Operator Interface (e.g., Display Control Panel) Patents (Class 399/81)
  • Patent number: 10310425
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect an object and a power-supply control unit. The power-supply control unit shifts the image forming apparatus to a second power state, in response to a lapse of a predetermined time following no detection of the object, when a job has not been executed until the detection unit detects no object, after the power-supply control unit shifts the image forming apparatus to the first power state. The power-supply control unit shifts the image forming apparatus to the second power state before a lapse of the predetermined time, when a job has been executed until the detection unit detects no object, after the power-supply control unit shifts the image forming apparatus to the first power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Okuzono
  • Patent number: 10306085
    Abstract: An area indicating a progress status of processing for all of the plurality of documents is divided into individual areas indicating a progress status of processing for each of the plurality of documents, and a progress status of processing for each corresponding document is displayed in the individual areas obtained by the division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mikihiko Kamekawa
  • Patent number: 10303410
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus include an operation mode determination section, a display section, an image determination section and a display controller. The operation mode determination section determines a current operation mode among a plurality of operation modes for executing an image forming processing. The display section displays an image. The image determination section determines an image indicating the operation mode determined by the operation mode determination section. The display controller displays an image determined by the image determination section and information for supporting an operation by a user relating to the image forming processing on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fusayoshi Takezawa, Takeshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10289040
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a fixing device having: a heating member having a heat source; a pressing member; and a fixing member heated by the heating member and forming a nip portion passing through a recording material together with the pressing member; and a hardware processor that: estimates a temperature of the fixing member based on a temperature of the heating member; and estimates a durability state of the fixing member according to the temperature of the fixing member estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yutaka Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10241653
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for deleting messages and a related terminal. The method includes: A: recording a sliding path of a user on a terminal and mapping the sliding path as a message deleting command; B: defining a margin of error based on the sliding path; C: popping up a message prompt box when a new message is detected and must be displayed, whether the screen is locked or the terminal is being used; D: examining the sliding path of users on the screen and deciding whether it is in line with the pre-defined deleting path; and E: deleting the message directly when the sliding path is in line with the pre-defined deleting path. As such, users can immediately delete spam messages when a message is received, even if the screen is locked. The method is easy to use and provide significant convenience to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Feifei Chai, Jianqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10223058
    Abstract: There is provided a display system which includes a first display device; a second display device; a storage device that divides work for a work object and stores a first work content and a second work content; and a control device that displays the first work content on the first display device and displays the second work content on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iezaki
  • Patent number: 10225424
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display, a human detection sensor, and a CPU. If the CPU determines that there is a person in a certain area with the display in an off state, the display enters a first on state in accordance with an instruction from the CPU. If the CPU determines that the image forming apparatus has been operated, the display enters a second on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10200549
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes: a first type communication unit configured to perform communication with a portable device in a near field communication mode; a display unit; and a control device configured to perform: a receiving process of receiving a radio wave for connection with the portable device in the near field communication mode, from the portable device through the first type communication unit; and a display process of controlling the display unit to display a notice for prompting a user to perform operation for permitting the portable device to transmit information to the communication apparatus in the near field communication mode, in response to receipt of the radio wave in the receiving process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10175955
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer-implemented method for collaborative management of a plurality of modeling tools is described. The method may include receiving, via a processor, a modeling tool request from a user for a modeling tool configured to operate in a spreadsheet application, determining, via an inventory manager, whether a tool record exists matching the modeling tool request, building, via a tool creation module, a new modeling tool configured to operate in the spreadsheet application responsive to determining that a tool record does not exist, and updating, via the inventory manager, a tool record in an inventory database if a tool record does not exist that matches the modeling tool request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND SPACE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Roberto Woods
  • Patent number: 10136007
    Abstract: On a touch-panel display of an image forming apparatus, a function selecting area and a preview area are displayed next to each other. On the function selecting area, a function setting menu is displayed in one display mode among an icon mode in which only a group of icons are displayed, a regular mode in which a group of icons and a group of texts are displayed, and an express mode in which a group of icons, a group of texts and a group of function setting buttons are displayed. In the icon mode, detailed preview information is displayed on a large preview area, and in the express mode, detailed function selecting information is displayed on a large function selecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minami Sensu, Yukari Ebi
  • Patent number: 10120633
    Abstract: There is provided a display system which includes a first display device; a second display device; a storage device that divides work for a work object and stores a first work content and a second work content; and a control device that displays the first work content on the first display device and displays the second work content on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iezaki
  • Patent number: 10091394
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including applications and system side software for providing system side services to the applications is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: an authentication module for displaying an authentication screen on an operation panel of the image forming apparatus, wherein the authentication module allows the image forming apparatus to display a screen for using the image forming apparatus instead of the authentication screen if authentication data input from the authentication screen satisfies an authentication condition, and wherein the authentication module is provided in the image forming apparatus separately from the system side software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shohhei Moroi
  • Patent number: 10068161
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and method for controlling an image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a detecting unit, a projecting unit, and a control unit. The detecting unit is configured to detect an event that needs user work on the image forming apparatus. The projecting unit is configured to project an image onto a projection target. The control unit is configured to control projection by the projecting unit. When an event that needs user work on the image forming apparatus is detected, the projecting unit projects an image onto a projection target so that a target portion of the user work can be identified and also projects an instruction image for performing the user work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuo, Dai Kanai, Teppei Nagata, Hideki Mori, Jun Shirayanagi, Kotaro Torikata, Kenta Koyama, Hideki Takaoka, Masatoshi Lin
  • Patent number: 10055112
    Abstract: A control panel includes an input portion to which an operation by an operator is input; a unified screen storage element that stores a unified screen that is a screen that is unified with respect to the plurality of types of controllers, and displays the data; a display portion capable of displaying a special screen and the unified screen; and an operation control portion that switches between displaying the special screen and the unified screen on the display portion based on information input to the input portion, and controls an actuator control portion based on information input to the input portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Okado, Hiroyuki Takahara, Tatsuya Kimura
  • Patent number: 10054897
    Abstract: The image reading unit (2) reads an image from a document. The image forming unit (3) is located below the image reading unit (2) and forms an image on a sheet. The operation unit (5) is rotatably supported at a position forward of the image reading unit (2) and receives user's operation. The post-process unit (7) is provided between the image reading unit (2) and the image forming unit (3), and has, at a position interfering with the rotation range of the operation unit (5), a retracted portion (772) retracted rearward in the post-process unit (7). The post-process unit (7) performs a post-process on a sheet on which an image has been formed by the image forming unit (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kuroki, Mikiya Kitagawa, Seiichi Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 10044892
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a transmission assembly configured to establish and interrupt a connection between a motor and at least one sheet feeder, and a controller configured to accept a selection of one of a first and a second job, and in response to acceptance of the first job including an operation of driving the at least one sheet feeder, begin a preceding process in advance of accepting an instruction to execute the first job. In the preceding process, the controller controls the transmission assembly to establish the connection between the motor and the at least one sheet feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10038800
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an outer cover, an interior device spaced apart from the outer cover, and an accommodating recess interposed between the outer cover and the interior device. The accommodating recess accommodates an arbitrary part of the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Murakami, Nobuhiro Shima, Yoshihide Ohta, Hiroki Ishimitsu, Kazuyuki Ito, Katsuhiro Hoshi, Takayuki Nishi
  • Patent number: 9996231
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a graphical object inside of a frame on the display, and detects a gesture. Detecting the gesture includes: detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is over the graphical object, and detecting movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the contact meets predefined intensity criteria, the device removes the graphical object from the frame; and in accordance with a determination that the contact does not meet the predefined intensity criteria, the device adjusts an appearance of the graphical object inside of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julian Missig, Matthew I. Brown, Bianca C. Costanzo, Evan Torchin
  • Patent number: 9992361
    Abstract: A push type key includes a base including a main body, a key portion having an operation surface, first and second elastic portions connecting between the main body and the key portion, and an electrical equipment substrate provided on a back side of the base. The substrate includes an operating portion acted on by the key portion when the key portion moves. The first and second elastic portions have symmetrical configurations with respect to a phantom line passing through a center of the key portion, as seen perpendicularly to the operation surface. The operating portion is disposed at a position closer to the first elastic portion than to the second elastic portion. The base is provided with a third elastic portion connecting the key portion with the main body or with the second elastic portion in a side of the second elastic portion with respect to the phantom line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9952544
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion for forming an image, a human presence sensor for detecting presence of a human body adjacent the apparatus, and a controller capable of executing an adjustment process operation for the image forming portion when a first predetermined number of prints are produced. When the human presence sensor detects a human body in the neighborhood of the apparatus, the execution of the adjustment process operation is deferred to reduce the waiting time necessitated by the adjustment operation, but if a second predetermined number of prints are produced, the image forming operation of the image forming portion is interrupted, and the deferred adjustment process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Tanaka, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Oki Kitagawa, Asuna Fukamachi
  • Patent number: 9913502
    Abstract: A glove base and glove are provided, which release moisture outside from the entire glove when the glove is configured only of a fiber glove base or when a coating is provided to a surface of the glove base. The glove base of the present invention is made of fibers and has a hand shape. Water-absorbing properties of a first fiber type exposed mainly to an inside surface of the glove base are higher than water-absorbing properties of a second fiber type exposed mainly to outside surface of the glove base. The first fiber type absorbs and moves moisture on a surface of a hand inside the glove base toward the second fiber type, and the second fiber type then moves the moisture from the first fiber type mainly in a surface direction of the glove base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Towa Corporation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Koga, Akinori Yamaguchi, Mai Kojio
  • Patent number: 9878867
    Abstract: A card feeding apparatus realizes random and selective feeding of cards of different types or kinds. This apparatus includes a card supplying device, a card holding and feeding device, and a controller. The card holding and feeding device includes a table set having tables on which cards from the card supplying device are held, a table set supporting structure (e.g., a frame), a table set moving device (e.g., a lifting mechanism), and a card conveying device that conveys cards held on the tables. In response to a card feeding signal, the table set supporting structure is temporarily stopped using the table set moving device such that a target table designated from the tables by the said signal is located at the card conveying position, and the card holding and feeding device is activated, thereby feeding a card on the target table by the card conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahito Yamamiya
  • Patent number: 9864938
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an abnormal status detector and a display controller. The abnormal status detector detects an abnormal status of an image forming apparatus. The display controller controls, when the abnormal status detector detects the abnormal status, such that operation procedure images which are associated with plural operations defined in advance as operations to be performed by an operator in the abnormal status of the image forming apparatus are displayed on a display on which an operation screen regarding the image forming apparatus is displayed. When receiving a first operation which corresponds to a first operation procedure image displayed on the display, the display controller displays a second operation procedure image which corresponds to a second operation which is defined as the operation next to the first operation among the plural operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Kawabata, Yasuhiro Mori, Takeshi Fukui, Shinsuke Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9824307
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a display unit, a storing unit, a determining unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a job. The storing unit stores attribute information about a sheet to be accommodated in a sheet holding unit. The determining unit determines whether attribute information about a sheet to be used in the job corresponds to attribute information about the sheet stored in the storing unit. The control unit controls the determining unit, wherein, after determination processing by the determining unit has been completed. The control unit controls the determining unit to further perform determination processing in response to a change of the attribute information about the sheet stored in the storing unit, or in response to a change of the attribute information about the sheet to be used in the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Anno, Toshihiko Iida
  • Patent number: 9823365
    Abstract: A portable radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a radiation conversion panel configured to output image information on the basis of applied radiation, a casing housing the radiation conversion panel therein, and a plurality of support members on which the radiation conversion panel is supported in the casing. The support members have slot structures housing wires therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Eguchi
  • Patent number: 9817351
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming portion capable of forming an image on a recording medium; an operation portion for performing an operation of the image forming apparatus; a push button which is arranged in a surface of the operation portion, and with which a signal of stopping an image forming action performed by the image forming portion is input; a receiving portion provided in the operation portion so as to be able to receive a radio signal from a communication component by placing the communication component transmitting the radio signal so as to face the receiving portion; and at least a central portion of the push button located at a position recessed from the surface of the operation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakatsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 9805295
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operating section. The operating section projects forward from an upper housing of the image forming apparatus. The operating section includes an input section and a display section. The input section is for receiving input of image forming information. The display section is disposed adjacent to the input section and displays the image forming information thereon. A position of the display section is switchable between a first position and a second position. The first position is where the display section is flush with the input section. The second position is where the display section is tilted forward more than the input section, by turning the display section on a front edge side of the display section as a pivot to raise a rear edge side of the display section upward from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Horie
  • Patent number: 9798506
    Abstract: A method for scheduling a reload of a supply material in a printing system including a print engine capable of printing at a settable print velocity while using the supply material, a control unit for controlling a print job queue comprising at least one print job scheduled to be printed by means of a scheduling scheme while using the supply material, a supply material input holder for holding the supply material, and a user interface for interacting with a user of the printing system. The method includes determining a plurality of moments in time that the supply material input holder is empty, and simultaneously scheduling for each determined moment in time of the plurality of moments in time a reload event of reloading the supply material input holder with the supply material in the scheduling scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: William E. P. P. Hoeward, Roel W. A. Van Bakel
  • Patent number: 9792824
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus plays a movie representing operation procedures to be performed to make maintenance on the image forming apparatus. In a case where start of a job is detected and an operation by a user is detected, the image forming apparatus plays the movie of which frame rate is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9781281
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display unit, a changing unit, an image display unit, and an update unit. The display unit displays a first display area and a second display area. The second display area is an area in which a display element representing a function is disposed. The changing unit changes a setting value of the function to a different setting value in accordance with a received instruction to change a setting. When the setting value of the function is changed, the image display unit displays an image representing the function whose setting value is changed, in the first display area. While the image in the first display area remains to be displayed, the update unit changes the display of the second display area in which information about the function is displayed, in response to a received instruction to update the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Ebitani
  • Patent number: 9778888
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for customizable media-based scheduling for a printing system. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a print server. The print server is configured to receive a description of media in a printer, and to store a mapping that associates the description of media with at least one alternate description for the printer that is comparable to the description of media. The print server is also configured to receive a print job that specifies a media property that does not match the description of media in the printer. The print server is further configured to determine that the media property corresponds with the at least one alternate description for the printer based on the mapping, and to determine that the printer is eligible for scheduling the print job based on the determination that the media property corresponds with the at least one alternate description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Walter R. Albers, Joseph P. Gaertner, Marquis G. Waller
  • Patent number: 9774751
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first display control unit and a second display control unit. The first display control unit displays, on a display unit, a button on which a setting value of a program is displayed. The second display control unit starts up the program when the button is pressed and, in accordance with the started program, displays, on the display unit, a setting screen that corresponds to the button being pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Tadashi Sato, Fumiyoshi Kittaka
  • Patent number: 9772810
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a first receiving unit for receiving a print job; a print execution unit; a progress status specifying unit for specifying a current progress status from among a plurality of progress statuses of a printing process including a first kind of progress status and a second kind of progress status; and a first transmitting unit configured to transmit a specific information for outputting a message according to the current progress status, to a portable device. The first transmitting unit is configured to: transmit a first kind of specific information in a case where the current progress status is the first kind of progress status; and transmit a second kind of specific information different from the first kind of specific information in a case where the current progress status is the second kind of progress status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Okuno
  • Patent number: 9757959
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed for determining the print path of a printer to facilitate manual duplexing. The method includes instructing a printing device to print a first object on a first side of a test sheet and then instructing a user to reinsert the test sheet in the printing device. The printing device is then instructed to print a second object on the test sheet. The user can further provide information indicating a location of the second object with respect to the first object. Based on the information, the printing path of the printer is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L. P.
    Inventors: Mike Whitmarsh, Cornelius J. O'Donnell, William E Hertling
  • Patent number: 9753678
    Abstract: A method, job management apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for a job management apparatus, the job management apparatus managing a print job for at least one printer, wherein the code computer readable code configured to cause the job management apparatus to display a job scheduling screen. The process includes (a) obtaining first information on a job to be executed by the at least one printer; (b) obtaining second information on color reproduction state of the at least one printer; and (c) generating the job scheduling screen, wherein the job scheduling screen is a two dimensional chart in which a first axis indicates an execution length of time for the job or a number of sheets of paper to be used for the job, and in which a part of a second axis of the two dimensional chart indicates the color reproduction state of the at least one printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9746811
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a user of the image forming apparatus, a power supply control unit that, when a person approaching the image forming apparatus is detected by the detection unit when the image forming apparatus is in a power saving state where power supply to a function unit included in the image forming apparatus is stopped, activates the function unit while maintaining the display unit in a non-display state, and a display control unit that, when the user of the image forming apparatus instructs the display unit to present display after power is supplied to the function unit by the power supply control unit, changes the display unit to a display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junnosuke Yokoyama, Nobuyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 9741174
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an imaging unit that obtains a captured image including position identification information identifying a position in which a virtual object represented by an image including an immovable part and a movable part is to be displayed; a generator that generates a composite image obtained by combining the virtual object with the captured image in the position thereof identified by the position identification information; a display unit that displays thereon the composite image; an operation receiver that receives an operation on the movable part included in the composite image displayed on the display unit; and a display controller that controls the display of the movable part, based on display setting information for displaying the virtual object, when the operation receiver has received the operation on the movable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kita, Akira Takayama, Daisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9709940
    Abstract: A fixing member has a fixing body, which slidably moves in a straight line direction, and a first engaging part. The first engaging part projects downward from a lower surface of the fixing body to pass through an operation panel. The first engaging part is engaged with a part to be engaged formed on a lower surface of the operation panel, thereby restricting the fixing body so as not to move in the straight line direction. A space is formed in a height direction between one side end portion in the straight line direction of the fixing body and the upper surface of the operation panel. When the one side end portion in the straight line direction of the fixing body is pressed downward and is subjected to bending deformation, engagement of the first engaging part and the part to be engaged is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Naoki Shibata
  • Patent number: 9679230
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a setting unit. The setting unit selects one or more statuses to be obtained among statuses indicating states of as image output apparatus, in accordance with content displayed on a display that displays the selected statuses. The setting unit sets a polling interval at which polling is performed to obtain the selected statuses, in accordance with a frequency of change of the selected statuses. The setting unit sets the number of parallel processes in accordance with the number of selected statuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kimihiko Isobe
  • Patent number: 9656525
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a road finishing machine with a chassis and a pushing device. The pushing device comprises at least one docking assembly and at least one absorber unit. The absorber unit is fixed to the chassis of the road finishing machine and comprises at least one piston-cylinder unit which comprises a cylinder and a working piston movable therein which subdivides the piston-cylinder unit into at least one first and one second chambers and is coupled to the docking assembly. The docking assembly may be positioned, by the movably mounted working piston, relative to the chassis between an extended position and at least one retracted position. In the piston-cylinder unit, at least one flow channel is provided between the first and the second chambers for letting a fluid enclosed in the piston-cylinder unit pass through, the fluid being prestressed in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventors: Tobias Gotterbarm, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9639302
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire status information of an image forming apparatus; and an information display unit configured to constantly display the status information of the image forming apparatus in a first region on a display device, to display setting information regarding image processing to be performed in the image forming apparatus in a second region on the display device, the second region being adjacent to the first region, and to display a relation display element related to the setting information at a position so as not to overlap the relation display element with the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taijirou Sueishi
  • Patent number: 9578192
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprising a plurality of devices driven by power and configured to be operated in: 1) a standby mode in which the image forming apparatus stands by a start of an image formation; or 2) a power saving mode in which power supply to a part of the plurality of devices is stopped so that the power consumption of the image forming apparatus in the power saving mode is reduced compared with that of the image forming apparatus in the standby mode. The image forming apparatus further including a door which is opened when consumable material is supplied, and a door opened/closed sensor configured to detect the door opening or door closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunori Miyake
  • Patent number: 9578193
    Abstract: Example methods and systems may include displaying a primary screen having a plurality of function menus corresponding to multifunction printer functions, wherein each function menu includes a function icon, one or more major-setting icons, an execution icon, and an expansion icon. The example methods and systems may include, responsive to the selection of a major-setting icon, modifying a corresponding primary setting; responsive to the selection of an execution icon, causing a multifunction printing device to carry out a function; responsive to the selection of an expansion icon, displaying the function menu as a selected menu, wherein the selected menu is larger and includes more major-setting icons; and, responsive to the selection of a function icon, displaying a secondary screen, wherein the secondary screen includes one or more major-setting icons corresponding to one or more primary settings, and one or more minor-setting icons corresponding to one or more secondary settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Dai Shigenobu, Mrinalini Chakravarty, Damion Gordon, Chris Holmes
  • Patent number: 9565323
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which makes it possible to realize easy accessing of registered information of any function and provide a user interface having high operability. The image processing apparatus stores setting information configured via an operating section and access information for use in accessing the setting information in association with each other. Further, the image processing apparatus stores the setting information and button information in association with each other. The button information is displayed on a touch panel in a user selectable form. When an item of the button information displayed on the touch panel is selected by a user, a portal application detects the access information associated with the selected button information item. The setting information is acquired based on the detected access information. The image processing apparatus performs image processing based on the acquired setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro Kunori, Nobuaki Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 9561748
    Abstract: A center high-mount brake-light system for a motor vehicle, comprising a plurality of selectively-illuminatable lights arranged to define each of a center section comprising at least one of the plurality of lights, and at least two outer sections disposed on either side of the center section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ADAC PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Bingle
  • Patent number: 9540197
    Abstract: A paper-sheet handling system includes a plurality of paper-sheet handling units each configured to handle a paper sheet. The paper-sheet handling system includes a display unit configured to display information related to one or more paper-sheet handling unit/units. When the display unit displays a part of a plurality of the paper-sheet handling units, the display unit displays the information related to the paper-sheet handling unit/units per each unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 9544453
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having functions includes an image processing unit that executes the functions; a memory that stores a function table including function identification information identifying the functions, initial values preset for the functions, and registered values set for the functions by a user, in a corresponding manner to each other; a display processing unit that displays a function list screen on which initial value buttons for calling up an initial value function screen accepting an input of an instruction from the user to execute the function using the initial values, and first registered value buttons for calling up a registered value function screen accepting an input of the instruction from the user to execute the function using the registered values are arranged; and an accepting unit accepting a selection of the initial value button or the first registered value button on the function list screen from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Asaki Umezawa, Mikane Tago, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Daisuke Taniuchi
  • Patent number: 9538029
    Abstract: On a touch-panel display of an image forming apparatus, pieces of information are displayed divided into five areas, that is, a system area, a function selecting area, a preview area, an action panel area and a task trigger area, of which arrangement is kept unchanged even when operational modes are switched. With such an arrangement, the same or similar pieces of information are displayed on an area arranged at the same position even in different operational modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Takaya Nakatani
  • Patent number: 9513850
    Abstract: A method for loading image receiving material in a printing system, the printing system including a print engine capable of printing on the image receiving material, a control unit for controlling the printing on the image receiving material, at least one input holder for loading the image receiving material, and a user interface for interacting with a user of the printing system, includes the steps of receiving by means of the user interface a setting for a facial orientation of an image receiving material in the at least one input holder, the facial orientation being one out of a face up orientation and a face down orientation, storing the setting of the facial orientation as an attribute of the at least one input holder, and detecting the image receiving material loaded in the at least one input holder. A printing system is configured to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Abraham Thijssen, Antonius M. Gerrits
  • Patent number: 9508029
    Abstract: On a touch-panel display of an image forming apparatus, which is divided to five areas, that is, a system area, a function selection area, a preview area, an action panel area and a task trigger area, pieces of information are displayed. Even if an operational mode is switched, the same or similar information is always displayed in the area arranged at the same position. In the task trigger area, software buttons operated by the user for actually operating the image forming apparatus are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Tani, Minami Sensu