Attribute Control Patents (Class 358/1.9)
  • Patent number: 11917116
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a plurality of imaging units prints, in a case that a print job received from an information processing apparatus is a print job for printing a chart for adjustment, the chart based on the print job, and decides, based on the chart, which of the plurality of imaging units is to be used to perform colorimetry of a printed product on which the chart has been printed. The image forming apparatus changes a conveyance path of the printed product to use the decided imaging unit for the colorimetry of the printed product, and notifies the information processing apparatus of a result of the colorimetry by the decided imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aya Kasahara
  • Patent number: 11915070
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to implement, at a low cost, highly accurate color calibration in a printing apparatus that performs printing using fluorescent ink. One embodiment of the present invention is an image processing apparatus that includes: a processing unit configured to perform processing relating to color calibration in a printing apparatus that prints an image on a printing medium using fluorescent printing material; and an execution unit configured to perform calibration processing of the printing apparatus based on a measured value that is obtained by measuring a patch chart for obtaining information on an amount of application of the fluorescent printing material in the printing apparatus, wherein a patch included in the patch chart is printed with the fluorescent printing material and subtractive color mixture printing material and at least one dot of the subtractive color mixture printing material covers a dot of the fluorescent printing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Naoko Baba, Kouta Murasawa, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Keiji Kuriyama, Yuki Igarashi, Hiroshi Mori
  • Patent number: 11917340
    Abstract: A projection device, including an illumination system, a control element, a driving element, a light valve, and a projection lens, is provided. The illumination system includes multiple light sources for providing multiple light beams to be combined into an illumination light beam. The driving element respectively drives the light sources in a first mode or a second mode, so that the light beams have respective luminous brightness, and the driving element is switched from the first mode to the second mode according to a first signal. The control element provides the first signal to the driving element according to an optical state or a time state of the projection device. The light valve is adapted to convert the illumination light beam into an image light beam. The projection lens is adapted to project the image light beam out of the projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Fu Liu, Tsung-Hsin Liao, Chun-Li Chen, Hung-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 11904619
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for producing a handwritten appearance of input text on a marking surface, comprising the steps of: receiving, into a plotter system, a print job related to a first graphic code, the print job comprising a printable media requirement; scanning, with a scanner attached to the plotter system, the first graphic code, the first graphic code previously printed on the marking surface loaded into the plotter system; identifying a particular media type of the marking surface with the first graphic code; confirming the printable media requirement matches the particular media type; and emulating handwriting on the marking surface with the plotter system to yield a marked paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: David Wachs, Roxanne Abul-Haj
  • Patent number: 11904224
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system for providing client-side physiological condition estimations during a live video session. In some embodiments, the system includes a first client computer system that is caused to: (i) store a neural network on one or more computer-readable storage media of the first client computer system, (ii) obtain a live video stream of an individual via a camera of the first client computer system during a video streaming session between the first client computer system and a second client computer system, (iii) provide, during the video streaming session, video data of the live video stream as input to the neural network to obtain physiological condition information from the neural network, and (iv) provide, during the video streaming session, the physiological condition information for presentation at the second client computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Louis Nicolas Atallah, Joseph James Frassica, Minnan Xu
  • Patent number: 11906360
    Abstract: To bring color, described by Lab values only, back into the spectral domain the invention discloses a method for automatically generating reflectance spectrum values from tristimulus values using a computer system administrating a database with data matrices of reflectance spectra of different colors differentiated by at least the process parameters print technology, substrate and print order of inks, wherein a) given tristimulus values of a color are classified with regard to the process parameters, b) in the database the data matrices of reflectance spectra of the respective color with the most matching process parameters are identified and c) the identified data matrix is used to define the reflectance spectrum values for the respective color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GMG GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Patrick Herzog
  • Patent number: 11909940
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for color management are described. In some implementations, the method can include accessing one or more buildup curves associated with a combination of a substrate, one or more colorants and a colorant dispenser. The method can also include accessing a design file specifying a design and including one or more layer files each specifying a layer color. The method can further include generating, for each layer color, a corresponding colorization recipe based on the one or more buildup curves. The method can also include creating a production job instruction/metadata file having a link to the design instruction/metadata file and including parameters associated with the colorant dispensing job to be carried out using the design instruction/metadata file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Airdye Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Leskanic, Andy Parrott, Patrick Tak Fu Chong, Evan Randolph Smith, Daniel J. Fuller
  • Patent number: 11907119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for array access with receiver masking are described. A first device may issue to a second device a first sequence of write commands for a set of data. The first sequence of write commands may indicate different memory addresses in an order. After issuing the first sequence of write commands, the first device may issue to the second device a second sequence of read commands for the set of data. The second sequence of read commands may indicate the different memory addresses in the same order as the first sequence of write commands. Based on issuing the second sequence of read commands, the first device may receive the set of data from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalija Jovanovic, Andrea Sorrentino, Marcos Alvarez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11900848
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application are a color gamut mapping method, a color gamut mapping assembly, and a display device. The method includes: obtaining a first connection line between a white point and an original point of the original color gamut; obtaining a first mapping point in a target color gamut of an intersection point of the first connection line and the original color gamut; obtaining a second connection line between a reference point in the original color gamut and the first mapping point; obtaining color coordinates of a second mapping point of the original point in the target color gamut; obtaining a luminance value of the second mapping point according to the original point and the white point; and obtaining grayscale values of the second mapping point according to the color coordinates and the luminance value of the second mapping point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Chen, Daxue Xia, Renli Xie
  • Patent number: 11902486
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage and a controller. The storage stores history information pertaining to job execution, and when the history information is read from the storage and the history information includes restricted information, the controller restricts display of the restricted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yukari Ebi
  • Patent number: 11899989
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to cause an image reading device to execute reading processing of a first color chart printed by a particular image forming apparatus of a plurality of image forming apparatuses and display, for each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, a progress status of each stage of processing from the reading processing of the first color chart to registration processing of a profile generated based on color information data obtained by the reading processing of the first color chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Koda, Akiko Bamba, Kanako Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 11902485
    Abstract: A firmware of the image forming device stores USB configuration information in a memory when updating the firmware in a normal operation. When updating of the firmware is not completed normally, the image forming device operates a recovery operation by executing a recovery program. The recovery program transmits USB configuration information, which is stored in the memory, to a terminal device when performing USB communication with the terminal device in the recovery operation. Thus, the USB configuration of the normal operation and that of the recovery operation are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Okajima
  • Patent number: 11890816
    Abstract: A system and a method of mitigating color discrepancies in three-dimensional (3D) printing systems may including a plurality of printing heads may include: printing one or more samples according to one or more sample parameters; obtaining a color offset vector from the one or more samples; receiving a model representing a 3D object, the model comprising a plurality of model printing points associated with respective color; analyzing the model in view of the obtained color offset vector to produce a calibrated data structure, adapted to mitigate color discrepancies; and printing the 3D object according to the calibrated data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: STRATASYS LTD.
    Inventors: Lior Elgali, Dror Kasimov, Yoav Bressler, Shai Lipowitch
  • Patent number: 11890878
    Abstract: A method for generating ejection position data indicating an ejection position where ink is ejected includes performing an edge detection process, an edge correction process, and an ejection position data generation process based on processing target data indicating an image to be printed. In the processing target data, a non-ejection value indicating that ink is not ejected to a corresponding ejection position or an ejection value other than the non-ejection value is set as a pixel value of a pixel. In the edge detection process, a position where a pixel to which the non-ejection value is set and a pixel for which the ejection value is set are adjacent is detected to detect an edge. In the edge correction process, the pixel value of the corresponding pixel is changed to a non-ejection value for at least a part of the ejection position where ink is ejected to draw the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Nishio, Wataru Hioki
  • Patent number: 11893285
    Abstract: A method for color calibration of a print device is provided. The method includes receiving, at the print device, a print job request that includes a color print job, determining, at the print device, print job data including data associated with the color print job and the print device, wherein the data associated with the print device includes an ambient temperature sensed by an embedded temperature sensor in the print device, and transmitting, by the print device, the print job data to a cloud server to request a stored matching color profile having associated data that matches, within a defined threshold, the print job data. Using techniques disclosed herein, printer calibration is automated using big data analytics (i.e., continuous learning, analyzing, and optimizing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Dilinur Wushour
  • Patent number: 11893429
    Abstract: A colorimetric device includes: a white reference portion having: a first irradiation area; and a second irradiation area different from the first irradiation area; a light emitter including: a first light source configured to emit visible light to the first irradiation area; and a second light source configured to emit ultraviolet light to the second irradiation area; a sensor configured to detect the visible light reflected from the first irradiation area and the ultraviolet light reflected from the second irradiation area; and a processor configured to: measure colorimetric information of an object; and calibrate the colorimetric information of the object based on the visible light and the ultraviolet light detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Suzuki, Tatsuya Ishii
  • Patent number: 11893288
    Abstract: A first dot pattern printed according to a result of quantization performed on a multi-valued grayscale value by using a first threshold matrix and a second dot pattern printed according to a result of quantization performed on multi-valued grayscale value by using a second threshold matrix are printed on a print medium in an overlapping manner. In order to generate the threshold matrices, a first initial pattern being a dot pattern corresponding to a first grayscale value and a second initial pattern being a dot pattern corresponding to a second grayscale value lower than the first grayscale value are generated for pixel regions of the first and second threshold matrices. Then, thresholds of the first and second threshold matrices are set such that dot patterns having continuity with the first and second initial patterns are obtained at grayscale values between the first and second grayscale values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Nakagawa, Hirokazu Tanaka, Tsukasa Doi, Mayuko Yamagata, Satoshi Seki
  • Patent number: 11895283
    Abstract: An image analyzer includes an in-use ink information determination section that determines an ink type to be used for printing and an ink quantity to be used for printing for the ink type as in-use ink information by using image data in accordance with conditions set in advance, a printed image quality information acquisition section that acquires at least one item of printed image quality information on image quality specified in advance and provided when the image data is printed by using the determined in-use ink information, and a display section that displays at least one of the in-use ink information and the printed image quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Ono, Yuko Yamamoto, Takahiro Kamada, Mitsuhiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11887214
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to reduce the number of pages while guaranteeing the consistency of the story of an album. One embodiment of the present invention is a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for causing a computer to function as: a selection unit configured to select, based on analysis results of each of a plurality of model images used in a model album and analysis results of each image in a candidate image group that is used in an album, similar images similar to the model images from among the candidate image group; a creation unit configured to create a layout in which the similar images selected by the selection unit are arranged in templates of the model album; and a reducing unit configured to reduce a number of pages of the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takeichi, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Takayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11889036
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system in which an image forming apparatus is connected to a post-processing apparatus having a function of trimming. The image forming system includes: a repeat setting part that determines either: a setting of a scan size of a scan image per one printed reproduction of the scan image, the one printed reproduction being to be laid out by imposition of the scan image; or a setting of the imposition of the scan image according to the scan size of the scan image; a trimming setting part that determines either: a setting of a card size of cards to be obtained by trimming a recording medium; or a setting of a trimming area for the cards; and a coordination part that coordinates the repeat setting part and the trimming setting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akio Ueda
  • Patent number: 11886761
    Abstract: A printer for printing on a long sheet includes a print data divider and a verification processor. The print data divider outputs a plurality of segments of divided print data divided at the boundary of areas from standard print data containing print contents in each of the areas obtained by dividing a standard sheet into a plurality of the areas. The verification processor compares the size of the long sheet with the size of the area included in the standard sheet and rotates the divided print data if it is determined from a result of the comparison that the rotation is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 11886603
    Abstract: A method for signing an electronic document is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, from a first client device: a first electronic document in a first state, the first electronic document containing first data in the first state; a first indication of approval for the first electronic document in the first state; and a selection of one or more second client devices; sending, to each of the one or more second client devices, an invite to access the first electronic document in the first state, each invite including a link to access the first electronic document; receiving, from at least one of the one or more second client devices, a second indication of approval for the first electronic document in the first state; validating the second indications of approval; in response to the validating, submitting a locked form version of the first electronic document to a virtual document signing ceremony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Avinash Malliah, Gregory Boddison, Angelique Louise Carle
  • Patent number: 11886757
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus where an amount to be printed due to execution of a job designating printing according to a first printing mode exceeds a first printable amount, a screen is displayed to accept an instruction for changing printing according to the first printing mode designated by the job to printing according to a second printing mode. When the instruction is accepted on the screen, a print setting screen which is able to accept a change of print setting of the job is displayed. If an amount printed according to the second printing mode would exceed the second printable amount even if print setting of the job is changed, the print setting screen is repeatedly displayed until print setting of the job is set such that the amount to be printed on printing according to the second printing mode does not exceed the second printable amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michinori Shioda
  • Patent number: 11882258
    Abstract: Even when the number of image formers and/or the number of color management target values are large, it is possible to easily manage the color management target value associated with the image former. A color management device 1 according to one aspect of the present invention includes a management part 107 that manages information on a user who performs a color verification operation using the color management target value in association with correspondence information in which the image former and the color management target value are managed in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuma Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11875068
    Abstract: A printing method includes a first printing setting information receiving step for receiving first printing setting information for simulating printing by a second printing unit, a first printing instructing step for instructing a first printing unit to print first printing data based on the first printing setting information, a transmitting step for transmitting, to a second information supplying unit, second printing data based on the first printing data and second printing setting information based on a colorimetric result, a receiving step for receiving the second printing data and the second printing setting information, a second printing setting information receiving step for receiving the second printing data and the second printing setting information from the second information supplying unit, a second printing instructing step for instructing the second printing unit to print the second printing data based on the second printing setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shusuke Kibune
  • Patent number: 11875719
    Abstract: Two corresponding color patches are displayed on two image displays until adjusted by a viewer to match visually to a common color. Two sets of code values rendered on the two corresponding color patches on the two image displays are identified. Two sets of tristimulus values for the viewer are determined based on the two sets of code values rendered on the two corresponding color patches on the two image displays. The viewer's color matching function are generated based on the two sets of tristimulus values. The viewer's CMF is used in image rendering operations on a target image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jaclyn Anne Pytlarz, Elizabeth G. Pieri, Robin Atkins
  • Patent number: 11869393
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit device used in a display device of a head-up display that performs image projection using display image data and a light source. The circuit device includes: a dimming control circuit configured to perform dimming control of the light source based on image data; a color correction circuit configured to perform color correction on the image data in accordance with a result of the dimming control to output the display image data; and a blinding error detection circuit configured to perform a blinding error detection process of the head-up display in accordance with the display image data and the result of the dimming control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Yasutoshi Akiba
  • Patent number: 11868072
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a scanner configured to read an image formed on a sheet along a reading direction and generate image data thereof, and a processor. The processor is configured to select a first region of the generated image data into which a first image indicating the reading direction is to be combined, set a pixel value of the first image in accordance with a pixel value of a pixel around the first region, and combine the first image having the determined pixel value into the first region of the image data and output the combined image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihito Hiroe
  • Patent number: 11869451
    Abstract: Methods for driving color electrophoretic displays including a plurality of display pixels capable of producing a set of primary colors. The method comprises defining a separation cumulate threshold array and using the separation cumulate threshold array to identify areas of the electrophoretic display that are better suited for dithering and not dithering the areas of the electrophoretic display that exceed the separation cumulate threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Crounse
  • Patent number: 11871036
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compressing Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) images estimates a quantized DC coefficient of a target block to be decoded using AC coefficients of the target block and a pixel value of already decoded neighboring block adjacent to the target block, thereby reducing the encoded file size while maintaining the JPEG file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Suah Kim
  • Patent number: 11863727
    Abstract: Provided is an image calibration method, an image formation device and a storage medium. The image calibration method includes: acquiring at least one of a first end color density value or a second end color density value of a calibration reference image along a direction to be calibrated; calculating a difference between the at least one of the first end color density value or the second end color density value and a target color density value, to obtain at least one of a first end color density difference value or a second end color density difference value; and performing uniformity calibration on an image to be calibrated if the at least one of the first end color density difference value or the second end color density difference value is greater than or equal to a preset difference threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ZHUHAI PANTUM ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangxiao Ma
  • Patent number: 11856160
    Abstract: An object is to save a user's trouble in a case of printing correction charts and stabilization charts and performing automatic tone correction with the correction charts among the printed charts. An image processing apparatus performs: control for printing correction chart images along with identification images for respectively identifying the correction chart images on print media in a one-to-one correspondence; and control for printing a stabilization chart image on a print medium before the control for printing the correction chart images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keita Hidaka
  • Patent number: 11856163
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a reader that reads an image on a print medium, and is arranged at a reading position of a conveyance path for conveying the print medium that is continuous and has a long length; a shading unit including a reference color member to perform shading correction of correcting a read value of an image sensor in the reader; a mover that moves the shading unit between the reading position of the reader and a retreated position; and a retractor that retracts the print medium from the reading position of the reader, wherein the retractor arranges the print medium at the reading position of the reader at a time of reading by the reader, and retracts the print medium from the reading position of the reader at an end of reading by the reader, to secure a predetermined space between the reader and the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Kawatsu
  • Patent number: 11853822
    Abstract: A printing device comprises a head including nozzles configured to eject ink and is configured to print, with use of the ink, an image having a plurality of pixels on a printing medium, an input device configured to receive information designating a pixel in the image, and a controller. The controller performs judging a priority of a designated color of a designated pixel designated by the information designating the pixel, determining one of conditions including a number, sizes, and the number and sizes of the designated patches of the designated color, based on the priority judged by the judging, and printing a patch chart containing the designated patch according to the one of the conditions on the printing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shota Morikawa
  • Patent number: 11854239
    Abstract: An imaging device acquires an input image using a lens unit and an imaging element and detects a subject. The imaging device calculates a reliability of detection of a subject and compares the reliability with a threshold value. When the reliability of detection of a subject is less than the threshold value, the imaging device performs a defocus calculating process and a background area determining process. The imaging device performs a low-pass filtering process on the determined background area, decreases a high-frequency component in the background area, and then detects a subject again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nishiyama, Keisuke Midorikawa
  • Patent number: 11856174
    Abstract: A data processing method, a system and a user interface are disclosed, for dosing ink in a digital printer with at least 6 ink channels. A forward transformation model is obtained or computed for defining a relationship between coordinates of device-dependent ink values across the ink channels and coordinates of device-independent colorimetric values in a color space. An inverse model of the forward transformation model is computed, wherein the inverse model comprises an adjustable constraint on each ink channel. One or more constraints are applied to each ink channel with predetermined and/or user-defined value(s). A target colorimetric value is input to the inverse model. An ink value is computed for each ink channel with the inverse model, wherein each computed ink value corresponds to ink dosage in its respective ink channel and the computed ink values collectively correspond substantially to the target colorimetric value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CMA IMAGING EUROPE SA
    Inventors: Gerardo Andres Cerros Martinez, Ronald Terrazas Mallea
  • Patent number: 11847514
    Abstract: An information processing device that transmits print data to a printing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores combination information configured to identify a combination of a color of a print medium and a color of a color material and an adaptive density range that is a range of print densities suitable for reading a code image, a print combination information acquisition unit that acquires print combination information configured to identify a combination of a color of the print medium and a color of the color material, a density setting value acquisition unit that acquires a density setting value, a density determination unit that determines, whether the density setting value is included in the adaptive density range stored in association with the combination information same as the print combination information, and a density change unit that changes a print density of the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akinori Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11847767
    Abstract: An image processing method and component, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The component includes at least a display control and a local retouching control. The display control is configured to display, in a first area of a display area, a to-be-edited image or a target image obtained by retouching the to-be-edited image. The local retouching control is configured to activate a local retouching function in response to a control instruction, to determine a local adjustable area for local retouching, where the local adjustable area is selected from the to-be-edited image or the target image based on a selection operation performed on the to-be-edited image or the target image, and the local adjustable area is displayed via a preset mask to be distinguished from other areas in the to-be-edited image or the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: DOUYIN VISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruyu Jiang, He Li
  • Patent number: 11849094
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a first acquisition processing portion, a second acquisition processing portion, and an adjustment processing portion. The image forming portion forms an image on a sheet. The first acquisition processing portion acquires a captured image of the sheet. The second acquisition processing portion acquires a specific value that indicates a difference between a gradation value of a pixel that, among pixels included in the captured image acquired by the first acquisition processing portion, corresponds to a higher part of an outer surface of the sheet, and a gradation value of a pixel that, among the pixels included in the captured image, corresponds to a lower part that is lower than the higher part. The adjustment processing portion adjusts an image forming condition of the image forming portion based on the specific value acquired by the second acquisition processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kanako Kikuchi, Akihiro Kondo, Keisuke Oba
  • Patent number: 11842096
    Abstract: An example image forming apparatus includes a print engine to form an image by using toners of different colors, a memory to store toner quantity information of the different colors of toners, and a processor to perform a print job by reducing a use of a toner with a small toner residual quantity ratio when a difference in a residual quantity ratio of the toner for each color is greater than or equal to a determined value on the basis of the stored toner quantity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Seung Youl Lee, Hae Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 11843750
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for the sending, delivery and receiving of faxes are disclosed herein. In particular, certain embodiments include a fax connector that may be deployed at a user's site, and a faxing system that may be deployed remotely from the user's site. The fax connector can be accessed at the user's site over a computer based network in order to perform functions associated with faxing, including sending, receiving and obtaining status on faxes. The fax connector deployed at the user's site communicates with the remotely deployed faxing system to send, receive, obtain status on, or perform other functions associated with, faxing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, Michael Riedel
  • Patent number: 11842480
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a target image and a first reference image in an environment in which a first light source and a second light source having temporally and spatially varying characteristics coexist, the target image being obtained by capturing an image of a target object, the first reference image being obtained by capturing images of reference charts arranged at a plurality of positions, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a second reference image obtained by capturing images of the reference charts arranged at the plurality of positions under the first light source, and an estimation unit configured to estimate, based on the target image, the first reference image, and the second reference image, an image of the target object in a case where the image of the target object is captured under the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mizuki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11843728
    Abstract: In an image forming device, a controller converts continuous-tone image data to raster image data using a dither matrix. The continuous-tone image data includes pixels each has a tone value. The raster image data is binary image data corresponding to exposure areas. The dither matrix includes threshold values. The dither matrix is configured so that as an exposure area percentage of the raster image data increases, growth of the exposure area progresses according to a growth process including: a stage at which an exposure area extends in a predetermined screen direction from an isolated exposure area to connect with another isolated exposure area; and a stage at which after the isolated exposure area connects with another isolated exposure area, the exposure area extends in a crossing direction crossing the predetermined screen direction. The controller controls the exposure device to expose the photosensitive drum based on the raster image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Takasu, Junichi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11841272
    Abstract: A method of adapting a Lab setpoint color value of multicolored printed products, wherein a special color is replaced by process colors using an ICC color profile. A measurement point that is assigned to the replaced special color on the printed product is metrologically acquired using a color measuring system and a Lab actual color value of the measurement point is calculated. The ICC color profile or a standardized ICC color profile is used for computing the color composition of the Lab setpoint color value from the participating process colors. Changes of the layer thicknesses of the participating process colors are ascertained to achieve a predetermined Lab setpoint color value of the measurement point using a digital tool or a digital model. The participating process colors are adapted using the ascertained changes of their layer thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Nikolaus Pfeiffer, Stefan Schenk, Bernd Utter, Michael Hansen
  • Patent number: 11843735
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit configured to form an image on each of media; a plurality of sheet feeding cassettes each configured to store the media; a media sensor which is provided on a conveyance path through which the media are fed from any of the plurality of sheet feeding cassettes to the image forming unit, and is configured to detect a type of the conveyed media; a memory configured to store, for each sheet feeding cassette, the type of media stored in each of the plurality of sheet feeding cassettes; and a controller configured to output, to a display, a selection screen for selecting a sheet feeding cassette in which media to be used in calibration of adjusting a density of the image to be formed by the image forming unit are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Nakama
  • Patent number: 11835899
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a stacker, a feeding roller, an image forming unit, a detector detecting a recording material, and a controller controlling a feed interval between recording materials continuously fed by the feeding roller. The controller sets the feed interval between a first recording material precedently fed and a second recording material subsequent to the first recording material to a first feed interval based on an image signal. In a case that the detector does not detect a trailing end of the first recording material with respect to a feeding direction after detecting the first recording material until a predetermined time elapses, the controller sets the feed interval to a second feed interval longer than the first interval and determines a timing of image forming on the second recording material by the image forming unit based on the second feed interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Kanno
  • Patent number: 11836400
    Abstract: A control method of a distribution apparatus for distributing print medium data includes specifying a first printing apparatus to be a distribution destination of first print medium data, specifying a second printing apparatus to be a distribution destination of second print medium data, executing a setting related to a distribution time, and executing a conversion process, in which second print medium data is generated by converting at least a part of first print medium data based on information related to the specified second printing apparatus, at a time based on the executed setting related to the distribution time. The first print medium data is distributed to the specified first printing apparatus based on the executed setting related to the distribution time and the second print medium data is distributed to the specified second printing apparatus based on the executed setting related to the distribution time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11833840
    Abstract: Systems and methods for printing data on a substrate including a color-changeable material are provided. One system includes a processing circuit and a device including an energy source. At least a portion of a printed publication is printed on the substrate using a commercial printing press based on fixed data. The device including the energy source is configured to add variable data to the substrate. The processing circuit is configured to receive the variable data and to control the energy source to change a color of the color-changeable material based on the variable data to provide at least a portion of the printed publication. The processing circuit is configured to control the energy source to change the color of the color-changeable material in-line with a flow of the substrate through one of a printing line, a finishing line, or a packaging line of the commercial printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Quad/Graphics, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Barndt, Robert H. Barton, Jr., Terrill S. Clayton, Monte J. Rose, Paul G. Volz
  • Patent number: 11836555
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a support program supports a printer, and a printing program is built in an operating system. The support program causes the information processing device to perform: in a case that a print instruction to execute printing by using the built-in printing program is issued, at least one of a command outputting process and an outputting instruction process. The command outputting process outputs a preceding operation command to the printer before starting transmitting print execution data to the printer. The preceding operation command commands the printer to execute a preceding operation prior to starting printing. The printer having a function to execute the preceding operation specified in the preceding operation command. The outputting instruction process instructs a command transmission program to output the preceding operation command while the outputting instruction process designates the printer as an outputting destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshito Hosomizo, Mareyuki Murata, Kenju Narita
  • Patent number: 11836399
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a selection unit configured to select, based on a selection criterion, one or more first colorimetric regions in an image to be formed based on image data; an input/output control unit configured to receive a first user input for selecting one or more second colorimetric regions from the one or more first colorimetric regions selected by the selection unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit a print job including information indicating the one or more second colorimetric regions and the image data, to an image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Sato