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: 8402162
    Abstract: A network system that can easily carry out remote access of a different network. The network system comprises a first image processing apparatus connected to a first network and a second image processing apparatus connected to a second network having a network address different from that of the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Masakazu Murakami, Okihisa Yoshida, Yoshikazu Ikenoue
  • Patent number: 8370406
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus is high in convenience, operability and reliability when newly registering a transmission destination to an address book. The apparatus obtains a list of destination names corresponding to recipients who have registered a recipient setting designating a transmission method; receives from a user a selection of whether to follow the recipient setting; receives from the user (a) if a selection to not follow the recipient setting has been received, a destination name and a transmission method to correspond thereto, and (b) if a selection to follow the recipient setting has been received, a selection of a destination name from the list; in the case of (a), registers the destination name and the transmission method in association as a candidate for the destination; and in the case of (b), registers the selected destination name with an indication that the recipient setting is to be followed, as a candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120274965
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Okihisa YOSHIDA, Masakazu MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8286003
    Abstract: An address list management apparatus stores, for each user of an MFP (Multi Function Peripheral), a different address list that lists address information pieces for transmission of image data by the MFP. Upon being instructed by a logged-in user to transmit image data, the MFP transmits, to the address list management apparatus, a request for the address list that specifies the user. Upon receiving the request, the address list management apparatus transmits, to the MFP, a sending list pertaining to the user. The sending list is created by deleting secret information from address information pieces in the address list, and modifying such address information pieces so that image data is transmitted to the address list management apparatus. The address list management apparatus refers to the address list, and transfers the image data to the specified address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Miyamoto, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida, Takehisa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8260866
    Abstract: Upon accepting, from a user B, a new registration of a configuration showing that the user B wishes to receive data via a FAX, a server sets a notification flag to an address book of a user A which includes an address of the user B. Upon accepting a login of the user A, an MFP displays a message to notify the user A of the new registration by the user B, based on the notification flag. The user A, who has notified of the new registration, can transmit the data to the user B with use of the new registration configured by the user B, namely via a FAX. Accordingly, the user B can receive the data via a FAX as the user B wishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120191601
    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: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8213028
    Abstract: An image processing system and a software program which simplify customizations when a program for operations in connection with image processing is installed in a plural number of image processing apparatuses. When a program for operations in connection with image processing is newly installed in a first MFP, the first MFP makes an inquiry to other MFPs which are connected to the first MFP via a network. When a second MFP is already installed with the same program and has information on individual users' settings for the program, the first MFP receives the setting information from the second MFP. Then, referring to history information and device information, the first MFP judges whether to store the setting information therein and whether to make modifications to the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ikeda, Tomonari Yoshimura, Masakazu Murakami, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120133975
    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: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8081336
    Abstract: The above object is achieved by an image forming apparatus connected to a network and used for forming an image on a sheet, comprising: a 1st obtaining unit operable to obtain via the network, with respect to each of one or more image files related to an authenticated user, (i) a corresponding identification information piece and (ii) a corresponding storage-destination information piece indicating a storage destination; a display unit operable to display the obtained identification information pieces; a receiving unit operable to receive a specification of, among the displayed identification information pieces, an identification information piece for an image file that the authenticated user desires to obtain; and a 2nd obtaining unit operable to obtain, via the network, the desired image file corresponding to the specified identification information piece from a storage destination indicated by a storage-destination information piece of the desired image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8054492
    Abstract: An image sending system including a server and a plurality of image sending apparatuses. The server (i) receives sending method specification information specified by a receiver and indicating a sending method for image data addressed to the receiver, (ii) records the sending method specification information and an identifier of the receiver in association with each other, (iii) and receives updated sending method specification information and rewrites the recorded sending method specification information with the updated sending method specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita
  • Patent number: 7982901
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (2) capable of providing a box for each user is provided. The image processing apparatus (2) includes a user grouping process portion (205) that determines a total of an amount of a box of a first user that has been used by a second user and an amount of a box of the second user that has been used by the first user, determines whether or not the total is equal to or greater than a predetermined amount, and groups both the users when the total is equal to or greater than the predetermined amount, and a box reset process portion (207) that performs a reset process for providing again the boxes of the grouped first user and the grouped second user in an identical image processing apparatus if the boxes are provided in different image processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20110102843
    Abstract: The above object is achieved by an image forming apparatus connected to a network and used for forming an image on a sheet, comprising: a 1st obtaining unit operable to obtain via the network, with respect to each of one or more image files related to an authenticated user, (i) a corresponding identification information piece and (ii) a corresponding storage-destination information piece indicating a storage destination; a display unit operable to display the obtained identification information pieces; a receiving unit operable to receive a specification of, among the displayed identification information pieces, an identification information piece for an image file that the authenticated user desires to obtain; and a 2nd obtaining unit operable to obtain, via the network, the desired image file corresponding to the specified identification information piece from a storage destination indicated by a storage-destination information piece of the desired image file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7889369
    Abstract: The above object is achieved by an image forming apparatus connected to a network and used for forming an image on a sheet, comprising: a 1st obtaining unit operable to obtain via the network, with respect to each of one or more image files related to an authenticated user, (i) a corresponding identification information piece and (ii) a corresponding storage-destination information piece indicating a storage destination; a display unit operable to display the obtained identification information pieces; a receiving unit operable to receive a specification of, among the displayed identification information pieces, an identification information piece for an image file that the authenticated user desires to obtain; and a 2nd obtaining unit operable to obtain, via the network, the desired image file corresponding to the specified identification information piece from a storage destination indicated by a storage-destination information piece of the desired image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7873918
    Abstract: A display method for displaying a workflow system composed of a plurality of discrete Boxes each associated with a document process and linked in a predetermined order. The workflow is defined for causing the processes to be sequentially executed. The workflow is displayed using icons representing the Boxes. If execution of the associated process has been completed, an icon representing a corresponding Box is overlaid with oblique lines. If execution of the associated process is currently in process, an icon representing a corresponding Box is overlaid with a graphical representation of a sand timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20100149592
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090303525
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus analyzes a specified job to identify processing operations composing a process and a processing amount such as the number of copies and obtains unit prices set for the respective processing operations, from a charging map associated with a user who is an issuer of the job. By set documents being scanned, the number of documents are identified and charges are calculated based on the number of documents, the number of copies, and the obtained unit prices. The calculated charges are presented. When, at that stage, an instruction to perform the job is made, a copying process is performed. Then, after the copying process, charges are calculated based on the actual number of copies made and the unit prices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090307342
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsuda, Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshihiko Otake, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090201539
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumi Sawayanagi, Toshihiko Otake, Hideyuki Matsuda, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090109472
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention described herein is an image transmission system in which an image transmission apparatus uses configuration that has been set in a server. The image transmission apparatus acquires identifiers from the server, and displays the identifiers on a UI screen based on the acquired identifiers. Upon receiving a selection from the UI screen, the image transmission apparatus acquires an address corresponding to the selected identifier from the server, and uses the address for transmission of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090113010
    Abstract: Upon accepting, from a user B, a new registration of a configuration showing that the user B wishes to receive data via a FAX, a server sets a notification flag to an address book of a user A which includes an address of the user B. Upon accepting a login of the user A, an MFP displays a message to notify the user A of the new registration by the user B, based on the notification flag. The user A, who has notified of the new registration, can transmit the data to the user B with use of the new registration configured by the user B, namely via a FAX. Accordingly, the user B can receive the data via a FAX as the user B wishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida