Data Corruption, Power Interruption, Or Print Prevention Patents (Class 358/1.14)
  • Patent number: 11368601
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes; a plurality of network interfaces; a storage area for storing data; and a memory section that stores regulation information that defines a network interface permitted as an output path of data stored in the storage area in association with the storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11366621
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printing method using websocket communication and a management method for a websocket communication channel. The printing method includes establishing, by a printing apparatus, a websocket channel for communicating with an external apparatus, requesting, by the printing apparatus, print data from the external apparatus through the websocket channel, determining, by the printing apparatus, whether a predetermined condition associated with an acquisition of the print data is satisfied in response to the request for the print data, and controlling, by the printing apparatus, a channel duration time of the websocket channel when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BIXOLON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Sahaya Darcius, Jae Hoon Jeong, Young Hwan Kwak, Sa Bin Son
  • Patent number: 11360725
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a print engine, a communication interface, a memory, and a controller configured to receive a print job via the communication interface, acquire authentication information associated with the print job, perform authentication based on the acquired authentication information, and determine whether the authentication is successful, when determining that the authentication is successful, cause the print engine to print, on a sheet, an image based on the print job, and regardless of whether the authentication is successful, transmit predetermined image data based on the print job via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 11353814
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a heater, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to generate first energization data based on at least part of first raster image data representing a first image to be formed on a first page, and then compress the first raster image data into first compressed image data. The control circuit is also configured to generate second energization data based on at least part of second raster image data representing a second image to be formed on a second page, and then compress the second raster image data into second compressed image data. The control circuit is configured to further determine whether rotation of the second image by a predetermined degree will lower power consumption based on a comparison of the first energization data to the second energization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ueta
  • Patent number: 11356577
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a communicator that receives a series of image data, a timer that measures a reception time of each of the series of image data, and a storage that temporarily stores the image data received before forming an image based on the series of image data. When the communicator receives image data, and subsequently does not receive the next image data within a predetermined reception time, the controller obtains the time difference between the time of the reception end of the series of image data, and the reception time of the image data last received by the communicator, determines that the last received image data may be incomplete image data when the time difference is greater than or equal to a predetermined time, and determines whether to form an image based on the image data stored in the storage according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jitsui Ohsugi
  • Patent number: 11348214
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for registering source and target images. The method includes receiving a first source image and a first scanned image. The first scanned image is one that has been generated by scanning a printed page that has been generated by printing the first source image or a transformed first source image derived from the first source image. Locations of corners of a target image in the first scanned image are identified. With a first computed transform, the corners of the target image in the first scanned image are aligned to corners of the first source image to generate an aligned target image. Local features in the source image and aligned target image are detected. A second transform is computed to align the target image with the first source image, based on the detected local features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas R. Taylor, Stuart A. Schweid
  • Patent number: 11347457
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, having a communication interface, an image forming device, a user interface, a memory, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the user interface to display a print standby screen including a specific object, on condition that received reservable print job data indicates a first parameter being applied to the received reservable print job. The controller controls the image forming device to print images for the reservable print job in compliance with the first parameter when the execution instructing operation is rendered through the user interface without accompanying an operation to the specific object in the print standby screen, but controls the image forming device to print images for the reservable print job in compliance with a second parameter when the operation to the specific object in the print standby screen and the execution instructing operation are rendered through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 11347450
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for providing secure printing at a multi-function device. The method includes identifying whether a document received from a user requires secure printing. Then, the physical presence of the user and a user registered device near the multi-function device is detected. If both are present near the multi-function device, then printing of the document is initiated. Further, the presence of the user and a user registered device near the multi-function device is continuously tracked. Based on the presence of the user and the user registered device near the multi-function device, one of the following is performed—either continuing printing the document till completion and collection by the user or pausing printing the document when either the user or the user registered device is not detected near the multi-function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok Jason Vedaraj, Thamizh Priyai Thamizhanandan
  • Patent number: 11341712
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) video processing apparatus and a VR method divides a received video image into a plurality of regions, establishes a region popularity table of the video image and updates the region popularity table by tracking an angle of view of a user when a video is playing, to collect information about a hotspot region in a panoramic video, and sends a hotspot region prompt to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongbo Liu, Liang Wu, Wei He, Li Jin
  • Patent number: 11343404
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first specifying section that receives specification of an execution target function from plural functions, a second specifying section that receives specification of a normal mode or a simulation mode, and an execution section that executes a process for implementing the specified function in the mode received by the second specifying section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Nobumi Kusano
  • Patent number: 11340972
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for categorizing error types encountered in data access operations based on bit information from a data segment. An example apparatus includes a circuit configured to perform error recovery for one or more data segments including determining an error recovery operation of a plurality of error recovery operations to perform based on bit information of the one or more data segments. The example circuit also performs the determined error recovery operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Seokhun Jeon, MinGyeong Son, Seung Youl Jeong
  • Patent number: 11330132
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of resetting the system when a sub CPU abnormally operates. A controller includes a main CPU for controlling operation of the system and a sub CPU for controlling operation of specific internal devices. A first WDT circuit and a second WDT circuit are set to a first timer time and a second timer time according to respective reset signals received from the sub CPU. According to a first interrupt signal output from the first WDT circuit based on expiration of the first timer time, the second timer time is controlled to be extended to a predetermined time and execution of a process for rebooting the controller is controlled. According to a second interrupt signal output from the second WDT circuit based on expiration of the extended second timer time, execution of a process for resetting the system is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 11327695
    Abstract: An example image forming apparatus includes a memory, a print engine to perform a printing job, and a processor to store received user information in the memory when the user information of a group from among a plurality of groups is received from a server having the plurality of groups and user information of each of the plurality of groups, determine whether a user corresponding to a user terminal is a user belonging to the group when print data and user information are received from the user terminal, and control the print engine to print the print data based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bosun Jang, Sanghyun Park, Haneol Yoon
  • Patent number: 11329823
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A computing device may receive information, determined by one or more sensors systems, corresponding to a user. The user information may comprise user biological information as measured by the one or more sensor systems. The computing device may generate a token based on the received user information. The computing device may store the generated token, in a memory associated with the computing device. The computing device may transmit the token to a user token device corresponding to the user. The user token device may be used to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 11323313
    Abstract: A network device includes circuitry configured to: generate log information; acquire a status notification from a device that records the log information, the status notification being designated by the device; change a processing mode of the log information, based on the acquired status notification; and transmit, to the device, based on the changed processing mode, the generated log information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kiwamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11316997
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus communicates with a chat server that controls displaying information indicating received image data on a talk room based on received information indicating the talk room of the chat server. The image processing apparatus includes a reading unit that reads an image of a document and generates image data based on the image, a receiving unit that receives information indicating the talk room of the chat server from a mobile terminal, and a transmission unit that transmits the generated image data and the information indicating the talk room to the chat server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hikaru Sugita, Yoshihiro Tsukada
  • Patent number: 11316337
    Abstract: A processor starts output of a drive signal prior to output of a control signal. The processor determines a fault related to the drive signal based on a detection signal outputted from a detection circuit. In a case where a fault related to the drive signal is not detected, the processor starts output of the control signal. In a case where a fault related to the drive signal is detected, the processor stops output of the drive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Hata
  • Patent number: 11314471
    Abstract: A printing controller apparatus includes a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, and a controller. The transmitting unit performs transmission of first printing information to a printer. The receiving unit receives state information indicating a state of the printer. The controller performs control of the transmitting unit to prohibit the transmission of the first printing information to the printer if the state information indicates a state in which second printing information different from the first printing information is currently being printed or a state in which the second printing information is to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Masahiro Oizumi, Keita Sakakura
  • Patent number: 11307810
    Abstract: Techniques for operating an industrial printer include causing it to report data that indicates COO parameter values based on output sensors and/or component detection module configured to measure physical phenomena related to components of the printer referred to as COO parameters. The COO parameters values, which may include waste values, are derived and displayed in a graphical user interface dynamically on a real time basis. One or more graphical user interface is generated to present a one or more active areas to select the display of the COO parameter values in numeric and or graphical form or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Michael John McCormick, Timothy Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11303765
    Abstract: In the present image reading system, an information processing apparatus notifies any image reading apparatus on a network of connection information, and permits transmission of image data only in a case where the image reading apparatus notified of the connection information accesses the information processing apparatus. The image reading apparatus transmits image data that is read from an original, to a transmission destination conforming to the connection information is notified by the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Morita
  • Patent number: 11294609
    Abstract: A device endpoint is accessed through an off-premise communications network relative to the device endpoint. The device endpoint is registered to a virtual device object in data storage of a device service, the device service and the device endpoint communicating across the off-premise communications network, the virtual device object storing a secure device endpoint identifier of the device endpoint. A virtual device identifier associated with the secure device endpoint identifier of the device endpoint is stored in the virtual device object. A request to access the device endpoint using the virtual device identifier is received. The secure device endpoint identifier associated with the virtual device identifier in the virtual device object is read. The device endpoint is notified of a pending job associated with the secure device endpoint identifier. The pending job is communicated to the device endpoint identified by the secure device endpoint identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Soemin Tjong, Jimmy Yu Wu, Kristofer N. Iverson, Jorge I. Raastroem
  • Patent number: 11290618
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a method of operating an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes activating a personal information protection policy corresponding to a country of use set in the image forming apparatus, receiving an execution request of a first application installed in the image forming apparatus, determining whether a first job to be performed by execution of the first application is restricted to the personal information protection policy, and controlling an operation of the image forming apparatus according to whether the first job is restricted to the personal information protection policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jung Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11281411
    Abstract: A printing apparatus transmits user information and print data to a server system. The printing apparatus includes a reception unit and a control unit. The reception unit receives print data from an information processing apparatus. The control unit returns a response indicating authentication failure to the information processing apparatus when user information is not attached to the print data received, and transmits the print data to the server system when user information is attached to the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Saigusa
  • Patent number: 11262955
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a device comprising at least one movable unit, at least one sensor, a printer, at least one processor, and a non-transitory processor-readable memory device storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor causes the at least one processor to perform operations. The operations include receiving layout and design information, receiving, from the at least one sensor, contextual information indicative that the at least one movable unit is in direct contact with a surface, and triggering the printer to print one or more markings on the surface as the at least one movable unit moves along the surface based on the layout and design information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HOMER T. HAYWARD LUMBER CO.
    Inventor: Rudi H. Lokkart
  • Patent number: 11262961
    Abstract: First and second printing apparatus are in an intranet and a bibliography server connected to the Internet. The bibliography server being configured to manage bibliographic information of print data. The first printing apparatus acquire a list of print data from the bibliography server, when an instruction to print out print data included in the list is received from a user with an operating unit of the first printing apparatus, sends identification information for identifying the print data to the second printing apparatus and when a print request is received, prints out print data included in the received print request. The second printing apparatus sends bibliographic information of print data received from an external apparatus to the bibliography server; and sends a print request containing the print data identified by the identification information to the first printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 11262960
    Abstract: A varied least recently used (VLRU) caching technique is used to enable print data to be available at a cache of a client for printing, even after an agent performs a deletion of a hash value for the print data at a cache of the agent. The deletion of the print data (cached at the cache of the client) is postponed at the client device via the use of a waiting list, so that the cached print data can be printed at a physical printer of the client, in response to receiving a delayed print job from the agent that specifies the hash value as a result of a deduplication process performed by the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Hui Yuan, Weigang Huang, Mangui She, Qi An, Hui Zhang, Kun Shi
  • Patent number: 11256819
    Abstract: In some examples, a memory resource may store non-transitory machine-readable instructions executable by a processing resource to authenticate a user, authorize the authenticated user at an imaging device for a finite amount of time and during the finite amount of time, automatically route a plurality of print jobs to a queue and automatically release the plurality of print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Peter G Hwang
  • Patent number: 11258920
    Abstract: An image diagnostic device comprising circuitry configured to output a diagnostic chart for image defect detection, read a predetermined reading range of the diagnostic chart, output a read image based on reading of the predetermined reading range, detect an image defect in the diagnostic chart based on the read image, and determine whether the image defect is at an end of the read image. In response to a determination that the image defect is at the end of the read image, the circuitry controls rereading to read a rereading range of the diagnostic chart different from the predetermined reading range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11258910
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a document reader, a display section of a screen, an operation reception section configured to receive operation on the screen, and a controller configured to output processing of image data in accordance with output settings. The operation includes simple operation for selecting an output destination to receive output of the image data. When the operation reception section receives the simple operation, the controller starts reading the document by the reader, displays a screen indicating reading in a display period including a read period until reading of the document is completed, and displays another screen after the display period. The operation reception section is configured to receive change operation of the output settings in a reception period included in the display period, and when the change operation is received, the controller outputs processing of the image data in accordance with the changed output settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Takase
  • Patent number: 11256454
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of preventing unintended print data from being automatically printed due to a user's erroneous operation in login-time automatic printing. The image forming apparatus includes a console panel that receives a user's operation. When a user logs in to the image forming apparatus by a first login method using credential information, automatic print processing is started based on print data stored in a storage area in association with the logged-in user, and the automatic print processing is not started when a user logs in to the image forming apparatus by a second login method which does not require credential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11256968
    Abstract: A system includes a server and a printing apparatus. The server manages a first printing content and a second printing content as a predetermined printing target. When an instruction user issues a speech instruction for printing the predetermined printing target to an audio control device as an n-th speech print instruction, the server selects the first printing content associated with the predetermined printing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Natori
  • Patent number: 11249698
    Abstract: In a case where a print job that is not performed according to designation of an object is included in print jobs stored in association with identification information of an authenticated user, an image processing apparatus gives notification that the print job that is not performed according to the designation of the object is included, to the authenticated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11249707
    Abstract: A bot service in cooperation with a messaging service generates, in response to upload of a messaging service file from a messaging application, a message including a control used for specifying a print setting of the file and a preview image corresponding to a print setting specified by the control and submits the message to the messaging service. Further, in response to a print instruction for the file received from a messaging service, the bot service instructs a print service to print the file using a print setting specified by the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11243726
    Abstract: A print plugin different from an application displaying an application screen on a terminal may be unable to display a screen over the application screen at timing unintended by a user. In such a case, the print plugin is unable to display a warning screen for notifying the user of a warning related to print processing, and the user is unable to be informed of occurrence of the warning. If the warning screen is unable to be displayed over the application screen, the print plugin instructs the terminal to issue a notification for calling the warning screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11245803
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit acquires electronic data, and a display control unit that in a case where there is a page meeting a predetermined condition in the electronic data, performs control to display a thumbnail of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masahiro Machida
  • Patent number: 11245542
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to obtain user's surroundings at a usage location where the user uses a service accompanied by communication with another location, determine, based on the obtained surroundings, a security level at the usage location for transmission of a video from the other location to the usage location or a security level at the usage location for transmission of an audio from the other location to the usage location, and determine, based on a determined level, whether to perform video or audio transmission between the usage location and the other location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11237773
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a login control unit, including a user table for registering users permitted to log into the printing apparatus, configured to display a login screen including a list of the users registered in the user table, and to permit, a user to log into the printing apparatus when selection of the user is received through the login screen, a printing control unit configured to execute processing for printing print data transmitted from an external apparatus and stored in a storage unit, based on a print start operation performed by the user permitted to log into the printing apparatus, and a management unit configured to manage owner information indicating an owner of the print data stored in the storage unit. The login control unit is configured to acquire the owner information from the management unit, and display the login screen based on the acquired owner information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Morii
  • Patent number: 11231888
    Abstract: Approaches for reinstating a print operation are described. In one example, a random-access code corresponding to print operation interrupted from completing, by a print intervention event, is obtained. Further, a reinstated print operation is generated based on the intervened print operation. Thereafter, the reinstated print operation is securely maintained, wherein the reinstated print operation is accessible upon providing the random-access code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anusha Ghali, Balaji Yalamarthi, . Sharanabasappa, Vasu Agrawal, Shakti Amarendra
  • Patent number: 11231889
    Abstract: A policy-based printing system is implemented to allow access to a private domain to print using a public domain. The private domain includes private servers that store documents. The public domain includes servers and a printing device. A public policy server uses a domain list and a protocol connection with a private authentication server to validate a user and identify which private domain to access. The public policy server receives requests from the printing device to process a print job of a document in the private domain. The public server may associate a public personal identification number (PIN) with a corporate PIN for the printing operations. In the event of split printing, the public server generates another public PIN for use with another printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ong Martin, Jin Liang, Tai Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11228694
    Abstract: A printing device is implemented to activate a hidden function by inputting tap sequences on a tap screen. The hidden function includes displaying an icon of a title of a secret document on a display screen without showing the content of the secret document. A method for activating the hidden function using tap sequences is also disclosed. The method compares the input tap sequences with a plurality sets of predetermined codes, each of which corresponds to a hidden function. When the input tap sequences match one set of predetermined codes, the method activates and executes the hidden function. By executing the hidden function, the secret document is printed. The tap sequences are tapping actions that do not generate tangible symbols that are reviewable on the tap screen. By doing so, the confidential document is further protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Trinh, Justine Lo, Jin Liang, Tai Yu Chen, Michael Ong Martin
  • Patent number: 11227244
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to a flexible order fulfillment management system that utilizes predefined fulfillment workflows including common business processes. By utilizing predefined workflows including common business processes, the order fulfillment management system is able to drive store-based fulfillment programs efficiently as multiple fulfillment workflows may utilize the same common business processes and a single fulfillment management system may operate workflows in parallel. In addition, such an order fulfillment management system may also be more easily adapted for different retail store environments as the system allows a designer to easily create or modify a fulfillment workflow by selecting predefined common business processes or creating any additional custom business processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Grabovski, Larry Christopher Venable, John Kevin Collier
  • Patent number: 11222287
    Abstract: Techniques for failure prediction are provided. A plurality of event indications is received, where each respective event indication corresponds to a respective failure in a computing system. A plurality of machine learning (ML) models is trained based on combinations of event indications in the plurality of event indications, and the ML models are evaluated to generate a respective quality score for each respective ML model. An ensemble of ML models is defined from the plurality of ML models, based on identifying ML models of the plurality of ML models with corresponding quality scores exceeding a predefined threshold. Current data logs from the computing system are processed using the ensemble of ML models, and upon determining that any ML model of the ensemble of ML models predicted a failure based on the current data logs, an alert is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Kumar K Sevakula, Parag Sanjay Mhatre
  • Patent number: 11221803
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing device, a display device, at least one memory that stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor that executes the instructions, the instructions, when executed, causing the image forming apparatus to perform operations including, in a case where print data that is associated with a login user and is excluded from a target of printing in response to the login is stored in the at least one storage, displaying a selection screen that receives an operation for selecting one or more print data at least including the print data excluded from the target of printing on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11220123
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an apparatus main body; and a display mechanism that is provided to be displaceable with respect to the apparatus main body, is provided with an antenna used to perform communication with a mobile terminal, and is configured to display information. The apparatus main body is not located in a place where the display mechanism extends upwards and downwards the display mechanism in a state in which the display mechanism is displaced with respect to the apparatus main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shiro Suzuki, Ryo Miyano
  • Patent number: 11223732
    Abstract: An app maintains different multi-modal output signatures. Each multi-modal output signature contains instructions for transducer output with speaker output and/or display output. Also, each multi-modal output signature is unique and different from all other multi-modal output signatures. Further, each different multi-modal output signature corresponds to only one of many possible alerts that may be generated by a printer. The app is adapted to control the printer user interface system and/or a portable device user interface system, to output these multi-modal output signatures in coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Willis, Stephen F. Skrainar, Donald A. Brown, Andrew T. Martin, Keith S. Watson
  • Patent number: 11221810
    Abstract: A supporting program according to aspects of the present disclosures can be executed by a CPU of a PC and corresponds to a printer connected to the PC. When the CPU receives, through a general-use printing program implemented in the OS of the PC in advance, a print instruction to cause the printer to perform printing, the supporting program executes a restricting process of restricting printing based on the print instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 11216565
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for selectively encrypting controlled information for viewing by an augmented reality device may include (i) automatically identifying, at a computing device and using at least one of natural language processing and/or a pre-defined data loss prevention policy, a portion of a source text including controlled information, (ii) tokenizing the portion of the source text, and (iii) performing a security action that may include (A) generating a public key, (B) encrypting the tokenized portion of the source text with the public key to produce an encrypted marker, and (C) replacing the portion of the source text with the encrypted marker to produce a replacement document. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: David Silva, Johann Roturier, Pratyush Banerjee
  • Patent number: 11218615
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus communicates with another device and includes a processor that controls the communication. A control unit controls the apparatus to operate in one of at least a first power saving state, a second power saving state, and a normal state. In the first power saving state, the apparatus is controlled so that an image forming unit, an image reading unit, and the control unit are not activated, and a communication device is activated. In the second power saving state, the apparatus is controlled so that at least one of the image forming unit and the image reading unit are not activated, and the communication device and the control unit are activated. In the normal state, the apparatus is controlled so that at least the image forming unit, the image reading unit, the communication device, and the control unit are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Suzuki, Noboru Ogino, Makoto Harigae
  • Patent number: 11212237
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing resources between client devices in a virtual computing environment. A method is disclosed that includes receiving a request from a first client device for a list of available resources that are locally connected to other client devices and that are unavailable to the first client device via an enterprise service within the virtual computing environment; providing the list of available resources to the first client device; receiving a selection of a resource included within the list of available resources from the first client device; providing a push notification to a second client device connected to the selected resource to establish a connection with the selected resource; and providing, to the first client device, access to the selected resource via the established connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Devyash Sanghai, Rishabh Jain, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: RE48925
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus operating in a first power state, a second power state, a third power state, and fourth power state includes a power control unit configured to the third power state to the fourth power state when a first shift time is measured, and a control unit configured to, when the power control unit has shifted the power state of the information processing apparatus from the third power state to the first power state, clear the measured time and not to, when the power control unit has shifted the power state of the information processing apparatus from the third power state to the second power state, clear the measured time clear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Takizawa