Patents by Inventor Toshihisa Motosugi

Toshihisa Motosugi 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: 9661165
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a touch panel, and is provided with a normal mode in which processing is performed every time operation is performed with the touch panel and a play back mode in which processing is performed on the basis of recording of the operation, and the image forming apparatus includes a controller configured to determine a gesture represented by a series of touch events, store gesture log data and touch event log data to a storage unit, and determine display control processing. In the normal mode, the display control processing is determined on the basis of the gesture or an object. In the play back mode, the display control processing is determined on the basis of the gesture log data or the touch event log data. The determined display control processing is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei Ichiyama, Yoichi Kurumasa, Toshihisa Motosugi, Mie Kawabata, Hiroaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9369600
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming devices connected in data communication with each other via a network. Each of the image forming devices includes a storage unit, an operational unit, and a controller. If one user logs into a first image forming device among the image forming devices, a controller of the first image forming device checks for the existence of a second image forming device into which the user has logged. If the controller of the first image forming device determines the second image forming device into which the user has logged, the controller transmits a logout instruction of the user to the second image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Motosugi
  • Patent number: 9143649
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming devices connected in data communication with each other via a network. Each of the image forming devices includes a storage unit, an operational unit, and a controller. If one user logs into a first image forming device among the image forming devices, a controller of the first image forming device checks for the existence of a second image forming device into which the user has logged. If the controller of the first image forming device determines the second image forming device into which the user has logged, the controller transmits a logout instruction of the user to the second image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Motosugi
  • Patent number: 9071710
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a display section to display screens for setting a function; a control section to form an image where alternatives of a function to be set by transiting plural screens are aggregated and arranged on one page of sheet, and to form a composite image where a position detection code for identifying a position on the sheet is combined with the image; a memory section to store a table which correlates each of the alternatives with a position of each of the alternatives on the sheet; and a print section to print the composite image on the sheet, wherein in cases where the control section acquires position information having been identified by the position detection code on the sheet, the control section refers to the table to identify an alternative corresponding to the position information, and sets a function based on the identified alternative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Motosugi, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20150172486
    Abstract: A first image forming apparatus includes a first display and a first touch panel, calculates a location-on-display-surface which indicates a position, on a first display surface of the first display, corresponding to a first touched position on the first touch panel based on first data which shows a positional relationship between the first display surface and the first touch panel, and generates log which indicates, for each time, the calculated location-on-display-surface. A second image forming apparatus includes a second display and a second touch panel, calculates a corresponding position, in the second touch panel, which corresponds to the location-on-display-surface indicated in the log based on second data which shows a positional relationship between a second display surface of the second display and the second touch panel, and displays, on the second display, a screen by using the corresponding position as a second touched position on the second touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Shohei Ichiyama, Mie Kawabata, Yoichi Kurumasa
  • Patent number: 9046846
    Abstract: Provided are an image forming apparatus, a method of indicating the remaining quantity of a consumable material and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program for the remaining quantity of a consumable material. The image forming apparatus includes an array of LEDs arranged on a body of the image forming apparatus such that a lighting condition of the LEDs is visible to a user at a remote place from the image forming apparatus; an image forming section; and a control section configured to operate the image forming section to perform image forming processing. The control section is further configured to operate the LEDs to turn on or blink in a first lighting pattern according to a status of an operation of the image forming apparatus, and operate the LEDs to turn on or blink in a second lighting pattern according to a remaining quantity of a consumable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Motoki Kanzawa, Toshihisa Motosugi
  • Publication number: 20150146226
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display and a touch panel, and is provided with a normal mode in which processing is performed every time operation is performed with the touch panel and a play back mode in which processing is performed on the basis of recording of the operation, and the image forming apparatus includes a controller configured to determine a gesture represented by a series of touch events, store gesture log data and touch event log data to a storage unit, and determine display control processing. In the normal mode, the display control processing is determined on the basis of the gesture or an object. In the play back mode, the display control processing is determined on the basis of the gesture log data or the touch event log data. The determined display control processing is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA INC.
    Inventors: Shohei Ichiyama, Yoichi Kurumasa, Toshihisa Motosugi, Mie Kawabata, Hiroaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8997010
    Abstract: A user interface device which displays an operation key in a display unit using a predetermined design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Motosugi, Jiro Goto, Shin Ohba, Masayuki Ito, Kana Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8994965
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to improve the maneuverability and usability of the apparatus concerned. The apparatus includes: a display section to display a screen thereon; a controlling section to form a synthesized image in which position detecting symbols are synthesized with an image onto which the screen displayed on the display section is to be arranged; a storage section to store a table in which the keys and corresponding positions of the keys, arranged on the paper sheet, are correlated with each other, respectively; and a printing section to print the synthesized image onto the paper sheet. When acquiring positional information, the controlling section refers to the table so as to specify a specific key correlated with the positional information, and establishes a status of the image forming apparatus, being same as that established by designating the specific key from the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Motosugi
  • Publication number: 20150022848
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming devices connected in data communication with each other via a network. Each of the image forming devices includes a storage unit, an operational unit, and a controller. If one user logs into a first image forming device among the image forming devices, a controller of the first image forming device checks for the existence of a second image forming device into which the user has logged. If the controller of the first image forming device determines the second image forming device into which the user has logged, the controller transmits a logout instruction of the user to the second image forming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20140078537
    Abstract: An MFP (1) receives a mode change instruction for changing an operational mode after reading of an document starts (S102 to S105), and determines whether or not re-reading of the document is necessary in order to complete the job depending on the mode change instruction (S106). If it is determined that re-reading is necessary, the re-reading of the document starts (S116). If it is determined that the re-reading is not necessary, the reading of the document is continuously performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20140064773
    Abstract: Provided are an image forming apparatus, a method of indicating the remaining quantity of a consumable material and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a program for the remaining quantity of a consumable material. The image forming apparatus includes an array of LEDs arranged on a body of the image forming apparatus such that a lighting condition of the LEDs is visible to a user at a remote place from the image forming apparatus; an image forming section; and a control section configured to operate the image forming section to perform image forming processing. The control section is further configured to operate the LEDs to turn on or blink in a first lighting pattern according to a status of an operation of the image forming apparatus, and operate the LEDs to turn on or blink in a second lighting pattern according to a remaining quantity of a consumable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Motoki KANZAWA, Toshihisa Motosugi
  • Publication number: 20120307287
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming devices connected in data communication with each other via a network. Each of the image forming devices includes a storage unit, an operational unit, and a controller. If one user logs into a first image forming device among the image forming devices, a controller of the first image forming device checks for the existence of a second image forming device into which the user has logged. If the controller of the first image forming device determines the second image forming device into which the user has logged, the controller transmits a logout instruction of the user to the second image forming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI
  • Patent number: 8294937
    Abstract: A print system for conferencing includes a plurality of print apparatuses that are provided in a plurality of conference locations and interconnected via a network; a storage that registers in itself, data of conference material and information of prospective attendees from the respective conference locations; and a detector that detects the start of a conference. Each of the print apparatuses obtains and records the registered data of conference material and information of prospective attendees from the conference location where the print apparatus is provided, then prints as many copies of conference material as the number of the prospective attendees, if the start of a conference is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Wakui, Yoichi Kurumasa, Toshihisa Motosugi, Shinichi Asai
  • Patent number: 8248633
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with a determination portion that, in response to operation for giving instructions to enhance a security level thereof, determines whether or not a job is kept which is not to satisfy security requirements after the enhancement, an execution portion that, if the determination portion determines that such a job is kept, performs predetermined processing for satisfying the security requirements on the job with execution of the job ensured, and a security mode switching portion that, if the determination portion determines that such a job is kept, enhances the security level after the execution portion finishes the predetermined processing, and, if the determination portion determines that such a job is not kept, enhances the security level promptly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shin Ohba, Kana Yamauchi, Toshihisa Motosugi, Jiro Goto
  • Patent number: 8135931
    Abstract: Information equipment having a memory area for which access restrictions are set is provided. The information equipment makes a determination, in response to operation for turning a security mode into a security level enhanced mode, on data in the memory area, whether or not any one of the following conditions satisfy security requirements after the security level is enhanced: access restrictions set for the data itself; access restrictions set for the memory area; and authentication information for a user who has stored the data, and sends, to the user who has stored the corresponding data in the memory area or a user who has set the access restrictions for the memory area storing the corresponding data therein, a message to prompt one of the users to perform operation for satisfying the security requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kana Yamauchi, Toshihisa Motosugi, Jiro Goto, Shin Ohba
  • Publication number: 20110310423
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a display section to display screens for setting a function; a control section to form an image where alternatives of a function to be set by transiting plural screens are aggregated and arranged on one page of sheet, and to form a composite image where a position detection code for identifying a position on the sheet is combined with the image; a memory section to store a table which correlates each of the alternatives with a position of each of the alternatives on the sheet; and a print section to print the composite image on the sheet, wherein in cases where the control section acquires position information having been identified by the position detection code on the sheet, the control section refers to the table to identify an alternative corresponding to the position information, and sets a function based on the identified alternative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI, Yasuyuki Kamai
  • Publication number: 20110310424
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to improve the maneuverability and usability of the apparatus concerned. The apparatus includes: a display section to display a screen thereon; a controlling section to form a synthesized image in which position detecting symbols are synthesized with an image onto which the screen displayed on the display section is to be arranged; a storage section to store a table in which the keys and corresponding positions of the keys, arranged on the paper sheet, are correlated with each other, respectively; and a printing section to print the synthesized image onto the paper sheet. When acquiring positional information, the controlling section refers to the table so as to specify a specific key correlated with the positional information, and establishes a status of the image forming apparatus, being same as that established by designating the specific key from the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20110205587
    Abstract: An operation panel includes: a display that displays a plurality of setting items for use of a function of the image processing apparatus on a screen; an item selection key that allows a user to select from the plurality of items displayed on the screen of the display; and a plurality of value setting keys that allow the user to set a value for the item selected using the item selection key. And the display further displays a first display area that serves to know which one is currently selected among the plurality of items using the item selection key and a second display area that serves to know which one to use to set a value for the item among the plurality of value setting keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihisa MOTOSUGI, Shin OHBA, Jiro GOTO, Kana YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110040944
    Abstract: Information equipment having a memory area for which access restrictions are set is provided. The information equipment makes a determination, in response to operation for turning a security mode into a security level enhanced mode, on data in the memory area, whether or not any one of the following conditions satisfy security requirements after the security level is enhanced: access restrictions set for the data itself; access restrictions set for the memory area; and authentication information for a user who has stored the data, and sends, to the user who has stored the corresponding data in the memory area or a user who has set the access restrictions for the memory area storing the corresponding data therein, a message to prompt one of the users to perform operation for satisfying the security requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kana YAMAUCHI, Toshihisa Motosugi, Jiro Goto, Shin Ohba