Patents by Inventor Kazumi Sawayanagi

Kazumi Sawayanagi 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: 10871928
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Otake, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Hisashi Uchida, Hidetaka Iwai, Yosuke Taniguchi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20200304673
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: an image processing apparatus that has a virus scan function; a terminal; and an information processing apparatus that has a virus scan function, the image processing apparatus, the terminal, and the information processing apparatus communicating with each other, wherein the image processing apparatus includes: a first hardware processor that: transmits to the terminal information identifying the image processing apparatus and a virus scan substitute request for the job data for executing a virus scan in the information processing apparatus; and causes returning from the power saving state to the normal state, and the information processing apparatus includes: a second hardware processor that: performs the virus scan on the job data; and transmits, to the image processing apparatus, the execution instruction for the job related to the job data with the predetermined information added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kazumi SAWAYANAGI
  • Patent number: 10715489
    Abstract: A management server disposed outside a firewall and supporting connection of communications between a control target device disposed inside the firewall and a cloud server disposed outside the firewall, includes a server-side session establishing portion to, based on a request from a relay device disposed inside the firewall, establish a session with the relay device, a device information acquiring portion to acquire device information about the control target device from the relay device via the established session, and an update determining portion to, in response to reception of a request of connecting to the control target device from the cloud server, determine whether to update the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Noriaki Asamoto, Masami Yamada, Shuji Yoneda, Kazuya Anezaki, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yasutaka Ito
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 10171697
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication circuit capable of, in the case where an operation mode is any of a driving mode and a power saving mode, communicating with a remote operation device, a sleep transition portion to switch the operation mode to the power saving mode, a setting portion to set setting information in accordance with a remote operation command received from the remote operation device, a process execution portion to, in the case where the remote operation command received corresponds to an execution instruction operation, execute a process in accordance with the set setting information, and a recovery portion to maintain the operation mode in the power saving mode, and to, only in the case where the communication circuit receives the remote operation command corresponding to the execution instruction operation, switch the operation mode to the driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshimichi Iwai, Tomoaki Nakajima, Atsushi Tamura, Yuji Tanaka
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9959402
    Abstract: An MFP sets an access condition for an external device with respect to a cloud box. The access condition is transmitted from the MFP to a relay device, and is registered in a memory of the relay device. When the relay device receives an access request made by the external device with respect to the MFP serving as an internal device, the relay device determines whether to permit or deny access to the MFP by comparing the access request with the access condition. When the access is permitted, the access request is transferred from the relay device to the MFP, whereas when the access is denied, the relay device notifies the external device of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Torigoshi, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Noriaki Asamoto, Masami Yamada, Shuji Yoneda, Hisashi Uchida, Kazuya Anezaki, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 9860395
    Abstract: A data input apparatus can communicate with an imaging unit capturing an image of a subject to output image data, and includes a display unit displaying a screen including data input areas, and a processor. The processor includes: a setting portion setting data input to the data input area; an instruction position acquiring portion acquiring an instruction position based on a relative position between a display surface of the display unit and a recording medium included in image data output by the imaging unit; an information acquiring portion acquiring information stored in the recording medium based on the image data; and an input information acquiring portion acquiring input information available for input to the data input area among the acquired information. If the acquired instruction position is a prescribed position, the setting portion sets the acquired input information as the data input to the data input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nakajima, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Hisashi Uchida, Atsushi Tamura, Toshimichi Iwai, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9811294
    Abstract: A relay device includes a first session establishing portion to establish a first communication session with a cloud server located outside a firewall, a second session establishing portion to establish a second communication session with a control target device located inside the firewall, a device information acquiring portion to acquire device information about the control target device, and a relay portion to relay a communication between the cloud server and the control target device. The relay portion includes an executability determining portion to determine whether the control target device can execute a process specified by a control command received from the cloud server, a suspending portion to suspend an output of the control command when the determination result is non-executable, and a proxy transmission portion operable, when the determination result becomes executable after the control command was put on hold, to transmit the control command to the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Noriaki Asamoto, Masami Yamada, Hisashi Uchida, Shuji Yoneda, Kazuya Anezaki, Akihiro Torigoshi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9733793
    Abstract: Continuously after two contacts are made on a touch panel, when a gesture of moving the two contacts in a direction that a spacing therebetween is decreased and then releasing the two contacts after being moved is detected, an image forming apparatus identifies a program presented by an icon displayed in an area defined by the two contacts at least either of before and after being moved, as a program subjected to the gesture, and stores information that identifies the program subjected to the gesture. The image forming apparatus reads the information that identifies the program subjected to the gesture in accordance with a command related to the program subjected to the gesture to execute an operation related to the program, and transmits information depending on the operation to another device indicated by the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomo Tsuboi, Toshimichi Iwai, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Akihiro Torigoshi
  • 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: 9712633
    Abstract: A data processing device is provided with a job accepting portion to accept a job to transmit data to a transmission destination defined in relation to a transmission-destination user, a candidate deciding portion to decide on one or more cloud services in which an operating user who inputted the job has an account to be a candidate service, a service deciding portion to decide on a candidate service which is accessible by the transmission-destination user among one or more candidate services decided, to be an accessible service, and a data transmission portion to store the data in the decided accessible service as well as to transmit access information for accessing the data stored in the accessible service to the transmission destination for the transmission-destination user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke Taniguchi, Takeshi Morikawa, Kenro Hama, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Daisuke Sakiyama
  • Patent number: 9606757
    Abstract: A controller of a management device managing a plurality of image processing apparatuses acquires ability information and device identification information from the respective image processing apparatuses; determines, based on the ability information of the respective image processing apparatuses, as an in-charge device any one of the respective image processing apparatuses for each of a plurality of protocols predetermined; for the respective protocols, causes the in-charge device determined for the protocol to respond to a packet by multicast of the protocol on behalf of the respective image processing apparatuses; and causes one or more image processing apparatuses other than the in-charge device determined for the protocol to refrain from responding to a packet by multicast of the protocol. The respective image processing apparatuses respond to a packet by multicast of the protocol if the apparatus itself is determined the in-charge device for the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masami Yamada, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Hisashi Uchida, Kazuya Anezaki, Akihiro Torigoshi, Yasutaka Ito
  • 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