Print Preview Patents (Class 715/274)
  • Patent number: 10241732
    Abstract: System and methods for processing and printing print jobs with a single sheet job model job model. In one embodiment, a print controller includes an interface that receives a print job, and a processing unit that initiates a processing task for a group of pages in the print job. The print controller also includes a sheet controller that establishes a single sheet job model in memory for the processing task, and that iteratively inserts sheet properties of a set of pages of the group into the single sheet job model, provides the single sheet job model with the sheet properties to the processing task, and erases the sheet properties from the single sheet job model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katie Ashley Eng, David Ward
  • Patent number: 9852365
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicating with a management apparatus, in which an import instruction of setting information is received and, if the information processing apparatus is an apparatus which synchronizes the setting information with the management apparatus, predetermined setting information is set as a non-import-target among import target setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Asahara
  • Patent number: 9519850
    Abstract: In the invention, an information processing apparatus comprises: a document data receiving unit configured to receive document data of a plurality of pages to be printed; a setting information receiving unit configured to receive special duplex printing in which a page layout manner differs on a first side and a second side in setting information used for performing printing; and a print data generating unit configured to produce print data in which the pages are laid out on the first side in a first layout manner and on the second side in a second layout manner different from the first layout manner as the print data for causing a printing apparatus to print the document data received by the document data receiving unit, when the special duplex printing is set in the setting information received by the setting information receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Saori Minegishi, Yuuki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9473652
    Abstract: An image display unit capable of displaying image data page-wise includes: a scanner portion; a display panel for displaying input image data in preview representation; an input condition determiner that compares the image data successively input through the scanner portion, as to input condition and determines whether there is any change in the image data input condition; and a display controller that, when the input condition determiner determines that the input image data has changed in the input condition, makes control such as to display the image data that was determined to have changed in the input condition and the image data input immediately before the image data in question, together on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichi Kimura, Kunihisa Chiba, Kazuyuki Ogida
  • Patent number: 9355499
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, at a mobile computing device that includes a camera, an input that specifies one or more dimensions for a photograph to be included with a print media item; determining an aspect ratio based on the received input and presenting, on a display screen of the mobile computing device, a camera viewer with an aspect ratio that matches the determined aspect ratio; capturing, via the camera of the mobile computing device, a photograph at a first resolution, where an aspect ratio of the captured photograph matches the determined aspect ratio; uniquely associating the recorded video with the captured photograph, and transmitting, for receipt by a remote computer system, the captured photograph at the first resolution, the recorded video at the second resolution, and an indication of the unique association between the recorded video and the captured photograph, via a transmitter of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PopCards, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9323430
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a touch panel, a screen group storage portion, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the image processing device to perform operations. The operations include determining that it is a switching timing when a predetermined condition is satisfied, and switching a currently displayed screen to a next screen and displaying the next screen on the touch panel, based on screen group information stored in the screen group storage portion, in response to determining that it is the switching timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9021351
    Abstract: Apparatus, method and program product set output characteristics of at least one device of a multifunction image processing system by displaying an initial output image for setting the output image on the display screen; displaying an output setting menu 230 related to a position on the output image according to an operator's indication input made at the position; updating the output image according to operator's setting operations on the setting menu; and displaying the updated output image as the final output image upon completing the setting. The setting menu is displayed in response to the operator's indication input made at the position on the output image and the setting operation input to the position by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nao Takekawa, Kazuto Yamafuji
  • Publication number: 20150106706
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling an object display are provided. The method of controlling an object display includes displaying at least one input object on a screen, creating and storing property information of the at least one displayed object, creating a preview window in a region of the screen so as to display the at least one object on the preview window, and controlling a display of the object by using the property information of the at least one selected object in correspondence to the at least one displayed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hong JEONG, Seung-Cheol Lee, Seok-Kyoun Park, Sun-Kee Lee, Cheol-Ho Cheong, Joon-Young Cho, Bo-Kun Choi, Kyung-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9003281
    Abstract: To provide a user with an easily understandable help document, the MFP capable of executing a plurality of processes includes a process designation accepting portion to accept designation of at least one of the plurality of processes, a workflow generating portion to generate workflow definition data defining the one or more processes accepted, and a help document generating portion to generate a help document corresponding to the generated workflow. The help document generating portion includes a summary page generating portion to generate a summary page having listed thereon process names for identification of the one or more processes defined by the corresponding workflow definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8994968
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is capable of displaying a real size preview and reduces user's time and effort required for forming the image on the recording medium. The image forming apparatus includes a printing unit which forms an image on a recording medium, and a user interface for displaying information to a user. A real size preview image is displayed on the user interface. A display magnification slider is used for enabling a user to change a display magnification of the image displayed on the user interface. A controller unit selects a size of the recording medium on which the image is to be formed, based on the display size changed by the user. A printing unit forms the image on the recording medium having the selected size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Motoki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8984402
    Abstract: Methods and a system for an electronic device to allow for indicating a size or scale of a rendering in a three dimensional view. A virtual scene is displayed on a display with a work product that is rendered, such as a document or packaging request having a job ticket. The rendering is provided with a common object that is a three dimensional virtual object that relates size to the document or packaging for approval in the proofing process. A quick visual cue is therefore provided to visually convey a realistic scale in proportion to the product rendered three dimensionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Rolleston, Alan Thomas Cote, Neil R. Sembower, Jeffrey David Kingsley
  • Patent number: 8977951
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8977957
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus displays a preview image of an input job and a method controls the apparatus. The apparatus determines an attribute of an object included in an input job, analyzes the job while switching the degree of the precision of analysis of the job based on a user-specified display size and the attribute of the object, and generates and displays a preview image of the job based on the analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Matsui
  • Publication number: 20150067494
    Abstract: Text data received or retrieved by a mobile apparatus is printed to a print-ready file that is configured to capture the text data with a page format and width and a display font that is visually acceptable on a display of a mobile apparatus, so that the print-ready file is displayed on the display of the mobile apparatus without horizontal cutoff of the text data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoki Hattori
  • Patent number: 8970856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is described. Selecting a function desired by a user from among functions provided in the apparatus is provided to improve operability as well as eliminating erroneous copy. In the image forming apparatus, an operation unit includes a display panel for displaying a function selecting portion. An operation unit side control portion, as the function selecting portion, has a first function selecting portion in which selectable function items are displayed corresponding to an operation mode and a second function selecting portion in which other function items which are selectable at the same time. The first function selecting portion and the second function selecting portion are displayed at the same time on the display panel, so that functions of the first function selecting portion and functions of the second function selecting portion are selectable at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Makoto Okumura
  • Patent number: 8966363
    Abstract: A print control program according to the present invention makes an information processor control a printer. The printer is connected to the information processor and can do printing under the conditions set. The set conditions can reduce the consumption of printing media by the printer. The program includes a first step through a fourth step. The first step is to wait until an instruction is entered into the information processor to start printing under the set conditions. The second step is to analyze the set conditions if the information processor detects the entered instruction at the first step. The third step is to form a preview image representing an image or images as printed under the analyzed conditions at least one of which has been changed to further reduce the printing medium consumption. The fourth step is to display the formed preview image on the display of the information processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yoshimoto, Masanori Matsumoto, Tomoko Toizumi
  • Patent number: 8966364
    Abstract: An image editing apparatus allowing easy edition of page arrangement order on the preview display of page images includes a display device having a display screen and a preview display device configured to display image data in a scrollable manner. If any page is selected from the images of preview display, the selected page is displayed as a reduced image at a position different from the preview images. By drag-and-dropping the reduced image to an arrangement of preview images, the selected page moves to the drag-and-dropped position in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kumiko Ogino, Shinsaku Tohki
  • Patent number: 8958101
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and a method of controlling the same according to the present invention, displays a preview image by inputting image data read in a two-page spread mode in which two facing pages of a document are read and divided into two pages, and when a first area of one of the divided pages in the two-page spread mode is specified on the displayed preview image, the first area specified is reflected on a second area to be specified of the divided other page. Image data of the first and the second area is extracted from the image data read in the two-page spread mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasushi Shinto
  • Patent number: 8954846
    Abstract: A communication apparatus including: a positional information storing portion which stores positional information of content-related information; a content-related-information obtaining portion which obtains the content-related information; a web-page generating portion which generates, using the content-related information, a web page including first information; a web-page storing portion which has a storage device store the web page, the storage device being accessible from an external device; an assigning portion which assigns web-page positional information to the web page such that the external device is allowed to access to the web page; a recording-page generating portion which generates a recording page on which is described second information; a positional-information adding portion which adds the web-page positional information to the recording page; and a recording controller which controls a recording section configured to perform recording on a recording medium, such that the recording section r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shoji Sato
  • Patent number: 8949715
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a print controller, a calculation unit, a generation unit, and a display controller. The print controller makes print images for plural pages be printed. The calculation unit calculates, if a time required for display is longer than a time required for printing, a page interval at which display of a reduced image in synchronization with completion of printing of a print image is possible. The generation unit generates reduced images of print images for pages among the plural pages at the calculated page interval. The display controller makes a reduced image of a print image be displayed in synchronization with completion of printing of the print image. If a reduced image of a print image to be displayed in synchronization with completion of printing of the print image has not been generated, the display controller makes a reduced image generated last be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Tajima
  • Patent number: 8943403
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes a determining unit to search for one or more PrintTickets for each level within an XML paper specification (XPS) file in response to an XPS file print command, and to determine whether the one or more PrintTickets found as a result of searching conflict with each other within the XPS file, a user interface, and a controller to control the user interface to display one or more conflicting PrintTickets if it is determined that the one or more PrintTickets conflict with each other within the XPS file. Therefore, it is possible for a user to easily determine which PrintTickets conflict with each other within the XPS file and to readily control these conflicting PrintTickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-in Eom, Young-soo Han
  • Patent number: 8934157
    Abstract: A printing system has a printer and a terminal device. The printer has a first data receiving unit to receive print data and layout data request that requests the terminal device to transmit layout data representing an arrangement of objects, a layout data generating unit to generate the layout data based on the print data, and a second data transmitting unit to transmit the layout data to the terminal device. The terminal device has a first data transmitting unit to transmit the print data and the layout data request to the printer, a second data receiving unit to receive the layout data from the printer, a preview image generating unit to generate preview image data representing a printing result with the use of the layout data, and a display unit to display a preview image represented by the preview image data on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kudo
  • Patent number: 8934111
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read a document to generate a document image, a display unit adapted to superimpose said document image on a sheet image indicating a sheet used for printing, so as to distinguishably display both an area where the document image is set to be printed and an area where the document image is not set to be printed, a receiving unit adapted to receive a drag operation by a user on the document image displayed by the display unit and a changing unit configured to change a print setting for printing the document image on the sheet based on the drag operation received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 8934120
    Abstract: A digital living network alliance (DLNA) device. The DLNA device includes a communication interface to search for image forming apparatuses connectable to the DLNA device using a DLNA guideline, and to search for contents provided by a web server using a (web) browser; a user interface to receive a command to print at least one of the searched contents, and to receive a selection of an image forming apparatus to perform a printing job from among the searched image forming apparatuses; a content information acquisition unit to obtain information regarding the an address of at least one content to be printed in the web server; a printing job generation unit to generate a printing job including the obtained information regarding the address of the at least one content; and a controlling unit to control the selected image forming apparatus to receive the at least one content using the information regarding the address of the at least one content and to print the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-seung Lee
  • Patent number: 8928900
    Abstract: In order to provide an operation console having superior operability and visibility, a touch-panel display includes a display panel displaying a copy mode basic screen image with virtual keys, and a touch-panel receiving an input operation to the virtual keys. On the copy mode basic screen image, a group of virtual ten keys for inputting the number of copies are displayed. When image data is input by a document reading unit, the touch-panel display causes a preview image based on the image data to be displayed with higher priority than the group of virtual ten keys, in the copy mode basic screen image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Tani, Shinsaku Tohki
  • Patent number: 8922794
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, including an input device for receiving a specification input for specifying a page for which an image forming apparatus is caused to execute a job, a display for displaying preview images of only a first page and a last page among continuous pages and displaying the preview images of all non-continuous pages that are separate from each other without forming a continuous range when specified pages are the non-continuous pages, and a communication portion for transmitting data for executing a job based on the specified page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Kouji Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20140372882
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a user of a remote device access to the capabilities of an imaging device by employing preview images. An image of a document may be generated at the imaging device, wherein the imaging device is enabled to print, fax, project, display, or otherwise present a representation of the image. A preview image of the image may be generated at the imaging device. The preview image may be provided to the remote control device. The preview image may be displayed at the remote device. Available imaging device commands, based on an attribute of the document may be provided to and displayed at the remote device. A user of the remote device may be enabled to selectively activate an available imaging device command. An imaging device command activated at the remote device may be provided to the imaging device. The imaging device may perform the provided imaging device command. The image may be updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ericsson Bushnell Broadbent, III, Luis Enrique Garcia Ugarriza, Mark Haines Goldwater, Bruce Alan Mallett, Matthew Howard Schreiner
  • Patent number: 8910042
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an indicator display unit that displays an indicator for specifying a selection region. The selection region has a quadrilateral shape defined by a third pair of parallel sides and a fourth pair of parallel sides, which are substantially in parallel with a first pair of parallel sides and a second pair of parallel sides of an image displayed on a display screen, respectively. The indicator indicates positions of the third pair and movably displayed in parallel with the second while the parallel sides of the third pair are retained at a predetermined distance. A position of the third pair is determined in accordance with a decided position of the indicator, and a position of the fourth pair is determined to substantially coincide with the second pair of the image. Image data corresponding to the determined selection region is selected as selected image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Ikeno, Koshi Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 8908228
    Abstract: A method for changing physical page properties in a large format printing application on a client device, the client device having executable instructions for creating a print job for producing a printout of an image, which includes the steps of: selecting the image for the print job; selecting a logical page size for the printout of the image; dividing the logical page size into a plurality of physical pages based on a selected medium; and selecting at least one physical page from the plurality of physical pages and changing at least one print property on the at least one physical page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Qian, Kenneth Young
  • Patent number: 8898556
    Abstract: A print configuration engine implemented in software residing on and executable from a digital medium, the print engine integrated with a graphics user interface (GUI) for creating and editing photo-based projects over a data network, the print engine including a communications link to a compatible print server and printer connected to the data network, a print queue for queuing printing tasks, and an image tiling module. The print engine automatically senses if the pixel size of an image is greater than a pre-defined image size threshold for high resolution printing and if so tiles the image and saves the individual image tiles to memory for later reconstitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Daniel Andrew Laffoon, Daniel Thanh Schultz
  • Patent number: 8891129
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that enables prevention of a print error of different sizes of characters and graphics from those intended by the user, during execution of printing involving magnification, such as aggregation printing. When performing the image formation, a controller unit determines whether or not a processing instruction instructing execution of predetermined processing on the image data has been given. When it is determined that the predetermined processing instruction has been given, the controller unit displays an image to be formed on the recording sheet in the same size as when printed thereon, as a real-size preview image, before executing the image formation on the recording sheet according to image data on which the predetermined processing has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8891108
    Abstract: A print device according to the present disclosure having a print part for a print operation an image of a print data on a medium includes a memory part configured to memorize a unit price of the medium, and an analysis part configured to analyze whether or not a medium cost determined from the unit price of the medium memorized in the memory part exceeds a predetermined cost, and to create preview data of a print result when the medium cost determined from the unit price of the medium exceeds the predetermined cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Tomaru
  • Publication number: 20140337722
    Abstract: An information processing terminal device includes: an acquiring unit acquiring image data; a detecting unit detecting a posture of the information processing terminal device; a generating unit generating display image data based on the image data acquired in the acquiring unit according to the posture of the terminal device detected by the detecting unit; and a displaying unit displaying the display image data generated by the generating unit on a display unit. If the posture of the terminal device is changed, the generating unit generates the display image data according to the changed posture of the terminal device. If the posture of the terminal device is changed during the generation of the image data by the generating unit, the generating unit does not generate the display image data according to the changed posture of the terminal device, until the generation of the display image data is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko ASAI
  • Patent number: 8885181
    Abstract: A computer architecture that integrates desktop productivity applications with various visualization engines and various output engines allowing visualization, modification and formatting of the ultimate output from the application. Methods for accomplishing content visualization, editing and formatting in light of one or more printing option are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Williams, Mark McCuen
  • Patent number: 8867066
    Abstract: A print processing apparatus comprises the image processing unit including a plurality of image processing sections that correspond respectively to the plurality of kinds of image processes; a generation unit configured to generate a preview image based on a result of processing by the image processing unit; a display unit configured to display the preview image generated by the generation unit; a use-situation identification unit configured to identify a use situation of the image processing sections; and a selection unit configured to select a preview method from among a plurality of preview methods for generating the preview image, according to the use situation identified by the use-situation identification unit, the selected preview method using an image processing section that is available in the identified use situation of the image processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Mori
  • Patent number: 8869023
    Abstract: A system for converting a collection of data to a structured, printable and navigable document includes: an analyzer and a layout unit. The analyzer is coupled to receive a data collection source such as a web page associated with a wiki and other user parameters, and generates a representation of content associated with the data collection source. The output of the analyzer is coupled to an input of the layout unit to provide the representation of content. The layout unit is also coupled to receive a style sheet or other user preferences. The linearizer of the layout unit retrieves the necessary content using the representation of content. The retrieved content is then formatted by the layout selector of the layout unit to generate a paginated document and metadata. This output can then be printed on any conventional printer or manipulated and interacted with using applications or a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kathrin Berkner, Gregory J. Wolff, Michael D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8866844
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a process display unit displays on the display a plurality of candidate image processes to be performed on the image data. The plurality of candidate image processes includes a sepia image process. A process receiving unit receives an instruction indicating the sepia image process selected from among the plurality of candidate image processes. A process storing unit stores the selected sepia image process. An image display unit displays a display image corresponding to the image data on the display. An image designating unit designates a display image. The image display unit displays a processed display image that represents a result of the selected sepia image process performed on the image data corresponding to the designated display image before performing the selected sepia image process on the image data corresponding to the designated display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiko Watari, Tatsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20140310593
    Abstract: A document creation interface, including an input section and a document preview section, is provided and displayed to user in order to assist in document preparation and creation. The input section of the interface can contain a structure chart template having input blocks into which a user may provide input. The input blocks may be configured to include an expandable quick guide to assist user in entering relevant information into a given input block. A document is then generated from the input received and based on the organization of the structure chart template. The document can then be dynamically displayed in the document preview section of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Lowney, Rick Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8860997
    Abstract: A preview image of image data to be output is generated, in response to a request from an operation device, and can be displayed via the operation device. A first preview image of the image data is generated based on an output setting for outputting the image data. The first preview image is stored in a storage device. The output setting can be changed based on a changing request from the operation device. It is determined, in response to a second preview request from the operation device, after sending the first preview image, whether the first preview image is to be regenerated, based on the changed output setting. The first preview image stored in the storage device can be sent when the first preview image is not to be regenerated, for example, when a second preview image is not to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Iwasa, Hajime Kubota, Hideaki Matsui, Daisuke Okada, Yuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 8862990
    Abstract: According to the present invention, even if information on a page displayed on a browser browsed by a user shifts to another page, the user can select and store a necessary page. An information processing apparatus according to the present invention generates, when displaying information obtained via a network on a display unit, print information of the information displayed on the display unit based on a print instruction from the browser, and further stores the generated print information in a storage unit. When a destination from which the information is obtained is different from a just primarily preceding destination, the display unit displays a list of the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Megumi Saito
  • Patent number: 8850312
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a whole preview image generating unit that generates a whole preview image, the whole preview image being a print preview image of the entirety of each page, a display unit, a whole preview image display control unit that controls displaying the whole preview image, a divided preview image generating unit that generates divided preview images, the divided preview images being made by dividing the print preview image of each page by a dividing number, a divided preview image enlarging unit that enlarges each of the divided preview images at higher magnification than a display magnification of the whole preview image and generates enlarged divided preview images, and a divided preview image display control unit that controls displaying the enlarged divided preview images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Tetsuya Matsusaka
  • Patent number: 8839104
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus with a display displaying a preview image of a document with a plurality of pages having text sections in a text data format and illustration sections in an image data format; an illustration section selector which selects one of the illustration sections on any of the pages in the preview image displayed on the display, according to a user operation; a page selector which specifies one of the pages as a destination page to which the selected illustration section is to be transferred, according to a user operation; a realignment portion which transfers the selected illustration section to the destination page selected by the page selector and realigns texts in a text section of the destination page; and a controller which allows the display to display a preview image of the destination page including the texts realigned by the realignment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Kazuaki Tomono, Kenichi Takahashi, Jun Kunioka
  • Patent number: 8823980
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which configures a printing system includes an application server which has a function of editing and storing document data, and provides the document data in response to a request; the image forming apparatus having a plurality of functions including a printing function; a data generation apparatus which generates, from the document data, print data printable by the image forming apparatus; and a storage apparatus which stores data having undergone processing by the image forming apparatus, the apparatuses being communicable with each other via a network, comprising: recording unit configured to record, as difference data, a setting difference upon setting change of print data; and transmission unit configured to execute processing for the print data, and transmitting a completion notification of the processing together with the difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isamu Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8826126
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a data processing system including a print dialog manager configured to provide a print dialog in response to receipt of a print request for content to be printed in accordance with at least one printing option from a user of an application associated with a device. The print dialog identifies at least one printer and provides the at least one printing option. The data processing system includes a print preview generator configured to generate a print preview providing the content displayed in accordance with the at least one printing option within the print dialog, and a user interface controller configured to receive a selection of the at least one printing option through the displayed content. The print preview generator is configured to change the displayed content of the print preview according to the selection of the at least one printing option received through the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Toscano, Scott Byer, Yevgeniy Gutnik, Tyler Odean, Yuri Dolgov, Sanjeev Radhakrishnan, Paolo Ferraris, Marc Pawliger, Abhijit Kalamkar, Albert Bodenhamer, Akshay Kannan
  • Publication number: 20140245138
    Abstract: A system for converting and printing documents is disclosed herein. An example includes a repository having a plurality of documents and a user-interface to select at least one of the documents from the repository. The system also includes a non-volatile storage medium having instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to provide a prompt via the user interface for each selected document permitting choice between printing the document to a local area network printer, printing the document to a cloud-based printer, or converting the document to a predetermined format The non-volatile storage medium includes additional instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to render the document based on the choice made in response to the prompt. Examples of a method for use in a document management system and a non-volatile storage medium are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shinoj PRABHAKARAN, Rinu Rajan
  • Patent number: 8817275
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a scanner for scanning a document image, and a controller for controlling the image forming device. The controller determines whether or not a loss detection image for determining presence or absence of data loss has been superimposed on a first document image scanned by the scanner, and when it is determined that the loss detection image has been superimposed on the first document image, extracts the loss detection image from the first document image and determines presence or absence of data loss in the extracted loss detection image, and notifies a user of presence or absence of data loss based on a result of the determination of presence or absence of data loss in the extracted loss detection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Fukuoka, Yusaku Tanaka, Shoji Imaizumi, Yoichi Kurumasa
  • Patent number: 8797592
    Abstract: A data processing system includes: an image forming apparatus including a service part configured to receive a first printing attribute and printing data and set the first printing attribute to the printing data, the first printing attribute being commonly used among different types of image forming apparatuses, a control part configured to control printing based on the kind of printing attribute set to the printing data, a data processing apparatus including a receiving part configured to receive a request including the first printing attribute, a second printing attribute, and the printing data, the second printing attribute surpassing a range of the first printing attribute, a setting part configured to set the second printing attribute to the printing data, and a transmitting part configured to transmit the printing data being set with the second printing attribute and the first printing attribute to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Yagiura
  • Patent number: 8797571
    Abstract: A host device and method for a distributed printing setup includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses registered to a database and a user interface (UI) generator to generate a UI screen to generate a workflow relating to the image forming apparatuses. When the distributed printing setup of a file to be printed is requested on the generated UI screen, a workflow generator generates a workflow by combining the image forming apparatuses to distribute the printing job to the registered image forming apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-kook Kong
  • Patent number: 8786635
    Abstract: A medium conveying device, including a body, which includes a first inlet port, a first ejection port, a second inlet port, a second ejection port, and a conveyance path; a display device provided in the body that displays a display image. The medium conveying device may include a control device configured to acquire, via an acquisition device, installation information in which an installation condition of the body is reflected or setting information, which is externally set, regarding the installation condition of the body. The display device may be controlled, in accordance with the installation information or the setting information acquired by the acquisition device, in order to change the direction of the displayed image which is displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8788926
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus is provided for reducing ink consumption when printing electronic documents. An electronic document is processed to identify different elements of the document, such as images, text blocks, and advertisements. Once the element identification is complete, a score is assigned to each one of the elements. The scores are then compared against a threshold T and only elements whose scores exceed the threshold T are printed. By filtering out some of the elements of the electronic document, the method and apparatus conserves ink and other printer consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Kannan, Yuri G. Dolgov, Yevgeniy Gutnik, Tyler Odean, Marc Pawliger, Maxim Alexandrovich Kolosovskiy