Patents by Inventor Munehisa Matsuda

Munehisa Matsuda 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: 20200272378
    Abstract: A terminal device may display a designation screen on a display unit, store designation item information indicating a designation item in a memory, and send a restriction item request to a target printer. The terminal device may, in a case where the restriction item request is sent to the target printer, receive the restriction item information from the target printer, and determine whether the restriction item indicated by the received restriction item information includes the designation item indicated by the designation item information stored in the memory. The terminal device may, in a case where it is determined that the restriction item includes the designation item, send a print request that requests execution of printing according to the IPP to the target printer, wherein in a case where it is determined that the restriction item does not include the designation item, the print request is not sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya TAGAWA, Munehisa MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200274987
    Abstract: A terminal device performs operations includes: a file information receiving process to receive M pieces of file information for identifying M image files from a printer storing M image files; a specific signal receiving process to receive a specific signal from the printer; a determination process to determine whether an inter-device distance is equal to or less than a predetermined distance by using a received radio field intensity of the specific signal; a selection process to select N pieces of file information, which is a part of the M pieces of file information when it is determined in the determination process that the inter-device distance is equal to or less than the predetermined distance; and a print instruction transmission process to not transmit the print instruction to the printer when it is determined that the inter-device distance is not equal to or less than the predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200265126
    Abstract: A printer may receive a history request according to IPP from a first external device, execute an authentication process. The printer may determine whether a specific user identified by first user identification information included in first input information is a disclosure-targeted user indicated by disclosure user information. The printer may, in a case where it is determined that first authentication information in a memory matches second authentication information and it is determined that the specific user is the disclosure-targeted user, send according to the IPP print history information including restricted history information and non-restricted history information to the first external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Munehisa MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 10694068
    Abstract: A terminal device performs operations includes: a file information receiving process to receive M pieces of file information for identifying M image files from a printer storing M image files; a specific signal receiving process to receive a specific signal from the printer; a determination process to determine whether an inter-device distance is equal to or less than a predetermined distance by using a received radio field intensity of the specific signal; a selection process to select N pieces of file information, which is a part of the M pieces of file information when it is determined in the determination process that the inter-device distance is equal to or less than the predetermined distance; and a print instruction transmission process to not transmit the print instruction to the printer when it is determined that the inter-device distance is not equal to or less than the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10674341
    Abstract: A communication device may include a first type of interface and a second type of interface. The communication device may execute the communication of object data with a mobile device using the second type of interface after executing a specific process for causing the communication device to shift to a communication-enabled state, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is not currently in the communication-enabled state. Also, the communication device may execute the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface without executing the specific process, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is currently in the communication-enabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200116905
    Abstract: A sheet used for coating an optical semiconductor element is used for directly or indirectly covering an optical semiconductor element, and includes a white layer containing white particles; and a light diffusion layer containing light-diffusing particles, in this order in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munehisa MITANI, Hirokazu MATSUDA, Kazuaki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10582362
    Abstract: A communication device may include an NFC interface, a processor, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions may instruct the communication device to store, in a case where a state of the communication device is a first state, first data in the NFC interface and to store, in a case where the state of the communication device is a second state, the second data in the NFC interface. The NFC interface may establish a first communication link between the communication device and a first external device and transmit the first data to the first external device via the first communication link. The NFC interface may establish a second communication link between the communication device and a second external device and transmit the second data to the second external device via the second communication link by using the NFC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10552096
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus including a control device configured to: receive a specific signal from a second communication apparatus; determine whether an inter-device distance between the communication apparatuses is equal to or smaller than a first distance; cause a server to supply printing data to a printer when the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the first distance; again receive the specific signal from the second communication apparatus; determine whether the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than a second distance that is smaller than the first distance by using a second reception radio wave intensity of the again-received specific signal; and cause the printing execution unit to execute printing in accordance with the printing data when it is determined that the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20190394628
    Abstract: A communication device may include a first type of interface and a second type of interface. The communication device may execute the communication of object data with a mobile device using the second type of interface after executing a specific process for causing the communication device to shift to a communication-enabled state, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is not currently in the communication-enabled state. Also, the communication device may execute the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface without executing the specific process, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is currently in the communication-enabled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10506665
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a specific wireless communication of object data via a first wireless network with a mobile device using a second type of interface after executing a specific process of sending a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network using a first type of interface in a first case where the communication device operates in a first state which is a parent station state or a child station state in the first wireless network and execute the specific wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface after executing another process different from the specific process in a second case where the communication device operates in a second state which is different from the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10492051
    Abstract: A communication device may include a first type of interface and a second type of interface. The communication device may execute the communication of object data with a mobile device using the second type of interface after executing a specific process for causing the communication device to shift to a communication-enabled state, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is not currently in the communication-enabled state. Also, the communication device may execute the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface without executing the specific process, in a case where it is determined that the communication device is currently in the communication-enabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10419913
    Abstract: A communication device may include an NFC interface, a processor, and a memory, such as a non-transitory computer readable recording medium, storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions may instruct the communication device to store, in a case where a state of the communication device is a first state, first data in the NFC interface and to store, in a case where the state of the communication device is a second state, the second data in the NFC interface. The NFC interface may establish a first communication link between the communication device and an external device and transmit the first data to the external device via the first communication link. The NFC interface may establish a second communication link between the communication device and a second external device and transmit the second data to the second external device via the second communication link by using the NFC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20190281432
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a wireless communication of object data with a mobile device via a first target network using a second type of interface after executing a sending process of sending a wireless setting, for causing the mobile device to belong to the first target network, to the mobile device using a first type of interface in a case where the communication device is determined as currently belonging to the first target network. The communication device may execute the wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device via a second target network using the second type of interface after executing a specific process of causing both the communication device and the mobile device to belong to the second target network in a case where the communication device is determined as currently not belonging to the target network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190261151
    Abstract: A communication device may include an NFC interface, a processor, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions may instruct the communication device to store, in a case where a state of the communication device is a first state, first data in the NFC interface and to store, in a case where the state of the communication device is a second state, the second data in the NFC interface. The NFC interface may establish a first communication link between the communication device and a first external device and transmit the first data to the first external device via the first communication link. The NFC interface may establish a second communication link between the communication device and a second external device and transmit the second data to the second external device via the second communication link by using the NFC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10375552
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a wireless communication of object data with a mobile device via a first target network using a second type of interface after executing a sending process of sending a wireless setting, for causing the mobile device to belong to the first target network, to the mobile device using a first type of interface in a case where the communication device is determined as currently belonging to the first target network. The communication device may execute the wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device via a second target network using the second type of interface after executing a specific process of causing both the communication device and the mobile device to belong to the second target network in a case where the communication device is determined as currently not belonging to the target network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10375750
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a wireless communication of object data with a mobile device via a first target network using a second type of interface after executing a sending process of sending a wireless setting, for causing the mobile device to belong to the first target network, to the mobile device using a first type of interface in a case where the communication device is determined as currently belonging to the first target network. The communication device may execute the wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device via a second target network using the second type of interface after executing a specific process of causing both the communication device and the mobile device to belong to the second target network in a case where the communication device is determined as currently not belonging to the target network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190215908
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a specific wireless communication of object data via a first wireless network with a mobile device using a second type of interface after executing a specific process of sending a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network using a first type of interface in a first case where the communication device operates in a first state which is a parent station state or a child station state in the first wireless network and execute the specific wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface after executing another process different from the specific process in a second case where the communication device operates in a second state which is different from the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190212963
    Abstract: A function executing device is configured to send a wireless identifier to a communication device via a first type of wireless communication interface for setting up a wirelss connection. The function executing device is configured to determine whether the function executing device is in an error state and, if not, to establish the wirelss connection via a second type of wireless communication interface. The function executing device operates in a parent state in the wireless connection. Additionally, print data may be received from the communication device. However, if the function executing device is in an error state the wireless connection is not established vai the second type of wireless communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190196752
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus including a control device configured to: receive a specific signal from a second communication apparatus; determine whether an inter-device distance between the communication apparatuses is equal to or smaller than a first distance; cause a server to supply printing data to a printer when the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the first distance; again receive the specific signal from the second communication apparatus; determine whether the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than a second distance that is smaller than the first distance by using a second reception radio wave intensity of the again-received specific signal; and cause the printing execution unit to execute printing in accordance with the printing data when it is determined that the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10333587
    Abstract: An MFP establishes a first communication link L1 by receiving an activation command and sending an OK command. The MFP receives first target data from a portable device by using the first communication link. The MFP generates second target data by processing the first target data. After receiving the first target data, the MFP disconnects the first communication link. The MFP establishes a second communication link by receiving the activation command and sending the OK command. The MFP sends the second target data to the portable device by using the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka