Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Ohishi

Tsutomu Ohishi 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: 20200106897
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Katsuhiko NAKAGAWA, Yuuko SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20200019132
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls one or more processes of one or more devices belonging to a group based on data transmitted through a network from one or more devices belonging to the same group. The apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, on a group-by-group basis, policy data and a control flow. The circuitry makes the control flow effective, in a case in which at least one process to be executed when at least one condition is satisfied is permitted or is not prohibited to a user from whom a request for execution of the control flow is accepted, according the policy data. The circuitry controls the at least one process of the at least one device according to the control flow that is made effective, on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Akira NAGAMORI
  • Patent number: 10530941
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10466666
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls one or more processes of one or more devices belonging to a group based on data transmitted through a network from one or more devices belonging to the same group. The apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, on a group-by-group basis, policy data and a control flow. The circuitry makes the control flow effective, in a case in which at least one process to be executed when at least one condition is satisfied is permitted or is not prohibited to a user from whom a request for execution of the control flow is accepted, according the policy data. The circuitry controls the at least one process of the at least one device according to the control flow that is made effective, on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Akira Nagamori
  • Patent number: 10296401
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an application is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a determining unit that, when the application starts in the image forming apparatus, checks first information indicating a function to be used by the application against second information indicating a function supported by the image forming apparatus so as to determine whether the function to be used by the application is executable, and changes operations of the application according to a determination result. The determining unit is automatically updated if the determining unit does not support a structure of the first information or a structure of the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20190018852
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory to store report policy information for determining filtering processing to be applied to log data to be transmitted to a server. The report policy information associates, for each report policy, information defining a condition for applying filtering processing to the log data and information indicating a type of filtering processing to be applied to the log data. The information processing apparatus further includes circuitry to: receive, from each of a plurality of devices through a second network, log data indicating a log of processes that have been executed by the device; specify, from among the received log data, log data that matches the condition for applying filtering processing; apply filtering processing to the specified log data; and transmit the log data to which the filtering processing is applied, to the server through the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu OHISHI
  • Patent number: 10148846
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed file system process part for mounting a file system of a server apparatus on the image forming apparatus to enable the image forming apparatus to access the file system of the server apparatus as the distributed file system of the image forming apparatus; and a storing process part for accessing the file system of the server apparatus and storing, in the file system, information that is stored in a storage unit used by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kazumi Fujisaki
  • Publication number: 20180316806
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10044885
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10037175
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus executes a print process by a processor, in response to a print request from a terminal apparatus. The processor receives the print request including electronic data; executes the print process based on the electronic data included in the print request; and executes a registration process for associating the electronic data with information about a conference in which displaying the electronic data is shared among terminal apparatuses participating in the conference. In response to receiving the print request, the processor executes the print process if the print process based on the electronic data is to be executed, or the registration process for associating the electronic data included in the print request, with the information about the conference relating to a user being a request source of the print request, if the displaying the electronic data is to be shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20180150041
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls one or more processes of one or more devices belonging to a group based on data transmitted through a network from one or more devices belonging to the same group. The apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores, on a group-by-group basis, policy data and a control flow. The circuitry makes the control flow effective, in a case in which at least one process to be executed when at least one condition is satisfied is permitted or is not prohibited to a user from whom a request for execution of the control flow is accepted, according the policy data. The circuitry controls the at least one process of the at least one device according to the control flow that is made effective, on a group-by-group basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Akira NAGAMORI
  • Publication number: 20170366699
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed file system process part for mounting a file system of a server apparatus on the image forming apparatus to enable the image forming apparatus to access the file system of the server apparatus as the distributed file system of the image forming apparatus; and a storing process part for accessing the file system of the server apparatus and storing, in the file system, information that is stored in a storage unit used by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Hiroyuki TANAKA, Kazumi FUJISAKI
  • Publication number: 20170331963
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9787867
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed file system process part for mounting a file system of a server apparatus on the image forming apparatus to enable the image forming apparatus to access the file system of the server apparatus as the distributed file system of the image forming apparatus; and a storing process part for accessing the file system of the server apparatus and storing, in the file system, information that is stored in a storage unit used by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kazumi Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 9715361
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20170102902
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus executes a print process by a processor, in response to a print request from a terminal apparatus. The processor receives the print request including electronic data; executes the print process based on the electronic data included in the print request; and executes a registration process for associating the electronic data with information about a conference in which displaying the electronic data is shared among terminal apparatuses participating in the conference. In response to receiving the print request, the processor executes the print process if the print process based on the electronic data is to be executed, or the registration process for associating the electronic data included in the print request, with the information about the conference relating to a user being a request source of the print request, if the displaying the electronic data is to be shared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20160306598
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9454388
    Abstract: In an information processing device connected to an external device via a network, the external device includes an application platform of an image forming device and the information processing device includes a platform emulator that emulates the application platform. The platform emulator includes an implementing information acquiring part that receives a list of information items of interfaces implemented on the application platform in the external device from the external device and stores the list of information items in a holding part, a determining part that determines, in response to an interface calling request from an application using the platform emulator, whether an interface is implemented in the external device based on the stored list of information items, and an external calling part that transmits, when the interface is implemented, a request of execution of the interface to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Han, Tsutomu Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20160227070
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed file system process part for mounting a file system of a server apparatus on the image forming apparatus to enable the image forming apparatus to access the file system of the server apparatus as the distributed file system of the image forming apparatus; and a storing process part for accessing the file system of the server apparatus and storing, in the file system, information that is stored in a storage unit used by the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Tsutomu OHISHI, Hiroyuki TANAKA, Kazumi FUJISAKI
  • Patent number: 9405495
    Abstract: An information processing system including an information processing apparatus that selects between transferring data and obtaining data, and controls transferring data or obtaining data based on the selection. The system also includes a server that stores data transferred from the information processing apparatus, and controls transferring data to the information processing apparatus based on a request for transferring data received from the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohishi, Katsuhiko Nakagawa, Yuuko Sugiura