Patents by Inventor Ryotaro Imine

Ryotaro Imine 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: 20190094950
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a universal serial bus (USB) controller capable of shifting to a low-power state and configured to transmit data with a predetermined pattern to a personal computer (PC) when the USB controller is recovered from the low-power state. The information processing apparatus includes a hardware logic configured to cause the USB controller to shift to the low-power state, a reading unit configured to read an image formed on a document according to a reading instruction, and a physical layer (PHY) configured to transmit, to the PC, image data on the document with the image read by the reading unit. The information processing apparatus prohibits the USB controller from shifting to the low-power state during a period in which the PHY transmits the image data to the PC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Publication number: 20180157189
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, including: a light source; a deflection device; a lens configured to image a light beam emitted from the light source based on an image signal and deflected by the deflection device on a surface of a photosensitive member; and a controller configured to execute partial magnification correction for correcting a partial magnification as a deviation amount of a scanning speed of the light beam at a position different from a reference position in a main scanning direction with respect to a scanning speed at the reference position, wherein the controller is configured to: execute, when an image type of the image is a line image, the partial magnification correction on the image signal at a resolution less than one pixel; and execute, when the image type is a graphic image, the partial magnification correction on the image signal at a resolution in unit of one pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 9766845
    Abstract: In order to be able to accept, on a preview display, operation to cope with various situations when using an image forming apparatus, an operating device comprises: a displaying unit configured to display a plurality of images within a preview display area; an accepting unit configured to accept a printing instruction for the image displayed by the displaying unit; and a display controlling unit configured to, in linkage with a printing performing state based on the printing instruction, display the images such that a partial image of the plurality of images is discharged from the preview display area and other image in the plurality of images is moved within the preview display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 9594445
    Abstract: An operation reception device capable of detecting and receiving an intuitive operation that resembles an operation of pinching a sheet or sheets between fingers. If it is determined that coordinate positions where operations on the operation reception device that are respectively detected by touch sensors of first and second touch panels provided on the front and back faces of the device are the same as each other, the operation reception device receives designation of at least one selected page on the first touch panel, receives an editing operation on the selected page, and performs, on the selected page, predetermined editing such as deletion and extraction corresponding to the editing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Publication number: 20160259607
    Abstract: In order to be able to accept, on a preview display, operation to cope with various situations when using an image forming apparatus, an operating device comprises: a displaying unit configured to display a plurality of images within a preview display area; an accepting unit configured to accept a printing instruction for the image displayed by the displaying unit; and a display controlling unit configured to, in linkage with a printing performing state based on the printing instruction, display the images such that a partial image of the plurality of images is discharged from the preview display area and other image in the plurality of images is moved within the preview display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 9354564
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus for controlling temperature of a fixing section based on a color material amount obtained from image data, it is determined whether the image data is a specific image, and the temperature of the fixing section is controlled so that the temperature of the fixing section becomes a predetermined temperature without using the color material amount obtained from the image data in a case where it is determined that the image data is a specific image as a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 9219831
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of executing functions thereof corresponding to operation setting requests in the order of receptions of the requests, while taking into account of the presence/absence of conflict between the operation setting requests, even when receiving a plurality of operation setting requests from an operation unit of the image forming apparatus and/or an external operation unit such as a portable terminal. When operation setting requests are respectively received from the operation unit of the image forming apparatus and the portable terminal, it is determined whether there is a conflict between resources used by the image forming apparatus to execute jobs and whether a user who operates the operation unit and a user who operates the portable terminal are the same as each other. Only the operation setting request permitted based on results of the determinations is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Publication number: 20140369707
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus for controlling temperature of a fixing section based on a color material amount obtained from image data, it is determined whether the image data is a specific image, and the temperature of the fixing section is controlled so that the temperature of the fixing section becomes a predetermined temperature without using the color material amount obtained from the image data in a case where it is determined that the image data is a specific image as a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Publication number: 20140313140
    Abstract: An operation reception device capable of detecting and receiving an intuitive operation that resembles an operation of pinching a sheet or sheets between fingers. If it is determined that coordinate positions where operations on the operation reception device that are respectively detected by touch sensors of first and second touch panels provided on the front and back faces of the device are the same as each other, the operation reception device receives designation of at least one selected page on the first touch panel, receives an editing operation on the selected page, and performs, on the selected page, predetermined editing such as deletion and extraction corresponding to the editing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 8626009
    Abstract: An electric power control apparatus sets a first period for performing electric power control and an overall target amount of power consumption to be consumed by all of a plurality of information processing apparatuses during the first period, calculates an individual target amount of power consumption to be consumed by each information processing apparatus during a plurality of second periods obtained by segmentalizing the first period, based on the first period and the overall target amount, transmits the corresponding second period and the individual target amount to each information processing apparatus, receives an actual usage value of the amount of power consumption in the corresponding second period transmitted from each information processing apparatus, calculates the individual target amount, based on the actual usage value of the amount and the overall target amount, and retransmits the individual target amount to each information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Toshiaki Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20140002838
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of executing functions thereof corresponding to operation setting requests in the order of receptions of the requests, while taking into account of the presence/absence of conflict between the operation setting requests, even when receiving a plurality of operation setting requests from an operation unit of the image forming apparatus and/or an external operation unit such as a portable terminal. When operation setting requests are respectively received from the operation unit of the image forming apparatus and the portable terminal, it is determined whether there is a conflict between resources used by the image forming apparatus to execute jobs and whether a user who operates the operation unit and a user who operates the portable terminal are the same as each other. Only the operation setting request permitted based on results of the determinations is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 8553274
    Abstract: To delete unnecessary blank page(s) without changing a desired output layout requested by a user, a CPU of a controller unit sets fixed page image data, as image data of a plurality of consecutive pages whose relationship is to be fixed, among image data of a plurality of pages of a document read by a scanner unit. Further, the CPU detects image data corresponding to blank page(s) from the image data of the plurality of pages, and counts the number of pages of image data corresponding to the blank pages existing between the fixed page image data. Then, to determine an output layout of image data, the CPU deletes image data corresponding to all blank pages existing between the fixed page image data if the number of pages is an even number, and the CPU deletes image data corresponding to an even number of blank pages that are present between the fixed page image data if the number of pages is an odd number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 8510115
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus including a voice input unit adapted to input voice, an operating unit adapted to be operated by a user, a data processing unit adapted to process data according to voice inputted in the voice input unit or an operation of the operating unit, and a determination unit adapted to determine whether a subsequent process is a voice input prohibited process in the case where the subsequent process is to be conducted based on voice inputted into the voice input unit, wherein the data processing unit switches from processing according to voice inputted in the voice input unit to processing according to an operation of the operating unit in the case where the determination unit determines that the subsequent process is a voice input prohibited process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuaki Sawano, Toshio Yoshihara, Yuuichi Hagiwara, Ryotaro Imine, Shozo Yamasaki, Kota Kato, Makoto Kikugawa, Eiji Ohara
  • Patent number: 8352763
    Abstract: Provided is technology for enabling power saving control that allows a change of control content according to a user selection in a power control system that saves power consumed by an information processing apparatus. The power control system of the present invention include an image processing apparatus 102 as an example of the information processing apparatus and a power consumption management apparatus 106 that manages the amount of power consumption of the image processing apparatus 102. The image processing apparatus 102, in power saving control based on a control mode according to the amount of power consumption, if execution of a job instructed by a user is restricted depending on a power saving setting received from the power consumption management apparatus 106, changes control content of the control mode to content that has been determined as a substitution for the control content for allowing the job to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20120113474
    Abstract: A power consumption monitoring apparatus that is capable of monitoring electric energy consumption of an electronic apparatus even when the configuration thereof changes. A receiving unit receives job history information about the electronic apparatus. A storage unit stores a calculation table for calculating power consumed by the electronic apparatus to execute the job. A calculation unit calculates power consumption of the electronic apparatus when executing the job based on the job history information and the calculation table. An acquisition unit acquires configuration information about the electronic apparatus. A management unit manages the job history information and adds correction target information to the job history information when the configuration information is not associated with the calculation table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 8165995
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of preventing the degradation of performance when the log data is outputted to an external device. An output unit outputs an operation condition about image forming as log data to an external device. A changing unit changes a detailed degree of the log data outputted by the output unit according to a log level that classifies the detailed degrees of the log data into some levels. A setting unit sets up a limit value corresponding to volume of the log data outputted by the output unit. A control unit controls the log level based on the limit value set up by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Publication number: 20110211851
    Abstract: An electric power control apparatus sets a first period for performing electric power control and an overall target amount of power consumption to be consumed by all of the plurality of information processing apparatuses during the first period, calculates an individual target amount of power consumption to be consumed by each information processing apparatuses during a plurality of second periods obtained by segmentalizing the first period, based on the first period and the overall target amount, transmits the corresponding second period and the individual target amount to each information processing apparatuses, receives an actual usage value of the amount of power consumption in the corresponding second period transmitted from each information processing apparatuses, calculates the individual target amount, based on the actual usage value of the amount and the overall target amount, and retransmits the individual target amount to each information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Toshiaki Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20110213996
    Abstract: Provided is technology for enabling power saving control that allows a change of control content according to a user selection in a power control system that saves power consumed by an information processing apparatus. The power control system of the present invention include an image processing apparatus 102 as an example of the information processing apparatus and a power consumption management apparatus 106 that manages the amount of power consumption of the image processing apparatus 102. The image processing apparatus 102, in power saving control based on a control mode according to the amount of power consumption, if execution of a job instructed by a user is restricted depending on a power saving setting received from the power consumption management apparatus 106, changes control content of the control mode to content that has been determined as a substitution for the control content for allowing the job to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20110075187
    Abstract: To delete unnecessary blank page(s) without changing a desired output layout requested by a user, a CPU of a controller unit sets fixed page image data, as image data of a plurality of consecutive pages whose relationship is to be fixed, among image data of a plurality of pages of a document read by a scanner unit. Further, the CPU detects image data corresponding to blank page(s) from the image data of the plurality of pages, and counts the number of pages of image data corresponding to the blank pages existing between the fixed page image data. Then, to determine an output layout of image data, the CPU deletes image data corresponding to all blank pages existing between the fixed page image data if the number of pages is an even number, and the CPU deletes image data corresponding to an even number of blank pages that are present between the fixed page image data if the number of pages is an odd number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine
  • Patent number: 7911649
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image outputting apparatus and a control method thereof, accommodated to a contradictory need of security improvement and TCO reduction in a rational manner. An embodiment of the present invention performs a setting of a black-and-white copy output by receiving an instruction from a user to output a black-and-white copy of a read document. Then, an LVBC extraction part and an LVBC color determining part determine whether the read document includes a color LVBC. An image-output controlling part outputs a color output of the read document when the read document has been determined to include color coded information, despite the setting of a black-and-white copy output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryotaro Imine