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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/04/2014 > 15 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories.
20140247458 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus configured to utilize a storage area to store an image includes a receiving unit configured to receive print job data for which a predetermined print method is designated. The predetermined print method is configured to enable a stored image to be printed according to a print... Agent:
20140247459 - Printer: A printer may receive a predetermined notification from a print mediation server. The predetermined notification may be a notification to be sent to the printer by the print mediation server when the print mediation server has stored specific print data and specific condition data indicating a specific print condition to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140247460 - Conflict resolution and optimization for job definition format instructions: Systems and methods are provided for addressing conflicts when merging Job Definition Format (JDF) instructions. The system includes a memory that stores rules for prioritizing Job Definition Format (JDF) instructions. The system also includes a controller able to receive a print job and to identify multiple sets of JDF instructions... Agent:
20140247466 - External device interface abstraction: Implementations of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and computer-readable storage mediums for executing a user interface on a computing device, generating one or more event handlers executed on the computing device, each event handler corresponding to a local device service file, receiving first data at a first event handler... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited
20140247467 - Image forming apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus which communicates with a first terminal device includes a first display unit which displays display data, a storage unit which stores first ability information relating to a display ability of the first display unit, an operation panel management unit which is provided... Agent:
20140247462 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus includes a resource management part that manages, as a plurality of resources, image data to be used by a plurality of processes concerning a module in the image forming apparatus or a storage area that stores the image data, and one or more units of hardware;... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140247463 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a first display unit that displays a video input on an operation and display unit, a second display unit that displays an input image that is superimposed on the video input displayed on the operation and display unit, and a captured image recording unit that... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140247465 - Multifunction peripheral, multifunction peripheral control system, and multifunction peripheral control method: A multifunction peripheral of the present invention includes: a display section that displays an information display screen; a storage section that stores information display screen setting data including default conditions for preparing the information display screen; and an information display screen preparation section that prepares the information display screen on... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140247468 - Printing data delivery apparatus, printing data delivery system, and printing apparatus: A printing data delivery apparatus includes: a printing-data receiving section configured to receive printing data; a data storing section configured to extract print setting information from the received printing data and store the print setting information; a printing-request receiving section configured to receive a printing job request from a printing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140247464 - Printing device, control method of a printing device, and control device: Additional information can be appropriately added to an area in a template. The web application execution unit of a printer displays a print layout on a control device in a format enabling adding additional information to areas formed in the printing area of a print medium based on a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20140247461 - System and method for highlighting barriers to reducing paper usage: A computer-implemented method for identifying constraints to reducing consumable usage includes acquiring print job information for a set of print jobs submitted for printing by a set of users. A print job representation is computed for each of the print jobs based on features extracted from the print job information.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140247457 - System and method of creating a one-way see-through shelf set presentation of products: A system and method of creating a one-way see-through shelf set presentation of products is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving product identification numbers that correspond to a plurality of products and retrieving price and image data for each of the plurality of products from a... Agent: E&j Gallo Winery
20140247469 - Standardized multi-intent color control architecture: A color management system includes an input device, an input processor, and a plurality of print engines. The input processor is configured to transform, using an input transformation stored on the input device, the digital image in an input source color space to a digital image in a standardized multi-color... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140247470 - Camera-based document imaging: A process and system to transform a digital photograph of a text document into a scan-quality image is disclosed. By extracting the document text from the image, and analyzing visual clues from the text, a grid is constructed over the image representing the distortions in the image. Transforming the image... Agent: Compulink Managment Center, Inc.
20140247471 - Method, network device, and systems for requesting, scanning, and receiving a document as an image file via a cloud: A network device including a controller, a transmitter and a receiver. The controller is configured to generate a first request that initiates, via a cloud, scanning of a document via a scanner. The cloud includes a service device, and a document device that is separate from the document device. The... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.08/28/2014 > 83 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.
20140240734 - Image forming apparatus and method of image forming: An image forming apparatus includes an input unit to receive printing data, a controller to determine a duplex printing mode to be applied to the printing data from among a plurality of duplex printing modes and an engine waiting time according to a feature of the input printing data and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20140240733 - System and method for determining top of form: A system and method for determining top of form while printing on continuous feed media. In one embodiment, a computer-readable storage device is encoded with instructions that when executed cause a processor to: 1) cause a selected printer to produce a print on continuous feed media; 2) determine, based on... Agent: System Development Inc.
20140240739 - Apparatus, system and method for providing print manager service: Tools (e.g., systems, apparatuses, application software, etc.) are provided for managing print services provided to terminal apparatuses. More specifically, each of the terminal apparatuses has deployed thereon a print manager service client agent that communicates with a print manager service providing apparatus over a network, in an automated manner and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140240744 - Communication apparatus: A network connecting section is configured to operate by using operational power and connected to the telephone network to perform transmission and reception of signals with the telephone network. A main power supply is configured to supply a supply target including the network connecting section with the operational power. A... Agent:
20140240743 - Image forming apparatus capable of executing authentication processing, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus that is capable of executing authentication processing improved in security of a command including authentication information, which is received over a network from an external apparatus. A CPU receives a command including authentication information via a network. The CPU determines whether or not authentication information included... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240742 - Information processing apparatus and control method for information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of processing units configured to perform different types of processing, a power supply unit configured to supply power to any of the processing units, a job storage unit configured to store a first job, a second job, which is received after the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240737 - Methods and systems for designing cells in a production environment: A method of designing a cell in a print production environment may include identifying one or more print jobs, grouping the one or more print jobs into one or more job groups, identifying a job group to assign to a cell, identifying a print job, determining a process, determining a... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140240738 - Page level recovery graphical user interface: A print server includes a graphical user interface (GUI) having a dialog screen to enable the user to specify a page range of a current copy and a number of additional copies of a print job to be re-printed upon occurrence of an unrecoverable error during printing of the print... Agent:
20140240741 - Post-processing device and post-processing method: When there is no post-processing performed in a post-processing device, a print job of original PDL data of a general-purpose data structure is output from a computer to a PDL control unit of an image forming device. While, when there is post-processing performed in the post-processing device, a print job... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation
20140240736 - Systems and methods for implementing user-interactive delayed printing in image forming devices: A system and method are provided for implementing more efficient printing in image forming devices by providing a user-interactive scheme for delaying printing of individual user-requested print operations when an individual image forming device to which a specific user-requested printing operation is directed is determined to be in a power... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140240735 - Systems and methods for using a printer driver to create and apply barcodes: Methods and systems for using a printer driver to create and manage barcodes are provided. The printer driver can apply barcodes to printed copies of documents without modifying the documents in their original form. The printer driver can perform methods that include receiving print data descriptive of a document to... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140240740 - Systems and methods of displaying a printer driver user interface: An embodiment is a method of presenting options for printing a document. A computing system receives data descriptive of a document to be printed. The computing system identifies one or more preview thumbnail profiles indicative of graphical parameters for rendering a portion of the document to be printed into preview... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140240745 - Error handling for print workflows: Methods and systems resume workflow processing of a print job at intermediate steps of a print workflow. In one embodiment, a control system initiates processing of a print job based on steps in a print workflow, where the steps identify print shop activities to perform for the print job. The... Agent:
20140240752 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a motor unit configured to give a rotary drive force to rotary members for conveying a recording medium; a switch circuit provided in a power supply line connecting a power source and the motor unit to supply electric power, connecting the motor unit to the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
20140240749 - Image forming apparatus capable of changing internal environment settings, and method of changing internal environment settings of image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an internal environment setting, a setting changing unit, an operation invalidation unit, and a change prohibition unit. The setting changing unit changes an item of the internal environment setting in response to an operation input performed on an operation input unit or in response to... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240747 - Image forming apparatus that performs user authentication by wireless communication, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus capable of returning from the power saving state and performing user authentication by one action of holding an authentication card over a card reader even when the apparatus is in the power saving state. The apparatus performs short-distance wireless communication with an external device. A controller... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240746 - Image processing apparatus and image processing system: A receiver is configured to receive input of authentication information of a user. A communicator is configured to perform communication with a server that performs user authentication. An image processor has at least one image processing function. A memory stores authentication information of the user and stores instructions. A processor... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240750 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus, in which a first port, through which a communication is permitted, and a second port, through which a communication is permitted when a specific condition is satisfied, are set, includes a reception unit, a determination unit, and a control unit. The reception unit receives data transmitted... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240751 - Printing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium: When transmitting print data to a printing apparatus by using a specific communication method, such as Wi-Fi Direct, and causing the printing apparatus to print the print data, if the print data is print data of a specific type, the printing apparatus performs error termination without performing printing.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240748 - Printing system, control method for printing system, and storage medium: A print service server of a printing system manages information included in the print job to be transmitted and that is specific information required for specifying a user ID, and a user ID that has been registered with the print service server, an image processing apparatus transmits, to a counting... Agent:
20140240776 - Communication apparatus: A first communication apparatus may comprise a first type of interface configured to function as an IC tag, a second type of interface, and a controller. The controller may cause the first type of interface to execute a sending operation. The sending operation may be executed by using a first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240768 - Communication apparatus, control method of communication apparatus, and storage medium: When a service of interest is specified, a communication apparatus searches other communication apparatuses capable of providing the specified service and establishes a wireless communication with the specified communication apparatus.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240769 - Communication apparatus, method for controlling communication apparatus, and storage medium: A communication apparatus capable of executing a wireless communication includes an identification unit, a display unit, a notification unit, and a connection unit. The identification unit identifies a communication partner of the wireless communication. The display unit displays, if an external apparatus which is the communication partner of the wireless... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240780 - Communication system, information processing system, image forming apparatus and portable information terminal device: An image forming apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit that receives data from a mobile phone, and a reader-writer that transmits an address of the first wireless communication unit to the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a contact/non-contact IC card that receives the address, and a second wireless... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240781 - Communication system, information processing system, image forming apparatus and portable information terminal device: An image forming apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit that receives data from a mobile phone, and a reader-writer that transmits an address of the first wireless communication unit to the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a contact/non-contact IC card that receives the address, and a second wireless... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240762 - Communication terminal device, communication control method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing communication control program: There is provided a communication terminal device including a memory, a display, a selection operation accepting section, first and second wireless communication sections configured to perform data communication with a printer via first and second wireless communication, and a controller. In a case that the to-be printed file is a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240770 - Communication terminal, communication management system, communication method, and recording medium storing communication control program: Example embodiments of the present invention include a communication terminal, a communication method, and a communication control program stored on a non-transitory recording medium, each of which is capable of communicating with a counterpart terminal via a network. The communication terminal transmits identification information that identifies an image forming apparatus... Agent:
20140240763 - Function execution device: A function execution may device determine whether the function execution device can communicate with an external device using a short-range communication protocol when a first screen is displayed on a display screen. When the function execution device determines that the function execution device can communicate with the external device using... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240758 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image forming apparatus includes a communication unit that communicates with multiple external image forming apparatuses each storing print data that is held until after printing is executed and identification information about a user, which is associated with the print data; a memory that stores print data and identification information... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140240771 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium: In an image forming apparatus, an association portion is configured to associate, with each photographic image, the number of person images included in the photographic image as a number of prints when a plurality of photographic images are read. A determination portion is configured to determine whether, among the plurality... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240761 - Image processing apparatus and control method: A communicator is configured to perform communication with a server. An image processor is configured to perform image processing. When executed by a processor, the instructions stored in a memory cause the processor to perform: a login process of establishing a login state that allows execution of a specific job... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240764 - Image recording system, image recording apparatus, and computer readable medium: When first wireless communication is established, a mobile terminal sends image data specific information for specifying a set of image data to an image recording apparatus by the first wireless communication. When a set of image data associated with the image data specific information corresponding to the image data specific... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240777 - Image recording system, image recording apparatus, non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable by image recording apparatus, mobile terminal, non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable by mobile terminal, and method of: An image recording system includes: a mobile terminal and an image recording apparatus. The mobile terminal and the image recording apparatus transfer communication setting information about the mobile terminal or the image recording apparatus over a first wireless communication. The mobile terminal transmits image data to the image recording apparatus... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240778 - Image recording system, image recording method, mobile terminal, non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable by mobile terminal, and image recording apparatus: An image recording system includes a mobile terminal and an image recording apparatus. The mobile terminal successively stores signals representative of its position at least from establishment of first wireless communication between the mobile terminal and the image recording apparatus. When information produced based on the signals coincides with at... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240779 - Immunizing cartridge chip: An aftermarket electronic circuit has a first discrete bi-directional communication module and a second discrete bi-directional communication module, the first discrete bi-directional communication module adapted to communicate with an imaging machine having a processor associated with a block of memory dedicated for an imaging unit blocking list having at least... Agent:
20140240765 - Job performing control system, job performing system and job performing control method: A job performing control system that includes at least an apparatus and controls a job performing apparatus that performs a job, includes a job storing unit that stores a job input in the job performing control system with attribute data of the job, the attribute data being set based on... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140240753 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for implementing cloud connected printers and an adaptive printer-based application framework: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided to facilitate connections between devices, such as a printer and a cloud-based server, and to implement an adaptive application framework. In the context of an apparatus, a printer is provided comprising communications circuitry configured to facilitate communications with a network; and processing... Agent: Zih Corp
20140240760 - Network scanner for global document creation, transmission and management: A network scanner, communication protocols, and client and server programs and are provided which provide an improved way to transmit legally binding documents, obviating the need for outmoded, legacy fax transmissions. Using the network scanner, a document may be scanned and transferred directly into any shared folder inbox residing on... Agent:
20140240759 - Print control apparatus, printing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A print control apparatus includes a determination unit and a controller. The determination unit determines, from among plural virtual print controllers each of which controls printing at a printing apparatus associated with the virtual print controller, whether or not any of the virtual print controllers has started operating in the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140240755 - Printer event subscription: A printing device is registered at a cloud server and a secure connection is established with the printing device. A subscription packet is sent to the printing device. The subscription packet specifics at least one event to be reported by the printing device. A notification that indicates an occurrence of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140240767 - Printing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium: A user preregisters to a printing apparatus IPP print settings used when printing print data received through IPP. Upon reception of the print data through IPP, the printing apparatus prints the print data based on the preregistered IPP print settings. The printing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to perform... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240766 - Printing apparatus, method of controlling printing apparatus, and storage medium: A printing apparatus capable of performing wireless communication with an information processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a connection screen for enabling, on the screen, specification of print settings of print data received from the information processing apparatus using the wireless communication, and reception of an instruction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240782 - Printing devices and terminal devices that switch communication modes: A communication system includes a printing device, a terminal device, and another device. The printing device includes a communication interface that enables communication through at least two modes; an operating portion that accepts a mode-switch instruction; a printing portion that prints an image based on print data, and a processor.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240757 - Retrieval of electronic document using hardcopy document: A method for managing a first version and a second version of an electronic document (ED), including: obtaining a request to print the first version of the ED; generating, in response to the request, a print job based on the first version of the ED and identifying a storage location... Agent:
20140240756 - Sending printjobs using trigger distances: In one example, a printer address for a network-connected printer, a printer location, and an identifier for a mobile computing device are received. Responsive to receiving a message that is sent to the printer address and that includes a print job, the print job is stored. The identifier is sent... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140240754 - Smart drag and drop user interfaces for print workflow system: Systems and methods are provided for generating workflows for printing systems. The system includes a memory that stores requirements for sequencing each of multiple activities available at a print shop into workflows. The system also includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI) able to graphically present a workflow. The workflow includes... Agent:
20140240772 - Terminal apparatus and function executing apparatus: A terminal apparatus may receive first information relating to a first function executing apparatus from the first function executing apparatus. The first function executing apparatus may be configured to execute a print function. The terminal apparatus may cause a display mechanism of the terminal apparatus to display a first image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240773 - Terminal apparatus and function executing apparatus: A terminal apparatus may receive first information relating to a first function executing apparatus from the first function executing apparatus. The first function executing apparatus may be configured to execute a scan function. The terminal apparatus may cause a display mechanism of the terminal apparatus to display a first image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240774 - Terminal apparatus and function executing apparatus: A terminal apparatus may receive first information relating to a first function executing apparatus from the first function executing apparatus. The first function executing apparatus may be configured to execute a print function. The terminal apparatus may select, by using the first information, a particular communication scheme from among M1... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240775 - Terminal apparatus and function executing apparatus: A terminal apparatus may receive first information relating to a first function executing apparatus from the first function executing apparatus. The first function executing apparatus may be configured to execute a scan function. The terminal apparatus may select, by using the first information, a particular communication scheme from among M1... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240783 - Bitmap rotation mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes allocating a decompressor for each scanline of an input image represented as compressed bitmap data, allocating tiles to store bitmap data representing a rotation of the image and generating a rotated output image represented as compressed bitmap data.... Agent:
20140240784 - Information processing device capable of outputting print data to print device, and control method thereof: In case of searching and outputting output information stored in a memory, it enables a user of the host computer to select the device of storing the output information, whereby the load in searching and outputting the information is reduced. To do so, when the host computer causes the printer... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240785 - Image forming apparatus and method for improved utilization of video memory: An image forming apparatus converts image data into a video signal, updates a value of a counter without loading the image data onto a video memory, if a print request is a single-sided print request and the image data corresponding to a page information included in the print request is... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240786 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus and an image forming method according to the present disclosure read a document as image data; store the image data; determine a range of a map on the image data and recognize character information and graphic information from the range of the map; estimate an area... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240722 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an image receiving unit, an aggregate printing process unit, a size receiving unit, a size judgment unit, and an aggregate sheet number determination unit. In the case where the size judgment unit judges that an aggregate printing process is executable in... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240723 - Image forming apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium for forming images on recording media such as paper having different sizes: An image forming apparatus is provided with a storage unit for storing setting information including at least a size of a substitute recording medium, and a processing unit for executing a print instruction by automatically changing a size of a recording medium to be used to the size of the... Agent:
20140240724 - Image forming apparatus: In accordance with one embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises an image forming section configured to form a toner image on a printing recording medium, a fixing section configured to heat the printing recording medium printed with the toner image at a fixing temperature, a temperature control section configured to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140240725 - Pharmacy network computer system and printer: The invention provides a network computer system and novel pharmacy printers and their methods of use wherein the local CS includes a pharmacy printer for printing pharmacy orders including prescriptions, and the pharmacy printer includes a pharmacy printer database storing drug information and association of a drug identifier with information... Agent: Inventiv Health, Inc.
20140240732 - Apparatus and method for converting a vector-based representation of a desired device pattern for a lithography apparatus, apparatus and method for providing data to a programmable patterning device, a lithography apparatus and a device manufacturing meth: A method for converting a vector-based representation of a desired device pattern for an exposure apparatus, a lithography or exposure apparatus, an apparatus and method to provide data to a programmable patterning device, and a device manufacturing method. In an embodiment, the method for converting outputs a rasterized representation of... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20140240728 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus performs image formation of a target image with the use of a first color gamut as a standard color gamut for image formation. The image forming apparatus includes a storage section, a color conversion section, and an image forming section. The storage section stores a color... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240726 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: In the image processing apparatus, a display control unit displays property control units that specify correction strength independently for chroma, brightness and hue angle in selectable ranges in accordance with the user operation. Allowed correction ranges for chroma, brightness and hue angle based on a color difference formula are set... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240727 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: In the case where charging by grade in accordance with a plurality of image attributes is performed, it is not possible for a user to identify the image attribute with which printing is performed from the appearance of printed matter that is output. In accordance with a color pixel ratio... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240729 - Method and system to process color print images for digital printing: In a method or system for processing a color print image for digital printing at a predetermined printing apparatus, the print image is deconstructed into color separations according to characteristic color curves of the printing apparatus. The color separations are stored in a data unit as greyscale bitmap images and... Agent:
20140240730 - Presentation-based qualty determination: A solution for evaluating a printing configuration for an electronic document in which one or more presentation attributes of a physical reproduction (e.g., a printed copy) of the electronic document are considered. A perceived quality of the physical reproduction of the electronic document can be determined using a set of... Agent: Mimeo.com, Inc.
20140240731 - Systems & methods for providing variable data printing (vdp) using dynamic font downgrading: Apparatus and methods for providing downgraded fonts for VDP printing application are described. A server system may be configured to generate and/or select a set of downgraded rasterized fonts for delivery to a client system in order to provide limited client-side WYSIWIG display functionality using the downgraded fonts. A client... Agent: Printable Technologies, Inc.
20140240788 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: a color converting portion and an edge-outline-to-be-defined specifying portion. The color converting portion is configured to convert a portion near one of edges of a black determination range determined as having a composite black and a portion near the other of the edges thereof, so... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240787 - Mechanism for applying marks after rasterization: A method is disclosed. The method includes performing rasterization of print job data to generate a raster image, reading a job ticket associated with the print job data including marking data that is to be added to the raster image and performing a second rasterization to apply the marking data... Agent:
20140240789 - Overcoat processing mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes analyzing color planes of a compressed sheetside image and generating an overcoat plane based on the color planes.... Agent:
20140240790 - Color differential gloss security printing: Methods and devices identify gloss levels and appearance colors for different printers based on the common printing capabilities of the different printers. Such gloss levels and appearance colors are formed from different combinations of one or more colorant marking materials combined or stacked on a print substrate surface. Further, such... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140240791 - Image reader: An image reader is provided, which includes a first analog front end unit configured to perform A/D conversion for analog signals that are output via a first group of channels of a number resulting from rounding up, to a closest whole number, an average value between a number of at... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240792 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: An image reading apparatus includes placement member, pressing member, and open/close detection portion. Open/close detection portion detects opening and closing of pressing member. Open/close detection portion includes movable portion, guide hole, and sensor. When pressing member is opened, movable portion moves toward one side, thereby protruding to an area between... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240793 - Image processing device determining whether image is blank image: In an image processing device having an image processing unit, a first determination process determines whether each of the plurality of blocks is a single-color block, a non-single-color block, or a non-determinative block. Determination of the non-determinative block is made when neither a single block condition nor a non-single-block condition... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240794 - Photo booth for three-dimensional images: A photo booth is configured with a three-dimensional scanner, a display with a user interface coupled to the photo booth, a network interface configured to couple the photo booth in a communicating relationship with a remote processing resource, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be configured to associate a... Agent: Makerbot Industries, LLC
20140240796 - Abnormal reflected light resistant image reading: An image reading apparatus includes a light emitting diode (LED), a carriage, light receiving elements, a clamp circuit, an A/D convertor, and an image correction unit. The image correction unit is configured to: detect a document area where the reflected light is abnormal by comparing first image data with second... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140240797 - Illuminating device, image reading apparatus including the illuminating device, and image forming apparatus including the image reading apparatus: An LED array (71) and a reflective plate (73) are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member (72) is disposed on the side of the LED array (71). The light-guiding member (72) includes a direct emission unit (77) disposed... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240795 - Light scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same: The object of the present invention is to provide a light scanning apparatus of a simple arrangement which can reduce print misregistration of respective beams in a main scanning direction in an image region even when an inexpensive imaging optical unit which forms a spot image on the image region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240798 - Imaging system: An image data output unit including an output-side processing section for performing a plurality of processing operations on image data, and an imaging unit including an imaging-side processing section for performing a given processing operation on image data outputted from the image data output unit and an imaging operation section... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation
20140240799 - Overhead scanner, image obtaining method, and computer-readable recording medium: An overhead scanner successively obtains a plurality of images by controlling an area sensor, calculates a movement pattern by image difference extraction by using the obtained images, detects a page turning movement on the basis of the movement pattern, and determines that a read operation be started when the page... Agent: Pfu Limited
20140240800 - Image processing device and method of acquiring amount of density deviation of light-emitting-element group: An image forming section includes a bearing member configured to bear an image, and a plurality of light-emitting-element groups each having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged linearly in an arrangement direction. The image forming section forms an image on the bearing member by using the light-emitting-element groups to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140240801 - Image scanning apparatus and multi-function apparatus including the same: An image scanning apparatus includes a document holder and a scanner module movably installed in the document holder, A multi-function apparatus may further include the image scanning apparatus. While the scanner module passes over the lower side of a document guide provided between a first glass and a second glass... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140240802 - Reading apparatus and composite apparatus: A reading apparatus includes a reading unit and a movement-restriction unit that restricts a movement of the reading unit. The reading unit includes a reading portion for reading an image, a holding portion that holds the reading portion. The holding portion has a first surface. The reading unit further includes... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20140240803 - Toner estimation mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes estimating a quantity of toner to be used to print a job at a printer by calculating a buildup of toner at edges of data on each page of the print job.... Agent:
20140240804 - Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method: An image reading apparatus includes a document table, an image reading portion, a cover member, a reading control portion, and a document determination portion. On a color reference surface of the cover member which opposes to a document table, a partial region is provided which has a predetermined density different... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.08/21/2014 > 34 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20140233045 - Connector for printer accessory: A printer accessory including a housing and a connector, the connector having a frame defining an opening in the housing, and including a contact housing and a door slideably disposed within the opening. Biasing elements bias the contact housing and door to extend from the opening, wherein the door is... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140233049 - Test chart used for calibration in image forming apparatus: Multiple measurement images are formed in a test chart. Reflected light from the test patterns is received by light receiving elements of a color sensor for an accumulation time that is determined for the respective test patterns. The lengths of the test patterns in the conveyance direction of the test... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233051 - Document distribution server and program for document distribution server: A document distribution server a data conversion unit configured to convert document data into a common format data that have the same appearance when displayed on a display device and when printed with a printing device, a receiving unit configured to receive a request to display the document data in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140233050 - Information processing apparatus and method therefor: An information processing apparatus that communicates with a peripheral device searches for a generic driver corresponding to compatible identification information of the peripheral device, if a specific driver corresponding to model information of the peripheral device has been found and if a setting is enabled to use a generic driver,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233052 - System and method for document transmission: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for managing a document. An example aspect provides a method of requesting a document to be displayed at a portable electronic device, including: installing at a computer a printer driver for displaying documents at the portable electronic device; creating an association of a... Agent: Blackberry Limited
20140233054 - Multifunction peripheral and storage medium: The storage section of the multifunction peripheral stores location information containing a storage location of software which transmits a control command whose execution is permissible. The execution permission judging section of the multifunction peripheral includes (I) a storage location detecting section which detects a storage location of software which has... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233053 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and storage medium: A printing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store print data including a password upon receipt of the print data, a receiving unit configured to receive a print instruction for the stored print data from a user, an authentication unit capable of performing user authentication, and a printing unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233066 - Automatic selection of web page objects for printing: A method includes receiving a request to print a current web page. A set of records that represent web pages that are similar to the current web page are identified from a print log that includes at least one record, each record including an indication of a web page and... Agent:
20140233061 - Control device and storage medium: There is provided a storage medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer for a terminal device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causing the computer to perform operations including: acquiring input information input by a user, wherein the input information is information relating... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233057 - Control system for forming and outputting image, control apparatus for forming and outputting image, and recording medium storing a control program for forming and outputting image: A control system for forming and outputting an image, in which an image output control apparatus cooperates with another information processing apparatus that instructs an image forming apparatus to form and output an image. The control system includes an intermediate data generator that acquires an image to be output and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140233059 - Data processing apparatus, content displaying method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium encoded with content displaying program: A data processing apparatus includes a position detecting portion capable of detecting a position designated by a user, and a control portion which includes a content displaying portion to display a display area of content and a gesture event determining portion to determine a gesture event. The content displaying portion... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140233056 - Device, software installation method, and storage medium: Provided is an image forming device which is capable of connecting an external storage device. After the external storage device has been connected to the image forming device, the image forming device performs a software installation based on setting data acquired from the external storage device. The image forming device... Agent:
20140233064 - Image forming device, log recording method, and computer-readable recording medium: An image forming device is capable of executing an application. In the image forming device, a determining unit is configured to determine, in response to a request of execution of a communication process from the application, whether the communication process is an encrypted communication based on contents of a call... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140233060 - Information processing terminal, information processing device, information processing system, and recording medium: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with an information processing device with an operational panel on which setting on a job and an order to execute the job are accepted. The information processing terminal includes: a display unit; an operational input unit; a remote controller to remote control the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140233055 - Method, device and computer readable medium for managing print jobs: A method for managing a print job, the method may include intercepting, by a computerized module, a request to print a print job content by a target printer; analyzing, by the computerized module, the print job content to determine an expected printing cost of the print job content by the... Agent:
20140233063 - Printing method and apparatus, print control method, and multimedia apparatus: A printing method and apparatus, a print control method, and a multimedia apparatus are provided. The printing method includes receiving a multimedia file or additional information of the multimedia file from a multimedia apparatus; interpreting the multimedia file or the additional information of the multimedia and obtaining at least one... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233058 - Printing system, control method thereof, and storage medium: Provided is a printing system in which a mobile terminal that instructs the print service device to print without specifying an image forming device that executes printing in response to a selection of document data, and the print service device transmits a command for causing the terminal device to write,... Agent:
20140233065 - Proofing of a product over a network: A system for proofing a product over a network comprising a first computing device (110) that receives a product from a user, an operation module (191) that analyzes the product for print intent parameters, and a second computing device (185) that allows a user to finalize the product through a... Agent:
20140233062 - Touch pad and electronic device having the same: A touch pad with a simple structure to enable an electronic device to be manufactured more slimly and with low manufacturing costs. The touch pad includes a cover having a plurality of function icons a cover frame to support the cover, the cover frame including a plurality of light guide... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20140233067 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image forming apparatus: An image processing device includes: a drawing command transfer unit that transfers a drawing command for generating image data in a third region of a second storage unit to a first region of a first storage unit; a drawing unit that generates band image data in units of a band... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140233047 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and tangible computer-readable recording medium: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image of an identification card; a printing unit; a utilization purpose entry receiving unit configured to receive an entry of a utilization purpose of a document to be printed by the printing unit; and a... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc
20140233046 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus comprises: a decision unit which decides, based on a first resolution and a second resolution, a sampling pixel to be used for resolution conversion in the first image data; a determination unit which determines whether the first image data includes a white line of not larger... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233048 - Method and system for retrieving print media attributes from a print media database server: A method of managing at least one print media database server for print media attributes of print media is disclosed, the method includes hosting print media attributes for a plurality of image forming apparatuses on the at least one print media database server, and wherein the at least one print... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.
20140233068 - Systems and methods of processing scanned data: An efficient method and system to enhance digital acquisition devices for analog data is presented. The enhancements offered by the method and system are available to the user in local as well as in remote deployments yielding efficiency gains for a large variety of business processes. The quality enhancements of... Agent: Kofax, Inc.
20140233069 - Method and system for halftoning using energy minimization: A method is disclosed. The method includes generating a set of points via energy minimization to implement halftone seed pattern.... Agent:
20140233070 - Color conversion coefficient generating apparatus and method, color processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A color conversion coefficient generating apparatus includes a color vision degree coefficient calculating unit and a color conversion coefficient calculating unit. The color vision degree coefficient calculating unit calculates a color vision degree coefficient indicating the degree of color vision deficiency. The color conversion coefficient calculating unit calculates a color... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140233071 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium storing program: A reading unit, which reads images, reads an image of a predetermined pattern that includes a plurality of marks and is printed on a printing medium by executing scanning relative to the printing medium. Image data acquired by this reading is acquired. Reading adjustment values are specified in accordance with... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233072 - Communication system, relay device, and recording medium: A communication system includes a client device that does not include facsimile transmission functions, and a relay device. The relay device is communicably connected to the client device via a private network while also being communicably connected to an external device via a public network, includes facsimile transceiving functions that... Agent:
20140233073 - Relay apparatus and computer-readable medium: A relay apparatus includes a reception section, a facsimile communication section, and a generation section. From terminal apparatuses having no facsimile transmission functions, the reception section receives facsimile transmission instructions along with pieces of identification information of the terminal apparatuses via a private network. The facsimile communication section performs facsimile... Agent:
20140233074 - Communication apparatus: A processor performs acquiring counterpart information corresponding to destination of transmission data; acquiring a re-execution command for controlling a reader to repeatedly perform reading of an original document; acquiring a transmission command for transmitting the transmission data; in response to acquisition of the transmission command, controlling a communicator to transmit... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233076 - Controlling device: A controlling device may determine an output resolution according to one type of file format selected from a plurality of types of file format. The output resolution may be a resolution of image data to be included in a target file of a generation target. The plurality of types of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233075 - Counterfeit deterrence using full width array scans: Systems and methods are described that facilitate counterfeit deterrence in a printer or the like. A final image is scanned from a photoreceptor belt before or after transfer of the image to a print medium or from the print medium itself prior to output, and the scanned image data is... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140233077 - Light irradiation system, image scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An light irradiation system for irradiating light a document face includes a light source; a light guiding member to guide light emitted from the light source; and a reflector to reflect a part of light exiting from the light guiding member to the document face. A direction that emission light... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140233078 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an automatic document feeder for conveying a document to pass through an image reading position for discharging, and a main body portion for irradiating the document with light at the image reading position and receiving reflection light of the irradiated light to read an image... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha08/14/2014 > 25 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20140226170 - Printer: This disclosure discloses a printer comprises a feeder, a printing head, a print object acceptance portion, a printing mode setting acceptance portion, a first and a second image creating portions, a first and a second display devices, an increment mode acceptance portion, an increment quantity acceptance portion, and a printing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140226172 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a carriage, a carriage detector, and a control unit. The carriage detector outputs a detection signal of the carriage when the carriage is at the home position, and outputs a non-detection signal of the carriage when the carriage is located closer to a document size... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140226171 - Methods and systems for transparently extending a multifunction device to a mobile communications device: Methods and systems for transparently extending a multi-function device onto a mobile communications device. The mobile communications device and the multi-function device can be securely connected utilizing a random code displayed on a user interface of the MFD. An extensibility application associated with the MFD can be transparently combined with... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140226177 - Apparatus, system, and method of inspecting image, and recording medium storing image inspection control program: An image inspection apparatus is provided for inspecting an image output on a recording medium by scanning the output image. The image inspection apparatus includes an inspection reference image generator to obtain an output-target image print data, and to generate an inspection reference image using the output-target image print data,... Agent:
20140226174 - Device service discovery: A service discovery request is received from a printing device at a cloud server. The request includes profile information for the printing device. In response to the request, service information is provided to the printing device. The service information includes location information and an encryption scheme for retrieving a list... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140226176 - Image reading device and image reading system: An image reading device includes an information storage unit that stores, in an associated manner, error information on errors occurred due to a previous scan operation and operator information on an operator who produced errors, and an error analyzing unit that determines whether an error occurred due to a scan... Agent: Pfu Limited
20140226173 - Method and system for establishing secure communications between a multifunction device and a mobile communications device: A method and system for establishing secure communication between a MFD (Multi-Function Device) and a mobile communications device. A virtual private network (VPN) connection can be established between the mobile communications device and the MFD via a rendezvous server utilizing a random displayed code on a user interface of the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140226175 - Printing through physical proximity between printer and print client device: Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve utilizing an interactive physical event between a client device and a target printer to unambiguously select the target printer. In one example, upon such an interactive event, a mutual identification method may be implemented between the client device and the... Agent:
20140226182 - Apparatus and method of transmitting document: An apparatus and method of transmitting a document between Multi-Function Products (MFPs) via a network, in which an MFP groups client devices and transmits a document to a plurality of client devices that belong to each group. When a plurality of image forming devices are connected to one another through... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140226183 - Image forming system, image forming method, and image forming apparatus that transfers a setting values set: An image forming apparatus stores a setting values set including core data independent of a model of the image forming apparatus and non-core data not included in the core data; writes the core data on another image forming apparatus without change, and if the model of the image forming apparatus... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140226184 - Image forming system, image forming method, and image forming apparatus that transfers a setting values set: An image forming apparatus stores a setting values set including core data independent of a model of the image forming apparatus and non-core data not included in the core data; writes the core data on another image forming apparatus without change, and if the model of the image forming apparatus... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140226181 - Image processing apparatus, control system for image processing apparatus, and recording medium storing a control program for image processing apparatus: A control system for an image processing apparatus that uses an information processing device. The image processing apparatus includes an authentication processor that authenticates users with reference to user information that associates, for multiple users, information regarding the user with starting screen information used to start operating the image processing... Agent: Ricom Company, Ltd.
20140226180 - Portable copier and printer: A portable printer for storage, printing and copying functions that includes: a housing; a storage compartment within the housing, where the storage compartment stores and distributes a plurality of sheets of paper for use in the portable printer; a window on the housing, where the window receives an object for... Agent:
20140226179 - Print relay server system, method for controlling the same, and program therefor: A print relay server includes an interface (proxy) for relaying a printing service and an image forming apparatus and for communicating with each printing service on a printing service basis and on a user basis, and registers a virtual printer substituting for the image forming apparatus.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140226178 - Using a graphics engine to process print requests: Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve utilizing an graphics engine to complete a print request. Upon receiving a request to print a scheduling management application may direct an application programming interface call to the graphics engine, and the graphics engine may process a print imaging instruction.... Agent: Intel Corporation
20140226185 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an operations unit configured to be directly operated by a user; a main unit configured to operate based on a request from the operations unit; a determination unit configured to determine a device that is to use an external storage device of the operations unit,... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140226168 - Display apparatus and method, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A display apparatus includes a display and a display controller. The display displays an image formed by an image forming apparatus. The display controller controls the display to reduce size of at least part of an image serving as a to-be-formed image formed by the image forming apparatus and to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140226169 - User interface for a label printer: A method including providing a first image on a label printer user interface, wherein said first image is representative of at least one of at least one label to be printed and at least one object to which a label is to be applied; and providing a second image on... Agent: Sanford, L.p.
20140226186 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes a drawing unit that, in accordance with an analysis result of a page description language, generates a first band image that stores a pixel value of a color plane, generates a second band image that stores a translucence value that is used during a translucence... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140226187 - Dither matrix generating method, image processing device, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing program: Disclosed is a dither matrix generating method in which halftone dots are formed by growing corresponding dots. The dither matrix generating method includes a first generating step of generating first threshold values of a dither matrix, so that the dots are grown until a predetermined halftone dot area ratio is... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140226188 - Image recombination structure: An image recombination structure is disclosed. The structure includes a plurality of image information layers and an optical element layer. The image information layers are laminated or overlapped to each other in a projecting direction of a light and are combined into an image. At least two image information of... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20140226189 - Image test apparatus, image test system, and image test method: An image test apparatus includes an image generating unit acquiring an output target image with which an image is formed and output by an image forming apparatus, and generating a test image for testing the read image, an image test unit determining a defect of the read image based on... Agent:
20140226190 - Three-dimensional scanner with spectroscopic energy detector: A laser scanner has a light emitter, a rotary mirror, a light receiver, a first beam splitter to send electromagnetic energy from an electromagnetic energy generator into the environment, a second beam splitter to send reflected electromagnetic energy to a spectroscopic energy detector, and a control and evaluation unit, the... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.
20140226191 - Document reader: A reading unit (3) placed on the inner side of a U-shaped feed path (12) that feeds a document is formed such that the height-axis dimension of said reading unit decreases in a direction extending toward a side having a paper delivery tray (11). Contact glass (20), a light source... Agent: Nisca Corporation
20140226192 - Technique for measuring color of measurement image: A test chart on which measurement images are formed is conveyed in one direction. When the measurement images pass a color sensor, they undergo pre-scanning. A color sensor accumulation time is determined for each measurement image according to the pre-scanning. The test chart is subsequently conveyed in the one direction,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki KaishaPrevious industry: Optics: measuring and testing
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