US 9,813,572 B2
Image processing apparatus that reduces setting operation by user, image forming method, and recording medium
Isao Koda, Osaka (JP)
Assigned to Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., Osaka (JP)
Filed by Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., Osaka (JP)
Filed on May 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/168,086.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-109618 (JP), filed on May 29, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0352944 A1, Dec. 1, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 1/04 (2006.01); H04N 1/32 (2006.01); H04N 1/40 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); H04N 1/10 (2006.01); H04N 1/44 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/00689 (2013.01) [H04N 1/0057 (2013.01); H04N 1/00771 (2013.01); H04N 1/00795 (2013.01); H04N 1/10 (2013.01); H04N 1/4413 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0094 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a document conveying mechanism that is configured to convey a document placed on a document tray to an image reading position one by one;
a conveyed-document reading unit that is configured to obtain image data of the document conveyed to the image reading position by the document conveying mechanism;
a conveyed-document detection unit that is configured to detect existence of a document on the document tray;
a platen having a document loading surface configured to be used for a document placed without conveyance by the document conveying mechanism;
a fixed-document reading unit that is configured to obtain image data of the document placed on the platen;
a fixed-document detection unit that is configured to detect existence of the document on the platen;
a user identification unit that is configured to identify a user who is operating the image processing apparatus;
a fixed-document-image holding unit that associates image data previously obtained by the fixed-document reading unit with information that is configured to identify a user who has obtained the image data, and holds the associated image data;
an instruction accepting unit that is configured to accept a start instruction of a document reading from a user;
a user determination unit that is configured to determine, when the instruction accepting unit accepts the start instruction of the document reading, and the conveyed-document detection unit and the fixed-document detection unit respectively detect a document on the document tray and a document on the platen, whether a user identified by information associated with latest image data held by the fixed-document-image holding unit is identified as a user who is operating the image processing apparatus or not;
a determination unit that is configured to determine whether a document on the platen is a left document or not; and
a processing target selection unit that is configured to
inquire which image data, image data obtained by the conveyed-document reading unit or obtained by the fixed-document reading unit, to set as a processing target when the user determination unit has determined that the users are identical,
determine the image data obtained by the conveyed-document reading unit as the processing target when the user determination unit has determined that the users are not identical and the determination unit has determined that the document on the platen is the left document, and
inquire which image data, image data obtained by the conveyed-document reading unit or obtained by the fixed-document reading unit, to set as the processing target when the user determination unit has determined that the users are not identical, and the determination unit has determined that the document on the platen is not the left document;
a notification destination information holding unit that holds information on notification destination as notification destination information associated with information that is configured to identify the user; and
a notification unit that, when the determination unit has determined that the document on the platen is the left document, is configured to obtain a notification destination of the user identified by information associated with image data from the notification destination information to notify the notification destination of existence of the left document, the image data being determined as an identical document with the left document and is held by the fixed-document-image holding unit.