Patents by Inventor Katsuhiko Akita

Katsuhiko Akita 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: 10708459
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Yuki Asai, Katsuhiko Akita, Shinya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10657256
    Abstract: One information processing apparatus among a plurality of information processing apparatuses performs virus detection processing for detecting a computer virus. When a computer virus has been detected from the one information processing apparatus by the virus detection processing, the one information processing apparatus transmits an execution request to perform the virus detection processing to another information processing apparatus different from the one information processing apparatus among the plurality of information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Yuji Okamoto, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Masami Yamada, Atsushi Tamura, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshikazu Ikenoue
  • Publication number: 20200153983
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a voice collecting device that collects a voice, and an information processing apparatus capable of generating a job, wherein either of the voice collecting device and the information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that specifies a user who has uttered, and the hardware processor of the information processing apparatus generates, as the job, based on information obtained from a voice in which a first user and a second user are individually specified by the hardware processor, a request job that the first user has requested the second user to execute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Tomoaki NAKAJIMA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Toshikazu KAWAGUCHI, Takashi OTSUKA, Daisuke NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10545703
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a printing apparatus; a portable terminal device; and a server, which are connectable to each other, the printing apparatus including a profile creation unit, and a transmission unit, the portable terminal device including a display unit, a transfer request unit, a transfer unit, and a print instruction unit, the server including a saving unit, a reception unit, and a transmission unit, the printing apparatus further including a reception unit, and a print performing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Maekawa, Katsuhiko Akita, Kenro Hama, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Kazusei Takahashi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190394341
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that may communicate with a server, which may include: a storage that stores a virus pattern file; and a hardware processor that discriminates, when a transition is made from a state in which power supply to the hardware processor is interrupted to a state in which the power supply to the hardware processor is made, whether the virus pattern file in the storage is a latest version, in communication with the server, includes an updater that updates, when discriminating that the virus pattern file is not the latest version, the virus pattern file to a virus pattern file from the server, discriminates whether a job accepted is a first type of job using data from outside the image forming apparatus or a second type of job using data generated inside the image forming apparatus, and executes the first type after the update by the updater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei TAKAHASHI, Yuki ASAI, Katsuhiko AKITA, Shinya HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190377875
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a memory storing a file, and a circuitry configured to execute virus scan on the file stored in the memory. The memory stores information on priority levels set for one or more functions of the image processing device. The circuitry is configured to determine a timing to execute the virus scan in accordance with the priority levels upon receipt of a request for execution of the virus scan and the one or more functions in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya HASHIMOTO, Katsuhiko AKITA
  • Patent number: 10484571
    Abstract: A multifunction device integrally includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first system, and the second system has a second system. The second device requests, in response to a predetermined command entered, a first snapshot of the first device from the first device. The first device generates the first snapshot in response to a request from the second device, and sends the first snapshot to the second device. The second device generates a second snapshot of the second device in response to the predetermined command entered, and saves, to a save destination, the first snapshot sent and the second snapshot. The first device starts the first system by using the first snapshot saved in the save destination. The second device starts the second system by using the second snapshot saved in the save destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Katsuhiko Akita, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Yasutaka Ito, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10313827
    Abstract: A server for providing a plurality of objects made correspond to a marker is provided. The objects have content differing from each other. The server includes a transmitter configured to preferentially send, in response to a request for the objects based on the marker, an object which has not yet been sent to any of ā€œNā€ (N?2) terminals of the objects to a requesting terminal of the ā€œNā€ terminals, the requesting terminal having made the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Hiroaki Kubo, Kaitaku Ozawa, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yuji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10298794
    Abstract: An image reading device comprises: a feeder that feeds a document along with a predetermined path; a first reading part that reads a first side of the document at a first position in the path and creates a first image; a second reading part that reads a second side of the document at a second position which is located posterior to the first position in the path and creates a second image; a synthesizing part that lays the first image and the second image on top of one another and creates a composite image; and a detecting part that detects a characteristic pattern of a specific document from the composite image created by the synthesizing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kubo, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Kazusei Takahashi, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yuji Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20190095192
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor executes an firmware of a first version, acquires a set of firmware of a second version and verification state information that indicates progress of verification of each of a plurality of processes defined by the firmware of the second version from a server, and updates the firmware of the first version with the firmware of the second version. The verification state information includes a completed state where the verification of a non-occurrence of an error is completed and an unverified state where the verification of the non-occurrence of an error is not completed, and the hardware professor sets a settability state of an unverified process out of the plurality of processes to a disabled state where a user cannot make settings to allow execution of the unverified process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Yuji Okamoto, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Masami Yamada, Atsushi Tamura, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10230871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to which a plurality of users can log in includes: a display unit configured to display an image; and a display controller configured to display personal region images corresponding to the respective users in a plurality of personal display regions at different positions in a display face of the display unit, display common images in the same common display region among the users in the display face of the display unit, and display images of data acquired on the authority to access of a corresponding user in the personal display regions to be movable, respectively, wherein when any of the users logs out, the display controller finishes displaying the image arranged in the personal display region among the data acquired on the authority to access of the user who logs out, and continues to display the image arranged in the common display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20190052772
    Abstract: A multifunction device integrally includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first system, and the second system has a second system. The second device requests, in response to a predetermined command entered, a first snapshot of the first device from the first device. The first device generates the first snapshot in response to a request from the second device, and sends the first snapshot to the second device. The second device generates a second snapshot of the second device in response to the predetermined command entered, and saves, to a save destination, the first snapshot sent and the second snapshot. The first device starts the first system by using the first snapshot saved in the save destination. The second device starts the second system by using the second snapshot saved in the save destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Katsuhiko Akita, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Yasutaka Ito, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10122884
    Abstract: A cooperative image processing system including an image processing apparatus and a portable terminal apparatus capable of connecting to each other. The image processing apparatus includes a first processor to execute instructions to control the functions of a first screen data obtaining portion that obtains screen data for reproducing a first operation screen that allows operating the portable terminal apparatus, from the portable terminal apparatus. The image processing apparatus further includes a memory that stores a cooperation table that contains a list of operations that can be performed on the first operation screen and a plurality of next second operations to be displayed in a next second operation screen that allows operating the image processing apparatus, each of the next second operations corresponding to a respective one of the operations on the list of operations that can be performed on the first operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Takeshi Morikawa, Daisuke Nakano
  • Patent number: 10069990
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a main processor configured to process packets received by a wired LAN module and a wireless LAN module in a normal state and a sub processor configured to process packets received by the wired LAN module and the wireless LAN module in place of the main processor in a first power saving state in which supply of electric power to the main processor is stopped. In the first power saving state, the sub processor is configured to process a packet received by the wired LAN module by using a first combination of a MAC address and an IP address and to process a packet received by the wireless LAN module by using a second combination of a MAC address and an IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10003707
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display unit that displays a preview image of a document on a preview screen during login of a first user, a communication controller that receives a job from an external device, a determination unit that determines whether the job received from the external device is a specific type of job, and a display controller that controls display on the preview screen. When the specific type of job is received during display of the preview screen, the display controller assumes a predetermined degree or more of possibility that a second user different from the first user may approach the apparatus, and performs at least one of first display control where the preview image is automatically hidden on the preview screen and second display control where a non-display button for hiding the preview image according to a user operation is displayed on the preview screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kaitaku Ozawa, Katsuhiko Akita, Yuji Okamoto, Masami Yamada, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20180121653
    Abstract: One information processing apparatus among a plurality of information processing apparatuses performs virus detection processing for detecting a computer virus. When a computer virus has been detected from the one information processing apparatus by the virus detection processing, the one information processing apparatus transmits an execution request to perform the virus detection processing to another information processing apparatus different from the one information processing apparatus among the plurality of information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko AKITA, Yuji OKAMOTO, Kazumi SAWAYANAGI, Masami YAMADA, Atsushi TAMURA, Yasutaka ITO, Yoshikazu IKENOUE
  • Publication number: 20170279997
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display unit that displays a preview image of a document on a preview screen during login of a first user, a communication controller that receives a job from an external device, a determination unit that determines whether the job received from the external device is a specific type of job, and a display controller that controls display on the preview screen. When the specific type of job is received during display of the preview screen, the display controller assumes a predetermined degree or more of possibility that a second user different from the first user may approach the apparatus, and performs at least one of first display control where the preview image is automatically hidden on the preview screen and second display control where a non-display button for hiding the preview image according to a user operation is displayed on the preview screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitaku OZAWA, Katsuhiko AKITA, Yuji OKAMOTO, Masami YAMADA, Yuki ASAI, Kenichi TAKAHASHI, Yasutaka ITO
  • Publication number: 20170257504
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a main processor configured to process packets received by a wired LAN module and a wireless LAN module in a normal state and a sub processor configured to process packets received by the wired LAN module and the wireless LAN module in place of the main processor in a first power saving state in which supply of electric power to the main processor is stopped. In the first power saving state, the sub processor is configured to process a packet received by the wired LAN module by using a first combination of a MAC address and an IP address and to process a packet received by the wireless LAN module by using a second combination of a MAC address and an IP address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasutaka Ito
  • Publication number: 20170244863
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to which a plurality of users can log in includes: a display unit configured to display an image; and a display controller configured to display personal region images corresponding to the respective users in a plurality of personal display regions at different positions in a display face of the display unit, display common images in the same common display region among the users in the display face of the display unit, and display images of data acquired on the authority to access of a corresponding user in the personal display regions to be movable, respectively, wherein when any of the users logs out, the display controller finishes displaying the image arranged in the personal display region among the data acquired on the authority to access of the user who logs out, and continues to display the image arranged in the common display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 9723177
    Abstract: An image processing system for generating a processed image depending on an input image is provided. The system includes an image processing portion configured to add, to the processed image, an AR marker which is an image for identifying missing information missing from information of the input image; an AR content generating portion configured to generate an AR content corresponding to the missing information; an AR marker recognizing portion configured to recognize the AR marker contained in a photographed image obtained by photographing the processed image; and an AR display processing portion configured to display the AR content stored in association with the recognized AR marker in a manner to be superimposed on the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kaitaku Ozawa, Katsuhiko Akita, Hiroaki Kubo, Kazusei Takahashi, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yuji Okamoto