Patents by Inventor Keigo Goda

Keigo Goda 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).

  • Publication number: 20200264687
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a storage, a connection unit that can transition to a first state where a command is receivable, a second state where a command is receivable and power saving is greater than in the first state, and a third state where the power saving is greater in the second state, and a control unit that can output a command to the connection unit. The control unit transmits to the connection unit a predetermined command for transiting the connection unit to the second state without supplying power to the storage, based on a predetermined return factor accepted in a power saving state where the connection unit is in the third power state and the power supply to the storage is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 10719117
    Abstract: The present control apparatus includes a timer for measuring a predetermined time and a clock generation circuit for supplying a clock to a peripheral device. Furthermore, the control apparatus includes a CPU for alternatingly stopping and restarting driving of the clock generation circuit based on the measuring of the predetermined time performed by the timer. On the other hand, the peripheral device includes an interrupt mask that restricts output of an interrupt signal to the control apparatus via the peripheral bus. When the driving of the clock generation circuit is to be stopped, the control apparatus sets the interrupt mask, and when the driving of the clock generation circuit is to be restarted, the control apparatus cancels the interrupt mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20200183595
    Abstract: When a storage unit whose function is enabled is controlled to execute a write process, the storage unit executes the write process using the function. When the storage unit whose function is enabled is controlled to execute an erasure process, the storage unit executes the erasure process without using the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 10681236
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of properly supplying electric power to a power supply destination associated with each function of a USB device. An MFP as the information processing apparatus is capable of operating in a power saving mode. A USB device having both of a Bluetooth communication function and a wireless LAN communication function is connected to the MFP. When an instruction for returning from the power saving mode is received from the USB device, it is determined whether the return instruction is an instruction generated due to the Bluetooth communication function or an instruction generated due to the wireless LAN communication function. Electric power supply destinations to which electric power is to be supplied when the information processing apparatus returns from the power saving mode are decided based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20200097660
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing apparatus including: a storage unit that stores a first operating system (OS), a first application program executed after the first OS, a second OS, and a second application program executed after the second OS; and at least one processor configured to, in a first activation mode, verify the first OS, execute the first OS, and then execute the first application program, and, in a second activation mode, verify the second OS, execute the second OS, and then execute the second application program, in which the at least one processor is further configured to restore the first OS, in a case where it is determined on the verification of the first OS that the first OS is not valid, with use of the second OS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20190026470
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus performs control to make a transition to a power-saving state, confirms whether a program stored in the information processing apparatus is authentic, in association with the transition to the power-saving state, and stores the program confirmed to be authentic in a volatile memory during the power-saving state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20180341312
    Abstract: The present control apparatus includes a timer for measuring a predetermined time and a clock generation circuit for supplying a clock to a peripheral device. Furthermore, the control apparatus includes a CPU for alternatingly stopping and restarting driving of the clock generation circuit based on the measuring of the predetermined time performed by the timer. On the other hand, the peripheral device includes an interrupt mask that restricts output of an interrupt signal to the control apparatus via the peripheral bus. When the driving of the clock generation circuit is to be stopped, the control apparatus sets the interrupt mask, and when the driving of the clock generation circuit is to be restarted, the control apparatus cancels the interrupt mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20180167527
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of properly supplying electric power to a power supply destination associated with each function of a USB device. An MFP as the information processing apparatus is capable of operating in a power saving mode. A USB device having both of a Bluetooth communication function and a wireless LAN communication function is connected to the MFP. When an instruction for returning from the power saving mode is received from the USB device, it is determined whether the return instruction is an instruction generated due to the Bluetooth communication function or an instruction generated due to the wireless LAN communication function. Electric power supply destinations to which electric power is to be supplied when the information processing apparatus returns from the power saving mode are decided based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20180129264
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a volatile storage unit, and is operated in any of a plurality of modes including a first power mode and a second power mode, power being supplied to the storage unit in the first power mode and the second power mode, power consumption in the first power mode being higher than power consumption in the second power mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9924058
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of properly supplying electric power to a power supply destination associated with each function of a USB device. An MFP as the information processing apparatus is capable of operating in a power saving mode. A USB device having both of a Bluetooth communication function and a wireless LAN communication function is connected to the MFP. When an instruction for returning from the power saving mode is received from the USB device, it is determined whether the return instruction is an instruction generated due to the Bluetooth communication function or an instruction generated due to the wireless LAN communication function. Electric power supply destinations to which electric power is to be supplied when the information processing apparatus returns from the power saving mode are decided based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9898064
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a volatile storage unit, and is operated in any of a plurality of modes including a first power mode and a second power mode, power being supplied to the storage unit in the first power mode and the second power mode, power consumption in the first power mode being higher than power consumption in the second power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20180046417
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is able to prevent a decrease in general versatility of an expansion application. The image processing apparatus has an operating system and the expansion application for expanding functions. When a USB device is connected to the image processing apparatus, a USB I/F communicates with the connected USB device. The connected USB device is controlled using the operating system or the expansion application. It is determined whether or not the connected USB device is a predetermined operating device that operates the image processing apparatus. When the connected USB device is the predetermined operating device, the connected USB device is controlled using the operating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9826113
    Abstract: Information is stored indicating a power state to which a printing apparatus is to be shifted. When a power switch receives a power off instruction, the printing apparatus is shifted to a first power state or a second power state in accordance with the stored information. In a first power state, power is supplied to a part of devices provided in the printing apparatus, and in a second power state, power is not supplied to the part of devices in the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20170163830
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of properly supplying electric power to a power supply destination associated with each function of a USB device. An MFP as the information processing apparatus is capable of operating in a power saving mode. A USB device having both of a Bluetooth communication function and a wireless LAN communication function is connected to the MFP. When an instruction for returning from the power saving mode is received from the USB device, it is determined whether the return instruction is an instruction generated due to the Bluetooth communication function or an instruction generated due to the wireless LAN communication function. Electric power supply destinations to which electric power is to be supplied when the information processing apparatus returns from the power saving mode are decided based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9378441
    Abstract: If an event that requires reboot of an image forming apparatus has occurred, a time remaining until a shutdown time set for an automatic shutdown function is compared against a threshold value, and if the time remaining is shorter than the threshold value, the image forming apparatus shuts down without rebooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20150358492
    Abstract: This invention provides an image processing apparatus which keeps energizing some loads to reduce next startup processing at the time of power OFF operation via a switch of the apparatus while stopping power supply to all the loads at the time of power OFF operation by remote control, a control method for the apparatus, and a program. To accomplish this, this image processing apparatus is shifted to the power OFF state upon, for example, receiving an instruction for decreasing power consumption from an external apparatus, and is shifted to the quick OFF state upon receiving an instruction for decreasing power consumption from the external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9143645
    Abstract: This invention provides an image processing apparatus which keeps energizing some loads to reduce next startup processing at the time of power OFF operation via a switch of the apparatus while stopping power supply to all the loads at the time of power OFF operation by remote control, a control method for the apparatus, and a program. To accomplish this, this image processing apparatus is shifted to the power OFF state upon, for example, receiving an instruction for decreasing power consumption from an external apparatus, and is shifted to the quick OFF state upon receiving an instruction for decreasing power consumption from the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 9070080
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that can start up with an engine unit being in a non-power-distributed state and a control method for the same are provided. Information indicating the error in an engine unit is stored in a non-volatile memory, the engine unit based on the information stored in the non-volatile memory is power-distributed in a case where the image forming apparatus starts up, and if the error is detected in the engine unit that was power-distributed, notification of the error in the engine unit is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Publication number: 20150134892
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus and a method of controlling the information processing apparatus having a non-volatile main memory, allocates a memory area to be used for processing of an application in the non-volatile main memory, in a case where an instruction of processing by the application is received, and stores data in the allocated memory area. The apparatus and method clear data stored in the memory area and release the memory area, when processing for the data stored in the memory area by the application has completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 8949816
    Abstract: An updating method for firmware that is stored as a file in an image forming apparatus that includes a file system that has a journaling function. The method comprises determining whether an update for the firmware is instructed, and determining to update the firmware when it is determined that the update is instructed; determining whether firmware for the update is stored in a storing unit when it is determined to update the firmware, and disabling the journaling function when the firmware for the update is stored in the storing unit; and updating the firmware by use of the firmware for the update in a state in which the journaling function is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keigo Goda