Patents by Inventor Kiyohiro Hyo

Kiyohiro Hyo 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: 10277774
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugimura, Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 10270923
    Abstract: A device management apparatus connected to a plurality of devices via a network includes a collecting unit that receives usage data indicating a status of use of each of the devices from each of the devices and that stores the received usage data in a storage device, and a common data acquiring unit that acquires common data that is common to the devices from the usage data of each of the devices stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9794447
    Abstract: A service providing system provides a service in which information processing apparatuses and an image forming apparatus cooperate with each other to execute processes for performing printing. The service providing system includes processors configured to execute the processes; a flow controller configured to accept, from one of the information processing apparatuses, a print execution request to execute printing in the image forming apparatus, and to cause the processors to issue a print instruction to be provided to the image forming apparatus, based on flow settings and parameter settings of the processes included in the print execution request; and a print instruction distributor configured to distribute the print instruction to the image forming apparatus based on a print instruction acquisition request from the image forming apparatus. The processors include a print instructor configured to issue the print instruction and to store the print instruction in the print instruction distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukasawa, Kiyohiro Hyo, Hiroki Asakimori
  • Publication number: 20170280007
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGIMURA, Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9767398
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive output object information on an object to be output; a storage unit configured to store therein output device information on different types of output devices; and a determining unit configured to determine an output device based on the output object information and the output device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9712687
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first and second information processing systems respectively including first and second apparatuses, and a third information processing system storing history information of the first apparatus and implementing analyzing the history information to acquire a degree of influence for an item included in the history information corresponding to a fault in the first apparatus, and generating a fault prediction logic of predicting a fault in the first apparatus using the item having a relatively high degree of influence and a value of a case where the fault occurs in the first apparatus based on a result of the analysis, and building the generated fault prediction logic into the first and second apparatuses, the first and second information processing system monitoring the history information, and detecting a state of matching a content of the built-in fault prediction logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9706078
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugimura, Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9686147
    Abstract: A remote management system includes a service providing apparatus enabling access to a providing source that provides a service and a management apparatus managing an apparatus via a network. Further the service providing apparatus includes a generation unit generating an acquisition request command and a response unit transmitting a response in combination with the acquisition request command. The management apparatus includes a registration unit registering the apparatus information of the apparatus in association with the identification information and a management unit managing the apparatus using the apparatus information registered by the registration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Publication number: 20170111247
    Abstract: A device management apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to issue management identification information for managing a device; generate mapping information in which the management identification information is associated with device identification information for identifying the individual device; and generate availability management information in which the device identification information is associated with availability indicating whether the device is available or unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: DAIGO UCHIYAMA, Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Publication number: 20170111531
    Abstract: A scan processing system is provided that includes a processor configured to execute a program stored in a memory to implement processes of accepting, from a terminal apparatus, a registration of a scan setting for a scan process to be executed by the input/output device; issuing code information for the scan setting and sending the issued code information to the terminal apparatus in response to the registration of the scan setting; storing the scan setting that has been accepted from the terminal apparatus in association with the code information that has been sent to the terminal apparatus in response to the registration; and upon receiving the code information from the input/output device, sending the scan setting that is stored in association with the code information to the input/output device and controlling the input/output device to execute the scan process based on the scan setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu MITSUKE, Kiyohiro HYO, Hiroki ASAKIMORI
  • Publication number: 20170094119
    Abstract: A service providing system provides a service in which information processing apparatuses and an image forming apparatus cooperate with each other to execute processes for performing printing. The service providing system includes processors configured to execute the processes; a flow controller configured to accept, from one of the information processing apparatuses, a print execution request to execute printing in the image forming apparatus, and to cause the processors to issue a print instruction to be provided to the image forming apparatus, based on flow settings and parameter settings of the processes included in the print execution request; and a print instruction distributor configured to distribute the print instruction to the image forming apparatus based on a print instruction acquisition request from the image forming apparatus. The processors include a print instructor configured to issue the print instruction and to store the print instruction in the print instruction distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki FUKASAWA, Kiyohiro HYO, Hiroki ASAKIMORI
  • Publication number: 20170019541
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first and second information processing systems respectively including first and second apparatuses, and a third information processing system storing history information of the first apparatus and implementing analyzing the history information to acquire a degree of influence for an item included in the history information corresponding to a fault in the first apparatus, and generating a fault prediction logic of predicting a fault in the first apparatus using the item having a relatively high degree of influence and a value of a case where the fault occurs in the first apparatus based on a result of the analysis, and building the generated fault prediction logic into the first and second apparatuses, the first and second information processing system monitoring the history information, and detecting a state of matching a content of the built-in fault prediction logic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro HYO
  • Publication number: 20160301816
    Abstract: A device management apparatus connected to a plurality of devices via a network includes a collecting unit that receives usage data indicating a status of use of each of the devices from each of the devices and that stores the received usage data in a storage device, and a common data acquiring unit that acquires common data that is common to the devices from the usage data of each of the devices stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kiyohiro HYO
  • Patent number: 9396084
    Abstract: A device management apparatus connected to a plurality of devices via a network includes a collecting unit that receives usage data indicating a status of use of each of the devices from each of the devices and that stores the received usage data in a storage device, and a common data acquiring unit that acquires common data that is common to the devices from the usage data of each of the devices stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 9306799
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is connectable to a plurality of devices of different types via a network. The information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives, from the devices, management information of each of the devices in a data format corresponding to the respective devices; a first storage unit that stores therein a first conversion rule for converting the management information into manage information in a first common data format common to the devices; and a conversion unit that converts the management information thus received into management information in the first common data format based on the first conversion rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Publication number: 20150256709
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kazunori SUGIMURA, Kiyohiro HYO
  • Patent number: 9069516
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user interface unit configured to receive a function execution request for processes, the function execution request containing designations of an input function and an output function; a search and linkage unit configured to acquire pieces of specifications information indicating functions of an input device and an output device from the respective devices, and generate, based on the pieces of specifications information, a linkage flow indicating an execution sequence and a combination of an input device and an output device which respectively have an input function and an output function designated in the function execution request, the devices executing the functions, respectively, in linkage with each other; and a flow executing unit configured to send process requests to the input device and the output device designated in the linkage flow, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunori Sugimura, Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Publication number: 20150116774
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive output object information on an object to be output; a storage unit configured to store therein output device information on different types of output devices; and a determining unit configured to determine an output device based on the output object information and the output device information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Kiyohiro HYO
  • Patent number: 8996752
    Abstract: A device management apparatus connected to a plurality of devices via a network includes a collecting unit that receives usage data indicating a status of use of each of the devices from each of the devices and that stores the received usage data in a storage device, and a common data acquiring unit that acquires common data that is common to the devices from the usage data of each of the devices stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo
  • Patent number: 8953186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive output object information on an object to be output; a storage unit configured to store therein output device information on different types of output devices; and a determining unit configured to determine an output device based on the output object information and the output device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Hyo