Patents by Inventor Taro OKUYAMA

Taro OKUYAMA 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: 20200314383
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Taro OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10735689
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10298880
    Abstract: At an actual reception counter, a person in charge of reception can see looks and belongings of a visitor, and may guess a business of the visitor before the visitor reaches the reception counter. However, in communication between communication terminals, there is a problem about usability such that contents on one side cannot be confirmed on a communication terminal on the other side before requesting for communication. To solve the problem, the session control unit 58 of a management system 50 executes, when communication has been established between one or more communication terminals 10 on a customer side and communication terminals 10 on an operator side, control for starting transmission of content data of the communication terminals 10 on the customer side to the communication terminals 10 on the operator side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Okuyama, Junichi Wada
  • Patent number: 10298541
    Abstract: In response to a request for sending second candidate information of a first communication terminal to a second communication terminal, a communication management system adds at least one of the member communication terminals indicated by the second candidate information of the first communication terminal, to first candidate information of the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Aono, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10069830
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a plurality of terminals, comprising: a start request information obtaining unit that obtains information for requesting start of a session between a first terminal and a second terminal of the plurality of terminals; a session management unit that establishes the session in accordance with the start request information; a participation request information obtaining unit that obtains participation request information with which a third terminal of the plurality of terminals requests participating in the already established session; and a participation determination unit that allows the third terminal to participate or prohibit the third terminal from participating in the already established session, wherein when the participation determination unit allows participation in the already established session, the session management unit lets the third terminal to participate in the already established session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Taro Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20180241841
    Abstract: An information system includes a server and a client that is connected to the server. The server transmits, when receiving a connection request from the client, a response that includes any one of version information of software in the server and version information of a communication protocol in the server, to the client. The client determines whether a communication protocol in the client is compatible with the server based on the response from the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Taro OKUYAMA, Akihiro MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180213183
    Abstract: At an actual reception counter, a person in charge of reception can see looks and belongings of a visitor, and may guess a business of the visitor before the visitor reaches the reception counter. However, in communication between communication terminals, there is a problem about usability such that contents on one side cannot be confirmed on a communication terminal on the other side before requesting for communication. To solve the problem, the session control unit 58 of a management system 50 executes, when communication has been established between one or more communication terminals 10 on a customer side and communication terminals 10 on an operator side, control for starting transmission of content data of the communication terminals 10 on the customer side to the communication terminals 10 on the operator side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Taro OKUYAMA, Junichi WADA
  • Patent number: 9912519
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store therein, in association with one another, group identification information for identifying groups to which transmission terminals each belong, transmission terminal identification information for identifying the terminals belonging to the respective groups, and display information to be displayed on the transmission terminals belonging to the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Taro Okuyama, Takahiro Asai
  • Publication number: 20180041564
    Abstract: An electronic blackboard system includes an electronic blackboard, and at least one communication terminal connected to the electronic blackboard via a communication network. The electronic blackboard includes: an image generation unit configured to superimpose layers to be displayed in the electric black board, to generate a display image, and generate a distribution image that does not include an operation panel display layer for displaying an operation panel; and a distribution module configured to transmit the distribution image to the at least one communication terminal. Each of the at least one communication terminal includes: a communication control unit configured to receive the distribution image transmitted from the electronic blackboard; and an image display unit configured to display the distribution image that is received by the communication control unit and in which the operation panel display layer is excluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Taro OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9865228
    Abstract: A computer program product includes a non-transitory computer-usable medium having computer-readable program codes embodied in the medium. The program codes when executed cause a computer to execute: detecting a connection status of an externally connected second display different from a built-in first display; writing status information indicating the detected connection status in a storage, changing over a display destination between the first display and the second display based on the detected connection status, and controlling a display screen according to screen specifications of the first display or the second display, which corresponds to the display destination after changeover; and reading the connection status written in the storage and scaling a display image at a magnification based on the read connection status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Shigemasa, Masanori Ishigami, Mikiko Abe, Masahiro Ujiie, Taro Okuyama, Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 9819704
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transmission system to manage sessions established between a plurality of terminals for performing voice communications. The transmission system includes an acquisition part configured to receive a user's request from a user of a first terminal when a session start request is transmitted from a first terminal to a second terminal, a first sender configured to send the received user's request together with the session start request, a second sender configured to send to the second terminal the session start request from the first terminal by attaching the user's request to the session start request when the second terminal is in a communication capable status, and a presenting part configured to present the user's request to the second terminal at an arrival of an incoming call from the first terminal to the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeru Inoue, Taro Okuyama, Atsuhiro Fujii
  • Publication number: 20170171511
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Taro Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20170149981
    Abstract: A manipulation system includes an identification information receiving unit configured to receive identification information for identifying a communication terminal while a session established between the communication terminal and another communication terminal is underway, the session being established for a plurality of communication terminals coupled to a communication network to transmit and receive content data generated in the plurality of communication terminals, the identification information being transmitted from an information processing apparatus coupled to the communication network; and an operation instruction transmitting unit configured to transmit to said another communication terminal an operation instruction based on a request provided from the information processing apparatus, said another communication terminal being a communication partner of the communication terminal that is identified by the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Taro OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9634898
    Abstract: A management system modifies a group of one or more member communication terminals indicated by first candidate information of a first communication terminal in response to information indicating to modify the first candidate information of the first communication terminal to generate second candidate information of a second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Aono, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9621848
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9602353
    Abstract: A management system modifies a group of one or more member communication terminals indicated by first candidate information of a first communication terminal in response to information indicating to modify the first candidate information of the first communication terminal to generate second candidate information of a second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Aono, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9572012
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of managing candidate counterpart terminal information, each of which determines, in response to a request for adding a candidate counterpart terminal to a candidate list of a request sender terminal, whether attribute information stored in association with the request sender terminal matches attribute information stored in association with the candidate counterpart terminal to be added, and stores counterpart terminal identification information that identifies the candidate counterpart terminal in association with terminal identification information of the request sender terminal to update the candidate list of the specific request sender terminal when a determination result indicates that the attribute information match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 9565221
    Abstract: A communication management system that manages a plurality of communication terminals transmits, to a request communication terminal, one of operation state information indicating that an operation state of a candidate counterpart communication terminal is unknown or information indicating that a communications protocol of the candidate counterpart communication terminal is different from a communications protocol of the request communication terminal, when the communications protocol is different between the candidate counterpart communication terminal and the request communication terminal. The request communication terminal displays information to a user, which is generated based on the information received from the communication management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Okuyama, Takahiro Asai
  • Publication number: 20170026337
    Abstract: In response to a request for sending second candidate information of a first communication terminal to a second communication terminal, a communication management system adds at least one of the member communication terminals indicated by the second candidate information of the first communication terminal, to first candidate information of the second communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshiko AONO, Taro OKUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9538001
    Abstract: A communication terminal accepts a communication start request for starting communication with a counterpart terminal indicated by counterpart information, through one of a first acceptance unit and a second acceptance unit. The communication terminal stores the counterpart information of the counterpart terminal in a first memory as log data, when the communication start request is accepted through the first acceptance unit, and prevents the counterpart information of the counterpart terminal from being stored in the first memory as log data, when the communication start request is accepted through the second acceptance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Okuyama