Patents by Inventor Koki Nakajima

Koki Nakajima 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: 20190004742
    Abstract: A remote communication control system includes a session relay system and a session management unit. The session relay system relays a session between an image forming apparatus and an electronic device by associating a connection established with the image forming apparatus with a connection established with the electronic device. The electronic device is located outside a network to which the image forming apparatus belongs. The session management unit manages the session. When the electronic device requests a start of the session, the session management unit causes the image forming apparatus to install an application required to establish the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Keisuke FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190004758
    Abstract: A remote communication control system includes a session relay system that associates a connection established with an image forming apparatus with a connection established with an electronic device located outside a network to which the image forming apparatus belongs, so as to relay a session between the image forming apparatus and the electronic device. When an application is unusable via the session, the session relay system does not relay the session based on a control policy and identification information of the application as a target for the session. The control policy indicates whether which application of the image forming apparatus is usable via the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Keisuke FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190004744
    Abstract: A remote communication control system includes a session relay system and a session-related information collection unit. The session relay system associates a connection established with an image forming apparatus with a connection established with an electronic device located outside a network to which the image forming apparatus belongs, so as to relay a session between the image forming apparatus and the electronic device. The session-related information collection unit collects session-related information related to the session at least from the image forming apparatus and the session relay system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi NAKAMURA, Keisuke FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 9928351
    Abstract: A license management server manages a license to perform a service of remote maintenance related to one or more image forming apparatuses installed in a customer's site. The maintenance server includes a maintenance unit and a history management unit. If the license management server notified of expiration of an expiration date of the license defined by a contract, the maintenance unit stores history information acquired from the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the expired license into a storage unit, and stops the service. If the license management server notified of grant of the license by a re-contract, the history management unit obtains the history information about the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the granted license from the storage unit, and passes the obtained history information to the maintenance unit. By using the passed history information, the maintenance unit resumes the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Yasui, Takeshi Araya, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Hiromasa Akamatsu
  • Publication number: 20170017910
    Abstract: A license management system includes an image forming apparatus and a license management server. The license management server includes a group management database, a license management database, a time zone information table, a group management unit, and a license management unit. The group management database stores information indicating an organization to which the license is assigned. The information relates to a group to which the image forming apparatus belongs. The license management database stores information on the license for the group. The time zone information table describes information on a working hour in a time zone where the group is present. When the one working hour ends, the license management unit that re-assigns the license from the group in the ended working hour to the group in another working hour based on the time zone information table, the license management database, and a current time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Takeshi Araya, Toru Yasui, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Koji Kubono, Hiromasa Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9531786
    Abstract: A device management system includes an electronic device and a remote maintenance server. The electronic device displays an operation screen to a user. The remote maintenance server includes a transparent panel management portion that draws a guide image on a virtual transparent panel based on an operation of a service person performed on a service terminal device, and causes the electronic device to overlay and display the virtual transparent panel on the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Koki Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9462063
    Abstract: A network device search system includes an information processing terminal and a network device. The information processing terminal includes a search request unit configured to transmit a search request signal via a network; and a device information display unit configured to display, if notification information is attached to a received response signal, unique information for the network device included in the response signal in association with the notification information. The network device includes an input screen display unit configured to display an input screen in response to reception of the search request signal; and a search request response unit configured to return, when the notification information is input through the input screen, the response signal including the unique information for the network device by attaching the notification information thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kensaku Sugimoto, Takeshi Nakamura, Koji Sasadai, Koki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20160219102
    Abstract: A device management system for managing a plurality of image forming apparatuses includes a management state determination section and a management state notification section. The management state determination section determines whether or not each of the image forming apparatuses is appropriately managed based on information from an application for managing the image forming apparatuses. The management state notification section sends to a specified address an inappropriate management notification indicating that a given one of the image forming apparatuses is not appropriately managed. The management state notification section sends out the inappropriate management notification when the management state determination section determines that a given one of the image forming apparatuses is not appropriately managed (S135, S140, and S144).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koki NAKAJIMA, Takeshi ARAYA, Toru YASUI, Takumi NAKAMURA, Hiromasa AKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20160189168
    Abstract: In a license management server, a license management DB stores information about a license for performing remote maintenance on an image forming apparatus installed in an end customer site. A group management DB stores information about a group to which the image forming apparatus belongs. A table defines and describes the number of image forming apparatuses belonging to the group and a content of the license to be granted to the group so that the content of the license becomes advantageous to a user as the number of image forming apparatuses increases. The user registers the image forming apparatuses into the group. A group management unit counts the number of image forming apparatuses belonging to the group. A license management unit adjusts the content of the license on the basis of the number of image forming apparatuses counted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Takumi Nakamura, Takeshi Araya, Koki Nakajima, Hiromasa Akamatsu, Toru Yasui
  • Publication number: 20160147980
    Abstract: A license management server manages a license to perform a service of remote maintenance related to one or more image forming apparatuses installed in a customer's site. The maintenance server includes a maintenance unit and a history management unit. If the license management server notified of expiration of an expiration date of the license defined by a contract, the maintenance unit stores history information acquired from the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the expired license into a storage unit, and stops the service. If the license management server notified of grant of the license by a re-contract, the history management unit obtains the history information about the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the granted license from the storage unit, and passes the obtained history information to the maintenance unit. By using the passed history information, the maintenance unit resumes the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Toru Yasui, Takeshi Araya, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Hiromasa Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9292369
    Abstract: An agent unit acquires apparatus status information that indicates a status of the electronic apparatus from an electronic apparatus. A remote maintenance server transmits an acquisition instruction of the apparatus status information to the agent unit and receives the apparatus status information from the agent unit if acquisition of the apparatus status information succeeded. The remote maintenance server (a) acquires operation schedule information on the electronic apparatus, (b) transmits an acquisition instruction of the apparatus status information to the agent unit, (c) registers a retransmission schedule of the acquisition instruction so as to transmit the acquisition instruction at a timing within an operation period of the electronic apparatus determined from the operation schedule if acquisition of the apparatus status information failed, and (d) transmits the acquisition instruction to the agent unit at the timing of the retransmission schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Koki Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20150347967
    Abstract: A support system includes a function execution circuit, a customer-information managing circuit, and a usage-availability setting circuit. The function execution circuit uses customer information indicative of a specific content related to a customer to execute a specific function. The customer-information managing circuit manages the customer information for each dealer. The usage-availability setting circuit sets availability for use of the customer information from a person having authority to manage the dealer for each of the dealers. The customer-information managing circuit determines the availability for use based on setting by the usage-availability setting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Koki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150348145
    Abstract: A support system includes a function execution circuit and a customer information management circuit. The function execution circuit uses customer information indicative of a specific content related to a customer to execute a specific function. The customer information management circuit manages the customer information. The customer information management circuit manages a piece of attribute kind information storing a kind of attribute for a product for each dealer, and attribute value information storing an attribute value indicative of an actual content for the kind for each of combinations of the dealers, the products, and the kinds, as a part of the customer information. The function execution circuit uses the attribute acquired based on the attribute kind information and the attribute value information to execute the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Koki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150026585
    Abstract: A device management system includes an electronic device and a remote maintenance server. The electronic device displays an operation screen to a user. The remote maintenance server includes a transparent panel management portion that draws a guide image on a virtual transparent panel based on an operation of a service person performed on a service terminal device, and causes the electronic device to overlay and display the virtual transparent panel on the operation screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Koki Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8928905
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus stores a setting values set including core data independent of a model of the image forming apparatus and non-core data not included in the core data; writes the core data on another image forming apparatus without change, and if the model of the image forming apparatus is the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data on the another image forming apparatus without change, while if the model of the image forming apparatus is not the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data including a setting value of a function setting in the non core-data that is the same as the function setting in the another image forming apparatus on the another image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8917404
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus stores a setting values set including core data independent of a model of the image forming apparatus and non-core data not included in the core data; writes the core data on another image forming apparatus without change, and if the model of the image forming apparatus is the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data on the another image forming apparatus without change, while if the model of the image forming apparatus is not the same as the model of the another image forming apparatus, writes the non-core data including a setting value of a function setting in the non core-data that is the same as the function setting in the another image forming apparatus on the another image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140355051
    Abstract: An agent unit acquires apparatus status information from an electronic apparatus. A remote maintenance server receives and stores the apparatus status information transmitted from the agent unit. The agent unit (a) issues a response request of whether transmission of the apparatus status information is permitted or denied to a user of the electronic apparatus when a transmission request of the apparatus status information is detected, (b1) transmits a notification that indicates that transmission of the apparatus status information is denied to the remote maintenance server without transmitting the apparatus status information if a response to the response request is received and the received response indicates that transmission of the apparatus status information is denied, and (b2) transmits the apparatus status information if a response to the response request is received and the received response indicates that transmission of the apparatus status information is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Koki Nakajima, Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140268226
    Abstract: An agent unit acquires apparatus status information that indicates a status of the electronic apparatus from an electronic apparatus. A remote maintenance server transmits an acquisition instruction of the apparatus status information to the agent unit and receives the apparatus status information from the agent unit if acquisition of the apparatus status information succeeded. The remote maintenance server (a) acquires operation schedule information on the electronic apparatus, (b) transmits an acquisition instruction of the apparatus status information to the agent unit, (c) registers a retransmission schedule of the acquisition instruction so as to transmit the acquisition instruction at a timing within an operation period of the electronic apparatus determined from the operation schedule if acquisition of the apparatus status information failed, and (d) transmits the acquisition instruction to the agent unit at the timing of the retransmission schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Koki Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140279570
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: an operation panel configured to display a screen for a user and receive an operation by the user; a display control unit configured to control display of a screen on the operation panel; and an agent unit configured to control timings of starting and cancelling display of a message screen based on message data received from a remote maintenance server on a maintenance service provider side. The agent unit is further configured to generate reading confirmation data that indicates that a user read the message screen and transmit the reading confirmation data to the remote maintenance server if the operation panel receives an operation by the user for cancelling display of the message screen while the message screen is displayed on the operation panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Yoshihiko Arai, Toyoaki Oku, Takeshi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Atsushi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140258876
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: an operation panel configured to display a screen and receive an operation performed by a user; an agent unit configured to, upon receipt of message data from a remote maintenance server on a maintenance service provider side, provide an instruction to display a message screen based on the message data; and a display control unit configured to control the display of a screen on the operation panel and configured to, when the instruction to display the message screen is received while an operation screen is being displayed, display the message screen on the operation panel upon detection of an end of an operation of the operation panel performed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yoshida, Toyoaki Oku, Koki Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamura, Yoshihiko Arai, Atsushi Matsumoto