Operator Interface (e.g., Display Control Panel) Patents (Class 399/81)
  • Patent number: 11095789
    Abstract: A multifunction peripheral (MFP), which successively conveys a plurality of documents stacked on a document tray and reads the document, determines whether there is a difference among sizes of the plurality of documents in response to at least one of the documents being read by a scanner, in a case where a preview operation of a read image is performed, notifies a user of a possibility that documents having different sizes are mixed and read based on a result of the determination, enables a function of performing reading corresponding to respective document size of mixed size documents in which documents having different sizes are mixed, and provides navigation for prompting re-reading of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11086480
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to store plural screens satisfying a predetermined condition among screens used for setting a device accompanying a series of screen transitions, in association with one icon; and display the plural screens associated with the icon in order and receive the setting of the device from each screen of the plural screens in a case where a user selects the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Rie Muraishi, Jun Hatano
  • Patent number: 11080572
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which reads an image of a document and prints the read image on a sheet includes a detecting unit, an obtaining unit, and a controller. The detecting unit detects a size of the document. The obtaining unit obtains a size of the sheet. The controller performs control such that, in a case where the size of the sheet obtained by the obtaining unit is not a predetermined size, an image in a reading region based on the size of the document detected by the detecting unit is read, and in a case where the size of the sheet obtained by the obtaining unit is the predetermined size, an image in a reading region based on the size of the sheet is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Akimoto
  • Patent number: 11064080
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a tray and a sensor provided for the tray and configured to sense that a particular operation is performed for the tray. A controller is configured to: register tray relating information; when the particular operation is performed for a first tray as the tray, and first-tray information indicating a setting item associated with the first tray is registered as the registered tray relating information, display a tray-setting screen that accepts an input for a setting item for the recording medium to be placed on the first tray and that contains a related-setting-item object indicating the setting item, of the registered first-tray information, which is associated with the first tray; and when the related-setting-item object is selected, set the setting item corresponding to the related-setting-item object, to a setting item for a placing medium to be placed on the first tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuka Hattori
  • Patent number: 11048120
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable operation portion including a switchable display screen portion, a frame holding the display screen portion; a light-emitting diode to light up, flashes, or turns off; a light source substrate provided with the light emitting diode; a light guide member which is fixed to an edge on a front side of the main assembly with respect to the display screen portion and which is provided with an emission opening through which the light emitted by the light emitting diode is directed to an outside. The light guide member is fixed such that a plane of the light emission opening of the light guide member is within a range of 45°±15° with respect to the display screen portion. The emission opening of the light guide member faces the light emitting surface of the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Hattori, Naohiro Seki, Yoshinori Inukai
  • Patent number: 11046537
    Abstract: A controlling method for an image forming apparatus which has plural sheet containers and can perform printing by using a sheet contained in the sheet container is provided. When there is no sheet in at least one of the sheet containers, it is set whether to perform a notification in consideration of another sheet container. No sheet in the sheet container is detected. When it is not set to perform the notification in consideration of another sheet container, it notifies notification information of no sheet to a preset notification destination in accordance with the detection. When it is set to perform the notification in consideration of another sheet container and there is another sheet container containing a sheet corresponding to the sheet which should be contained in the sheet container in which there is no sheet, it does not notify the notification information in accordance with the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Aizono
  • Patent number: 11050897
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, a detector and a controller. The setting unit sets setting information associating a registered image obtained by reading an image with control information indicating whether input image data is to be stored or not. The detector detects the registered image from the input image data. The controller controls whether or not the input image data including the registered image is stored in a storage based on the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Moro
  • Patent number: 11012586
    Abstract: After a fixed period of time has passed with no operation received by an operating unit, a control unit switches the operation mode to a first power saving mode when the brightness detected by a brightness detection unit is greater than or equal to a given brightness, and switches the operation mode to a second power saving mode when the brightness detected is less than the given brightness. The control unit extends the detection range of a human detection unit in the second power saving mode to a range broader than the range used in the first power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kazunobu Iritani
  • Patent number: 10990028
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to control a display to display a setting screen for a background pattern that allows a user to designate a special consumable material as a color to be used for information specified as the background pattern; generate print data using the designated special consumable material; and transmit the print data to an image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Kanatani, Keiji Kunimi
  • Patent number: 10834278
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a CPU and a speaker, and the CPU selects a voice message for output, which corresponds to information to be notified to a person who uses the image forming apparatus, in accordance with a situation of the image forming apparatus, sets, as an output volume value, a normal volume value allocated to the message for output, and when determining that a person exists around the image forming apparatus in accordance with an output of a person detection sensor, determines whether to change the output volume value, and when determining that the output volume value is to be changed, changes the output volume value in accordance with a content of the voice message for output. Then, the voice message for output is output from the speaker with a volume according to the output volume value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirohito Morioka
  • Patent number: 10831140
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion capable of forming a toner image on an envelope including a flap; a stacking portion configured to stack the envelope; a fixing portion configured to fix the toner image on the envelope; a display portion configured to display information; and a controller configured to control the display portion so that when a double-side mode in which the images are formed on the double sides of the envelope is selected, a stacking method in which the envelope is stacked on the stacking portion so as to fix the image on a flap-formed side when the envelope first passes through the fixing portion is displayed at the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daigo Matsuura, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Shigeru Tanaka, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamaguchi, Shigeru Hirano
  • Patent number: 10796431
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving an image of the area of the mouth. Identifying a feature of interest within the image. Determining an actual reflectance and an actual topology of the feature of interest. Determining a desired reflectance and a desired topology of the feature of interest. Calculating an amount of DCA to be applied to a portion of the feature of interest based on comparing the actual reflectance to the desired reflectance and the actual topology to the desired topology. Causing the calculated amount of DCA to be applied to the portion of the feature of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TCMS Transparent Beauty, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Iglehart, Albert D. Edgar
  • Patent number: 10785626
    Abstract: A device and a method of controlling the device are provided. The method includes detecting a mobile device within a distance from the device, receiving user configuration information from the mobile device, and performing an operation of the device based on the user configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki-jeong Oh
  • Patent number: 10771640
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus, an event detection unit detects occurrence of an event which requires replacement of a part, a notification unit notifies guidance for replacing the part if the event detection unit detects occurrence of the event, and a control unit ends a notification of the guidance using, as conditions, a case in which a cover open to perform the replacement is set in a closed state and a case in which an input of an instruction that the replacement has completed is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiro Tachibana
  • Patent number: 10725513
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus in an embodiment is configured to include an image processing device, a storage device, a power supply device, and a control unit. The image processing device forms an image on a sheet. The storage device stores schedule information indicating a schedule of use-time of the image processing device. The power supply device supplies power to the image processing device. The control unit is configured to control the power supply device so as to start supplying the power to the image processing device if the power supply device stops supplying the power to the image processing device at the use-time indicated by the schedule information and when a sensor provided at the installation site of the image forming apparatus determines that a detection result is a predetermined detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiichi Hinaga
  • Patent number: 10706339
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which reads an image of a document and prints the read image on a sheet includes a detecting unit, an obtaining unit, and a controller. The detecting unit detects a size of the document. The obtaining unit obtains a size of the sheet. The controller performs control such that, in a case where the size of the sheet obtained by the obtaining unit is not a predetermined size, an image in a reading region based on the size of the document detected by the detecting unit is read, and in a case where the size of the sheet obtained by the obtaining unit is the predetermined size, an image in a reading region based on the size of the sheet is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10691386
    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: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fusayoshi Takezawa, Takeshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10694058
    Abstract: A present image forming apparatus includes a first control unit that controls a native program, a second control unit that controls an extension application different from the native program, a first memory area in which an operation screen of the native program controlled by the first control unit is rendered, and a second memory area in which an operation screen of the extension application controlled by the second control unit is rendered. At least a part of the operation screen of the native program is output to a display when an event related to outputting of the operation screen of the native program has occurred while the display is displaying a screen rendered in the first memory area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kogure
  • Patent number: 10671004
    Abstract: A movable holding device includes: a base; an attachment unit to which an operation unit is to be attached; and a connecting unit that extends in a longitudinal direction, has recessed members forming a space with each other and being connected to each other so that a relative movement thereof changes a position of the attachment unit with respect to the base, and has one longitudinal end portion connected to the base and another longitudinal end portion connected to the attachment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Ishida, Bokryong Lee, Hiroomi Arai, Jing Ma
  • Patent number: 10674023
    Abstract: A single stage side key disposed on a side surface of an operation unit, which is configured to control an image forming apparatus, includes an arm on the rear of an operation surface of the single stage side key (in a direction perpendicular to the operation surface). This configuration enables the operation unit to have a small thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeharu Kurita
  • Patent number: 10674217
    Abstract: A device for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The device includes an input device with which a user selects from which position of the guidance is to be reproduced; and a player configured to, where a designated step corresponding to the position selected by the user from among the steps is a particular step, jump a playback progress to the position selected to play the guidance, the particular step being an initial step of steps having not yet been performed completely, and, where the designated step is not the particular step, jump the playback progress to a position of the particular step to play the guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Atsushi Tomita, Hiroshi Sugiura, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Tatsunori Okada, Akito Ota, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10664212
    Abstract: In a reserved printing, when an MFP receives print jobs, print jobs having their print reservation times within a predetermined time range with reference to the times of receipts are retained within the MFP. On the other hand, print jobs having their print reservation times not within the predetermined time range are not retained within the MFP and are cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shintarou Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10656582
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus as a first apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image onto a recording medium, a memory that stores first and second information, and a correcting unit that corrects an image formation position by the image forming unit in accordance with the first or second information. The first information is for correcting misregistration between a print position in the first apparatus and a print position in a second image forming apparatus as a second apparatus when an image is formed by the first apparatus and an image is subsequently formed by the second apparatus. The second information is for correcting misregistration between the print positions in the second and first apparatuses when an image is formed by the first apparatus, an image is subsequently formed by the second apparatus, and then an image is formed by the first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Goto, Yoshiki Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 10627771
    Abstract: Information processing equipment includes: a main body housing unit; and a console panel provided at the main body housing unit, the console panel having a front surface which has a display unit visible on the main body housing unit and does not include at least a hard key for switching an operation mode to a maintenance mode, the hard key being provided on a surface other than the front surface of the console panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitada Ichikawa, Hideyuki Nukumi
  • Patent number: 10606201
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a display unit; a storage unit in which sheet setting information for specifying a sheet to be printed is stored in advance; a sheet accommodating unit in which the sheet to be printed is accommodated; a sheet detection unit that detects whether or not there is a sheet in the sheet accommodating unit; and a confirmation display control unit that causes the display unit to display a sheet setting confirmation screen that includes the sheet setting information stored in the storage unit, in which in a case where the sheet detection unit detects that a sheet is supplied to the sheet accommodating unit, the confirmation display control unit causes the display unit to display the sheet setting confirmation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Watanabe, Masaya Asakawa, Takashi Sawano, Kumiko Ogino
  • Patent number: 10532594
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head, an apparatus main body, a document cover, and a front cover. The apparatus main body houses the recording head therein and has outer surfaces including a document placement surface being an upper surface and a front surface which is adjacent to the document placement surface and which intersects the document placement surface. The document cover is able to be opened/closed in the document placement surface being the upper surface of the apparatus main body. The front cover is able to be opened/closed in the front surface of the apparatus main body. A hand-holding recess used to open the document cover and also used to open the front cover is positioned at part of a portion of the apparatus main body where the document placement surface being the upper surface and the front surface intersect each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hisayuki Akahane, Kenichi Shirota
  • Patent number: 10503111
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image with a developing material; a mounting unit having a container mounted therein, the container containing the developing material; a controller configured to determine a remaining amount of the developing material in the container and determine a replenishing error of the container; and a display unit configured to display, in a state where a first condition is satisfied, a screen to prompt a reattachment of the container detached from the mounting unit while the container is not in the mounting unit, and display, in a state where a second condition is satisfied, a screen to prompt an execution of an operation for solving the replenishing error while the container is not in the mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryou Sakaguchi, Toshifumi Oikawa, Hiroyuki Eda
  • Patent number: 10445041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is capable of performing hold printing that holds a received print job and performs the print job in accordance with instructions to perform printing from a user, and includes a document type specification unit configured to specify a document type from the print job, a setting rule acquisition unit configured to acquire a setting rule in which print setting values are associated with a document type, and a setting value change unit configured to change a print setting value of the print job based on a setting rule of a document type corresponding to a document type specified by the document type specification unit, which is acquired by the setting rule acquisition unit. In addition, a display control unit is configured to perform control so as to display the print job whose print setting value is changed by highlighting the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Imai, Hisashi Terae
  • Patent number: 10437426
    Abstract: A selection display apparatus includes a display controller which makes a window area in which an item key(s) for selecting an item is(are) displayed according to categories, a window selection key area in which window selection keys for selecting a category of items to be displayed in the window area are displayed, and a specific category selecting key for selecting a specific category among the categories be displayed in a display; a first key controller which, when one window selection key among window selection keys displayed in the window selection key area is operated, makes the item key corresponding to a category indicated be displayed by the window selection key in the window area; and a second key controller which, when the specific category selecting key is operated, makes the item key corresponding to the category indicated by the specific category selecting key be displayed in the window area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Toma
  • Patent number: 10419627
    Abstract: An image display operation device includes a function selecting portion to correlate with a plurality of functions so as to be executable, a display portion to display the function selecting portion, and a display control portion that causes the display portion to display the function selecting portion. The function selecting portion includes a first function selecting portion in which selectable function items are displayed, and a second function selecting portion in which other function items that are selectable in conjunction with functions included in the first function selecting portion are displayed. When one or more functions included in the first function selecting portion are selected, the display control portion changes function items to be displayed on the second function selecting portion, based on contents of the one or more functions selected on the first function selecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Makoto Okumura
  • Patent number: 10409458
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a user interface and circuitry. The user interface displays a screen including a plurality of graphical representations corresponding to a plurality of application programs being installed on the image processing apparatus. The circuitry counts a number of times of use, for each of the plurality of application programs, each time of use being counted when the application has been activated for at least a predetermined time period, selects one of the plurality of application programs having the greatest counted number of times of use, as the application program that is most frequently used, and controls the user interface to automatically display an operation screen of the selected application program, when the image processing apparatus is in an unused state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Yabe
  • Patent number: 10387542
    Abstract: A layout editing apparatus capable of editing a layout of a plurality of sheets in a layout editing area displayed on a display unit in a case where the plurality of sheets is to be book-bound after being printed includes a determination unit and a layout unit. The determination unit determines, in the layout editing area, a layout-inhibited area where a layout of an object is inhibited, at a position corresponding to a portion at which the plurality of printed sheets is to be bound, with a size according to information about bookbinding. The layout unit lays out the object so as not to overlap with the layout-inhibited area determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Ishida
  • 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: 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: 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: 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