Recording Apparatus Patents (Class 358/296)
  • Patent number: 10726557
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that acquire an image containing text with curved text lines to generate a corresponding corrected image in which the text lines are straightened and have a rectilinear organization. The method may include identifying a page sub-image within the text-containing image, generating a text-line-curvature model for the page sub-image that associates inclination angles with pixels in the page sub-image, generating local displacements, using the text-line-curvature model, for pixels in the page sub-image, and transferring pixels from the page sub-image to a corrected page-sub-image using the local displacements to construct a corrected page sub-image in which the text lines are straightened and in which the text characters and symbols have a rectilinear arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABBYY Production LLC
    Inventors: Olga Arnoldova Kacher, Ivan Germanovich Zagaynov, Vladimir Rybkin
  • Patent number: 10712987
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are configured to manage the printing of an electronic document having different page sizes. They include receiving a request from a user to print an electronic document, the electronic document arranged as a set of pages. They also include determining if a page size for a page of the set of pages in the electronic document matches at least one print media size available for printing. They further include providing a message for display to the user, the message including an indication that the page size for the page is not available for printing when it is determined that the page size of the page does not match the at least one print media size. The message also including a menu with a set of user selectable options for completing the print request on the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasarao Bindana, Rathinavell Arumugam, Anand Arokia Raj Antony Muthu Rayar
  • Patent number: 10682859
    Abstract: An recording device includes a recording head that performs recording using ink; a liquid containing body that is capable of accommodating ink; a casing of which at least the recording portion and the liquid containing body are provided on an inside portion; a tube that connects the liquid containing body and the recording head with each other; and a operating panel that constitutes a portion of an outer covering of the recording device and operates the recording device. The operating panel is provided to be capable of performing an opening/closing operation with respect to the casing between two positions which are an opened position which exposes and a closed position which does not expose an inside of the casing, and at least a portion of the liquid containing body is exposed, by an opening operation of the operating panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Soshi Okawa, Shoma Kudo, Nobuyuki Nishi, Munehide Kanaya
  • Patent number: 10681284
    Abstract: A pixel array uses two sets of pixels to provide accurate exposure control. One set of pixels provide continuous output signals for automatic light control (ALC) as the other set integrates and captures an image. ALC pixels allow monitoring of multiple pixels of an array to obtain sample data indicating the amount of light reaching the array, while allowing the other pixels to provide proper image data. A small percentage of the pixels in an array is replaced with ALC pixels and the array has two reset lines for each row; one line controls the reset for the image capture pixels while the other line controls the reset for the ALC pixels. In the columns, at least one extra control signal is used for the sampling of the reset level for the ALC pixels, which happens later than the sampling of the reset level for the image capture pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorgen Moholt
  • Patent number: 10657506
    Abstract: An imaging device provides a mobile device multi-feed scanner, which may utilize remote data capture for multi-sheet feed scanning by using mirrors to form a reflective path allowing the viewing of the reverse side of the check on a platform to capture the check image on a mobile device. A camera on the mobile device may either sequentially or simultaneously capture a picture of both the front and back sides of the check. The platform may include a transparent portion, which may be adjacent to a stage portion. The first and second mirrors may be positioned such as to allow imaging of a reverse side of an object through the transparent portion of the platform while the object rests on the stage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lattman, Greg McAllister
  • Patent number: 10642176
    Abstract: A photosensitive body is provided. The photosensitive body includes a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer formed on the photosensitive layer, and the protective layer includes a urethane oligomer acrylate and a modified perfluoropolyether acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Young-soo Ha, Sung-hoon Kang, Yong-jun Kwon, Seung-ju Kim, So-hyeon An, Hun Jung, Il-sun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10621465
    Abstract: An apparatus for character recognition executes a first process for acquiring first image data which is an image in which string data containing one or more characters is drawn at a first magnification through a drawing process that outputs image data acquired by drawing characters at a display magnification, executes a second process for acquiring second image data which is an image in which the string data is drawn at a second magnification larger than the first magnification through the drawing process, executes a third process for acquiring a recognition result including a character code of each of the characters in the string data drawn in the second image data through a character recognition process, and executes a fourth process for adjusting a newline position of the recognition result acquired from the second image data by using a newline position of the string data drawn in the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10589552
    Abstract: An imaging device including a housing, an access door, and a flap. The housing forms an interior and forms an access door opening and a slotted connection on a side of the access door opening. The access door includes a door cover, an arm extending from the door cover, and a hinge pin. The hinge pin extends outwardly at a terminal end of the arm and matingly couples with the slotted connection. The hinge pin rotates and translates along a length of the slotted connection. The flap is rotatably extendable over the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Mergen
  • Patent number: 10538406
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a sheet and a sheet processing apparatus for performing binding processing on a sheet bundle formed of a plurality of sheets having formed the image. The sheet processing apparatus performs binding processing by a stapler on the sheet bundle placed on an intermediate tray and an opening. The image forming apparatus controls image forming preparation and timing of movement of the stapler in accordance with presence/absence of the sheet bundle on the opening, position of the stapler and timing to obtain an image forming instruction including binding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Takuya Hayakawa, Naoka Omura
  • Patent number: 10530951
    Abstract: A feed tray can be switched between a first posture in which the feed tray is at a first tilt angle, and a second posture in which the feed tray is at a second tilt angle that is closer to a horizontal direction than the first tilt angle or the feed tray is horizontal. An image reading apparatus executes a first feed mode that starts feed of a medium based on a reading execution operation by a user in the first posture, and executes a second feed mode that starts feed of a medium when setting of the medium on the feed tray is detected in the second posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Miyauchi, Noriyuki Koyanagi, Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, Shinsuke Kogi, Tomoyuki Mokuo
  • Patent number: 10523845
    Abstract: A scanning device for automatically scanning and processing a document includes a port for communicating with a portable memory device, an image sensor, a processing device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The processing device is configured to detect a trigger event by detecting that the portable memory device is communicatively coupled to the port, automatically determine a scan instruction having at least one scan setting, determine whether the portable memory device includes one or more security instructions, determine whether biometric information associated with an authenticated user is available, identify the biometric information as a secure access token, automatically cause the image sensor to scan a physical document to generate a digital document file corresponding to the physical document based on the scan instruction, and save the digital document file to the portable memory device with the secure access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Narayan Kesavan, Raj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10511768
    Abstract: A system and method that allows the capture of a series of images to create a single linear panoramic image is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image, dynamically comparing a previously captured image with a preview image on a display of a capture device until a predetermined overlap threshold is satisfied, generating a user interface to provide feedback on the display of the capture device to guide a movement of the capture device, and capturing the preview image with enough overlap with the previously captured image with little to no tilt for creating a linear panorama.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jamey Graham, Daniel G. Van Olst
  • Patent number: 10507475
    Abstract: A device for structuring the surface of a metal pressed sheet or of an endless strip, comprising a support device adapted to support the metal pressed sheet or endless strip during structuring, and a spray head and a slideway adapted to permit movement of the spray head into a desired position within a plane defined by an X and a Y coordinate. The spray head is further adapted to move in a Z direction with reference to a work surface which is spanned by the X and Y direction, and the spray head is guided by means of a digitalized template that is identical to the printed image of an impregnated paper used in a further pressing process. Independent drive elements are connected to a control unit and configured to move the spray head into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hueck Engraving GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jordi Reichert
  • Patent number: 10511743
    Abstract: A scanning device for automatically scanning and processing a document includes at least a port for communicating with a portable memory device, an image sensor and a processing device. The scanning device may detect a trigger event by detecting that the portable memory device is communicatively coupled to the port. The scanning device may automatically determine a scan instruction, automatically cause the image sensor to scan a physical document based on the scan instruction, determine a secure access token, and save the digital document file to the portable memory device with the secure access token. The secure access token may be an encryption key that is associated with a log-in password of an authenticated user of the scanning device. The scanning device may obtain the encryption key from a storage medium of the scanning device or from a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Muralidaran Krishnasamy, Narayan Kesavan, Raj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10491784
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to printed structures and methods for generating the same. The printed structure includes a first surface including a first ink type arranged in a first image and a second surface at least partially aligned with at least a portion of the first surface, the second surface including a second type of ink arranged in a second image. The first and second surfaces are physically separated from one another, the first image is visible under a first set of light wavelengths and the second image is visible under a second set of light wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Petar Pjanic, Anselm Grundhöfer, Marjan Shahpaski
  • Patent number: 10484563
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that shifts to a power saving state, includes a printing unit, a printing control unit configured to control the printing unit, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the printing control unit when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, wherein the printing control unit, to which power is supplied by the power supply unit, executes initialization of the printing unit in a case where a printing screen for performing a printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, and wherein the printing control unit does not execute initialization of the printing unit in a case where a selection screen for selecting the printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 10475188
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device and an image enhancing method. The image enhancement method for the image processing device includes: calculating a first minimum value, a first maximum value, and a first average value of a luminance of a region based on a pixel in an image; calculating a first gain with respect to a pixel having a pixel value between the first minimum value and the first average value, and a second gain with respect to a pixel having a pixel value between the first average value and the first maximum value; and calculating a first correction value by correcting the pixel value of the pixel by using the first gain or the second gain according to a result of comparing the pixel value of the pixel with the first average value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Ho Gal, Eun Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10477052
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an obtaining unit that obtains image information of a second region to detect an erecting direction of an image formed on a document, the second region being defined in the image in advance according to a criterion different from a criterion for defining a first region in the image, in which character recognition is performed; and an output unit that outputs character information of the first region, the character information being recognized in accordance with the erecting direction of the image obtained from the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oya, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Shigeru Okada, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Akane Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 10476849
    Abstract: A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method begins by obtaining maintenance tasks for performing within a DSN storage unit. The method continues by prioritizing the maintenance tasks and updating a status of the DSN storage unit to maintenance mode. The method continues by facilitating execution of the prioritized maintenance tasks and capturing maintenance task results as maintenance tasks are performed. The method continues by comparing the maintenance tasks to the captured maintenance task results to produce exceptions and sending, over a network, the exceptions to a DSN managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Shirley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10455103
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printer to form an image on a printing medium by using a color material and to output the printing medium on which the image is formed, a printing controller to control the printer and to store data relating to the printer, a power controller to control supply of power to the printer and the printing controller, and a main controller connected with the printing controller so as to be capable of communication. In accordance with a predetermined request, the power controller performs control so as to suspend supply of power to the printer, the main controller starts acquisition of the data stored by the printing controller, and the power controller performs control so as to suspend supply of power to the printing controller after the main controller completes acquisition of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 10419704
    Abstract: An endoscope device having: a display configured to display a first image region and a second image region; and a controller configured to: perform first display change control to control the display to change a display state of the first image region based on an instruction input to an instruction input device through a first operation method; and perform second display change control to control the display to change a display state of the second image region based on an instruction input to the instruction input device through a second operation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Furuhata
  • Patent number: 10387998
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: an enlargement and reduction unit that enlarges or reduces an image input by direct memory access (DMA) transfer; and an image processing unit that, in a case where a size of an image after processing for enlargement or reduction by the enlargement and reduction unit is different from a size determined in advance as a size of an image after the processing, performs processing for adding pixels to the processed image or processing for deleting pixels of the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Oue, Masaki Nudejima, Takayuki Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10379570
    Abstract: A clock divider circuit receives an input clock signal having a first frequency (f) and generates an output signal having a frequency equal to f/N, where N is an odd integer. The clock divider circuit includes an edge counter to count a number of consecutive edges of the input clock signal having a first plurality, and to assert a control signal when a threshold number (N) of consecutive edges has been counted. The clock divider circuit also includes a frequency multiplier to generate an intermediate clock signal having a frequency equal to 2f/N by doubling the frequency of the control signal based at least in part on transitions of the input clock signal, and a frequency divider to generate an output clock signal having a frequency equal to f/N by halving the frequency of the intermediate clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Conrado K. Mesadri, Bob W. Verbruggen
  • Patent number: 10341516
    Abstract: A rotation drive device includes a driven rotation member, a driving rotation member, a rotation relay member, a shaft, and a holder. The rotation relay member transmits only a unidirectional rotational driving force from the driving rotation member to the driven rotation member. The rotation relay member includes a housing and a cylindrical one-way clutch. A contact portion between the driving rotation member and the shaft is configured to rotate the driving rotation member and the shaft to transmit the driving force to an inner peripheral side of the cylindrical one-way clutch via the shaft. The driving rotation member includes a boss projected toward the holder and rotatably held in the holder. A portion of the shaft to support the driving rotation member and an inner wall surface of a through hole of the driving rotation member are shaped to rotate the shaft and the driving rotation member. together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Imaki, Yohei Osanai, Genta Hagiwara, Masatoshi Ishida, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Toshiyuki Horikawa, Yasunobu Youda, Takayuki Andoh, Kaoru Tada
  • Patent number: 10336112
    Abstract: Printers and other machines providing tangible outputs are provided. In one implementation, a printer comprises a housing having a fixed structure and a movable cover configured to be movable with respect to the fixed structure. The printer also includes a printing mechanism that is disposed inside the housing and is configured to print an image on a medium. The movable cover is movably attached to the fixed structure via a first pivoting mechanism that defines a first pivoting axis. The movable cover is configured to be pivoted about the first pivoting axis of the first pivoting mechanism. Also, the movable cover comprises a plurality of linked slats, each pair of adjacent linked slats being linked together by a second pivoting mechanism. Each second pivoting mechanism includes characteristics enabling a user to detach the adjacent linked slats from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Datamax-O'Neil Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Celinder, Michael James Wells
  • Patent number: 10289049
    Abstract: First prediction data indicating a timing at which a consumable for use in a printing apparatus is to be replenished in the printing apparatus, and second prediction data indicating a timing at which a part of the printing apparatus is to be replaced, are obtained. The obtained first and second prediction data are arranged in time series on the basis of the timings indicated by the first and second prediction data. The first and second prediction data arranged in time series are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10278611
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus has an imaging unit that images volume data of a region-of-interest of an object, an extracting unit that extracts a characteristic point from the volume data; and, a generating unit that generates an observation sectional image from the volume data using the characteristic point and correlation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10168964
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines and end users connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is transmitted using electronic mail or a via a direct connection. The electronic mail may be transmitted over the Internet to a service center or from a service center to a resource administrator, but also may remain within a local or wide area network for transmission between a machine and an end user or a resource administrator. E-mail messages may be transmitted from a computer which is attached to a device which is being monitored or controlled and include information regarding the status, usage or capabilities of the attached device. The device may send status messages and usage information of the device by an end user to either a resource administrator or to a service center on the Internet through a firewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Motoyama, Masaichi Niro
  • Patent number: 10161182
    Abstract: A system for biasing or encouraging a sheet of material to gather in one direction when one edge of the sheet of material is moved toward an opposite edge of the sheet of material is provided. A plurality of strips of material may extend along a face of the sheet of material and may be laminated to the face of the sheet of material. The plurality of strips of material may overlap each other and may define stiffened regions extending along the overlapped interface between the plurality of strips of material. When the covering is moved from an extended position to a retracted position, the sheet of material may gather in loops of material that may have apexes defined at or adjacent the overlapped interfaces of the plurality of strips of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HUNTER DOUGLAS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Giest, Gary E. Moss, Galen B. Rhodes, Kent A. Smith, Brian C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10120327
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording mechanism unit, an opening/closing unit that is rotatably coupled to the recording mechanism unit in an upper portion of the recording mechanism unit, an operation unit which is arranged to face a circumferential edge of the opening/closing unit and is able to have a coupling state in which the operation unit and the opening/closing unit are coupled together and a released state in which the coupling state is released, a cable that connects a control unit with the operation unit, and a support means which is provided in the recording mechanism unit and which supports the operation unit that is in the released state and is connected to the control unit by the cable in a state in which a distance between the operation unit and the circumferential edge of the opening/closing unit is greater than that in the coupling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shiohara, Satoshi Iwaya, Koji Migita, Hiroyuki Yoda
  • Patent number: 10097702
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a communication unit, a controller, and an image processing unit. The communication unit receives information related to a processing condition for image processing stored in and specified with a terminal device. The controller sets a state in which the information related to the processing condition is accepted with the communication unit from one terminal device, which performs wireless communication, and not from another terminal device, which performs wireless communication, other than the one terminal device. The image processing unit performs the image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sakayama, Yoshiharu Yoshida, Masakazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10091391
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a system and a method for constructing a document image from snapshots of portions of a subject document taken by a two-dimensional image sensor panel. In another aspect, the present disclosure provides a mobile electronic device comprising: an image sensor panel; a non-transitory computer readable memory; and a processor configured to: capture a sequence of frames from the image sensor panel, identify corresponding features in said sequence of frames, combine said sequence of frames into a resultant image such that the corresponding features are spatially collocated in the resultant image, and record the resultant image to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bidirectional Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Michael Thomas, Hsuan-Yeh Chang
  • Patent number: 10044894
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which performs an adjustment operation at appropriate timing. Whether to execute a first or a second adjustment processes is controlled based on the number of sheets on which images are formed. A first adjustment operation is executed in a case where the number of sheets has reached a first number since a previous first adjustment process was executed. A second adjustment operation is executed in a case where the number of sheets has reached a second number since a previous second adjustment process was executed. The first adjustment operation is executed in a case where the number of sheets has reached the first number prior to a designated time by a predetermined period. The second adjustment operation is skipped in a case where the number of sheets has reached the second number prior to the designated time by the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoka Omura, Satoru Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Miyake, Katsuya Nakama, Koji Yumoto
  • Patent number: 10038806
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus obtains an interrupt execution instruction of an image forming job, the interrupt execution instruction including image data and execution information, suspends a prior image forming job being executed by using a first memory area, generates printable data by applying the execution information to image data of the suspended prior image forming job, writes the generated printable data in a second memory area, deletes the prior image forming job from the first memory area to free the first memory area, executes an interrupt image forming job of the interrupt execution instruction by using the first memory area, the prior image forming job having been deleted from the first memory area, and retrieves the printable data written in the second memory area and forms an image by using the retrieved printable data to execute the suspended prior image forming job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Motoki Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 10027834
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10007226
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a casing, a housing, an operation panel, and a speaker section. The image forming section forms an image on a sheet of paper. The casing accommodates the image forming section. The housing is supported on an upper surface of the casing. The operation section is operated by a user. The speaker section provides sound information to surroundings. The housing has one side on which the user operates the operation panel and another side opposite to the one side. The speaker section is accommodated at a location closer to the one side than the rear in an interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masakazu Uehara
  • Patent number: 9998634
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for video frame playback scheduling. A presentation time for a frame of a video may be received. An offset for the frame of video may be determined based on succeeding frames of the video and Vsync pulse times. The presentation time for the frame of the video may be adjusted based on the offset to generate an adjusted presentation time that is closer to a halfway point between a first Vsync pulse and a second Vsync pulse than the presentation time. A cumulative time correction may be tracked based on adjustments made to the presentation times for frames of the video. A magnitude of the cumulative time correction may be determined to exceed the magnitude of a positive or negative threshold. The cumulative time correction may be added to or subtracted from based on the determination that the magnitude exceeds the positive or negative threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Lajos Molnar
  • Patent number: 9996764
    Abstract: An image matching method based on cascaded binary encoding includes using a hashing look-up with multiple hashing tables to coarsely filter candidate key-points in an image to produce a candidate subset of key-points, projecting the candidate subset into a high-dimensional Hamming space, and building a “Hamming distance-memory address” hashing table. An optimal matching key-point is discovered by querying the hashing table. The image matching method has high processing speed and matching quality, which can be used for efficient and accurate image matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Jian Cheng, Cong Leng, Jiaxiang Wu, Hanqing Lu
  • Patent number: 9965751
    Abstract: An imaging device provides a mobile device multi-feed scanner, which may utilize remote data capture for multi-sheet feed scanning by using mirrors to form a reflective path allowing the viewing of the reverse side of the check on a platform to capture the check image on a mobile device. A camera on the mobile device may either sequentially or simultaneously capture a picture of both the front and back sides of the check. The platform may include a transparent portion, which may be adjacent to a stage portion. The first and second mirrors may be positioned such as to allow imaging of a reverse side of an object through the transparent portion of the platform while the object rests on the stage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lattman, Greg McAllister
  • Patent number: 9961223
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that shifts to a power saving state, includes a printing unit, a printing control unit configured to control the printing unit, and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the printing control unit when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, wherein the printing control unit, to which power is supplied by the power supply unit, executes initialization of the printing unit in a case where a printing screen for performing a printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state, and wherein the printing control unit does not execute initialization of the printing unit in a case where a selection screen for selecting the printing function is set as a initial screen to be displayed when the image forming apparatus returns from the power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Hikichi
  • Patent number: 9924065
    Abstract: A lighting control circuit (1) controls lighting and extinguishing a plurality of light-emitting elements (D11 to D19, D21 to D29, and D31 to D39). The lighting control circuit (1) has: a first scanning circuit (10) that sequentially scans the light-emitting elements by a predetermined first unit number at a time; a second scanning circuit (20) that sequentially scans the light-emitting elements being scanned by the first scanning circuit (10) by a second unit number at a time, which is lower than the first unit number; and a control circuit (30) that controls lighting and extinguishing the individual light-emitting elements being scanned by the first and second scanning circuits (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Minoru Shinba
  • Patent number: 9911002
    Abstract: Provided is a user device including: a storage configured to store data; and a controller configured to recognize a person included in an image captured by the user device or received by the user device from an external source, and change a part of the image corresponding to the recognized person to be unrecognizable in response to a degree of closeness between the recognized person and a user of the user device being lower than a predetermined level based on the data stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-chul Shim, Hyun-jee Kim, Jae-young Huh
  • Patent number: 9848104
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, edges of a document image contained in a read image read by an image-reading apparatus including a paper path are detected, a candidate edge-skew occurrence position is detected, a candidate content-skew occurrence position is detected, an accumulated-skew occurrence position is detected based on the candidate edge-skew occurrence position and the candidate content-skew occurrence position, skew of a document rear-part image rearward from the accumulated-skew occurrence position in the conveyance direction is corrected, and image data corrected for accumulated skew is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoaki Wada
  • Patent number: 9848096
    Abstract: A user is allowed to set contents of imaging work for digitization of a book using a page turning device to turn over each page of the book in a spread state from an original position to a destination position and settings of the imaging work are stored in advance. When a user commands initiation of the imaging work, the stored settings are confirmed and an imaging operation screen to present, to the user, guidance information related to an imaging procedure corresponding to the settings is separately displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Naoaki Misaki, Ryo Nimura
  • Patent number: 9823879
    Abstract: Managing a networked storage system having a host operable to connect through a network fabric to storage apparatus comprises: a configuration component for inputting a configuration change into the networked storage system responsive to change instructions; a monitoring component operable in communication with the host and the network fabric to monitor I/O activity associated with elements of the networked storage system; an activity data storage component responsive to the monitoring component for storing a record of a monitored I/O activity; an analysis component, responsive to the configuration component for inputting configuration changes, for analyzing the record of a monitored I/O activity for a recent activity; and an alert component, responsive to the analysis component detecting a recent activity, for alerting the configuration component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Canto, Bernard John Grainger, Nicholas Michael O'Rourke, Sivan Tal
  • Patent number: 9781297
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and rendering of images includes a wearable or portable data device including a digital camera. A data storage includes data specifying a default image printer and default print settings for digital images. An image capture operation triggers a prompt for expedited image rendering in accordance with preset default settings. Input responsive to the prompt selects for immediate commencement of a print operation for a captured image in accordance with default settings. Image capture and communication can be accomplished with wearable digital eyewear working in concert with an associated, portable data device such as a smartphone. Captured images may be queued in a user device when a data path to the printer is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Dehua Zhao, Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 9756229
    Abstract: A module device for a camera system having a housing device, which is provided with an inner opening and configured to allow an adjustment of an installation position of the module device in a motor vehicle; it also includes a sensor holder device which has an upper region and a base region, is coupled to the housing device via at least one support element and configured to accommodate an image sensor; a lens apparatus which is coupled to the sensor holder device in the upper region via at least one connection element and configured to generate an optical image on the image sensor; and a retaining spring device which is coupled to the housing device and the base region of the sensor holder device and is configured to press the image sensor against the sensor holder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Seger, Nikolai Bauer
  • Patent number: 9746809
    Abstract: An edge detection apparatus for detecting an edge of a recording medium to be conveyed includes a light source, a plurality of photoelectric conversion element pixels, and a detection unit. The light source irradiates the recording medium with light. The plurality of photoelectric conversion element pixels are placed in a direction orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the recording medium and convert light reflected by the recording medium into an electrical signal. The detection unit detects the edge of the recording medium on the basis of a plurality of electrical signals that constitute an n-th (n?1) electrical signal group obtained by dividing the plurality of electrical signals corresponding one-to-one to the plurality of photoelectric conversion element pixels, and a specified number of the electrical signals counted from a top of the plurality of electrical signals that constitute an n+1st electrical signal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Nemoto
  • Patent number: 9746805
    Abstract: An example method for operating a printing system in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes receiving, at a printing unit, a print job, receiving, at the printing unit, a trigger generated by a finishing unit, and initiating the print job based on the generated trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez, Richard W. Riper, Carlos Millan-Lorman, Bruce A. Stephens, Jonathan Lee Brown
  • Patent number: 9749479
    Abstract: A state change of a status occurred during a communication interrupted state is stored as a state change status. Thus, a video controller 102 can recognize the change of the status during a period when communication between the video controller 102 and an engine control unit 103 is interrupted, based on the state change status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuta Hojo