Facsimile Patents (Class 358/400)
  • Patent number: 11556291
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor configured to: transmit an inquiry as to whether or not printing of print data is allowed to an authenticated terminal when the print data are received from an external terminal, the authenticated terminal having an authority to perform printing and the external terminal being not registered in advance as the authenticated terminal; and make preparation to print the print data when a permission to print the print data is received from the authenticated terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Satoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11509796
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for receiving and distributing incoming fax transmissions. In one embodiment, an electronic device receives, over a computer network, an electronic message that includes an electronic document and a fax telephone number of an organization of a plurality of organizations, wherein the fax telephone number is) permanently associated with the organization and 2) uniquely identifies the organization from other organizations in the plurality of other organizations. The device determines a destination address of the organization based on the fax telephone number and transmits the electronic document and the fax telephone number to the destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: J2 CLOUD SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Toscano, Menik Seneviratne
  • Patent number: 11348388
    Abstract: A method to determine a relay attack on an authorization system granting permission on using a resource, includes receiving a signal from an authentication device; determining, whether at least two copies of an authentication signal are included in the signal; and concluding on a relay attack if at least two copies of the authentication signal are identified in the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Niels Hadaschik, Marc Fassbinder
  • Patent number: 11336776
    Abstract: A mobile terminal improved in operability concerning fax transmission. A CPU of the mobile terminal sets information indicative of a fax transmission destination, sets reading and transmission information concerning fax transmission and original reading, and sends a request for fax transmission, to an image forming apparatus. When a response notifying capability of fax transmission is received from the apparatus, the CPU causes a message for prompting a user to set an original, to be displayed on a display section. When the original has been set and an instruction for fax transmission from the user is received, the CPU sends an instruction for reading the original and executing fax transmission, together with the transmission destination information, and the reading and transmission information, to the apparatus. The CPU causes a result of fax transmission by the apparatus to be displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Utsumi
  • Patent number: 11327697
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicating with an input-output device that receives an input voice, outputs voice data corresponding to the input voice, and communicates with a server that analyzes the output voice data. The information processing apparatus further includes a voice output unit configured to output a voice, a reception unit configured to receive a user operation for starting the input-output device, and a control unit configured to perform control to, in response to the user operation received by the reception unit, cause the voice output unit to output a waking word for starting the input-output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11310378
    Abstract: A system includes an image processing device connected to a transmission and reception device that communicates with an external device, and a terminal device connected to a display device. The image processing device includes an evaluation value calculation processor that calculates, for each of two or more types of output modes, an evaluation value of output image data when image data is output in the output mode, and an evaluation information transmitter that transmits evaluation information including information based on the evaluation value for each of the output modes, to the terminal device, via the transmission and reception device. The terminal device includes a display controller that performs control of displaying, for each of the output modes, the information based on the evaluation value corresponding to the output mode, on the display device, if the evaluation information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiko Takashima, Daisaku Imaizumi
  • Patent number: 11297199
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image reading device, a communication device, and a control device. The control device acts as a controller. The controller recognizes at least one text region in the source image, extracts a predetermined keyword from the at least one text region, generates a cover page by pasting a character string of the text region from which the keyword has been extracted, on a pasting position on a predetermined cover page template, associated with the keyword extracted, and causes the communication device to transmit the generated cover page together with the source image, to the external terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Gestoni Bacalso, Lianney Sy, Junalyn Cutar
  • Patent number: 11271762
    Abstract: Audio data associated with one of a plurality of users of a virtual meeting hosted by a virtual meeting application is received. The audio data is analyzed to identify another user of the virtual meeting. If another user is identified in the analyzed audio data, a setting of the virtual meeting application is adjusted to enable a client device for the identified user to receive audio input so as to facilitate a dialog among the users of the virtual meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nandikotkur Achyuth, Divyansh Deora, Arnav Akhoury
  • Patent number: 11210351
    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: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kirsten Marie Von Busch, Ryan B. Cain, Dominic Edward DeGuiseppe, Wen Zhang, Erik Peter Hjermstad
  • Patent number: 11176434
    Abstract: A printing apparatus can print an encrypted document. The printing apparatus includes a scanner to scan a print medium, an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the scanner to convert analog scan data digital scan data, a hardware pixelization circuit to generate a sequence of pixels from the digital scan data, an encryptor to encrypt the sequence of pixels to generate a sequence of encrypted pixels prior to storing of the digital scan data, a data storage device to temporarily store the sequence of the encrypted pixels, and a printing subsystem to print the stored sequence of the encrypted pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Bill Wagner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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