Emulation Or Plural Modes Patents (Class 358/1.13)
  • Patent number: 11330131
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a management unit configured to manage a shortcut in association with one or more pieces of card information and a control unit configured to execute display control on a display, wherein, when first card information and second card information are managed in association with a first shortcut, the control unit executes control on a screen for the function corresponding to the first shortcut to display in a state where the corresponding group of setting values is applied to the function even if either one of the first card information and the second card information is read. Further, the number of pieces of card information that can be associated with the shortcut has an upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11327671
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying event block allocations of one or more of data memory and data storage allocations, assigning indicators to the event block allocations based one or more determined statuses associated with the event block allocations, populating a display interface with the event block allocations and the indicators, performing a trace event of the event block allocations, identifying a target event block allocation among the event block allocations, and creating a notification identifying an allocation violation based on the identified target event block allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Two Six Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Huy Vu
  • Patent number: 11323584
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an identifying unit, an acquiring unit, and an applying unit. The identifying unit identifies an unset function from functions included in an activated first application. The acquiring unit acquires setting information for the identified function in a second application different from the first application. The applying unit applies the acquired setting information to the function of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masaru Fujii
  • Patent number: 11315049
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating socio-economic and/or environmental impact automatically identifies and transmits to a user computing device a socio-economic and/or environmental impact web page of an organization. A computer database coupled to a server contains data for various socio-economic and/or environmental impact web pages, defining formatting elements configured to display impact data. The computer database receives a data feed of the impact data from the organization and/or from one or more of the organization's vendors, and automatically updates the organization's socio-economic and/or environmental impact web page. The system automatically generates in the socio-economic and/or environmental impact web page, a socio-economic and/or environmental impact quotient depiction representing socio-economic and/or environmental impact of resource allocations of the associated organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: A.O. Consultum, Incorporated
    Inventor: Alvin-o Williams
  • Patent number: 11316992
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an extractor, a creator, and a sender. The extractor compares items of capability information concerning plural devices and extracts a capability which is not sufficiently provided in a first device but is provided in a second device. The plural devices include the first and second devices. The creator creates a menu to be used in the first device. The first device is able to display the capability extracted by the extractor by using an icon in a mode different from an icon representing another capability and to display device information which indicates that the capability is available in the second device. The sender sends the menu to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Fumi Kosaka, Tadao Michimura, Norio Yamamoto, Seiji Inoue
  • Patent number: 11311192
    Abstract: Various embodiments illustrated herein disclose a method comprising receiving, by a processor, one or more patient characteristics associated with a first patient. The one or more patient characteristics comprises at least a type of sanitization, and/or a frequency of sanitization usage. Further, the method includes receiving one or more image characteristics associated with an image of a patient bracelet worn by the first patient. The method further includes training a machine learning (ML) model defining a relation between the one or more patient characteristics and the one or more image characteristics. The ML model is utilized to predict a count of days until the patient bracelet, associated with a second patient, deems unusable. Additionally, the method includes generating an instruction to a printing apparatus to print a new patient bracelet for the second patient based on the count of days being less than a predetermined number of days threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Praveen Allaka
  • Patent number: 11316999
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection section that detects an operation to be performed with respect to a device by a user in a non-operation state with respect to the device, and a prohibition section that prohibits reboot of the device in a case where the operation to be performed on the device is detected by the detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Toshiharu Hayashida
  • Patent number: 11314468
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and memory. The memory stores information on multiple image forming apparatuses capable of making an image forming request. The processor is configured to: install license-managed software; select an image forming apparatus serving as a license management server of the software from the multiple image forming apparatuses; and set the selected image forming apparatus as a license management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Mitsuhisa Kamei
  • Patent number: 11310372
    Abstract: A service providing system includes a device; and an information processing system. The information processing system stores each user of the information processing system and each user of an external service system in association with each other. The device accepts a specification of a first application and a user of the information processing system; acquires data for which a user of the external service system, associated with the user of the information processing system, has an authority, among data relating to the first application included in the external service system; displays a screen to accept a selection of one piece of data from the acquired data; accepts the one piece of data for which the selection is accepted via the screen; and requests the external service system to store information acquired by the device in association with the accepted one piece of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromu Kashihara, Atsuko Serizawa, Yusuke Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11308326
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a controlling method thereof are provided. The controlling method according to an embodiment includes acquiring contents and storing the contents in a memory, identifying a first section of the contents related to a first behavior by analyzing the stored contents, outputting contents of the identified first section, acquiring a user image captured while the contents of the first section is output, identifying whether the first behavior is completed by analyzing the user image, and based on identifying that the user has completed the first behavior, outputting contents of a second section, the second section being a next section of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehwan Yoo, Kyungsu Kim, Ganghui Lee, Hyungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11310380
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image reader, an input operation unit including a display, an interface configured to receive, from an external medium, setting information for processing of an image read by the image reader, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the display to display a first setting screen for processing the image when the setting information is not received from the external medium and to control the display to display a second setting screen for processing the image when the setting information is received from the external medium. The second setting screen indicates that an operational setting designated by the setting information has already been set on the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masami Taoda
  • Patent number: 11301621
    Abstract: A document processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires, from an electronic document, character information located in an area defined in advance based on a format of the electronic document, and a registration unit that registers the character information acquired by the acquisition unit as attribute information of the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Junya Yamasaki, Miho Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 11301187
    Abstract: In a case where a connection between a communication apparatus operating in a connection setting state and a terminal apparatus has been established during a period in which an initial setting of the communication apparatus is being performed, the communication apparatus displays a predetermined notification screen on a display unit after the initial setting is completed, and, in a case where a connection between the communication apparatus operating in the connection setting state and the terminal apparatus has not been established during a period in which the initial setting is being performed, the communication apparatus does not display the predetermined notification screen on the display unit after the initial setting is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 11295267
    Abstract: A software management device includes a display which is a section that displays a product list showing a software product satisfying a predetermined condition, and displays a product list including an item indicating a registered face-to-face selling product which is sold on a face-to-face basis and for which license information has been registered, in a case where the registered face-to-face selling product satisfies the predetermined condition, and a controller that non-restrictively receives a user operation with respect to an on-line selling product, which is a software product sold on line, in a case where the user has an on-line purchase right, and restrictively receives a user operation with respect to the registered face-to-face selling product in a case where the user does not have the on-line purchase right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogura, Toru Nakatani, Koji Hashimoto, Haruki Matsui, Aiko Nozue
  • Patent number: 11281414
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a plurality of instructions readable by a computer of an information processing apparatus. The plurality of instructions cause the information processing apparatus to display a first setting screen on a user interface of the information processing apparatus as a setting screen without displaying a second setting screen in response to receipt of a first displaying instruction for displaying the setting screen, and display the second setting screen on the user interface instead of the first setting screen in response to receipt a second displaying instruction for displaying the second setting screen through the user interface while the first setting screen is displayed. The first setting screen is a setting screen capable of receiving a print parameter of a first item of a plurality of setting items and incapable of receiving a print parameter of a second item of the plurality of setting items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yushi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11281415
    Abstract: After specifying a processing target (target data), a requirement for printing is set. A simulation of a RIP process is performed on the target data under a plurality of printing conditions which are set in advance. Then, based on simulation results, a print-target identifying record is registered in a continuous printing list so as to satisfy the set requirement. After rearranging print-target identifying records registered in the continuous printing list, continuous printing is performed based on the continuous printing list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Segawa, Yohei Onuki
  • Patent number: 11273653
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transport roller that transports the recording paper from a paper roll in a transport direction, a print head that ejects ink onto the recording paper, an ink supply portion that supplies the ink to the print head, a cutting mechanism that is provided downstream of the print head in the transport direction of the recording paper and that cuts the recording paper, and a control portion that controls the transport of the recording paper in a direction opposite to the transport direction in such a manner that, after the recording paper is cut, a leading end portion of the recording paper reaches a position of the print head from a position of the cutting mechanism, wherein the ink supply portion extends from a region downstream of the print head in the transport direction of the recording paper and is coupled to the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Masubuchi
  • Patent number: 11275890
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to enable quick previews of what a modified document would look like. In an implementation, a set of page images are stored. Each page image represents a page of a document, the page having been converted to a page image for a first version of the document to permit the document to be viewed in a viewer program. A command is received to modify the document. The requested modification may include, for example, reordering pages, deleting pages, or extracting pages. A preview is generated for a second version of the document. The preview reflects the modification and uses at least one page image from the set of page images created for the first version of the document. Reusing page images allows the preview to be generated very quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deepak Michael, Sreejith Prabhakaran Nair
  • Patent number: 11275542
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium storing a computer program for an application providing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) causing a computer to perform each step of a control method of the computer, the method including: a reception step of receiving a print ticket including a print setting according to activation of the program for the application by an operating system after a print instruction is given by a user; and a display control step of displaying a screen for authenticated printing based on the received print ticket in which the authenticated printing has been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Saito, Shinya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11269494
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing apparatus to perform operations. A plurality of editing instructions for each editing item is received. Editing processing is performed on an image based on each of the editing instructions. A history of each of the editing instructions is recorded into a predetermined recording area. A history selected based on a different condition between a first editing item for which each of the editing instructions is currently received and a second editing item that is other than the first editing item is displayed on a screen. The selected history is from a history recorded in the predetermined recording area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kozue Kozakura
  • Patent number: 11269574
    Abstract: To provide a technique in which an image forming process is not restricted even when consumption information cannot be transmitted to the outside such as a server in an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes an operation control portion for executing a plurality of functions for forming an image; a memory that stores availability information of the plurality of functions according to a specified contract that defines usage conditions of the image forming apparatus; and a determination portion that determines, when a usage request for at least one of the plurality of functions is received, with reference to the availability information, whether or not the at least one of the plurality of functions corresponding to the usage request received is configured to be used, in which the operation control portion controls operation of the image forming apparatus in accordance with a determination result of the determination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku Ishizawa, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11256734
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for extracting information from a text string. In certain embodiments, a system is disclosed to receive a textual string representative of a distributed computing operation. The system is configured to isolate an identifier included in the textual string based on information in the textual string and/or other information associated with the distributed computing operation. The system is also configured to provide the identifier to a computer device over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: John Gilling, Michael Walters, Chang W. Kim, Pavel Fort
  • Patent number: 11256452
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and method for rotating a generated print image are provided. The image forming apparatus includes a print engine to form an image on a printing paper and a processor to generate a print image corresponding to print data, rotate the generated print image so that the generated print image corresponds to a user setting orientation if a default output orientation of the image forming apparatus is different from the user setting orientation, and control the print engine to print the rotated print image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: GyeongHun Jo
  • Patent number: 11249653
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a volatile first storage and a nonvolatile second storage with a limited number of writes, and the apparatus includes a printer configured to execute printing based on image data, and a controller having one or more processors which execute instructions stored in one or more memories, the controller being configured to acquire information about a number of writes of the second storage, and switch between a first operating mode of storing the image data in the second storage and a second operating mode of storing the image data in the first storage and not storing the image data in the second storage based on the information about the number of writes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Xiaoli Wang
  • Patent number: 11252288
    Abstract: In a case where extension information is included in information regarding presets provided by a printing apparatus, an information processing apparatus prohibits a host side from editing the presets, thereby preventing the occurrence of a conflict between settings of a print job. In a case where extension information is not included in the presets, the information processing apparatus allows the host side to edit the presets, thereby providing a method for changing some of the presets to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Kashiwagi, Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11252282
    Abstract: There are provided a data playback system, a data playback method, a data playback terminal, a printer, and a server which are capable of playing sound from a printout and viewing a favorable image. Image data of an image printed on an instant film and sound data associated with the image data are stored in a data storage server. In a case where a two-dimensional code printed with the image on the instant film is read by a data playback terminal, access information to the image data of the printed image and the sound data associated with the image data is obtained. The data playback terminal accesses the data storage server based on the obtained access information, and downloads and plays the image data of the printed image and the sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11252297
    Abstract: A method of detecting fraudulent use of a printing device including a non-contact memory tag, including receiving a request to read the tag, receiving information from the tag, determining an installed configuration of the printing device from the information, comparing the installed configuration to a current configuration of the printing device, and in response to determining that the current configuration is not the same as the installed configuration, indicating that a violation exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Kenneth Schleede, Peter Granby, Patrick Wilhelmus Bernardus Gerrits
  • Patent number: 11249697
    Abstract: A printing system and a printing method are provided. The user terminal includes a print content processing unit and a sliding print content conversion unit, and the handheld printer includes an inkjet printing unit that performs inkjet printing at a predetermined inkjet width in a sliding direction when performing sliding print. The print content processing unit determines the number of sliding print motions and sequentially generates bitmaps corresponding to the respective sliding print motions based on the respective print content mode and the inkjet width, and generates bitmap format instructions corresponding to the respective bitmaps. The sliding print content conversion unit converts pixels in the bitmaps into binary data to form sliding print content. The handheld printer sequentially prints the respective sliding print content based on the respective bitmap format instructions and the print content mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenglan Li, Takeshi Shikama, Hao Zhang, Zhenwei Shi
  • Patent number: 11249705
    Abstract: In a case where a print queue of a printing apparatus is registered in operating system standard print software but is not registered in print control software, a process of registering a print queue of a printing apparatus in print control software configured to generate print data in predetermined format. In a case where the print queue of the printing apparatus is registered in the print control software but is not registered in the operating system standard print software, a process of registering the print queue of the printing apparatus in operating system standard print software configured to generate print data in the different format from the predetermined format are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kouichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11252549
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11243720
    Abstract: In an image forming device, in a case where a storage medium is connected to an input output interface, and a storage medium stores import instruction information including a plurality of setting values, a controller imports a target value from the storage medium to a memory. The plurality of setting values is associated with respective ones of a plurality of pieces of device-specific information. The target value is a setting value selected from the plurality of setting values and is associated with a piece of device-specific information unique to the image forming device. Each of the plurality of setting values associated with respective ones of a plurality of pieces of device-specific information is for setting a prescribed parameter of a corresponding device. After the target value is imported, the controller operates according to the target value set for the prescribed parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Nogawa
  • Patent number: 11244215
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for printing a document having pages with different margins. The method includes receiving a document having a plurality of pages for printing, wherein the document having a combination of pages to be printed in first pre-determined sheets and second pre-determined sheets. A margin value for each page of the document is automatically identified. Based on the identification, one or more pages having margin value greater than a pre-defined margin value is automatically identified. The one or more pages with greater margin value are marked to be printed in the first pre-determined sheets and the remaining pages are marked to be printed in the second pre-determined sheets. Finally, information is sent to a printer to print the one or more pages having a greater margin value in the first pre-determined sheets and to print the remaining pages in the second pre-determined sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok Jason Vedaraj, Thamizh Priyai Thamizhanandan, Iswarya Shanmuganathan
  • Patent number: 11244545
    Abstract: An integrated system includes a system user interface (SUI) that provides an iconic, at-a-glance representation of integrated security system status. The SUI is for use across all client devices including mobile or cellular telephones, a mobile portal, a web portal, and a touchscreen device. The SUI includes a number of display elements presented across all types of client devices for monitoring status of the integrated security system. The display elements of the SUI include an orb icon, text summary, security button, device warnings, system warnings, interesting sensors, and quiet sensors. The SUI thus provides system status summary information agnostically across all clients. Additionally, the SUI provides consistent iconography, terminology, and display rules across all clients as well as consistent sensor and system detail across clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Fulker, Ken Sundermeyer, Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 11231894
    Abstract: A printing process management apparatus includes a display unit that displays product identification information regarding a print product, including print information, and group identification information regarding a group, including the print information as a processing unit, while associating the product identification information and the group identification information with each other, a reception unit that receives an instruction to switch a display mode of the display unit and displays management information indicating a processing state of print information in one of at least two display modes comprising a first mode, in which a plurality of pieces of print information included in a product and groups, including the plurality of pieces of print information, are identified, and a second mode, in which a plurality of pieces of print information belonging to a group and print products, including the plurality of pieces of print information, are identified, and a display control unit that, if the receptio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masaharu Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 11231839
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions to control a portable terminal to perform processes including: an receiving processing of receiving a user operation; a first determination processing of determining whether device identification information is stored in the storage; performing a first designation processing; a second designation processing; wherein the first designation processing includes: a first specifying processing of specifying the image processing device; a first selection screen display processing of displaying a first selection screen; and, when the user operation of designating the device object is received, a first storing processing, and wherein the second designation processing includes: a second specifying processing of specifying an image processing device; a second selection screen display processing of displaying a second selection screen; and, when the user operation of designating the device object is received, a second storing processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11233920
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate generally to systems and methods for transforming document elements in response to modifications to a layout of a document. A layout-modification application identifies, from a first document having a first document layout, a first set of measurements of a document element and a first location of the document element within the first document. Based on an aspect-ratio difference between the first document layout and a second document layout, the layout-modification application selects a set of transformation rules that specify, for the document element, a second set of measurements and a second location within a second document. To select the particular set of transformation rules, the layout-modification application uses the determined aspect-ratio difference. The layout-modification application applies the selected set of transformation rules to the document element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Shayan Chandrashekar, Sangeeta Varma, Paul Asente, Michal Lukac, Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11231886
    Abstract: An editing application implemented in a PC obtains image data and print parameter and transmits, to a supporting program, a processing request of processing the image data based on the print parameter. The supporting program is implemented in the PC, and is activated also when a printing instruction to a general-use printing program implemented in an OS is inputted. The supporting program processes the image data in accordance with the processing request. The editing application obtains the processed image data and causes the PC to display the same through an UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 11221805
    Abstract: A virtual printer A generated in a virtual printer service included in a host computer including an OS uses a search request receiver to receive a device search request from the OS, and uses a search request responder to respond to the received device search request. Further, a print job receiver receives a print job from the OS, which has registered the virtual printer A as a transmission destination of the print job based on the response, in accordance with a specific protocol. Then, a print job converter converts the received print job, and a print job transmitter transmits the converted print job to a printer AY, which does not support the specific protocol, via a job generator in accordance with a protocol different from the specific protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiro Arai
  • Patent number: 11216568
    Abstract: In some examples, a system for server-side rendering of password-protected files can receive, from a client device, a request to view a file on the system, determine that the file should be converted to a different format prior to presentation at the client device, and determine that the file is a password-protected file. The system can send a response to the client device indicating the file is a password-protected file. In response to receiving the password from the client device, the system can generate, based on the password, a preview of the password-protected file including at least a portion of the password-protected file rendered in the different format. After generating the preview, the system can store an encrypted copy of the preview in storage for future requests, and send the preview to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Acharya, Jingsi Zhu, Sarah Vente, Ian Macartney, Ahmet Emre √únal
  • Patent number: 11218609
    Abstract: A terminal device may register first device information of a first image processing device in a memory; specify by using the first device information, N applications corresponding to one or more types of image processes that the first image processing device is capable of executing from among M applications; display a first menu screen on a display unit, the first menu screen including N icons indicating the specified N applications, each of the N icons having a first type of displaying state that is capable of accepting a selecting operation for using an application, the first menu screen not including each of (M-N) icons having the first type of displaying state, the (M-N) icons indicating (M-N) applications; send an execution instruction to the first image processing device by using a target application indicated by a target icon selected from among the N icons in the first menu screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Sone
  • Patent number: 11218616
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus to read a sheet being conveyed includes a memory and a reading device to read one side of the sheet in units of a line area orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the sheet. A read image of a first region corresponding to a leading edge side of the sheet in the conveyance direction is stored into the memory. A read image of a second region subsequent to the first region is not stored. A read image of a third region subsequent to the second region and corresponding to a trailing edge side of the sheet in the conveyance direction is stored in the memory. Each read image is an image read by the reading device. Predetermined processing is performed based on the read image of the first region and the read image of the third region stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitake Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11216153
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to enable a user to intuitively perform an operation of setting a linked operation of hardware elements or software elements, the information processing device including: a display control unit configured to cause a plurality of icons indicating hardware elements or software elements that perform a linked operation together, and a link connecting the plurality of icons to each other to be displayed. A spatial sequence of the plurality of icons formed by the link corresponds to a temporal sequence of operations of the software elements or the hardware elements indicated by the plurality of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Hiroyuki Masuda, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Genta Kondo
  • Patent number: 11210061
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions may be read by a controller of an information processing device in which an image processing program and a voice-recognition program have been installed. The computer-readable instructions may cause the information processing device to obtain the text data from the voice-recognition program in a case where the voice-recognition program creates the text data. The computer-readable instructions may cause the information processing device to determine whether the obtained text data includes a first string and a second string. The computer-readable instructions may cause the information processing device to cause a display of the information processing device to display a specific image in a case where it is determined that the text data includes the first string and the second string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yu Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11204730
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing device communication section configured to receive a print job sent from a host device, a print mechanism configured to perform printing of the received print job, and a printing device control section configured to receive an operation to change a setting of the print job and issue an instruction to send a changed print job in which the setting of the print job has been changed to the host device that is the sender of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Minami, Mitsuru Annen
  • Patent number: 11200472
    Abstract: An identification apparatus uses a sensor to sense a sheet, thereby obtaining a parameter concerning a characteristic of the sheet, and identifies a type of the sheet based on a result of inputting the parameter obtained by the sensor to an estimation model obtained by machine learning using a parameter of a sheet as input data and a type of a sheet as supervised data, the type used as supervised data corresponding to the parameter used as input data. The apparatus performs re-learning such that the identified type of the sheet based on a result of inputting the parameter obtained by the sensor as the input data to the estimation model becomes the type of the sheet represented by input information if the identified type of the sheet and the type of the sheet represented by the input information are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryosuke Uemura
  • Patent number: 11200201
    Abstract: A metadata storage method, device, and a server are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a metadata to be processed from the preset metadata storage system or from external of the preset metadata storage system; determining a type of metadata to be processed; processing the metadata to be processed to obtain a new metadata in a storage format corresponding to the type of metadata to be processed, wherein the storage formats correspond to different types of metadata to be processed and comprise at least one identical information kind for different types of metadata; and storing the new metadata in the preset metadata storage system. Thus a search for a metadata can be performed through a unified interface in a search engine, which is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenxin Zhang, Yunhao Zhang, Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 11200009
    Abstract: An approach is provided for managing the configurations of printing devices in a distributed environment where printing devices are initially configured at a first physical location and then reconfigured at a second physical location. A configuration manager provides configuration data to a configuration system at the first location to be used to initially configure printing devices. The configuration manager also provides the configuration data to a device management system at the second physical location. The configuration manager receives changes to the configuration data from the device management system at the second physical location and propagates the changes to the configuration system at the first physical location. The configuration manager also tracks the configuration state of printing devices at both the first physical location and the second physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tom Haapanen
  • Patent number: 11196894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel system and method to enables users to map a user's intent finishing selections for a finishing job to each subsystem, e.g., device, protocol, ADF, and finisher unit, of an imaging device. The presently claimed invention creates distinct perspectives and a way to map between perspectives. The distinct perspectives include intent orientation, a print protocol, ADF, copy/scan/fax platen, device, and finisher unit. Through use of novel transformation for automating image rotations to dramatically reduce errors with understandable and repeatable correct outcomes. The formal algorithmic and mathematical approaches disclosed in the present invention makes it easier to describe subsystems of an imaging device. The software implementation using this novel approach eliminates the need for conditional logic based programming customized for each imaging device and its various subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Michael D. Sprague, Stephen Santini, George Gough, Robert L. Larson, Paul Roberts Conlon
  • Patent number: 11196879
    Abstract: A maintenance support device includes a memory that stores work result information that corresponds to a maintenance work that has been performed to solve a failure of an image processing apparatus. A processor is configured to acquire, and store in the memory, first work result information corresponding to a first maintenance work performed to solve a first failure type. After the first work result has been stored, the processor acquires, and stores in the memory, second work result information corresponding to a second maintenance work performed to solve a second failure type. It is then determined whether the first failure type matches the second failure type. Upon determining that the first and second failure types match, the first work result information is then updated to indicate that the first maintenance work has not been successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ogura, Hiroyo Tanaka, Masaki Narahashi, Sou Miyazaki, Satoshi Oyama
  • Patent number: 11194529
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, an information processing apparatus, a printing system, a method of controlling the same, and a storage medium. An image forming apparatus authenticates a user, transmits a request for a list of print jobs, and receives a list of print jobs transmitted in response to the request. The image forming apparatus displays on a display unit the list of print jobs received in the receiving, and in the displaying, a list of the print jobs, for which a user name of the user authenticated in the authenticating and a job owner name of the print job match, and a list of print jobs for which a job owner name is unknown is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Kawanishi