Static Presentation Processing (e.g., Processing Data For Printer, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11954393
    Abstract: Previous information generating devices or printers were designed to print a paper copy of data and/or receipts which causes a disconnect with modem day data manipulation. This information redirector can redirects generated data to and receive data from the internet and hand held devices which will open up extremely fast data exchange and data manipulation for consumers, cities, states and the federal government without the expense of having to purchase complete new systems. By simply adding the redirector we can connect all old computer systems with modem day systems that now have the ability to manipulate data automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Mary Lynn Sherwood, Bruce Lawrence Hall
  • Patent number: 11838410
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for gathering performance information for post-quantum cryptography (PQC) is provided. An example method includes generating, by a QC detection data generation circuitry, QC detection data. The example method further includes encrypting, by a PQC cryptographic circuitry, the QC detection data based on a PQC cryptographic technique The example method further includes decrypting, by a PQC decryption circuitry, the QC detection data. The example method further includes storing, by a PQC cryptographic performance circuitry, encryption metadata generated by the PQC cryptographic circuitry and decryption metadata generated by the PQC decryption circuitry as PQC cryptographic performance information associated with the PQC cryptographic technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ramanathan Ramanathan, Abhijit Rao, Adam Sanders, Michael Erik Meinholz, Bradford A. Shea, Pierre Arbajian, Andrew J. Garner, IV, Ramesh Yarlagadda
  • Patent number: 11822275
    Abstract: An image forming method, an image forming apparatus, and a storage medium are provided in embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes rotating an image carrier along a preset direction, where the image carrier at least includes a first region and a second region; and simultaneously applying voltages to a first image forming module and a second image forming module, such that the first image forming module forms a first image on the first region of the image carrier based on the voltages, and the second image forming module forms a second image on the second region of the image carrier based on the voltages. Each of the first image and the second image includes a plurality of patterns with different concentrations; and a quantity of patterns in the first image and the second image is determined based on a first preset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Zhuhai Pantum Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhe Shao
  • Patent number: 11816517
    Abstract: In a case where a first sheet paper having a first size is contained and a second sheet paper having a second size is not contained, a printer sends capability information including first size information indicating that the first size is contained and second size information indicating that the second size is contained to a terminal device. The printer receives image data and selection information indicating that a target size has been selected, and in a case where the selection information indicates that the second size has been selected as the target size, the printer executes the predetermined process on the first sheet paper, and in a case where the selection information indicates that the first size has been selected as the target size, the printer does not execute the predetermined process on the first sheet paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yushi Deura, Haruka Azechi, Wataru Hasegawa, Shunsuke Minamikawa, Takatsugu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11772162
    Abstract: A powder bed fusion system includes a powder bed including a build surface and a vacuum system. The vacuum system includes a collection device positioned over the build surface. The collection device includes a body, a pathway defined in the body, wherein the pathway ends in a passageway opening, and a particle retainer connected to the body near the passageway opening. A method of forming a component includes forming a layer of unfused metal powder on a powder bed with a recoater, introducing gas to the powder bed and applying a vacuum with a collection device, fusing a portion of the layer of unfused metal powder on the powder bed with a heat source to form a component layer and generating contaminants, collecting the contaminants from the powder bed with the gas and the vacuum applied by the collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Md Ashabul Anam, Mark A Smith, Tyson W Brown, Richard J Skurkis, HyungMin Chae, Whitney A Poling
  • Patent number: 11745501
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system includes at least one physical memory device to store drop size logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device to execute the drop size logic to receive first ink usage amount data for each of a plurality of color planes associated with a first halftone design and print job data, receive first ink drop size data for each of a plurality of color planes associated with the first halftone design, receive second ink drop count data for each of the plurality of color planes associated with a second halftone design and the print job data and determine second ink drop size data for each of the plurality of color planes based on the corresponding first ink usage amount data, the first ink drop size data and the second ink drop count data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Walter F. Kailey, Mikel Stanich
  • Patent number: 11738582
    Abstract: A printer includes: a mechanism frame configured to receive a recording medium including a liner having a large length, and a plurality of labels temporarily bonded on the liner; a support member supported on the mechanism frame through intermediation of a support shaft; a head which is mounted to the support member, and is configured to perform printing on at least one of the plurality of labels; and a transmissive sensor which is arranged between the head and the support shaft, and is configured to detect the at least one of the plurality of labels, wherein the mechanism frame includes: a frame portion provided between the head and the support shaft at a distance from the support shaft; and a recessed portion which is formed in the frame portion, and is configured to increase the distance so as to allow the sensor to pass through a space having the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Norihisa Ando
  • Patent number: 11726733
    Abstract: A setting screen for adding an operation process and setting a parameter related to the operation process is displayed. Via the setting screen, accepting of an instruction to add an operation process and setting of a parameter of the operation process are performed. A workflow is generated so as to include the operation process instructed to be added and information on the parameter of the set process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazufumi Kobashi
  • Patent number: 11675991
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes at least one physical memory device to store ink model estimation logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device to execute the ink model estimation logic to receive an ink deposition curve for one of a plurality of primary color inks of a print system, receive a color space mapping profile for the print system wherein the color space mapping profile characterizes a relationship between a first color space and a printer color space of the print system and generate a color space ink model for the one of a plurality of primary color inks of the print system based on the ink deposition curve and the color space mapping profile, wherein the color space ink model represents a relationship between each of a plurality of parameters of the first color space and ink deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikel Stanich, Pallavi Premkumar, James Chauvin, Nikita Gurudath
  • Patent number: 11662967
    Abstract: A printing system includes an image forming apparatus and an information processing device. The image forming apparatus stores custom data indicating a setting value of a printing condition that can be achieved by the own apparatus. The information processing device includes a CPU. The CPU causes the information processing device to acquire custom data stored in the image forming apparatus, and a standard printing condition for a printer driver is set according to the custom data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Ogata
  • Patent number: 11648782
    Abstract: A technique capable of suppressing a color shift caused by a variation in ejection characteristics among nozzles is to be provided. A generating unit configured to generate print data which is configured with a printing pixel, which represents that a printing agent is applied, or a non-printing pixel, which represents that a printing agent is not applied, generates the print data as follows: (i) the first quantization data is obtained by quantizing the first image data; and (ii) by applying a correction value based on the ejection characteristics related to a plurality of printing elements for applying a printing agent, a value representing that a printing agent is applied a plurality of times is set for at least one target printing pixel in the first quantization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wakako Tanaka, Minako Kato
  • Patent number: 11620095
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first printer driver, and a second printer driver. The first printer driver includes prohibition information specific to a device that is to be controlled. The second printer driver includes an association establishing unit and a receiving unit. The association establishing unit establishes an association with the first printer driver. The receiving unit receives print settings. The second printer driver transmits, to the device that is to be controlled, print data based on print settings that have been obtained through conversion performed on the basis of the prohibition information included in the first printer driver. The association establishing unit establishes the association with the first printer driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Nobuki Hagiwara, Makoto Kondo, Naomi Takahashi, Takanori Haginaka
  • Patent number: 11609731
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor configured to: obtain user information and a print job, the user information indicating a user associated with a second image forming apparatus different from the image forming apparatus, the print job including setting information about a setting used in printing; when the setting information of the obtained print job is not allowed to be applied to the image forming apparatus, further obtain substitute information indicating a substitute for the setting information of the second image forming apparatus with which the association is indicated by the user information; and execute the print job by applying the obtained substitute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Tsunaki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11604613
    Abstract: An non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer installed in an information processing device to execute a process corresponding to a printer connected to the information processing device. The process includes receiving image data for images of a plurality of pages from a general-purpose print program which is pre-installed in an OS of the computer, generating composite image data corresponding to an composite image which is generated by reducing images of the plurality of pages in size and arranging the reduced images for the N pages so that the reduced images fit on one surface of the sheet, from the image data received in the receiving of the image data, and causing the information processing device to transmit print data which is rasterized based on the composite image data to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 11533407
    Abstract: A service provision system includes an extraction unit that extracts an associated service corresponding to a user of a service provision apparatus from plural services of the service provision apparatus, a storage control unit that stores, in a storage unit, identification information for identifying a transmitter which is carried by the user and which transmits a wireless signal and information regarding the associated service while associating the identification information and the information regarding the associated service with each other, an obtaining unit that obtains the identification information included in the wireless signal transmitted without requiring the user to perform an operation, and a display control unit that receives, from the storage control unit, the associated service corresponding to the identification information obtained by the obtaining unit and that displays the associated service on a display unit of the service provision apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Iwao
  • Patent number: 11523030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for printing comprising the steps of selecting eight or fewer process colors from a known process ink color set, providing a color channel for the selected process colors from the known process ink color set, providing two or more spot color channels, wherein one or more of spot colors correspond to a non-selected process color of the process ink color set, applying a first ink limit and a first linearization to the one or more spot color channels to produce a color set including the non-selected process color of the known process ink color set, applying a second ink limit and a second linearization to the one or more spot color channels to produce a color set including the spot color, and optionally printing an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Bart De Vreede
  • Patent number: 11494699
    Abstract: Features are used to train one or more ML models in a modelling layer. In a feature selection layer, each generated ML model is analyzed to determine, for each input feature, a degree of importance of the feature on the results generated by the ML model. Features with low importance are identified and the information is propagated backward to the data source and feature engineering layers. In response, the data source and feature engineering layers refrain from gathering or generating the unimportant features. Based on a confidence measure of the determination that each feature is important or unimportant, a number of periods between reevaluation of the feature importance is determined. After the number of periods has elapsed, a removed feature is restored to the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Jacques Doan Huu
  • Patent number: 11481589
    Abstract: A Onepass system inkjet printing control method, device and storage are provided. The method includes: dividing all physical channels into several groups according to a printing requirement command, defining one group as a printing module, wherein each of the printing modules includes x physical channels, x?1, x is an integer; configuring n logical channels for each printing module, wherein n?x, n is an integer; starting a printing command, and extracting corresponding printing data from the printing memory in units of the logical channel; processing the printing data according to the printing parameters and then inputting it into the corresponding physical channel for inkjet printing. The solution of the present invention ensures that each printing module can independently control the printing task during printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HOSONSOFT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ming Mei, Yan Chen, Liqun Zeng, Shubo Su, Zhongkun Huang
  • Patent number: 11477344
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and a method of controlling the information processing apparatus are provided. The information processing apparatus stores a plurality of learned models, determines whether the stored plurality of learned models include confidential information, and presents, to a user, learned models of the plurality of learned models determined to include the confidential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11460795
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, an exposure unit, a developing member, and a control unit. The exposure unit exposes a surface of the image bearing member to light to form an electrostatic latent image. The developing member develops the electrostatic latent image by using toner to form a toner image. In image formation based on input image data, the control unit uses the exposure unit to control a maximum gradation value of the toner image to be formed on the image bearing member surface, based on a repetition length of a dither pattern. The control unit performs control so that the maximum gradation value is larger in a case where a first dither pattern having a first length as the repetition length is used than where a second dither pattern having a second length longer than the first length as the repetition length is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishizumi, Hiroko Yokoyama, Shinji Katagiri
  • Patent number: 11443204
    Abstract: A computer system stores interpretation factor conversion information for managing an interpretation factor interpreting a basis of a prediction result for input data, the interpretation factor is determined by a value of each of a plurality of feature quantities contained in the input data including values of the plurality of feature quantities, and a first evaluation value of each of the plurality of feature quantities contained in the input data. When evaluation target data is input, the computer system calculates a prediction result, calculates a contribution value of each of the plurality feature quantities contained in the evaluation target data, specifies a corresponding interpretation factor, based on a value and a contribution value of each of the plurality of feature quantities contained in the evaluation target data, by referring to the interpretation factor conversion information, and generates and outputs display information for presenting the specified interpretation factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi Hama, Masashi Egi, Yasuhide Mori
  • Patent number: 11416194
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a scanner, a receiver, and a controller. The scanner scans a document to obtain image data representing the scanned document. The receiver receives faxed image data. The controller includes a processor and a memory, performs processing for reducing usage of a consumable material on the image data obtained by the scanner, and does not perform the processing on image data obtained from an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Unno
  • Patent number: 11405513
    Abstract: Techniques to parse an electronic document to extract a comment and topological features of the electronic document to which the comment is attached, transform the comment into one or more printing command and one or more parameters of the printing command, generate a printed document from the electronic document, and apply the printing command and parameters of the printing command specifically to the topological features to which the comment is attached when generating the printed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Chinh Co Tang Chan, Duc Phu Truong
  • Patent number: 11403408
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a secure and auditable means for exchanging files related to 3D objects intended for replication is provided. A secure system and method to facilitate the acquisition of files (such as 3D design files) that can involve intellectual property rights management, standard of quality assurance for 3D printed objects, warranty protection for the printed object, and audit and report tools for the results of a 3D replication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: 3D BRIDGE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Karima Bawa
  • Patent number: 11403788
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: identifying a first object to be rendered in a target image and a second object to which the first object belongs in the target image; generating a reference image including a mark based on the target image and the second object, the mark being used for recording a coverage area of the second object; determining an area to be rendered based on the reference image and the first object, the area to be rendered being located within the coverage area corresponding to the mark; and rendering the area by utilizing a target material to generate a rendering result. Through the process, the rendering range can be constrained when the first object is rendered based on the reference image including the mark generated by the second object to which the first object belongs, so that the reliability and authenticity of a rendering result are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liu Su
  • Patent number: 11379159
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a reception unit, a generation unit, and a display control unit. The reception unit receives, for a screen on which a first instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute a first process for which a set value for a setting item is set and a second instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute a second process for which a set value for a setting item is set are displayed, a synthesizing operation for synthesizing the first instruction part and the second instruction part. The generation unit integrates, by the received synthesizing operation, the first process regarding the first instruction part and the second process regarding the second instruction part to generate a specific process. The display control unit performs control such that a specific instruction part for issuing an instruction to execute the specific process is displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masakazu Ketsuka, Ichiro Shiozaki, Nobumi Kusano, Naoki Mukai
  • Patent number: 11323579
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a unit configured to set a color selected by a user from among colors included in scanned image data obtained by reading a reference sample as a destination color for the adjustment-target color. Then, the unit configured to set a destination color has a function to set the destination color based on first scanned image data obtained by reading a color sample as the reference sample, in which patches of a plurality of colors including colors around the adjustment-target color are printed and a function to set the destination color based on second scanned image data obtained by reading a sample document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11307821
    Abstract: A print control method, a non-transitory recording medium, an information processing apparatus and a printing system. The print control method includes acquiring a print job to be executed by the image forming apparatus, storing print data relating to the print job in a memory, receiving an operation for displaying a job list of print job, creating the job list of print job corresponding to the print data stored in the memory when the operation is received, and displaying the job list of print job on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Minari Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11281849
    Abstract: In some embodiments a method includes sending, from a composition compute device and to a user compute device, a data file that is based on a print file template. The data file includes (1) a plurality of raster image fonts based on user selected text, (2) a low-resolution image based on a user selected image, and (3) frame data indicative of coordinate locations on a webpage for the raster image fonts and for the low-resolution image. The method includes receiving, at the composition computer device and from the user computer device, a signal indicative of a modification to the data file. The method includes defining, at the composition compute device, a print file based on (1) a plurality of vector fonts based on the user selected text, (2) a high-resolution image based on the user selected image, (3) the frame data, and (4) the modification to the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Neal Cogan
  • Patent number: 11263320
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to updating firmware. For example, a system according to the present disclosure may include a printing device and a computing device. The printing device may be on a network. The printing device may detect an intrusion against the printing device. The computing device may be on the network. The computing device may receive a broadcast reporting the intrusion directly from the printing device. The computing device may request, responsive to receiving the broadcast, an updated portion of a firmware code image for the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger S Twede, Samuel Marshall Lester, Brandon R Ashey
  • Patent number: 11258922
    Abstract: A method and system for combining, communicating, storing and/or separating image data and non-image data. The method involves a computer programmed to identify an end-of-file (EOF) marker of an image file, and being programmed to add the non-image data to the image file after the EOF marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: William Agush
  • Patent number: 11256451
    Abstract: A server disclosed herein may include a controller configured to: receive a location information request for requesting sending of location information from a function executing device; receive a first screen request including the location information from a first terminal device that has obtained the location information; send screen data representing the setting change screen to the first terminal device; receive a change request for requesting a change of the setting information from the first terminal device; and in a case where the change request is received from the first terminal device, change the setting information in the memory according to the change request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11249693
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a job control unit configured to, in response to, during a period in which an output processing unit is performing printing of image data for a first print job, a reception unit receiving a second print job higher in degree of priority than the first print job, cause an input processing unit to interrupt acquisition of data for each page about the first print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shu Kumahashi
  • Patent number: 11244213
    Abstract: A printer is caused to perform duplex printing by an information processing device in which an OS standard printing program is installed. When causing a printer connected to a PC to execute duplex printing based on a print instruction output from an editing application installed in the PC, an auxiliary program that supports the printer executes rotation processing of rotating an image of a page, which is required to be rotated, by 180° for intermediate data received from a general-purpose print program, executes rearrangement processing of rearranging a processing order from a page order to a print order for print data received from the general-purpose print program, according to a sheet conveying aspect of the printer, and transmits the print data after the rotation processing and the rearrangement processing from the PC to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryota Kakitsuba
  • Patent number: 11237775
    Abstract: A communication device is configured to communicate with an information processing apparatus through a first communication interface using a first protocol, and communicate with an image processing apparatus having the image processing function through a second communication interface using a second protocol which is different from the first protocol. A controller of the communication device is configured to obtain particular information of the image processing apparatus from the image processing apparatus using the second protocol. When receiving a search request from the information processing apparatus, the controller responds to the search request based on the particular information as obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Kai
  • Patent number: 11210992
    Abstract: A display controller is provided. The display controller includes n field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) (n is an integer greater than 1). A respective one of the n FPGAs includes a first input circuit and an output circuit and a first process circuit connected between the first input circuit and the output circuit. The first input circuit is configured to receive a respective one first sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs. The n first sub-images are combined to form one frame of initial image. The first process circuit is configured to enhance image-resolution of the respective one first sub-image to obtain a respective one second sub-image and the output circuit is configured to deliver the respective one second sub-image corresponding to the respective one of the n FPGAs to a timing-controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 11194851
    Abstract: A method and system for generating summary details is provided. The method includes retrieving event data of associated with a user. Attributes are extracted from the event data and the event data is segmented into logical groups of related activities performed by the user. Key information and associated attributes of each logical group are identified and in response the user is evaluated. The logical groups of related activities are ranked and presented to the user. In response, an engagement summary associated with the user and the logical groups is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Burton, Donna K. Byron, Manvendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 11184497
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor configured to detect a length of a sheet, which is placed on a platen, in a predetermined direction and a controller. The controller is configured to convert an image signal based on a conversion condition, control the image forming unit to form an image based on the converted image signal, and execute calibration in which the conversion condition is generated. The controller is configured, in a case in which the calibration is to be executed, to acquire information related to a size of a sheet on which a test chart is to be formed, select a sheet based on the information, form the test chart on the selected sheet, acquire reading data output from the reader, and generate the conversion condition based on the reading data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tomii
  • Patent number: 11178303
    Abstract: A multifunction inkjet printer that displays an image on a display device includes: an operation display unit configured to receive an instruction from a user; and a CPU configured to control the display device to display an image, wherein, in a state where display on the display device is being performed at a first refresh rate, in response to the operation display unit receiving an instruction for displaying a code to be captured by a mobile terminal, the CPU is configured to control the display device to display the code at a second refresh rate that has a higher frequency than the first refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Maki Onuma
  • Patent number: 11176094
    Abstract: Approaches for dynamic file name generation are provided. A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a naming server, user input defining a file naming convention; associating, by the naming server, the file naming convention with a user account; receiving, by the naming server, a first request for a file name from a first user device associated with the user account; generating, by the naming server, a first file name using the file naming convention in response to the first request; transmitting, by the naming server, the first file name to the first user device; receiving, by the naming server, a second request for a file name from a second user device associated with the user account, the second user device being different from the first user device; generating, by the naming server, a second file name using the file naming convention in response to the second request; and transmitting, by the naming server, the second file name to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary M. Greenberger, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 11163505
    Abstract: A printing system in which a client device utilizing a web browser and a printer, that provides a share folder, are communicably connected, displays a screen on which a print file can be specified by a drop operation on the web browser, transmits the specified print file and share-folder specification information from the client device to the printer, and prints the print file using print settings linked to the share folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Iida, Yoshiji Kanamoto, Hiroya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11163512
    Abstract: A setting screen for adding an operation process and setting a parameter related to the operation process is displayed. Via the setting screen, accepting of an instruction to add an operation process and setting of a parameter of the operation process are performed. A workflow is generated so as to include the operation process instructed to be added and information on the parameter of the set process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazufumi Kobashi
  • Patent number: 11164059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-dimensional code image generation method and apparatus, a storage medium and an electronic device related to the field of two-dimensional code image technology. The method includes obtaining an initial two-dimensional code image and a background image, and performing structured processing on the initial two-dimensional code image according to the background image to obtain a structured two-dimensional code image, performing mode transfer processing on the background image to obtain a background image of a target mode by a mode transfer model, and performing a fusion operation on the structured two-dimensional code image and the background image of the target mode to obtain a target two-dimensional code image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Zhu, Pablo Navarrete Michelini, Lijie Zhang, Hanwen Liu
  • Patent number: 11163294
    Abstract: A management apparatus includes a data acquiring unit, a desired-time acquiring unit, an assigning unit, and a data output unit. The data acquiring unit acquires image data expressing at least one of a three-dimensional image and an image. The desired-time acquiring unit acquires desired time information associated with the image data. The desired time information indicates a desired time for completing an image forming process for forming the image. The desired time is expressed as at least one of a time point and a time frame. The assigning unit assigns image formation of the image data to an image forming apparatus that performs the image forming process such that the image forming process is completed at the desired time indicated by the desired time information. The data output unit outputs the image data toward the image forming apparatus assigned by the assigning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Hironori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11119430
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a control unit, a reading unit, an analysis unit, a storage unit, and a computation unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet. The control unit controls the image forming unit. The reading unit reads the sheet. The analysis unit analyzes a reading result acquired by the image formed on the sheet being read by the reading unit, and outputs an analysis result. The storage unit stores a printing condition used when the image was formed and the analysis result in association with each other. The computation unit computes a control parameter to be used by the control unit in order to control the image forming unit, with reference to the analysis result and the printing condition stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Shun-ichi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11122181
    Abstract: A PC APP is configured to cause an information processing apparatus to perform a determining process of determining a device, a setting process of setting the device determined by the determining process as a selected device of the information processing apparatus, a detecting process of detecting that the selected device set to an other information processing apparatus has been changed from a first device to a second device, a changed device information obtaining process of, when detecting the change of the selected device set to the other information processing apparatus by the detecting process, obtaining device information indicating the second device from the other information processing apparatus, and a setting changing process of changing the selected device of the information processing apparatus to the second device indicated by the device information obtained by the changed device information obtaining process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 11104074
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for printing an object with a rapid prototyping machine (RPM) working in a computer network environment including one or more rapid prototyping RPMs, enables users in different locations to add objects to a virtual construction platform that is being prepared for printing via the computer network. Available space on the virtual construction platform for building the object may be communicated and instructions to add the model to the available space may be communicated via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaim Kleinhendler, Tatyana Rodin Entin, Stanislav Shtilerman, Igal Zeitun
  • Patent number: 11108921
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores a creation program including a set of instructions readable by a computer of an information processing apparatus. The set of instructions, when executed by the computer, causes the information processing apparatus to perform: receiving, from a transmission program, specification information indicative of a specification of an image processing device configured to communicate with the information processing apparatus, the transmission program being readable by the computer and being different from the creation program; creating image data corresponding to the specification information received from the transmission program; and outputting the image data to the transmission program, the transmission program being configured to transmit the image data to the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11099545
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a main chassis and a motherboard-less expansion chassis. The main chassis may include a host system motherboard and a first host interconnect card. The motherboard-less expansion chassis may include a second host interconnect card communicatively coupled to the first interconnect card via an external cable having one or more in-band signal channels and one or more sideband signal channels, a first information handling resource configured to communicate data with the host system motherboard via the one or more in-band signal channels, and a second information handling resource configured to communicate control signals with the host system motherboard via the one or more sideband signal channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Shih-Tien Cheng
  • Patent number: 11086578
    Abstract: When a general-use printing program implemented in an OS of an information processing apparatus receives a print instruction, a supporting program implemented in a PC determines, based on a print parameter or image data indicating at least one image subjected to be printed, whether a distribution condition is satisfied. The distribution condition is a condition to execute distributed printing of the image data using a plurality of printers. When it is determined that the distribution condition is satisfied, the supporting program transmits a part of a total printing amount of a print job to a printer through a first port which is used by a general-use printing program and transmits a remaining part of the total amount of the print job to another printer through a second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Kunimatsu