Patents by Inventor Masamichi Ohshima

Masamichi Ohshima 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: 8711390
    Abstract: This invention provides a load distributed printing technique which efficiently uses a plurality of printing apparatuses by using small resources. To accomplish this, an information processing apparatus, which can transmit a print job to a plurality of printing apparatuses, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Yagita, Masamichi Ohshima, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Hidekazu Morooka, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Kenichi Shirai, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Patent number: 8711379
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing apparatus which efficiently and effectively executes printing even when interruption of printing occurs in a printing apparatus. The apparatus which includes a plurality of print queues each functioning as one of a backup print queue and a basic print queue and executes output to a printing apparatus based on print job information with higher priority than output to a printing apparatus based on backup job information, comprising, output means for outputting a print job in accordance with schedule up of one of pieces of print job information and backup job information registered in the plurality of print queues, and registration means for, in accordance with interruption of printing based on job information registered in one of the basic print queue and the backup print queue, registering backup job information in the print queues except the print queue corresponding to the printing apparatus which has interrupted printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Shirai, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Patent number: 8289540
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to install a print server simply. In the present invention, a port monitor, an IP address and a data sending method corresponding to an installed logical printer are acquired and stored in an installed logical printer information storage module, by an installed logical printer analysis module. A logical printer auto-creation module creates the port monitor of the logical printer to be used by the print server to be installed, based on the stored information, and associates the port monitor as the port monitor of a newly created logical printer or the existing logical printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masamichi Ohshima
  • Patent number: 8014007
    Abstract: In a print system including a print server and a plurality of printers, when the occurrence of a failure in a first printer is detected, the print job to be processed first from among the print jobs accumulated in the first printer is identified as the first print job. Print jobs other than the first print job in the first printer are transferred to a second printer, and then deleted from the first printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Wanda, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7855794
    Abstract: In a proxy printing system, one print job is transmitted to a first one of printers connected over a network, and when a print failure occurs in the first printer, a second networked printer processes the print job to perform proxy printing. The system detects a failure of the first printer attempting to process the print job and issues a notification. In accordance with managed history information for the first printer, the proxy printing system detects whether a printer that has previously processed a print job as a proxy for the first printer exists out of the networked printers. The system issues a notification indicating at least one detected printer as a proxy destination candidate. The system performs control so that the printer is used to execute proxy print processing, and updates the history management table after the execution of the proxy print processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7804608
    Abstract: There are provided an information processing apparatus and information processing method, which can implement a job or printer device monitoring scheme that allows the user to easily detect status of printing apparatus in advance. The status of a physical printer device corresponding to a predetermined logical printer, which is set as an object to be monitored, is monitored, and a result based on monitoring is displayed on a computer display as a resident display. For example, when the resident display is displayed as an icon on the task tray on the computer display, it does not disturb display of windows of other document creation applications. Also, the user need not purposely instruct to launch a monitor utility upon printing. Hence, a job or printer device monitoring scheme which is very convenient for the user can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Shirai, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Patent number: 7538902
    Abstract: A print control program, which is executed by an information processing apparatus so as to transmit print data to an image-forming device and record an image, causes the information processing apparatus to re-spool as a second spool file print data that has already been spooled once as a first spool file by an operating system. A portion of the print data that is re-spooled as the second spool file is transmitted to the image-forming device during re-spooling. As result, spooling of the second spool file linked to the first spool file, and transmission to the image-forming device, is more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7474429
    Abstract: To solve such a problem that it takes time to display a print setting display screen of a virtual printer to which functions of member printer drivers having different characteristics have been reflected, in an information processing apparatus for making job control of the virtual printer constructed by a plurality of member printers, a conflicting process based on each function of the plurality of member printers is executed, a construction of the member printers is examined in association with display control for reflecting a conflict result to a setting display screen of the virtual printer, and control is made to as to visualize an advance situation of the conflicting process on the basis of an examination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidekazu Morooka, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7426046
    Abstract: A print job icon symbolically representing a print job and printer icons symbolically representing a plurality of printers are displayed on the screen of a display in an information processing apparatus. When a command to transfer the print job icon is issued, whether a requested print job can be transferred to any printer is easily determined. When the print job is selected, the information processing apparatus easily discriminates between a printer able to output the print job and a printer unable to output the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Shirai, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Publication number: 20070297006
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to install a print server simply. In the present invention, a port monitor, an IP address and a data sending method corresponding to an installed logical printer are acquired and stored in an installed logical printer information storage module, by an installed logical printer analysis module. A logical printer auto-creation module creates the port monitor of the logical printer to be used by the print server to be installed, based on the stored information, and associates the port monitor as the port monitor of a newly created logical printer or the existing logical printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masamichi Ohshima
  • Publication number: 20050141014
    Abstract: In a proxy printing system, one print job is transmitted to a first one of printers connected over a network, and when a print failure occurs in the first printer, a second networked printer processes the print job to perform proxy printing. The system detects a failure of the first printer attempting to process the print job and issues a notification. In accordance with managed history information for the first printer, the proxy printing system detects whether a printer that has previously processed a print job as a proxy for the first printer exists out of the networked printers. The system issues a notification indicating at least one detected printer as a proxy destination candidate. The system performs control so that the printer is used to execute proxy print processing, and updates the history management table after the execution of the proxy print processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20050141013
    Abstract: In a redirect-on-error print system of this invention, when an error notification is acquired, only printer drivers having the same function as that of the printer driver which has output the data to the printer with the print error are listed up from registered printer drivers, and the user is caused to select a redirect-on-error print destination from them so that any inappropriate print output can reliably be avoided. In the redirect-on-error print system, a print job is transmitted to one of a plurality of printers connected to a network. When a print error has occurred in the printer, processing is executed to cause another printer to execute redirect-on-error printing of the print job. In the redirect-on-error print system, the error in the printer which is processing the print job is detected, and the user is notified of it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Kikuchi, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20050141007
    Abstract: A print job icon symbolically representing a print job and printer icons symbolically representing a plurality of printers are displayed on the screen of a display in an information processing apparatus. When a command to transfer the print job icon is issued, whether a requested print job can be transferred to any printer is easily determined. When the print job is selected, the information processing apparatus easily discriminates between a printer able to output the print job and a printer unable to output the print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Shirai, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Publication number: 20050141023
    Abstract: This invention provides a load distributed printing technique which efficiently uses a plurality of printing apparatuses by using small resources. To accomplish this, an information processing apparatus, which can transmit a print job to a plurality of printing apparatuses, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHINKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yagita, Masamichi Ohshima, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Hidekazu Morooka, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Kenichi Shirai, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Publication number: 20050128514
    Abstract: In a print system including a print server and a plurality of printers, when the occurrence of a failure in a first printer is detected, the print job to be processed first from among the print jobs accumulated in the first printer is identified as the first print job. Print jobs other than the first print job in the first printer are transferred to a second printer, and then deleted from the first printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Wanda, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20050018236
    Abstract: There are provided an information processing apparatus and information processing method, which can implement a job or printer device monitoring scheme that allows the user to easily detect status of printing apparatus in advance. The status of a physical printer device corresponding to a predetermined logical printer, which is set as an object to be monitored, is monitored, and a result based on monitoring is displayed on a computer display as a resident display. For example, when the resident display is displayed as an icon on the task tray on the computer display, it does not disturb display of windows of other document creation applications. Also, the user need not purposely instruct to launch a monitor utility upon printing. Hence, a job or printer device monitoring scheme which is very convenient for the user can be implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Shirai, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama
  • Publication number: 20040257604
    Abstract: To solve such a problem that it takes time to display a print setting display screen of a virtual printer to which functions of member printer drivers having different characteristics have been reflected, in an information processing apparatus for making job control of the virtual printer constructed by a plurality of member printers, a conflicting process based on each function of the plurality of member printers is executed, a construction of the member printers is examined in association with display control for reflecting a conflict result to a setting display screen of the virtual printer, and control is made to as to visualize an advance situation of the conflicting process on the basis of an examination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Morooka, Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Patent number: 6805017
    Abstract: An electric power steering apparatus can correspond to high output ability, and has a power transmission mechanism of an electric driving section capable of achieving predetermined slip torque in spite of change of operating temperature. Also, a resin gear for power transmission is formed by joining a core metal and a resin with strong bonding force, and has preferable heat-dissipation property. This joining is performed by way of chemical bond according to composite molding technique or adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Chikaraishi, Masamichi Ohshima
  • Publication number: 20040160613
    Abstract: A print control program executed by an information processing apparatus, which spools print data created and spooled via a print data creation module such as a printer driver again and concurrently performs the re-spooling and output of the print data to a resending destination or an alternate device. It is thereby possible to speed up a throughput of the output on alternation of printing or resending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20040156069
    Abstract: A print control program, which is executed by an information processing apparatus so as to transmit print data to an image-forming device and record an image, causes the information processing apparatus to re-spool as a second spool file print data that has already been spooled once as a first spool file by an operating system. A portion of the print data that is re-spooled as the second spool file is transmitted to the image-forming device during re-spooling. As result, spooling of the second spool file linked to the first spool file, and transmission to the image-forming device, is more efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Kurotsu, Masamichi Ohshima, Hidekazu Morooka, Takashi Yagita, Koichiro Wanda, Koji Kikuchi, Kei Kitagata, Hiroyuki Kayama, Kenichi Shirai