Patents by Inventor Takenori Idehara

Takenori Idehara 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: 10530964
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: generates image data for composition; and divides the image data for composition into bands; an output memory; a storage that determines whether image data of each band coincides with image data of another band, secures a unique region, transfers the image data of the band to the unique region and associates the band with the unique region, secures common regions, transfers the image data of one of the bands to the common region and associates any one of the common regions to each of the bands; a reader that reads the image data from the region associated with each band and outputs the image data for composition; a composer that composes the image data for composition with the image data to be printed; and an image former that forms an image based on the composed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Publication number: 20180262647
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: generates image data for composition; and divides the image data for composition into bands; an output memory; a storage that determines whether image data of each band coincides with image data of another band, secures a unique region, transfers the image data of the band to the unique region and associates the band with the unique region, secures common regions, transfers the image data of one of the bands to the common region and associates any one of the common regions to each of the bands; a reader that reads the image data from the region associated with each band and outputs the image data for composition; a composer that composes the image data for composition with the image data to be printed; and an image former that forms an image based on the composed image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takenori IDEHARA
  • Patent number: 9992372
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided that allows a user to readily know identification information of the image processing device without performing any particular operation on the image processing device. Each of image processing devices includes a motion sensor which detects a person, a display unit, and a control unit which causes the display unit to display identification information for distinguishing the image processing device from other image processing devices in response to detection of the person by the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 9747063
    Abstract: Disclosed is a print apparatus including: a memory configured to store the print job; a print unit configured to execute a print based on the print job; a first detector configured to detect the print allowed user; a second detector configured to detect a print disallowed user; and a hardware processor configured to: obtain the print job, change a danger distance according to a first distance from the print apparatus to the print allowed user, compare the danger distance with a second distance from the print apparatus to the nearest print disallowed user when the first distance is not more than a predetermined print start distance, and instruct the print unit to start the print based on the print job in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Publication number: 20160371040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a print apparatus including: a memory configured to store the print job; a print unit configured to execute a print based on the print job; a first detector configured to detect the print allowed user; a second detector configured to detect a print disallowed user; and a hardware processor configured to: obtain the print job, change a danger distance according to a first distance from the print apparatus to the print allowed user, compare the danger distance with a second distance from the print apparatus to the nearest print disallowed user when the first distance is not more than a predetermined print start distance, and instruct the print unit to start the print based on the print job in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Takenori IDEHARA
  • Publication number: 20160150121
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided that allows a user to readily know identification information of the image processing device without performing any particular operation on the image processing device. Each of image processing devices includes a motion sensor which detects a person, a display unit, and a control unit which causes the display unit to display identification information for distinguishing the image processing device from other image processing devices in response to detection of the person by the motion sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventor: Takenori IDEHARA
  • Patent number: 8386617
    Abstract: A system including a first device connected to a network, a second device connected to the network, and at least one portable terminal is disclosed. Device information of the first device containing connection information for establishing a connection between the first device and the second device is transmitted from the first device to the portable terminal and later transmitted from the portable terminal to the second device. Therefore, the connection between the first device and the second device is established based on the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 8380857
    Abstract: A system including a first device connected to a network, a second device connected to the network, and at least one portable terminal is disclosed. Device information of the first device containing connection information for establishing a connection between the first device and the second device is transmitted from the first device to the portable terminal and later transmitted from the portable terminal to the second device. Therefore, the connection between the first device and the second device is established based on the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 8310713
    Abstract: The printer successively stores the objects contained in the PDF file as they are transmitted from the PC, and conducts the printing process for said specific page when it judges that all the objects necessary for displaying said page are stored. Also, when a memory overflow occurs, it successively prints out content objects contained in the constituent data of the PDF file stored in the RAM, while assigning identification names, and deletes the data for the content objects already printed out from the RAM so that additional constituent data of the PDF file can be received successively. It finally generates and prints out the table of contents based on the identification names of the content object and the information of the page object and the page list object. Thus, it is possible to form images directly receiving a document file such as a PDF file on a printer with a limited usable memory capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadayuki Sugimoto, Masahiro Ozawa, Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 8089641
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus including: a controller for generating expanded image data; a local bus connected with the controller; a plurality of generic buses which are independent from each other; a plurality of image processing sections, each of which is respectively connected to each of the plurality of generic buses, for executing image processing of the expanded image data to generate processed image data; a plurality of bridges, each of which connects the local bus with each of the plurality of independent generic buses; and a memory section for storing at least one of the expanded image data and the processed image data, wherein the plurality of image processing sections share execution of image processing of the expanded image data generated by the controller, and the memory section memorizes the processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Publication number: 20100271664
    Abstract: A system including a first device connected to a network, a second device connected to the network, and at least one portable terminal is disclosed. Device information of the first device containing connection information for establishing a connection between the first device and the second device is transmitted from the first device to the portable terminal and later transmitted from the portable terminal to the second device. Therefore, the connection between the first device and the second device is established based on the device information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: TAKENORI IDEHARA
  • Publication number: 20100274873
    Abstract: A system including a first device connected to a network, a second device connected to the network, and at least one portable terminal is disclosed. Device information of the first device containing connection information for establishing a connection between the first device and the second device is transmitted from the first device to the portable terminal and later transmitted from the portable terminal to the second device. Therefore, the connection between the first device and the second device is established based on the device information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: TAKENORI IDEHARA
  • Patent number: 7545525
    Abstract: In a network system to which a plurality of computers and a plurality of input-output apparatuses are connected, a layout diagram showing locations of the input-output apparatuses is displayed on a display unit and icons each representing one of the input-output apparatuses are displayed over the layout diagram at locations corresponding to the locations at which the apparatuses are actually installed. The user clicks one of the icons representing a desired one of the input-output apparatuses by using a device such as a mouse in order to specify the desired apparatus. As a result, a desired input-output apparatus can be selected correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 7450252
    Abstract: A method of processing image data including the steps of receiving a printer language data, obtaining a bitmap data by developing the printer language data, obtaining a BM compressed data by compressing the bitmap data, comparing volumes of the printer language data and the BM compressed data and storing the image data of the smaller of two volumes while discarding the image data of the larger of two volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 7385722
    Abstract: An image processing system comprises a photocopier and an information processor. The photocopier scans and images each page of a document, creates a thumbnail image from each scanned image, and sends the thumbnail images to the information processor. Using the information processor, a user then specifies an image output sequence by rearranging the thumbnail images with a pointing device. The photocopier receives this output sequence information from the information processor, and using the printer section of the photocopier prints the scanned images according to the specified output sequence contained in the received sequence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamade, Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 7376109
    Abstract: A data communication device includes the first interface for communicating with a portable terminal and the second interface for communicating with another communication device. The data communication device makes a judgment as to whether the first connection format for communication with the portable terminal via the first interface should be allowed when the data communication device receives the first connection request from the portable terminal via the first interface, selects another communication device that is capable of communicating with the portable terminal when the first connection format is not allowed, and transmits to the portable terminal the connection information concerning the second connection format for communication with the portable terminal via the selected another communication device and the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Publication number: 20070245268
    Abstract: An image processing system comprises a photocopier and an information processor. The photocopier scans and images each page of a document, creates a thumbnail image from each scanned image, and sends the thumbnail images to the information processor. Using the information processor, a user then specifies an image output sequence by rearranging the thumbnail images with a pointing device. The photocopier receives this output sequence information from the information processor, and using the printer section of the photocopier prints the scanned images according to the specified output sequence contained in the received sequence information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: MINOLTA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamade, Takenori Idehara
  • Publication number: 20070177821
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus including: a controller for generating expanded image data; a local bus connected with the controller; a plurality of generic buses which are independent from each other; a plurality of image processing sections, each of which is respectively connected to each of the plurality of generic buses, for executing image processing of the expanded image data to generate processed image data; a plurality of bridges, each of which connects the local bus with each of the plurality of independent generic buses; and a memory section for storing at least one of the expanded image data and the processed image data, wherein the plurality of image processing sections share execution of image processing of the expanded image data generated by the controller, and the memory section memorizes the processed image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 7239405
    Abstract: An image processing system comprises a photocopier and an information processor. The photocopier scans and images each page of a document, creates a thumbnail image from each scanned image, and sends the thumbnail images to the information processor. Using the information processor, a user then specifies an image output sequence by rearranging the thumbnail images with a pointing device. The photocopier receives this output sequence information from the information processor, and using the printer section of the photocopier prints the scanned images according to the specified output sequence contained in the received sequence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamade, Takenori Idehara
  • Patent number: 7064854
    Abstract: The image forming system includes a digital copying machine 1 and portable terminals 2. The digital copying machine 1 has a wireless communication unit 40, which is wirelessly communication with the portable terminals 2. The digital copying machine 1 identifies a portable terminal located closest to the digital copying machine 1 out of multiple portable terminals 2 that are in communicable conditions. As the distance between the identified portable terminal 2 and the digital copying machine 1 reduces, the temperature of heating rollers 31 is controlled to rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Idehara