Facsimile Patents (Class 358/400)
  • Patent number: 11140280
    Abstract: A method for delivering a fax to a fax recipient includes receiving a multipage fax transmitted at a fax server. As each page of a multipage fax is received, a page event notification is generated. Each page of the multipage fax file is converted into a corresponding page file. A page complete notification is generated upon completion of conversion of each page of the multipage fax file into the page file. Access is enabled to the page file of the multipage fax file responsive to receipt of the page complete notification associated with the page file. Access to the page file is enabled while subsequent pages of the multipage fax are being received and converted to the associated fax file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FAXLOGIC, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Dagate, David G. Mahaffey, Eric C. D. Lenington
  • Patent number: 11095788
    Abstract: A document size detection device includes: a light source that irradiates a document placed on placing means with scanning light via the placing means; a reading unit that receives reflection light from the document via the placing means to acquire image data of the document; and circuitry to set an illumination depth of the scanning light at a size detection time when the size is detected, shallower than an illumination depth of the scanning light at an image reading time when an image of the document is read, and detects, at the size detection time, the size based on a difference between first image data acquired in a state in which the scanning light is switched off and second image data acquired in a state in which the scanning light is switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaaki Oyama, Masamoto Nakazawa, Hiroki Shirado, Tomohiro Sasa, Tatsuya Ozaki, Kohsuke Nambara
  • Patent number: 11082579
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a determiner, a transmitter, and a voice output unit. The memory stores destination information including information related to a name. The determiner determines a receiver based on the destination information. The transmitter transmits data to the determined receiver. The voice output unit outputs a voice based on the information related to a name corresponding to the receiver when the receiver is determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11044296
    Abstract: An Ethernet adapter module for interfacing a network endpoint device to an Ethernet network is disclosed. The Ethernet adapter module includes an Ethernet medium access controller (MAC) and an Ethernet physical layer device (PHY). The Ethernet MAC includes a processor and Time Sensitive Networking and/or Audio Video Bridging (TSN/AVB) state machines that cooperate with the processor to (1) identify a TSN/AVB request from the network endpoint device, and (2) discover a network topology along which to transfer data between the network endpoint device and a second network endpoint device in accordance with a predetermined Quality of Service (QoS). The Ethernet PHY is coupled to the Ethernet MAC and includes timestamp logic to apply a timing reference to the data being transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Edelhaus, Alexey Andriyanov
  • Patent number: 10999470
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image reading unit configured to generate reference data by reading a reference surface and to generate image data by reading a sheet. A reference unit has a reference surface. A shading correction unit determines whether a portion of the reference surface includes a contaminant based on image data generated by the image reading unit reading the portion of the reference unit. When the portion of the reference surface is determined to not include a contaminant, the shading correction unit generates reference data based on the image data generated by the image reading unit reading the portion of the reference surface determined to not include a contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoyuki Misaka
  • Patent number: 10979500
    Abstract: Techniques for directive-based messaging synchronization are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a local network component operative to receive a directive package at a messaging client on a client device; and a local database synchronization component operative to execute the directive package with a messaging-sync virtual machine to modify a local messaging database of the messaging client; and refresh a user interface component of the messaging client in response to modifying the local messaging database of the messaging client. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Curtis Jenks, Joshua Scott Evenson, Mohsen Agsen, Jeremy David Fein, Philippe Vincent Ajoux
  • Patent number: 10893168
    Abstract: An image information providing apparatus provides received image information to a registered user if a sender of the received image information matches a communication destination included in a list of communication destinations corresponding to the registered user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahisa Onishi
  • Patent number: 10891939
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for sharing confidential information with privacy using a mobile phone. A voice preference and language preferences are received for an information provider profile of an information provider, where the language preferences include a first language for typing text and a second language for speaking the text. During an on-going live phone call between the information provider and an information requester, selection of a text to talk feature is received. Text is received in the first language, where the text includes confidential information. The text is converted from the first language to text in the second language. The text in the second language is converted to a voice message that is spoken in a voice identified by the voice preference through the on-going live phone call to provide the confidential information with privacy. Then, control is returned to the on-going live phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chitwan V. Humad, Prasanna R. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10841447
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus forms an image on paper. The mobile terminal communicates with the image forming apparatus through a communication network. Mode information is inputted to the image forming apparatus from an external device. The mode information indicates a quiet mode in which an image is formed at a predetermined formation speed, or a normal mode in which the image is formed at a faster formation speed than the quiet mode. The quiet mode is settable on the mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus forms an image in the quiet mode when the mode information inputted from the external device indicates the normal mode and setting information indicating the quiet mode is acquired from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Judd
  • Patent number: 10841448
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal communicates with the image forming apparatus through a communication network. Mode information is inputted to the image forming apparatus from an external device. The mode information indicates one mode among a quiet mode in which an image is formed at a predetermined formation speed, a normal mode in which the image is formed at a faster formation speed than the quiet mode, and an urgent mode in which an image forming process in the quiet mode or the normal mode is interrupted to form the image. The quiet mode is sellable on the mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus forms the image in the urgent mode when the mode information inputted from the external device indicates the urgent mode and setting information indicating the quiet mode is acquired from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Judd
  • Patent number: 10834347
    Abstract: A multiple IC, buffered, image sensor has a first IC with pixels, selection transistors, and interconnect coupling selected pixels with first inter-die bond pads that convey image data to a second IC having logic and ADCs. The ADCs having inputs coupled to selected pixels and outputting through-silicon vias and inter-die bond pads to a third IC coupled to buffer raw image data in DRAM. A method includes capturing images with array pixel IC divided into sub-arrays each coupled to a separate, associated, ADC through inter-die bonds, scanning the sub-arrays and converting the image data to digital image data; and transferring the digital image data over inter-die bonds into buffers in DRAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Taehyung Jung, Hoon Ryu, Zheng Yang, Hyunsu Yoon, Chia-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10805483
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a storage medium, and a controller. The controller determines whether or not acquired image data includes a first type image and a second type image. In a case where the acquired image data includes the first type image and the second type image, the controller performs an image process corresponding to the first type image with respect to the acquired image data and generates job execution image data. Based on the execution image data thus generated, the controller performs a job corresponding to the second type image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Joard Saquilon, Shaneen Rose Galela
  • Patent number: 10761787
    Abstract: A method, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a system are disclosed for detection and avoidance of printing of previously printed print jobs. The method includes storing one or more digital copies of print jobs in a central storage system; storing one or more physical copies of the one or more digital copies of the print jobs in a document stacker; receiving a print job on a printer; sending a request from the printer to the central storage system to determine if a physical copy of the print job is in the document stacker; and when the print job is in the document stacker sending a code from the central storage system for retrieval of a physical copy of the print job from the document stacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanna Kumar Rajendran, Ryoichi Yokoohji
  • Patent number: 10740171
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus including a first memory storing data, whether the first memory is in a state where the stored data is readable and data is unwritable is determined. When it is determined that the first memory is in the state, whether particular data is stored in the first memory is determined. When it is determined that the particular data is stored in the first memory, whether a second memory is connected to the information processing apparatus is determined. When it is determined that the second memory is connected, the particular data is read from the first memory and is written into the second memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10715565
    Abstract: A system is described herein that facilitates the monitoring of inmate communications. The system provides a remotely-accessible means for a reviewer to monitor a call between an inmate and another person. The system includes a monitoring server and a monitoring station. The monitoring server is configured to receive a call and call information from a communication center and process the call for monitoring, schedule a review of the call; and store the call, the call information, and scheduling data. The monitoring station is configured to receive the call and the call information from the monitoring server based on the scheduling data, and to display the identifying information and facilitate the review of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10701221
    Abstract: An information input apparatus is communicable via a network with an information processing apparatus that manages request information for requesting processing from an information storage service and an information display service. The information input apparatus includes circuitry configured to: generate data; acquire the request information from the information processing apparatus; request the information storage service to store the data, based on the request information; and request, based on the request information, registration of information regarding the data stored by the information storage service, for display of the information by the information display service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 10664232
    Abstract: A multifunctional machine as an image forming apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a speaker and can function as an output apparatus for use in a PA system such as an in-house public address system. During a period in which no sound is being outputted from the speaker, the multifunctional machine operates in a normal mode. Meanwhile, during a period in which a sound is being outputted from the speaker, the multifunctional machine operates in a low-speed mode that is lower in speed than the normal mode. This makes it easy to hear a sound that is outputted from the speaker. In a case where a drive mode of a drive controller switches from either of the normal and low-speed modes to the other at a timing during execution of a process according to a certain job, the drive mode switches after completion of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takanori Kannari
  • Patent number: 10657268
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus. An internal storage unit encrypts a data encryption key used for encryption of data to an encrypted data encryption key and stores the encrypted key. A first verification unit verifies validity of its own external storage unit on the basis of identification information acquired from the external storage unit that stores backup data regarding the EDEK and the identification information of the external storage unit. Another verification unit verifies validity of the backup data stored in the external storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 10659625
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a recording medium, a communication unit, and a controller. In a case where an unsent piece of image data is present in the recording medium when the communication unit automatically establishes a new connection with a first external apparatus, when the first external apparatus is identical to an external apparatus having been connected with the communication unit at a time of generation of the unsent piece of the image data, of a plurality of external apparatuses, the controller allows the communication unit to automatically transfer the unsent piece of the image data to the first external apparatus. When the first external apparatus is different from the external apparatus having been connected with the communication unit at the time of generation of the unsent piece of the image data, the controller forbids the communication unit to automatically transfer the unsent piece of the image data to the first external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyosuke Osuka
  • Patent number: 10650036
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to implement processes of determining whether an execution request for executing a function of the information processing apparatus has been accepted from a user, acquiring information relating to the execution request upon determining that the execution request has been accepted, generating a screen to be displayed on a display unit based on the acquired information relating to the execution request, executing an authentication process with respect to the user, and controlling the display unit to display the generated screen when the user has been successfully authenticated by the authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Kimura, Hiroyuki Katoh, Yuusuke Okabe
  • Patent number: 10608969
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods for context based virtual area creation are described. Some examples provide a quick and easy way for users to wrap virtual areas around contexts of interest. Examples of such contexts may be defined in terms of one or more of content, people, and real-world location. The virtual areas support realtime communications between communicants (e.g., one or more of text chat, voice, video, application sharing, and file sharing) and provide a persistent historical repository for interactions in the virtual area. Summaries of activities and other events in virtual areas typically are published in realtime so that other communicants can readily obtain a quick summary of the activities occurring in a particular context and decide whether or not to join or otherwise participate in those activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sococo, Inc.
    Inventor: Josh Moyers
  • Patent number: 10602006
    Abstract: An operation terminal is held by and detachable from a holder on an MFP. The operation terminal includes a touch panel with a display region for an operation screen for the MFP. The touch panel senses an external object touching the display region. A vibrator unit applies vibration to the display region. In response to the touch panel sensing the object, a response controller unit instructs the vibrator unit to apply to the display region vibration responsive to the object. The response controller unit checks whether the operation terminal is held by or detached from the holder at the time the touch panel senses the object, and when the operation terminal is held by the holder, sets the responsive vibration to a level lower than when the operation terminal is detached from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Mineo Yamamoto, Isao Watanabe, Toshikazu Higashi, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10581822
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method including transmitting, after successful registration of a terminal at a network entity, a registration message including terminal identity information and integrity indication information indicating affirmative integrity of the terminal identity information; and a method including processing, after reception of the registration message, the received registration message based on the terminal identity information and the integrity indication information such that, i) if the integrity is indicated affirmative, an authentication procedure of the terminal is skipped, or, ii) if the integrity is indicated negative, the received registration message is rejected without provisioning of key information related to registration of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Jiadong Shen
  • Patent number: 10536597
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus including a printing mechanism that feeds paper from a plurality of paper feeding ports and performs printing on the fed paper; and a control unit that controls the printing mechanism, in which the control unit determines whether or not printing of a second job is to be performed on unprinted fed paper which is fed from the paper feeding port and is not yet printed, based on a setting of the paper feeding port in the second job following the first job, when a cancellation instruction is received during printing the first job and causes the printing mechanism to perform printing of the second job on the unprinted fed paper in a case of determining that printing is to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10503382
    Abstract: A device includes a device control unit that controls the device to execute a process based on setting information received via a first interface for accepting a process execution request, and an application unit that displays a first screen for accepting a specific setting relating to the process from a user and sends to the device control unit, via the first interface, the setting information that is based on the specific setting accepted via the first screen. The application unit accepts from an application program installed in the device, via a second interface, a display request for displaying the first screen, and sends information indicating the specific setting accepted via the first screen to the application program as a response to the display request. The information indicating the specific setting sent to the application program has the same configuration as the setting information sent to the device control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Ando
  • Patent number: 10477061
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus temporarily stores, in an image memory, image data generated by a front surface reading unit and a back surface reading unit for reading images of a front surface and a back surface of an original respectively. A CPU of an image forming apparatus, at a time of starting a copy job, sets an output frequency of the image memory (transfer rate of image data) to a first frequency F1 that is lower than a second frequency F2. The CPU sets the output frequency of the image memory to the second frequency F2 when transfer of the image data of the first page which corresponds to the front surface of a first original completes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yushi Oka, Masato Furukawa, Kaoru Hamada, Seiji Shibaki
  • Patent number: 10475158
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a first storage unit to store image data containing pixel data about a plurality of components of each pixel arranged according to a first rule; a second storage unit having a plurality of storage areas to individually store the image data read from the first storage unit; a process controller to control reading of the image data from the first storage unit to the second storage unit and to output a control signal containing information used to designate a specific storage area being one of the storage areas; a multiplexer to output pixel data in order according to a second rule by selecting, based on the control signal, pixel data stored in the specific storage area from pixel data stored in the storage areas; and a 4-tap filter to calculate pixel information about an interpolated pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MEGACHIPS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10445042
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an interface device comprises a plurality of interface circuits which respectively corresponds to different transmission paths and sequentially acquires a plurality of packets formed by dividing data which is an object of any one of plural types of information processing via the corresponding transmission paths, a reception buffer and a processor. The processor writes the packet acquired by each of the plurality of the interface circuits in the reception buffer in association with an identification code for identifying the interface circuit acquiring the packet, sequentially reads a plurality of packets associated with the same identification code among the packets stored in the reception buffer from the reception buffer, and delivers the read packets to the information processing on the data which is a basis of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mei Yeen Wang, Toyoaki Yamaoka, Antonius Kosasih, Noriyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10438203
    Abstract: An Internet based system for executing transactions is described. The system may include transaction data, a database, a business logic manager and user profiles. A rules may also be included, and store information about system responses to modifications of the data. The user profiles may be configured to store information concerning the availability of information and displays depending upon the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Teddy A. Demirjian
  • Patent number: 10417516
    Abstract: A system to preprocess images to increase accuracy of optical character recognition (OCR) includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to scan an electronically stored representation of a whole or partial document, identify an image in the electronically stored representation, and recognize row-based text within the electronically stored representation. In addition, the processor is configured to align the row-based text vertically, generate a resultant electronically stored representation of the whole or partial document having the row-based text aligned, and save the resultant electronically stored representation for subsequent OCR processing. The electronically stored representation of the whole or partial document may contain at least one image having a JPG, TIF, GIF, PNG, or BMP, type of format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VASTEC, INC.
    Inventor: Willem H. Reinpoldt, III
  • Patent number: 10409867
    Abstract: One aspect of the subject matter described herein comprises a database management system. The database management system comprises a communication circuit, an interface, and a processor. The communication circuit receives information from databases via a communication network. The interface allows user operation and interaction via the communication network and the database management system. The processor provides data to and receives data from the interface, including a plurality of alphanumeric records comprising at least one unique identifier, obtains database records from other databases for each unique identifier, identifies a number of alphanumeric records in the plurality having events in their histories, determines a percentage of alphanumeric records in the plurality having negative events in their histories, generates a report including the determined percentages, and conveys the report to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Marie Von Busch, Ryan B. Cain, Dominic Edward DeGuiseppe, Wen Zhang, Erik Peter Hjermstad
  • Patent number: 10404887
    Abstract: A readout controlling device includes a start time recording portion, a transmission controlling portion, an error determining portion, and a time changing portion. A start time of when a piece of information is read out from a storage device connected to the readout controlling device is recorded in the start time recording portion. The transmission controlling portion transmits a readout request to read out the piece of information, toward the storage device based on the start time. The error determining portion receives the piece of information readout from the storage device, and determines whether or not an error has occurred in the piece of information. If the error has been determined to have occurred, the time changing portion can change the start time recorded in the start time recording portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuya Ikeuchi, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10397419
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes a first member, a second member, and a stopper mechanism. The stopper mechanism has a path and a moving member. The moving member is provided in the path. The path includes a first path part and a second path part. The first path part is located in the first member. The second path part is located in the second member. The first member and the second member are changeable between a first communication state, a non-communication state, and a second communication state depending on a turning angle of the second member relative to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10389891
    Abstract: Disclosed are a scanning apparatus, a mobile apparatus, and a scan job performing method thereof. The scan job performing method includes discovering at least one mobile apparatus supporting the scan-to-mobile function by using multicasting by the scanning apparatus, receiving information on at least one discovered mobile apparatus, setting a connection between the scanning apparatus and the mobile apparatus by using the received information of the mobile apparatus, and transmitting a scan image generated by the scanning apparatus to the mobile apparatus. With this configuration, authentication and connection between the scanning apparatus and the mobile apparatus are set by multicasting to thereby improve user's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak-ju Lee, Jung-mo Hong, Dong-hoan Koo
  • Patent number: 10375267
    Abstract: A mediation server may receive image data from a scanner via a network, the image data being generated by the scanner scanning each of M pieces of manuscripts sequentially, analyze the image data so as to specify separation image data which is a part of the image data, the separation image data representing a predetermined separation manuscript, and send first target data to a first destination and second target data to a second destination via the network, the first target data being obtained by using first partial image data representing at least one piece of manuscript among one or more pieces of manuscripts to be scanned after the separation manuscript, the second target data being obtained by using second partial image data representing at least one piece of manuscript among one or more pieces of manuscripts to be scanned before the separation manuscript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10356194
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of wireless network communications, and provides a method, system and client for uploading an image, a network server and a computer storage medium. The method includes: a client determines an image to be uploaded, generates a unique image identifier corresponding to the image to be uploaded, and transmits an image detection request to a network server; the network server detects whether there is an image having the same image identifier in the network server according to the image identifier included in the image detection request, and returns a detection result to the client; when the detection result is that there is not an image having the same image identifier in the network server, the client uploads the image to be uploaded in the form of multi-part uploading to the network server; and after the image to be uploaded is uploaded successfully, the network server records the image identifier, and returns an upload success response to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhihao Zheng, Zhu Liang, Huixing Wang, Jia Ma, Huiming Gan, Hao Wu, Wendong Zhang, Yancheng Yu, Yiting Zhou, Jiancheng Lin, Wenbin Liu
  • Patent number: 10348914
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for localizing a user interface of a multi-function device. The multi-function device presents the user interface having one or more pre-defined options in a default language. The method includes receiving a print job request submitted via a computing device. A language of the computing device is identified based on language settings of the computing device, the language being a local language of a user. A job ticket is generated including the local language. Thereafter, the print job request is sent along with the job ticket to the multi-function device. Based on the job request and the job ticket, the local language is retrieved. A language change option is displayed to the user to change the default language to the local language. Based on an input from the user, the default language of the user interface is changed to the local language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thamizh Priyai Thamizhanandan, Ashok Jason Vedaraj, Sairam Bikkanuru, Deepa Vajapeyayajula
  • Patent number: 10341526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a facsimile communication device, including: a line voltmeter that measures a voltage of a line used for a facsimile communication; and a hardware processor that: detects a predetermined change in the voltage of the line, in the facsimile communication; and judges whether a facsimile device of an opposite side opens the line or not according to whether the predetermined change is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Watanabe, Kazunori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10268695
    Abstract: In one example an updated snapshot delta value is computed upon occurrence of a new transaction. The new transaction is a data modification operation performed on data blocks of the storage device. Further, the delta value indicates at least one of volume of data modified since creation of a reference snapshot and number of transactions performed since the creation. Subsequently, the updated snapshot delta value is compared with a corresponding threshold value. The threshold value is at least one of a predetermined volume of data modified and a predetermined number of transactions. A snapshot action is subsequently performed based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Girish Chandra Belmanu Sadananda, Santosh Bangalore Balaraj, Alastair Slater, Subramani Nallusamy
  • Patent number: 10250391
    Abstract: A transmitting side communication apparatus reads an image from an original, adds, in a case where an IFAX mode is selected, signature information related to a user and signature information related to the apparatus to an electronic mail, and adds, in a case where an electronic mail mode is selected, signature information related to the user to the electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10228718
    Abstract: An operation panel (1) arranged in an image forming apparatus (10) of the present invention is provided so as to be movable between at least two side faces (14a, 14b) of a housing (14) of the image forming apparatus (10) and is arranged flush with the side face (14a, 14b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Fukuda, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10225326
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for data uploading based on points of presence (POPs) are provided. In response to a client's request for data uploading, the system provides routing information for POPs that may facilitate data communications between the client and a data storage service provider. The client may fragment the upload data and transmit the data fragments via data connections to POPs, which in turn may relay the received fragments to the data storage service provider. Upon receipt of necessary data fragments, the data storage service provider may merge the data fragments to reconstruct a copy of the upload data for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katarzyna Anna Puchala, Anton Stephen Radlein, David Alexander Dunlap
  • Patent number: 10217102
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for supporting electronic transactions, including transactions that are provided with per-user, per-device and per-domain security across domains of multiple service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD MOBILE TRANSACTIONS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Satyan G. Pitroda, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 10209664
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing control apparatus and a printing apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives data transmitted from the printing control apparatus, and a power source control unit that causes the printing apparatus to enter a first power saving state or a second power saving state. The printing control apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a power state of the printing apparatus, and a control unit that causes the printing control apparatus to enter an OFF state in a case where a acquired power state is the first power saving state, and causes the printing control apparatus to enter a power saving state where a wake-up packet for recovering the printing apparatus from the second power saving state can be transmitted in a case where the acquired power state is the second power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Choho
  • Patent number: 10178253
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit, a cover, and a hinge mechanism connecting the cover to the reading unit pivotably about a pivot axis which extends in a first direction. A center of gravity of the cover is closer to a first end of the cover in a first direction than to a second end of the cover. A first hinge is spaced from the center of gravity toward the second end of the cover in the first direction. A second hinge is disposed closer to the center of gravity in the first direction than the first hinge. The first hinge includes a base member disposed movably in the reading unit, a pivot member coupled to the cover, and an urging member exerting an urging force between the base member and the pivot member so as to maintain the cover at a pivoted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Murodate
  • Patent number: 10140075
    Abstract: A computer generated method disclosed. The method includes examining a print job data stream spooled in a spooled print production file, identifying one or more white space regions within documents in the print production file and inserting content into each of the white space regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott D. Mastie, Craig D. Brossman
  • Patent number: 10139431
    Abstract: If input signal is transmitted to a main body unit, a sensor amplifier stores the input signal in itself as measurement data, and transmits the input signal with the added transfer order information to the main body unit. By checking the transfer order information added to the input signal, the main body unit can confirm if the input signal is deficient or not. Upon the end of the measurement of the physical quantity, the main body unit transmits the retransmission request that requests the retransmission of the deficient portion of the data to the sensor amplifier. According to the retransmission request from the main body unit, the sensor amplifier extracts the deficient portion of the input signal data stored in itself and retransmits the extracted input signal data to the main body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: RION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nakajima, Kiyokatsu Iwahashi, Masaharu Ohya, Toshihiro Ueta, Naru Sato, Ryota Hotta, Yu Kurosawa, Yuichi Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 10097723
    Abstract: The book page turning operation of an automatic page turning apparatus is controlled by a tablet. Every time the automatic page turning apparatus completes a page turning operation, the tablet photographs the page and stores its image. During this processing, the tablet stops the series of page turning operations of the automatic page turning apparatus every time a sequential page-turning count m reaches a preset interruption page count M. Then, the tablet restarts the series of page turning operations in response to a photographing restart instruction from the user. As a result of this configuration, the user is freed from an operation of stopping a page turning operation during image photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Naoaki Misaki
  • Patent number: 10091381
    Abstract: An image printing apparatus includes a printer assembly, a control panel configured to receive a user input, a memory, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive first data from a first data source such as a PC external to the printer assembly, store the first data in the memory, and control the printer assembly to print a first image based on the first data stored in the memory. In response to a first user input received from the control panel during the print of the first image, the controller is configured to receive second data from a second data source such as a scanner assembly, and store the second data in the memory during the print of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Tony Lee
  • Patent number: 10084929
    Abstract: An operation panel used in an image forming apparatus has a panel face, a semi-transparent member of a black or similar color, and a light source. The panel face has an operation region. The semi-transparent member is arranged such that its top face is approximately flush with the panel face at least along a peripheral part of it. The light source is arranged under the semi-transparent member in the peripheral part of the panel face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Kainuma