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).

  • Publication number: 20090100071
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090091776
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus includes a storage part that stores previous transmission methods; a receiving part that receives a destination name from a sender (S4); an obtaining part that obtains, from the address server computer, a new transmission method registered in association with the received destination name (S10); an extracting part that extracts the previous transmission method stored in association with the received destination name (S13); and a selection part that has a sender select one of the obtained new transmission method and the extracted previous transmission method (S20). The image transmission apparatus resolves problems such as a high communication charge being incurred or an image being unable to be transmitted as intended by the sender without a sender realizing, in an environment where recipients can each arbitrarily select a destination according to a setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090091788
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa YOSHIDA, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Akita
  • Publication number: 20090094254
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Akita, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090059280
    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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takehisa YAMAGUCHI, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090055644
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Minako Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida, Takehisa Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20080239374
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Minako Kobayashi, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Katsuhiko Akita, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20080100610
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu MURAKAMI, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Okihisa Yoshida, Takahiro Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20080088867
    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: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ikeda, Tomonari Yoshimura, Masakazu Murakami, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20080052411
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Masakazu Murakami, Okihisa Yoshida, Yoshikazu Ikenoue
  • Publication number: 20080007755
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Murakami, Mitsuzo Iwaki, Tomonari Yoshimura, Okihisa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20070013945
    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: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20070011038
    Abstract: A document processor includes a plurality of Boxes. Each Box is capable of document management and associated with a process to be executed on a document. The sequence of the Boxes is defined in link information. The document processor passes a document from one Box to another in the defined sequence to cause the associated processes to be sequentially executed on the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20070008584
    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: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Tomonari Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20070002351
    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: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonari Yoshimura, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • Publication number: 20060050297
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a data memory portion for storing files, a printer device for printing images and a communication interface for sending image data. The image forming device further includes a user discrimination portion for discriminating a user who operates the image forming device, a related file extraction portion for searching and extracting files having connection with the discriminated user, a display device for displaying a data list screen for the user to select files to be processed from the extracted files, and a process execution control portion for controlling the printer device, the communication interface or the hard disk drive so as to execute a predetermined process in accordance with the file selected by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morikawa, Nobuhiro Mishima, Takeshi Minami, Okihisa Yoshida