Detail Of Medium Positioning (e.g., Movement To Or From Presentation Location Of Medium, Etc.) Patents (Class 358/1.12)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9898692
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first receiving unit, an obtaining unit, a sending unit, a second receiving unit, and a setting unit. The first receiving unit receives, from a printing control apparatus, an instruction to obtain first attribute information of a sheet held in a sheet holding unit. The obtaining unit obtains the first attribute information in accordance with the instruction received by the first receiving unit. The sending unit sends the first attribute information obtained by the obtaining unit to the printing control apparatus. The second receiving unit receives, from the printing control apparatus, second attribute information based on the first attribute information sent from the sending unit. The setting unit sets the second attribute information, received by the second receiving unit, as attribute information of a sheet held in the sheet holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuo Wakai
  • Patent number: 9891869
    Abstract: A method is provided for printing a digital document on a plurality of cut sheets arranged in a cut sheet printing sequence order resulting in at least one reader spread in an end product, each cut sheet having a first side and a second side, the at least one reader spread consisting of two neighboring sides, each neighboring side of which is of a different cut sheet of the plurality of cut sheets and is intended to be printed upon by a digital page image of the digital document. The method includes the step of, for each reader spread in an end product, printing each digital page image corresponding to the reader spread on the first side of the corresponding cut sheet or printing each digital page image corresponding to the reader spread on the second side of the corresponding cut sheet. A cut sheet printing system is configured to apply the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Abraham Thijssen
  • Patent number: 9880793
    Abstract: An image information converting apparatus according to one embodiment includes a converting unit, a splitting unit and an adding unit. The converting unit converts first image information described in a first language into second image information described in a second language, the second language being different from the first language. The splitting unit splits the first image information into a plurality of split image files so as to each have a data size satisfying a restriction in image processing performed by the second image forming apparatus. The adding unit adds first additional information to each of the split image files. The first additional information indicates whether or not to add an image formation unit mark. The image formation unit mark indicates boundaries between batches of image formation units corresponding to images to be formed on a plurality of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko Yajima
  • Patent number: 9864937
    Abstract: Provided is an image recording apparatus, including: a recording unit recording an image on a recording sheet; a conveying unit conveying a plurality of recording sheets in an overlapping state to the recording unit; and a setting unit setting an overlapping amount so that the image is prevented from being printed on a region of a predetermined range which includes a boundary between an overlapping portion, in which a subsequent sheet and a preceding sheet overlap each other, and a non-overlapping portion, in which the subsequent sheet and the preceding sheet do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Senichi Saito
  • Patent number: 9854110
    Abstract: In a network environment, an e-mail to which an image obtained by a scanner (image obtaining device) is attached is stored in a folder on a Web mail service, not via a terminal. Therefore an application is prepared such that management and communication between a terminal, an MFP (scanner) and an e-mail service are executable via themselves. As a result, the e-mail to which the image obtained by the scanner is attached can be stored on the Web mail service, not via a terminal only by operating the application without setting up a driver of the scanner MFP to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Asuka Kanno
  • Patent number: 9827787
    Abstract: A label printer according to an embodiment includes a support unit that supports a roll of a backless label paper; a conveying unit that conveys and reverse conveys the backless label paper along a conveying path; a printing unit positioned on the conveying path and including a print head that prints on a surface of the backless label paper; a cutting unit, positioned on the conveying path downstream of the printing unit in a conveying direction, that cuts the backless label paper; and a control unit that controls the conveying unit to reverse convey the backless label paper in a reverse conveying direction after the cutting unit cuts the backless label paper sheet so that a tip of the backless label paper is stopped at a predetermined position downstream from the print head in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9826106
    Abstract: Barcode verifiers automate the verification process by capturing an image of the printed barcode and analyzing the image according to an industry specification. Industry specifications (e.g., ISO/IEC 15416,15415) identify common printing errors and prescribe test methods for detecting and quantifying these errors. Typically, these tests sample a barcode along one or more scan lines. Print errors that are parallel to these scan lines may be missed by the test. The present invention embraces a system and method to detect unprinted lines in barcodes resulting from a printer malfunction and produce a printer malfunction report with information regarding the quantity, position, and magnitude of these print errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 9823884
    Abstract: An inspection system includes an inspection apparatus configured to examine, for each print, whether a defect has occurred on at least one print side of the print based on a read image of the at least one print side and an image that correspond to a read image, and configured to notify a printer of sheet identification information about a sheet on which an original image of a certain page is printed, the original image being out of original images for one or more pages including an original image formed on a print side on which the defect has occurred; and the printer configured to print, based on the notified sheet identification information and sheet identification information about a sheet on which a position notification image that indicates a positional relation with a print on which the original image of the certain page is formed, the position notification image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Kitai
  • Patent number: 9811300
    Abstract: Systems and methods for decommission of a multifunction peripheral are disclosed. The method comprises receiving user interaction with the multifunction peripheral initiating a decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral, requesting user input of authentication credentials suitable to enable the decommission operation, and accepting user input of authentication credentials. The method further includes transmitting the authentication credentials, along with a request to enable the decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral to an authentication server for authentication, receiving confirmation that the authentication credentials are sufficient to enable decommission of the multifunction peripheral along with decommission instructions to be executed by the multifunction peripheral, and executing the decommission instructions so as to complete the decommission operation for the multifunction peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Silvy Wilson
  • Patent number: 9811877
    Abstract: An image processing device acquires first and second image data respectively representing first and second images. The first image includes an object image showing a part of an object. The second image shows another part of the object. The first image and the object image respectively include an edge and an object-image edge with respect to a direction. The first image includes first pixels that is located between the edge and the object-image edge and not included in the first object image. The device selects one of arrangement methods according to a condition that the number of first pixels continuously arranged in the direction is larger than a prescribed level. The device determines a relative position between the first and second images using the selected method. The device generates arranged image data representing an arranged image in which the first and second images are arranged according to the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiko Hasegawa, Ryohei Ozawa, Takuya Shimahashi
  • Patent number: 9813586
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a storage unit for storing information indicating an orientation of a sheet stacked in a sheet stacking unit, a determination unit that determines whether to print an image in a first orientation corresponding to a case where the sheet is conveyed with a short side thereof as a leading edge from the sheet stacking unit, or to print the image in a second orientation corresponding to a case where the sheet is conveyed with a long side thereof as the leading edge from the sheet stacking unit, according to a setting value based on an operation of a user in a case where the information indicating the orientation of the sheet stacked in the sheet stacking unit is not stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kou Hiraike
  • Patent number: 9805114
    Abstract: A selection component that facilitates selection of user interface items. Upon receiving a user interface item identification from a data model component, the selection component determines a selection state of the identified user interface item using maintained selection state. The selection component then propagates the selection state in two directions. In one direction, the selection component notifies the identified user interface item of the selection state so that the user interface item may visualize its selection state. In the other direction, the selection component notifies an action module of the selection state of the user interface item so that the action module may take further action external to the user interface item based on the selection state. For instance, the action module might create a new user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brad Olenick, Federico Silva Armas, Steven Sanderson, Alvaro Rahul Dias
  • Patent number: 9792538
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing apparatus and a printing control apparatus. The printing apparatus obtains stored first attribute information of a sheet, and sends the obtained first attribute information to the printing control apparatus. The printing control apparatus includes an information storing unit and a first and second receiving unit. The information storing unit stores first and second attribute information of sheets. The first receiving unit receives first attribute information and the second sending unit reads sheet candidates corresponding to the received first attribute information and sends the sheet candidates to the printing apparatus. The printing apparatus further receives the received sheet candidates, displays the received sheet candidates, selects sheet information from the displayed sheet candidates, and sets the second attribute information of a selected sheet as attribute information of a sheet to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shou Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9781302
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus analyzes image data corresponding to a received job, and when as a result of the analysis is that the image data has a resolution that exceeds a predetermined value, determines a size of a sheet to be printed, and when a result of the determination is that the size of the sheet is a predetermined size, if a size of the image data is less than or equal to a threshold, stores image data to which halftoning processing is not performed in a memory, and if the size of the image data exceeds the threshold, stores image data to which the halftoning processing is performed in the memory, and based on a direction of the sheet, performs image forming on the sheet after performing rotation processing for the stored image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 9747535
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives plural pieces of print data described in plural types of page description languages, plural drawing processors that respectively correspond to the plural types of page description languages, extract specific drawing objects from the plural pieces of print data, and convert the specific drawing objects into print image data, and an output unit that compares the print image data that the drawing processors have converted the specific drawing objects into, and outputs comparison results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, Koji Nishiyama, Junichi Horii
  • Patent number: 9733603
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus for forming an image in accordance with image information includes: an image forming unit configured to form an image that is uniform in area percentage of each of primary colors and a secondary color on an intermediate transfer belt; a measurer configured to measure amounts corresponding to density distribution of residual toner left on the intermediate transfer belt, on which the image uniform in area percentage of each of the primary colors and the secondary color is formed and from which toner is transferred onto a recording medium, in the main-scanning direction; and a corrector configured to correct a tone value of the image information so as to reduce density nonuniformity of a streak region observed in the density distribution in the main-scanning direction using the amounts measured by the measurer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Soma, Takuroh Sone, Hideyuki Kihara, Naoto Watanabe, Takeshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9723165
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of preventing misdetermination of a type of printing paper includes a transmitted light receiver, a specularly reflected light receiver, and a diffusively reflected light receiver, which constitute a sensor, and an output determiner that determines whether data output by the plurality of light receivers is normal. The image forming apparatus determines the type of printing paper and an abnormality of the printing paper from the determination by the output determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Tomishima
  • Patent number: 9699349
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a first image forming apparatus to perform an image generation operation, a second image forming apparatus to perform an image generation operation, and a processing control apparatus to control the first image forming apparatus and the second image forming apparatus to output an output target image by using the first image forming apparatus and the second image forming apparatus based on an output command information of the output target image, the output command information including first information related to the image generation operation of the output target image, second information related to collation assigned to the output target image, and third information related to one or more graphic marks providable to the output target image based on the second information related to the collation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Sochi