Detail Of Medium Positioning (e.g., Movement To Or From Presentation Location Of Medium, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.12)
  • Patent number: 10988336
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a sheet profile setter; a conveyer; an image former that forms an image on a sheet conveyed by the conveyer in accordance with an image forming condition; a sheet physical property measurer that makes measurement of a physical property value of the sheet; a conformity determiner that makes determination of conformity between the sheet fed from the sheet feed tray and a sheet indicated by the sheet profile set in the sheet feed tray; and a notifier that determines which has been performed more recently between insertion of the sheet into the sheet feed tray and setting of the sheet profile to the sheet feed tray before the measurement so as to send a notification of a result of the determination, by a first notification method in a former case and by a second notification method in a latter case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Ken Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10979588
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus acquires an input image generated by reading an image of an original document to be copied, and determination information of whether or not the input image corresponds to a blank. The image forming apparatus controls a printer to print the input image together with a page number on a sheet and output the sheet, according to a determination result indicated by the determination information. At that time, the image forming apparatus controls the printer so as to output a sheet on which the page number is not printed, with respect to the input image determined to correspond to a blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10970462
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing enhanced product visualization on a graphical display include generating a visual frame having a first set of frame dimensions and comprising an inner border and an outer border; receiving a selection of a graphical object to be displayed at least within the outer border of the visual frame on the graphical display; identifying a set of object dimensions of the graphical object; determining an appropriate proportion between the set of frame dimensions and the set of object dimensions such that the graphical object is displayable at least within the outer border of the visual frame on the graphical display; manipulating the set of frame dimensions and/or the set of object dimensions such that the graphical object is displayable within the outer border of the visual frame; and displaying the graphical object at least within the outer border of the visual frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Loop Commerce, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Sirota, Maya Lotan, Guy Dahan, Eduardo Fuhrken
  • Patent number: 10933628
    Abstract: In order to allow a worker to accurately and repeatedly mark an original plan on a working surface, provided is a nonrestrictive drive-type marking system including 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Han Seok Nam
  • Patent number: 10924620
    Abstract: A reading method guidance apparatus includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a guidance unit. The receiving unit receives a document size that is a size of a document as a reading target. The acquisition unit acquires an image of at least a partial area in the document. The guidance unit provides an operator with guidance about a reading procedure when the document is read by a first reading apparatus in plural batches, using a feature amount obtained from the acquired image, the received document size, and a readable size that is a size of an area readable by the first reading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Une, Nagamasa Misu, Ryosuke Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10908858
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of easily changing a scheduled stacking position of any image forming job. An image region in which an overall arrangement mode of the image forming apparatus and sheet discharge apparatus is displayed and a list region in which standby jobs are listed are displayed on a monitor screen. In the image region, a sheet bundle of the selected standby job is displayed on a tray that is set as the scheduled stacking position of the selected standby job. When the sheet bundle is selected and dragged and dropped by a mouse pointer on the monitor screen, the tray being set as the scheduled stacking position is changed, and a position at which the sheet bundle is displayed is also changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Shinnae
  • Patent number: 10896426
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for receiving distributed sensor based content from content producers in data processing networks. A sensor services controller (SSC) utility manages the processes involved with connecting content producers and consumers through a set of interfaces of a Services Oriented Architecture. The set of interfaces include interfaces for publishing, finding and paying for content created by distributed sensor platform devices. For example, a query interface allows consumers of content to submit content requests to content producers. The SSC utility enables a sensor platform device to expose the device's capabilities to a sensor services controller through a standard “sensor device” interface. Sensor device capabilities include geophysical location (GPS coordinates), digital imaging sensors (optical, infrared, etc.), movement and orientation data (gyroscopic and accelerometer readings).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan John Harrington, Harry Luther Hoots, III
  • Patent number: 10834281
    Abstract: A document size detecting apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a detector. The first acquisition unit acquires a first image that is an image of an entire document as a reading target. The second acquisition unit acquires a second image that is an image of a part of the document read by a first reading apparatus. The detector detects a size of the document using a result of a matching process between the first image and the second image and a read size that is a size of the second image read by the first reading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tsuji, Kiyoshi Une, Nagamasa Misu
  • Patent number: 10812670
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image output unit, an image reading unit, and a controller. The image output unit outputs an image on a recording medium. The image reading unit reads an image on a recording medium. The controller charges a first user for a fee so as to output mixed images from the image output unit. The mixed images have a first image and a second image. The first image is an image for which the first user is to pay an output fee. The second image is an image for which a second user is to pay an output fee. The second user is a charge destination different from a charge destination of the first user. When the image reading unit reads the second image for which the second user is to pay the output fee, the controller switches an output fee for the image read by the image reading unit, from the output fee charged to the first user, to the output fee that is to be paid by the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Munenori Tomida
  • Patent number: 10792911
    Abstract: In order to allow a worker to accurately and repeatedly mark an original plan on a working surface, provided is a nonrestrictive drive-type marking system including 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 comparing the position info
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Han Seok Nam
  • Patent number: 10789034
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for generating, displaying, and updating information, such as aggregated information or content, provide engagement techniques, delivering new experiences to an audience, viewer, visitor, customer, etc. Applications prepare information, such as pricing, to present or display on display devices, signage, etc. A platform manages the display devices and the content on the display devices to engage the audience. The display devices are low-powered, may be ePaper-based, and have minimum circuitry and reduced resource requirements. Information and control signals may be transferred to, and power and ground established with, the display devices via transient electrical and frictional mechanisms. Changes made in information presented may depend on the needs or relevancy to the audience or the needs or desires of a content provider, business or, organization, presenter, etc. Updates or format/layout changes for presenting the content may be based on the efficacy of content previously presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Abhijit Rao
  • Patent number: 10766284
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a cassette casing; and a tape roll that is a roll of a tape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The tape includes: a subject surface exposed in a thickness direction; and a first image provided on the subject surface and indicating first information. The tape roll has: a first end portion located at an inner portion of the tape roll in a radial direction of the tape roll; and a second end portion located at an outer portion of the tape roll in the radial direction. The first information relates to an amount of a portion of the tape which is located on a first-end-portion-side of a reference position in the lengthwise direction. The reference position is located on the first-end-portion-side of the first image in the lengthwise direction on the tape at a particular distance from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Haruki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kato, Kohei Terada, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10759198
    Abstract: In a method of operating an ink jet card printer, which includes a transport belt, a print unit including an ink jet print head, a sensor and a gantry, a card is loaded onto the transport belt along a processing axis using an exposed surface of the transport belt. The sensor and the ink jet print head are moved relative to the card using the gantry. A current position of the card is detected using the sensor. An image is printed to the card using the ink jet print head when the detected current position of the card indicates that the card is supported on the transport belt in a print position. Printing is interrupted when the detected current position of the card indicates that the card is not in the print position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Tanya Snyder, Daniel Fowell, Brent Lien
  • Patent number: 10754282
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image former, an informing unit, and a hardware processor. The image former prints an image on continuous paper by: forming an electrostatic latent image on an image holder based on image information of a job; developing the electrostatic latent image with toner, thereby forming a toner image on the image holder; and transferring the toner image onto the continuous paper. Based on the image information of the job, the hardware processor calculates a coverage of the image to be printed on the continuous paper. Based on the calculated coverage, the hardware processor determines a continuously printable distance on the continuous paper. The hardware processor causes the informing unit to inform a user of the continuously printable distance before the image former starts the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masahiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10754601
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus for printing through automatic sorting is described. A communication interface obtains data from a plurality of external apparatuses. A processor, in response to the obtaining, collects the obtained data according to a plurality of groups sorted based on identification information included in the obtained data, and generates a print command when a predetermined condition is satisfied. An image forming job performer prints data collected in the plurality of groups according to the generated print command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Soo Young Cho, Se Young Kim, Eun Kyung Yun, Pyung Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 10747806
    Abstract: A method for proactively creating an image product includes capturing an image of an object in a first environment by a device, storing a library of personalized products each characterized by a product type, automatically recognizing the object in the image as having a product type associated with the library of personalized products, automatically creating a design for the personalized product of the product type using personalized content, automatically displaying the design of the personalized product of the product type incorporating the selected photo in the first environment on the device, and manufacturing a physical product based on the design of the personalized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Levin, Preeti Nathan, Trynne Anne Miller, Wiley H. Wang, Shay Litvak, Marco Santini, Chris M. Denend, Eugene Chen, Vyacheslav Imeshev
  • Patent number: 10726556
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for inspecting printed matter on which an image is formed, includes: a region extractor that extracts a first region, in which a character is formed, and a second region, in which the character is not formed, with reference to image forming image data used to form the image; and a defect detector that detects a defect in the first region and a defect in the second region in read image data obtained by reading the printed matter on which the image is formed by the image forming image data, wherein the defect detector includes: a first region defect detector that detects loss of a dot in the first region in the read image data; and a second region defect detector that detects presence of a dot with a density equal to or greater than a predetermined density in the second region in the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Oki
  • Patent number: 10725711
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a component size of a component actually used in printing from an image forming apparatus, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to a post-processing apparatus, a job ticket of a post-processing job in which the component size received by the reception unit is set in a case where the component size of the component is referred to in post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuro Ogaki
  • Patent number: 10685441
    Abstract: A system for predicting occurrence of a defective image includes an observation distance obtainer which obtains an observation distance of an image to be formed by an image forming apparatus. The system (i) divides image data input to the image forming apparatus as an original of the image into regions of interest having a size determined based on the observation distance, (ii) analyzes a spatial frequency of a gradient distribution of the image with respect to each of the regions of interest, and (iii) calculates a probability of a target density irregularity being conspicuous in the image to be formed by the image forming apparatus based on the image data by using a correlation index between a result of the analysis and an evaluation value of the density irregularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Natsuko Kawai
  • Patent number: 10674026
    Abstract: Devices and methods automatically detach a note sheet from a document to which the note sheet is detachably attached and scanning the note sheet separately from the note-sheet-detached document to yield digitalized copies of the document and note-sheet. A note display-processing unit involving the devices and methods processes the digitalized document copy and the digitalized note-sheet copy to generate note-embedded document data producing, when the note-embedded document data is displayed on a computer display, a digitalized document copy with a note-sheet-representing icon, added to the digitalized document copy at a predetermined position thereon, that causes the digitalized note-sheet copy to appear whenever a display-interactive cursor moves over the icon. The note sheet may be automatically reattached to the document in the note sheet's original position on the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Gin Yoshidome
  • Patent number: 10661581
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus contains a conveyer which conveys a recording medium, the conveyer having conveyance members on which the recording medium is mounted; a recorder which jets ink onto the recording medium being conveyed; and a fixer which fixes the ink landed on the recording medium. The ink is curable by a predetermined energy ray. The fixer irradiates the ink on the recording medium with the predetermined energy ray. The conveyer passes the recording medium for conveyance between the conveyance members and moves the recording medium in respective planes by movement of the conveyance members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Muramatsu, Mitsuo Kaburagi, Masashi Ikeda
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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