet size used for prohibition processing based on a width and a height of the user-defined size if the sheet size is the user-defined size; a storage unit configured to store the user-defined size set as the sheet size in the print settings; a changing unit configured to change the sheet size in the print settings from the user-defined size to the fixed size; and a prohibition processing unit configured to perform the prohibition processing for the print settings changed by the changing unit. The changing unit returns the sheet size of the print settings in which the prohibition processing is performed to the user-defined size stored by the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10341511
    Abstract: A data transfer apparatus includes a display unit, a touch panel, a storage unit, a data transfer unit, a display controller, and a controller. The display controller causes the display unit to display a list showing names of data transfer destinations stored in the storage unit, when causing the display unit to display a screen urging a user to select a data transfer destination. The controller causes the data transfer unit, when the touch panel receives from the user, in a case where a plurality of the destinations are selected out of the list, a predetermined determination instruction applicable to a data transfer method, with respect to one transfer method selected for one selected destination, to transfer the data to the selected destinations, using the one transfer method as the method of the data transfer to other destinations than the one destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenta Toyamasaki
  • Patent number: 10338862
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to solve low productivity of foil-stamping printing due to frequent replacement of foil rolls when the positions of sizes of foil objects are different in a plurality of jobs. A grouping unit groups jobs on the basis of a foil roll which can be attached to a foil stamping device and foil object information. A job sorting unit sorts the grouped jobs on the basis of a sorting policy by group. A foil-stamping print data transmitting unit transmits foil-stamping print data including the foil object, which is extracted from print data to a foil stamping device. A foil roll replacement information output unit outputs foil roll replacement information indicating a timing that a foil roll is replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Inoda
  • Patent number: 10325630
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes an external storage medium connection unit to which an external storage medium is connected; a detection unit that detects whether or not demonstration data is stored in the external storage medium connected to the external storage medium connection unit; and an operation mode control unit that causes the device to operate in a demonstration mode in a case where the demonstration data is stored in the external storage medium connected to the external storage medium connection unit, and causes the device to operate in a normal mode in a case where the external storage medium is not connected to the external storage medium connection unit and no demonstration data is stored in the external storage medium connected to the external storage medium connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Taiki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10310791
    Abstract: A method of scheduling print jobs for printing on a printer which has printing elements provided for printing in a number of different colors, characterized by the steps of: a) calculating, for each color, a constraint time which specifies a time at which the printing elements for the respective color should be either operated or subjected to a maintenance treatment in order to avoid a risk of malfunction; b) calculating, for each of a plurality of print jobs that have been scheduled already and are waiting in a print queue, an operation time at which the printing elements will be operating in the course of the processing of the print job; and c) when a new print job is to be scheduled and the print jobs, including the new print job, comprise at least one job in which printing elements for at least one color are not operated, determining a sequence of the print jobs in the print queue, with corresponding recalculation of the constraint times and operation times, with an aim to extend the constraint times by o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Kaushal R. Butala, Reinier J. Dankers
  • Patent number: 10308463
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: sheet feed trays on which sheets are placed; a transferrer that transfers an image formed by an image forming part onto a sheet at a transfer position; conveyance roller pairs provided along conveyance paths from the sheet feed trays to the transfer position and that conveys a fed sheet; a conveyance position detector that detects a conveyance position of a conveyed sheet in a width direction; a sheet position adjuster that performs adjustment of the conveyance position of the sheet in the width direction by using an amount of displacement; and a hardware processor that determines, on the basis of a sheet feed tray that is to be used among the sheet feed trays and a sheet length of a sheet that is to be fed from the sheet feed tray, whether or not the adjustment of the conveyance position is to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Tanigami
  • Patent number: 10289053
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first sheet storage, a second sheet storage, an image forming unit, a sheet conveyer configured to convey sheets from the first and second sheet storages to the image forming unit, and a controller. The controller is configured to set new sheets as a type of sheets stored in the first sheet storage and image-decolored sheets as a type of sheets stored in the second sheet storage, switch a sheet feeding source from the first sheet storage to the second sheet storage when the first sheet storage runs out of sheets during execution of a first image forming job that includes no sheet post-processing, and stop image forming by the image forming unit when the first sheet storage runs out of sheets during execution of a second image forming job that includes sheet post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10290141
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods may provide for technology to process graphics data in a virtual gaming environment. The technology may identify, from graphics data in a graphics application, redundant graphics calculations relating to common frame characteristics of one or more graphical scenes to be shared between client game devices of a plurality of users and calculate, in response to the identified redundant graphics calculations, frame characteristics relating to the one or more graphical scenes. Additionally, the technology may send, over a computer network, the calculation of the frame characteristics to the client game devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Kennedy, Gabor Liktor, Jeffery S. Boles, Slawomir Grajewski, Balaji Vembu, Travis T. Schluessler, Abhishek R. Appu, Ankur N. Shah, Joydeep Ray, Altug Koker, Jacek Kwiatkowski
  • Patent number: 10282605
    Abstract: A print data semantic analysis system may comprise a print data handler and a database. The print data handler may include a semantic analyzer and a computer. The semantic analyzer may include a semantic identifier and a semantic operator. Semantic pattern(s), rule(s), and/or semantic category or categories may be stored in mutually associated fashion at the database. The print data handler may be a printer driver having a page description language (PDL) generator. The print data handler may be a raster image processor (RIP), a print server, or a printer having a PDL interpreter. The database may take the form of source code, function(s), lookup or other such table(s), and/or any other suitable format(s). The database may be a function table containing function(s) incorporating the semantic pattern(s), rule(s), and/or semantic category or categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Neil-Paul Bermundo
  • Patent number: 10274934
    Abstract: A data generating method is implemented by a computing system for three-dimensional (3D) printing, and includes the steps of receiving a 3D graphic file and a printing profile containing printing parameters associated with 3D printing for the 3D graphic file; recording a correspondence between the 3D graphic file and the printing profile; and combining the 3D graphic file and the printing profile according to the recorded correspondence to generate a printing data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC., CAL-COMP ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-Chuan Chang, Meng-Gung Li
  • Patent number: 10259240
    Abstract: A sheet tray includes: a tray body; first and second guides slidable on the tray body and contactable with a sheet; an interlocking mechanism; and a plate including first and second plate engaging portions. The first guide includes a first guide engagement portion and a first operation portion. The second guide includes a second guide engagement portion and a second operation portion. When the first operation portion and the second operation portion are located at non-operated positions, the plate is located at a first position where the first and second plate engaging portions are respectively engaged with the first and second guide engagement portions. When the first operation portion and/or the second operation portion is located at an operated position, the plate is located at a second position where the first and second plate engaging portions are respectively spaced apart from the first and second guide engagement portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadanobu Chikamoto, Yasuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10255012
    Abstract: A roll-fed printing assembly, a software medium, and a method of controlling a roll-fed printing assembly are disclosed. The method includes: controlling the printing to execute a first print job containing a batch of nested individual jobs; detecting a pause state during the executing of the first print job; stopping the executing of the first print job in response to the detecting of the pause state; determining, for each individual job of the first print job, whether that individual job belongs to either: a first group of individual jobs that have already been printed successfully, or to a second group of individual jobs that have not yet been printed successfully; creating a second print job by automatic re-nesting of the jobs of the second group based on a nesting criterion; and controlling the printing assembly to execute the second print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Amélie Beauvilain, Hélène Bernadette Elisabeth Danlos, Mircea Nistor, Bastiaan J. Hermus
  • Patent number: 10257388
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an installation unit configured to install an application, a setting unit configured to perform setting of whether user authentication is to be executed for each of a plurality of applications including the application installed by the installation unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether user authentication is to be executed based on the setting performed by the setting unit when an application is selected from among the plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hosoda, Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10255532
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus stores raster image data corresponding to a background in a compressed format and generates intermediate data corresponding to a foreground of the background based on obtained print data. A decompressor decompresses the raster image data stored in the memory device and a rasterizer generates new raster image data based on the raster data corresponding to the background obtained by the decompression and the generated intermediate data corresponding to the foreground. When a request is made to stop the generation of the new raster image data in a state of waiting for at least a portion of the raster image data corresponding to the background to be decompressed, the rasterizer stops generation of the new raster image data, and the decompressor continues decompressing the at least a portion of the raster image data corresponding to the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10248371
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes at least one memory device to store optimization logic and one or more processors, coupled to the at least one memory device, to execute the optimization logic to receive a print job batch including a plurality of print jobs each having starting and ending media length pair values and generate a revised print job order list having a sequence for printing the plurality of print jobs to reduce a number of media length transitions based on a matching of the starting and ending media length pair values of the plurality of print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katie Eng, Stephen Mandry, David Ward
  • Patent number: 10248642
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating a document pre-populated with user-based information. A user's authorized social network can be mined for user-based information. The user-based information mined from the user-authorized social network can be added to a document template at locations in the template of one or more information identifiers in order to generate the pre-populated document. The one or more information identifiers can be used to identify the user-based information on the user authorized social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Augustine
  • Patent number: 10248070
    Abstract: There is provided a transportation apparatus in which a first transportation unit, which transports a paper sheet from a mounting portion, starts transportation of a next paper sheet at a time when a specific time has elapsed after the second transportation unit, which is positioned on a downstream side of the first transportation unit, starts to transport a paper sheet so that an inter-sheet distance between a preceding paper sheet and a following paper sheet becomes optimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Nunokawa, Yasuhiko Yoshihisa, Takayuki Tanaka, Kohei Kozaki, Kensuke Tamai
  • Patent number: 10245856
    Abstract: A printer having multiple printing mechanisms has a printing device configured to execute a printing process to repetitively print a character defined for a page with one of the multiple printing mechanisms, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine, while the printing device is executing a first printing process which is the printing process for one page with use of the first printing mechanism, whether a first instruction to suspend the first printing process is received, print a page which is being printed when the first instruction is received to an end, and suspend the first printing process thereafter when the first instruction is received, determine whether a second instruction to start a second printing process with use of a second printing mechanism is received after the first printing process is suspended, and execute the second printing process when the second instruction is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Miyashita, Junya Kawai, Naoto Ito
  • Patent number: 10230864
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a wireless communication circuitry configured to make a wireless communication with a portable information processing device including a display unit; and a computer and a memory storing a program causing the computer to execute: a recognition step recognizing a portable information processing device that is within a communicable range through communication via the wireless communication circuitry; a job setting step receiving a job setting, and a job control step receiving a start instruction and executing a job in response to the start instruction, wherein the wireless communication circuitry comprises a near field communication means; after the wireless communication is established, the job setting step receives the job setting, which is made in the portable information processing device, and the job control step receives print data as the start instruction of the job, and the job control step starts a print job after the reception of the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masao Saeda
  • Patent number: 10225434
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first information processing apparatus coupled to a second information processing apparatus via a network. The first information processing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit to acquire first data including second data, a process information reader to read, when the first data satisfies a predetermined condition, process information in association with the predetermined condition from a storage, a transmitter to transmit, when the process information includes predetermined process information, third data to the second information processing apparatus, and an editor to edit the second data in accordance with the process information. The second information processing apparatus includes a second acquisition unit to acquire the third data from the first information processing apparatus, and a display unit to display on a display device indication that the second data are edited when the third data are acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naritake Kondoh
  • Patent number: 10216464
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to wireless communication of print content. Examples include a remote printing request acquired by a remote printing server from a mobile device, the remote printing request including first print content and identifying a mobile device identifier. Examples further include second print content and the mobile device identifier acquired via direct wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Puneet Kumar Arora, Kumaravel Ganesan
  • Patent number: 10218874
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first information processing device and a second information processing device that operates based on a request received from the first information processing device. The first information processing device includes a processor configured to implement a storage unit that stores a portion of information stored in the second information processing device, and a first communication control unit that transmits a job execution request to the second information processing device based on the stored information. When a communication connection between the first and second information processing devices is not established, the transmission of the job execution request is controlled to transmit the job execution request based on the portion of the information after the communication connection is established. The second information processing device executes a predetermined job based on the job execution request received from the first information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Kitayama, Yuto Shibata, Keisuke Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10214027
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a portable printer including a feeder, a printing head, a controller, and a command transmission unit. The feeder is configured to feed a print-receiving medium. The printing head is configured to perform print on the print-receiving medium fed by the feeder. The controller is configured to control the feeder and the printing head in cooperation with each other to produce a first printed matter by using desired first print data. The command transmission unit is configured to transmit through wireless communication to another printer other than the portable printer a production instruction for a second printed matter having print contents equivalent to the first printed matter at a predetermined timing after start of production of the first printed matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keishi Naka
  • Patent number: 10209930
    Abstract: A printer includes: an image former configured to form an image on a sheet based on a print job; a processor; and a memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include: comparing first time information indicating time information set for a region where the printer is allowed to be present and second time information indicating time information in a region where the printer is currently present and determining whether a time difference between the first time information and the second time information is greater than a predetermined time, and upon determining that the time difference is greater than the predetermined time, calling for execution of maintenance of the printer and selectably displaying options of the execution of the maintenance of the printer and execution of limited print processing by the image former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Fushimi, Takaomi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10197910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which forms a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate using a mold, comprising a supply unit including a plurality of orifices and configured to supply the imprint material on the substrate by discharging the imprint material from each orifice, and a control unit configured to control the discharge of the imprint material from each orifice in accordance with arrangement information showing an arrangement of the imprint material on the substrate, wherein the control unit updates the arrangement information to bring a product of an ideal volume of the imprint material discharged from each orifice in one-time discharge and the number of discharges of the imprint material supplied on the substrate from the supply unit closer to a total amount of the imprint material actually supplied on the substrate in accordance with the arrangement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Yoshikazu Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10198227
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an operation unit or a terminal device for inputting address information of the terminal device of a user who instructed execution of a job, and notification target information indicating whether the terminal device is a notification target to which an interruption of the job is to be notified, a network interface unit that performs data communication with a plurality of the terminal devices, and a controller that decides, when an interruption of the job is detected, whether the terminal device is the notification target, according to the notification target information, and causes the network interface unit to transmit interruption data indicating that the job has been interrupted to the terminal device, using the address information of the terminal device, when the terminal device is the notification target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Chigusa Mochizuki, Makiko Sato, Akifumi Seto
  • Patent number: 10185904
    Abstract: In a pixel of a part where two objects are superimposed, pixel values of the objects are compared to thereby set an attribute of the pixel to an attribute of one of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakatsu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10185483
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a display and a controller. The display displays a screen on which a target image and a processing image are arranged, the target image representing processing-target data, the processing image being an image for which a process to be performed on the processing-target data has been determined. The controller performs, in a case where an operation for moving the target image toward a position where the processing image is displayed has been received as a touch operation through the screen, control such that the processing image is moved toward a position where the target image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Awano, Tetsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10185527
    Abstract: A printing system including a client device which generates a job including a pair of first image data and attachment data, and a printing apparatus which includes a paper accommodation unit accommodating paper, receives the job from the client device, converts the first image data into second image data for printing by RIP processing, and prints an image based on the second image data on paper, includes a job specification unit, an image generation unit, and an image display. The job specification unit specifies any job in a stage previous to the conversion into the second image data by the RIP processing. The image generation unit generates, based on the attachment data forming the job specified by the job specification unit, an image obtained by editing a thumbnail image based on the first image data to a printing layout. The display displays the image generated by the image generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Fukui
  • Patent number: 10171691
    Abstract: A document generation system which generates, from a first document in which a plurality of text groups constituted by a plurality of lines arranged in a first direction is arranged in a second direction different from the first direction, a second document includes: a ranking unit configured to rank each of the plurality of text groups according to an order in which a person reads the first document; and a generating unit configured to generate, as the second document, a document in which each of the plurality of text groups is arranged one by one in the first direction in ascending order ranked by the ranking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Hidetaka Iwai, Yosuke Taniguchi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Toshihiko Otake, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10171685
    Abstract: A service providing system is for providing a service that is in cooperation with a printing service that is provided by an external printing system. The service providing system includes a job obtaining unit configured, when receiving from the printing system a notification representing that a print job is created by the printing service, to obtain the print job from the printing system; a job managing unit configured to store, in a job storage unit, the print job obtained by the job obtaining unit; and a job transmitting unit configured to transmit the print job stored in the job storage unit in response to a print job request from an image forming apparatus that is coupled to the service providing system via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Yamada, Ato Araki, Rina Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10162576
    Abstract: A method, job management apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for a job management apparatus, the job management apparatus managing a print job for at least one printer, wherein the code computer readable code configured to cause the job management apparatus to display a job scheduling screen. The process includes obtaining first information on a job to be executed by the at least one printer; obtaining second information on color reproduction state of the at least one printer; and generating the job scheduling screen, wherein the job scheduling screen is a two dimensional chart in which a first axis indicates an execution length of time for the job or a number of sheets of paper to be used for the job, and in which a part of a second axis of the two dimensional chart indicates the color reproduction state of the at least one printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10165130
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented system and method for monitoring printer-related data on USB cables. A USB-compatible device comprising a field programmable gate array and a microprocessor is placed in-line between a non-networked computer and a printer and monitors the line for print-related data. Once detected, the print-related data is transmitted via a radio frequency to a base station. The base station subsequently compiles the print-related data and relays the data to a printer reporting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Doyle, Sr., Patrick Adesso, Jill Castillenti, Gideon Hecht, Brian Lauman, Daniel Doyle, Jr., Alex Berndt Campbell, Marvin Scaff
  • Patent number: 10158771
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a first processing unit and a second processing unit. A diagnosis unit included in the first processing unit is configured to detect that communication of first information through a communication line is not performed properly, the communication of the first information being performed between a first CPU in the first processing unit and a second CPU in the second processing unit. A switch unit included in the second processing unit is configured to switch information to be transmitted through the communication line from the first information to second information in a case where it is detected that the communication of the first information through the communication line is not performed properly, the second information being transmitted to the diagnosis unit included in the first processing unit from a diagnosis unit included in the second processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Minoru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10152290
    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: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Khalyapin, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10148946
    Abstract: A method for detecting and quantifying losses in at least one of video and audio equipment, comprising the steps of generating the test pattern; processing the test pattern through video equipment; and displaying the processed test pattern to a display to a viewer. In one embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of video compression losses due to quantization. In another embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of a color transformation mismatch after encoding/decoding with incompatible video transmission standards. In a third embodiment, the test pattern is iso-luminant after a color transformation between a first and second video transmission standard. In a fourth embodiment, the test pattern is indicative of lipsync error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventor: Robert Norman Hurst, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10146475
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory device includes a nonvolatile first memory, a second memory, a controller, and an interface unit. When receiving a first packet from the interface unit, the controller transmits a second packet to an initiator via the interface unit. In the case where a header of a third packet does not match the second packet, the controller does not store the third packet to a second memory, the third packet being discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Uchida
  • Patent number: 10147026
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes an output unit that outputs information for displaying a screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable in a case where it is determined that continuous printing processing is not executable. In a case where the information for displaying the screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable is output, the screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable is displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10146759
    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: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Zhou, Xiao Tu, David W. Duhon, Silvano Bonacina, David Abzarian
  • Patent number: 10146995
    Abstract: Information that is printed can be correctly analyzed. A program that can be read and executed by the controller of a computer has a function of acquiring and deconstructing information that is printed by a printer as text data written as text, generating words; and a function of detecting from the generated words, based on keyword information and relation information describing a relationship between the keyword information and the word to detect, a target word to detect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Koji Nishizawa, Moonhee Lee
  • Patent number: 10133970
    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: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Broadridge Output Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Delfer, Marc J. Fagan, Charles Preston
  • Patent number: 10127472
    Abstract: A light distribution characteristic measurement apparatus includes an imaging unit disposed at a predetermined distance from a light source, a movement mechanism that successively changes a positional relation of the imaging unit with respect to the light source, while keeping the distance between the light source and the imaging unit, and a processing module that calculates the light distribution characteristic of the light source. The processing module obtains a plurality of image data taken under a first imaging condition and a plurality of image data taken under a second imaging condition different from the first condition, and determines corrected image information corresponding to a relative position of interest, from first image information corresponding to the relative position of interest included in the image data taken under the first condition and second image information corresponding to the relative position of interest included in the image data taken under the second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshi Enami, Yoshihiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 10120630
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing data with a predetermined format transmitted from a terminal device using Bluetooth communication. The method includes receiving the data having the predetermined format from the terminal device using Bluetooth communication; combining the received data having the predetermined format with template data corresponding to the terminal device stored in a printing apparatus; and printing the combined data. Accordingly, it is possible to obtain the same printing result even when different printing apparatuses print the data by transmitting the data with the predetermined format from the terminal device to the different printing apparatuses using Bluetooth communication, and to obtain the same printing result when printing the data with the predetermined format by transmitting the data with the predetermined format from the terminal device or transmitting data obtained by combining the data with the predetermined format with the template data from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwang-hyeon Gha, Tae-jung Yun
  • Patent number: 10118412
    Abstract: A scanning inkjet printing method comprises arranging a recording medium on a print surface; moving a carriage supporting at least one inkjet print head over the recording medium on the print surface in a scanning direction, while image-wise applying droplets of a liquid to the recording medium to form a first swath of printed dots on the recording medium; moving the recording medium and the carriage relative to each other in a transport direction, wherein the transport direction is transverse to the scanning direction; moving the carriage over the recording medium on the print surface in the scanning direction, while image-wise applying droplets of the liquid to the recording medium to form a second swath of printed dots on the recording medium; detecting a position of the first swath; determining a sub-carriage movement relative to the carriage in response to the detected position of the first swath to position the second swath relative to the first swath, wherein the sub-carriage is supported by the carria
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Brian A. J. Albert, Glen Field, Maarten J. H. Elferink, Matthew Rektor
  • Patent number: 10115194
    Abstract: Provided is a method for training a neural network to detect features in a retinal image. The method may include the steps of: combining and randomizing feature images into a Training data set; combining and randomizing the feature images into a testing dataset; training a plurality of neural networks having different architectures using a subset of the training dataset while testing on a subset of the testing dataset; identifying the best neural network based on each of the plurality of neural networks performance on the testing data set; inputting images to the best neural network and identifying a limited number of false positives and false negative and adding the false positives and false negatives to the training dataset and testing dataset; and repeating the foregoing steps until an objective performance threshold is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: IDx, LLC
    Inventors: Meindert Niemeijer, Ryan Amelon, Warrent Claride, Michael D. Abramoff
  • Patent number: 10116818
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of displaying icons that are arranged properly without causing user's time and effort. A display unit displays icons for selecting a function from among mounted functions. A memory device stores a set of instructions. At least one processor executes the instructions to display various icons including a plurality of icons corresponding to a plurality of functions that are extended by installing at least one application in a display area of the display unit, and to collect the plurality of icons corresponding to the plurality of functions extended into a predetermined icon in a case where the number of icons displayed in the display area exceeds a display upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KAUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10116814
    Abstract: A second display control section of a multifunction printer switches from a first display process in which an external browser screen is displayed on a display section to a second display process in which an internal browser screen is displayed on the display section, and displays the internal browser screen on the display section according to the state of a paper feeding cassette and a cover member which are operated, when a change in state of the paper feeding cassette and the cover member is sensed by an event generation section while executing the first display process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Oshima
  • Patent number: 10116826
    Abstract: A document printing system may include one or more print devices, each is capable of detecting a portable memory device, and also detecting a document file and associated configuration file stored in the portable memory device, where the configuration file may contain information about an interruption of a print job associated with the document file. The interruption may have occurred previously on any of the print devices. Each print device may extract and use the information from the configuration file, to automatically resume the previously interrupted print job. Each print device may also be capable of detecting an interruption of a current print job and recording information about the interruption in the configuration file stored in the portable memory device. In some embodiments, the information about the interruption of the print job may include a page number, cause of the interruption and/or job attributes of the interrupted print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Bondugula Ravikiran, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Srinivasarao Bindana, Sivanandha Reddy Padiri, Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Sathish Kumar Annamalai Thangaraj, Narayan Kesavan