Patents by Inventor Takeshi Shiotani

Takeshi Shiotani 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: 12014038
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores an editing program including a set of program instructions for an information processing apparatus comprising a controller and an input interface. The set of program instructions, when executed by the controller, causes the information processing apparatus to perform: acquiring a plurality of strokes inputted via the input interface; calculating a distance between two strokes of the acquired plurality of strokes; in response to determining that the calculated distance is shorter than a distance threshold, recognizing the two strokes as a same item; in response to determining that the calculated distance is longer than or equal to the distance threshold, recognizing the two strokes as separate items; and changing the distance threshold based on input via the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Raizo Kosaka, Yasuhiro Kudo, Takeshi Shiotani, Emi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20240169392
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for a terminal device. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by a processor of the terminal device, may cause the terminal device to: in a case where a notification object corresponding to notification information received from a server is displayed on a display unit of the terminal device and the notification object is operated by a user, display a predetermined screen on the display unit; in a case where the notification object is operated by the user, obtain related information which is related to a first registered device among any of one or more registered devices registered in a memory of the terminal device, wherein the related information is received from the server; and in a case where a predetermined object included in the predetermined screen is operated by the user, execute a predetermined process using the related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiotani, Megumi Hata
  • Patent number: 11985278
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive first device identification information identifying a first communication device from a first communication device and send the first device identification information to a management server. The terminal device may receive first display related information associated with the first device identification information from the management server and receive the notification information from a notification server. The terminal device may, in a case where the first display related information indicates a predetermined information, display an object on a display, the object being for displaying the notification information, and in a case where the first display related information does not indicate the predetermined information, not display the object on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20240049334
    Abstract: A terminal device may: send a connection instruction including connection information to a communication device through a first wireless connection not via an access point, the connection instruction being for causing the communication device to execute a connection process, the connection process being a process for establishing a second wireless connection between the communication device and the access point based on the connection information; and send a completion instruction to the communication device via the access point through a third wireless connection between the terminal device and the access point, the completion instruction being for causing the communication device to complete the connection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Masayuki YATAGAI, Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Patent number: 11818775
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information processing terminal, a first electronic device of which setup to connect to an access point of a wireless network, and a second electronic device. The information processing terminal transmit a transmission request of connection information to the first electronic device, and the first electronic device obtains authentication information based on the transmission request and determine whether to permit transmission of the connection information. The first electronic device transmit the connection information to the information processing terminal when determining to permit the transmission, but not transmit the connection information when determining not to permit the transmission. When receiving the connection information, the information processing terminal transmit the connection information to the second electronic device, and the second electronic device completes the setup using the received connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20230205467
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive notification information from a notification server and receive device related information which is related to a communication device from the communication device. The terminal device may, in a case where a predetermined condition related to the device related information is satisfied, display the notification information on a display of a terminal device, and in a case where the predetermined condition is not satisfied, not display the notification information on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Publication number: 20230205468
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive notification information from a notification server and selectively display one screen among a plurality of screens on a display. The terminal device may, in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied and a first screen among the plurality of screens is displayed, display the notification information on the first screen. The terminal device may, in a case where the predetermined condition is satisfied and a second screen among the plurality of screens is displayed, not display the notification information on the second screen, and in a case where the predetermined condition is not satisfied, not display the notification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Publication number: 20230208988
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive first device identification information identifying a first communication device from a first communication device and send the first device identification information to a management server. The terminal device may receive first display related information associated with the first device identification information from the management server and receive the notification information from a notification server. The terminal device may, in a case where the first display related information indicates a predetermined information, display an object on a display, the object being for displaying the notification information, and in a case where the first display related information does not indicate the predetermined information, not display the object on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Patent number: 11689672
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a control program, the control program, when executed by a computer of an information processing device, causes the information processing device to: perform first display processing in a case where it is determined that none of functions of the image processing apparatus is selected, the first display processing including displaying a status of the image processing apparatus; and perform second display processing in a case where it is determined that any one of the functions of the image processing apparatus is selected, the second display processing including: displaying a status of the image processing apparatus which is based on a status information relevant to a first function that is the selected function; and limiting display of a status of the image processing apparatus which is based on a status information relevant to a second function that is a function not selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20230012060
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores an editing program including a set of program instructions for an information processing apparatus comprising a controller and an input interface. The set of program instructions, when executed by the controller, causes the information processing apparatus to perform: acquiring a plurality of strokes inputted via the input interface; calculating a distance between two strokes of the acquired plurality of strokes; in response to determining that the calculated distance is shorter than a distance threshold, recognizing the two strokes as a same item; in response to determining that the calculated distance is longer than or equal to the distance threshold, recognizing the two strokes as separate items; and changing the distance threshold based on input via the input interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Raizo Kosaka, Yasuhiro Kudo, Takeshi Shiotani, Emi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11388293
    Abstract: A scanning system includes an image scanner, an information processing terminal, and a server interconnected via a network. The information processing terminal includes a terminal-side controller to configure setting information according to an operation received via a terminal-side input interface and transmit the setting information to the server along with identification information for identifying the information processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20220173892
    Abstract: A terminal device may receive information indicating a first key from a first communication device, receive information indicating a second key from a second communication device. receive first encrypted connection information from a first communication device as a response to a request, decrypt the first encrypted connection information by using the first key indicated by the information received from the first communication device so as to obtain connection information, generate second encrypted connection information by encrypting the obtained connection information by using the second key indicated by the information received from the second communication device; and send the second encrypted connection information to the second communication device, wherein the second communication device decrypts the second encrypted connection information received from the terminal device and establishes a wireless connection with a specific device by using the connection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Patent number: 11272072
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable control program instructions configured to, when executed, cause an information processing device to obtain an image file, store the image file in association with related information, generate a file path for the image file, the file path including a plurality of virtual directories based on the related information, the plurality of virtual directories belonging to respective different hierarchical layers, and in response to receiving, from browser program instructions stored in the information processing device, a request for one or more virtual directories belonging to a first lower layer that is hierarchically one level lower than a specified virtual directory in a top layer, retrieve and send the one or more virtual directories to the browser program instructions, thereby enabling the browser program instructions to display the retrieved one or more virtual directories belonging to the first lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20210409559
    Abstract: A scanning system includes an image scanner, an information processing terminal, and a server interconnected via a network. The information processing terminal includes a terminal-side controller to configure setting information according to an operation received via a terminal-side input interface and transmit the setting information to the server along with identification information for identifying the information processing terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Publication number: 20210409567
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable control program instructions configured to, when executed, cause an information processing device to obtain an image file, store the image file in association with related information, generate a file path for the image file, the file path including a plurality of virtual directories based on the related information, the plurality of virtual directories belonging to respective different hierarchical layers, and in response to receiving, from browser program instructions stored in the information processing device, a request for one or more virtual directories belonging to a first lower layer that is hierarchically one level lower than a specified virtual directory in a top layer, retrieve and send the one or more virtual directories to the browser program instructions, thereby enabling the browser program instructions to display the retrieved one or more virtual directories belonging to the first lower layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Publication number: 20210307086
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information processing terminal, a first electronic device of which setup to connect to an access point of a wireless network, and a second electronic device. The information processing terminal transmit a transmission request of connection information to the first electronic device, and the first electronic device obtains authentication information based on the transmission request and determine whether to permit transmission of the connection information. The first electronic device transmit the connection information to the information processing terminal when determining to permit the transmission, but not transmit the connection information when determining not to permit the transmission. When receiving the connection information, the information processing terminal transmit the connection information to the second electronic device, and the second electronic device completes the setup using the received connection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIOTANI
  • Publication number: 20210168249
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a control program, the control program, when executed by a computer of an information processing device, causes the information processing device to: perform first display processing in a case where it is determined that none of functions of the image processing apparatus is selected, the first display processing including displaying a status of the image processing apparatus; and perform second display processing in a case where it is determined that any one of the functions of the image processing apparatus is selected, the second display processing including: displaying a status of the image processing apparatus which is based on a status information relevant to a first function that is the selected function; and limiting display of a status of the image processing apparatus which is based on a status information relevant to a second function that is a function not selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Patent number: 10970020
    Abstract: An information processing device may read, from a shared storing area, first identification information indicating K pieces of first applications that are already installed. The information processing device may display first screen on the display. The information processing device may cause an operating system to display the K pieces of first images in the first screen. Each of K pieces of link information may be associated with a corresponding one of the K pieces of first images. When any one of the K pieces of first images receives an input operation, the operating system may activate the corresponding first application indicated by the link information associated with the first image that receives the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiotani, Susumu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10936260
    Abstract: A printer may receive communication information from a server via a second type interface in a case where account information for logging in to the server is sent to the server, receive the print data from the server via the second type interface in a case where the print data is uploaded onto the server due to the terminal device using the communication information without sending the account information to the server after the communication information has been sent to the terminal device, and cause the print executing unit to print the target image represented by the print data in a case where the print data is received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiotani
  • Patent number: D1004614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Komura, Kentaro Kato, Akiko Tsuboi, Ryoji Ban, Satoki Nagao, Takeshi Shiotani