Communication Patents (Class 358/1.15)
  • Patent number: 10298787
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display screen and a display controller. The display screen displays a first message corresponding to a first event occurring in the information processing apparatus. The display controller controls, in a case where a second event occurs while the first message is being displayed on the display screen, a display mode of a second message corresponding to the second event, based on a relationship between the first event and the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihide Fujii, Masatoshi Tagawa, Naoko Sato
  • Patent number: 10296271
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a determination section configured to determine whether there is a possibility of generation of an image defect during a printing job for image formation on a plurality of pages based on image data included in the printing job; and a changing section configured to change an order of the pages to be subjected to image formation such that an image defect is not generated when the determination section determines that there is a possibility of generation of the image defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Shota Sakurai, Tatsuya Furuta, Kazuteru Ishizuka, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10295942
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a cassette configured to accommodate sheets to be supplied to the image forming unit, an opening mechanism configured to open the cassette, a motion sensor configured to detect a motion of a person, and a processor configured to control the opening mechanism to open the cassette in response to the motion sensor detecting a specific motion of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10298809
    Abstract: A device for supporting a cloud print service includes a control unit configured to control so that print data generated in a first area is acquired in a second area, a user interface unit configured to provide a user interface for performing user authentication according to the acquisition of the print data and receive authentication information from a user through the user interface, and a communication unit configured to transmit the acquired print data to a cloud print server if the user authentication succeeds by using the received authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: A-ri Kim, Kyung-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10296266
    Abstract: A printing apparatus that can be registered to a printing service on the Internet includes at least one processor that executes instructions to execute a registration to a printing service upon receiving an instruction to execute registration to the printing service via a registration screen displayed on a display, and an administrator successfully logging in to the printing apparatus via an administrator login screen displayed on the display. In a case in which a system management setting is OFF, the display displays the registration screen used for providing the instruction to execute the registration to the printing service, and the at least one processor executes the registration to the printing service in response to the instruction to execute the registration to the printing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ritsuto Sako
  • Patent number: 10296268
    Abstract: A printing system includes a data processing device and an image forming apparatus. The data processing device processes print data. The data processing device includes a data receiving unit, a data managing unit, a data transmitting unit, and a preview image generating unit. The preview image generating unit generates a preview image based on print data. When the data receiving unit receives print data of a plurality of pages, the preview image generating unit automatically generates the preview image of a part of pages among the plurality of pages. The data managing unit manages the preview image generated by the preview image generating unit. When the data managing unit manages the preview image of a page requested from the image forming apparatus, the data transmitting unit transmits the preview image managed by the data managing unit to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Sun, Masafumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10298798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10298785
    Abstract: A system according to the present invention includes a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and an executing unit. The first communication unit is connected to a first network segment. The second communication unit is connected to a second network segment different from the first network segment, and receives a processing request, which requests to execute predetermined processing, from an apparatus via the second network segment and transmits the received processing request to the first communication unit. The executing unit executes the predetermined processing in response to the processing request received by the first communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Chiyo, Teruaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10298795
    Abstract: A multi-functional printing (MFP) includes a scan privacy tool to allow edits and changes to a document image to remove or hide private information within a document. The scan privacy tool is enabled for jobs on the MFP device and launches when a print job is run. The document is sent from a device or retrieved from memory storage. The document image displayed on a display and edit interface of the scan privacy tool. Changes are made to the document image using tools available through the scan privacy tool. The changes are applied to the document image. The modified image is saved and transmitted to an engine in the MFP device to complete the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Neil-Paul Bermundo, Philip Ver Dabon
  • Patent number: 10297069
    Abstract: A computer readable recording medium stores a program that causes a computer to execute a process. The process includes: voxelizing a three-dimensional model to generate a voxel model; performing inversion processing on an area in three-dimensional space including the generated voxel model to invert an area set as voxels and an area not set as voxels; extracting an area including specific two points from the area set as voxels after the inversion processing, the area to be extracted allowing center of a specific sphere having a predetermined size to pass anywhere therein; determining a shortest path between the specific two points within the extracted area; and outputting the shortest path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Guoping Sun, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10298811
    Abstract: A multi-functional printing (MFP) includes a scan privacy tool to allow edits and changes to a scanned document image to remove or hide private information within a document. The scan privacy tool is enabled for jobs on the MFP device and launches when a job is run. The document is scanned and a scanned document image displayed on a display and edit interface of the scan privacy tool. Changes are made to the image using tools available through the scan privacy tool. The changes are applied to the scanned document image. The modified image is saved and transmitted to an engine in the MFP device to complete the job. An external input device, such as control buttons or a motion sensor device, is used to input instructions to the scan privacy tool in order to modify the scanned image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Neil-Paul Bermundo, Philip Ver Dabon
  • Patent number: 10298799
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and an information processing device that includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions, the instructions being configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to, when condition information does not include trigger information, determine to instruct the printer to start a pre-printing operation, when the condition information includes the trigger information, determine not to instruct the printer to start a pre-printing operation, in response to determining to instruct the printer to start the pre-printing operation, transmit the preparation instruction information to the printer, in response to determining to instruct the printer to start the pre-printing operation and performing the preparation instruction process, generate print data based on specified contents data, and transmit the print instruction information to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10299215
    Abstract: A relay apparatus includes multiple ports, a switch section, multiple physical layer (PHY) sections, a first control section, and a second control section. Each of the ports transmits or receives a frame. The first control section switches a subject PHY section, which is one of the multiple PHY sections and corresponds to the port receiving the frame, from an off state to an on state when the switch section is in an off state and each of the multiple PHY sections is in an off state. The second control section switches the switch section from the off state to an on state when (i) the subject PHY section is switched from the off state to the on state, (ii) the switch section is in the off state, and (iii) the multiple PHY sections except for the subject PHY section are in the off states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhuomin Zhou, Yoshifumi Kaku
  • Patent number: 10298805
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform operations including: receiving a user operation of designating operation specifying information; instructing an image processing apparatus to execute the image processing operation of a content specified by the operation specifying information; storing history information indicative of an execution history of the receiving and the instructing; extracting, from among a plurality of program identification information, program identification information associated with the extraction condition information coinciding with the stored history information; and displaying the extracted program identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10291791
    Abstract: An electronic device communicable with a server system via a network, includes circuitry to: transmit information on the electronic device to the server system; store in a memory information on a display component corresponding to the information on the electronic device that is acquired from the server system; read the information on the display component stored in the memory at a predetermined timing; display the display component that is read on a display; in response to selection of the display component, acquire information associated with the display component from the server system; and display the acquired information on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Jimbo
  • Patent number: 10291620
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus issuing qualification information that is used by a terminal apparatus in using a service includes an authenticating unit configured to receive an authentication request, which includes organization information, domain information, and account information in an on-premises environment, from the terminal apparatus, and search for a user belonging to an organization identified by the organization information from user administration information based on the account information in the on-premises environment in response to a correspondence between the organization information and the domain information inside organization administration information, which causes the organization information and the domain information to correspond; and a qualification information issuing unit configured to issue the qualification information to the searched user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ohzaki, Yasuharu Fukuda, Seiichi Kondo, Kohsuke Namihira, Hikaru Kominami
  • Patent number: 10289368
    Abstract: An information processing device may be configured to communicate with a communication destination device selected as a communication target among a plurality of devices. The information processing device may store, in a storage unit, communication destination device identifying information for identifying a device that was selected as the communication destination device and first network identifying information for identifying a network to which the communication destination device belongs. The information processing device may receive second network identifying information for identifying a network to which the information processing device is to connect. The information processing device may display a first image in a case that the received second network identifying information does not match the first network identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10289365
    Abstract: System and methods for storing preflight data of a print job based on page ranges. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an interface and a preflight system. The interface receives a print job and a job ticket. The preflight system processes the print job and the job ticket to determine multiple page ranges in the print job that have a similar print attribute throughout their page range. The preflight system also establishes a sheet object in memory for each page range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: David Ward, Katie Ashley Eng, Stephen Jared Mandry, Miki Judy Ushijima
  • Patent number: 10291792
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes: a conveyor that conveys transfer paper on which an image has been formed by using rotation of a stepping motor; a driver that performs control in such a manner as to supply control pulses to the stepping motor and rotate the stepping motor in predetermined target rotation steps; an encoder that detects the rotation of the stepping motor and obtains detected rotation steps; a reader that reads the image formed on the transfer paper in a state where the transfer paper is being conveyed by the conveyor; and a controller that detects a difference between an ideal value and an actual value of the detected rotation steps in the target rotation steps, and determines, on the basis of the difference, whether a read in the reader is valid or invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Tadashi Matsudaira, Hirofumi Nakajima, Tatsuo Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10290028
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for management of advertisements is disclosed. The system provides effective and efficient management of advertisements. The system provides for effective collaboration of online advertisements and offline advertisements. The system collects advertisements from online resources as well as offline resources, and subsequently converts offline advertisements into online advertisements based on image processing techniques. Further, the system generates advertisements which encompass an optimum fit into the target website, subsequent to analyzing the layout of the target website to identify the advertisements that best suit the target website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: STREAMOID TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Saligrama Ananthanarayana, Rohan Manthani
  • Patent number: 10291821
    Abstract: In a server, a processor receives, in a case where the memory does not store image data in association with a first identifier identifying a user, from a printer the first identifier inputted to the printer through a user's operation and transmits first location information to the printer for prompting that the first location information is inputted to a terminal device. The first location information includes related information related thereto. The processor receives target image data and second location information from the terminal device, and stores related image data in association with the first identifier. The processor receives a second identifier from the printer and transmits a print instruction to the printer in a case where the received second identifier matches the stored first identifier. The processor prohibits transmission of the print instruction to the printer in a case where the received second identifier does not match the first identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10289361
    Abstract: A print management device includes a queue managing unit, a wireless communication unit, a data storage unit, and a data transmitting unit. The queue managing unit manages queues related to image forming apparatuses. The wireless communication unit communicates with a user terminal in a common wireless printing protocol. The wireless printing protocol does not require a driver individually corresponding to the image forming apparatuses. The data storage unit stores print data received by the wireless communication unit from the user terminal over the communications in the queues managed by the queue managing unit. The data transmitting unit takes out the print data from the queue to transmit the print data to the image forming apparatus related to the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Sun, Masafumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10291824
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a document read unit, a display unit, input receiving unit, an image processing unit, and image forming unit. The document read unit reads a document. The display unit displays a read image that is read by the document read unit. The input receiving unit receives user's input of information at any position on the read image that is displayed on the display unit. The image processing unit masks at least part of the read image based on the information received by the input receiving unit. The image forming unit conducts image formation of the read image that is masked by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohji Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Sakawaki
  • Patent number: 10291815
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, in a case where a particular notification is received via a first connection with any of one or more servers using a first protocol, a second connection with any of the one or more servers is established using a second protocol and data to be processed is acquired via the second connection. In a case where a particular status change occurs in the information processing apparatus, the second connection is established even in a state in which the first connection is not established, and status information is transmitted to any of the one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Katano
  • Patent number: 10291800
    Abstract: In an apparatus, a reception unit receives information indicating an end of image process in an external apparatus or information indicating an occurrence of an error in the external apparatus. A display control unit causes a display unit to display predetermined information based on the information received by the reception unit. An acquisition unit acquires a constraint condition for causing the display unit to limit a display of the predetermined information. A determination unit determines whether an operating state of an apparatus capable of controlling the display unit meets the constraint condition. When the determination unit determines that the operating state meets the constraint condition, the display control unit limits the display of the predetermined information on the display unit based on the information received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10291808
    Abstract: A scanning system includes a scanner, an information processing apparatus, and a processor. The processor receives an input via a user interface and determines each of a plurality of image processes to be performed on scan data. In a case where first and second image processes are determined to be performed, the processor instructs the scanner to output the scan data to the information processing apparatus, and instructs the information processing apparatus to perform the first and second image processes. In a case where the first image process is determined not to be performed and the second image process is to be determined to be, the processor instructs the scanner to perform the second image process on the scan data to generate information, and instructs the scanner to output the generated information to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenju Narita, Hiroya Nojiri, Kenji Tamaki, Akidi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10282153
    Abstract: A function executing device is configured to send a wireless identifier to a communication device via a first type of wireless communication interface for setting up a wireless connection. The function executing device is configured to determine whether the function executing device is in an error state and, if not, to establish the wireless connection via a second type of wireless communication interface. The function executing device operates in a parent state in the wireless connection. Additionally, print data may be received from the communication device. However, if the function executing device is in an error state the wireless connection is not established via the second type of wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10284745
    Abstract: A controller in a management system performs: in response to receiving a first request, transmitting first information to an image-processing apparatus, the transmitted first information being acquired by a terminal apparatus; receiving the first information acquired by the terminal apparatus and original image data stored in the terminal apparatus; storing the received original image data at a first storage location in the image data storage, the first storage location being specified by the received first information; receiving a second request; in response to receiving the second request, transmitting the second information to the image-processing apparatus; receiving the second information and a third request from the image-processing apparatus; and in response to receiving the third request; transmitting target image data based on the received original image data to the image-processing apparatus, the target image data being stored in the second storage location specified by the received second informati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10282816
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores instructions executable by a mobile terminal. The instructions cause the mobile terminal to: change a first image to a first size and change a second image to a maximum size in which the second image is displayable on a display area which remains after the first image of the first size is arranged, when priority mode information indicates a first-image priority mode; and change the first image to a second size less than the first size and change the second image to a maximum size in which the second image is displayable on a display area which remains after the first image of the second size is arranged, when the priority mode information indicates a second-image priority mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keitaro Tomono
  • Patent number: 10284668
    Abstract: A logical client includes a primary client device and one or more secondary client devices. Each of the secondary client devices may be coupled to one or more peripherals. The primary client in the logical client may use a virtual machine and/or an application that uses one or more peripheral devices. The primary client device may not be coupled to the one or more peripheral devices used by the application and/or the VM. The primary client device may access the peripheral devices coupled to secondary client devices in order to use the application and/or the VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roni Luxenberg, Uri Lublin
  • Patent number: 10282144
    Abstract: To preserve job integrity and minimize multi-site coordination overhead such as shipping, a technique to control the amount of outsourcing activities in a distributed manufacturing environment is provided. This approach to multi-site scheduling allows outsourcing control for distributed cellular manufacturing based on scheduling constraints called outsourcing group constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rong Zhou, Sudhendu Rai, Minh Binh Do
  • Patent number: 10282151
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive first print data from a client apparatus, generate at least one first preview image from the first print data for a predetermined period from a start of generation of the at least one first preview image of an initial page of the first print data, transmit the generated at least one first preview image to an image forming apparatus, and generate second print data for generating at least one second preview image that is not generated from the first print data during the predetermined period. The second print data are the first print data from which a page of which the at least one first preview image is generated during the predetermined period is excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10275192
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicably connected with a printer, includes: a plurality of applications including at least a first application and a second application; a printer driver to control display of a screen for performing print settings for the printer, including a first module to accept a print request from the first application and a second module to accept a print request from the second application. The first module includes: an acquirer to acquire model identification information identifying a model of the printer currently connected with the information processing apparatus through a network; and a storage controller to store connection destination information according to the model of the printer in a storage area that is accessible from the second module. The second module displays a screen according to the model of the printer using the connection destination information read from the storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10275196
    Abstract: A processor of an image forming apparatus receives bibliographic information including identification information of print data transmitted to other image forming apparatuses, obtains user information associated with the print data stored in the other image forming apparatuses, based on the received bibliographic information, and obtains user information associated with print data stored in a storage unit of the image forming apparatus. A display unit displays a first screen that includes an icon of a user associated with the print data stored in at least one of the other image forming apparatuses and an icon of a user associated with the print data stored in the storage unit, and a second screen that includes identification information of print data associated with a user corresponding to an icon selected on the first screen. Image formation is executed based on the print data corresponding to identification information selected on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taishi Tomihisa
  • Patent number: 10275695
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a plurality of communicating units, and that is capable of performing at least one function, includes an identifying unit and a processing unit. The identifying unit identifies the communicating unit connected to an external device. The processing unit performs processing corresponding to the communicating unit identified by the identifying unit, by using correspondence information that indicates correspondence between the communicating unit and regulation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10277570
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a holding unit, an updating unit, an authentication unit, a mode controller, and a mode acquisition unit. The holding unit holds configuration information used to control the communication apparatus. The updating unit updates the configuration information held in the holding unit with occasional configuration information. The authentication unit performs user authentication in communication with the external apparatus. The mode controller controls the mode of the communication apparatus. The mode acquisition unit acquires the mode of the communication apparatus controlled by the mode controller. The configuration information includes an account configuration used for the authentication unit. Depending on a result of acquisition performed by the mode acquisition unit, the updating unit does not update, with the occasional configuration information, at least part of the account configuration included in the configuration information held in the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinjiro Takami
  • Patent number: 10275605
    Abstract: A system and method to recognize the utilization of an unsupported workflow process to process the document to be rendered; write, when it is recognized that an unsupported workflow process is to be utilized in processing the document, security information, from a document security tag associated with the document, in a supported area in the document, to create a modified document, the modified document having security information, from the document security tag, written therein; process, using the unsupported workflow process, the modified document; and render, by the printing system, the modified document in accordance the security, governance, or tracking measures documented in the document security tag associated with the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Elhassen, Jason Slack
  • Patent number: 10275015
    Abstract: A power source control executed by a processor includes setting a plurality of period candidates indicating candidates of a predetermined period; calculating, for each of a plurality of nodes, an average interval of idle periods in which a procedure is not executed for each of the plurality of period candidates, based on operation record information indicating history of procedures; calculating an amount of reduction of power consumption with respect to each of the plurality of period candidates based on the calculated average interval and an amount of power consumption in the idle period; selecting a period that is allocated to each of the plurality of nodes from among the plurality of period candidates based on the calculated amount of reduction; and executing, for each of the plurality of nodes, control to set the power source to an off state when the idle period becomes the selected period or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Imade, Jun Moroo
  • Patent number: 10275199
    Abstract: Provided is technology enabling uploading device management information more appropriately. A communication device that manages a device, including: a storage device configured to store management information related to the device; a communicator configured to execute communication with an external device through a network; and a controller configured to cause the communicator to send the management information to a server specified by address information as the transmission destination when the communicator receives from a management server address information specifying a server to manage the device. The controller causes the communicator to send device identification information to the management server; and the communicator receives the address information corresponding to the identification information from the management server as a response to transmission of the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Go Ishida
  • Patent number: 10277599
    Abstract: Provided is a network equipment that improves convenience of access from a portable terminal and security via a P2P connection. The network equipment includes a network control part, a user authentication part and a system control part. The network control part controls direct communication with the portable terminal. The user authentication part manages user identification information and user information by associating with each other. The system control part manages the administrator user with an automatic connection turned on and the guest user with the automatic connection turned off. IF an automatic connection is turned on, the system control part allows the direct communication. The system control part receives the user information from the portable terminal and causes the user authentication part to perform user authentication if the automatic connection is turned off, and allows the direct communication if the user authentication succeeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Keiji Sakabe
  • Patent number: 10275820
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of accessing an online catalog for an online retailer comprising a plurality of digital images of a plurality of items for sale by the online retailer, training a two-branch a Siamese convolutional neural network (CNN) model to determine a similarity between two digital images of the plurality of digital images, receiving one or more digital images of a new item for the online catalog, determining, using the two-branch Siamese CNN model and the one or more digital images of the new item, a similar item of the plurality of items to which the new item is most similar, and coordinating a display of the new item on a webpage based on a ranking of the similar item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Dean Guo, Kannan Achan, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka
  • Patent number: 10277585
    Abstract: A server device for safely managing information is configured to store prescribed character codes and converted character codes in correlation with each other, said server device being connected, via a network (N), to a terminal device for receiving a converted character code string corresponding to a character string indicating personal information stored in a storage unit device. Responsive to the reception of a prescribed character code string corresponding to a character string indicating an item included in the personal information by the terminal device, the server device converts each of prescribed character codes included in the prescribed character code string to a corresponding converted character code, thereby generating a converted character code string corresponding to the character string indicating the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: A.T COMMUMCATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Toyoizumi, Youichi Azuma, Tetsuya Takahashi, Maya Takami
  • Patent number: 10277762
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided that operates in a first state, a second state that consumes less energy than the first state, and a third state that consumes less energy than the second state. The electronic apparatus includes a switch that activates or cancels an automatic power-on function of the electronic apparatus, and a processor that shifts the electronic apparatus from the first state to the second state, in a case where, when the electronic apparatus is in the first state, a state transition condition for shifting the electronic apparatus to another state that consumes less energy than the first state is satisfied, and the automatic power-on function is active, and shifts the electronic apparatus from the first state to the third state, in a case where the state transition condition is satisfied and the automatic power-on function is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinobu Tsukui
  • Patent number: 10268936
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of configuring interrupt settings of a NFC tag by taking into account the direction of data transfer. An information processing apparatus includes an NFC tag. A user selects either a first function in which a mobile terminal writes data into the NFC tag or a second function in which the terminal reads data held by the NFC tag. The NFC tag is set to one of a first interrupt setting for generating an interrupt signal when data is written into the NFC tag by the terminal, and a second interrupt setting for generating an interrupt signal when data held by the NFC tag is read by the terminal. When the first function is selected, the NFC tag is set to the first interrupt setting, and when the second function is selected, the NFC tag is set to the second interrupt setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuru Baba
  • Patent number: 10270920
    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 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Tim P. McCauley, Mathew Alexander, Joseph M. Rago
  • Patent number: 10268361
    Abstract: A list of a plurality of objects to be displayed, which corresponds to page images to be operated, respectively, is displayed; it is determined which object is selected as an object to be moved among the plurality of displayed objects to be displayed; it is determined which object is selected as a movement destination object among the plurality of displayed objects to be displayed; and allocation page images are displayed in a state where a page image corresponding to the object determined as the object to be moved and a page image corresponding to the object determined as the movement destination object are allocated to a single page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10270754
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus usable via a plurality of user interfaces, and a method of controlling the same, having a plurality of authentication processing modules configured to perform a user authentication for each of the plurality of user interfaces respectively. Setting information of authentication processing for each of the plurality of authentication processing modules and setting information of authentication processing by a common authentication processing module for performing a user authentication common to the plurality of user interfaces are held. If the user authentication by the common authentication processing module succeeds using the held setting information, based on user information input via an authentication screen of any one of the plurality of user interfaces, the user authentication is performed based on the held setting information of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 10268354
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light control apparatus. The light control apparatus includes: a touch screen to display a first graphical user interface for registering a light; and a control unit to store register information about the light set through the first graphical user interface and to control the registered light by using the stored register information, wherein the first graphical user interface includes: a first area on which information about a light to be registered is displayed; and a second area on which location information for setting an installed location of a first light selected from lights displayed on the first area is displayed, wherein the location information displayed on the second area includes working field information about an actual installation place of the first light, and wherein the working field information includes a photo photographed at the actual installation place of the first light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hun Kim, Seung Hwan Song
  • Patent number: 10268430
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that references a job history to control an operation on a file generated by execution of a job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Fujii, Seiji Inoue, Norihiko Tsuyuzaki
  • Patent number: 10268429
    Abstract: A printing management device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive a printing output request from a terminal. The printing output request requests to print output data without specifying a printer to be used. The processor is configured to transmit the printing output request to a specific printer in association with a time-related deletion condition to cause the specific printer to delete the printing output request from a first memory of the specific printer when a time period set in the time-related deletion condition is exceeded. The processor is configured to retransmit the printing output request to the specific printer when a retransmission request for requesting retransmission of the printing output request is received from the specific printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Yamaguchi, Junki Hakamata, Etsushi Fujita