Memory Interface Patents (Class 358/444)
  • Patent number: 10558474
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a media information processing method, a mobile terminal, and a storage medium. The method includes: determining that a condition for presenting media information in a graphical interface of an application is satisfied; requesting media information and a control policy of the media information from a server; loading the control policy in the application, and determining that a form needs to be used in the media information to obtain information from a user; requesting a WebView page adapted to the form from the server, the WebView page being obtained by initializing a WebView template based on a customized parameter of the form; and presenting the media information in the graphical interface of the application, and loading the WebView page in the graphical interface of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gang Xu, Xianjun Wang, Xiaomin Yan, Dan Yang, Yi Xie, Feng Song, Lin Pei, Bin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10417955
    Abstract: Provided herein is an image processing method and device for a Light Emitting Diode (LED) display screen. The image processing method for an LED display screen includes: receiving original image data; acquiring information of an original pixel according to the original image data; executing the information of the original pixel computation according to a preset algorithm to obtain information of target pixels; and controlling an image corresponding to the original image data according to the color information of the target pixel and the position information of the target pixel to be displayed on the LED display screen panel. The disclosure improves the quality of a displayed image of an LED display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10296401
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an application is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a determining unit that, when the application starts in the image forming apparatus, checks first information indicating a function to be used by the application against second information indicating a function supported by the image forming apparatus so as to determine whether the function to be used by the application is executable, and changes operations of the application according to a determination result. The determining unit is automatically updated if the determining unit does not support a structure of the first information or a structure of the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Patent number: 10200564
    Abstract: An image reading device includes: a reading unit; a first detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; a second detecting unit that detects a position of the reading unit in the sub-scanning direction; and a calculating unit that calculates a skew quantity and a skew direction of the reading unit, based on a difference, introduced by the skew, between a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from a measurement reference position located on an upstream side of the first detecting unit and the second detecting unit in a moving direction to a point where the reading unit is detected by the first detecting unit, and a travel distance by which the reading unit has travelled from the measurement reference position to a point where the reading unit is detected by the second detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujii, Yasunobu Youda, Yohei Osanai, Tatsuaki Nagano, Satoshi Narai, Toshiyuki Horikawa, Takuji Kawai, Daisuke Imaki, Takayuki Andoh, Susumu Miyazaki, Tetsuo Inui, Koichi Ono, Takeshi Shikama, Shingo Shiramura, Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10171703
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to select an image scan apparatus, a communication interface configured to transmit a scan command to the selected image scan apparatus and receive a plurality of image data from the selected image scan apparatus via a streaming method, and a controller configured to generate a scan image using the plurality of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae-gyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10021268
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image reading unit that generates reference data by reading a reference surface and generates image data by reading a sheet. A reference plate includes the reference surface for generating the reference data for shading correction of the image reading unit and a background surface for background of a sheet to be read to generate the image data. A control unit controls the positions of the image reading unit and the reference plate to be at a first position relative to each other when the reference data is to be generated and at a second position relative to each other when the image data is to be generated. The second position is different from the first position. A shading correction unit performs the shading correction in the image reading unit based on the generated reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Ito
  • Patent number: 9986124
    Abstract: A copying apparatus includes a capturing unit that divides an image on a document into plural regions and captures an image of each region, a storage unit that stores data representing the image of the region, a forming unit that reads the data and forms an image represented by the data on a medium, and an instruction unit that determines a capture start time on the basis of a size of the data and instructs the capturing unit to start capturing the image at the capture start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Misumi, Takayuki Hashimoto, Yuichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9936098
    Abstract: Image processors are provided for respective groups formed by grouping of images, the order of which is sequential when images respectively having overlapping portions corresponding to the same portion of an object are arranged so as to be adjacent to each other, and concurrently perform processing to detect combining-position information for combining an image in a group and an image adjacent to the image without any positional displacement by image-matching. The combining-position information between images belonging to different groups is respectively transferred, via combination-information transferring paths, between the image processors and between the image processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kosaku Yamagata, Tadashi Minobe, Satoshi Yamanaka, Masako Asamura, Yoshitaka Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9912824
    Abstract: In response to user selection of a workflow from among workflow menu options presented on a graphic user interface of a multifunction device, methods and systems automatically and dynamically create device-specific user interface screens that are used in execution of the selected workflow. The device-specific user interface screens comply with unique formatting requirements of the graphic user interface of the multifunction device upon which they are displayed. The device-specific user interface screens provide data input instructions on the graphic user interface, to which the user responds, allowing these methods and systems to receive workflow data into the graphic user interface. These methods and systems transmit the workflow data from the multifunction device to a computerized device over a computerized network. Thus, these methods execute the workflow (through the computerized device and/or the multifunction device) using the workflow data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. St. Jacques, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9900204
    Abstract: A multiple functional equivalence digital communications interface and a group of functional circuits are disclosed. The multiple functional equivalence digital communications interface presents a functional equivalence of each of a group of digital communications interfaces to a digital communications bus. Each functional equivalence of the group of digital communications interfaces is associated with a corresponding one of the group of functional circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Levesque, Christopher Truong Ngo
  • Patent number: 9681013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system, method and computer implemented method of facilitating generation of a digital representation of one or more physical objects. The method may include scanning a first part of the one or more physical objects to obtain image data corresponding to the first part. The scanning may be performed based on a first set of values corresponding to one or more parameters. The image data corresponding to the first part may be a digital representation of the first part. The method may further include determining a size of image data corresponding to the first part. Additionally, the method may include displaying information based on the size of the image data corresponding to the first part, prior to receiving image data corresponding to a second part of the one or more physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Sudhagar Subbaian, Dhevendra Alagan Palanivel, Anand Arokia Raj Antony Muthu Rayar
  • Patent number: 9596374
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a front surface reading sensor configured to read a front surface of a document, a rear surface reading sensor configured to read a rear surface of the document, a storage control unit configured to store image data of the front surface of the document read by the front surface reading sensor and image data of the rear surface of the document read by the rear surface reading sensor, and an encoding unit configured to encode image data of the paired front and rear surface images based on the image data of the front surface and the image data of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ayako Hirose, Isao Migishima
  • Patent number: 9412016
    Abstract: A display device and an operating method thereof are provided. In the operating method of a display device, an input image is received externally. A first type signal of the input image is converted into a second type signal. A brightness component is extracted from the converted second type signal. Document image determination information is extracted based on the extracted brightness component and whether the input image to the display device is a document image is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jongdoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9274808
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a volatile main memory, a first non-volatile memory for storing a plurality of types of partial snap shot images, a second non-volatile memory from which information can be read faster than from the first non-volatile memory, for storing an entire snap shot image, and a processor. The processor reads a partial snap shot image corresponding to a state after change from the first non-volatile memory and updates a corresponding portion of the entire snap shot image in the second non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Tomoji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9245237
    Abstract: Described herein are processes and devices that create and manage documents in a virtual universe. One of the devices described is a virtual document converter. The virtual document converter analyzes a set of one or more graphical objects of a virtual document in a virtual universe. The virtual document presents document content. The virtual document converter determines format information for generating a document file. The virtual document converter parses the document content of the virtual document. The virtual document converter generates the document file with the parsed document content and the determined format information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover, James W. Seaman, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 9197813
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program are disclosed for: receiving from an image sensor image data; obtaining from the image data a source image and a user image so that the user image corresponds to a user set portion of the source image; wherein the source image and the user image are obtained on receiving the image data from the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Muukki, Tomi Sokeila
  • Patent number: 9055174
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second moving mechanisms and a processor. The processor causes apparatus to instruct the second moving mechanism to move a holding member to a reading unit, instruct the reading unit to read first image data that is an image of mark on the holding member, calculate an amount of deviation of a first set position of the holding member by the second moving mechanism in the first image data, from a reference set position of an object, instruct the second moving mechanism to move the holding member to a reading unit, instruct the reading unit to read second image data of a pattern, generate processing data based on the second image data, correct the processing data based on the deviation amount, and control the moving mechanisms based on the corrected processing data to process the object by the pen or the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Tokura
  • Publication number: 20150131132
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus, a control device controls a reading unit to start reading a document; stores first image data in a storage unit on a block-to-block basis to sequentially store each of a plurality of first blocks of data, the plurality of first blocks included in the first image data; performs, each time each first block of data is stored in the storage unit, a plurality of image processing on the first block of data to generate a second block of data including a plurality of types of data different from one another; and deletes one of the plurality of first blocks of data from the storage unit after completion of the plurality of image processing on the one of the plurality of first blocks of data before completion of the plurality of image processing on all of the plurality of first blocks of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9025213
    Abstract: A document processing system allows specifying disposition of a paper document at the time a reservation for the document is created in the document processing system. A default disposition policy for the paper document can be selected, a different defined disposition policy can be selected, or a new disposition policy can be created. Quality assurance processing after scanning assures all needed processing is performed for the paper document and the corresponding electronic document. Once the quality assurance processing is complete, the disposition of the paper document is scheduled according to the specified disposition policy for the paper document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150085325
    Abstract: The present invention includes a displaying and accepting unit 401, a storing and deleting unit 404, and an image processing unit 406. The displaying and accepting unit 401 selectably displays a post-processing delete key 607 for deletion after a process as well as image data 605 in an external storage device 128 on a touch screen 201. The storing and deleting unit 404 stores, when the post-processing delete key 607 and predetermined image data 605a are selected, image data 605a in the external storage device 128 corresponding to the image data 605a thus selected to the internal storage unit 405 and deletes the image data 605a from the external storage device 128. The image processing unit 406 executes the process based on the image data 605a stored in the internal storage unit 405.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Masaoki Sato
  • Publication number: 20150077814
    Abstract: An MFP displays a screen including a list of a part of a plurality of folders and an index key. When the index key is operated, the screen is updated so that a folder having a name starting from a first character from among the plurality of folders is displayed. When the same index key is operated again, the screen is updated so that a folder having a name starting from a second character subsequent to the first folder from among the plurality of folders is displayed. Image data generated by reading an image on a document is stored in a selected folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8958135
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a determining unit configured to determine whether a malfunction of relative movement between a document and an image reading unit reading an image of the document occurs when the document is read by the image reading unit while at least one of the document and the image reading unit is moved, a specifying unit configured to specify a position in image data of the image read by the image reading unit corresponding to a position where the malfunction occurs if the determining unit determines that the malfunction of relative movement occurs, and a control unit configured to cause an image display unit to display an image based on the image data to enable a user to discriminate the position specified by the specifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadao Saito
  • Patent number: 8953180
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for setting a setting value for print data to be transmitted to a printer, includes a selection unit configured to select a purpose from a plurality of printing purposes, and a display unit configured to display a screen for setting the setting value for the print data including a variable setting item for setting a setting value from a plurality of setting values associated with the printing purpose selected by the selection unit, and a fixed wherein setting values for the variable setting item and the fixed setting item are set by using different setting ways on the displayed screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Ebuchi, Masakazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8947748
    Abstract: A scanning device includes a first scanning unit having a first line sensor and a first light source that emits a first light beam and is arranged only at one side of the first scanning unit in a main scanning direction, and a second scanning unit having a second line sensor and a second light source that emits a second light beam and is arranged only at one side of the second scanning unit in the main scanning direction. The first scanning unit and the second scanning unit face each other and are disposed such that the first light source and the second light source are arranged at the same side of the main scanning direction, and centers of the first line sensor and the second line sensor are located at the same position in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Kubo, Yusuke Nakashima, Yasuhiko Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8941890
    Abstract: A scanning device includes a first scanning unit having a first scanning element array to scan a first surface of a scan-target medium to acquire a first image, a second scanning unit having a second scanning element array to scan a second surface of the scan-target medium to acquire a second image, and an output unit that outputs a first image signal of the first image and a second image signal of the second image. The first scanning unit and the second scanning unit face each other to scan the first surface and the second surface concurrently. When the scanning directions of the first scanning element array and the second scanning element array are the same, a mirrored image acquired from one of the first image signal and the second image signal is inverted so that the output unit outputs normal images of the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Kubo, Yusuke Nakashima, Yasuhiko Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8928913
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for switching service process and a media server, wherein the method for switching the service process comprises: after a first service process performed together with a facsimile terminal is completed, and when a message, which is sent by an application server and which indicates to carry out a second service process, is received by a media server, the media server switching from the first service process to the second service process; and the facsimile terminal switching from the first service process to the second service process. Therefore, the switching of the facsimile is not limited by the switching control requirements of the media gateway, which is favorable for flexible expansion and interconnection of the facsimile services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 8891139
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image reading device that is connected to a network. The image reading device includes a pull scanning section that reads an original sheet on the basis of preset reading settings and transmits the image data of the read original sheet to a terminal device when the pull scanning section receives a read command from the terminal device; a storage section that stores the reading settings; and a push scanning section that reads the original sheet on the basis of reading settings selected from among the reading settings stored in the storage section and transmits the image data of the read original sheet to the terminal device when the terminal device is specified as a destination device and the push scanning section is instructed to read the original sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Takashi Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 8867104
    Abstract: An image scanning apparatus of this disclosure includes: a scanner unit which generates image data by image scanning and outputs it; a memory; a data processing unit which (a1) performs a predetermined process for either the image data outputted by the scanner unit or the image data for which a preprocess has been performed, (a2) writes the processed image data into a predetermined memory area in the memory in turn, and (a3) returns a writing position of the image data to a top of the memory area and overwrite the image data if the writing position of the image data reaches an end of the memory area; and a control unit which (b1) allocates the memory area in the memory and (b2) measures a shortage amount of the memory area on the basis of a size of an area where the image data has been overwritten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuya Tagami, Kunihiko Shimamoto, Masaki Baba
  • Patent number: 8861041
    Abstract: An image reading device is provided with a waveform memory that stores correction waveform data generated based on a digital image signal output from an image signal processing circuit when a light source of the image reading device is turned off, and an image signal correcting circuit that corrects an image signal of an original image using the correction waveform data stored in the waveform memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Nagase
  • Patent number: 8848260
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a data output control unit to output image data on a line-by-line basis in response to a line synchronizing signal, and a data output interface circuit to transfer via a bus the image data that is output from the data output control unit on a line-by-line basis in response to the line synchronizing signal, wherein the data output interface circuit makes a transition, together with the bus, from a normal state to a power saving state when a predetermined check period next following completion of transfer, by the data output interface circuit, of image data for one line output from the data output control unit passes before transfer of image data for a next one line, and returns, together with the bus, from the power saving state to the normal state for transfer of image data for the next one line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8823971
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to make the unallowed image forming apparatus be unable to use option data or option program even if having read out them from the allowed image forming apparatus having the option data or the option program. In an image forming apparatus, a program executing section judges whether the image forming apparatus meets identification information described in a license key stated in activating data in activating key file when executing Java program serving as option program, and executes the Java program in the case that the image forming apparatus meets the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Takamune
  • Publication number: 20140233074
    Abstract: A processor performs acquiring counterpart information corresponding to destination of transmission data; acquiring a re-execution command for controlling a reader to repeatedly perform reading of an original document; acquiring a transmission command for transmitting the transmission data; in response to acquisition of the transmission command, controlling a communicator to transmit the transmission data in accordance with the counterpart information; in response to not to acquire the transmission command, storing the transmission data in a storage unit; and acquiring an addition execution command for performing reading of an original document of a data portion that is added to the stored transmission data. In response to acquisition of the transmission command after the addition execution command is acquired, the communicator is controlled to transmit new transmission data in accordance with the counterpart information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shingo ITOH
  • Patent number: 8810845
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an interface, a reading unit, an internal storage, and a deletion control unit. The interface is configured to establish a connection with an external storage. The internal storage is configured to store the data read from the external storage. The deletion control unit is configured to delete the data stored in the internal storage on the basis of an operation related to releasing the connection with the external storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Muneki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20140211269
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes first electronic circuit and one or a plurality of second electronic circuits. The first electronic circuit has a first buffer for storing information, and is configured to execute predetermined first information processing by reading out information from a memory connected via a first transmission path, and write the information processed by the first information processing into the memory. The one or plurality of second electronic circuits have a second buffer for storing information, and are connected to the first electronic circuit via a second transmission path different from the first transmission path, and the one or plurality of second electronic circuits are configured to execute second information processing different from the first information processing. The first electronic circuit is configured to execute the first information processing, using the second buffer of the second electronic circuit that is in an unused state and the first buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8786918
    Abstract: Battery-powered portable scanner, comprising: a scanning unit for scanning documents and forming digital representations thereof; a processor, communicatively connected to the scanning unit and provided for controlling the scanning operation; at least a first embedded storage capabilities, each of which is communicatively connected to the processor and each of which comprises either an internal memory for internally storing the digital representations or a communication link to an external storage medium for externally storing the digital representations. The processor is provided for enabling autonomous operation without connection to a terminal. The processor may be provided with an embedded routing application which is provided for routing the digital representations to a predetermined selection among the embedded storage capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: I.R.I.S.
    Inventors: Pierre De Muelenaere, Michel Dauw, Olivier Dupont, Patrick Verleysen
  • Patent number: 8780423
    Abstract: There are provided a paper conveying apparatus that can prevent a drop in quality of the image data while enabling stable conveyance of paper. The paper conveying apparatus includes a first image capture unit, a second image capture unit, a pair of conveyor rollers including a first roller and a second roller, a first conveyor guide, and a second conveyor guide, wherein a nip position of the pair of conveyor rollers is arranged above an extended plane of a top surface of the first image capture unit extended to the pair of conveyor rollers side, an axis of rotation of the second roller is arranged offset to the first image capture unit side compared with an axis of rotation of the first roller at projections on the extended plane, and the first conveyor guide guides the medium conveyed to above from the extended plane, to make the medium turn downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Shigeru Yonemura, Kouji Kawase, Hirotoshi Kakuda
  • Patent number: 8760705
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus storing an image data to an external memory medium connected to the image processing apparatus is provided. Where there is not enough usable capacity in the external memory medium, the image processing apparatus generates medium identification information and stores the generated medium identification information to the external memory medium. After a user detaches the external memory medium from the image processing apparatus and uses his or her computer to delete or move unnecessary files in the external memory medium to increase the usable capacity therein, the user attaches the external memory medium to the image processing apparatus again. At this moment, the external memory medium is authenticated by the medium identification information stored therein. Thus, this authentication performed using the medium identification information prevents a third person from obtaining the image data of the user while the user is away from the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuji Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 8743409
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit for receiving data; a printing unit for printing the data; a data storage unit for storing the data; a print setting storage unit for storing a print enable setting indicating whether the data received with the receiving unit is printed; and a print control unit for controlling the printing unit to print the data stored in the data storage unit when the print enable setting is not set to print the data and it is determined that a remaining storage capacity of the data storage unit is not sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8727333
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus including a sheet accommodation device including at least one sheet accommodation section which accommodates a sheet before printing, a printing unit which prints an image on a sheet based on print data stored in a storage area, a discharged sheet accommodation device including at least one discharged sheet accommodation section which accommodates the printed sheet, a control device which selects a combination of a sheet accommodation section and a discharged sheet accommodation section such that a storage device completes storing print data into the storage area by a conveyance starting time of a sheet to be printed based on the print data, and which control a conveyance device to feed the sheet to be printed based on the print data from the sheet accommodation section to discharge the sheet to the discharged sheet accommodation section of the selected combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Ohmiya
  • Patent number: 8717603
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an external storage device insertion detecting section that detects that an external storage device is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Takayama
  • Patent number: 8711439
    Abstract: A scanner enables full productivity and individual image size detection, without user intervention for mixed size originals in both simplex and duplex scanning modes. The scanner provides high-productivity single pass scanning while preserving the image size for each of the document scanned. In addition, the scanner may support duplex scanning by adding a second image sensor, for example, in the document handler. Methods of scanning are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Aron Nacman, Seth H. Groder, John C. Guarrera, Dawn Marie LaPietra, Whynn Victor Lovette, Daniel A. Mohabir, John F. Seward
  • Patent number: 8699048
    Abstract: A multifunctional printer comprises a CCD for reading an image on one side of a document, a CIS for reading an image on the other side of the document, an image processing unit for processing the image of the side read by the CCD or the CIS, and a determining unit (S12) for determining which of the images of the sides read by the CCD and the CIS is to be processed first by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Baba
  • Patent number: 8699060
    Abstract: In the case of transmitting an image data, a controller causes a re-destination storage to store an identification number of a destination. Thereafter, when a user presses a re-destination key long, a display controlling section causes a display device to display a confirmation screen to let the user confirm whether or not to delete the identification number stored as a re-destination. If the user depresses an OK key, a re-destination deleting section deletes the identification number stored in the re-destination storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Furutani
  • Patent number: 8693063
    Abstract: An image-reading device includes a plurality of image sensors, a starting signal generator and a signal timing regulator. Each image sensor reads images on a pixel basis and generating an image signal indicative of the image. The image signal is an analog signal. The starting signal generator generates starting signals at every predetermined time period. A sampling period for sampling the image signal is set within the predetermined time period. In response to the starting signal sequentially inputted to the image sensors, the image sensors read the image until the predetermined time period is expired. The signal timing regulator delays an input timing at which the starting signal is inputted to the image sensor so that the sampling periods for the plurality of image sensors are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Ikeno
  • Patent number: 8687249
    Abstract: A portable scanner includes a housing including a hollow upper housing and a hollow lower housing of which two ends are connected together to define a transmitting passage therebetween, a switching device rotatably mounted inside the upper housing, a first scanning device mounted on the switching device, and a document feeder for transmitting the document automatically through the transmitting passage. A first and a second scanning window are opened in and penetrating through two different sides of the upper housing respectively, wherein the second scanning window is communicated with the transmitting passage. The switching device together with the first scanning device are switched between a first scanning state that is the first scanning device faces the first scanning window for scanning the document manually, and a second scanning state that is the first scanning device faces the second scanning window for scanning the document automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Foxlink Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 8681390
    Abstract: In an optical scanner, when an emission control unit varies a period at which image data is output from an output buffer of the emission control unit in order to correct a sub scan magnification of a LED array and a vacant region of an input buffer of the emission control unit ceases to exist, a buffer control unit temporarily stores the image data in a vacant region of a memory of an image correcting unit, and transfers the image data temporarily stored in the memory to the input buffer when the vacant region is generated in the input buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyoshi Takahashi, Masayuki Hayashi, Hiroaki Ikeda, Kunihiro Komai, Yoshinori Shirasaki, Fuminori Tsuchiya, Akinori Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Miyadera
  • Publication number: 20140063563
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading section and a management section. The image reading section has a transport portion configured and arranged to transport a document by driving a motor, a reading portion configured and arranged to read each line of the document which is transported up to a predetermined position by the transport portion, and a holding portion configured and arranged to temporarily hold image data of the document read by the reading portion. The management section is configured and arranged to acquire and store the image data held in the holding portion and to manage the stored image data. The management section is configured and arranged to sequentially acquire and store the data held in the holding portion until driving is finished in a case where the motor starts the driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki TATSUI
  • Patent number: 8643883
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image reading system and an image reading apparatus with which an environment for performing a specific scan mode can be constructed with ease according to the functions of connected information processing apparatuses and the scan environment can be changed with ease, and control methods and programs thereof. To accomplish this, the image reading apparatus selects an information processing apparatus to which image data read from an original is to be transmitted, transmits identification information for identifying the image reading apparatus stored in advance in a memory and an instruction to construct an environment for performing the specific scan mode to the selected information processing apparatus, receives a response to the transmitted instruction, and, when the response is received, displays a setting screen in which settings regarding the environment for performing the specific scan mode can be changed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Kishida
  • Patent number: 8643863
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connecting unit configured to be connected with a storage medium that is removable, the electronic device transmitting data with the storage medium that is connected with the connecting unit, a registration unit configured to register information that specifies the media that is permitted to transmit data with the electronic device, and a control unit configured to control whether to permit the electronic device to transmit data with the media that is connected with the connecting unit based on the information that is registered in the registration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Itoh