Memory Patents (Class 358/1.16)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10404896
    Abstract: A method for preserving the black composition of at least one object positioned to overprint a special color in a print image for preprint color management of a printing operation using a computer, includes transforming the special color and the object into a combination of process colors of the printing operation during the color management process and then using this combination of process colors to generate the print image in a printing machine. The color transformation into the process colors of the printing operation is achieved in two stages. In a first stage, the color transformation into the process colors is carried out while keeping the special colors, then checking if the object is overprinted onto the special color, then removing the black proportion of the object and then in a second stage, transforming the special color into the process colors and subsequently maximizing the black proportion of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft, Bernd Stritzel, Peter Weinholz
  • Patent number: 10404528
    Abstract: An image forming device is provided. The image forming device includes a network port for accessing a specific network through a network server; and a network monitoring device. The network monitoring device includes: a data acquirer configured to connect with the network port and to output network data of the network port; a data analyzer connected with the data acquirer and configured to analyze the network data to determine whether the network data transmitted from the data acquirer contains information indicating that the image forming device is connected to the specific network; and an alert message transmitter connected with the data analyzer and configured to, when the data analyzer determines that the network data contains information indicating that the image forming device is connected to the specific network, send an alert message to a user of the image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZHUHAI SEINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianqing Ou, Xuan Tan
  • Patent number: 10397435
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an operation section, first storage, second storage, a processing section, and a display section. The first storage stores data of a file therein. The file includes contents that can be printed. When the operation section receives an instruction for erasing the file, the processing section transfers the file from the first storage to the second storage. The display section displays an inquiry screen for inquiring whether or not to reproduce the file. When the operation section receives an instruction for reproducing the file, the processing section executes print processing or transmission processing. The print processing is processing for printing the contents. The transmission processing is processing for transmitting an email with the file attached thereto. After executing the print processing or the transmission processing, the processing section erases the file from the second storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Wataru Kakeno
  • Patent number: 10394509
    Abstract: A display list generation apparatus includes an interpretation unit configured to interpret page description language (PDL) data and store an interpretation result of the PDL data in a first storage unit, a copying unit configured to copy the interpretation result stored in the first storage unit, in a second storage unit, and a generation unit configured to generate a display list from the interpretation result stored in the first storage unit in a case where a data size of the interpretation result exceeds a predetermined threshold and generate a display list from the copy of the interpretation result stored in the second storage unit in a case where the data size of the interpretation result does not exceed the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryousuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10386746
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory includes a mechanism that communicates a classification of the consumable product to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul L. Jeran
  • Patent number: 10379797
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a notification unit that initially provides a notification indicating that both of a Portable Document Format (PDF) format and a format that is different from the PDF format are supported, wherein the image processing apparatus waits for receipt of complete print data of a print job in the PDF format before performing image processing, and the image processing apparatus is capable of starting the image processing before receipt of complete print data of a print job in the format that is different from the PDF format, and to provide, after obtaining data size information, an updated notification to a server in a case in which the obtained data size information indicates a data size that is greater than a predetermined size. The updated notification is used to identify that the PDF format is not supported, but a format that is different from the PDF format is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masumi Tabuki
  • Patent number: 10375033
    Abstract: A system may automatically scan a physical document and perform processing actions on the scanned document according to a workflow. The system may include a scanning device that can detect a trigger event when a portable memory device is connected to or paired with the device or when a document, including one or multiple pages, is placed on the document handler of the device. Upon detecting the trigger event, the scanning device may retrieve the workflow and associated instructions from one or more designated folders on the portable memory device, automatically scan the document on the document handler to a digital document file, and perform various processing actions on the digital document file according to the workflow, with little or no user interaction. The processing actions may include storing, faxing, and emailing the scanned document, and/or performing certain document conversion functions on the digital document file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh Nagarajan, Surya Prakash Kotha
  • Patent number: 10375268
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first holding unit which holds a disk-like first recording medium capable of storing information and a second holding unit which holds a second recording medium which is different from the first recording medium. The communication device further includes a request reception unit configured to receive a request for information indicating a recording medium which is usable by the communication device from a terminal device, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information indicating the first recording medium and information indicating the second recording medium held by the second holding unit to the terminal device when the request is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Bannai, Akinori Horiuchi, Arata Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10365870
    Abstract: The management server includes an overload detecting unit that detects whether or not the management server is overloaded, a priority deciding unit that, if the management server is overloaded, searches the image forming apparatus database for the serial number in the processing request received by the request receiving unit, obtains the information of the image forming apparatus that sends the processing request, and decides a priority of processing the processing request on a basis of the obtained information, a request processing unit that processes the processing request, the priority deciding unit having decided that the processing request has a high priority, and a delay-request requiring unit that sends a delay-request requirement to the image forming apparatus that sent the processing request, the priority deciding unit having decided that the processing request has a low priority, the delay-request requirement requiring to resend the processing request after a specified time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Satoshi Goshima
  • Patent number: 10365871
    Abstract: An information terminal apparatus includes an associating processor, a process execution circuitry, a base detector, and a controller. The associating processor associates each of connection bases with both base identification information and limitation information regarding a data process. The base identification information identifies corresponding one of the connection bases. The process execution circuitry causes an information processing apparatus to execute the data process. The information processing apparatus is connected to at least one of the connection bases. The base detector detects that any of the connection bases becomes a connectable base. The controller causes, when the connectable base is detected by the base detector, the information processing apparatus connected to the connectable base to perform the data process based on the limitation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hattanda, Hirohito Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10356338
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for the creation, management, and distribution of two dimensional video content that appears to a viewer as having a third dimension of depth. The system includes a camera array with multiple cameras at respective different positions that coordinates the off-center rotating motion of apertures that are part of diaphragms in the camera lens systems. The resulting images from each camera in the array are stitched together to create a larger content field and only a portion is displayed at any one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HSNi, LLC
    Inventor: John McDevitt
  • Patent number: 10341418
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for reducing network bandwidth utilization during file transfer. An application or another type of program identifies embedded objects in a file. The application then replaces the embedded objects with corresponding unique placeholder objects that are more highly compressible than the embedded objects. The application then compresses the file containing the unique placeholder objects. The application then transmits the compressed file to a network service that provides functionality for converting the file format of the file or for processing the file in another manner. The processed file generated by the network service also includes the unique placeholder objects. When the application receives the processed file from the network service, the application replaces the unique placeholder objects in the processed file with the embedded objects from the original file. The application can then open the processed file for viewing, editing, or another purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dachuan Zhang, Kushal Gurunath Sukthankar
  • Patent number: 10338869
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium on which a device driver is recorded, the device driver is booted on an information processing device connected to an output device and outputs an output job by generating the output job. The device driver causes the information processing device to serve as: a specific character string information registering part configured to register in advance information of a specific character string included in an email relating to a setting change of the output device; a detecting part configured to detect the email which includes the specific character string from among the emails which have been received in the past as the device driver is booting; and a notifying part configured to notify a user of information relating to the setting change of the output device based on the email which includes the specific character string when the email is detected by the detecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuko Onoda
  • Patent number: 10321014
    Abstract: An image reading unit reads a source document image in 600 dpi, and a resolution conversion unit converts the resolution of the image to 75 dpi. An inclination detection unit detects inclination of the source document image. When a character conversion unit is to execute character recognition after cropping, a mode setting unit sets a quality-first mode. The inclination correction unit corrects the inclination of the image of 600 dpi, according to the inclination of the source document image detected by the inclination detection unit. A document image clipping unit clips out the source document image, and the resolution conversion unit converts the resolution of the source document image to 200 dpi. Thereafter, the character conversion unit executes the character recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuya Tagami, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 10318221
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a measurer that measures biometric information of a user, an analyzer that analyzes the measured biometric information, a job accepter that accepts jobs, a job executer that executes the jobs accepted by the job accepter, a hardware processor configured to estimate a job execution time period during which the job executor executes each of at least one of a plurality of jobs accepted by the job acceptor, to estimate a finish time point at which the analyzer finishes the analysis, and, in response to start of measurement of the biometric information by the measurer, to change execution order of a relating job, which relates to the user who is a subject of the measurement by the measurer, among the plurality of jobs such that a period during which the relating job is executed and the finish time point have a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Saka
  • Patent number: 10313557
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first memory for temporarily storing therein image data output to an image forming unit; a data processing processor for reading the image data; a second memory for temporarily storing therein the image data; and a main processor for causing the data processing processor to sequentially read the image data, wherein the data processing processor includes: data transfer units; a transfer control unit; and a table, the main processor sets a start address and a size and instructs the transfer control unit to activate the data transfer units, the transfer control unit divides a size of image data and sets a start address and a size of divided image data, the data transfer units read corresponding image data and output it to the second memory, and the transfer control unit subsequently controls the data transfer units and notifies the transfer completion to the main processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Munetoshi Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10310789
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus includes a reading unit, a setting detection unit for detecting a document setting, a display panel, an operation unit, a storage unit, a control unit, and a job execution unit. Upon recognizing a document setting onto the reading unit, the control unit controls the reading unit to execute precedent reading for reading the set document. The control unit controls the storage unit to store precedently-read image data that are image data acquired by the precedent reading. The control unit controls the display panel to display a setting screen corresponding to a job type selected by the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10282318
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of memories and a hardware processor which controls an execution operation of a first function including an image processing function and an execution operation of a second function including a server function, by using the plurality of memories. The hardware processor estimates a required bandwidth which is a memory bandwidth required for the execution operation of the first function on the basis of a current operation mode of the image processing apparatus among a plurality of operation modes of the image processing apparatus, and determines a bandwidth securing channel for first function which is a channel capable of being used for the execution operation of the first function and incapable of being used for the execution operation of the second function, out of a plurality of channels used to access the plurality of memories, on the basis of the required bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masao Hosono, Tomoaki Nakajima, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Daisuke Nakano
  • Patent number: 10279583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for storing digitally printable security features used in the creation of secure documents and, more particularly, to a system and method for storing incomplete portions of digitally printable security features (used in the creation of secure documents) on different devices/systems, and for merging the incomplete portions to form a fully formed complete security feature for printing by a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CTPG OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Delaney, Kyle Turner
  • Patent number: 10275195
    Abstract: A disclosed information processing apparatus is capable of acquiring, from a device connected to the information processing apparatus, configuration information concerning the device for a setup corresponding to the device according to the configuration information. The information processing apparatus includes a function file storage configured to hold a function file describing a function of the device; a device classifying unit configured to classify the device into a category according to the configuration information acquired from the device; an information acquiring unit configured to acquire, from the device, information concerning the function described in the function file corresponding to the category into which the device is classified by the device classifying unit; and a display unit configured to display a setup page used for the setup corresponding to the device, according to the information acquired by the information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuko Asano
  • Patent number: 10257376
    Abstract: A communication system capable of more efficiently reducing power consumption. The communication system causes a DFE to shift from a power-saving mode to a normal mode based on a notification received from an MFP. A CPU of the MFP identifies a factor having caused the MFP to return from a power-saving mode to a normal mode. The CPU determines based on the identified factor whether or not to cause the DFE to shift from the power-saving mode to the normal mode. The CPU notifies, based on determination to cause the DFE to shift from the power-saving mode to the normal mode, an instruction for causing the DFE to shift from the power-saving mode to the normal mode, to the DFE. The DFE shifts from the power-saving mode to the normal mode, based on the notification of the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teppei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10248893
    Abstract: A print control device includes a control unit configured to acquire print image data from a storage device according to a print request and to cause a printer 100 which is configured to execute printing based on the print image data to execute the printing, wherein the control unit acquires from the storage device, operation status information of the storage device storing the print image data and attribute information of the print image data stored in the storage device and enables the operation status information and the attribute information to be displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Seki, Hiroyuki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10239310
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stored with a predicted value output program, a predicted value output device, and a predicted value output method that can improve an accuracy of a predicted value of a value related to printing by an ink jet printer are provided. A printer controller configured to acquire and output a predicted value of a print-related value as a value related to printing by a 3D printer from 3D model data used in the printing by the 3D printer according to a print-related value prediction rule acquires an actual value of the print-related value in the printing by the 3D printer using the 3D model data (S231), and corrects the print-related value prediction rule based on a corresponding relationship of the 3D model data and the actual value acquired in S231 (S232).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Harayama
  • Patent number: 10235612
    Abstract: A processor of an information processing apparatus determines, if a drawing object making up page data of a print job is a transparent object having an alpha channel as color information, whether the transparent object overlaps another drawing object. If the transparent object does not overlap the other drawing object, the processor converts drawing data of the transparent object into drawing data of a drawing object not having an alpha channel as color information. If the transparent object overlaps the other drawing object, the processor does not convert the drawing data of the transparent object into the drawing data of the drawing object not having the alpha channel as color information. Based on the converted drawing data and on the non-converted drawing data, the processor creates PDL data to be output to an image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakata, Yoko Ido
  • Patent number: RE47519
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface unit to receives an XML paper specification (XPS) file, an XPS file processing unit which converts the XPS file into an output data corresponding to printing paper to print the XPS file using information regarding the height and width of a FixedPage in the XPS file, and a control unit which controls the image forming apparatus to print the output data. Accordingly, even when an XPS file does not include information regarding printing paper, a user can select and print printing paper suitable for the user's demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Na-young Kim, Sung-won Chae