Patents Assigned to Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10237427
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises an image forming apparatus and a remote operation apparatus. The image forming apparatus comprises a detection part for detecting a state change of a hardware operating member in an operation part of the image forming apparatus and a transmitting part for transmitting screen control information in accordance with the state change detected by the detection part to the remote operation apparatus. The remote operation apparatus comprises a display part for displaying a simulated image representing the detection part of the image forming apparatus, a receiving part for receiving the screen control information, and a display control part for changing a first image which is the simulated image displayed on the display part before the state change into a second image which is the simulated image in which the state change is reflected, in response to a receipt of the screen control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Shuji Yoneda, Hidetaka Iwai, Takeshi Maekawa, Junichi Hase
  • Patent number: 10228843
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display for displaying operational information for executing image processing, an operation unit for giving an input instruction in association with a display region appearing on the display, and a controller for controlling the display in accordance with the input instruction on the operation unit. The controller is configured to determine whether an input instruction of a flick operation is given through the operation unit in association with a prescribed display region appearing on the display. If it is determined that the input instruction of the flick operation is given, the controller is configured to enlarge a range of the prescribed display region in which the input instruction is allowed, and to display the enlarged display region on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kurumasa, Kenichi Sawada, Masahiro Imamura, Atsushi Tomita, Tetsuya Tokumoto, Ryosuke Nishimura, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Patent number: 10114326
    Abstract: Image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a paper transport unit, a paper position measuring unit, a deviation compensating unit in preparation to image forming, a control unit for controlling the image formation and the deviation compensation, wherein the control unit includes a function that receives the results measured by the paper position measuring unit and compensates the deviation of the paper in accordance with the measured results, wherein, the control unit shifts the paper toward a predetermined position in the direction across the paper transporting direction and shift the image forming position in the main scanning direction in accordance with the predetermined position of the paper, wherein, the control unit decides the predetermined position so that the image area based on the image forming position being shifted does not go out of the range of the image formable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9994058
    Abstract: The book binding device includes a section for forming a cut in the end side of a conveyed sheet, a control section for controlling the section for forming a cut, and a selection section for selecting each sheet for the presence/absence of a cut to be formed by the section for forming a cut, wherein the control section controls the formation of a cut by the section for forming a cut based on the presence/absence of the formation of a cut selected by the selection section, and then the mixture of sheets in which cuts are formed and sheets in which cuts are not formed are bundled and bound to complete a booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hata
  • Patent number: 9900450
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processing portion, a storage portion, and a touch pad. The processing portion is adapted to accept input of a value for a prescribed processing condition for an image forming job. The storage portion is adapted to store the value accepted by the processing portion. The touch pad is adapted to accept a touch operation. The processing portion updates the value stored in the storage portion based on a manner of change in touch position resulting from a second touch operation on the touch pad while a first touch operation in a prescribed region of the touch pad continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Jiro Goto, Takashi Oikawa
  • Patent number: 9785103
    Abstract: An image forming system including plural image forming apparatuses, being tandemly-arranged, and forming an image while assigning an area of a recording sheet, wherein each individual image forming apparatus including a display section which is configured to display various information and a control section which is configured to detect connecting positions of each individual image forming apparatus in the image forming system, and to control each individual display section to display a typical information based on detected results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Masayuki Yasukaga
  • Patent number: 9762760
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a display that displays a first screen including one or more than one first key for setting a mode to execute a function of the apparatus, and then, if one of the first keys is pressed, displays a second screen including one or more than one second key, which is a lower-class screen under the pressed first key; and a customizing portion that hides at least one of the first and the second keys on the first screen, according to a user operation, and wherein if a user changes to non-display, the setting of at least one of the first keys on the first screen, while there exists a second key preliminarily prohibited from being hidden, on the second screen that is a lower-class screen under the first key to be hidden according to the changed setting, the customizing portion doesn't hide the first key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tsumoru Matsuura, Eiichi Yoshida, Takatsugu Kuno, Kenichi Komaba, Taketoshi Yamahata
  • Patent number: 9740291
    Abstract: A presentation system includes the following: a reception unit that receives a start instruction to start a presentation, a detection unit that starts detecting a gesture of a presenter in response to the start instruction, and a control unit that controls an operation for distributing presentation material, based on a detail of detection of the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morikawa, Kaitaku Ozawa, Takeshi Minami, Daisuke Sakiyama, Kazuya Anezaki
  • Patent number: 9710200
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with the following functional portions: a printable/unprintable determination portion that determines whether or not a print job can be executed based on any of a plurality of conditions specified by a user; and a first printing process portion that executes, if it has been determined that the print job can be executed based on any of the plurality of conditions, the print job based on any of executable conditions among the plurality of conditions, the executable conditions being conditions based on which the print job can be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kouichi Tomita
  • Patent number: 9705860
    Abstract: A device administration apparatus includes an apparatus information obtainer that obtains via a network, apparatus information stored in a device, a judger that judges whether or not the device is an administration object based on the obtained apparatus information, and an administrator that administers use of the device, if the judger judges that the device is an administration object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Takayuki Doui
  • Patent number: 9659018
    Abstract: An MFP (Multifunction Peripheral) is a file name producing apparatus that produces a file name of an image. The MFP selects a candidate character string, which is a file name candidate and in which a head character is a space, from the character strings extracted from the image. The MFP deletes the space that is the head character of the candidate character string, or changes all the characters constituting the candidate character string to other characters. The MFP produces the character string, which is corrected by the deletion or the change, as the file name of the image. Therefore, the proper file name can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Takuya Kawano
  • Patent number: 9661173
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises: a receiver which receives facsimile or print data file in a page description language, from an information processing apparatus; a spooler which stores the facsimile or print data file received therefrom, on the spooler itself; a converter which converts the facsimile or print data file stored on the spooler, to an image data format; a job generator which generates a job based on the obtained image data file; a facsimile transmitter; a printer; and a job controller which instructs the facsimile transmitter or the printer to perform facsimile transmission or printing according to the generated job, respectively. And the converter selects the facsimile or print data file among those stored on the spooler, based on the state of the printer and the state of the facsimile transmitter, before converting the facsimile or print data file to an image data format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Shin Ohba, Eiichi Narimatsu, Tomohide Tatara
  • Patent number: 9639514
    Abstract: Provided is an information browsing apparatus provided with a display section on which display surface a touch panel to detect contact of an object is disposed. The information browsing apparatus is capable of displaying a document in a first display form where the entire display section is configured with a single region, and in a second display form where the display section is divided into a plurality of regions and provided with a data processing section. In case handwriting information is inputted straddling two or more than two regions in the second display form, the data processing section judges to which region the handwritten information belongs, thereafter when the display from is changed to the first display form, the data display section displays all of the handwritten information in the region which is judged that the hand written information belongs to the region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masayuki Inoue, Tetsuhiro Shibata, Keiichiro Hyodo
  • Patent number: 9641713
    Abstract: A power-saving mode deactivation apparatus for performing communication via a communication network with specific processing apparatuses for particular processing is provided. The power-saving mode deactivation apparatus includes a storage portion for storing therein a deactivation method for deactivating a power-saving mode of each of the specific processing apparatuses; a detection portion for detecting that particular processing data for the particular processing is not delivered to, among the specific processing apparatuses, a destination specific processing apparatus of the particular processing data, and a deactivation portion for performing, when the detection portion detects that the particular processing data is not delivered to the destination specific processing apparatus, deactivation processing for deactivating a power-saving mode of the destination specific processing apparatus based on the deactivation method, stored in the storage portion, for the destination specific processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohshima, Keisuke Teramoto, Masami Yamada, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hiroaki Kubo
  • Patent number: 9633194
    Abstract: Disclosed is an authentication system including: an electronic apparatus; and a remote operating device to remotely operate the electronic apparatus, wherein the electronic apparatus comprises a main controller to control the electronic apparatus and a sub-controller to control the electronic apparatus independently from the main controller; and wherein in case that the remote operating device accesses to the electronic apparatus, after the main controller carries out a first user authentication, the sub-controller carries out a second user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Tadashi Suzue
  • Patent number: 9578198
    Abstract: An application cooperation system includes an instruction screen display control portion which causes a browsing portion to display a scan instruction screen, a scan control portion which stores image data output from a document reading portion, an external screen receiving portion which receives an external screen including an external control command from the external server for storage, an internal screen generating portion which generates an internal screen including an internal control command and an image data displaying area, an integrated screen generating portion which generates an integrated screen by combining the internal and external screens for output to the internal server portion, and a location information notification portion which obtains the integrated screen's network address from the internal server portion for output to the external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ryoji Bando
  • Patent number: 9578084
    Abstract: An information processing system comprises a user terminal and an information processing device. A remote operation screen image for remotely operating the information processing device is displayed with the user terminal so that the information processing device is operated by remote control via the user terminal. The information processing device includes: a screen image controlling part for receiving operation information from the user terminal; a contents determining part for determining if contents accessed by a browser are internal contents of the information processing device when the operation information is a process request requiring start up of the browser; and a browser controlling part for starting up a first browser on the information processing device when the internal contents are to be accessed, and sending a browser start up instruction to cause start up of a second browser installed on the user terminal when external contents are to be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sakiyama, Masami Yamada, Atsushi Ohshima, Keisuke Teramoto, Atsushi Tamura, Yukina Hisada
  • Patent number: 9558434
    Abstract: A remote operation system comprises an image forming apparatus and a remote operation apparatus. The image forming apparatus has an operation input part including a touch panel and a hardware key and a transmission part for transmitting synthesizable area information indicating a synthesizable area in a candidate screen (first screen) of the remote operation screen to the remote operation apparatus. The first screen is a screen including a touch panel area and a hardware key area, and the synthesizable area is defined in the synthesizable area information as an area not including a hardware key image. The remote operation apparatus generates a second screen by synthesizing an additional image to be added to the first screen into the synthesizable area of the first screen on the basis of the synthesizable area information and displays the second screen on the display part as the remote operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Hase, Manabu Furukawa, Nobuhiro Mishima, Masaya Hashimoto, Akihiro Torigoshi
  • Patent number: 9552488
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided that receives data for an authentication print job from an external terminal connected thereto via a network, receives a user authentication request from a user, and executes the job when the user authentication is successfully performed. The image forming apparatus comprises: a display unit; and a display control unit displaying information related to an amount of time expected to be required for the execution of the job on the display unit when the user authentication is successfully performed prior to completion of the reception of the data for the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Takao Kurohata
  • Patent number: 9524135
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system where a plurality of image forming apparatuses for printing an image on a sheet based on a job, and outputting the image are connected with one another in a communicable manner, including a communication unit to carry out the communication, and a control unit to manage the job, and control the communication unit, where the control unit divides the job for sequentially processing a plurality of steps into a plurality of divided step jobs, executes a former part of the divided step jobs on an image forming apparatus which can execute the former part of the divided step jobs, and reserves a latter part of the divided step jobs on an image forming apparatus which can execute the latter part of the divided step jobs, and is different from the image forming apparatus, thereby enabling efficient execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Motoki Nakamichi