Abstract: A production system such as an inkjet printer system includes a plurality of communication distribution devices connected in a daisy chain arrangement. A plurality of secondary devices, such as printhead electronics boards for inkjet printheads, is connected to each of the communication distribution devices. A first communication distribution device which is connected to a system controller assigns a communication address to itself from a first set of communication address and assigns communication addresses to its connected secondary devices from a second set of communication addresses. It then communicates information to the next communication distribution device specifying the next available communication addresses. This process continues down the chain of communication distribution devices. The assigned communication addresses are then transmitted to the system controller.
Abstract: A function execution apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller configured to control the display to display a standby screen, the standby screen including a tab display area to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen display area to display a tab screen corresponding to a selected tab of the plurality of tabs, the plurality of tabs being associated with a plurality of tab screens, respectively, each of the tab screens including a plurality of icons associated with a corresponding tab, at least one of the tab screens including a particular specified function icon and at least one of a shortcut-registrable icon and a shortcut icon.
Abstract: An information processing system that that confirms the meanings of difference information in meeting content with reference to the sound information is provided. Differences between meeting content contained in image information of a paper medium taken at each detection cycle and meeting content contained in master information are extracted. Surrounding sounds are recorded while the meeting is being held. The sound information of the recorded sounds is associated with the difference information of the extracted differences and also associated with the master information with the timing when the differences of the meeting content are detected.
Abstract: An information processing system includes an operating unit that receives an input in response to a user operation and that runs under a first operating system; and a main body that runs under a second operating system and operates in response to the input received by the operating unit. The main body includes a generation unit that generates a command to direct rendering of a screen corresponding to an application being executed, and a command transmission control unit that provides control to transmit the command to the operating unit. The operating unit includes a receiving unit that receives the command from the main body, a screen rendering unit that renders the screen in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit, a display unit that displays the screen rendered by the screen rendering unit, and a reboot unit that reboots the operating unit in asynchronization with the main body.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of requesting a server to execute an application on the server acquires user information, and determines whether execution of the application by a user corresponding to the user information is permitted. The information processing apparatus controls display of a screen for instructing execution of the application to, when it is determined that execution of the application is permitted, display the screen on a display unit, and when it is determined that execution of the application is inhibited, restrict an instruction to execute the application.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus has an image forming portion, and a fixing portion including a first rotatable member and a second rotatable member that form a nip, and a detecting portion configured to detect a temperature of the first rotatable member. An acquiring portion acquires a rotation time of the first rotatable member, and a notifying portion provides a notification prompting exchange of the first rotatable member on the basis of an accumulated value of the rotation time of the first rotatable member acquired by the acquiring portion, the rotation time being subjected to weighting on the basis of the temperature of the first rotatable member detected by the detecting portion.
Abstract: An image printing apparatus includes a control section configured to receive original image data, analyze the original image data to acquire address information included in the original image data, and generate a two-dimensional code corresponding to the acquired address information. A printer is then controlled to print the generated two-dimensional code and the original image data.
Abstract: Provided are a a non-transitory computer readable medium stored with a printing control program, a printing control device, and a printing control method that may reduce a length of time after a printing job is commenced and before another printing job starts to be executed in an inkjet printer. A printer control device includes a printing controller that prompts a 3D printer to perform a printing operation, and an interrupt time storing unit that stores an interrupt time of a printing job executed by the 3D printer when the printing job is interrupted by the printing controller. The printing controller restarts the printing job at the interrupt time stored by the interrupt time storing unit (S232). The printing controller prompts the 3D printer to execute another printing job after the printing job is interrupted and before the printing job interrupted is restarted.
Abstract: A local application is prepared for each access destination for accessing the URL of a Web application. Upon calling the local application, a setting and URL associated with it are set and displayed in a Web browser. The local application monitors the state of the Web browser and initializes the state of the Web browser when they are hidden.
Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first reception unit that receives first information indicating a storage location of a document to be printed; a first transmission unit that uses the first information to generate an authorization request, generates corresponding second information, and transmits the authorization request and the second information to a terminal used by a sender of the first information; a second reception unit that receives a corresponding authorization code; a controller that uses the authorization code to acquire an access token, and controls storage of the access token, the second information, and the first information in association with each other; and a second transmission unit that, if the second information is received from an image processing device, uses the corresponding access token and information indicating a storage location to acquire a document in the storage location, and transmits the document to the image processing device.
Abstract: In an application, an instruction to execute a function is set in a Print Ticket and a printer driver is called via an OS. In the printer driver, the Print Ticket is obtained from the OS, and the function is executed based on the instruction set in the obtained Print Ticket.
Abstract: In an image forming system including a storage machine, an authentication server machine, and an output machine, when the output machine performs printing of print data stored in the storage machine, the output machine transmits a device token to the storage machine to request the storage machine for the print data. The storage machine transmits the device token to the authentication server machine to determine whether the device token is valid. When the device token is determined to be valid, the print data is transmitted to the output machine.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection section, an identification section, an acquisition section and a restriction section. The detection section detects an approach of a user. The identification section identifies the user detected by the detection section. The acquisition section acquires statistics determined from a use count of the user identified by the identification section. The restriction section restricts execution of a warm-up control based on the statistics acquired by the acquisition section.
Abstract: A method for generating optically machine readable code is provided. The method includes capturing an image with a user device, automatically generating, by the user device, an optically machine readable code comprising information about the image recorded during the capturing of the image, and associating the optically machine readable code and the image. A computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs and an apparatus are also provided.
Abstract: An image processing device includes: a fold unit that folds an adjustment sheet based on a predetermined reference fold position; a punch hole former that forms a punch hole in a stacked portion of the adjustment sheet, created as a consequence of folding of the adjustment sheet; an image reader that reads an image of the adjustment sheet with the adjustment sheet unfolded, in which the punch hole is formed; and a position identifying unit that identifies a position of a fold line using at least positions of a pair of punch hole images which appear in the image of the adjustment sheet and on both sides of the fold line of the adjustment sheet.
Abstract: A device for determining a gesture includes a display portion for selectively displaying one of screens; a storage portion for storing, for each of the screens, a rule used for distinguishing between gestures; a detection portion for detecting a motion made by a user; and a determination portion for identifying, from among the gestures, a gesture represented by the motion detected by the detection portion based on the rule for a current screen, the current screen being one of the screens and being displayed at a time when the motion has been detected.
Abstract: A communication method of managing communications to and from a handset device controlling a therapeutic product delivery device is described. The method comprises transmitting, to a server, at least part of a unique identifier for a handset device for controlling a therapeutic product delivery device, and patient information regarding a user to be associated with the handset device, and at the server, associating the handset device with the patient information, generating a handset specific code, and transmitting the handset specific code to the user. At the handset device, a manual input of the handset specific code is received, and the future transmission of data from the handset device to the server carried out in association with the handset specific code.
January 30, 2015
Date of Patent:
April 30, 2019
Julian Shapley, Matthew Powell, Anthony Martin, Mark Jones
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
Abstract: An image processing system includes a reception unit that receives an image forming instruction from a user, a retaining unit that retains the image forming instruction in association with the user, an acceptance unit that accepts an execution instruction from the user; an authentication unit that performs authentication of the user, and an image forming unit that executes the image forming instruction retained by the retaining unit in association with the authenticated user. The image forming unit executes the image forming instruction without accepting the execution instruction by the acceptance unit in a case where the authentication unit completes the authentication and cancellation of execution by the user is not present within a holding time.
Abstract: Various aspects of a system and a method for integrated user interface for electronic devices are disclosed. The system may include a first electronic device. The first electronic device receives metadata from a second electronic device. The first electronic device generates an integrated user interface (UI) corresponding to the first electronic device and the second electronic device based on received metadata. The received metadata comprises a current set of available operations for controlling the first and/or second electronic device. The first electronic device renders the generated integrated UI on a display of the first electronic device.
September 18, 2014
Date of Patent:
April 30, 2019
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Francis Van Aeken
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a transfer medium on the basis of image data, a feeder that feeds the transfer medium, and a control unit that manages image data and controls the image forming unit and the feeder. In a case where a base image and an overprint image are printed by the same image forming apparatus, the control unit can manage first image data of the base image and second image data of the overprint image by associating the data with each other, and when a jam of the transfer medium is detected during output of an overprint image, the control unit causes a transfer medium to which the base image is output by the image forming apparatus to be replenished for print instead of a jammed transfer medium removed by jam processing.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus (2) comprises: a consumables managing unit (42) that detects consumables exhaustion of a printing device (31), and a wireless beacon (34) that transmits a consumables exhaustion signal without specifying a receiver when the consumables exhaustion of the printing device is detected. One or plural mobile terminal apparatuses (1) comprises a wireless communication device (11) that receives the consumables exhaustion signal, and a notification device that notifies of consumables exhaustion when the consumables exhaustion signal is received.
Abstract: A printer enables easily changing settings. The printer has storage 20c that stores settings information related to the printer 10; and a controller 20 changes, based on the power supply to the printer 10 turning on or off, settings information stored in the storage 20c.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus that is capable of preventing FPOT (First Print Output Time) from becoming longer beyond necessity. A selection unit selects a first print job that uses print data reserved in the image processing apparatus and a second print job that requires transfer of print data from another image processing apparatus. A print-job execution unit performs the first print job and the second print job selected by the selection unit. A control unit controls a printing order of the print-job execution unit so that the first print job is performed prior to performing the second print job when the execution of the first print job and the second print job is instructed.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image processing unit, a use authority information acquisition unit, and a transmission controller. The image processing unit processes an image in accordance with an instruction from a terminal apparatus. The use authority information acquisition unit acquires use authority information in which, for each user, use authority is set for a resource that the image processing apparatus has. The transmission controller transmits, in a case where a change has occurred in a state of the resource, resource-state information, which is information regarding the state of the resource, to a terminal apparatus of a user who has authority to use the resource, in accordance with the use authority information acquired by the use authority information acquisition unit.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an accepting unit configured to accept one of a first setting and a second setting, the first setting indicating that another print job managed by the management unit is to be executed while leaving an execution of the print job interrupted, and the second setting indicating that execution of the print job is to be canceled, and a control unit configured to, when the first setting is made in a case where a job interruption event occurs during execution of a print job, execute another print job managed by the management unit while leaving the execution of the print job interrupted, or to, when the second setting is made in a case where a job interruption event occurs during execution of a print job, cancel the execution of the print job.
Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, an extraction processing portion extracts one or more items of personal information from image data of a card read by an image reading portion. A document data acquiring portion acquires image data of a fixed-form document. A document layout acquiring portion acquires document layout information that indicates one or more composite positions in the image data of the fixed-form document where the one or more items of personal information are to be combined. A composition processing portion generates composite image data by combining the personal information extracted by the extraction processing portion with the image data of the fixed-form document in accordance with the document layout information. A print control portion causes an image forming portion to execute a composite image printing process of printing a composite image represented by the composite image data on a sheet.
Abstract: The present remote support system is provided as an information processing system including an image forming apparatus, an information processing apparatus, and a relay server. The present information processing apparatus obtains a first session ID and temporary authentication information for communicating with the image forming apparatus via the relay server by transmitting a request to the relay server, and the information processing apparatus displays the temporary authentication information on a display. Also, the present image forming apparatus accepts temporary authentication information via user input and uses the temporary authentication information to transmit a request to the relay server to obtain a second session ID for communicating with the information processing apparatus via the relay server.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes a user database in which user identification information for identifying an user of the image forming apparatus is registered, an operation panel for receiving a key operation input, a secure program used for determining whether a user service can be provided on the basis of the user identification information in the user database and another user identification information input by the user.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a printer driver and a device service associated with the printer driver as an output port of a print job generated by the printer driver. The printer driver receives data in accordance with a print instruction from an application operating on the information processing apparatus, generates a print job based on the received data, and outputs the print job to the output port. The print job is sent to the device service by an operating system using internal loopback. The device service connects to a print apparatus via a port that is different from the output port of the information processing apparatus, receives the print job from the printer driver, transmits a first control command for obtaining status information to the print apparatus, obtains the status information of the apparatus, and accepts print data received through a receiving port.
Abstract: An opening and closing mechanism includes: an opening and closing door that is supported rotatably so as to be movable between a closed position where to close an opening of an apparatus body and an open position where to open the opening; a link member that is supported rotatably by a rotary shaft that is attached to the apparatus body; a guide member having a first guide surface that moves being kept in contact with the link member when the opening and closing door is moved toward the closed position and a second guide surface that moves being kept in contact with the link member when the opening and closing door is moved toward the open position; and a switching member that guides the link member from the first guide surface and the second guide surface.
Abstract: An operation panel of an image forming apparatus receives in a login state and does not receive in a logout state a job setting instruction, etc. When a communication section receives a confirmation request to confirm use status of the image forming apparatus, a controller of the image forming apparatus specifies a requester who is a user of a communication device having transmitted the confirmation request and determines whether the image forming apparatus is to be set in a reserved state based on communication with the communication device. When a user information set of the requester is input in a state in which the image forming apparatus is in the reserved state, the controller causes the operation panel to transition from the logout state to the login state. The controller refuses additional login from a user other than the requester during the image forming apparatus being in the reserved state.
Abstract: An image forming system that is capable of preventing obstruction of transmission of a packet to an information processing apparatus from a USB device supporting USBNW due to the shift to the sleep mode. The image forming system includes an information processing apparatus, an image forming apparatus with a sleep mode, and a USB device that is connected to the information processing apparatus through the image forming apparatus and is controlled by the information processing apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a first determination unit that determines whether the USB device supports USBNW, a second determination unit that determines whether a packet received from the information processing apparatus is processed by a module supporting USBNW, and a control unit that prohibits the image forming apparatus from shifting to the sleep mode when the USB device supports USBNW and when the packet is processed by the module supporting USBNW.
Abstract: Disclosed is a job processing device, including a job receiver; a hardware processor that: detects a trouble caused in the job processing device; searches other job processing devices which can be a substitute execution destination of the job in case that the trouble is detected, displays the searched job processing devices as candidates of the substitute execution destination, and receives a selection of the displayed job processing device as the substitute execution destination from a user, transfers the job to the selected job processing device, and specifies the user who selects the substitute execution destination; and a memory that stores information in which the selected job processing device is related to the specified user, wherein in case that the information is stored in the memory, the hardware processor displays the searched job processing device and the user to whom the searched job processing device is related.
Abstract: A job storage unit stores a print job. An image forming unit forms a toner image on a sheet. A fixing unit fixes the toner image on the sheet by heating the toner image. A first authentication unit communicates with a communication medium in a first communication range. A second authentication unit communicates with the communication medium in a second communication range. A control unit controls the fixing unit to be heated if the print job associated with user information is stored in the job storage unit when the first authentication unit acquires the user information, and controls the fixing unit to be heated if the print job associated with the acquired user information is not stored in the job storage unit when the second authentication unit acquires the user information.
Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an authentication apparatus comprises an image capturing device, a memory and a controller. The image capturing device photographs a person to acquire a captured image. The memory stores the captured image. The controller generates a determination reference of authentication on the basis of a plurality of the captured images and carries out the authentication of the person in the captured image on the basis of the determination reference.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to receive the identification information items of the one or more destinations from an information terminal device via the first communication interface, the information terminal device storing addresses and identification information items of one or more destinations in association with each other, the one or more destinations being selectable as a data-transmission-destination, select an identification information item of a destination, to which data is to be transmitted, out of the received identification information items of the one or more destinations, and transmit the selected identification information item of the destination and the data to the information terminal device via the first communication interface.
Abstract: A system and method for conducting a web-based postage transaction, includes receiving user credentials at a web server, validating the user credentials, and in response to valid credentials, providing access to a remote client to at least one module of a postage software application. The module is configured to execute requests to perform the web-based postage transaction and to, for each revenue generating request, perform a validation check. The validation check includes a requirement that the module have access to the web server for the request to be fulfilled. In an embodiment, the postage software application includes a module configured and arranged to determine the availability of a client-side device configured to execute the request to perform the web-based postage transaction and, when the client-side device is unavailable, to prevent execution of the request, and when the client-side device is available, to allow execution of the request.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus which is capable of preventing unauthorized access thereto. The information processing apparatus is capable of communicating with a server. An inquiry is made of the server about an IP address of the information processing apparatus, which is managed by the server. When it is determined that the IP address obtained from the server as a result of the inquiry and an IP address stored in the information processing apparatus match each other, a warning that a security level of the information processing apparatus is low is issued.
Abstract: A printing apparatus that is capable of performing a process corresponding to a user certainly. A management unit manages relating information that relates an information processing apparatus sending print data with a user who is permitted to use the printing apparatus. A specifying unit specifies a user who instructed execution of printing of the print data to the information processing apparatus based on the relating information. A processing unit executes a process corresponding to the user specified.
Abstract: A print data processing system 101 has a plurality of print data distribution devices, and an information processing device that receives print data from the plural print data distribution devices. The information processing device initiates a reception process unit appropriately to the plural print data distribution devices. Each reception process unit queries the related print data distribution device for print data, receives the print data when print data is on the print data distribution device, and stores the received print data to a shared storage area.
Abstract: Authenticating a consumable product based on a remaining life value includes determining whether an identifier stored in memory of a consumable product is listed in a device history and concluding that the consumable product is not authentic if the device is determined to have used the consumable product previously based on the device history and a current remaining life value associated with the consumable product indicates less use than a recorded remaining life value for the consumable product associated with the identifier in the device history.
July 31, 2013
Date of Patent:
February 12, 2019
Hewlett-Pachard Development Company, L.P.
Paul L. Jeran, Shell S. Simpson, Stephen D. Panshin, Jefferson P. Ward
Abstract: A label printer is configured to sequentially issue a reserved number of printed labels on which information on a reserved commodity is printed, and the label printer includes: a designation means configured to designate a commodity; an input means configured to input the number of printed labels to be issued on which information on the commodity designated by the designation means is printed; and a registration means configured to receive, while the printed labels are issued, designation of the commodity by the designation means and input of the number of printed labels to be issued by the input means, and register a reservation.
Abstract: An image processor includes: an information acquiring circuitry causing a first communicator to perform communication with a mobile terminal and acquires status information and identification information; an authentication circuitry performing a first authentication process on a basis of the identification information; a second communicator performing communication of image data with the mobile terminal; a display displaying an authentication waiting screen receiving an input of authentication information and a first post-authentication screen corresponding to first authentication information; and a controller selecting, on a basis of the status information, one of first and second operations on a condition that the first authentication process is successful when the display displays the authentication waiting screen. The first operation causes the display to display the first post-authentication screen.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is capable of realizing security improvements without degrading the usability. A user is authenticated, and an operation screen accepting an operation input from the user is displayed. A job is executed according to an instruction of the user authenticated by the user authenticating unit. It is determined whether or not the job of which execution is instructed by the user, is being executed when the user authenticating unit authenticates the user. A first operation screen through which the user inputs an instruction for the job in execution is displayed when the job executing unit is executing the job, of which execution is instructed by the user, whereas another operation screen through which another user inputs an instruction for another job is displayed when not.
Abstract: A method for sharing a cloud printer in a cloud print system, a cloud server, and a cloud print system are provided. The method includes sharing cloud-printer-information from a first client terminal with a second client terminal, where the first client terminal has a first cloud print account linked to the cloud printer; receiving the cloud-printer-information on the second client terminal; sending, from the second client terminal, to the cloud server a request to link the cloud printer, through a second cloud print account; and linking the second client terminal to the cloud printer by the cloud server, after receiving the request to link the cloud printer from the second client terminal. The second cloud print account is one of the first cloud print account and a cloud print account that is different from the first cloud print account.
Abstract: A printing result estimation apparatus includes a print condition obtaining unit configured to obtain condition information indicating a print condition set by a user, a print result estimation unit configured to estimate an execution result of the printing process based on the condition information, wherein the print result estimation unit estimates the result of the printing process based on print effect data on cost factors, environmental factors, and a time required to print, and a display device operatively connected to the print result estimation apparatus, wherein the display device is configured to display a print result estimate of the print estimation unit.
Abstract: To provide an e-mail communication apparatus, an e-mail communication method and a program capable of, in the case of receiving e-mail which is split e-mails including request-to-send (RTS) information for transmitting the e-mail to a predetermined destination, suitably performing transmittal confirmation without transmitting to a source the e-mail of the transmittal confirmation as to each of multiple pieces of the split e-mails. First, an MFP 100 having received the e-mail determines whether or not the e-mail is one of multiple divided data pieces generated by dividing image data by a data amount so as to store it. In the case where the received data is the divided data, the MFP 100 determines whether or not all the divided data pieces of the image data are stored, and transmits transmittal confirmation mail based on an MDN request if all are stored.
Abstract: An instruction apparatus that instructs a processing apparatus to perform a process includes an operation-history transmitting unit and a display. The operation-history transmitting unit transmits, to a management apparatus, data on a history of a series of all operations by which the instruction apparatus instructs the processing apparatus to perform processes. The display displays an instruction-apparatus operation screen on which an operator's intention is reflected by the management apparatus based on the history of the series of all operations, data of which has been transmitted from the operation-history transmitting unit.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a housing, a communication board, and a display device. The housing has an upper end portion, a front end portion, and a rear end portion. The front end portion and the rear end portion define a frontward/rearward direction. The communication board is provided on the upper end portion and includes an antenna for near field wireless communication. The display device is provided on the upper end portion. The display device and the antenna are arrayed on a straight line extending in the frontward/rearward direction such that the antenna is positioned frontward of the display device.