Patents by Inventor Takashi Okazawa

Takashi Okazawa 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: 10735603
    Abstract: When a near field communication (NFC) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the NFC function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Masamichi Tanji
  • Patent number: 10602016
    Abstract: Ability information about an authentication printing function to be transmitted from a printing apparatus to a print client is varied depending on whether a communication path between the apparatuses is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Patent number: 10563394
    Abstract: A building unit constitutes part of a two or more story building. The building unit includes: a first unit that is pre-assembled somewhere other than at a building site and constitutes one of a plurality of floors; a second unit that is pre-assembled somewhere other than at the building site and constitutes a floor above the first unit out of the plurality of floors; and a space path (upper and lower floor air circulation duct that spatially communicates with the first unit and the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihide Arakane, Kenji Ohsaka, Satoko Satou, Hitoshi Motoyama, Nami Okazawa, Hidekatsu Tsukamoto, Yu Mitta, Takashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10509611
    Abstract: A print system includes a printer that downloads print data from a server, and performs, in accordance with one of an instruction according to the print data, and a setting value of the printer that is set in advance, one of storing of the print data as a stored print job, and printing of the print data without storing of the print job. The print system also includes the server that transmits, in a case that a cancellation instruction for cancelling printing of the print data is received from a user, the cancellation instruction to the printer, records cancellation of a print job, including the print data, in a print history, and disconnects communication with the printer. The printer cancels print processing in accordance with receiving the cancellation instruction from the server, deletes the stored print job, and records the cancellation of the print job in the print history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Publication number: 20190320083
    Abstract: Ability information about an authentication printing function to be transmitted from a printing apparatus to a print client is varied depending on whether a communication path between the apparatuses is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Patent number: 10362190
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that enables a user to install a desired module with ease. A plurality of modules are installed into a PC as an information processing apparatus for performing print processing in an MFP as an image processing apparatus. A usage form of the PC is set. Required ones of the plurality of modules are displayed based on the set usage form, and are installed into the PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Chie Ito, Hiroshi Oya, Naoki Morita, Toru Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190212958
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicates with a plurality of network interfaces of an external apparatus, acquires identification information for identifying the external apparatus and apparatus information about the external apparatus from the external apparatus via a network connected to the plurality of network interfaces, and stores the acquired identification information and the acquired apparatus information in association with each other. If a plurality of pieces of identification information is stored and a plurality of pieces of identical identification information is present in the pieces of identification information, only one piece of apparatus information corresponding to the identification information is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Patent number: 10248185
    Abstract: Whether to enable a packet discarding mode is designated and, if an information processing apparatus operates in a power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is enabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for a received packet based on a proxy response pattern, a WOL pattern, and a discard pattern, and, if the information processing apparatus operates in the power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is disabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for the received packet based on the proxy response pattern and the WOL pattern without using the discard pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10241731
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a printer driver and a device service associated with the printer driver as an output port of a print job generated by the printer driver. The printer driver receives data in accordance with a print instruction from an application operating on the information processing apparatus, generates a print job based on the received data, and outputs the print job to the output port. The print job is sent to the device service by an operating system using internal loopback. The device service connects to a print apparatus via a port that is different from the output port of the information processing apparatus, receives the print job from the printer driver, transmits a first control command for obtaining status information to the print apparatus, obtains the status information of the apparatus, and accepts print data received through a receiving port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kasbushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oya, Naoki Morita, Takashi Okazawa, Toru Sakaguchi, Chie Ito
  • Publication number: 20180316553
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to this embodiment performs network setting of a peripheral apparatus having a plurality of communication interfaces. The information processing apparatus is connected to the peripheral apparatus using a predetermined communication interface from among the plurality of communication interfaces, and sets the communication interfaces of the peripheral apparatus via the predetermined communication interface. An IP address used for connection during these network settings is determined using AutoIP, if the type of predetermined communication interface is a wired communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Publication number: 20180267755
    Abstract: In a print system for causing print data inputted by a user to be printed by a printer via a server, the printer downloads the print data from the server in response to an existence notification of the print data from the server, the server, in a case that a cancellation instruction for cancelling printing of the print data is received from the user, transmits the cancellation instruction to the printer, and records cancellation of the job as a print history in addition to disconnecting a communication with the printer, and the printer cancels the print processing in accordance with a cancellation instruction from the server, and records the cancellation of the job as a print history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Publication number: 20170366684
    Abstract: When a near field communication (NFC) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the NFC function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Masamichi Tanji
  • Patent number: 9787860
    Abstract: When a near field communication (NFC) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the NFC function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Masamichi Tanji
  • Publication number: 20170163835
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that enables a user to install a desired module with ease. A plurality of modules are installed into a PC as an information processing apparatus for performing print processing in an MFP as an image processing apparatus. A usage form of the PC is set. Required ones of the plurality of modules are displayed based on the set usage form, and are installed into the PC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Chie Ito, Hiroshi Oya, Naoki Morita, Toru Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170160997
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus which prevent a page of a print job including a print setting which cannot be addressed by an image forming apparatus from being transmitted to the image forming apparatus. A print job generated in a printer driver to cause an image forming apparatus to perform printing is received from the printer driver. A print setting included in the received print job is analyzed based on conflict information for managing a combination that includes a combination of contents of print setting items that causes a conflict and is unmanageable by the printer driver. When the print job is transmitted, at least a page that causes a conflict with respect to the image forming apparatus, in the print job, is not transmitted based on a result of the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Naoki Morita, Hiroshi Oya, Takashi Okazawa, Toru Sakaguchi, Chie Ito
  • Publication number: 20170149991
    Abstract: Whether to enable a packet discarding mode is designated and, if an information processing apparatus operates in a power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is enabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for a received packet based on a proxy response pattern, a WOL pattern, and a discard pattern, and, if the information processing apparatus operates in the power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is disabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for the received packet based on the proxy response pattern and the WOL pattern without using the discard pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20170060488
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is equipped with an OS, and generates a print job from print data accepted from an application by the OS, and comprises a device service that connects to a print apparatus via a port of the information processing apparatus, accepts the print job from the OS and transmits the print job to the print apparatus, and accepts a control command of the print apparatus from the OS and transmits the control command to the print apparatus. The information processing apparatus causes a status of the print apparatus to be displayed based on the response upon accepting a response from the print apparatus in relation to the control command from the device service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oya, Naoki Morita, Takashi Okazawa, Toru Sakaguchi, Chie Ito
  • Patent number: 9575546
    Abstract: Whether to enable a packet discarding mode is designated and, if an information processing apparatus operates in a power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is enabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for a received packet based on a proxy response pattern, a WOL pattern, and a discard pattern, and, if the information processing apparatus operates in the power saving mode and the packet discarding mode is disabled, the information processing apparatus determines processing for the received packet based on the proxy response pattern and the WOL pattern without using the discard pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160255213
    Abstract: When a near field communication (NFC) function is set to be enabled, an information processing apparatus starts, upon startup, an operation in a direct wireless communication mode. When the NFC function is set to be disabled, the information processing apparatus starts an operation in the direct wireless communication mode in response to an external operation instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Takashi Okazawa, Masamichi Tanji
  • Patent number: 9354834
    Abstract: To make it possible to use a function depending on bidirectional communication, an information processing apparatus comprises: a printer driver configured to generate print data to be printed by a real printer, based on image data received from an application; and a virtual printer configured to receive the generated print data, and perform output control to the real printer. The virtual printer obtains information of the real printer by communicating with the real printer; and transmits the print data based on the information of the real printer, wherein the printer driver generates the print data by executing rendering processing on the image data based on the information of the real printer obtained via the virtual printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa