Patents by Inventor Ken Norota

Ken Norota 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: 20220121811
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to store a template in the memory in response to the template being created; receive an input of first input information in a case where the created template is used in performing a request task; and receive an input of second input information in a case where the created template is used in performing a report task. In the template, first identification information for identifying the request task is associated with a first input item, and second identification information for identifying the report task is associated with a second input item. The first input item is selected such that first input information corresponding to the first input item is to be input, and the second input item is selected such that second input information corresponding to the second input item is to be input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken NOROTA
  • Publication number: 20220019945
    Abstract: A method of providing electronic data performed by a terminal apparatus includes: storing, in a memory of the terminal apparatus, electronic data output by an electronic device during a use of a first resource in association with reservation information of the first resource; and transmitting the reservation information stored in association with the electronic data to an information processing terminal associated with a second resource, which is different from the first resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20220019472
    Abstract: A method of storing electronic data performed by a terminal apparatus communicable with an information processing terminal is provided. The method includes: receiving, during a use of a first resource, a notification indicating that reservation of a second resource selected by a user is completed, from the information processing terminal; and in response to receiving the notification indicating that the reservation of the second resource is completed, starting a storing process of storing electronic data output by an electronic device during the use of the first resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20210144697
    Abstract: A resource reservation system includes an information processing apparatus configured to accept a request to use a resource that is reserved; and an information processing terminal configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus. The information processing terminal includes a communicator configured to transmit, to the information processing apparatus, identification information of the terminal apparatus received from the terminal apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a resource manager configured to determine whether to allow usage of the resource that is reserved, based on the identification information of the terminal apparatus transmitted from the information processing terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken NOROTA
  • Patent number: 9961216
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive first setting information from an information terminal; a providing unit configured to provide a setting screen for setting second setting information to the information terminal, based on the received first setting information; and an image processing unit configured to execute image processing based on the received first setting information and the second setting information set by the setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Patent number: 9817623
    Abstract: A terminal device displays a first screen related to a setting for processing executable by plural models of a device; acquires, from a target device, identification information for the model of the target device through a first communication unit and communication information for communicating with the target device through second communication unit; acquires, from a storing unit, processing information corresponding to the acquired identification information; transmits, to the target device, through the second communication unit, a setting entered through the first screen using communication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Norota, Tomoyuki Takahira, Teruaki Takahashi, Yuuta Hashimoto, Naoki Fukasawa, Susumu Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9479674
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device, obtains first information indicating an error occurring in an electronic apparatus from the electronic apparatus; transmits, to an external information processing apparatus, the obtained first information and second information indicating a display capability of the display device, and obtains third information indicating a manner of dealing with the error occurring in the electronic apparatus. The third information has been transmitted by the external information processing apparatus based on the first information and the second information. The display control part then displays the obtained third information on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20160269576
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive first setting information from an information terminal; a providing unit configured to provide a setting screen for setting second setting information to the information terminal, based on the received first setting information; and an image processing unit configured to execute image processing based on the received first setting information and the second setting information set by the setting screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken NOROTA
  • Publication number: 20160080536
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a computer-readable program that, when executed by an information processing apparatus to be connected with a device via communication protocols, causes the apparatus to serve as a detection unit that detects connection waiting information transmitted by the device within a communication area that enables communication via a first communication protocol; a determination unit that determines, when the detection unit detects the connection waiting information, whether the apparatus is to be connected with the device; a first information obtaining unit that connects, if the determination unit determines that the apparatus is to be connected with the device, with the device via the first communication protocol and obtains communication information to communicate with the device via a second communication protocol; and a second information obtaining unit that communicates with the device via the second communication protocol and obtains predetermined info
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20150222785
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device, obtains first information indicating an error occurring in an electronic apparatus from the electronic apparatus; transmits, to an external information processing apparatus, the obtained first information and second information indicating a display capability of the display device, and obtains third information indicating a manner of dealing with the error occurring in the electronic apparatus. The third information has been transmitted by the external information processing apparatus based on the first information and the second information. The display control part then displays the obtained third information on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken NOROTA
  • Publication number: 20150212769
    Abstract: A terminal device displays a first screen related to a setting for processing executable by plural models of a device; acquires, from a target device, identification information for the model of the target device through a first communication unit and communication information for communicating with the target device through second communication unit; acquires, from a storing unit, processing information corresponding to the acquired identification information; transmits, to the target device, through the second communication unit, a setting entered through the first screen using communication information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ken NOROTA, Tomoyuki TAKAHIRA, Teruaki TAKAHASHI, Yuuta HASHIMOTO, Naoki FUKASAWA, Susumu FUJIOKA
  • Patent number: 9036178
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device, obtains first information indicating an error occurring in an electronic apparatus from the electronic apparatus; transmits, to an external information processing apparatus, the obtained first information and second information indicating a display capability of the display device, and obtains third information indicating a manner of dealing with the error occurring in the electronic apparatus. The third information has been transmitted by the external information processing apparatus based on the first information and the second information. The display control part then displays the obtained third information on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20140036299
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device, obtains first information indicating an error occurring in an electronic apparatus from the electronic apparatus; transmits, to an external information processing apparatus, the obtained first information and second information indicating a display capability of the display device, and obtains third information indicating a manner of dealing with the error occurring in the electronic apparatus. The third information has been transmitted by the external information processing apparatus based on the first information and the second information. The display control part then displays the obtained third information on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken NOROTA
  • Patent number: 8427662
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is disclosed that includes multiple application modules configured to perform image processing including scanning, printing, and copying of an image; multiple service modules configured to perform an image forming operation and to control the image forming apparatus; a nonvolatile configuration information storage part configured to contain first configuration information of the application modules and the service modules; a configuration information comparison part configured to read second configuration information of the application modules and the service modules and compare the first configuration information and the second configuration information before starting the application modules and the service modules; and a notification part configured to notify the manager of the image forming apparatus of the difference between the first configuration information and the second configuration information in response to detection of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Asakimori, Junji Ukegawa, Takashi Soyama, Ken Norota
  • Publication number: 20070283253
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is disclosed that includes multiple application modules configured to perform image processing including scanning, printing, and copying of an image; multiple service modules configured to perform an image forming operation and to control the image forming apparatus; a nonvolatile configuration information storage part configured to contain first configuration information of the application modules and the service modules; a configuration information comparison part configured to read second configuration information of the application modules and the service modules and compare the first configuration information and the second configuration information before starting the application modules and the service modules; and a notification part configured to notify the manager of the image forming apparatus of the difference between the first configuration information and the second configuration information in response to detection of the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Hiroki Asakimori, Junji Ukegawa, Takashi Soyama, Ken Norota