US Patent No. 9,282,199

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC METHOD, AND IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,282,199
Issue Date March 08, 2016
Title Image Forming Apparatus, Image Diagnostic Method, And Image Diagnostic System
Inventorship Asako Hashizume, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,282,199

1. An image forming apparatus configured to print a predetermined test chart that corresponds to an image defect to be analyzed,
and to transmit the printed test chart to an image diagnostic apparatus as scanned image data, the image forming apparatus
comprising:
an image forming unit that prints the test chart;
a scanning unit that scans the test chart printed by the image forming unit and acquires the image data;
a determination unit that determines a transmission setting for transmitting the image data of a test chart scanned by the
scanning unit according to the type of image defect corresponding to the test chart, the transmission setting including an
item that has an influence on the size of the image data; and

a transmission unit that transmits the image data acquired by scanning the test chart by the scanning unit, the image data
to be transmitted having a data size according to the transmission setting determined by the determination unit.