Patent Number: 6,167,218

Title: Image production equipment operable under voice direction

Abstract: An operator depresses a voice registration key to set a voice registration mode, and registers the copy mode having been set at memory, and inputs the voice input for the copy mode registered through a microphone while depressing a voice input key, and registers the voice for the copy mode, so that a desired copy mode can be called at any time. When an operator inputs voice to call the registered copy mode while depressing the voice input key, the registered voice similar to the input voice is retrieved, and the copy mode corresponding to the voice is called from the memory and set.

Inventors: Kanazawa; Toshiya (Tokyo, JP), Yamada; Kaori (Yokohama, JP), Suzuki; Akio (Tokyo, JP), Nagai; Yuka (Tokyo, JP), Matsuda; Hiroshi (Yokohama, JP), Okuma; Satoshi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101); G03G 015/00 (); G06F 003/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017