Specific To Image Source Patents (Class 358/1.6)
  • Patent number: 10762400
    Abstract: A controller of an information processing apparatus is configured to receive image data representing a compound image including at least first characteristic data and second characteristic data, extract first and second characteristic image data respectively representing the first and second characteristic images, determine, by analyzing the first and second characteristic image data as extracted, whether the first and second characteristic images are identical. When it is determined that the first and second characteristic images are not identical, the controller generates arranged image data subjected to be printed and representing the first and second characteristic images in a boundary-distinguishable manner, while, when it is determined that the first and second characteristic images are identical, the controller generates arranged image data subjected to be printed and representing the first and second characteristic images not in a boundary-distinguishable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10762366
    Abstract: A finger vein identification method and device used for effectively extracting finger vein identification characteristics to conduct finger vein identification. The method of the embodiments of the present teachings comprises: collecting a finger vein image, employing a line fitting method to extract a region of interest in the finger vein image, conducting geometric normalization and grayscale normalization processing of the region of interest to obtain a processed region, determining finger vein blood vessel lines in the processed region to obtain a finger vein blood vessel image, and conducting finger vein identification based on the finger vein blood vessel image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZKTECO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanhong Che, Shukai Chen
  • Patent number: 10754606
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display to display an image, and circuitry to generate a duplication of the image displayed on the display when the image displayed on the display is selected, and display the generated duplication of the image on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shuhei Tsubone
  • Patent number: 10692195
    Abstract: Colour conversion apparatus comprises mapping circuitry configured to map pixels of an input image having colour components in an input colour space to pixels of an mapped image having colour components in an output colour space, the input colour space and the output colour space being different colour spaces such that at least a subset of colours representable in the input colour space are not representable in the output colour space; the mapping circuitry being configured to: convert pixels from the input colour space to an intermediate colour space in which a colour space representation of hue approximates to a consistent perceived hue independent of brightness and/or saturation; map pixels in the intermediate colour space which lie outside a region of the intermediate colour space corresponding to representable colours in the output colour space to generate mapped pixels so that the mapped pixels lie within that region, by varying the brightness and/or saturation of those pixels in the intermediate colour
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Mark Keating
  • Patent number: 10643517
    Abstract: A display device and a display driving method are provided. The display device includes a backlight module, a display panel disposed on a light emitting surface of the backlight module, at least a blue light source disposed in the backlight module, and a display driving circuit disposed on the display panel. A first blue light wavelength of the blue light source is greater than 440 nm; the display driving circuit stores a blue light gamma curve of the blue light source; the display driving circuit is used to correct the blue light source according to the blue light gamma curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Huai Liang He
  • Patent number: 10465674
    Abstract: A method for determining a pump setpoint for delivering a desired volumetric flow rate of a substance through a channel comprises measuring a first volumetric flow rate through the channel for a first pump setpoint. The pump setpoint for delivering the desired volumetric flow rate is determined based on previously obtained performance curves of the pump and a flow resistance of the channel. Each performance curve represents the relation between flow rate and pressure at the pump's exit for a different setpoint. The flow resistance of the channel is determined based on said first volumetric flow rate and on the performance curves of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Assaf Pines, Erez Heldy, Jonathan Nir
  • Patent number: 10417752
    Abstract: A method of reducing purple fringing in images captured by a camera, comprises: acquiring a raw image of a scene with an image sensor of the camera, demosaicing the raw image, and applying an adjusted color correction matrix to the demosaiced raw image. The adjusted color correction matrix is deduced by calibrating the spectral response of the image sensor to a color rendition chart to which the color data of a purple fringe has been added, and furthermore the color correction matrix is adjusted such that the image sensor response for color values of the purple fringe is transformed into color values of a predetermined replacement color following application of the color correction matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Fors, Johan Jeppsson
  • Patent number: 10397442
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a processor determines, on the basis of a setting value, at least one image process to be performed on the first scan data. The processor performs a clipping process on first scan data to generate second scan data including original scan data and not including outer scan data. The processor performs an edge correction process on the second scan data to generate third scan data by correcting edge data of the original scan data. The processor performs a characteristic acquisition process on the third scan data to acquire characteristic information indicating a characteristic of the third scan data. The processor performs a specific process on the second scan data by using the characteristic information in a case where both the clipping process and the characteristic acquisition process are determined to be performed and the edge correction process is determined not to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenju Narita, Hiroya Nojiri, Kenji Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10338867
    Abstract: An information processing device may read, from a shared storing area, first identification information indicating K pieces of first applications that are already installed. The information processing device may display first screen on the display. The information processing device may cause an operating system to display the K pieces of first images in the first screen. Each of K pieces of link information may be associated with a corresponding one of the K pieces of first images. When any one of the K pieces of first images receives an input operation, the operating system may activate the corresponding first application indicated by the link information associated with the first image that receives the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiotani, Susumu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10331330
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods, systems, and storage medium associated with capturing, with a user device, at least a portion of an object based on a user gesture indicating a command are disclosed herein. In one instance, the method may include identifying a gesture associated with an object of interest external to the user device; capturing an image of at least a portion of the object of interest based on a result of the identifying the gesture; and providing the portion of the object in an editable format based on the image. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nikolay Andreevich Petrov
  • Patent number: 10296427
    Abstract: An embodiment for operation of an emulated electrically erasable (EEE) memory system includes a memory controller configured to identify a first quick record of a stack of quick records as a present record, wherein the stack of quick records are stored in a non-volatile portion of memory, the first quick record has a quick record status identifier (ID) that indicates the stack of quick records has not been qualified, determine a record status of a next record after the present record in the non-volatile portion of memory, and in response to a determination that the next record has a blank record status ID: update the next record from the blank record status ID to the quick record status ID, wherein the blank record status ID indicates that the next record is part of the stack of quick records, and qualify the present record using the plurality of program steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross S. Scouller, Melody B. Caron, Jeffrey C. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10293624
    Abstract: The present invention embraces a method and apparatus for providing feedback to a user on the status of media or ribbon of a printer. The feedback may be provided by incorporating a feedback mechanism in a hanger of a printer. The printer may be a thermal printer, but may be another type of printer. The feedback mechanism of the printer may be designed to work with one or more sensors to provide a feedback loop so that without an input from a user, the printer is able to detect the presence/absence of media or ribbon, as well as determine the width of the loaded media or ribbon. In another embodiment, the feedback mechanism is able to determine the weight of the roll of media or ribbon and hence determine the quantity of media or ribbon available on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin Young Wong, Boon Kheng Lim, Yaw Horng Yap, Sébastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt
  • Patent number: 10275119
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the rendering of one or more objects based on payment and account options. The system includes a computer infrastructure configured to control enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by providing at least one augmentation attribute to a tag of the object. The method includes providing enhancement rendering of an object in a virtual universe by augmenting the object based on a status of a user viewing the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Steven M. Harrison, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 10255478
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, Jr., David J. Hawks, Joseph Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10225430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing system for printing a print job on a receiving material with receiving material characteristics according to a print job ticket. The printing system comprises a print engine for providing marking material with marking material characteristics to the receiving material in order to form at least one image defined by the print job and a controller configured to control the print engine and to provide a first estimation of an amount of receiving material needed for a print job based on the print job ticket. A digital outcome storage is configured to store first waste amounts of receiving material during printing errors of print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Lambertus A. H. Van Vonderen, Klaas Jan Wierda, Andreas Wierda, Hugouw T. Schenk, Norbert J. M. Janssen, Roelof Hamberg, Christianus J. M. G. Van Rijt
  • Patent number: 10217029
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating headshots from a plurality of still images. In one implementation, the system may include a memory storing instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to receive a plurality of still images from one or more video feeds, score the plurality of images along a plurality of dimensions based on a scale, rank the plurality of images using at least one of a composite score or at least one of the dimensions, select a subset of the plurality of images using the ranking, and construct at least one headshot of the user from the subset of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher van Rensburg, Martin Arastafar
  • Patent number: 10169687
    Abstract: A printing apparatus determines whether or not predetermined processing in accordance with a predetermined shape of a medium is executed on an image of a printing target. In a case where it is determined that the predetermined processing is not executed on the image of the printing target, the printing apparatus executes the predetermined processing on the image of the printing target to perform printing. In a case where it is determined that the predetermined processing is executed on the image of the printing target, the printing apparatus prints the image of the printing target on which the predetermined processing is not executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Arata Miyagi, Nobuyuki Bannai, Takeshi Suzuki, Akinori Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10082993
    Abstract: A method for scheduling a depletion of a supply material in a printing system including a print engine capable of printing at a settable print velocity while using the supply material, a control unit for controlling a print job queue comprising at least one print job scheduled to be printed by means of a scheduling scheme while using the supply material, a supply material output holder for holding the supply material, and a user interface for interacting with a user of the printing system. The method includes determining a plurality of moments in time that the supply material output holder is full, and simultaneously scheduling for each determined moment in time of the plurality of moments in time a depletion event of emptying the supply material output holder in the scheduling scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: William E. P. P. Howard, Roel W. A. Van Bakel
  • Patent number: 10061247
    Abstract: Provided is an image-forming device with which it is possible to achieve a smaller size while suppressing a reduction in visibility or operability of an operation panel. In this image-forming device, paper sheets are discharged from the rear side of the device toward the front side of the device, and the image formation device is provided with: a paper-sheet-loading unit in which the paper sheets are loaded; an operation panel disposed on the downstream-side end in the paper sheet discharge direction of the paper-sheet-loading unit, at least a part of the operation panel being disposed in a loading region of the paper-sheet-loading unit; and a protruding part disposed to the side of the operation panel in the loading region, the protruding part protruding upward from the top surface of the paper-sheet-loading unit, and extending in the paper sheet discharge direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Motoyuki Fukuda, Tetsuya Ichiguchi
  • Patent number: 10034037
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inter-destination synchronization in first and second receivers for content parts associated with a play-out timeline are disclosed. First timing information comprising first content part identifiers and associated first clock times may be determined, where the first receiver may receive a first content part identifier comprising first fingerprints for identifying a first content part in a first media stream. Second timing information comprising second content part identifiers and associated second clock times may be determined, where the second receiver may receive a second content part identifier identifying a second content part in a second media stream based on the first and second timing information. A timing difference in processing a content part in the first and second media streams may be calculated. Based on the timing difference, synchronization information for inter destination synchronization between said first and second streams may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Ray van Brandenburg, Mattijs Oskar van Deventer
  • Patent number: 9792191
    Abstract: A method of operating an emulated electrically erasable (EEE) memory system includes entering a quick write mode for a predetermined amount of time, upon detection of imminent power loss of the EEE memory system. A first write request is received immediately subsequent to entering the quick write mode, where the first write request includes a first address of an emulated memory of the EEE memory system and associated first data to be written at the first address. A first new record is created in non-volatile memory of the EEE memory system during the quick write mode, where the first new record includes the first address, the associated first data, and a blank record status identifier. The first new record is updated to have a quick record status ID, in response to a determination that record data of the first new record passes verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross S. Scouller, Melody B. Caron, Jeffrey C. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9794348
    Abstract: A method of using voice commands from a mobile device to remotely access and control a computer. The method includes receiving audio data from the mobile device at the computer. The audio data is decoded into a command. A software program that the command was provided for is determined. At least one process is executed at the computer in response to the command. Output data is generated at the computer in response to executing at least one process at the computer. The output data is transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Todd R. Smith
  • Patent number: 9769330
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that transmits image data input by sequentially reading originals, with limiting an allowable frame size. The apparatus includes: a transmission control unit, in which, in a case where an original has an existing size, the transmission control unit transmits the image data to a destination with frames having one of frame sizes selected based on the existing size of the original, such that transmission of the current image data is finished before a start of transmission of the image data of the next original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Seishiro Kato, Tomitsugu Koseki, Harunobu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9729731
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that transmits image data input by sequentially reading originals, with limiting an allowable frame size. The apparatus includes: a transmission control unit, in which, in a case where an original has an existing size, the transmission control unit transmits the image data to a destination with frames having one of frame sizes selected based on the existing size of the original, such that transmission of the current image data is finished before a start of transmission of the image data of the next original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Seishiro Kato, Tomitsugu Koseki, Harunobu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9690980
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to computer implemented methods for automatic curation of digital images. In one aspect, the method includes selecting one of every two or more duplicate digital images of a plurality of digital images. The method further includes calculating an image quality score for each of the selected digital images. The method further includes associating a ranking with each of the selected digital images based on its respective calculated image quality score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Hong, Ajmal A. Asver, Chandrashekar Raghavan, Denise Ho, Darwin Yamamoto, Erik Murphy-Chutorian
  • Patent number: 9686537
    Abstract: A plurality of images of a scene may be obtained. These images may have been captured by an image sensor, and may include a first image and a second image. A particular gain may have been applied to the first image. An effective color temperature and a brightness of a first pixel in the first image may be determined, and a mapping between pixel characteristics and noise deviation of the image sensor may be selected. The pixel characteristics may include pixel brightness. The selected mapping may be used to map at least the brightness of the first pixel to a particular noise deviation. The brightness of the first pixel and the particular noise deviation may be compared to a brightness of a second pixel of the second image. The comparison may be used to determine whether to merge the first pixel and the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Geiss, Changyin Zhou, Samuel William Hasinoff
  • Patent number: 9652062
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a display; a touch panel being capable of detecting a gesture; a judgment portion that judges whether or not a screen displayed on the display allows users to operate a display data object with a gesture; a memory; an image generator that determines an image size, that generates an image data object identical with the display data object in the determined image size, and that stores the generated image data object on the memory, upon the screen being judged as allowing users to operate the display data object with a gesture; and a display controller that updates the display data object with the image data object generated by the image generator and stored on the memory, in response to a gesture being performed on the screen, the screen being judged as allowing users to operate the display data object with a gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ueda, Akihiko Oda, Manabu Furukawa, Hiroki Tajima, Kenzo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9596370
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus acquires a plurality of first images and one or a plurality of second images. The first images are acquired through a first reading operation in which a reading apparatus sequentially reads first sides of a plurality of document sheets. The second images are acquired through a second reading operation in which the reading apparatus reads second sides of one or more of the plurality of document sheets. In a case where the number of second images acquired is smaller than the number of first images acquired, the image processing apparatus determines a sequence of the plurality of first images and the one or the plurality of second images such that sequential numbers of the one or the plurality of second images are differently set depending on whether an interrupting factor has arisen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mizuki Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9516178
    Abstract: A system for operating a multiple media printing device includes a memory module that stores print control data that corresponds to a plurality of data storage formats, a media reader module that selects one of the plurality of data storage formats based on one of a plurality of files stored on an external media storage device, and a media format module that processes image data stored on the media storage device based on the print control data that corresponds to the selected data storage format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventor: Vivek Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 9489125
    Abstract: A touch processing method and system using a GUI image, the method including the steps of: reading a sensed data array from a touch panel; performing a conversion procedure on a GUI to generate a GUI image; and performing a touch processing procedure according to the sensed data array and the GUI image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Rich IP Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Hung Tu, Chung-Lin Chia, Han-Chang Chen, Wen-Chieh Pan
  • Patent number: 9411498
    Abstract: Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 9389824
    Abstract: In a printing system in which a digital camera (DSC) and PD printer apparatus are directly connected via a USB, and image data is transmitted from the DSC to the PD printer apparatus and printed, Capability of the PD printer apparatus is transmitted from the PD printer apparatus to the DSC after communication procedures are established by an application (NCDP) installed in the PD printer apparatus and DSC. The PD printer apparatus is caused to execute print operation in accordance with print conditions set by the DSC on the basis of the transmitted Capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Yano, Kazuya Sakamoto, Takao Aichi, Fumihiro Goto, Akitoshi Yamada, Tatsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9304931
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium for providing data to a user interface for performance monitoring are disclosed, in which an a data definition is acquired, where the data definition is generated in response to a definition of the user interface. Data is acquired from data sources based on the data definition. The acquired data is processed based on the data definition, and the processed data is cached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Wei Hu, Cheng Quan Li, Ru Xing Xiao, Yue Chen
  • Patent number: 9288405
    Abstract: A shooting processing section shoots one or more users as an object to generate a shot image, an editing processing section allows the one or more users to edit the shot image, and an outputting section outputs the shot image that is edited. A display control section controls display of at least one image for compositing to be composited to the shot image, and the image for compositing based on a purpose of behavior of the one or more users, and a compositing processing section composites the displayed image for compositing to the shot image. The present invention can be applied to a photo sticker creating device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: FURYU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aki Imahira, Sachiyo Kanazawa, Tadao Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9270961
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a color correction circuit configured to perform color shading correction of an image independent of lens shading correction of the image. A method for anti-shading correction of an image includes correcting, by a color correction circuit, for color shading of the image independent of lens shading correction of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dmitriy Rudoy
  • Patent number: 9224275
    Abstract: A media processing method comprising receiving, by a first connection unit, a command sent from a host computer; and detecting, by an external device control unit, a process that can be executed by an external processing device. One or more controlling operations are performed by a control unit based on the command received by the first connection unit. Such control entails (i) executing a first process by a first processing unit, or (ii) executing a second process by a second processing unit when the external processing device cannot execute the command, the second process being different than the first process, or (iii) transmitting the command by a second connection unit to the external processing device when the external processing device can execute the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9195915
    Abstract: Logical pages are laid out on a physical page according to setting of a multipage printing condition. When a user drags a logical page, a layout of logical pages is changed based on an area to which the logical page is dragged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 9185267
    Abstract: An image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program stored on a computer-readable medium can select a color conversion table based on an image deposition level and are not dependent upon the media setting specifying the print medium. A host computer 3 outputs output data for printing to a printer that prints using cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y) inks, and has a color conversion table storage unit 260 that stores color conversion tables for each type of paper ranked according to the ink deposition level, a color conversion table selection unit 225, a color conversion unit 230, and a halftone processor 240. The color conversion table selection unit 225 selects a color conversion table from the color conversion table storage unit 260 with priority given to the ink deposition level over the paper setting. The color conversion unit 230 converts bitmap data for printing to CMY image data based on the selected color conversion table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9165388
    Abstract: A method for rectangular cropping including the steps of: (i) providing a sequence of images on a graphical interface device; (ii) analyzing each pixel in the first image included in the sequence of images; (iii) locating a boundary between the background of the first image and the border of the first image; (iv) determining the degree off true horizontal of the first image; (v) rotating the first image based on the determining step; (vi) applying a cropping operation to the first image; and (vii) automatically applying the cropping operation to each other image in the sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Delia, Wayne M. Delia
  • Patent number: 9159006
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for managing a document. An example aspect provides a method of requesting a document to be displayed at a portable electronic device, including: installing at a computer a printer driver for displaying documents at the portable electronic device; creating an association of a portable account identifier with a unique identifier of the portable electronic device; using the printer driver and the association, to transmit the document to the portable electronic device over a network; and transmitting from the computer the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Roger Charles Meike, David Paul Yach, Richard John George, Tu Dien Do
  • Patent number: 9158999
    Abstract: Logical pages are laid out on a physical page according to setting of a multipage printing condition. When a user drags a logical page, a layout of logical pages is changed based on an area to which the logical page is dragged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 9152893
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of sheet trays; an image forming section which forms an image on a sheet supplied by the sheet trays; and a display section which includes a display screen, upon which are displayed a first axis and a second axis, wherein sheet tray information identifying each of the plurality of sheet trays is displayed individually for each tray along the first axis, and information concerning the time period scheduled for use of each of the sheet trays is displayed along the second axis at a position along the first axis where the sheet tray information for the respective sheet tray is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shigeo Konuma
  • Patent number: 9129210
    Abstract: An efficient method and system to enhance digital acquisition devices for analog data is presented. The enhancements are available to the user in local as well as in remote deployments yielding efficiency gains for a large variety of business processes. The quality enhancements of the acquired digital data are achieved efficiently by employing virtual reacquisition, which renders unnecessary the physical reacquisition of the analog data in case the digital data by the acquisition are of insufficient quality. The method and system allows multiple users to access the same acquisition device for analog data. One or more users can virtually reacquire data provided by multiple analog or digital sources. The acquired raw data can be processed by each user according to his personal preferences and/or requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland G. Borrey, Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Robert A. Taylor, Joel S. Fechter, Hari S. Asuri
  • Patent number: 9111354
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first error diffusion unit, a second error diffusion unit, and a first determining unit, wherein the second error diffusion unit performs error diffusion processing in parallel with the first error diffusion unit and has an operating unit and a calculation unit, and the first determining unit determines whether quantized data for the second pixel of interest is fixed by the second error diffusion unit on the basis of whether the total of value is equal to or lower than a first reference value and whether the total of value is equal to or higher than a second reference value that is higher than the first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Kuga
  • Patent number: 9100607
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image display apparatus that sets a thinning rate, determined according to a designated display magnification ratio, with reference to plural display magnification ratio ranges, and a predetermined thinning rate determined in association with each display magnification ratio range, stores page image data, obtained from an apparatus storing information about the job, into a storage section by thinning page image data, pasts the thinned page image into a frame having a size according to the designated display magnification ratio, and displays the image pasted into the frame. When a display magnification ratio is changed within an identical display magnification ratio range, the image display apparatus pastes, by utilizing page image data according to a thinning rate before the change, the page image after magnifying it to fit into a frame having a size according to a display magnification ratio after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9094549
    Abstract: An input device including a function input unit to receive a request for scanning, a scanning unit to acquire a scan image of a target object through a scan area, a communication interface unit to communicate with a display device and a control unit is configured to control the communication unit to transmit the scan image to the display device, wherein a memory guide bar which represents remaining scan memory is outputted based on the transmitted scan image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungyong Lee, Bumsang Lee, Injik Lee
  • Patent number: 9092165
    Abstract: A method for printing an electronic document (ED) using a printer and a mobile device, including: receiving, by the printer, a request to print; generating, by the printer, a unique identifier (UID) in response to the request, where the mobile device sends a print job associated with the UID and the ED to a print server over a network; sending, by the printer, the UID to the print server; receiving, by the printer, the print job from the print server in response to sending the UID; and printing, by the printer, a hardcopy of the ED based on the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Steven Tecu, Mabry Frazier Dozier, III, Stuart L. M. Guarnieri
  • Patent number: 9088674
    Abstract: Methods and systems receive a scan job into a computerized device from an optical scanning device. The computerized device is operatively connected to the optical scanning device. These methods and systems process, using the computerized device, the scan job. Further, such methods and systems use the computerized device to cause a printing device operatively connected to the optical scanning device to print a scan confirmation sheet. The scan confirmation sheet indicates that the computerized device received the scan job. The scan confirmation sheet comprises computer readable markings. The computerized device can receive a transmission of the computer readable markings from a second device separate from the computerized device. In response to receiving the transmission of the computer readable markings printed on the scan confirmation sheet, the computerized device can provide the status of the processing of the scan job, and/or alter or cancel the processing of the scan job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Moore, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20150146221
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are perform features associated with a USB Host port on a media processing device. An apparatus is provided comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program instructions, the at least one memory and the computer program instructions being configured to, in cooperation with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to query a USB mass storage device for all template files stored at the root of the USB mass storage device, the USB mass storage device being connected to a USB Host port of a media processing device. The at least one at least one memory and the computer program instructions are further configured to, in cooperation with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to receive a selection of one or more of the template files to be processed and send the one or more selected files to a parser of the media processing device to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Carol Hill, Jim Phillips, Mark Schaefer, Leo Lowy, Dan Donato, Andrew Pekarske, Gordon Molek, David Feldman
  • Publication number: 20150146222
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for calibration of a media processing device are provided. The method may include providing a calibration sub-routine where the calibration sub-routine includes a plurality of calibration operations to be performed in sequence. The method may further include associating an audible note with each calibration operation and generating the audible note for each calibration operation as each respective calibration operation is performed, where the audible note is generated by a frequency of operation of a motor. The audible note associated with one calibration operation may be different from the audible note associated with another calibration operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Hunt, Max Kielland