Recording Apparatus Patents (Class 358/296)
  • Patent number: 11030969
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprising, in order: a light-transmissive layer of conductive material; a layer of bistable electro-optic medium; a layer of light-shielding material; a plurality of pixel electrodes; a layer of photoconductive material; and one or more light emitters. In one exemplary embodiment, the layer of photoconductive material is adapted to bridge a gap between an address line and at least one of the pixel electrodes when the photoconductive material is in a low impedance state. In another, non-exclusive embodiment, the electro-optic display further comprises a second electrode layer between the layer of photoconductive material and the one or more light emitters and a driver adapted to apply voltage between the light-transmissive layer of conductive material and the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Krishna Sainis, Teck Ping Sim, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Stephen J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 10999401
    Abstract: On-die functional blocks may use multiple communication networks to send requests and receive responses. For example, a first functional block may send a request via a first network. In response to receiving the request, a second functional block may respond to the first functional block via a second network. The second functional block may also send any requested data to the first functional block via a third network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Loewenstein, Robert P. Masleid, Stephen Phillips, Thirumalai Swamy Suresh
  • Patent number: 10887600
    Abstract: An electronic device, a server and a method for packing and consuming video content are disclosed. The electronic device includes a sensor, a processor operably connected to the sensor, and a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The processor is configured to determine a current viewport for video content based on an output of the sensor. The transceiver is configured to request and receive a media stream including (i) a high-resolution video partition of the video content that covers the current viewport and (ii) a low-resolution version of the video content that is rotated relative to the video content. The processor is further configured to process the package to render at least one of the high-resolution video partition of the video content or the low-resolution version of the video content. The high-resolution video partition and the low-resolution video of the video content are packed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenghao Liu, Imed Bouazizi
  • Patent number: 10860785
    Abstract: By using a character recognition result of a scan image, a user can set supplementary information such as a file name for the scan image with simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10855871
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading apparatus includes a sensor capable of reading a document and a fixing member capable of restricting movement of the sensor on a basis of a user operation, the apparatus comprising: a control unit configured to perform predetermined control to move the sensor; a detection unit configured to detect a moving distance of the sensor by the predetermined control; a determination unit configured to execute a determination process of determining, on a basis of the detected moving distance of the sensor by the predetermined control, whether movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member; and a notification unit configured to execute a notification process of notifying a user that movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member, in a case where the determination unit determines that movement of the sensor is restricted by the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomofumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 10853010
    Abstract: A tilt-corrected document image is obtained by performing image analysis processing on a scan image to detect a document area and performing extraction and tilt correction of a document image based on the detected document area. A repeat target area is set based on the obtained tilt-corrected document image. The number of repetitions in repeatedly laying out the repeat target area for each of a plurality of candidate sheet sizes is calculated, and a list screen showing the calculated numbers of repetitions for the respective plurality of candidate sheet sizes is displayed. A repeat layout-processed output image is generated by repeatedly laying out an image of the repeat target area within a sheet size specified by a user, and print processing is made executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Takashi Miyauchi, Yutaro Kamata
  • Patent number: 10838315
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member having a protective layer wherein the density unevenness among output images is reduced with abrasion resistance maintained is provided. The present invention is an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer has a triarylamine structure and a cyclic structure represented by the formula (1) or (2): and an A value expressed by expression (4), A=S1/S2, wherein, in expression (4), S1 is a peak area based on in-plane deformation vibration of terminal olefin (CH2?), and S2 is a peak area based on stretching vibration of C?O among peak areas of a spectrum obtained by measuring a surface of the protective layer by total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy using Ge as an internal reflection element and using a measurement condition of 45° as an incidence angle is from 0.065 to 0.100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10827093
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for intelligent copying of bound documents. The method includes receiving a selection of copying a bound document via a user interface. The user interface is presented to the user to input whether a starting page of the bound document for copying is a left-side page or a right-side page. Then, multiple pages of the bound document are scanned to generate corresponding scanned images. Finally, the generated scanned images are arranged in the same order as per the arrangement of pages in the original bound document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Saranraj Velayutham, Ramanathan Arunachalam, Kalai Selvi Subramaniam, Kavin Kumar Gurusamy, Anand Babu, Shankar Durai
  • Patent number: 10805494
    Abstract: A method and system for rendering a gloss effect image on a recording medium, can involve creating with a processor, a mirror of a gloss effect image of a gloss mark located on a front side of a recording medium, and rendering with a color printer having marking materials, the mirror of the gloss effect image on a back side of the recording medium directly opposite the gloss mark located on the front side of the recording medium. The processor can include a digital front processor that communicates with the color printer. The gloss effect image of the gloss mark can be, for example, a micro gloss feature or a macro gloss feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10769109
    Abstract: A control method for a storage device of a driving recorder includes: planning a directory entry of a storage device according to a predetermined directory entry stored in a storage unit; planning a file allocation table of the storage device according to a predetermined file allocation table stored in the storage unit; and controlling a controller to write data to the storage device according to the directory entry and the file allocation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN SIGMASTAR TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Chang, Chia-Jung Lee, Cheng-Chieh Yeh
  • Patent number: 10732913
    Abstract: A system and method is used to manage scheduling of a plurality of print jobs in a multi-site print shop environment. The multi-site environment includes a plurality of print shops each having resources and equipment to complete at least one type of print job. Also included is a multi-site scheduler configuration arranged to assign and schedule print jobs to one of a home shop and a non-home shop. The assigning and scheduling is based on a fastest completion time, wherein a completion time of a print job in a home shop is defined as the actual time taken to complete the print job and a completion time of a print job in a non-home shop is defined as the actual time taken to complete the print job and a transportation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rong Zhou, Sudhendu Rai, Minh Binh Do, Craig Lambrecht
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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