Patents by Inventor Shusaku Kubo

Shusaku Kubo 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: 8695061
    Abstract: A document process system, which includes: an authentication section that authenticates an operator of an operation target document; an extraction section that extracts specific information for setting operation restriction information of the document; a setting section that sets the operation restriction information of the document based on authentication information of the operator authenticated by the authentication section and the specific information extracted by the extraction section; and a generation section that generates a protected document to which the operation restriction information is set by the setting section based on the operation target document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Patent number: 8237954
    Abstract: A print system includes: a print instruction unit that outputs a print instruction for the electronic document and print instruction specification information for specifying the print instruction; a print unit that prints the electronic document pertinent to the print instruction outputted from the print instruction unit, together with specification information specifying the electronic document or a print medium; and an output unit that outputs the specification information printed by the print unit, in association with the print instruction specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Patent number: 8191156
    Abstract: A document manipulation authentication apparatus includes a storage section and a determination section. The storage section stores management information associating each document with at least one of devices. When a request for manipulating a specific document using a specific device is made, the determination section determines as to whether or not the requested specific manipulation is permitted, based on whether or not the specific document and the specific device are associated with each other in the management information stored in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Patent number: 8123153
    Abstract: A sheet destruction and discarding apparatus for destroying and discarding a sheet, comprising a destruction and discarding unit that destroys and discards the sheet based on a determination whether or not the sheet is allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded; a notification unit that notifies that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded and a reason why the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded when the determination indicates that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded; an insert sensor that detects whether or not the sheet is taken off, wherein, after the notification unit notifies that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded and the reason, a state of the insert sensor changes to an off state and then a state of the sheet destruction and discarding apparatus changes to a standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusaku Kubo, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Kengo Shinozaki, Shunsuke Hamasuna, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Publication number: 20110168815
    Abstract: A sheet destruction and discarding apparatus for destroying and discarding a sheet, comprising a destruction and discarding unit that destroys and discards the sheet based on a determination whether or not the sheet is allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded; a notification unit that notifies that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded and a reason why the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded when the determination indicates that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded; an insert sensor that detects whether or not the sheet is taken off, wherein, after the notification unit notifies that the sheet is not allowed to be destroyed and to be discarded and the reason, a state of the insert sensor changes to an off state and then a state of the sheet destruction and discarding apparatus changes to a standby state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Kengo Shinozaki, Shunsuke Hamasuna, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Patent number: 7926752
    Abstract: A recording medium destruction and discarding system for destroying and discarding a recording medium, includes: a registration unit that registers an identification information appended to the recording medium associated with an attribute information of the recording medium; a reading unit that reads the identification information appended to the recording medium; a determination unit that determines whether or not the recording medium may be destroyed and discarded based on the attribute information registered in the registration unit associated with the identification information read by the reading unit; and a destruction and discarding processing unit that performs a destruction and discarding process based on the determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusaku Kubo, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Kengo Shinozaki, Shunsuke Hamasuna, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Patent number: 7665679
    Abstract: A document management system comprises a document management apparatus that manages a document ID by associating the document ID with a storage time of the document, and checks the storage time in response to an inquiry about a permission of destroying the document and gives a permission of destroying the document when the storage time has expired, and a document destruction apparatus including a mode selection unit that selects one of a first destruction mode and a second destruction mode and an execution unit that destroys the document according to a destruction mode selected by the mode selection unit. The execution unit destroys the document without reading the document ID in the first destruction mode, and reads the document ID to inquire the permission of destroying the and destroys the document when the document management apparatus gives the permission of destroying the document in the second destruction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hamasuna, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Kengo Shinozaki, Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20090037980
    Abstract: A document process system, which includes: an authentication section that authenticates an operator of an operation target document; an extraction section that extracts specific information for setting operation restriction information of the document; a setting section that sets the operation restriction information of the document based on authentication information of the operator authenticated by the authentication section and the specific information extracted by the extraction section; and a generation section that generates a protected document to which the operation restriction information is set by the setting section based on the operation target document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shusaku KUBO
  • Publication number: 20080074691
    Abstract: A print information management apparatus includes: a generation unit that generates print information in which identification information that uniquely specifies a medium on which a primary electronic document is printed is related to a secondary electronic document that can reproduce an image shape of the primary electronic document on the medium; and a storage unit that stores the print information generated by the generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20080077996
    Abstract: A document manipulation authentication apparatus includes a storage section and a determination section. The storage section stores management information associating each document with at least one of devices. When a request for manipulating a specific document using a specific device is made, the determination section determines as to whether or not the requested specific manipulation is permitted, based on whether or not the specific document and the specific device are associated with each other in the management information stored in the storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20070196133
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that includes: a visible image forming unit that forms a visible image on a record material; and a retroreflective image forming unit that forms a retroreflective image having a retroreflection property on the record material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20070115496
    Abstract: A recording-medium management system includes a recording-medium management apparatus and a disposal processing apparatus. The recording-medium management apparatus manages pieces of identification information attached to recording media. The disposal processing apparatus disposes of a recording medium when receiving disposal permission from the recording-medium management apparatus based on the identification information. The disposal processing apparatus includes a disposal processing unit, a restricting unit, a reading unit. The disposal processing unit disposes of the recording medium. The restricting unit restricts disposal by the disposal processing unit. The reading unit reads identification information from the recording medium, which is positioned by the restricting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Shunsuke Hamasuna, Kengo Shinozaki, Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20070080249
    Abstract: A document management system comprises a document management apparatus that manages a document ID by associating the document ID with a storage time of the document, and checks the storage time in response to an inquiry about a permission of destroying the document and gives a permission of destroying the document when the storage time has expired, and a document destruction apparatus including a mode selection unit that selects one of a first destruction mode and a second destruction mode and an execution unit that destroys the document according to a destruction mode selected by the mode selection unit. The execution unit destroys the document without reading the document ID in the first destruction mode, and reads the document ID to inquire the permission of destroying the and destroys the document when the document management apparatus gives the permission of destroying the document in the second destruction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hamasuna, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Hiroyoshi Uejo, Kengo Shinozaki, Shusaku Kubo
  • Publication number: 20070057099
    Abstract: A recording medium destruction and discarding system for destroying and discarding a recording medium, includes: a registration unit that registers an identification information appended to the recording medium associated with an attribute information of the recording medium; a reading unit that reads the identification information appended to the recording medium; a determination unit that determines whether or not the recording medium may be destroyed and discarded based on the attribute information registered in the registration unit associated with the identification information read by the reading unit; and a destruction and discarding processing unit that performs a destruction and discarding process based on the determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Shusaku Kubo, Ryuuichi Shiraishi, Kengo Shinozaki, Shunsuke Hamasuna, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Publication number: 20070035774
    Abstract: A print system includes: a print instruction unit that outputs a print instruction for the electronic document and print instruction specification information for specifying the print instruction; a print unit that prints the electronic document pertinent to the print instruction outputted from the print instruction unit, together with specification information specifying the electronic document or a print medium; and an output unit that outputs the specification information printed by the print unit, in association with the print instruction specification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventor: Shusaku Kubo