Detail Of Medium Positioning (e.g., Movement To Or From Presentation Location Of Medium, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.12)
  • Patent number: 10650288
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for consolidating and recording elements on a physical display board is provided. The embodiment may include capturing an initial image of a visual display mechanism, whereby the initial image contains elements. The embodiment may also include determining an initial state of the visual display mechanism based on the captured image. The embodiment may further include recognizing characters of the elements in the initial state. The embodiment may also include capturing a subsequent image of the visual display mechanism. The embodiment may further include comparing the initial image and the subsequent image of the visual display mechanism. The embodiment may include identifying updates to the visual display mechanism based on the comparison of the initial image and the subsequent image. The embodiment may further include performing a clean-up function of the elements and the recognized characters, based on the identified updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George Blue, Doina L. Klinger, Rebecca Quaggin-Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10628716
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller. The controller generates page images of one or more pages by performing image processing on acquired input image data. The controller determines a job generation method to be either a first method or a second method. The job generation method is a method through which print job data is generated. The first method is a method through which the print job data is generated based on page image data indicating a page image of one page among the one or more pages upon completing the image processing on the page image of the one page. The second method is a method through which the print job data is generated based on the page image data of all pages included in the output image after completing the image processing on the page images of all the pages included in the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryota Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10628093
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus configured to cause a printer to perform a print job includes a driver and a monitoring section. The driver is configured to generate print data of the print job and to transfer the generated print data to the printer. The monitoring section is configured to perform a status acquiring process for acquiring status information of the printer. The monitoring section is configured to perform the status acquiring process over a period from a start of transfer of the print data to an end of transfer of the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Kotaka
  • Patent number: 10606523
    Abstract: A printer having a single-sheet manual feed tray improves user convenience. A printer configured to print based on print request data has a manual paper feeder in which only one sheet of print media can be loaded at one time; another paper feeder in which multiple sheets of print media can be loaded at one time; and a manual feeder priority function that prioritizes using the manual paper feeder over the other paper feeder when automatic paper feeder selection is specified in the print request data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ikumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10599299
    Abstract: A digital medium environment is described to recommend a transition from use of a limited-functionality application to a full-functionality application. As described herein, the limited-functionality application includes a subset of the functionalities of the full-functionality application. Interactions by a user with a limited-functionality application to generate or edit a creation (e.g., a photo, video, or document) are monitored. Based on the interactions, it is determined that the user needs a functionality for the creation that is not available in the limited-functionality application but is supported by the full-functionality application. A recommendation to transition the creation to the full-functionality application that supports the functionality is displayed. The recommendation may include a selectable control that, when selected, causes the creation to be transitioned to the full-functionality application to enable the functionality to be applied to the creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Soni, Ashish Duggal, Anmol Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10592836
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, distributing, filling and printing of electronic or e-forms includes a memory having a persistent storage that stores fillable electronic document forms. Network communication is made with one or more portable user devices and a printing device. A form request is received from a personal user device. In response, at least one fillable electronic document form is sent to the personal user device via the network interface. One or more filled in electronic forms are received from the personal user device. A queue position is calculated for each received form and this is output to the user. The user is notified when their turn for printing is near and they approach the printer to release a private print of their filled out form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Phong Huynh
  • Patent number: 10523832
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of output trays; a storage device that stores a table, each of the plurality of output trays and a combination of a plurality of attributes of sheets-allowed-to-be-output being registered in association with each other in the table; and a controller that receives a print request, the print request including a plurality of attributes of a sheet-to-be-printed, determines whether or not a combination of the plurality of attributes included in the print request is registered in the table, if determining that the combination is not registered in the table, selects an output tray as a tray-to-catch-output-sheet with reference to the table, at least one attribute included in the print request being registered in association with the output tray selected, and if determining that none of the plurality of attributes included in the print request is registered in the table, selects no tray-to-catch-output-sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Daiki Sone
  • Patent number: 10496339
    Abstract: In a printer according to an aspect, since a received image is rotated such that the marginal area is positioned in a specific direction with respect to the subject in a case where the image is printed on the instant film, it is possible to acquire the print on which the marginal area is positioned in the desired direction with respect to the subject in a case where the image is printed by using the instant film having the image forming area and the marginal area. A user can fill out a message in such a marginal area, and can acquire a print having a good appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kitagawa, Shinichi Fujimoto, Tsuneo Sato
  • Patent number: 10479638
    Abstract: A series of conveyance paths to convey a recording medium is formed across a printer and a post-processing device in a printing system. The printing system includes: a detection unit that detects that the post-processing device has entered a predetermined state; and a paper feeding control unit that limits the number of recording media fed to the conveyance path, when it is not detected that the post-processing device has entered the predetermined state, based on the number of recording media conveyable to the post-processing device after the post-processing device enters the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takehiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10474937
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first ejection destination, a second ejection destination, and a controller. The first ejection destination is a destination to which sheets having an image formed thereon by using rendered data are to be ejected. The second ejection destination is a destination to which a sheet serving as a sample print among the sheets is to be ejected. The controller sets the sheet serving as the sample print by using at least one of pixel density, number of colored pixels, number of extra colors, number of objects, object size, and object color information that are included in the rendered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Takahata
  • Patent number: 10474923
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire an image that depicts at least one character. A set of pixels, within the image, through which the at least one character is depicted can be identified. At least one linear portion, within the image, can be identified based on the set of pixels. For each sub-portion within the at least one linear portion, a respective first confidence score representing a respective first likelihood that a respective sub-portion depicts the at least one character can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ray, Ahmad Abdulmageed Mohammed Abdulkader, Sofus Attila Macskassy
  • Patent number: 10467574
    Abstract: A system of forecasting future print job demand for a print shop may include a computing device, a print shop having a plurality of print devices in communication with the computing device, a historical database in communication with the computing device, and a computer-readable storage medium comprising one or more programming instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Sudhendu Rai, Ranjit Kumar Ettam
  • Patent number: 10445679
    Abstract: A system for determining a labor flexibility level for a document management system that meets a performance level of a full-flexibility level and is within one or more threshold limits includes a document management system having a plurality of print production devices, an electronic device in communication with the document management system, and a computer-readable storage medium having one or more programming instructions. The document management system is associated with a plurality of operators who each possess one or more skill sets for operating one or more of the print production devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Sudhendu Rai, Ranjit Kumar Ettam
  • Patent number: 10422697
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a display unit includes a processor and a memory storing instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the image processing apparatus to function as a detection unit that detects occurrence of a sheet jammed inside the image processing apparatus and a display control unit that displays a screen based on detection of the occurrence of the jammed sheet. The screen includes a first region for displaying work that a user carries out to remove jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus and a second region for displaying work that the user carries out after removing the jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10391791
    Abstract: A medium transport unit includes an upstream route in which a print sheet is transported, a first switchback route, a second switchback route, a first guide route, a second guide route, a guide flap configured to switch the route so that the print sheet in the upstream route is transported either toward the first guide route or toward the second guide route, a first discharge route from which the print sheet in the first switchback route is discharged, a second discharge route from which the print sheet in the second switchback route is discharged, and a downstream route passing between the first switchback route and the second switchback route and having an upstream end connected to a junction of downstream ends of the first discharge route and the second discharge route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Yuichi Segawa, Kazuyoshi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10348911
    Abstract: An online data validator is a digital imaging system integrated onto the front side of a printing unit wherein an exit of the printing unit is set on the same side close to the online data validator for a media exiting therefrom. The online data validator comprises a controller facilitating communication with a printing unit controller and controlling overall operation of the online data validator functions; a camera module including a sensor PCB and an optical lens, wherein the sensor PCB contains a camera sensor for capturing 2D digital images of moving labels; and a light source module including a lightbar, a lightbar PCB, a Fresnel lens and a window for providing uniform and flattened illumination on the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TSC AUTO ID TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Edwards, William J. Brown, Ming-Te Chen, Kevin P. Moore, Mark A. Young, Greg J. Anderson, Kenneth R. Kuhn, Raul Velasquez, Freek Kempe
  • Patent number: 10341507
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing an electronic document (ED), the method includes: generating a mark-up version of the ED that includes a text attribute that covers a first area of the ED and an image attribute that covers a second area of the ED; segmenting the text attribute into lines of text and the lines of text into words separated by spaces; determining whether the second area overlaps with the first area based on at least one of the lines of texts or the words; and displaying, in response to determining that the second area overlaps with the first area, the ED on a display to notify a user that the image attribute is an overlapped objected on the ED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Kamata
  • Patent number: 10334129
    Abstract: A multifunctional printer having a printer section, an auto document feeder, a scanner section, a print path, and a path guide. When the multifunctional printer is not in a print and scan mode, the path guide can move to a position that routes printed paper from the print path to a print output tray. When the multifunctional printer is not in a print and scan mode, the path guide can move to a position that routes printed paper from the print path to the auto document feeder, where it can be scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Younis, Tommy Yue
  • Patent number: 10308451
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a cassette and a first sensor unit. The first sensor unit includes a first conductive plate and a first coil circuit board, so as to output a first output value corresponding to a position of the first conductive plate. A first moving mechanism moves the first conductive plate according to remaining quantity of paper sheets. The first conductive plate is attached to the cassette. The first coil circuit board is not attached to the cassette. A control unit determines current remaining quantity of paper sheets based on a magnitude of the first output value. The control unit determines whether or not the cassette is attached based on the magnitude of the first output value and a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kikuta
  • Patent number: 10293598
    Abstract: In order to allow a worker to accurately and repeatedly mark an original plan on a working surface, the present disclosure provides a nonrestrictive drive-type marking system comprising a nonrestrictive drive-type marking device, the nonrestrictive drive-type marking system including an input unit configured to receive data of content to be marked; a marking unit configured to mark the content corresponding to the data on a working surface; a driving unit configured to allow at least a part of the nonrestrictive drive-type marking device comprising the marking unit to nonrestrictively move on the working surface; a position detecting unit configured to sense position information of the nonrestrictive drive-type marking device; and a control unit electrically connected to the input unit, the marking unit, the driving unit, and the position detecting unit, and configured to calculate a current position of the at least the part of the nonrestrictive drive-type marking device comprising the marking unit by compar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Han Seok Nam
  • Patent number: 10290288
    Abstract: A display system for displaying images includes an image compositor which receives image tiles from different application engines independently from each other and combines them into one or more combined image tiles in which the received image tiles are combined according to information indicating how the received image tiles are to be combined and located in the final displayed image, and a monitor for displaying the final displayed image, wherein different portions of the monitor are refreshed at different refresh rates, as the combined image tiles are received from the image compositor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK LIMITED
    Inventor: Eric Kenneth Hamaker
  • Patent number: 10266357
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a sheet cassette including a first housing, a pressing plate, a raising plate, a first resilient member, and a second resilient member. The sheet conveying device further includes a second housing, a sheet-cassette accommodating portion, a first electrode, a second electrode, a sheet conveyor, a driver, a first signal output device, and a second signal output device. When controlling the driver to move the raising plate to move the pressing plate upward, the controller detects a state change in the first signal output device from not outputting a conduction signal to outputting the conduction signal; upon this detection, starts counting the number of pulse signals; and determines an amount of upward movement of the pressing plate based on the counted number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Hashimoto, Hirotaka Mori
  • Patent number: 10266353
    Abstract: A document sheet transportation device includes a feeding portion which feeds a document sheet from a document sheet placement portion toward a document sheet transportation path. The feeding portion includes a holder, a feeding member, a supporting body supported by the holder, a rotatable stopper member having a contact end portion allowed to contact a front end of a document sheet, and a biasing member which applies a biasing force to the stopper member. The stopper member is allowed to change a position among a first position in which the contact end portion contacts the front end of the document sheet, a second position which allows feeding of the document sheet by the feeding member, and a third position which is rotated in the first rotating direction from the second position. The biasing member applies the biasing force to the stopper member in a reverse second rotating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Hanamoto
  • Patent number: 10264034
    Abstract: A digital magazine server user may identify a content item presented by the digital magazine server to save or present to other digital magazine server users by interacting with a client device presenting the content item. For example, providing a gesture to the client device identifies a content item for presentation to other digital magazine server users. The gesture may begin by the user interacting with a portion of a display device that displays a portion of the content item and continue as the user interacts with the display device along a path from the portion to an additional portion. When the gesture is completed, the user may be presented with options to present the content item to additional digital magazine server users, or the content item may be presented to other digital magazine server users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos A Weskamp, Evan R. Doll, Didier Hilhorst
  • Patent number: 10250764
    Abstract: A display system includes a display apparatus, at least one recording medium container, and a display controller. The display apparatus includes a display that displays an image. The display apparatus enables a user to see an object by using the display apparatus. The object is actually located on a line extending from a line of sight of the user. The at least one recording medium container accommodates a recording medium on which an image is to be formed. The display controller displays, on the display, information regarding an intended image that is an image to be formed on the recording medium to be placed in the recording medium container. The display controller displays the information when the user looks at the recording medium container by using the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10232650
    Abstract: A method of editing a print job to be printed on a flatbed printer including a flatbed surface for placing a piece of media to be printed upon, the flatbed surface having a vacuum zone connected to a vacuum source for attracting the piece of media to the flatbed surface, is performed on a job editor including a processor and a display. The processor performs the steps of: reading vacuum zone data specifying at least a size of the vacuum zone; constructing and displaying an image of the vacuum zone on the basis of the vacuum zone data; and superposing, on the display, an image to be printed and the image of the vacuum zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Frédérik Eveilleau
  • Patent number: 10230857
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus conveys a printing medium at a first conveyance speed when a number of copies to be printed is smaller than a predetermined number, and conveys the printing medium at a larger second conveyance speed when the number of copies to be printed is larger than the predetermined number. When the numbers of copies to be printed of the first and second print jobs are smaller than the predetermined number, and printing mediums to be used for a first print job and a second print job are conveyed at the first conveyance speed, or when the numbers of copies to be printed of the first and second print jobs are larger than the predetermined number, and the printing mediums to be used for the first and second print job are conveyed at the second conveyance speed, continuous printing of the first and second print jobs is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taketoshi Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 10223486
    Abstract: A design verification system verifies an electronic device design based on a static model of the electronic device. The static model is an expression of the relationships between modules of the electronic device design and relationships between the behaviors of those modules that can be expressed as set of logical relationships. The static model does not rely on a time variable, but instead reflects a fixed set of relationships between the electronic device modules and between behaviors of the electronic device modules. The static model can be employed by a solver, that identifies whether or how the mathematical relationships of the static model can be reconciled, given a set of constraints. The solver results can be analyzed to identify whether there are errors in the device design, such as resource conflicts, failure of the design to achieve a desired configuration, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo M. Cavalcanti, Alan J. Carlin, Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10216991
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus for processing print jobs, which automatically edits both the document to be printed and the job ticket based on a state or content of the document itself, without user intervention, to achieve certain printing effects such as inserting tab sheets of slip sheets, removing pages, inserting annotations, changing finishing settings, etc. In one specific example, the state or content of the document is a specific key phrase or is associated with a specific bookmark. A program is also provided to emulate the result of the automatic editing of the print job and original document. When the print job is processed by a server and the emulation is performed by a client, the server checks whether the client program modules used for the emulation are consistent with the server program modules used for print job processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Yokoohji
  • Patent number: 10201989
    Abstract: A method for inputting print data for printing on a print object with a printer having a housing, a printing device, a holding device for an exchangeable magazine which holds the print object to be printed on, a control and evaluation unit, a memory and an input and display apparatus. Inputting print data is facilitated by the following steps of the method: inserting a magazine having the print object into the holding device outside of the printing chamber; moving the holding device into the printing chamber, optically sensing a marking arranged on the print object and/or on the magazine; selecting an input screen, from a plurality of input screens stored in the memory on the basis of the marking of the inserted print object sensed and/or on the magazine sensed by the sensor; and displaying the selected input screen or screens on the input display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Isaak, Albrecht Schierholz
  • Patent number: 10194056
    Abstract: A color processing device includes a color-data acquisition section, a conversion-relationship generation section, a correction-image-data generation section, and a conversion-relationship correction section. The color-data acquisition section acquires color data of a first image output by a first image forming device. In accordance with a first relationship and a second relationship, the conversion-relationship generation section generates a conversion relationship used for color adjustment performed to match a color of a second image to be output by a second image forming device on a basis of unadjusted image data with a color of the first image. The correction-image-data generation section generates, on a basis of the unadjusted image data, correction image data for correcting the conversion relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Higashikata, Yoshitaka Kuwada, Jungo Harigai
  • Patent number: 10191705
    Abstract: During processing of job documents in a document processing workflow, execution of the workflow is stopped at a previously defined first sequentially processed node until no more of the job documents can be directed to the first sequentially processed node by the workflow. Then, the job documents that have been stopped at the first sequentially processed node are arranged in a document order, and the sequentially processed nodes are executed for each of the multiple job documents that have been stopped (and such job documents are processed one at a time through the sequentially processed nodes). Thus, execution waits until an immediately previous one of the job documents (in the document order) has finished processing at a previously defined last sequentially processed node before starting processing an immediately subsequent one of the job documents (in the document order) at the first sequentially processed node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco M. Valeriano, Sherry Siu-Ling Tan
  • Patent number: 10165146
    Abstract: A printer includes: a processor; a head configured to perform printing; a sensor configured to detect an amount of movement of the printer; and a scanner configured to acquire an image including a frame described on a material to be printed beforehand, the scanner being disposed forward of the head in a moving direction of the printer. The processor executes during scanning for frame detection over the material to be printed, frame detection processing to detect the frame based on the amount of movement and the image without performing the printing, and during scanning for printing over the material to be printed, print processing to perform the printing with the head based on the frame detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 10114527
    Abstract: A display control device includes: an obtaining unit that obtains a stacking image formed by stacking plural specific images for specifying respective contents of images recorded on at least one surface of each of plural recording media; and a controller that exerts control so that a process is displayed on a display screen, the process sequentially performing an operation to select one specific image from the plural specific images in the stacking image obtained by the obtaining unit and to change the one specific image to represent a state in which at least a part of a recording medium corresponding to the one specific image is turned, to thereby show at least a part of another specific image hidden behind the one specific image while changing one specific image to be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakada, Kanji Itaki, Kimitake Hasuike, Yasuhiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 10101950
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and an information processing apparatus, and control methods thereof, store information of jobs that have been input, and display, in a display unit, a list of the stored jobs in an order in which the jobs are to be executed. Then, in the displayed job list, a job is moved in the list in response to a user operation for changing an execution order of the jobs, and a condition of the job that will occur after the job is moved is displayed while the job is being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shou Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10097700
    Abstract: The present facsimile apparatus accepts inputs of a destination of facsimile transmission and a communication network to be used for the facsimile transmission, and further accepts re-entry of the destination and the communication network. The facsimile apparatus is controlled so as to execute the facsimile transmission if both the first input destination and communication network match the re-entered destination and communication network, and so as not to execute the facsimile transmission if at least one of the first input and accepted destination and communication network does not match the re-entered and accepted destination and communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 10061544
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a storage configured to store sheet information and user identification information in association with each other, wherein the sheet information includes attribution information, and a processor that executes a set of instructions to cause the printing apparatus to function as a receiving unit configured to receive a print job including attribute information of a sheet and user identification information, a selecting unit configured to select, from the storage, sheet information based on the attribute information and the user identification information, which are included in the print job received by the receiving unit, and a register unit configured to register, with the storage, sheet information generated from the attribute information included in the received print job in association with the user identification information included in the received print job, in a case in which the sheet information including the attribute information included in the received print job is no
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiji Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 10051144
    Abstract: A post-processing apparatus of an embodiment discharges a sheet determined that writing of information to a wireless tag provided in the sheet is successful to a first paper discharge portion, and discharges a sheet determined that writing of information to a wireless tag provided in the sheet fails to a second paper discharge portion different from the first paper discharge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 10025542
    Abstract: It is determined whether or not an inputted job input includes a setting for bookbinding including an opening orientation of a bookbinding product; and upon determining that the job includes the setting, image data of the job is printed in a layout according to the setting for the bookbinding if the opening orientation of the bookbinding product in the setting is left-open, and the image data of the job is printed in the layout according to the setting for the bookbinding after causing the image data to rotate 180 degrees if the opening orientation of the bookbinding product in the setting is right-open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanobu Inui
  • Patent number: 10001958
    Abstract: Sorting criteria for separating a printing job and a post-processing job included in an input job ticket are registered in a management apparatus that communicates with a specific device. With this configuration, the printing job of an input job ticket is analyzed on a basis of the registered sorting criteria, and separation into the printing job that should be processed by a printing device and the post-processing job that should be processed by a post-processing device is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Junko Sato
  • Patent number: 9998612
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communicator which receives a printing data from a printing control terminal, an image former which prints the received printing data, and a processor which determines location change of the image forming apparatus by using at least one of power status of the image forming apparatus and access point information of the access points that can be connected, and controls the communicator to notify the location change to the printing control terminal when the location of the image forming apparatus is determined to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong-hyeop Han
  • Patent number: 9990159
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory system performs data operations efficiently for a host system by having a multi-layered architecture. The system includes multiple local controllers that are connected to an array of non-volatile memories, a master controller connected to the multiple local controllers, and an internal processing unit that communicates with the master controller. The internal processing unit receives data operation requests from the host system and generates groups of related operations. A group of related operations include a set of common addresses and multiple commands. The internal processing unit sends a group of related operations to the master controller, which in turn broadcasts the group of related operations to the local controllers, by first broadcasting addresses to the local controllers, broadcasting a first command to the local controllers, and then broadcasts a second command to the local controllers while the local controllers are still executing the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Xitore, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Hossein Amidi, Vahab Alemzadeh
  • Patent number: 9973651
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an output image reading portion that reads an image of a physical document. The physical document includes a desired print image and a line image. The apparatus further includes a line image detecting portion that detects the line image at a predetermined position of the physical document using the image, a line image analyzing portion that determines a line width of the line image, a line-width correction value determining portion that compares the determined line width to a preliminarily set line-width threshold value and determines a line-width correction value based on the comparison, and a line-width correcting portion that performs line width correction on a to be formed line image based on the line-width correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Mieko Mita
  • Patent number: 9959659
    Abstract: A tile-based rendering method includes performing binning of a current frame; generating an identification code of binning information or property information of a tile to be rendered in the current frame; comparing the identification code of the tile to be rendered to an identification code of a previous tile, wherein a location of the previous tile in a previous frame is the same as a location of the tile to be rendered in the current frame; and rendering the current frame by either re-using an image stored in a frame buffer or performing pixel processing of the tile to be rendered depending on a result of the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeongon Cho, Soojung Ryu, Jeongae Park, Woong Seo, Sangheon Lee, Seunghun Jin
  • Patent number: 9944090
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a feeding unit feeding a sheet; a conveying unit conveying the sheet fed by the feeding unit; a printing unit printing the sheet conveyed by the conveying unit; an inversion path inverting the sheet printed on a first surface by the printing unit and conveying the sheet to the conveying unit; and a conveyance control unit performing conveyance control of overlapping a trailing edge of a preceding sheet conveyed through the inversion path and a leading edge of a succeeding sheet fed following the preceding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomofumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9940559
    Abstract: Provided are a label printing control device, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a label printing control program and a label printing control method. The label printing control device includes a cut mark extraction section that obtains print data including at least label images and corresponding cut marks and extracts the cut marks from the print data, and an end product image creation section that creates an end product image by removing the cut marks from the print data. The label printing control device further includes an apex finding section that finds apexes of the cut marks, an adjusting image creation section that creates an adjusting image including the cut marks with graduations added adjacent to each apex, and a print instruction section that instructs a label printing device to print the end product image and the adjusting image successively on pre-die-cut label material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masatsugu Kouguchi
  • Patent number: 9924051
    Abstract: A controller in an image forming apparatus, which stores print data generated based on a collection setting received from an external apparatus and performs printing in response to an instruction from a user, acquires information about the collection setting of the print data, uses information about the collection setting and coordinate information contained in each of drawing commands included in the print data to divide the drawing command for each page, and lays out, when an instruction to change the collection setting has been issued to the print data by the user, the divided drawing commands based on the instruction to change the collection setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohide Kubota
  • Patent number: 9917973
    Abstract: A processing mode set for a received print job is determined, and based on the result of the determination, the print job is processed in a first processing mode in which processing for rendering from print data to image data and print processing based on the image data resulting from the rendering processing are executed in parallel, or in a second processing mode in which the print processing based on the image data is executed after the entire rendering processing for rendering from print data to image data is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 9900454
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a print engine, a first CPU that controls operation of the image forming apparatus except for the print engine, a second CPU that controls operation of the print engine, and a shared memory. On executing processing of a print job, the first CPU performs a job management including managing job management information and storing the job management information in a data area of the shared memory, and the first CPU outputs image data to be printed, stored in the data area, to the print engine. The second CPU monitors an operation state of the first CPU and, on determining that the abnormality is occurring in the first CPU, maintains the processing of the print job by outputting the image data to be printed to the print engine as proxy for the first CPU and performing the job management as proxy for the first CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kawano
  • Patent number: 9900465
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a writing circuit to write image data to an image memory and detect a write line number, a coordinate generating circuit to generate coordinate information based on inclination information, detect a minimum sub-scanning coordinate in each of divided areas of the image data, and generate first read addresses for reading the divided areas from the image memory, a reading circuit to read the divided areas from the image memory and detect a read line number, a reading control circuit to bring the reading circuit into a standby state and cancel the standby state, and a memory control circuit to generate write addresses for writing the divided areas to a memory, sequentially write the read divided areas to the memory, generate second read addresses for reading the divided areas from the memory, and sequentially read the divided areas from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Ohta, Tomonori Tanaka, Mitsutaka Iwasaki, Yuuto Watanabe