Patents by Inventor Tatsuma HIROKAWA

Tatsuma HIROKAWA 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: 20210297547
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an installer configured to install a second application in addition to a first application; a setter configured to set a first setting item of the first application and a second setting item of the second application, the first setting item and the second setting item respectively belonging to one or more categories; and a displayer configured to display, in an aggregated manner, setting items belonging to a same category, among the first setting item of the first application and the second setting item of the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210029257
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores control information to be utilized for displaying a setting screen on which entry of a setting value for an application added to the information processing apparatus is received; and circuitry to receive a user operation related to execution of the application on the setting screen and perform processing for installing the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: TATSUMA HIROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210006678
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus installed with at least one first application includes a setting receiving unit, a storage unit, an installation unit, and an addition unit. The setting receiving unit displays at least one first setting screen for setting the first application and receives an input of setting value corresponding to the first application. The storage unit stores first information used, by the setting receiving unit, to display the first setting screen for setting the first application. The installation unit installs a second application on the image forming apparatus. The addition unit adds, to the storage unit, second information used for displaying at least one second setting screen for setting the second application. The setting receiving unit displays the second setting screen based on the second information added to the storage unit and to receive an input of setting value of the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200267264
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation device coupled to the image forming apparatus and configured to accept an operation to the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a memory including a first memory area configured to store a set value to be used by the image forming apparatus or the operation device. The image forming apparatus further includes circuitry configured to: accept an operation of writing or reading the set value; determine a type of a process to be performed on the set value; and perform the process in accordance with a determination result by the circuitry, to encrypt the set value and store the encrypted set value in the first memory area of the memory, write the set value to a second memory area in the memory, or read the set value from the second memory area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Patent number: 10546017
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is capable of displaying terms each having a character string embedded in an application and terms each having a character string to be added by at least one term module for the application, on a screen of the application. The information processing apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry determines, during startup of the information processing apparatus, whether at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry generates association information to be stored in a memory, based on determination that at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry acquires one of term identification information of the application and term identification information of the at least one term module from the memory. The circuitry selects a character string to be displayed, using the term identification information acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Hitomi, Kazuki Sasayama, Tatsuma Hirokawa, Zentaroh Ono
  • Publication number: 20190012402
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is capable of displaying terms each having a character string embedded in an application and terms each having a character string to be added by at least one term module for the application, on a screen of the application. The information processing apparatus includes circuitry. The circuitry determines, during startup of the information processing apparatus, whether at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry generates association information to be stored in a memory, based on determination that at least one of the application and the at least one term module has been updated. The circuitry acquires one of term identification information of the application and term identification information of the at least one term module from the memory. The circuitry selects a character string to be displayed, using the term identification information acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Keiichiro HITOMI, Kazuki Sasayama, Tatsuma Hirokawa, Zentaroh Ono
  • Patent number: 10102455
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a server configured to distribute content items and an information processing apparatus. The server including a storing unit configured to store, for each of state information identifying a state of the information processing apparatus, one or more the content items associated with the state information. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire the content items associated with the state information from the server; and a display control unit configured to perform control of displaying the content items associated with the state information indicating a current state of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuma Hirokawa
  • Publication number: 20180068345
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processors to control a display of a setting information reception screen used to receive setting information, and an execution instruction of information processing, a primary memory to store a primary application used for requesting the processors to execute the information processing based on the setting information and the execution instruction, and a secondary memory to store a secondary application, and a function providing application. When the secondary application receives an instruction, the secondary application transfers the instruction to the function providing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuma HIROKAWA, Mari TATEZONO, Keiichiro HITOMI
  • Patent number: 9888131
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory that stores configuration information indicating one or more conditions for automatically setting a preregistered destination as a transmission destination of the image data, circuitry that, in response to receiving a user instruction for transmitting image data to a destination configured by a user, determines whether or not the configured destination satisfies at least one of the conditions indicated by the configuration information and configures the preregistered destination as a transmission destination of the image data in addition to the configured destination based on a determination indicating that the configured destination satisfies the predetermined condition, the preregistered destination being prohibited from modification by the user, and a transmitter that transmits the image data to the configured destination and the preregistered destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuma Hirokawa
  • Publication number: 20170078498
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory that stores configuration information indicating one or more conditions for automatically setting a preregistered destination as a transmission destination of the image data, circuitry that, in response to receiving a user instruction for transmitting image data to a destination configured by a user, determines whether or not the configured destination satisfies at least one of the conditions indicated by the configuration information and configures the preregistered destination as a transmission destination of the image data in addition to the configured destination based on a determination indicating that the configured destination satisfies the predetermined condition, the preregistered destination being prohibited from modification by the user, and a transmitter that transmits the image data to the configured destination and the preregistered destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Patent number: 9299086
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquisition unit, a first control unit, and a second control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a plurality of contents from a server. The first control unit provides control to display the contents on a display unit during execution of predetermined processing. The second control unit provides control to switch the contents being displayed in response to a user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tatsuma Hirokawa
  • Publication number: 20150278643
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a server configured to distribute content items and an information processing apparatus. The server including a storing unit configured to store, for each of state information identifying a state of the information processing apparatus, one or more the content items associated with the state information. The information processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire the content items associated with the state information from the server; and a display control unit configured to perform control of displaying the content items associated with the state information indicating a current state of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150186935
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquisition unit, a first control unit, and a second control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a plurality of contents from a server. The first control unit provides control to display the contents on a display unit during execution of predetermined processing. The second control unit provides control to switch the contents being displayed in response to a user operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Tatsuma HIROKAWA
  • Patent number: 8947721
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus operates according to setting information, and includes a storage unit for storing the setting information; an interface for connecting a portable storage medium; a processing unit for reading/writing the setting information from/to the storage unit, and reading/writing the setting information from/to the portable storage medium via the interface, and a log creating unit for creating a first processing result log indicating a first processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the storage unit and writes the setting information in the portable storage medium, and storing the first processing result log, and creating a second processing result log indicating a second processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the portable storage medium and writes the setting information in the storage unit, and storing the second processing result log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuma Hirokawa, Yukio Yamaguchi, Masataka Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20130128313
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus operates according to setting information, and includes a storage unit for storing the setting information; an interface for connecting a portable storage medium; a processing unit for reading/writing the setting information from/to the storage unit, and reading/writing the setting information from/to the portable storage medium via the interface, and a log creating unit for creating a first processing result log indicating a first processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the storage unit and writes the setting information in the portable storage medium, and storing the first processing result log, and creating a second processing result log indicating a second processing result of a reading/writing process when the processing unit reads the setting information from the portable storage medium and writes the setting information in the storage unit, and storing the second processing result log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Tatsuma HIROKAWA, Yukio YAMAGUCHI, Masataka YAMAZAKI