Facsimile System Interface Patents (Class 358/442)
  • Patent number: 10866773
    Abstract: An information apparatus (e.g., Internet appliance, information pad, digital camera, video camera, etc.), or software applications of the information apparatus, supporting voice commands for receiving and playing digital content from a service provided over a network (e.g., Internet) are herein disclosed and enabled. The information apparatus may establish a wireless local area network connection to access a service over the Internet. The service may be a subscribed service. While connected to the service, the information apparatus may capture, using a digital capturing device included in the information apparatus, digital content that includes image or video content; send the captured digital content to the service; and, in response to having sent the digital content to the service, the information apparatus may receive, from the service, output data that includes audio content or video content for outputting or playing at a display device associated with the information apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10819624
    Abstract: A method for communication between at least two computing facilities of a medical imaging facility via a single communication line is disclosed. In the method, communication information assigned to different communication types received in each case via a dedicated data input is merged to form data structures of a defined size to be transmitted via the communication line. The data structures are transmitted cyclically via the communication line with an interval of one cycle time and communication information of the different communication types is extracted from data structures received via the communication line and output at data outputs assigned to the respective communication types. The communication types include a first packet-oriented communication type and a second isochronous communication type corresponding to isochronous direct channel communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Rudi Baumgartl, Nikolaus Demharter
  • Patent number: 10782769
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communication circuit and circuitry. The communication circuit executes a function related to communication. The circuitry detects an input signal input to the communication circuit, transitions the communication device between a first power state, and a second power state in which the communication device consumes less power than in the first power state, and changes a clock frequency of the communication circuit. When the input signal is detected in the second power state of the communication device, the circuitry changes the clock frequency of the communication circuit while maintaining the second power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Akatsu
  • Patent number: 10747294
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main CPU, a main power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main CPU and conducts supply control of the power, a sub power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main power supply control unit, and a first switch which switches on and off power supply from the sub power supply control unit to the main power supply control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Patent number: 10635283
    Abstract: A multi-function peripheral (100) includes a main controller (400) which executes a function in a normal mode and stops in a power-saving mode, a sub-controller (401) which executes a function in the power-saving mode, an accumulation unit (402) which is operable, in the case where setting information for a prescribed setting item is changed in the function executed in the power-saving mode, to accumulate the setting information before and after the change in a prescribed memory (403), and a notification unit (404) which is operable, in response to switching from the power-saving mode to the normal mode, to make notification to a user by displaying the accumulated setting information before and after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kimura, Muneki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10516523
    Abstract: A system for serializing input data signals and generating an output data signal includes a FIFO memory that launches the input data signals at different phases of a clock signal. The system further includes multiple stages of a serializer circuit, and each stage of the serializer circuit receives a clock signal. Each successive stage includes half the number of serializer circuits that are included in the previous stage, and each successive stage is clocked by a clock signal that transitions at twice the frequency of the previous stage clock signal. The serializer circuits that belong to a single stage receive the clock signal with different phase. The phase and frequency of clock signals of serializer stages are adjusted such that a launched input data signal is outputted as the output data signal. Further, a critical path for each serializer circuit is equal to full clock cycle of the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Biman Chattopadhyay, Ravi Mehta
  • Patent number: 10509657
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for forced device reinitialization without mandatory restart. One method embodiment includes receiving, by a first device, a first data communication and responding, by the first device, to the first data communication with a second data communication identifying a state of the first device as a reset state. This embodiment further includes receiving, by the first device in response to the second data communication, a third data communication including data to alter the state of the first device from the reset state to a programmed state. Such embodiments may then implement the data of the third data communication to place the first device in the programmed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Cyle Taylor, Mustafa Abdulelah, Nicholas Caine, Andrew Klenzak, Brian Patrick Rogers, Sergio Silva, Andrew John Wurfel
  • Patent number: 10467610
    Abstract: A system and method for redundant multi-panel display is provided. A first system control board is electrically connected to the first electronic display and a first video player. A second system control board is electrically connected to the second electronic display, the first video player, and a second video player. The second system control board is configured to begin utilizing the first video player upon failure of the second video player. Order information is received from a point of sale data output and transmitted to at least one of the first system control board and the second system control board. The first and second video players are configured to cause background images to blended with the order information and displayed on the respective electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, David Williams, Doug Bennett
  • Patent number: 10455095
    Abstract: Facsimile reception is prohibited when an operation mode in which a service person performs printing for the purpose of maintenance is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chie Ito, Yuichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10366299
    Abstract: A scanning camera upgrade adaptor system provides backwards compatibility when an existing scanning camera subsystem is replaced or upgraded in automated sorting equipment with a newer camera having a different data format. The adaptor system allows sorting equipment such as mail sorting equipment to be upgraded or repaired with a new camera while providing compatibility and optional fallback to a previous mode of operation of the existing equipment. The upgrade system enables legacy equipment and newly added sorting/processing equipment to be utilized in conjunction, while reducing cost of upgrade and necessity for completely new equipment as desirable features are added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BULL HN INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David Lowell Bowne, Shahrom Kiani, Carlos Macia, Russell W. Guenthner
  • Patent number: 10360624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and 5 methods for implementing an automated auction process that is held at a designated time on the Internet, and that ends after bidding has been completed. In accordance with these systems and methods, a server connected to a plurality of workstations may establish 10 several auctions that allow for efficient trading of multiple goods, while simulating the live and dynamic setting of traditional auctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BGC PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10353873
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for accessing a distributed file system using a content delivery network is discussed. An IO request for an object is received at a metadata server comprising metadata mapping a plurality of objects to an object store. An object identifier associated with the object and a CDN domain associated with the object store are determined. A URL is generated from the object identifier and the CDN domain. The URL is then returned to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Rajiv Desai
  • Patent number: 10334119
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for transparently processing a fax transmission by a fax software program in a mobile device. In one embodiment, the fax software program identifies an incoming call at the mobile device. Upon the identification, the program prevents a display screen of the mobile device from outputting an incoming call ringing alert. The program answers the incoming call and analyzes the call to detect whether the answered call is a voice call. Upon detecting that the answered incoming call is a voice call, the program outputs the incoming call ringing alert via the display screen. Otherwise, if the answered incoming call is a fax transmission, the program merges the call with a fax server, such that the fax server receives the fax transmission. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kirk Allen Freeman
  • Patent number: 10291801
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus includes a controller configured to execute a first operation of checking whether a standby position is coincident with a home position in response to determining that an open signal is not output from a cover sensor while an image scanner is changing a scanning position from a scanning end position toward a scanning start position after completion of image scanning, and to execute a second operation in response to determining that the open signal is output from the cover sensor while the image scanner is changing the scanning position, the second operation including moving the scanning position to a particular position between the standby position and the scanning end position, without executing the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10289257
    Abstract: A touch key of an operation console includes a circuit board (310) having a light source (312, 314), a light transmitting portion (322) transmitting light, a non-transparent light shielding portion (324) and a semi-transparent operation panel (300) covering upper surfaces of the light transmitting portion and the light shielding portion. The light transmitting portion accommodates the light source. The surfaces of light transmitting portion and light shielding portion in contact with each other are tightly sealed, and the circuit board (310) and the light shielding portion (324) cover the light transmitting portion (322) such that the light is emitted only from the surface in contact with the operation panel (300). Thus, leakage of light from around a figure indicating a touch key can be prevented, and the operation console comes to have a high-class look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Hidenobu Mandai, Kazuhiro Matsuyama, Hiroyuki Nagao, Kazuhisa Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10284823
    Abstract: A portable computing device may include a lid and a base. The lid may include a display and a camera on a front side of the lid. The base may include a keyboard on a top side of the base and a processor inside the base. The processor may be coupled to the display, the camera, and the keyboard. The processor may be configured to determine that the front side of the lid is rotating toward the top side of the base, and instruct the camera to capture at least a first photograph and a second photograph based on the determination that the front side of the lid is rotating toward the top side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Omri Amarilio, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10275461
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for converting a display from a source spoken language to a target spoken language includes at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to determine the source spoken language of content within a selected area of the display. The at least one processor may be further configured to translate the content from the source spoken language to a selected target spoken language. In addition, the at least one processor may be configured to evaluate the translated content and remap the translated content to the selected area based on the evaluation. Finally, the at least one processor may be configured to present the translated content within the selected area on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alaa Abou Mahmoud, Paul R. Bastide, Robert E. Loredo, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10277765
    Abstract: A program is provided for causing a computer of a device having a predetermined program and at least one other program other than the predetermined program to execute acquiring processing for acquiring an exclusive object before the job is generated using the predetermined program and generating the job by means of the predetermined program in a state in which the acquired exclusive object is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10269156
    Abstract: An electronic display is controlled by a timing and control board and normally displays background image data. The timing and control board is electrically connected to a system control board that is configured to receive order confirmation data from a point of sale data output. A video player is electrically connected to the system control board and is configured to blend the order confirmation data with the background image data. The blended image is transmitted to timing and control board and displayed on the electronic display after an order is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, David Williams, Doug Bennett
  • Patent number: 10269052
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and data flows for customized order processing. One example embodiment includes receiving data representative of an ordered item and retrieving data representative of components of the ordered item based on the received data representative of the ordered item. This embodiment further includes assembling at least one aggregate dataset of the retrieved data representative of the components, at least one aggregate dataset being a dataset providing a representation of the ordered item when rendered. Each of the at least one aggregate datasets may then be rendered. The rendering may include rendering a label or a wrapper for the ordered item. The rendering may also or alternatively include publishing the rendered data to one or both of a customer loyalty and social media account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Robert Shinkle, II, Darrin Lamont Robinson, Austin Daniel Anderson, Charles Maney
  • Patent number: 10264143
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an Internet Printing Protocol FaxOut Service (IPP-FAX) processing unit and first and second processing units. The IPP-FAX processing unit receives a service request relating to IPP-FAX from an external apparatus. The first processing unit generates, and stores, image data from page description language (PDL) data. The IPP-FAX processing unit acquires PDL data, image processing information, and destination information from the service request and notifies the first processing unit of the PDL data and the image processing information. The first processing unit generates, and stores, image data from the PDL data based on the image processing information. The IPP-FAX processing unit notifies the second processing unit of the destination information, and image data indicating information. The second processing unit performs fax transmission of the stored image data to a destination indicated by the destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 10250775
    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: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Minato
  • Patent number: 10171333
    Abstract: Application-level connection pre-testing of an available connection type of a number of different available connection types is performed by an application executed by a processor programmed to use the different available connection types and a number of different available service interfaces. Application-accessible performance characteristics of the available connection type are measured by the application. A determination is made as to whether the measured application-accessible performance characteristics of the available connection type satisfy a threshold application-level connection performance criterion specified in accordance with a service-level data transmission formatting option utilized by one of the different available service interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenytt D. Avery, Edward L. Bader, Patricia V. Gatewood
  • Patent number: 10158781
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus which is capable of, even in the case of broadcasting, ensuring visibility when the content of transmission is checked. Image data is transmitted to one or more designated destinations. A file name is generated from the image data. The generated file is stored as a history. A file name including a certain destination among the plurality of designated destination, information for a user to recognize whether a plurality of designation is designated and an identification number of a job is set as a file name of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Uruma
  • Patent number: 10152285
    Abstract: Mobile information apparatus (e.g., smart phone, Internet appliance, information pad) and software applications of the mobile information apparatus supporting voice commands for receiving and playing digital content from a service provided over a network (e.g., Internet) are herein disclosed and enabled. The mobile information apparatus may establish a wireless local area network connection, and receive, via a touch sensitive screen interface, authentication information to access a service over the Internet. The service may be a subscribed service. While connected to the service, the mobile information apparatus may receive voice commands from a user for outputting or playing digital content that is available at the service, and, in response to the voice commands, the mobile information apparatus receives, from the service, output data related to the digital content for outputting or playing at an output device associated with the mobile information apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10142097
    Abstract: A system for serializing input data signals and generating an output data signal includes a FIFO memory that launches the input data signals at different phases of a clock signal. The system further includes multiple stages of a serializer circuit, and each stage of the serializer circuit receives a clock signal. Each successive stage includes half the number of serializer circuits that are included in the previous stage, and each successive stage is clocked by a clock signal that transitions at twice the frequency of the previous stage clock signal. The serializer circuits that belong to a single stage receive the clock signal with different phase. The phase and frequency of clock signals of serializer stages are adjusted such that a launched input data signal is outputted as the output data signal. Further, a critical path for each serializer circuit is equal to full clock cycle of the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Biman Chattopadhyay, Ravi Mehta
  • Patent number: 10070033
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that controls an image capturing apparatus configured to obtain a captured image by capturing a target includes a plurality of interface units each configured to receive an operation signal for the image capturing apparatus and a control unit configured to perform, when a first operation signal is received via a first interface unit of the plurality of interface units, exclusive control of not accepting a second operation signal received via the second interface unit. The control unit determines, in accordance with the type of the first operation signal, a period in which exclusive control is performed against the second operation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Tajiri
  • Patent number: 10051148
    Abstract: A cloud server is provided. The cloud server includes a transceiver configured to receive, from an electronic device, a fax transmission request and at least one processor configured to control the transceiver to determine a communication network among a plurality of communication networks for communication with an opponent image forming apparatus corresponding to the fax transmission request, when the opponent image forming apparatus is a pre-registered apparatus and transmit fax data corresponding to the fax transmission request to the opponent image forming apparatus using the determined communication network, when the opponent image forming apparatus is a pre-registered apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-min Han, Jeong-jin Park
  • Patent number: 10021212
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for accessing a distributed file system using a content delivery network is discussed. An IO request for an object is received at a metadata server comprising metadata mapping a plurality of objects to an object store. An object identifier associated with the object and a CDN domain associated with the object store are determined. A URL is generated from the object identifier and the CDN domain. The URL is then returned to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Rajiv Desai
  • Patent number: 9996315
    Abstract: Systems and methods of using audio input with a mobile device. A method comprises receiving content at a mobile device; annotating, at the mobile device, a selectable item of a user interface associated with the content with an annotation; receiving, at the mobile device, an audio input associated with the annotation; converting, at the mobile device, the audio input into a user interface command; and causing the mobile device to perform a function in response to the user interface command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Melvin L. Barnes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9965795
    Abstract: A user device receives, from a server associated with a merchant, a menu of items offered for sale by the merchant. The menu permits a user, of the user device, to place an order associated with the merchant. The user device receives, from the server, information, associated with the order, that includes at least one item and a price associated with the item. The user device receives a user instruction to pay for the order and retrieves, from a memory associated with the user device, payment information to pay the price associated with the at least one item. The user device sends, to the server, the payment information to permit the server to process the payment information. The sending is performed in a manner that does not permit an attendant associated with the merchant to access the payment information. The user device receives an indication the payment information was processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Rosa M. Underwood
  • Patent number: 9779391
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a wireless transaction includes receiving, by a transaction fulfillment system, a transaction request from a transaction requester and verifying an identity of the transaction requester. After verifying the identity of the transaction requester, a transaction code is communicated from the transaction fulfillment system to a wireless communication device. After receiving the transaction code, the transaction code is optically scanned from a visual display of the wireless communication device by the transaction fulfillment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Aeritas, LLC
    Inventors: Malik Mamdani, Curtis Grant, Patrick Johnson, Kevin Bomar, Tim Whatley
  • Patent number: 9621351
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a reading unit to read information stored in a detachable storage medium; a transmission unit to transmit image data outwardly; a determination unit to determine, in a case where the transmission unit transmits the image data, whether or not the information stored in the detachable storage medium is necessary; and a control unit to execute, in a case where the determination unit determines that the information stored in the detachable storage medium is necessary, control to maintain a state capable of reading the information stored in the detachable storage medium until the reading unit reads from the detachable storage medium the information necessary to transmit the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihide Terao
  • Patent number: 9584629
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content management server systems configured to manage and publish managed content in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a versioned content management server system, includes a processor, a versioned content management application, managed content, wherein managed content includes content and content version metadata, wherein the versioned content management application configures the processor to receive updated content, locate managed content based on the received updated content, determine version data based on a portion of the located managed content, the received updated content, update the content version metadata data, associate the updated version content data with the managed content, receive a request for content, identify a portion of the managed content that corresponds to the requested content, retrieve the identified portion of the managed content, and transmit the retrieved portion of the managed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAY Media, Inc.
    Inventor: David Ross Lerman
  • Patent number: 9553923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for unobtrusively determining previous actions and information associated with a user via an RGB string and generating web page content based upon previous actions and stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PARRABLE, INC.
    Inventor: Dharun Ravi
  • Patent number: 9396464
    Abstract: A method of updating multi-media content at a digital download kiosk is described. The method comprises receiving a secure portable storage device into a portable device reader/writer in the kiosk; reading the secure portable storage device to ascertain if authorized multi-media content is stored thereon; uploading the multi-media content from the secure portable storage device to a data store accessible by the kiosk; and indicating when the multi-media content has been uploaded. The portable storage device may have been received by mail from a supplier, and the method may further comprise removing the portable storage device from the portable storage device reader/writer, and returning the removed portable storage device to the supplier by mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: James Henderson
  • Patent number: 9354838
    Abstract: A method for projecting a user interface of an application program provided for a screen of a mobile device is provided onto a screen of an infotainment system arranged in a vehicle. The user interface can be displayed in a manner suitable for the driver of the vehicle if the screen size of the infotainment system is determined in the infotainment system. The screen size is transferred to the mobile device via a data interface, the user interface size of the application program running in the mobile device in the unit of the comparable size is determined in the mobile device. The screen size of the infotainment system is compared with the user interface size of the application program and a decision is made on the basis of the comparison, which image data is transferred from the mobile device to the infotainment system via the data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesesllschaft
    Inventors: Dennis Fernahl, Mark Beckmann, Christopher Seubert, Volker Remuss
  • Patent number: 9270860
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to improve user friendliness of the box function. In a system having a storage means capable of storing data in a plurality of data storage boxes including first and second boxes, when the first job data transmitted without performing any predetermined operation by the user in the data generation apparatus is stored in the storage means, acceptance of a process request for the first job data from the first user via the first display associated with the first box on a user interface is permitted. When the second job data transmitted after performing the predetermined operation by the user is stored in the storage means, acceptance of a process request for the second job data from the first user via the first display associated with the first box on the user interface is permitted. In addition, acceptance of a process request for the second job data from the second user via the second display associated with the second box on the user interface is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirochika Sato, Kazuhiko Ushiyama
  • Patent number: 9244941
    Abstract: A method for proactively creating an image product includes storing a library of specification terms for image products by a computer system, receiving a command from a user, tokenizing the command into a plurality of tokens by the computer system, matching one or more of the tokens to the specification terms in the library to determine specification parameters for an image product by the computer system, automatically identifying images based on the specification parameters by the computer system, and automatically creating a design for the image product that incorporates at least some of the images identified based on the specification parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Preeti Nathan, Trynne Anne Miller, Wiley H. Wang, Shay Litvak, Marco Santini, Chris M. Denend
  • Patent number: 9178963
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating asynchronous transmission of digital data between at least two parties over a communication network. The system comprises a digital data facilitator having a digital storage device for storing digital data transmitted over the communication network from a first party, the digital data facilitator having the ability to review a request transmitted from a second party, the digital data having an associated first and second identifier, the second identifier being associated with the second party, the second identifier being associated with a telephone number, the first identifier being associated with an electronic identifier of the first party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: John R. Fredlund, Joseph A. Manico
  • Patent number: 9141825
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling access to digital assets in an online media sharing system based on keywords are provided. In general, each digital asset is tagged with a number of keywords. The owner of the digital assets defines a guest list including a number of guests. For each guest, the owner defines permissions controlling the guest's access to the digital assets based on keywords. Thereafter, when a request to view the digital assets is received from a guest node associated with one of the guests, the digital assets that the guest is permitted to view are identified based on the permissions assigned to the guest and provided to the guest at the guest node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9041957
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a facsimile apparatus connected to a home gateway, which is connected to an IP telephone network, via a communication line, the facsimile apparatus including a facsimile-signal detecting section configured to detect a facsimile identification signal in an incoming signal and a controller configured to instruct, when the facsimile identification signal is not detected in the incoming signal, using an SIP, the home gateway to perform a transfer operation for connecting a telephone set connected to the home gateway and a telephone set on an outgoing call side connected to the IP telephone network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Sasano, Tomohide Oka
  • Patent number: 9019571
    Abstract: A reading device comprising a connection unit configured to be connected with a storage medium, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the storage medium is connected to the connection unit, a judging unit configured to judge if there is a document to be read by a reading unit and an execution unit configured to execute the advising process when the judgment unit judges that there is the document to be read and the determination unit determines that the storage medium is connected to the connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 9019839
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of monitoring fax relay. An apparatus for measuring Quality of Service (QoS) of Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) calls includes: a FoIP packet monitoring module to monitor in real-time Internet Protocol (IP) network streams exchanged between a FoIP emitter device and a FoIP receiver device; a FoIP equipment evaluator to evaluate real-time performance of at least one of: the FoIP emitter device, and the FoIP receiver device; and a FoIP call QoS evaluator to evaluate in real time a FoIP call QoS quality of a FoIP communication between said FoIP emitter device and said FoIP receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: AudioCodes Ltd.
    Inventor: Vladimir Ulybin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150098116
    Abstract: A facsimile machine capable of preventing a communication clock signal from being emitted in the form of electromagnetic waves during communication, for example, transmission/reception of facsimile data includes a line terminal provided for coupling with a line cord and connected with a common line and a first signal line, an external device terminal provided for coupling with an external device and connected with the common line and a second signal line, a switch to perform switching between the first and second signal lines, and a first electromagnetic wave prevention unit provided on the common line and the second signal line to discharge electromagnetic waves generated on the common line and the second signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jeong Baek LEE
  • Patent number: 8982402
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an upstream apparatus for forming an image on a sheet, a downstream apparatus for applying sheet processing to the sheet on which the image is formed by the upstream apparatus, an exclusive communication path for communicating information which is necessary only for an operation of each apparatus in a state in which a communication partner is fixed between the upstream apparatus and the downstream apparatus, and a general-purpose communication path for communicating information in a state in which a communication partner is selectable between the upstream apparatus and the downstream apparatus. The exclusive communication path and the general-purpose communication path communicate information which respective paths can handle by sharing the information with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kawai
  • Patent number: 8970919
    Abstract: A display/input device includes a storage section, a display section, a touch panel, a control section, and a recognition section. The storage section is configured to store destination data indicating address information. The display section is configured to display a screen. The touch panel is configured to detect user's touched point. The control section is configured to allow the display section to display a list for specifying a destination name on the basis of the destination data. The recognition section is configured to recognize a moving direction in which the touched point moves. When the recognition section recognizes the moving direction of the touched point, the control section allows the display section to display the list in plural pages in the moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryuichi Nitta
  • Patent number: 8970885
    Abstract: A virtual printer interface node enables a non-cloud-ready printer to communicate with a cloud-based service, residing on an internet. The virtual printer interface node includes a housing; a communication interface to provide communication directly to the network router; and a microcontroller operatively connected to the communication interface. The microcontroller converts commands, received through the communication interface, from the cloud-based service, residing on the internet, to native protocols of the non-cloud-ready networked printer and communicates the converted native protocols to the non-cloud-ready networked printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox International Partners
    Inventors: Russell Neville, Ashok Murthy, Yoshiaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: RE45543
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and devices for passively tracking and selectively sharing user experiences with communication devices, including computers, web-enabled telephones, and PDAs. User rating or comments on their experiences can be captured. Particular aspects of the present invention are described in the claims, specification and drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Tena Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Darren P. Briggs, Brady O. Bruce, Michael W. Mitchell, Emile L. Reed, IV