A method for automated image quality based diagnosis of a document printing system is disclosed. The method comprises receiving image data to be printed on a document; printing an image on the document based on the image data; scanning the printed image on the document with a sensor; analyzing the scanned printed image with an image quality analysis module to identify one or more defects in the printed image; automatically generating test pattern image data based on the one or more identified defects; and printing and analyzing a test pattern image based on the test pattern image data.
A system for visualizing a print job includes a print job simulator which applies a print job model to print job image data to generate an image which simulates a rendered image of the print job if the print job were to be printed on a specific marking device. The system also includes a display in communication with the print job simulator for displaying the simulation image. The modified image data displayed on the display enables a customer to see a defect in the print job which would appear if the print job were to be rendered on the specific marking device. The print job model may be derived, at least in part, from information derived from the marking device, such as information derived from image data acquired by scanning a test image which has been rendered by the marking device.
Method And System For Automatically Diagnosing Faults In Rendering Devices
A method and system for automatically determining an optimal re-training interval for a fault diagnoser based on online monitoring of the performance of a classifier are disclosed. The classifier generates a soft measure of membership in association with a class based on a training data. The output of the classifier can be utilized to assign a label to new data and then the members associated with each class can be clustered into one or more core members and potential outliers. A statistical measure can be utilized to determine if the distribution of the outliers is sufficiently different than the core members after enough outliers have been accumulated. If the outliers are different with respect to the core members, then the diagnoser can be re-trained; otherwise, the output of the classifier can be fed to the fault diagnoser.
System And Method For Automatic Translation Of Documents Scanned By Multifunctional Printer Machines
A method and system for translating documents with the use of a multifunctional printer machine, including capturing an image of a document; determining regions of the document captured that include original text; performing optical character recognition of the regions of the document captured that include the original text; specifying a source language corresponding to the original text; specifying one or more target languages corresponding to translated text; performing language translation of the original text into translated text; selecting one or more page layout templates having multiple pre-designated areas for receiving the original text and the translated text; and outputting one or more printouts in accordance with the one or more page layout templates selected, including at least an area designating (i) the original text in the source language and (ii) the translated text in the one or more target languages.
Efficient Service Rules Creation Through Subjective Logic And Temporal Pattern Recognition
A method for generating service rules corresponding to business data is disclosed. A plurality of business related data is gathered from various sources. The data is combined using a subjective logic technique. The data is then evaluated for temporal patterns. Finally a set of service rules corresponding to the combined business data are developed.
Meera Sampath - Chennai, Markus P. J. Fromherz - Palo Alto CA, Dusan G. Lysy - Fairport NY, Rajinderjeet Singh Minhas - Churchville NY, Naveen Sharma - Fairport NY, William Joseph Hannaway - Webster NY, Wheeler Ruml - Palo Alto CA,
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated - Palo Alto CA
A printing system includes a plurality of print media processing modules which transfer print media therebetween during printing and a fault management agent associated with each of the modules for acquiring fault-related data from the respective processing module. A fault management system is in communication with the fault management agents and receives fault-related data from the fault management agents. The fault management system processes the fault related data to identify faults in the system, such as when a first of the processing modules is a cause of fault-related data acquired in a second of the processing modules. When a fault is identified, a reconfiguration agent may reconfigure the printing system to mitigate an impact of at least one of the identified faults.
Detecting Image Quality Defects By Measuring Images Printed On Image Bearing Surfaces Of Printing Devices
Systems and methods for implementing use of customer documents in maintaining image quality or image quality consistency of printing devices are provided. The system may include a marking engine constructed to print images on an image bearing surface of the print device; one or more color measuring devices for measured toner images formed on the image bearing surface corresponding to the one or more relevant pages, and an image analyzer configured to generate reference images and to compare measured image data with the reference images. The image analyzer may also be configured to analyze input image data for a document and to identify one or more relevant pages of the document that may provide information regarding the state of the printing system to generated reference image data. Comparisons between the color separations of the reference image data and measured image data images may be realized for determining defects.
Meera Sampath - Chennai, Shu Chang - Pittsford NY, Rajinderjeet Minhas - Penfield NY, Bruce Thayer - Webster NY, Gerald Fletcher - Pittsford NY, Bryan Roof - Fairport NY, David Anderson - Ontario NY, Howard Mizes - Pittsford NY,
Described herein is a printing system having one or more modules for reproducing an image on a substrate; a print media source that supplies the substrate; a finisher that provides finishing capabilities for the substrate; and a controller that uses an unhealthy module with a faulty charger, developer, transferor, cleaner, fuser, etc. to partially process a job.