Communication Patents (Class 358/1.15)
  • Patent number: 11184490
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a CPU and a gesture detection part. The gesture detection part outputs data for a gesture corresponding to a hand action of a user present in front or in the vicinity of an apparatus body, to the CPU. The CPU detects presence or absence of the gesture and the type of the gesture in accordance with output from the gesture detection part. The CPU, upon detecting the gesture, checks details of the gesture against details of the preregistered, registered gesture, and if the detected gesture is the registered gesture, the CPU executes processing allocated to the detected, registered gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Takatoh
  • Patent number: 11184491
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, a reception unit, and a display controller. The display is capable of displaying, as components displayed on a screen, plural screen display elements on the screen. The reception unit receives a collective deletion instruction as an instruction for collectively deleting the plural screen display elements displayed by the display. The display controller performs, in response to reception of the collective deletion instruction by the reception unit, in a case where the plural screen display elements for which the collective deletion instruction is issued satisfy a predetermined condition, control such that plural confirmation screens for confirming whether or not deletion is to be made, the plural confirmation screens including different information contents, are displayed on the display on a step-by-step basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tojo, Masakazu Ketsuka
  • Patent number: 11184493
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a service providing system and an apparatus that mutually communicate via a network. The service providing system includes a processing method storage configured to register a processing method in association with identification information of output data; and a first communicator that transmits, to the apparatus, the output data to which the identification information is appended. The apparatus includes an outputter that outputs the output data received from the service providing system together with the identification information; an inputter that accepts input of input data based on the output data output by the outputter; and a second communicator that transmits, to the service providing system, the input data input by the inputter, to which the identification information is appended. The service providing system performs a process on the input data by the processing method associated with the identification information appended to the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohsuke Utoh, Tomoyuki Tazuke
  • Patent number: 11182117
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit that receives a group printing job constituted by plural printing jobs, and a transmission unit that transmits the group printing job received by the reception unit to the image forming apparatus, in accordance with performance related to the group printing job of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Taku Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11178532
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit and a controller. The first wireless communication unit conducts first wireless communication with a device under a first wireless communication scheme. The controller causes the first wireless communication unit to transmit setting information to the device; the setting information is required for the device to conduct second wireless communication under a second wireless communication scheme. When a predetermined display unit displays an entry screen through which the setting information is to be input, the controller breaks a connection of the first wireless communication between the first wireless communication unit and the device. When receiving the setting information through the entry screen, the controller establishes the connection of the first wireless communication between the first wireless communication unit and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Karaki, Iwane Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11175619
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a medium storing part storing mediums, a sheet feeding part feeding the medium from the medium storing part, an image forming part forming an image to the medium, a residual quantity detecting part, a storage part, and a residual medium estimating part. The residual quantity detecting part detects a residual quantity of the mediums stored in the medium storing part as a relative residual quantity with regard to a maximum storing quantity of the mediums in the medium storing part. The storage part stores maximum storing number of the mediums corresponding to the maximum storing quantity of the medium storing part. The residual medium estimating part calculates number of estimated residuals of the mediums stored in the medium storing part on the basis of the relative residual quantity detected by the residual quantity detecting part and the maximum storing number stored in the storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kozo Tao
  • Patent number: 11178114
    Abstract: Provided are a data processing method, device, and system. The data processing method comprises: acquiring a first data packet in a local client network; determining sensitive data in the first data packet; masking the sensitive data in the first data packet, and generating a second data packet from the first data packet; and sending the generated second data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dai Fei Guo, Xi Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 11178293
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an image forming apparatus being an example of an information processing apparatus, and a user terminal. The image forming apparatus and the user terminal are directly and communicably connected by radio communication or the like. A remote operation screen for remotely operating the image forming apparatus is displayed on a display of the user terminal. On the remote operation screen, an additional function notifier is provided for notifying a user of existence of an additional function that is an operation function executable with an input device of the image forming apparatus to be operated, and is not executable with the remote operation screen in an initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Saeda, Yoshinori Nagata, Yukako Nii, Miho Yamamura, Michiko Katsuki, Masaki Kondo
  • Patent number: 11175866
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a processor configured to dynamically change an estimation of a time needed to execute each print job in accordance with variations in a combination of print jobs allocated to one roll of rolled paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takashi Kikumoto, Shingo Tajima, Bo Liu, Masatake Kawabe, Daisuke Noguchi, Megumi Yamaguchi, Shogo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11176432
    Abstract: A finisher apparatus includes an accumulator to register a print medium of a print job in preparation for a finishing operation, memory to store an attribute of the print job, and a processor coupled to the accumulator and the memory. The processor is to execute instructions. The instructions are to control the accumulator based on the attribute of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Johnson, Matthew Douglas Reier, Elliott Downing, Cristopher Royce Jansson, Robert Yraceburu, Stuart Scofield
  • Patent number: 11178297
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a management unit that manages a display time period when displaying each of a plurality of messages on a display device for each user; a setting unit that sets the display time period on the basis of an operation of a user; and a control unit that controls display of the message on the basis of the display time period managed by the management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11178306
    Abstract: In a case where an IP address is not available in a printing apparatus, the printing apparatus generates a Bluetooth low energy packet including a specific value as the IP address, and transmits the generated Bluetooth low energy packet to a mobile terminal. Upon receiving of the Bluetooth low energy packet, a mobile terminal displays a message corresponding to the specific value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Haruki Sato
  • Patent number: 11169998
    Abstract: Receive, by an arbitrary query user interface, a user request to perform a query associated with user data, wherein the user data includes first data and second data. Partition, by a coordinator node of an arbitrary query engine, the query into at least a first sub-query and a second sub-query. Assign, by the coordinator node of the arbitrary query engine, the first sub-query to a first query node of the arbitrary query engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Zuora, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Schmiedehausen, Alexander Vasilevskiy
  • Patent number: 11172079
    Abstract: A maintenance management apparatus for managing maintenance on one or more devices, includes: circuitry to: obtain self-maintenance information indicating time at which self-maintenance has been performed on a device; obtain maintenance information indicating maintenance scheduled to be performed on the device from a memory, the maintenance information including time information indicating scheduled execution time of maintenance; update the time information indicating scheduled execution time of maintenance based on the self-maintenance information; and send a notification for prompting maintenance of the device when the time indicated by the time information having been updated is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Shimma, Yuji Takiya
  • Patent number: 11169752
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system that pull prints without a server. A job storage stores the job of pull print. An authentication information generating part generates authentication information for authenticating for pull print. An authentication part authenticates with the generated authentication information. A job transmitting part transmits the job stored in the job storage when it succeeds in authentication. A job acquiring part acquires a job when it succeeds in authentication by the authentication information. An image formation part performs image formation of the acquired job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Changsong Sun
  • Patent number: 11171954
    Abstract: A server may receive a target e-mail address from a terminal device; store in the memory the target e-mail address and authentication information in association with each other; send a first e-mail including the target e-mail address, as a destination address, and the authentication information; receive the authentication information from the first communication device; specify the target e-mail address associated with the authentication information in the memory; and execute a predetermined process by using the target e-mail address, the predetermined process being a process which is necessary for the server or the first communication device to send a second e-mail including the target e-mail address, as a destination address, and related information related to the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 11169758
    Abstract: The printing apparatus deletes a deletion target print data even if the printing apparatus is in a predetermined state in a case where the number of pieces of deletion target print data that are registered and are not deleted yet reaches a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 11169757
    Abstract: In a case where a print queue is registered in a cloud service, a common print queue is generated and registered with respect to a plurality of image forming apparatuses separately from a print queue with respect to a specific image forming apparatus. In a case where printing is performed on the common print queue at a time of printing, a print job is held in the cloud service and is transmitted after being authenticated by an image forming apparatus corresponding to the common print queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11169890
    Abstract: System, method and program product for backing up a plurality of data files from a first server to a second server via a network. A determination is made that more than one compressed data file at the second server, downloaded by the first server, is waiting to be decompressed. A determination is made whether an amount of available processor resource in the second server exceeds a predetermined threshold. If the amount of available processor resource in the second server exceeds the predetermined threshold, a plurality of data decompression programs are invoked in the second server to decompress the plurality of compressed data files substantially concurrently, and data updates in the decompressed data files are applied to corresponding files in the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rajkumar Karuppiah
  • Patent number: 11172083
    Abstract: An integrated apparatus includes: an image processing apparatus; an Information Technology (IT) processing apparatus; and a common display operation panel, wherein the integrated apparatus: obtains a workflow that combines a job executed by the image processing apparatus and a job executed by the IT processing apparatus; launches an application and causes each of the image processing apparatus and the IT processing apparatus to execute the job indicated in the workflow; and switches, based on a determination criterion related to a function exhibited by the image processing apparatus, display by the display operation panel at a time when the job indicated in the workflow is executed by the image processing apparatus, to the first screen or the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tajima
  • Patent number: 11172078
    Abstract: A server may store first device identification information identifying a first device. The server may, in a case where alert information is received, store restriction information in the memory in association with the first device identification information; receive second sending information from the first device; and in a case where the second sending information is received from the first device in a state where the restriction information is not stored in association with the first device identification information, send a second email with a first email address as a destination stored in association with the first device identification information, wherein in a case where the second sending information is received from the first device in a state where the restriction information is stored in association with the first device identification information, the sending of the second email is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 11172076
    Abstract: The method and system allow a user to launch a client application on an web-enabled device and subsequently to navigate to an image source screen within the client application. After receiving an image source selection from the user, the client application retrieves images from the selected image source. The client application displays the retrieved images available for printing to a user, and in response to receiving a selection of an image, the client application transmits the image to a proprietary server. Moreover, upon receiving print order information, the client application additionally executes a location awareness application that determines a current location of the web-enabled device and subsequently, determines a proximal retail store to the current location of the web-enabled device. Thereafter, the remote printing system creates and transmits a print order that includes the selected image to the retail store for pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Tim P. McCauley, Mathew Alexander, Joseph M. Rago
  • Patent number: 11172095
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a processed image obtained through image processing, and a generation unit that generates a synthesis image obtained by synthesizing an evidence image, which is an image becoming an evidence of the image processing and including at least information on a fee required for the image processing, with a reduction image obtained by reducing the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masahide Harada
  • Patent number: 11165918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to perform control of a display. The control is performed to display a sub screen on a first main screen if an execution instruction for a job is given. The sub screen includes information regarding a progress state of the job. The control is performed to display a progress state of the job on a second main screen in a case where an operation by a user is needed after the execution instruction for the job is given. The progress state displayed on the second main screen is displayed with more information than the information regarding the progress state of the job included in the sub screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masahiro Tose
  • Patent number: 11165824
    Abstract: Presented herein is a solution in which a Producer that provides Transport Layer Security (TLS) over a hybrid Information Centric Network (hICN) announces two different hICN prefixes or namespaces. One hICN prefix is for performing a TLS handshake (also called a handshake prefix or handshake namespace) and another hICN prefix (also called a secure prefix or secure namespace) is to publish content in a secure, and confidential manner with a Consumer that correctly performs a TLS handshake. While the handshake prefix is public and shared by multiple Consumers, a secure prefix is uniquely assigned to a Consumer after the TLS handshake successfully terminates. Content published under the secure prefix is encrypted with the encryption key established during the TLS handshake. Names used in the secure namespace are private, meaning only the Consumer and Producer that perform the handshake can infer any information about a content by looking on the name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Alberto Compagno, Luca Muscariello
  • Patent number: 11165668
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are described for obtaining deployment signals comprising information relating to deployments of software components to a plurality of computing devices, obtaining fault signals comprising information relating to faults encountered by the plurality of computing devices, and obtaining device type information that describes a device type of each of the plurality of computing devices. Based on the deployment signals, fault signals, and device type information, a correlation score for each combination of software component, fault, and device type is obtained. Based on the correlation scores, attribution level decisions, fault type level decisions and device type level decisions are made. Based on these decisions, an overall decision is rendered whether to proceed or not proceed with a future deployment of the software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Hsieh, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Sree Krishna Chaitanya Vadrevu, Ze Li, Murali Mohan Chintalapati, Yingnong Dang
  • Patent number: 11159692
    Abstract: If the printing protocol associated with a received print job is not an internet printing protocol, the number of times of printing is counted for each type of printing protocol. If the printing protocol associated with a received print job is an internet printing protocol, the number of times of printing is counted while distinguishing a transmission source application by identifying a transmission source application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ritsuto Sako
  • Patent number: 11157219
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a computer, equipment parameters associated with printing equipment of a printing system. The computer determines that the equipment parameters are different from previous equipment parameters used by the printing equipment. When the equipment parameters are different, the computer configures estimation logic to generate an estimated amount of printer consumables required for printing pages of a print job request based on the equipment parameters; and communicates the estimated amount of printer consumables required for printing the pages of the print job request to a client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11159682
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface, a controller, and an image forming section. The communication interface acquires an Internet Protocol (IP) address through a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server function of a network. The controller causes the image forming apparatus to operate in a first mode based on acquisition of the IP address, and causes the image forming apparatus to operate in a second mode until the IP address is acquired. The image forming section forms an image on an image formation medium in a plurality of modes including a network mode in which the image is formed based on an image formation job acquired through the network. In the second operation mode, operation of the image forming section in the network mode is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hironori Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11157224
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores log information on a process serving as a monitoring target and performed in past, a generating unit that generates, by using the log information, periodicity information that identifies a time period within which the process is periodically executed, and a notifying unit that, if the process has not been executed within the time period as scheduled in accordance with the periodicity information generated by the generating unit, notifies that the process has not been executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Atsushi Monna
  • Patent number: 11150136
    Abstract: A color accuracy verification device includes: a hardware processor that: acquires a colorimetric value for each color patch of color accuracy verification charts generated by a plurality of printers; stores the colorimetric value in time series; sets a target printer to carry out color accuracy verification; and verifies color accuracy based on: the colorimetric value of the target printer stored in the hardware processor; and a verification reference value set in advance; and a display that displays a verification result by the hardware processor for the target printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryohei Inada
  • Patent number: 11150850
    Abstract: A system includes a spool directory accessible by a mobile computing device and an imaging device. A user selects for imaging on the imaging device a file accessible by the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device saves the file on the spool directory with a unique name. Upon the user accessing the imaging device for imaging, the imaging device generates a unique quick response code. The user captures the code with a camera of the mobile computing device and the code is used by the mobile computing device to rename the file on the spool directory. That the imaging device knows the quick response code, the imaging device accesses and prints the file on media for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Larraine Belleza CaƱo, Richmond Fajardo Enriquez, Froilan Balaga Guioguio, Jr., Ralph Lester Borces Rabor, Christopher Gerald Gamboa Santos
  • Patent number: 11153450
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and method for providing a user interface (UI) screen are provided. The image forming apparatus may include a processor to execute instructions stored in a memory to display applications running on different UI platforms supported by different operating systems, together on a home screen based on a main UI platform selected among the different UI platforms, on a UI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Soo-Young Kang
  • Patent number: 11144263
    Abstract: A computer, which executes a color machine driver for outputting print data generated by an application program for generating the print data to a color image forming apparatus, accepts an interlocking setting, which is a setting for whether a color setting which is a setting for causing the color image forming apparatus to execute color printing or monochrome printing is interlocked with the application program. In case that the color setting is set not to be interlocked with the application program in the interlocking setting, when the color setting in the color machine driver is a color setting that causes the color image forming apparatus to execute the monochrome printing, the computer causes the application program to generate print data for the color image, and executes a monochrome image forming process for converting the color image into a monochrome image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Taira, Toshimitsu Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11146692
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus is connectable to an information processing apparatus having predetermined software and includes at least a processor and at least a memory coupled to the processor and having stored thereon instructions. The instructions are executed by the processor to act as a reading unit to perform scan processing for a document in a case where a read command transmitted from the information processing apparatus by user operation to the predetermined software is received, a detection unit to detect an error in the image reading apparatus, and a transmission unit to execute image data transmission processing for transmitting image data corresponding to the detected error in a case where the detected error is a first error, and execute error transmission processing different from the image data transmission processing in a case where the detected error is a second error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobutsune Kobayashi, Yoichiro Makino
  • Patent number: 11146570
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a font map, a character display device and system, and an electronic signature token are provided. The method comprises: receiving a font map sent from a font map storage device with a character display device; calculating a check code of the font map sent from the font map storage device with the character display device; comparing the calculated check code of the font map with a locally stored check code corresponding to the font map by the character display device, and if the two check codes are consistent, determining by the character display device that the font map sent from the font map storage device is correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TENDYRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dongsheng Li
  • Patent number: 11144255
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an editing unit that edits properties included in a printing job ticket so as to include at least a property used by an equipment and to save a property not used by the equipment, before the printing job ticket is transmitted to the equipment, in a process included in a printing workflow using the printing job ticket, and a transmission unit that transmits a printing job ticket from which the saved property is excluded, to the equipment, in which the editing unit performs editing for including the saved property in the printing job ticket, on the equipment that uses the saved property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takao Matsui
  • Patent number: 11144751
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is used in contact with a user, and includes a screen, a communication interface, an image sensor, and a processing circuit. The communication interface receives an object image of an object as an operation object that is present in a real space. The image sensor captures and detects motion of the user, the motion being performed to operate the object and the motion being performed in the real space without contacting the object. The processing circuit displays the object image on the screen, determines an operation of the object corresponding to the detected motion of the user according to the object image and the captured image, and instructs the object to execute the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11146542
    Abstract: Before one of a first user and a second user has been authenticated, an information processing apparatus acquires first setting information corresponding to the first user and first setting information corresponding to the second user from a first storage unit and store the first setting information corresponding to the first user and the first setting information corresponding to the second user in a second storage unit. Then, after one of the first user and the second user has been authenticated, the information processing apparatus acquires the first setting information corresponding to the authenticated user from the second storage unit and furthermore acquires the second setting information corresponding to the authenticated user from the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11145234
    Abstract: The present application discloses a screen projecting method, an apparatus, a device and a storage medium. A specific implementation is: receiving a request for screen projecting from a terminal device, where the request for screen projecting includes indication information of content to be screen-projected; acquiring the content to be screen-projected according to the request for screen projecting; receiving a first initiating message of at least one screen projecting source from a target projecting device, and determining a target screen projecting source from the at least one screen projecting source; and sending the content to be screen-projected and an identifier of the target screen projecting source to the target projecting device, where the identifier of the target screen projecting source indicates to the target projecting device to display the content to be screen-projected through the target screen projecting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD., SHANGHAI XIAODU TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Baoming Li, Cheng Liu, Xinghui Li, Bingyu Yang
  • Patent number: 11146694
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes one or more processors, at least one of the one or more processors operating to: monitor an occurrence of an abnormality; identify, in a case where an abnormality is detected, a failed part that has caused the abnormality, a parent component including one or more child components, a notifier configured to notify failure information indicating a failed part that has caused an abnormality; and a storage configured to store display setting information indicating whether notification of failure information is performed in unit of a child component and in unit of a parent component. The at least one of the one or more processors operates to control, in a case where the display setting information is set so as to notify the failure information in unit of the parent component, when the failed part is a child component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 11144267
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to be connected to a first information processing apparatus including a user interface, the image forming apparatus including: a first communication device configured to perform wireless communication; a second communication device configured to transmit, to the first information processing apparatus, connection information required for establishing the wireless communication using the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Oyama
  • Patent number: 11146614
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system includes at least one processor. The system partitions a document into a plurality of data blocks, wherein each data block comprises one or more complete logical units of the document. A plurality of sub-documents is produced from the plurality of data blocks. The sub-documents are processed in parallel by a plurality of processing elements. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for processing a document in parallel in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Felderman, Brian K. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 11146697
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: a display panel; a voice inputter that receives an instruction by voice; and a hardware processor that: analyzes a voice content that has been received by the voice inputter; determines input regarding setting of at least one or more of preliminarily provided adjustment functions based on an analysis result from the hardware processor; determines whether the voice content contains input of a setting value of a corresponding adjustment function based on a determination result from the hardware processor; and displays a selection screen on the display panel based on a determination result from the hardware processor when the voice content does not contain the input of a setting value of a corresponding adjustment function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Takahama, Kazuhiro Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 11146696
    Abstract: An image processing system capable of managing image data using a plurality of boxes, comprises a microphone that obtains a sound, an obtaining unit that obtains a user identifier based on voice information of a user obtained via the microphone, a specifying unit that specifies one box among the plurality of boxes based on specification information including at least the user identifier, and an informing unit that informs the user of information related to the specified one box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shintaro Okamura
  • Patent number: 11146613
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system includes at least one processor. The system partitions a document into a plurality of data blocks, wherein each data block comprises one or more complete logical units of the document. A plurality of sub-documents is produced from the plurality of data blocks. The sub-documents are processed in parallel by a plurality of processing elements. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for processing a document in parallel in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Felderman, Brian K. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 11137949
    Abstract: A controller of a printing apparatus is configured to, in a case where first print data is received from a first external device, determine whether the control mode is set to a continuous mode by a selection instruction from a second external device. In a case where it is determined that the control mode is set to the continuous mode, the controller stores the first print data in the memory without printing based on the received first print data, and determines whether a predetermined condition for performing processing under a usual mode is satisfied, after storing the first print data in the second processing. In a case where it is determined that the predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the print head to print on a printing medium based on the first print data, and controls a cutter to cut the printed medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 11137964
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes at least one processor. The processor is configured to create, under a first folder associated with a cloud system used by the information processing apparatus, a second folder set to perform operations provided by the cloud system, and is configured to perform control to perform the operations provided by the cloud system set in the second folder if a document is registered in the second folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yasushi Saito
  • Patent number: 11137959
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system capable of changing a point increase condition or method in various ways in a case of giving points depending on printing by a printing apparatus. To this end, the information processing system includes an information processing apparatus, a printing apparatus configured to print an image according to a print instruction transmitted from the information processing apparatus, and a server connected to the information processing apparatus and the printing apparatus via a network. The printing apparatus generates a print log in which at least one identifier out of an application ID unique to a print application in the information processing apparatus and a content ID of the image is associated with a printer ID unique to the printing apparatus, and transmits the print log via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Ishihara
  • Patent number: RE48764
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a display; user interface a user interface; a storage configured to store an external program; a network interface configured to perform wireless communication with an image recording apparatus capable of executing recording processing of recording an image on a sheet according to a setting value; and a controller configured to execute: external acquisition processing of executing the external program for determining the print data based on a user's operation and acquiring the print data; preview display processing of generating a preview image and displaying the preview image on the display; first reception processing of receiving a touch operation of instructing execution of the recording processing through the user interface; and output processing of, when the first touch operation is received, transmitting recording instruction information for executing the recording processing of the print data to the image recording apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai