Telephone Number Or Address Of Designator Patents (Class 358/440)
  • Patent number: 11076056
    Abstract: In a communication system (Sy), mail information is transmitted from a portable terminal device (20) to an image forming apparatus (10) through short distance communication. In the image forming apparatus (10), the mail information is received at a first near field radio communication section (16) and stored into a first storage section (19), a destination address, a title, and a text are displayed on a screen of a first display section (12) based on the mail information, an e-mail is created by use of the destination address, the title, and the text on the screen selected through operation of a first operation section (14), image data is transmitted from a first network communication section (15) with the created e-mail, and then the mail information is erased from the first storage section (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Sanou
  • Patent number: 10715689
    Abstract: Image processing apparatuses have a unit for registering settings in applications or a unit for registering application settings on a portal screen, but do not allow these units to function in a coordinated manner. For example, if a user who frequently uses a certain application registers settings of the application, the settings may also be useful to other users. However, users who mainly use their own portal screens cannot invoke the settings. Settings of an application registered as a shared custom button are automatically registered as frequently used settings in the application. Similarly, settings registered as frequently used settings in an application are automatically registered as a shared custom button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuki Kado
  • Patent number: 10168967
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set whether to use personal setting information stored for each user, and a reflection unit configured to reflect a setting value changed by an authenticated user to personal setting information of the authenticated user, in a case where using the personal setting information has been set by the setting unit, and to reflect the setting value changed by the authenticated user to common setting information shared by a plurality of users, in a case where not using the personal setting information has been set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoko Takenaka
  • Patent number: 9671990
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set whether to use personal setting information stored for each user, and a reflection unit configured to reflect a setting value changed by an authenticated user to personal setting information of the authenticated user, in a case where using the personal setting information has been set by the setting unit, and to reflect the setting value changed by the authenticated user to common setting information shared by a plurality of users, in a case where not using the personal setting information has been set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoko Takenaka
  • Patent number: 9185243
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus having a first interface that connects to an IP network and a second interface that connects to an analog network control, in the case where facsimile transmission using the first interface has failed, to execute re-transmission using the second interface when a communication mode used in that facsimile transmission is an automatically-selected communication mode, and not to execute re-transmission using the second interface when the communication mode used in the facsimile transmission is a manually-selected communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 9160870
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of this invention selects, as a destination to be used for data transmission, a destination stored in advance. If the destination has been selected by a first selection method, the apparatus executes the data transmission after displaying on a display unit a confirmation screen for the user to confirm the selected destination. If the destination has been selected by a second selection method, the apparatus executes the data transmission without displaying the confirmation screen on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Takamiya
  • Patent number: 9060066
    Abstract: A data communication apparatus having a transfer function, and a method of controlling the same, wherein a list of stored addresses is displayed on a display unit, and when a transfer function is set, an address that becomes a transfer destination is selected in the list, and it is determined whether or not an editing restriction is set on the selected address. It is determined, when an editing target address is selected in the displayed list, whether an editing target address is set as the transfer destination and an editing restriction is set to the transfer destination, and if it is determined that the editing target address is set as the transfer destination and the editing restriction is set to the transfer destination, editing of the editing target address is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 9013745
    Abstract: A communication apparatus operable to perform communication with a communication terminal, and a method of controlling the apparatus. When a transmission is instructed, whether or not communication in a wireless communication mode for communicating wirelessly with a communication terminal, either the communication terminal or the communication apparatus having become an access point, is in process is determined. In a case that it is determined that communication in the wireless communication mode is in progress, an address of the transmission is set to a partner of the communication that is in progress by making a use of an address book invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ritsuto Sako
  • Patent number: 8988699
    Abstract: There are cases where an OS running on an information processing apparatus cannot automatically prompt the user to enter user input information at the time of an output operation. In such cases, where the user cannot enter user input information at the time of an output operation, a device cannot acquire user input information necessary to output print data. When the information processing apparatus receives an instruction from the device, the information processing apparatus transmits user input information to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8970856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is described. Selecting a function desired by a user from among functions provided in the apparatus is provided to improve operability as well as eliminating erroneous copy. In the image forming apparatus, an operation unit includes a display panel for displaying a function selecting portion. An operation unit side control portion, as the function selecting portion, has a first function selecting portion in which selectable function items are displayed corresponding to an operation mode and a second function selecting portion in which other function items which are selectable at the same time. The first function selecting portion and the second function selecting portion are displayed at the same time on the display panel, so that functions of the first function selecting portion and functions of the second function selecting portion are selectable at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Makoto Okumura
  • Patent number: 8970915
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a first transmitting unit that transmits pattern information specifying a pattern of an offer and an answer in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to a called side machine corresponding to a pattern transmitting the offer from the called side machine; a presenting unit that presents called side machine information when the offer transmitted from the called side machine according to the pattern specified in the pattern information and the called side machine information to identify the called side machine are received; and a second transmitting unit that establishes a session with the called side machine by transmitting the answer to the called side machine when a predefined condition is satisfied after the presenting unit presents the called side machine information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Saito
  • Patent number: 8964200
    Abstract: A communication terminal device includes a transmission target setting part; a transmission destination reception part, and a transmission part. The transmission target setting part sets, based on an instruction from an operator, specification of transmission target data targeted for fax transmission performed by a previously specified facsimile device. The transmission destination reception part receives, from the operator, input of transmission destination information indicating a destination for transmission of the transmission target data whose specification has been received by the transmission target setting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kida, Yusuke Nakagoshi, Yasuhiro Fukui
  • Patent number: 8964256
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for compensating for streak defects in images formed by an image forming device, such as a digital printer. The systems and methods include using both modulation of a raster output scanner (ROS actuation) and spatially varying tone reproduction curve (STRC actuation) in a common control system for improving streak correction. Low spatial frequency large amplitude streak defects are corrected using ROS actuation and high spatial frequency streak defects, as well as any residual low frequency defects, are corrected using STRC actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: R. Enrique Viturro, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 8949443
    Abstract: In a communication apparatus corresponding to a voice-band analog communication path and a network communication path, high-speed and high-reliability data communication is achieved by selecting the appropriate communication path without any complicated user operation. The communication apparatus which performs IP communication and analog communication through an ADSL gateway obtains a communication partner IP address from an SIP proxy when a communication partner telephone number corresponds to a VoIP network, and transmits/receives communication data to/from the communication partner on an IP network based on a file transmission/reception protocol such as FTP, HTTP, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michihiro Izumi
  • Patent number: 8941888
    Abstract: A fax to E-mail system and related method are shown, whereby a hardcopy document is sent via a fax device to its recipient via electronic mail through a data network, and is delivered in such a manner that it can be retrieved by the recipient at an E-mail device and displayed on the screen of the E-mail device. The document begins as a hardcopy, as an electronic file retrieved through E-mail recipient's terminal and displayed on the computer screen of the E-mail recipient's terminal. The system and method also provides for an interface device which connects to a conventional fax device for communicating E-mail addresses and routing hardcopy documents to the E-mail network, and provides a means for embedding the functions of the interface device into conventional fax devices. The system can also be used in cooperation with Internet Web service for reporting, accounting, information services, and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Antopholi Software, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 8922825
    Abstract: In the image processing device, method and system of the present invention, a destination identifier of an image file is stored, the destination identifier indicating one of a plurality of external stations as a destination station which receives the image file from the image processing device through a network. At least one of a sender identifier of the image file, a subject identifier of the image file and a scan condition of the image file is stored. The image file is transmitted, together with at least one of the sender identifier, the subject identifier and the scan condition, through the network to one of the external stations indicated by the stored destination identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Minato
  • Publication number: 20140340718
    Abstract: A facsimile machine that is capable of executing a transmitting process corresponding to a user's request certainly. A setting unit receives a selection between a first connection method for connecting with a remote machine via a SIP server and a second connection method for connecting with a remote machine directly bypassing the SIP server. A communication unit communicates by the connection method selected by the setting unit when inputted destination information is a telephone number, and communicates using an IP address included in the destination information irrespective of the connection method selected by the setting unit when the inputted destination information is not a telephone number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 8867078
    Abstract: Disclosed is an operation device which receives an input of an address twice in a row from a user, and determines the input of the address when a second address is identical to a first address, and the operation device includes a pseudo-address generator 402, a pseudo-address display unit 404, and an address determining unit 405. The pseudo-address generator 402 generates a pseudo-address obtained by converting a portion of characters included in the first address to predetermined characters when the first address is input. The pseudo-address display unit 404 displays a key of the first address and a key of the pseudo-address to be pressed by the user. The address determining unit 405 sets a predetermined address of a pressed key to a second address when the key of the predetermined address is pressed, and determines whether the second address is identical to the first address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Tobinaga
  • 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: 8830536
    Abstract: In the image processing device, method and system of the present invention, a destination identifier of an image file is stored, the destination identifier indicating one of a plurality of external stations as a destination station which receives the image file from the image processing device through a network. At least one of a sender identifier of the image file, a subject identifier of the image file and a scan condition of the image file is stored. The image file is transmitted, together with at least one of the sender identifier, the subject identifier and the scan condition, through the network to one of the external stations indicated by the stored destination identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Minato
  • Patent number: 8773695
    Abstract: In a data communication apparatus which communicates with another data communication apparatus via a network, and a method of controlling the same, an address book in which a plurality of addresses used to send data are registered is published to other data communication apparatus via the network, and in a case that a loopback address is included in the plurality of addresses registered in that address book, the other data communication apparatus is restricted from accessing the address book including the loopback address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuo Matoba
  • Publication number: 20140132997
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a first transmitting unit that transmits pattern information specifying a pattern of an offer and an answer in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to a called side machine corresponding to a pattern transmitting the offer from the called side machine; a presenting unit that presents called side machine information when the offer transmitted from the called side machine according to the pattern specified in the pattern information and the called side machine information to identify the called side machine are received; and a second transmitting unit that establishes a session with the called side machine by transmitting the answer to the called side machine when a predefined condition is satisfied after the presenting unit presents the called side machine information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kazutaka SAITO
  • Publication number: 20140043657
    Abstract: In the image processing device, method and system of the present invention, a destination identifier of an image file is stored, the destination identifier indicating one of a plurality of external stations as a destination station which receives the image file from the image processing device through a network. At least one of a sender identifier of the image file, a subject identifier of the image file and a scan condition of the image file is stored. The image file is transmitted, together with at least one of the sender identifier, the subject identifier and the scan condition, through the network to one of the external stations indicated by the stored destination identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Junichi MINATO
  • Patent number: 8638459
    Abstract: A network connection method of an image forming apparatus to support wired and wireless network interfaces includes receiving a destination address, attempting to connect to a destination corresponding to the destination address by using each of the wired and wireless network interfaces, determining a network interface connectable to the destination, according to a result of the attempt, and transmitting data to the destination by using the connectable network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8630001
    Abstract: At the time of changing a communication destination, when there is a registered program referencing a communication destination related to the change, a main control section 11 confirms a user's intention related on whether to reflect in an appropriate registered program the change related to the communication destination, and according to the user's intention thus obtained, decides whether to reflect the change related to the communication destination in the appropriate registered program. Thereby, even when there is the change related to the communication destination, the change related to the communication destination can be properly conducted through preventing an erroneous transmission to a destination against the user's intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Daisaku Nagano
  • 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: 8570566
    Abstract: A system and method that provides a user interface on a mobile network terminal for operation with a printer resource access system wherein the user interface is modified for releasing a print job from a nearby printer resource. Since printer resources may include any number of print job release mechanism each requiring different authentication information, the user interface must be modified appropriately. The mobile network terminal obtains location information from a location service, such as GPS or an internet based location service, and provides the location information to a printer directory service in a printer resource access system. The printer directory service then consults the database of printer resource information and provides connection and configuration information for printer resource located nearby the mobile network terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: PrinterOn Inc.
    Inventors: Michael St. Laurent, Mark Onischke, Michael Kuindersma, Dharmesh Krishnammagaru, Jonathon Stairs, Ken Noreikis
  • Patent number: 8547601
    Abstract: A fax to E-mail system and related method are shown, whereby a hardcopy document is sent via a fax device to its recipient via electronic mail through a data network (such as the Internet), and is delivered in such a manner that it can be retrieved by the recipient at an E-mail device, in the ordinary course of retrieving the E-mail, and displayed on the screen of the E-mail device. The invention provides for and accomplishes the delivery of a document, which begins as a hardcopy, as an electronic file retrieved through E-mail recipient's terminal and displayed on the computer screen of the E-mail recipient's terminal. The system and method also provides for an interface device which connects to a conventional fax device for communicating E-mail addresses and routing hardcopy documents to the E-mail network. The invention provides a means for embedding the functions of the interface device into conventional fax devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Antopholi Software, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 8533278
    Abstract: A bifurcated interface for integrated use in a fax-to-email system provides an alternative or additional method for command entry a fax-to-email system preferably through a remote, commercially available, personal digital assistant or like device modified by software to perform the command entry functions. Delivery of commands, and other data, from the PDA is made, preferably, via infrared signals, but, alternatively, by direct cable syncing and other techniques. Thus, the interface is bifurcated having a portable traveler portion and a host portion in a more permanent connection with the fax function of the fax-to-email system. The PDA functions as the interface traveler portion, and becomes (at least temporarily) a specially programmed data entry tool with command communicating ability and a protocol shared by (or matched to) the interface host portion. The system can also be used in cooperation with Internet Web service for reporting, accounting, information services, and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Antopholi Software, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 8488207
    Abstract: A fax to E-mail system and related method are shown, whereby a hardcopy document is sent via a fax device to its recipient via electronic mail through a data network, and is delivered in such a manner that it can be retrieved by the recipient at an E-mail device and displayed on the screen of the E-mail device. The document begins as a hardcopy, as an electronic file retrieved through E-mail recipient's terminal and displayed on the computer screen of the E-mail recipient's terminal. The system and method also provides for an interface device which connects to a conventional fax device for communicating E-mail addresses and routing hardcopy documents to the E-mail network, and provides a means for embedding the functions of the interface device into conventional fax devices. The system can also be used in cooperation with Internet Web service for reporting, accounting, information services, and user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Antopholi Software, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 8488206
    Abstract: When a facsimile device detects an audio signal via a CNG signal detection unit while detecting an OFF signal in a CNG signal during a telephone conversation, the facsimile device does not detect the audio signal as an OFF signal if the level of the detected audio signal is greater than a threshold and the frequency of the audio signal is within a predetermined audio frequency range. Accordingly, the facsimile device can reliably prevent a false detection of a noise that has a similar signal component to a CNG signal as a CNG signal. It is possible to prevent the facsimile machine from being automatically shifted to a facsimile receiving mode by the false detection of the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Susumu Chida
  • 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: 8401160
    Abstract: A communication device is provided. The communication device includes a calling party information receiving unit to receive calling party information, a first call record storing unit to create and store a call record including the calling party information based on receiving conditions of the incoming call, a second call record storing unit to create and store a call record without the calling party information based on receiving conditions of the incoming call, and a call record output unit to output the call records inclusive of the call records stored by the first call record storing unit and by the second call record storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Suzuyo Murai
  • Patent number: 8400656
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image communication apparatus that allows e-mail transmission with excellent versatility. Based on a result of detection provided by a document detecting section (3) for detecting the presence or absence of a document, it is determined whether or not an e-mail is transmitted with use of an attachment file by an e-mail transmitting section (7). For example, when the presence of a document is detected by the document detecting section (3), a control section (2) acts to create an e-mail with document image data read by a reading section (4) in attachment-file form, and to transmit the created e-mail. When the absence of a document is detected by the document detecting section (3), the control section acts to create an e-mail without using an attachment file of image data, and to transmit the created e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norikazu Inami
  • Patent number: 8400664
    Abstract: A fax processing system handles faxes that are originally destined for a recipient's phone number. The fax processing system communicates with the fax recipient via a data communications network (for example, the Internet) and can provide more sophisticated fax handling capabilities than conventional fax machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: j2 Global Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Trandal, David J. Brahm, Leland W. Kirchhoff, Robert A. Dolan, David F. Hofstatter
  • Patent number: 8390898
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes a sheet feed tray, a sheet feed roller, an image recording unit, an output unit, a first conveying unit configured to convey a recording medium from the sheet feed tray to the output unit via the image recording unit, and a second conveying unit configured to return the recording medium, which has conveyed via the image recording unit, to the sheet feed tray. The image recording medium further includes an image memory configured to store image data to be recorded by the image recording unit and a controller configured to control the sheet feed roller, the image recording unit, the first conveying unit, and the second conveying unit to record the image on the recording medium. The controller is configured to control the sheet feed roller to start feeding a following recording medium subsequent to a preceding recording medium fed by the sheet feed roller irrespective of whether or not the image data for the following recording medium is stored in the image memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunsuke Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8384938
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a reading unit; a transmission unit and a limiting unit. The reading unit is configured to read a document and create image data. The transmission unit supports a plurality of transmission modes, and is configured to transmit the image data to an external apparatus using at least one selected from the plurality of transmission modes. The limiting unit is configured to limit selectable transmission modes of the transmission unit based on at least one of: a user-designated attribute of the document set by a user; a reading attribute of the reading unit; and a content of the document read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroto Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20130038910
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting data, such as class 1, 2, or 3 facsimile image data streams, over Internet Global Area Networks. In one embodiment of the invention related to the transmission of facsimile data, a first device converts local facsimile image data streams into electronic data streams, transmits the data stream over the network, to a second device at the remote facsimile machine which reconverts the electronic data to facsimile image data and prints it out on said remote facsimile machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8334996
    Abstract: A method for adding a user's e-mail address to the address book of a networked document output device includes receiving an electronic message from a user, automatically extracting the sender's electronic address, and automatically adding the electronic address to an address book used by the document output device. A networked document output device includes memory for storing document data, means for sending document to users on a network, means for receiving electronic communications from a networked user, and a controller for practicing a method that includes extracting an electronic address from a received e-mail, and adding the user's address to a local address book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Todd D Smith
  • Patent number: 8305619
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to improve operability of an image processing device by reading a document with multiple pages at a time, changing a page addressed to each destination, and transmitting the page to each destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hibino, Takatsugu Kuno, Katsushi Sukigara, Kenichi Sawada, Atsushi Tomita
  • Patent number: 8253984
    Abstract: A facsimile machine receives image data, generates a password for received image data, assigns the generated password to the received image data, and stores the received image data. Information indicating a notification destination is extracted from the received image data, and the notification destination is notified of the password. The received image data are output responsive to subsequent input of the password at the facsimile machine. This scheme provides password protection without forcing users to register and remember passwords, and without the risk that a compromised password may be used for unauthorized output of facsimile data received later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8204188
    Abstract: A facsimile controlling device for facsimile security can receive or block a fax transmitted from a registered fax number. In addition, the facsimile controlling device for facsimile security may allow a transmission document to undergo authentication before being transmitted to the outside or may block the transmission document from being transmitted to a registered number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Yun kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8194845
    Abstract: A telephone and voice mail (voice processing) system is implemented using only a single processing means for controlling operations of both the telephone system and the voice mail system. The single processing means communicates with a hard disk, which stores programs for running the various operations of the system, voice prompts and all voice mail messages. The single processing means is coupled to signal processing circuitry, which emulates analog electronics that would be used for filters, tone decoder, generators, etc. The single processing means and signal processing circuitry are coupled to central office lines and station lines by a digital cross-point matrix, which can connect any voice path to another voice path. The system integrates call processing and voice processing into one system controlled by one set of software and a single processing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Estech Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold E. A. Hansen, Eric Suder
  • Patent number: 8189238
    Abstract: A method and system for managing facsimile (fax) data in an integrated manner. The system includes an integrated fax server, and a fax terminal configured to transmit and receive fax data via a first communication network and to transmit both the transmitted and received fax data to the integrated fax server via a second communication network. The integrated fax server stores fax data received from the fax terminal in a database. The fax terminal includes a fax machine connector configured to receive fax data from a fax machine, a first communication network connector configured to transmit and receive fax data via a first communication network, and a server interface unit configured to transmit fax data to the integrated fax server. Accordingly, the integrated fax server manages transmitted and received fax documents with increased efficiency and security. Thus, the difficulty of managing fax documents due to spacial restriction is diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Yun Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8184318
    Abstract: A method for a computer system includes receiving a facsimile including a digitized transmission page including an optical representation of the electronic destination address encoded in a facsimile format, determining the electronic destination address from the optical representation of the electronic destination address, combining the transmission page with a graphics template to form a composite document, formatting the composite document into a second format, determining additional service provider data in response to the facsimile, and transmitting the additional service provider data and the composite document in the second format to the electronic destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: MongoNet
    Inventor: Matthew K. Henry
  • 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: 8179572
    Abstract: A communication device receives and stores image data, and searches for information image data in the image data. If found, the information image data is removed, thereby shortening the image so that it can be completely reproduced on one page without compressing or clipping. The information image data may be added to the reproduced image as a watermark, or may be reinserted in a blank space in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hidehito Jingu
  • Patent number: 8160550
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for downloading a message in a mobile terminal, the method includes receiving a notification message comprising information indicating whether a media file included in a transmitted message is modified, and selectively requesting downloading of the transmitted message to the mobile terminal, if the media file is modified, based upon a message reception mode of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jung Kyun Oh
  • Patent number: 8149436
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is connected to a terminal apparatus via a network. The communication apparatus includes a storage that stores a document file and an HTML file of a user setting page. A file manager stores a storage period for the document file, determines whether or not the document file has been stored in the storage for the storage period, and deletes the document file when the document file has been stored in the storage for the storage period. A web server transmits, to the terminal apparatus, the HTML file of the user setting page, the user setting page configured so that a user at the terminal apparatus can request a change of the storage period. The web server further instructs the file manager to change the storage period, when the user requests the change of the storage period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Iida
  • Patent number: 8134732
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for transmitting a document to a recipient address specified out of multiple address-book addresses displayed based on address-book data stored in an address book includes a controller configured to control a display order of the address-book addresses displayed in accordance with one transmission-address specifying mode selected out of a plurality of transmission-address specifying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Takahashi