Patents by Inventor Okihisa Yoshida

Okihisa Yoshida 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: 10540130
    Abstract: A management apparatus included in a system including a plurality of MFPs receives a use history of a user from at least one MFP among the plurality of MFPs. The management apparatus, based on the use history, designates a group including one or more MFPs among the plurality of MFPs as MFPs being preferentially requested information related to a job issued by the user. Then, the management apparatus updates a group, which is stored in the storage device and previously designated, to be a designated group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10365866
    Abstract: The first processing device includes a first communication unit for performing cryptographic communication and plaintext communication, a determination portion for determining whether to set the cryptographic communication, and a communication unit controller. The second processing device includes a second communication unit for performing the cryptographic communication and the plaintext communication with the first communication unit. The second communication unit includes a storage for storing, for each of other ends of communication, encryption key information necessary for encryption up to a predetermined upper limit. When performing the cryptographic communication, the second communication unit performs at least one of encryption and decryption based on an encryption key included in the encryption key information corresponding to the first processing device stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10282141
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image processing device executing a job and a billing server performing billing process in response to execution of the job connected through a network. The billing server includes: a remaining amount management part for managing a remaining amount of each user's available funds; and a savings amount transmission part for determining a savings amount in the image processing device based on a user's available funds and sending the determined savings amount to the image processing device. The image processing device includes: a savings amount storage part for storing therein the savings amount in accordance with the user; a job execution part for executing a job with an instruction by the user; and a billing processing part for performing billing process to charge to the user in response to execution of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9977632
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which can be connected to a first network includes a connection acceptance portion which accepts connection to the first network from a first device, a job acceptance portion which accepts a job output from the first device connected to the first network to a second network different from the first network, and a transfer portion which transfers, when the job is a job held in a second holding portion included in the second network and designated to be executed in response to acceptance of an execution instruction from a user in the second network, the job to a first holding portion such that the job is held in the first holding portion included in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20170255423
    Abstract: The first processing device includes a first communication unit for performing cryptographic communication and plaintext communication, a determination portion for determining whether to set the cryptographic communication, and a communication unit controller. The second processing device includes a second communication unit for performing the cryptographic communication and the plaintext communication with the first communication unit. The second communication unit includes a storage for storing, for each of other ends of communication, encryption key information necessary for encryption up to a predetermined upper limit. When performing the cryptographic communication, the second communication unit performs at least one of encryption and decryption based on an encryption key included in the encryption key information corresponding to the first processing device stored in the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160117135
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which can be connected to a first network includes a connection acceptance portion which accepts connection to the first network from a first device, a job acceptance portion which accepts a job output from the first device connected to the first network to a second network different from the first network, and a transfer portion which transfers, when the job is a job held in a second holding portion included in the second network and designated to be executed in response to acceptance of an execution instruction from a user in the second network, the job to a first holding portion such that the job is held in the first holding portion included in the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160098230
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image processing device executing a job and a billing server performing billing process in response to execution of the job connected through a network. The billing server includes: a remaining amount management part for managing a remaining amount of each user's available funds; and a savings amount transmission part for determining a savings amount in the image processing device based on a user's available funds and sending the determined savings amount to the image processing device. The image processing device includes: a savings amount storage part for storing therein the savings amount in accordance with the user; a job execution part for executing a job with an instruction by the user; and a billing processing part for performing billing process to charge to the user in response to execution of the job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150347881
    Abstract: A management apparatus included in a system including a plurality of MFPs receives a use history of a user from at least one MFP among the plurality of MFPs. The management apparatus, based on the use history, designates a group including one or more MFPs among the plurality of MFPs as MFPs being preferentially requested information related to a job issued by the user. Then, the management apparatus updates a group, which is stored in the storage device and previously designated, to be a designated group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9092704
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit that stores prohibited combination information, a display control unit that displays a user interface screen on a display unit, based on web page data that is received from a web server in the server apparatus, using a web browser that communicates with the web server, a first determination unit that determines, based on the prohibited combination information, whether or not the two or more settings that are prohibited from being combined are included in a plurality of current settings that include a content of change of settings received using the user interface screen, and a storage information control unit that stores a fact that the two or more settings prohibited from being combined are included in the current settings, in predetermined data. The display control unit, via the predetermined data, acquires the fact, and updates the user interface screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8976375
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided which has an operating panel capable of providing a screen display and a Web browser. The image forming apparatus includes a storage for storing predetermined text that is data to be entered into a text entry box of a Web page; a text entry limiting portion for, when the Web page displayed on the operating panel by the Web browser contains the text entry box, limiting text to be entered into the text entry box to the predetermined text stored in the storage; a display processing portion for, when the text entry limiting portion limits text to be entered, displaying, on the operating panel, a screen for a user to designate the predetermined text as text to be entered into the text entry box; and an operation processing portion for informing the Web browser of the predetermined text designated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Masakazu Murakami
  • Patent number: 8654378
    Abstract: The image-processing apparatus includes: a communication interface unit; a user interface display unit which is arranged to provide information to a user; a user interface input unit provided with a hardware-key which is arranged to receive an input from the user; a web browser which is arranged to acquire page data from a web server, structure a display screen based upon the page data, and display the display screen on the user interface display unit; a hardware-key function assignor which is arranged to determine a function to be assigned to the hardware-key based upon the page data; and a hardware-key control unit which is arranged to control the hardware-key in accordance with the determination of the hardware-key function assignment by the hardware-key function assignor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8645475
    Abstract: An image transmission system includes an image transmission device and a server that provides recipient information including recipient specification information and a transmission method and destination for image data. The server records, in association with a recipient identifier, recipient-designated recipient information and display mode designation information indicating a display mode for the recipient information. Each time the recipient information and display mode designation information is updated, the server overwrites the recorded information with the updated recipient information and display mode designation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8625124
    Abstract: An MFP (A) on a document transmission side transmits a document to an MFP (B) on a document reception side. The MFP (A) stores the transmitted document. The MFP (A) acquires a status of the transmitted document from the MFP (B). If the MFP (B) deletes the document in an unread state, the MFP (A) retransmits the stored document to the MFP (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Murakami, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8589545
    Abstract: A job execution system comprises a job execution apparatus and a server apparatus interconnected via a network. The server apparatus stores in itself, counter data defining the range of using the job execution apparatus, which is allowed for a user who logs in the job execution apparatus by authentication. The job execution apparatus obtains entirely or partially the counter data of the login user from the server apparatus; returns the counter data that is reduced by job execution to the server apparatus when the user logs out thereof; judges according to conditions set on the job execution apparatus itself, whether or not the counter data returning operation should be suspended; and suspends the counter data returning operation if judges that it should be suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsuda, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshihiko Otake, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8570578
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of performing at least one of scanning, printing, copying, and facsimile transmission/reception includes a communication portion, a job execution portion, a browsing portion, a monitoring portion, a data acquiring portion, an image transmitting portion, and a dummy signal output portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8570539
    Abstract: Referring to contents of a user information storage, an MFP information storage, an API information storage and the like, whether or not an API is available is determined, an unexecutable function of an application due to unavailability of the API is determined, and a display way for displaying a list of applications on a display is switched
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Murakami, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Okihisa Yoshida, Takahiro Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20130208296
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit that stores prohibited combination information, a display control unit that displays a user interface screen on a display unit, based on web page data that is received from a web server in the server apparatus, using a web browser that communicates with the web server, a first determination unit that determines, based on the prohibited combination information, whether or not the two or more settings that are prohibited from being combined are included in a plurality of current settings that include a content of change of settings received using the user interface screen, and a storage information control unit that stores a fact that the two or more settings prohibited from being combined are included in the current settings, in predetermined data. The display control unit, via the predetermined data, acquires the fact, and updates the user interface screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8489771
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer-readable recording medium having recorded therein an address book transmission program for causing a computer, which includes a storage that stores therein one or more pieces of address book data, to transmit the pieces of address book data to a data transmission apparatus, each of the pieces of address book data corresponding to one or more senders, the address book transmission program causing the computer to execute: a receiving step of receiving, from the data transmission apparatus, apparatus information indicating a state of the data transmission apparatus; a reading step of reading a piece of address book data that corresponds to a sender out of the pieces of address book data stored in the storage; a judging step of, based on the apparatus information received in the receiving step, specifying a use mode that shows how the data transmission apparatus uses address book data, and judging whether or not the piece of address book data read in the reading step is a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshihiko Otake, Hideyuki Matsuda, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8442222
    Abstract: A job ticket issuing device includes: a document encryption processing unit for encrypting document data with a document data encryption key; and a job ticket encryption processing unit for encrypting a job ticket, including information about a content of job processing with respect to the document data, with a job ticket encryption key which is different from the document data encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonari Yoshimura, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • Patent number: 8427673
    Abstract: Personal address books of users are stored in an address server. Each user registers, with the personal address book of his/her own, conditions (transmission conditions) that should be satisfied when other users transmit image data to the user. The conditions are registered in correspondence with addresses of the other users. When one of the other users transmits (as a transmission source) to the user (as a transmission destination) who has set the transmission conditions, from an MFP, the transmission conditions, which were set by the transmission destination user with respect to the transmitter, are downloaded from the address server to the transmission source MFP. And then the MFP transmits the image data to the transmission destination user under the downloaded transmission conditions. This enables the transmission destination user to cause the image data to be transmitted thereto under such conditions that match the needs of the transmission destination user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida