Patents by Inventor Yoshikazu Kondoh

Yoshikazu Kondoh 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: 11122184
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a storage device storing, from among data to be retained when the power is shut off, either or both of important protection data, being a type determined to be important in advance, and protection data, to be retained when the power is shut off other than the important protection data, at respective predetermined timings. A detection information acquirer receives detection information from a sensor detecting at least one of: a change in either or both of direction and tilt, vibration, a predetermined operation, an approaching person, a person entering a room, and a person entering a predetermined area. A protection processor starts processing for writing either or both of the important protection data and the protection data into the storage device in response to the detection information received by the detection information acquirer, at timings different from the predetermined timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Publication number: 20210029267
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a storage device storing, from among data to be retained when the power is shut off, either or both of important protection data, being a type determined to be important in advance, and protection data, to be retained when the power is shut off other than the important protection data, at respective predetermined timings. A detection information acquirer receives detection information from a sensor detecting at least one of: a change in either or both of direction and tilt, vibration, a predetermined operation, an approaching person, a person entering a room, and a person entering a predetermined area. A protection processor starts processing for writing either or both of the important protection data and the protection data into the storage device in response to the detection information received by the detection information acquirer, at timings different from the predetermined timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: YOSHIKAZU KONDOH
  • Patent number: 10834277
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image processor that executes a job; a setting receiver that receives a setting relating to the job; a job controller that receives an execution request relating to a job predetermined for execution of a job relating to one function and causes the image processor to execute the job relating to the one function; a notifier that notifies a user of an end of each of the plurality of jobs; and a notification controller that determines whether to cause the notifier to notify the end of each of the plurality of jobs on the basis of at least one of a setting relating to each of the plurality of jobs and an attribute of an image to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harunobu Mori, Hirotoshi Ohkubo, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Sho Kamihisa
  • Publication number: 20200092431
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: an image processor that executes a job; a setting receiver that receives a setting relating to the job; a job controller that receives an execution request relating to a job predetermined for execution of a job relating to one function and causes the image processor to execute the job relating to the one function; a notifier that notifies a user of an end of each of the plurality of jobs; and a notification controller that determines whether to cause the notifier to notify the end of each of the plurality of jobs on the basis of at least one of a setting relating to each of the plurality of jobs and an attribute of an image to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harunobu MORI, Hirotoshi OHKUBO, Yoshikazu KONDOH, Sho KAMIHISA
  • Publication number: 20200019351
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a CPU and a display with a touch panel. A file list screen including a file list obtained from an external computer or an external memory is displayed on the display. When the file list screen is displayed, whether files corresponding to file names are printable and whether printable files have been printed are determined, and results of the determinations are indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: YOSHIKAZU KONDOH
  • Patent number: 8885207
    Abstract: The printing apparatus for printing at least an address on an envelope that is set to a paper tray includes an envelope size detection portion for scanning an address print side of an envelope set to the paper tray to detect a size of the envelope based on a read image of the address print side; a print position setting portion for setting a print position of an address corresponding to the read size of the envelope; and a data synthesis processing portion for synthesizing the read image of the address print side and an image of the address at a position set by the print position setting portion and previews the synthesized address print image of the envelope on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Patent number: 8472051
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with a display control portion for displaying a preview image of image data to be printed, and an original bundle-based processing mode is selectable by an operation portion. The display control portion, in the case of displaying a preview image in the original bundle-based processing mode, generates a thumbnail image, from image data read at each subjob, by reducing image data of a top page, and displays a thumbnail image corresponding to each generated subjob arranged as a preview image on a display portion. In addition, for changing a setting, the display control portion, in the case of displaying a preview image in the original bundle-based processing mode, displays a change key for changing only print conditions of a bundle of originals being displayed as a preview image to be selectable on the display portion by the operation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sakiyama, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Masanori Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130094061
    Abstract: The printing apparatus for printing at least an address on an envelope that is set to a paper tray includes an envelope size detection portion for scanning an address print side of an envelope set to the paper tray to detect a size of the envelope based on a read image of the address print side; a print position setting portion for setting a print position of an address corresponding to the read size of the envelope; and a data synthesis processing portion for synthesizing the read image of the address print side and an image of the address at a position set by the print position setting portion and previews the synthesized address print image of the envelope on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshikazu KONDOH
  • Patent number: 8218197
    Abstract: When image data is obtained through a network from a document reading portion or a PC etc., a main control portion displays, through a display control portion, a document icon in a document icon area on a display portion. A user drags and drops the document icon on an output image operation area with a touch pen or the like, and the main control portion displays the specified document icon on the area. Moreover, when specification of a paper area, a position of a punch hole, a position of stapling, and the like is performed with the touch pen or the like, the main control portion determines whether or not setting is possible and outputs specified data to an image formation control portion and a post-process control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihisa Chiba, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Hirotaka Kodama
  • Publication number: 20100118338
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with a display control portion for displaying a preview image of image data to be printed, and an original bundle-based processing mode is selectable by an operation portion. The display control portion, in the case of displaying a preview image in the original bundle-based processing mode, generates a thumbnail image, from image data read at each subjob, by reducing image data of a top page, and displays a thumbnail image corresponding to each generated subjob arranged as a preview image on a display portion. In addition, for changing a setting, the display control portion, in the case of displaying a preview image in the original bundle-based processing mode, displays a change key for changing only print conditions of a bundle of originals being displayed as a preview image to be selectable on the display portion by the operation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Sakiyama, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Masanori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7673079
    Abstract: In an apparatus to be controlled 20 such as a USB-compatible peripheral device connected to a controlling apparatus such as a personal computer, when a specification change is detected such as a change in the apparatus to be controlled 20 itself and a change in the connection situation of an attached device 30 (S201: YES), identification information corresponding to the changed specification is extracted (S205) and the extracted identification information is set as identification information to be transmitted to the controlling apparatus 10 (S206). The identification information having been set is transmitted to the controlling apparatus 10, and the controlling apparatus 10 controls the apparatus to be controlled 20 having the changed specification, on the basis of the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motohiro Hayashi, Masahiro Inoue, Kazunori Miyamoto, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Masakazu Suzuki, Kenji Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20090122326
    Abstract: When image data is obtained through a network from a document reading portion or a PC etc., a main control portion displays, through a display control portion, a document icon in a document icon area on a display portion. A user drags and drops the document icon on an output image operation area with a touch pen or the like, and the main control portion displays the specified document icon on the area. Moreover, when specification of a paper area, a position of a punch hole, a position of stapling, and the like is performed with the touch pen or the like, the main control portion determines whether or not setting is possible and outputs specified data to an image formation control portion and a post-process control portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Kunihisa CHIBA, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Hirotaka Kodama
  • Patent number: 7502147
    Abstract: Paper (41) on which a first reference image (31) is formed in an image forming section (300), and a correction instrument (1) on which a second reference image (33) is formed, are placed at predetermined positions on an original platen (210). Reference images (31, 33) are read as an image for correction by an image reading section (200). An error in the image reading section (200) is measured based on the second reference image (33) of the correction image. The first reference image (31) of the correction image is used to remove the error in the image reading section (200) from the measured error, resulting in an error in the image forming section (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kouichi Etou, Kazunori Miyamoto, Motohiro Hayashi, Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Patent number: 7437228
    Abstract: An automatic adjusting apparatus for coordinately adjusting positions of adjustable equipments of an automobile comprises a first switch manually operated to adjust a first position of one of the adjustable equipments; a first adjuster for adjusting the first position; a first control unit putting the first adjuster into operation based on the operation of the first switch; a second switch manually operated to adjust a second position another of the adjustable equipments; a second adjuster for adjusting the second position; and a second control unit putting the second adjuster into operation based on the operation of the second switch; wherein the second control unit coordinately puts the second adjuster into operation in connection with the adjusting operation of the first control unit when the second switch is operated within a predetermined past period until the first switch is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Noda, Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Publication number: 20060285182
    Abstract: Paper (41) on which a first reference image (31) is formed in an image forming section (300), and a correction instrument (1) on which a second reference image (33) is formed, are placed at predetermined positions on an original platen (210). Reference images (31, 33) are read as an image for correction by an image reading section (200). An error in the image reading section (200) is measured based on the second reference image (33) of the correction image. The first reference image (31) of the correction image is used to remove the error in the image reading section (200) from the measured error, resulting in an error in the image forming section (300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kouichi Etou, Kazunori Miyamoto, Motohiro Hayashi, Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Patent number: 6920295
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a display device of an image forming apparatus capable of displaying information that the user wants to obtain in a visually easy-to-recognize manner. In a compound image forming apparatus provided with: one of original reading means for reading image information from an original, image receiving means for receiving image information from a terminal connected to a network and a line image receiving means for receiving image information from a telephone line; image forming means for forming an image based on the image information obtained by the means; and a display portion for displaying the condition of the apparatus, a display condition control portion is provided that changes the display condition of the display portion to a visually easy-to-recognize condition when the condition of the compound image forming apparatus is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sohichi Yoshimura, Hiroki Eto, Kouichi Eto, Michiyuki Suzuki, Takashi Ide, Koji Tsukamoto, Kenji Tani, Hirohito Morioka, Kimiko Watanabe, Kazuya Masuda, Yoshinori Nakahira, Masaaki Kawakami, Takashi Sugitoh, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Mariko Arai, Takahiro Kawakami, Toshinori Tsujii
  • Publication number: 20050138231
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided where in communications between the information processing device and another information processing device, the transmission rate of a communications interface of the information processing device is automatically set in accordance with a transmission rate at which the communications interface of the other information processing device is operable, for communications. A printer device holds a USB driver information managing table and/or a USB hardware information managing table which are lists of information related to a driver and/or hardware of a USB interface. The printer device obtains, from the host PC, printer device USB driver/hardware information which is information on a driver and/or hardware of a USB/IF of the host PC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamaguchi, Motohiro Hayashi, Yoshinori Hayashi, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Masakazu Suzuki, Kazunori Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20050131609
    Abstract: An automatic adjusting apparatus for coordinately adjusting positions of adjustable equipments of an automobile comprises a first switch manually operated to adjust a first position of one of the adjustable equipments; a first adjuster for adjusting the first position; a first control unit putting the first adjuster into operation based on the operation of the first switch; a second switch manually operated to adjust a second position another of the adjustable equipments; a second adjuster for adjusting the second position; and a second control unit putting the second adjuster into operation based on the operation of the second switch; wherein the second control unit coordinately puts the second adjuster into operation in connection with the adjusting operation of the first control unit when the second switch is operated within a predetermined past period until the first switch is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Kohei Noda, Yoshikazu Kondoh
  • Publication number: 20040210321
    Abstract: In an apparatus to be controlled 20 such as a USB-compatible peripheral device connected to a controlling apparatus such as a personal computer, when a specification change is detected such as a change in the apparatus to be controlled 20 itself and a change in the connection situation of an attached device 30 (S201: YES), identification information corresponding to the changed specification is extracted (S205) and the extracted identification information is set as identification information to be transmitted to the controlling apparatus 10 (S206). The identification information having been set is transmitted to the controlling apparatus 10, and the controlling apparatus 10 controls the apparatus to be controlled 20 having the changed specification, on the basis of the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motohiro Hayashi, Masahiro Inoue, Kazunori Miyamoto, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Masakazu Suzuki, Kenji Ogasawara
  • Publication number: 20040013441
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a display device of an image forming apparatus capable of displaying information that the user wants to obtain in a visually easy-to-recognize manner. In a compound image forming apparatus provided with: one of original reading means for reading image information from an original, image receiving means for receiving image information from a terminal connected to a network and a line image receiving means for receiving image information from a telephone line; image forming means for forming an image based on the image information obtained by the means; and a display portion for displaying the condition of the apparatus, a display condition control portion is provided that changes the display condition of the display portion to a visually easy-to-recognize condition when the condition of the compound image forming apparatus is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Sohichi Yoshimura, Hiroki Eto, Kouichi Eto, Michiyuki Suzuki, Takashi Ide, Koji Tsukamoto, Kenji Tani, Hirohito Morioka, Kimiko Watanabe, Kazuya Masuda, Yoshinori Nakahira, Masaaki Kawakami, Takashi Sugitoh, Yoshikazu Kondoh, Mariko Arai, Takahiro Kawakami, Toshinori Tsujii