Patents by Inventor Kenji Matsuhara

Kenji Matsuhara 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: 10712996
    Abstract: An image display system including a display control device and terminals is provided. Each of the terminals includes a processor configured to: extract, from a photograph photographed for a specific period, an image representing a code for identifying a material stored in a server; and obtain the code by decoding the image, and a receiver configured to obtain a material from the server based on the code obtained. The display control device includes a controller configured to control the display to display the image. In a first terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a first period. In a second terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a second period. The controller controls the display to display a particular image as the image for the first period. The particular image represents, as the code, a code for identifying a particular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Matsuhara
  • Patent number: 10298660
    Abstract: An information system performing communication with a plurality of cloud servers is provided. The information system includes an information management portion configured to manage account information indicating accounts of a user of the information system, the accounts being set up for the cloud servers; an obtaining portion configured to, in response to operation of logging into the information system by the user, gain access to the cloud servers with the account information to obtain, from each of the cloud servers, usage information indicating use by the user; and a user interface portion configured to cause a display provided in a device operated by the user in order to log into the information system to display a list of the use of each of the cloud servers by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Junichi Hase, Kenji Matsuhara, Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190026057
    Abstract: An image display system including a display control device and terminals is provided. Each of the terminals includes a processor configured to: extract, from a photograph photographed for a specific period, an image representing a code for identifying a material stored in a server; and obtain the code by decoding the image, and a receiver configured to obtain a material from the server based on the code obtained. The display control device includes a controller configured to control the display to display the image. In a first terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a first period. In a second terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a second period. The controller controls the display to display a particular image as the image for the first period. The particular image represents, as the code, a code for identifying a particular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji MATSUHARA
  • Patent number: 10122879
    Abstract: An image processing device that communicates with a first server and a second server includes a main controller and a power controller. The main controller establishes a connection that enables communication with the first and second servers, establishes a periodic communication with the first and second servers to maintain the connection, manages a first time interval between the periodic communication with the first server, manages a second time interval between the periodic communication with the second server, and changes one or both of the first time interval and the second time interval. The power controller stops and starts power supply to the main controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Atsushi Ohshima, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Takeshi Maekawa, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 10033896
    Abstract: An information processing device that communicates with a server on Internet over a local network, having: a session establishing part that establishes a session that enables a communication with said server over said local network; a periodic communicating part that establishes periodic communications at a predetermined time interval with said server to maintain said session; a power controller that stops a power supply to said periodic communicating part if a predetermined condition to enter sleep mode is met; and a substitute requesting part that requests another device installed on said local network to establish the periodic communication with said server that should be established by said periodic communicating part for said periodic communicating part when said power controller enables said information processing device to enter sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Kazuya Anezaki, Hironori Harada, Atsushi Ohshima, Kenji Matsuhara, Daisuke Sakiyama, Takeshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 9888137
    Abstract: A processing apparatus having a function to perform specific processing based on a request from a terminal is provided. The processing apparatus includes a connection portion configured to connect the processing apparatus to the terminal; and a processor configured to control the terminal to display a second screen including a part or a whole of a first screen, the first screen having been displayed in the terminal by another processing apparatus with the function before the processing apparatus connects to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Takeshi Minami, Kenichi Takahashi, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Yosuke Taniguchi, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 9876920
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus remotely controls an image forming apparatus having an operating state changeable. The information processing apparatus includes a remote operation accepting portion to accept a user operation, and a remote control portion to remotely control the image forming apparatus on the basis of a remote operation accepted by the remote operation accepting portion. The remote control portion includes a motion detecting portion to detect a motion of the user, and a state maintaining portion to control the image forming apparatus not to change the operating state while a remote-operation motion for inputting a remote operation is detected by the motion detecting portion after a communication with the image forming apparatus has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Junichi Hase, Kazusei Takahashi, Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 9866407
    Abstract: A cloud server acquires a stop period indicating a period during which a management server refrains from providing services; transmits connection requests to said management server if not in the stop period; establishes first communication session when establishment requests including the same address information as address information of connection destination included in the connection request are received from a relay device receiving connection requests forwarded from the management server after transmission of connection requests; transmits jobs to a control target device via first communication session; after first communication session is established, in response to acquisition of result of jobs executed by the control target device, if in the stop period, disconnects first communication session after the stop period finished; and if jobs are generated in the stop period, transmits to the control target device jobs generated in the stop period, via first communication session established before the sto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Hirokazu Kubota, Kazuya Anezaki, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai, Satoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20170359776
    Abstract: An MFP (Multifunction Peripheral) is a wireless communication device executes direct wireless communication with a plurality of portable terminal devices without intermediary equipment. MFP is equipped with a wireless communication unit to emit radio waves for the direct wireless communication. When starting direct wireless communication with a new portable terminal device, it is determined that the new portable terminal device satisfies a specified condition or not. When the specified condition is satisfied, the new portable terminal device is regarded as a communication maintenance target. MFP 100 weakens the intensity of radio waves which the wireless communication unit emits, so that the intensity of radio waves the wireless communication unit emits and the portable terminal device which is the communication maintenance target receives is within a predetermined range in which the direct wireless communication can be maintained. The power consumption can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji MATSUHARA
  • Patent number: 9762756
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication relay apparatuses relaying communication between the plurality of devices provided inside a LAN and an external server provided outside the LAN. A first communication relay apparatus performs a device search process of searching the LAN for a device, acquires information on a first management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by a second communication relay apparatus, and determines a second management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by the first communication relay apparatus. The first communication relay apparatus determines the second management target device after removing at least partial duplication of the second management target device and the first management target device, by excluding at least some of the first management target device from two or more devices which are retrieved in the device search process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai
  • Patent number: 9706066
    Abstract: An image processing device capable of communicating with an information processing terminal and a cloud server. The image processing device comprises a communication controller to communicate with the information processing terminal, a server connecting unit to make connection to the cloud server based on connection information received from the information processing terminal and acquire an operational screen about a job from the cloud server, a remote screen generating unit to generate a remote screen based on the operational screen acquired by the server connecting unit and transmit the remote screen to the information processing terminal, the remote screen being used for remote control from the information processing terminal, and a job controller, if operational information received by the communication controller is an order made on the remote screen to execute a job, the job controller executing the job in cooperation with the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Junichi Hase, Kenji Matsuhara, Kazuya Anezaki, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9686431
    Abstract: A communication system includes a cloud server, a management server, a gateway-enabled device, and a printing apparatus, and these are connected to each other. The gateway-enabled device includes a mode switch that wakes up the device from power saving mode when a HTTP tunneling request is received from the cloud server via a second requesting portion of the management server, a tunneling portion that accesses the cloud server by HTTP tunneling if the request is received via a first requesting portion of the management server during normal operation mode or that does the same after back to normal operation mode if the request is received via the second requesting portion by a method allowing waking up from power saving mode, a receiver that receives a print job from the cloud server having being accessed by HTTP tunneling, and a transfer portion that transfers the print job to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20170171412
    Abstract: An information processing device that communicates with a server on Internet over a local network, having: a session establishing part that establishes a session that enables a communication with said server over said local network; a periodic communicating part that establishes periodic communications at a predetermined time interval with said server to maintain said session; a power controller that stops a power supply to said periodic communicating part if a predetermined condition to enter sleep mode is met; and a substitute requesting part that requests another device installed on said local network to establish the periodic communication with said server that should be established by said periodic communicating part for said periodic communicating part when said power controller enables said information processing device to enter sleep mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi MASUDA, Kazuya ANEZAKI, Hironori HARADA, Atsushi OHSHIMA, Kenji MATSUHARA, Daisuke SAKIYAMA, Takeshi MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170171411
    Abstract: An image processing device that communicates with a first server and a second server includes a main controller and a power controller. The main controller establishes a connection that enables communication with the first and second servers, establishes a periodic communication with the first and second servers to maintain the connection, manages a first time interval between the periodic communication with the first server, manages a second time interval between the periodic communication with the second server, and changes one or both of the first time interval and the second time interval. The power controller stops and starts power supply to the main controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Atsushi Ohshima, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Takeshi Maekawa, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 9531892
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus and a portable terminal apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes: a first USB connector; and a command transmitter that transmits a file manipulation command. The portable terminal apparatus includes: a second USB connector; a detector that detects that the portable terminal apparatus is connected to the first USB connector via the second USB connector; a memory being capable of storing a plurality of first folders; a register that registers address information of a Web service, the Web service being combined with at least one first folder stored on the memory; a mounting portion that accesses the Web service and mounts at least one second folder of the Web service onto the at least one first folder; and a controller that obtains a file from the Web service to transfer to the image processing apparatus upon the file manipulation command being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kubota, Junichi Hase, Kazusei Takahashi, Kazuya Anezaki, Kenji Matsuhara
  • Publication number: 20160366292
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication relay apparatuses relaying communication between the plurality of devices provided inside a LAN and an external server provided outside the LAN. A first communication relay apparatus performs a device search process of searching the LAN for a device, acquires information on a first management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by a second communication relay apparatus, and determines a second management target device which is a device whose communication relay process is managed by the first communication relay apparatus. The first communication relay apparatus determines the second management target device after removing at least partial duplication of the second management target device and the first management target device, by excluding at least some of the first management target device from two or more devices which are retrieved in the device search process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Anezaki, Hirokazu Kubota, Kenji Matsuhara, Satoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sakiyama, Yuki Asai
  • Publication number: 20160156484
    Abstract: A cloud server acquires a stop period indicating a period during which a management server refrains from providing services; transmits connection requests to said management server if not in the stop period; establishes first communication session when establishment requests including the same address information as address information of connection destination included in the connection request are received from a relay device receiving connection requests forwarded from the management server after transmission of connection requests; transmits jobs to a control target device via first communication session; after first communication session is established, in response to acquisition of result of jobs executed by the control target device, if in the stop period, disconnects first communication session after the stop period finished; and if jobs are generated in the stop period, transmits to the control target device jobs generated in the stop period, via first communication session established before the sto
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji MATSUHARA, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Kazuya ANEZAKI, Daisuke SAKIYAMA, Yuki ASAI, Satoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20160150112
    Abstract: A communication system includes a cloud server, a management server, a gateway-enabled device, and a printing apparatus, and these are connected to each other. The gateway-enabled device includes a mode switch that wakes up the device from power saving mode when a HTTP tunneling request is received from the cloud server via a second requesting portion of the management server, a tunneling portion that accesses the cloud server by HTTP tunneling if the request is received via a first requesting portion of the management server during normal operation mode or that does the same after back to normal operation mode if the request is received via the second requesting portion by a method allowing waking up from power saving mode, a receiver that receives a print job from the cloud server having being accessed by HTTP tunneling, and a transfer portion that transfers the print job to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuya ANEZAKI, Hirokazu KUBOTA, Kenji MATSUHARA, Satoshi MASUDA, Yuki ASAI
  • Patent number: 9350897
    Abstract: An image processing device inserts an AR (Augmented Reality) marker in documents. The AR marker is to deliver an air tag which corresponds to the AR marker from an air tag server to a terminal device, when the terminal device which reads the AR marker satisfies deliver conditions. The image processing device identifies the air tag which is to be delivered from among air tags stored in the air tag server. The image processing device acquires the AR marker which corresponds to the air tag which is to be delivered from the air tag server. The image processing device inserts the acquired AR marker into the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yosuke Taniguchi, Takeshi Minami, Kenichi Takahashi, Kenji Matsuhara, Kaitaku Ozawa, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 9300822
    Abstract: An information processing system has a portable information terminal and an information processing device that allow communication therebetween. The portable information terminal includes: a first application executing part for acquiring screen information indicating a screen with which a user makes remote operation from the information processing device and displaying the screen; and an informing part for sending access information as to a destination being accessed by a second application executing part to the information processing device when an application detecting part detects that both of the first and second application executing parts are running. The information processing device includes: a screen creating part for creating the screen based on the access information; and a transmitting part for sending the screen information created by the screen creating part to the portable information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuhara, Junichi Hase, Kazusei Takahashi, Kazuya Anezaki, Tomonari Yoshimura