Patents by Inventor Yu SONODA

Yu SONODA 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: 10674217
    Abstract: A device for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The device includes an input device with which a user selects from which position of the guidance is to be reproduced; and a player configured to, where a designated step corresponding to the position selected by the user from among the steps is a particular step, jump a playback progress to the position selected to play the guidance, the particular step being an initial step of steps having not yet been performed completely, and, where the designated step is not the particular step, jump the playback progress to a position of the particular step to play the guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Atsushi Tomita, Hiroshi Sugiura, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Tatsunori Okada, Akito Ota, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10652417
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus that transmits data relating to an internal component to a server, and the image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: acquires from the server a failure prediction list in which a plurality of image processing apparatuses is ranked; detects that the internal component has reached a warning state; specifies a data transmission stop apparatus that is to be caused to stop data transmission to the server from among other image processing apparatuses by referring the failure prediction list in a case where it is detected that the internal component has reached the warning state; transmits a stop command for causing the data transmission to the server to be stopped to the data transmission stop apparatus specified; and transmits, to the server, data relating to the internal component detected as being in the warning state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Sonoda, Akito Ota, Eisaku Owada
  • Patent number: 10616060
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively applying settings for each of items set in a first processing device to a second processing device is provided. The settings for each of the items are indicated in each file, and the file is dividable into sets of separate data having a predetermined size or smaller. The apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to choose target separate data from among the sets of separate data of each of the files; a selection portion configured to set, at selected data, the sets of separate data of a file having the target separate data among the files; and an application processing portion configured to perform application processing for applying the settings to the second processing device by using, among the sets of separate data of each of the files, the sets of separate data set at the selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Takashi Sugaya, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yu Sonoda, Shohei Ichiyama
  • Patent number: 10491779
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a display; a memory that stores multiple key frames of a video guide on how to recover from an operating error; an error sensor that detects the operating error; and a display processor that allows the display to display at least one of the multiple key frames as a still frame for a digest along with an operation button for video playback, when the error sensor detects the operating error, the multiple key frames being stored on the memory, and that further allows the display to play back the video guide by serially displaying the multiple key frames, when the operation button is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Shinichi Asai, Yu Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20190297214
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus that transmits data relating to an internal component to a server, and the image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: acquires from the server a failure prediction list in which a plurality of image processing apparatuses is ranked; detects that the internal component has reached a warning state; specifies a data transmission stop apparatus that is to be caused to stop data transmission to the server from among other image processing apparatuses by referring the failure prediction list in a case where it is detected that the internal component has reached the warning state; transmits a stop command for causing the data transmission to the server to be stopped to the data transmission stop apparatus specified; and transmits, to the server, data relating to the internal component detected as being in the warning state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yu SONODA, Akito OTA, Eisaku OWADA
  • Publication number: 20190297198
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus that transmits data relating to an internal component to a server via a network, and the image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: acquires the data relating to the internal component; judges whether or not it is a transmission timing at which the data acquired is to be transmitted to the server; confirms an operation state of another image processing apparatus connected to the network in a case where it is judged that it is the transmission timing; decides whether or not to transmit the data acquired to the server based on a confirmation result; and transmits the data acquired to the server in a case where it is decided to perform data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Eisaku OWADA, Akito OTA, Yu SONODA
  • Patent number: 10412260
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a display portion; an error sensor that detects an operating error; a recovery sensor that detects the recovery from an operating error; and a display processor that makes the display portion display a notice of an operating error when the error sensor detects the operating error and that makes the display portion display an operation guide for preventing the reoccurrence of the same operating error when the recovery sensor detects the recovery from the operating error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Kenichi Komaba, Shoko Haba, Yu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10027842
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a hardware processor configured to: execute a process according to a received remote operation in response to reception of the remote operation from a master device registered in advance among a plurality of mobile information devices; confirm to a duplicate login device other than an own device among the plurality of image processing devices that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device in a case where a remote operation of instructing connection with a sub device different from the master device is received from the master device; and execute a process according to a remote operation received from the sub device in a case where it is confirmed by a confirmation unit that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shoko Haba, Kenichi Komaba, Shinichi Asai, Hiroki Ueda, Yu Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20180103297
    Abstract: A device for reproducing guidance on a task including a plurality of steps is provided. The device includes an input device with which a user selects from which position of the guidance is to be reproduced; and a player configured to, where a designated step corresponding to the position selected by the user from among the steps is a particular step, jump a playback progress to the position selected to play the guidance, the particular step being an initial step of steps having not yet been performed completely, and, where the designated step is not the particular step, jump the playback progress to a position of the particular step to play the guidance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi KOMABA, Atsushi TOMITA, Hiroshi SUGIURA, Hiroaki SUGIMOTO, Tatsunori OKADA, Akito OTA, Yu SONODA
  • Publication number: 20170366698
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a display portion; an error sensor that detects an operating error; a recovery sensor that detects the recovery from an operating error; and a display processor that makes the display portion display a notice of an operating error when the error sensor detects the operating error and that makes the display portion display an operation guide for preventing the reoccurrence of the same operating error when the recovery sensor detects the recovery from the operating error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi ASAI, Kenichi KOMABA, Shoko HABA, Yu SONODA
  • Publication number: 20170280003
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a hardware processor configured to: execute a process according to a received remote operation in response to reception of the remote operation from a master device registered in advance among a plurality of mobile information devices; confirm to a duplicate login device other than an own device among the plurality of image processing devices that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device in a case where a remote operation of instructing connection with a sub device different from the master device is received from the master device; and execute a process according to a remote operation received from the sub device in a case where it is confirmed by a confirmation unit that the duplicate login device is remotely operated by the master device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shoko HABA, Kenichi KOMABA, Shinichi ASAI, Hiroki UEDA, Yu SONODA
  • Publication number: 20170033993
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively applying settings for each of items set in a first processing device to a second processing device is provided. The settings for each of the items are indicated in each file, and the file is dividable into sets of separate data having a predetermined size or smaller. The apparatus includes a user interface configured to allow a user to choose target separate data from among the sets of separate data of each of the files; a selection portion configured to set, at selected data, the sets of separate data of a file having the target separate data among the files; and an application processing portion configured to perform application processing for applying the settings to the second processing device by using, among the sets of separate data of each of the files, the sets of separate data set at the selected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Asai, Takashi Sugaya, Hideyuki Matsuda, Yu Sonoda, Shohei Ichiyama
  • Publication number: 20160357486
    Abstract: A data providing device includes a transmission unit configured to transmit at least one of a plurality of pieces of data to a terminal device, and a compression unit configured to compress the at least one of the plurality of pieces of data, the data providing device including: a reception unit configured to receive, from the terminal device, specification of one or a plurality of pieces of target data that are transmission targets among the plurality of pieces of data, wherein, in a case where the number of pieces of the one or the plurality of pieces of target data is less than a predetermined number, the transmission unit transmits the target data to the terminal device without the compression unit compressing the target data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu SONODA, Takashi SUGAYA, Shinichi ASAI, Hideyuki MATSUDA