Communication Patents (Class 358/1.15)
  • Patent number: 10848629
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a Web browser and an image processing service unit controlling the execution of predetermined image processing, wherein the Web browser comprises: an interpretation unit for interpreting contents obtained from a Web server connected to the image processing apparatus via a network, a UI unit for displaying a screen based on contents interpreted by the interpretation unit, and a control unit for requesting at least the image processing from the image processing service unit to perform at least the image processing in response to a user input on the screen displayed by the UI unit, and wherein, when the HTML tag of the contents includes predetermined tags, the control unit requests the image processing unit to transmit image data generated by reading the document as the image processing to a destination indicated by the predetermined tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohsuke Utoh, Nobuya Monden, Hiroki Asakimori
  • Patent number: 10848452
    Abstract: Implementations for mailing list manipulations are disclosed. In one example, the method includes receiving a first distribution list comprising a first plurality of electronic messaging system addresses, receiving a first identifier referencing a first electronic messaging system address, and causing a message to be sent to one or more electronic messaging system address in the first distribution list except to the first electronic messaging system address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaniv Eylon
  • Patent number: 10846038
    Abstract: An image processing system includes plural image processing devices connected with each other by a network. In the one image processing device, in a case where a new job accepted by a job accepting unit may not be executed immediately, a control unit transmits image data related to the job to the other image processing device capable of image processing and causes the other image processing device to execute image processing. In the other image processing device, the control unit assesses whether or not an image processing result is to be returned to the one image processing device, and transmits the image processing result to the one image processing device to execute a final process if assessed to return the image processing result, but executes the final process of the image processing result in the other image processing device if assessed not to return the image processing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma Ogawa, Sho Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 10848638
    Abstract: A processing system includes a storage unit that receives and stores information on electronic equipment from an equipment control unit, and a command relay unit that receives a control command from an information processing unit that performs processing which is based on the information stored in the storage unit. The command relay unit transmits the control command along a second communication path that is different from a first communication path that is a communication path between the information processing unit and the equipment control unit with the storage unit in between, and thus performs relay of the control command between the information processing unit and the equipment control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamakado, Tsuyoshi Kameda, Yusuke Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10848609
    Abstract: User checking for execution of pairing of an information processing device and a communication device is executed with an appropriate condition. On the basis of advertise information transmitted from a printer as the communication device, it is determined whether the printer is registered in the information processing device. In a case where the printer is a registered printer that is registered in the information processing device, it is checked with a user whether to execute the pairing. A predetermined process for pairing of communication between the printer and the information processing device is executed in a case where the execution of the pairing is directed by the user or in a case where the printer is the registered printer that is registered in the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 10846029
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printing method using websocket communication and a management method for a websocket communication channel. The printing method includes establishing, by a printing apparatus, a websocket channel for communicating with an external apparatus, requesting, by the printing apparatus, print data from the external apparatus through the websocket channel, determining, by the printing apparatus, whether a predetermined condition associated with an acquisition of the print data is satisfied in response to the request for the print data, and controlling, by the printing apparatus, a channel duration time of the websocket channel when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BIXOLON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Sahaya Darcius, Jae Hoon Jeong, Young Hwan Kwak, Sa Bin Son
  • Patent number: 10846035
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a method to normally execute an application using a function, which is not supported by the image forming apparatus, on the image forming apparatus are provided. An example image forming apparatus includes a user interface device to receive an execution request of an application using a first function and replace an execution request of the first function according to the execution request of the application with an execution request of a second function corresponding to the first function, a controller to generate an execution command of the second function according to the execution request of the second function, and a second function unit to execute the second function according to the execution command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Su-young Kang, Yoon-soo Lee, Hosung Han
  • Patent number: 10846032
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a first determination unit configured to determine whether or not a print setting value specified in a print ticket exists in a database; a second determination unit configured to determine whether or not cache data exists if the first determination unit determines that the print setting value does not exist in the database; a display unit configured to display the print setting value based on the cache data if the second determination unit determines that the cache data exists, and display a print setting item of the print setting value in a particular state if the second determination unit determines that the cache data does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Saigusa
  • Patent number: 10846033
    Abstract: A print server includes a determination unit configured to receive a print request from a client, identify a document identification from the print request, and determine whether document information including the document identification is acquired, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire the document information by sending an inquiry to a document server in response to a determination by the determination unit that the document information is not acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 10846130
    Abstract: A system and method is described for enabling a user to add extensions to one or more of the preconfigured workflows for processing media content. The extensions can comprise a custom task that is injected at a specified entry point in the preconfigured workflow, such as after completion of a particular task. The custom task injected into the workflow can perform a variety of processing jobs, such as adding digital rights management (DRM), allowing access to the media content by third parties, injecting advertisements or other content into the media, checking the media content for errors or viruses, and the like. The custom task may also instruct the workflow to delegate access to the media content to external third party services. When the preconfigured workflow reaches the specified entry point, the workflow may be suspended until the custom task is completed, at which point the preconfigured workflow may resume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Corley, Tal Saraf, Bradley E. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10846028
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises an image processing part, an image forming part, and an inquiry output part. The image processing part performs image processing on image data. The image forming part forms an image on a sheet based on the image data. The inquiry output part outputs, when a page indicated by the image data includes an image at only an upstream side end part in a scanning direction and a consumption of a toner used on the page is less than a predetermined threshold, an inquiry about whether or not a print processing of the page is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuto Misu
  • Patent number: 10846034
    Abstract: Problems may be caused by incompatibility between a print job and print settings. An image processing device controls displaying content by a display, and has a controller configured to determine whether or not a print job containing multiple image layers is compatible with a print setting, and displays an error report on the display when the print job and print setting are not compatible. The controller displays a first input field to receive a number of image layers as part of the print setting, and displays the error report when the number of image layers set according to an operation on the first input field is not compatible with the number of image layers contained in the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yasutake Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10838704
    Abstract: An information processing device transmits a downloading request of the installer of the application program to a download server. The downloading request contains first information identifying a model of the particular device. The download server stores second information indicating a transmission source of the downloading request together with the first information in an associated manner in a memory, and transmits the installer to the device indicated by the second information. Thereafter, the information processing device transmits a transmission request for the first information to the download server. The download server searches the memory for the second information coinciding with a transmission source of the transmission request, and transmits the first information associated with the searched second information to the device indicated by the third information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryoji Ban
  • Patent number: 10839361
    Abstract: A method for automatically providing items based on an item preference may include receiving payment credential data associated with a payment credential and preference data associated with an item preference of a user, determining whether one or more items associated with the item preference of the user is available, and processing, with at least one processor, a payment transaction involving the one or more items associated with the item preference of the user based on determining that the item is available. A system and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Sanjay Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 10839152
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for implementing a mere-parser are disclosed. Text data is processed to generate one or more parse items. A boundary based attribute associated with one of the parse items is identified, and the identified mere attribute is associated with one or more of the remaining parse items that is not blocked from associated with the boundary based attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPTUM360, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Heinze, Mark L. Morsch
  • Patent number: 10836159
    Abstract: A print head assembly (PHA) includes a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) die mounted to a substrate with an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The die includes an opening defined in the die, a plurality of nozzles adjacent to the opening in fluid communication with the opening, and a pad to receive electrical control signals. The ASIC includes a communication link and a plurality of transmission lines that transmit electrical signals to the MEMS die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter James Fricke, Andrew L. Van Brocklin
  • Patent number: 10841454
    Abstract: A facsimile device performing a successive broadcast to a plurality of destinations includes a memory that stores data, a transmitting unit that transmits the stored data to the destinations by calling the destinations, a determination unit that determines whether the transmission to each of the destinations is successful or unsuccessful, a transmission result holding unit that holds a result of the transmission determined by the determination unit in association with the destination, and a transmission result display unit that displays, subsequent to an end of the transmission, the result of the transmission held by the transmission result holding unit in a display form that is different between when the transmission to the destinations is successful and when the transmission to one or more of the destinations is unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakamura, Makoto Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10839497
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit that acquires images of a plurality of consecutive frames; a first composite unit that performs lighten composite on the images; a second composite unit that performs darken composite on the images by two consecutive frames, and subtracts an image of a frame before or after the images of the two frames subjected to the darken composite from a result of the darken composite to generate a subtraction image; a third composite unit that performs lighten composite on subtraction images obtained by the second composite unit; and an addition unit that adds a first image obtained by performing the lighten composite on the images by the first composite unit and a second image obtained by performing lighten composite on the subtraction images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Okubo
  • Patent number: 10838669
    Abstract: A printing method comprising the steps of providing, in relation to data of a print job to be carried out, at least one prediction for print data for at least one selection of print parameters using at least one set of sample print data (S107). At least one print parameter is optionally adjusted to provide a prediction which comes sufficiently close to the data of the print job (B109). A software product for performing the method is also disclosed, and the use of the software product for determining printing parameters for a printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SIEGWERK DRUCKFARBEN AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Frank Dauth, Rolf-Michael Steitz, Markus Unkel
  • Patent number: 10831415
    Abstract: A terminal device may display a setting screen for inputting setting information; after the setting information is inputted in the setting screen, supply a communication executing instruction to an OS program. The OS program may supply a signal sending instruction to a first wireless interface. The first wireless interface may start sending a polling signal, establish a first wireless connection with a function executing device, and communicate connection information with the function executing device by using the first wireless connection. The OS program may establish, by using the connection information, a second wireless connection for communicating with the function executing device via a second wireless interface. In a case where the second wireless connection is established, the terminal device may send a function executing request to the function executing device via the second wireless interface by using the second wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10831417
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for utilizing a machine learning system are provided. A printing device can receive a source image and provide, to a trained machine learning configured to provide predict potential quality issues associated with images, the source image. The printing device can then obtain, from the trained machine learning system, one or more outputs indicating at least one potential quality issue associated with the source image. The printing device can then determine, using a solutions database, one or more image enhancements to resolve the at least one potential quality issue. The printing device can then provide, by way of a graphical interface, information about the one or more image enhancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Dongpei Su
  • Patent number: 10834276
    Abstract: An object is to improve convenience in a system. The present invention is a system having an image processing apparatus, a service provider server that provides a WEB service using status information on the image processing apparatus, and a management server capable of communicating with the image processing apparatus and the service provider server, and the service provider server has a transmission unit configured to transmit a registration request of information indicating that the image processing apparatus receives the WEB service to the management server and the management server has a control unit configured to manage the image processing apparatus as a status management target and to instruct the service provider server to start a WEB service for the image processing apparatus based on a user operation for the image processing apparatus to agree to transmit status information on the image processing apparatus to the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Kawahata
  • Patent number: 10831416
    Abstract: A subset of pages in a job are analyzed for page complexity to determine if a repeating complexity pattern is present in the job. If a repeating complexity pattern is found, then the page complexities can be extrapolated to other pages in the job. One embodiment comprises a plurality of Raster Image Processors (RIPs) and a scheduler. The scheduler receives a print job, identifies a subset of logical pages in the print job for complexity analysis, and calculates a page complexity value for logical pages in the subset. The scheduler determines that a repeating pattern of page complexity values is present in the subset, and assigns page complexity values to remaining logical pages in the print job by extrapolating the repeating pattern of page complexity values to the remaining logical pages. The scheduler assigns the logical pages in the print job to the RIPs based on their page complexity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Justin J. Coulter, David Ward
  • Patent number: 10831419
    Abstract: A system of printing devices installs an upgrade version of firmware for the devices on a limited number of devices before doing a total installation. The number of the limited devices for analyzing the upgrade firmware is determined based on the failure rate of the devices. A ratio of failure is determined that is scaled by a factor to obtain the number of test devices. An analytical time interval also is determined to test the upgrade firmware on the limited number of devices. The failure rate within the limited number of devices is monitored to determine whether to upgrade all of the applicable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Oleg Y. Zakharov
  • Patent number: 10834279
    Abstract: A system and method for assisted multifunction peripheral user operations employs portable user data devices, such as smartphones or tablets, as an interface for visually impaired users. An application running on the user's device senses when it is proximate to a multifunction peripheral in accordance with a Bluetooth beacon. The user is notified on their device that the nearby multifunction peripheral is configured for audio interaction via the device. When the user accepts the notification, their device is automatically paired with the multifunction peripheral and the user's interactions and instructions can be audio or speech-based via the user's portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Gareth M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 10828889
    Abstract: It is often desirable to apply graphic output to surfaces that are large, irregular, and/or contoured. Application of graphic output on large or complex surfaces may be accomplished by projecting a pattern onto the surface using a projector disposed at a fixed location with respect to the surface. The graphic output is mapped to the projected pattern, by precisely positioning the print head with respect to the projected pattern using a robotic or similar actuated articulated positioning device, graphic output portions may be disposed in each of a plurality of defined locations to form a seamless, large scale graphic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: William C. Flannigan, Glynn R. Bartlett, Cody E. Bressler
  • Patent number: 10831414
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an object-to-be-printed determiner that, when the number of data files stored in a storage is smaller than a set predetermined number, determines the data files as files to be printed: and an image forming portion that prints the determined files to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Seto
  • Patent number: 10831418
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the rendering of objects in a printed document through a raster image processor include operating a document parser to extract document separation identifiers from a document. The method then operates an associator to label at least one document separation identifier associated with full density document objects and the at least one document separation identifier associated with less than full density document objects in the document. The method then communicates the labeled document separation identifiers to a document rendering engine. The method then operates the document rendering engine to generate rendering instructions through operation of a constructor configured by the labeled document separation identifiers. The method then operates a printer configured by the rendering instructions to generate at least one printed document including full density printed objects and less than full density printed objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 10832077
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus configured to perform character recognition processing to recognize characters included in image data and acquire character information, display characters indicated by the character information acquired, accept a selection of characters displayed by a user, generate a folder path based on the selected characters, and transmit the image data to a folder indicated by the folder path. In a case where the selection of characters is accepted multiple times, generate a folder path based on a combination of selected characters and transmit the image data to a folder indicated by the folder path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shu Kumahashi
  • Patent number: 10831423
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a combination of specification information of a communication apparatus and predetermined information indicating a search method used for obtainment of the specification information is displayed by a display method in accordance with a selection by a user from among a plurality of display methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoaki Osada
  • Patent number: 10831420
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method of performing a pull printing operation. In one example, the method comprises receiving at a source printer, from a client device, data defining a print job, wherein the source printer comprises a node of a decentralized distributed network of printers. The method then comprises storing the data in a plurality of printers, wherein the plurality of printers comprise nodes of the distributed network. The data is retrievable by a destination printer, wherein the destination printer comprises a node of the distributed network, to print the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Nassir Mohammad
  • Patent number: 10831426
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit and a processor. The storage unit stores job parameters shared by a group of image forming apparatuses. The processor determines a job parameter among one of the shared job parameters that cannot be executed by the image forming apparatus and adjusts a set value of the job parameter so that the job parameter can be executed by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshiro Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 10832460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for generating an image using multi-stickers. The method for generating an image according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: displaying a subject photographed by a camera; applying the selected stickers or effects to the subject being displayed when a plurality of stickers or effects are selected among previously provided stickers or effects by a multi-sticker function; and generating an image of the subject to which the selected stickers or effects are applied, according to a photographic command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Seerslab, Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Cheol Kim, Jin Wook Chong
  • Patent number: 10827098
    Abstract: A networked product imaging system includes devices that provide the production of imaged goods. Sellers are easily integrated into the network with minimal or no inventory requirements. Customer requirements are provided to a central computing device (CCD) that has two-way communication with a plurality of geographically separated product image forming devices. The central computing device determines specifications for forming the image on the blank product in accordance with the customer's order. The central computing device selects a product image forming device from the plurality of geographically separated product forming devices for fulfilling the order, based upon factors that include the specification of the product image forming device available, the product image forming inventory and the blank product inventory available at the geographic location of the product image forming device. The selected product image forming device forms the image on the blank product at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Xu, Nathan Hale, Major Murphy
  • Patent number: 10827082
    Abstract: A cloud-based document scanning system includes a cloud computing platform having a cloud computing application and a cloud storage system. The system further includes a scanning device communicatively coupled over a network to the cloud computing platform, the scanning device configured to: accept a set of documents; generate a set of digital image files corresponding to the set of documents; store the set of digital image files; and upload the set of digital image files directly to the cloud storage system. Upon receiving a request from the scanning device, the cloud computing application is configured to: access the set of digital image files; apply image processing operations to the set of digital image files in accordance with a plurality of image processing parameters, generate a portable document format document based on the processed image files, and send the portable document format document to a user-selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Starfish Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Diasti, Fiyyaz Pirani
  • Patent number: 10824107
    Abstract: A first supply mode is a mode for supplying power so that printing can be performed by a printing unit, and more power is supplied in the first supply mode than in the second supply mode or the third supply mode. More power is supplied in the second supply mode than in the third supply mode. In the specified period, the power supply circuit switches from the power supply in the first supply mode to the power supply in the second supply mode when a first transition condition is satisfied. The power supply circuit maintains the second supply mode without performing switching from the power supply in the second supply mode to the power supply in the third supply mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Kadota, Yosuke Saito, Kazuaki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10825077
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating initiation of resupply orders for consumable commodities include using a stand-alone electronic or audio-generating device incorporated into retail product packaging. The stand-alone device is equipped with a rudimentary processor or logic circuit, a memory, and a wireless transmitter. A simple user interface/activation device such as a push button or membrane switch is coupled to the logic circuit or processor. The stand-alone device is incorporated into or with product packaging, and may be configured with a resupply code at or after a point of sale. A user may activate the user interface of the device when the product needs resupplying, causing the resupply code to be transmitted to an access point or terminal that initiates a reorder sequence for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10827097
    Abstract: A networked product imaging system includes devices that provide the production of imaged goods. Customer requirements are provided to a central computing device (CCD) that has two-way communication with a plurality of geographically separated image forming devices. The central computing device determines specifications for forming the image on the blank product in accordance with the customer's order. The central computing device selects an image forming device from the plurality of geographically separated image forming devices for fulfilling the order, based upon factors that include the specification of the image forming device available, the image forming inventory and the blank product inventory available at the geographic location of the image forming device. The selected image forming device forms the image on the blank product at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Xu, Nathan Hale, Major Murphy
  • Patent number: 10827540
    Abstract: Identification information for identifying a device is obtained from the device, and processing is executed such that where the obtained identification information and access point information related to an access point the communication apparatus is already connected satisfy a predetermined condition a communication apparatus is not connected to the device by a first connection method where the communication apparatus is directly connected to the device on a peer-to-peer basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Konji
  • Patent number: 10824380
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with an electronic apparatus using a first wireless communication scheme, a second wireless communication interface that performs wireless communication with the electronic apparatus using a second wireless communication scheme, and a processor. The first wireless communication interface searches for the electronic apparatus using the first wireless communication scheme, and the processor performs processing that displays on a display unit a display image which associates the electronic apparatus that is found as a result of the search which uses the first wireless communication scheme, and information that is acquired with a beacon signal which is received using the second wireless communication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Iwane Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10817236
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a short-range wireless communication unit, an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of identification information from a plurality of mobile terminals located in a wireless communication area, a display unit that displays the acquired pieces of identification information, an operation input unit that identifies a mobile terminal by using a piece of identification information selected from among the pieces of identification information displayed on the display unit, a data communication unit that receives data only from the selected mobile terminal, and a printing unit. The operation input unit accepts designation, by an operator, of whether to print the received data for each selected mobile terminal. The printing unit prints data in accordance with the designation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Saeda, Yasuhiro Nakai, Kohji Katamoto, Kohichi Murakami, Yasutomo Hayano
  • Patent number: 10817237
    Abstract: A mobile terminal may obtain instruction information from a communication device in a situation where a first screen is displayed on a display of the mobile terminal, the instruction information indicating an instruction for causing the display to display a different screen from the first screen; obtain state information indicating a current state of the mobile terminal in a case where the instruction information is obtained; determine, by using the state information, whether the different screen is to be displayed in place of the first screen; and in a case where it is determined that the different screen is to be displayed, cause the display to display the different screen in place of the first screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Longlong Ruan, Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10819863
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a measurement section configured to measure first environmental information of a measurement position in a first period; an acquisition section configured to acquire first external environmental information measured by a first external device; and a controller configured to estimate second environmental information of the measurement position in a second period different from the first period using the first external environmental information, and perform control to execute a maintenance operation based on the second environmental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10819866
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives from another apparatus a command to perform an operation that uses a first function as a function of the processing apparatus, and an instruction unit that, when the receiving unit has received the command from the other apparatus, issues to the other apparatus a command to perform an operation that uses a second function if the other apparatus has the second function that is a substitute for the first function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoka Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10817473
    Abstract: Examples associated with extensible markup language (XML) file condensing are described. On example includes generating a set of indexes from an XML file. The set of indexes may include a tag index that indexes tag terms used in the XML file, an attribute indexes attribute terms in the XML file, and a value index that indexes value terms in the XML file. The example also includes condensing the XML file into a condensed version of the XML file by translating the XML file according to the indexes. The example also includes generating a translated file. The translated file may be made from the set of indexes and the condensed version of the XML file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Salvador Sanchez Ribes, Jorge Castano Aspas
  • Patent number: 10812462
    Abstract: A computing system includes a web browser and a native application configured to, at a first time, receive first instructions to log out of a first session authorized by way of an authorization server. Based on the first instructions, the native application removes a first access token that was provided to the native application by the authorization server and is related to authorization of the first session. At a second time later than the first time, the native application receives second instructions to authorize a second session and, based thereon, generates third instructions configured to cause the authorization server to terminate active sessions between the authorization server and the web browser prior to initiating a log-in procedure with the web browser for the second session. The third instructions are provided to the authorization server, which provides an authorization code exchangeable for a second access token related to the second session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Liufang Xu, Subbaraya Kumar Deverakonda Venkata, Oleg Yakov Sherman
  • Patent number: 10812665
    Abstract: An information transmitting apparatus includes a search unit and an information transmitting unit. The search unit searches for at least one destination linked with authentication information using a character string corresponding to the authentication information as a keyword. The information transmitting unit transmits information using a search result obtained by the search unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Ichikawa, Yuichi Nishii, Miyoko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10809952
    Abstract: A system and method provide redirection of print jobs from a first printer to a second printer. Aspects of the embodiments may automatically detect when a user is approaching a selected printer and if the print job is not finished, send the remainder of the print job to a second printer on the way to the user's destination. In some embodiments, the user may deviate from an intended route and the system may detect that another printer is more readily available to the user along the deviated route and may redirect the print job to the other printer. The user may pick up portions of the print job at one printer and without having to stop may continue on his or her route picking up other portions of the print job at other printers along the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Eric de Beus
  • Patent number: 10810319
    Abstract: In one example, a method is disclosed in which a key is generated in a client device when a print job is triggered at the client device. The key and the print job are provided to a printing device. Further, a first thumbnail of a page of the print job is generated in the client device. The page is determined as a function of the key. A first secure image is generated in the client device using the key and the first thumbnail. The first secure image is shared with the printing device. The first secure image is verified by the printing device using the provided key and then the print job is released upon successful verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shakti Amarendra, Sajal Kum Das, Anuradha Asuri, Krishnaswamy R, Sivakami Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10812666
    Abstract: In an image processing system, a multifunction printer carries out image reading or printing in accordance with processing execution condition information stored in a storage apparatus of a host PC. A storage apparatus of a client PC stores processing execution condition information. In a case where the client PC is connected to the host PC via the network, a control apparatus transmits the processing execution condition information stored in the storage apparatus to the host PC. The host PC stores the received processing execution condition information in the storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Nagata