Patents by Inventor Yoshi HIRASAWA

Yoshi HIRASAWA 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: 10313542
    Abstract: A function execution apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller configured to control the display to display a standby screen, the standby screen including a tab display area to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen display area to display a tab screen corresponding to a selected tab of the plurality of tabs, the plurality of tabs being associated with a plurality of tab screens, respectively, each of the tab screens including a plurality of icons associated with a corresponding tab, at least one of the tab screens including a particular specified function icon and at least one of a shortcut-registrable icon and a shortcut icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10298798
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10270927
    Abstract: A function execution apparatus includes a controller configured to display a standby screen for selecting a specific function from among one or more functions, the one or more functions including a file processing function to use a file storage service provided by a service providing apparatus when data communication with the service providing apparatus is performed through a communication network, determine whether the file processing function is in an executable condition, in response to determining that the file processing function is in an unexecutable condition, display on the standby screen an error image representing that the file processing function is in the unexecutable condition, accept a selection of the specific function in a state where the standby screen is displayed, and execute the selected specific function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20190068800
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20190004679
    Abstract: A controller of a display control device is configured to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen associated with a selected one of the tabs. In response to a particular arranging operation to arrange a particular icon in one of a common area and an individual area of a tab screen associated with the selected tab, one of the common area and the individual area is set as an arrangement target area and the particular icon assigned with a particular process in accordance with the arranging operation is arranged in the arrangement target area. The particular icon is arranged only in the individual area of the tab screen currently displayed when the arrangement target area is the individual area, while the particular icon is arranged in the common area of each of the plurality of tab screens when the arrangement target area is the common area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20190004680
    Abstract: A controller of a display control device is configured to execute causing the display control device to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen corresponding a selected tab. A plurality of icons are arrangeable on the tab screen. The plurality of icons includes a particular icon assigned with a particular process. When a particular selecting operation to select two or more common tab screens is received, a common area is set to each of the common tab screens. When a particular arranging operation is received to arrange the particular icons with respect to the common area in the common tab screen currently displayed on the display, and the particular icons assigned with the particular processes are arranged to the common areas of all the common tab screens based on the arranging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Patent number: 10158779
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20180234564
    Abstract: A function execution apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller configured to control the display to display a standby screen, the standby screen including a tab display area to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen display area to display a tab screen corresponding to a selected tab of the plurality of tabs, the plurality of tabs being associated with a plurality of tab screens, respectively, each of the tab screens including a plurality of icons associated with a corresponding tab, at least one of the tab screens including a particular specified function icon and at least one of a shortcut-registrable icon and a shortcut icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20180013900
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Patent number: 9800752
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshi Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20170180570
    Abstract: A function execution apparatus includes a controller configured to display a standby screen for selecting a specific function from among one or more functions, the one or more functions including a file processing function to use a file storage service provided by a service providing apparatus when data communication with the service providing apparatus is performed through a communication network, determine whether the file processing function is in an executable condition, in response to determining that the file processing function is in an unexecutable condition, display on the standby screen an error image representing that the file processing function is in the unexecutable condition, accept a selection of the specific function in a state where the standby screen is displayed, and execute the selected specific function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20160295033
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including a display, a memory, and a controller, to provide a plurality of functions is provided. The controller controls the display to display one of a first screen, through which one of the plurality of functions is selectable; a second screen, through which one of a plurality of options for the selected function is selectable; and a third screen, through which selection of the one of the plurality of options is indicated. When the controller reads shortcut information that indicates a first option for a selected one of the functions, and when the first option is permitted to the user, the third screen is displayed. When the first option is not permitted to the user, and if there is a second option permitted to the user, the second screen is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshi HIRASAWA