Patents by Inventor Yoichi Kawabuchi

Yoichi Kawabuchi 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: 10051237
    Abstract: A conference support apparatus includes: a conference management section that stores screen information obtained by the object operation to manage screen transition in the conference; a branch management section that stores branch information for discriminating a branch point in association with the screen on which a branching operation is performed to manage a branch point of the conference when the branching operation is performed to branch the discussion; and a digest creation section that refers to branch information to specify the digest part that connects the start point and the end point from which a branch is excluded when the branch is included between the start point and the end point and extracts screen information about a screen included in the specified digest part to create a conference digest on the basis of the screen information corresponding to the specified digest part when a digest creation operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Noriko Hoshino, Shinya Ogino, Shunsuke Takamura, Kazuma Takeuchi, Ikuko Tsubotani, Kagumi Moriwaki, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • Patent number: 9607076
    Abstract: A device for determining interest includes a storage portion configured to store, on a user-by-user basis, a co-occurrence frequency in correlation with a user, the co-occurrence frequency indicating how many times a pair of words is used in a same cluster of a first document, on a pair-by-pair basis, to which the user gained access previously; a designating portion configured to allow a person who is to conduct a search to designate a second document and any one of the users; and a determination portion configured to determine that, among the pairs, a pair which is used in a same cluster of the designated second document and which also satisfies a predetermined condition of the co-occurrence frequency corresponding to the designated user is a particular pair in the second document which is probably of high interest to the designated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Satoshi Deishi, Kagumi Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20160210101
    Abstract: A document display support device includes a first processor configured to manage a shared document displayed in three or more terminals each of which has a display device; a memory configured to store at least information corresponding to a display region, of the shared document, displayed in each of the three or more terminals; and a first communication interface configured to perform communication with each of the three or more terminals. The first processor identifies a common region, the common region being common to, out of the three or more terminals, the display region in each of two or more terminals except one particular terminal. The first processor informs said one particular terminal of the common region or a predetermined point of the common region through the first communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kagumi MORIWAKI, Shinya OGINO, Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Noriko HOSHINO, Ikuko TSUBOTANI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI
  • 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: 20160179289
    Abstract: An object operation system includes a display section, an operation section and a controller. In response to recognizing a multi-touch gesture to touch a screen of the display section at three or more touch points simultaneously on the basis of information output from the operation section, the controller determines an operation target of the multi-touch gesture in accordance with whether or not a predetermined number of touch points among the three or more of touch points are located on one object or the area of an object group displayed on the screen, where the predetermined number is two or more. In response to a change in position of at least one of the predetermined number of touch points, the controller operates the operation target in accordance with the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Shinya OGINO, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Noriko HOSHINO, Ikuko TSUBOTANI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI, Kagumi MORIWAKI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160170571
    Abstract: A conference support apparatus includes: a conference management section that stores screen information obtained by the object operation to manage screen transition in the conference; a branch management section that stores branch information for discriminating a branch point in association with the screen on which a branching operation is performed to manage a branch point of the conference when the branching operation is performed to branch the discussion; and a digest creation section that refers to branch information to specify the digest part that connects the start point and the end point from which a branch is excluded when the branch is included between the start point and the end point and extracts screen information about a screen included in the specified digest part to create a conference digest on the basis of the screen information corresponding to the specified digest part when a digest creation operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriko HOSHINO, Shinya OGINO, Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Ikuko TSUBOTANI, Kagumi MORIWAKI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160078595
    Abstract: An object operation system includes a display section which can display objects thereon, an operation section which allows a user to operate an object displayed on the display section, and a control section which controls the display section and the operation section. The control section calculates display sizes of a plurality of objects displayed on the display section as operation targets, calculates statistic information about the display sizes, and determines whether the statistic information meets a criterion defined in advance. On determining that the statistic information does not meet the criterion, the control section prevents a specific operation performed through the operation section on at least one of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya OGINO, Shunsuke TAKAMURA, Kazuma TAKEUCHI, Ikuko TSUBOTANI, Noriko HOSHINO, Kagumi MORIWAKI, Yoichi KAWABUCHI
  • Patent number: 9203989
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display state data obtaining portion obtaining display state data indicating a state of a displayed image that is an image electrically displayed on electronic paper, a display termination control portion controlling the electronic paper to finish displaying the displayed image, a write image data obtaining portion that obtains write image data that is image data of a write image corresponding to an image written on the electronic paper by reading the image written on the electronic paper after finishing the display, and a storage control portion that controls a storage portion to store, therein, displayed image data that is image data of the displayed image, the display state data obtained by the display state data obtaining portion, and the write image data obtained by the write image data obtaining portion, the displayed image data, the display state data, and the write image data being associated with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Junichi Hase, Tomonari Yoshimura, Hiroki Tajima
  • 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: 20140365510
    Abstract: A device for determining interest includes a storage portion configured to store, on a user-by-user basis, a co-occurrence frequency in correlation with a user, the co-occurrence frequency indicating how many times a pair of words is used in a same cluster of a first document, on a pair-by-pair basis, to which the user gained access previously; a designating portion configured to allow a person who is to conduct a search to designate a second document and any one of the users; and a determination portion configured to determine that, among the pairs, a pair which is used in a same cluster of the designated second document and which also satisfies a predetermined condition of the co-occurrence frequency corresponding to the designated user is a particular pair in the second document which is probably of high interest to the designated user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yoichi KAWABUCHI, Satoshi DEISHI, Kagumi MORIWAKI
  • Patent number: 8749818
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a plurality of pieces of image data is provided. The method includes causing an image forming apparatus (1) to perform a process of obtaining a private key (#43), a process of generating individual electronic signatures for the plurality of pieces of image data by using the private key thus obtained (#38 and #45), and a process of adding the individual electronic signatures to the plurality of pieces of image data and transmitting the plurality of pieces of image data (#49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Hase, Yoichi Kawabuchi, Tomonari Yoshimura, Hiroki Tajima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8477344
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display, an obtaining unit obtaining second data containing information for identifying the link information having no image data in a corresponding storage position among the plural pieces of link information contained in the first data, a display control unit making the display selectively display first link information having image data in a corresponding storage position and second link information having no image data in the corresponding storage position in different formats based on the second data, and a transmission unit transmitting image data generated by a scanning unit to the corresponding storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawabuchi, Ayumi Itoh, Hisashi Uchida, Hidetaka Iwai
  • Patent number: 8442222
    Abstract: A job ticket issuing device includes: a document encryption processing unit for encrypting document data with a document data encryption key; and a job ticket encryption processing unit for encrypting a job ticket, including information about a content of job processing with respect to the document data, with a job ticket encryption key which is different from the document data encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonari Yoshimura, Daisuke Sakiyama, Okihisa Yoshida, Yoichi Kawabuchi
  • 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