Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Atsumi

Tomoyuki Atsumi 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: 10255533
    Abstract: A device includes a first processing portion configured to keep a memory region to perform a first process; a second processing portion configured to perform any one of a plurality of second processes by using a memory region provided by the first processing portion; and a predicting portion configured to predict a first size of a first memory region to be required next to a second memory region which is required at present by the second processing portion. The second processing portion requests, from the first processing portion, a memory region having at least a larger size of the first size and a second size of the second memory region. In response to the request, the first processing portion provides the second processing portion with a memory region which is a part of the memory region kept and is of a size requested by the second processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Oikawa, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 10057437
    Abstract: A processor included in an image processing apparatus includes a display control portion configured to display any one of a plurality of operation screens in the display, a setting portion configured to control the operation panel, accept a setting value defined for the displayed operation screen, and set the setting value, an operation screen extraction portion configured to search screen information respectively associating one or more search indexes with one or more operation screens among the plurality of operation screens using a search key and extract one or more operation screens, an operation screen determination portion configured to determine one operation screen from among the one or more extracted operation screens, and a change portion configured to change the screen information based on an operation of a user accepted by the operation panel after the determined operation screen is displayed in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kitaguchi, Takashi Oikawa, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Shumpei Iwaoka
  • Patent number: 9870142
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus as a displaying device receives a pinch out operation on a touch panel of a portable telecommunication terminal device, when displaying the operation screen on the touch panel of the portable telecommunication terminal device. The image forming apparatus determines whether there is an identified area in the operation screen or not when receiving the pinch out operation. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement in the identified area, in case that there is the identified area in the operation screen. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement as a point moved from a midpoint of the pinch out operation in a direction determined based on displacement of the two contact points, a distance of the movement is determined based on displacement of the two contact points, in case that there is not the identified area in the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Masao Hosono, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 9661173
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises: a receiver which receives facsimile or print data file in a page description language, from an information processing apparatus; a spooler which stores the facsimile or print data file received therefrom, on the spooler itself; a converter which converts the facsimile or print data file stored on the spooler, to an image data format; a job generator which generates a job based on the obtained image data file; a facsimile transmitter; a printer; and a job controller which instructs the facsimile transmitter or the printer to perform facsimile transmission or printing according to the generated job, respectively. And the converter selects the facsimile or print data file among those stored on the spooler, based on the state of the printer and the state of the facsimile transmitter, before converting the facsimile or print data file to an image data format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Shin Ohba, Eiichi Narimatsu, Tomohide Tatara
  • Patent number: 9648109
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a communicator portion that communicates with a portable terminal apparatus having an address book, a contact data obtaining portion that obtains contacts from the address book, the contacts including contact names and addresses, a registration portion that registers the contacts to a shared address book along with user identification information indicating the log-in user, a display, and a display controller that makes the display show the contacts at least by the contact name, the contacts being registered in the shared address book, that judges whether or not the shared address book contains contacts with different contact names but with identical addresses, and that, if it contains contacts with different contact names but with identical addresses, makes the display show any of the contacts by the contact name, the any contact having the user identification information indicating the log-in user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takanobu Sugiyama, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi, Tomoyuki Atsumi
  • Patent number: 9615000
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has at least one standard function to be available upon start-up of the image processing apparatus itself and at least one optional function to be available by settings. The image processing apparatus includes an image input portion that inputs image data, an encoder that encodes the input image data, a main memory that stores the encoded image data, a non-volatile memory that stores a backup copy of the image data stored on the main memory, a settings portion that allows setting the optional function available, and a controller that reserves a memory area for an optional program to execute the available optional function in the main memory, and a memory area for input of the encoded image data in the main memory, the memory area being smaller than a memory area to be reserved if the optional function is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi, Satoshi Osako
  • Patent number: 9491325
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having functions installed thereon includes a job input portion that inputs a first job, a job storage that stores the first job, a job output portion that outputs the first job, a memory that allows allocating memory areas to the functions and reallocating the memory areas, a first judgment portion that judges whether or not the memory areas were reallocated after input but before output of the first job, a second judgment portion that judges whether or not output of the first job requires any unavailable function, a third judgment portion that judges whether or not the unavailable function will be available by restricting operations related to a second job and by adjusting the memory areas, and an operation restriction portion restricts operations related to the second job and adjusts the memory areas, wherein the first job is output while restrictions on the operations are effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oikawa, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Tatsuya Kitaguchi, Satoshi Osako
  • Patent number: 9477434
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a receiving portion that receives an authentication print job sent by a user; a comparison portion that compares identification information received through the user's input with identification information included in image data; a job execution portion that executes the authentication print job in the case where the comparison between the received identification information and the identification information included in the image data has succeeded; and a password storage portion that stores identification information in the case where the authentication print job is in the process of being received in order to enable the comparison made by the comparison portion with respect to the authentication print job that is being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kana Yamauchi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Hiroshi Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20160277606
    Abstract: A processor included in an image processing apparatus includes a display control portion configured to display any one of a plurality of operation screens in the display, a setting portion configured to control the operation panel, accept a setting value defined for the displayed operation screen, and set the setting value, an operation screen extraction portion configured to search screen information respectively associating one or more search indexes with one or more operation screens among the plurality of operation screens using a search key and extract one or more operation screens, an operation screen determination portion configured to determine one operation screen from among the one or more extracted operation screens, and a change portion configured to change the screen information based on an operation of a user accepted by the operation panel after the determined operation screen is displayed in the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya KITAGUCHI, Takashi OIKAWA, Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Takanobu SUGIYAMA, Shumpei IWAOKA
  • Patent number: 9448518
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an operation panel to preview an image page by page. The image forming apparatus stores a feature of an image of a page previewed on the operation panel and extracts a regularity from the stored feature of the image. When a feature of an image of a page previewed on the operation panel does not agree with the extracted regularity, the image forming apparatus displays a menu for correcting the feature that does not agree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Businss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Shin Ohba, Eiichi Narimatu
  • Publication number: 20160219190
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a communicator portion that communicates with a portable terminal apparatus having an address book, a contact data obtaining portion that obtains contacts from the address book, the contacts including contact names and addresses, a registration portion that registers the contacts to a shared address book along with user identification information indicating the log-in user, a display, and a display controller that makes the display show the contacts at least by the contact name, the contacts being registered in the shared address book, that judges whether or not the shared address book contains contacts with different contact names but with identical addresses, and that, if it contains contacts with different contact names but with identical addresses, makes the display show any of the contacts by the contact name, the any contact having the user identification information indicating the log-in user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takanobu SUGIYAMA, Takashi OIKAWA, Tatsuya KITAGUCHI, Tomoyuki ATSUMI
  • Patent number: 9386174
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touch panel connected to a network, for displaying an icon accepting an inquiry about an operation and a control unit for controlling an operation. The control unit is configured to transmit an inquiry about an operation to a terminal through the network, to receive an answer based on the inquiry from the terminal, and to display on the touch panel, an operation instruction based on operation method instruction information indicating the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ueda, Kaoru Fukuoka, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Masao Hosono, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 9363392
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image input portion that inputs image data page by page; a sub memory; an encoder that encodes the image data; a main memory and a non-volatile memory; a mode judgment portion that judges a mode; and a controller that implements a first or second method depending on the judgment, the first method including: storing a part of one page on the sub memory; reserving a memory area for the one page in the main memory; storing the one page on the main memory; and reserving a memory area for next one page in the main memory, the second method including: reserving a memory area being capable of storing image data page by page in the sub memory; storing a part of image data on the main memory; storing a backup copy on the non-volatile memory; and deleting the image data from the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kitaguchi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takashi Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20160088189
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has at least one standard function to be available upon start-up of the image processing apparatus itself and at least one optional function to be available by settings. The image processing apparatus includes an image input portion that inputs image data, an encoder that encodes the input image data, a main memory that stores the encoded image data, a non-volatile memory that stores a backup copy of the image data stored on the main memory, a settings portion that allows setting the optional function available, and a controller that reserves a memory area for an optional program to execute the available optional function in the main memory, and a memory area for input of the encoded image data in the main memory, the memory area being smaller than a memory area to be reserved if the optional function is unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Takanobu SUGIYAMA, Takashi OIKAWA, Tatsuya KITAGUCHI, Satoshi OSAKO
  • Publication number: 20160065777
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having functions installed thereon includes a job input portion that inputs a first job, a job storage that stores the first job, a job output portion that outputs the first job, a memory that allows allocating memory areas to the functions and reallocating the memory areas, a first judgment portion that judges whether or not the memory areas were reallocated after input but before output of the first job, a second judgment portion that judges whether or not output of the first job requires any unavailable function, a third judgment portion that judges whether or not the unavailable function will be available by restricting operations related to a second job and by adjusting the memory areas, and an operation restriction portion restricts operations related to the second job and adjusts the memory areas, wherein the first job is output while restrictions on the operations are effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi OIKAWA, Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Takanobu SUGIYAMA, Tatsuya KITAGUCHI, Satoshi OSAKO
  • Patent number: 9148545
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image input unit which inputs image data per page; a sub-memory unit which stores the image data input from the image input unit; an encoding unit which encodes the image data stored in the sub-memory unit; a main memory unit which stores the image data encoded by the encoding unit; a non-volatile storage unit which stores the encoded image data stored in the main memory unit; and a processor which executes processing of discriminating a memory size of the main memory unit and the sub-memory unit and switching between first input processing and second input processing to be executed in accordance with the discriminated memory size of the main memory unit and the sub-memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 9124739
    Abstract: A page image displaying device includes a display control portion configured to keep displaying, when a designated region is set, and when a touch-sensitive panel detects a touch action of giving a command to changes pages to be displayed from one to another, a page image of a first page in a region other than the designated region of a page display region in which the page image is displayed, and, to change partly what is displayed in the page display region in a manner to display a part of a page image of a second page of the document in the designated region, said part corresponding to a part in position in the designated region of the page image of the first page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masao Hosono, Kaoru Fukuoka, Hiroki Ueda, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150242720
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image input portion that inputs image data page by page; a sub memory; an encoder that encodes the image data; a main memory and a non-volatile memory; a mode judgment portion that judges a mode; and a controller that implements a first or second method depending on the judgment, the first method including: storing a part of one page on the sub memory; reserving a memory area for the one page in the main memory; storing the one page on the main memory; and reserving a memory area for next one page in the main memory, the second method including: reserving a memory area being capable of storing image data page by page in the sub memory; storing a part of image data on the main memory; storing a backup copy on the non-volatile memory; and deleting the image data from the main memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya KITAGUCHI, Takanobu SUGIYAMA, Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Takashi OIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150242170
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a receiving portion that receives an authentication print job sent by a user; a comparison portion that compares identification information received through the user's input with identification information included in image data; a job execution portion that executes the authentication print job in the case where the comparison between the received identification information and the identification information included in the image data has succeeded; and a password storage portion that stores identification information in the case where the authentication print job is in the process of being received in order to enable the comparison made by the comparison portion with respect to the authentication print job that is being received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kana YAMAUCHI, Kaoru FUKUOKA, Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Hiroshi SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20150220825
    Abstract: A device includes a first processing portion configured to keep a memory region to perform a first process; a second processing portion configured to perform any one of a plurality of second processes by using a memory region provided by the first processing portion; and a predicting portion configured to predict a first size of a first memory region to be required next to a second memory region which is required at present by the second processing portion. The second processing portion requests, from the first processing portion, a memory region having at least a larger size of the first size and a second size of the second memory region. In response to the request, the first processing portion provides the second processing portion with a memory region which is a part of the memory region kept and is of a size requested by the second processing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Oikawa, Tomoyuki Atsumi, Takanobu Sugiyama, Tatsuya Kitaguchi