Patents by Inventor Shigeo Araki

Shigeo Araki 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: 20190384536
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that: identifies one or more users; acquires information related to one or more external services provided by one or more external service group systems, based on the one or more users identified; generates, based on the information acquired from the external services, a plurality of options in generating identification information on an electronic file, the electronic file being generated by the information processing apparatus and to be transmitted to a transmission destination of each of the one or more identified users; displays the options in generating the identification information on the electronic file for selection; and transmits the electronic file to the transmission destination of each of the one or more identified users, using the identification information on the electronic file that is generated using the selected option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: SHIGEO ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20190387033
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire one or more pieces of resource information usable at the information processing apparatus in response to a selection of the one or more pieces of resource information by a user operation performed at the information processing apparatus; determine whether another information processing apparatus has at least one piece of resource information that matches any one of the one or more pieces of resource information acquired for the information processing apparatus; present to the user the another information processing apparatus, having the at least one piece of resource information that matches any one of the one or more pieces of resource information acquired for the information processing apparatus, as a remotely-located connectable apparatus; and perform a remote information sharing between the information processing apparatus and the another information processing apparatus using the acquired one or more pieces of resource informati
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: SHIGEO ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20190235735
    Abstract: An information processing system for transmitting data relating to an image to be displayed, includes a hardware processor configured to store a setting for using an external service, the setting for using the external service being stored in association with a user among one or more users; store transmission destination setting information in which the external service is set as a transmission destination to which the data is addressed, the transmission destination setting information being stored in association with a user among the one or more users; identify the one or more users; and transmit the data to the transmission destination corresponding to the external service, based on the transmission destination setting information associated with each of the identified one or more users, the transmission destination corresponding to the external service being different for each of the one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukinari TOYOTA, Shigeo ARAKI, Naoki FUKASAWA
  • Publication number: 20190129669
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a terminal device, one or more image forming apparatuses communicably connected to the terminal device using short-distance wireless communication, and an information processing apparatus to provide a service that is in cooperation with a print service provided by an external printing system. The terminal device receives an operation of selecting one image forming apparatus from among the one or more image forming apparatuses and transmits, to the external printing system, a print request including an apparatus identifier identifying the selected image forming apparatus. The information processing apparatus acquires a print job generated by the external printing system based on the print request transmitted from the terminal device, stores the acquired print job in a memory, and transmits the print job stored in the memory to the selected image forming apparatus in response to a request transmitted from the selected image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Rina TAKAHASHI, Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 10223042
    Abstract: A system includes a terminal and an information processing device including a first specification unit configured to specify a second computer program based on terminal information on the terminal received from the terminal; a first provision unit configured to provide the second computer program to the terminal; and a second specification unit configured to specify a first computer program based on device information received from the terminal; and a second provision unit configured to provide the first computer program to the terminal. The terminal including a transmission unit configured to transmit the terminal information; a first processing unit configured to perform processing of acquiring device information and transmitting the acquired device information, by execution of the second computer program; and a second processing unit configured to perform processing of installing the first computer program on the terminal, by execution of the second computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukasawa, Shigeo Araki
  • Publication number: 20190020770
    Abstract: An information input apparatus is communicable via a network with an information processing apparatus that manages request information for requesting processing from an information storage service and an information display service. The information input apparatus includes circuitry configured to: generate data; acquire the request information from the information processing apparatus; request the information storage service to store the data, based on the request information; and request, based on the request information, registration of information regarding the data stored by the information storage service, for display of the information by the information display service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Shigeo ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20180067700
    Abstract: An information processing device that connects to an external device via a network, the information processing device includes: a first connection unit configured to connect to, without the network, a terminal capable of connecting to equipment that executes processing in accordance with a request from the terminal; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a control program for controlling the equipment from the external device via the network; a storage control unit configured to store the control program acquired by the acquisition unit in a predetermined storage area that is recognized as an external storage device by the terminal connected by the first connection unit; and a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, a utilization screen that prompts reading of the storage area when the information processing device is connected to the terminal by the first connection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Shigeo ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20170160995
    Abstract: A system includes a terminal and an information processing device including a first specification unit configured to specify a second computer program based on terminal information on the terminal received from the terminal; a first provision unit configured to provide the second computer program to the terminal; and a second specification unit configured to specify a first computer program based on device information received from the terminal; and a second provision unit configured to provide the first computer program to the terminal. The terminal including a transmission unit configured to transmit the terminal information; a first processing unit configured to perform processing of acquiring device information and transmitting the acquired device information, by execution of the second computer program; and a second processing unit configured to perform processing of installing the first computer program on the terminal, by execution of the second computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Naoki FUKASAWA, Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 9052850
    Abstract: A printer driver includes a plurality of modules, an interface unit that accepts the addition of plug-in including one or more additional modules for realizing a predetermined function, and a storage unit that stores setting information that defines information related to a partial process for realizing the predetermined function of the plug-in. The plurality of modules performs a process that is the partial process for realizing the predetermined function and cannot be realized in the additional modules included in the plug-in in accordance with the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 9013724
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed, including: a first storage unit which stores printing setting information used in an OS, the printing setting information including identifying information and a setting value of each setting item in printing; a second storage unit which stores customizing information including identifying information and a default value of a predetermined setting item that is included in a printer driver; and an updating unit which updates a setting value of the printing setting information to the default value and identifying information of the printing setting information to identifying information of the customizing information when the identifying information included in the printing setting information and the identifying information stored in the second storage unit differ when the printing setting information read by the OS from the first storage unit is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Publication number: 20140204421
    Abstract: A printer driver includes a plurality of modules, an interface unit that accepts the addition of plug-in including one or more additional modules for realizing a predetermined function, and a storage unit that stores setting information that defines information related to a partial process for realizing the predetermined function of the plug-in. The plurality of modules performs a process that is the partial process for realizing the predetermined function and cannot be realized in the additional modules included in the plug-in in accordance with the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Shigeo ARAKI
  • Patent number: 8786869
    Abstract: A printer driver includes: a core driver performing a constraining process to a print setting based on function information containing a constraint for the print setting and stored in a storage unit, and being enabled to accept an addition of a plug-in, wherein the core driver expands basic function information corresponding to the core driver onto a memory as information having a tree structure, when plug-in function information corresponding to the plug-in is stored in the storage unit, the core driver expands the plug-in function information on the memory as information having a tree structure, the core driver merges the information expanded from the plug-in function information into the information expanded from the basic function information, and the core driver performs the constraining process to a print setting based on a parent-and-child relation in a tree structure of the information thus merged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 8705089
    Abstract: A printer driver includes a plurality of modules, an interface unit that accepts the addition of plug-in including one or more additional modules for realizing a predetermined function, and a storage unit that stores setting information that defines information related to a partial process for realizing the predetermined function of the plug-in. The plurality of modules performs a process that is the partial process for realizing the predetermined function and cannot be realized in the additional modules included in the plug-in in accordance with the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Patent number: 8707298
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printer driver; a first software-identifier storage unit that stores therein a first software identifier that identifies software of a printing device, in which a second plugin for enabling the printing device to implement a feature corresponding to a feature of a first plugin to be installed in the printer driver, can be installed; an installable plugin determining unit that compares the first software identifier with the second software identifier and determines whether the second plugin can be installed in the software of the printing device; and an installing unit that installs, if it is determined that the second plugin can be installed, the first plugin in the printer driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Publication number: 20130063746
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is disclosed, including: a first storage unit which stores printing setting information used in an OS, the printing setting information including identifying information and a setting value of each setting item in printing; a second storage unit which stores customizing information including identifying information and a default value of a predetermined setting item that is included in a printer driver; and an updating unit which updates a setting value of the printing setting information to the default value and identifying information of the printing setting information to identifying information of the customizing information when the identifying information included in the printing setting information and the identifying information stored in the second storage unit differ when the printing setting information read by the OS from the first storage unit is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeo ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20110058205
    Abstract: A printer driver includes: a core driver performing a constraining process to a print setting based on function information containing a constraint for the print setting and stored in a storage unit, and being enabled to accept an addition of a plug-in, wherein the core driver expands basic function information corresponding to the core driver onto a memory as information having a tree structure, when plug-in function information corresponding to the plug-in is stored in the storage unit, the core driver expands the plug-in function information on the memory as information having a tree structure, the core driver merges the information expanded from the plug-in function information into the information expanded from the basic function information, and the core driver performs the constraining process to a print setting based on a parent-and-child relation in a tree structure of the information thus merged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Publication number: 20100318984
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printer driver; a first software-identifier storage unit that stores therein a first software identifier that identifies software of a printing device, in which a second plugin for enabling the printing device to implement a feature corresponding to a feature of a first plugin to be installed in the printer driver, can be installed; an installable plugin determining unit that compares the first software identifier with the second software identifier and determines whether the second plugin can be installed in the software of the printing device; and an installing unit that installs, if it is determined that the second plugin can be installed, the first plugin in the printer driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Shigeo Araki
  • Publication number: 20100238494
    Abstract: A printer driver includes a plurality of modules, an interface unit that accepts the addition of plug-in including one or more additional modules for realizing a predetermined function, and a storage unit that stores setting information that defines information related to a partial process for realizing the predetermined function of the plug-in. The plurality of modules performs a process that is the partial process for realizing the predetermined function and cannot be realized in the additional modules included in the plug-in in accordance with the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Shigeo ARAKI
  • Patent number: 7490198
    Abstract: This invention provides a memory card (1) that is to be used as a storage medium in a host apparatus that can record and reproduce data. The memory card has a first memory (12-1), a second memory (12-2), a first switch (13) for changing over one memory to the other, and a second switch (14) for connecting and disconnecting an insertion/removal detecting terminal INS. The first and second switches work as a slide switch (6) provided on the housing is operated. The first switch has a contact for selecting the first memory, a contact for selecting the second memory, and a contact located between these two contacts, for selecting neither memory. The second switch connects the terminal INS to the ground while the first switch remains connected to the contact for selecting the first memory or the contact for selecting the second memory. The second switch opens the terminal INS while the first switch remains connected to the contact for selecting neither memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Okaue, Shigeo Araki, Junko Sasaki, Kenichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6965963
    Abstract: 512 clusters included in one segment are distributed into 128 clusters included in each of four storages. A logical/physical address conversion table is formed every segment. Therefore, unless the segment is changed, the logical/physical address conversion table to be referred to or updated does not change, so that a deterioration of the reading performance due to an access to the table or an updating of the table can be prevented. Data can be simultaneously written into continuous logic cluster addresses, for example, 0x0004 to 0x0007, and the high speed writing operation can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakanishi, Shigeo Araki