Canon‘s patented information processing apparatus reorders original data for printed products in book form. The device displays previews of pages and allows users to allocate data to specific pages. Users can also set binding methods, with the apparatus adjusting the display based on the chosen method. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Information processing apparatus for rearranging data for book printing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Canon Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11930141B2) discloses an information processing apparatus designed to streamline the process of creating printed products in book form. The apparatus comprises circuitry, at least one processor, and memory with instructions executed by the processor. The key feature of the apparatus is its ability to display previews of pages within a printed product, allocate object data to specific pages, and set the binding method for the final product. The apparatus includes units for displaying previews, allocating object data, and setting the binding method, with the arrangement order of object data changing based on the selected binding method, whether it is a first or second binding method.

Furthermore, the patent includes details on the arrangement order of previews, the types of binding methods available (such as side stitch, saddle stitch, left-side binding, and right-side binding), and the control mechanisms for object data based on filename order. The apparatus also involves a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to enable the apparatus's functionality. Additionally, an information processing method is outlined in the patent, detailing the steps involved in displaying previews, allocating object data, and setting the binding method for the printed product. The method also covers the display of a mark indicating the binding position in the preview and the execution of a printing operation based on the book data. The patent aims to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of creating printed products in book form by providing a systematic approach to previewing, allocating, and setting the binding method for the final product.

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