Including Control Of Format By Programmed-control-system Patents (Class 400/76)
  • Patent number: 10310784
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touch panel, a first reception section, an extraction section, a second reception section, and a determining section. The first reception section receives a print job for a document from a personal computer. The extraction section extracts a first specific word from an updated portion in the document. The updated portion is specified by update history information. The second reception section receives input of a second specific word through the touch panel. The determining section determines whether or not to permit execution of the print job according to whether or not the second specific word matches the first specific word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Shintani
  • Patent number: 10289263
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes rendering for display, a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of a structural product composed of a plurality of parts, with the digital 3D model being observed from a home viewpoint. Input is received to navigate the digital 3D model to a part of the plurality of parts, observation of the digital 3D model being moved from the home viewpoint to a navigated viewpoint. A digital label is generated that includes information specifying the navigated viewpoint and includes information for the part. The digital label may be output to a label recorder configured to record the digital label on a physical medium and thereby produce a corresponding physical label. At least the navigated viewpoint of the digital 3D model in the digital label and corresponding physical label are in a machine-readable format and capable of being machine-read to automatically restore the digital 3D model at the navigated viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Kevin Puterbaugh, William E. Ward, John C. Gass, Michael P. Sciarra, Katherine I. Meza, Steven E. Malarkey, Nikoli E. Prazak, William J. McGarry, William J. Brown, Jeffery A. Bus
  • Patent number: 10282150
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a display unit, an operation reception unit, a communication unit, a storage unit, a printer driver unit, and a communication control section. When the operation reception unit receives designation of a color of a recording medium, the printer driver unit acquires position information of a paper feed cassette associated with color information indicating the designated color of the recording paper from the storage unit, and adds, as a part of printing conditions, a first command for instructing that the acquired recording medium be used in a printing process. When the operation reception unit receives designation of a color of a character and an effect and color used for the effect, the printer driver unit adds, as a part of printing conditions, a second command for instructing that the designated character color and effect and color used for the effect be used in the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Jamielyn Monique Oropesa
  • Patent number: 10235106
    Abstract: An information processor includes an image data generating circuitry and a communicator. The image data generating circuitry includes a logical page generating circuitry and a page adjusting circuitry, and generates image data. The logical page generating circuitry generates a plurality of logical pages each containing a plurality of pages. The page adjusting circuitry adjusts number of pages of the plurality of pages contained in a first logical page of the plurality of logical pages. The image data contains the plurality of logical pages. The communicator transmits the image data to an image forming unit. The image forming unit is able to cut a recording medium by using the logical pages as a reference, and forms an image on the recording medium by using the logical pages as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Shirasaka, Hiroshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10235387
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in response to a search query received at a server from a client device for searching content, a search is performed in a content database or via a content server based on one or more search terms of the search query to identify a first list of one or more content items. A search is performed in an image store based on the one or more search terms to identify a list of one or more images. Each content item of the first list is associated with one of the images. A second list of one or more content items having at least a portion of the images integrated therein is generated. The second list of content items is transmitted to the client device, such that each content item of the first list is presented with one of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Fan Zhu, Qi Kong, Dong Li, Yifei Jiang, Shuang Wu, Youling Zou, Guang Yang, Jingao Wang
  • Patent number: 10183515
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a cassette, an attachable section, a printer, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to determine whether a medium remainder in a first cassette is equal to a predetermined amount; execute a reading action to read specific data from a first-typed memory device in the first cassette and store the specific data in a second-typed memory device, delete the specific data from the first-typed memory device in the first cassette; determine whether a second cassette being another cassette attached to the attachable section after execution of the reading action is a new cassette, in which the medium remainder is greater than the predetermined amount and in which the specific data is not stored in the first-typed memory device; and execute a writing action to write the specific data stored in the second-typed memory device to the first-typed memory device in the second cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Ito, Junya Kawai
  • Patent number: 10173439
    Abstract: A printing press arrangement has a plurality of processing stations for processing sheets. The plurality of processing stations are arranged one after another in a transport direction of the sheets for in-line processing of the sheets. At least one of the processing stations is configured as a non-impact printing device. A transfer device, which is arranged upstream of the active region of the non-impact printing device, is provided for transferring the sheets from a first processing station, which is arranged upstream of the non-impact printing device, to the non-impact printing device. The transfer device aligns, in each case, at least one of the axial register and the circumferential register and the diagonal register of each of the sheets in register relative to the printing position of the non-impact printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Christian Ziegenbalg, Bernd Patzelt, Hartmut Nickell, Martin Riese, Stefan Singer, Michael Koch, Carsten Reinsch
  • Patent number: 10131158
    Abstract: A tape printing device that is able to be operated by being handheld includes a printing device main body that includes operating portions and a display portion on a front surface, and a pair of magnets that is detachably mounted on a rear surface of the printing device main body and is used for being adsorbed to an object to be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubota, Akihiro Shintani, Taishi Sasaki, Haruki Sugawara, Naoya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10057433
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a control section and a hardware device controlled by execution of a job execution program. The control section includes a CPU and a non-volatile memory which stores the job execution program and working data created by execution of the job execution program. The control section includes a program monitoring section that, in accordance with a status of execution of the job execution program, determines a job execution status at power-off of the apparatus; and a matching section that, on the basis of a result of determining the job execution status, determines whether an execution status of the job execution program and an operation status of the hardware device match at start-up of the apparatus. On determining that the execution status and the operation status do not match at the start-up, the matching section deletes the working data in the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nogawa
  • Patent number: 10007621
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure relates to a method for operating an electronic device. A control device detects a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface being connected to the electronic device, where the USB interface has a plurality of virtual ports. Then the control device receives one or more descriptors through the USB interface, each descriptor corresponding to a function of the electronic device. Then the control device matches each descriptor corresponding to each function with one driver file corresponding to each function, and after the matching is successful, determines a virtual function device corresponding to execution of each function. In response to receiving an operating command for executing one function, the control device sends the operating command to the corresponding virtual function device to the function to be executed through a corresponding driver interface, such that the corresponding virtual function device is operated on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao Ding
  • Patent number: 10001403
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system including a scale that weighs an item placed on the scale and encodes the weight and/or other item information into a machine readable code. The system may include a display that is coupled to the scale and displays the machine readable code. The scale may encode the item in Quick Response (QR) code format, Universal Product Code (UPC) format, and/or other computer-readable format. A mobile device may take a picture of or otherwise scan the machine readable code to determine the weight and/or other information encoded therein. The system may include a wireless transmitter that wirelessly transmits the weight. The mobile device may include a wireless receiver that wirelessly receives the weight transmitted from the scale. The mobile device may execute a self-scan application that uses the de-encoded or otherwise obtained weight for pricing the item based on the weight or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jesse Brouhard, Michael Grimes
  • Patent number: 9986122
    Abstract: When other user is using an image forming apparatus before an output-permitted user having issued a security job reaches the image forming apparatus, security is lowered and also it takes some time until processing of security job is completed. The image forming apparatus notifies the output-permitted user of information indicating that other user is using the image forming apparatus in a case where the other user present near the image forming apparatus (own apparatus) is using the image forming apparatus. With this arrangement, the output-permitted user can know whether or not the other user is using the image forming apparatus before the output-permitted user reaches the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Masumoto
  • Patent number: 9948804
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet; a plurality of discharge trays to which the sheet is discharged; a receiving unit configured to receive, from an external apparatus, print information including first image data, second image data, and discharge destination information that indicates a discharge destination of a printed product; and a control unit configured to control the image forming unit to form a first image on a first sheet for the printed product based on the first image data, and to form a second image on a second sheet for separating printed products based on the second image data, wherein the first sheet and the second sheet are discharged to one of the plurality of discharge trays that corresponds to the discharge destination set by the control unit based on the discharge destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Oba
  • Patent number: 9936535
    Abstract: In a case where wireless connection to a device fails because the number of terminals in wireless connection with the device has reached a maximum number, a communication apparatus instructs the device to stop operating in a direct wireless communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiro Mihira
  • Patent number: 9928014
    Abstract: A printer includes a memory storing instructions for authenticating a login user and determining whether a user identity information is included in a print data. When the user identity information is included in the print data, the instructions cause the printer to determine whether the login user is identical with a data sender user having sent the print data. When the login user is identical with the data sender user, the instructions cause the printer to print the pint data. When the login user is not identical with the data sender user, the instructions cause the printing portion to not print the print data. When the user identity information is not included in the print data, the instructions cause the printer to print the print data irrespective of whether the login user is identical with the date sender user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ohmiya, Takashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9904279
    Abstract: A numerical control device including a programmed machining restart function includes a first display unit for displaying, as a list, specific codes indicating limit points of machining steps of a machining program, a specification unit for specifying, among the specific codes displayed as a list by the first display unit, a specific code that is selected, and a program restart unit for executing, by using a location in a memory of the specific code that is specified by the specification unit, a restart operation of the machining program from a machining step including the specific code that is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Haga, Yousuke Koyanaka
  • Patent number: 9886223
    Abstract: A printer includes a memory storing instructions for authenticating a login user and determining whether a user identity information is included in a print data. When the user identity information is included in the print data, the instructions cause the printer to determine whether the login user is identical with a data sender user having sent the print data. When the login user is identical with the data sender user, the instructions cause the printer to print the pint data. When the login user is not identical with the data sender user, the instructions cause the printing portion to not print the print data. When the user identity information is not included in the print data, the instructions cause the printer to print the print data irrespective of whether the login user is identical with the date sender user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ohmiya, Takashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9830585
    Abstract: A receipt issuing device, control method for a receipt issuing device, printing device, and a control method for a printing device can eliminate issuing unnecessary receipts without requiring changing the application of the host device. A transaction information reception unit 61 receives transaction information from a host device 2 that outputs transaction information and specific commands. A transaction identification command reception unit 62 receives a specific command after the transaction information is received. A decision unit 64 decides whether or not to issue a receipt R based on whether or not the specific command was received and/or the content received. A receipt issuing unit 65 prints the transaction information and issues a receipt R when the decision unit 64 decides to issue a receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tsukada
  • Patent number: 9809408
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus capable of discharging even a lateral displacement uncorrectable sheet onto a discharge tray without collision with an alignment plate. A finisher conveys a sheet along a conveying path. A shift unit corrects a lateral displacement of the sheet based on a result of detection by a lateral displacement detection sensor. Sheets discharged via the conveying path are stacked on a discharge tray. A pair of alignment plates disposed above the stacking tray are lowered and are moved between a standby position and an alignment position to be brought into abutment with respective opposite edges of the discharged sheet in the alignment position. A finisher controller makes a distance between the alignment plates in a standby position different according to a sheet type, even when a size of the sheet in the width direction is the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromasa Maenishi, Mitsuhiko Sato, Takashi Yokoya, Yutaka Ando, Akihiro Arai
  • Patent number: 9707775
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording apparatus is provided, including a first transport section which transports a recording medium; a recording section which is formed with a plurality of nozzles and which records an image on the recording medium by discharging ink droplets from the nozzles; an interference member which is provided at a position separated from the recording section; and a control unit which controls the recording section so that only a part of the nozzles is used for a certain area of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Terada
  • Patent number: 9710901
    Abstract: Disclosed is an edible object marking apparatus (1) wherein a carrier means (20) successively conveys an edible object to a detecting means (210), a marking means (220), and a marking inspecting means (230) while holding the edible object, wherein the detecting means (210) captures an image of the edible object to acquire orientational data indicating the orientation of the edible object, the marking means (220) forms a pre-set marking pattern in accordance with the orientation of the edible object based on the orientational data, and the marking inspecting means (230) captures an image of the edible object, extracts marking pattern data, compares the marking pattern data with pre-set reference pattern data based on the orientational data acquired by the detecting means (210) to thereby inspect marking accuracy. This edible object marking apparatus makes it possible to promptly and easily obtain edible objects provided with an accurate marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: QUALICAPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Seo, Hiroshi Sakuramoto, Katsuaki Shimaoka, Yuta Igarashi, Tetsuhisa Ishida, Motohiro Yagyu
  • Patent number: 9701106
    Abstract: A digital printing device for the dynamic printing of a substrate web statically printed in a reel-fed printing press is disclosed. The digital printing device includes a position sensor which measures the substrate web for regulating a print position for the dynamic printing. The digital printing device is provided with a signal from a signal source of the reel-fed printing press. A position sensor control generates a synchronization signal and provides the synchronization signal to a digital printing head control. A speed signal transformer generates a feed signal and provides the feed signal to the digital printing head control. The digital printing head control activates the digital printing head dependent on the synchronization signal and the feed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: manroland web systems GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Schulmeister
  • Patent number: 9674405
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention include an apparatus, system, and a method of controlling output of a data file, which receives a request for printing a data file having a plurality of objects from an information processing apparatus operated by a user, each object being embedded with a profile set by the user, determines whether a setting of the profiles in the data file is proper to generate a determination result, and transmits, when the determination result indicates that the setting of the profiles is improper, a notification indicating that the setting of the profiles is improper, to the information processing apparatus for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9652186
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a data receiving part that receives output data from an information terminal; a data recording part that records the output data received by the data receiving part in a storage part in association with user information identifying a plurality of users; an information accepting part that accepts user information identifying a user; a first control part that controls output execution of output data included in the recorded output data that is associated with the user information accepted by the information accepting part; and a second control part that implements a control measure after the output data associated with the user information identifying the plurality of users is executed based on user information identifying one user of the plurality of users. The control measure is implemented to prevent output execution of the executed output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayori Nishida
  • Patent number: 9513856
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and related methods for shaping near field interrogation signals are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a printer that includes a housing and a beam shaping near field communication (NFC) device secured with the interior surface. The beam shaping NFC device may include a ferromagnetic component including a core portion and a bottom flange portion. The beam shaping NFC device may further include a wire coil disposed around the core portion. The ferromagnetic component may concentrate near field interrogation signals generated by the wire coil toward a near field interrogation region and away from nearby conductive components, such as the interior surface of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Ehrhardt, Robert S. Gawelczyk, Derek J. Hampson, Dan E. Monnier, James M. Rehberger, Mark B. Urban
  • Patent number: 9487023
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a tape printer includes a controller configured to execute a tape width acquiring process, an object acquiring process, a first specification receiving process, a determining process, and a first reduction process. In the object acquiring process, a first and a second print object to be formed on a first or a second line of the print-receiving tape, are acquired. In the first specification receiving process, specifications of a first and a second size are received. In the determining process, it is determined whether or not a print of the first and the second print object can be performed according to each of the specified sizes and the tape width of the print-receiving tape. In the first reduction process, at least one of the first and the second print object is reduced in accordance with a magnification rule so that the print of the first and the second print object becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidekazu Ishii
  • Patent number: 9471264
    Abstract: An information processing system includes at least one information processor, an output data reception part configured to receive output data or output target data via a network, a determination part configured to determine whether user identification information, which is to be correlated with the received output data or output data generated based on the output target data, is specified from user information stored in a user information storage part, a storing part configured to store data identification information and the received or generated output data in correlation with each other in a data storage part when the user identification information is not specified; a notification part configured to give notice of the data identification information via the network; and a transmission part configured to transmit, via the network, the received or generated output data correlated with the user identification information or the data identification information received via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayori Nishida
  • Patent number: 9463652
    Abstract: On a sheet of paper on which an image has already been formed, a first registration mark pair and a second registration mark pair are printed. The first registration mark pair and second registration mark pair each consist of a pair of registration marks that are arranged to be spaced apart in a paper-width direction, the second registration mark pair located posterior to the first registration mark pair in the paper-conveying direction. Based on the actual positional relationship between the first registration mark pair and the second registration mark pair that are read by a reading unit, a correction unit corrects discharge data that corresponds to an image formation area located between the first registration mark pair and the second registration mark pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: DUPLO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9434190
    Abstract: On a sheet of paper on which an image has already been formed, a first registration mark pair and a second registration mark pair are printed. The first registration mark pair and second registration mark pair each consist of a pair of registration marks that are arranged to be spaced apart in a paper-width direction, the second registration mark pair located posterior to the first registration mark pair in the paper-conveying direction. Based on the actual positional relationship between the first registration mark pair and the second registration mark pair that are read by a reading unit, a correction unit corrects discharge data that corresponds to an image formation area located between the first registration mark pair and the second registration mark pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: DUPLO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9417827
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus that prints an index label easily and set up a text printed into a standard size section and an index label section to a manuscript. An index label information setting part sets up index label information. An index label preview display part displays a preview of an index label by using the index label information. A shift image display part displays a shift image on the preview. The shift image is an image when a text printed to a standard size section and an index label section is set to the manuscript, and an image area is moved in case that the manuscript is printed the text of the manuscript to the index label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Taira
  • Patent number: 9383953
    Abstract: A print control apparatus capable of communicating with a printing apparatus has a first power mode and a second power mode, and power consumption of the second power mode is lower than power consumption of the first power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shou Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9349028
    Abstract: Writing incorrect information to an IC tag affixed to a label is prevented. When a control command including recording information, an instruction to print the recording information on a label, and an instruction to write data including at least time-related information to an IC tag affixed to the label is received from a host computer, the system controller of a label printer prints the recording information and writes the write data based on time information input from a RTC, but does not print the recording information and write the write data based on the control command if an error was detected by RTC error detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koike
  • Patent number: 9325879
    Abstract: An image processing system may be configured to perform communications using multiple communication protocols. The system may further obtain and transmit, to an information processing apparatus, connection information for one or more other image processing apparatuses or devices. In one example, communication between the information processing apparatus and a first image processing apparatus may be performed according to a first communication protocol while the connection information for the one or more other image processing apparatus may correspond to communications using a second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9323963
    Abstract: Writing incorrect information to an IC tag affixed to a label is prevented. When a control command including recording information, an instruction to print the recording information on a label, and an instruction to write data including at least time-related information to an IC tag affixed to the label is received from a host computer, the system controller of a label printer prints the recording information and writes the write data based on time information input from a RTC, but does not print the recording information and write the write data based on the control command if an error was detected by RTC error detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koike
  • Patent number: 9281873
    Abstract: An accessory device to be mounted on a main device is provided with a wireless IC device. The main device is provided with a reader/writer that is an interrogator that communicates with the wireless IC device of the accessory device. When the accessory device is mounted on or about to be mounted on the main device, the reader/writer selects two or more frequencies in a frequency band in which an authentic wireless IC device can communicate to perform communication with the wireless IC device. With this configuration, even if the identification code written in an RFID tag is read and the RFID tag is duplicated, the duplicated RFID tag can be accurately and effectively determined as being counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Satoshi Ishino
  • Patent number: 9251450
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether a print job received from outside is a normal print job or an authentication print job, and a control unit. When the determination unit determines that the received print job is the authentication print job, the control unit executes authentication print processing based on the received authentication print job. When the determination unit determines that the received print job is the normal print job, the control unit executes authentication print processing based on the received normal print job instead of executing normal print processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Taiki Arai
  • Patent number: 9242486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a printing apparatus for printing on a print substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Océ-Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus J. E. G. Verhofstad
  • Patent number: 9239976
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a paper type to be used at the time of execution of an input print job, a determination unit configured to determine a paper type to be used for executing the input print job by using information about the paper type acquired by the acquisition unit, and a generation unit configured to generate a correction table corresponding to the paper type determined by the determination unit, the correction table being used to correct an image that is formed by an image forming unit by using a value obtained as a result of measuring a patch formed by the image forming unit on paper of the paper type determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takaaki Yano
  • Patent number: 9229671
    Abstract: A method for embedding an optical security feature in a digital document with a virtual printer and a security feature service and then sending the digital document to a hardware printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: CRIMSONLOGIC PTE LTD
    Inventors: Weng Sing Tang, Fu Wang Thio, Chee Keong Chea, Jym Yew Meng Cheong
  • Patent number: 9230198
    Abstract: A printer includes a recording head that ejects ink toward a recording medium, a first driving mechanism that moves the recording head in main scanning directions; a second driving mechanism that moves the recording head and the recording medium with respect to each other in sub scanning directions perpendicular to the main scanning directions; an input device that allows a user to input thereto printing information about printing time and image quality; and a control device that controls the recording head, the first driving mechanism and the second driving mechanism based on the printing information input to the input device. The printing information includes at least information about a pass number of the recording head. The input device allows the pass number to be changed continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Owada
  • Patent number: 9221277
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of printing devices, more particularly to an E-paper printing device and an E-paper printing method. The E-paper printing device provided by the invention comprises a printhead for applying an electric field to the E-paper, the printhead comprises a first printhead and a second printhead disposed opposed to the first printhead, the E-paper is fed through between the first printhead and the second printhead, and portions of the first printhead and the second printhead contacting with the E-paper respectively are flat surface. The E-paper printing device may perform rapid printing on the E-paper with high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dawei Wang
  • Patent number: 9211694
    Abstract: When a job that is set so as to execute binding processing at a first binding position is being executed and this job is then interrupted, a request for changing a position of the binding processing from the first binding position to a second binding position is accepted in a state where the job is interrupted. It is determined whether or not an orientation of a print target image is to be changed in order to change the position of the binding processing from the first binding position to the second binding position in accordance with the accepted request. In a case where it is determined that the orientation of the print target image is to be changed, control is performed so as not to execute the binding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Mori
  • Patent number: 9201663
    Abstract: A computer system and a remote control method for a computer device are provided. The computer system includes a computer device and a remote device. The computer device includes a network communication unit and an ID table. Before the computer device enters into a power-saving state, the computer device reads an ID code of the network communication unit and searches the ID table according to the ID code to obtain a particular packet format type. The computer device sends an agreement packet including a message of the particular packet format type to notify the remote device. The computer device receives a response packet from the remote device for setting a packet receiving procedure and enters into the power-saving state. When the computer device receives a wake-up packet compliant with the packet receiving procedure from the remote device, the computer device returns to a normal operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Shu-Yu Jiang, I-Feng Tsai, Chuan-Ming Tsai, Ching-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 9193555
    Abstract: A printer apparatus according to an embodiment include a printing section configured to print on a roiled paper. A conveyance roller conveys the paper to a discharge port so that an end of the paper extends from the discharge port. A manual cutter blade is positioned downstream of the conveyance roller in a paper conveying direction and upstream of the discharge port in the paper conveying direction. The manual cutter blade contacts the paper and cuts the paper in a manual cutting operation. A skewed conveyance section is positioned downstream of the conveyance roller in the paper conveying direction. The skewed conveyance section conveys the paper in a manner skewed relative to the conveyance roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuo Amano, Tsuyoshi Sanada
  • Patent number: 9189710
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a recorded matter producing apparatus comprising a data acquisition portion and an end adjusting portion. A printing head performs printing on a medium to be recorded and produce recorded matter where desired print based on print data is formed. The data acquisition portion acquires unit print data for periodically performing print formation per data print area and total length data. The data print area comprises a predetermined unit length. The total length data indicates a total length of a recorded matter print area on which a unit image corresponding to the unit print data is periodically printed. The end adjusting portion makes adjustments so as to match an end position both of the recorded matter print area and the data print area where the unit image is formed in a last sequence, by either print data mode adjustment or total length data adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junya Kawai, Naoki Tanjima
  • Patent number: 9139390
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus including a sheet supplier configured to supply a recording medium, a first conveyor configured to convey the recording medium supplied from the sheet supplier in a conveying direction, and a recording portion configured to record an image on the recording medium conveyed by the first conveyor may further include a controller configured to detect an orientation of the recording medium with respect to the conveying direction while the recording medium is conveyed and change a conveying speed of the recording medium conveyed by the first conveyor depending on the detected orientation of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9128657
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus that prints a PIN code on a sheet, the printing apparatus performs control to suppress setting failure of WPS due to time-out at least until printing of the PIN code is completed (successfully printed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukio Kanakubo
  • Patent number: 9122974
    Abstract: According to a print control apparatus and a method of controlling the same of the present invention, when the printing apparatus is in a power saving state, when an instruction for registering in the printing apparatus sheet information stored in a storage unit in association with a sheet feeder of the printing apparatus is received, the sheet information is registered in a list, and when the printing apparatus returns from the power saving state, control is performed so that sheet information registered in the list is transmitted to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Tsujita, Ryo Fujita
  • Patent number: 9062999
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system including a scale that weighs an item placed on the scale and encodes the weight and/or other item information into a machine readable code. The system may include a display that is coupled to the scale and displays the machine readable code. The scale may encode the item in Quick Response (QR) code format, Universal Product Code (UPC) format, and/or other computer-readable format. A mobile device may take a picture of or otherwise scan the machine readable code to determine the weight and/or other information encoded therein. The system may include a wireless transmitter that wirelessly transmits the weight. The mobile device may include a wireless receiver that wirelessly receives the weight transmitted from the scale. The mobile device may execute a self-scan application that uses the de-encoded or otherwise obtained weight for pricing the item based on the weight or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jesse Brouhard, Michael Grimes
  • Patent number: 9033599
    Abstract: Provided is a corrugated paperboard sheet printing device which includes a conveyance device for conveying a corrugated paperboard sheet fed out from a sheet feeding device, while suckingly holding the sheet; a plurality of printing units for printing the sheet through a series of printing processes; an information generator for generating basis weight information indicative of a basis weight of a corrugated paperboard sheet in each order; a storage device for storing therein a plurality of correction information for correcting a plurality of printing timings at each of which a respective one of the plurality of printing units performs the printing process on the sheet, in association with the basis weight information; and a controller for, based on the correction information, correcting the printing timing in each of the printing units, and causing the printing unit to operate according to the corrected printing timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Isowa
    Inventors: Junichi Kodama, Tsutomu Okamoto, Yusuke Tozuka