Patents Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10732606
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires detection information of a physical quantity that changes according to an operation state of a target device, transmits an acquisition request to the target device at predetermined time, to acquire context information relating to an operation status of the target device in response to the acquisition request, specifies a processing period in which the target device is in the middle of processing of the target object based on the predetermined time and the context information, extracts processing period detection information of the specified processing period from the detection information, and determines an occurrence of a defect relating to processing by the target device during the processing period based on the processing period detection information and the context information used for specifying the processing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruomi Higashi
  • Patent number: 10732914
    Abstract: An improved information processing apparatus, method, and a non-transitory recording medium storing instructions for executing an information processing method are provided. The information processing apparatus acquires setting information on a language displayed on a display device by the information processing apparatus, acquires correspondence information stored in a conversion table indicating correspondence between the language and a code page, determines a target character code based on the acquired setting information and the correspondence information, and converts a character code of data to be output to an external device into the identified target character code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Youichi Minegishi
  • Patent number: 10735244
    Abstract: A remote management agent apparatus for a remote management system is provided. The remote management system includes a remote device management apparatus and a management target device managed by the remote device management apparatus remotely. The remote management agent apparatus includes a request data receiver configured to receive request data issued from the remote device management apparatus to the management target device, a device agent apparatus identifying unit configured to identify a device agent apparatus capable of communicating in compliance with a communication mode supported by the management target device, and a request data forwarder configured to forward the request data, received by the request data receiver, to the device agent apparatus identified by the device agent apparatus identifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuichiroh Negishi
  • Patent number: 10735477
    Abstract: A transmission system having a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal includes a first communications connector to connect first data communications between the first transmission terminal specified by first identification information and the second transmission terminal specified by second identification information, an identification information creating part to create fourth identification information of the second transmission terminal when receiving a request for connecting second data communications between the first transmission terminal and the second transmission terminal, and a second communications connector to acquire third identification information in association with the first identification information by referring to registration information registering the third identification information in association with the first identification information of the first transmission terminal, and connect the second data communications between the first transmission terminal specif
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hasegawa, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 10733927
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes an inputting unit configured to input image data that expresses an image to be projected; a converting unit configured to convert pixel values of the image data into first parameters that indicate lightness and second parameters that indicate information concerning color; a determining unit configured to determine whether to invert the first parameters; an inverting unit configured to invert the first parameters to calculate third parameters if the determining unit has determined to invert the first parameters; a generating unit configured to generate inverted data based on the second parameters and the third parameters; and a projecting unit configured to project the image based on the inverted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Nose
  • Patent number: 10735614
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a screen information request receiver, an application identification information specifying unit, a screen information transmitter. The screen information request receiver receives, from a device, a screen information request used to request screen information for providing an application. The screen information includes at least dealer information representing a dealer that sells the device. The application identification information specifying unit specifies application identification information corresponding to the dealer information included in the screen information request based on application correspondence relation information representing a correspondence relation between the dealer information and the application identification information identifying an application available to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Han
  • Patent number: 10735625
    Abstract: An information detecting device detects information from a target. The information detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to perform a first information acquisition operation of acquiring first information from a target criterion, a second information acquisition operation of acquiring second information from the target, and an information conversion operation of converting the second information acquired by the second information acquisition operation, into third information, with the first information acquired by the first information acquisition operation, the third information having a dimension different from respective dimensions of the first information and the second information; and perform control such that an information-acquisition condition in the first information acquisition operation is identical to an information-acquisition condition in the second information acquisition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamoto Nakazawa, Hideki Hashimoto, Daisuke Nikaku
  • Patent number: 10735615
    Abstract: An approach provides sending captured Superbill image data and output data generated based on results of parsing the captured Superbill image data to an external system which manages Superbill data using a cloud system. The cloud system creates parsing rule data for parsing a captured Superbill image in accordance with user operation at a client device. The cloud system receives, via one or more computer networks from an input device, captured Superbill image data. The cloud system parses the received image data based on the created parsing rule and generates output data based on results of parsing. The cloud system sends the generated output data and the received image data to the external system via the one or more computer networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jayasimha Nuggehalli, James Woo
  • Patent number: 10735689
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Taro Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20200239265
    Abstract: A sheet folding system includes a plurality of sheet folding apparatuses configured to receive and perform a folding process on a sheet and circuitry configured to distribute sheets to the plurality of sheet folding apparatuses. Each of the plurality of sheet folding apparatuses includes a folding device configured to fold the sheet, a first conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet downstream in a sheet conveyance direction without passing through the folding device, a second conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet to the folding device, a third conveyance passage configured to convey the sheet from the folding device downstream in the sheet conveyance direction, and a junction between the first conveyance passage and the third conveyance passage. The circuitry controls sheet conveyance to prevent an interference, at the junction, between the sheet conveyed from the first conveyance passage and the sheet conveyed from the third conveyance passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michitaka SUZUKI, Tomohiro FURUHASHI, Tomomichi HOSHINO, Fumiharu YONEYAMA, Makoto HIDAKA, Koki SAKANO, Akira KUNIEDA, Takahiro WATANABE, Takuya MORINAGA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200241294
    Abstract: An optical scanner, a display system, and a mobile object. The optical scanner includes a light source to emit irradiation light, a light deflector to scan the irradiation light emitted from the light source in a first scanning direction and in a second scanning direction intersecting with the first scanning direction, circuitry to turn on the light source for a predetermined length of time, and a photodetector to detect the irradiation light for the predetermined length of time. The predetermined length of time includes a timing at which the light deflector turns a scanning direction in the first scanning direction or the second scanning direction. The display system includes the optical scanner, a divergent part through which the irradiation light scanned by the light deflector is projected and diverges, and an imaging optical system to reflect projection light projected through the divergent part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Ichii
  • Publication number: 20200238725
    Abstract: An application apparatus includes a first roller configured to apply a treatment liquid to a recording medium conveyed; and a second roller disposed in contact with the first roller and forming, with the first roller, a conveyance nip in which the recording medium is nipped. The application apparatus further includes a third roller disposed in contact with the first roller at a position different from the conveyance nip, and a fourth roller disposed in contact with the second roller at a position different from the conveyance nip. The third roller has a rigidity higher than a rigidity of the first roller, and the fourth roller has rigidity higher than a rigidity of the second roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Nozawa
  • Publication number: 20200241450
    Abstract: A belt device includes an endless belt, a plurality of support rollers mounted on rotary shafts to stretch and support the endless belt, and a shaft displacement unit to displace a rotary shaft of one of the plurality of support rollers. The shaft displacement unit includes a belt contact rotator that is rotatable, a belt detector rotatable on the rotary shaft and movable when the belt contact rotator pushes the belt detector, a shaft inclination member not rotatable on the rotary shaft and movable when the belt detector pushes the shaft inclination member. The belt contact rotator contacts an edge of the endless belt and moves in a longitudinal axial direction of the one of the plurality of support rollers when the endless belt moves in the longitudinal axial direction. The shaft inclination member has an inclined face inclined with respect to the endless belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiki HOZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200242242
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including at least one device, and circuitry to perform at least one process using the at least one device, which controls access to each device from each process based on access restriction information for setting an access restriction to each device from each process, acquires diagnostic information from each device, detects an abnormal access to a particular device from a particular process based on the diagnostic information, and modifies the access restriction information to prohibit access to the particular device from the particular process when the abnormal access is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: SATOSHI MORI
  • Publication number: 20200241453
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing member, at least one temperature detector, and a device-side drawer connector. The at least one temperature detector is configured to detect a temperature of the fixing member, the at least one temperature detector including a plurality of lead wires. The device-side drawer connector has a terminal portion configured to fit with a terminal portion of a body-side drawer connector of an image forming apparatus body to connect the plurality of lead wires of the at least one temperature detector to the image forming apparatus body. The device-side drawer connector is configured to branch a signal wire of the plurality of lead wires of the at least one temperature detector into a plurality of systems. A plurality of earth wires of the plurality of lead wires of the at least one temperature detector is short-circuited to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun OKAMOTO, Seiji SAITOH, Yutaka NAITOH, Toshiharu HACHISUKA, Hiroshi SEO, Daisuke INOUE, Masao KATOH, Yutaka ASO, Naohiro FUNADA, Tomoo ASAMI
  • Publication number: 20200241807
    Abstract: An information processing system for providing a service via a service providing server residing on a first network, the service being requested by an information processing apparatus residing on a second network different from the first network based on application information, the information processing system including: first circuitry to obtain state information indicating a state of the service providing server; and second circuitry to transmit the state information of the service providing server to the information processing apparatus in response to reception of a service request to the service providing server from the information processing apparatus, to cause the information processing apparatus to perform a notification operation according to the state information that is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naritake KONDOH
  • Publication number: 20200242434
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a clock signal generating unit that generates a clock signal with a clock frequency, a calculating unit that calculates a frequency at which a first frequency, a second frequency, and a third frequency are synchronized based on the clock frequency, an AC voltage output unit that outputs an AC voltage of the second frequency based on a signal of the first frequency, a DC voltage output unit outputting a DC voltage based on a signal of the third frequency, and an output unit that outputs based on the AC voltage and the DC voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi MANO
  • Publication number: 20200244510
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes circuitry. The circuitry receives data of a whole image, data of a material image, and superimposition position information indicating a position where the material image is to be superimposed on the whole image, the data of the whole image, the data of the material image, and the superimposition position information being transmitted from another communication terminal. The circuitry superimposes the material image on the whole image at the position indicated by the superimposition position information. The circuitry causes a display to display a predetermined-area image, which is an image of a predetermined area of the whole image. When at least a part of the material image being superimposed is not displayed in the predetermined-area image, the circuitry changes the position where the material image is superimposed such that the material image is displayed at a predetermined position in the predetermined-area image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mayu HAKATA, Kenichiro MORITA, Takafumi TAKEDA, Hidekuni ANNAKA, Takeshi HOMMA, Yohhei OHMURA
  • Publication number: 20200244643
    Abstract: An information processing system, an authentication platform, and an authorization information verification method. The information processing system stores, for each service, association information indicating association between service identification information for identifying the service and the one or more usage functions provided as the service and in verifying the authorization information designating service identification information and one or more usage functions, verify validity of the association between the designated service identification information and the one or more usage functions based on the stored association information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: KAZUNORI SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200244135
    Abstract: A fire-spread prevention member is interposed between an electrical component and a combustible member. The fire-spread prevention member includes a bent portion that is disposed outside an outer edge of the electrical component and bent to a side on which the electrical component is disposed. The fire-spread prevention member is made of non-combustible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shogo Sakamoto