Memory Patents (Class 358/1.16)
  • Patent number: 11030499
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to to an image forming apparatus including a system control module that controls the image forming apparatus; a first memory device used by the system control module; an image processing module that processes image data to be inputted to the image forming apparatus; a second memory device in which image data processed by the image processing module is stored via an image memory bus; and a memory controller that transfers and writes the image data processed by the image processing module into the first memory device without going through the image memory bus, and issues an end interrupt to the system control module each time image data of a predetermined size has been written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Horishita, Kanako Ogura
  • Patent number: 11008954
    Abstract: A display device for an internal combustion engine includes a variable compression ratio mechanism structured to vary an engine compression ratio of the internal combustion engine. The display device includes an indicator structured to vary its indication depending on the engine compression ratio. The indicator is configured to maintain the indication constant or within a slight change with respect to a change in the engine compression ratio within each of at least one of first and second dead zones of the engine compression ratio. The first dead zone includes a vicinity of an upper limit of the engine compression ratio including the upper limit. The second dead zone includes a vicinity of a lower limit of the engine compression ratio including the lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Okamoto, Takumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11010097
    Abstract: Methods that can offload data operations to a storage system are provided. One method includes performing, by a processor, a set of non-storage operations at a storage system for data stored in a set of storage devices on the storage system to generate a set of results, in which the storage system is separate from a client device that owns the data, and transmitting the result(s) to the client device that owns the data. Apparatus, systems, and computer program products that can include, perform, and/or implement the methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Ding, Yao Dong Zhang, Zhen Nyu Yao, Bo Liu, Wei Feng Yang
  • Patent number: 10997723
    Abstract: There is a need to prevent the amount of information about read images from increasing excessively, improve the productivity, and reduce the storage capacity to store read images. There is provided a level setter that sets a level of accuracy for an image inspection process. An inspection image data generator generates inspection image data by using a resolution or a gradation setting corresponding to a level set by the level setter. A comparison image data generator generates comparison image data by using a resolution or a gradation setting corresponding to a level set by the level setter. Lowering a level set by the level setter decreases the amount of the inspection image data and the comparison image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10990331
    Abstract: The information processing device 100 includes a control unit 105 that executes an application for processing a print object and a printer driver for controlling a printer 120, a display unit 102 that displays a screen, and an input unit 101 that receives an input of an instruction. When the control unit 105 receives an instruction to display a print setting screen for setting print settings of the printer 120 in the application through the input unit 101, the control unit 105 executes the printer driver and causes the display unit 102 to display a print setting screen in a modeless dialogue in which use of functions in the application is not restricted to setting print settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Suguru Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10979692
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device having a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising: predicting a viewpoint within a volumetric video based on movement input by a viewer, resulting in a predicted viewpoint, wherein a point cloud of the volumetric video is segmented into cells, and wherein at least some of the cells are visible to the viewer at a future time of playback based on the predicted viewpoint; retrieving a cell occupancy bitmap for the point cloud for the future time of playback; determining visible cells based on the cell occupancy bitmap and the predicted viewpoint; receiving the visible cells for the future time of playback; and rendering and displaying the point cloud within the visible cells during playback at the future time. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Cheuk Yiu Ip
  • Patent number: 10976940
    Abstract: Copy source to target operations may be selectively and preemptively undertaken in advance of source destage operations. In another aspect, logic detects sequential writes including large block writes to point-in-time copy sources. In response, destage tasks on the associated point-in-time copy targets are started which include in one embodiment, stride-aligned copy source to target operations which copy unmodified data from the point-in-time copy sources to the point-in-time copy targets in alignment with the strides of the target. As a result, when write data of write operations is destaged to the point-in-time copy sources, such source destages do not need to wait for copy source to target operations since they have already been performed. In addition, the copy source to target operations may be stride-aligned with respect to the stride boundaries of the point-in-time copy targets. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lokesh M. Gupta, Kevin J. Ash, Clint A. Hardy, Karl A. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10970008
    Abstract: A printing apparatus performs control for printing the print data, in a case where the print data for which the logic print queue name is designated is received in a state where the forced reservation function is enabled, based on a print setting registered in association with the designated logic print queue name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10972623
    Abstract: A method for importing information regarding a user into an information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus comprising storage that stores personal setting information corresponding to a user that uses the information processing apparatus, and last login time and date of a user that uses the information processing apparatus, includes receiving an import instruction of data including at least one piece of user information, and personal setting information associated with the user information, and identifying, when executing import processing based on the data in response to the import instruction, a user whose personal setting information is to be deleted, based on last login time and date stored in the storage, and deleting personal setting information stored in the storage in association with the identified user so that the personal setting information does not reach a registration upper limit after import.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10956107
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for keyword-based printing. The method includes receiving a request for printing a document. A user interface including a keyword-based printing option is provided. The keyword-based printing option allows a user to submit one or more pages having one or more keywords for printing separately than other pages of the document for printing. Based on the selection of the keyword-based printing option, the one or more keywords are received. A separate media selected for printing the pages having the one or more keywords than a media selected for printing other pages of the document is received. The pages having the one or more keywords are identified. The pages having the keywords and the separate media selected for the pages along with other pages of the document and the media selected for the other pages of the document are sent for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Srinivasarao Bindana
  • Patent number: 10940706
    Abstract: A medium transport apparatus includes a feeding section configured to nip a medium and feed the medium in a transport direction, a sensor disposed to face a side of the medium being transported in the transport direction, the sensor being configured to detect motion of the medium, and a control unit configured to stop the transport of the medium based on a detection value received from the sensor, in which during a period including a time at which a leading edge of the medium is nipped by the feeding section, the control unit continues transporting the medium irrespective of the detection value from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Shiota, Seiji Eguchi, Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10902364
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with automatically controlling a zoom level are described. In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a database and retrieving a plurality of data records based on at least one match parameter, wherein each data record is assigned to an employee and includes a scheduled time range in a work day for the employee. The data records are parsed and a minimum time and a maximum time from the scheduled time ranges are determined. The method controls a zoom level for a display for displaying the scheduled time ranges from the plurality of data records by determining a screen area in a user interface for displaying the scheduled time ranges, and generating a graphical timeline to fit between the minimum time and the maximum time and adjust a size of the graphical timeline based at least in part on the determined screen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Malinidevi Baskar, Alwyn Simson D'souza, Mudit Gupta
  • Patent number: 10901624
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for executing commands that are larger than the maximum data transfer size (MDTS) on a data storage device. The data storage device advertises to the host device a MDTS that is higher than the actual MDTS that the data storage device can actually handle. If the data storage device receives a command that is equal to or less than the actual MDTS, then the data storage device processes the command normally. If the data storage device receives a command that is greater than the actual MDTS, but with less than or equal to the advertised MDTS, the data storage device splits the command into a plurality of dummy commands for processing. Once all of the dummy commands have processed, the data storage device delivers a completion message to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Shay Benisty
  • Patent number: 10896008
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a specifying section, a decision section, and a display controller. The specifying section specifies print jobs satisfying a search condition designated to select a print job. The decision section decides an enlargement/reduction ratio on a time axis so that when events related to print jobs satisfying the search condition are displayed in a display area arranged in a time series, a start time of a first event and an end time of a last event are contained in the display area. The display controller controls the display of a line of events related to print jobs satisfying the search condition, enlarged or reduced by the decided enlargement/reduction ratio, in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Tajima
  • Patent number: 10884680
    Abstract: A print control apparatus receives a print job from an external apparatus. In a case where attribute information for performing processing for each set, the set being composed of one or more pages included in a print job, is included in the received print job, the print control apparatus extracts print data, which is to be used for outputting of one set of printed product, from the received print job based on the attribute information. Moreover, the print control apparatus stores, in a storage area, data including the extracted print data to be used for outputting of one set of printed product and a number of copies derived based on at least the attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10872280
    Abstract: A method of encoding print data performed by a host device is described in which a print request for a compound document is received; objects included in the compound document is classified into predetermined groups based on object attribute information; each of the predetermined groups is compressed according to a preset compression method; and the compressed groups is merged and the merged groups is transmitted to an image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joo Young Jung, Yu Na Oh, So Hye Kim, Jin Myung Joo, Changlak Lee, Sung Won Chae
  • Patent number: 10863041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image forming portion configured to form an image on a sheet; an image reading portion provided above the image forming portion and configured to read an image from a document sheet; a housing storing the image forming portion and the image reading portion; an operation/display portion provided more outside the housing than a front surface of the housing, and used to operate the image forming apparatus; and a slit provided at the operation/display portion and configured to hold a mobile terminal that is smaller in size than the operation/display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shinobu Ohata, Koshiro Tomimori
  • Patent number: 10855880
    Abstract: This image forming apparatus determines, in accordance with state information indicating the state of the image forming apparatus, whether or not a timing for executing an authentication process of a removable cartridge has arrived. Furthermore, if the timing for executing a cartridge authentication process has arrived, this image forming apparatus obtains authentication information regarding authentication from the cartridge, and determines, from the authentication information, whether or not an authentication process is required to be executed. When an authentication process has been executed, an authentication result is written in a storage area of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidemi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10838670
    Abstract: A printer includes a printer communicator configured to communicate with a host device, a device communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of devices, a printer controller performing a process based on commands acquired via the printer communicator, and a shared buffer configured to store input information corresponding to each of a plurality of devices, where the input information is acquired via the device communicator. When the printer communicator receives a device control command including a device designation parameter designating a predetermined device among a plurality of devices, the printer controller acquires, from the shared buffer, buffer information indicating whether input information corresponding to the predetermined device designated by the device designation parameter is present in the shared buffer or input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuma Iwahara
  • Patent number: 10841455
    Abstract: Use of a replacement image forming apparatus is immediately performed. When a first system control unit of a first MFP is instructed to start backup of data stored in a first HDD and a first EEPROM, the first system control unit transmits the data to an information management server, and when a second system control unit of a second MFP is instructed to start setting, the second system control unit issues a download request including a storage capacity of the second HDD and the second EEPROM to the information management server, and a third system control unit of the information management server stores data from the first MFP in a third HDD, reads data from the third HDD according to a storage capacity of the second HDD and the second EEPROM, and transmits the data to the second MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 10841456
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to designate an attribute of an image object to be superimposed with an additional object and perform first identification to identify an image object indicating the attribute designated, among image objects included in image data. The circuitry performs second identification to identify an image object that has not yet been superimposed with an additional object, among image objects identified by the first identification, and generates the additional object to be superimposed on the image object identified by the second identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiko Tsuwano, Hiroki Yamamoto, Hideaki Fujiwara, Yoshikazu Itoh
  • Patent number: 10802779
    Abstract: Information that is used for identifying a print data file having been obtained by an image processing apparatus is notified to a print server in response to an error occurring in processing for obtaining the print data files from a first storage server, and a print data file stored by a storage unit is obtained from a second storage server based on an index file including acquisition source information about a not-yet-obtained print data file, and print processing is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Kitagata
  • Patent number: 10788782
    Abstract: An image forming device that executes an image forming program for real-time mechanical control and another program, using a single cache memory for the image forming program and said another program. The image forming device includes: a cache lockdown unit that executes a cache lockdown to lock down a storage area of the cache memory that stores at least a portion of the image forming program necessary for image formation processing; and a print unit that executes the image formation processing while the storage area is locked down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Toshinaga, Shigeki Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10775734
    Abstract: Plural covers installed on a housing are capable of being opened and closed. Cover lock units lock and unlock a predetermined cover among the plural covers in accordance with a control signal. A lock control unit controls the cover lock units and changes a status of the cover among lock status and unlock status. The plural covers include a first cover, a second cover, and a third cover. On the first cover, the cover lock unit is not installed. On the second cover, the cover lock unit is installed and a predetermined user and a service person are allowed to unlock the second cover. On the third cover, the cover lock unit is installed and the service person is allowed to unlock to the third cover. The lock control unit determines whether the lock control unit unlocks the second cover or not on the basis of a user level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mayuko Murota
  • Patent number: 10712979
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which implements a plurality of functions includes: storage with a prescribed storage area; an operating system which implements at least some of the functions by allocating a part of the prescribed storage area for a plurality of processes and executing the processes; and a storage area managing section which predicts an amount of consumed memory in response to generation of a job and determines whether or not the amount of consumed memory is allocable to the job in the prescribed storage area. The job is a processing target for the image forming apparatus. The amount of consumed memory is used for processing the job by the image forming apparatus. When determining that the amount of consumed memory is not allocable, the storage area managing section ends at least one process which is not used to process the job to make the amount of predicted memory allocable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Shinichi Hashimoto, Kunihiko Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10671003
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus switches between a plurality of standby states differing in power consumption and operates accordingly. The image forming apparatus includes an interface, a specific operation section, and a controller. The interface is connectable to an external storage medium. The specific operation section performs a plurality of specific operations. The controller directs, based on a filename extension of data stored in the external storage medium, the specific operation section to operate. The standby states include a first standby state and a second standby state. The power consumption is higher in the second standby state than in the first standby state. The second standby state is a state in which the controller controls and activates the specific operation section to set the specific operation section to be ready to perform at least one of the specific operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hironori Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10656879
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a conversion section that retrieves a printing data stored into a storage section on a first-in first-out basis, and converts, for each set of n lines, n being a predetermined number larger than or equal to 1, the retrieved printing data into image data in accordance with a printing setting in order in which the printing data is retrieved; a deletion controller that, at timing when printing of the image data is started, deletes, from the storage section, converted printing data corresponding to the image data; and a printing setting controller that, when the printing setting is changed during the printing of the image data, causes the conversion section to convert converted printing data stored in the storage section, in accordance with the changed printing setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10652408
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a storage configured to store data in the storage, a reader configured to optically read a medium, and a processor configured to, in response to the reading of the medium by the reader, acquire a set of read data based on the result of the reading, generate an image file based on the acquired set of read data, and allow the storage to store in itself the generated image file. Further, the processor includes the function of, when generating the image file, generating a plurality of image files resulting from a division that allows the file size of each of the plurality of image files to be smaller than a size upper limit, and of allowing the storage to store in itself the generated plurality of image files in a state in which the plurality of image files are associated with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kubota
  • Patent number: 10645245
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a power switch configured to switch between an ON state and an OFF state in accordance with an operation of a user, a control unit configured to cancel a job stored in the image forming apparatus in a case where the power switch is switched to the OFF state, and a power control unit configured to shift a state of the image forming apparatus to a first state if the job is cancelled by the control unit, and to shift the state of the image forming apparatus to a second state if the job is not cancelled by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Hara
  • Patent number: 10645379
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating an encoded bitstream representing one or more images, the encapsulated bitstream comprising a data part and a metadata part. The method includes providing image item information identifying a portion of the data part representing a sub-image or an image of a single image and/or a set of single images; providing image description information comprising parameters including display parameters and/or transformation operators relating to one or more images and outputting said bitstream together with said provided information as an encapsulated data file. Said image item information comprises one or more properties including at least part of the image description information dedicated to the considered sub-image or single image or set of single images, said image description information being defined in one or more boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Frédéric Maze, Franck Denoual, Naël Ouedraogo, Jean Le Feuvre, Cyril Concolato
  • Patent number: 10628386
    Abstract: Examples of a printing system are described herein. In an example, the printing system that uses the original print job created for the PDF/VT file for building a modified print job that includes a set of instructions to render the PDF/VT file which is modified on the run, or on the fly. The original print job includes instructions for using a fixed metadata. In one example, the fixed metadata is a Document Part (DPart) Metadata (DPM), and can be expressed in a hierarchical structure expressed in a tree structure called Document Part (DPart). The metadata is extracted from the PDF/VT file, and then used to build the modified print job including alternate instructions based on print conditions corresponding to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiranjib Basu, Rahul Raj
  • Patent number: 10602361
    Abstract: A storage device of the disclosure includes: a storage section that stores data; a communication section that performs wireless communication with one or a plurality of electronic apparatuses; an interface section that performs exchange of the data with a host apparatus; and a control section that determines a distance to each of the electronic apparatuses through the wireless communication, and controls access to the storage section by the host apparatus, on the basis of the distance and whether the host apparatus is accessing the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto Hosogaya, Shingo Aso, Yuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10599086
    Abstract: A system for predicting performance for a stock includes memory which stores a crowdsourcing component, which acquires reports from multiple printers in a fleet of printers. The reports include performance data and printer attributes used when printing one of a plurality of stocks. A learning component learns a prediction model, based on the acquired reports. A prediction component uses the learned prediction model to predict at least one of: whether a selected stock will perform adequately on one of the printers in the fleet of printers, an alternative to the selected stock which is predicted to perform better than the selected stock, on one of the printers in the fleet of printers, and a stock which will perform adequately on one of the printers in the fleet of printers. A processor, in communication with the memory, implements the components. An output device outputs the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Dickinson, James E. Baxter
  • Patent number: 10599372
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing programs executable by a processor of a terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus is configured to transmit files to be executed by external apparatuses to the external apparatuses. The programs, when executed by the processor, causes the terminal apparatus to: transmit a first file, which is a firmware, to a predetermined external apparatus included in the external apparatuses; and in a case that a second file is to be transmitted to the predetermined external apparatus, transmit the second file to the predetermined external apparatus after transmittance of the first file to the predetermined external apparatus has been completed, the second file being different from the first file and indicating information which is usable at a time of execution of a function of the predetermined external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shintaro Kunimoto
  • Patent number: 10587721
    Abstract: A small cell may include a base station that may be co-located with an edge computing device. The edge computing device may be integrated within a small cell base station or be a physically separate module communicatively coupled to and in close proximity with the small cell base station that provides edge computing resources at the small cell. The processing responsibilities associated with received data may be split or divided between the edge computing device and a target mobile device. For example, a portion of data processing may be performed by the edge computing device and the remaining portion of data processing may be performed by the target mobile device. The distribution of processing responsibilities may be based on radio link conditions or conditions (e.g., power state or processing capabilities) associated with the target mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Patent number: 10579318
    Abstract: A memory control method includes: dividing write data for respective predetermined areas in a memory and attaching transfer IDs to generate write control data for the respective predetermined areas, and dividing read request data set for the respective predetermined areas and attaching transfer IDs to generate read control data for the respective predetermined areas; storing the write control data and the read control data in an arbitration queue; and detecting overlap access request data as a write request data set or a read request data set. The overlap access request data requests an access to an address that is at least partially overlapping an address of received write request data set or read request data set. The arbitration is executed such that the received write request data set or read request data set is processed after the overlap access request data is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Nakamura, Dongpei Su
  • Patent number: 10582081
    Abstract: An information reading may include an imaging element; a transparent placing member on which the information recording medium is placed; a first illuminator configured to irradiate a back side of the information recording medium placed on the placing member, with light; a second illuminator configured to irradiate a top side of the information recording medium placed on the placing member, with light; a first optical system configured to read information recorded on the back side of the information recording medium placed on the placing member; a second optical system configured to read information recorded on the top side of the information recording medium placed on the placing member; and an image-forming optical system configured to cause light passing through the first optical system to form an image onto the imaging element and cause light passing through the second optical system to form an image on the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chisato Hiyama, Masahiro Ikeda, Daigo Ogura
  • Patent number: 10574844
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a turning unit, a hinge, and a reading unit having a reader that reads a sheet image. The hinge turns the turning unit which turns relative to the reading unit. The reader reads, through a reading unit reading glass, an image on a sheet placed on the reading glass. The turning unit includes a pressing plate, a conveying roller, a motor, and a communication unit. The pressing plate presses a sheet against the reading glass when the turning unit is at a position closing the reading glass. The motor rotates the conveying roller to convey a sheet. In a direction perpendicular to a turning axis line direction of the hinge, the motor is disposed on one side of the turning unit. The communication unit is disposed on the other side and receives data from outside of the image reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Yamamoto, Shinji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10560608
    Abstract: A method of processing data in a multi-stage imaging pipeline, the method comprising, at each stage of the multi-stage imaging pipeline, identifying a plurality of encoding values represented in received input data in a given encoding space for the respective pipeline stage, the identified plurality of encoding values comprising a subset of encoded values which are capable of being represented in the given encoding space, generating a list of encoding indices corresponding to the identified plurality of encoded values in the given encoding space, representing the encodings of one or more entities of the received input data using the generated list of encoding indices, and outputting the represented encodings of the one or more entities to the next stage of the multi-stage imaging pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic
  • Patent number: 10547661
    Abstract: A reception terminal is provided in a communication system including a transmission terminal that transmits packets in a real-time stream and a transfer terminal that caches and transfers packets transmitted from the transmission terminal. The reception terminal includes a receiver which receives packets, and circuitry which obtains a first available band between the reception terminal and the transfer terminal and a second available band between the reception terminal and the transmission terminal. The reception terminal includes a transmitter which transmits requests to the transfer terminal at a frequency that is based on the first available band, wherein the frequency defines how often the requests are transmitted and the requests trigger transmission of packets from the transfer terminal to the reception terminal in the first available band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Muramoto
  • Patent number: 10545861
    Abstract: A system may include embedded storage devices, each including: a first solid state drive (SSD) storage portion and a second non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) portion. The NVRAM portion includes a random access memory (RAM) device, a processing device, and an energy source, where the first SSD portion and the second NVRAM portion are separately addressable. The system further includes a storage system controller, operatively coupled to the embedded storage devices via a network. The storage system controller may be to: determine that data is to be stored in the first SSD storage portion of a first embedded storage device of the plurality of embedded storage devices; and buffer the data in the second NVRAM portion of a second embedded storage device of the plurality of embedded storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Roland Dreier, Ronald Karr, Peter E. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10534702
    Abstract: An information processing method to be executed by a processor executing instructions in a memory, the information processing method includes allocating, in a first area of the storage area, an area having a predetermined size to an application, determining whether an processing area to be used when processing of the application is executed in the first area, and upon condition that it is determined that the processing is able to be reserved in the first area, reserving the processing area in the first area as the allocated area having the predetermined size to an application, and upon condition that it is determined that the processing area is not able to be reserved in the first area, trying to reserve the processing area in a second area in the storage area, and performing notification upon condition that the processing is not able to be reserved in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takao Ikuno
  • Patent number: 10511689
    Abstract: A small cell may include a base station that may be co-located with an edge computing device. The edge computing device may be integrated within a small cell base station or be a physically separate module communicatively coupled to and in close proximity with the small cell base station that provides edge computing resources at the small cell. The processing responsibilities associated with received data may be split or divided between the edge computing device and a target mobile device. For example, a portion of data processing may be performed by the edge computing device and the remaining portion of data processing may be performed by the target mobile device. The distribution of processing responsibilities may be based on radio link conditions or conditions (e.g., power state or processing capabilities) associated with the target mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Patent number: 10481912
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for variable branch target buffer line size for compression. In some embodiments, a branch target buffer (BTB) congruence class for a line of a first parent array of a BTB may be determined. A threshold indicative of a maximum number branches to be stored in the line may be set. A branch may be received to store in the line of the first parent array. A determination may be made that storing the branch in the line would exceed the threshold and the line can be responsively split into an even half line and an odd half line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James J. Bonanno, Michael J. Cadigan, Jr., Brian R. Prasky
  • Patent number: 10459363
    Abstract: A printing equipment including a host and a electrophotographic apparatus having an OPC drum unit and a toner cartridge unit is provided. The OPC drum unit has an organic photoconductor, a first memory and a first electrical connector coupled to the organic photoconductor and the first memory. The toner cartridge unit has a developing roller, a second memory and a second electrical connector coupled to the developing roller and the second memory. The first electrical connector is direct contacted to the second electrical connector physically. The host includes a controller, a data carrier transporting module and a third electrical connector coupled to the controller. The third electrical connector is direct contacted to one of the first electrical connector or the second electrical connector physically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AVISION INC.
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 10440205
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a paper reading section, a similarity judgment section, and a control section. Between a downstream side in a paper conveyance direction of the paper feed section and a position where image formation is performed, the paper reading section reads an existing image already formed on a surface opposite to a formation surface of a new image newly formed on paper by an image formation section. Based on image data of the new image and image data of the existing image obtained by the image formation section, the similarity judgment section judges similarity between the both images. The control section, upon judging that the similarity is high, causes a pattern image to be formed on a surface of the paper where the existing image is formed, and upon judging that the similarity is not high, does not cause the pattern image to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryunosuke Nishida
  • Patent number: 10419638
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10412267
    Abstract: Provided is a document management system for managing document data by applying access restrictions to each metadata acquired by character recognition of document data to be managed. The mage forming apparatus acquires document data to be managed. The image-processing server performs character recognition of document data and acquires metadata. The image forming apparatus specifies metadata to be concealed in document data. The image forming apparatus receives a security setting, correlates a metadata name to be concealed with the security setting, and transmits the security setting together with document data to the image-processing server. The document-management server, in the case where there is an access request from a user for document data, allows access to the document data based on the security setting by not masking metadata for which there is access authority, and masking metadata for which there is no access authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Yasui, Takashi Oguma, Masato Hirota, Toshitsugu Nishimi, Chikara Yuki
  • Patent number: 10412417
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an image processing device and method capable of performing an encoding process or a decoding process on an image at high speed. Similarly, arithmetic coding parameters arranged together in the syntax are subjected to a variable length (fixed length) decoding process together. Similarly, arithmetic coding parameters arranged together in the syntax are subjected to an arithmetic decoding process together. Accordingly, since the alternations of firmware and hardware are performed together, it is possible to improve the processing efficiency of decoding. As a result, it is possible to perform the process at high speed. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Suzuki, Masao Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10409533
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main memory device, an auxiliary storage device, a print request receiving unit, and a print processing unit. The print request receiving unit is configured to (a) receive from an external device a print request that includes the number of printing pages and print image data, (b) select one of the main memory device and the auxiliary storage device as a device to which the print image data is to be written on the basis of the number of printing pages, and (c) write the print image data in the selected main memory device or auxiliary storage device. The print processing unit is configured to read the print image data from the main memory device or the auxiliary storage device and perform a print process based on the print image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Kyoichiro Hayashi, Shuntaro Tsuji, Masato Tanba