Including Editing Or Revision System Patents (Class 400/63)
  • Patent number: 10733235
    Abstract: Text for display on a user device may be modified or adjusted by a number of text adjustment settings to make the displayed text easier to decode for the reader. The text adjustment settings are presented to the user in such a way that the user does not need to decode characters on a display screen of the user device in order to make a decision as to which of the text adjustment settings to select. For example, the choices may be conveyed using verbal cues from the speaker of the user device and/or by the use of color and/or shapes on the display screen. Once one or more text adjustment settings are selected, they may be stored as a default setting for the user requests the display of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Patricia Henery
  • Patent number: 10528645
    Abstract: A processing device in an electronic device receives a search query for a reflowable electronic content item, the search query indicating at least one of a first formatting style or a first formatting construct. The processing device determines a first page of the electronic content item for which style data indicates that at least a portion of content data associated with the first page was previously presented using the at least one of the first formatting style or the first formatting construct, wherein the content data associated with the first page is defined according to previous display configuration settings used to previously present the first page. The processing device causes presentation of an indication of the first page as a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sudhir Kumar
  • Patent number: 10404274
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving a text document for storage within a storage device. The text document includes a plurality of words which are separated by spaces. Further, each word includes a last letter. The computer-implemented method also includes replacing the last letter of each word in the text document with a replacement symbol and removing the space after each word so as to reduce the file size of the text document to create a reduced file size text document. The computer-implemented method further includes storing the reduced file size text document within the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Itzhack Goldberg, Jose Roberto Mosqueda Mejia, Daniel James Winarski
  • Patent number: 10268371
    Abstract: A method, device and storage medium for inputting characters are provided. The method includes: presenting a user interface on the touch screen, the user interface comprising a soft keyboard; identifying a location of a first touch point upon detection of a first touch acted on the soft keyboard; judging, based on the location of the first touch point, whether it is needed to select a plurality of candidate characters from the soft keyboard; when it is needed to select the plurality of candidate characters, presenting the plurality of candidate characters on a currently provided user interface, wherein a first area occupied by each of the candidate characters on the currently provided user interface is larger than a second area occupied by each of the candidate characters on the soft keyboard; and determining a target character from the plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventor: Fei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10268729
    Abstract: Techniques are described for evaluating message content in each of a plurality of messages in order to improve communication between customers and customer service representatives. The disclosed techniques enable efficient evaluation of the message content in each of the messages in order to determine a readability score for each of the messages. A computing device performs the efficient evaluation by processing the message content into a binary representation using a first value to represent vowels and a second value to represent non-vowels. The binarization of the message content allows the computing device to perform a syllable count and determine a readability score for each of the plurality of messages, which may include millions of messages. Based on the readability scores, the computing device may identify readability gaps between the representative messages and the customer messages, and generate subsequent representative messages that reduce the identified readability gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Carmel Nadav
  • Patent number: 10261688
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing search and replace operations at a storage controller of a storage device are disclosed. The storage controller can receive a search command with one or more parameters that instructs the storage controller to search for a data pattern in data stored in a memory of the apparatus. The storage controller can locally search the data in the memory for the data pattern according to the parameters without transferring the data to a processor to perform the search. The parameters can include, but are not limited to, the data pattern or template to be searched, a data pattern length, a bit-mask, a logical block address (LBA) range, a byte offset, and an alignment parameter. Verdict bits can be provided to indicate data chunks in the memory that match the data pattern. Flags may define potential outputs to provide after searching, such as location and number of matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev Trika, Kshitij Doshi
  • Patent number: 10207504
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a medium transport mechanism that transports a recording medium in a transport direction, a print head that ejects a liquid onto the recording medium, a printing section that performs printing by ejecting a liquid from the print head onto the recording medium based on print data, and a controller that controls a suspension and a resumption of a printing operation at a dividing position that has been designated in the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Ono
  • Patent number: 10133755
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern systems and methods for applying legal analytics. In some embodiments, a legal analytics platform retrieves legal data from an electronic database, analyzes some or all of the legal data, and identifies interesting patterns and results of statistical analyzes. In order to permit searching of the legal data, metadata elements or tags can be generated for legal entities and legal events. In some embodiments, the legal analytics platform identifies timestamps in the legal data and performs time-based statistical analysis. Results of the statistical analyzes can be presented to a user via a graphical user interface (GUI), which may also allow the user to interact with the legal analytics platform and search one or more databases of legal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lex Machina, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Carothers, Karl Harris, John Lehmann, Timothy Wade Malone, Nicholas O. Pilon
  • Patent number: 9798714
    Abstract: Methods and systems for keyword spotting, i.e., for identifying textual phrases of interest in input data. In the embodiments described herein, the input data comprises communication packets exchanged in a communication network. The disclosed keyword spotting techniques can be used, for example, in applications such as Data Leakage Prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and spam e-mail detection. A keyword spotting system holds a dictionary of textual phrases for searching input data. In a communication analytics system, for example, the dictionary defines textual phrases to be located in communication packets—such as e-mail addresses or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yitshak Yishay
  • Patent number: 9792514
    Abstract: Provided are image inspection method and apparatus, and an ink jet printing apparatus that can highly accurately detect a stripe defect. An inspection image obtained by an imaging device imaging a printed matter printed by an ink jet printing apparatus including a line head is acquired. Each of at least one non-scanning direction linear structural element that is a linear structural element in a direction not parallel to a direction of scanning by the line head relative to a medium is used to execute morphology processing of a grayscale image to thereby smooth the inspection image to create a first smoothed inspection image (S22, S24). A stripe defect extending in the scanning direction is detected by using at least (1) one of the inspection image and a second smoothed inspection image created based on the inspection image and (2) the first smoothed inspection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Ukishima
  • Patent number: 9727641
    Abstract: A technique to generate a summary of a set of sentences. Each sentence in the set can be evaluated based on a criterion, such as informativeness of the sentence. The sentences may also be evaluated for readability based on a readability measure. Sentences can be selected for inclusion in the summary based on the evaluations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: EntIT Software LLC
    Inventor: Vinay Deolaikar
  • Patent number: 9639520
    Abstract: Methods and systems for keyword spotting, i.e., for identifying textual phrases of interest in input data. In the embodiments described herein, the input data comprises communication packets exchanged in a communication network. The disclosed keyword spotting techniques can be used, for example, in applications such as Data Leakage Prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and spam e-mail detection. A keyword spotting system holds a dictionary of textual phrases for searching input data. In a communication analytics system, for example, the dictionary defines textual phrases to be located in communication packets—such as e-mail addresses or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yitshak Yishay
  • Patent number: 9613007
    Abstract: Frame-shaped anchored elements are described. In one or more embodiments, anchored text elements are identified for primary text that is located in a non-rectangular frame (e.g., a circular frame, a rounded rectangle frame, and so on) and that references the anchored text elements. The anchored text elements may be footnotes or endnotes that are identified for primary text located in a non-rectangular text box, for example. Once identified, the anchored text elements may be fit within and at a bottom of the non-rectangular frame. The anchored text elements are considered to fit “within” the non-rectangular frame insofar as the anchored text elements do not extend outside the boundaries of the non-rectangular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Duggal, Douglas A. Waterfall, Mohit Yadav
  • Patent number: 9430454
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer program products, for real-time document sharing and editing. In one aspect, a method includes comparing a first user's and a second user's changes to a document, the document being edited by the first user and the second user concurrently; and notifying the first user of a conflicting change and content of any conflicting change to the document made by the first user but not Made to the document because of the conflicting change. In another aspect, a method includes recording a saved position of a cursor of a user editing a client-side copy of a document; receiving an update to the document and generating an updated client-side copy of the document; using the saved position to determine an updated position of the cursor; and displaying to the user the updated client-side copy of the document with the cursor displayed at the updated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Newman, Sam Schillace, Claudia Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9262397
    Abstract: Architecture that detects and corrects writing errors in a human language based on the utilization of three different stages: error detection, correction candidate generation, and correction candidate ranking. The architecture is a generic framework for generating fluent alternatives to non-grammatical word sequences in a written sample. Error detection is addressed by a suite of language model related scores and other scores such as parse scores that can identify a particularly unlikely sequence of words. Correction candidate generation is addressed by a lookup in a very large corpus of “correct” English that looks for alternative arrangements of the same or similar words or subsequences of these words in the same context. Correction candidate ranking is addressed by a language model ranker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gamon, Christian König
  • Patent number: 8643854
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, connected to an information processing device via a network, includes a receiving section, a memory, an interpretation section, and a transmission section. The receiving section receives a plurality of pieces of print data from the information processing device via the network. The plurality of pieces of print data include first print data for normal printing, second print data for interruption printing, and third print data. The memory has first to third buffers. The first and second buffers store the first and second print data, respectively. The third buffer stores the third print data during execution of the interruption printing of the second print data. The interpretation section interprets the plurality of pieces of print data. The transmission section transmits a reply message to the information processing device in accordance with a result of the third print data interpreted by the interpretation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuma Saito, Takeshi Fujita, Hideaki Matsui, Daisuke Okada
  • Patent number: 8451484
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and method for controlling printing, the apparatus and method including acquiring printing apparatus identification information for identifying a printing apparatus from a removable medium connected to the information processing apparatus, producing print data to be printed by the printing apparatus using a printer driver compatible with the printing apparatus identified by the printing apparatus identification information, storing the print data produced by the print data production unit on the removable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naohiro Isshiki
  • Patent number: 8427699
    Abstract: An image formation controller judges whether or not a tint block has been detected by a tint block processor upon judging that an automatic color determination mode is set in a multi functional peripheral. The image formation controller causes an image forming section to perform a monochromatic image forming operation if the tint block is a chromatic tint block when the tint block was detected by the tint block processor. On the other hand, the image formation controller causes the image forming section to perform an image forming operation corresponding to a determination result by an ACS processor when no tint block was detected and when the tint block was determined to be a monochromatic tint block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8243324
    Abstract: When a user sets, from a user interface window using a bookbinding application, instructions of dividing a document into a plurality of parts and stapling each part of the document, a printer driver generates one job in which the staple attribute of a binder corresponding to each part is set to “ON” or “OFF”, and issues the job for a printer. With this operation, the user can perform staple designation to an arbitrary part of the document, and can realize a plurality of staple processes in one print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Nakagiri
  • Patent number: 7859692
    Abstract: A system is provided for forming a print shop configuration with a first set of equipment, the first set of equipment being derived from a second set of equipment from a first print shop and a third set of equipment from a second print shop. The system includes a manager and application, the manager and application working together to generate a list of at least some of all possible print shop configurations that could be formed with a selected number of cells. The cells are populated with selected pieces of equipment from the second and third sets of multiple pieces of equipment. A criterion is used to select, from the list of possible print shop configurations, the print shop configuration with the first set of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Snyderman, Timothy W. Jacobs, Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 7787135
    Abstract: A system is provided for forming a print shop configuration with a first set of equipment, the first set of equipment being derived from a second set of equipment from a first print shop and a third set of equipment from a second print shop. The system includes a print shop configuration manager for determining whether a selected relationship exists between (1), one or more sets of job requirements and at least one of a set of print processing related cells or (2) two sets of print processing related cells. A possible print shop configuration may be discarded or prioritized, based on the existence of the selected relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Snyderman, Timothy W. Jacobs, Jie Lin
  • Publication number: 20080195940
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for automatically detecting spelling errors in one or more documents, such as documents being processed for the creation of a lexicon According to one aspect of the invention, a spelling error is detected in one or more documents by determining if at least one given word in the one or more documents satisfies a predefined misspelling criteria, wherein the predefined misspelling criteria comprises the at least one given word having a frequency below a predefined low threshold and the at least one given word being within a predefined edit distance of one or mote other words in the one or more documents having a frequency above a predefined high threshold; and identifying a given word as a potentially misspelled word if the given word satisfies the predefined misspelling criteria
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: H. Richard Gail, Sidney L. Hantler, Meir M. Laker, Jonathan Lenchner, Daniel Milch
  • Patent number: 7382486
    Abstract: Provided is a printing system capable of printing, when one or more pages are replaced after raster image processing (RIP), by performing RIP of only the page(s) to be replaced. A job ticket is issued from a printing apparatus. In a printing data creating apparatus, information of page data for replacement is added to the content of the job ticket and then sent to the printing apparatus together with the page data for replacement. In the printing apparatus, only the received page data for replacement is subjected to RIP, and then printing after replacement processing is executed in accordance with the job ticket. It is unnecessary to perform again RIP of printing data irrelevant to the replacement. This increases the efficiency of processing and also lowers the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7318679
    Abstract: To flexibly control a communication status between devices, in accordance with an error type generated in a data process device such as a printing device. Also, to improve a communication efficiency or attain a low power consumption. A type of an error generated in the data process device, such as the printing device, is discriminated by the data process unit such as the printing device or an imaging device. In accordance with the discriminated error type, the communication with a partner device is transited to the low power consumption mode, or the communication with the partner device is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 7239410
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system that can precisely obtain process results, such as a paper ejection end, from a printer that receives and processes a print job, while reducing the load imposed on a network and the process loads imposed on the printer and a data processing apparatus. According to the present invention, from among all log information stored in the printer, a predetermined number of log information sets, beginning with the latest log, are obtained, and based on the obtained log information, the process result for the job is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutaka Matsueda
  • Patent number: 7207734
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printer and computers connected by an network. A mail server is provided for transmitting notification data from the printer to the computers in the form of an email message. Print data stored in the printer is erased once the print data has been used for reprint operations a certain amount of times. If the amount of print data stored in the printer exceeds a reference size, then print data sets are selected for erasure based on predetermined conditions. Data stored in the printer can be retrieved from the printer and amended at the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Funahashi, Yoshiko Orito
  • Patent number: 7042587
    Abstract: Methods for caching rasterized image data are provided. A representative method includes: receiving image data; searching for rasterized image data that corresponds to the image data; if the rasterized image data corresponding to the image data is not found during searching; rasterizing the image data to form rasterized information; and storing the rasterized information. Systems, devices, computer readable media and other methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Scott Fiske
  • Patent number: 6948866
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printing device, which notifies an administrator of access to its setting information. A control circuit in the printing device determines whether notification of changes made to the settings should be sent to the administrator based on preset notifications prerecorded in the printing device. When it is determined that the administrator should be notified, the printing device sends information on the changed settings via a communication circuit to an administrator terminal, which has been prerecorded in a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Okochi
  • Patent number: 6921218
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus capable of printing input data in proper adaptation to plural types of printing data input units and environments of use. For this purpose, the type of an input unit is first recognized. For example, when it is recognized that a personal computer capable of causing the printing apparatus to perform a setting process for registration is connected, it is judged that the process has already been performed, and a mode for printing at a high speed is adopted. When it is recognized that a digital camera is connected, since it is likely that the process has not been performed yet, a mode for printing at a low speed is adopted to prevent any reduction in image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jiro Moriyama, Yuji Hamasaki, Hidehiko Kanda, Norihiro Kawatoko, Toshiyuki Chikuma, Atsushi Sakamoto, Aya Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 6814510
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for updating print drivers is described. The described system includes a port monitor that monitors the configuration and status of a printer. When changes occur to the configuration of a printer, the port monitor updates a print driver registry on the print server. The port monitor also wakes the print driver on the print server and informs the print driver of the configuration changes. Depending on the client operating system used, a client device connected to the server's shared print queue may either directly read or request the configuration data from the print server. In some client operating systems, the client device may also update a local registry on the client device to reflect the changes in configuration of the printer. The described system allows print drivers to have a consistent interface to printer configuration and status data regardless of which version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System is used by the each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond J. Sabbagh, May G. Onaga, Likang Guo, Evral E. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6779934
    Abstract: A print apparatus having a spell checking feature has a processor and a memory for storing a spell checking program. A computer coupled to the print apparatus may be used to instruct the print apparatus to spell check a document file before printing the document file. The print apparatus incorporates the results of the spell check into the printed document by highlighting, bolding or underlining the misspelled words. Alternatively, the print apparatus operates like a network server to provide spell checking services to the computer and/or to a plurality of computers coupled to the print apparatus via a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: John D. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 6698950
    Abstract: A printer implements printing(printer jobs) of the data received from personal computers and printing(copier jobs) of the data scanned through a copier functional device. When a user approaches the printer, a user identifying portion identifies the ID number(user name) of this user. If a printer job of this user name has been registered in the management memory of the printer, it is determined whether the printer job of this user name is ‘allowed’ to make an interrupt and whether the priority of this printer job is higher than that of the copier job. After confirmation of these facts, the printer job of this user name is started by making an interrupt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Nishii
  • Patent number: 6503004
    Abstract: An image data processing apparatus separately applies prescribed gradation treatment to character and picture pattern areas of an input image signal in accordance with an image separation signal using a dither pattern and outputs a prescribed image signal to a write section. Such an image data processing apparatus includes a dither pattern storage device for storing at least one dither pattern. An address decoding device is also included so as to decode a prescribed address of the dither pattern storage device from the input image signal and similar signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Togami
  • Patent number: 6496275
    Abstract: There are provided a character printing method and device. There are defined print size alternatives to be selectively set to a print size of a printing area of a printing object on which is to be printed part or all of a character group including at least one character. One of the print size alternatives is set to the print size. Print image data is formed by extracting part or all of the character group such that the part or all of the character group is adapted to the print size. A print image is printed on the printing object based on the print image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kurashina, Minoru Nagata
  • Patent number: 6371669
    Abstract: A printer controller provides print data to a tandem color image generator containing a plurality of electro-photographic image forming devices. The printer controller includes a receiving buffer region for receiving print data from a data input unit; an MPU operation processing region for operating the MPU; a graphic processing region for executing graphic processes; a display list region for storing, as description list covering at least one print page, the print data delivered from the data input unit; a raster data storage region for storing, as raster data, the print data kept in the display list region; a corrected raster data storage region for storing the corrected data of raster data generated by a skew.multiplying factor corrector, which corrector correcting the skew errors.multiplying factor errors, for delivery to the color image former; and a data memory. Since the skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6338583
    Abstract: The printing apparatus comprises: an image display part for displaying an image to be printed on a display screen; a screen switching part being capable of switching the display screen of the image display part to any one of a plurality of editing screens for editing the image to be printed; a storage part for storing a printed information of the image to be printed, the printed information being based on an edited content set by each of the editing screens; and a printed information display part for displaying the printed information, which is stored in the storage part, on the display screen by hierarchical printed information screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignees: King Jim Co., Ltd., Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Ono, Yoshiharu Konishi, Hitoshi Hayama
  • Publication number: 20010053301
    Abstract: A printer implements printing(printer jobs) of the data received from personal computers and printing(copier jobs) of the data scanned through a copier functional device. When a user approaches the printer, a user identifying portion identifies the ID number(user name) of this user. If a printer job of this user name has been registered in the management memory of the printer, it is determined whether the printer job of this user name is ‘allowed’ to make an interrupt and whether the priority of this printer job is higher than that of the copier job. After confirmation of these facts, the printer job of this user name is started by making an interrupt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventor: Wataru Nishii
  • Patent number: 6168323
    Abstract: There is provided a tape printing apparatus for printing desired character string data on a tapelike printing object, in which a plurality of functions can be set with a single physical operator. When a character size setting function key is operated (S14), the position of a cursor existing on a display screen is detected. The character size is set over the whole sentence (S24) if the cursor is positioned on the right side of a line head mark, set by paragraph (S23) if the cursor is positioned at the head of the first line of each paragraph, and set by line (S22) if the cursor is positioned on the right side of the head of a line of each paragraph. In other cases, the size of characters from the cursor on is set or the character size is set word by word (S20, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hayama, Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6079885
    Abstract: A printer allows changing the number of images printed on a single sheet of said recording medium, changing the layout of the print images, and changing the size of the print images. Said printer is provided with a means for determining whether or not each printed image size is larger or smaller than a predetermined size by comparing the size of a print image with a predetermined size. High quality print images are obtained by accomplishing image processing for contrast emphasis when an image is small than a predetermined size, and accomplishing image processing for edge emphasis when an image is larger than a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Homare Sano
  • Patent number: 5993088
    Abstract: The invention provide a method for optimal use of print resource during the preparation a print job for printing. During the creation of a spool file, or similar intermediate file, the invention logs data on print resource usage in a print job in an accounting file. Upon review of this data, it modifies the print resource usage data in the accounting file as necessary to optimize print resource usage. The spool file and the accounting file are then sent to a printer driver. The printer driver knows how to use the print resource data in the accounting file to optimize the print resource usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Edward Nogay, Lee Martin Tartak, Mark Wayne VanderWiele
  • Patent number: 5924806
    Abstract: A method for processing single line data and multiple line data generated at a POS station for driving a printer thereof into common structure data, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Elwyn Thomas Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 5873660
    Abstract: A morphological find and replace editing tool for a word processor replaces inflected forms of a user-specified find word in a text document with inflected forms of a user-specified replacement word having matching parts of speech. The tool retrieves sets of word forms having a same root word as the find and replacement words, respectively, from a word forms database. The tool selects a single set of word forms with a common root word for each of the find and replacement words such that the find and replacement words are matching parts of speech. Where word forms in the find word's set are found in the text document, they are replaced with a word form from the replacement word's set with a best matching part of speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Walsh, Ronald A. Fein
  • Patent number: 5816717
    Abstract: A method of recalling stored labels is disclosed in which target data is provided by a user so that only labels having label data matching the target data are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Esselte N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Beadman, Paul Robert Bridle
  • Patent number: 5813021
    Abstract: A tape printing assembly for editing input data of up to `n` lines which includes a main display formed to display the edited input data in `p` lines, where `p` is an integer between 1 to at most `n`-1. A display controller is adapted to control the editing procedure and display of the input data of a line currently being edited on the main display, while simultaneously indicating on an auxiliary display the line currently edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Toyosawa, Kenji Watanabe, Takeshi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 5810486
    Abstract: There is provided a tape printing apparatus for printing desired character string data on a tapelike printing object, in which a plurality of functions can be set with a single physical operation means.When a character size setting function key is operated (S14), the position of a cursor existing on a display screen is detected. The character size is set over the whole sentence (S24) if the cursor is positioned on the right side of a line head mark, set by paragraph (S23) if the cursor is positioned at the head of the first line of each paragraph, and set by line (S22) if the cursor is positioned on the right side of the head of a line of each paragraph. In other cases, the size of characters from the cursor on is set or the character size is set word by word (S20, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignees: Seiko Epson Corporation, King Jim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hayama, Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5802537
    Abstract: A word processor having a spelling verification function which is achieved in more efficient manner through the use of an independent control unit. The capacity of a text buffer memory can be reduced, as the entered text is verified word by word, and each verified word is stored as a code in the memory to economize on the capacity of the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaru Makita
  • Patent number: 5778396
    Abstract: Electronic equipment of the invention includes a keyboard for inputting character data, a memory for storing the character data input from the keyboard, a printer for printing the character data stored in the memory, and a display for displaying the memory contents. The memory consists of a buffer for temporarily storing the character data, a cursor pointer indicating a cursor position on the display, an end pointer indicating a position immediately succeeding the position of the last character input from the keyboard, and a head pointer indicating the printing head position of the printer. The keyboard includes a relocation key in addition to various character input keys. When the relocation key is depressed, the cursor is moved to a position indicated by the cursor pointer, and when depressed again, the cursor is moved to the position indicated by the end pointer, thus facilitating correction of input errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 5762427
    Abstract: A franking machine stores first data relating to a first impression second data relating to a second impression. Printing of both impressions or omission of the first impression and printing of only the second impression may be selected by a user. When both impressions are to be printed, the printing means is controlled to print the first impression in a first location on a mail item and to print the second impression in a second location on the mail item adjacent said first location. When omission of printing the first impression is selected the printing means is controlled to print the second impression in the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Neopost Limited
    Inventor: Dennis Thomas Gilham
  • Patent number: 5745911
    Abstract: A printing device including a central processing unit, a first memory, a keyboard for inputting characters forming words, and symbols, which are stored in the first memory, a second memory, a printer, and an eraser. The printer prints the information stored in the first memory. The central processing unit determines whether a word printed by the printer means before the commencement of the printing of the next word is correctly spelled. The second memory contains a dictionary used by the central processing unit to determine whether the spelling of the word printed by the printer is correct. The eraser erases a part of or the entire printed word in response to the central processing means determining that the printed word is misspelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriyuki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5737734
    Abstract: A method for performing a search of a database in an information retrieval system in response to a query having at least one query word with a query word weight and for applying the query word to the database and selecting information from the information retrieval system in accordance with the query word. A query word is selected and assigned a weight. The weight is adjusted depending on whether the query word is a proper noun or slow word. The adjusting can be an increase or a decrease in the weight. Information is selected from the information retrieval system in accordance with the adjusted weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Infonautics Corporation
    Inventor: John Michael Schultz