Emulation Or Plural Modes Patents (Class 358/1.13)
  • Patent number: 10997844
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a memory that stores evacuation information for use in an event of a disaster, a printer that prints the evacuation information stored in the memory in the event of a disaster, and a display controller that performs, if the printer is unable to print the evacuation information, control to display information on an installation place of a different image forming apparatus that is able to print the evacuation information in place of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10990328
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a switch, a receiving section, an acquisition section, a determination section, and a transition section. The receiving section receives an operation on the switch. The acquisition section acquires operation state information indicating a first operation state. The determination section determines a second operation state based on the operation state information. The second operation state differs from the first operation state. The transition section causes the image forming apparatus to transition from the first operation state to the second operation state in response to the operation on the switch. The first operation state is a state in which the image forming apparatus is operating. The second operation state is a state in which the image forming apparatus is to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Van Binh Tran
  • Patent number: 10976968
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: storing, for each user, a first image forming apparatus usually used, a print setting usually used in the first image forming apparatus, and a first operational procedure, the first operational procedure being a procedure for selecting the print setting via a user interface of the first image forming apparatus; receiving authorization information of a user from a second image forming apparatus; and where the first operational procedure of a user specified based on the authorization information is different from a second operational procedure, the second operational procedure indicating a procedure for selecting the print setting of the specified user via a user interface of the second image forming apparatus, sending guide information to the second image forming apparatus, the guide information indicating guide-display of the second operational procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 10976975
    Abstract: A print conversion utility obtains print setting information with respect to a printing apparatus, obtains print setting information set by an operating system (OS) standard print software, and executes predetermined processing in a case where both pieces of the obtained print setting information do not coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10979577
    Abstract: The work environment provider provides a user with work environment for creating a search formula, creates the search formula in accordance with a user instruction received by the operation receiver through the operation device in the work environment, and causes the search formula storage device to store the created search formula. The determination device determines whether or not a log stored in the log storage device agrees with a search condition of the search formula stored in the search formula storage device. The notification device performs notification to a previously registered contact destination through the communication device upon determination by the determination device that the log agrees with the search condition. The notification device performs notification to a previously registered contact destination through the communication device upon determination by the determination device that the log agrees with the search condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Muneki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10972722
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a decoding section that decodes a luminance component and a color difference component of a block inside a coding unit in an order of the luminance component and the color difference component in each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10972622
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable program causing a computer, which is incorporated in a print control device that controls a print job, to perform: a) determining whether or not a reference source part included in a print target document related to the print job and a reference destination part included in the print target document and corresponding to the reference source part are arranged on different pages in a printout obtained by printing out the print target document; b) estimating a binding position in the printout; and c) changing at least one of arrangement target areas of the reference source part and the reference destination part based on the binding position and the arrangement position of the reference source part or the reference destination part, when it is determined that the reference source part and the reference destination part are arranged on different pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takanobu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10965826
    Abstract: A first soft key for use of a function that differs from a function available by selecting a second soft key displayed in a second display area of an information processing apparatus or a first soft key for use of a function that is the same as a function available by selecting a second soft key displayed in the second display area is displayed in a first display area displayed together with the second display area in accordance with a display condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kaori Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10956097
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus that communicates with the information processing apparatus includes acquiring information on a first printing apparatus, displaying a first selection screen including a first display item regarding the first print apparatus on a display unit based on the acquired information on the first printing apparatus, and receiving, on the first selection screen, an instruction for registering the first printing apparatus onto the print control software. Based on the reception of the instruction for registering the first printing apparatus on the print control software, the first printing apparatus is registered onto the print control software and on OS-standard print software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Kohata
  • Patent number: 10957088
    Abstract: A method and system for transforming simple user input into customizable animated images for use in text-messaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMONSTER INC.
    Inventor: Enrique Bonansea
  • Patent number: 10956372
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to providing a proprietary file integration system for converting files in a proprietary format useable only by a legacy application or system to a new, useable file format to ensure continued access and use of the files. The invention comprises a nonconventional use of existing systems and modules of a file validation tool by improving and altering its core functions to additionally transform the proprietary files to the new, useable format. The invention extracts the file path from a data archive to open the file before capturing an image of the file, converting the image to a new, useable format, and storing the file for later access and use in the new format. Additionally, the invention can process the file in its new format to automatically generate a searchable index of the file for ease of user discovery and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Uday Reddy Vedre, Nishant Pushkar
  • Patent number: 10949148
    Abstract: A print processing system includes an image processing apparatus configured to execute print processing, and a client apparatus that includes a class driver configured to convert data as a target of the print processing into print data and to transmit a printing command for causing the image processing apparatus to execute the print processing by using a standard function to the image processing apparatus together with the print data, wherein the client apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire print setting information that specifies a print setting included in the image processing apparatus from the image processing apparatus via the class driver, a display unit configured to display a print setting screen based on the print setting information acquired by the acquisition unit, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the print setting information about a print setting selected by a user on the print setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 10951779
    Abstract: A cloud-based document scanning system includes a cloud computing platform having a cloud computing application and a cloud storage system. The system further includes a scanning device communicatively coupled over a network to the cloud computing platform, the scanning device configured to: accept a set of documents; generate a set of digital image files corresponding to the set of documents; store the set of digital image files; and upload the set of digital image files directly to the cloud storage system. Upon receiving a request from the scanning device, the cloud computing application is configured to: access the set of digital image files; apply image processing operations to the set of digital image files in accordance with a plurality of image processing parameters, generate a portable document format document based on the processed image files, and send the portable document format document to a user-selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Starfish Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Diasti, Fiyyaz Pirani
  • Patent number: 10942691
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of executing a copy job without causing a memory shortage by dividing and sequentially executing the copy job process. The image forming apparatus includes a free area determining unit and a division process executing unit. The free area determining unit compares capacities of work areas necessary for executing a scanning job and a printing job with free area in memory (RAM), respectively. The division process executing unit, in a case where the free area determining unit determines that the free area in memory is equal to or greater than the capacity of the work area necessary for executing the scanning job, but is less than the capacity of the work area necessary for executing the printing job, cancels parallel processing, and after executing the scanning process, saves in a non-volatile memory, and then after restarting, executes the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Shinichi Hashimoto, Kunihiko Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10944883
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an executing unit configured to, if there is a shortage of storage capacity for image information necessary to perform image formation, execute the image formation at a reduced image quality below a required image quality, and an informing unit configured to inform that image formation has been executed at a reduced image quality, and inform an effective measure to enable image formation that does not involve a reduction in image quality, the effective measure including at least one of making a setting change to storage capacity allocation and increasing storage capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Yuta Yamaguchi, Tomoaki Hirano, Yusaku Kurihara, Masao Yamada, Takahiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10942693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a printer driver configured to generate page description language data based on drawing data in a first format; an application configured to generate drawing data in a second format different from the first format; and a conversion unit of an operating system, the conversion unit configured to perform a conversion process of converting drawing data in the second format into drawing data in the first format. The information processing apparatus comprises a generation unit configured to generate data that does not require the conversion process by the conversion unit of the operating system in a case where a printer driver selected by a user using the application is the printer driver configured to generate page description language data based on drawing data in the first format. The printer driver generates page description language data based on the data generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoki Shibamori
  • Patent number: 10931838
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral according to the present invention includes a plurality of operation modes such as a copy mode and an image scanner mode. The multifunction peripheral has a job program function of registering setting details of an operating condition for an arbitrary operation mode as a job program, and enabling the same state as that at the time of registering the job program to be reproduced by invoking the registered setting when necessary. That is, according to the job program function, the operation mode, setting details, and an operation screen at the time of registering the setting are reproduced. This feature greatly contributes to improving the operability of the multifunction peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki Kodama
  • Patent number: 10922538
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to determine whether a PDF file is an SPDF file without using a special command. The present invention is an information processing apparatus including: at least one processor that executes the instructions, the instructions, when executed, causing the information processing apparatus to perform operations including: first extracting to extract a character area within an image object included in a file; first determining to determine whether the file is a searchable file including an image and results of character recognition corresponding to the image based on a position relationship between the character area extracted by the first extracting and an area in which a character object included in the file is drawn; and generating to generate a file including results of character recognition processing by performing the character recognition processing for the image object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kinya Honda
  • Patent number: 10913260
    Abstract: A print control device provides a print control unit that switches, in accordance with a layout of a plurality of images, between printing cutting marks using color inks or transparent ink, and performs printing of images using color inks on a printing paper and then transfers an overcoat onto the printing paper. The print control unit also controls such that in a case of a layout with margin areas for printing the cutting marks on the printing paper, the cutting marks are formed by the color inks, and in a case of a layout with no margin areas for printing the cutting marks, the cutting marks are formed by the overcoat, and forms an overcoat that functions as the cutting marks by changing a pattern of the overcoat in an area in which the cutting mark is to be formed from a pattern of the overcoat in another area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Iko, Sayaka Harada
  • Patent number: 10917532
    Abstract: A print system includes an image forming apparatus and a wearable terminal configured to communicate with the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a detector configured to detect an error and a controller configured to send a guidance information used to remove the error to the wearable terminal. The wearable terminal includes a transmissive display, a fixing portion configured to fix the transmissive display in front of eyes of a user, a communication unit configured to receive the guidance information, and a display controller configured to display the guidance information on the transmissive display for the image forming apparatus viewed through the transmissive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reina Saito
  • Patent number: 10915273
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are configured to identify and print a replacement version of an electronic document. They include receiving an electronic document as part of a print request from a user. They also include accessing at least one document retention location associated with the received electronic document and comparing a set of electronic documents in the at least one document retention location with the received electronic document. They further include providing a notification to the user, the notification comprising identification of at least one electronic document from the set of electronic documents for review as a replacement electronic document for the received electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasarao Bindana, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10908862
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses and a server. A first transceiver of each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses transmits adjustment information to a second transceiver of the server. The adjustment information includes an adjustment value of a voltage applied at a time of transfer of an image to a piece of paper by each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses. A second controller of the server determines an updated adjustment value to be used in each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses based on the adjustment information. The second transceiver transmits adjustment update information including the updated adjustment value to the first transceiver of each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses. The first controller controls the voltage applied at a future time of transfer based on the updated adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10910504
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a solid-state imaging element, an imaging device, and a method for manufacturing a solid-state imaging element that are capable of providing a pixel with polarization sensitivity while suppressing the reduction in sensitivity to non-polarized incident light. [Solution] A solid-state imaging element according to the present disclosure includes: a light receiving element included in a plurality of pixels; and a groove section provided on surfaces of at least some of the pixels in the light receiving element and extended along a prescribed direction. Two or more directions including at least mutually orthogonal two directions exist as a direction in which the groove section is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sozo Yokogawa
  • Patent number: 10908777
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display unit that displays a first screen handled as a target of recalling and a second screen not handled as a target of the recalling, as screens for making a setting in a process of executing a prescribed function; a storage unit that stores setting information including a first set value set on the first screen, a second set value set on the second screen and first screen information regarding the first screen, while associating the setting information with a first name; and a selection unit that selects the first name stored in the storage unit, wherein when the first name stored in the storage unit is selected by the selection unit, a control unit displays a redisplay screen including the first screen associated with the first name on the display unit and prompts resetting of the first set value on the redisplay screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Owari
  • Patent number: 10912131
    Abstract: A method of controlling, by using a mobile terminal, at least one Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device is provided. The method includes searching for at least one BLE device, displaying a BLE device list, including the at least one searched for BLE device, on a display unit of the mobile terminal, receiving an input of selection of a BLE device from the BLE device list, receiving an input of user added information from a user regarding the selected BLE device, and mapping and storing property information and the user added information regarding the selected BLE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-youn Lee, Sang-hyup Lee, Min-jeong Ko, Kwang-choon Kim, Jung-won Suh, Seung-hyuck Shin, Sung-jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 10901671
    Abstract: A PC that generates a print job, a server, and a plurality of printers are included. The print job generated by the PC is stored in any of the plurality of the printers and the server. When a print target job targeted for printing is designated on a printer of the plurality of the printers among one or more print jobs stored in the server and the printer, in the case in which the print target job is stored in the printer per se, the printer prints in accordance with the print target job; and in the case in which the print target job is not stored in the printer per se, the printer obtains from the server the print target job stored in the server and prints in accordance with the obtained print target job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Uchida
  • Patent number: 10904406
    Abstract: A control method of an information processing device that communicates with a communication device includes accepting a connection processing instruction to connect the communication device with at least one external device, and performing processing to execute newly, in a case that the connection processing instruction is accepted and the communication device is not connected to any external device, the connection processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yokoyama, Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 10904401
    Abstract: Disclosed are a self-driving multifunction copier capable of performing artificial intelligence learning through machine learning, a server controlling the self-driving multifunction copier, and a method for operating the server. A method for operating a server controlling a self-driving multifunction copier in an Internet of things (IoT) environment constructed through a 5G communication network, which is a method for operating a server controlling a self-driving multifunction copier, includes: in response to receiving an execution request for a job from a user terminal in a building, calculating a processing time of the job; selecting one self-driving multifunction copier among a plurality of self-driving multifunction copiers in the building based on the processing time of the job; and assigning the job to the selected self-driving multifunction copier to allow the selected self-driving multifunction copier to perform the assigned job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 10893173
    Abstract: In an example, an image processing system may include an identification engine, a map engine, and a control engine. In that example, the identification engine may identify a color mapping resource in response to a classification identifier corresponding to image data, the map engine may map the image data with the color mapping resource having color space clause corresponding to the classification identifier, and the control engine may generate control data for operating a print apparatus to print based on the color mapping resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic, Joan Vidal Fortia, Lluis Abello Rosello
  • Patent number: 10891093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for operating textile printing machines, with a first textile printing machine and at least one second textile printing machine, which machines are provided in a first entity or a second entity, which are independent of each other, wherein each textile printing machine is provided with a data-processing module, which detects data about the state, set-up and/or utilization of the textile printing machine, wherein the textile printing machine transmits the detected data to a data center, independent from entities and/or location, and wherein the data center is configured to accept print jobs from third parties and, based on the transmitted data, to transmit at least one print job fitting the data to one of the at least two textile printing machines. Moreover, the invention relates to a module for the system according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Angelo Schiestl
  • Patent number: 10884676
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises: a generation unit configured to generate book data formed from a plurality of pages based on original data; a selection unit configured to select, from the plurality of pages in the book data, a page whose setting information is to be acquired; a display control unit configured to display an instruction item for reflecting the setting information of the page selected by the selection unit on another page with the same attribute as an attribute of the selected page; and a reflection unit configured to reflect, if the instruction item is selected, the setting information of the selected page on the other page with the same attribute as the attribute of the selected page, wherein display contents corresponding to the instruction item are decided based on the attribute of the selected page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daiki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10877704
    Abstract: Sheet feeding has been started after storing image data for one page of a document. A control method for a printing apparatus includes feeding a sheet from a sheet holding unit by a feeding unit, reading an image of a document by a reading unit, storing image data of the document read by the reading unit in a storing unit, and reading out, before image data for one page of the document is stored in the storing unit, the image data of the document from the storing unit and printing, by a printing unit, the image based on the read image data to the sheet fed from the sheet holding unit by the feeding unit, in which the feeding unit is able to start to feed the sheet from the sheet holding unit before the image data for the one page of the document is stored in the storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 10872279
    Abstract: A width in a first direction of a line in image data corresponding to an image to be printed by a printing apparatus is corrected, based on information on a print result of line-width detection images printed based on line-width detection image data in a raster format that is generated by performing rasterization processing on line-width detection image data in a vector format. In the line-width detection image data in the vector format, a distance between centers of the widths in the first direction of two lines adjacent in the first direction in each line-width detection image is an integral multiple of a rasterization resolution in the rasterization processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Okinori Tsuchiya, Tatsuhiro Yamagata, Yugo Mochizuki, Kouta Murasawa, Kazuya Ogasawara, Toshiki Miyazaki, Masao Kato
  • Patent number: 10867014
    Abstract: A device for adapting the use of an apparatus is provided. The device has a processing unit for checking if a license for the apparatus exists and for producing a certificate request and a transmitting/receiving unit for transmitting the certificate request to a certification server and for receiving a certificate from the certification server in response to the certificate request. The processing unit is designed to check if information contained in the certificate match the license information and to adapt the use of the apparatus on the basis of the certificate. The invention further relates to a system having such a device and to a corresponding method for adapting the use of an apparatus. By the device, acceptance of a certificate by an apparatus can be restricted such that the newly obtained certificates can be subjected to certain conditions. The conditions can, for example, define the use of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hendrik Brockhaus, Jens-Uwe Bu├čer
  • Patent number: 10866710
    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: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10868934
    Abstract: A server apparatus is configured to receive, from the one client apparatus, a user identifier and a client identifier, determine whether or not the one client apparatus is a high-probability client apparatus, if it is determined that the one client apparatus is not the high-probability client apparatus, determine a high-probability function, determine whether or not differential operation information is present, the differential operation information being information indicating an operation different from an operation to be input in an operation device of the high-probability client apparatus when the high-probability client apparatus executes the high-probability function, out of an operation to be input in an operation device of the one client apparatus when the one client apparatus executes the high-probability function, and if it is determined that the differential operation information is present, send the differential operation information to the one client apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 10867222
    Abstract: A printed object management apparatus (10) is provided with: a line sensor (11); a spectrophotometer (12); an area camera (13); a print quality-inspecting unit (10A) for inspecting the quality of the overall pattern of a printed object (9) on the basis of data input from the line sensor (11); a print density controlling unit (10B) for controlling, on the basis of data input from the spectrophotometer (12), the amount of ink supplied so that the ink density equals the reference density; and an inter-color registering unit (10C) for detecting register marks printed on the printed object (9) on the basis of data input from the area camera (13) and aligning the patterns between the various colors. The apparatus is configured so as to support the line sensor (11), the spectrophotometer (12) and the area camera (13) on a single scanning head (10b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Konishi, Katsuharu Miyazaki, Tomoyuki Morono
  • Patent number: 10863051
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first storage, a writing controller, a reading controller, a conveyance section, a detector, and a main controller. The conveyance section conveys a recording medium. The detector detects an overrun. Write addresses are designated in a predefined sequence from among addresses. Read addresses are designated in the predefined sequence from among the addresses. The writing process and the reading process are performed in storage areas included in the first storage in a first order. The overrun indicates that the writing and reading processes are performed in the storage areas included in the first storage in a second order that is opposite to the first order. While the conveyance section conveys the recording medium, the main controller controls the writing controller or the reading controller based on a detection result of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryota Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10857809
    Abstract: A printer having a printer communicator for receiving commands; a thermal line head that prints in line units on thermal roll paper; a multiple line buffer; and a printer controller that controls the thermal line head to print. When the printer communicator receives an image printing command instructing image printing, the printer controller stores the image data specified by the image printing command in the multiple line buffer. When the printer communicator receives a non-image data definition command, the printer controller prints an image on the thermal roll paper by the thermal line head based on the image data stored in the multiple line buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yajima, Yuji Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 10860269
    Abstract: Systems and methods of managing print procurement systems are disclosed herein. An example method includes displaying, ordering information for a fixed plurality of items that include a respective user interface (UI) object for each item. The fixed plurality of items are associated with a first time period that spans a start date and an end date for indicating an interest level in items of the fixed plurality of items. The respective UI objects includes a visual representation of an aggregate interest level for each item during the first time period as compared to a threshold interest level for each item. While displaying the respective UI objects, the method includes receiving a first indication that a second user is modifying ordering information for a first item and updating a first UI object for the first item to indicate that the second user is modifying ordering information for the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNERWORKINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Roberts, Mark Hilger, Robert Burkart, Timcy Chacko
  • Patent number: 10860263
    Abstract: A system of configuring a decurler subsystem of a print device includes an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium having one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the electronic device to receive from a print device via a communication network, one or more job parameters associated with a print job that is to be processed by a print device, access a historical print job data store comprising one or more historical job parameters associated with one or more historical print jobs processed by the print device or one or more other print devices that are in communication with the electronic device, compare at least a portion of the received job parameters to at least a portion of the historical job parameters to identify one or more recommended job parameters for the print job, and determine an updated decurler transfer function based on the recommended job parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto Irizarry, Carlos M. Terrero
  • Patent number: 10853011
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a display that displays an image, a determination unit that determines an area which is a print target from the image displayed by the display, and a transmitter that transmits a print instruction to a printable printing device when a print instruction operation targeting the area is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10853611
    Abstract: A method for scanning multiple barcodes is provided. A tag template, recording a predetermined number of barcode forms and relative configuration orientations of the predetermined number of barcode forms, is read. The tag is photographed to obtain a tag image of the tag, wherein a surface of the tag includes a plurality of barcodes. The tag image is analyzed to obtain barcode patterns of the barcodes in the tag image, and barcode types and relative coordinates of the barcode patterns. The barcode types of the barcode patterns and the relative coordinates of the barcode patterns are detected according to the tag template to identify from the barcode patterns a predetermined number of barcode patterns to be outputted matching the tag template. The barcode patterns to be outputted are decoded to obtain information respectively represented by the barcode patterns to be outputted, and the information obtained is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Hui Cheng, Chun-Yu Kuo, Yeh-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10852971
    Abstract: There are provided a memory controller and a memory system having the same. The memory controller includes: a control processor configured to set groups of memory blocks among memory blocks in a memory device to respective super blocks based on reference values, and store and execute firmware blocks respectively allocated to the super blocks; and a buffer memory configured to store information regarding the super blocks set by the control processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Hyoung Pil Choi
  • Patent number: 10855875
    Abstract: An apparatus including a control device, a first processing device, a second processing device, and one or more memories, wherein the first processing device issues a signal based on the first processing device having processed a predetermined amount of data in received image data so that an engine controller starts to obtain image data from the one or more memories, wherein the control device provides dummy data to the first processing device so that the first processing device processes the dummy data and issues the signal, wherein the control device provides to the one or more memories, not via the first or second processing device, image data to be printed, wherein the second processing device discards the dummy data processed by the first processing device, and wherein the engine controller obtains the image data to be printed from the one or more memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kanako Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10846026
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, system, and a non-transitory recording medium storing instructions for executing an information processing method. The information processing system includes the information processing apparatus with one or more printer drivers installed and an image forming apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus to perform bidirectional communication with the image forming apparatus in response to a request from at least one of the printer drivers, by setting control information in a storage area corresponding to the printer driver and requesting a communication control program to perform the bidirectional communication with the image forming apparatus based on a control information set for the printer driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10846244
    Abstract: The invention provides an alternative applications programming interface (API) for a software application to interface with and to control the operation of a variety of one or more specialty devices, including specialty printing and specialty non-printing devices. The alternative API provides a superset of control functionality relative to an API that would typically be provided by a specialty device driver. In some embodiments, this alternative API is provided via a specialty device module (SDM) or a specialty printing module (SPM) that is remotely accessible to a software application via a computer network. The SDM or SPM can provide for interface and control of specialty devices that would otherwise be un-accessible to a software application via a specialty device driver, and can provide such locally or remotely accessible functionality to the software application, without necessarily requiring employment of a specialty device driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Majid Amani
  • Patent number: 10838672
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms an image on a recording medium in a first operating mode. The image forming apparatus includes a detector, a determining section, a judging section, and a regulating section. The detector detects a detection target. The determining section determines, based on a detection result of the detector, to maintain a second operating mode in which power consumption is less than in the first operating mode. The judging section judges whether or not determination by the determining section is erroneous. The regulating section regulates, based on a judgement result of the judging section, the determination by the determining section of maintaining the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 10838738
    Abstract: Method, device, and storage medium for processing a driver on a terminal device side are provided. A driver processing method includes displaying a driver installation interface. The driver installation interface provides a connection method prompt message prompting a user to make a connection between a terminal device and a peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZHUHAI PANTUM ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongcheng Hu, Jingling Chen, Han Yu, Jibing Peng, Xiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10831428
    Abstract: A multiple function apparatus includes a first hardware processor, a second hardware processor, and a display commonly used by the first hardware processor and the second hardware processor, wherein the first hardware processor determines a first screen, the second hardware processor determines a second screen, switches a display mode to any one of a single mode and a proxy mode, and in the case where the display mode is the proxy mode, allows the display to display an image of the first screen, and in the case where the display mode is the single mode, allows the display to display an image of the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Takahama