Patents by Inventor Tomoki Shibukawa

Tomoki Shibukawa 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: 10904402
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a storage, an operation panel and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a first operation input to execute a job utilizing a scanner, execute the job by controlling a scanner to scan a document, and generate a display component that indicates a processing result of the job based on setting information of the job. The processing circuitry is further configured to register history information that indicates the display component corresponding with the setting information, receive a second operation input to initiate a job execution application to select the display component, acquire the display component and the setting information from the history information, and control the operation panel to display a screen including the display component in a history list, the display component in the history list being selectable on the screen as a job setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibukawa, Tomofumi Harada
  • Publication number: 20200409685
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for acquiring a program via a network, includes an input unit configured to receive a user operation, and circuitry configured to display, on a display, a list including a plurality of versions of firmware programs installable on the electronic apparatus, download a specific firmware program included in the list or a particular firmware program not included in the list, update a current firmware program being installed on the electronic apparatus with the downloaded specific firmware program or the particular firmware program; and enable function of the updated firmware program. When updating with the specific firmware program, in response to a designation operation, the circuitry enables functionality of the specific firmware program. When updating with the particular firmware program not included in the list, the circuitry enables functionality of the particular firmware program having the upgraded function version after updating the particular firmware program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoh SHIMOMOTO, Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Genki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200409684
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus installable with firmware updatable via a network includes an input unit configured to receive an operation performed by a user; and circuitry configured to display, on a display, a first screen for displaying a first function of firmware that can be installed on the electronic apparatus, and a second screen for displaying a second function of the firmware, the second function including a plurality of second functions and the second screen including a plurality of second screens prepared for each one of the plurality of second functions, enable the first function in response to an operation for the first function displayed on the first screen, and enable the second function in response to an operation for the second function displayed on the second screen. The circuitry enables the second functions selected from the plurality of second functions respectively displayed on the plurality of second screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Genki WATANABE, Ryoh SHIMOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190286316
    Abstract: An operation apparatus includes a display to display a screen to include a plurality of input fields to receive an input of field information into each of the plurality of input fields, and circuitry configured to receive a selection of a first input field selected from the plurality of input fields, the first input field to be input with first field information using a software keyboard displayable on the screen, determine a second input field associated with the first input field selected from the plurality of input fields, and display, in response to receiving the selection of the first input field, the software keyboard, the first input field that is required to be input with the first field information and the second input field that is required to be input with second field information together on the screen without being hidden by the software keyboard being displayed on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroatsu HATANAKA, Tomoki SHIBUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10194044
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a main body including a first control part controlling a power mode of the main body and an engine executing image processing, and an operation apparatus receiving an operation for instructing the engine to execute the image processing. The operation apparatus including a second control part controlling a power mode of the operation apparatus. When the operation apparatus receives an instruction to shift the power mode of the main body or the operation apparatus, the first control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a first program executed by the main body and controls a power supply of the main body according to the determination, and the second control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a second program executed by the operation apparatus and controls a power supply of the operation apparatus according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibukawa, Yoh Masuyama, Keisuke Iwasa, Tomoya Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 10191425
    Abstract: A device includes a reception unit configured to receive, from outside the device, a usage request to use one of a plurality of hardware resources of the device; and a selection unit configured to select a combination of the plurality of hardware resources to which power is to be supplied, according to a state of the device. The selection unit restricts a selection of a combination, in which power is not supplied to the one of the plurality of hardware resources relevant to the usage request received from the reception unit, among the combinations of the plurality of hardware resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Shibukawa
  • Publication number: 20180278756
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a storage, an operation panel and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive a first operation input to execute a job utilizing a scanner, execute the job by controlling a scanner to scan a document, and generate a display component that indicates a processing result of the job based on setting information of the job. The processing circuitry is further configured to register history information that indicates the display component corresponding with the setting information, receive a second operation input to initiate a job execution application to select the display component, acquire the display component and the setting information from the history information, and control the operation panel to display a screen including the display component in a history list, the display component in the history list being selectable on the screen as a job setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Tomofumi HARADA
  • Publication number: 20170310841
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a main body including a first control part controlling a power mode of the main body and an engine executing image processing, and an operation apparatus receiving an operation for instructing the engine to execute the image processing. The operation apparatus including a second control part controlling a power mode of the operation apparatus. When the operation apparatus receives an instruction to shift the power mode of the main body or the operation apparatus, the first control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a first program executed by the main body and controls a power supply of the main body according to the determination, and the second control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a second program executed by the operation apparatus and controls a power supply of the operation apparatus according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Yoh MASUYAMA, Keisuke IWASA, Tomoya TANIZAKI
  • Patent number: 9742946
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a main body including a first control part controlling a power mode of the main body and an engine executing image processing, and an operation apparatus receiving an operation for instructing the engine to execute the image processing. The operation apparatus including a second control part controlling a power mode of the operation apparatus. When the operation apparatus receives an instruction to shift the power mode of the main body or the operation apparatus, the first control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a first program executed by the main body and controls a power supply of the main body according to the determination, and the second control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a second program executed by the operation apparatus and controls a power supply of the operation apparatus according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibukawa, Yoh Masuyama, Keisuke Iwasa, Tomoya Tanizaki
  • Publication number: 20170163826
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to: acquire process history data indicating a setting of one or more setting items, as a history of process executed based on the setting of the one or more setting items that are set on a setting screen in which one or more display parts to enable setting of the one or more setting items are arranged; calculate a use frequency of each of the one or more setting items based on the acquired process history data; and display a setting screen in which the one or more display parts are rearranged based on the use frequency of each of the one or more setting items, on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakazawa, Miki Hashimoto, Hiroya Uruta, Yuto Shibata, Tomoki Shibukawa
  • Publication number: 20160378305
    Abstract: A first communication controller performs control of transmitting, to an operation target apparatus, first language setting information including language information of a first language setting indicating a language setting for a screen display in a first display unit. A second communication controller performs control of receiving the first language setting information transmitted by the operation device. A determining unit determines whether the language information of the first language setting specified by the received first language setting information is included in settable language information indicating information of a language that is settable in a screen display in a second display unit. A setting unit sets, when the language information of the first language setting is determined to be included in the settable language information, language of a second language setting indicating a language setting for the screen display in the second display unit as language of the first language setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160150115
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a main body including a first control part controlling a power mode of the main body and an engine executing image processing, and an operation apparatus receiving an operation for instructing the engine to execute the image processing. The operation apparatus including a second control part controlling a power mode of the operation apparatus. When the operation apparatus receives an instruction to shift the power mode of the main body or the operation apparatus, the first control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a first program executed by the main body and controls a power supply of the main body according to the determination, and the second control part determines whether shifting is possible based on a second program executed by the operation apparatus and controls a power supply of the operation apparatus according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Yoh MASUYAMA, Keisuke IWASA, Tomoya TANIZAKI
  • Patent number: 9348982
    Abstract: An information processing system, an operating device, and computer-readable storage medium. The operating device acquires, from an operation application program installed in the operating device, function information that indicates a function provided by the operation application program, acquires use authority information that is stored in a use-authority information storage device and is related to user identification information on an operating user that operates the operating device, determines whether the operating user has authority to use the function provided by the operation application program by using the use authority information acquired and the function information acquired, and performs the function when the operating user has the authority to use the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Negoro, Yoh Masuyama, Keisuke Iwasa, Tadashi Nagata, Kiyohiko Shinomiya, Yutaka Yagiura, Tomoki Shibukawa
  • Patent number: 9294638
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a main body that executes a plurality of functions; and an operation unit including a display unit to display a screen. The system also includes a first display controller that arranges, for each of the functions, a first display component in a home screen corresponding to the screen displayed on the display unit immediately after activation, the first display component being used to instruct an execution command for the each of the functions; and an execution controller that controls, when the first display component is pressed, the main body to perform a function corresponding to the pressed first display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Asaki Umezawa, Mikane Tago, Daisuke Taniuchi, Sachiko Fukumaru, Ryo Furutani, Tomoki Shibukawa, Fumiyoshi Kittaka
  • Patent number: 9253339
    Abstract: A control system for an image processing apparatus that uses an information processing device. The image processing apparatus includes an authentication processor that authenticates users with reference to user information that associates, for multiple users, information regarding the user with starting screen information used to start operating the image processing apparatus and a screen information transmitter that transfers screen information to the information processing device independent of the image processing apparatus. The screen information is used to display the starting screen on the image processing apparatus based on the starting screen information associated with the user authenticated by the authentication processor. The information processing device includes a screen information management unit that receives the screen information and a screen display processor that displays the starling screen on a display unit of the information processing device based on the received screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibukawa, Tadashi Nagata, Hajime Kubota
  • Publication number: 20150169028
    Abstract: A device includes a reception unit configured to receive, from outside the device, a usage request to use one of a plurality of hardware resources of the device; and a selection unit configured to select a combination of the plurality of hardware resources to which power is to be supplied, according to a state of the device. The selection unit restricts a selection of a combination, in which power is not supplied to the one of the plurality of hardware resources relevant to the usage request received from the reception unit, among the combinations of the plurality of hardware resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150070726
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a main body that executes a plurality of functions; and an operation unit including a display unit to display a screen. The system also includes a first display controller that arranges, for each of the functions, a first display component in a home screen corresponding to the screen displayed on the display unit immediately after activation, the first display component being used to instruct an execution command for the each of the functions; and an execution controller that controls, when the first display component is pressed, the main body to perform a function corresponding to the pressed first display component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Asaki UMEZAWA, Mikane TAGO, Daisuke TANIUCHI, Sachiko FUKUMARU, Ryo FURUTANI, Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Fumiyoshi KITTAKA
  • Patent number: 8958105
    Abstract: An image processing system including an image processing apparatus and an information processing device. The information processing device includes a display controller to control displaying a screen on a display in accordance with user operation involving transition of the displayed screen and an operational information transmitter to transfer operational information on the user operation involving the transition of the displayed screen. The image processing apparatus includes an image processing apparatus screen transition processor to perform transition of screen on the image processing apparatus in accordance with receiving the operational information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibukawa, Hajime Kubota
  • Publication number: 20150039673
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus configured to process an image, a detector configured to detect occurrence of a disaster, a first generator configured to generate information indicating locations of staff members belonging to an office where the image processing apparatus is placed when the detector has detected the occurrence of the disaster, and a first transmitter configured to transmit the information indicating the locations generated by the first generator to a predetermined transmission destination according to the office.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoki SHIBUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140325526
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an operation acceptance unit that accepts operations, a discrimination unit that distinguishes between an operation to be recorded and an operation not to be recorded among the operations accepted by the operation acceptance unit, and a recording unit that records the operations that the discrimination unit identifies as an operation to be recorded among the operations accepted by the operation acceptance unit in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi NAGATA, Tomoki SHIBUKAWA, Hajime KUBOTA