Patents by Inventor Hideaki Soejima

Hideaki Soejima has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10802771
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: detects a defect that occurs when an image processor performs an image process on process data; produces verification data when the defect is detected during the image process, wherein the verification data is formed in a case that at least one portion of the process data, to be processed by the image processor, is changed and causes a same defect that occurs during the image process on the process data; and externally outputs the verification data instead of the process data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Patent number: 10650291
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10306083
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a first image processing device including a first processor. The first processor executes a process including: detecting a change in a load status at the first image processing device; sending a request for information relating to a load status at the second image processing device to the second image processing device when the change in the load status at the first image processing device is detected; analyzing the information relating to the load status at the second image processing device, and determining whether or not the first image processing device establishes wireless communication with a portable terminal; and adjusting to relatively lower a radio field strength from the first image processing device below the radio field strength from the second image processing device when the first image processing device determines not to establish wireless communication with the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Okamoto, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Daisuke Nakano, Hirokazu Kubota, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20190146720
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: detects a defect that occurs when an image processor performs an image process on process data; produces verification data when the defect is detected during the image process, wherein the verification data is formed in a case that at least one portion of the process data, to be processed by the image processor, is changed and causes a same defect that occurs during the image process on the process data; and externally outputs the verification data instead of the process data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20190114185
    Abstract: A simulation device includes a hardware processer that simulates an apparatus. When an state of the apparatus does not satisfy a allowable condition, the hardware processor determines a group of the plurality of jobs being executed as an error group, and allows a virtual device to carry out a plurality of jobs that are generated when a parameter defined by at least one of the plurality of jobs included in the error group is changed. When a state of the virtual device satisfies the allowable condition, the hardware processor determines a group of the plurality of jobs executed as a change job group. When the apparatus carries out a plurality of new jobs, the hardware processor allows the apparatus to change each of parameters of the plurality of new jobs to a parameter defined by a change job included in the change job group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nakajima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Yasutaka Ito, Hideaki Soejima, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20190109960
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 10171691
    Abstract: A document generation system which generates, from a first document in which a plurality of text groups constituted by a plurality of lines arranged in a first direction is arranged in a second direction different from the first direction, a second document includes: a ranking unit configured to rank each of the plurality of text groups according to an order in which a person reads the first document; and a generating unit configured to generate, as the second document, a document in which each of the plurality of text groups is arranged one by one in the first direction in ascending order ranked by the ranking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Hidetaka Iwai, Yosuke Taniguchi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Toshihiko Otake, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 9955043
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: an accepting portion that accepts a request for a temporary use permission to use a function of the image processing apparatus from a second portable terminal apparatus in place of a first portable terminal apparatus having a proper use permission to use the function, an obtaining portion that obtains application information of an application installed on the second portable terminal apparatus; a determining portion that determines a scope of the temporary use permission with reference to reference data stored on a management apparatus and on the basis of the application information; a judgment portion that judges whether or not the requested process falls within the determined scope when a request for a process requiring the function is received from or transferred to the second portable terminal apparatus; and an executor portion that executes the requested process if it falls within the determined scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Junichi Hase, Yosuke Taniguchi, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 9883071
    Abstract: A processor of an MFP generates a first additional image based on an image in a designated region of a document. Furthermore, the processor of the MFP generates a second additional image showing a difference between the document and a document before revision of the document. Then, the processor of the MFP registers the first additional image and the second additional image on a server in association with a marker image showing the revised edition number of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke Taniguchi, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Hideaki Soejima
  • Patent number: 9876939
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an information obtaining portion that obtains association information indicating an association between a first and second portable terminal apparatus from an association information storage, the first portable terminal apparatus having a proper permission to use a function of the image processing apparatus from the first portable terminal apparatus, the second portable terminal apparatus having a temporary permission to use the function from the second portable terminal apparatus in place of the first portable terminal apparatus; a data storage that stores data caused by a process between the image processing apparatus and the second portable terminal apparatus; an online terminal detector that detects the first portable terminal apparatus as being online; and a data provider that provides the data to the first portable terminal apparatus from the data storage when the online terminal detector detects the first portable terminal apparatus as being online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Junichi Hase, Hidetaka Iwai, Nobuhiro Mishima, Yosuke Taniguchi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9854132
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a subject; an image extraction unit configured to extract an image of a predetermined shape from a captured image being the image of the subject captured and output by the imaging unit; and a registration unit configured to, upon the image extraction unit extracting a first image identifying input data and a second image identifying a storage area, store the input data identified by the first image in the storage area identified by the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Mishima, Junichi Hase, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Hidetaka Iwai, Yosuke Taniguchi, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20170249114
    Abstract: An information terminal includes: a communication unit; and a control unit configured to control the communication unit, wherein the control unit is configured to establish a communication channel with another terminal by using the communication unit, and the communication unit is configured to receive device information containing an address of an image processing device positioned on the periphery of the another terminal, and transmit the device information of the image processing device positioned on the periphery of the another terminal to an image processing device positioned on the periphery of the information terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshihiko OTAKE, Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Hisashi UCHIDA, Hidetaka IWAI, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Hideaki SOEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170230541
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation accepter that accepts an operation of a user, and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor includes a user authenticator configured to authenticate the user who operates the operation accepter, a job executor configured to execute a job having an activation condition in response to satisfaction of the activation condition, a job receiver configured to receive a job, a state detector configured to, in the case where the job receiver receives the job having the activation condition from an information processing apparatus, detect a state of the authenticated user, and an activation condition changer configured to, in response to detection of a predetermined state by the state detector, change the activation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Hidetaka IWAI, Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Toshihiko OTAKE, Hisashi UCHIDA, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Hideaki SOEJIMA
  • Patent number: 9621743
    Abstract: A terminal device performs communication with a MFP (Multifunction Peripheral), and each of cloud servers. Terminal device executes transmitting and receiving process for image data with the MFP and the cloud servers via a cooperation application program. The terminal device switches a working application in the terminal device to another application, during the transmitting and receiving process via the cooperation application program. In this instance, the terminal device suspends the transmitting and receiving process. The terminal device executes transmitting and receiving process via the another application for a part of the image data for which the transmitting and receiving process is not executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakano, Junichi Hase, Hirokazu Kubota, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hidetaka Iwai, Yuji Okamoto, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20170070623
    Abstract: A document generation system which generates, from a first document in which a plurality of text groups constituted by a plurality of lines arranged in a first direction is arranged in a second direction different from the first direction, a second document includes: a ranking unit configured to rank each of the plurality of text groups according to an order in which a person reads the first document; and a generating unit configured to generate, as the second document, a document in which each of the plurality of text groups is arranged one by one in the first direction in ascending order ranked by the ranking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi UCHIDA, Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Hidetaka IWAI, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Toshihiko OTAKE, Hideaki SOEJIMA
  • Patent number: 9544460
    Abstract: A workflow executing device executes the steps of: specifying a workflow; executing processes defined by the specified workflow; specifying an external process to be processed by a first external device from among the processes; specifying a device that stores account information requested by the first external device as a second external device in order to allow the first external device to execute the external process; generating a sub-workflow that defines a login process of logging into the first external device, a request process of allowing the first external device to execute the external process, and an execution result output process of transmitting the execution result to the workflow executing device; and changing the external process in the workflow to a workflow transmitting process of transmitting the sub-workflow to the second external device and an execution result receiving process of receiving the execution result from the second external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Iwai, Junichi Hase, Nobuhiro Mishima, Hirokazu Kubota, Daisuke Nakano, Yuji Okamoto, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20160295074
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an information obtaining portion that obtains association information indicating an association between a first and second portable terminal apparatus from an association information storage, the first portable terminal apparatus having a proper permission to use a function of the image processing apparatus from the first portable terminal apparatus, the second portable terminal apparatus having a temporary permission to use the function from the second portable terminal apparatus in place of the first portable terminal apparatus; a data storage that stores data caused by a process between the image processing apparatus and the second portable terminal apparatus; an online terminal detector that detects the first portable terminal apparatus as being online; and a data provider that provides the data to the first portable terminal apparatus from the data storage when the online terminal detector detects the first portable terminal apparatus as being online.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki SOEJIMA, Junichi HASE, Hidetaka IWAI, Nobuhiro MISHIMA, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20160286084
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: an accepting portion that accepts a request for a temporary use permission to use a function of the image processing apparatus from a second portable terminal apparatus in place of a first portable terminal apparatus having a proper use permission to use the function, an obtaining portion that obtains application information of an application installed on the second portable terminal apparatus; a determining portion that determines a scope of the temporary use permission with reference to reference data stored on a management apparatus and on the basis of the application information; a judgment portion that judges whether or not the requested process falls within the determined scope when a request for a process requiring the function is received from or transferred to the second portable terminal apparatus; and an executor portion that executes the requested process if it falls within the determined scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Junichi HASE, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Nobuhiro MISHIMA, Hidetaka IWAI, Hideaki SOEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20160173731
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a subject; an image extraction unit configured to extract an image of a predetermined shape from a captured image being the image of the subject captured and output by the imaging unit; and a registration unit configured to, upon the image extraction unit extracting a first image identifying input data and a second image identifying a storage area, store the input data identified by the first image in the storage area identified by the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro MISHIMA, Junichi HASE, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Hidetaka IWAI, Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Hideaki SOEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20160119500
    Abstract: A processor of an MFP generates a first additional image based on an image in a designated region of a document. Furthermore, the processor of the MFP generates a second additional image showing a difference between the document and a document before revision of the document. Then, the processor of the MFP registers the first additional image and the second additional image on a server in association with a marker image showing the revised edition number of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Yosuke TANIGUCHI, Junichi HASE, Nobuhiro MISHIMA, Hidetaka IWAI, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Hideaki SOEJIMA