Communication Patents (Class 358/1.15)
  • Patent number: 11516368
    Abstract: In a case where a user instructs an image forming apparatus to perform processing of sending scanned image data to the user from a mobile terminal, the user needs to input a user's e-mail address on the mobile terminal, which includes an inconvenient operation. From the mobile terminal, the user instructs the image forming apparatus to send the data to the user's e-mail address which is preliminarily registered in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 11516353
    Abstract: A reading apparatus comprises: an upload unit that uploads to a server a scanned file; and a display control unit that obtains an access code which is generated and for accessing an upload destination of the scanned file and displays the generated access code on a display unit. A portable terminal comprises: a reading unit that reads the displayed access code; an access unit that obtains information indicating an upload destination of the scanned file based on the reading and, using the obtained information, accesses the upload destination; and a download unit that downloads the scanned file from the upload destination. The information indicating the upload destination of the scanned file includes authentication information related to an access of the upload destination of the scanned file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Hanano
  • Patent number: 11513460
    Abstract: When sheets having the same surface property and grammage are registered on a size basis, adjustment value registration operations need to be repeated for the respective sheets as many as these sizes. An image forming apparatus that includes a display unit and forms an image on a sheet sets a setting value of adjustment influenced by the characteristics of the image forming apparatus upon forming an image by using a sheet, and then displays a sheet list which displays a list of a plurality of types of sheets on a display unit and reflects the set setting value on at least one sheet selected from the sheet list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki Ooba
  • Patent number: 11516186
    Abstract: A hardware security module (HSM) client processes a request to store data in a set of HSMs. The HSM client determines a property of the data indicative of a sensitivity classification of the data. As a result of determining the data lacks a classification as sensitive, the HSM client transmits the data to a data store outside the set of HSMs and updates a database used by the HSM client to associate an identifier of the data with a reference to a location in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayank Bharat Ambaliya, Benjamin Grubin, Scott Samuel Adams
  • Patent number: 11513751
    Abstract: A production system includes a memory containing instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions to execute a quality verification process corresponding to identification information assigned to a print job, determine whether or not a condition corresponding to the identification information assigned to the print job is met, in a case it is determined that the condition is not met, execute an adjustment process for meeting the condition, and execute the print job in a case the adjustment process has been completed or in a case it is determined that the condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Fujita, Yuuki Maeda, Satoshi Yoshida, Hirotomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11507162
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication interface for receiving a job, a second communication interface for delivering electric power, a processing unit that performing processing related to the job, and a controller that is configured to, in response to receiving the job received from an external device via the first communication interface, transmits a power request to the external device via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Ohtake, Hajime Usami
  • Patent number: 11509778
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information terminal, and a printing apparatus configured to perform intergroup communication with the information terminal belonging to a group. The printing apparatus includes a printing part configured to perform printing, a data receiver configured to receive print data from the information terminal via the intergroup communication, and a print controller configured to control the printing part using the received print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oguchi, Sumio Watanabe, Yukihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11507334
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for management of printing jobs. In the method user identification is requested to identify the user, who then selects an artwork for the labels. Data regarding the selected artwork is retrieved from a data storage. Printing properties are defined for the selected artwork, and a set of available unique codes for the labels is determined on the basis of the user identification. A printing file is constructed including information related to at least the selected artwork and printing material selected for the printing job. The printing file is stored into a cloud storage linked with the identified user. A unique code is assigned for each label from the set of available unique codes. The unique code is assigned either in the printing file or when printing the labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Samuli Manninen
  • Patent number: 11510262
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that controls display of a list of linkage functions executable by combining devices permitted to be used on a terminal device used by at least one user and display of candidates for a use request target device extracted from the devices on the terminal device. In response to candidates for the devices being selected and permitted to be used, the controller controls display of information of a linkage function executable by using the candidates selected and permitted to be used on the terminal device. In response to an authentication to a second device being successful within a predetermined time from a time point at which an authentication to a first device being successful, the controller controls display of information of a linkage function which are executable by using the first device and the second device on the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11507335
    Abstract: A method of controlling a communication terminal including a near-field communication unit includes setting, as operation settings of the communication terminal, whether to enable wireless communication functions by the near-field communication unit and controlling to display a predetermined notification before displaying a screen for performing a login request upon condition that a user operation to transition to a screen for performing a login request to an external device has been received, and that settings have not been made in the setting of the communication terminal at least to enable wireless communication functions by the near-field communication unit as operation settings of the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunori Kanai
  • Patent number: 11507333
    Abstract: A control method includes transmitting, based on reception of a predetermined operation a first command to cause a communication apparatus to search for a predetermined access point using at least one communication channel including a communication channel used by the predetermined access point among a plurality of communication channels available for use by the communication apparatus and without using at least one other communication channel other than the at least one communication channel among the plurality of communication channels available for use by the communication apparatus, the predetermined access point being connected to an information processing apparatus at least when the predetermined operation is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Ehara
  • Patent number: 11509777
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus displays, based on a layout result for model album data and a layout result for similar album data, a region having a difference satisfying a predetermined condition in the layout result for the similar album data, in a highlighted manner more than other regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamada, Jumpei Takeichi, Hiroyasu Kunieda
  • Patent number: 11503172
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to manage pieces of screen information in association with users, the screen information being related to an operation screen to be used for operating an image processing apparatus, identify a user who is going to use the image processing apparatus, and cause a display to display an operation screen created based on the screen information of the identified user, the display being used by the user when using the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Morito
  • Patent number: 11503180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for secure media processing may be used to execute and certify a digital media asset by verifying that the digital media asset is authentic and has not been altered since capture. In some cases, these secure media processing techniques may be used in the mobile certification and execution application and a corresponding server system. The mobile application and the corresponding server system may automatically generate finalized documents upon receiving certified digital media and the corresponding metadata from the users. The digital media and other information from the users may be received while the user is in communication with other users. A biometric and artificial intelligent feature recognition system may be utilized to receive biometric data and verify identity. Data transferred to a secure server are accessible by various parties involved in the certification and execution process to provide transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ImageKeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Speasl, Michael Patterson, Marc Roberts
  • Patent number: 11500600
    Abstract: In a system in which communication between an information processing apparatus and a printing apparatus is possible, the information processing apparatus detects that communication with the printing apparatus has become possible and, in response to detection that such communication has become possible, generates print data based upon data that the information processing apparatus is displaying on a display unit connected to or built in the information processing apparatus, and transfers the generated print data to the printing apparatus. The printing apparatus prints the data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Hiroki
  • Patent number: 11494145
    Abstract: A server apparatus providing a cloud print service that receives a print job and causes an image forming apparatus to perform print processing for the received print job, the server apparatus including: a first reception unit configured to receive a print job from a client terminal or another server apparatus that provides another cloud print service; a second reception unit configured to receive instructions to change setting of the print job received by the first reception unit, the instructions being given via the image forming apparatus; and a notification unit configured to notify the other server apparatus of contents of the instructions in a case where the instructions received by the second reception unit are instructions for the print job received by the first reception unit from the other server apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11493867
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming system including: an image forming apparatus; and an operation unit communicating wirelessly with the image forming apparatus. The operation unit includes a touch panel display, a first memory temporality storing a first screen image and a second screen image related to the image forming apparatus, a second memory in which the second screen image is stored in advance. When the first screen image transmitted from the image forming apparatus to the operation unit is displayed on the touch panel display, if a first icon on the first screen image is touched, the position of the first icon is transmitted to the image forming apparatus. When the second screen image stored in the second memory is displayed on the touch panel display, if a second icon on the second screen image is touched, a command indicating the second icon is transmitted to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Fukushi
  • Patent number: 11494135
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes one or more processors configured to perform operations including receiving information indicating a predetermined object from an image forming apparatus, determining whether the object indicated by the information is included in image data for which a printing instruction has been issued by a user, designating a format of the image data, to be transmitted to the image forming apparatus, based on a result of the determining, converting the image data into the designated format, and transmitting the converted image data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuichi Takenaka
  • Patent number: 11494132
    Abstract: A communication device may establish a first wireless connection with a first external device, and receive target wireless setting information from the first external device by using the first wireless connection, the target wireless setting information being for participating as a child station in a target wireless network formed by a target access point different from the first external device. The communication device may control a display unit to display a predetermined screen for accepting a trigger operation, the trigger operation being a trigger of participation in the target wireless network, and establish a target wireless connection with the target access point by using the target wireless setting information so as to participate as the child station in the target wireless network, in a case where the trigger operation is accepted after the predetermined screen has been displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Shimada, Hirotaka Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11494146
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing instructions. Executing the instructions by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. A virtual device on the information processing apparatus to transmit a print job to an image forming apparatus is selected. A user interface is displayed that is for activating, in accordance with the selected virtual device and among one or more applications to provide an additional function to the image forming apparatus, an application that corresponds to a model of the image forming apparatus to which the selected virtual device transmits the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11496478
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that, when a first device is identified by an identification operation by a first user and a second device is identified by an identification operation by a second user, controls display of a linkage function executable using the first device and the second device. In a further modification of the invention, when the first user and the second user belong to a linkable group and the first device and the second device are identified, the controller may control the display of the linkage function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11496231
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to detect blank images in a digital video broadcast signal are disclosed. An example method of detecting a blank image includes receiving a compressed digital image including a plurality of DC values, analyzing a total number of bits in the digital image to determine if the digital image has a data size small enough to be a blank frame candidate, if the data size is small enough for the digital image to be a blank frame candidate, analyzing multiple areas of the digital image to determine if the multiple areas exhibit substantially a same complexity, if the multiple areas exhibit substantially the same complexity, determining a number of DC values in the plurality of DC values that meet a criterion, comparing the determined number of DC values meeting the criterion to a threshold, and identifying the received digital image as a blank image if the determined number of DC values exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: Kevin K. Deng
  • Patent number: 11496692
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Tomonori Nomura, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11489981
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus operable to accept a login of a user by an input of medium information stored in a storage medium or an input via a user interface is provided. The apparatus comprises a storage to store account information that includes user identification information of a registered user and can further include the medium information associated with the user; a reader to read the medium information from the storage medium; a user interface to display a screen and accept an input; and a controller configured to accept a login by a user, wherein the controller, in a case where, at the time of a login of a user via the user interface, the medium information associated with a corresponding user is not registered, registers, in association with the corresponding user, the medium information inputted by the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kyohei Takeda
  • Patent number: 11487483
    Abstract: An information apparatus comprises a controller including a processor and a memory, and the controller is configured to: obtain information of a printer; search, using the obtained information, for extension software for extending functions of a printer driver that generates a print command to be sent to the printer; install extension software found by the searching; and activate the installed extension software so that print options to be used for the printer driver to generate a print job to be sent to the printer are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Saigusa
  • Patent number: 11484946
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a three-dimensional article by additive manufacturing includes a processor and an information storage device storing software instructions. In response to execution by the processor, the software instructions cause the apparatus to: receive initial data defining the three-dimensional article having an outer surface, define a shell having the outer surface of the three-dimensional article and an opposing inner surface that defines an inner cavity, define a transition zone between the inner surface of the shell and a boundary that is inside the inner cavity and generally follows the inner surface of the shell, define a lattice of arrayed unit cells that fill the inside of the boundary, the lattice is defined by connected lattice segments, and define transition segments that couple the lattice to the inner surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Evan Kuester, Patrick Dunne
  • Patent number: 11487482
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a unit that receives, on a group chat, an execution command to execute specific processing that requires entry of secret information from a first user belonging to the group chat including two or more users; an acquisition unit that acquires the secret information from a second user belonging to the group chat without letting a third user belonging to the group chat and different from the second user know the secret information; and a controller that performs control so that the specific processing based on the execution command is executed by using the secret information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masaki Kurokawa, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Yujiro Kobayashi, Mamoru Sasamae, Masaaki Takei, Kenji Yufu
  • Patent number: 11485155
    Abstract: A recording system includes a recording portion that performs recording on a medium, a stacking portion that stacks the medium recorded by the recording portion, and a processing portion that processes a bundle of media stacked on the stacking portion, in which a controller that controls feeding of the medium to the stacking portion determines a maximum number of sheets of media to be stacked on the stacking portion, based on information on swelling of the medium recorded by the recording portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamaguchi, Kohei Ueno
  • Patent number: 11487484
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print engine and a first controller configured to generate a raster data from a print job and cause the print engine to perform a print process based on the raster data. The first controller includes a first core and a second core. The first core is configured perform an analyzing process of analyze a job control command included in the print job and the second core is configured to perform an RIP process of generating the raster data from a PDL command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Itogawa
  • Patent number: 11489976
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a first instruction-set of computer-readable instructions for a terminal device. The first instruction-set causes, when executed by the controller, the mobile terminal to receive a user operation to designate a designated second instruction-set through the input interface, and determine whether the memory stores designated device information including an operation ID identifying a designatable operation. When the designated device information is not stored in a memory, the mobile terminal searches for an image processing device capable of executing the designatable operation, receives a user operation to designate the designated device, stores designated device information in the memory, starts the designated program, obtains the operation ID of the designatable operation from the designated program, and transmits first instruction information to the designated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11481186
    Abstract: Virtual assistants (VAs) can be managed in interactions with communication devices (and associated users) or other VAs. A communication management component (CMC) can track an interaction between a VA and a communication device of a user or another VA with regard to an event. The CMC can analyze information relating to the interaction to determine a context of the interaction. The CMC can manage the VA, the involvement of the communication device in the interaction, or the other VA based on the context. When indicated by the context, the CMC can modify characteristics associated with the VA to enhance the interaction. When another communication device or another VA enter the interaction in progress, the CMC can determine interaction update information, based on the tracking of the interaction, and can communicate the interaction update information to the other communication device (and associated user) or other VA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Miranda Huet, William Knotts, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11483441
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a user terminal that includes a terminal-side processor and an image forming apparatus that includes an apparatus-side processor. In response to receiving an instruction to transmit a print request to the image forming apparatus from a user, the terminal-side processor is configured to hold the print request instead of transmitting the print request to the image forming apparatus and is configured to transmit user information indicating the user to the image forming apparatus. The apparatus-side processor is configured to transmit a transmission-request signal to the user terminal in response to detecting, on a basis of the user information, that the user comes near the image forming apparatus. The terminal-side processor is configured to transmit the print request held by the terminal-side processor to the image forming apparatus in response to receiving the transmission-request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Manabu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11481169
    Abstract: In a case where a registration state of a printing apparatus in operating system (OS) standard print software and a registration state of the printing apparatus in print conversion software do not match each other, an information processing apparatus performs a process for matching between a registration state of a print queue of the printing apparatus in the OS standard print software and the registration state of the printing apparatus in the print conversion software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kouichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11481171
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a server and a plurality of image forming apparatuses having a print function and connected to the server via a network. The server includes one or more first processors that execute first instructions to provide an administrator screen configured to make a first setting related to the print function and make a second setting for defining an application target of the first setting from among the image forming apparatuses, and manage setting information about the print function of each of the image forming apparatuses based on the first and second settings made on the administrator screen. An image forming apparatus included in the image forming apparatuses includes one or more second processors that execute second instructions to obtain the setting information about the print function of the image forming apparatus via the network, and apply the obtained setting information to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 11481161
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus that communicates with the information processing apparatus includes acquiring information on a first printing apparatus, displaying a first selection screen including a first display item regarding the first print apparatus on a display unit based on the acquired information on the first printing apparatus, and receiving, on the first selection screen, an instruction for registering the first printing apparatus onto the print control software. Based on the reception of the instruction for registering the first printing apparatus on the print control software, the first printing apparatus is registered onto the print control software and on OS-standard print software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Kohata
  • Patent number: 11483438
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of executing near field wireless communication, comprises: a display unit configured to display a screen; an obtaining unit configured to obtain identification information regarding a device from a near field wireless communication tag with use of the near field wireless communication; a selection unit configured, in a case where the obtaining unit obtained the identification information, to select one of first processing for connecting to the device indicated by the identification information and second processing for connecting to the device indicated by the identification information and sending data to the device, based on a type of screen being displayed by the display unit; and a processing unit configured to execute the processing selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shukei Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11483448
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body memory, and a controller. A second upper limit information stored in the main body memory indicates an upper limit of a printable page number that the image forming apparatus is allowed to print in a state where the image forming apparatus is in an off-line state. A printed page number information stored in the main body memory indicates a printed page number printed in the off-line state. The controller is configured to: increment the printed page number information by one in a case where the one sheet of paper is printed on one side printing; and increment the printed page number information by two in a case where the one sheet is printed on double-sided printing. The controller is configured to determine whether the printed page number information is greater than or equal to the second upper limit page number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takatsugu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11479052
    Abstract: A cassette tape includes: a cassette case; a first tape roll and a second tape roll accommodated in the cassette case and rotatably supported thereby; and an RFID tag disposed at one of an upper wall and a lower wall of the cassette case. The first tape roll includes a first tape wound about a first winding axis extending in an axial direction. The second tape roll includes a second tape wound about an axis different from the first winding axis and extending in the axial direction. The second tape roll has a smaller diameter than the first tape roll. The RFID tag includes an antenna and a storage element for radiocommunication to read and write data. A part of the RFID tag is positioned to overlap with a part of the first tape roll in a predetermined direction parallel to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Mizutani, Shota Iijima
  • Patent number: 11481989
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for visualizing printed graphics applied to at least one defined printing area or part of a three dimensional (3D) structure is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Esko Software BV
    Inventors: Kristiaan K. A. Van Bael, Hans Dewitte, Paul J. J. Boonen
  • Patent number: 11483416
    Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning system components to execute jobs are provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes receiving a request to provision system components for executing a job. Aggregate latencies for computing units may be calculated based on startup latencies for jobs executing on the computing units. A particular computing unit may be selected from among the plurality of computing units based on the aggregate latencies, and system components may be provisioned from the computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Watt, Huamin Chen
  • Patent number: 11475158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of building a customized deep learning (DL) stack classifier to detect organization sensitive data in images, referred to as image-borne organization sensitive documents, and protecting against loss of the image-borne organization sensitive documents, including distributing a trained feature map extractor stack with stored parameters to an organization, under the organization's control, configured to allow the organization to extract from image-borne organization sensitive documents, feature maps that are used to generate updated DL stacks, without the organization forwarding images of organization-sensitive training examples, and to save non invertible feature maps derived from the images, and ground truth labels for the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Netskope, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Dong Guo, Yihua Liao, Siying Yang, Krishna Narayanaswamy
  • Patent number: 11477330
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a processor configured to: acquire an invoice to be processed; acquire a document related to the invoice; and perform a process of outputting a suggestion as to a predetermined matter that is to be executed next in accordance with an inconsistency between a content described in the invoice and a content described in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akane Abe, Manabu Ueda, Daisuke Tatsumi, Jun Ando
  • Patent number: 11474766
    Abstract: An example method includes maintaining, by a processing resource associated with a finisher communicatively coupled to a printer, an interpage delay table, the interpage delay table storing an interpage delay value for each of a plurality of page attribute combinations. The method further includes processing, by the finisher, a job based at least in part on a particular interpage delay value stored in the interpage delay table for an identified page attribute combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cristopher Royce Jansson, Elliott Michael Downing
  • Patent number: 11474586
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for configuring a person detection sensor. The person detection sensor may limit its transmissions in accordance with a pre-configured dwell time. The person detection sensor may receive a new dwell time from a personal communication device. When the new dwell time is received, it is stored in memory and is then used to regulate the number of transmissions of the person detection sensor in accordance with the new dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Gruber, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 11474761
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing device having an embedded digital front end (DFE) and at least one client device that sends print jobs to the printing device. The embedded DFE provides imposition functionality to define imposition settings for a job file. The DFE downloads the job file, a user interface, and an imposition engine to the client device. The client device uses the user interface to enter imposition settings and instructions that are applied to the job file. A visual representation can be made within the user interface to show the imposition setting. After imposition operations are complete, the client device uploads the imposed job file and an imposition template of the imposition settings to the DFE. The embedded DFE stores the imposed job file and the imposition template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 11474755
    Abstract: Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores computer-executable instructions which cause, when executed, a controller of an information processing device to obtain a list of printers registered with an operating system installed to the information processing device, obtaining a list of print programs installed in the information processing device, store identifiers of the list of printers and the list of the print programs as obtained in a memory, detect whether a first user operation is input through an inputting device of the information processing device, when input of the first user operation is detected, extract one of the printers in the list of printers and print programs in the list of print programs stored in the memory and setting the extracted one of the printers and the print programs to the output destination, and when the output destination is one of the print programs, start the print program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aiko Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11474759
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a printing engine, memory to store information indicating correspondences of a plurality of file types and uniform resource identifier (URI) addresses of rendering subjects to render printing data of each file type of the plurality of file types in correspondence to each of a plurality of external apparatuses, a communication device to receive a file by a direct printing function method from an external apparatus, and a processor to identify the type of the received file, determine a URI address corresponding to the identified file type and the external apparatus, according to the information indicating correspondences, control the communication device to transmit the received file to the determined URI address, and receive, from the determined URI address, rendered data corresponding to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleksei Mulin, Chang-Soo Park, Gi Won Seo
  • Patent number: 11477335
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: executes processing corresponding to an instruction input via an external device; sends a first notification to the external device according to a completion of execution of the processing; and upon estimating that the execution of the processing is not completed before a timeout time, sends a second notification different from the first notification to the external device. The external device sets the timeout time for the first notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeo Katsuda, Yusuke Mikoshiba
  • Patent number: 11470069
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a peripheral device with a web browser. A system includes a peripheral device and a user computing device executing a web browser and a device manager, the device manager configured to operate the peripheral device and including a device manager web server. An authentication token can be passed to the web browser from a web server upon coupling of the peripheral device with the user computing device and login by the user with the web browser. The web browser can pass the authentication token to the device manager through the device manager web server. The device manager can transmit the authentication token to the web server to pair the web browser with the device manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Windsor Gillespie
  • Patent number: RE49283
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device is provided, which includes a control device configured to acquire contents data, output screen data for controlling a display unit to display thereon images based on the acquired contents data, acquire, in response to an accepting unit accepting a selecting operation of selecting one or more images from among the images displayed on the display unit based on the screen data, image selection data for identifying specific contents data, of the acquired contents data, corresponding to the one or more images selected by the selecting operation, and transmit, in response to a near field wireless communication unit establishing near field wireless communication with a printer, a print instruction to print the specific contents data corresponding to the one or more images selected by the selecting operation, based on the acquired image selection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Shiraga