Patents Assigned to KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
  • Patent number: 11044377
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a remote operation executor, a support information manager, a display controller, a determiner, and an editor. The remote operation executor executes remote operation that receives the operation support from an operator terminal. The support information manager causes a support information storage to store operation procedure data as support information, the operation procedure data indicating a series of operations operated in accordance with the remote operation. The determiner determines whether the operation procedure data that the support information stored in the support information storage indicates is up to date. The editor, when the operation procedure data is not up to date, edits the operation procedure data stored in the support information storage to up to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hara, Ken Saratani, Takushi Dandoko, Daigo Tashiro
  • Patent number: 11044371
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a controller circuit configured to obtain a use time period and a use amount of each of multiple client apparatuses, calculate a use percentage of each of the multiple client apparatuses of each use time period on a basis of the use amount, determine a recommended time period on a basis of the use percentage of each of the multiple client apparatuses, the recommended time period being a time period in which a largest number of client apparatuses are to be maintained, and specify the largest number of client apparatuses to be maintained during the recommended time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoki Oyasato, Tomoyuki Izumi, Masaaki Aiba, Tetsuyuki Chimura, Naoki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11044380
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a control device. The control device functions as: a detector detecting a trouble occurred in an own apparatus; and a controller. The controller performs, with respect to a trouble-displaying image including a two-dimensional code in which a storage location on a network is converted into an image, at least one of three outputs of displaying on the display, printing on a recording sheet, and transmitting to an external apparatus. The storage location is where information indicating a method for dealing with the trouble detected by the detector is stored. Based on a predetermined first degree using at least either difficulty in solving the trouble or seriousness of the trouble as an indicator, the controller changes a display color of the two-dimensional code corresponding to the trouble so as to be different as the first degree becomes higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakaiwa
  • Patent number: 11044372
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a receiving section, and a controller. The image forming section forms a plurality of images on a plurality of sheets. The receiving section receives a print job including a layout format indicating a layout of the images on the sheets. The controller controls the image forming section based on the print job. Each of the images indicates an image expressed by image data of a single page. The print job includes an instruction to form the images on the sheets according to a plurality of mutually different layout formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shara Camille Baliguat, Judy Dayondon
  • Patent number: 11040844
    Abstract: The relay conveyance device includes a relay conveyance path, a plurality of conveyance members, at least one detection member and a control device. The control device executes a correction processing such that, in a state where a first sheet and a second sheet positioned at the upstream side from the first sheet are conveyed along the relay conveyance path, a sheet interval from a detection end of the first sheet by the detection member to a detection start of the second sheet by the detection member is compared with a predetermined target value, when the sheet interval is smaller than the target value, the conveyance speed of the conveyance member is decreased so as to widen the sheet interval, and when the sheet interval is larger than the target value, the conveyance speed of the conveyance member is increased so as to shorten the sheet interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11042282
    Abstract: An information processor includes a display device, a touch panel, a storage device, and a control device. The control device causes the display device to display a portion of a predefined image, a forward key, and a return key, upon receiving slide operation on a display portion via the touch panel, causes the display device to scroll the predefined image until a movement amount of the predefined image reaches a scroll amount and causes the storage device to store the set scroll amount as an additional scroll amount, and upon receiving touch operation performed on the forward key via the touch panel before the movement amount of the predefined image reaches the set scroll amount, adds the additional scroll amount to the set scroll amount to change the set scroll amount and causes the display device to scroll the image until the movement amount of the predefined image reaches the scroll amount having been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takushi Dandoko
  • Patent number: 11044349
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a sub controller; a main controller; and a communication interface, the main controller being configured to detect a trigger to start the sleep mode, then create port-dependent TCP packet patterns and port-dependent UDP packet patterns, the port-dependent TCP packet patterns being packet patterns specifying all in-use TCP ports, the port-dependent UDP packet patterns being packet patterns specifying all in-use UDP ports, determine that a total number of the port-dependent UDP packet patterns and the port-dependent TCP packet patterns exceeds a maximum value, then delete all the port-dependent TCP packet patterns, create port-independent TCP packet patterns for different TCP protocols, respectively, the port-independent TCP packet pattern being one packet pattern specifying no TCP port, and supply the port-dependent UDP packet patterns and the port-independent TCP packet patterns to the sub controller, and start the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aiba
  • Patent number: 11042335
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a biometric information reading section which acquires biometric information of a printing executor; a biometric information sending section which sends the biometric information acquired by the biometric information reading section to an authentication server; a confidential printing section which starts image formation of a confidential document when the printing executor has been authenticated by the authentication server; storage which stores therein the biometric information acquired by the biometric information reading section as comparison biometric information; and an authentication section which performs presence confirmation of the printing executor by acquiring biometric information through the biometric information reading section and comparing the biometric information to the comparison biometric information during the image formation of the confidential document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Kiyose
  • Patent number: 11042339
    Abstract: A client apparatus is configured to establish remote connection with a server apparatus, display, on the display device, information on a basis of a series of operational procedures remotely input in the operation device by the server apparatus, if it is determined that the series of operational procedures input in the operation device is a first series of operational procedures, un-display, on the display device, information on a basis of a series of operational procedures remotely input in the operation device by the server apparatus, subsequently to the first series of operational procedures, if it is determined that the series of operational procedures input in the operation device subsequently to the first series of operational procedures is a second series of operational procedures, start a remote adjustment mode, the remote adjustment mode being a mode for remotely adjusting the client apparatus by the server apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuki Dozen
  • Publication number: 20210181659
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes a fixing device, a temperature sensor, a storage device, and a control device. The control device selects, before start of power supply to a heater of the fixing device, a temperature characteristic of an initial temperature the same as or approximate to a temperature of a nip region detected by the temperature sensor, out of respective temperature characteristics of a plurality of initial temperatures stored in the storage device, calculates a predicted temperature that may be reached a prescribed time after the start of power supply to the heater, on a basis of the selected temperature characteristic, and increases the power to the heater by a predetermined first value, when a temperature, detected by the temperature sensor the prescribed time after the start of power supply to the heater, is lower than the predicted temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami SHIBAHARA
  • Publication number: 20210182007
    Abstract: An authentication system uses authentication tokens to allow access by third party applications to a printing device. A mobile device includes a mobile application that scans a graphical code to obtain identification information for the printing device. The mobile application requests that the third party application generate an authentication token. The mobile application stores the authentication token for the third party application and the identification information at a document processing platform, which is separate from the printing device or application. The printing device provides its identification information to the document processing platform to receive the authentication token. The printing device provides the authentication token to the third party application to establish a connection to process print jobs through the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Arthur ALACAR, Jin LIANG
  • Publication number: 20210178753
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a controller that causes an image recording device, upon detecting an error with a recording sheet according to information acquired by an error information acquisition device, to suspend image recording on the recording sheet with which the error has been detected, and on another recording sheet being transported on an upstream side in a transport direction, of the recording sheet with which the error has been detected, and to perform a predetermined protective ejection including protecting an ink jet head of the image recording device, by ejecting a limited minute amount of ink from the ink jet head, at least onto a recording sheet transported subsequent to the recording sheet the image recording on which has been suspended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 11034169
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading portion, a reduction processing portion, a data processing portion, and a print processing portion. The image reading portion reads image data of a print target sheet. The reduction processing portion reduces external shape data included in the image data based on a predetermined ratio. The data processing portion executes a blank forming process to form a blank area in the print target data by using the external shape data that has been reduced by the reduction processing portion, and executes an obfuscation process to obfuscate a border of the print target area. The print processing portion causes the image forming portion to form an image on the print target sheet based on the print target data that has been subjected to the processes executed by the data processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11036446
    Abstract: A printing system includes a user terminal and a plurality of image forming apparatuses. Each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses includes a status information transmitting part transmitting status information indicating a status of the image forming apparatus. The user terminal includes a power consumption estimating part and a display controlling part. The power consumption estimating part estimates power consumption consumed by print processing in the image forming apparatus on the basis of the state information received from the image forming apparatus with regard to the plurality of image forming apparatuses. The display controlling part controls to display the power consumption estimated by the power consumption estimating part in association with each of the plurality of image forming apparatuses on a displaying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Tomoyuki Kitao, Masayuki Shigetomi, Tetsuo Tomimatsu, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Atsushi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11034154
    Abstract: A waste ink conveying device includes a waste ink tank installed in a tank installed part, and a tank cover opening/closing the tank installed part. The tank cover includes a nozzle, a nozzle operation part and a cover locking part. The nozzle flowing a waste ink is inserted in an inflow port in the waste ink tank. The nozzle operation part switches projecting and retracting of the nozzle to insert and retract the nozzle to the inflow port. The cover locking part switches locking and unlocking of closing of the tank cover. If the cover locking part is in a locking state and the nozzle is in a retracting state, the cover locking part can be switched to an unlocking state. If the cover locking part is in the locking state and the nozzle is in a projecting state, the cover locking part cannot be switched to the unlocking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daijiro Ueno, Masaki Murashima
  • Patent number: 11036570
    Abstract: A device management apparatus includes a storage device configured to store a number of fed sheets in an early failure period, the number of fed sheets in the early failure period being a certain number of fed sheets and being a preset number of fed sheets, which is treated as an early failure where the maintainable component has a failure, and calculates a failure density depending on a number of fed sheets based on a number of fed sheets at a time when a failure occurred in the component, which is received from the multiple image forming apparatuses, and outputs information about replacement of the maintainable component based on the failure density to the number of fed sheets in the early failure period from a number of fed sheets at a time when the parameter exceeds the threshold after an operation, which is received from one image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Minoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11036444
    Abstract: In the image forming apparatus, a storage medium stores print data (check data) of a received print job that has been completed. When a communication circuit receives print data, a controller, by using the check data, decides whether or not a received print job which is going to be executed based on the received print data is a reprint job for redoing printing. Upon deciding as the reprint job, the controller instructs the operation panel to display difference part of print contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11036336
    Abstract: A display input device has a touch screen, which includes a touch panel for accepting a touch operation, and a control portion. The control portion detects contact position on the touch panel with a contact body, contact size on the touch panel with the contact body, and contact pressure on the touch panel with the contact body, judges whether calibration is necessary based on the contact position, contact size, and contact pressure, and performs calibration when it is judged that calibration is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Fumiaki Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 11039027
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a document tray, a set document sensor, a sheet feed rotary member, an image reader, a staple detector, a display panel and a controller. The set document sensor detects a document sheet set on a document tray. A staple detector detects a staple attached to the document sheet bundle. On recognizing set document sheets, based on the output from the staple detector, a controller checks whether or not the set document sheets are stapled. On detecting that they are stapled, the controller makes a display panel indicate that the document sheets are stapled and cannot be conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11039025
    Abstract: The display input device includes an operation display part, a call button correspondingly associated with a default process of displaying a setting screen in the operation display part, and a controller for, when the call button is operated while another screen other than the setting screen is displayed, executing the default process to display the setting screen. The controller decides whether or not a changeover condition has been satisfied during display of the setting screen, and in a case where the call button is operated for a second time during the display of the setting screen, on condition that the changeover condition has been satisfied, the controller executes a process corresponding to a status of use of the operation display part during a period lasting from execution of the default process until the second-time operation of the call button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Miyai, Michiko Tashiro, Shinichi Nakanishi, Emi Tennichi