Auxiliary Signal Controls Apparatus At Both Transmitter And Receiver Patents (Class 358/436)
  • Patent number: 10248638
    Abstract: Provided is an information input system including an information input field display section that displays an information input field for inputting information for each of plural persons inputting information, a specified problem input field display section that displays a specified problem input field for inputting a character string indicating a specified problem with respect to the input information for a problem-specifying person, a recording section that associates and records character string information with the information input field when an input of the character string is received from the problem-specifying person, and a guidance display section that displays, as input guidance, at least one character string information item, which is recorded by the recording section, along with the information input field when a request for display of the information input field is received from any one of the plural persons inputting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuji Tokie
  • Patent number: 9838563
    Abstract: A task request management system includes a creating unit configured to create data of a request form including a code image in which request content information is embedded; a sending unit configured to send an image of the request form to a destination; a first registration unit configured to apply a first status to an image file of the sent request form, and register this image file in a folder in a storage area corresponding to the request content information of the request form; a receiving unit configured to receive an image of a reply document in which information has been added to the request form; and a second registration unit configured to apply a second status to an image file of the received reply document, and register this image file in the folder corresponding to the request content information of the reply document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukiko Yoshioka
  • 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: 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: 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: 8848216
    Abstract: A modem transmission level and modem sensitivity which are communication control information corresponding to the connection form of each destination device are registered in advance in a destination information storage unit so as to be correlated with an abbreviated dialing number of the destination. When a communication instruction using an abbreviated dialing number is received, if a modem transmission level and modem sensitivity are registered in the destination information storage unit as corresponding to the received abbreviated dialing number, the modem is controlled based on those registered modem transmission level and modem sensitivity. If neither a modem transmission level or modem sensitivity is registered as corresponding to the received abbreviated dialing number, the modem is controlled according to a modem transmission level and modem sensitivity that are registered in advance in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kawabata, Hitoshi Tamura, Hideki Fujii, Isao Tanaka, Minoru Yoshida, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8767238
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a network interface unit for communication with an electronic mail server via a communication network, a main control unit that entirely controls the image forming apparatus and does not operate in a power-saving mode, and a sub control unit that inquires of the electronic mail server in the power-saving mode about whether an electronic mail addressed to the image forming apparatus is stored in the electronic mail server. When such an electronic mail is stored in the electronic mail server, the sub control unit activates the main control unit. The main control unit shifts the image forming apparatus from the power-saving mode to a normal mode, and acquires the electronic mail from the electronic mail server. An image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium based on an attachment file attached to the electronic mail acquired by the main control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Naosato Kojima
  • Patent number: 8755311
    Abstract: An eNodeB in a TDD system (100), comprising first and second transmitters (408-411), a first receiver (302; 402-405), a control unit (306, 416), and means (305, 415) for diverting part of a transmitted signal from the first and second transmitters (408-411) to the first receiver (302; 402-405). The diverting means (305, 415) are connected to the transmitter part via a switch function (308, 418) and the transceiver also comprises a delay component (304, 404. The control unit (306, 416) activates the switch (308, 418) when the output power of the transmitted signals falls below a threshold, and the delay component (304, 404) delays so that the diverted signals are received by the receiver part (303; 402-405) at a predefined point in time. The transceiver (300) comprises a comparison unit (307, 417) for comparing the diverted signals from the first and second transmitters after reception through the first receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Alireza Nejatian
  • Patent number: 8693062
    Abstract: An exemplary method herein operates to help diagnose and correct facsimile transmission errors. The method detects a first facsimile transmission error using an arbitrarily named “first” facsimile machine (which can be a sending facsimile machine or a receiving facsimile machine). The facsimile transmission error occurs during a first facsimile transmission sent from the sending facsimile machine to the receiving facsimile machine. Upon detecting the first facsimile transmission error, the sending facsimile machine automatically contacts a service center computer. The service center computer automatically connects the sending facsimile machine to the receiving facsimile machine through the service center computer. Then, the sending facsimile machine sends a test facsimile transmission to the receiving facsimile machine through the service center computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Roantree, Joanna Keep, Sahadevasangary Gajedevasangary, Maysara Fermawi
  • Patent number: 8514459
    Abstract: A communication device transmits voice and facsimile signals in the same channel between a terminal device and a packet network. The communication device has an echo canceler and a jitter buffer. The jitter buffer has a delay recovery control function that selectively deletes data from the jitter buffer to recover from packet delays. After detecting a facsimile tone, the communication device waits to detect a certain interval of silence, then deactivates its echo canceler and delay recovery control function and switches into facsimile communication mode. If a certain interval of silence is detected during the facsimile transmission, the communication device reactivates its echo canceler and delay recovery control function and continues communicating in voice mode if the line is left connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruki Mita, Yoshihiro Ariyama, Hiroaki Harada
  • Patent number: 8446614
    Abstract: In a system where a transmitting apparatus is connected via a network to a receiving apparatus, the receiving apparatus has a storage device for storing destination information which can be registered to a key in an operating device to be operated for transmission in a transmitting apparatus. When data is received from the transmitting apparatus, the destination information including an icon or information on a site wherein the destination information is stored is returned to the transmitting apparatus. Thus, registration of destination information to the key becomes easy at the transmitting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hibino, Hideyuki Hashimoto, Kenichi Sawada, Kazuyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8264714
    Abstract: In a sheet conveyance system in which a plurality of apparatuses each including a communication unit with a plurality of communication channels are connected, and a sheet is conveyed between the apparatuses, each of the plurality of communication channels can be switched between a transmission mode and a reception mode. When a plurality of transmission channels are set by channel assignment, communication can be executed by giving a priority to each transmission destination. If transmission data are accumulated in an apparatus, and they include data for a transmission destination with a higher priority over the current data transmission destination, the number of transmission channels is increased, and the priority is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriaki Matsui, Hidenori Sunada, Mitsuhiko Sato, Mitsushige Murata, Keita Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8184346
    Abstract: Facsimile systems, devices, and methods are provided related to transmitting an image from a sending device to a receiving device via a network. One embodiment includes a status information reply unit which replies to a notification request of status information from a sending device by transmitting status information representing status of the receiving-device to the sending device via a network, in which the status information reply unit includes a transmission source classifying portion which determines a class of the sending device and a selected-status information transmitting portion which transmits the status information to the sending device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Ozawa, Kosuke Matsunaga, Teruhito Kojima, Toshifumi Sakai, Katsunori Nagao, Kiyoshi Yoda, Masanobu Nishitani, Eiji Kubota
  • Patent number: 7973977
    Abstract: A method and system for retouching digital images for a motion picture removes semi-transparent artifacts or ‘blotches’ caused by contaminates in the optical path of the camera. This approach provides the benefit of only having to retouch a single average image that is than automatically applied via a correction power map to the entire sequence of images for the affected scene. The formation of an average image tends to reinforce the artifacts making them easier to identify and reduce background detail making it easier to retouch the artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Reliance Media Works
    Inventor: Kimball Darr Thurston, III
  • Patent number: 7903276
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a communicating apparatus and its program in which in the case where the RTC pattern or the RCP frame cannot be received due to the noises or in the case where a modem diverges and data cannot be normally demodulated, a procedure signal can be certainly detected, the modem can advance to a low-speed mode, and a possibility of a communication error can be remarkably reduced. During the image reception, both a carrier of V.21ch2 modulation and data signal quality (EQM) in a high-speed mode are, in parallel, monitored. When the data signal quality (EQM) deteriorates to a value larger than or equal to a predetermined threshold value and the carrier of the V.21ch2 modulation is detected, the modem advances to the low-speed mode and the procedure signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 7898677
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs a processing of checking periodically whether data addressed to the image processing apparatus exist in a server apparatus while suppressing power consumption as much as possible. The NIC communicates with the server apparatus to check whether a storage unit of the server apparatus stores object data for processing addressed to the image processing apparatus. An energization switching unit switches the energization (power supply) to a main controlling unit that acquires the data addressed to the image processing apparatus from the server apparatus. The NIC controls the energization switching unit to activate the main controlling unit and the printer unit on the condition that the object data for processing addressed to the image processing apparatus is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7800772
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus, an image forming apparatus, an image forming method, and a printing system capable of improving processing capacity or power use efficiency are provided. At least one of a plurality of data processing apparatuses that are connected to a network stores correlation between data processing capacity and power consumption of each data processing apparatus, and selects a data processing apparatus with which power consumption required for processing a processing request produced by the at least one data processing apparatus is minimized based on the correlation between the data processing capacity and the power consumption. According to this selection, the at least one data processing apparatus transmits the processing request to the selected data processing apparatus, and receives data processed by the selected data processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryoh Hamada
  • Patent number: 7791748
    Abstract: When image communication is conducted by using one of a plurality of different image communication systems via a sending/receiving path including an IP network (101), a transmitter (105) and receivers (108, 108a, 112, 115) or devices (gateway (111, 113) or an IP network interface (109)) for relaying the image communication existing in the sending/receiving path store SDP media stream descriptions, which include different image communication systems usable by the transmitter and receivers, in an SIP message and send the SIP message, and select an image communication system for use in practical image communication in given order of priority and image communication control parameters to be used in the appropriate image communication system, on the basis of the SDP media stream descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michihiro Izumi, Motoaki Yoshino
  • Patent number: 7719704
    Abstract: A digital telecommunication station is provided, operative in a telecommunication network to receive at least two different types of signals and divert signals of at least one of these types from the transmission path along which signals of the other types are transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Veraz Networks Ltd.
    Inventor: Haim Guata
  • Patent number: 7660023
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus has a line I/F section that transmits and receives a signal through a network to which an exchange is connected, a modem signal detection section that detects a modem signal transmitted through the network, a ring signal detection section that detects a ring signal transmitted through the network from the exchange, a switch section that switches a signal detection mode of the line I/F section between a ring signal detection mode in which the ring signal detection section detects the ring signal and a modem signal detection mode in which the modem signal detection section detects the modem signal, and an operating state determination section that determines an operating state of the facsimile apparatus, wherein if the operating state determination section determines that the facsimile apparatus is in a standby mode, the switch section switches the signal detection mode into the ring signal detection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ito
  • Patent number: 7619763
    Abstract: A method of configuring a printing device includes dynamically modifying printing device settings based an identifier in an incoming print job identifying a client submitting the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Developmen Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jason Edward Gibson
  • Patent number: 7586633
    Abstract: A managing apparatus connected to a computer network manages an image processing apparatus via the computer network. The image processing apparatus is connected to the computer network via a firewall that allows data transmitted using predetermined protocols to pass through, and at least one of the predetermined protocols has an immediacy. A report generation/transmission unit provided in the image processing apparatus generates and transmits a report data to the managing apparatus through the computer network, using the protocol having the immediacy. The managing apparatus outputs contents of the report data received, and sends a reply data in response to the report data, to the image processing apparatus through the computer network using the protocol having the immediacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Akio Urabe
  • Patent number: 7505185
    Abstract: A color image communication device includes a transmission unit which carries out a facsimile transmission of image data of a sYCC-Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) color space, and a control unit which controls a facsimile transmission of the image data of the sYCC-JPEG color space without setting size information in a facsimile communication protocol when the image data to be transmitted by facsimile is the image data of the sYCC-JPEG color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Kimoto
  • Patent number: 7408657
    Abstract: An image input and output system is provided in which a common operation screen for a plurality of image output devices having different attributes is displayed. Based on attribute information of each of printers, the server generates a signal for generating an operation screen, and transmits the signal to the scanner. At the scanner, image data is inputted, and a common operation screen, which is generated based on the signal for generating the operation screen, is displayed on a display panel. When information designating the printer and information relating to an output format of an image is inputted from the display panel, the inputted information and the image data are transmitted to the server. The server transmits, to a designated printer, the image data and the information relating to the output format of the image, which are transmitted from the scanner, and images are outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Toshihide Yoshimura, Hiromi Ohara, Masahiro Machida, Kanji Itaki, Shigeki Ishino
  • Patent number: 7400426
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a communicating apparatus and its program in which in the case where the RTC pattern or the RCP frame cannot be received due to the noises or in the case where a modem diverges and data cannot be normally demodulated, a procedure signal can be certainly detected, the modem can advance to a low-speed mode, and a possibility of a communication error can be remarkably reduced. During the image reception, both a carrier of V.21ch2 modulation and data signal quality (EQM) in a high-speed mode are, in parallel, monitored. When the data signal quality (EQM) deteriorates to a value larger than or equal to a predetermined threshold value and the carrier of the V.21ch2 modulation is detected, the modem advances to the low-speed mode and the procedure signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 7365884
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating facsimile transmissions has one or more store and forward facilities, each associated with a plurality of subscriber facsimile machines, typically coupled over the switched telephone network. The store and forward facsimiles include a computer for controlling operations and mass data storage equipment. A subscriber to the system delivers an outgoing facsimile message to the store and forward facility with which it is associated, which records the fax message together with data as to originating facsimile machine and destination facsimile machine. The store and forward facility then delivers the facsimile message to the intended receiver facsimile machine, either directly or through another store and forward facility. If unsuccessful on an initial attempt, the store and forward facility periodically retrys to send the facsimile message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Catch Curve, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Gordon, James R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 7310160
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a facsimile communication apparatus and method in which when a receiver which supports V.34 communication receives a call, transmits an ANSam signal, and receives a CM signal indicating V.17 communication from the transmitter, V.17 communication can reliably be established. A facsimile communication apparatus for executing a protocol defined in ITU-T recommendation V.8 with respect to a partner apparatus and setting an image transmission mode executable with respect to the partner apparatus on the basis of the protocol includes an ANSam signal transmission unit, a CM signal reception units, and a control unit for, when a CM signal indicating V.17 communication is received after transmission of an ANSam signal, executing control so as not to respond to the CM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7245390
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus which is easy to use is provided. Control is performed so that a CPU (central processing unit) registers a sub-address signal and a communication specification so as to correspond to a memory box, selects start of ring-type multiple-address transmission, and selects transfer of ring-type multiple-address reception. When start of ring-type multiple-address transmission has been selected, transmitter information is added. When transferring ring-type multiple-address reception, transmitter information is not added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7218424
    Abstract: A method for facsimile transmission over a packet network includes establishing a facsimile call between first and second facsimile terminals in accordance with a facsimile protocol, using a facsimile gateway to convey communications between the terminals over the packet network. The gateway awaits the arrival of a signal conveyed over the packet network from the first terminal, to be transmitted from the gateway to the second terminal as provided by the protocol, and it transmits a fill page to the second terminal if the signal does not arrive within a time limit determined in accordance with the protocol. Upon receiving the signal, the gateway transmits the signal to the second terminal after transmitting the fill page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Simona Cohen
  • Patent number: 7209264
    Abstract: A method for conveying digital information can include initiating a telephone connection to a receiving device. Prior to establishing a voice channel connection with the receiving device, supplemental data can be digitally encoded into a CNG transmission. The CNG transmission can be conveyed via a CNG channel, wherein the CNG channel is capable of transporting a facsimile calling tone signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Creamer, Peeyush Jaiswal, Neil A. Katz, Victor S. Moore
  • Patent number: 7158246
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling transmission of fax data according to a data outputting way of a receiving part, the method comprising the steps of: scanning and storing a document to be transmitted from a facsimile of a transmitting part to a facsimile of the receiving part; when the document is completely scanned, dialing a pre-inputted telephone number of the receiving part; after the receiving part telephone number is dialed, requiring and receiving the data outputting way from the receiving part facsimile, in the case that a call for transmitting data of the document is connected between the transmitting part facsimile and the receiving part facsimile; and transmitting the stored document data according to the received data outputting way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 7139104
    Abstract: A facsimile machine having a semiconductor DAA provided in a line I/F part performing facsimile data communication with a network includes a tone signal reception part in the form of a semiconductor device. The tone signal reception part is provided in the semiconductor DAA and receives a tone signal with high impedance through a path different from a path for receiving the facsimile data. The tone signal is supplied from the network or a downstream device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shouji Okabe
  • Patent number: 7050185
    Abstract: IFAX reads an original using a scanner in accordance with a transmitting instruction by an operator. Next, IFAX generates a menu screen in an HTML, image data filed by unit of page is registered to a WWW server together with a generated HTML document. IFAX decides the WWW server based on a recipient's mail address. Next, IFAX sends notification of URL of a WWW server to a recipient to which image data should be transmitted. The recipient accesses to the WWW server based on URL, fetches image data by unit of page, and instructs printing selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Panasonic Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Sawada
  • Patent number: 7038813
    Abstract: In an image communication apparatus capable of communicating color information, a receiver notifies a transmitter of information indicating that full-color data is receivable or unreceivable, information indicating that JPEG data is receivable or unreceivable, and information indicating that color data of a specific size is receivable or unreceivable. When the size of a document to be transmitted by the transmitter is B4 size or A3 size, and if the receiver has the capability to receive color information of B4 or A3 size, the transmitter transmits the document information in a color mode with the same magnification. If the receiver does not have the capability to receive color information of B4 or A3 size but has the capability to receive color information of A4 size, the transmitter transmits the image to be transmitted with the size reduced to A4 size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7019855
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for informing a transmitting facsimile machine of occurrence of an error in a first receiving facsimile machine, including the steps of: inputting the telephone number of a second facsimile machine; when a ring signal is input from the transmitting facsimile machine, forming a communication line, exchanging protocols, and storing the telephone number of the transmitting facsimile machine among the protocols received from the transmitting facsimile machine; printing the fax data received from the transmitting facsimile machine, and determining whether or not an error has occurred at the same time; if an error has occurred, detecting an error message corresponding to the error from a pre-stored error tables and storing the error message; after the communication line is cut off from the transmitting facsimile machine due to the occurrence of the error, detecting the telephone number of the transmitting facsimile machine, and establishing a communication line; and when the communication li
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 6956677
    Abstract: A method for facsimile transmission over a packet network includes establishing a facsimile call between first and second facsimile terminals in accordance with a facsimile protocol, using a facsimile gateway to convey communications between the terminals over the packet network. The gateway awaits the arrival of a signal conveyed over the packet network from the first terminal, to be transmitted from the gateway to the second terminal as provided by the protocol, and it transmits a fill page to the second terminal if the signal does not arrive within a time limit determined in accordance with the protocol. Upon receiving the signal, the gateway transmits the signal to the second terminal after transmitting the fill page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Simona Cohen
  • Patent number: 6950208
    Abstract: A conventional data communication apparatus cannot set different receiving capacity for each type of received image data. To solve this problem, a data communication apparatus according to this invention notifies a partner apparatus of the receiving capacity in the normal reception mode of the apparatus at the start of communication. If high-quality transmission is designated for image data transmitted from the partner apparatus, the data communication apparatus determines whether the image data exceeds its own receiving capacity in the high-quality reception mode. If the image data does not exceed the receiving capacity in the high-quality reception mode, the data communication apparatus performs high-quality reception/recording; otherwise, notifies the partner apparatus of its own receiving capacity in the high-quality reception mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 6897971
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for electronically distributing facsimile messages directly to users according to recipient preferences. The method comprises the steps of receiving a message from a transmitting facsimile via a telephone network, automatically parsing the message to extract a recipient direct dial telephone number from the message, receiving a fax payload from the transmitting facsimile in a fax server, determining an e-mail address and at least one recipient fax preference from the direct dial telephone number, processing the fax payload in the fax server according to the recipient fax preference, and directing the processed fax message according to the recipient fax preference. In one embodiment of the present invention, method further comprises the steps of reading a grayscale transform from a memory accessible to the fax server, and applying the grayscale transform to the fax payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Alan Marshall, Mark Andrew Stephens
  • Patent number: 6873429
    Abstract: The scanning device includes a reading unit for reading texts, a display unit for controlling an operation panel, a network controlling unit for controlling a network function connected to a local area network, a mail function unit, an HTTP function unit, and a device controlling unit. The mail function unit realizes a mail sending function by using the network controlling unit. The HTTP function unit, using an HTTP protocol, sends and receives such information as resolution for reading texts, paper size, encoding system, button names which are information for distinguishing the texts, and computer address information by using the network controlling unit. The device controlling unit controls the reading unit, the mail function unit, and the HTTP function unit and includes a data storage unit which stores information assigned by a computer and image files read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 6819455
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus is provided with a FAX modem, an encoding/decoding section, a digitizer-integrated LCD, encoded image data memory, original image data memory, and additional image data memory. Original image data received by the FAX modem are temporarily stored in the encoded image data memory, and the original image data are decoded by the encoding/decoding section. The thus-decoded original image is stored in the original image data memory. An image of the thus-stored original image data is displayed on the digitizer-integrated LCD. An operator draws an additional image on the digitizer-integrated LCD. Data of the thus-drawn additional image are stored in the additional image data memory. The thus-stored additional image data are encoded by the encoding/decoding section, and the thus-encoded additional image data are temporarily stored in the encoded image data memory. Then, the encoded additional image data are sent by the FAX modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Kitakado, Masamichi Kawakami, Tetsuji Sawai
  • Patent number: 6819446
    Abstract: When a holder of an ID card approaches an image formation instructing device for sending an image forming instruction to an image forming apparatus, an ID code stored in a RF-ID element built in the ID card is read by a RF communication device, an image forming operation is executed, and the number of sheets for image formation is counted by counting means. Further, the counted number of sheets for image formation is associated with an ID code having predetermined bearing on the personal ID code read by the RF communication device and thereafter stored and held in a number-of-sheets file. Thus, the number of sheets for image formation is managed without preparing a key counter, a key card, etc. and without special operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Ogawa, Matsuo Yomogida, Takamitsu Abe, Hideaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6744535
    Abstract: Pixel information and control information transmitted by a facsimile machine 1a is received by a procedure controlling circuit 13 having a MODEM 13a for facsimile machines. A facsimile procedure controller 14 decodes the pixel information and the control information. A connection/transfer controller 15 edits the decoded information and produces a control packet and a pixel packet. The control packet and the pixel packet are output to a local area network (LAN) 4 via a LAN controller 17 and a LAN control circuit 18. When receiving a facsimile, the control packet signal transmitted via the LAN 4 is converted into pixel control information by the connection/transfer controller 15, and the pixel control information is supplied to the facsimile procedure controller 14. The connection/transfer controller 15 also converts the received pixel packet signal into pixel information. The pixel information is temporarily stored in a memory 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasubumi Chimura, Kouichi Izumi
  • Publication number: 20030227653
    Abstract: A self-diagnosis method for a facsimile device and a facsimile device to perform the same. The facsimile device has a modem and a line interface unit (LIU) that connects the modem to an external line. The method includes determining whether a communication path is in a normal state or in an abnormal state according to the detection of a dial tone transmitted from an outside, and/or determining whether the modem is in a normal state or in an abnormal state according to whether a diagnosing tone signal generated in the facsimile device is normally received. Accordingly, the self-diagnosis method self-diagnoses errors in the peripheral environment of the facsimile device without communicating with another facsimile device. These errors may be errors on external lines, or errors in the facsimile device, e.g., errors in a modem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-city, Republic of Korea
    Inventor: Jin-Wook Jeong
  • Patent number: 6643034
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating facsimile transmissions has one or more store and forward facilities, each associated with a plurality of subscriber facsimile machines, typically coupled over the switched telephone network. The store and forward facilities include a computer for controlling operations and mass data storage equipment. A subscriber to the system delivers an outgoing facsimile message to the store and forward facility with which it is associated, which records the fax message together with data as to originating facsimile machine and destination facsimile machine. The store and forward facility then delivers the facsimile message to the intended receiver facsimile machine, either directly or through another store and forward facility. If unsuccessful on an initial attempt, the store and forward facility periodically retrys to send the facsimile message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Audiofax IP, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Gordon, James R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6606375
    Abstract: A data communication apparatus includes a calling section that performs a communication by sequentially transmitting a calling signal to a destination, and transmitting a shift notification signal that indicates a shift to a short previous-procedure. A memory stores destination information and modem control information in association with each other. When the destination to which the communication is performed corresponds to the destination information stored in the memory, the calling section transmits the shift notification signal, and controls a modem based on the stored modem control information so as to shorten a previous-procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takafumi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6597474
    Abstract: An image data transmission apparatus reads image data from a document placed on a document tray via a line sensor or the like, and transmits the obtained image data to a receiving apparatus either after rotation of the image data or without rotation of the image data wherein whether rotation is performed or not is determined in accordance with the receiving capability of the receiving apparatus and also on the document setting position. If the rotation is required, the reading operation is performed in such a manner that the line density in the secondary scanning direction in the reading operation will become the line density in the principal direction after the rotation so that no degradation in the resolution and processing efficiency occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 6570677
    Abstract: In a selective polling communication, the apparatus on the reception side is allowed to properly recognize the absence of polling transmission information in a designated memory box. If there is no polling transmission information in the memory box, a DIS signal in which bit 47 of the FIF in the DIS signal is set to “0” (there is no SEP receiving function) is transmitted upon automatic reception. If at least one or more polling transmission information has been stored in the memory box, a DIS signal in which bit 47 of the FIF in the DIS signal is set to “1” (there is the SEP receiving function) is transmitted upon automatic reception. After that, if the polling transmission information does not exist in the memory box designated by the SEP signal transmitted from the partner polling receiver, a DIS signal in which bit 47 of the FIF in the DIS signal is set to “0” (there is no SEP receiving function) is transmitted and this fact is notified to the partner apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20030090739
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a facsimile communication apparatus and method in which when a receiver which supports V.34 communication receives a call, transmits an ANSam signal, and receives a CM signal indicating V.17 communication from the transmitter, V.17 communication can reliably be established. A facsimile communication apparatus for executing a protocol defined in ITU-T recommendation V.8 with respect to a partner apparatus and setting an image transmission mode executable with respect to the partner apparatus on the basis of the protocol includes an ANSam signal transmission unit, a CM signal reception units, and a control unit for, when a CM signal indicating V.17 communication is received after transmission of an ANSam signal, executing control so as not to respond to the CM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 6563597
    Abstract: A printing system has a printing apparatus and a host apparatus. Print data or control data is transferred between the printing apparatus and the host apparatus in accordance with at least two transfer methods. Upon detecting that a specific state has passed, the printing apparatus or the host apparatus predicts a change of the transfer method when (or immediately after) the specific state has passed. An analysis is conducted to determine whether the transfer method has been changed for the data subsequently transferred. If it is found that the transfer method used in the printing apparatus or the host apparatus has been changed, the other apparatus accordingly changes the transfer method. On the other hand, if the transferred data is based on the currently used method, the method is not changed, but is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Dohi
  • Patent number: RE40699
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus fully effectively utilizes a specific communication function in accordance with a transmission speed. A communication circuit controls the determination of a communication mode to determine a communication mode with a destination station and controls a reception operation and a transmission operation. The control of the determination of the communication mode includes a first control, a second control, a third control and a fourth control. In the first control, a communication mode with the destination station is determined based on registered information in a transmission speed dependent ECM registration circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiro Yoshida