Image Transmission Accuracy Verification Patents (Class 358/405)
  • Patent number: 10579811
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system to manage multiple levels of privacy in a document having a plurality of elements. In accordance with the method, a selection of a first element in the document is received. The first element is tagged with a selected first privacy level of a hierarchical privacy level list. The list includes a plurality of hierarchical levels of privacy associated with a controlling authority. A selection of a second element in the document is received. The selected second element is tagged with a selected second privacy level of the hierarchical privacy level list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: David Russell Vandervort
  • Patent number: 10459669
    Abstract: A printer including: a printhead; and a processor that controls the printhead. The processor, when data including print data of one transaction is received from an external device, acquires from the received data the print data and a first error detection code the external device calculated from the print data, calculates a second error detection code from the acquired printer, determines whether or not the first error detection code and the second error detection code match, and sends to the external device evaluation result data indicating the evaluation result. When the first error detection code and second error detection code match, the processor prints by the printhead based on the acquired print data; and when first error detection code and second error detection code do not match, discards the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Yuki Yajima, Eri Iiyama
  • Patent number: 10375050
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authenticating image files when network connections should not or cannot be used to transfer image files. A user device application may capture an image at a user device, generate an image file, and generate a hash file based on the image file. Instead of sending the image file to an authentication server for authentication, the application may send the hash file. If desired, the application may transfer the image file when a desirable network connection is available. Any alteration to the image file in the meantime will result in a different hash file for the altered image file, thus allowing detection of altered image files. This approach offers decreases the amount of data that is required to be transmitted in low or undesirable signal conditions, while maintaining an ability to detect alterations to image files that may have been made in the meantime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TruePic Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lyons, Craig Stack, Francis Lyons, Jeffrey McGregor
  • Patent number: 10331884
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media are provide for protecting stored data from ransomware. In an embodiment, the data is stored in an external drive connected to the processor. The connection between the processor and external drive is interrupted (e.g., open) except during a data transfer between the processor and the external drive. Connection of the processor to the external drive, permitted for a time period specified by a user or until the transfer of data is complete, occurs in response to manual actuation of a control means interposed between the processor and external drive and optionally, an indication from the user computing system that malware has not been detected on the device. The control means may be a mechanical switch or a fingerprint authentication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Rosa
  • Patent number: 10291809
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (10) includes a processor capable of executing IP facsimile communication and a job other than the IP facsimile communication, a facsimile tone signal being transmitted/received as audio data in the IP facsimile communication; a storage (12) that stores a first or second level, which represents a mode for executing the IP facsimile communication; and a control unit (11) that determines whether the first or second level is stored in the storage, respectively selects a first mode and a second mode when determining that the first level and the second level are stored in the storage, and when receiving an execution instruction of the IP facsimile communication in the first mode and the second mode, respectively causes the processor to stop an uncompleted job and then preferentially execute the IP facsimile communication, and to execute an uncompleted job and the IP facsimile communication in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kenichi Katsura
  • Patent number: 10264159
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from a Document Management System (DMS) that manages electronic soft copy documents also known as source documents. Documents in a DMS repository are registered in a postmark registry by a registration agent. When a document that is registered in the postmark registry is printed, a graphical symbol referred to as a “postmark” is generated and inserted into the print stream so the postmark is printed on the hard copy of the document. The printed document is logged in a printed document store along with metadata associated with the printed document. The postmark on the printed document can be used for one or more purposes, such as to determine whether the printed document can be shredded after use and to determine whether the printed document is current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10242208
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system to manage multiple levels of privacy in a document having a plurality of elements. In accordance with the method, a selection of a first element in the document is received. The first element is tagged with a selected first privacy level of a hierarchical privacy level list. The list includes a plurality of hierarchical levels of privacy associated with a controlling authority. A selection of a second element in the document is received. The selected second element is tagged with a selected second privacy level of the hierarchical privacy level list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: David Russell Vandervort
  • Patent number: 10209933
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming device which can be connected to an electronic device. An image forming device comprises: a speaker; a storage unit for storing connection information necessary for connection to the image forming device; a control unit for controlling, in case of a predetermined condition, a speaker so as to output sound that corresponds to the connection information; and a wireless connection unit for, if a wireless connection request with respect to the connection information is received, connecting by means of Wi-Fi Direct to an electronic device which transmitted the wireless connection request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-seok Choi, Yong-im Kim, Sung-jae Kim, Hye-soo Kim, Yeon-hee Jung
  • Patent number: 10139956
    Abstract: A control device for an electroluminescent touch-control display panel is described, in order to implement display and touch control on an In-cell electroluminescent touch-control display panel. The control device includes a display driving circuit board, a touch-control driving circuit board, a lighting circuit board and a switching circuit board. There is also described a touch screen including an electroluminescent touch-control display panel and the control device, and a display device including the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Boya Zhang, Xue Dong, Zhaohui Meng, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Wei Sun, Dong Chen, Kwanggyun Jang
  • Patent number: 10074025
    Abstract: A device for reading and decoding paper or non-paper documents (12) including micro-perforated or “watermark” patterns and graphic patterns is provided. The device comprises at least one image sensor (11) having a light flashing means (33, 44) arranged to flash first light signals on a first side (12a, 12b) of a document (12), and image sensor reading means (31, 41) arranged to read the first light signals reflected by the graphic patterns (6, 7). The device further comprises at least one array of infrared light emitting means (14, 24) located in front of said image sensor (11) and arranged to flash second light signals on a second side (12b) of the document (12) whereby image sensor reading means (31, 41) are arranged to read the infrared light signals passing through the micro-perforated or “watermark” patterns (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Pu Ying Innovation Technology Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Sergio Aiello
  • Patent number: 9811294
    Abstract: A relay device includes a first session establishing portion to establish a first communication session with a cloud server located outside a firewall, a second session establishing portion to establish a second communication session with a control target device located inside the firewall, a device information acquiring portion to acquire device information about the control target device, and a relay portion to relay a communication between the cloud server and the control target device. The relay portion includes an executability determining portion to determine whether the control target device can execute a process specified by a control command received from the cloud server, a suspending portion to suspend an output of the control command when the determination result is non-executable, and a proxy transmission portion operable, when the determination result becomes executable after the control command was put on hold, to transmit the control command to the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Noriaki Asamoto, Masami Yamada, Hisashi Uchida, Shuji Yoneda, Kazuya Anezaki, Akihiro Torigoshi
  • Patent number: 9749178
    Abstract: Techniques to dynamically configure target bitrate for streaming network connections are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventor: Manpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 9716808
    Abstract: There is provided an image communicating apparatus which is capable of performing a deemed voice communication, and includes a telephone control unit configured to control communication by connecting a telephone, and a modem configured to control FAX communication by the deemed voice communication. In the image communicating apparatus, communication is controlled so that a detection unit configured to perform detection processing of detecting facsimile reception by software performs the detection processing during a period in which the modem cannot detect the facsimile reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mikio Hama
  • Patent number: 9509623
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to process packets received from a plurality of sources includes a buffer configured to store the packets received from the plurality of sources, a first processing unit configured to transmit, to a source of a first packet, a request to stop transmission of the first packet and configured to discard the first packet if the buffer does not have an available region for storing the first packet received, and a second processing unit configured to transmit, to the source of the first packet, a request to retransmit the first packet if the buffer has the available region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Teruo Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 9503596
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains image information for forming a confirmation image, a state of formation of the confirmation image at a peripheral portion of a recording medium when an image formation position with respect to the recording medium is a predetermined position differing from a state of formation of the confirmation image at the peripheral portion of the recording medium when the image formation position is shifted from the predetermined position; and a forming section that, when ascertaining the shift of the image formation position from the predetermined position, performs an image forming process using the image information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 9440814
    Abstract: A decurler method and apparatus that compensates for ink contamination buildup on an indent roll of a decurler in aqueous ink jet products that can lead to paper wrinkle. A gap between the centers of the indent roll and a soft roll is increased to prevent sheet wrinkle by employing an algorithm that determines when the rolls are in contact and are first matching speed with each other and then treats this position as a home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M Lefevre, Michael J Levy, David A Vankouwenberg
  • Patent number: 9374244
    Abstract: A process is directed to the generation and processing of server identification data by a network computing provider. A client computing device transmits data identifying a server associated with a content source. The identification data can include a digital certificate signed by a third-party certificate authority, a DNS record from a third-party DNS server, etc. The network computing provider comprises one or more physical computing devices for processing the identification data received from any number of client computing devices. The network computing provider can alert the client computing device, content source, or DNS server when erroneous or potentially fraudulent identification data is detected. The network computing provider can also store the identification data and provide content sources and DNS servers with access to the identification data received from client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Jason Brandwine
  • Patent number: 9318017
    Abstract: A wireless control system for use in a vehicle and for use with a remote electronic system is provided. The wireless control system includes a transceiver for mounting in the vehicle. The transceiver is configured to communicate according to a Bluetooth communications standard. The transceiver is further configured to provide a control signal to the remote electronic system. The transceiver is also trainable to provide a carrier frequency and control information for the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Witkowski, Kurt A. Dykema, Steven L. Geerlings, Mark L. Zeinstra, Robert F. Buege
  • Patent number: 9253305
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: capturing image data for physical content, where the physical content includes a recipient image indicative of at least one desired recipient; performing image recognition on the captured image data to identify the recipient image; matching the recipient image with corresponding contact information to obtain address information for the at least one desired recipient; and addressing an electronic communication to the at least one desired recipient using the address information, where the electronic communication includes the captured image data for the physical content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Mori, Hayes Raffle, Rafael A. Ballagas, Hiroshi Horii
  • Patent number: 9143488
    Abstract: A method for encrypting application layer packets, including UDPTL data used by T.38 FOIP devices, for securing transmission of Fax communications over the Internet. In one embodiment, a client side SIPCryptAgent is provided and operably installed on the user's Fax or Voice over IP server/device. Similarly, a server side SIPCryptAgent is installed on the SBC servers at the service provider. The client side SIPCryptAgent acts as a proxy for the Fax device thereby receiving all data sent out by the Fax device and encrypting the SIP and media packets of the Fax device using a lightweight protocol before sending them to the SBC servers. Similarly, the server side acts as a proxy for the SBC servers and encrypts outgoing data and decrypts incoming data so that the exchange of data over the Internet between the client side CryptAgent and the server side CryptAgent is done in a secure, encrypted and real time manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre St-Germain, Cesar Hernandez, Khaled Tewfik, Gaetan Sheridan
  • Patent number: 9125029
    Abstract: There is discussed according to an embodiment a method for receiving an incoming call with a mobile terminal includes steps of: receiving an incoming call signal; displaying a receiving delay button on a display unit; allowing a call receiver to select the receiving delay button; sending a predetermined comment to a caller; and converting the caller's voice into a text message and displaying a text message on the display unit, such that the call receiver may not run to answer the call and may delay the call for a preset time period when the call receiver receives the call received by the mobile terminal while moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngki Kim, Seungjin Choi, Dongo Yi, Changik Jeong
  • Patent number: 9071775
    Abstract: An image information communication apparatus includes a communication unit, a permission unit, and a controller. The communication unit communicates image information with an external device in response to receiving a communication request. The permission unit permits the communication request on the basis of a result of comparison between a total band and an overall band. The total band is obtained by adding a communication band necessary for requested communication in the case where the communication unit receives the communication request and a band being used for other communications. The overall band is obtained by converting an image processing capability of the apparatus into a band. The controller controls the communication unit so as to communicate with the external device for the request permitted by the permission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9036216
    Abstract: A method of performing handshaking between fax machines on the basis of T.30 protocol includes transmitting information on a first data rate selected to transmit a fax document to a receiving-side fax machine, transmitting a plurality of frames including bit strings predefined to test data transmission/reception at the first data rate prior to transmitting the fax document to the receiving-side fax machine, and receiving a message informing success or failure of the test. The transmitting of the frames includes determining a time duration of the transmitting the frames based on at least one of a TCF flag value and the first data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-sang Seo, Chang-min Han
  • Patent number: 9030700
    Abstract: A relay device includes a receiver that receives facsimile transmission instructions via a private network from a client device that does not include facsimile transmitting functions, a facsimile communication unit that transmits a facsimile externally via a public network, on the basis of the facsimile transmission instructions received by the receiver, a determiner that, on the basis of the content of the facsimile transmission instructions received by the receiver, determines whether or not to request another device connected via the private network to execute facsimile transmission, and a requester that, in the case where the determiner determines to request another device to execute facsimile transmission, sends a transmission request regarding some or all of the facsimile transmission instructions received by the receiver to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koue
  • Publication number: 20150116786
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus determines, when image data of an image read from an original is transmitted to an external unit, whether the transmission is by a first communication method or a second communication method, and controls so that, based on a result of the determination, a transmission interval between a plurality of packets for when the image data is transmitted is longer when the image data is transmitted by the first communication method than when the image data is transmitted by the second communication method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Junji Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20150103384
    Abstract: Described herein is a fax processing system for the improvement of efficiency and reliability of fax transmissions over any communications network, specifically for retransmitting an incomplete transmission. Fax images are encoded with an embedded digital bit signal by a fax software program on the originating fax that indicates the number of pages in the document where such bit signal is recognized by fax software at a fax service for the purpose of monitoring the page count of the transmission, and in the case of a failed transmission, using the embedded digital data to notify the recipient that more pages will be transmitted, and further transmitting the remaining pages on the next facsimile phone call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Basil
  • Patent number: 9007640
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes: a first communication device, which has a first controller coupled to a first interface; and a second communication device, which has a second controller coupled to a second interface, wherein at least one of the first controller and the second controller is configured to perform operations comprising: transmitting data from the first communication device to the second communication device; determining whether the wireless communication connection is terminated during the data transmission; suspending the data transmission if it is determined that the wireless communication connection is terminated; determining whether another wireless communication connection is established after suspending the data transmission; and transmitting a part of the data to the second communication device via the another wireless communication if the another wireless communication connection is established, wherein the part of the data includes at least remaining data that was not received
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8958116
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive preprint image data preprinted on a sheet and document image data printed on the preprinted sheet, a composing unit configured to compose reference image data from the received preprint image data and the received document image data, a reading unit configured to read the sheet on which both the preprint image data and the document image data has been printed, to obtain read image data, a processing unit configured to carry out predetermined image process on a first and second area corresponding to the document image data and the preprint image data of the read image data, to generate inspection image data, and an inspecting unit configured to inspect the sheet on which both the preprint image data and the document image data has been printed, by comparing the inspection image data with the reference image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akiko Tokumaru
  • Publication number: 20150022867
    Abstract: The present facsimile apparatus accepts inputs of a destination of facsimile transmission and a communication network to be used for the facsimile transmission, and further accepts re-entry of the destination and the communication network. The facsimile apparatus is controlled so as to execute the facsimile transmission if both the first input destination and communication network match the re-entered destination and communication network, and so as not to execute the facsimile transmission if at least one of the first input and accepted destination and communication network does not match the re-entered and accepted destination and communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 8879094
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image reading apparatus including: an image reading section to read an image; a storage section to store the image; and a control section to detect whether or not the image reading section is in a state of pausing reading of the image, to determine transfer speed of the image to an external device based on a detected result, and to transfer the image to an external device at a determined transfer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Nakata
  • Patent number: 8854696
    Abstract: A facsimile device includes a facsimile receiving unit that receives facsimile data transmitted from a transmission source device, a storing unit that stores identification information and transmission source information of the facsimile data received by the facsimile receiving unit in a storing portion. The identification information distinguishes the facsimile data received by the facsimile receiving unit from other facsimile data received by the facsimile receiving unit, and the transmission source information indicates the transmission source device of the facsimile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ayako Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 8854678
    Abstract: A scanner connected to an external device through a network is provided. The scanner includes, a reading section that reads an image recorded on a sheet so as to generate image data, an image data group supply section that, in a case where a plurality of images recorded on a plurality of sheets are read by the reading section, sequentially generates an image data group every time a part of the plurality of sheets is read by the reading section, and sequentially supplies the generated image data group to the external device, a joint information generation section that generates joint information used to join two or more of the image data groups, the two or more of the image data groups representing the plurality of images; and a joint information supply section that supplies the joint information to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Shimada
  • Patent number: 8854679
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, an e-mail server, an e-mail facsimile transmission system having the same and an e-mail facsimile setting method of an image forming apparatus. The e-mail facsimile setting method of an image forming apparatus which transmits an e-mail for facsimile transmission to a facsimile server, includes displaying a parameter setting screen applied to a plurality of facsimile servers, inputting a parameter value depending on the displayed parameter setting screen; and transmitting an e-mail with an identification type to correspond to one kind of facsimile server of the plurality of facsimile servers to the facsimile server based on the input setting value. Thus, a setting screen commonly applied to a plurality of facsimile servers is provided to a user, thereby saving time and cost needed in an e-mail facsimile setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woo-yean Jang
  • Patent number: 8848237
    Abstract: A wireless scanning device includes a scanning module adapted to scan a subject, a processor coupled to the scanning module, and a wireless communication module coupled to the processor for wireless communication with a user device. The processor is operable to control the scanning module to start scanning the subject according to a scan command from the user device. The scanning module is operable to generate scan data segments during scanning. The processor is further operable, for each scan data segment, to generate and transmit a real-time display data segment for real-time display and a compressed data segment for storage to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mustek Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Jewel Tsai
  • Patent number: 8823964
    Abstract: A control device may execute a first type of transformation process for each of a plurality of partial target data sequentially, so as to try to generate each of a plurality of partial print data sequentially. The control device may send second partial target data to a server via a network, in a first case where the first type of transformation process for the second partial target data does not succeed after the first type of transformation process for first partial target data succeeded and first partial print data was generated. The control device may receive first transformed data from the server via the network in the first case. The control device may supply second partial print data obtained by using the first transformed data to a print execution unit in the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8760682
    Abstract: A job processing apparatus which processes job data in cooperation with another job processing apparatus is provided. The job processing apparatus comprises an analysis unit configured to analyze a processing status of predetermined job data, and a determination unit configured to determine, in accordance with the analyzed processing status, whether the job processing apparatus has an operation authority to the job data. The job processing apparatus also comprises a prohibition unit configured to prohibit an operation of the job data when the job processing apparatus is determined not to have the operation authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kou Hiraike
  • Patent number: 8749828
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus includes a common setting which specifies whether a report regarding facsimile transmission is to be outputted, or not, and a specific setting which specifies whether an output of the report regarding facsimile transmission is to be permitted, or not, for each of at least one destination of the facsimile transmission. Further, the facsimile apparatus determines whether the report related to a facsimile transmission to at least one destination is to be outputted, or not, by applying the specific setting corresponding to the at least one destination in preference to the common setting. Further, if it is determined that the report related to the facsimile transmission to the at least one destination is to be outputted, the facsimile apparatus outputs the report including information related to the facsimile transmission to the at least one destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Kanuma
  • Patent number: 8705116
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, and a color table generating method and color document printing method of the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a color matching unit to match colors of a color document containing one or more images formed with a preset number of colors with colors available in the image forming apparatus, and a color table generator to generate a color table using the matched colors. Therefore, it is possible to reduce the color change caused by a difference in the characteristics between a printer and a scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong-man Kim, Hyun-soo Oh
  • Patent number: 8706837
    Abstract: An SAS domain map is automatically generated at an SAS concentrator switch by a virtual mapping device that presents itself as a target for discovery by SAS devices interfaced with the concentrator, such as information handling systems and storage devices. During the SAS protocol discovery process, the virtual mapping device generates the SAS domain map by acquiring the device name and the device port for each concentrator port that interfaces with a device. A management application running on the concentrator applies the SAS domain map to provide network functions, such as zoning or diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rohit Chawla, Gaurav Chawla, Farzad Khosrowpour
  • Patent number: 8681366
    Abstract: An image scanning system comprising an image scanner and a terminal, wherein the image scanner comprises an image storing unit to store the image data; a terminal designation unit to designate the terminal as a transmission target; a terminal storing unit to record correspondence data to associate the image data with the terminal; an information notification unit to transmit a notification of information concerning image data to the designated terminal; a request receiving unit to receive a request for image data; and an image transmission unit to transmit the image data associated with the designated terminal for which the request has been received, and the terminal comprises: an indication unit to make an indication in response to receipt of the notification; and a request transmission unit to transmit the request to the image scanner when a user operation for requesting image data is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Ohara
  • Patent number: 8681389
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit and a selecting unit. The first acquiring unit acquires information on respective communication capacities of a plurality of transmitters with a facsimile communication function and communication capacity of a partner device to be in facsimile communication with the transmitter. The selecting unit selects a transmitter having communication capacity that is the same as or closest to the communication capacity of the partner device from the plurality of transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masafumi Nagao, Ayako Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8675222
    Abstract: An information distribution system that includes an information reading apparatus reading out data distributed from an information medium and an information display apparatus having an information acquisition unit for acquiring the data distributed from said information reading apparatus, a display for displaying the data acquired by said information acquisition unit, and a display limitation unit for imposing display limitations on the data acquired by said information acquisition unit according to the state of connection between said information reading apparatus and the information display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Norikazu Matsuyama, Kyoji Inari, Shoichi Takemori, Yurika Takayama
  • Patent number: 8670162
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a facsimile job managing apparatus includes a storing unit, a storage control unit, a history-display-user-interface providing unit, and a transmission processing unit. The storage control unit causes the storing unit to store image data transmitted by facsimile and the outcome of the facsimile transmission processing in association with each other. The history-display-user-interface providing unit provides a client terminal with a history display user interface for acquiring the image data transmitted by facsimile and the outcome of the facsimile transmission processing from the storing unit, displaying a thumbnail image of the image data transmitted by facsimile and outcome information indicating the outcome of the facsimile transmission processing in association with each other, and displaying a retransmission button in association with a thumbnail image of image data unsuccessfully transmitted by facsimile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8649044
    Abstract: Processing print jobs on a computer which comprises generating a first print ready job file by a first print module based on an input print job file and generating a second print ready job file by a second print module based on the input print job file. The first print ready job file is compared to the second print ready job file, and if there is at least one difference between the first print ready job file and the second print ready job file, the input print job file is forwarded to a PSP (printer service provider) that is configured with the first print module or the second print ready job file is forwarded to a PSP that is configured with the second print module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fabio Giannetti, Shaun Henry
  • Patent number: 8587803
    Abstract: There is provided a printing device, comprising: a data receiving unit configured to receive print job data; a buffer used to store the print job data; a judgment unit configured to judge whether the print job data received by the data receiving unit can be stored in available space of the buffer; and a deletion target extraction unit configured such that, in response to the judgment unit judging that the print job data received by the data receiving unit can not be stored in available space of the buffer, the deletion target extraction unit extracts deletion target print job data which can de deleted from the buffer, from among one or more pieces of print job data stored in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 8564815
    Abstract: A transmission device including a detection unit, a processing unit and a transmission unit. The detection unit detects whether there are plural consecutive transmission elements in which absolute values of differences between lengths of the transmission elements are equal to or less than a pre-specified value. If intermission periods are not provided in the detected transmission elements, the processing unit performs processing that inserts at least one of an irregular signal and an intermission period into at least one of the transmission elements. If intermission periods are provided in the detected transmission elements, the processing unit performs at least one of processing that changes a length of the intermission period provided in at least one of the detected transmission elements and processing that inserts an irregular signal into at least one transmission element. The transmission unit transmits the processed transmission elements in an order of a transmission element group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shigeo Nara
  • Patent number: 8564818
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus transmits a log notification request to a server before log transmission. The server responds to the image forming apparatus by appropriately performing scheduling of a log transmission time to disperse a load. The image forming apparatus transmits a log at a time designated by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8564844
    Abstract: The scanning and processing of a multi-page document is described wherein scan images are generated by optically scanning a sequence of pages of a multi-page document such as a book, processing the scan images to generate page images corresponding to original pages of the multi-page document, e.g., by deskewing and removing black border areas, and after generating a proposed page image, it is checked to determine if there is a chance that the image contains errors, by detecting if its image parameters, such as the text area coordinates (X1, X2, X3, X4, Y1, Y2) are according to target criteria which are based on a statistical analysis of the document. If the page image satisfies the target criteria, the page image is automatically accepted, and if it does not, the page image is displayed to an operator to accept or to adjust the page image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: OCE-Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Marvin P. Brünner
  • Patent number: 8559025
    Abstract: A scanner connected to an external device through a network is provided. The scanner includes, a reading section that reads an image recorded on a sheet so as to generate image data, an image data group supply section that, in a case where a plurality of images recorded on a plurality of sheets are read by the reading section, sequentially generates an image data group every time a part of the plurality of sheets is read by the reading section, and sequentially supplies the generated image data group to the external device, a joint information generation section that generates joint information used to join two or more of the image data groups, the two or more of the image data groups representing the plurality of images; and a joint information supply section that supplies the joint information to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Shimada
  • Patent number: 8553256
    Abstract: An image scanning system comprising an image scanner and a terminal, wherein the image scanner comprises an image storing unit to store the image data; a terminal designation unit to designate the terminal as a transmission target; a terminal storing unit to record correspondence data to associate the image data with the terminal; an information notification unit to transmit a notification of information concerning image data to the designated terminal; a request receiving unit to receive a request for image data; and an image transmission unit to transmit the image data associated with the designated terminal for which the request has been received, and the terminal comprises: an indication unit to make an indication in response to receipt of the notification; and a request transmission unit to transmit the request to the image scanner when a user operation for requesting image data is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Ohara