Electronic Mailbox Patents (Class 358/402)
  • Patent number: 11979296
    Abstract: In a synchronization system, the present invention provides an improved user interface through which a user can view and manage settings associated with the user's account in the synchronization system. In the preferred embodiment, a column is displayed for each electronic device associated with the user's account in the synchronization system. In each column is a visual representation of items (e.g., folders) that are (1) backed up, remotely accessible and/or synchronized in the synchronization system and (2) located on the electronic device associated with such column. For each item that is synchronized across multiple devices, all the visual representations of such item in the columns are aligned across a single row in the interface. In the preferred embodiment, there is an arrow, or other visual indicator, between the visual representations of such items to indicate that the items are synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Domingo A Mihovilovic
  • Patent number: 11943410
    Abstract: Setting conditions related to reading of an image of a document are registered in association with a user according to input by a user. When a user is identified, the priority order is determined so that a setting condition corresponding to the identified user is prioritized over a setting condition not corresponding to the user among the registered setting conditions, and the setting condition information indicating the setting conditions in the determined priority is displayed. The image is read under the setting condition based on the setting condition information selected according to the input by the user of the setting condition information indicating the displayed setting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Taniyama, Rei Tsutsui, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Yuji Takase
  • Patent number: 11880620
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is capable of obtaining and printing a file stored in a management system, and makes it possible to perform printing with enhanced user convenience by improving coordination between the management system and the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a printing unit, and a processor that causes the image forming apparatus to function as an obtaining unit that obtains post data relating to the file; and a print control unit that causes the printing unit to print the file and post information included in the post data obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Saito
  • Patent number: 11853627
    Abstract: A first server system according to embodiments of the present disclosure includes a control unit configured to instruct a client terminal to display a screen for inputting authentication information to a third server system as the transmission destination of image data registered in a second server system, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a printing apparatus capable of printing the image data registered in the second server system, from the third server system that has performed authentication based on the authentication information input via the screen, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the acquired information about the printing apparatus to the second server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11825562
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a specific wireless communication of object data via a first wireless network with a mobile device using a second type of interface after executing a specific process of sending a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network using a first type of interface in a first case where the communication device operates in a first state which is a parent station state or a child station state in the first wireless network and execute the specific wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface after executing another process different from the specific process in a second case where the communication device operates in a second state which is different from the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11818314
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The apparatus sets a naming rule for an image file and determines whether or not the set naming rule satisfies a predetermined condition. If it is determined that the naming rule does not satisfy the predetermined condition, the information processing apparatus warns a user. On the other hand, if it is determined that the naming rule satisfies the predetermined condition, the information processing apparatus generates a file name of the image file in accordance with the set naming rule, and stores the image file with the file name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Mori, Makiya Tamura, Daijiro Miyamoto, Natsuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11765295
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that are executable by a processor of a first terminal device compatible with a first platform, the instructions being configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the first terminal device to accept selection of an image processing apparatus connected with the first terminal device, accept selection of a function to be set up on the first terminal device from among one or more functions executable by the image processing apparatus, install, into the first terminal device, a first program compatible with the image processing apparatus and the first platform, and output an access information image. The access information image represents access information based on the selected function and an address of a web page representing a site of a supply source for a second program compatible with the image processing apparatus and a second platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11741541
    Abstract: A digital token has a programmable field in which token type is specified. A method of creating, routing, and performing operations on digital tokens is carried out in a network having a plurality of nodes, wherein each node of the network has code executed therein to enforce rules associated with different types of the digital tokens. The method includes the steps of: creating a digital token having a programmable field from asset data and specifying a token type of the digital token in the programmable field of the digital token; routing the digital token having the specified token type through the nodes of the network to a destination node according to the rules associated with the specified token type; and when the digital token arrives at the destination node, performing an operation on the digital token and updating a record maintained at the destination node according to the operation performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: TallyX, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya D. Menon, Yean Whei Tseng, Suryanarayana Narasimha, Venkatesh P. Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11734650
    Abstract: An efficient and secure process by which users may enter sensitive information into an electronic information system. When information is required from a user, the electronic information system may be configured to generate a unique access link (uniform resource locator, or URL) for that user. The link may be sent to the user via electronic communication, such as a text message or email. When the user follows the link with a web browser, the system prompts the user to enter an additional piece of personal information that is not known to the general public. Once identity is verified, the user may be required to electronically sign agreements. The user is then prompted to enter the required information. This may allow a user to deposit sensitive information into the system without requiring the user to provide full login credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Mend VIP, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Mcbride, Brandon Lassiter, Paul Senzee, Alexander Decurnou, Jessica Hoffman, Gabriel Latorre
  • Patent number: 11729319
    Abstract: A method for converting a facsimile includes receiving the facsimile via the public-switched telephone network, generating an enhanced portable document format (EPDF) file that includes information in addition to image information and communicating the EPDF file to an e-mail server. The EPDF file can then be communicated as an attachment to an e-mail message addressed to the intended recipient of the facsimile. A facsimile processing system includes a public-switched telephone network interface, a packet-switched network interface, a mail transfer protocol server, an input agent, a job processor and a translator. The input agent identifies and forwards the incoming facsimile to the job processor. The job processor determines when an EPDF file is desired and communicates appropriate instructions to the translator. The translator generates the EPDF file in response to the instructions and the image information from the facsimile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Toscano, Felix Moletteri
  • Patent number: 11694018
    Abstract: An online system generates a set of content item variations for a reference content item that include different styles of text for the content item. The different styles of text are generated by applying machine-learned style transfer models, for example, neural network based models to reference text of the reference content item. The text variations retain the textual content of the reference text but are synthesized with different styles. The online system can provide the content item variations to users on an online experimental platform to collect user interaction information that may indicate how users respond to different styles of text. The online system or the content providers can effectively target users with content items that include the style of text the users respond to based on the collected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Lundin, Owen Winne Schoppe, Xing Han, Michael Reynolds Sollami, Brian J. Lonsdorf, Alan Martin Ross, David J. Woodward, Sonke Rohde
  • Patent number: 11689414
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for configuring a gateway in an internet of things (IoT) system. An example method includes receiving, by a gateway resolver, a request to access a management console of the IoT system, the request including access information associated with the gateway of the IoT system, the request being sent by an administration device. The method further includes determining, by the gateway resolver, an IP address of the gateway based on the access information. The method further includes obtaining, by the gateway resolver, a management console URL based on the IP address. The method further includes redirecting, by the gateway resolver, the administration device to the management console URL in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Puthukode G. Ramachandran, John C. Sanchez, Zhennan Wang
  • Patent number: 11616893
    Abstract: A first terminal device includes a communicator capable of communicating with a server device which provides a service enabling message exchange among a plurality of terminal devices, a controller, and a display, wherein the controller displays, on the display, a message showing that a first communication device received a first image from the second communication device, receives an instruction for sending a second image to the second communication device, and, when failing to send the second image to the second communication device, sends, to the server device, an instruction for sending a reply message in response to having received the first image to the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sho Kamihisa
  • Patent number: 11601567
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to control a status, between read and unread, of a document received by facsimile from a sender apparatus. The circuitry controls display of a proposal screen for proposing that a sender facsimile number satisfying a predetermined condition be registered as a rejected facsimile number. A facsimile from the rejected facsimile number is to be rejected or deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuroh Akabane
  • Patent number: 11553095
    Abstract: A client terminal that executes an application that can transmit both push scanning and pull scanning instructions to an MFP provided with a scanner apparatus has an acquisition unit that acquires an image to be used for a preview from the MFP by providing an instruction for pull scanning to the MFP if the input of a setting for performing a push scanning is received and a preview setting is further received, a provision unit that provides a preview screen by using the acquired image to be used for a preview; and a transmission unit that transmits a push scanning instruction to the MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Kobana
  • Patent number: 11523023
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus includes a communication interface that transmits data according to a transmission job, and a controller having one or more processors which executes instructions stored in one or more memories. The controller is configured to set a setting of outputting of a transmission report indicating a transmission result of the transmission job as a device setting of the apparatus, set the setting of outputting of the transmission report as a setting of the transmission job, and set whether or not to accept the setting of outputting of the transmission report of the transmission job as the device setting of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 11523007
    Abstract: An image reading system includes a server device and a first scanner communicably connected to the server device. The server device includes a distributed scanning storage unit that stores distributed scanning setting information defining a setting item of distributed scanning and including identification information. The first scanner includes a first receiver that receives, from a user, a command that includes the identification information and is a command to perform the distributed scanning, a first acquirer that acquires the distributed scanning setting information from the server device when the first receiver receives the command to perform the distributed scanning, a first reader that reads a first document sheet stack to generate first read data based on the distributed scanning setting information, and a first transmitter that transmits the first read data to the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11516278
    Abstract: A transmission management system includes a destination name data managing unit which manages a plurality of destination name data items which indicate a plurality of names of a destination in communications between transmission terminals, a destination name data reading unit which reads a destination name data item from the plurality of destination name data items managed by the destination name data managing unit, and a destination name data transmitting unit which transmits the destination name data item read by the destination name data reading unit to a transmission terminal capable of communicating with the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Maeda, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 11445072
    Abstract: A method for converting a facsimile includes receiving the facsimile via the public-switched telephone network, generating an enhanced portable document format (EPDF) file that includes information in addition to image information and communicating the EPDF file to an e-mail server. The EPDF file can then be communicated as an attachment to an e-mail message addressed to the intended recipient of the facsimile. A facsimile processing system includes a public-switched telephone network interface, a packet-switched network interface, a mail transfer protocol server, an input agent, a job processor and a translator. The input agent identifies and forwards the incoming facsimile to the job processor. The job processor determines when an EPDF file is desired and communicates appropriate instructions to the translator. The translator generates the EPDF file in response to the instructions and the image information from the facsimile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Toscano, Felix Moletteri
  • Patent number: 11438289
    Abstract: Various techniques for gesture-based community moderation are described, including activating a moderator application at a computing platform hosting a syndication of electronic messages, receiving a signal causing presentation of an electronic message at an interface, detecting an input associated with a position of each of the electronic messages on the interface and activating an automatic action by the moderator application, determining if a non-compliant message component is included in the each of the electronic messages, modifying each of the electronic messages if the non-compliant message component is detected, invoking a predicted automatic action based on the modified electronic message, and displaying the modified electronic message in a different position of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Khoros, LLC
    Inventors: David Evans, Vivekanand Venkatesh Kini, Colin Cooper, Vigneshwaran Dharmalingam, Tanmay Sinha
  • Patent number: 11394723
    Abstract: Methods for validating delivery of content and verifying a delegation of delivery of a content, and corresponding devices and computer program products. A method is proposed for validating a delivery of a content to a client terminal. Such a method includes receiving, by the client terminal, an address, referred to as the received address, in response to a request sent to an address server in order to obtain an address of a delivery server of the content. The request includes a piece of information relating to the delivery server. Such a method further includes receiving, by the client terminal, a piece of information relating to an authentic address associated with the delivery server, the information being sent by a server of the content supplier, and determining the validity of the received address with respect to the authentic address on the basis of the information relating to the authentic address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Frederic Fieau, Emile Stephan
  • Patent number: 11386073
    Abstract: A system and method for an automatic messaging system which automatically sends emails or pages to groups of people with specific data from a database. Other messaging tools may be utilized. The data source that provides information may be any ODBC compliant data source including standard DBMS (SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, DB2, Sybase, etc.) Access databases, or Excel spreadsheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Atchison, Goutham Belliappa, Michelle Randolph
  • Patent number: 11343386
    Abstract: A web application of a scan system provides confirmation data associated with a scan data destination to a post source of a scan-related message through a message sharing system. An image processing apparatus transmits scan data and the input confirmation data to the web application. When the input data transmitted from the image processing apparatus is stored as the confirmation data in the storage, the web application posts the scan data to the destination associated with the confirmation data using the message sharing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuaki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11172090
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives, from another apparatus, data for replication of a function of storing data in a preset storage area; a validation unit that validates restriction information for controlling execution of the function if the data for replication received by the reception unit includes information indicating that plural networks are set in the storage area in which the data is to be stored by the function; and a restriction unit that restricts execution of the function if the execution of the function is instructed and the restriction information is validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kentaro Osajima
  • Patent number: 11115553
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a registration unit and a controller. The registration unit registers prohibited information associated with at least one of pieces of attribute information on a per piece-of-attribute information basis. The controller refers to the pieces of attribute information and the prohibited information. The controller performs error handling if received image information includes the prohibited information associated with a piece of attribute information assigned to the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Shimokawa
  • Patent number: 11106739
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system stores a conversation containing a series of messages exchanged among a number of participants in a first document containing metadata for the conversation; a second document containing message content for the series of messages, wherein the message content includes a fixed position gap between starting or ending positions in consecutive messages in the series of messages; and one or more additional documents storing message metadata for individual messages in the conversation. Next, the system processes a first search across the series of messages in the conversation using an index of the set of documents. The system also processes, using the index, a second search within individual messages in the series of messages as a span query with a distance that is shorter than the fixed position gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hari Shankar Sreekumar Menon, Shubham Gupta, Suruchi H. Shah, Ali Sadiq Mohamed, Parinkumar D. Shah
  • Patent number: 11076057
    Abstract: In an image scanning apparatus, an image scanning unit scans one or more page images from a document of one or more pages and generates image data of the one or more page images. An image acquiring unit acquires the image data, generates a document image file including the image data, and stores the document image file into a specific folder. A communication processing unit transmits to a specific destination a message that includes a network identifier of the document image file. A server unit transmits the document image file upon receiving a transmission request that specifies the network identifier. Further, the communication processing unit includes a shrink image of a predetermined page among the one or more page into the message; and the server unit performs image search for the shrink image as a search key upon receiving an image search request that specifies the shrink image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Keiko Morita
  • Patent number: 11065881
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, a controller is configured to: obtain conformance information, for each of at least one color, representing each container conforming to the image forming apparatus; obtain usage information related to a relationship between the total number of recording media on which images are formed within a past particular period and a total amount of a colorant used within the past particular period; based on the obtained usage information, calculate a first initial formable number for each of the at least one color which represents the total number of recording media on which images are respectively formable using the colorant with a particular initial containing amount; and display a detailed-information screen containing conformance detailed information for each of the at least one color. The obtained conformance information and the first initial formable number are associated with each other in the conformance detailed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 11025505
    Abstract: The technology disclosed for configuring a transcoder-router to direct incoming communications to desired receivers includes receiving a selection by a user from an icon-based GUI, of an incoming voice, video, image, short message, or email media type to configure for routing. Incoming communications gets routed in the context of the incoming media type, with the transducer-router receiving a combination of routing conditions with which to determine the routing of the incoming media type: a time zone against which routing schedules are measured; a time window for the routing schedules that covers both time of day and day of week; and available receiver devices for the routing under the selected combination of the incoming media type, time zone and time window. The disclosed systems and methods include committing routing rules based on the user selections to tangible machine readable memory; and using the committed rules to route incoming media type messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Lew, Mohit Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10979578
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for sending an email along with a scanned document from a multi-function device. The method includes retrieving at least one email file from at least one of an external storage device and a file location, wherein a user creates the at least one email file at a computing device; automatically filling an email content, and one or more recipients from the at least one email file in an email job; displaying, via a user interface, the email job includes the auto-filled email content including an email subject and an email body, and the one or more recipients; scanning, at least one document; automatically attaching the at least one scanned document to the email job; and sending the email job including the email content along with the at least one scanned document to the one or more recipients directly through the multi-function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok Jason Vedaraj, Thamizh Priyai Thamizhanandan, Iswarya Shanmuganathan
  • Patent number: 10956744
    Abstract: A scanned image authentication system employing at least one image authentication station which is unable to process scanned images which do not belong to at least one individual scanned image category, the system comprising a gateway image processor operative for on-line filtering of an incoming scanned image to determine whether or not the incoming scanned image belongs to the scanned image category, and a computer-implemented interface operative to transmit each individual scanned image to the at least one image authentication station only if the gateway image processor has determined that the individual scanned image belongs to the at least one individual scanned image category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AU10TIX LTD.
    Inventors: Sergey Markin, Benjamin Neeman, Ron Atzmon
  • Patent number: 10924628
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having a transmission function for transmitting image data includes a reader that reads a document to generate image data, a memory device that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory device. The instructions are executed to execute a transmission job for transmitting the image data generated by the reader, set a first setting for not printing a transmission report representing a transmission result of the transmission job to the image processing apparatus as a device setting of the image processing apparatus, and set a second setting for printing the transmission report to the transmission job as a setting for a transmission job. The transmission report is printed in accordance with the first setting being set to the image processing apparatus and the transmission job to which the second setting is set being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 10911565
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for associating a service account. The method includes obtaining, by one or more processors, event data in connection with execution of an application on a terminal, wherein the event data corresponds to one or more trigger types, determining, by one or more processors, whether the event data corresponds to a predefined trigger data, and in response to determining that the event data corresponds to the predefined trigger data, providing, by one or more processors, service account-association information corresponding to the predefined trigger data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BANMA ZHIXING NETWORK (HONGKONG) CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhijun Yuan, Xuyan Chi, Kan Xu
  • Patent number: 10863054
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display, a communication unit, and a controller. Information is displayed on the display. The communication unit performs communication with a first display apparatus, which is an external apparatus. The controller performs control, if an error occurs during an image forming process, in such a manner that different error information is displayed on the display and on the first display apparatus on the basis of a communication status with the first display apparatus and statuses of operations performed by a user of the first display apparatus and a user of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Kamoi
  • Patent number: 10855852
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus comprising: a memory device that stores a set of instructions; and at least one processor that executes the set of instructions to: detect alteration of an application held in the image processing apparatus; determine, upon detecting alteration, whether or not an application in which alteration has been detected is a pre-installed application; and enabling, as a result of the determination, in a case where the application in which alteration has been detected is a pre-installed application, the use of the application by installing the application using pre-held information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Koike, Atsushi Ikeda, Takeshi Kogure, Naoto Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 10852781
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a wearable mobile terminal. In one embodiment, the wearable mobile terminal comprises at least one processing element and at least one memory including program code. In such an embodiment, the wearable mobile terminal is configured to capture one or more machine-readable codes and obtain data from the captured one or more machine-readable codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MBTE Holdings Sweden AB
    Inventors: Ran Meriaz, Yoram Meriaz, Alexander Tkachman
  • Patent number: 10834286
    Abstract: A system and method for determining where to send a document from information printed on the document includes a scanner configured to scan a document, and a processor configured to use optical character recognition on the scanned document to determine recipient contact information. The processor generates a user-selectable list of one or more of the determined recipients and receives a user selection of one or more recipients to receive the document. The processor then transmits the document to the selected recipients using a modality suitable to the recipient's contact information, which includes faxing the document to the recipient when the recipient's contact information is a fax number, emailing the document to the recipient when the recipient's contact information is an email address, and transmitting the document when the recipient is a network file server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Brendon Wai, Kevin T. Nguyen, Sai Geetha Kandepalli Cherukuru
  • Patent number: 10728416
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sending unit and a controller. The sending unit sends a fax to a destination. The controller executes control for printing identification information for identifying the destination in accordance with selection made by a sender of the fax on paper output at the destination in response to sending of the fax. In a case where the sender of the fax selects a destination name as the identification information, if the destination name is unprintable as it is on the paper, the controller executes control for printing a phone number of the destination as the identification information on the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Soejima, Hirotaka Kawabata, Hideki Fujii, Manabu Wada, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10728402
    Abstract: A high-compression file format can be designated even in a case where an external device and an image communication apparatus communicate with each other according to a set communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10678596
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes acquiring characteristic behavior data of a user in real time, and at a detection triggering moment, matching the characteristic behavior data with a behavior pattern baseline obtained through offline calculation, thus predicting a peak or a trough of resource use. In this way, a resource specification to be used by the user is dynamically adjusted in advance according to a behavior pattern of the user, to meet a resource use demand of the user, and avoid that the user is in shortage of resources in the peak time or wastes resources in the trough time, thus achieving better predictability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yu Xie, Xiaojie Feng
  • Patent number: 10666835
    Abstract: A high-definition (HD) fax system routes outbound fax job requests including a high-resolution component to appropriate destinations, including among HD-enabled receiving devices and conventional fax devices. If it is determined that a fax destination is not HD-enabled, such as a conventional fax device, the high-resolution component of the outbound fax job request may be rendered as a low-resolution fax. The low resolution fax may be transmitted via a public switched telephone network (PSTN). On the other hand, if it is determined that a fax destination is HD-enabled, a determination may be made whether the HD-enabled fax destination is color enabled, and the high-resolution component may be rendered as either a high-resolution monochrome fax or a high-resolution color fax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Biscom Inc.
    Inventors: S.K. Ho, Carlos Mainemer
  • Patent number: 10656889
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral (MFP) transmits, if the number of cases of accumulated non-transmitted history information has reached a predetermined number of cases or a designated transmission time has been reached, a communication management report (i.e., history information). When the MFP transmits the communication management report, the MFP inputs a transmission job in which deletion prevention information has been set on. Further, when performing a transmission process for processing the input transmission job, the MFP determines whether an error job clear function is executable on the job based on the deletion prevention information. If the error job clear function is not executable on the job, the MFP stands by for retransmission to be instructed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daiki Tachi
  • Patent number: 10643292
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing a trust-based social graph for travel planning are disclosed. Social data is obtained from one or more social network services. Based at least in part on the social data, trust scores are determined between an entity and a plurality of additional entities. For one of the additional entities, the respective trust score is determined based at least in part on a respective relationship score and a respective similarity score for the additional entity. One or more respective connections are generated in a social graph between the entity and one or more trusted entities of the additional entities. The one or more respective connections with the trusted entities are generated based at least in part on the respective trust scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Anne Gorman-Ladd, Ethan Zane Evans, Taneem Talukdar, Glenn Warren Van Houten
  • Patent number: 10614801
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure relate generally to a data processing system that optimizes or dynamically content items for transmission to client computing devices. The data processing system can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data packet transmission over one or more computer networks by, for example, dynamically selecting content items from a plurality of content items for transmission to a client computing device. The system can reduce network bandwidth utilization by selecting content items that substantially match the predicted exposure interval of the content segments. Matching the content item length to the predicted exposure length can reduce network bandwidth utilization by not transmitting content items to the client computing device with a low probability of presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Momchil Filev, Martin Freund, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 10607257
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-loading and displaying intervening content, such as advertisements, on a mobile device during latency periods, such as when an advertiser landing page is requested by that device, are provided herein. Intervening content may be pre-loaded on to the device and associated with one or more particular advertisements such that selecting/interacting with the associated advertisement triggers intervening content display during known or detected periods of latency. In some cases, a latency threshold or thresholds may determine one or more types of content to present, and/or a content presentation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Satyam Shaw, Ravi Jain, Surojit Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10567614
    Abstract: There is provided a main server which includes an acquisition unit that acquires voucher image data obtained by reading a voucher, a reception unit that receives designation as to whether or not to assign a timestamp to the voucher image data, a TS assignment processing unit that performs processing for assigning the timestamp to the voucher image data in a case where the reception unit receives designation to assign the timestamp, and a notification unit that performs notification that prompts a user to designate as to whether or not to assign the timestamp, when a first deadline which is set for the voucher image data arrives in a case where the reception unit does not receive the designation as to whether or not to assign the timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kobayashi, Norihiko Yamada, Takayuki Ato
  • Patent number: 10517021
    Abstract: A system and method of communication, comprising establishing a first connection between the user equipment and a first non-public packet switched network which assigns a first non-public packet switched network address to user equipment; establishing an open signaling channel which communicates between the user equipment and a remote server through a cellular telephone network according to a public switched telephone network address associated with an International mobile subscriber identity; communicating an identification of the first non-public network and the first non-public packet switched network address over the open signaling channel to the remote server; and establishing a real time voice communication from the remote server to the user equipment through the first connection based on a call routed through the remote server to the public switched telephone network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Evolve Cellular Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell P. Feldman, David E. Feldman, Alan E. Berrey, Brian P. Davis
  • Patent number: 10497204
    Abstract: A method for tracking an event of an externally controlled interface (ECI) is described. The method includes generating the externally controlled interface independent of an outcome of a wager-based game regulated by a regulatory authority, and logging the event of the externally controlled interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Reid M. Weber, William C. Little, Steven G. LeMay, Adrian R. Marcu, Warner R. Cockerille, IV, Nicole M. Beaulieu, David A. Gipp, Daniel de Waal, Vincent S. Manfredi, Bryan Bullard, Cara L. Iddings, Richard J. Schneider, Glenn Keith Russell, Jacob Graham, Gregory A. Schlottmann, Richard E. Rowe, David C. Williams, Kurt M. Larsen, Jae Man Yi, Erik B. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10445773
    Abstract: A connected guest platform receives information identifying a user's planned visit to an entertainment attraction that is located at a physical location, the user's biographical information, and the user's shopping preferences. Features of the attraction are customized based on the user's information. Goods created at the attraction can be stored with the connected guest platform. Third-parties may purchase items from the user's wish list for pickup at a physical merchant located adjacent to the attraction. The user's experience at the attraction and shopping history are stored to inform future interactions with the connected guest platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott Larocca, Paul Kurzawa
  • Patent number: 10423722
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, method that includes receiving a communication from equipment of a first user directed towards a second user, analyzing a first communication style of the communication from the equipment of the first user, determining a second communication style of the second user, determining whether the first communication style matches the second communication style, providing a recommendation to the equipment of the first user to rewrite the communication according to the second communication style responsive to the determining the first communication style does not match the second communication style, and providing the communication to equipment of the second user responsive to the determining that the first communication style matches the second communication style. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christina Gardner