Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Motoi

Toshihiro Motoi 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: 9880986
    Abstract: Provided are an information display apparatus, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a display control program, and a display control method. An information display apparatus includes a display section configured to display an object thereon, an operation section configured to operate the object, and processing section configured to control the display section and the operation section. The processing section is configured to operate the display section to display a first screen showing the object and a second screen showing a screen transition diagram, into a display area of the display section. The screen transition diagram represents change in display of the first screen and shows first screen-transition and second screen-transition to be recognizable, where the first screen-transition represents change in display of the first screen, and the second screen-transition represents another change in display of the first screen starting at a certain point in the first screen-transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ogino, Kazuma Takeuchi, Shunsuke Takamura, Ikuko Kanazawa, Noriko Hoshino, Toshihiro Motoi
  • Patent number: 9405403
    Abstract: Provided are a control apparatus, an operation controlling method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an operation controlling program. The control apparatus is provided for controlling a display panel which allows an operator to give an instruction at an instruction position by performing a touch operation. The control apparatus includes: an instruction position setting section configured to set an instruction position based on a touch position; a mode determining section is configured to determine a mode for the instruction position setting, by defining a first area and a second area and choosing between a first mode to set the instruction position at the same position as the touch position and a second mode to set the instruction position at a position being away from the touch position, according to which of the first and second areas includes the touch position; and a processing section configured to execute the object processing according to the instruction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Noriko Hoshino, Takao Shudo, Toshihiro Motoi, Shinya Ogino, Shunsuke Takamura, Ikuko Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 9405443
    Abstract: An object display apparatus includes: a display section; an operating section configured to allow one or more operators to operate objects displayed on the display section; and a work-type determining section configured to set an operation mode to a group mode or a personal mode. The object display apparatus further includes an object assigning section configured to assign a corresponding object to each of the operators, on the operation mode being set to the personal mode; and an operation control section configured to, on the operation mode being set to the personal mode, determine whether an operation performed on one of the objects by one of the operators can affect a display state of another object assigned to another operator, and control the operation with putting a limit on the operation, in response to determining that the operation can affect the display state of the another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Ikuko Kanazawa, Shinya Ogino, Shunsuke Takamura, Noriko Hoshino, Toshihiro Motoi, Takao Shudo
  • Patent number: 9386051
    Abstract: There are provided an information sharing system, a common terminal and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an information sharing program. An information sharing system includes: a common terminal; and one or more personal terminals each configured to transmit an object to the common terminal and perform a remote operation on an object displayed on a common screen. The common terminal includes a receiving section configured to receive an object transmitted from one of the personal terminals, a display section including the common screen and being configured to display the object on the common screen, and a control section configured to determine, upon receiving an instruction to perform a remote operation on an object displayed on the common screen, whether the instruction satisfies a predetermined condition or not, and prohibit performing the remote operation in response to a determination that the instruction does not satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Noriko Hoshino, Takao Shudo, Shunsuke Takamura, Shinya Ogino, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • Publication number: 20160182609
    Abstract: A processing apparatus and plural terminals are connected by a communication network. On receiving local data from one of the terminals, a controller of the processing apparatus extracts properties of one or more objects from the local data, compares each property extracted from the local data with a common property and determines whether to keep or change the each property. If the extracted property is the same as the common property, the controller keeps the property as it is. Otherwise, the controller determines whether to keep the individual property which differs from the common property as it is or to change the individual property to the corresponding common property, in accordance with whether the individual property meets a predetermined criterion. Using the determined property, the controller writes each of the one or more objects of the local data into the common file, and stores the common file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuko TSUBOTANI, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Shinya OGINO, Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Noriko HOSHINO, Toshihiro MOTOI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI, Kagumi MORIWAKI
  • Patent number: 9294360
    Abstract: An operation controlling method, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and an operation controlling apparatus are provided for controlling operations performed on a common working area in a system, wherein the system includes one or more display sections being configured to display the common working area so as to allow plural operators to perform operations on the common working area. The method includes: determining an operator who has performed an operation on the common working area; storing an operation history in a storage section with the operation and the operator; accepting one or more designated operators, before performing an editing operation using one or more operation histories; and performing the editing operation using one or more operation histories, where the one or more operation histories are obtained by extracting one or more operation histories being associated with the one or more designated operators from operation histories in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takamura, Shinya Ogino, Ikuko Kanazawa, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Noriko Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9158450
    Abstract: A handwriting input device in which a handwriting input is possible to a touch panel which is superimposed on a display screen including: an inputted contents processing section for recognizing a content by the handwriting input and setting up a area on the display screen based on an recognition result; an application software determining section for determining an application software which should be started up based on the recognition result and starting up the application software; and a result processing section for inserting information acquired by the started application software into the area and displaying on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Hosaka, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Yasuhiko Yamaguchi, Takao Shudo, Shunsuke Takamura
  • Publication number: 20150169743
    Abstract: A profile management system managing a profile created for an individual person, includes: a document separation unit that separates documents specified as targets of processing by a user of a device handling document data, into event documents related to events scheduled to be held or having been already held and other documents; an importance determination unit that determines whether an event related to the event document separated by the document separation unit is important for the user, based on information recorded in a personal profile corresponding to the user and information recorded in an event profile corresponding to the event; and a personal profile edit unit that extracts words from an event document related to an event determined as important by the importance determination unit, out of the event documents separated by the document separation unit, and records the words as keywords in the personal profile corresponding to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kagumi MORIWAKI, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Toshihiro Motoi, Noriko Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8994649
    Abstract: A data manipulation transmission apparatus including: an object acquisition section for acquiring a display object, generated on display screen 1 of an information input device based on input to the device, from the device manipulated by an individual; a distance information acquisition section for acquiring distance information from display screen 2 of a common display apparatus to a person viewing display screen 2 when viewed by plural people; a display ratio determining section for determining a ratio of a display size of an arbitrary display object on display screen 2, to a display size of the arbitrary display object on display screen 1, according to the distance information; and a display data transmission section for generating data to display a display object, acquired by the object acquisition section, on display screen 2, at a ratio determined via the display ratio determining section, and transmitting the data to the common display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takamura, Moeko Hagiwara, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Yasuhiko Yamaguchi, Kenta Hosaka
  • Publication number: 20140375578
    Abstract: Provided are an information display apparatus, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a display control program, and a display control method. An information display apparatus includes a display section configured to display an object thereon, an operation section configured to operate the object, and processing section configured to control the display section and the operation section. The processing section is configured to operate the display section to display a first screen showing the object and a second screen showing a screen transition diagram, into a display area of the display section. The screen transition diagram represents change in display of the first screen and shows first screen-transition and second screen-transition to be recognizable, where the first screen-transition represents change in display of the first screen, and the second screen-transition represents another change in display of the first screen starting at a certain point in the first screen-transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Shinya OGINO, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Ikuko KANAZAWA, Noriko HOSHINO, Toshihiro MOTOI
  • Publication number: 20140306907
    Abstract: Provided are a control apparatus, an operation controlling method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an operation controlling program. The control apparatus is provided for controlling a display panel which allows an operator to give an instruction at an instruction position by performing a touch operation. The control apparatus includes: an instruction position setting section configured to set an instruction position based on a touch position; a mode determining section is configured to determine a mode for the instruction position setting, by defining a first area and a second area and choosing between a first mode to set the instruction position at the same position as the touch position and a second mode to set the instruction position at a position being away from the touch position, according to which of the first and second areas includes the touch position; and a processing section configured to execute the object processing according to the instruction position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriko Hoshino, Takao Shudo, Toshihiro Motoi, Shinya Ogino, Shunsuke Takamura, Ikuko Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20140282017
    Abstract: An object display apparatus includes: a display section; an operating section configured to allow one or more operators to operate objects displayed on the display section; and a work-type determining section configured to set an operation mode to a group mode or a personal mode. The object display apparatus further includes an object assigning section configured to assign a corresponding object to each of the operators, on the operation mode being set to the personal mode; and an operation control section configured to, on the operation mode being set to the personal mode, determine whether an operation performed on one of the objects by one of the operators can affect a display state of another object assigned to another operator, and control the operation with putting a limit on the operation, in response to determining that the operation can affect the display state of the another object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuko KANAZAWA, Shinya Ogino, Shunsuke Takamura, Noriko Hoshino, Toshihiro Motoi, Takao Shudo
  • Publication number: 20140164967
    Abstract: An object operation apparatus includes a display section; an input section configured to accept a selection of an object and an operation on an object, where the object is displayed on the display section; and a control section configured to, in response to accepting the object selection, set a selection state of the object to a selected state or a unselected state for each user, and in response to accepting the operation on the object in the selected state, control the object according to the operation. The control section is configured to, when the Operation is a predetermined operation, control the object in the selected state according to the predetermined operation such that a control of the object under the condition that the object is selected by one user differs from a control of the object under the condition that the object is selected by plural users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Shinya Ogino, Toshihiro Motoi, Noriko Hoshino, Ikuko Kanazawa, Takao Shudo
  • Publication number: 20140082077
    Abstract: There are provided an information sharing system, a common terminal and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing an information sharing program. An information sharing system includes: a common terminal; and one or more personal terminals each configured to transmit an object to the common terminal and perform a remote operation on an object displayed on a common screen. The common terminal includes a receiving section configured to receive an object transmitted from one of the personal terminals, a display section including the common screen and being configured to display the object on the common screen, and a control section configured to determine, upon receiving an instruction to perform a remote operation on an object displayed on the common screen, whether the instruction satisfies a predetermined condition or not, and prohibit performing the remote operation in response to a determination that the instruction does not satisfy the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Noriko HOSHINO, Takao Shudo, Shunsuke Takamura, Shinya Ogino, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • Publication number: 20140075323
    Abstract: An operation controlling method, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and an operation controlling apparatus are provided for controlling operations performed on a common working area in a system, wherein the system includes one or more display sections being configured to display the common working area so as to allow plural operators to perform operations on the common working area. The method includes: determining an operator who has performed an operation on the common working area; storing an operation history in a storage section with the operation and the operator; accepting one or more designated operators, before performing an editing operation using one or more operation histories; and performing the editing operation using one or more operation histories, where the one or more operation histories are obtained by extracting one or more operation histories being associated with the one or more designated operators from operation histories in the storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Shinya Ogino, Ikuko Kanazawa, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Noriko Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20130106748
    Abstract: A handwriting input device in which a handwriting input is possible to a touch panel which is superimposed on a display screen including: an inputted contents processing section for recognizing a content by the handwriting input and setting up a area on the display screen based on an recognition result; an application software determining section for determining an application software which should be started up based on the recognition result and starting up the application software; and a result processing section for inserting information acquired by the started application software into the area and displaying on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta HOSAKA, Toshihiro MOTOI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI, Yasuhiko YAMAGUCHI, Takao SHUDO, Shunsuke TAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8406644
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus that forms a color image by transferring toner images for respective colors formed on plural rotary photoreceptor drums onto a sheet through an intermediate transfer member, when a controller judges that magnification deviation is generated in a main-scanning direction in superposition of the toner images for respective colors, the controller forms a first color registration deviation detecting mark for detecting at least an amount of deviation in the main scanning direction on the intermediate transfer member, and when the controller judges that the magnification deviation is not generated in the main-scanning direction in the superposition of toner images for respective colors, the controller forms a second color registration deviation detecting mark for detecting only an amount of deviation in a sub scanning direction perpendicular to the main-scanning direction on the intermediate transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Motoi, Kenji Yamamoto, Katsunori Takahashi, Akifumi Isobe, Eiji Nishikawa, Kosuke Masumoto
  • Publication number: 20130055109
    Abstract: A display data generation device which generates display data to display a plurality of objects on a shared image screen utilized by a plurality of users, includes: a processing and judgment section which identifies a user who has conducted an operation to any one of the objects when the operation is detected, and judges whether or not a display form of the object should be changed according to a change of the user who operated the object; and an image processing section to generate display data in which the display form of the object has been changed, in accordance with a judgment result of the processing and judgment section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Moeko HAGIWARA, Toshihiro MOTOI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI, Yasuhiko YAMAGUCHI, Kenta HOSAKA
  • Publication number: 20120242571
    Abstract: A data manipulation transmission apparatus including: an object acquisition section for acquiring a display object, generated on display screen 1 of an information input device based on input to the device, from the device manipulated by an individual; a distance information acquisition section for acquiring distance information from display screen 2 of a common display apparatus to a person viewing display screen 2 when viewed by plural people; a display ratio determining section for determining a ratio of a display size of an arbitrary display object on display screen 2, to a display size of the arbitrary display object on display screen 1, according to the distance information; and a display data transmission section for generating data to display a display object, acquired by the object acquisition section, on display screen 2, at a ratio determined via the display ratio determining section, and transmitting the data to the common display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takamura, Moeko Hagiwara, Toshihiro Motoi, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Yasuhiko Yamaguchi, Kenta Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8160463
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to appropriately conduct a controlling operation for eliminating the velocity fluctuation of the photoreceptor drum without generating any malfunction. The apparatus includes a photoreceptor member driven by a motor and a control section that is provided with a feed forward controlling section that stores parameters derived from driving errors for one revolution of the photoreceptor member to create a reverse-phase instruction value based on the parameters and a feedback controlling section that controls a velocity of the photoreceptor member, so as to keep the velocity of the photoreceptor member constant. During an initial operating time, the control section deactivates the feed forward controlling section, while only activates the feedback controlling section to drive the photoreceptor member so as to measure a driving toque of the driving motor, and selects a parameter from the parameters, corresponding to the driving toque measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsunori Takahashi, Toshihiro Motoi, Kenji Yamamoto, Akifumi Isobe, Eiji Nishikawa, Kosuke Masumoto