Auxiliary Signal Patents (Class 358/434)
  • Patent number: 10742388
    Abstract: Two-way (full-duplex) wireless communications. Various embodiments measure interference channels and provide for interference cancellation in both analog and digital domains to mitigate self-interference. The system supports multiple clients wherein new clients can join the network asynchronously, and also supports Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Amir Keyvan Khandani
  • Patent number: 10707924
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system supporting MIMO service is disclosed. Some embodiments provide a distributed antenna system supporting MIMO communication, including first node, second node and one transmission line. The first node receives MIMO downlink signals of a plurality of MIMO services each including N (a natural number of 2 or more) MIMO downlink signals, and performs, for each MIMO service, frequency-conversion of N?1 MIMO downlink signals among the N MIMO downlink signals, to different frequency band from original frequency band, to generate N MIMO downlink signals without mutually overlapping frequency bands. The second node performs, for each MIMO service, frequency-conversion of the MIMO downlink signals having been frequency-converted by first node, in a complementary manner, to reconstruct the MIMO downlink signals of original frequency band. The single transmission line is used between the first node and second node for transmitting N downlink signals without mutually overlapping frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Duk-yong Kim, Young-chan Moon, Bung-chul Kim, Sang-hyo Kang
  • Patent number: 10614560
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method where the apparatus includes: a seam line acquisitor configured to acquire a seam line of a first image in images to be stitched; a segmenter configured to segment, in an extension direction of the seam line of the first image, a center region including the seam line in the first image into blocks, where an intersection point of a block boundary with the seam line of the first image is located in a strong gradient region; a matcher configured to perform keypoint matching based on the intersection point to find a coordinate point corresponding to the intersection point in a position region corresponding to the seam line in a second image in the images to be stitched; and a fuser configured to fuse the first image with the second image based on the intersection point and the coordinate point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Wei Fan, Jun Sun
  • Patent number: 10474888
    Abstract: An example process described herein may involve capturing an image including a document; identifying a first part of the document, wherein the first part of the document is identified based on detecting an outline of the first part of the document; analyzing a first region of the image determined in relation to the first part of the document to detect a second part of the document based on an outline of the second part of the document; identifying the second part of the document based on detecting the first part of the document and analyzing the first region; combining the first part of the document with the second part of the document to generate object data associated with the document, wherein the object data includes data representative of a gap between the first part of the document and the second part of the document; and performing an action related to the object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Pribble, Daniel Alan Jarvis, Nicholas Capurso
  • Patent number: 10452722
    Abstract: An approach is provided for managing processing rules used to process electronic data in computer networks. An application provides the capability for users to define and manage classifications for electronic data. The application also provides the capability for users to define and manage processing rules for each classification. This may include specifying, for each processing rule, a classification to which the processing rule corresponds, one or more conditions under which the processing rule is to be applied and optionally, not applied, a priority for the processing rule, and one or more actions to be performed. The priority may be used to determine which rule is to be applied when more than one rule corresponds to a classification. The application supports the definition and management of classifications and rules on a logical group-by-logical group basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiang Hong, Candice Lin, Yuwen Wu, Yi Ding, Pingping Pan
  • Patent number: 10348928
    Abstract: Examples to facilitate facsimile communication are described herein. In an example, on receiving a communication error for a call session, values of communication parameters to be used for another call session, which is subsequent to the call session for which the communication error is received, may be determined. The communication parameter may be, for instance, a transmission rate and an error correction mode (ECM). The values of the communication parameters in the subsequent call session may be determined, based on values of these parameters in a previous call session(s), i.e., the call session for which the communication error is received. Further, a communication channel may be established using the determined values of the communication parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jian-Qun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10339374
    Abstract: An example process described herein may involve capturing an image including a document; identifying a first part of the document, wherein the first part of the document is identified based on detecting an outline of the first part of the document; analyzing a first region of the image determined in relation to the first part of the document to detect a second part of the document based on an outline of the second part of the document; identifying the second part of the document based on detecting the first part of the document and analyzing the first region; combining the first part of the document with the second part of the document to generate object data associated with the document, wherein the object data includes data representative of a gap between the first part of the document and the second part of the document; and performing an action related to the object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Pribble, Daniel Alan Jarvis, Nicholas Capurso
  • Patent number: 10228903
    Abstract: A system of communicating between first and second electronic devices, comprises, in a first device, receiving from a second device, voice representative information acquired by the second device, and connection information indicating characteristics of communication to be used in establishing a communication link with the second device. The system compares the voice representative information with predetermined reference voice representative information and in response to the comparison, establishes a communication link with the second device by using the connection information received from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuk Kang, Kyung-tae Kim, Seong-min Je
  • Patent number: 10191889
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for generating a graphical user interface (GUI) conforming to a graphical representation employ computer vision, optical character recognition, and other techniques to generate a structure of the GUI as a view hierarchy. A development project with source code and resource files is created to generate an application having the GUI. The application and GUI are applicable to mobile and other platforms using various operating systems, such as Android®, iOS®, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Tuan Anh Nguyen, Christoph Csallner
  • Patent number: 10003647
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for flexible data mirroring. In particular, the invention provides many-to-one data mirroring, including mirroring from local servers running the same or different operating systems and/or file systems at two or more geographically dispersed locations. The invention also provides one-to-many data mirroring, mirroring with or without a dedicated private telecommunications link, and mirroring with or without a dedicated server or another server at the destination(s) to assist the remote mirroring unit(s). In addition, the invention provides flexibility by permitting the use of various combinations of one or more external storage units and/or RAID units to hold mirrored data. Spoofing, SCSI and other bus emulations, and further tools and techniques are used in various embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC
    Inventors: Ron McCabe, Robert Church, Tracy Camp, Stuart W. Card, David J. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9996501
    Abstract: A content validation module receives an electronic media item in a first format. The content validation module may determine whether the electronic media item will contain errors when the electronic media item is converted to a second format. The content validation module may also obtain an error metric for the electronic media item and may refrain from converting the electronic media item to the second format if the error metric exceeds an error threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Ann Nelson, Michael Patrick Bacus, Xuping Zhang
  • Patent number: 9967416
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a document processing unit may receive information associated with a document to be processed. The document processing unit might comprise, for example, a printer, scanner, copier, facsimile machine, or multi-function device. The document processing unit may then automatically analyze the received information in view of at least one pre-determined document policy. The document processing unit may then automatically determine, based on the analysis, whether to apply a policy action, associated with the pre-determined document policy, to the processing of the document. For example, the document processing unit might prevent a document from printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Fallon, Myles Wilde, Matthew J. Adiletta, Thomas R. Clancy
  • Patent number: 9832145
    Abstract: Presence information of a first user is relayed to a second user. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others includes, can be implemented as follows. A first communications client of a first user detects a change in the presence status of a first user and sends an alert message to a second communications client of a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Dale W. Malik
  • Patent number: 9723172
    Abstract: According to this invention, in a reception end facsimile apparatus having a first communication mode for performing communication at a high speed and a second communication mode for performing communication at a low speed, it is determined based on an instruction from a transmission end facsimile apparatus whether to perform error correction during facsimile communication. Control is done not to perform communication in the first communication mode based on a fact that it is determined not to perform error correction during facsimile communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yosui Naito
  • Patent number: 9692615
    Abstract: A facsimile transmission device implements silence suppression based on a state of a facsimile call and detected facsimile signals. A decision process implemented in the facsimile device can determine when silence suppression should be enabled. The facsimile device may be an IP media gateway connected between a PSTN and an IP network, or may be an IP endpoint. The determination of when to enable silence suppression can be based on the state of sending or receiving facsimile transmissions including facsimile operations and/or signaling. The decisions can be based on the type of facsimile transmission including G3 type or SG3 type facsimile transmissions. By enabling silence suppression during facsimile transmissions, significant reductions in bandwidth requirements can be achieved for the facsimile transmission while maintaining facsimile transmission quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dialogic Corporation
    Inventors: Maciej Wasiel, David M. Lash
  • Patent number: 9571692
    Abstract: An image communication apparatus enables a sender to easily measure timing of pressing down a FAX transmission start button even in the case of manual transmission. When destination information about another image communication apparatus inputted by a user is transmitted to the image communication apparatus via a connected handset, a session for media type “audio” is established between the two to start an in-band transmission by a second communication unit. When receiving the audio signal from another image communication apparatus after establishment of the session, sound generated from the received audio signal is controlled to be output to the handset to urge the user to start FAX transmission, but when receiving an INVITE message with a media type “image” or “application” from another image communication apparatus instead of receiving the audio signal, after the establishment of the session, a notification urging the user to start FAX transmission is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mikio Hama
  • Patent number: 9497352
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication apparatus, which designates, when a line designated as that used for a specific application falls into a disabled state, another line as a new line used for the specific application. To accomplish this, even when at least one of a plurality of lines falls into a disabled state, and when the line in the disabled state is designated as a line used for the specific application, the communication apparatus designates a line other than the line in the disabled state among the plurality of lines as a new line used for the specific application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka Inoue, Katsuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 9424664
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that generates contour information of an image object included in input image data and compresses image data using the contour information includes a smoothing processing part that performs a smoothing process on the input image data; a contour extraction part that extracts the contour information of the image object included in the image data on which the smoothing process is performed; and a contour correction part that corrects the contour information extracted by the contour extraction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Doi
  • Patent number: 9413841
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing system for performing image processing on input image. The image processing system includes an input data determination unit configured to determine a device that has input image data that is input, an image processing unit configured to selectively perform image processing on the input image data based on the determination result by the input data determination unit, an image classification unit configured to classify input image data, and a redirect URL determination unit configured to determine a URL at the time of the next access by a user in accordance with the result of classification by the image classification unit. The image data on which the selective image processing is performed is subjected to processing in accordance with instructions from a display screen of the URL destination and the result of the processing is saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makiya Tamura
  • Patent number: 9396664
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 9282203
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a modem configured to performed FAX communication, and a connection unit configured to connect a telephone apparatus. The communication apparatus detects a CNG signal, and controls, in a case where there is an incoming call in a state in which FAX communication is being performed by the modem, if the CNG signal is not detected in the detecting, so that a signal is supplied from a line to the telephone apparatus, and controls, in a case where there is an incoming call in a state in which FAX communication is not being performed by the modem, if the CNG signal is detected in the detecting, so that FAX communication by the modem is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeru Koizumi, Michio Fukushima, Eiji Ohara, Daisuke Suga
  • Patent number: 9232007
    Abstract: A universal document transport facility is described where, in various embodiments, the facility recognizes document requests based on a received document, interacts with document routing rules and workflow requirements with respect to the received document, and manages content flows between network nodes or devices. In various embodiments, the facility includes a document transport module for transporting documents between network devices, such as printers, fax boards, and content servers and across local and wide-area networks; functionality for routing optimization with other communications networks, such as messaging services, telephony, and IP networks; and flexible document transport capabilities to workflow applications and multifunction devices (such as all-in-one print/scan/copy/fax/telephone/answering machine devices) and multifunction devices enhanced with video & video capture, messaging, email, network router & gateway capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Open Text S.A.
    Inventors: Treber Rebert, Jonathan Isabelle, Jason K. Webster
  • Patent number: 9058133
    Abstract: When a communication port is occupied by a recording control unit, the communication port can be released as needed without causing an error or problem. A communication control unit 16 has a decision unit 44 that determines whether or not the USB port 18 can be released from the recording control unit 42 based on control commands input from the recording control unit 42 when the USB port 18 is occupied by the recording control unit 42 and an access request for the USB port 18 is received from another device, and a releasing unit 45 that releases the USB port 18 from the recording control unit 42 when the decision unit 44 determines that the USB port 18 can be released from the recording control unit 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Takamoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150098115
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that can improve operability for reading a reading target including a plurality of objects. In the information processing apparatus, when the reading target placed on a reading plate on which a plurality of objects can be placed is read, a completion level of the reading target including one or more objects placed on the reading plate is determined based on an image obtained by an imaging unit that captures an image of the reading plate from above. A timing of executing the reading of the reading target is controlled based on the completion level of the reading target determined by a determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Tsunekazu Arai
  • Patent number: 9001354
    Abstract: An image forming device transmits a transmission request data to a server on a network and receives content data from the server. The received content data is printed on a recording medium, and the transmission request data transmitted to the server is stored in a memory. When print error is detected before the received data was completely printed, the image forming device notifies a user of the print error. After the print error is resolved, the image forming device automatically retransmit the transmission request data to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsunori Enomoto, Yuji Sato, Masatoshi Kokubo
  • Publication number: 20150055191
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a storage unit, a processing unit, and a communication unit. The storage unit includes a communication storage area for storing communication data, which stores relevant information indicating a time when the reception disabled state is resolved for each of factors of the reception disabled state. The processing unit determines a current factor of the reception disabled state and calculates a reception enabled time until being a reception enabled state by resolving the reception disabled state based on the relevant information corresponding to the determined one or more factors. When data reception from the other party is disabled, the communication unit transmits the reception enabled time calculated by the processing unit as a wait time until the communication apparatus of the other party sends a request to start communication again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8958098
    Abstract: A communication device that allows a proxy reception device to perform proxy reception of data directed to the communication device. The communication device establishes a SIP protocol-based session through a call controller connected to a network and performs data communication. The communication device holds proxy reception device destination information representing an IP address of the proxy reception device that performs proxy reception of data transmitted to a SIP URI of the communication device, and registers, into the call controller, registration information comprised of communication device destination information and proxy reception device destination information according to which the communication device sends proxy reception instruction information that instructs to perform proxy reception to the proxy reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Haruki Sato
  • Patent number: 8953198
    Abstract: In implementing data transfer using noncontact close proximity transfer, the user operability is improved. The invention includes a communication system having a DSC and printer. Each of the DSC and printer includes a noncontact close proximity transfer function unit which executes, when the DSC and printer are located within a communicable range, connection processing for establishing a connection state in a first communication layer, a print image transfer processing unit which executes, when the connection state in the first communication layer is established, authentication processing for checking whether a connection state in a second communication layer has been established, and executes, when authentication fails, connection processing for establishing the connection state in the second communication layer, and a link control unit which transfers data when authentication succeeds or when the connection state in the second communication layer is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuo Moritomo
  • Patent number: 8929562
    Abstract: In a system in which a transmission device and reception device communicate with each other, the transmission device has a first output unit which outputs a first audio guidance, and a transmission unit which transmits, to the reception device, an output instruction that instructs the reception device to output a second audio guidance related to the first audio guidance at a timing corresponding to an output timing of the first guidance, and the reception device has a reception unit which receives the output instruction transmitted by the transmission unit, and an output unit which outputs the second audio guidance at a timing according to the output instruction received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8891137
    Abstract: In a system in which a facsimile apparatus is connected to a LAN (Local Area Network) to which a plurality of computer terminals are connected, image data obtained by reading an original image by the scanner of the facsimile apparatus under the control of the operation unit of the facsimile apparatus is transmitted to a destination designated by the operation unit. In this operation, if a user ID is designated, transmitted image data and information (destination, transmission time/date, or the like) related to transmission is transferred to the LAN to notify the information to a user corresponding to the user ID. In this manner, data communication performed by a local operation of the facsimile apparatus and data communication performed by a remote designation from the computer terminal can be managed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seishi Ejiri
  • Publication number: 20140320930
    Abstract: A method for routing a confirmation of receipt of a facsimile or portion thereof according to one embodiment of the present invention includes analyzing text of a facsimile; detecting at least one document feature of the facsimile based on the analysis; comparing one or more detected document features to a plurality of document features, each of the plurality of document features corresponding to one or more known document types; and routing the confirmation to one or more destinations based on at least one of the comparison and the analysis. Systems and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Couchman, Roland G. Borrey
  • Patent number: 8873099
    Abstract: Provided are a facsimile apparatus, a communication apparatus, and a communication method that perform communication using a session established according to a session initiation protocol (SIP). If an INVITE in which a media type is designated as “audio” is received, an INVITE in which a media type is designated as “image” is transmitted. If a success response is made to the transmitted INVITE, an image session is established and facsimile communication or image communication is executed. If an error response is made to the transmitted INVITE, calling processing for calling an operator is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kaori Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8842319
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing document services to users thereof. The methods involve: obtaining context information describing at least one aspect of a current situation of a user of a mobile communication device; receiving a request for a document service in response to a user software interaction at the mobile communication device; and adapting the document service based on the context information. The document service comprises a print service, a document conversion service, a document workflow service, a secure access service, or a web service. The obtaining, receiving and adapting steps are collectively performed by at least one of the mobile communication device and a computing device (e.g., a server) remotely located from the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew DeRoller
  • Patent number: 8832482
    Abstract: The power supply unit supplies operating power for operating the image forming unit and the first communication interface. The setting control unit stores continuation setting information in the storage unit when a setting condition set in advance is satisfied. The power control unit causes the power supply unit to continue to supply operating power to the first communication interface if the continuation setting information is stored in the storage unit in a sleep mode and causes the power supply unit to stop the supply of the operating power to the first communication interface unless the continuation setting information is stored in the storage unit in the sleep mode. The switching control unit causes the power control unit to perform a normal mode when the first communication interface obtains first communication-related information in the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumoto Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20140132996
    Abstract: A communication apparatus which is capable of determining whether or not it is necessary to switch from IP FAX to analog FAX and resend an original, thus dispensing with an unnecessary resending process. When communication using a first connection unit, which connects to a network line, is unsuccessful, it is determined whether or not a device at a destination is a device connected to the network line via an analog line. When it is determined that the device at the destination is not a device connected to the network line via the analog line, communication with the device at the destination using a second connection unit, which connects to the analog line, is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihisa Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20140132995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reading data (120) from a document (104) using a reader (102), wherein the reader forms the primary side of a transformer (110), wherein the document has an electronic memory (118) for storing the data, processor means (114) for reading the data from the memory and at least one electrical load (128, 130, 132) which can be actuated by the processor means, wherein the document forms the secondary side of the transformer, and wherein the processor means and the at least one load are coupled to the secondary side for the purpose of supplying power, having the following steps: a primary-side voltage (U) is applied to the primary side for the purpose of injecting power into the secondary side, the at least one load is actuated by the processor means, as a result of which a time-variant secondary-side load is formed which prompts the primary-side voltage to undergo modulation, the modulation of the primary-side voltage is evaluated by the reader in order to execute read access f
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Tietke, Jakob Hille, Joerg Fischer
  • Publication number: 20140098406
    Abstract: In a facsimile system including a gateway apparatus and a transmission-side facsimile apparatus capable of performing facsimile communication via the gateway apparatus, the transmission-side facsimile apparatus codes image data, and packetizes the coded image data so that one line is included in one packet, and transmits the packetized image data to the gateway apparatus. The gateway apparatus receives a packet transmitted from the transmission-side facsimile apparatus, inserts predetermined data into image data included in the received packet, and transmits the image data into which the predetermined data has been inserted, to a receiving-side facsimile apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mikio Hama
  • Patent number: 8693027
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which makes it possible to provide restricted access thereto without requiring an information processing apparatus to have a special authentication function. The image forming apparatus receives authentication information input by a user using a user interface, and receives a connection request transmitted from the information processing apparatus. When receiving the connection request, the image forming apparatus determines whether or not the user has been authenticated based on the received authentication information. If the user has been authenticated, the image forming apparatus permits execution of processing from the information processing apparatus thereto, whereas if not, it refuses execution of processing from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yasuhara
  • 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: 8683577
    Abstract: An authentication method in a system having a display and a storage device is provided. The authentication method includes the steps of registering an object selected for each user from among a plurality of visually distinguishable objects prepared in advance as a key object in the storage device; and presenting the plurality of objects to the display, accepting selection of an object by a user to be authenticated, and performing authentication based on matching/mismatching of the selected object with the key object registered in association with the user. The step of registering includes a step of determining a degree of freedom of selection of the object at the time of registration of the key object according to a degree of overlapping of the key object already registered in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Chiho Murai, Motohiro Asano
  • Patent number: 8681362
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a position detecting apparatus including a display device includes three receiving units provided on the rear surface side of the display device and configured to receive a radio signal from a device provided on the front surface side of the display device, an intensity detecting device configured to detect the intensity of the radio signal from the device received by the receiving units, and a control unit configured to calculate the position of the device from the intensity of the radio signal received by the receiving units and display, on the display device, a guide screen for aligning the device with specific one receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuo Sasama
  • Patent number: 8670141
    Abstract: A printing system including: a print management system that includes a first type of printer, and a printer management client device that periodically reads data about first type of printer from the first type of printer; and an environment management system that includes an integration device that periodically retrieves the data about the first type of printer from the printer management system, a data storage unit that receives the data about the first type of printer from the integration device, and a second type of printer that provides data about the second type of printer to the data storage unit, wherein the second type of printer has a management function that is configured to provide the data about the second type of printer to the data storage unit in the environment management system, and the first type of printer does not have the management function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., Ricoh Americas Corporation
    Inventors: Lana Wong, Hiroshi Kitada
  • Publication number: 20140043656
    Abstract: A method for touting a confirmation of receipt and/or delivery of a facsimile or portion thereof according to one embodiment includes generating text of a facsimile in a computer readable format; ascertaining one or more of a significance and a relevance of at least a portion of the text by locating one or more keywords in the text, wherein at least two of the keywords are not adjacent in the text; analyzing the text for at least one of a meaning and a context of the text; and routing at least one confirmation of receipt and/or delivery of the facsimile to one or more confirmation destinations based on the analysis. Additional disclosed embodiments include systems and computer program products configured to similarly route confirmation of receipt and/or delivery of a facsimile or a portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Couchman, Roland G. Borrey
  • Publication number: 20140036319
    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: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Shimada
  • Patent number: 8639761
    Abstract: MFP accepts designation of user identification information as a destination of data, accepts designation of data to be delivered to the destination, accepts a transmission source process procedure that defines a plurality of processes to be executed on the designated data, and generates related data having them related to each other. In addition, when an input of user identification information is accepted, MFP obtains a transmission destination process procedure registered beforehand corresponding to the input user identification information, decides a final process procedure based on the transmission source process procedure related to the obtained data by the related data and the obtained transmission destination process procedure, and processes the data according to the decided final process procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Doui
  • Patent number: 8614820
    Abstract: A terminal device connected to a network, acquires address information of a printing device connected to the network in first communication protocol, determines whether or not the printing device is capable of recovering from a power-saving mode via WOL, registers the acquired address information into a storage area on a permanent basis, if the relevant printing device is determined to be capable of recovering via WOL, and then transmits a status inquiry packet of the relevant printing device determined to be capable of recovering via WOL in second communication protocol that allows the relevant printing device to respond to the status inquiry packet without recovering from the power-saving mode, using the address information registered into the storage area on a permanent basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tasuku Kamei
  • Patent number: 8587801
    Abstract: Implementations described herein may provide fax terminals that can communicate directly with one another over packet-based networks. In one implementation, a fax device may include a network connection configured to connect the device to a packet-based network. The fax device may further include a control unit. The control unit may, in response to a user command, transmit a facsimile document via the network connection and the packet-based network. The fax device may be implemented as a single integrated facsimile appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Fahrenthold
  • Publication number: 20130301085
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed processing in an Internet Protocol network is provided. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an application server can have a controller element to receive a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message from a communication device, establish a Real Time Protocol (RTP) channel between the communication device and the application server responsive to the SIP INVITE message, and submit a SIP SUBSCRIBE message to an intermediate communication node (ICN) directing the ICN to engage one or more Digital Signal Processing (DSP) resources for processing signals in the RTP channel. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: JAMES JACKSON
  • Patent number: 8564827
    Abstract: A control device for a printer includes a master controller and a slave controller, and the constituent elements of the master controller and the slave controllers are configured symmetrically. The master controller includes a virtual mechanical controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotsuna Miura, Hayato Takahashi, Katsuhiko Otani