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: 20220171838
    Abstract: A communication device may comprise: a controller; wherein the controller may be configured to: receive a first request from a first terminal device via a first-type communication path; in a case where the first request is received from the first terminal device, execute user authentication using a first authentication method; receive a second request from a second terminal device via a second-type communication path different from the first-type communication path; in a case where the second request is received from the second terminal device, execute the user authentication using a second authentication method different from the first authentication method; and in a case where the user authentication is successful, execute a predetermined process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventor: Munehisa MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210400749
    Abstract: A communication device may cause a first wireless interface of the communication device to send a first signal in a case where a state of the communication device is a respondent state. The respondent state may be a state in which a Wi-Fi connection is able to be established between the communication device and a terminal device. The first signal may be sent from the first wireless interface before a Bluetooth connection is established between the communication device and a terminal device. The communication device may cause the first wireless interface to send a second signal in a case where a state of the communication device is a non-respondent state. The non- respondent state may be a state in which the Wi-Fi connection is not able to be established. The second signal may be sent from the first wireless interface before the Bluetooth connection is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotaka ASAKURA, Munehisa MATSUDA, Takuya INOUE
  • Patent number: 11194891
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11132151
    Abstract: A communication device may send URL and first program to a terminal device, the URL indicating a storage location of update data stored in a first server, the update data being used for updating a setting data, the first program causing a browser program in the terminal device to perform a first process. The first process may include receiving the update data from the first server by using the URL and sending the update data received from the first server to the communication device. The communication device may receive the update data from the terminal device in response to sending the URL and the first program to the terminal device and update the setting data stored in the memory by using the update data received from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Munehisa Matsuda, Yongyong Ren
  • Publication number: 20210266720
    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: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11102371
    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: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11012843
    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: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210144265
    Abstract: A function executing device may comprise a first wireless interface according to a Bluetooth Low Energy scheme being capable of repeatedly sending an advertising signal. The function executing device may after a first advertising signal in which a first radio field intensity is used has been sent from the first wireless interface, receive a specific signal via the first wireless interface from a terminal device, change a radio field intensity used for sending the advertising signal from the first radio field intensity to a second radio field intensity lower than the first radio field intensity, and after a second advertising signal in which the second radio field intensity is used has been sent from the first wireless interface, establish a first wireless connection with the terminal device via the first wireless interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotaka ASAKURA, Takuya INOUE, Munehisa MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210144806
    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: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210144534
    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: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210111757
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210072939
    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 wireless 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 wireless 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 via the second type of wireless communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10879960
    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: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10863583
    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: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10856125
    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: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10831427
    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 wireless 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 wireless 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 via the second type of wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200322769
    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: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • 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